Monthly Homeward Bound Pets e-newsletter!
We’d like to start by sending a HUGE thank you to you for taking time out of your busy schedule to volunteer with us. We would not be able to do any of this without you. Thank you for helping us save the lives of countless animals in our county and beyond.
Below, find some fun stories from last month, information on upcoming events, and current volunteer opportunities!
Special StatsThe Shelter adopted 60 Animals in October.4 Dogs
The Spay/Neuter clinic performed 254 surgeries in October!
That makes 2035 pets spayed and neutered since we opened!
Homeward Bound Pets has been nominated through the McMinnville Chamber of Commerce as Business of the Year! We have also been nominated as Non-for-Profit of the year, AND our Executive Director, Ronnie Vostinak as Business Leader of the Year! Our staff and volunteers have worked so hard. Thank you all for your amazing effort and love!
Coldwell Adoption Event
Thank you Margie and Theresa with Coldwell Banker Professional Group for including us in their adoption event on October 13th. The shelter adopted out 5 kittens to great homes! Thank you to all the volunteers who worked at the event.
Coveted Body Arts
A HUGE shout out and thank you to Courtney at Coveted Body Arts and everyone who got a tattoo on October 12. HBPets will receive $600…thank you for loving us ️
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Everyone had a good time and a good meal at the volunteer appreciation dinner. Thank you to all our great volunteers that keep this organization running smoothly.
Dobbs Family Estate Fundraiser
We are so appreciative of our local partners. HBPets sends out a big thank you to Dobbs Family Estate for fundraising from July – September, Pinot for Puppies. Matt Daley, Tasting Room Manager has a rescue kitty from us and chose HBPets as the non-profit to donate to. He presented our Executive Director, Ronnie Vostinak with $1,335.16 on October 16!! Thank you so much
FIRST AMERICAN TITLE ADOPTION EVENT
Thank you to First American Title for hosting an adoption event for Homeward Bound Pets and YC Pet Heroes on Oct 4th.
Thank you to Justin and Shannon Zimmerman for touring our spay/neuter clinic and shelter. We are thankful that the McMinnville Short Film Festival partnered with HBPets and for everyone who joined us on October 18 for the Screening of SMART, a documentary about an amazing group of animal rescuers. Justin is the filmmaker and it is truly a wonderful documentary. Keep a lookout for the McMinnville Short Film Festival which is February 9 & 10th.
Howl – O – Ween
The Petco Howl -0 – Ween Fundraiser for the Spay/Neuter Clinic and Adoption Event was a lot of fun. There was a big turnout for the pet costume contest and parade with many fun and creative costumes. Congratulations to Linda F. the winner of the Raffle Basket and Baby Sox, Buffy, Karmma and Kismet, and their owners, winners of the costume contest. And the shelter adopted out 5 pets! The clinic looks forward to having this event again next year! Thank you to all the volunteers that worked to brainstorm, arrange, and carry out this event. The clinic could not succeed without all of you.
New Shelter Hours:
Monday & Tuesday Closed
Saturday & Sunday 11-4pm
Dog Orientations 2nd Sunday of each month at 11am. Call shelter to sign up.
Tuesday – Thursday
7:30am – 4:00 pm
Thrift Shop Hours
Monday – Saturday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- The New Stray Cat Policy is working out well. Sookie (above) was returned to her owners, without our new stray cat policy of posting them online, Sookie would not have made it back home!
- Rupert and Domino arrived at the shelter in Jan, Alfalfa came in at the end of Dec 2017. All three found homes this month!
- Cooper and Clarice (above) are up for adoption and in need of homes. They do well with other dogs and children but need to be carefully introduced to cats.
- Crimson (below) is currently our longest and oldest resident. She has been with us since 5/9/18. She was surrendered with several other cats who have all found homes. Crimson is 14 yrs old and has kidney disease.
- The Clinic will raffle off this wonderful cat tree for Thanksgiving! Tickets are only $1.00. Stop by the clinic for a chance to get your furry friend a new mansion!
- The Clinic would like to give a big, warm, welcome back hug to our volunteer Linda who is back helping us again!
- A temporary foster home is needed for two indoor cats. If you know of a potential place please contact Jennifer at the spay/neuter clinic.
Homeward Bound Pets is in need of volunteers! The Shelter, Thrift Shop and Spay/Neuter Clinic can all benefit from you bringing in friends, family, and anyone you can grab off the street! If you know anyone that needs to be put to work send them over. There are flyers and rack cards available for the Thriftshop, Clinic, and Shelter. Thank you for all your help!
Tuesdays are DEEP CLEAN DAYS: WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!
Hope House: 8-10AM: Sun,Mon,Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
Amber House: 8-10AM: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sat
Kennels: Monday-Fri 8-10AM
Dog Walkers: Monday- Saturday
Thank you for your donations. We are officially OVER halfway earning the matching grant from Yamhill County for HBPets Spay/Neuter Clinic. The Spay/Neuter Clinic has received $5140 in donations toward the $6500 goal!
Homeward Bound Pet’s Angel Fund has received a Grant for $3000. Thanks to generous board members the grant has been matched!
November 2, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm is the Book Signing for “Spindoodle”Check out “Spindoodle”, written by our very own HBPets Thrift Shop Manager Stacie Morrell! The story is about a shelter dog adopted by a little boy and they truly save each other. Stacie will be doing a book signing at Naked Winery in McMinnville (3rd street). 20% of the proceeds from the night’s sales will go to HBPets.
Homeward Bound Pets said goodbye, last month, to a wonderful shelter vet and clinic surgeon. Dr. Candice Corriher has taken great care of our patients and pets for the last year. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.
Shelter Volunteer Meetings: Last Wednesday of Each Month 3-4 pm
Clinic Volunteer Meetings: First Wednesday of Each Month 12:30-1:30 pm
Thrift Shop Volunteer Meetings: First Friday of Each Month
Thank you so much for all that you do, volunteers! Again, we literally could not do any of this without you.
Our deep appreciation,
The Homeward Bound Pets Board and Staff