Companion Animal Rescue Effort


Address:2045 Woodard Road
San Jose, CA 95124
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Every Saturday, 1pm - 4pm, at the CARE Adoption Center

Phone:(408) 227-2273

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C.A.R.E. (Companion Animal Rescue Effort) is dedicated to adopting out displaced dogs & puppies to permanent, loving homes.

Located in Santa Clara County of the San Francisco Bay Area and serving San Jose, Santa Clara, Campbell, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Mountain View, and beyond

CARE's mission is to find good, permanent homes for dogs and puppies that were abandoned, relinquished, or found and never reclaimed. CARE will provide temporary shelter, food, love, and medical care to these foster pets until they are placed. In order to promote the reduction of pet overpopulation and euthanasia, CARE spays or neuters all of its foster pets. Our purpose is to educate the public on pet ownership and responsibility.

Founded in 1987, the Companion Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) is a nonprofit, all volunteer, animal rescue organization based in Santa Clara County. We accept owner-relinquished, abandoned, abused, or otherwise-neglected puppies and dogs that would otherwise face uncertain futures. These once homeless animals are taken into our volunteer foster homes where they receive quality nutrition, medical attention, and lots of love and warmth until placed into quality, pre-screened, permanent homes through our adoption center located at 4190 Piper Drive in San Jose.

Because CARE is a "no-kill" animal rescue organization, our animals (barring severe illness) remain in foster care until adopted into quality, loving homes, regardless how long this may take. This long-term care can lead to further expenses over and above the animal's initial expenses.

Since CARE is a non-profit organization that does not receive local or federal funding, we depend on fundraisers along with support from our community to keep us operational. CARE is committed not only to saving the lives of homeless animals but to public education. It is our belief that with knowledge about responsible pet guardianship (in all its forms), we can curb and eventually end, the suffering of neglected animals and the tragedy of pet overpopulation which last year alone resulted in over 13 million pets euthanized in our nation's animal shelters every year.

Other community services provided by CARE include: referrals to low- and no-cost spay/neuter services, grooming referrals, referrals to dog training and behavior classes, informational booths and displays at local community fairs, networking with other rescue groups, shelters, and humane societies and publishing our annual CARE newsletter for our members and adopters.

Adoption Fees

Fees vary. Please contact us directly for details.