Vicki’s Village Animal Rescue & Sanctuary (V.V.A.R.S) is a grassroots non-profit organization located in the High Desert of Eastern California, with advocates on the Central Coast (SLO County) and the Bay Area as well.

Our organization is in place to be of help to any homeless/unwanted animals who are in need of love and safety. We rescue and rehabilitate companion animals so that they can be available for adoption to the public. As well, we are a sanctuary to the animals who need serious medical care or have very particular needs to thrive.

The mission of VVARS is to influence compassion in the public, and educate everyone about the issues that effect animals, and in turn, effect humans too. Overpopulation, high-kill pounds and puppy mills are the focus of the rescue at this point in time, as those are the problem areas where we feel we can be of most aid.

Through public education and action, spay and neuter programs and collaborating with other rescues, shelters and educational organizations, it is our goal to help and heal as many animals as possible, while teaching and inspiring others to do the same. It truly takes a village!

Please check out our blog for updates on the rescue!

We are looking for the person who emailed us. Please contact us if you know who this is!


Xmas Rex 1

Rex: A male, neutered, 7 year old Corgi/Chihuahua mix is still available for adoption! He is a sweet, playful companion who gets along with other small dogs and cats. He is potty trained and loves to play with toys. He enjoys car rides and short walks on flat trails or in dog parks. Rex does not like to be disturbed while sleeping, so a home with small children is not recommended. He is very small, around 7 pounds and barely a foot tall. He would fit well in a home with older children and other animals, or with an older person who needs someone to snuggle with and keep them active (in a very gentle way).

Rex’s adoption fee has been cut in half!

Rex is now available for adoption for only $75. An anonymous donor has offered to pay for 50% of his adoption fee for the right home. Please consider sending in an application for this sweet boy. We’d love to set up a home check with you soon!


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.