Valley of the Sun Dog Rescue is a no-kill animal shelter and has been a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization since the year 2000. We specialize in American Pitbulls and American Staffordshire Terriers, but we accept all breeds into our rescue.
We are headquartered and operated from our home. We are a family run organization with the help of foster care providers and volunteers. With this great working staff we rescue all breeds of dogs that are ill, injured, maimed, abandoned or simply unwanted. Our dogs are obtained from the various animal shelters in the area, as well as those animals given up by private citizens.
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Ever Thought Of Fostering?
Fosters Needed Today
You simply open your heart and your home to a dog or puppy that hasn’t had the best start in life and just needs a safe and happy place to be while waiting for their forever home. The rewards of a...More Info...
PetSmart Dog Adoption
Saturday and Sunday
Please come and visit our wonderful dogs and puppies!More Info...
Sponsor An Adoptable Dog
Month of May
If you are looking to make a difference in the life for a very special dog or puppy and adoption isn’t an option for you, please consider sponsoring!More Info...
Valley of the Sun Dog Rescue & AZ Foothills Magazine
We are always so proud to share the stories of our dogs and puppies with people. Each of them are an inspiration in their own way, each of them brings a smile to your face, each of them is a survivor....More Info...
Abused Yorkie left for dead in dumpster has been RESCUED!!! (last updated 1/25/12)
Original Story 01/09/2012 - from Fox 10 News: You wonder what kind of person could do something like this. A little Yorkie puppy was rescued after being found badly beaten and abandoned in a Tempe...More Info...
17 Pit Bulls Seized from Arizona City home
This is the original story: 17 pit bulls seized from Arizona City home | azfamily.com Phoenix* http://www.azfamily.com/news/Over-a-dozen-pitbulls-seized-from--124890669.htmlMore Info...
Nature's Select Super Premium Pet Foods
Valley of the Sun Dog Rescue will recieve a donation equal to 10% of all sales purchased by customers that state they were referred by our rescue! How to get started: For your first order, call...More Info...
Wells Fargo Charity of the Year!
The Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc. (WFEFI) Volunteer Committee has selected Valley of the Sun Dog Rescue as its 2011 Charity of the Year. With about 200 employees in its Tempe office, this Wells...More Info...
Dog of the Week
Flash is in boarding and would love to have a foster home. It is very clear that he has been a house dog before. He is very sweet and has great manners. He is house trained, loves car rides and loves to be with his people. Flash is good with female dogs close to his size and with children.See more dogs...
Foster Homes are Desperately NEEDED
Once again as the hot weather approaches the Valley the calls and pleas for help to assist and rescue dogs and puppies that have been abandoned or can no longer be cared for due to circumstances have increased dramatically.
We have 3 litters of puppies along with their beautiful mommas that need to go into separate foster homes once the puppies have weaned are ready to find their own forever homes.
We also have many other wonderful dogs and puppies looking for Foster Homes. Please visit our Adoptable Dogs page of our website to see them.
It is only through the amazing network of fosters that we are able to save more lives! PLEASE!!! If you are interested in being a Foster Family please contact Kathy at 480.228.0126 for more information. Or sponsor a dog thru our PayPal link at: http://www.valleyofthesundogrescue.com/help
The rewards of being a Foster are as amazing as coming home to a wagging tail, a wet kiss and knowing when you look in their eyes how thankful they are that you are helping them with their second chance at a life they deserve.
Please help us spread the word that Valley of the Sun Dog Rescue is in need of Foster Homes for puppies and adult dogs. Thank you for always supporting us!
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to rescue abandoned, injured or abused dogs, rehabilitate them, have them vaccinated, spayed or neutered and help them find their forever home. We also strive to increase public awareness about the gentler, humane side of a "Bully" breed.
Our Adoption Process
We hold adoption clinics weekly at various PetSmart pet centers in the area. Although we specialize in American Pitbull and American Staffordshire Terriers, all dog breeds in need are accepted with open arms, evaluated and treated as necessary and adopted to private homes. Our prospective adopters are required to fill out an in depth adoption contract, submit to home checks for a period of one year, as well as pay an adoption fee for the animal. Additionally, there are monetary penalties that must be agreed to for any mistreatment of the adopted animal. We also reserve the right to reclaim the animal in the event of mistreatment. Further, we reserve the right to pursue any individuals for mistreatment or neglect of the adopted animal through the court system or law enforcement agencies. All of the above must be read, initialed and the entire document signed prior to any adoption. We also have additional and specific requirements of the prospective adopters and their families to adopt a “bully” breed that must be met.
Pit Bull Blues by John Shipe