Helping Out Pets Everyday, the Rogue Valley Humane Society Way


Adoptions, placing healthy pets in happy homes, this is the heart of the RVHS Mission.  In 2016 we placed 518 dogs and cats into their forever homes.

RVHS reunited 58 dogs and cats with their families in 2016.

To help end pet overpopulation and stop the problem of homeless animals, we began our community spay-neuter assistance programs in 2010.  Through the end of 2016, over 4,344 dogs and cats –  pets of Josephine County residents, have been altered. We also spay and neuter all pets in our care prior to adoption. In 2016 we spayed and neutered 348 pets pre-adoption.

We believe that no pet should go hungry. Our food pantry and Ani-meals programs are here to help a family over a rough spot, to make sure that a pet’s food bowl doesn’t stay empty. Our food pantry distributed 35,987 lbs of food for cats and dogs in 2016, feeding an average of 475 pets per month. Rogue Valley Humane Society’s Ani-Meals program assisted and delivered pet food to approximately 57 home bond individuals each month in 2016. Food donations from the community are always welcome.

Our shelter and Thrift Store volunteers are on the job, every day, working alongside our staff.  41 committed volunteers contributed over 700 hours in 2015, an average of more than 17 hours per month per volunteer.

The RVHS Senior Outreach & Visitation program performs wellness-checks to help our older community members keep and take care of their beloved pets.

Kids naturally love animals and we give them new insights and skills through our summer Critter Camp and humane education programs.

Our volunteers are on hand at the Grants Pass Growers’ Market from March through November.  The booth features photos of our available pets, information about RVHS and always, good conversation about our four-legged companions.

          Whenever and wherever there’s a community pet in need, there’s H.O.P.E. at RVHS