About Us

Value A Pet is a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter serving the Springfield area. Our mission is to give homeless animals a second chance through our rescue, shelter, and adoption programs.

Founded in 1990, we have a few simple goals: save and re-home cats and dogs, and educate the public about spaying and neutering their pets.

We’re now one of the largest no-kill shelters in the state! Each year Value A Pet helps more than 1,300 cats and dogs find permanent homes.

Where do these animals come from? About 40% are owner surrenders, and the other 60% are animals we rescue from shelters that euthanize.

We have a dedicated staff of 6 (half are part-time). And our 50-plus volunteers are our backbone (thank you volunteers and donors!). Many of the rescued animals who come to Value A Pet  get more love and attention in our shelter than they’ve ever known before.