Companions in Waiting is a non-profit rescue and adoption service for cats and dogs. We've been matching pets with people throughout the San Francisco Bay Area since 2003. More about us
Meet our adoptable cats & dogs at the next adoption fair: Sat, Mar 31 Kibbles & Gifts, Half Moon Bay see complete schedule See fairs by location:
Half Moon Bay
Menlo Park

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Of Note

A special note from Companions in Waiting about Palo Alto Animal Services

Palo Alto Animal Services is a very important part of Companions in Waiting being able to do the things we do. We believe they are a fabulous group of people performing an invaluable service to the animal community, not only in Palo Alto but also in neighboring communities. We urge you to support the petition at to keep the Palo Alto Animal Shelter open.
Sign the petition here.

The 2018 Calendar is here!

Your donation of just $19 gets you a stunning 2018 Companions in Waiting full of adorable adopted animals! (A $21.50 donation gets it shipped right to your door). Stop by one of our adoption fairs or call us at 650-328-0474 to get your 2018 calendar before they're all gone.

Pictures from the 2018 Companions in Waiting calendar
As always, we would like to thank Shutterfly for their assistance in producing our calendar. Shutterfly logo

Success Stories

These are just a tiny sample of the cats and dogs — more than 350 in all — that have found new homes with the help of Companions in Waiting.

Little Sofi (was Dally) was found loose in a parking lot near a highway. Signs were posted but no owner could be found, and CIW was asked to take her in. Now Sofi has a safe home with three kitten buddies!

Olivia and Ricky were born as Central Valley farm kittens and came to CIW to find their home. It look some waiting indeed, but the right family met them at a fair and now they're living happily ever after.

More success stories