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Her Name is Honey

The love we give is free and comes from the heart. But the shelter, the nourishing food, the veterinary care, and daily supplies cost money. Can the animals at Valley Humane Society count on you to receive the care they need and deserve? Donate today to give animals like Honey a second chance.

Beatrice Needs Your Help!

UPDATE 6/19/18: Our delightful friend Beatrice has been quite the trooper during her ear surgeries! Having healed nicely, though, she visited the doggie dentist this week for a much overdue cleaning and 16 tooth extractions. Next up is an appointment with the eye doctor to correct her ingrown lashes.

These last procedures, while important, were technically not considered critical for Beatrice’s survival…but she is able to receive them thanks to the generosity of our community, who raised just over $20K for her medical expenses. Anything not used for Beatrice will go to meet the medical needs of other rescued dogs and cats. Thank you so much for your compassion and kindness!

UPDATE 6/5/18: Our friend Beatrice has come through several of her surgeries with flying colors. Thanks to the Dr. Selmeyer and the folks at SAGE Dublin – Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care Emergency Care for their excellent care! Once Beatrice is recovered from her latest ear surgery, she will have visits with the dentist and eye doctor to look forward to. She is doing quite well. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to help make this possible! We raised TWO TIMES our goal, and will be able to provide for Beatrice and many others as well!


With most rescued animals, their background is a complete mystery. But for Beatrice the bulldog, her past is written all over her body…and the story it tells is one of neglect. From raging ear infections to toenails so long they wrap around her feet, Beatrice has a number of ailments that make it clear the two-year-old English bulldog mix has suffered a lack of care for some time. With veterinary cost estimates running upwards of $10,000 for just the urgent work, we are asking for the community’s assistance in helping Beatrice.

The list is long. In addition to the toenails, Beatrice has terrible gingivitis, difficulty breathing, and a cherry eye which has turned black. Her ingrown eyelashes are a constant source of irritation, and she has never been spayed. Worst of all, however, are her ears. What likely began as a simple ear infection has turned into a massive inflammation that will require the removal of both ear canals and eardrums, leaving Beatrice completely deaf. To top it all off, she must first recover from an upper respiratory infection before any treatment can begin.

Still, Beatrice is a relatively young dog, and can enjoy a good life with the proper care. Though the $10,000 price tag is unusual for a single animal, and only covers the urgent issues, all Beatrice’s complaints are treatable. Once an animal is in our care, Valley Humane Society is committed to providing what is needed. But beyond that, Beatrice deserves a shot at a long and happy life!

Even $5 or $10 contributions will help restore Beatrice to health. If enough money is raised, Valley Humane Society plans to perform the non-critical work as well. Funds not needed for Beatrice will be similarly used for other rescued animals. Beatrice will be available for adoption in two to three months when her medical treatments are complete.

Click to donate online toward Beatrice’s care. Donation may also be made by phone at (925) 426-8656 or by mail, care of: Beatrice/Medical Fund, Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

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Tips for Change

Monday, May 13
5-8 pm
30 W. Angela St., Pleasanton

Join us for a very special seating at Sidetrack! On Monday, May 13, 2019 the evening is dedicated especially for Valley Humane Society supporters and guests.

Our own volunteer “waitstaff” will vie for the biggest tips, serving up the restaurant’s delicious appetizers, sandwiches and salads. Money raised from tips will benefit Valley Humane Society’s lifesaving and life-enriching programs and services, so be generous! 15% of the evening’s sales will also be donated.

While you’re there, be sure to get in on one of our great raffles.

Sidetrack is located at 30 W. Angela St. in Downtown Pleasanton.

Call the restaurant today at 925-399-6789 to reserve your seats!

Can’t attend but want to “tip?” Donate here.

A Second Chance for Ewok

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30th Birthday Bash


Thursday, September 21, 2107
5-8 pm

Come party like an animal at Valley  Humane Society’s 30th Birthday Bash! We’re celebrating 30 years of saving and enriching the lives of pets and people in the community. Everyone is invited to join the festivities and enjoy cake, refreshments and various activities to mark the occasion with a furry fun time!

Valley Humane Society was initially formed as a private surrender resource for pet guardians who needed to relinquish their animals but didn’t want to place them at risk of being euthanized in a high-volume public shelter. In the three decades since, the organization has consistently worked at saving and enriching lives, with numerous evolving programs that strengthen the bond between people and pets.

Thousands of animals have received direct assistance from Valley Humane Society over the years. Generations of children have learned humane compassion, and countless local residents have had their lives touched by the unconditional acceptance of a Canine Comfort Pet Therapy visit. Annually, more than 120,000 meals are distributed through the AniMeals pet food pantry to pet guardians struggling to care for their beloved animals.

Want to help? Make a donation to help continue our lifesaving work for another 30 years! (We’re suggesting $1 for each year.) Make your $30 for 30 donation today!

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Pet of the Week: Ash

Gentle as a breeze, tiny Ash is a mere wisp of a cat at just four months old. The wee tortoiseshell will draw you in, her purr wafting steadily to your ears like the drone of lazy bees upon a flower. Ash loves to be stroked and will encourage petting sessions with tiny mews and chirps. Catch her drift at Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street in Pleasanton, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm. For more info on Ash  call (925) 426-8656, and join us online May 4, 2017 for #EastBayGives and help the animals:

Click the photo to watch a video of Ash!



Tails at Twilight Live Auction 2017

Here’s a sneak preview of some of the fabulous live auction packages available only to attendees of our 2017 Tails at Twilight gala. Buy your event tickets today for your chance to bid on these great items. (Wondering how you’ll ever make the winning bid? Get family or friends to go in with you for a bidding boost!)

Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors Jersey

Warriors LogoTake home a Golden State Warriors Jersey autographed by Klay Thompson, three-time NBA All-Star and two-time All-NBA Third Team honoree. This jersey signed by one of the “Splash Brothers” comes with a certificate of authentication.

Jack London Square Nautical Package

Sample the best of the East Bay with this loaded Jack London Square nautical package. Sleep and breakfast aboard a luxurious yacht, taste charcuterie at Rosenblum Cellars, shop Lungomare with a $100 gift card, go kayaking and enjoy a private tour and tasting at Rockwall Winery followed by lunch with Winemaker Shauna Rosenblum. Yacht sleeps 4; charcuterie platter serves 4 people; kayaking excursion is for 4 people.

Lagunitas Brewery Tour with Black Tie Transporation

LIMOVAN INTSit back and enjoy the ride! You and five of your friends will be picked up by Black Tie Transportation and driven to Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma, where you’ll enjoy an incredible beer experience. Tour the brewery, take home neat swag and enjoy a 50% discount on lunch for your party. Black tie transportation includes up to 6 hours service in their limo van.

VIP Warriors’ Tickets

Watch the Warriors work their magic against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, April 8, 2017! Package includes 4 tickets situated just three  rows from the floor, behind the announcers table and the visiting team. Package includes preferred valet parking and entrance directly into the stadium. Seats are mid-court in section 15, seats number 3, 4, 5, and 6. Seat-side food and cocktail service included.

San Francisco Getaway

Fairmont Ghirardelli Bedroom SuiteSpend 2 nights basking in the luxurious surroundings of a two-bedroom, two-bath suite in Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghiradelli Square and a day sailing the San Francisco Bay by sailboat. Private parking for two is included, plus a car and driver to ferry guests to destinations within the City. Fairmont suite sleeps up to 4 people. Cruise is for 4; boat picks up at Pier 40 for a 5-hour tour of the Bay.

SF Giants ExperienceGiants Print

You and three of your friends will enjoy lower box premium seats at a San Francisco Giants game, with field access 15 minutes before the game and an in-game visit to the broadcast booth to meet 7-time Emmy award-winning sportscaster for the San Francisco Giants and animal lover, Duane Kuiper. Also included is a signed print of Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow and bobbleheads.

Mountaintop Dining Experience

Savor a scrumptious meal for up to 8 people while you take in panoramic views of the beautiful Livermore hills from a mountaintop location. Dinner will be hosted, prepared and served by dedicated and lively Valley Humane Society Board members and supporters. Wine from 3 Steves Winery and transportation are included.

City of Pleasanton’s Ambassadog for a YearAmbassadog Graphic

For Pleasanton residents only, the exclusive Ambassadog package names the winning bidder’s canine as City of Pleasanton Ambassadog for 2017, complete with a City Council declaration, a feature in the Pleasanton Weekly, an interview on TriValley Community Television, and an honored spot in Pleasanton’s Hometown Holiday Parade.

Name a Beer after Your Pet with Private Label

growler1 squareReceive the exclusive opportunity to name a beer after your beloved pet and receive a custom beer label. Eight Bridges Brewing, a family and dog-friendly brewery in Livermore, will work with you to name a beer and throw a launch party. You’ll also receive a growler of the beer and bragging rights. Ogden Costa Creative Group will design a custom label for your special brew.

Wente Wine Experience for 4

Enjoy a Food & Wine Pairing class, an exclusive Wine Cave tour and a Blending seminar for four people. Plus, take home 4 Wente Winemaker Studio Special Blend Club release wines from lots 001, 002, 003, and 004.

Firefighter Dinner for 8

Firemen_cropEnjoy a fantastic dinner prepared especially for you and seven of your friends by local firefighters! Dine right in the fire station with members of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and take a tour of the facility and engines.

Art of Mixology & Famous Ribs by Ritter

You and 15 of your friends will enjoy a night of classic cocktails and modern mixology hosted by Frank Jakubka. He will guide you through the world of spirits. Your mixology night will be paired with Herb Ritter’s famous ribs. Located at a private residence of the winner’s choosing!


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Yappy Hour Series

2019 Series – Starts June 8!

Leash up your pooch and grab some friends for this summer’s hottest doggie date nights! Valley Humane Society’s 2019 Yappy Hour series promises fun and friendly rivalry as six local venues compete to see who can raise the most money to help homeless dogs and cats.

Activities will vary at each location, but VHS swag and great raffle prizes will be available at each location. Dogs are welcome at each location.

Activities for each location are still being planned. Save the dates and check back regularly for more details!

June 8
Cellar Door Wine Bar
Event: 2-6 pm
VHS Table: 2-6 pm
4469 Railroad Ave
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Kick off the Yappy Hour Series with a stop at Cellar Door Wine Bar! Pick up some new Yappy Hour swag and be sure to enter the raffle. A percentage of the evening’s sales will be donated to benefit Valley Humane Society. Dogs on leash welcome on patio.

June 12
Wente Vineyards
Event: 5-8 pm
VHS Table: 5-8 pm
5565 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA 94550

Wente’s Wine Wednesday is getting Yappy! Relax on the patio while the sun sets, enjoying live music from Greg Lamboy and delicious BBQ from QueSquared. Wente wines will be available for purchase by the glass and bottle; a portion of every bottle sold will be donated to Valley Humane Society. Don’t miss the raffle! Dogs on leash welcome; family friendly venue.

June 15
IMAG0135Eight Bridges Brewing, Inc.
Event: 12-9 pm
VHS Table: 12-4 pm
332 Earhart Way
Livermore, CA 94551

We will be celebrating the special, limited release of Rusty’s Rascally Red* at this Yappy Hour! Road Dogs food truck will be serving up their delicious fare from 3-7 pm. Live music from Sunny and The Black Pack begins at 5:30 pm. Shop for your pet at Dashing Dogs Boutique, or grab some Yappy Hour swag for people and enter the raffle. A portion of the day’s proceeds will be donated to Valley Humane Society. Dogs on leash welcome; family friendly venue.

*”Name a Beer After Your Pet” was an auction item at Valley Humane Society’s March gala, Tails at Twilight. Rusty’s guardian won the auction and renamed Eight Bridges’ Twisted Red Ale.

June 20
McKays Taphouse and Beer Garden
Event: 4:30 – 8 pm
VHS Table: 4:30- 8 pm
252 Main St
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Swing by McKay’s Taphouse for a fun-tastic Yappy Hour! Enjoy live entertainment by Jackson Rohm and enter the raffle to win a $40 taphouse gift card and more. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Valley Humane Society. Dogs on leash welcome; family friendly venue.

June 22
Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar
Event: 5 – 10 pm
VHS Table: 5 – 8 pm
7046 Village Pkwy
Dublin, CA, 94568

Three-time Yappy Hour champ and current title holder Three Sheets is once again in the game, and they are partnering with Lagunitas to create a fun time. Lots of fun and great raffles in store! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Valley Humane Society. Dogs on leash are welcome; open to people age 21+ only.

June 23
3 Steves Winery
Event: 12-4 pm
VHS Table: 12-4 pm
5700 Greenville Road
Livermore, CA 94550

Bow (wow) out this year’s Yappy Hour Season with a fabulous afternoon at 3 Steves Winery! Grab some Tacos Bravos fare and a seat on the patio (or indoors); music by David Atenceio starts at 1 pm. 10% of all wine sales will go to Valley Humane Society, plus bake sale proceeds! Be sure to pick up tickets to enter the raffle, including baskets with a bottle of wine, logo glasses, and wine tasting for 6. It’s also your last chance to pick cool, one-of-a-kind Yappy Hour swag. Dogs on leash welcome; family friendly venue.


Yappy Hour Series 2019 is generously sponsored by:

Dodger's Paws

Shop to Give

Going shopping? Whether you need pet supplies or new shoes, your purchase can generate a donation back to Valley Humane Society. Add a little something from our wishlist to help the animals!

Amazon Smile

Use Amazon Smile and earn an additional .5% donation on your eligible purchases.


Keep your pup happy and entertained with a monthly delivery of toys, treats and presents from BarkBox! Use our link for $5 off any subsciption, and Barbox will donate $15 to Valley Humane Society.

Catio Spaces

Protect birds and wildlife while giving your cat outdoor enrichment with a catio. Catio Spaces offers a variety of DIY plans to complement your home for a window, patio, deck or yard. Build your own or hire a local carpenter to do the job. Catio plans start at $39.95 and provide step-by-step instructions. 10% is donated to an animal welfare organization. Use promo code VHS and order today! For information and free catio tips, visit or call (203) 919-0107.


Visit to sign up. Select Valley Humane Society as your preferred charity and register your credit and debit cards. Then shop eScrip’s online mall. Participating merchants like Macy’s Nordstrom, Home Depot, The Apple Store (and many more!) contribute with each purchase using the registered cards.

Hale Pet Doors

Hale Pet Door offers a 10% discount to pet adopters (if you have ever adopted a pet). Mention Valley Humane Society they will match that amount with a donation. It’s all part of Hale’s Rescue Rewards program to encourage shelter adoptions. For information, pricing and ordering, call (800) 646-4773.

Gene’s Fine Foods Community Card

Signup for an eScrip Community Card with Gene’s Fine Foods and designate Valley Humane Society as your preferred charity. Earn up to 5% of your purchase when you shop with your card!

Giving Tuesday


Thank you so much to everyone who participated in Giving Tuesday 2018! Your compassionate giving raised more than $21,500 to help create a brighter future for dogs, cats, and people in our community. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement and to help get the word out and give this November 27.

Two matching gift offers will maximize the impact of each donation made. Valley Humane Society is honored to be a recipient of a 1-for-2 grant from Community Health and Education (CHEF): the first $10,000 raised will be matched by CHEF with $1 for every $2 donated. The second $10,000 raised with be matched dollar for dollar by a generous private donor. Please donate on Tuesday, November 27 to take full advantage of these matching offers and help animals and people in our community today.

Tiny Moku was tied up in a towel and abandoned with his siblings by the side of the road. It took weeks in foster care for him to grow strong and healthy, and even longer before he was big enough to be neutered so he could find his forever home. Because of caring folks like you, though, Moku was given everything he needed at Valley Humane Society…in fact, he received so much love that he had an abundance; while awaiting adoption, Moku shared his love with other kittens and helped them learn to trust people. He was adopted by a wonderful family who were drawn to his gentle, giving spirit.

Yaris was discovered by animal control, the last remaining puppy being sold in a parking lot out of the back of a vehicle by an out-of-state couple who had been living in the car with the pregnant mother dog, the sire, and their own toddler. They willingly surrendered the young puppy, and animal control asked Valley Humane Society to provide the specialized care it needed. Yaris was so young she had to be bottle fed every few hours, but with time and attention, she quickly grew into a healthy, adorable pup. Cute Yaris was adopted by friends of her foster family and never even had to spend time in the shelter.

Moku and Yaris are just two of the many animals who have needed our help this year. So far, more than 550 deserving dogs and cats have been rescued, given the medical attention they need, cared for, and adopted into loving homes…all thanks to the compassionate support of friends like you. At the same time, thousands of children and adults across our community have been introduced to the unconditional love that animals provide. Please join us this #GivingTuesday, on November 27, 2018 to help us continue the work of saving and enriching lives.

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