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!
Here to View our Available Pets
Here to View Our Happy Tails
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.
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.
year the San Diego Humane Society provided services for more
than 30,300 animals and over 27,600 people.
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.
hours of operation are as follows:
Monday - Friday, 11am - 6
Saturday/Sunday, 11am - 5 pm
(Please allow one hour
minimum to complete adoption process)
General business hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday/Sunday 9am - 6pm
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
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
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.