Help Us Clear the Shelters August 17 - 18

Each year shelters nationwide participate in Clear the Shelters to help find loving homes for animals in need. Last year, we found homes for 180 animals and this year we hope to help even more animals find their forever homes during Clear the Shelters.


Special adoption pricing from 8/17 – 8/18includes:

  • $20 kittens (0 – 6 months)
  • $40 dogs (all canines)
  • $10 cats ( 6 + months)
  • $0 rabbits & pocket pets

Find your forever friend during Clear The Shelters weekend at any of our three locations in the Bay Area!


Q: What is the discount for Clear the Shelters?

A: These are the adoption fees: Kittens: $20 Cats: $10 Dogs (all canines): $40 Rabbits & Pocket Pets: $0 Animals with sponsored adoption fees will apply


Q: When is HSSV’s Clear the Shelters promotion?

A: It will run Saturday, August 17 through Sunday, August 18.


Q: Will the discount apply at all locations?

A: Yes, Clear the Shelters will take place at our Animal Community Center in Milpitas and our Neighborhood Adoption Centers in West San Jose and Sunnyvale.


Q: Why isn’t Clear the Shelters on a single day as it was in past years?

A: By extending Clear the Shelters to encompass a longer time frame, we hope to give adopters (and animals!) a more relaxed experience. Single day promotions can create a huge rush, and many people may be disappointed in long wait times or animals being adopted quickly before they have a chance to meet them.


Q: Why is the Clear the Shelters promotion so long?

A: By extending the promotion past Saturday, we hope to give an opportunity to adopters who weren’t able to make it on Clear the Shelters to find their new pet.


Q: Why aren’t adoption fees waived for Clear the Shelters this year – won’t people go to another shelter to adopt?

A: We believe that giving people more time and opportunities to participate in Clear the Shelters will be a draw to adopting from HSSV. And although the fees are not free this year, they are substantially reduced in the spirit of the event.


Q: What is Clear the Shelters?

A: Learn more about Clear the Shelters