San Diego Humane Society and SPCA

Whether you’re looking to meet great adoptable animals, to learn about responsible pet care and training, or simply to enjoy a latte, or to shop at our store, the San Diego Humane Society is a true destination for animal lovers!

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Who We Are

The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA’s mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals, prevent cruelty to animals and provide education to enhance the human-animal bond.

Serving San Diego County since 1880, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals and for owned animals through public training classes, investigating animal cruelty and neglect, providing adult and youth education programs, sharing animals through pet-assisted therapy, and rescuing animals in emergency situations.

Last year the San Diego Humane Society provided services for more than 30,300 animals and over 27,600 people.

A private nonprofit organization that receives no public funding, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA is supported solely by contributions, grants, bequests, investments,and some fees for service.

Our hours of operation are as follows:

Monday - Friday, 11am - 6 pm
Saturday/Sunday, 11am - 5 pm
(Please allow one hour minimum to complete adoption process)

General business hours
(non adoption services)
Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday/Sunday 9am - 6pm

Adopting Your Pet:

You must fill out an Adoptions Application and then one of our adoption counselors will be happy to answer your questions and give you background information on the animals that interest you.

All members of the household (including other pets, if possible) should be present to ensure the chosen pet is compatible with everyone. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the adoptable animal viewing areas. Please bring a family member or friend to "dog sit" in the lobby while you stroll the adoption gallery.

Once you have decided to adopt an animal, and an adoption counselor has answered all of your questions and ensured that you are a good match for each other (and you have completed all waivers, if applicable), you can take him or her home with you.

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