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:

To visit us in person, come to our Adoption Center at 29010 Hwy 99, located in the three modular trailers on the frontage road of northbound Highway 99 in Visalia. Open Monday, Thursday, Friday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Valley Oak SPCA Adoption Center Hours
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Pet of the Month

Storm – Along with being incredibly beautiful, Storm is a huge source of inspiration. She came to the Valley Oak SPCA with a cancerous tumor on her paw that was caught early and was successfully removed. Throughout her treatment, Storm has been an excellent patient! She loves people and is learning to socialize with dogs — continued training is recommended. She has a nice moderate energy level, so she would fit in nicely in a semi-active home.

Valley Oak SPCA Pet of the Month: Storm