VVAPL Blog

Successful PetSmart Adoption Weekend

The first PetSmart Adoption Weekend of the year was a complete success! We took 28 dogs and all were adopted. Thank you adopters for opening your hearts and homes to these sweet dogs. We will be at the next event in May with more great dogs in need of homes.

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March Is Microchip Madness Month

MARCH IS MICROCHIP MADNESS MONTH It’s estimated only 5 to 8 percent of pets have microchips, so VVAPL is encouraging pet parents to act during MARCH MICROCHIP MADNESS. During the entire month, the humane society is microchipping pets for only $10, which includes implanting the chip and

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Pieology Helps The Animals At VVAPL

Last month the new Pieology in Victorville had a fundraiser for VVAPL. All proceeds went to help the animals at the shelter. It was very successful, a lot of people in the community came out to support our shelter. Also, four dogs that were brought to the event found homes. Thank you Pieology for

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National Pet Dental Health Month

February is celebrated as Pet Dental Health Month to give accent to the importance of dental health for our pets. It is sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as a subtle reminder to keep an eye on Fido’s and Fluffy’s teeth. While this reminder holiday is

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Got Dogs Get Training

Free Dog Training - Get 1 free dog training session with an adoption. (Assigned at the time of adoption) Training will be at the shelter on Saturdays at 11:00 am with professional dog trainer Kevin Kinzer. Additional training available. 6 week course with adoption is $100.00, without adoption is

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Bear Den Pack 464 visits VVAPL

Bear Den Pack 464 stopped by VVAPL to work on a badge. They took a tour of the Humane Society and learned tips on animal safety, pet ownership and microchipping. Ambassador dog Millie taught them how to pet a dog safely, and Dr. Velasco explained about the medical care he provides to our animals.

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ICR Staffing Services Inc. Comes Through Big During Holiday Donation Drive

For the second year, ICR Staffing Services Inc. has come through BIG during our annual Holiday Donation Drive. Melanie Lovingood, president of ICR Staffing, helped fill our shelves with one of the much-needed items used daily for cleaning and sanitizing - an amazing 15 cases of paper towels.

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Kiwanis Club of Apple Valley & Apple Valley Feed Bin Donate Food

The Kiwanis Club of Apple Valley and Apple Valley Feed Bin donated 1020 pounds of dry dog and cat food during VVAPL Humane Society’s 4th annual Holiday Donation Drive. The club has been donating to VVAPL since 1990 and in partnership with Apple Valley Feed Bin since 2006. Their generosity

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Vaccine Clinic Open 4 Days a Week Starting January 2

VVAPL Humane Society’s low-cost vaccine clinic will increase their days from two to four days a week. Starting January 2, the vaccine clinic will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9am to noon. This is a walk-in clinic with no appointment necessary. The vaccine pricing will

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Ring in 2018 with Your Pet

2018 can be the start of something good, not just for you, but also for your pet. Here’s some simple things you can do for you and your pet to ring in the New Year. Yearly checkup – Both you and your pet can benefit from a medical once over. Are all vaccines up-to-date? What about yearly

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