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.
Latest News & Events:
We will be back to Saturday only adoptions until further notice.More Info...
Spoil Your Dog for the Holidays While Helping Your Favorite Rescue!More Info...
Valley of the Sun Dog Rescue Wines
We are so excited to announce the launch of Valley of the Sun Dog Rescue Wines!!! Just in time for the holidays! Please visit the link below to see the wine offerings available with our custom labels,...More Info...
Valley of the Sun Amazon Wish List
We are very excited to launch our Valley of the Sun Dog Rescue Amazon Wish List!! We are so fortunate to have so many amazing supporters, some of who live outside Arizona. We have been asked before...More Info...
Ever Thought Of Fostering?
Fosters Always Needed
Valley of The Sun Dog Rescue does not have a shelter. We rely solely on our Foster home network to provide a safe and stable temporary home while getting them ready for their forever home. It’s...More Info...
Sponsor An Adoptable Dog
Month of March
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...
Dog of the Week
Webster is a lovable puppy. He will need to have obedience training because he needs to learn his big boy behavior. He is very dog social with dogs of all sizes and loves people. He is house trained and crate trained. Webster is a very quiet boy. Please come and meet Webster.See more dogs...
Bambi is the emaciated girl that we recently pulled from animal control. She was doing well, eating and gaining weight but suddenly stopped eating. She was taken to the vet where they did some blood work and all of her blood work came back good except she had a high white blood cell count. They did a barium xray and realized her intestines were enlarged. She only weighs 29 lbs and is very weak. Bambi was just taken in for emergency surgery to see what is going on with her intestines, without the surgery she will die and with the surgery we may still lose her but we have to try. We should have an update in the next few hours. If you can donate, please go to the “How You Can Help” tab and donate via paypal. Please pray for this sweet baby to pull through...she deserves a second chance at life!
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