Silicon Valley Pet Project

Silicon Valley Pet Project

Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue organization based in San Jose, CA Please get in touch! [email protected]

Silicon Valley Pet Project is a nonprofit organization committed to saving animals who are at risk in our local municipal shelter. SVPP was established in 2014 by a team of like-minded professionals who came together with a vision to change the face of animal rescue in Silicon Valley. Our organization is focused on creating solutions that are repeatable and scalable. We’re inspired by national mod


Please join us in wishing Miss Calypso a very Happy 13th Birthday πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‚! This amazing senior girl came to SVPP back in June of 2023 after spending 6 months in the local shelter. Dogs like Calypso don't often have happy endings. She is a large, senior pitbull mix who has arthritis, allergies and a rare form of untreatable, primary lung cancer. And yet, because of the love and efforts of her Silicon Valley Pet Project partner veterinarians and the amazing couple who said "Yes!" to a sponsored adoption, this amazing girl continues to beat the odds and lives every day as a happy, pampered pooch! Thanks to our donors, fosters and partners, Calypso and so many dogs and cats like her get to have the life and love they deserve. Happy Birthday, Calypso πŸ₯³πŸ₯°πŸŽ‚❀


Thanks to your votes, we will continue as a recipient of the New Leaf Market Envirotokens program!

When you shop at the Silver Creek location and bring your own bags, you receive a 10Β’ token for each bag. You then use your token to 'pay it forward' to one of six worthy nonprofits - including SVPP!

So, shop at Silver Creek New Leaf Market, bring your own bags, get your tokens and choose SVPP!


Sheeba spent 6 months in the local shelter before she found her foster-to-adopt family, and is she having a wonderful time learning to be a loved family member! Foster to adopt is a great way to get started helping a shelter dog. Silicon Valley Pet Project provides medical and training support as well as a friendly guide to help you and the dog to navigate all the new that comes with bringing home a family member. Learn more about our foster program at


🌟🐾 June is Foster a Pet Month! 🐾🌟

Have you ever thought about fostering a pet? This June, we're highlighting the incredible impact fostering can have on the lives of animals in need. By opening your home and heart to a foster pet, you provide them with a safe, loving environment while they wait for their forever home. SVPP can match you with the perfect foster pet and provide all of the support you need! πŸ’–πŸ‘

Check out this video to learn why you should foster with !

Join us in making a difference this Foster a Pet Month! Consider becoming a foster parent and help change a pet's life for the better. 🐢🐱

Photos from Silicon Valley Pet Project's post 24/06/2024

The training assessment is an important part of every SVPP large dog's journey. Once the dog has had time to decompress from the stress of the shelter and recover from any medical procedures, we have our dogs and their foster families meet with one of our trusted training partners to review any challenges they are having and put together a plan to help the dog and family continue building confidence and connection. Last week, Tustin and his foster parents met with to review his progress and learn some new games to help Tustin form even deeper connections with his people. As with much in dog training, the humans did a lot of talking and learning. Tustin got to hang out, eat snacks and lounge in the shade - a perfect training day! If you'd like to learn more about Tustin, check out his profile on the Silicon Valley Pet Project website,


Happy Tails and High Five to Winnie the Cat! This special cat was found in an abandoned building by her foster family, who asked SVPP for help getting her vaccinated, spayed and ready for adoption. As sometimes happens, this lovely cat never received an adoption application. We couldn't believe it! But as also sometimes happens, it turns out, she was home the entire time! ❀🏠❀ We wish Winnie and her family many years of fun and games - Yay for fosters who become adopters πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ


Handsome Arlo recently had his first Dog Day Out adventure! This sweet, toy-loving boy has been at since January and we cannot understand why - he is sweet, personable, handsome, and ready for life as a loved dog! His walker says, "Arlo and I had the best day together! I know he loves squeaky toys because his shelter page has a photo of him carrying one so I brought him one. He was so happy! He held onto it while I harnessed him. Arlo immediately hopped into the car and made himself comfortable with his toys" πŸ₯° Please visit Arlo at the shelter or contact SV Pet Project to learn how you can foster or foster to adopt this handsome boy!


πŸŽ‰πŸΎ Celebrate in Style at Pup Plaza! πŸΎπŸŽ‰

Looking for the perfect venue to celebrate your furry friend's big day? Look no further than Pup Plaza! Whether it's an adoption celebration, a birthday party, or any special occasion, Pup Plaza is the ultimate destination for all canine festivities. 🐢🎈

With spacious areas for play, dedicated spaces for pampering, and all the amenities you need, Pup Plaza ensures your dog's special day is nothing short of amazing. Plus, it's a great way to bring together fellow pet lovers in a fun and safe environment. 🏑❀️

Book your event at Pup Plaza today and give your pup the celebration they deserve! πŸŽ‚πŸΎ


Happy tails to tiny Cordelia! This sweet kitten now has an amazing momma as well as two other cats at home to help her learn and grow into an amazing adult cat 😻 We are so grateful to our fosters and adopters who make these happy tails a reality!


🌞🐢 Summer Sploot Alert! 🐢🌞

Happy first day of summer from Honey! This sweet girl knows how to celebrate the season with the perfect summer sploot, and is still looking for her forever home (with bonded buddy Chip). πŸΎπŸ’›

Do your pets have a perfect summer sploot? Share their splooting photos in the comments below! πŸ“ΈπŸΎ

Photos from Silicon Valley Pet Project's post 20/06/2024

Look who's almost ready for their forever home! Mac and Cheese are having the best time growing into fun and fluffy kittens, thanks to their awesome finder and foster momma! Check out their profiles to see more of these little charmers πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ₯°


Happy Tails to Charlie and Lola, now Purdy and Nala! Their dad says they are already settling into home life and they have made his life 2 kittens happier all around! We are so grateful to their dad, and both of the foster families, who gave this sweet brother and sister a chance at an amazing life! We know they will bring joy to their new family for many, may years to comeπŸ₯°πŸ₯³


πŸΎπŸ•―οΈ Celebrating Our Ongoing Partnership with Manly Candles ! πŸ•―οΈπŸΎ

We are proud to continue our partnership with Manly Candles! This incredible father-son duo creates handcrafted candles and generously shares proceeds with Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP). Their ongoing support helps fund medical care for our rescue pets, ensuring they get the love and treatment they deserve.

Thank you, Manly Candles, for consistently lighting up the lives of our furry friends! 🌟

Discover their unique candles and support rescue pets: Manly Candles on Etsy and read about their story on our latest blog post -


Little Millie Update!

Our 8 pound senior has been recovering in a loving foster home after a TON of surgery! This little tumbleweed had a dental, hernia repair, splenectomy and mass removal, as well as a mammary mass removal!

We are keeping a close eye on her and hope to make her available for adoption very soon! She is a perfect little girl who will make a lovely companion.

Special shout out to her foster mom who found her on the streets and offered to foster her. We can't help homeless pets like Millie without dedicated foster parents. June is Foster a Pet Month so if you want to save a life, please consider signing up to foster a pet in need.


πŸ±πŸ’Ό Get ready for the purrfect office takeover! πŸ’ΌπŸ±

June 17th is Take Your Cat to Work Day! Why work alone when you can have a furry friend by your side? 😸 Imagine the productivity boost from purrs and whisker tickles!

Don't have a work buddy yet? Adopt one! Many adorable, adoptable cats are waiting to be your new coworker. Give a rescue cat a furever home and make your workday a whole lot brighter! 🌟

Check out SVPP adoptable cats here:

Let's make every day Take Your Cat to Work Day! 🐾❀️


Are you our Father? πŸΎπŸ’›

Meet Chip and Honey, the most adorable bonded pair of small breed pups you’ll ever find! These two are inseparable and are looking for a forever home together. Despite their perfect little faces and loving personalities, we haven’t received any adoption applications for them yet! 😒

This Father’s Day, could you be the one to give them the loving home they deserve? 🏑❀️

πŸ“… If you’re interested in adopting Chip and Honey, please reach out to us today!


πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦βœ¨ Honoring Father’s Day with Manly Candles! ✨🐾

In celebration of Father’s Day, we had the pleasure of chatting with Lance and Ridge, the father-son team behind Manly Candles. They craft unique, handcrafted candles and are dedicated supporters of Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP).

In our latest blog post, discover their inspiring journey, creative process, and their heartfelt commitment to animal welfare. Learn how a fun father-son idea turned into a passion project benefiting our furry friends!

Thank you, Manly Candles, for all you do to support SVPP's mission! πŸ’™

Read more: Behind the Scenes with Manly Candles: A Father-Son Team Crafting Candles and Supporting Animal Welfare -


Sweet Ace is a gentle boy who is shy at first but quickly warms up to new friends. His walker says, "How can anyone pass up those two front teef?! His face and smile are heart-melting, and he has the personality to match it." Please visit Ace at , or contact SVPP to learn how you can help Ace as a foster to adopt family!


🐾🌟 June is Foster a Pet Month! 🌟🐾

Join us in celebrating this special month by opening your heart and home to a furry friend in need. At Silicon Valley Pet Project, we believe every pet deserves a loving environment to thrive. Fostering is a rewarding way to make a big difference in the life of an animal while helping our community!

✨ Why Foster?
🏑 Provide a temporary, loving home for pets awaiting adoption.
πŸ’– Help socialize and prepare pets for their forever homes.
πŸš‘ Give pets a break from the shelter environment, reducing stress and improving health.

By fostering, you're playing a crucial role in saving lives and giving these adorable animals a second chance. Plus, fostering is flexible, and we provide all the resources you need!

Our local shelters are overflowing with homeless pets that need extra care. We can only say "yes" to our shelter partners only if we have a willing and able foster parent lined up!

Let's make this June a month of love, compassion, and happy tails! 🐢🐱


πŸš—πŸΎ Look who will be at Honda tomorrow ! πŸΎπŸš—

Blackberry and Blueberry, our adorable tuxedo kittens, will be making a special appearance at the adoption event at Honda in San Jose this Friday 11am to 1pm! These dapper little kittens are ready to steal your heart and find their forever home. πŸ’™πŸ–€

Come meet these playful kittens and see if you’re the perfect match! Plus, who can resist a kitten cuddle break while car shopping? 😻

See you there!


πŸΎπŸ’– Welcome Sheeba to SVPP! πŸ’–πŸΎ

Sweet Sheeba had been at City of San Jose Animal Care & Services since November 2023 after losing her family and home. This shy senior struggled in the shelter environment, but everything changed when she started going on Dog Day Out walks with an SVPP walker. During one of those walks, she met the family who would soon become her foster dads!

Thanks to her dedicated DDO walker and her loving foster family, Sheeba is finally out of the shelter and re-learning what it means to be a cherished family member. 🌟🐢
Reminder: June is Foster a Pet Month! We are ALWAYS looking for like Sheeba's foster dads. Contact us if you are interested in helping a shelter pet!


If you are interested in meeting some perfect pairs - come to Capitol Honda on Friday where canine dynamic duo Chip & Honey and kitten pair Blackberry and Blueberry will be waiting to meet you!


πŸŽ‰πŸΎ Happy Tails Alert! πŸΎπŸŽ‰

We are overjoyed to announce that Butters, our sweet senior kitty who had been overlooked in the shelter, has found his forever home! His SVPP foster mom, a piano teacher, fell in love with him and decided to make it official. 🎹❀️

Butters now spends his days curled up on the couch, enjoying beautiful piano melodies. His adoption story is music to our ears! 🎢🐱

This would not have happened without a willing foster parent who wanted to open their home to a deserving homeless pet! Thank you to everyone who supports our mission and helps give these precious animals a second chance at happiness. πŸ’•


🐾✨ June is Adopt a Cat Month! Meet Lencho! ✨🐾

Lencho is a 4-year-old, neutered male tabby dreaming of becoming your new best friend! This heart throb loves kneading, showering you with licks, and snuggling up close, especially at bedtime. Though a bit shy at first, a gentle touch and a tempting treat are all it takes to win Lencho's heart.

Lencho thrives in a calm, adult home where he can be the center of attention. His experience with dogs and children is still a blank slate. He will entertain you with his playful antics but prefers a quiet environment without loud noises or unexpected movements.

If you're looking for a loving companion who will bring purrs and warmth to your life, Lencho could be your purrfect match! πŸ±πŸ’• Learn more about Lencho here:

Special thanks to @bijoupetphotography for Lencho's glamour shots.


🌟🐾 June is Adopt a Cat Month! 🐾🌟

Meet the fabulous Didi, our senior sassy tabby who’s ready to steal your heart! At 14 years young, Didi still has plenty of love and s***k to share. She’s looking for a forever home where she can lounge in the sun and be your loyal companion.

Why adopt a senior cat like Didi?

Experience: She's well past her kitten phase, meaning no wild antics!
Love: Senior cats often bond deeply with their new families.
Personality: Didi's sassy, sweet, and oh-so-loving.
Give Didi the golden years she deserves. πŸ’›

🏠🐱 Ready to adopt? Contact us today to meet this charming lady and make her part of your family!


Boo is looking for her forever family!
Sweet, happy Boo is such a delightful girl! She loves to play with toys, LOVES snacks, rides great in the car, is a champion crate user, and lives for the snuggles with her humans! She loves to meet new people, is house trained, walks great on leash and knows how to use a doggy door, too. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

Poor Boo likely spent most of her life being neglected, and her skin and fur have suffered for it. She is currently being treated for skin infections and has already begun regular allergy medicine, which is helping her a great deal.

Boo's foster moms love her so much, but Boo really needs to be in a home where she can be the one and only pet. She can overstimulate when the unexpected happens and does not always know how to interact with other 4-legged family members, but she always listens when her humans redirect her to make better choices ❀

Boo still needs some medical attention for her skin issues and she will need to be spayed before we can officially adopt her out. However, we would love to find her a loving foster to adopt home who has room in their hearts and home for this very sweet, special girl!

Please consider foster to adopt for sweet Boo!


Please welcome tiny Lilac and Eclipse to SVPP! These little cuties were found together in San Jose and taken to , where they received needed medical care. Thanks to a new SVPP foster family, they were able to leave the shelter and start living their best lives as loved foster kittens and will soon be ready for their forever home!


πŸŒŸπŸ“ˆ Donate Stock to Support Silicon Valley Pet Project! πŸ“ˆπŸŒŸ

Looking for a meaningful way to contribute to our mission? Consider donating stock to Silicon Valley Pet Project! 🐾

By donating appreciated securities, you can:
πŸ”Ή Potentially avoid capital gains taxes.
πŸ”Ή Receive a tax deduction for the full market value of the stock.
πŸ”Ή Maximize the impact of your contribution while potentially reducing your tax liability.

For SVPP, stock donations provide crucial financial support, enabling us to continue our life-saving work of rescuing and caring for animals in need. Plus, it's a convenient and efficient way for you to make a significant difference in the lives of our furry friends! 🐢🐱

Photos from Silicon Valley Pet Project's post 06/06/2024

🐾❀️ Help Us Care for Mac & Cheese! ❀️🐾

Meet Mac & Cheese, two adorable kittens who recently were seen at Blossom Hill Animal Hospital. It's full on Kitten Season and medical care for our rescue kittens is essential, but it can be costly. Your generous donations help us cover expenses for:
πŸ”Ή Vaccinations
πŸ”Ή Spay/Neuter surgeries
πŸ”Ή Medications
πŸ”Ή Regular check-ups

Every donation, big or small, makes a huge difference in the lives of these precious fur babies. With your support, we can ensure Mac, Cheese, and many other kittens get the care they need to grow healthy and strong. πŸ’–

🌟 Donate today be a part of their journey to a better life. 🌟

Thank you for your kindness and generosity! πŸ™


πŸ±πŸ’• Happy Hug Your Cat Day! πŸ’•πŸ±

There's no better way to celebrate than with some extra snuggles! Meet Mac, our adorable adoptable kitten, getting all the love from his amazing foster mom. πŸ₯°
Mac is a playful, affectionate bundle of joy looking for his forever home. πŸ πŸ’–

Want to make every day Hug Your Cat Day? Adopt Mac and experience the joy of having this sweet kitty in your family!

Shout out to Mac's foster parent for caring for this cutie (and brother Cheese). Both will be available for adoption soon!

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Sheeba spent 6 months in the local shelter before she found her foster-to-adopt family, and is she having a wonderful ti...
🌟🐾 June is Foster a Pet Month! 🐾🌟Have you ever thought about fostering a pet? This June, we're highlighting the incredib...
Happy Tails and High Five to Winnie the Cat! This special cat was found in an abandoned building by her foster family, w...
Handsome Arlo recently had his first @svpetproject Dog Day Out adventure! This sweet, toy-loving boy has been at @adopta...
Meet Ace our featured Shelter Dog!
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