Sun Valley Animal Shelter

(623) 872-7941 sunvalleypets.org »

7150 N 110th AvenueGlendale, AZ 85307   map »

Business overview

Pets

  • Cats
  • Dogs

Services

  • Microchips/ID Tags

Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

2012

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • TUE
  • 11:00am
  • 4:00pm
  • WED
  • 11:00am
  • 4:00pm
  • THU
  • 11:00am
  • 4:00pm
  • FRI
  • 11:00am
  • 4:00pm
  • SAT
  • 11:00pm
  • 4:00pm
  • SUN
  • 11:00pm
  • 4:00pm

Payments Accepted

  • Debit Card
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Year Established

1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

Reviews

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WASTE OF TIME!! RUDE JUDGEMENTAL PEOPLE!!, 12/27/2012

I took my 8 yr old daughter there, waited 45 minutes after filling out an "application" / "interrogation" to even "look" at the kittens. Then, after reviewing our app, we were told basically we... aren't good enough people to adopt one of their pets and to try the shelter!! All because we were honest about a cat we had, that got out and ran away when we moved into our new house! My daughter left in TEARS and with the lesson: Lie to get what what you want! We should have been dishonest on our application. I am a professional woman and have never been treated like that! Guess what Sun Valley? We did get a kitten that day and she is happy and being well taken care of. You can keep your animals! Please DO NOT take your children there because there is a good chance you will be turned away and the kids left in tears! Who wants to go through that? Either that or lie on your application /interrogation. I wish I would have read the reviews first!

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phoenix az, 7/12/2012

me and my girlfriend went tp this shelter we want see a dog we like fill out all paper work we told that tat dog dont fit for us ask us to look at other dogs i would not go there ever again

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PURPLEDOLPHINS02

Reviews: 5

WASTE OF TIME!! RUDE JUDGEMENTAL PEOPLE!!

I took my 8 yr old daughter there, waited 45 minutes after filling out an "application" / "interrogation" to even "look" at the kittens. Then, after reviewing our app, we were told basically we aren't good enough people to adopt one of their pets and to try the shelter!! All because we were honest about a cat we had, that got out and ran away when we moved into our new house! My daughter left in TEARS and with the lesson: Lie to get what what you want! We should have been dishonest on our application. I am a professional woman and have never been treated like that! Guess what Sun Valley? We did get a kitten that day and she is happy and being well taken care of. You can keep your animals! Please DO NOT take your children there because there is a good chance you will be turned away and the kids left in tears! Who wants to go through that? Either that or lie on your application /interrogation. I wish I would have read the reviews first!

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mcrubio

Reviews: 1

phoenix az

me and my girlfriend went tp this shelter we want see a dog we like fill out all paper work we told that tat dog dont fit for us ask us to look at other dogs i would not go there ever again

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capulet83

Reviews: 1

Adopted here for years

I adore Sun Valley Animal Shelter and was confused to see bad reviews on this site. I adopted my first cat from here 10 years ago and have come back since to adopt another cat as well as a dog. First of all, it is by far the cleanest facility I have been to in Arizona and even when I lived in Washington State. You can tell they are truly dedicated to making their shelter comfortable and safe for all the animals housed there. The staff is friendly and there are always volunteers around walking the dogs and petting them no matter when I go. Their application process is not long compared to some other rescues I have been to, and its not like they even do home visits or anything. These "hoops" people are complaining about seem to me to be nothing more than cautious consideration by the shelter, which I welcome as I have nothing to hide. You can't blame them for being too careful with the animals as they don't know the adopters personally and I am sure they see the worst of the worst pet owners, being in the industry. I would highly recommend Sun Valley to anyone considering adopting a shelter animal.

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cinbar

Reviews: 2

Morons!!!

My husband and I fell in love with one of the puppies at this orphanage. We were so anxious to fill out the paperwork and get our little boy home. The staff there is ridiculous, acting as if they are actually a true adoption agency, and the "Manager" acting as if she has a Ph.D.! I understand weeding out people who seem unfit or too young to actually know what they're looking for, but my husband and I are mature adults, who have no young children at home, own our home, have a lovely back yard, and a doggie door. We have so much love to give to this little guy, yet were denied because of our belief in training a dog to be well mannered. They are idiots there, and would prefer to keep the animals contained in a small run with virtually no human, loving contact other than the staff. DON'T GO THERE!!!

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D10371az

Reviews: 4

Horrible - DO Not go here!

I wish I had seen these reviews before going! Worst Experience I have ever had trying to adopt an animal. First off my husband and I have adopted before from the AZ Humane Society and had a wonderful experience. I felt that these people were rude and extremely judgmental. I feel bad for the dogs because with these type of people running this place, it will be hard for them to find a home. We saw a dog we thought we liked and wanted to play with them to see if we got a long. Before they would even let us touch the dog, we had to go through the interview process which was ridiculous and the entire time acted like they were afraid we would abuse the dog. I can understand having standards for adopters, but these people are beyond ridiculous. Because it was closing (4pm) we would have to come back tomorrow before we could even play and meet the dog. It's a miracle they even get adopted. Needless to stay, we left without being able to give a dog a good home and we will unfortunately not be going back. I really hope others read these reviews and take them seriously before going to this place. Again, the worst experience I've EVER had!!

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everybodyjumpin

Reviews: 1

Rude, Judgemental staff

While I think it is great they are a no kill shelter, and their cats did appear well cared for, their dogs were just in outside cages. I'm assuming they had a cooler place to go to, but I can't say for sure. The staff was exceptionally rude, and very judgemental. I suppose since my husband and I are a young couple with no kids, they thought we were unable to afford quality care for a second cat, and they surely let us know how they felt. After arguing with them, I just gave up and left, leaving my poor cat at home with no friend.

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jimcamma

Reviews: 4

As good as it gets

My wife and I adopted a cat from this shelter. Both of my daughters have volunteered and adopted cats from this shelter. Nicest shelter we've ever seen. Animals are treated with dignity and respect. The cat play area is spacious and spotless. Animals are well fed and do not show signs of neglect, stress or anxiety.

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dylan2002

Reviews: 1

Great Place

Sun Valley Animal Shelter is one of the cleanest and most caring shelters I've ever visited. I've adopted 3 cats from them, and yes, I had to fill out paperwork and go thru an interview process, but that was okay by me. That process shows me that they care about the animals and want to make sure that the person and pet are compatible. The cats are free in a very large room plus they can go outside in a protected area. The community dog room can get a bit noisy, but the dog runs are clean. The staff and volunteers were very friendly, caring and helpful. Go visit, and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!

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joskuff

Reviews: 1

i love it !!!

i adopted a sweet dog from sun vallry animal shelter a few months ago and she is the bestever. The staff and volunteers were very friendly and helpful! The place was the cleanest i been to !!!

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pup e luv

Reviews: 1

Caring Staff

I adopted my 2 little guys from this shelter. They were very caring and truly put the animals best interest first. It was a wonderful experience. I would recommend this shelter to anyone looking for a little companion.

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doglover48

Reviews: 1

Great Staff

The staff was great. Very friendly and helpfull. The animals are well taken care of, and the place was very clean. They will find the " right " pet for you. If you are looking for a pet, you owe it to yourself to visit Sun City Animal Rescue. Ernie from Peoria.

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debbie22765

Reviews: 1

my adoption experience

I have adopted 2 dogs and 4 cats from the shelter and I was very pleased with the way I was treated.

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flygirlhm

Reviews: 3

Very disappointing donation

I donated pets to this shelter with a monatary donation. I, of course, signed the paper work giving them full control but told them if they had any doubts or issues to call me, they were my aging mom's cats and i just wanted to help them prior to having to place her in a home. I let them know that one cat had tested positive for FELV but on further, in depth testing, never been positive. The decided to euthanize all 4 cats without contacting me or giving me the option to pick them up AND they kept my money. I have never been so heartbroken. The other cats WERE NOT FELV positive.

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dogs4us

Reviews: 1

WORST EVER

THIS IS THE WORST ANIMAL SHELTER I HAVE EVER BEEN TO..YOU HAVE TO FILL OUT A SURVEY THAT IS LONG AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW YOUR GOING TO TREAT AN ANIMAL...THEN YOU GET DENIED CAUSE YOU DONT MEET EVERY STANDARD THAT THEY WANT YOU TO MEET...THEY WOULDNT LET ME MEET THE DOG I WANTED BECAUSE MY DOG BARKED AT A PERSON...DONT RECOMMEND GOING THERE...YOU WONT GET AN ANIMAL...

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azsolar

Reviews: 2

Don't waste your time

These people are ridiculous. There are so many hoops to jump through, it's not a wonder they have so many pets for adoption. It's a long drive, and these people are crazy, so I would not recommend wasting your time with this shelter. Just the paperwork to SEE kittens is two pages. What a joke. A very sad joke for those animals who are not placed in good homes because of the control freak staff.

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