Join us for Critter Camp!

Critter Camp is a hands-on learning experience at the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley.

The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley is hosting our annual “Critter Camp” programs on June 25 – 29 and again on July 23 – July 27. Critter Camp is an interactive, animal-centered, learning experience for second – sixth grade students. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily.

Through this hands-on camp, children will learn the importance of kindness and compassion toward all living creatures. More than 40 children are expected to attend camp.

Children will be learning about the care of animals ranging from bugs and insects, tame, wild and exotic, farm and barnyard animals, to helper (therapy and service) animals! They will also learn how being responsible for our environment by recycling plastic bags, plastic loops, and aluminum and metal containers protects animals.

During the camp, students will engage in subject areas of science, language arts, social science, mathematics, health, physical education, and music.

Camp is $40.00 per child. Limited scholarships are available; Limit 1 SCHOLARSHIP PER HOUSEHOLD, PER SEASON. Please click on the following links for registration forms

JUNE Registration

Pre-Pay for June’s Camp by clicking the “add to cart” below!

JULY Registration

Completed registration forms: fax to: 909-386-1443, email to:, Mail to: 374 W. Orange Show Rd., San Bernardino, CA 92408 or bring them into the Administration Office at the HSSBV M-F/ 8-5.

Critter Camp Wish List

We are in need of:
8” plates
6” plates
plastic forks & spoons
3oz paper cups
8oz / mini bottled waters
cans of 1/2 pears
cans of sliced peaches
hand sanitizer
large brown grocery bags

Public’s Help Sought

The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley (HSSBV) Cruelty Investigation Department is looking for members of the community who have purchased sick puppies via Craigslist ads.

On April 11, 2018 at the 3600 block of Daisy Lane in Phelan, the HSSBV Cruelty Department with support from San Bernardino County Sheriffs, San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control and Rancho Cucamonga Animal Control conducted a search warrant at the residence of a family, all positively identified by victims, of selling sick and underage puppies. One male member of the family with prior felonies was taken in to custody when weapons were found at the home. Over 30 dogs were taken into protective custody. These dogs are under veterinary care, as most tested positive for giardia and round worm, among other health issues. Since these animals are part of an ongoing investigation, there is no adoption information available at this time.

If the following, or elements of the following, happened to you during or after the purchase of a puppy since 2014, please contact the HSSBV immediately at 909-386-1400 ext. 216 or 215.

  • You responded to an ad for a labradoodle, or small toy breed dog on Craigslist
  • You met the seller in a parking lot of business. The most common cities these sellers frequent are Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario. However, cases have now expanded to Orange County, Los Angeles County and San Diego. There is the possibility of cases outside of the state of California or at the state line as well. The most common cities these sellers frequent are Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario.
  • The sellers were members of a clean cut Caucasian family, driving newer vehicles or SUVs.
  • The seller presented themselves as an adult via online or phone correspondence and then said they would send their adult son or teenage daughter to make the actual transaction.
  • The puppy you purchased became sick after you went home and/or died. Most commonly the puppy would be diagnosed with parvo, or parasites.
  • The puppy you purchased was under 6 weeks old and you were told by the seller it was over 8 weeks old.
  • You contacted the seller regarding the sick puppy and they were aggressive, threatening,and unhelpful, or did not respond to you at all.
  • Sellers use different names and contact information on these sales.

At this time, approximately 30 cases have been reported. If you have any information regarding an experience like this, please contact the HSSBV immediately at 909-386-1400 ext. 216 or 215.

It is possible that the sellers are still actively selling puppies. Never purchase puppies from Craigslist, social media or the internet.

The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley is not affiliated, nor partnered with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

We are disturbed and deeply saddened by the news regarding allegations of sexual harassment at the HSUS. Allegations such as this should be taken very seriously and investigated promptly and thoroughly. We do not condone this type of behavior. It is our understanding many board members of HSUS resigned over the decision to retain their current CEO and closed their internal investigation. At no time should harassment of any kind be tolerated or allowed to continue.

We will remain focused on our core values: the compassionate care and treatment of animals. We will continue to provide professional and caring, high quality care to our patients and their guardians. We value our employee’s commitment, our clients, our donors and our reputation in the communities we serve and we take pride in our integrity and hold ourselves to the highest standards. Through education and advocacy we will continue to promote the humane treatment of animals and enhance the human-animal bond. All of this is only possible when we treat each other with respect and kindness.

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Cuddle Clones!

Please click on the image for more details! Mention “HSSBV” at check out and receive a 10% discount!

Thanks to Amazon Smile you can now help the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley!

No matter the occasion; a birthday, back to school or just a day taking advantage the sales, you can help the HSSBV. By shopping at, Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley could increase its AmazonSmile donations.

Click on this link and start shopping!

Group Obedience Classes

Dances with Dogs Training Center
in association with the
Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley
is now offering
Group Obedience Classes

Classes are held at HSSBV; 374 W Orange Show Road in San Bernardino, 92408.

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We are excited to announce our new partnership with Bissell – Partners for Pets and Lost Pet USA.

Please click on their logos for more information!

California Pet Lover’s License Plate

Pre-orders are being taken for the new California Pet Lover’s License Plate designed by actor/artist Pierce Brosnan and sponsored by the California Veterinary Medical Board.

This fun and colorful plate will not only jazz up your car—it will also help reduce the number of homeless pets in California!

Proceeds from sales of the license plate will go toward funding for free or low-cost spay and neuter surgeries throughout the state, and the plates themselves are a great way to raise awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering while you’re on the go.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles won’t begin production of these plates until it has received 7,500 orders—so far, approximately 3,850 orders have been received. Please consider purchasing a set (or two!) today and do your part to end pet overpopulation and the unnecessary euthanasia of healthy cats and dogs.

Visit to learn more, see how you can help spread the word, and order your own Pet Lover’s License Plates.

Thank you for your continued support of the ASPCA and California’s animals.

Cook up something special!

Reci-PAWS cookbooks are on sale now! Reci-PAWS is filled with recipes from our staff and volunteers for people and their pets! Order online or come pick one up at the HSSBV office.

Order your Reci-PAWS cookbook today!

Proceeds from the sale of Reci-PAWS cookbooks will benefit the programs at HSSBV

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The HSSBV mission statement is to prevent cruelty and neglect to animals; to educate children and all members of the community about animal welfare issues; and to provide for the health and well-being of animals with an emphasis on spay/neuter to prevent pet over-population. In order to support these efforts on a local level, donations can be made directly to the HSSBV.

The HSSBV does not receive any funding from government/city/county agencies or any national animal organization. All of our funding is received through private donations, fundraising efforts and grants.

We are now taking appointments for all of our services including vaccines and vet exams. Limited walk-ins are also available. To schedule appointments please call (909) 386-1400.