Animal Rescue Volunteers

A 1464 Madera Road N350, Simi Valley, CA 93065 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at Animal Rescue Volunteers

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Female, Adult
Dachshund / Chihuahua


Female, Young
Miniature Pinscher


Female, Young
Labrador Retriever / Plott Hound

Uncle Fester

Male, Senior, Bonded Pair

Eddie Munster

Male, Senior, Bonded Pair


Female, Puppy


Male, Puppy


Female, Senior
Bichon Frise


Male, Young
Belgian Malinois


Female, Adult

Little Man

Male, Young
Dachshund / Chihuahua

Jack Frost

Male, Young
Dachshund / Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

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1 - 12 of 12 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas Animal Rescue Volunteers Serves

Ventura County, Los Angeles County (within 50 mile radius from Simi Valley)

Animal Rescue Volunteers's Adoption Process

1. Meet the Pet

Come 2 our adoption event on Saturdays,11 am to 3 pm at 2780 Tapo Canyon Road; Simi Valley. Please email to confirm pet will be at our event

2. Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

Only available at our event. It is not first come first serve as we try to find the best fit.

3. Interview

Review application with volunteer. Dog does not go home with adopter that day as we have a homecheck

4. Home Check

Only if the adoption is proceeding

5. Sign Adoption Contract

Occurs at homecheck

We have an application (available only at our adoption events) an interview process, home visits prior to adoption, and follow-up post adoption, plus a contract. Adopters must maintain our group I.D. tags plus a tag with their own identifying information on their pets at all times. Our adopters receive a "go-home folder" containing all the pet's medical information as we know it, helpful tips on training, a list of vets we use, and information about us.

About Animal Rescue Volunteers

Animal Rescue Volunteers has been in business since 1995, started when our co-founders saw the need to have a rescue in our area due to the high volume of animals in the shelters who were and continue to be unnecessarily put to death due to pet over-population. We take in dogs and cats of all ages, sizes, regardless of illnesses or other maladies. We determine which pets are most at risk and focus on those first. We have taken many pets simply because of their illnesses or injuries because we know that they are least likely to be adopted by the general public. We spend thousands of dollars annually helping these animals, rehabilitating them so they may be placed into loving homes. We have no shelter per se, relying on the generosity of foster families who accept into their homes these wonderful animals who need a place to be a part of a family before moving on from us. We keep our pets until that appropriate placement has been made, no matter how long that takes. We have no paid staff. With the exception of minimal operating expenses, our money goes to the care and attention of our animals in our program.

We also work very hard in our community and other venues educating the public to the horrors of puppy mills, the tragedy of pet over-population, the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. We do this by dissemanating literature at our adoptions, by sometimes setting up peaceful public demonstrations, and at times speaking with schools, and other community organizations.

We make ourselves available to the public to answer pet questions and referring them to various sources for help in pet-related areas.

We take any of our adoptees back for whatever reason, if problems develop because we are committed to them for the rest of their lives once they become one of ARV's pets.

We have one fund raiser a year, our annual Wag 'n Walk in September, in order to help us maintain the level of quality care we give our pets. Check our website for updated information on our event.

And we do all of this because we are passionate about our mission and the plight of the homeless, abandoned animals that have fallen victim to the uncaring people who don't see these loving creatures as possessing feeling. Our volunteers are fosters, devoting their time, 24/7. Most are long-time volunteers, who have spent hours bottle feeding and medicating unweaned puppies and kittens, seen their homes turned into medical facilities with volunteers coming in to help around the clock. We are an awesome, dedicated bunch of animal lovers who want to help these pets who otherwise have no voice to be their advocates.

Come Meet Animal Rescue Volunteers's Pets

Stop by and meet our pets on SATURDAYS from 11 am to 3 pm at R & R Pet Lifestyle and Supply, 2780 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley (SE corner of Alamo and Tapo Canyon), except holiday weekends. Please email ( ahead to make sure a particular pet will be at adoptions.

Please email ahead to make sure a particular pet will be at adoptions.

Animal Rescue Volunteers's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to Animal Rescue Volunteers to help homeless pets find homes