Our Mission

Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP) is dedicated to animal rescue by involving the community in new ways to help save the lives of homeless cats and dogs.

Our vision is to inspire and involve communities, organizations, and individuals in SVPP's life-saving work.

Our Organization

Silicon Valley Pet Project was founded in November of 2014 and is a San Jose-based organization. Inspired by the innovative spirit of Silicon Valley, our goal was to create a professional, sustainable animal welfare organization that celebrates rescue pets.

Our organization is structured into dedicated teams focused on rescue operations, foster parent support, marketing, and communications, volunteer management, development, administration, and more.

We embrace teamwork, professionalism, and flexibility in our organization, all with the goal of helping more animals in our community. We are proud to be the first San Jose based network partner of Best Friends Animal Society.

SVPP strives to make the experience of volunteering, fostering, adopting, and/or donating to our organization rewarding, educational, supportive, and community-focused. We are an animal welfare organization that is first and foremost a people organization. We could not do what we do without every person who volunteers, fosters, adopts, or donates to SVPP. Check out our Newsletters for more information about SVPP's work over the years. 

Our Pets

SVPP rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes both cats and dog of all breeds, as well as senior and special-needs pets, that are at risk of euthanasia. These animals may need significant medical or behavioral care. We value our partnership with the San Jose Animal Care Center (SJACC), Silicon Valley's largest municipal animal shelter, Tricity Animal Shelter in Fremont, and County of Santa Clara Animal Services and work closely with them on special-needs cases.

As we have no central facility, rescued pets are fostered and nurtured in volunteers' homes in the Bay Area. 

While a significant portion of our time and resources goes to assessing, rehabilitating, and rehoming these at-risk animals, we are also focused on bringing awareness to the plight of homeless animals in Silicon Valley and providing guidance to the community on how they can help.


Shelter Animals Count | The National Database Project


Shelter Animals Count | The National Database Project

SVPP Statistics


Our Funding

SVPP's life-saving work is fully funded through donations, grants and partnerships with other local organizations. With your generous support, we will continue to make a significant impact for homeless pets in our community. 

SVPP is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's Fund, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.

Pet Awareness and Welfare Society for San Jose Animal Care and Services, and San Jose Animal Care Center provide funding for specific animals who require medical treatment.

SVPP has also been the recipient of grant funding from many generous organizations including:

  • The San Jose Women's Club
  • Farrington Historical Foundation
  • Charitable Fund For Dogs In Need
  • Grey Muzzle
  • Petco Foundation 

We are grateful to all of our supporters who make it possible to do the life-saving work we do.