VVAPL Blog

Beat Back to School Pet Blues

It’s the time of year parents are doing their happy dance as their kiddies head back to school. Pets, on the other hand, can have a hard time adjusting to the long hours alone resulting in depression and undesirable behavior like barking, howling, whining, accidents and chewing things up.

Read More

August 17TH Is National Black Cat Appreciation Day

Let’s celebrate felines, particularly gorgeous black felines. Some may say they’re bad luck. Some may say they’re hard to adopt out. Some may even say they’re evil. But we say down with the naysayers. Let’s celebrate our beautiful black kitties by learning a few fun

Read More

Doggie Days at CSUSB

VVAPL Humane Society was invited by California State University San Bernardino’s Delta Sigma Phi to participate in Doggie Days. They wanted to help the students de-stress before June finals week, so VVAPL took five adorable chihuahuas for students to pet away their stress. Many students

Read More

SWG Fuel For Life Supports VVAPL

Southwest Gas encourages a culture of giving, and their employees have a long and proud history of making a meaningful difference in the communities they serve. Through their employee charitable giving program - Fuel For Life - employees have the opportunity to support local nonprofits through

Read More

Summer Safety For Your Pets

S ummer is fun in the sun, but it can spell disaster for pets without proper planning. Here’s some tips to keep the FUN in your pet’s summer. HEAT Pets are susceptible to heatstroke if they get too hot. Some warning signs of heatstroke are excessive panting, difficulty breathing,

Read More

The Fun Starts at the San Bernardino County Fair Adoptions

For the 4th year, VVAPL Humane Society went to the San Bernardino County Fair with cute canines looking for homes. Families adopted at the fair for many reasons. Some families were repeat adopters. Some families came for specific dogs they saw on Facebook. Some families happened upon us in the

Read More

VVAPL Recognizes Top Volunteers for 2017

Ca ruth as their top Volunteers for 2017. They were recently honored at the City of Hesperia Volunteer Network’s 6th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. This year Emily Caruth was also awarded the 2017 Volunteer of the Year by the Hesperia Volunteer Network for her dedication and commitment

Read More

Pet Safety on the Fourth of July

T he busiest holiday for animal shelters, and not in a good way, is the Fourth of July. More pets run away on this holiday than any other day of the year. The loud whizzes, bangs and flashes of exploding fireworks can terrify pets to the point of panic causing irrational behavior, such as jumping

Read More

Students Celebrate Animal Awareness Month

For the fourth year, Baldy Mesa Elementary School in Phelan celebrated Animal Awareness Month with a donation drive for VVAPL Humane Society. The school kicked off their event with a student rally featuring VVAPL Humane Society Ambassador Dog Millie. Donation drive coordinator, second grade teacher

Read More

Kitten Season Is Here

They’re cute. They’re cuddly, and oh so sweet. Who doesn’t like watching playful kittens running around, jumping on each other and going after anything that moves. Unfortunately, too much of a good thing, even sweet, snuggly kittens, can be a disaster. It’s kitten season. The

Read More