About The Animal League of Green Valley

Who We Are

The Animal League of Green Valley is a private, 501(c)(3) not for profit, all volunteer, no kill animal shelter. We are dedicated to serving the people and pets of our community. TALGV‘s vision is…

A Home for Every Pet

What We Do

  • Provide a shelter for cats and dogs whose owners can no longer care for them
  • Accommodate lost, unwanted, and abandoned pets
  • Arrange adoptions of pets to loving, qualified homes
  • Support spay/neuter programs to decrease the population of unwanted animals
  • Conduct community outreach programs, including pet education at schools, companion animal visits at assisted living facilities, the library’s “Read-to-a-Dog” program, and participation at local events

Our Board of Directors

TAL Board 8-2014

Standing: Georgia Puttock, Kareen Kell, Ann Wyland, Rose Welliver, Kim Eisele
Seated: Geoff Knight, Jean Davis, Linda Moser, Nancy Arnold

It’s All About The Animals

Between 2009 and 2012, TALGV found homes for more than 2,145 pets. Our average daily population is 120 cats and 50 dogs. On arrival, every pet gets a full medical check-up and all necessary shots. Every TALGV pet is spayed or neutered. All pets are regularly groomed and dogs are walked several times daily. Cats and dogs are socialized with people and with other pets.

Dedicated Volunteers

More than 300 volunteers give freely of their time and effort, 365 days of the year. Volunteers contributed more than 91,500 hours of their time in 2011, the equivalent of 47 full-time staff members. No one in the entire organization receives any monetary compensation. There is no paid staff at TALGV, only dedicated volunteers.

How We Are Funded

TALGV receives no funding from federal, state, county, or municipal sources. Our own Attic Thrift Shop contributes almost 50% of our income. Adoption and intake fees provide 10% and grants produce another 10%. The remainder of our funding comes from the generosity of our members, individual donors, local organizations, businesses and bequests. To all of you, we offer our most profound and sincere thanks!

You Can Help

  • Volunteer your time and talent in the kennels, the Attic Thrift Shop, or the office. Call 520-625-3170 for more details.
  • Drop off your gently-used items to sell in the Attic, and don’t forget to shop for other treasures while you are there.
  • Donate food and/or supplies for the animals.
  • Adopt one of our loving cats or dogs.
  • Support us financially.
    • Become a member of TALGV – $20 yearly for an individual; $30 for a family.
    • Make a monetary donation by check or online at our website to donate easily and safely through PayPal.
    • Contribute to our building fund.
    • Consider us in your estate planning.

Special Dates in TALGV History

1984
TALGV Incorporated in Arizona.
1985
IRS approves 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit status.
1985-2001
TALGV operates from rented facilities and private homes.
2001
Constructs and occupies building at 1600 W Duval Mine Road.
Opens The Attic, a thrift store that provides a significant portion of TALGV income.
2002
Begins cat and dog adoptions from TALGV building.
2004
Insulates and air conditions the building shell, making it usable throughout the year.
2004-2005
Builds large fenced outdoor runs so TALGV dog residents can get adequate exercise under supervision of volunteers. Begins accepting stray and unwanted pets as space permits. Begins offering dog training for adopters and TALGV volunteer staff.
2005-2006
Completes interior building modifications, including laundry facility.
2006
Begins Animal Outreach program to assist lower-income residents with pet care costs.
2007
Adoptions total 525, an increase of 41% over 2006. Begins construction of 2,300 square foot building addition to provide eight new kennels, an isolation room, additional laundry facilities, and more.
2008
Completes building addition. Begins free spay and neuter program for low-income pet owners. Expands foster program to care for more animals. Institutes a training program to make dogs more adoptable.
2009
Adoptions total 703 dogs and cats, an increase of 20% over 2008. Donates 1,275 pounds of pet food to Green Valley Community Food Bank.
2010
Provides spay/neuter outreach assistance to the low-income owners of 396 pets. Provides on-site classes to grade- and middle-school students through “Love on a Leash” program. Provides monthly pet therapy visits to four assisted living centers.
2011
Courtyard is enclosed and opens in August as an expansion of The Attic thrift store. Forty-nine high school students participate in our first summer Youth Intern Program (YIP), working for eight weeks in our facility, helping to care for our animals. More than 500 students (Kindergarten – 4th grade) receive classroom instruction on pet care and responsibility through TALGV’s “Love on a Leash” program. Medical Outreach assistance, including free and low cost spay/neuter services, is provided to 361 companion pets in the community. More than 11,000 people visit our facility. TALGV’s all-volunteer workforce contributes 91,500 hours or the equivalent of 47 man-years of work.
2012
Annual adoptions reach a new high of 720. Animal outreach assistance program is expanded.
2013
TALGV breaks ground for building expansion on January 7. Foster program is expanded to care for dogs housed in areas impacted by the construction so that there will be no decrease in the number of dogs and cats that TALGV can accommodate during construction.