Tumbleweed’s Makeover

Melrose’s Eye-Opening Makeover

Watch her makeover… Poor Melrose was so matted when she came to the shelter that she couldn’t even see. Her eyes were completely matted shut. It was no wonder she was disoriented and terrified. Our veterinary team was able to trim the hair around her eyes to let her see, which quickly put her at ease. Read More …

Lizzie’s Makeover – Dreadlock Dog Gets Groomed

Lizzie the dreadlock dog had heads turning as she walked around the San Jose animal shelter. There was no question that Lizzie had not been receiving the care she needed. While we were not quite sure what breed Lizzie was when she came in, we knew that her breed was one that required regular grooming to prevent painful Read More …

Shelter Dog with Severely Matted Hair Gets Astonishing Makeover

When Silky entered the San Jose Animal Care Center – an open-admission animal shelter that takes in ~17,000 animals per year – her name was not fitting given her condition. Silky’s hair was severely matted and also covered in foxtails and other debris. She could barely walk. Fortunately, the shelter’s veterinary staff provided her with a much-needed Read More …

The Best of 2014

My first year at the City of San Jose Animal Care Center (SJACC) has been quite a big year for me. I’ve done more in my first year than I ever dreamed of and I cannot wait for what awaits us in 2015. Not only did we increase the annual percentage of animals we saved Read More …

Neglected Dog Receives Loving Care at San Jose Shelter – Mass Removal and Grooming

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,000 Take one look at this 3 year old neglected dog and you may wonder how we ever decided he was a Poodle mix. His coat was so overcome with mats from not being groomed that he moved as if it was burdensome, perhaps even painful. Yet Read More …