Silent Auction for The Hermitage Cat Shelter!
October 15-31, 2020 | Learn More →
Bid on 99+ awesome prizes, including a South African Photo Safari for Two!
All proceeds benefit needy cats and kittens in Southern Arizona.
The Humane Society Of The Ochocos is a no-kill shelter that takes in and finds new homes for over 700 lost, abandoned, and stray companion animals every year. Their mission is fourfold:
Their main shelter can be found in Prineville, but cats and kittens can also be adopted the following partnership pet stores:
Please consider adopting from the Humane Society Of The Ochocos if you're looking to give an animal in need a forever home. Save a life, gain a new best friend, and get a whole lot of unconditional love free of charge!
To begin, have a look at the shelter's website to see the pets currently available for adoption. If you see someone there that might be the one, send an inquiry to show your interest by clicking on the “ask about” tab. Someone from the shelter will then get in touch within 1-2 days.
If you just can’t wait, call directly to find out if the pet you're interested in is still available and to make an appointment for a visit.
You can come to the shelter in person to fill out an application form, meet the pets, and complete the process. Proof of landlord approval will be required if you're a renter.
Adoption fees at the Humane Society Of The Ochocos vary. Individual fees are listed on the website. Please contact the shelter directly to find out more.
Your adoption fee covers spay/ neuter surgery and up-to-date vaccinations.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.