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Santa Barbara Vizsla Rescue

Santa Barbara Vizsla Rescue A South Central Coastal CA 501.c.3 group of experienced Vfolk, committed to the Rescue and thoughtful re-homing of purebred Vizslas. Vizsla Club of America-affiliated Rescue Group and 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit

Rescuing dogs from the coastal regions of CA from the City of San Obispo to San Diego and as far East as Bakersfield and San Bernardino.

Desert and High Desert regions of Southern CA are excluded. All of our efforts are VOLUNTEER and funds to pay for the care of our rescue dogs are raised in a variety of ways. While our membership has been creative and generous, WE NEED HELP! Contributions in any amount will be received most gratefully. At this time, we can only accept checks by mail, but PayPal will be coming soon. See our website to make donations!

Desert and High Desert regions of Southern CA are excluded. All of our efforts are VOLUNTEER and funds to pay for the care of our rescue dogs are raised in a variety of ways. While our membership has been creative and generous, WE NEED HELP! Contributions in any amount will be received most gratefully. At this time, we can only accept checks by mail, but PayPal will be coming soon. See our website to make donations!

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❣️UPDATE ❣️ Great news to share! She has been adopted and placed in her new home! Thanks so much to our awesome Vizsla ...
03/16/2022

❣️UPDATE ❣️ Great news to share! She has been adopted and placed in her new home! Thanks so much to our awesome Vizsla network for helping to get the word out and to find this sweet mixed pup her new home 🏡
🧡🐾 🐶

Courtesy post!!

3 year old mix female in the Riverside California shelter available for immediate adoption!
Please see the link below or contact the shelter for more information 951-358-7387

https://www.instagram.com/p/CazrR_iFZXm/?utm_medium=copy_link

https://www.rcdas.org/petharbor/secured_PetHarbAdoptSearch.html

🎉 ADOPTED 🎉COURTESY POST:  Can anyone give this senior a loving home for her remaining years?  She’s in Montana and resc...
03/14/2022

🎉 ADOPTED 🎉

COURTESY POST: Can anyone give this senior a loving home for her remaining years? She’s in Montana and rescues can help with transport:

Tecca is 12 years old and has been with her family since she was a puppy. She’s intelligent and obedient. Like all Vs she just wants to make her owners happy. She is quite needy and needs to cuddle, be touched and acknowledged. She never runs away from home. She will get into the trash if it’s not covered. She is a little high strung and nervous and it takes her awhile to get used to new people as she needs to be sure they are okay. She is spayed (had one litter at age 4). Tecca does not do well with small dogs. She was raised with cats, but has not been around one in along time. She loves to run and play, but mostly wants to cuddle. Tecca is being rehomed as the owner’s daughter and baby moved in and Tecca is not doing well with an active small child in the household so please no small children or small breed dogs in the household. Please contact Susan if you can help.

Susan Kramer
[email protected]
307-360-7800

***We do not know all the details of the rehoming situation, please keep comments kind and let’s help this lady land a wonder new home ***

If you wish to donate to help Vizslas and other sporting dogs and all pets in Ukraine, this Vizsla group is a recognized...
02/26/2022

If you wish to donate to help Vizslas and other sporting dogs and all pets in Ukraine, this Vizsla group is a recognized nonprofit in UK and Hungary who is getting money to shelters and taking in dogs across the border.

Happy 13th Birthday to Chloe!!! She found her Furever home at 10.5 and has been loving her new life 🥳🎂🎉
02/24/2022

Happy 13th Birthday to Chloe!!! She found her Furever home at 10.5 and has been loving her new life 🥳🎂🎉

Thank you everyone for your support of Holly. With the additional funds (and a stroke of luck) she was able to see an am...
02/19/2022

Thank you everyone for your support of Holly. With the additional funds (and a stroke of luck) she was able to see an amazing dermatologist and get started on a treatment plan for those troublesome ears!!

Are you still looking for a Valentine?Holly is too!!!Donate and be Holly’s Valentine this year. This sweet girl needs so...
02/13/2022

Are you still looking for a Valentine?
Holly is too!!!
Donate and be Holly’s Valentine this year. This sweet girl needs some more help with her medical expenses 🥰

https://gofund.me/f9c0b20a

Every year we pick a Vizsla in need to support for Valentine’s Day.Many of you showered Holly with Love and support thro...
02/12/2022
Will you be Holly’s Valentine?, organized by Santa Barbara Vizsla Rescue

Every year we pick a Vizsla in need to support for Valentine’s Day.
Many of you showered Holly with Love and support through her last surgery and she is thriving!!! Unfortunately, she has hit another bump in the road and needs further surgery 😞
Can you choose Holly as your Valentine and show her some more love 🥰?

https://www.gofundme.com/f/will-you-be-hollys-valentine?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

WILL YOU BE HOLLY’S VALENTINE? The “Holly Fan Club” saved the life of… Santa Barbara Vizsla Rescue needs your support for Will you be Holly’s Valentine?

Another Happy Adoption!!! This is Winston running free in his new home with the networking of SBVLR 🥰 thank you everyone...
02/01/2022

Another Happy Adoption!!! This is Winston running free in his new home with the networking of SBVLR 🥰 thank you everyone for sharing and keeping the lines of communication open.

If you are interested in rescuing a Vizsla but don’t know if we have one available please go ahead and fill out an application on our web site. Our amazing rescue coordinator will be in touch. Sometimes we know of a dog that will be surrendered that we haven’t posted yet and we match from a list of potential adopters we have already interviewed 💕

Thank you everyone for your love and support for Gunner!!! He has been adopted to his furever home in CO!!Here he is roa...
02/01/2022

Thank you everyone for your love and support for Gunner!!! He has been adopted to his furever home in CO!!
Here he is road trippin 😁

Happy 100th Birthday Betty White!!!Join the #BettyWhiteChallenge and donate to your local Vizsla Rescue organization!!Im...
01/17/2022
Santa Barbara Vizsla Rescue | Lovers Group

Happy 100th Birthday Betty White!!!
Join the #BettyWhiteChallenge and donate to your local Vizsla Rescue organization!!

Imagine if everyone who’s enjoyed Betty’s work donated just $5 to an animal rescue organization in her honor!!

https://gofund.me/979d08e1

The mission of Santa Barbara Vizsla Rescue Lovers Group is to intervene on behalf of Vizslas who, through no fault of their own, have become homeless.

Are you ready for the #BettyWhiteChallenge ? In honor of the actress and animals lovers 100th birthday on January 17 we ...
01/12/2022

Are you ready for the #BettyWhiteChallenge ?
In honor of the actress and animals lovers 100th birthday on January 17 we challenge you to donate $5 to a local animal rescue organization.

https://gofund.me/d1f95054

🚨LOST DOG 🚨Searching for lost dog near Dove Springs, name is Penny. She took 12/31 after being spooked by fireworks from...
01/05/2022

🚨LOST DOG 🚨

Searching for lost dog near Dove Springs, name is Penny. She took 12/31 after being spooked by fireworks from camping trailer located 35.44725° N, 118.00038° W

SR1039 LA13, 2 miles from hwy 14
Dove Springs
Along the Los Angeles Aqueduct

Believe she's somewhere between Dove Springs and Jawbone Store

Owners do not have Facebook. If seen call Dave or Jessica

925-389-1600
408-921-7364

COURTESY POST:  NEW HOME URGENTLY NEEDED FOR 2 YR OLD GUNNER.  Have you heard The Story of Ferdinand? If so, you have an...
01/05/2022

COURTESY POST: NEW HOME URGENTLY NEEDED FOR 2 YR OLD GUNNER. Have you heard The Story of Ferdinand? If so, you have an idea of who Gunner is. Gunner does not enjoy too much commotion, preferring instead to sit under a cork tree smelling the flowers 🙂 He is a lover with the biggest heart he is now looking for his forever home. Gunner is a 2 year Vizsla in perfect health, maybe a bit heavy right now, unable to receive the regular exercise he received in the past. Due to an unfortunate change in his family, Gunner is now experiencing city living and having neighbors, lots of dogs just a few feet away which he does not enjoy; he loves musing while sitting in the window but high traffic of passing people and dogs make Gunner anxious. He was also attacked by a Husky on the beach which has made him fearful of large, fast moving dogs, and sometimes even taking a walk in congestion. His best moments have been out hiking, camping in the mountains or early morning runs on the beach with very few other dogs and people. Gunner lives up to the Vizsla reputation of being “Velcro.” He wants to sit, eat and sleep next to you, preferably with some sort of body contact. He has grown up in a loving home and remains companion to another younger Vizsla, but now we believe Gunner would be best as a single dog or with one other adult/older dog; no cats or small animals, please. So are you looking for a loving companion that can sleep next to you, go run with you and explore the outback, Gunner is your guy. He would probably also appreciate a big yard with space to explore and snoop as well and of course a patient loving human or two to help Gunner become his best self.

Note from SBVLR: Please read the attached evaluation by Academy for Dog Trainers, Jennifer Joyce, before applying for Gunner. Jennifer will offer an initial consult and materials to Gunner’s new owners. Willingness to continue positive reinforcement only training with Gunner will be given preference. Please contact owner Krister at [email protected] (819-699-9955), or rescue coordinator Christine, [email protected] (805-680-6524).

It’s a Christmas Miracle!!! Holly’s tumor is benign!!!Now she can continue her recovery and enjoy the rest of her life w...
12/22/2021

It’s a Christmas Miracle!!! Holly’s tumor is benign!!!
Now she can continue her recovery and enjoy the rest of her life warm and well loved.

Poor Holly had been living outside for a year before being surrendered to us. Quickly we found she had medical needs including a tumor that required surgery. We are so excited to get her biopsy results. All signs point to a happy and full life for this girl. Unfortunately her medical expenses have completely exghausted our Ziggy Medical Memorial Fund.
Can you help us out and donate what you can to Holly’s medical expenses? Every little bit helps and we are within 1K of our goal!!!

https://gofund.me/f2f407b8

Looking for an “in-stock” gift without shipping delays? Give your favorite Vizsla lover a donation in their honor for th...
12/17/2021

Looking for an “in-stock” gift without shipping delays? Give your favorite Vizsla lover a donation in their honor for this sweet girl Holly!!

https://gofund.me/f2f407b8

Remember Holly? A few weeks ago we brought Holly into our rescue and she received so much love and support from you all!...
12/15/2021
Santa Barbara Vizsla Rescue | Lovers Group

Remember Holly?

A few weeks ago we brought Holly into our rescue and she received so much love and support from you all!! 🥰

Now she has undergone surgery and had many unplanned medical expenses. She is recovering well with her foster mom but we could use some financial support to help with her surgical expenses.

Can you help Holly for the Hollydays?

https://gofund.me/8116586e

The mission of Santa Barbara Vizsla Rescue Lovers Group is to intervene on behalf of Vizslas who, through no fault of their own, have become homeless.

‘Tis the Season!! Can you share a favorite holiday photo of your furbaby?
12/13/2021

‘Tis the Season!! Can you share a favorite holiday photo of your furbaby?

It’s Giving Tuesday and Carly, a Vizsla in distress who found a loving home, is inviting you to make a donation so other...
11/30/2021

It’s Giving Tuesday and Carly, a Vizsla in distress who found a loving home, is inviting you to make a donation so other unfortunate Vizslas needing a new home can hike trails and snuggle just like Carly in her new world. Thank you and all donations are tax deductible!

🧡Thank You!🧡 #givingtuesday
11/30/2021
Santa Barbara Vizsla Rescue | Lovers Group

🧡Thank You!🧡 #givingtuesday

The mission of Santa Barbara Vizsla Rescue Lovers Group is to intervene on behalf of Vizslas who, through no fault of their own, have become homeless.

Giving Tuesday is a great time to remember all the Vizslas young and old that SBVR has helped this year. Please consider...
11/29/2021

Giving Tuesday is a great time to remember all the Vizslas young and old that SBVR has helped this year. Please consider helping us to continue to assit our furry friends 🐕

URGENT:  PLEASE OPEN YOUR HOME 🏡 AND HEART ❤️ THIS THANKSGIVING 🦃 TO SWEET SENIOR HOLLY!  Holly is a beautiful sugar fac...
11/06/2021

URGENT: PLEASE OPEN YOUR HOME 🏡 AND HEART ❤️ THIS THANKSGIVING 🦃 TO SWEET SENIOR HOLLY!

Holly is a beautiful sugar faced purebred Vizsla who has enjoyed a loved life with one family for 10 years. Due to a health tragedy, Holly’s family has had to return to Hungary. A kind friend has been caring for Holly but she works long days and poor Holly is in a dirt backyard alone 24/7 without the companionship, fun or exercise she desperately needs. Holly is a people dog: she has a sweet nature and is welcoming to everyone including children. She loves to play but also needs lots of Velcro cuddling, and of course her beauty naps, being a senior lady. She used to go to dog parks with her owner so she should do fine with other gentle dogs in the home or she would also be happy as a single dog with her people. She pulls on leash so she is not walked currently but a front hooking harness should fix that; she sometimes jumps excited to greet people but she’s very well behaved so just needs gentle “off” commands. Holly had past surgery on her ears so she cannot fly in a plane and she prefers not to have her ears rubbed (we are having her ears checked). She is in good health and up to date with shots; vet records will be provided.

WE URGENTLY NEED AN IMMEDIATE ADOPTOR OR FOSTER-TO-ADOPT HOME FOR SWEET HOLLY SO SHE HAS THE LOVE, PEACE, AND FUN SHE DESERVES FOR HER GOLDEN YEARS. Contact Santa Barbara Vizsla Lovers Rescue Coordinator Christine at [email protected] or 805-680-6524. Holly is currently in Woodland Hills, Southern CA.

🚨 Apply at www.santabarbaravizslarescue.com🚨

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Goleta, CA
93117

General information

Vizslas are a special breed of dog. Sensitive, smart, very active and requiring A LOT (hours!) of exercise EVERY SINGLE DAY. They are known as "Velcro-Vs" because they love their family and would prefer to always be touching someone. Your V-relationship can be beyond extremely rewarding, but this breed requires a special kind of person or family. Lacking any or all of the above or sometimes "just because", Vizslas can become extremely nervous, unruly, temperamental or destructive--and that is where we come in. We accept applications and carefully review them to find experienced forever and foster homes for our "Vizslas in Need". If you are looking to adopt, are willing to foster, or have V in our area that needs to be re-homed, please contact us! We can help to thoughtfully and wisely re-home a Vizsla, making the best match of temperament/needs of the dog to a prospective family. We assess the situation in times of family/Vizsla discord, to determine if in fact re-homing is indicated--or whether other types of supports might help to resolve the problem and keep the dog in the home with everyone happy and together. Together with colleagues across the U.S, we assist on a NATIONAL BASIS when a Vizsla goes missing, to support and advise owners as to recovery strategies and to help get the word out rapidly and attain additional resources.

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🥳🥳🥳07/22/18 HANK IS SAFE WITH VRESCUE!! See new post🐾💕💪🏽 07/19/19 1945 PDT 🆘URGENT, City of Twentynine Palms, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, USA☠️ THREE DAYS TO LIVE!! Hank is an ~8.5 y/o intact male PBV. He was surrendered to Palms n Paws (Public) Animal Shelter by his owner because he is an escape artist and she lives in an unfenced trailer park. **This shelter is in an underserved community and there has been no interest in Hank, so sadly he will be euthanized if not adopted by or BEFORE 07/22/19**. Hank is reportedly terrified of cats (!) but great with kids and other dogs. *Extremely clever about opening gate latches & fence-climbing*, this SweetPaws needs an understanding, loving, experienced Vowner, regular exercise, and an extremely securely fenced yard. Hank seems somewhat indifferent to the shelter staff; this to me says he lacks trust rather than affection😥. He is underweight, trying hard to escape from his cage at the shelter, and has caused the facial lacerations you see trying to get out. So, he is now e-collared so as to keep him from injuring himself. Adoption fee is $123.00 which includes core vaccines and a voucher for (mandatory) neutering. Vizsla Rescues in NoCA, SoCa, Santa Barbara, and Monterey Bay are all unable to pull/rescue at this time (too many V’s, dearth of funds & Fosters). IF YOU CAN ADOPT HANK, please call the Shelter directly to make arrangements. *Although not nearby, I am somewhat familiar with the area. PM me the details and I will do whatever I can to facilitate. Likely an adoption/payment by phone, arrangement for direct transport to a Veterinarian who boards, physical exam and neutering before pick-up would be the best plan.* Animal Control/Shelter, info & address: https://www.ci.twentynine-palms.ca.us/palmsnpaws Animal Control Officer: (760) 367-0157, OPTION 3 THANK YOU to the incredibly sweet Animal Shelter Volunteer who has reached out to VRescue to try to help poor Hank. Hoping there is a home for him out there somewhere soon!💔🐾💕
07/18/19 🇨🇭HEALTH ALERT If your dog is eating a grain-free, raw, or home-made diet, PLEASE educate yourself on the current catastrophe that is nutritional Dilated Cardiomyopathy in dogs. Here is an update from the Veterinary Medical Nutritionist Group at Tufts University, one of only two (the other being UC Davis SVM Nutrition/Cardiology) whom I personally consider to have any credible research or commentary on the subject. My Vivi (formerly fed Acana, then Zignature, now on Purina Pro Plan; thankfully her heart is ok we think because it was mixed with Hill’s I/D) hopes that it saves lives among her Vcousins and their friends. Commenting turned off as I am not interested in controversy, just hope that all of you will read, think carefully, and share. https://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/2019/07/dcmupdate/?fbclid=IwAR3HIIIhdynIIJNK8uwFUrK5je_Qz5ARNxodBaTpLj3RDf3vXsk2vAdXtys
🆘 06/18/2019 MISSING VIZSLA IN ORANGE COUNTY, CA. Details in original post. PLEASE BOLO; sightings needed! https://www.facebook.com/LostPetsMissionViejoCA/photos/a.173300546559598/362361184320199?type=3&sfns=mo
Hello Friends! It’s that 🐍🐍🐍 time of year again; snakes are out in droves. Info on an upcoming class: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750050271764545/?ti=ia
05/05/19 1010 PDT San Diego, California, USA ♥️VRESCUED and looking for an ADOPTER!! Maggie, a gentle, healthy 10-y/o spayed Female PBV. UTD on vaccines, just had Veterinary check, sweet temperament. Please contact ##So Cal Vizsla## Rescue directly for questions or information on how to adopt!! https://www.facebook.com/239155636107883/posts/2361675763855849/
02/05/2019 LOST AND TERRIFIED IN COLORADO. Spooked and bolted (broke free) on trail outing. Family frantic; please BOLO AND SHARE!
Cesar could be anywhere. If you see someone with Cesar, please please text me a picture and address. (I do not have regular access to facebook so please text instead to 352-397-7841). Please continue to Share and Post NATIONWIDE. Cesar is micro-chipped. Thank you for all you have been doing to help me. I will never stop searching.
Cesar could be anywhere. If you see someone with Cesar, please please text me a picture and address. (I do not have regular access to facebook so please text instead to 352-397-7841). Please continue to Share and Post NATIONWIDE. Cesar is micro-chipped. Thank you for all you have been doing to help me. I will never stop searching.
Very proud of our accomplishments in 018.’ Look forward to helping place Vizsla’s in need of loving families!
Cesar could be anywhere. If you see someone with Cesar, please please text me a picture and address. (I do not have regular access to facebook so please text instead to 352-397-7841). And share with everyone you know. Thank you for all you have been doing to help me. I will never stop searching.