About Us


Our Shelter/Mission

We are a no-kill adoption center.  We have been located in the City of Lathrop since purchasing the property in 1985.  Pets and Pals as an organization was established in 1950 by Gladys Sargent.  From the very beginning it has been the goal to help homeless pets find loving homes, as well as making sure as many pets as possible are spayed or neutered to help avoid pet overpopulation.

We bring pets into the shelter based on availability of space.  Once a pet is brought in, we make sure the vaccinations are current and the animal is scheduled for a spay or neuter.  While in our care, the dogs are allowed to go in play groups to our spacious yards with swimming pools and shade trees for 3 hours of the day.  The dog runs are very large indoor/outdoor kennels with heated floors in the Winter and misters and cooling fans in the Summer.  We want to make sure their stay is as comfortable as possible.

We screen with applications to try to find homes where our dogs and cats will be cared for and to reduce the risk of shelter returns.  The application helps guide us in finding a good fit for both the applicant and pet.

Our Mission: 

Pets & Pals has been serving the community for over 30 years as a non-profit, no-kill shelter. Our mission is to provide pets with a second chance at finding their forever home.



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