Due to Covid 19 public health guidelines, we are not hosting on-site adoption events, but we have developed safe work-arounds. We can still help you adopt a pet from SVPP! 

Available dogs are here, and available cats are here.

Simply complete an adoption application (see links below) and our adoptions team will be in touch with you quickly.  We can arrange and conduct a virtual "meet and greet” with you and with our pets in foster care to help determine a great fit!  We look forward to making a great match for you and your family.  Note: We are experiencing a high volume of applications for all of our pets, and are giving priority to local residents of Santa Clara County. Also, depending on the age of the pet, adopting a pet can be a 15-year commitment (sometimes more!).

Our Adoption Process


Review our adoptable pets and follow us on social media to find out when we get new pets. 
When you see a pet you like, fill out an online application form.
If your application looks like a good fit, we'll set up a meeting and greet. Note: All family members must meet the pet, and a home visit required.
The SVPP Adoption Team selects the best home for the pet (we often receive multiple applications).

If a match is made, you'll pay an  adoption fee depending on the age, species of the pet or special program offered (see below).
You and your new pet live happily ever after.

Adoption Fees

  • Kittens under 5 months old - $155
  • Pair of Kittens under 5 months old - $205
  • Adult Cats - $130
  • Senior Cats (10 years and older) - $80
  • Puppies under 6 months old - $405
  • Adult Dogs - $355
  • Senior Dogs (7 years and older) - $205

All pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Adult dogs have been heartworm tested and are on heartworm preventative. Local Adoptions (within the San Jose area) are preferred so we can provide the best possible post-adoption support for our pets.

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Golden Paws Program 

The companionship and devotion of a pet bring joy to life. Golden Paws Program is designed to give our older animals the opportunity to be placed in a loving home by matching them with senior citizens who are 62 years +. An older animal would be a great choice for an older person who needs a buddy! Adoption fees for our senior pets are 50% off.

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Adopt-A-Buddy Program (Buddy Program)

We realize the importance of having a buddy! Adopt a second pet from us at the time of adoption (or within a month) and receive a discounted adoption fee. We believe it is emotionally healthy for animals to have a friend and have found that some behavioral issues can easily be solved or never occur with the addition of a second pet into a household. Second Adoption fee is 50% off.

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Pets for Vets Program

Thank you to all who have served our country! All U.S. Veterans are eligible to adopt a pet at the reduced fee. Adoption fees are discounted 50% with military ID.

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Frequent Adopter Program

For our loyal adopters, we are happy to offer a discounted adoption fee if you have adopted from us before. Adoption fees are discounted 25% with a copy of an SVPP adoption agreement.