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, Oct 7 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 2017 Calendar is here!

This beautiful calendar full of adopted CIW cats and dogs is yours when you donate $19 (or $21.50 to have it shipped to your door). Stop by one of our adoption fairs or call us at 650-328-0474 to get your 2017 calendar.

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.

Miki and Mini came to CIW as kittens with their brother. He found a home quickly, but as sweet as they were, these two took a little longer — more than a year! Finally their new mom came to a fair and met them, and now they're living happily ever after.

Little Zelda was left at a shelter, where she was very scared. The shelter asked CIW for help, and when she came to us, we learned that she loves children. Now she's in a forever home with three young boys to grow up with.

More success stories