Our mission is to save lives, keep families together, and create a better future for pets and their people. Not only is Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) an amazing place for animals, it’s an amazing place for people.  HSSV, the world’s first model shelter, is looking for people to join our dedicated team. Our benefits are endless – the biggest value you can experience on the HSSV team is making a difference…one paw at a time.

HSSV is dedicated to providing accessible programs for pet owners in need and barrier-free adoptions to make pet ownership an opportunity for everyone.  To further our commitment to employees, volunteers and the community, HSSV has formed an IDEA committee focused on inclusion, diversity, equity and access.  Together, we can make a difference.

Check out this Introduction to HSSV, then view current opportunities below and apply for a position that best suits your area of expertise. If you share our passion for helping animals, we may have the perfect position for you!

Turning Passion into Purpose

HSSV is full of incredible people who go above and beyond to save the lives of animals and give them a bright future. Jessica Zubizarreta (known affectionately as “JZ”) was first introduced to HSSV as a middle schooler when she started fostering kittens. But what started as a passion project quickly became a higher purpose. JZ officially joined the HSSV team in 2017 and now works for the Foster team, where she’s able to have an amazing impact on both the animals and the people around her.

HSSV provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based on any characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Why Join HSSV?

HSSV offers competitive health and welfare benefits including a 403(b) program with an employer match, time off programs and additional perks like commuter benefits, gym/fitness reimbursement, and discounted services. You may even be able to bring your dog to work! Don’t have a dog? There are plenty to meet here and you can always foster one.  And…we have cats and kittens galore.


Want to know the best reasons to join our team? Watch the video to hear from our staff why they love working at HSSV.