Animal Shelters and Rescue Organizations
If you’ve exhausted all other possibilities, local shelters will often, but not always, take in animals owned by residences of the cities that they serve. There is occasionally a fee to surrender an animal to a municipal shelter. Remember, cats and dogs surrendered to a shelter do not have the benefit of an advocate, and often become stressed and shut down. This makes it more difficult for potential adopters to see their true temperaments. That said, sometimes that is the only option.
The shelters in the South San Francisco Bay Area work very hard towards being designated as no-kill shelters. They will not euthanize healthy, social animals. Cats and dogs are adopted by loving owners every day from these shelters.
San Francisco South Bay Shelters with cities served
- San José
- Los Gatos
- Mountain View
- Santa Clara
- Monte Sereno
- Unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County