As a trusted, local animal welfare organization, we've compiled tips, tricks and resources to help you take the very best care of your pet. For more training tips, wellness information and medical care resources, please visit our Resource Center.
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Resources to Support Specific Populations
Pet-related resources for people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence.
Animals in Supportive Roles
- Service Animal Resources
- Information about the different types of assistance animals and reasonable accommodations, trained service dog resources.
- Service Dogs and Animals in Supportive Roles
- Dogs have played many roles in humans’ lives over the past century. From fearless protector to professional snuggler and everything in between, dogs fill our hearts and homes with a special kind of companionship only they can provide. In recent decades, dogs have also taken on a few new roles in our communities — as supportive working dogs.
Adoptions are completed in person on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you have found an animal you’re interested in, please visit the appropriate campus during adoption hours to speak with an adoption counselor. Please review our Adoption Process or call 619-299-7012 if you have questions.
Barking Dog and Animal Noise Complaints
619-299-7012, ext. 2244
We aim to respond within 7 days, but responses may take up to 2 weeks. Thank you for your patience!
Questions About Public Classes
619-299-7012, ext. 2398
San Diego Humane Society offers a variety of virtual and in person programs for adults and children.
Adult programs: 619-299-7012, ext. 2292
Youth Education (on-site): 619-299-7012, ext. 3001
Youth Outreach (in the community): 619-299-7012, ext. 2256
Community Pet Pantry
Pet families who need extra help can visit our campus locations, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., to pick up a bag of dog or cat food as well as other supplies as available. No appointment is needed for this service.
Donations / Fundraising
Emergency Response Team (ERT)
24-hour emergency hotline: 619-299-7012, press 1
Give Up / Relinquish a Pet
If you need to give up a pet, please read about our rehoming and relinquishment options.
You can call 619-299-7012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
Humane Euthanasia Services
Humane Law Enforcement*
*We can only respond to calls within our jurisdiction.
Marketing & Communications
Wildlife rescue and rehabilitation