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Get to Know Val


Rat Terrier Mix




8 Years




Adopter's Home

Val's Story

Are you ready to fall in love at first sight?  You surely will the moment you see Val!  Val is a petite and vibrant girl who is searching for her very own place to call home.  She absolutely loves everything and anything that has to do with spending time with her human friends, as she is a very people-oriented girl!  Val’s perfect day would include playing fetch for an hour or two, going for long strolls throughout the day, and spending the rest of the day on the couch receiving head pets and belly rubs until it’s bed time!  It doesn’t take her long to warm up to strangers and once she’s your friend, you will most certainly find her close by just craving your attention.  Val is also true to her breed and loves being active!  She enjoys exploring the great outdoors and is always up for a nice trip in the car!  She would love to be the co-pilot on every single journey you take!

Val is on the hunt for a quiet home with an experienced owner and without young children.  Although this sweetheart adores affection, she is not a fan of being picked up and would do best receiving love on her level or on the couch right next to you!  Val is also extremely passionate about her squeaky toys and does not enjoy sharing them with others.  She would do best as the only pet in the home so that she can have her toys all to herself!  Val spent some time in a foster home where her foster parents described her as a very spunky and cuddly girl who loved to follow her humans around the house.  We learned that Val enjoys spending time in her crate, does well when left alone, and is fully housebroken!  She is definitely a foodie and enjoys chowing down on her kibble!  Val would love it if her new family gave her tons of yummy treats!  She also had a knack for burrowing under the covers, the couch cushions, underneath your arm, and pretty much any nook she can find.  She is as humorous as she is adorable!  Val is one sweet little girl who hopes that special someone will soon provide her with the loving home she so deserves!  If you feel you could be that someone for her, then give her a chance and meet her today!

  • Going for a car ride?  Take me along!
  • Squeak!  Squeak!  I love Squeaky chew toys!
  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on.
  • I'm a great walking partner and can go for miles.
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all!
  • I'll take as much exercise as I can get!


  • I would love to find a home with children 15+.
  • I prefer to be the only pet in the home.
  • I prefer to enjoy love and attention at ground level.
  • I'd prefer a home where I don't have to share my food or toys.