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Congrats to Ruben and Maritza!

Jan 21, 2022 |

2022 is Valley Animal Center’s 30th year in operation. That’s three decades of saving animal lives!  In this new year, Valley Animal Center is preparing for the next wave of growth to ensure better service and care towards our community, customers, and animals. To make 2022 a year of growth and success, Ruben Cantu and Maritza Lopez, formerly known as the Dog Care Supervisor and Cat Care Supervisor, have been promoted to the new positions…

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Dog Walking Tips

Jan 21, 2022 |

  Walking your dog is a great way to get them outdoors and help them stay active. Being able to walk your dog safely is also important if you want to take them out on outings or in public. However, sometimes walking your dog isn’t as easy as putting on their leash and heading out, especially if you are still training your dog how to walk on leash. Your dog may pull, or they may…

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Unchain A Dog

Jan 7, 2022 |

  In the state of California, it is illegal to tie your dog to any stationary object for more than a 3-hour period within 24 hours. There are physical and mental health consequences to dogs being chained/tethered. Here are just a few: Increased aggression. Tethered dogs can become increasingly territorial and exhibit possessive/aggressive behavior toward those who come into the little space they can occupy. Even if the chain/leash tethering the dog is lengthy, the…

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Allow Valley Animal Center to be a part of your legacy

Dec 30, 2021 |

Become a Legacy Member of Valley Animal Center If after providing for the needs of your loved ones, you have estate(s) or assets you would like to gift Valley Animal Center, we thank you immensely for your generosity and kindness in wanting to make an impact on an organization you believe in and support. Valley Animal Center offers Charitable Gifting Options that allow you to continue to support our no-kill shelter, which is dedicated to…

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Ways to Show Your Cat Even More Love

Dec 26, 2021 |

Cats can bring us so much joy in life. From the comfort of being a companion animal to when your cat allows you to snuggle with them, there are just so many things our cats give us. To repay our furry felines for all the love they give us, here are a few things you can do to show your cats even more love than you already do! Take your cat to the vet! Vet…

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Perfect Christmas Gifts for the Pet Owners in Your Life!

Dec 9, 2021 |

As Christmas is fast-approaching, have you purchased gifts yet for the pet owners in your life? If not, don’t worry! After asking some of our Valley Animal Center staff members what they would appreciate this Christmas under the tree, we’ve compiled a list of awesome things you can gift to that special someone in your life and their furry family member!    Treats! It seems like you can never go wrong with treats! Almost all…

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Senior Pet Care

Nov 11, 2021 |

As our furry family members get older, it’s time to start considering how age will soon start impacting them. On average, a cat or dog is considered a senior once they reach the seven year mark. What does this mean for you as a responsible pet owner? Here are a few things for you to consider: Vet visits become more important.  As your pet gets older, regular visits to your trusted vet are one of…

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An Interview with our Dog Trainer in the Making!

Oct 13, 2021 |

What made you think about going into dog training? Many people who know me know my passion has always been with dogs. I grew up owning dogs and worked at shelters for many years. There are many reasons I decided to become a dog trainer, but these are my two main reasons: 1)  KING! King was my beautiful Pitty baby that I adopted from Valley Animal Center. He was a sweet dog to humans, but…

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Illegally Dumping an Animal Does NOT Need to be the Choice You Make.

Oct 13, 2021 |

In these past few weeks, we’ve had several incidents of illegal dumping. Injured and non-injured kittens and cats have been left at our front doors or at our gates when we are closed. We are grateful that our community sees us as a place of resource and kindness but we beseech you to please understand that these illegal acts of dumping puts heavy strain on our adoption centers, specifically our cat adoption center, and our…

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Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Sep 18, 2021 |

What makes a dog owner a responsible dog owner? In celebration of Responsible Dog Ownership day, we’ve compiled quotes from some of our staff about how they uphold responsibility as a dog owner. Do you do some of these same things?   I spay/neuter my dog(s). “One thing I view is a responsibility for all of my dogs is have them spayed/neutered.” – Ruben, Dog Care Supervisor Spaying/neutering your dog can be beneficial to your…

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