All shelter animals are vaccinated and spayed/neutered before being rehomed. They are regularly walked, socialized, exercised, and even trained on basic commands! Community volunteers play a significant role in providing the shelter animals with care, companionship, exercise, and training. It is with the help of volunteers that PAAS is able to foster an environment that promotes calm, clean, well-socialized animals, greatly increasing their chances of finding forever homes!
In addition to adoption, other services offered by PAAS include animal licensing, low-cost vaccination clinics, humane trap rental, euthanasia when necessary, and a low-cost spay/neuter clinic (when resources permit). PAAS is dedicated to decreasing the number of unwanted and homeless animals and advocates neutering (which, contrary to popular belief, is the name of both male and female dog de-sexing operations) as the most humane way to do so. The shelter also offers a plethora of resources to educate and advocate responsible pet ownership, the benefits of adoption, how to choose the right dog for you, dog training, and other pet health and safety information.
Through the services they offer and the care they provide, the people of Palo Alto Animal Services enrich the lives of the area's animals and citizens, strengthening both the community and the animal-human bond.
Beat the hot, Cali heat with your pupper at the Dog Day of Summer open house of fun! Pooches and their people are invited to come enjoy heaps of summer fun hosted by the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center. There will be a doggy costume contest, lots of fitness activities and demonstrations, and a giant section of fun for any kiddos that come along! The event is free and features raffle giveaways for attendees. So have some fun with your mutt in tow this August!