San Mateo: dogs, chickens, and pets available for adoption at area shelters

If you’re looking to add a ball of four-legged love and affection to your family, you should check out these shelters in and around San Mateo for a pet to adopt.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, approximately 6.5 million pets and other pets are entrusted to animal shelters nationwide each year. However, only about half of all shelter pets are adopted each year, according to data from the ASPCA. Want to adopt a new companion? A good place to start your search is at Peninsula Humane Society And Spca, where Fish the chicken wait patiently, or another local pound. If you are not sure that you have time to care for a pet year round, many shelters also offer the option of accommodating pets until they are placed.

With the help of our friends at Petfinder, Patch this week compiled a list of animals available for adoption near you. Whether you are looking for cuddles or companionship, one of these animals might be a perfect fit for your family.

Click any ad for more information about a pet or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s Note: This list was automatically generated using The data compiled by Petfinder. If you are a local shelter and looking to see your adoptable pets appear on Patch, you will need to list them via Petfinder. All readers are encouraged to report errors or other comments to [email protected]

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