Adopting a Pet

All of our dogs/cats have been spayed/neutered, are up-to-date on vaccines, and have been treated for fleas and dewormed. All cats and kittens have been treated for ear mites and tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS.

Adoption fees are non-refundable. We encourage prospective adopters to spend time with dog or cat they are interested in adopting. Our shelter staff will also help match your needs and circumstances with appropriate dog or cat.

Adoption Fees:

Age Range Cost
Kittens (Up to 6 Months) $125-$200
Youth (6 Months to 2 Years) $100-$150
Adults (3-8 Years) $75-$100
Seniors (8+ Years/Special Needs) $55-$75

We offer a Military & Senior Citizen Discount of 25% for cats older than 6 months.

Age Range Cost
Puppies (Up to 6 months) $400-$600
Youth (6 Months to 2 Years) $250-$400
Adults (3-8 Years) $100-$250
Seniors (8+ Years/Special Needs) $100-$150

We offer a Military & Senior Citizen Discount of 25% for dogs older than 1 year.

Things to Know Before You Visit

Please feel free to stop by and view our adoptable animals during business hours.

Dogs and puppies are by appointment only.

Our hours change based on the time of year. Due to the fact that the adoption process takes time to include the meet and greet plus paperwork processing, we ask that you arrive no less than 45 minutes prior to closing.  We are not able to successfully complete the entire adoption process in any less than 45 minutes. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter so that we can provide the best experience possible.  If you rent your home, we require written approval from your landlord stating you are allowed to have a pet.

Getting Another Chance Through Dog Obedience Training

Marvin, of Marvin Pierce Dog Teacher LLC, likes to rehabilitate some of the local shelters’ toughest adoption cases and longest residents to give them their best shot at finding a good home. He believes a good dog makes a good day! Marvin has over 30 years of experience in dog obedience training.

We are so grateful for the lifechanging service that Marvin and his staff are willing to provide our animals, especially the ones who need some extra help with manners. We will be posting progress updates here on the website and social media, so be sure to follow along!

To view Marvin’s service offerings, check out

Meet Mystery

Sweet Mystery arrived at our shelter with his brother after they were found abandoned in a rental home. He is a one-year-old, neutered terrier mix. Due to lack of socialization while they were growing up, the boys were displaying Littermate Syndrome* and needed to be separated. Since our shelter is [...]

Come Visit Us!

The shelter is located just off of Highway 18 at 10601 SE Loop Road, McMinnville, OR, which is about one-half mile northeast of the McMinnville Airport and Evergreen Aviation Museum.

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*Please note, the Petco Love Lost website is not managed by Homeward Bound Pets. We will not be notified if you create an account or report an animal lost or found. If you have lost your dog, you can contact our redemption department at 503-583-2780.

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