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The Covid-19 Pandemic has affected all of us, in different ways. First and foremost, let me reiterate that dogs and cats are not carriers of the virus and they are not susceptible to the virus. Having a pet in your home is just as safe today as it has always been.

Many of you will be working from home and caring for your children from home while schools are closed. Maybe this is the perfect time to bring that adopted dog or cat into your home. You have time to bond and train with your new pet and time to teach your children about responsibility. CVRR will continue to make dogs available for adoption. We hope to be at our usual PetSmart venue on Saturdays, but ultimately that decision will be made by Petsmart Corporate. If we lose the venue temporarily, we are prepared to make our facility (my home) available for scheduled adoptions and meet and greets. We will keep you posted as to days and hours.

We regularly partner with agencies out of the area and transport dogs and puppies to them; our local animal shelters also rely on these transports to keep their pet population down, thereby reducing the need to euthanize for space. Sadly, these partnerships are on hold indefinitely due to the Pandemic protocols of other cities. 

One of the founding principles of CVRR is to help reduce the overcrowding in local shelters. We stand firm in that commitment today. As a result, we will be unable to take owner surrendered dogs until conditions improve. We will instead be pulling dogs from shelters as our available space permits. 

You can help by volunteering to foster a dog or puppy, either from CVRR or from your local shelter.

If you feel the need to surrender an animal, perhaps we can help you find ways to make your situation workable. Our trained volunteers can offer behavioral advice and provide access to resources that may be beneficial.

We are so grateful to the community for your years of support and know that you will stand with us as we weather this storm as well.

 Looking forward our only concern with supplies is getting enough dog food to maintain our population. We use exclusively Kirkland Lamb and Rice Adult food from Costco. Today our local store is out. We hope that is a temporary situation.

Thank you in advance for your patience and continued support.



BJ Motko, Director

Central Valley Rescue railroad


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 CVRR was recently featured on KMPH's Around the Valley! Here are the YouTube links to our segment.

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Welcome to the Central Valley Rescue Railroad

Central Valley Rescue Railroad is an all volunteer organization located near the Foothill communities of the Central San Joaquin Valley. We are a "shelter without walls"; in other words, all of our animals are housed in a network of caring foster families/homes. The dogs (and an occasional cat) in our program are acquired through a variety of sources. We rescue from local kill shelters and we accept some owner surrenders.  Any healthy, adoptable animal in our program is guaranteed to be either adopted or transferred to another no-kill facility.

All dogs/cats posted are available for adoption. Adoptions require a completed application, an interview with an adoption counselor and sometimes a home visit is  scheduled. All animals of appropriate age are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. If we are unable to do so due to age, we will require an additional deposit and we will schedule the surgery within a reasonable time frame. Our adoption fees include age appropriate vaccines, sterilization and micro-chipping. Many of our dogs can be seen at Petsmart in Visalia on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. All dogs can be seen by appointment.

Highlighted Dogs
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Hudson is a big marshmallow; he was adopted but his person lost their home. Hudson is looking for a more about Hudson
  Tabby Jo (GrandPaws)
Tabby Jo was adopted from CVRR when she was a baby. Her family had to move to a place where she can' more about Tabby Jo (GrandPaws)
5Dust4y    If you are interested in adopting this dog, please complete an online more about Dusty
Delilah is a very well socialized young blended breed. She is about a year old, so fully grown.She more about Delilah
Pirate is a happy, outgoing young blended breed. He will be a great family dog and he loves other more about Pirate
Looking for a little dog with a big attitude? Rosie is your girl. She  came to us a day before more about Rosie
Maggie is a sturdy young blended breed with a gorgeous coat. She is good with dogs and people, but more about Maggie
Zoey and Zeus are young working breed siblings. Zeus is very high energy and Zoey is more laid more about Zoey
Zoey and Zeus are young working breed siblings. Zeus is very high energy and Zoey is more laid more about Zeus
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