Make an appointment, love to meet you!!

Meet Cooper

Cooper is a male Catahoula Black Mouth Cur mix whose birthday is 11/05/18. He was originally adopted back in 2018 when he was a puppy, but his new owner is having health issues and is not longer able to care for him.  
This handsome guy is so super sweet and oh so good looking. Cooper is very stressed here at the shelter and would love a FUREVER home.
If you are interested in meeting him please contact the shelter (520) 458-4151 and schedule an appointment.

Friends of the S.V. Animal Shelter is sadden to learn of the closing of Sierra Vista’s Outback Steakhouse. As you know the Outback hosted yearly fundraising dinners for us, the last being just this past November. The support of the management and crew was key to the success of these dinners. All members of the Outback staff provided amazing support and coordination. We are not the only organization that benefited from the community support provided.

We thank all current and past management and crew members and wish the best for you.

2020 End of Year Wrap Up

There is no need to say 2020 has been a different year or to address that here. What we do want to address are all the wonderful ways that “we” supported and provided for the pets in need in our community. And understand that you are part of “we“. For without your trust and continued support this year’s accomplishments would not have been possible.

  • As you may know, Friends was founded to support emergency medical needs of sheltered animals. These needs have ranged from intensive grooming to tumor removal to repair of broken bones and care for illness. This year we assisted 82 animals with such needs. By providing this care, the animal becomes healthy, comfortable, and happy, resulting in a more adoptable pet. This program has cared for over 300 pets. 
  • While COVID-19 restrictions caused the delay of three low cost Spay/Neuter Clinics over the summer we were able to conduct clinics in September and October for a total of five clinics. These services were provided to 187 pets this year. This program has cared for over 350 pets. 
  • The Door to Door, One Paw at a Time program provides a health exam, rabies vaccination, microchip, and city dog license at no cost to the owner. COVID-19 restrictions did impact this program, but 82 pets received the protection provided by this program this year. This program has cared for over 1500 pets. 
  • Cats like to move about and sometimes the kennels may seem a little small. So, Friends helped to purchase Cat Portals that allow two kennels to be connected to provide a condo effect, more room to move about!
  • A most important accomplishment is the purchase of medical equipment for the new Surgical Clinic. The Surgical Clinic is located in the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center allowing the animals to receive care on site. Want to take a tour? See the Virtual Open House & Ribbon Cutting on Youtube.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the financial support you provide. By making a donation during AZGives Day, by PayPal, dropped some cash in a donation bucket, brought tickets for our raffles, enjoyed a meal with us at Outback Steakhouse or sipped a glass of wine at Hoppin’ Grapes, you helped, and we thank you. As we head in to 2021, Friends of the S.V. Animal Shelter will continue to represent our community by providing resources to improve the quantity of life for sheltered pets.

Thank you for your support and trust,

Jane, Valarie, Brenda, Bob, Teri, Liz, Tim, Sherry, Kat, Kathy

Board of Directors, Friends of the S.V. Animal Shelter

What a Trio!!

Meet Max/Bella/Chewy

Who is looking for a trio? THEY ARE BONDED AND WILL NOT BE SEPERATED. 
Their owner lost their home and was no longer able to care for them, so here they are waiting for just that right family.
Maxx is an adult male (black) whippet mix who is between 2-4 years old. He is super sweet and very shy.
Bella is an adult female (brown and white/the bigger one) who is between 2-4 years old. She also is shy, but comes around quickly. 
Chewy is an adult male (brown and white/smaller one) who is between 2-4 years old. He is the boss of the pack.
If you are interested in meeting his amazing trio please call the shelter (520) 458-4151 to schedule an appointment.