Yamhill County to Contract Kenneling Services with Homeward Bound Pets
On September 21, 2017, Yamhill County Commissioners approved a contract for dog kenneling services with Homeward Bound Pets, a non-profit animal shelter located on Loop Road in McMinnville. The county contract with Homeward Bound includes the availability to house up to five dogs of various sizes, with the availability for overflow, for use by the Sheriff’s Office for found dogs. A separate area will also be provided, as needed, for the quarantine of dogs by Yamhill County Public Health. Homeward Bound and the Sheriff’s Office are pleased to be working together to ensure dogs in the care of the county are properly provided for. The partnership, part of the larger transition of the county dog control program, brings to fruition Sheriff Svenson’s goal of joining with non-profits to provide a service to dogs and their owners.
Homeward Bound, which was originally named Evergreen Doe Humane Society, was founded by Julie Julson in 1975. From the beginning, they have been dedicated to placing homeless animals in good homes and remain committed to their role as a “no-kill” shelter. They have continually expanded their services and currently operate facilities for both dogs and cats, including a spay and neuter clinic.
Capt. Christopher Ray
THANK YOU to First Federal and our AMAZING Volunteers!
A HUGE thank you to our incredible volunteers!
Because you generously donated your time to HBPets, First Federal donated $500 as part of the Community Rewards Program!!
Improving the Lives of Cats and Dogs Through Adoption and Community Partnerships.
Homeward Bound Pets is Oregon’s FIRST no-kill shelter and has been helping cats and dogs in the McMinnville and Yamhill County area for over 40 years.
Every animal that comes to our shelter stays with us until they are adopted. We believe that each animal has unique qualities that someone is looking for in a companion and that time increases the chances of them finding each other.
Homeward Bound Pets is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which operates solely from donations, fundraising activities and adoption fees. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Homeward Bound Pets Adoption Shelter is located at:
10601 SE Loop Road in McMinnville, OR 97128
Visiting and adoption hours:
Open for Adoptions Tuesday-Saturday 12-4
Cat and Dog surrenders by appointment only.
Watch a video about the future spay/neuter clinic!
Julie Julson, founder of Homeward Bound Pets, passed away on March 8, 2017
It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our founder Julie Julson on March 8, 2017. Julie proved that one person with a vision can change the world. Homeward Bound Pets will continue to keep her legacy alive by carrying out the mission of improving the lives of cats and dogs through adoption and community partnerships. Some say there is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth called the Rainbow Bridge. When a beloved pet dies, they go to this place. Julie was a special person who touched the lives of so many cats and dogs.. We are sure that they were all there waiting for her, crossing into Heaven together, never again to be separated. All our love goes with you, sweet Julie.