Humane Society Silicon Valley

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This place has moved to Milpitas. There is no longer a Santa Clara facility. The new address is 901 Ames Ave
Milpitas, CA 95035. The phone number is (408) 262-2133.

I had a few bumps during my initial interactions such as waiting a long time to see the dogs that I had chosen and then I was told that I wouldn't be able to see any that evening as it was closing time. I returned the next day as we scheduled and they were kind enough to bring me three dogs, instead of two, to see if we would be a good fit. Luckily they did that as I immediately bonded with the third dog, who is renamed Jayla. They told me she was spayed but I asked for an examination as she was spotting. She wasn't spayed. I signed the paper work and found out the next day that I was to go out of town for work (which happens once a year). They agreed to postpone her spaying procedure for a day. Great! The next evening as I get out of my meeting, I listen to my voice mail to hear that the procedure had been done and she was to be picked up. What???? I thought this was taken care of. I couldn't get anyone to get her for a day. When I finally was able to talk to someone over the phone about this, it wasn't the most pleasant conversation. They would not board her for a day and said that she had been barking the past 15 hours. My heart melting!!!
Luckily we got her home and she quickly overcame her fears and was jumping all over the place. No signs of pain from her procedure. The HSSV examiner said she had an abrasion on her cheek. It ended up being a rare form of mites. My recommendation it to follow up with the free VCA appointment. Any pre-existing conditions are covered by the HSSV. It's been a costly expense for medication and I truly appreciate the coverage by HSSV.
Although we were off to a bit of a rough start, I now share my home with a wonderful social and active dog. It was one of my best decisions to adopt her!

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★★★★☆

This place has moved to Milpitas. There is no longer a Santa Clara facility. The new address is 901 Ames Ave
Milpitas, CA 95035. The phone number is (408) 262-2133.

I had a few bumps during my initial interactions such as waiting a long time to see the dogs that I had chosen and then I was told that I wouldn't be able to see any that evening as it was closing time. I returned the next day as we scheduled and they were kind enough to bring me three dogs, instead of two, to see if we would be a good fit. Luckily they did that as I immediately bonded with the third dog, who is renamed Jayla. They told me she was spayed but I asked for an examination as she was spotting. She wasn't spayed. I signed the paper work and found out the next day that I was to go out of town for work (which happens once a year). They agreed to postpone her spaying procedure for a day. Great! The next evening as I get out of my meeting, I listen to my voice mail to hear that the procedure had been done and she was to be picked up. What???? I thought this was taken care of. I couldn't get anyone to get her for a day. When I finally was able to talk to someone over the phone about this, it wasn't the most pleasant conversation. They would not board her for a day and said that she had been barking the past 15 hours. My heart melting!!!
Luckily we got her home and she quickly overcame her fears and was jumping all over the place. No signs of pain from her procedure. The HSSV examiner said she had an abrasion on her cheek. It ended up being a rare form of mites. My recommendation it to follow up with the free VCA appointment. Any pre-existing conditions are covered by the HSSV. It's been a costly expense for medication and I truly appreciate the coverage by HSSV.
Although we were off to a bit of a rough start, I now share my home with a wonderful social and active dog. It was one of my best decisions to adopt her!

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This is a well-run facility and I really respect what they do. But, I think they are ridiculously strict about screening potential families who want to adopt a pet. We have been dog and cat owners all our lives. We take our dogs on vacation, walk them frequently, bathe them, etc. They are part of the family. When we lost one of our dogs to cancer at the age of 13 years old, we decided to adopt a puppy. We were denied the adoption because the puppy would be outside sometimes when no one was home. I'm a stay at home mom so that means the puppy would not be alone very often or for very long. It was ridiculous and the facility lost the chance to adopt a pet into our pet-loving family. I don't know that I will ever go back there and will probably work with rescue groups in the future. It was a humiliating experience and very sad for my daughter who had her heart set on a certain puppy.

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★★★★☆

This is a well-run facility and I really respect what they do. But, I think they are ridiculously strict about screening potential families who want to adopt a pet. We have been dog and cat owners all our lives. We take our dogs on vacation, walk them frequently, bathe them, etc. They are part of the family. When we lost one of our dogs to cancer at the age of 13 years old, we decided to adopt a puppy. We were denied the adoption because the puppy would be outside sometimes when no one was home. I'm a stay at home mom so that means the puppy would not be alone very often or for very long. It was ridiculous and the facility lost the chance to adopt a pet into our pet-loving family. I don't know that I will ever go back there and will probably work with rescue groups in the future. It was a humiliating experience and very sad for my daughter who had her heart set on a certain puppy.

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The humane society is a nice place to adopt a pet. Even though I never actually adopted a pet here, I have been here several times looking for a pet. It kind of stinks in here but that's just probably because it's an animal shelter. The staff here is really nice and you get to pet the animals.

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★★★★☆

The humane society is a nice place to adopt a pet. Even though I never actually adopted a pet here, I have been here several times looking for a pet. It kind of stinks in here but that's just probably because it's an animal shelter. The staff here is really nice and you get to pet the animals.

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The Humane Society in Silicon Valley is an animal shelter that isn't very big. They have dogs, cats, and rabbits up for adoption. All of the animals are very nice and friendly; also the price is cheap. I have adopted my new puppy from there, and it was very easy and quick. I would recommend going here if you are in need of a companion-big or small. Also, you can meet the pet before you adopt it, and that's always great.

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★★★★★

The Humane Society in Silicon Valley is an animal shelter that isn't very big. They have dogs, cats, and rabbits up for adoption. All of the animals are very nice and friendly; also the price is cheap. I have adopted my new puppy from there, and it was very easy and quick. I would recommend going here if you are in need of a companion-big or small. Also, you can meet the pet before you adopt it, and that's always great.

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The Humane Society Silicon Valley is a nice animal shelter. Regarding the rabbit area, it would be nice if they had more room for rabbits, but at least there were areas designated for small animals to lounge around and get some exercise. There is a nice pet shop so you can purchase food and toys for the new member of your family. The proceeds to go to the animal shelter.

PROS: Offers a variety of programs to learn more about animals
CONS: It would be nice if the shelter had more focus on small animals

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★★★☆☆

The Humane Society Silicon Valley is a nice animal shelter. Regarding the rabbit area, it would be nice if they had more room for rabbits, but at least there were areas designated for small animals to lounge around and get some exercise. There is a nice pet shop so you can purchase food and toys for the new member of your family. The proceeds to go to the animal shelter.

PROS: Offers a variety of programs to learn more about animals
CONS: It would be nice if the shelter had more focus on small animals

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