Program and Services


WE TAKE THEM ALL — almost 4,000 beating hearts each year. We are the County of Santa Clara Animal Services Center, an open-intake shelter that accepts every stray and abandoned animal in our service area, from Stanford to Gilroy. We take in homeless pets and reunite them with their families. We facilitate adoptions and engage volunteers who share our mission. We care for the sick and injured and reduce pet overpopulation through affordable spay and neuter services. We investigate complaints, cruelty, and neglect. We rescue livestock in-need and assist with injured wildlife. We serve people and animals in a disaster. We partner to save animal lives, enriching human lives in the process. Four-legged, feathered, hooved, horned — we take them all, proudly standing as a “no-kill” shelter since 2013. And we do it from a modest, outdated, undersized facility in San Martin. We do it with dedication, compassion, optimism — and the support of people like you. 


Recognizing that our 70-year-old building cannot serve our growing human-animal community, we have just completed our new home – a spacious, light-filled, animal-centric, community-friendly place for us — opening early 2021. This new building is a game-changer and is one of the most advanced public animal care facilities in the country— expanding our footprint, supporting modern shelter standards designed to keep animals happy and healthy, creating a better environment and a better experience for adopters, volunteers, staff, and visitors. 

Learn more about our new home by visiting us at Our services and programs are available below.


The County of Santa Clara Animal Services is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's Fund®, helping to achieve a no-kill nation. #ThanksToMaddie


Address: 12370 Murphy Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046
Main Phone: (408)686-3900
Fax: (408) 683-2776
Email: [email protected]

Hours: Monday - Friday 12:00 PM to 6:00PM
Saturday - Sunday 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Closed on County Holidays

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