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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Emergency Assistance, Human Services

Mission: Valley Humane Society is an animal welfare organization advocating responsible pet ownership. We seek to provide our community with educational outreach and collaborative programs that enrich the bond between people and companion animals and eliminate unnecessary euthanasia.

Programs: Valley Humane Society's programs include cat and dog ADOPTION; KEELER'S KIDS humane education program; PET THERAPY dog visitation to hospitals, rehab units and seniors; HOPE HOSPICE PARTNERSHIP to keep pets at home during a patient's critical hours; JUST LIKE NEW FUND emergency veterinary expense assistance. And coming soon: ANIMEALS pet food pantry for seniors and low-income pet owners.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I live on Cape Cod, MA. but travel to my home town of Oakland Ca. and while there every yr. I stop in and visit the shelter. I started when they were still working/adopting out of a trailer and did such a wonderful job with the conditions they had at that time. I witnessed such love and care for all the animals that were in their care. I volunteer at a shelter here on the Cape so I am fully aware of the dedication it takes to be a volunteer. Their new facility is awesome and so much healthier for both the pets and volunteers.

Haley C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Valley Humane Society is a very amazing place to either visit or actually volunteer/work at. I am a volunteer medical assistant and I appreciate everything they do for the cats and dogs they take in. They make sure they are well taken care of. When someone comes in wanting to adopt an animal, they make sure that they are compatible together before they let them go to their permanent home. I respect VHS so much that I do whatever I can to support them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Years ago, my daughter and I volunteered at many VHS events through National Charity League. ...Pictures with Santa, Wag & Wash dog washes, home tours, etc. It was a great introduction to this wonderful organization (we were new in town).

Since then, I have independently volunteered directly with VHS. My main participation is with the Paws to Read program in conjunction with the Pleasanton public library. Children are eager to read aloud for 30 minutes to their assigned dog (and the dogs like it too!).

VHS is committed to certifying dog-therapy teams in the area to help spread the cheer that comes from a dog to seniors and children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Valley Humane Society is quite possibly the best thing that has happened in my life. I started volunteering there over three years ago and felt the magic immediately. The staff and other volunteers are caring and there is a sense of pride and love that lingers in the air. I've never seen anybody working there without a smile on their face.
Not only are they helping hundreds of animals yearly, but they educate the public on humane education, responsible pet ownership, and others.
Five huge stars for this incredible rescue organization.

1 Phillip V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Valley Humane Society(VHS) in Pleasanton for about 7 years. I adopted my two current cats from VHS. They were so well assimilated to humans that they are friendly with almost everyone who visits us. VHS was voted the charity of the year about 3 years ago, by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.

VHS is a dedicated group of individuals who are dedicated to saving animals and to improving human life through the animal/human bond. I highly recommend VHS!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization with people who are genuinely dedicated to saving animals and educating the community. The employees and volunteers of the organization offer a wealth of knowledge and advice to those who come in with questions/concerns. As a volunteer, I find my experiences there very rewarding and inspiring. It is truly refreshing to go from a corporate environment (on the weekdays) to a non-profit org that is driven by a common goal to improve animal welfare.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This shelter was amazing, it was a clean and friendly environemnt, unlike many other shelters. It was great to know that when I adopted a cat that it was up to date on all its vaccines,had been tested, spayed or neutered, and even has a microchip!

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I totally love this place. I already have too many pets as it is but I wanted to check it out cause I saw this super cute cat in the newspaper and couldn't resist just a peek. By the time I was able to visit the cat was already adopted. But it didn't really matter cause there were so many other awesome cats there. They had a cute little dog there too. I think it was a pug breed. My favorite part was how friendly the cats were. It almost seemed like they were in homes or something. Lots of purring. Then I met this young girl that works there and she was so into all the cats. So I kind of think that is why the cats are so happy. This girl and all the Volunteers that I saw were very genuinely caring towards the cats. It was really a cool experience. Now, if I can just convince my husband that we need another pet!

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A clean, friendly, welcoming animal shelter. The animals are well taken care of and well-socialized. Our experience was lovely. We would recommend VHS very highly.