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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 –

Adoptions will be by appointment only. Visit our adoption page download our application and email it to Once 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 –

Our food bank pantry is offering pet food every Tuesdays noon to 2pm 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.



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!

RVHS 2019 Accomplishments!


RVHS 2018 Accomplishments!











Your donations hard at work!!!

Thank you to all of our supporters!!


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.

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Because the Numbers Count

Shelter Animals Count | The National DatabaseDespite 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..

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

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

Please pass the word and join us in our mission of saving  lives….


Happy Tails!

Success stories of our four legged friends who have found forever homes!


What’s New

  • 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 […]

  • RVHS Spay and Neuter Clinic!

    We did great things this year in our spay and neuter clinic! Almost 1000 surgeries preformed in 2019 a 50% increase in just a year! Additionally, we expanded our reach and began altering some of our local shelter groups dogs and cats, 487 spayed and neutered in 2019! Last but not least we have begun […]

  • Mother’s Day Tea!

    Many thanks to all who made this wonderful day so special!
    The Rogue Valley Humane Society is happy to inform you that our second annual Mother’s Day Tea was a rousing success! Held at the Bear Hotel, 80 men, women and children enjoyed delicious food, beautiful music and a magical atmosphere. A big thank-you to […]

  • Blues, Brews and BBQ

    We had so many wonderful people who came out to support the animals at Rogue Valley Humane Society! Blues, Brews and BBQ was another great success! Thank you to our magnificent volunteers who worked their tails off. Thank you to our wonderous community for loving the animals as much as we do. Together we will make […]

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