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.

See Adoptable Pets

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.

Helping Animals in Need on the Road to Adoption

Whether it’s examining a new kitten who recently arrived at our shelter, providing medicine to sick animals, feeding, socializing, and playing with our furry shelter friends, endlessly cleaning, processing paperwork, working with our foster families, and answering over 150 emails and phone calls each week, our dedicated shelter staff always has their hands full!

In addition to the current adoptable animals, we also house and care for many sick animals (upwards of 50 at time),  who are not yet ready for adoption.  These animals need extra TLC before they are ready to find their new homes because we want them to have the best chance at a happy and healthy life.

Please note: If you are interested in adopting a new family member, the only animals that are available can be found at the “See Adoptable Pets” button above. Please do not call or email to inquire about the sick or soon to be available animals listed in this section.  That will only slow down our staff and make the wait time even longer to get these animals ready for their forever homes.

Our shelter staff is currently nursing 13 animals back to health.  We’re providing the love, medical treatment, and safe environment they need to heal as quickly as possible.  We have noticed that some pets are getting closer to being ready to meet their new family (see below)!  When they are ready to be adopted, she/he will be found after clicking the “See Adoptable Pets” in the menu.  Please do not call the shelter to check on her/his adoption status, but please check out website often if you’re interested in adopting any pets you see below in the “Almost Ready for Adoption” section.

Thank you so much for your patience and continued support of the work we do to serve the abused, neglected, and abandoned animals of Yamhill County.

See Current Adoptable Pets
Almost Ready for Adoption!

 Freya, an 18mth old Rottweiler Mix spayed female, is our first 2022 Oregon euthanasia save. At the beginning of her stay at the shelter, Freya would not come around, was not engaging in affection of any kind, and just barked at the shelter team. The shelter team tried everything to get her to come around, but nothing seemed to work. The team believed the environment was the issue for her. Freya has been with us for almost 2 months and we have seen such positive changes. She is very sweet, intelligent, loves other dogs and is a total goof ball. She would love a home with someone who can be patient while she gets comfortable. She loves to go on car rides and does really well! Young children make her nervous and she absolutely needs a fenced yard; she has lots of zoomies to get out.

Her adoption fee is $250


Nilla, a 12yr old Yorkshire Terrier Spayed Female, came in as a stray at the end of January 2022. Nilla came to the shelter in really rough shape. Her owner said she kept escaping and surrendered her to us. At the time of surrender, her owner didn’t let us know she had a history of seizures and hadn’t received her seizure medication for a year. Nilla spent several days with our shelter manager while we waited for blood-work to come back, getting her hydrated and eating; she was so tiny at 2.1 pounds! We were surprised when her blood work came back normal, which lead to more questions: why has she lost a pound over the last year? Were her seizures related to her weight loss? A vaccine reaction? At this point she had been with us for 20 days, no seizures, and she was eating like a champ. We now have her medical records and all her seizures were after she received a vaccine, so no more vaccines for this little girl. Almost a month and a half later Nilla is holding steady at 2.6 pounds. She was healthy enough to get her last three severally infected teeth removed! We know she is a social eater; she loves eating with our hospice cats. We think this very sweet girl will be ready in a few weeks.

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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