Updates on City of San José Services and/or Operations . (more information)


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San José Animal Care Center
2750 Monterey Rd.
San Jose, CA 95111

408-794-PAWS (7297)

Adopt a Special Needs Pet

You must come to the shelter to adopt a special needs pet.

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*Due to COVID-19 the shelter is currently CLOSED.  If you are interested in adopting a specific animal please e-mail    Thank you!

view special needs pets and adopt at the shelter

Browse Special Needs Dogs and Special Needs Cats

These pets have medical or behavioral requirements - click on their photo to get more detail. If you're interested in adopting a special needs pet come to the shelter or e-mail  Please include the ID# (starts with A) of the special needs pet you are interested in and a phone number for our staff to contact you.