Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP) is dedicated to animal rescue by involving the community in new ways to help save the lives of homeless cats and dogs.
Silicon Valley Pet Project was founded in November of 2014 and is a San Jose-based organization. Inspired by the innovative spirit of Silicon Valley, our goal was to create a professional, sustainable animal welfare organization that celebrates rescue pets.
We embrace teamwork, professionalism, and flexibility in our organization, all with the goal of helping more animals in our community. We are proud to be the first San Jose based network partner of Best Friends Animal Society.
SVPP strives to make the experience of volunteering, fostering, adopting, and/or donating to our organization rewarding, educational, supportive, and community-focused. We are an animal welfare organization that is first and foremost a people organization. We could not do what we do without every person who volunteers, fosters, adopts, or donates to SVPP.
SVPP is a rescue partner with the San Jose Animal Care Center (SJACC), Silicon Valley’s largest municipal animal shelter. In 2020, we expanded our rescue efforts to include animals from nearby Tricity Animal Shelter in Fremont, and in 2021 have become a rescue partner with County of Santa Clara Animal Services. SVPP rescues rehabilitates, and rehomes both cats and dogs of all breeds, as well as senior and special-needs pets, that are at risk of euthanasia. These animals may need medical or behavioral care. We value our partnership status with our local animal shelters and work closely with them on special-needs cases.
As we have no central facility, rescued pets are fostered and nurtured in volunteers’ homes in the Bay Area. SVPP’s growing network of compassionate and skilled volunteers provides individualized support and advice to these foster families every step of the way.
While a significant portion of our time and resources goes to assessing, rehabilitating, and rehoming these at-risk animals, we are also focused on bringing awareness to the plight of homeless animals in Silicon Valley through local outreach events. One day soon we hope to have a permanent facility that will serve as a community gathering place for like-minded people to meet our adoptable animals, learn more about our mission, and unite in a desire to assist our local animal shelters in achieving and maintaining no-kill status.