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Rogue Valley Humane Society was founded by a small group of animal lovers who decided they’d take it upon themselves to be the representatives of the homeless animals of Rogue Valley. Back when it was first founded in 1965 in Rogue Valley, Oregon, homeless animals of the region had a very low chance of survival, and the founders were intent on changing that. They envisioned a world where all adoptable animals could find love in the caring, warm arms of new owners who would provide them with a new forever home
As a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of ending abuse, providing care, love, shelter, food, and medical care to as many animals as possible, Rogue Valley Humane Society relies on the goodwill and benevolence of kind-hearted individuals such as yourself to donate, volunteer, or adopt.
The adoption process at Rogue Valley Humane Society is as follows:
Adoption applications are located here.
The adoption fees at Rogue Valley Humane Society are as follows:
Rogue Valley Humane Society also offers pet ID tags for $5.
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age and species-appropriate vaccinations, heartworm testing in dogs, the first month of heartworm prevention for dogs, FIV/FeLV testing in cats, deworming, flea prevention, one week of free pet food, and a free examination at a participating local veterinarian.
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, below you'll find 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.
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.