July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month. Many pets are displaced this month following firework displays and celebrations. Annually over 10 million pets go missing, and the majority of them tragically do not make it back home. We encourage you to take measures to ensure the safety and well-being of your pet year-round so that your furry family member does not join the ranks of the animals that don’t return home. Below are a few suggestions for preventing pets from going missing, and ensuring they can make their way home if they do.

  • Make sure your pets have collars and legible tags. Collars can become worn or lose so check them often.
  • Microchipping is an easy and proactive solution to finding your lost pet.  Microchipping is a simple procedure; the chip is injected under the skin like a vaccination. Unlike collars and tags which can slip off or become worn, microchips are permanent and can scanned by any veterinarian or animal agency.
  • Ensure your yard is secure. Drop to your pet’s level and examine the perimeter of your fence and gates and check for holes or loose fencing. Fix any problems immediately to keep your pet from getting lose and injured.
  • Introduce yourself and your pet to your neighbors. If your neighbors know your pet, they can easily bring it home or alert you if it gets loose.
  • Train your pets to stay in the yard. If you have a pet that jumps the fence or rushes the door, this behavior can be modified.
  • Keep pets in the house during firework displays and celebrations. Many pets become scared and their instinct is to run and hide when they hear loud noises. The two weeks surrounding Fourth of July are the busiest of the year for animal shelters.

Being a proactive pet owner will ensure your pets’ happiness and safety.

Office Hours


November 14th 2018

We have Closed for the day. Please call during normal business hours.

We have no after hours phone service. If you have lost a pet please call animal control in your city (see services tab for phone numbers)

Click here to view our hours


Enter your E-mail address below to subscribe.

Calendar Of Events

November 2018
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

Upcoming Events

VVAPL Humane Society’s Dogs on the Go Mobile Adoption Vehicle will be at Apple Valley PetSmart, 19011 Bear Valley Road for the National Adoption Weekend on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The mobile adoption vehicle will be in the parking lot with dogs, and VVAPL’s cats will be inside PetSmart’s cat adoption center. Dogs 4 months and older $75, and dogs under 4 months $95. VVAPL’s dog adoption fees include vaccines, spay/neuter and microchip. VVAPL’s cat adoption fees include vaccines and spay/neuter. Join us to find your furry best friend. For more information call VVAPL Humane Society (760) 247-2102.




































Show your Support

Purchase this adorable Paw Print Bracelet for $38. plus tax.

The Humane Society will earn $15. for every purchase.

To order e-mail ddrover@qnet.com or call 909 331-2644


Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs