How Much Does Villalobos Rescue Center Cost Per Day

Just like any other rescue center, the biggest rescue dogs in the United States owned by Tia Torres named Villalobos Rescue Center needs a huge amount of money to operate. If you are curious how much does it cost to run it every day, this post will explain it for you.

The Cost to Run Villalobos Rescue Center Every Day

According to the official website of Villalobos Rescue Center, the cost per day to run this rescue center varies. The average of it is $10,000.00. If it is calculated, the number is $70K a week, $280,000 a month. For a year, the average cost to run this place is about $4 million.

How Much Does Villalobos Rescue Center Cost Per Day

Here is the summary of the cost:

  • $8,000.00: The cost to run Villalobos Rescue Center every day.
  • $178,000.00: The cost that needs to be spent every year to rent for various locations to take care of the dogs well.
  • $500.00 to $700.00: The cost to get heartworm treatment per dog.
  • $500,000.00: The cost to pay the vet every pear.

How to Help Villalobos Rescue Center?

Villalobos Rescue Center is known to be a non-profit organization. The team relies on the donations to keep the rescue center operating. Once again, it relies solely on the donor contributions and does not receive help from the government. If you want to donate, you can either use the PayPal “Donate” button that is found at or send a check to Villalobos Rescue Center P.O. Box 39 Napoleonville, LA 70390. Talking about the donation, you are able to make a donation in memory of a loved one (pet, friend, or family) and you are also allowed to make a donation in honor of the special event of someone.

The second way that you can help the Villalobos Rescue Center is by sponsoring a dog. Everyone is allowed to monthly sponsor or virtually adopt one of the dogs. You will be the one that helps or supports a certain dog. You can either pay through PayPal or check. According to its official website, there are a few monetary options available through the drop down menu under the name of each dog, which includes $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $40, $50, and $100.

In Villalobos Rescue Center, there are some dogs which are ready to be adopted anywhere you want. In addition, there are also some dogs which are available to be adopted but they need more time due to some behavioral issues which are usually the result of mental abuse, neglect, lack of socialization or pending medical conditions. In this kind of case, the best thing that they can get is a virtual friend who supports them.

Villalobos Rescue Center also has a thing known as Lonely Barks Club. The ones included in category are the dogs that are available for adoption and have been in the rescue center for years but have never had anyone fill out an adoption application for them. The intention of this program is to make them feel wanted and add them to the sponsorship program with the hope to get someone showing them some love until they get a lovely adopter they deserve.

In addition, there are also some kinds of dogs that are unfortunately not able to be adopted as they have severe medical conditions and, in some cases, severe emotional distress and it is impossible for them to leave the rescue center.

You will be able to get a photo of the dog that you are sponsored if you decide to make a monthly donation. Apart from that, you will also get a signed postcard from the owner of the Villalobos Rescue Center named Tia Torres, as a sign that she is thankful for your donation. The monthly sponsorship is known as the one that keeps the place on its route.

The sponsorship program offered by Villalobos Rescue Center can be an alternative option for those who want to adopt a real dog but the situation is not right. With it, you are able to have a virtual companion. You can treat the dog that you sponsor as your real dog. Just like the real one, it is also possible for you to send certain gifts for your sponsored dog. It is guaranteed that they will get the presents that you send.  

Helping the Villalobos Rescue Center can also be done by buying the official merchandise. If you are into t-shirts, here are some t-shirts available to purchase:      

1. Apparel – NO DOG LEFT BEHIND (Rhino memorial t-shirt)

Apparel – NO DOG LEFT BEHIND (Rhino memorial t-shirt)1

  • Price: $25.00
  • Available colors: Black, yellow, purple, military green
  • Available size: Small, medium, large, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X

2. Apparel – Earl T-Shirt

Apparel – Earl T-Shirt2

  • Price: $25.00
  • Available size: Small, medium, large (backordered), XL (backordered), 2X (backordered), 3X, 4X

3. Apparel – Tia’s Mission Statement (t-shirt)

Apparel – Tia’s Mission Statement (t-shirt)1

  • Price: $25.00
  • Available colors: White, black, heliconia, daisy yellow, orange, heather military green, coral silk, jade dome
  • Available size: Small, medium, large, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X

4. Apparel – tie-dye (Rhino blast from the past) t-shirt

pparel – tie-dye (Rhino blast from the past) t-shirt

  • Price: $30.00
  • Available size: Small, medium, large, XL (backordered), 2X (backordered), 3X, 4X  

5. Apparel- Toney Converse t-shirt

Apparel- Toney Converse t-shirt2

  • Price: $25.00
  • Available size: Small, medium, large, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X



  • Price: $25.00
  • Available size: Small, medium, large (backordered), XL (backordered), 2X, 3X, 4X

7. Apparel – SURVIVORS (t-shirt)

Apparel - SURVIVORS (t-shirt)1

  • Price: $25.00
  • Available size: Small, medium, large, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X

8. Apparel – HAVE A HEART (fundraising shirt for heartworm disease)

Apparel – HAVE A HEART (fundraising shirt for heartworm disease)1

  • Price: $25.00
  • Available size: Small, medium, large, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X

Apparently, the heartworm disease and the treatment and prevention of it is the biggest expense at the Villalobos Rescue Center. The dogs that the team takes, whether they are stray or given up by the owners, 99% have heartworm. The treatment of it is really expensive and the process of the treatment is also not simple. Besides, it takes a quite long time for the dogs to be considered worth adopting. Keep in mind that when the dog is under the heartworm treatment, they cannot be considered up for adoption for a minimum of 4-6 months. The t-shirt features a Superman on the design. Purchasing this t-shirt means helping the team and the dogs to battle with heartworm disease.   

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