In an effort to lower the rate of euthanasia here in our region, we first and foremost take in animals from animal control that have run out of time to be adopted.
Depending on the available space in our shelter, which fluctuates on a daily basis, we are able to open spots for people to surrender their pets to us. Each animal needing to be relinquished to our shelter will need to go under a health and behavior assessment performed by our Shelter Manager. The assessments are by appointment only, and help determine your required owner surrendering fee. Each surrendering fee is based on the age, condition, and adoptability of each animal, as determined by our Shelter Manager during the assessment.
To check on available space and set up a behavior and health assessment appointment please contact our Adoption Center staff:
Cat Adoption Center: (559) 233-8554
Dog Adoption Center: (559) 233-8717
Our staff is happy to assist you with any information or resources that will help you keep your pet. We have plenty of knowledge to share regarding:
- Proper animal socialization
- Behavior and training
- Litter box issues
- Pet allergies
- Kids and pets
- What to do if you are expecting a baby
- Pet friendly apartments that accept pets of all shapes and sizes
- Basic, low-cost veterinary services
Our ultimate goal is to ensure the best future for you as well as your pet. We want to ensure we are able to offer advice that helps you keep your promise to your pet in giving them a happy, healthy, life-long home.
If our shelter is currently at capacity and you are unable to work on a solution for your situation, Valley Animal Center also has a list of additional shelters/rescues that may be able to assist you.