About Us


Valley of the Sun Dog Rescue is a no-kill animal shelter and has been a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization since the year 2000.  We specialize in American Pitbulls and American Staffordshire Terriers, but we accept all breeds into our rescue.
We are headquartered and operated from our home. We are a family run organization with the help of foster care providers and volunteers. With this great working staff we rescue all breeds of dogs that are ill, injured, maimed, abandoned or simply unwanted. Our dogs are obtained from the various animal shelters in the area, as well as those animals given up by private citizens.

 Mission Statement

Our mission is to rescue abandoned, injured or abused dogs, rehabilitate them, have them vaccinated, spayed or neutered and help them find their forever home. We also strive to inBucketwithcatcrease public awareness about the gentler, humane side of a “Bully” breed.


 Adoption Process

We hold adoption clinics every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm at the Petsmart Pet Center on the northwest corner of Mckellips and Power Road in Mesa.

Although we specialize in American Pitbull and American Staffordshire Terriers, all dog breeds in need are accepted with open arms, evaluated and treated as necessary and adopted to private homes. Our prospective adopters are required to fill out an in depth  application and adoption contract, submit to home checks for a period of one year, as well as pay an adoption fee for the animal. Additionally, there are monetary penalties that must be agreed to for any mistreatment of the adopted animal. We also reserve the right to reclaim the animal in the event of mistreatment. Further, we reserve the right to pursue any individuals for mistreatment or neglect of the adopted animal through the court system or law enforcement agencies. All of the above must be read, initialed and the entire document signed prior to any adoption. We also have additional and specific requirements of the prospective adopters and their families to adopt a “bully” breed that must be met.


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What can you expect at an Amazing Pet Expo?

  • Tons of Exhibitors
  • Fabulous Prize Giveaways & Fun for both the Two-Legged AND Four-Legged
  • Adopt!Valley of the Sun Dog Rescue will be there!
  • Discounted Vaccinations, Microchipping and Heartworm & Flea Preventatives
  • Free Nail Trims
  • Live Entertainment, Obedience Demonstrations, Author Readings/Book Signings
  • The Latest & Greatest Pet Products
  • Learn About Pet Care, Volunteerism, Grooming, Pet Behavior & Training, Traveling with your Pet,  How YOU Can Make a Difference, Different Types of Pets/Breeds, Veterinarian FAQ, Fun Activities for You & Your Pet

We will be at the expo this weekend and not at Petsmart.

Come out and see us!!!


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