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Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority

3370 Thomas Road, Santa Clara, CA, 95054

Shelter Information

The Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) provides the cities of Campbell, Monte Sereno, Mountain View, and Santa Clara with the care of sick, injured, lost and abandoned companion animals, animal cruelty investigations, enforcement of animal laws, education and outreach programs, volunteer and foster programs, and so much more. We place all of our healthy and treatable animals as well as many of our unhealthy and untreatable animals from our cageless Animal Care Center which resulted in an overall live release rate of 88% in 2013. Our adoption program is open to all Bay Area residents. We're proud to be one of the Bay Area's "Best Municipal Shelters" according to Bay Woof Magazine.

Areas Served

Animal Care and Control - Campbell, Santa Clara, Mountain View & Monte Sereno Adoption, education and volunteer opportunities for all Bay Area residents

Adoption Instructions

Adoption is a wonderful way to acquire an animal. Our goal is to make "perfect" matches so that our animals remain with their new guardians for the remainder of their lives. Here at SVACA we use the ASPCA’s Meet Your Match program in order to attempt to "match" prospective adopters with the best possible dog or cat. Other animals are also appropriately matched with their new guardians. Appointments are recommended as a way to avoid long waits that are sometimes experienced at other shelters, but we do accept walk-ins on a first come, first served basis. To expedite the process, prospective adopters should bring the following with them: 1. Photo ID: driver’s license or valid state ID 2. Proof of residency: current utility bill or lease agreement 3. Proof of ownership: mortgage statement 4. Pet policy at residence: leasing agreement with pet stipulation and/or contact information 5. All human members of the household 6. Dogs(s) as directed by SVACA staff Please note that animals cannot be placed on hold until you have interacted with an animal during your appointment. NOTE: Please do not bring pets to the Center unless you have been instructed to do so by SVACA staff. Fees cover the spay or neuter of the animal, initial appropriate vaccinations, a professional health examination and behavior evaluation, microchip, temporary ID tag, and a free examination at a participating local veterinary clinic. SVACA member city residents also receive a license for their new companion. All fees are retained by SVACA and used to offset the cost of our operations; simply said, fees directly help the animals! Dog $150.00 Kitten $150.00 Cat $100.00 Rabbit $30.00 Small Animal $20.00 Bird $20.00 Dog Training Deposit* $100.00 * Required for all pit bulls and pit mixes; all dogs under 2 years Call us at (408) 764-0344 for more information or to make an appointment.

Pets in this Shelter

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Domestic Short Hair

Hello to you, my name is Mystique - what`s yours? I`m a very sweet and sensitive feline who would thrive in a mellow home. I am looking... show more

Hello to you, my name is Mystique - what`s yours? I`m a very sweet and sensitive feline who would thrive in a mellow home. I am looking for a fur-ever home that will keep me nice and safe inside, and a side of tuna now and then would be appreciated! Though I can be a bit of a wallflower with new people, when I open up you can look forward to me throwing myself down to show you my belly, hearing my purr motor rev, and watching me make biscuits with my paws! I very much look forward to finding my family and being showered with attention and love so if I sound like your type of gal, let`s get acquainted soon!Due to COVID-19, SVACA is adopting animals through a virtual and contactless process. Potential adopters will first view adoptable animals on and if interested in any, complete a dog adoption survey, cat adoption survey or other animal survey located on the page and submit it to Please note that some pet adoption sites are not regularly updating their pages but our page is accurate. If no animals are listed, then we do not have any available. The demand for shelter animals has been extreme and we are unable to respond to all inquiries. We will contact as many as possible to review the process as long as animals are available. Thank you for your understanding and for your interest in adopting a shelter companion. show less