Raider – survives Parvo and is ready for a home!


Raider was rescued in early January from SJACC as a 4month old pup. Four days after his rescue he started vomiting and running a fever. Quick work on the rescuers part that she noticed and got him to the Veterinarian quickly where he was diagnosed with Parvo. Given all the medications, Hillary nursed Raider through the Parvo. So thanks to Hillary for her taking in Raider and then her managing him through the Parvo, Raider will soon be ready for his forever home. He is affectionate, active and will make someone a great dog. PAWS for SJACS is happy to have been able to help with his medical needs. If you are interested in adopting Raider, let us know and we can give your info to Hillary.

Megan needs a fresh start!

Megan was rescued from the San Jose Shelter and was in poor shape.  She was in desperate need of surgery to fix a very large Inguinal Hernia, she was in pain and hesitant to be touched, her skin was dry & flaky and her hair was falling out in clumps when you pet her.  Megan has since had her surgery  and has recovered nicely thanks to assistance from the San Jose Shelter and PAWS for SJACS.  Her hair is starting to grow back shinier and her eyes are becoming brighter.  Megan is approximately 5 yrs old and weighs 26lbs.  This sweet girl so desperately wants to be loved but we feel she may not have been treated well in the past so needs an owner who will be kind, patient and willing to work on building up her trust and confidence.  Megan may have spent much of her life crated as she does not enjoy being confined so she would best be suited to a home where someone is home a lot and has the time to devote to her.  Megan loves playing fetch with tennis balls and is very cuddly when she feels secure with you.  She will come and bury her head in your lap seeking affection.Megan

Gentleman Jett gets a new chance at happiness

Gentleman Jett gets a new chance at happiness

Jett is a handsome black Labrador that was hit by a car and came into the San Jose shelter as a stray in October with a badly broken front leg. Since he was not reclaimed by his owner, his only hope was a rescue stepping in to save him. Enter Peace of Mind Dog Rescue, a group based out of Pacific Grove. Part of their mission is to find new loving homes for senior dogs in animal shelters, and at 12 years young, Jett qualifies as senior. When the POMDR volunteer met Jett at the shelter she reported he was a very calm, happy senior dog despite the pain he must have been in due to his broken leg. He required orthopedic surgery to repair his broken leg which included plates and pins. He is recovering well at the vet hospital. The hospital reports that Jett is an excellent canine patient. He is delightful to be around and often just hangs out loose in the treatment area greeting everyone and every dog that passes by. Jett will soon be going to a POMDR foster home to finish his 6-8 week recuperation before all the healing is complete, but he will make a full recovery. Jett will be an excellent family member for any home, making someone a fabulous companion in his golden years as he is so mellow and well behaved. Look for Jett on POMDR’s website, The PAWS for SJACS Medical Fund helped fund Jett’s surgery and it is thanks to your donations that we are able to help such needy animals.

Free Chihuahua Spay/Neuter

Grant Funds Free Chihuahua Spay/Neuter

The San Jose Animal Care and Services and the Humane Society Silicon Valley have received a $200,000 grant from PetSmart Charities.

The grant is being used to fund free Chihuahua Spay and Neuter. Residents who reside in designated zip codes 95111, 95112, 95116, 95122 and 95127 can get their Chihuahuas fixed at no charge.

Combined, the partner shelters plan to use the grant money to spay and neuter approximately 3020 dogs over a 2-year period. Both organizations hope this joint effort will result in a dramatic decline in the number of Chihuahuas they take in each year.

Eligible dogs must be Chihuahuas or Chihuahua mixes under 25 pounds and be between 4 months and 7 years old. They must also reside in the specified zip codes because recent statistics show that the majority of Chihuahuas impounded by the shelters came from those locations.

To make a free surgery appointment contact either of the following shelters:
San Jose Animal Care and Services: or (408) 794-7201
Humane Society Silicon Valley: (408) 262-2133 x380