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Sun Valley Animal Shelter in Glendale, Arizona was founded in 1991 by two caring residents, beginning life as a foster program for stray cats and dogs. The shelter has expanded in size every year in response to demand, and today over 1,000 homeless animals find new, loving, forever homes each year thanks to the efforts of the shelter's dedicated staff and the support they receive from the local community.
As a no-kill shelter, their mission is to reduce the number of healthy adoptable animals needlessly euthanized every year.
In addition to pet adoptions, Sun Valley Animal Shelter aims to reduce the pet overpopulation problem by encouraging responsible pet ownership.
Why not support the wonderful work that the Sun Valley Animal Shelter does? Consider adopting a four-legged friend from them today! Keep reading below to learn more about their adoption process and fees.
Interested in adopting a new pet from the Sun Valley Animal Shelter? Here's how it works:
Adoption fees at Sun Valley Animal Shelter are on a sliding scale according to the animal's health, behavior, and length of stay at the shelter.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, microchip implant and registration, one month of complementary Shelter Care Pet Insurance, and a free 3 lb bag of Nutro Pet Food.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.