Silent Auction for The Hermitage Cat Shelter!
October 15-31, 2020 | Learn More →
Bid on 99+ awesome prizes, including a South African Photo Safari for Two!
All proceeds benefit needy cats and kittens in Southern Arizona.
Humane Society Silicon Valley in Milpitas, California was established in 1929 as the first organization in the country to meet the guidelines put forth by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians for standards of care for shelter animals.
They operate out of three adoption locations:
Through the Humane Society Silicon Valley, approximately 6,000 pets find new homes each year. Since their establishment, they’ve re-homed over half a million pets!
Humane Society Silicon Valley also offers the following programs and services:
Ready to learn more about adopting from Humane Society Silicon Valley? Keep reading below for information about their adoption process and fees.
By adopting from Humane Society Silicon Valley, you not only save the life of the animal you adopt, but you also support their services so they can continue to care for the other homeless pets in Silicon Valley. Here's how the process works:
Adoption fees at Humane Society Silicon Valley are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, behavior and medical evaluations, vaccinations, and microchipping.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.