VVAPL Blog

Pet Disaster Preparedness

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Last year’s Blue Cut fire in our area displaced a number of families and their pets. Many people have emergency plans in place for their families, but what about their pets? Don’t be caught off guard. Prepare today for your pet’s

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Remember Me Thursday®, September 28

Remember Me Thursday® aims to unite individuals and pet adoption organizations on the fourth Thursday in September to be an unstoppable, integrated voice advocating for orphan pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them. On Remember Me Thursday® light a candle to shine a light on

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Foster Parents Needed at VVAPL

“It’s so exciting to raise them up and send them to good homes,” said long-time VVAPL Humane Society dog foster Christine Meyers about the many puppies and their moms she’s cared for over the past four years. Whether she’s bottle feeding puppies, socializing the mama

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Why Should I Microchip My Pet?

We’ve heard it thousands of times…My dog never gets out….My cat’s an inside pet…My pet never runs out of the door…My pet has a collar tag…My pet….well, you can fill in the blank. The reality is millions of pets are lost or stolen every year. The

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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