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

408-794-PAWS (7297)

Pet Surrender

Surrendering Pets

The San Jose Animal Care Center is currently CLOSED and not accepting owner surrendered pets. We recommend that YOU choose a new owner for your pet by featuring them on-line along with our available shelter pets. It is easy and free

For other surrender options you may also contact

Surrendering Pets for Euthanasia

If your pet is either unhealthy or unfriendly, you may surrender your pet for euthanasia. Please go to our Euthanasia Services page for information about surrendering pets for euthanasia.

Common Pet Problems

Please consider every alternative available to you before giving up your pet. Listed below are the most common reasons people turn in their animals as well as possible solutions.

Reason Remedy

Allergy sufferers also have access to many new products such as air purifiers and medications that were not previously available. The inconvenience of using these products is arguably worth the many rewards of having a loyal pet friend.


This includes chewing, barking, etc. While you may not currently possess the knowledge or skill needed to correct these types of behaviors once they have developed, there are training guidebooks as well as many dog trainers available to help you correct these problems. To find certified training classes, trainers, and behaviorists log onto the following site:


It is difficult to find a place to lease or rent when you have a pet but with some leg work and persistence you can find them!

Soiling or Scratching (Cats)

Cats are sensitive to changes that often occur in a household. It is very frustrating to deal with a cat who suddenly stops using his or her litter box. Here are some useful resources about cat behavior: