Pets are susceptible to heatstroke if they get too hot. Some warning signs of heatstroke are excessive panting, difficulty breathing, drooling, weakness, increased heart and respiratory rate, stupor, collapse, and seizures. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet exhibits any warning signs.

Keep pets cool and hydrated by providing plenty of fresh, clean drinking water. A small wading pool filled with water is an ideal place for your pet to cool off.

Outside pets need a shady area to lie down in. Doghouses are not ideal shelter in high heat because temperatures can soar higher inside the doghouse than outside.

Never leave pets in a vehicle, even with the windows down. Temperatures in a car can rise to well over 100 degrees within a matter of minutes.

Walk pets early in the mornings or evenings when it’s cooler.

Hot asphalt and sand can burn your pet’s paws. If it’s too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for their paws.

Dogs can sunburn, especially those with short hair, white fur and pink skin. Apply sunblock made for animals on their ears and nose 30 minutes before going outside.

Dogs with flat faces, such as Pugs and Bulldogs, have a hard time staying cool because they don’t pant efficiently. They do much better inside with air conditioning.

Shaving your dog is not always advisable because a dog’s coat protects it from overheating and sunburn. Check with your groomer on what's best for your breed of dog.

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August 19th 2018

We are Closed today. 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)

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Upcoming Events

Cruise Nights are back at Burgerlicious in Apple Valley on Friday, starting April 13 from 5pm to 8pm. Thanks to the Route 103.1 FM, the BCC (Burgerlicious Critter Crue) and Rod French, the monthly car show will be filling the parking lots of Burgerlicious, 21044 Bear Valley Road and adjacent Town & County Tire with pre-1976 and specialty vehicles. Dog adoptions, music by the Route 103.1 FM, prizes and trophies are part of the fun. No dog adoption coupons or promo codes accepted at this event. Cruise Nights will be held the second Friday of every month through October 12. Join us for this family fun event. All proceeds benefit VVAPL Humane Society.

Marc and Randy from the Floor Factory have challenged each other to a fundraising duel. Whoever raises the most money for their charity will fulfill their challenge promise. Challenger Marc Smith, Owner of Floor Factory, has chosen VVAPL Humane Society as his charity. His promise is to have his hairy chest waxed on Facebook live on August 27th. You can donate online at vvapl.com or thefloorfactory.net. Checks can be mailed to VVAPL Humane Society~ 21779 Zuni Road Apple Valley, Ca. 92307 or The Floor Factory~ 12180 Ridgecrest Road #528 Victorville, Ca. 92395 Credit Card by phone at The Floor Factory~ 760-552-4153
*100% of the donated funds will go to the animals, and all donations are tax deductible*




















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


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