Verde Valley Humane News – National Love Your Pet Day

February 14, 2023

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News from Verde Valley Humane

In this issue:
Alice’s Foster Fail
Shelter Statistics for 2022
Play Golf with Your Dog March 1st

 Remember the joy of finding your first pet?

We are still that excited every time one of our homeless dogs or cats finds a forever home.

Monday, February 20th

Monday February 20th is Love Your Pet Day!  Celebrate the day by honoring all the pets you love now and have loved in the past.

Ways to celebrate National Love Your Pet Day
  • Praise them. Hug them. Appreciate them.
  • Spend quality time together
  • Do something you both love to do
  • Walk, play fetch, or just snuggle
  • Bring home a new toy
  • Spoil your pet with a new healthy treat
  • Go out to lunch at a pet-friendly patio restaurant
  • Consider adopting a new friend and playmate

And don’t forget the homeless, those strays and surrendered pets who are looking for a forever home. If you can take one in consider helping Verde Valley Humane care for them while we look for those wonderful homes.

You can make a one-time donation to help, or choose to donate monthly. Or perhaps you’d prefer your donation go toward a Tribute Brick or a Legacy Gift? Whatever you choose, it’s easy and safe to donate online. Every donation will make a difference in the lives of homeless pets in the Verde Valley.

Cooper has a new home!

As an animal lover and advocate, nothing is more difficult for me to see than puppies, older dogs, cats, and kittens spending time in a kennel, frightened and disoriented. At Verde Valley Humane we reach out to fosters, those people with big hearts and a bit of extra time to help. We give them all the supplies and the fosters supply the love and care.

Recently, I brought home Winter and Cooper, two beautiful eight-week-old puppies and became a foster parent. The pups needed to be quarantined and when their quarantine was over, both pups were “fixed” and brought back to me for some R&R.

Puppy Fosters provide a safe loving environment and a yard to experience play. They experience what it’s live to live in a forever home.

Every day Cooper’s big brown eyes constantly pleaded his case. How could I deny him? Yep, I couldn’t. I became a Foster Fail! Cooper’s now almost eleven weeks and rules our household! I’d forgotten how much energy puppies have and have had a few sleepless nights. Like children, lessons need to be taught. Patience is a virtue and his snuggles and dependence on me is a rewarding blessing.

By the way, the day I took his sister Winter back to the shelter, a family of three adopted her minutes after she walked through the door.

Fostering makes all the difference in an animal’s life. If you think you can help as a Foster, please contact Verde Valley Humane at 928-634-7387 or fill out a Foster Form at the shelter or online at You’ll never regret it.

Alice Klies, VVHS Board Chair

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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