Rogue Valley Humane Society

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Ways To Help

Shelter News

Dogs & Cats

Shelter Needs


Shelter Events

Truman Fund

Living Legacy

 Volunteers Needed

Share Your Story

 Mission Statement

Thrift Store

 Chained Dog Project

2014 Event

Please Donate

(pdf file)

 RVHS Pledge Form (pdf file)

Tucker Book

 RVHS Store

 RVHS Videos



Helping Our Community Four Paws At A Time

Phone: (541) 479-5154

There are no donations too small to aid us in our endeavors at this shelter. All amounts are tax deductible, and very much appreciated.

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You may also bring any donations to our office, or mail a check or money order to:
P.O. BOX 951
Grants Pass, OR 97528


541 955-3367
Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10 - 2 pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays

2011 RVHS Thrift Store Discount Coupons






"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead, Anthropologist 1901-1978

Volunteer Opportunities with RVHS

You can be a valuable asset to the lives of these homeless cats and dogs. It is an excellent life experience, and very much appreciated, whether it is an hour a week, one day per week, or more.

We need quality volunteer personnel who are dedicated, responsible, honorable, and who will provide the service they commit to. We strive for pride of excellence at RVHS.

Not all volunteer activity involves direct contact with the animals, but yet is vitally important to help us provide a top quality sanctuary for them.

If you are interested in being a part of our team, please contact our Office Manager during our listed business hours.

Some of our volunteer opportunities include:

Adoption Outreach

We need dedicated, responsible animal-loving people, with knowledge and empathy for both dogs and cats, to be Rogue Valley Humane Society Representatives at Medford's PetsMart store. This includes safe, enclosed transport of animals to and from PetsMart in Medford, remaining on-site for the day (Saturday), being available to provide available info about them to those interested, handing out business cards, directing people to look at our RVHS notebook maintained there. This is a highly public representation of our sanctuary. Proper manners with the public, gentle, secure handling of the animals, safe driving record and habits, as well as the other above-mentioned qualities, are required.

Customer Care/Front Desk Assistant

Front Office basic support for when we get swamped! Please contact our Office Manager for specific needs in this area.

Equipment & Maintenance

Cleaning cages, kennels, runs etc.

People With Skills

If you are an electrician, plumber, carpenter, handy man, landscaper etc who would like to donate your talents for the betterment of our animals please let us know. We really do need you!

Dog Exercising

Walking, playing with, and generally giving dogs much-needed attention and positive human contact to help them become more adoptable.

Cat Socialization

Gently soothe, comfort, and play with cats to help them overcome the trauma of relocation transition and to help ease them through their natural fear of unfamiliar humans.

Feeding and Watering Dogs

It is vital to ensure that the dogs have fresh water at least 2x daily in cleaned bowls. You may volunteer to water dogs once or twice daily, with specific days to be arranged with Volunteer Coordinator in charge. Feeding schedule, arranged with Volunteer Coordinator in charge.

Grounds Maintenance

Performing minor repairs, painting, tree/shrub planting and care, general grounds keeping. Our property is looking better all the time, but we could use some help with our flowers and plants. We also need some help planting the garden around the Gary Mills Memorial Pavilion.

Download PDF file - Shelter Volunteer Application

Thrift Store - Donations and Volunteers Needed

The Rogue Valley Humane Society operates a Thrift Store, located at 1169 Redwood Ave. We have been successfully operating this store for many years. The income is very important to the financial stability of the society. This year the monthly income has been steadily rising. These proceeds help pay for food, care and the labor to operate the animal shelter. We do all this with a very small group of committed volunteers.

At the present time we only have a hand full of volunteers that are very dedicated and come in rain or shine. The need for more volunteers is something we really need.

The public support with their donations of usable items in good condition is much appreciated. We thank you for your support. For additional information on the Thrift Store, please call 955-3367.

541 955-3367
Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10 - 2 pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays

2011 RVHS Thrift Store Discount Coupons

Download PDF file - Thrift Shop Volunteer Application

Empathy Education Development Coordinators

We need people to assist in developing and teaching such topics as Responsible Pet Ownership and Empathy for Dogs and Cats, for schools and other community outlets.

Fund Raising Assistance

Fund raising is an ongoing need of all nonprofit organizations. There is a lot of competition for the donations people are able to make. We would appreciate volunteers who are able to participate in this effort to raise money for the cats and dogs. If you have a great idea and want to run with it, let's get together. If you would like to participate in one event a year, give us a call. If you are able serve on committee, let's talk. The opportunities are boundless.

Pet Transportation

Animal lovers are needed to help transport cats or dogs to the veterinarian when
they are ill or are going to be spayed or neutered. You will be reimbursed for mileage so the only cost is your time and your help frees up time for our Manager to focus on other areas. Volunteering can be as little as 2 to 4 hours a week on the day[s) of your choice. Pay us a visit - you will love being part of our team!!

Newsletter Assistance

Help is needed putting the newsletter together. This year we were able to publish three issues and in 2009 our goal is to publish four. Writers are needed to come up with some good ideas and to report what is new and exciting at RVHS.

Everybody is good at something. Your something, no matter how unimportant you may think it is, can probably help our shelter and the animals find a good home. If you love animals, contact the staff at the RVHS and offer your help. You'll be surprised how useful you can be.

Download PDF file - Shelter Volunteer Application



Rogue Valley Humane Society
429 NW Scenic Drive
Grants Pass, OR 97528
Phone: (541) 479-5154
Business hours: Mon through Sat from 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Closed Sundays


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Rogue Valley Humane Society
429 NW Scenic Drive
Grants Pass, OR 97528
Phone: (541) 479-5154
Business hours: Mon through Sat from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM
Closed Sunday

Donate       Pledge Form (pdf file)     Ways To Help     Featured Pets  

 RVHS costs to get an animal ready for adoption       RVHS Thrift Store

Pet First Aid

2014 Spring Newsletter (pdf file)    

RVHS 2014 Spring Newsletter online      

Shelter Event Coverage     2014 Event Schedule     Volunteer Opportunities

   Shelter Needs      Truman Fund     RVHS Store

Shelter Stories     For Dog Lovers     Top 10 Safey Tips

RVHS Videos        Planned Giving

RVHS Pet Park    Volunteer Form (pdf file)   Dog First Aid

Privacy    Mission Statement    Directions     Links  

Tucker - My New Life Off The Chain      Save Your Pet With CPR

Chained Dog Project & Special Case Files

Second Chance Kennel Sponsorship Program

On PDF File:  RVHS Kennel Sponsorship Campaign

Contact Us

Rogue Valley Humane Society
429 NW Scenic Drive
Grants Pass, OR 97528

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