Are you missing your pet?
HSSV houses stray animals from the city of Sunnyvale brought in by Sunnyvale residents (with valid ID). If you believe your pet was lost in a city other than Sunnyvale, make sure to check all local shelters in the area.
HSSV will hold onto stray felines without identification for a minimum of three days and stray canines without identification for a minimum of five days. This hold period is extended if the animal has a microchip or if the animal is wearing an identification tag. After the hold period ends, animals are considered a candidate for adoption.
For the best chances of finding a lost pet, follow the tips below. To print this information, download our Pet Recovery Tips.
Have you found a pet?
Animals found in the city of Sunnyvale:
HSSV houses stray animals from the city of Sunnyvale brought in by Sunnyvale residents. If you have found a Sunnyvale stray animal between the hours of 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. , and are a Sunnyvale resident (with valid ID), please bring it to our Sparkle Wilsey Pet Services Lobby.
If you have found a Sunnyvale stray animal outside of these hours, or do not have a valid ID, please do not come to HSSV. Instead, call Sunnyvale Dispatch at 408-730-7180 for an officer to transport to HSSV directly.
Animals found in cities other than Sunnyvale:
- If the animal has a collar, start by calling/texting the number on the tag
- Bring the animal to a veterinarian or your local shelter to scan for a microchip
- If you found a dog, walk the dog in the neighborhood it was found and ask neighbors for help. This is also a great time to post “found pet” posters
- Visit local animal shelters and fill out a found pet report
- If you found the animal in the city of Sunnyvale, you may also report the animal to the city of Sunnyvale Animal Control Unit at 408-730-7178.
- Take a good, clear photo of the pet and post to Finding Rover, NextDoor, and other lost and found online pet groups
Have you found kittens?
Don’t kit-nap kittens! Mom is likely to return and offers the best chance for survival. Please do not intervene…yet! If you find kittens, follow these tips:
- Note the exact time and place you saw the kittens, then walk away
- Return to the site 8-12 hours later
- If you return and find…
- Kittens gone: Hooray! Mom came back! Email us at email@example.com to learn more about our Trap-Neuter-Return programs to help prevent her from having more kittens.
- Kittens are still there: They need your help now! Call us at (408) 262-2133 x110 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how to help these orphaned kittens.
|City animal was found in …||Shelter the animal should go to …..|
|Sunnyvale||Humane Society Silicon Valley
901 Ames Avenue
Milpitas, CA 95035
408 – 262 – 2133
|San Jose Animal Care Center
2750 Monterey Highway
San Jose, CA 95111
408 – 794 – 7297
|Silicon Valley Animal Control
3370 Thomas Road
Santa Clara CA 95054
408 – 764- 0344
(Any unincorporated area of the county)
|Santa Clara County Animal Shelter
12370 Murphy Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046
408 – 686- 3900
Los Altos Hills
|Palo Alto Animal Services/Pets in Need
3281 E. Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94043
650– 496- 5971
Don’t see your city? Call us at 408-262-2133 x110 for help.