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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.

Madison

Madison is a beauty queen with a regal personality. She loves to be brushed and to sit and look out the window. She is cuddly and talkative. Gets along with dogs and cats after a few days of introduction. She would be best in a home without small or young children because she is not shy about using her claws to let you know when you are doing something wrong. She is a sweetheart but is particular about things being her way. She will be a wonderful companion for someone willing to give her royal status and be her companion for life.

She is fine with friendly cats and dogs. Quite ladylike in her presence which is charming.

Madison is currently in a foster home, and her foster mom is happy to host a meet-n-greet.

 

Please contact tana@savethewhiskers.org or call the JoCo Shelter at 541-471-5452 and speak with Laura.

 

 

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.

Item of the Month

April Item of the Month!

Kitty Huts! These are fabulous for shyer kitties and cats to feel safe while they learn that people are good! It’s a safe place for them to ‘hide’. Also, most cats LOVE to curl up inside things and nap. Kittens love to use them as playhouses!

There are lots and lots of styles and designs.

You can have these huts shipped directly to the shelter:

Josephine County Animal Shelter
1420 Brookside Blvd
Grants Pass, OR 97526

The kitties thank you!

Here’s a link to an inexpensive hut on amazon. https://smile.amazon.com/PETMAKER-Cozy-Kitty-Igloo-Plush/dp/B00WMVUUXC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522983202&sr=8-2&keywords=kitty+tents

Heartworm Heroes -Next Chapter

Heartworm Heroes is a progressive and innovative program administered by Shelter Friends for dogs which have been identified as candidates under the charge and control of the Josephine County Animal Shelter.

In the past when a dog tested positive for heartworm disease, they were euthanized because of the many challenges treatment in a shelter setting entailed.  The primary being cost to treat, limited kennel space and the need for zero stress to the animal during the 120+ days of treatment.

If a shelter facility does not test for heartworm, they could potentially adopt a medically infirm dog; If they test for heartworm, the animal may be euthanized.  It is always disheartening to euthanize a perfectly, adoptable dog but for the heartworm disease.

In the beginning of 2016, a pilot program was launched with the intake of a young pit bull mix, Maverick Macphail. Maverick was an emaciated and vulnerable youngster, a poster-child of animal neglect. His story can be found here:  Heartworm Heroes Part I

Maverick MacPhail

Maverick had a forgiving heart and on every level would be a wonderful family member. A joint decision between Shelter Friends and the Josephine County Animal Shelter identified Maverick Macphail as the candidate to launch Heartworm Heroes. An approved foster family ready to invest 120 days of continued care was secured, and Heartworm Heroes was born on February 27, 2016.

As Maverick was approaching the final weeks of his successful treatment, another youngster, a pit mix named Rhino, was identified as the next candidate to enter the program in early May, 2016.

To date we have had five Graduates of the Heartworm Heroes Program which adheres to the American Heartworm Society’s Treatment Protocol and who have subsequently been adopted. We have two dogs currently undergoing treatment in our program.

Meet our Alumni:

 

 

 

Meet our Future 2017 Graduates:

Honorable Mentions: Rowdy Intake date: February 13, 2017 and Midas and Titus: Intake date April 13, 2016

During the first couple months of the program, three additional dogs tested positive for Heartworm. Two were strays and their owners found them and one was treated by their adopter.

The two stray dogs were identified as candidates for the program and their treatment was scheduled. While waiting for treatment to begin, their owners came forward and upon redemption, agreed to follow up and continue treatment. A third dog surrendered to the shelter because of change in family dynamics, a young Rottweiler named Rowdy, began treatment. An eager adopter offered to adopt him and continue treatment. These three boys are noted with honorable mention as they were determined to be wonderfully adoptable dogs and were accepted into the Heartworm Heroes Program.