About Us

At Valley Humane, we’re working to create a brighter future for cats and dogs by encouraging and strengthening the bond between people and pets. Won’t you join us?

About Valley Humane Society

Valley Humane Society has worked to save and improve the lives of Tri-Valley companion animals since 1987. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our programs and services are made possible by the generosity of private donors. We receive no government funds, tax dollars, or money from national humane organizations. Contributions of all sizes matter greatly, and we use them wisely!

Our Vision

A world in which every animal is loved and every person knows the love of an animal.

Our Mission

Valley Humane Society (VHS) creates a brighter future for cats and dogs by encouraging and strengthening the bond between people and pets. VHS rescues and rehabilitates companion animals, champions responsible caretaking, shares pets’ soothing affections with people in need of comfort, and supports and preserves existing pet-guardian relationships.

Our Values


Kindness is at the core of our mission. At VHS we treat everyone with respect and understanding. Animals at VHS are treated individually with the sensitivity and caring they deserve.


Everyone deserves a friend. VHS creates opportunities for people to experience the love of a pet, as well as connect with others. We believe that life lived as part of a loving family is richer, happier, and more fulfilling.


VHS is a warm, happy place, a feeling reflected by the well-being of the animals in our care. We believe visiting, volunteering, and working here should be a fun, positive experience, a vibe we carry out with us into the community. Our good spirits cultivate enthusiasm for our mission and keep us hopeful when things get challenging.


We appreciate the many talents brought to bear by our volunteers and staff to achieve our mission. The mental, physical, and emotional gifts offered to VHS are as important as the financial contributions, both large and small, of our many donors. We recognize that these gifts, taken together, are what allow us in turn to serve the animals and people of our community.


The task before us is greater than any one person. Our relationships with the community, business, and other rescue organizations increase our capacity and amplify our impact. We work together to achieve a common goal. At VHS we lead the way by actively cultivating cooperative partnerships.


Our path is paved with more than good intentions. At VHS we strive to act with integrity and honesty. Decisions are based on sound judgment and careful reasoning. We are fiscally responsible and understand our commitment to our animals, donors, volunteers, and community.

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From happy tales of pets gone home, to pet tips and official Valley Humane news, the blog is where you'll find it.


Leading with integrity and transparency, Valley Humane Society’s volunteer Board of Directors is committed to our mission, driving positive change for companion animals throughout our community.


Meet the team who brings our mission to life, embodying our values of compassion and optimism and dedicated to building a brighter future for pets and people in our community.

Reports & 990’s

We’re here to make a positive impact, and you’re a big part of that! From the lives touched to the resources invested, these numbers are a tangible result of our combined compassion.


Check out all of our upcoming events–we hope to see you there!


Your contributions open the door to a future where every animal is loved and every person knows the love of an animal. Give today and make a lasting difference!