Verde Valley Humane May News

May 16, 2023

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News from Verde Valley Humane

In this issue:
Art for the Animals Art Sale – Recap
Children’s “Kindness to Animals” Contest Winners
Margo’s Story
Penny & Sunny Smith Memorial Fund

In the Dog House – June 9th

Putts & Paws Golf Tournament

Our April Art for the Animals Art Sale was a great success!

So many talented artists donated their artwork to us. So many friends came and went home thrilled with animal-themed art to love. We can’t wait for next year.
Above are the winners of our “Kindness to Animals” Children’s Art Contest.

Congratulations to all our budding artists!

Margo’s Story

Margo story had a sad beginning. She was brought to us with a wire tie-out embedded in her neck. (Too sad to show photos.) The wire was surgically removed and she’s healed beautifully. She’s super sweet, walks on a leash and likes most dogs except bossy female doggies. Margo is around 5 ½ years old and weighs 68 pounds. She loves to lay in the sun and would really appreciate a fenced-in yard for sunbathing.

Margo became one of our “Art for the Animals” artist dogs, which involved her in special enrichment activities…and an opportunity show off her talent by licking her way through a lot of peanut butter to create her paintings.

Margo has survived the bad times and is ready for the good. Sadly, this beautiful girl still needs to find a home.

Your donations are helping us help dogs like Margo stay happy in our shelter while we search for their new forever homes. Donate to help Margo and our other long time residents.

Your gift today can help ensure the most vulnerable pets, the lost, the abandoned, and the orphans have a safe place and find a forever home.

Penny & Sunny Smith Memorial Endowment Fund

Penny Smith was an amazing woman and a positive force in our community. She adopted Sunny, a young puppy who’d survived parvo, from the Verde Valley Humane Society in June of 2020 and the two were inseparable until Penny’s death.

In Penny’s honor, Verde Valley Humane has created the Penny and Sunny Smith Memorial Fund. The Penny and Sunny Smith Memorial Fund is an endowment fund managed by the Arizona Community Foundation.

Our Friends at Main Stage (1 South Main in Cottonwood) continue remembering their friend Penny (host of “This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Bingo”) by donating to our animals.

Donations to the fund online anytime will help provide care for homeless and unwanted pets in the Verde Valley into the future, a cause near and dear to Penny’s heart. Donate online at

What’s Next?

What if we put some of our Verde Valley VIPs in our kennels? And, like the lost dogs who come to us, we didn’t let them out until the impound fees were paid. (And the owners promised to never let the gate open again.)

We’re building a lineup of well-known Verde Valley celebs who agree to stay in our impound until their friends bail them out.

Don’t Miss
“In the Dog House”
Friday, June 9th

9-1 at the shelter

It will be lots of fun! Hot dogs and a Lobby Store sale! Join us as we kick off our 40th Anniversary year caring for homeless pets and finding them homes.

If you want to be “In the Dog House” or want to nominate a friend, call the shelter at 928.634.7387.
You can even pay the bail when you nominate.

Follow us on Facebook
to find out who’s going
“In the Dog House”

If you can’t come in person
donate online
to bail out your favorite VIP.

If you can’t Volunteer or Foster, there are many other ways to help.
Your gift today can help ensure the most vulnerable pets, the lost, the abandoned, and the orphans have a safe place and find a forever home.

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