Our mission is to save and enhance lives – both two-legged and four-legged! 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 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!

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.

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.

A team that goes above and beyond

HSSV is full of incredible people who go above and beyond to save the lives of animals and give them a bright future. Learn about just one of our amazing staff members, Behavior Associate Darci, and how she uses her talents to earn the trust of some of our shyest residents.

Finding a Second Home at HSSV

When Phyllis retired from her career in the electronics industry, she was looking for a new purpose. And that’s exactly what she found when she took a fellowship at Humane Society Silicon Valley using her project management expertise. After the six-month fellowship ended, she knew she’d found her dream job – and her dream dog, Daisy.