The Pet Planet
Welcome to the Pet Planet! Why adopt a pet? For many reasons: companionship, love, fun, responsibility and perhaps a better sense of self and improved health along the way.
Owning a pet can lower a person's blood pressure. They can relax you by watching them play or stroking their fur. They can decrease the recuperation time of sick patients by giving them something to ease their pain and to look forward to. Pets are now often brought in to children’s hospitals and elderly homes to boost moral.
Watching playful pets can give you a great mood boost after a hard day and make you smile and laugh. If you long for someone to take care of and to be loved by they can fill that need as well. They can help you get exercise and play with you as well.
It is a proven fact that pet owners live longer than non-pet owners, plus pets help teach responsibility to kids.
|Swiss is a cute, playful male 3 month old kitten. He came to us as an owner-surrendered pet with his two siblings because his family already had too many cats. (You can see the other two in the background of the photo!) Unfortunately, all three of them were positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). They still romp, snuggle, and play like normal kittens, and will be able to live happy, healthy lives, but will need to be indoor-only pets. They will also need to go to a single-cat household (unless the other cats in the home also have FIV) to avoid spreading the disease among other kitties. All three of these adorable babies have had their adoption fees reduced to $50.|
|Gretta is a 3 ½ year old female Chihuahua/terrier mix who has been at the shelter since she was a puppy - more than three years! Her siblings were adopted fairly quickly, but because of her dark color she was overlooked. She is a very sweet girl who loves to be petted and get tummy rubs! She could use a diet because she loves her kibble, but gets along well with people and other dogs. Make her fourth of July a wonderful one this year by giving her a new home! Her adoption fee is $50 this week!|
The Valley Animal Center is open for adoption 7 days a week 10:00am 4:30pm. Every potential adopter is required to submit an Adoption Application to be considered for adoption. Once the application is approved, there is a $85.00 adoption fee for cats and an adoption fee for dogs of $175.00, unless on an adoption promotion.