Our Mission

The Verde Valley Humane Society exists to humanely care for unwanted, lost and abused animals; and to promote animal adoptions and welfare through its policies and presence in the community.

Our Story

In 1982, a group of animal lovers formed the Verde Valley Humane Society. In March 31, 1986 ground was broken for the first shelter. In the 20 years that followed, the community grew tremendously and in late 2009 ground was broken for Phase 1 of construction for a new facility. We moved into our current structure in March 2010, and hosted the official ribbon cutting ceremony on April 16, 2010.

VVHS has grown into a vibrant animal shelter with a dedicated staff at the heart of  operations. We have amazing support and assistance from a passionate Board of Directors and a tireless army of volunteers. Each of us is honored to better the lives of the cats and dogs who depend on us each day. It’s our people who allow the Verde Valley Humane Society to thrive and serve the beautiful animals that find their way to us.

Verde Valley Humane Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 100% of your donations go directly to VVHS EIN# 74-2400312.

About Verde Valley Humane Society

No Kill Policy

VVHS practices socially conscious sheltering by adhering to guiding principles that facilitate the best outcomes for the homeless cats and dogs in our care.

Our Board

President: Alice Klies
Vice President: Maxine Belcher
Secretary: Amber Polo
Treasurer: Hank Abrahams
Board Members: Mary Clark 


Our Staff

Interim Operations Manager: Mary Clark
Animal Shelter Manager: Melanie Lucas
Our Team: Animal Care, Front Desk, and Adoption Matchmakers
Volunteers: Provide our residents with TLC and exercise to keep them happy and healthy
The Office Cat: Jacob