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Save the date for next VVCC Masquerade Fundraiser

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

logo_verdevalleycaregiversSedona AZ (August 27, 2015) – Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition is gearing up for its Fourth Annual Art. Wine. Dine. on the Rocks Masquerade-themed fundraiser on Thursday, Oct., 22, 2015 in the Canyon Ballroom at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, 90 Ridge Trail Dr.

The public is invited to attend this exciting event to help raise funds for older adults in need. Proceeds will help VVCC provide services such as transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other services that allow older adults to continue to live independently in their own homes. Read More→

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Join the Verde Valley Humane Society Team!

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015


*Pawgust* Specials at Verde Valley Humane Society!

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (August 20, 2015) – All of Verde Valley Humane Society’s 40 lb+ dogs can be adopted for $40.  The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccines, and free vet visit but excludes all VIPs.  You can see all of them in the VVHS Facebook album at – or go to the album “40lbs+ for $40″ under the photos tab.

Also, 2 for 1 adoptions on VVHS cats and kittens.  See some of them in their Facebook album or go to the album “Cats and Kittens 2 for 1″. 


Don’t miss out!  Your new best friend is waiting for you at the Verde Valley Humane Society in Cottonwood! You can meet all the dogs and cats between 10a.m. and 5p.m. Monday-Saturday. Verde Valley Humane Society is at 1520 W. Mingus, Cottonwood (about 1 mile on the right past the airport). For more info, call the shelter at (928) 634-7387.

Become a Community Coach

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (August 12, 2015) – Are you interested in serving as a volunteer guide or mentor for someone reentering the community after serving in prison?  If so, the Yavapai Reentry Project is seeking your help as a Community Coach.  Volunteer coaches give these individuals the opportunity for community support, the ability to build healthy relationships and to create hope for their future. Read More→

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Cottonwood AZ (August 6, 2015) – Your new best friend is waiting for you. Come and adopt one of Verde Valley Humane Society’s adorable 40 lb+ dogs for $40 and help him/her feel the freedom of having a forever home – a home where they can be loved, and give love, too. This campaign ends August 14 and the cost includes spay/neuter, vaccines, free vet visit but excludes all VIPs. All of the dogs thank you for your help so that their dreams can come true. 


You can meet all the dogs between 10a.m. and 5p.m. Monday-Saturday. Verde Valley Humane Society is at 1520 W. Mingus, Cottonwood (about 1 mile on the right past the airport). For more info, call the shelter at (928) 634-7387.

VVHS Thanks Birthday Bash Sponsors

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015


logo_yavapaifoodcouncilYavapai Food Council’s nonprofit Bountiful Kitchen scheduled to open in Sedona by 2015-year end.

Sedona AZ (August 4, 2015) – The hunger epidemic in Arizona continues to cripple over 2 million working poor residents who live at or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  Arizona is ranked number 8 nationally for food insecurity and has the third highest child hunger rate nationwide. Yavapai County continues to lead the state with 1 out of 3 kids food insecure.

Cornucopia Community Advocates study 2013 study, Access to School Meals in Yavapai County, reported that 21 out of 29 (72%) of Yavapai County charter schools and 3 small rural district schools are not serving school meals because they do not have approved commercial kitchens or the resources to support adding an approved kitchen. Read More→

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logo_MATForceCottonwood AZ (August 4, 2015) – Fifty-four teachers and three principals recently received training on the ‘Good Behavior Game.’

The Good Behavior Game program is a proven approach to managing classroom behaviors that rewards children for displaying appropriate, on-task behaviors. It is designed for kindergarten through fourth grade students.  MATFORCE and the Arizona Community Foundation helped sponsor the training, which was held in both Prescott and Cottonwood. Read More→

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logo_verdevalleyhumanesocietyBy Michelle Lloyd
VVHS Board Treasurer

Cottonwood AZ (July 31, 2015) – The Verde Valley Humane Society is reaching out to the community to ask for dog and cat food donations so we can replenish the supply quickly as we are running low. (All donations are tax-deductible). The furbabies require:

  • Purina ProPlan Adult Dog and Puppy Food
  • Iams Adult Cat Orange Bag…
  • Purina Kitten Yellow Bag
  • Pine Pet Bedding Pellets or Cozy ‘N Fresh Natural Pine Pellets (Preferred Litter from Tractor Supply)
  • Other cat litter – except clay

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Verde Valley Humane Society Thanks Community

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

logo_verdevalleyhumanesocietyCottonwood AZ (July 29, 2015) – Animal supporters from across the valley showed up in great numbers to support the homeless animals at the Verde Valley Humane Society (VVHS) on Sunday, July 19, 2015. The shelter hosted the Third Annual Birthday Bash with tours of the facility, free food, kids’ games, kissing dogs, live music by Harpy Trails, raffles and a silent auction. Along with the fun, the celebration raised a record $11,660. “This money is critical to the care of the dogs and cats at the shelter.” said Manager Angie Hare. “Most of it will be dedicated toward medical expenses. We partner with six local veterinarians who provide the bulk of the medical care for our dogs and cats. Costs include vaccines, emergency vet care and especially the spaying or neutering of every animal that is adopted from here. The funds will also support daily animal care and the upkeep of their living quarters.” Read More→