Who We Are

It takes a village.

It all started with a little dog – Miss Princess Queen Victoria, the Precious. This little dog came to Alexandrea from a place of abuse and neglect, but lived an amazing life from the day she was rescued. Miss Vicki had the most loving personality, and was always able to bring happiness to everyone she met. Her loving and spunky attitude had a deep affect on many people. In her legacy, we have vowed to save as many animals as we can.

Vicki’s Village Animal Rescue & Sanctuary (V.V.A.R.S) is a grassroots group located outside of Bishop, California in the Eastern Sierras. Vicki’s Village is San Luis Obispo (SLO) Founded, Bishop based. We have affiliates in Northern California (Bay Area), as well as Southern California.

Alexandrea, Founder, Dog Caretaker

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Shayla, Reptile Expert & Caretaker

Rebekah, Social Media Manager


Founding Members of VVARS – Shayla, Kelsey, Alexandrea-Silver, Zoe