We are so excited to have received a $3000 grant from MuttNation foundation. MuttNation is a nonprofit organization, cofounded by Grammy winning country-singer songwriter Miranda and her mother, Bev Lambert! They place high value on well run shelters across the United States and honor exemplary shelters in each state with grants. 50 shelters in 50 states are recognized each year! We are over the moon with this acknowledgment and donation.
Monthly Homeward Bound Pets e-newsletter!
Thank you to all our volunteers, donors, and supporters. We could not keep going if it was not for all of you.
Below, find some fun stories from last month, information on upcoming events, and current volunteer opportunities!
HBPets can earn up to $10,000 through Petco Foundation’s #ShelterValentine
The Petco Foundation and HBPets are asking pet adopters to join them in creating the World’s Largest Valentine to shelter pets and the people who care for them.
Participants that submit a photo or video valentine at petcofoundation.org/love from Jan. 15 to Feb. 13 will be eligible to win exciting daily prizes, and will give HBPets the chance to earn a $1,000 daily grant award. At the end of the submission period, if HBPets receives the most valentines, it will be eligible for $10,000 in lifesaving funds and 1,000 pounds of WholeHearted dog or cat food.
On Feb. 14, the Petco Foundation will deliver the final Valentine mosaic to more than 4,000 animal welfare organizations containing heartfelt thank you messages from supporters across the country. Representatives from the Petco Foundation will also be visiting some shelters in person with a special valentine delivery.
To learn more about the Petco Foundation and the virtual valentine, visit petcofoundation.org/love and use the hashtag #ShelterValentine.
About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $230 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved
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.
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
20% of all purchases made through this referral link will be donated to HBPets!
Shop Odie & Boards personalized ornaments and cards – BECAUSE YOUR BEST FRIEND DESERVES A SPOT ON THE TREE!
Get your pet all dressed up for Yamhill County’s Fourth Annual Festive Pet Contest!
‘Tis the season of giving – 50% of the proceeds will bring comfort and joy to those seeking a forever home at Homeward Bound Pets!
$10 Entry fee – Deadline is December 14, 2018 by 5pm. All photos will be published in the December 21st edition of the News-Register.
For more information, visit newsregister.com/festivepets
Homeward Bound Pets needs your help to take care of the animals in our shelter. We can’t do it alone – and your donations make a huge difference for the cats and dogs waiting to find their forever homes.
Starting at 5am on November 27th, Facebook will MATCH ALL DONATIONS from $100 – $20,000 per person until we reach $250,000 or Facebook runs out of money.
Visit the HBPets Facebook page November 27th and click on the “Donate” button!
Thank you in advance for your generosity!