Humane Society Silicon Valley

Humane Society Silicon Valley

901 Ames Ave.
Milpitas, California 95035
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Local Phone: (408) 453-3124
E-mail: pr@hssv.org

Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit animal shelter that has been serving people and pets for over 80 years. HSSV offers quality adoptions, affordable spaying/neutering, vaccinations and microchipping services, pet care services and education programs to enhance the human-animal bond.  Established in 1929, HSSV has adopted more than 500,000 animals into permanent, loving homes.

HSSV operates an open door shelter 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We also operate multiple satellite adoption centers in PETCO in the El Paseo Shopping Center in San Jose and on El Camino Real in Sunnyvale.

Photo: Duck - Humane Society Silicon Valley
Photo: Duck - Humane Society Silicon Valley
It's official: Humane Society Silicon Valley is a model shelter. So says the Koret Shelter Medicine Program of the University of California at Davis, which announced in October that HSSV achieved model shelter status by demonstrating and documenting that it meets all 543 “must, should and ideal” standards set forth by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV). In fact, HSSV is the first shelter ever to achieve this milestone. more »
Meet Cheechoo. Photo Courtesy: Humane Society Silicon Valley
Meet Cheechoo. Photo Courtesy: Humane Society Silicon Valley
Meet the lovely Cheechoo, as fine a canine companion as ever was. When he landed at Humane Society Silicon Valley a few months back, this 8-year-old pit bull mix was suffering from an epic flea allergy; his skin may have been in sad shape, but his sunny disposition and eternal optimism never wavered. As he healed up, he occupied his mighty brain by learning an impressive repertoire of skills in HSSV's obedience program—including excellent leash manners.

Cheechoo's a perfect gentleman who loves long walks and snuggling on the couch, especially if belly rubs are involved. He's loved by one and all at the shelter, but what he really needs is his own family, and some kind souls have even paid his adoption fees so money doesn't have to be an issue. Imagine coming home to those awesome ears. That smiling face. It could happen—get in touchmore »
Eric & Peety. Photo: Humane Society Silicon Valley
Eric & Peety. Photo: Humane Society Silicon Valley
Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) has announced their Call for Mutual Rescue™ Stories, a national initiative celebrating the extraordinary healing power that animals impart to people through adoption and rescue.

From February 14 through April 30, HSSV is asking animal lovers across the country to help change the dialogue regarding animal welfare and philanthropy by submitting their Mutual Rescue™ stories — how they rescued their animal and how he or she rescued them in return. more »
Trish King Academy of Dog Behavior
Renowned dog expert Trish King, CPDT, CDBC brings her Academy of Dog Behavior to Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV)more »
If you live in the South Bay and have been longing to adopt a new best family friend, the Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) has some incentives that just might get you off the fence this holiday season. From now through the end of the year, the organization is offering $15 adoption fees on any of the dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals in its care. more »
chihuahua posing
Free Spay/Neuter Services and Vaccinations

Humane Society Silicon Valley invites residents of San Jose to bring their Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes to the Home Depot at 5855 Story Road in San Jose on November 7, 2015, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. for free spay/neuter services and vaccinations.  more »
Join Humane Society Silicon Valley on Saturday, October 3rd for their annual Walk 'n Wag fundraiser happening at Hellyer Park in San Jose from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »
Dog at Bark in the Park
Don't miss Bark in the Park San Jose 2015, the largest dog festival in the United States, happening on Saturday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at William Street Park. more »
BaxterHoliday cheer from HSSV: This cute little Labradoodle mix arrived at Humane Society Silicon Valley with a spinal inflammation (maybe from an infection, maybe from an injury) that made the connection between his brain and his back legs fail at odd moments. He'd take off walking, but within a few steps his legs would give out and he'd flop to the ground. None of this seemed to bother him a bit though; he'd just pick himself up and try again.  more »
The good folks at Humane Society Silicon Valley are going all out for Maddie's Pet Adoption Days, with multiple adoption stations. Drop by their Animal Community Center in Milpitas, plus the PETCO Neighborhood Adoption Centers in San Jose and Sunnyvale. Things will be really festive at the Milpitas location, where friendly staff will be on hand to help prospective adopters make the perfect match and ensure a smooth transition for the new family member. Adding to the fun: food trucks for the humans, and shopping opportunities galore for dog goodies at HSSV's Whole Pet store.  more »
little dog in front of dogtrekker tableLast Saturday September 15th DogTrekker was on hand, and paw, at the 18th annual Bark in the Park San Jose at Naglee Park.  The event, hosted by Naglee Park neighborhood’s Campus Community Association (CCA) raised money for the CCA, Humane Society Silicon Valley and San Jose Animal Care Center. With the sun shining and the temperature rising owners and their dogs converged on Naglee Park for a day of window shopping for some, and socializing for all. more »
Bark in the Park San Jose 2012 is almost here and DogTrekker is looking forward to another paw-tastic day at William Street in downtown San Jose. Last year's event was pretty spectacular (see what we thought here) and we are guessing this year’s event will be another crowd pleaser. On Saturday uprights and their dogs will gather from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown San Jose for the largest dog festival in the United States. more »
Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) has been helping the South Bay's animals since 1929, but, as you might expect from its location nsummerear the epicenter of technological innovation, it's anything but old-school. Creative thinking rules the day when it comes to finding homes for the area's dogs (and cats, rabbits, et al.) in need. launched its first adoption campaign.  more »
The Humane Society of Silicon Valley is holding its annual Walk 'n Wag fundraiser this Saturday, October 15th, to support its important mission of helping homeless animals and providing affordable pet-care services. more »
DogTrekker attended the 17th annual Bark in the Park Saturday, a fundraising event hosted by the Naglee Park neighborhood's Campus Community Association (CCA), with all proceeds benefiting the CCA, Humane Society Silicon Valley. more »
Palo Alto's Garden Court Hotel boasts one of the loveliest open-air courtyards in the region, and tomorrow between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. it's going to the dogs. The first annual Wagging Tails & Wine event features pourings from dog-friendly Mutt Lynch winery, hors d'ouevres from the hotel and services of a dog photographer, a trainer, an animal communicator and a pet boutique. Raffle prizes include a two-night stay at the hotel. Suggested donation is $15, all of which benefits the Humane Society Silicon Valley.  more »
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