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Animal Rescue Volunteers

1464 Madera Road N350, Simi Valley, CA 93065

Phone (805) 579-8047
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Areas Animal Rescue Volunteers serves

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

Animal Rescue Volunteers's adoption process


Meet the Pet

Meet and greet is by appointment only AFTER an interview. Please email us at and provide your contact number and the city


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

*** We are no longer holding adoption events ***



Review application with a volunteer. Meet and greet after interview


Home Check

Only if the adoption is proceeding


Sign Adoption Contract

Occurs at homecheck

Additional adoption info

*** We are no longer holding adoption events ***

Emails are answered in a timely fashion. Please check your spam if you do not receive a response.

Meet and greet is by appointment only AFTER an interview. Please email us at and provide your contact number and the city you reside. Once the above is received, we will be in touch for a phone interview. The interview call can take a day or two. THE PHONE CALL WILL COME FROM A RESTRICTED NUMBER. Adoption is based on the best fit. Thanks for your patience.

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 about the horrors of puppy mills, the tragedy of pet overpopulation, the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. We do this by disseminating 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 refer 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.

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.

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What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?

When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.

So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.