The County of Santa Clara's Shelter-at-Home order remains in effect as some businesses and new activities are allowed to reopen with social distancing protocols and safety requirements in place. For local updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, visit


Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Due to COVID-19, SVACA is adopting animals through a virtual and contactless process.  Potential adopters will first view adoptable animals on this page and if interested in any, complete a dog adoption surveycat adoption survey or other animal adoption survey and submit it to Please note that some pet adoption sites are not regularly updating their pages but our page is accurate.  If no animals are listed, then we do not have any available.  The demand for shelter animals has been extreme and we are unable to respond to all inquiries. We will contact as many as possible to review the process as long as animals are available.  Thank you for your understanding and for your interest in adopting a shelter companion.   

Adoption is a wonderful way to find a new best friend and SVACA's friendly staff and volunteers do their all to make the adoption process fun and easy. Our goal is to make "perfect" matches so that our animals remain with their new guardians for the remainder of their lives.

Search for Adoptable Animals

Tybalt Dog 1 - SVACA 170422

Willow Kitten - SVACA 170602

Felix Rabbit

Adoptable Dogs Adoptable Cats Other Adoptable Animals


Adopters must be at least 18 years old and have a government-issued photo ID. 

Please do not bring pets to the center unless you have been instructed to do so by SVACA staff. 

In certain circumstances, SVACA reserves the right to deny adoptions for cause.


Fees cover the spay or neuter of the animal, initial appropriate vaccinations, a professional health examination and behavior evaluation, microchip, temporary ID tag, and a free examination at a participating local veterinary clinic. SVACA member city residents also receive a license for their new companion. All fees are retained by SVACA and used to offset the cost of our operations; simply said, fees directly help the animals!

Dog  $150.00
Cat $100.00
Kitten (less than six months old) $150.00
Rabbit $30.00 
Small Animal $20.00
Bird $20.00
Dog Training Deposit* $100.00

* Required for all pit bulls and pit mixes; all dogs under 2 years of age.

Adoptions 2

Adopter Resources

High quality customer service is important to us so please go to our survey page and let us know how we're doing!

Hours and Locations

Animal Care Center

SVACA adopts cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and other animals from our Animal Care Center located at 3370 Thomas Road in Santa Clara.

Animal Care Center Hours

Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 6:30pm
Closed on Mondays (Phones are answered 8am -  5pm)

View Full Site