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!

There are no fairs scheduled at this time. If you're interested in meeting a CIW cat or dog, please email us, or call us at 650-328-0474.

2023 is here! It's not too late to get your Companions calendar.

samples of 2023 Companions in Waiting calendar pages

Meet some of the cats and dogs adopted from Companions in Waiting in the pages of our 2023 calendar. For a donation of just $22 we'll ship one of these calendars directly to you; call us at 650-328-0474 to get yours. Or stop by an adoption fair and ask! Your donation helps us care for and find forever homes for more animals.

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Of Note

Note: due to technical difficulties, there is no 2022 newsletter available, but CIW continued to place animals in loving new homes all year.

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