Now Open: San Diego Humane Society’s redesigned Adoptions Center

The facility’s improved layout includes 58 dog rooms, 55 cat kennels, and 53 spaces for smaller pets.

People gather around San Diego Humane Society's redesigned Adoptions Center; the entrance is blue with the words "Woof Woof" over the doorway.

The upgraded Adoptions Center is part of San Diego Humane Society’s campus on Gaines Street.

After nearly two years of construction, the San Diego Humane Society (SDHS) has reopened its redesigned Adoptions Center at its San Diego campus — 5500 Gaines St.

The facility’s improved layout features:

  • A transformed adoptions lobby
  • Expanded outdoor exercise yards — including “catios” for cats
  • Upgraded animal habitats — 58 dog rooms featuring calming solar tubes for natural light, 55 cat kennels, 11 communal cat rooms, and 53 spaces for small pets

“This marks a new era for San Diego’s homeless animals,” said Dr. Gary Weitzman, SDHS President and CEO.

A small, tan dog with piercing brown eyes is held by a San Diego Humane Society employee.

The ultimate goal for the Adoptions Center is to get more San Diego pets into forever homes.

SDHS hopes the new habitats increase visibility for SD’s adoptable pets, leading to shorter stays in shelters and more forever homes.

The Adoptions Center is open to the public Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adoption fees are 50% off through Sunday, Feb. 18.

And don’t forget — SDHS also runs animal shelters in Escondido, El Cajon, and Oceanside.

Three San Diego Humane Society employees sit on a bench inside the redesigned Adoptions Center, smiling while holding two dogs. There's a third, leashed dog standing next to the group.

The facility offers improved habitats for animals and better ways for San Diegans to see which pets are up for adoption.