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Kephart

Kephart is about 1 year old and a BIG boy weighing in at 80 pounds. He is a gentle giant and loves everybody. Kephart especially loves playing with other dogs here at the shelter. He is not a great fit for fowl, as he killed some ducks in his former home. Kephart is a loving, sweet boy who is looking for someone to be his faithful companion.

Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter 1420 Brookside Blvd. Grants Pass, across from the Grants Pass Airport. 541 474-5458 When calling please press option 0. Hours open to the public 10 am – 4 pm. Up to date on shots, spayed or neutered and micro chipped. You are encouraged to make every effort to visit the shelter for a meet and greet. Staff available to assist. You can walk on the trails and interact in the play yards. Unless otherwise noted, we can not say if your dog does well with cats, livestock or chickens or with the dogs you may already have in your home or at dog parks. So please, if you have a dog, please arrange to bring for a meet and greet.
Current vaccinations and micro chipped.

Packs

Meet Packs Packs is a 2 year old fella who is a lab mix and  weighs 69lbs. This boy is a GOOFBALL! He is friendly to all and loves to talk to people. He likes kids, but is a bit clumsy, so keep an eye on those little ones! Packs is very social with other dogs and enjoys playtime with some of his buddies here at the shelter. Packs is a loving, sweet, with a good nature who would love to be someone’s faithful companion

Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter 1420 Brookside Blvd. Grants Pass, across from the Grants Pass Airport. 541 474-5458 When calling please press option 0. Hours open to the public 10 am – 4 pm. Up to date on shots, spayed or neutered and mirco chipped. You are encouraged to make every effort to visit the shelter for a meet and greet. Staff available to assist. You can walk on the trails and interact in the play yards. Unless otherwise noted, we can not say if your dog does well with cats, livestock or chickens or with the dogs you may already have in your home or at dog parks. So please, if you have a dog, please arrange to bring for a meet and greet.

Blue

Hi, I’m Blue! I’m a female who weighs 55lbs and is 2 years old. I am fun-sized pitty! I lay low to the ground and am quite athletic. I’m friendly and outgoing, and a textbook “wiggle-butt.” I make friends easily with people of all ages, and enjoy the company of some dogs (males to be specific). Female dogs are just not my cup of tea. I like to be the queen bee!

Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Blvd. Grants Pass/Merlin, across from the Grants Pass Airport. Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM Monday – Saturday.
You are encouraged to visit and bring your dog to the shelter for a meet and greet where staff is ready to assist on the walking trails and play yards. With few exceptions, all adoptable adults are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. 541 474-5458

Adoption fee for dogs are $125, for seniors over 7 years $50, for Veterans with presentation of government issued ID $62.50.

Note: unless otherwise noted, we can not say if dogs do well with other dogs, livestock, chickens or cats.

Cocoa-

Meet Cocoa. Some of you may remember seeing posts that found a small dog with a rear leg injury. Well, no one ever came forward for her and she entered our custody. Shelter Friends – Josephine County Oregon sponsored the amputation surgery needed to take care of her leg, and now she is thriving in foster care and not looking back! Cocoa has had a long journey already and is very close to finding her new family–after her spay on 5/31, she is ready to move on!

“Hi, I’m Cocoa! I’m about 2 years old and weigh 8 pounds. If you’re looking for the perfect companion, then look no further! I’m your girl. I’m a new tripod, but you wouldn’t know it by watching me play, run and jump. I am smitten with my foster family and spending time with my people is what I enjoy the most. I am the perfect lap dog and can spend hours getting pet, sleeping and cuddling with you, but don’t stop petting me for long as I will give you some gentle nudging to let you know to keep going. I enjoy playing with the other dogs in the household and have fine manners with cats. I am house trained, crate trained, bark on alert and get excited when my people come home. Not much is known about my past, as I was found on the side of the road with a broken leg which had to be amputated. What is known now is that I’m ready to start the next chapter of my life being your best friend and constant companion. Do you have the lap of my dreams?”

Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Blvd. Grants Pass/Merlin, across from the Grants Pass Airport. Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM Monday – Saturday.
You are encouraged to visit and bring your dog to the shelter for a meet and greet where staff is ready to assist on the walking trails and play yards. With few exceptions, all adoptable adults are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. 541 474-5458
Adoption fee for dogs are $125, for seniors over 7 years $50, for Veterans with presentation of government issued ID $62.50.
Note: unless otherwise noted, we can not say if dogs do well with other dogs, livestock, chickens or cats.

Petey

Meet Pete the Pup! It’s hard to choose just one photo when you look so cute! Petey is about 8-10 months old and already weighs 62 lbs. He’s a strong boy, exuberant and LOVES to meet new people; he is certainly not shy! He is working on manners like leash walking and not jumping on people, which shouldn’t be too hard since all he wants is to please. Once he’s out for a bit on a leash, he soon settles down into a happy sweetheart. We believe that Petey is mostly deaf and will need a special home where he can have specialized training to ensure his safety. Petey is very excitable around other dogs–to the point where it can be offputting for them. He tends to get himself into trouble if the dogs don’t know him. But if he can be properly and SLOWLY introduced to help him calm down, he is an adorable pup and plays very nicely with other dogs, allowing them to push him around – he’s a huge fan of wrestling! And he just LOVES meeting new people!

Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Blvd. 1.5 miles off I-5. in Merlin. Oregon. hours: Monday -Friday 10-4:30pm Saturday 10-4pm. http://www.jocoshelter.com/ copy into your url follow instructions … click on PET ADOPTIONS and scroll to adoption application.

With few exceptions Dogs are current on vaccinations, rabies, spay or neutered, and microchipped upon adoption

PLEASE READ ENTIRE NOTATIONS BELOW. The most common question is ‘Good with Cats?’ If we know has lived with cats or farm animals will be stated above in biography. Otherwise- we don’t know. If you inquire by email- please tell us about you, your family, your yard, other animals, children, and your expectations of your new pet and what your new pet can expect from you. When you do so, we can better address your inquiry.

Shelter number 541 474-5458 for status of availability as some may have been adopted since this post, and about any pending spay/neuter surgery if noted as sometimes spay/neuter appointment may be sooner if a cancellation is available.

Dogs noted as a Great American Shelter Dog are noted as such because we are not sure of the breed and can only give out best guess. See more at: www.savethewhiskers.org Alternate Contact Raleigh@savethewhiskers.org or text 541 660 6578 name of dog. It is always nice if you send an inquiry about a specific adoptable guest via email to tell us about you, your family and other pets, your yard, and most importantly, your expectations of your new family member so we can answer your questions appropriately as best as possible.

Please, if you email an inquiry, please understand that these animals are in the shelter for a variety of reasons: Their lives are upside down maybe because owner died, they got lost, were abandoned, owner lost home or had a life event that left their pet in need of a new home. We don’t always know how they will get along with all dogs, all children. Some won’t be a perfect family member right away! They will need love, patience, a strong owner who will let them know what is expected of them and what they can expect from their new family. It may take an afternoon or it may take a week or so! But they need homes and families who will bring them back to knowing what family is!

Puppies: Please understand they are puppies; not potty trained; not good or bad with kids, dogs, cats. They are pliable puppies ready for you to imprint good manners, social skills, and training. You are encouraged to follow up with training after they are finished with shot series and or at the direction of your veterinarian. A happy healthy well socialized puppy is a happy family! You may be asked to make a refundable deposit for spay/neutering. Inquire at the Shelter. General Adoption Fees for Dog: Adult dogs and puppies- $125, Senior dogs 7 and over $50. Veterans are half price / $62.50 with presentation of government issued VA ID. For Josephine County fee includes first year licensing. Please visit the shelter or if need special arrangements for meet and greet please email me. If you have a dog- encourage you to bring also. Staff may be unable to answer calls right away, so you may contact me via email if you cannot get to shelter right away! You are encouraged to make your best effort to go during normal business hours.

Note: Often times we are asked ‘what about cats’?’ Please be advised that we cannot guarantee a dog’s behavior with a cat; sometimes the dog is fine with a cat- but cat not so happy about his canine intruder! If we know emphatically that a dog could take issue with a cat, livestock or chickens- will be stated in body of biography! Shelter Friends editor is not an employee of the Josephine County Animal Shelter. The editor is a member of Shelter Friends Josephine County, an all volunteer not for profit Charitable organization supporting the animals of the Josephine County Animal Shelter.

You should make every effort to apply on line, visit shelter or call 541 474-5458 or if you cannot reach- raleigh1952@yahoo.com or raleigh@savethewhiskers.org.

Quinn

Meet Quinn! She is 5 years old and weighs 52lbs with the most beautiful brindle markings. Eager to learn and please, she is a social butterfly who loves every person she meets. She is playful with some dogs she meets, others she is a little too excitable around. She has nice manners with people and is curious to learn new things–you’ll have a new best friend in no time!

Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Blvd. 1.5 miles off I-5. in Merlin. Oregon. hours: Monday -Friday 10-4:30pm Saturday 10-4pm.
http://www.jocoshelter.com/
copy into your url follow instructions … click on PET ADOPTIONS and scroll to adoption application.

With few exceptions Dogs are current on vaccinations, rabies, spay or neutered, and microchipped upon adoption

PLEASE READ ENTIRE NOTATIONS BELOW. The most common question is ‘Good with Cats?’ If we know has lived with cats or farm animals will be stated above in biography. Otherwise- we don’t know. If you inquire by email- please tell us about you, your family, your yard, other animals, children, and your expectations of your new pet and what your new pet can expect from you. When you do so, we can better address your inquiry.

Shelter number 541 474-5458 for status of availability as some may have been adopted since this post, and about any pending spay/neuter surgery if noted as sometimes spay/neuter appointment may be sooner if a cancellation is available.

Dogs noted as a Great American Shelter Dog are noted as such because we are not sure of the breed and can only give out best guess. See more at: www.savethewhiskers.org Alternate Contact Raleigh@savethewhiskers.org or text 541 660 6578 name of dog. It is always nice if you send an inquiry about a specific adoptable guest via email to tell us about you, your family and other pets, your yard, and most importantly, your expectations of your new family member so we can answer your questions appropriately as best as possible.

Please, if you email an inquiry, please understand that these animals are in the shelter for a variety of reasons: Their lives are upside down maybe because owner died, they got lost, were abandoned, owner lost home or had a life event that left their pet in need of a new home. We don’t always know how they will get along with all dogs, all children. Some won’t be a perfect family member right away! They will need love, patience, a strong owner who will let them know what is expected of them and what they can expect from their new family. It may take an afternoon or it may take a week or so! But they need homes and families who will bring them back to knowing what family is!

Puppies: Please understand they are puppies; not potty trained; not good or bad with kids, dogs, cats. They are pliable puppies ready for you to imprint good manners, social skills, and training. You are encouraged to follow up with training after they are finished with shot series and or at the direction of your veterinarian. A happy healthy well socialized puppy is a happy family! You may be asked to make a refundable deposit for spay/neutering. Inquire at the Shelter.
General Adoption Fees for Dog: Adult dogs and puppies- $125, Senior dogs 7 and over $50. Veterans are half price / $62.50 with presentation of government issued VA ID. For Josephine County fee includes first year licensing. Please visit the shelter or if need special arrangements for meet and greet please email me. If you have a dog- encourage you to bring also. Staff may be unable to answer calls right away, so you may contact me via email if you cannot get to shelter right away! You are encouraged to make your best effort to go during normal business hours.

Note: Often times we are asked ‘what about cats’?’ Please be advised that we cannot guarantee a dog’s behavior with a cat; sometimes the dog is fine with a cat- but cat not so happy about his canine intruder! If we know emphatically that a dog could take issue with a cat, livestock or chickens- will be stated in body of biography! Shelter Friends editor is not an employee of the Josephine County Animal Shelter. The editor is a member of Shelter Friends Josephine County an all volunteer not for profit Charitable organization supporting the animals of the Josephine County Animal Shelter.

You should make every effort to apply on line, visit shelter or call 541 474-5458 or if you cannot reach- raleigh1952@yahoo.com or raleigh@savethewhiskers.org.

2017 Holiday Letter

Happy Holidays!

Another year has passed, and we are helping more animals than ever find their forever homes. The Josephine County Animal Shelter and Shelter Friends are working together to Make a Difference One Animal at a Time.

Please take a moment to read our Holiday Letter. We need your help to continue our foster program and assist with increasing the number of animals we can help. We want to say yes every time we’re asked!

Click here to read our Furry Holiday Letter.

Warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season.

Shelter Friends

Chauncy

Chauncy is a 1 year old male who weighs 15 lbs and is on the search for a new family. Chauncy came into the shelter as a stray, so we don’t know much about his background. We’ll be honest, our first impression of Chauncy wasn’t so hot: you see, he gets a little nervous in his kennel and tries to make himself look big and tough. But peel back that first layer, and you’ll find a snuggly, playful guy who loooves to be loved. He was very good for all of his medical procedures (blood tests, vaccinations, etc) and does not mind being handled all over once he knows you. Chauncy is also very friendly with other dogs of all sizes. If you have a warm lap, you can bet on him finding it and jumping in. As I type this, he is curled up on mine! He will be available after his neuter which has yet to be determined, probably the first week of November. Please check with shelter for status.

Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Blvd. 1.5 miles off I-5. in Merlin. Oregon. hours: Monday -Friday 10-4:30pm Saturday 10-4pm.
http://www.jocoshelter.com/
copy into your url follow instructions … click on PET ADOPTIONS and scroll to adoption application.

With few exceptions Dogs are current on vaccinations, rabies, spay or neutered, and microchipped upon adoption

PLEASE READ ENTIRE NOTATIONS BELOW. The most common question is ‘Good with Cats?’ If we know has lived with cats or farm animals will be stated above in biography. Otherwise- we don’t know. If you inquire by email- please tell us about you, your family, your yard, other animals, children, and your expectations of your new pet and what your new pet can expect from you. When you do so, we can better address your inquiry.

Shelter number 541 474-5458 for status of availability as some may have been adopted since this post, and about any pending spay/neuter surgery if noted as sometimes spay/neuter appointment may be sooner if a cancellation is available.

Dogs noted as a Great American Shelter Dog are noted as such because we are not sure of the breed and can only give out best guess. See more at: www.savethewhiskers.org Alternate Contact Raleigh@savethewhiskers.org or text 541 660 6578 name of dog. It is always nice if you send an inquiry about a specific adoptable guest via email to tell us about you, your family and other pets, your yard, and most importantly, your expectations of your new family member so we can answer your questions appropriately as best as possible.

Please, if you email an inquiry, please understand that these animals are in the shelter for a variety of reasons: Their lives are upside down maybe because owner died, they got lost, were abandoned, owner lost home or had a life event that left their pet in need of a new home. We don’t always know how they will get along with all dogs, all children. Some won’t be a perfect family member right away! They will need love, patience, a strong owner who will let them know what is expected of them and what they can expect from their new family. It may take an afternoon or it may take a week or so! But they need homes and families who will bring them back to knowing what family is!

Puppies: Please understand they are puppies; not potty trained; not good or bad with kids, dogs, cats. They are pliable puppies ready for you to imprint good manners, social skills, and training. You are encouraged to follow up with training after they are finished with shot series and or at the direction of your veterinarian. A happy healthy well socialized puppy is a happy family! You may be asked to make a refundable deposit for spay/neutering. Inquire at the Shelter.
General Adoption Fees for Dog: Adult dogs and puppies- $125, Senior dogs 7 and over $50. Veterans are half price / $62.50 with presentation of government issued VA ID. For Josephine County fee includes first year licensing. Please visit the shelter or if need special arrangements for meet and greet please email me. If you have a dog- encourage you to bring also. Staff may be unable to answer calls right away, so you may contact me via email if you cannot get to shelter right away! You are encouraged to make your best effort to go during normal business hours.

Note: Often times we are asked ‘what about cats’?’ Please be advised that we cannot guarantee a dog’s behavior with a cat; sometimes the dog is fine with a cat- but cat not so happy about his canine intruder! If we know emphatically that a dog could take issue with a cat, livestock or chickens- will be stated in body of biography! Shelter Friends editor is not an employee of the Josephine County Animal Shelter. The editor is a member of Shelter Friends Josephine County an all volunteer not for profit Charitable organization supporting the animals of the Josephine County Animal Shelter.

You should make every effort to apply on line, visit shelter or call 541 474-5458 or if you cannot reach- raleigh1952@yahoo.com or raleigh@savethewhiskers.org.

Wingnut

We have four male puppies ready for new homes! These four boys are going to be BIG. They are pushing 25-30lbs at just 3 months of age. They are all wiggly, happy, social pups who are figuring this whole new world out! If you are interested in meeting them, please come by the shelter! Please read below about adoptions for puppies. You are encouraged to visit the shelter. You can call for status at 541 474 5458 We have posted with an expected weight of 50 to 60 pounds when grown.

Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Blvd. 1.5 miles off I-5. in Merlin. Oregon. hours: Monday -Friday 10-4:30pm Saturday 10-4pm.
http://www.jocoshelter.com/
copy into your url follow instructions … click on PET ADOPTIONS and scroll to adoption application.

With few exceptions Dogs are current on vaccinations, rabies, spay or neutered, and microchipped upon adoption

PLEASE READ ENTIRE NOTATIONS BELOW. The most common question is ‘Good with Cats?’ If we know has lived with cats or farm animals will be stated above in biography. Otherwise- we don’t know. If you inquire by email- please tell us about you, your family, your yard, other animals, children, and your expectations of your new pet and what your new pet can expect from you. When you do so, we can better address your inquiry.

Shelter number 541 474-5458 for status of availability as some may have been adopted since this post, and about any pending spay/neuter surgery if noted as sometimes spay/neuter appointment may be sooner if a cancellation is available.

Dogs noted as a Great American Shelter Dog are noted as such because we are not sure of the breed and can only give out best guess. See more at: www.savethewhiskers.org Alternate Contact Raleigh@savethewhiskers.org or text 541 660 6578 name of dog. It is always nice if you send an inquiry about a specific adoptable guest via email to tell us about you, your family and other pets, your yard, and most importantly, your expectations of your new family member so we can answer your questions appropriately as best as possible.

Please, if you email an inquiry, please understand that these animals are in the shelter for a variety of reasons: Their lives are upside down maybe because owner died, they got lost, were abandoned, owner lost home or had a life event that left their pet in need of a new home. We don’t always know how they will get along with all dogs, all children. Some won’t be a perfect family member right away! They will need love, patience, a strong owner who will let them know what is expected of them and what they can expect from their new family. It may take an afternoon or it may take a week or so! But they need homes and families who will bring them back to knowing what family is!

Puppies: Please understand they are puppies; not potty trained; not good or bad with kids, dogs, cats. They are pliable puppies ready for you to imprint good manners, social skills, and training. You are encouraged to follow up with training after they are finished with shot series and or at the direction of your veterinarian. A happy healthy well socialized puppy is a happy family! You may be asked to make a refundable deposit for spay/neutering. Inquire at the Shelter.
General Adoption Fees for Dog: Adult dogs and puppies- $125, Senior dogs 7 and over $50. Veterans are half price / $62.50 with presentation of government issued VA ID. For Josephine County fee includes first year licensing. Please visit the shelter or if need special arrangements for meet and greet please email me. If you have a dog- encourage you to bring also. Staff may be unable to answer calls right away, so you may contact me via email if you cannot get to shelter right away! You are encouraged to make your best effort to go during normal business hours.

Note: Often times we are asked ‘what about cats’?’ Please be advised that we cannot guarantee a dog’s behavior with a cat; sometimes the dog is fine with a cat- but cat not so happy about his canine intruder! If we know emphatically that a dog could take issue with a cat, livestock or chickens- will be stated in body of biography! Shelter Friends editor is not an employee of the Josephine County Animal Shelter. The editor is a member of Shelter Friends Josephine County an all volunteer not for profit Charitable organization supporting the animals of the Josephine County Animal Shelter.

You should make every effort to apply on line, visit shelter or call 541 474-5458 or if you cannot reach- raleigh1952@yahoo.com or raleigh@savethewhiskers.org.

Peanut

Meet Peanut! We are just over the moon for this little gentleman. Mature, compact, adorable, gentle, playful–we could go on. Peanut weighs in at about 30 lbs and is 7 years old. Peanut enjoys the companionship of both human and dog friends. He is definitely all puggle–loving to sniff, explore, snuggle, and entertain with his goofy antics. Remember, dogs who are 7 years old are only $50 to adopt!

Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Blvd. 1.5 miles off I-5. in Merlin. Oregon. hours: Monday -Friday 10-4:30pm Saturday 10-4pm.
http://www.jocoshelter.com/
copy into your url follow instructions … click on PET ADOPTIONS and scroll to adoption application.

With few exceptions Dogs are current on vaccinations, rabies, spay or neutered, and microchipped upon adoption

PLEASE READ ENTIRE NOTATIONS BELOW. The most common question is ‘Good with Cats?’ If we know has lived with cats or farm animals will be stated above in biography. Otherwise- we don’t know. If you inquire by email- please tell us about you, your family, your yard, other animals, children, and your expectations of your new pet and what your new pet can expect from you. When you do so, we can better address your inquiry.

Shelter number 541 474-5458 for status of availability as some may have been adopted since this post, and about any pending spay/neuter surgery if noted as sometimes spay/neuter appointment may be sooner if a cancellation is available.

Dogs noted as a Great American Shelter Dog are noted as such because we are not sure of the breed and can only give out best guess. See more at: www.savethewhiskers.org Alternate Contact Raleigh@savethewhiskers.org or text 541 660 6578 name of dog. It is always nice if you send an inquiry about a specific adoptable guest via email to tell us about you, your family and other pets, your yard, and most importantly, your expectations of your new family member so we can answer your questions appropriately as best as possible.

Please, if you email an inquiry, please understand that these animals are in the shelter for a variety of reasons: Their lives are upside down maybe because owner died, they got lost, were abandoned, owner lost home or had a life event that left their pet in need of a new home. We don’t always know how they will get along with all dogs, all children. Some won’t be a perfect family member right away! They will need love, patience, a strong owner who will let them know what is expected of them and what they can expect from their new family. It may take an afternoon or it may take a week or so! But they need homes and families who will bring them back to knowing what family is!

Puppies: Please understand they are puppies; not potty trained; not good or bad with kids, dogs, cats. They are pliable puppies ready for you to imprint good manners, social skills, and training. You are encouraged to follow up with training after they are finished with shot series and or at the direction of your veterinarian. A happy healthy well socialized puppy is a happy family! You may be asked to make a refundable deposit for spay/neutering. Inquire at the Shelter.
General Adoption Fees for Dog: Adult dogs and puppies- $125, Senior dogs 7 and over $50. Veterans are half price / $62.50 with presentation of government issued VA ID. For Josephine County fee includes first year licensing. Please visit the shelter or if need special arrangements for meet and greet please email me. If you have a dog- encourage you to bring also. Staff may be unable to answer calls right away, so you may contact me via email if you cannot get to shelter right away! You are encouraged to make your best effort to go during normal business hours.

Note: Often times we are asked ‘what about cats’?’ Please be advised that we cannot guarantee a dog’s behavior with a cat; sometimes the dog is fine with a cat- but cat not so happy about his canine intruder! If we know emphatically that a dog could take issue with a cat, livestock or chickens- will be stated in body of biography! Shelter Friends editor is not an employee of the Josephine County Animal Shelter. The editor is a member of Shelter Friends Josephine County an all volunteer not for profit Charitable organization supporting the animals of the Josephine County Animal Shelter.

You should make every effort to apply on line, visit shelter or call 541 474-5458 or if you cannot reach- raleigh1952@yahoo.com or raleigh@savethewhiskers.org.