Adopt an Animal at the New Animal Services Center in San Martin

The new Animal Services Center of Santa Clara County is opening up and has animals ready to be adopted. The new 37,000 square foot facility is hosting a virtual grand opening on Friday, February 19th.  This state of the art building supports modern shelter standards designed to keep animals happy and healthy. The new facility has space for all animals large and small, as well as advanced veterinary care.  Learn more about this amazing new space and opportunities for adopting.

If you're a pet owner or considering adopting an animal, the Santa Clara County Library can help.  We have books, DVD's, and online classes that will help you select, train, and care for your new family member.  Four-legged, furred, feathered, hooved, or horned - we have the resources to help you out.

Online classes from Universal Class:

Dog Grooming 101

How to Care for House Pets

Dog Psychology 101

Dog & Cat First Aid, Care, & Maintenance

Dog Training 101

Advanced Dog Training 

Check out these great books on dogs

What to Expect When Adopting A Dog

Dog Care

Canine Good Citizen

For more online dog resources at the library check here.

For more books on dog training check here

Check out these great books on cats:

Your Cat

The Trainable Cat

Decoding your Cat

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Living With your Cat

Check out these great books on other pets:  

The Illustrated Practical Guide to Small Pets & Pet Care

A Complete Practical Guide to Caged & Aviary Birds

What Reptile?

For more books on pets of all types check here