Kate and Cora Rescued Each Other

Josephine TempongkoUncategorized5 Comments

Kate shares how she and HSSV Alum Cora transformed each others’ lives and became a positive force in their community.   “My family walked into HSSV in 2013 not entirely sure what to expect. We had had two previous shepherd mixes, but this was our first time adopting from a shelter. None of the dogs we initially met resonated with … Read More

It Took a Village to Heal Smokey

Josephine TempongkoUncategorized22 Comments

Keep reading to find out how Humane Society Silicon Valley partnered with the City of San Jose Animal Care & Services and San Diego Humane Society to give Smokey a second chance. 10-year-old Smokey was found as a stray wandering the streets in September of 2023 and brought to City of San Jose Animal Care & Services (SJACS) for help. … Read More

The Fur Ball was Extraordinary

Josephine TempongkoUncategorized2 Comments

We had an amazing time at The Fur Ball 2024, and we’re incredibly grateful to our community for making the event’s grand return such a success. More than 600 guests and 100 canine companions gathered at PayPal Park in support of Humane Society Silicon Valley’s mission, setting all-time records for attendance and fundraising! During the event we honored Judy Marcus … Read More

Michelle, Nick & Papi’s Story

Josephine TempongkoUncategorized4 Comments

Michelle and her father Nick suffered a tremendous loss when her mother Sandy passed away suddenly. Their greatest comfort came in the smallest of packages – their dog Papi, adopted from HSSV in 2020. This is their story: “In the summer of 2020, we had to put my parents’ chihuahua Fancy to sleep. They lasted about a month before my … Read More

Frankie & Niner’s Road to Puppy Bowl XX

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Recently, HSSV had two puppies, Frankie and Niner, participate in this year’s Puppy Bowl XX on Animal Planet. HSSV’s VP of Strategic Growth, Nancy Willis, chaperoned Frankie and Niner to the Puppy Bowl – so we caught up with her to get the ‘behind the scenes’ scoop! How did HSSV end up participating in Puppy Bowl XX? “When Animal Planet … Read More

Jewel is a Rare Diamond

Josephine TempongkoUncategorized4 Comments

Jewel’s story is a bit of a Cinderella tale. She came from humble beginnings, surrendered in 2020 along with her mother and siblings to one of our partner shelters in the Central Valley. Fortunately, she and her family were brought to HSSV through the Sue and John Diekman Regional Rescue program, helping to ease the burden on the under-resourced shelter … Read More

Pet Pantry Spreads Year Round Cheer

Josephine TempongkoUncategorized, Volunteers4 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and for many, the holiday season is about generosity – an annual reminder to spread joy by giving of ourselves to those most in need. It’s the perfect time to celebrate a program that gives all year round – HSSV’s Pet Pantry program. An estimated 25 million pets are living in poverty … Read More

Echo Locates the Perfect Family

Josephine TempongkoAdopt, Dogs, Uncategorized19 Comments

Echo is a white dog with pointed ears and very wolf-like features around his face. At first glance, he appears cross eyed or as if one eye is bigger than the other. A special boy, he was born with abnormally formed eyes and is mostly blind, with limited vision in one eye. Echo was transferred into HSSV from a local … Read More

Lady and Logan Were Worth It

Josephine TempongkoAdopt, Dogs, News, Uncategorized7 Comments

Some animals take more time, effort and patience than your average shelter animal. We think they’re worth it. At HSSV, there is a revolving door of animals in need of homes. Most arrive at the shelter and leave with their new families after a few days. A few of them, like Lady and Logan, stay with us at the shelter … Read More

Access to Care Keeps Families Together

Josephine TempongkoNews, Uncategorized11 Comments

Did you know that millions of pets do not receive adequate veterinary care because the costs are simply beyond a family’s ability to pay for it? Lack of access to care is the most significant animal welfare crisis affecting owned pets, with more than 1 in 4 families struggling to access veterinary care and an estimated 25 million pets living … Read More