“Rescuing Senior and Special Needs Animals of All Kinds. Creating No Kill Communities Everywhere We Go.”

Vicki’s Village Animal Rescue & Sanctuary (V.V.A.R.S) is a grassroots group located outside of Bishop, California in the Eastern Sierras. Vicki’s Village is San Luis Obispo (SLO) Founded, Bishop based. We have affiliates in Northern California (Bay Area) and are currently looking for Southern California affiliates to join our team.
We are a 501c3 non-profit organization who focuses on rescue and rehabilitating senior and special needs animals. Vicki’s Village works mainly with dogs at this point in time, but are not limited to canines only. Most of our animals come from high-kill shelters across California, hoarding situations or owner surrenders. Vicki’s Village is responsible for our animals transportation and all of the medical care they should need, on top of their daily needs. This organization is financed by donations only – we do not have support of federal or private grants at this point in time. V.V.A.R.S. is in place so that every animal in our care lives their healthiest, happiest and best life. We thank everyone who supports us in our mission to save as many animals as possible!

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Be sure to check out our current adoptable animals! We have several dogs available for adoption.


We are currently not accepting any more animals at this time. Please support us in building a new facility so we can expand our capacity in how many animals we intake.