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

Anti-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy and practice of TALGV that TALGV prohibits discrimination against anyone (volunteer, Board member, visitor, or otherwise) on the basis of race, color, religion, gender or gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other protected class recognized by applicable federal or state law in any of its activities or operations. Any questions or concerns about this policy should be directed to TALGV’s Board of Directors, attention of President.

Accommodation of Disabilities

TALGV provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, including reasonable modifications, as is necessary to allow them an equal opportunity to participate in or benefit from the goods and services offered by TALGV, as required by law. Applicants for adoption of animals, whether a person with a qualified disability under applicable law or not, will not be required to submit additional medical documentation to support their ability to adopt an animal. TALGV representatives may not inquire into the nature of an applicant’s disability or disability-related health issues such as medication. If an applicant voluntarily discloses that she/he is looking for a service animal, the decision as to animal for adoption shall be the applicant’s. Each TALGV representative will receive training on this policy on at least an annual basis.

Our Board of Directors

Standing: Jane Vazquez, Rose Welliver, Georgia Puttock, Ann Wyland, Kareen Kell
Seated: Linda Moser, Kim Eisele, Jean Davis, Fred D’Angelo

It’s All About The Animals & Dedicated Volunteers

Between 2009 and 2017, TALGV found homes for more than 6,650 pets. Our average daily population is 90 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 600 volunteers give freely of their time and effort, 365 days of the year. Volunteers contributed more than 135,500 hours of their time in 2017, the equivalent of 70 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

The majority of our funding comes from the generosity of our members, individual donors, local businesses, foundations, and bequests. TALGV receives no funding from federal or state sources. Thanks to the donations and purchases by people in our local community, our own Attic Thrift Shop generates a large percentage of our income. To all of our supporters, we offer our most profound and sincere thanks!

TALGV Sources of Revenue 12 months ended June 30, 2018:

Department Percentage
Thrift Shop 28%
Donations 23%
Estates 23%
Restricted Donations 11%
Adoption Fees 5%
Pima Spay-Neuter Reimbursement 4%
Memorials 3%
Fundraising Events 2%
Grants – Restricted 1%
Total 100%

You Can Help

  • Volunteer your time and talent in the kennels, The Attic Thrift Store, 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 a membership
    • Make a monetary donation by check or online at our website to donate easily and safely through PayPal
    • Consider us in your estate planning. Remember and support TALGV by:
    • Outright gift – can qualify for tax deduction
    • Naming TALGV as a beneficiary in your will, trust, or life insurance
    • IRA Charitable Rollover – roll over up to $100,000/year to TALGV, deduct from gross income, pay no tax on rollover money
    • Donor Advised Fund – receive charitable tax deduction
    • Charitable Gift Annuity – save on capital gains, receive tax deduction, and income for life
    • Charitable Remainder Trust – receive income tax deduction and income stream balance to TALGV at end of term
    • Charitable Lead Trust – receive gift tax deduction vs. income tax deduction
    • Talk to your financial advisor or attorney about your many options

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. The new building is dedicated on October 7. It consists of a new cat wing, administrative offices, adoption rooms, an IT suite, and a multipurpose room that is paid for by a generous grant from Freeport-McMoRan. The grant also includes funds to bus students from local schools to TALGV for classes on pet care. With the completion of this “north wing” expansion, TALGV’s total complex consists of 14,503 feet. This construction also includes 10 outdoor exercise yards for dogs. Year ends with total of 680 adoptions.
2014
Doors in the cat wing are changed from solid with a window to metal screen, each decorated with a cat silhouette. More shade and additional improvements are added to the outdoor exercise yards for dogs so they can also be used as housing for dogs. 2014 adoptions total 881: 363 cats and 518 dogs.
2015
The year begins with 112 cats and 58 dogs (170) available for adoption. Adoptions for the year are 367 cats and 503 dogs for a total of 870. Volunteers donate 123,417 hours, the equivalent of 64 full-time employees with benefits.
2016
Windows are added to bottom of interior doors in both east and west wing dog kennels, so that all dogs may easily look out into the hallway and see and be seen by visitors. For the first time we exceed 1000 adoptions for the year: 403 cats and 604 dogs = 1007. TALGV generates half of the year’s proceeds from the The Attic Thrift Store and assists 600 families through TALGV’s Outreach Program.
2017
1068 adoptions; 81 lost pets are claimed by owners; adoption return rate is 18% for cats and 21% for dogs. Volunteers donate 135,583 hours, the equivalent of 70 full-time employees with benefits.
2018
Ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of Shakespeare’s Room, a volunteer-donated cat visitation room for potential adopters to spend time with a cat before adopting, is on March 17.