Valley Animal Center: Meet Mickey!

Jan 11, 2020 | 2020 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures

by Arianna Padilla

Arianna Padilla is the Volunteer Coordinator with Valley Animal Center in Fresno, California. VAC shares their animal rescue adventures with us every month. Check out KRL’s interview with VAC to learn more about what they do.

Mickey is a nine-year-old male Doberman mix who has been at Valley Animal Center since September of 2019. Mickey’s New Year’s wish is to find his loving, and true forever home.

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Mickey first arrived at our facility in May of 2012 at the age of two years old. He was rescued from local animal control, and began his search for his forever home. After about three months, he thought he had found it; Mickey was adopted into a family that he thought would love and care for him, always. Unfortunately, Mickey was wrong. In September of 2019, Mickey was returned to our Dog Adoption Center. His adopters were relocating to a location that did not allow animals of his size. After seven years, Mickey was abandoned yet again.

Mickey is a very smart, lovable dog who is hopeful for his future. Don’t be fooled by his persona behind the kennel gate; though he can be very vocal in his kennel, once he is brought out on a leash, he is a gentle giant. Mickey does well with other dogs, both small and large, and he does well with older children and adults. Mickey will do best with owners that can take him on frequent walks, and give him space to stretch his legs (they’re long).

If Mickey sounds like a match for you, please stop by our Dog Adoption Center, open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mickey is available for adoption for just $180; like all of our adoptable animals, he is neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations. For more information on Mickey, or any of our adoptable animals, please visit our website at, or call (559) 233-8690.

Check out more animal rescue stories in our Pet Perspective section & watch for more stories from Feral Paws every other month, and we would love to have you join our KRL Pets Facebook group. Advertise in KRL and 10% of your advertising fees can go to Valley Animal Center.

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1 Comment

  1. I have a broken heart on behalf of Mickey. If I were in a position to offer him a home, I would figure out a way to get me from here to there. I hope someone looks at him and reads about him and realizes what a great treasure he could be for someone.


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