Author: Eliza

Rising Stars

catch a rising star! The adoption fee for each of these dogs is just $50. All dogs adopted from the Jackson county animal shelter are spayed/neutered and come with one free in-home session with a professional trainer.


Hammy for websiteMy name is HAMMY and I am 1 – 2 year old boy. A lot of people think I’m a good looking guy, but please don’t underestimate me because of that. Looks aren’t everything, and you should know that from day one here I’ve been earning straight A’s from my Pit Crew teachers. I hope it’s not bragging to tell you that that I have aced all of my basic command lessons, and that I’ve overheard my handlers refer to me as a “perfect gentleman on leash.” Being treat-motivated makes it easy for me to learn new skills, but I’m equally happy to be rewarded with love and affection. Before we move in together, though, please make sure there are no cats around….I just can’t resist them. Ok?! Otherwise, what are you waiting for? Let’s go live the good life together!



maddieHi there! I am MADDIE, a 2 year old Lab/Pit bull mix girl. I am very smart, if I do say so myself, and I love treats, which helps me to learn new things very quickly! I already know how to sit and shake paws on command and I walk great on and off leash, which is a good thing since I’m a big girl. I love to play catch but am also happy to just curl up next to you. I really like people and other dogs, but of course I would want to do a meet and greet with other dogs in your family.

Come meet me soon and I know you’ll agree that I’m a pretty cool girl, who will give you lots of loving for years to come.




Benny1ADOPTED! I’m Benny, a spunky, playful guy, who is about 2 years old and enjoys going for walks. I’m housebroken and play well with other dogs in the home. I like people, am a quick learner, and can be very affectionate. In my foster home, I’ve learned to come when called, dance around on my two back legs, and walk well on a leash. If you want to know more about me or arrange a time to visit, please call my foster Trish at 541-535-1166 or call the Jackson County Animal Shelter at 541-774-6654.






Ellie is a very sweet, 3 year old Pit bull terrier girl. She loves, loves to snuggle and is a silly girl with lots of fun energy. She knows basic commands like sit, wait, leave it and stay. She is really smart and eager to please. She is strong but walks pretty well on a leash. She will chase cats if given the chance but seems to want to play with most dogs she meets. She would need to do a meet and greet with any dogs in the family, to make sure it is a good fit.
Ellie is in foster care to give her a break from the kennels and is doing very well. Her foster mom says that Ellie is just a wonderful girl who loves to cuddle and be close to her person. Want an active and fun loving girl who will bring years of love to your life? Then call foster mom Tobyn at 541-579-0709, or the Shelter at 541-774-6654 to meet Ellie today!
Ellie is a Rising Star and her adoption fee is just $50.





sammy3ADOPTED! I am SAMMY, a very friendly 7 year old Husky/German Shepherd mix. In my previous home I got too little exercise and too many treats, so I have a few pounds to lose. But I enjoy exercising! If you want a walking buddy, I would be happy to keep you company while we both burn off a few calories. I am good on a leash, and I love chasing balls. I will even give the ball back for you to throw again! I have been described as “people oriented,” and I am good with kids. I am affectionate, and I love to be petted, and given body rubs. I am at the Shelter because my owners were moving and couldn’t take me. I would love to be in a home with you for the rest of my life!




Wine Raffle

It’s our 2nd Annual WINE RAFFLE!!

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  • Stephanie R: “Best in Show” – Case of Wine valued at $50+/bottle = $600+ value
  • Rebecca C: “Tail Waggers” – Case of Wine valued at $40+/bottle = $480+ value
  • Hayden G: “Top Cats” – Case of Wine valued at $40+/bottle = $480+ value
  • Lorna & Matt B: “Purr-fect Pals” – Case of Wine valued at $20+/bottle = $240+ value
  • Diane Y. and Michael D: “Mutts” – Case of Wine valued at $20+/bottle = $240+ value
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