Click buttons below or links to the left to navigate site:

If you don't find the right animal for you at our shelter, please check out our partner shelters in the South Bay at Sheltersfirst.org


Follow us on:



Visit the Friends of the Palo Alto Animal Shelter to learn how this organization supports Palo Alto Animal Services and how you can help!


Visit us!




Shelter Hours:
Main Office/Licensing......................11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday
Adoption Hours............................... 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday

The shelter is closed Sundays, Holidays, and every other Friday.
(Upcoming closed Fridays include July 17th, July 31th, Aug 14th, Aug 28th, Sept 11th, and Sept 25th)



Contacts:
Main................................................ 650-496-5971 (11am-5:30pm)
Spay/Neuter Clinic.......................... 650-496-5933 (11am-5:30pm)
Fax.................................................. 650-856-8591
24 Hour Dispatch............................ 650-329-2413
General email.................................
animal.services@cityofpaloalto.org 
Dog licensing..................................
dog.licensing@cityofpaloalto.org




What's going on?

Last Updated: Jul 11, 2015
NBC Bay Area's Clear the Shelters 2015
NBC Bay Area & Telemundo 48 are teaming up with dozens of Bay Area Animal Shelters for a one day adoption event August 15th 10am-4pm to Clear the Shelters!

[more]


Coyote activity on the increase

We've been seeing Coyote activity increase in recent weeks, and unfortunately domestic cats are becoming victims.


[more]


Found A Baby Bird? Here’s What to Do!
It’s spring and eggs are hatching! What do you do when you come across what appears to be an orphaned baby bird?
[more]