See Also: Bear River Animal Hospital
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271 2750 Monterey RdSan Jose, CA 95111 (408) 794-7297 Yesterday, I adopted a 3 year old boxer/pitbull mix by the name of Cleo. The overall adoption process was very straightforward, took less than two hours for me to take my new dog home. A few applications to fill out , a meeting with a counselor, a meet and greet with my potential dog, and that was it. As far as Cleo, she is amazing! Very sweet, friendly, and well mannered.
She is doing awesome with my family and little kids. I couldn't have asked for a better addition to my family. Thank you! I haven't been back here since we adopted Chanel, our black chihuahua mix, 4 years ago. And not much has changed. Still super slow service and confusing directions. Don't even attempt calling them. Email is the best way to contact the staff for any questions that you might have.
Today I came because there was a lost dog, found under the shade of my car, which was parked at home. He is a black pit-bull (not sure mix), not neutered, super friendly. I had to bring him in because I already have 4 dogs and there is a canine influenza going around. I came to the shelter and it was very clear that the shelter is experiencing a widespread dog flu! So DO NOT BRING YOUR PET INSIDE THE SHELTER! All the visitation areas are closed off, open to only staff and medical personnel.
This stuff is super contagious, not to humans though. Also, if you're turning in a lost dog like me today, RING THE BLUE BELL AT THE DOOR LOCATED LEFT OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE. Don't go to the front door, grab a number and waited almost 2 hours like I did. That line is for adoption... hopefully the pit-bull will soon reunite with his parents... This is the second time calling in the past few years about a wild animal.
Both times spoke to a woman with a horrible attitude. She finally hung up on me before I could ask a final question. Called today because the past two days a baby possum climbed up on my deck near the for to the house in the middle of the day. Possum is small like 4- 5 inch body.. movie g slow so did not scare away.. got it to leave with the hose. After the third time I had enough. Concerned for the safety of my family getting bit or cats as week.
I easily captured into a box and this morning called And talked to the wonderfully rude lady. She told me they would not come get get it. And told me I should leave it alone. Excuse me, this is my house. And she went on without allowing interruption telling me about wild animals. Then hung up before I could ask a final question. Of would they take it if I brought it in. People like that should not have jobs working with the public.
And she is paid with my tax dollars. What a joke IM SORRY BUT I CALL BULLSHIT! Dont sugar coat the front desk! because all the reviews are true!!!! They are RUDE,MEAN and have no HEART!!!!! I came in today and I have been rescuing animals for 23 years and they would rather put down three cats then give them to me!!! It clearly states on there wall that if you surrender a cat that you can come the next day and pick it up for 20 dollars! they wanted to charge me 162.
00 for to cats that have only been there less than 8 hours that my daughter surrendered because of her room mate that attached her and busted her eardrum! and she new she couldnt take care of the cats! so I went to go get them out of Jail and this is what they wanted to charge me!!! Who rescues Cats and Dogs REALLY!!! SHARON KARMA IS A BITCH!!!!! I brought my wife and the children in to adopt a dog several weeks ago.
We found a beautiful female that we decided to open or home to. After spending some time with her, the counselor approved our adoption, but told us she had some minor medical issues that had to be taken care of before we could bring her home. When I emailed the address they gave me, they told me it was the wrong department. I asked who to contact, and got no response. When I called back, they brusquely told me she was given to a rescue service.
No apology, nothing. I then had to contact the rescue service, who told me we had to start the adoption process all over again and pay more than triple the price to adopt her. We couldn't afford that. Very disappointed in the shelter for giving away our dog. Still 110% satisfied with my doggo ;) This update is for the incredible volunteers and staff at SJACS who took care of Dō-Dō during his stay--he is doing great! I've attached a pic of him snoring on my bed, and one of us on Graduation Day from his first obedience class :) On December 20, 2017 my mother & I had to make the painstaking decision to have our sick & elderly long haired chihuahua euthanized.
The shelter was temporarily closed from 1-3 pm that day however we arrived around 2:30 pm & returned at 3 pm to find a long line of people waiting at the doors in a line formation. I got out of the car w/ my boyfriend & our longtime loyal pet Mocha Rose. By the time Imy mother had parked the car I was already in the process of being assisted and we were granted access to another door entrance & into a room where there was the most kind, conpassionate gentleman employee who had noticed the severity & sensitivity of our dogs health conditon (Mocha was experiencing strokes all of the night before) and we had just visited her vet 2 days previous).
The gentleman who helped us was extremely calm, sensitive , & caring. He took the time to answer all of our concerns & questions without losing his caring manner. I wish I could remember his name but I do remember he had long black hair pulled back into a low manly ponytail. Once all of the proper paperwork was processed & our identity as owners of the pet was verified , another employee came from the back & was equally as calm & compassionate ( middle-aged woman with bright red dyed hair).
We were told she was the one who would be euthanizing our beloved pet Mocha Rose. She allowed us to pass her Mocha Rose in the blanket we had brought especially for this life changing event & in exchange she gave us the peace of mind that our pet of 14 yrs would be treated tenderly. I just want to commend these employees & let them know how much I truly appreciate their Sincere Kindness during such a difficult time in our lives.
Thank You For Your Courteous, Professional Assistance! My family adopted our dog and they had a great deal on her. It was $15 for everything such as neuter and spade. We also got our cat here about 8 years ago and we absolutely love them both. On my profile picture there is a Siberian husky, a white german shepherd, and a short hair domestic cat. We adopted the Siberian husky and the short hair domestic hat.
The shelter has great deals on the seat and neuter for pets too. They also have gr es t animals and will always make sure you're happy. Even though I have pets already, I would go to the animal shelter once in a while to check around for fun for my love of animals and my passion for being a veterinarian. I am thinking of volunteering here in the summer just for practice with animals for my dream career and us hoping they would mature children to volunteer.
I would recommend this place to adopt animals including dogs, cats, and bunnies! I have mixed feelings about this shelter now. First of all, two stray kittens that we went through a LOT of trouble to catch with the help of an experienced cat trapper have been dumped BACK into our yard! I was mad at first since NO ONE told either my husband or I that this would happen. We hosted these two kittens in our office for weeks and then went through hell to catch them as they are feral.
We were hoping that they would be adopted at this shelter. Well, apparently they don't keep some animals for long. I'm not sure how things work, but most shelters have all these rules depending on what city you live in. The Milpitas shelter for example won't accept animals from anyone without a Sunnyvale d.l. That makes no sense. It's Milpitas. Also, the people there were the ONLY people who ever answered the phone.
We had no luck finding anyone to adopt them, and the smell of cat litter got to be to much for us. We couldn't take care of them forever. I don't get why they couldn't have told us that they spay/neuter wild cats, then release them back into the wild. We could've tried dropping them off at another place that would put them up for adoption. I only gave them two stars since they did neuter/spay the kittens at no charge.
Both kittens are healthy and were there for less than a week. I was shocked when I saw them in our yard again. I thought I was going crazy at first. I took a closer look at them and then saw that it was them for sure. I left out some food for them in the same spot and them came and ate the food like always. Great, I don't know what the hell to do now! If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.
The guy who helped me out has a bad leg and he said he can't really take time off work to often. He already has 14 stray cats he cares for. He helped trap the mother and three of their siblings and they were all adopted by nice people by sheer luck. Not so sure if 4 month old feral kittens can ever be adopted now. ADOPT don't SHOP! I adopted my 2 fury friends, Casey and Peeta, from San Jose Animal Center and so happy I did.
I came across a friendly dog in a kennel hoping to be adopted. On her kennel was all the information that I needed to determine when she came in, where she came from and what she needed in terms of a home. Through the paperwork and staff I found out they had been working with her due to her special needs. I appreciated their transparency and regard for the public. Not just anyone could take her in so I'm glad they weren't afraid to make that clear.
I also appreciated that SJACC did not give up Casey. She was at the shelter for over 4 months but they never stopped caring for and specializing her. They even went as far as to offer and provide free classes with their animal behaviorist so that I knew how to deal and react appropriately to her special needs. He even gave me tips for when the baby arrived. She has been such a wonderful asset to the household all thanks to SJACC's hardwork and dedication.
I paid my $65 fee, was given a free bag of food, leash, and sent on my merry way. It was overall a great experience I would do all over again. I also adopted a kitten who was named Peeta. We cane across him while taking Casey for a wash at Pet Food Express. We found out it was kitten season so the shelter was desperate to adopy them out. While at Pet Food Express I filled out an application, was approved by a staff member, and was able to take him home immediately.
The best part was I had no fees...he was free. When we lost Peeta at some point I lost hope that we'd find him. One morning, we got a phone call from SJACC letting us know he'd been found in our neighborhood and surrendered. They called us 20 minutes within being surrendered and before opening to the public. This was all thanks to the chip they placed on him and encouraged us to register. We picked him up immediately and were informed they gave him his last set of vaccines at no cost.
How wonderful of them. We get new White cat here during Thanksgiving week. New cat is 2 years old and at PetSmart location. Very lovely cat and the adoption center at PetSmart is very good in talking care of him. However, the waiting time for paperwork is more than 2 hours at PetSmart had to called SJ animal to approve. The staff try their hardest but everything still moves super slow... However they're nice and our cat was spayed/microchipped/vaccinated for free because we were in the zip codes that allowed it.
They don't really have a large selection of dogs though but of course that should be considered a good thing as all those babies are getting adopted!! Keep it up SJACC. This place is horrible! Came here twice to try and drop off a stray. I say try. 2nd time i came..it was dark..no lights outside...it saw 3 people inside chatting away so I rang the bell. They dispersed like roaches! No one came to the front!NO ONE! I waited over 30 minutes! Rang the bell 2 more times.
.banged on the door. I saw them moving around in the back prolly doing their best to avoid actually helping people. I would never come back here nor would I ever recommend this place to anyone! It's bad enuff you have to stand in the front with an over flow of horrid smelling trash but to just ignore someone with an obvious animal in need..this place is -0- in the service area. Horrible front desk service.
That's all I have to say. Just glad animals have shelter to go to. We took in a stay we had I our neighborhood to be checked, with the provision that we wanted to adopt her. The staff is friendly, as are the volunteers... though admittedly I think they could use more, especially on the weekends. But we had a good experience however and we appreciate all they did for us. I've recently been here to turn in some stray cats that live in my neighborhood.
San Jose Animal Center will spay and neuter them and try to get them adopted, if they are not adoptable then they will release them back in the same location where they were first caught. They use to euthanize stray cats if not adoptable, but they have changed that policy. The center will accept stray cats 7 days a week from 7 am to 9 pm. Here is a link to their website: http://www.sanjoseanimals.
com/ Contact Info: San Jose Animal Care Center 2750 Monterey Road San Jose, CA 95111 Ph: (408) 794-PAWS Shelter Hours Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays I brought in a feral cat to get spayed and everything went very smoothly. Drop off was quick and pickup was even faster. I had thought there would be a charge for this - spaying. flea treatment, shots and microchipping.
.., but there was no cost at all. I have the kittens of this mother cat to trap and get fixed so I will be visiting them again soon... and afterwards I am making a donation for this wonderful service Not my favorite place since I went there last to surrender my dog's body after she passed but they get a 5 stars from me since they were very empathic and informative. It's a separate door to the left of the main entrance.
You ring the bell and wait for a few minutes for a rep to greet you. They can bury your pet for free at a pet cemetery if s/he is licensed with the city. If not, it's $30. Cremation services is $200. They also offer 3rd party autopsy reports for unknown deaths. I couldn't thank the gentleman enough; my gratitude is beyond words of appreciation and donations. Adopted a cat here last week and it was a smooth process.
The employees were great. Ben was with my cousin and I for social time with the cat. He was informative and very friendly. There was also a sweet volunteer with the cats who was also helpful. Although they were busy everyone working and volunteering there were super helpful and efficient. During our time there (about an hour) there were three separate incidents with barking pit bulls in the common area where everyone is.
That was frightening, awkward, and unpleasant. This is not the staffs fault. Having dog owners bring their dogs wearing muzzles could help prevent casualties. This place eventually called me back, took about two months. But once we got an email about our appointment we were able to get in within the next two weeks. The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. Great service that they provide.