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 have broken ground on the rescue building!

We have officially started the set up of the new pre-fabricated rescue and sanctuary dwelling for Vicki’s Village. To be delivered by mid-March, a 28′ x 12′ lofted barn will become our newest space for our adoptable and sanctuary dogs. Our intake numbers will be able to grow larger, giving us the ability to save more lives! We are so excited to be able to permanently expand in such a way. Your support has made this all possible!

Please stay tuned: Our next step is to have our road base foundation delivered Feb 4th, which will level out the ground in preparation for the building to be dropped off.

Donate to the continuation of the building project so we can have water, electricity, fencing, etc. and be complete by the end of the Summer, 2019.





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.