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!



Volunteers play a vital role at the shelter.  Our volunteers help us to enrich the lives of our pets and make their stay cleaner, healthier and happier.

There are numerous ways for you to donate your time, energy and talents to help the VVHS. Quality time with our shelter pets has a positive and long-lasting effect on their well-being.

We offer many ways for you to help our animals on a daily basis. We’re always in need of dog walkers, vet transporters, and cat socializers.

We also need volunteers for adoption and fund-raising events.

By joining our team of dedicated volunteers, you will be a part of a community of animal lovers who are helping us in protecting and caring for all our pets.

Digitally Apply To Be A Volunteer!


Download and Print the Volunteer Application!


Spotlight on Cat Socializers:

Do you have an hour or a few hours a week for some cuddle time?  If so,we are very much needing volunteers to care for our wonderful kittens and cats.

Donating your time to be a cat socializer would have a positive and long-lasting effect on their well-being.  Cats can be scared and stressed living in a shelter environment, and you would be helping them feel safe and relaxed.  A cat that is more comfortable will exhibit their true character and has a much better chance of finding their forever home.

The VVHS cats would love to receive one-on-one attention, an abundance of TLC, and the opportunity to exercise and play.  Volunteers can take the kitties to the play room; bring a blanket to sit on the cat room floor to cuddle and play; watch videos with them on a tablet; and read to them, as not only does it help with socialization, but also listening to our voice comforts and soothes them.

Available times for this vital and enjoyable role is between 10am and 5pm, Monday through Saturday, and 11am and 3pm on Sunday.

If you would like to join our team of dedicated volunteers and help make a huge difference in the lives of our kitties, please complete the digital application below, download the application and print it, or pick up a Volunteer Application (which includes their requirements) at the shelter.

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Mary Clark at or 928-634-PETS or via email on this page.

Digitally Apply To Be A Volunteer!


Download and Print the Volunteer Application!


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