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.

Take Your Dog to the Ball Park!

Join us at the Inland Empire 66ers baseball game on Monday, April 30th!

You and your dog can enjoy the game since it is Mans Best Friend Monday! The best part? 50% of your ticket sales are donated back to us!

Get Your Tickets Here

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.

It’s that time of the year again…

The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley (HSSBV) will host their annual Walk for the Animals presented by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians at San Manuel Stadium (home of the Inland Empire 66ers) on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their non-aggressive, leashed trained pets to enjoy a day of fun (all pets must be current on vaccines, no retractable leashes please)!

Attendance for this community event is free. In addition to the walk around the warning track of the baseball field, activities will include a free Pooch Play Area presented by Dances with Dogs Training center, Pet Photo Booth provided by Posers in a Booth, exciting raffle prizes, vendor village, food, music, demos and more! Keep an eye out for the SoCal Helpful Honda Guys, who will be making an appearance at the event. The HSSBV will also be honoring local pets with their Pet Hero Award Recognition.

Don’t forget to sign your pet up for the Pet Contests when you arrive. This year’s categories include: Best Kisser, Best Trick, Best Catch, Fluffiest and Best Dressed Male & Female. All pets who enter will receive a participation ribbon, and winners of each category will receive a trophy and certificate. This year’s celebrity guest judge panel for the contests includes Jeff Pope, host of the Jeff Pope Show on HOT 103.9 and 101.3 The Mix.

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Walk for the Animals is Sponsored by: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Patterson Veterinary, Pacific Premier Bank & PK Design

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.