In 1969 our shelter started on Fort street with a modest building and the hopes to help the animals and the people who lived in Sheridan County. For many years our shelter helped as much as they could but found the need outweighed the space, so they took the necessary steps and got the facility we use now built. Since then we as a shelter have worked hard to continue on our goal.
Many things we are happy and proud to have that people may not know about:
Dog kennels that have an outdoor area attached
Heated floors for the dog kennels
Large outdoor kennels for the dogs to play the day away
A half mile path for volunteers to walk the dogs daily
Large area for cats to play during the day
A catio, so the cats can soak up the sun
Enough room to be able to separate animals when needed
A surgery and recovery room for our in house vet Karen Serres, DVM
We can keep enough staff to make sure the facility is clean and a happy environment for all of our animals until their forever home.
Wonderful things we have done with the help of our Amazing Donors in 2019:
In 2019 Brought 1,393 animals out of the elements and into a safe haven until they could be adopted or reclaimed by their owners.
Provided low cost Spay/Neuter certificates to families who love their pets but for whom the cost of altering them is prohibitive. This resulted in 476 low cost spay neuter certificates distributed to local veterinarians who provided the service at a reduced cost.
Received funding for a Spay / Neuter clinic in 2020!
Put in place everyday training for dogs that require a little extra effort in order to be successfully adopted.
Improved the quality of life by pairing Senior Dogs and Cats to Senior Citizens, and located funds for medical expenses for senior dogs adopted through the shelter.
Partnered with the Hub’s Meals on Wheels to provide pet food and free delivery to Seniors on fixed incomes!
Housed pets until a family member or friend was found for people who are hospitalized, incarcerated or placed in nursing homes or hospice.
Started a new “Stray to Service” program where selected shelter dogs can transform the lives of Veterans or People with special circumstances.
Made sure every dog gets walked or exercised every day.
Made sure every dog and every cat (and rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, etc) have enriching lives through keeping us stocked with toys, treats, beds and food!
Meet our Director
Jill came to be our director at the end of 2018. In just over a year she has brought helpful and strong programs to the shelter, making the shelter just that much better. Jill has many great plans for the future and the shelter can't wait to have a long journey with her.