Browse our available pets below!
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.
Pardon our dust!
We’re renovating our Adoptions Building at our San Diego Campus (5500 Gaines St.). Please read this important information so you know what to expect when visiting our San Diego Campus:
To adopt an animal: Adoptable animals at our San Diego Campus are being temporarily housed in our buildings directly across the street (at 5485 and 5495 Gaines St.).
- To adopt a cat or small pet: Feel free to visit us at 5495 Gaines St. to browse our adoptable cats and small animals and meet with an Adoption Counselor! You can also see all adoptable animals on our website prior to visiting us.
- To adopt a dog: To protect the comfort of our dogs in their temporary housing, the adoption gallery is not open to the public for browsing. Please check out the adoptable dogs (filter by species and location) on our website first, then come in during normal business hours when you’re ready to adopt and have one (or a few!) dogs in mind. An Adoption Counselor will meet with you on a first-come, first-served basis, introduce you to the dog(s) you’re interested in and help complete your adoption.
- Visit our other campuses! Our El Cajon, Escondido and Oceanside campuses are not affected by this renovation project. We hope to see you soon!
All other San Diego Campus services (including admissions, licensing, lost and found, Community Pet Pantry and more) will remain available at their usual locations. Thank you for your patience!
San Diego Humane Society has a variety of adoptable pets available including cats, dogs and small animals like rats, rabbits, hamsters, birds, reptiles and more.
Choose a pet type, location, gender and/or age to filter your search results. Alternatively, you may enter a specific animal name or animal identification number. For more about our adoption process, featured pets, discounts and rescue partners, please .