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Shelter Friends A Year of Saving Whiskers

Click here to watch Our 2016 video.

The Josephine County Animal Shelter, with the support of Shelter Friends and the citizens of Josephine County, have turned our shelter into a model for others’ to follow. In the past five years, adoptions, transfers, and owner redemptions have increased and euthanasia has dropped. Josephine County no longer has to euthanize animals to make space for new animals entering the shelter! Once an animal is deemed adoptable, they stay at the shelter or in a foster home until they are adopted or transferred to one of our many partners. Here’s a link to our shelter statistics for the last two years:

Fiscal Year 2015-2016 and Fiscal Year 2016-2017 JoCo Shelter Statistics.

One of the programs that have contributed to the reduction of euthanasia in dogs is the Heartworm Heroes Program. This joint effort between the shelter and Shelter Friends is now treating Heartworm positive dogs and getting them ready for adoption.  You can read about this life-saving program and how you can help here: Heartworm Heroes Program

Please note: we have a new mailing address

Shelter Friends
1051 NE 6th St Ste 1C #864
Grants Pass, OR 97526

We make donating easy….just follow the button to PayPal, and we’ll do the rest!  A one time or recurring donation is very simple to set up, and the animals will appreciate your generosity!

It’s a Year of Saving Whiskers!  Please take a moment to watch our 2015 Year in Review.

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Shelter Friends supports the Josephine County Animal Shelter to facilitate the adoption of homeless animals in our county.  We were formed exclusively with the health, well-being and permanent placement for each animal whose life touches ours.

Here’s our 2017 Holiday Letter Newsletter!  Furry Holiday Newsletter

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What We Do

Adoption Events

PetCo, Grange Co-op, PetSmart in Medford, Community Gatherings, local businesses and retirement homes.

Check our calendar of events for upcoming adoption opportunities.

Animal Care

Most of our funds cover medical and foster expenses for shelter animals. Veterinary bills above what the shelter can pay, emergency veterinary care, dental services and all foster care expenses.

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Whether recovering from a medical procedure, illness or just in need of time away from the shelter, our foster program offers respite for an animal in need of a ‘break’ from Shelter life.

Click here to fill out our online inquiry form.

Please join us in helping make a difference for those animals who need us the most. With your help, we can make our beautiful county a place where all animals can have the home they deserve.

Tell a friend, explore our site, and help us save the animals of Josephine County.