PAWS San Diego
5433 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Phone: 619-297-PAWS (7297)

Toll free: 1-866-348-7297

Fax: 619-393-0322

Or feel free to contact us via email:

Geraldine D’Silva, Director

Lauren Rogers, Program Specialist

Quinn Douglas-Hiley, PAWS Pantry Specialist

Rhea Abahazy, Program Assistant







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PAWS San Diego, a program of San Diego Humane Society, helps people keep their pets by providing essential pet services and support to low-income pet families all over San Diego County.


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Become a monthly donor and save lives all year long. Your support will keep San Diego pet families together.

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PANTRY service


This is a supplemental service intended to help alleviate some of the cost associated with purchasing pet food for pet families in transition. Income-qualified clients (San Diego residents who are receiving government assistance such as CalFresh, Medi-Cal, or Unemployment) may pick up dry dog or cat food once every 30 days at one of the distribution sites listed below.


San Diego Humane Society, Oceanside Campus
572 Airport Road
Oceanside, CA 92058
Daily | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

San Diego Humane Society, Escondido Campus
3450 E. Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92027
Daily | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

San Diego Humane Society, PAWS San Diego Office
5433 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Monday – Friday | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

LGBT Center
3909 Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
1st Tuesday of each month | 9 – 10 a.m.

St. Paul’s Cathedral
2728 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92102
3rd Thursday of each month | 1 – 3 p.m.

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This comprehensive, lifelong pet care service is offered for low, fixed-income senior, disabled and chronically ill individuals. Many of the pet owners enrolled in this service are homebound. Enrolled families receive in-home delivery of pet food, cat litter and supplies, as well as financial assistance for their pets’ veterinary care and transportation to veterinary appointments. They also receive dog walking services.

To apply for the In-Home Service, please call the PAWS San Diego office between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.




We recognize and appreciate the unique bond shared by pet families experiencing homelessness, and work in partnership with human service organizations to support these vulnerable members of our community. We offer pet care services and supplies at outreach events for the homeless to ensure that these pet owners can access services for themselves. Visit the Events calendar for information about upcoming event participation.

We also hold monthly pet food distribution events for homeless pet families. Food is distributed at the locations and times listed below.

Distribution Schedule

Neil Good Day Center
299 17th Street
San Diego, CA 92110
2nd Friday of each month | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sacred Heart Church, Ocean Beach
4776 Saratoga Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
Alternate Tuesdays | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

We also distribute pet food and supplies to the following human service organizations:

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We bring pet care services and resources directly into underserved communities in San Diego County. By hosting community events for pets and their families in targeted neighborhoods, we are reaching them where they live. At these events, we offer free or low-cost services including spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchipping, licensing, behavior and training tips and pet supplies.

Visit the Events calendar for information about upcoming Community Pet Events. 





Looking for financial assistance for veterinary care, pet boarding or other pet-related resources? PAWS San Diego maintains a list of referrals for clients and the general public below or at our main office on Gaines Street, hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Phone: 619-297-PAWS (7297)

Toll free: 1-866-348-7297





paws_pantryPAWS Food Distribution Events

Various dates and locations throughout San Diego County

The PAWS Pantry provides supplemental bags of dog and cat food for pick-up by income-qualified San Diego County residents.

San Diego Rescue Mission Easter Holiday Meal

April 8, 2017 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
120 Elm Street
San Diego, CA 92110

PAWS San Diego will once again be partnering with San Diego Rescue Mission to provide pet sitting services, supplies, and resources during their Easter meal for the homeless.

Community Pet Event: Clairemont

May 20, 2017 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
North Clairemont Park
4421 Bannock Avenue
San Diego, CA 92117

Free or discounted services for Clairemont residents including spay/neuter appointment scheduling, vaccinations, behavior and training tips, and pet supplies.

Volunteer with PAWS San Diego!

Help people keep their pets by providing essential pet services and support to low-income pet families.

More Information
Volunteer applications are accepted on an every-other-month basis and positions vary depending on our program needs at the time.


San Diego Humane Society is proud to have merged with PAWS San Diego in September 2014. PAWS San Diego provides essential pet services and support to low-income seniors, chronically ill, and disabled individuals. This vital community service is the official safety net program of San Diego Humane Society.