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

Adoption fairs are back!

We are happy to announce that after more than two years, CIW is holding adoption fairs again. Join us at Kibbles & Gifts in Half Moon Bay and meet your new best friend!

Our next fair is

Sat, Jul 9 Kibbles & Gifts, Half Moon Bay see complete schedule See fairs by location:
Half Moon Bay

Do you shop online?

You can help raise money for Companions in Waiting when you shop using Amazon Smile. A portion of what you spend goes to Companions at no extra cost to you! Just go to smile.amazon.com to get started.

cat saying thank you

We at Companions In Waiting want to thank all our supporters and adoptive families who sent notes, pictures and donations about the companion animals they had adopted through CIW and the positive comments about our yearly newsletter. We really appreciate your taking time and we love to hear about your companions and your newsletter feedback. We'll work to keep making the newsletter fun to read!

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.

Munica is blind and relies on Tinkerbell to guide her; these 8-year-old sisters were rescued from terrible conditions. Now they have a great new Mom and love to go for walks and car rides.

Hollister Animal Care & Control asked CIW to help these tiny kittens, who were too young for the shelter. We took them in and soon heard from a family whose cat, adopted from CIW 15 years ago, had passed away. Smudge and Casandra were too young for adoption but this family waited patiently and are now the happy home for these siblings.

More success stories