Valley Animal Center Creates Purrasic Park Adoption Center to Clean Up Shelters

August 1 marks the start of the Clear the Shelters campaign to help local shelters place adoptable animals into forever homes.

Valley Animal Center has created the ultimate adoption experience.


Inspired by Jurassic Park, animal care staff at Valley Animal Center sorted their adorable adoptable into four different dinosaurs based on the animals’ personalities; T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Brontosaurus and Velociraptor.

“By showcasing their dogs and cats in a fun way this month, we hope to give potential adopters the opportunity to be imaginative in their adoption journey. Adoption fees have also been reduced for the month. said Alisia Sanchez, Valley Animal Center marketing manager.

To start, they brought in Honey Bun, a 12-month-old Chihuahua who was abandoned just outside the Valley Animal Center.

A Valley Animal Center staff member was able to grab her and bring her inside. Unfortunately, she didn’t trust anyone at first, but she was able to open up to new people.

Honey Bun gets along with people and other dogs, but she has anxiety about being around too many people at once. We also recommend that she go to a home without small children. She only accepts cats for adult cats, no kittens.

Honey Bun was categorized as Velociraptor. Each Velociraptor is an energetic troublemaker who can be very unpredictable. They are very active and temperamental dinosaurs and are well known for being peculiar.

Honey Bun’s Clear the Shelters Adoption Fee Reduced to $100 and Comes with Spaying, Microchipping, Flea Treatment, Deworming and Updating vaccinations. Adopters receive a free wellness exam and a bag of goodies to take home. If anyone is interested, they can come meet Honey Bun at the Valley Animal Center dog adoption center daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or complete the pre-adoption application available here: https://valleyanimal. org/dog -application-for-adoption/

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Benjamin M. Yerger