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:
Saturday and Sunday
We will be doing adoptions on both Saturday and Sunday for awhile. We have a number of puppies coming up for adoption so stop in and take a look.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
Timmy is such a sweet boy. He is one of the dogs that we pulled from Pinal County Animal Control. He is a small boy with a big personality. He loves everybody and would do great with a female dog his size. Please come and meet Timmy!See more dogs...
Please help!!! If you can donate, please go to valleyofthesundogrescue.com and use our PayPal link. Here is the story of Digger as told by the people that took her in. "I work in a bad area of town at a towing company. This area of town seems to have more than its fair share of abandoned dogs. One day a little dog was tossed out of a moving vehicle like a piece of trash. Each night she would dig her way into the tow yard and sleep in one of the vehicles for warmth. So we gave her the name Digger. During the day she would roam the streets looking for food. One of the drivers would put food and water by the car that she slept in at night. Day by day we tried to feed her and gain her trust. It took over 2 months for her to come close but not too close. After 3 months, she finally took some food from us. Within a few weeks she let us pet her and finally we had her trust. Now she knew what love was all about but still she would roam the streets during the day. Every morning when I came to work I would find belts wrapped around her neck so tight it was hard for her to breathe, then it was cat collars around her neck, then a leash. My heart was breaking at this point, who could be so mean? We discovered that a group of kids was doing this to her. After about a month of us feeding her and loving her she stopped leaving the tow yard all together. Every morning when I would arrive at work I was welcomed with tail wags and kisses. Once we were able to come close enough to her we discovered that she was pregnant. I decided that it was time to take her home. Digger went into labor this week. We stayed up all through the night with her and well into the next morning. But after hours of hard labor she still had not given birth to any puppies. We became very worried so I took her to the animal hospital. X-rays showed that her pelvis was broken and crushed on one side, no doubt the result of being tossed from the vehicle. Her crushed pelvis was blocking the birth canal where there was a puppy stuck. The vet performed an emergency C-section. Digger had been carrying 10 puppies; sadly 3 of them didn’t make it. She is now back in our foster care and is nursing her puppies "
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