Category: Updates

The latest news and updates from Friends of the Animal Shelter.

August 9 | Ashland Dog Wash

The August 9, 2020 dog wash at the Ashland co-op is still scheduled to take place!

A 6-foot distance will be maintained between people and everyone is required to wear a mask.


Event time:10 AM – 2 PM

Dog Wash 2013

  • DOG WASH = $15
  • “SPAW PACKAGE” (BOTH) = $20



The next Jackson County Animal Services By Appointment Only – Drive-Thru Shot Clinic is on Saturday, June 20th, 2020.

This drive-thru clinic is limited to Jackson County pet owners whose dogs require both a rabies vaccine and license.

No puppies, cats, or kittens will be scheduled/vaccinated and no nail trimming is offered.

Dog owners MUST call the Shelter at 541-774-6654 by Friday, June 19th to make an appointment.

Please wear a mask and please be on-time. Pets who are ill, on antibiotics, in heat, or on cortisone products cannot be vaccinated.

The animal shelter is located at 5595 So. Pacific Hwy (99) in Phoenix near Talent.

Vaccines and Licensing Costs/Payment

Vaccinations available for dogs (CASH ONLY as this fee goes to the veterinarian) are:

  • Rabies ($10 cash for each vaccine)
  • Distemper/Parvo booster ($15 cash for each vaccine).

All dogs six months of age and older are required by law to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed

Dog license fees (by Check, Credit/Debit Card, or Cash), vary based on the dog’s neuter/spay status, and there is also a discount for veterans and seniors 62 years and older. When calling for your appointment, ask the staff about the fee for your dog(s).

LOCATION:  Jackson County Animal Shelter

5595 S Pacific Hwy
Phoenix, OR 97535

Phone:(541) 774-6654

Virtual Run/Walk/Bike

2020 Pets 2 the Rescue Virtual Run/Walk/Bike

1 Mile or 5K Run/Walk, or 5 Mile Bike event

NOW through June 15

It’s fun and easy. Just register online, have a great time walking, running or biking, then record your time.

A 1 Mile or 5K Run/Walk, or 5 Mile Bike event

NOW through June 15

It’s fun and easy. Just register online, have a great time walking, running or biking, then record your time.

Register at

(After you fill in  your personal info, find Jackson County Animal Shelter under the “select your shelter”)


100% of your $10 registration fee goes to FOTAS once you select Jackson County Animal Shelter.

New campaign to help during “Kitten Season”

We are gearing up for Kitten Season! 

Friends of the Animal Shelter has created the Purrs & Paws Virtual Kitten Shower to help raise funds and supplies to support the needs of the hundreds of vulnerable orphaned foster kittens that will be cared for over the next several months.  

As you can imagine, being able to provide supplies to 50+  foster families ensures that kittens get what they need, while not stressing the foster families’ budget.

So, just like a baby shower, we have a wish list of supplies we need for our Purrs & Paws Orphaned Kittens Shower.

Please visit the Kitten Shower event page for a full list of items needed. 

Adoptions are still happening!

Adopting a cat or dog during the COVID-19 physical distancing protocols is a perfect time to bring a new pet into your home.  You have the time to bond with your new furever friend and they can help you reduce stress. Adopting now so also makes room at the shelter for incoming strays that need a place to stay. 

Normal adoption procedures remain in place to help ensure the animals are being adopted into appropriate homes for individual needs.  View available animals online using the link below. Then contact the Shelter at 541-774-6654 for an appointment. Physical distancing procedures will be followed while at the Shelter.

View adoptable cats and dogs online.

  • 1
  • 2
Adopt from your local animal shelter

Adopt Now!

Take home a new pet and make lasting memories

Volunteer at your local animal shelter

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to volunteer with FOTAS

Donate to your local animal shelter

Donate Now!

Make a difference in our community

Spay/Neuter Your Pet

Spay/Neuter Services

Help stop overpopulation

Foster Opportunties

Foster Opportunities

Be a foster, save a life

Our Animal Shelter

Our Animal Shelter

Visit the Jackson County Animal Shelter


Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1990 to support the programs of the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Our vision is for all adoptable animals at the Jackson Country Animal Shelter to find a loving home. Our mission is to recruit and train volunteers who will save lives by increasing pet adoptions at the Jackson Country Animal Shelter, improve the quality of life for the Shelter’s animals, promote spay and neuter, and facilitate outreach and educational activities about the humane treatment of companion animals throughout Jackson County. Our values are: Service, Compassion and Generosity.

spay/neuter your pets


adopt a pet


© Friends of the Animal Shelter. All rights reserved. Site developed and hosted by Rogue Web Works.