Come enjoy an escorted walk with staff to meet YOUR new dog or cat. Our trained Animal Behavioral Specialist will help make a match.
Call to set an appointment for visits on all other days please.

VISIT OUR STORE LOBBY–For great deals on beds, halters, leashes, animal crates & carriers, and so much more!

Legacy Gifts



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For nearly 30 years, Verde Valley Humane Society has been the safety net for lost, homeless, and unwanted animals in the Verde Valley, and it’s our supporters who make our work possible. That’s why we’ve created the VVHS Heritage Circle.

By including the Verde Valley Humane Society in your planned giving efforts, your legacy of compassion and kindness will live on. It will stretch further and reach more pets in need – the injured, ill, lost, neglected and homeless – even after you are gone.  There are a variety of ways to include VVHS in your plans and become a member of the VVHS Heritage Circle:


1. If you’re simply creating a new will or revising your overall estate plan, remember the pets by leaving part of your estate to the Verde Valley Humane Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, by putting the following language into your will:

After fulfilling all other specific provisions, I give, bequeath, and devise __________% of the remainder of my estate (or $XXXXXX if a specific amount) to Verde Valley Humane Society, a tax-exempt corporation, tax id# 74-2400312 incorporated in the state of Arizona and located at 1520 W. Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326.

2. Name VVHS as a beneficiary for all or part of your life insurance, pension, or mutual fund account. List us as: Verde Valley Humane Society, (EIN # 74-2400312) with offices at 1520 W. Mingus, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326.

3. Consider a gift of stock to help pets in need. Any publicly traded stock that has appreciated can be donated directly to VVHS. In doing so, you can avoid paying capital gains and you may even be eligible for an income tax deduction of the fair market value.

4. Make a direct Charitable Distribution from your IRA to VVHS and you can avoid income tax on the distribution.


There is no minimum gift requirement for joining the VVHS Heritage Circle, and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have or discuss how your gift can make a difference in our work and in the lives of pets in need in the Verde Valley.

To get started, simply download and complete the form below and mail it to the address indicated or drop it off at our adoption center during regular business hours. If you have questions, please email and we’ll be happy to help.



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Already included the Verde Valley Humane Society in your planned giving efforts?  Just email the info to us at and we’ll get you included as a Heritage Circle member.

The Verde Valley Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located at 1520 W. Mingus, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.  Our federal tax ID # is 74-2400312.


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