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Before beginning the process of surrendering your pet to a shelter, please review these resources that may help you keep your pet, or find it a new home on your own.

Financial Assistance for Pet Owners
The RedRover Relief program provides financial and emotional support to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations and resources to help victims of domestic violence escape abusive environments with their pets.
At Rose's Fund we are sensitive to the fact that it takes more than love to save a life, and all animals deserve a chance. We will financially assist, to the best of our ability, pet owners and Good Samaritans who have an animal with a good prognosis for a healthy life, but are at a financial loss. Our goal is to help make that difficult decision come from your heart, not from your pocket. No one should ever have to choose between medical care and euthanizing their pet.

When there is a situation where the pet or found animal has a good chance of being well but the owner or Good Samaritan can’t afford it; Rose's Fund will to the best of our abilities cover the cost.
The mission of STARelief and Pet Assistance is to provide life-saving pet food and veterinary care, emergency boarding and foster care to pets whose caretakers are struggling with financial hardship.

HSUS Referral List
Are You Having Trouble Affording Your Pet? Check our list of national and state resources for pet owners in need

Pet Friendly Housing

Here are some apartment search engines that allows users to find pet friendly apartment listings.

Behavior and Training

Behavior issues often cause people to look into pet relinquishment. Learn ways to work with your pet to resolve behavioral problems and keep them in your home.

Pet Pantry

Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV)'s Pet Pantry provides food to owners who cannot afford to feed their pets.

Low Cost Spay Neuter

We offer affordable spay neuter surgery for dogs and cats from four months to five years old.

  • Spay/Neuter Appointments: 408-262-2133 x108

Medical Opinions

Advanced Veterinary Medical Center (AVMC) can provide another opinion and/or treatment options for your pet if you need to consider surrendering your pet due to medical concerns.

P.U.P. (Prevent Unwanted Pregnancies) Program

Did your dog or cat have a litter of little ones? Consider bringing them to HSSV, you get peace of mind knowing that the babies will be matched with their new homes by trained HSSV adoption specialists and that they will not add to the pet over-population problem. Best of all, we will spay and return Mom - all at no charge to you.

Re-homing Resources

You know your animal the best and by privately re-homing your pet goes from one loving home to the next without the stress of coming into a shelter. This handout provides resources that will offer alternatives to surrendering to a shelter.

Find Your Pet a Loving Forever Home

Rehoming pets should be easy and stress free both for you and your pet. Adopt-a-Pet has created a simple, reliable, free program called Rehome to help you place your pet from your love home directly to another

Find A New Home For Your Pet on Get Your Pet

Get Your Pet is an online community where people who can’t keep their pets connect directly with people who want to adopt a pet.

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Boarding for Pets of Deployed Owners (serving cats and dogs)

Dogs On Deployment's mission is to give military members peace of mind concerning their pets during their service commitments by providing them with the ability to find people and resources able to help them.

Dogs on Deployment is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit providing a central network for military members to find volunteers willing to board their pets while they are deployed or have other service commitments, making them unable to temporarily care for their pets. No pet should ever be surrendered to a shelter due to a military commitment. DoD exists to help military members keep their pets by alleviating the need for pet relinquishment from military members due to the hardships of deployments.

Surrendering Your Pet to HSSV

As a last resort, HSSV offers pet surrender services for cats, dogs, rabbits and pocket pets from Santa Clara County. Pet surrender at HSSV is by appointment only and there are fees involved. Click the link above to learn more about our surrender programs.

Because HSSV is a safety net for animals at risk of euthanasia in local shelters, space may be limited for owner surrendered pets at any given time. While we may not be able to take your pet into our adoption program immediately, we are here to provide support, referrals and rehoming advice, or additional resources that may help you keep your pet. Please contact us to find out how we can help:

Phone: 408-262-2133 x110