Basementeer Spotlight: Silicon Valley Pet Project
ABOUT SILICON VALLEY PET PROJECTSilicon Valley Pet Project is a non-profit animal rescue organization founded in November of 2014. Their goal is give homeless shelter pets the second chance — plus the love and forever family — they deserve.
They rescue, rehabilitate and rehome kittens and cats, puppies and dogs of all breeds, as well as senior and special-needs pets that are at risk. These animals may need medical or behavioral care which they provide, thanks to the amazing generosity of their donors, partners, vets, and foster families. They partner with the San Jose Animal Care Center and Tri-City Animal Shelter in Fremont and work closely with them on special-needs cases.
THE PET PROJECT MODELSilicon Valley Pet Project believes the best shelter system is a compassionate community. When they rescue a pet, that pet goes straight into foster care — not into a cage. They provide our fosters with all of the supplies and support they need in order to have a great fostering experience. As part of supporting the community and their work, they opened Pup Plaza in late 2017. Pup Plaza is our animal community center where, until COVID struck, they hosted activities like adoption events, education, training, and shelter dog day out, an innovative program that allows shelter dogs to have a day of play and love, fresh air and respite from the facility. As California begins to open up, they will begin to welcome our neighbors, fosters and volunteers back to Pup Plaza.
HOW YOU CAN BECOME INVOLVEDWe are always expanding our foster network! More engaged and loving fosters means we can rescue and rehome more homeless pets. The need is especially great right now for large dog fosters — oh, and kittens, too. The height of kitten season is upon us now!
Our large dog fosters need a little more space and our doting kitten fosters need a little more time. You can learn more about our fostering program here. Donations are always welcomed, too!