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NEED HELP WITH YOUR PET?

At PVAS, we understand that life happens, and sometimes, that means that you might get to a point where it is challenging to keep your pet. However, we also understand that you may like to keep your pet if only you had the resources to make that happen. 

At PVAS, we know that the shelter is the last place we want a pet to be. Our goal is to help connect you to resources that will help keep your pet in a home and out of the shelter. We are committed to working together to find the best possible solution for you and your pet.

Palm Valley Animal Society is an open-admission animal shelter serving five cities and one county in the Rio Grande Valley. Each year, we accept more than 20,000 animals into our facilities.
The large majority of our sheltering is allocated for housing stray animals that need shelter and care. While we do have a foster program, only a small percentage of our animals get the luxury of living in a foster home. For owned animals, the shelter should be an option of last resort. 

Check our resources below to see how we can help you and help your pet!

New Pet Resources Options for RGV Pet Owners

Palm Valley Animal Society is excited to announce the launch of a free, first-of-its-kind website where people in the Rio Grande Valley can find and access free and low-cost pet services. With pets.findhelp.com, support is just a click away!


Simply enter your zip code, then search pets.findhelp.com for whatever pet services you're interested in, from pet food pantries and training, to veterinary care and more of Palm Valley Animal Society's partners. You can also browse the free and low-cost pet support services in Edinburg and surrounding communities. 

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It would be best if you didn't have to give up your pet. Here's just a small list of ways that we might be able to help:

  • Pet food

  • Vaccinations/microchipping

  • Information about low-cost vet services

  • Information about medical assistance

  • Behavior counseling

  • Assistance finding pet-friendly housing

  • Pet supplies

  • Self-supported rehoming options

CLICK HERE TO CONNECT WITH A PVAS STAFF MEMBER TO SEE HOW WE CAN HELP!

Area animal control services:

  • McAllen Animal Control: (956) 681-2124

  • Edinburg Animal Control: (956) 289-7700

  • Hidalgo County Animal Control: (956) 383-0111

  • City of Palmhurst: (956) 583-8697

  • City of Hidalgo: (956) 843-2737

  • City of La Joya: (956) 581-7002​

Still have questions? Contact our experts

Jackie Linan- Intake To Placement Coordinator

Paola Nino- Intake To Placement Coordinator

Jay Garza - Intake to Placement Coordinator

956-686-1141, ext 2007 or 2012

DO YOU KNOW OF AN ANIMAL IN NEED? #GIVEABARK ABOUT PETS IN THE RGV AND
LEARN ABOUT ALL OF OUR ALTERNATIVES TO SURRENDER!

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GoodPup

Having some behavior issues with your pet? How about a week of free dog training plus a virtual consultation with a certified trainer? Check out GoodPup.com and access training resources to create a plan that will help keep your dog in your home and make sure everyone in the house is safe, happy, and healthy. Most behavior issues can be solved with just a little concentrated effort from everyone in the household--give it a shot! 

Find training options with GoodPup today. Get started here! 

Home to Home

Home to Home helps keep pets out of our facilities and in a home! This tool is a direct owner to adopter service that allows you to rehome your pet without them coming to PVAS. This program is free for both the pet's current guardian and future adopters. This program allows you to find the best fit for your pet and tell the adopter all about your pet's personality and preferences. 

Find the best fit for your pet with Home to Home. Get started here! 

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ReHome

Supported by Adopt-a-Pet.com, Rehome is another platform that allows you to have control of selecting a perfect match for the animal you need to relinquish. Rehome helps keep pets out of our facilities and in a home! This tool is also a direct owner-to-adopter service that allows you to rehome your pet without them coming to PVAS. This program is free for you but requires adopters to pay a small adoption fee. This program allows you to find the best fit for your pet and tell the adopter all about your pet's personality and preferences. 

Find the best fit for your pet with Rehome. Get started here! 

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SUPPORT OUR MISSION

Our organization relies on community support to do the lifesaving work we do. Be a part of our work and donate today! Your donation will allow us to grow our programs and help even more animals across the RGV.