Caring for pets can be the most rewarding, yet challenging endeavor. The love and trust we receive from our furry friends is unparalleled. One of the hardest decisions a pet parent can be faced with is what to do if circumstances prove difficult to continue to care for, or keep, your pet.

Valley Oak SPCA accepts animals that are being surrendered from anywhere in the state, by appointment only. Our first goal is to help families resolve issues with their pets. We can provide a list of reputable dog behaviorists, breed specific rescues, and information on house training, crate training, and correction of destructive behaviors. We can also help with spay and neuter and in some cases we can offer help with medical conditions and/or live saving surgeries.

If you find yourself in the predicament of needing to re-home your pet, here are some important facts to know:

  • Honesty is your pet’s best policy. By being honest about their behavioral issues, health issues, and vaccination history, you enable us to place them in a home that matches their needs.
  • Surrendered animals do not have to wait the state mandated “stray time” before they go up for adoption. If their health and behavior allow, they can be adopted immediately.
  • An animal that is spayed/neutered and has current vaccinations is more likely to be quickly adopted. Having current vaccinations can prevent dogs and cats from contracting illnesses in a shelter environment.

If you have questions about surrendering your pet, please call Valley Oak SPCA at 559-651-1111. Appointments are available for Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Valley Oak SPCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill rescue that operates solely on donations and contributions from our local community. To make an online donation or submit a volunteer application, please visit our website:

Our adoption center is at 9800 Camp Drive (blue building behind Visalia BMW off Plaza Drive). Open Thursday through Monday from noon to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Valley Oak SPCA Adoption Center Hours
Thursday through Monday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Pet of the Month

Hi! My name is Lolly and I’m a 2-year-old Boston Terrier looking for my forever home. I’m an entertaining little gal who loves all humans, but does not like cats at all (sorry, feline friends!). If I will have doggie roommates, let’s have a meet and greet to ensure that we are a great match. I may be hearing-impaired, so my foster mom has taught me a few sign language commands. I enjoy walks, exploring and just being near my human friends. Let’s schedule a meet and greet? If interested, contact Valley Oak SPCA at (559) 651-1111.