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December 2019 Volunteer Spotlight — Josh Hall

Why did you decide to volunteer? Both my wife and I decided to volunteer in memory of our previous rescue pets that had passed away. Having had rescue pets most of our lives, we were already big supporters… Read More

December 2019 Volunteer Spotlight — Sara Hall

How did you get involved with walking dogs at the VBSPCA? My husband and I wanted to find something good as there was so much negativity in the world.  We had talked about volunteering at a shelter off… Read More

November 2019 Volunteer Spotlight — Donna Schnaars

Why did you decide to volunteer at the VBSPCA? I started volunteering here because I signed my husband up, and after he passed away, I enjoyed it so much I stuck with it. That was in the summer… Read More

Cat Body Language Basics

Cats are amazing animals and great companions, but sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what your cat is trying to tell you if you don’t know what you’re looking for! The good news is that cats… Read More

October 2019 Mission Moments

The world of animal welfare can be challenging, however there are many amazing moments that serve as great reminders of why we show up every day for the animals in our care. We hope that these stories will… Read More

Questions That You Should Be Asking When You Adopt

You did it! You decided to save a life and adopt. You’re now at your local shelter — with no idea where to start. Adopting from a shelter is a great decision and one that saves thousands of… Read More

October 2019 Volunteer Spotlight

In which area of the VBSPCA do you volunteer? I started out cleaning the boxes in the cattery, and eventually I started cleaning the colonies which is what I enjoy the most. Why did you choose to volunteer… Read More

Learning About Leashes — The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Finding a good leash, collar, or harness for your dog can be extremely challenging. There are a variety of different tools to choose from, and some are better than others. We talked to one trainer to get a… Read More

VBSPCA Shares Why Black Cats Are Pawsome

One of the most popular symbols of Halloween is the black cat. However, besides being associated with all things spooky, black cats are also connected to bad luck. “They’re absolutely gorgeous creatures and the fact that we have… Read More

Puppy Training Tips

It is a common misconception that there are age limitations to training our canine family members. A dog is never too young or too old to learn a new trick. But, before you get started, here are a… Read More