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Guest Post from HSSV: Humane Society Silicon Valley Helps Bay Area Shelter Animals Find Homes

Uploaded: Jan 15, 2015
If a loving cat or playful dog is part of your vision for a perfect 2015, check out some of Humane Society Silicon Valley's adoptable animals below or at!

To adopt any of the animals featured in this article, please visit Humane Society Silicon Valley's Animal Community Center in Milpitas and its three Neighborhood Adoption Centers: Mountain View Neighborhood Adoption Center in PetSmart, West San Jose's Adoption Center in Petco, and Sunnyvale Neighborhood Adoption Center in PetSmart.

If you're inspired to give a shelter animal (or two!) a new home this new year, look no farther than Humane Society Silicon Valley.


Hi my name is Alejandro. I am a pint-sized lover, all 4 pounds of me!! I am guaranteed to warm your heart and keep you entertained for hours! I have excellent house manners, sleep through the night, and am crate and house trained!! I ride well in the car, walk great on leash, and am a great office dog. I am currently in a foster home where I am waiting for my perfect family to take me home!!


Hi there, I'm Nibbler. I am a big boy kitty looking for my forever home and family. I might seem a little shy when you first meet me, but as soon as you pet me you will see that I warm up in no time. I just can't get enough pets on my head, neck, back, belly...actually I like to be pet pretty much all over! I also like to play and will show you how quick I can move for such a big guy if you bring out a wand toy!


Hi, my name is Buster. I am an adorable little guy who wants nothing more than to be held! If I could be in someone's lap all day, I would be ecstatic! I only weigh 4.6 pounds and am very easy to carry around and take everywhere! If you want a purse dog, lap warmer, or an easygoing office companion, I'm your man!


Hi there, I'm Armani. I just flew into the humane society and man are my paws tired! Two things you should know about me are I'm a big boy who needs regular brushing and will purr non-stop in your arms when held. I'm ready to find my new family, so come down, see me, and ask my Adoption Counselor friends to meet me.


Hi there! I am Wendy, a sweet and loveable girl. I love to play, walk, and snuggle. So if you have room in your heart and home for a wonderful canine companion, ask to meet me today!


Hello, I'm Bubbles. I'm a beautiful 7-year-old girl who is looking for a forever loving home. Some very nice people found me outside in Sunnyvale and brought me to HSSV. I needed a lot of TLC when they found me. While I've been here my adoption counselors have learned that I love to play with wand toys. They make me turn into a kitten again. I also don't mind gentle pets and a short brushing session. I also don't mind other cats as long as they are more on the relaxed side.

Tiger Lily

Hi, I have lived in a home with other dogs before. I love large or small dogs. I would love to have another friendly and tolerant canine companion because sometimes I do get very excited, and I will forget some of my manners. I have an abundance of energy and would love to find a family who can keep up with me. I do get pretty frustrated when I am on a leash and that I see another dog because I want to get to the dog. I would love for a family to help me overcome this frustration. If you have children aged late elementary and older, I would love to meet them. I might like them.


Hi! I'm new here. Everyone's still getting to know me. Once they do, you'll get to learn all kinds of information about me.


Hi there! I am Spike, a scruffy looking guy who can't wait for my pup makeover, complete with my forever family! I walk ever so politely on leash. I enjoy yummy treats. And I enjoy receiving chest scratches. I am currently sharing a foster home with another dog that I am having a blast with. I am much more confident when I am around a confident dog, so am seeking a home that already has a dog to teach me the ropes help me feel brave!!! I can tend to be a bit shy when first meeting new people. So if you are looking for a dog with lots of pooch potential, contact my social secretary Casaundra


Cleo's the name, lounging's my game. I may have eaten one too many treats in my past, but that just means there's a lot more of me to love! I am simply bursting at the seams with love to give -- head butts, cheek rubs, maybe even a purr or two if you're lucky! I'm looking for my one true love, someone who can motivate me to shed these extra few pounds, but who won't mind taking a break to cuddle on the couch every once in awhile. I adore my humans so much that the thought of sharing them with other felines is completely out of the question. I mean, why would I want you to pay attention to anyone other than me? I need to know we are exclusive. I don't think that's too much to ask, do you? Wonderful! Then what's stopping you from coming down for a first date? I promise I'll make it worth your while, sweetheart.
What is it worth to you?


Posted by Nora Charles, a resident of Stanford,
on Jun 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm

I wish I could adopt them all. May they find wonderful forever homes.

And I think their "talking" is pretty damn cute. Marketing is important. A wise guy dog or sophisticated cat might catch a human's attention and find a home. I remember recently when a shelter dog's bad qualities were used as selling points. Brilliant! Anything to find them homes.

Posted by Ferd, a resident of Community Center,
on Nov 11, 2015 at 6:48 am

They are adorable!

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