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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October 15th 2018

We are Closed today. Please call during normal business hours.

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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.



VVAPL Humane Society’s Dogs on the Go Mobile Adoption Vehicle will be at the City of Victorville Fall Festival on Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with cute canines looking for homes. The mobile adoption vehicle will be located at Civic Drive and Seneca, next to Victorville Animal Care & Control. Join us to find your furry best friend. For more information call VVAPL Humane Society (760) 247-2102.


VVAPL Humane Society’s Dogs on the Go Mobile Adoption Vehicle will have cute canines looking for their forever homes at the City of Victorville’s Low-Cost Dog Vaccination, Microchip and Adoption Event planned for, Saturday, October 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at Victorville City Hall, 14343 Civic Dr. VVAPL will also microchip dogs with a City of Victorville license for FREE (proof of license required). For dogs that don’t qualify for the free microchip, the fee is $10. Call VVAPL for adoption and microchip information at (760) 247-2102.




























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