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Giving Tuesday is only ONE week away! This global day of giving is an opportunity to show your community some love–whether through spreading the word, volunteering or donating to a good cause. Join our #givingtuesday fundraiser on Facebook here.
Did you know? By donating through our fundraiser, 100% of your donation goes directly to us; Facebook takes no processing fees when you donate to a registered nonprofit. How cool is that? 😄 You can also donate via our one time donations page as well if you don’t use Facebook. Thank you all for donating to our cause. You are helping us save lives, four paws at a time!

11/1/2021 Update-


7/6/2021 Update –

Due to a sickness in our building and short staffing, we have updated our open hours as outlined below. We apologize for any inconvenience. Our staff is available via phone or email for any questions you may have. We’d be happy to help!


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6/22/20 Update –

On behalf of RVHS staff and volunteers I want to thank all of you have donated money, food, items for the thrift store and other goods to help us through these challenging times.

I want to let you know that RVHS is still required by mandate to follow COVID 19 protocols to keep our employees, volunteers, animals and, most importantly, you safe. This means that we will follow protocols that are being utilized by shelters and humane societies throughout the country, i.e., adoptions by appointment, limited exposure and interaction with staff, staff wearing protective equipment etc. It is absolutely necessary.

Additionally, you should know because of loss of revenue (due to cancelled events), we have only opened with limited staff support. We are trying our very best to ensure that we can continue to keep our doors open.

We are NOT out of the woods with COVID 19 and this week alone, the numbers have increased. There is potential for our services to be shuttered, again, due to shelter in place orders.

We appreciate your help, understanding and patience. From a staff of 17 we are only 6 trying to maintain services and provide you with our standards of excellence. Clearly, it’s challenging during these times and many folks are losing their patience with protocols, government oversight etc. etc. We ask for your support and to please approach all staff and volunteers with kindness and patience. Together, we will get through this.


Margaret Varner

Executive Director

Adoptions Update 4/2020

Adoptions will be by appointment only. Visit our adoption page, download our application and email it to: Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive a response within 48 hours for further instructions. Since our office is closed we will be doing virtual meet and greets so you can have a one on one visit with the pet you are interested in.

Food Bank Pantry Update 4/2020






Our food bank pantry is offering pet food every Thursday and Saturdays noon to 3 pm while supplies last. Please wait in your vehicle and a staff member will get your order and place in by your car.

Thank you for your patience.

3/2020 Update –

Dear RVHS Community,

I hope this letter finds you and your family healthy and safe during these uncertain times. It is with a sad and heavy heart that RVHS must join the millions of other businesses and temporarily close to the public as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. It is essential we keep our staff and volunteers safe as well as do our part to minimize the spread of the virus. Being a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies on fundraising, donations and grants to serve our community, we are currently feeling the negative financial impact of this situation. We receive no Federal, State, County, or City funding….you, our wonderful community has been what has kept our doors open for over 55 years! If you find a little extra after your family is taken care of, please help us take care of our four-legged RVHS family members, they have no voice.

Sadly, businesses across our region are feeling the social and economic affects of the world wide health emergency. We will continue our fundraising efforts to help in the planning of our reopening. There will be even more reason to continue our services as a result of this crisis.

Although the majority of our employees will be laid off temporarily, we will maintain a skeleton crew. Staff will tend to the animals in our care that are not ready for adoption, our ani-meals program will continue for our seniors and phone calls will be answered to the best of our ability. Our services may be paused but we especially now, need your financial assistance to continue these essential services.

We understand that these are stressful times for everyone and wish you they very best. Again, thank you for your continued support and understanding. We will be back in business just as soon as feasibly and safely possible and with community support, we will be stronger than ever!

Margaret Varner

Executive Director

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Daily Courier Live Critter Cams


These web cameras are located at the Rogue Valley Humane Society in Grants Pass. It is sponsored by Mini Pet Mart and will feature cute animals waiting to be adopted.


 See Our Cats          See Our Dogs

We’re excited to share our “We Will Adopt You” video!

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Grants Pass High School Marching Band and Choir joined forces with RVHS to spread the word “Adopt Don’t Shop”!

Please pass the word and join us in our mission of saving  lives! View the video here.


What’s New

  • Red Dog Pet Supply supports RVHS this November!



    Want to donate your pocket change for a great cause? In honor of National Pet Awareness Month, Red Dog Pet Supply is teaming up with the Rogue Valley Humane Society for the whole month of November for a new fundraising event. Round Up the Change is an easy way to donate towards the […]

  • Orphan Kitten Club grants $25,000 for new kitten nursery at RVHS!

    Since receiving the grant, we have been hard at work creating a dedicated space to house neonatal kittens away from our general cat population. We have repurposed the upstairs rooms of our on-site surgical suite and done needed improvements such as painting, installing a heater to warm up the nursery room, and acquired tables for […]

  • Rogue Valley Humane Society receives a PEDIGREE Foundation grant!












    The Rogue Valley Humane Society is excited to announce that we are one of the 2020 recipients of  PEDIGREE Foundation’s $10,000 Program Development Grants.

    PEDIGREE Foundation was established in 2008 to help dogs in need find loving homes. Created by Mars Petcare, the maker […]

  • Training Sessions Can Make A Big Difference

    Roman Gottfried, our trainer from Holistic Dog Traning, recently hosted another training session with Manny and Noodles. Manny is about 4 years old, loves people, likes to keep busy and is crazy about water! He has had an incredibly difficult past but that hasn’t stopped his zest for life. He’s been moving forward throughout his […]

  • Paws Up to the Four Way Community Foundation!

    The Rogue Valley Humane Society would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the Four Way Community Foundation for choosing us as one of their 2020 recipients of grant money that will support vital projects at our facility. The Four Way Community Foundation has served Josephine and Jackson counties for 45 years and has […]

  • Thank you A and M Transport #communitystrong

    Thank you A & M Transport! 
    Your donation of 40,000 lbs of pet food will feed many pets!!! Many thanks for your generosity!

  • #SeventeenPuppies plus one!

    We received a call in from a person that needed our help! She lacked funding to spay and neuter her pets which resulted in 18 puppies from two for her dogs…yes 18! She was ill and financially couldn’t afford to care of these beautiful sweet pets. So we hopped into our van and with the […]

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Despite the hard work of shelters and rescues everywhere, it is estimated that millions of dogs and cats enter America’s shelters each year, and more than half of them will never leave. While great progress has been made, accurate and comprehensive nation-wide data does not exist. It’s precisely this data that will guide good decision-making, and help us save thousands of sheltered animals’ lives. The numbers really do count.