Animal Shelter’s Pittie Palooza Adoption Event

Help! The dog kennels at the Jackson County Animal Shelter are overrun with pit bulls!

Join us Saturday through Sunday, May 28-29, Noon to 4pm, when adoption fees for all pit bull type dogs will be reduced to just $50, a 66% discount from the regular $150 fee.

No appointment is needed, walk-ins are welcome!

All have been screened for temperament and health issues and determined to be adoptable companions. Most of these dogs are estimated to be less than 3 years old. All have been spayed/neutered, microchipped, received flea treatment, and are up-to-date in shots. A collar and leash are included for each dog.

If you have been considering adopting a pit bull type dog, now is the perfect time.

Our goal is to place as many of these dogs as possible into caring homes to free up space for incoming dogs needing new homes. This will be the Jackson County’s second reduced fee adoption event for dogs and the first one specifically focused on pit bulls.

VIEW available dogs here 


During this 2-day event, adopting families will go through the same standard adoption process they would if applying at other times, which includes an application and screening requirements. In addition to the $50 adoption fee, adopters who live in Jackson County will also be responsible for paying $25 for an annual dog license.

This event is made possible by Friends of the Animal Shelter, which will pay the discount for every reduced-fee dog adopted this weekend and provides the volunteers needed to hold this event.

Kitten Shower 2022

Not only are we getting spring showers, it’s also raining kittens!

Friends of the Animal Shelter foster families currently have 75 kittens in their care, and more are coming in everyday!
Please help us support our little furry darlings by donating to our annual Orphaned Kittens Shower. We have several rather expensive items on our shopping list, including another incubator ($1,200), kitten replacement formula ($300 for a 20 lb. tub of powder), warming discs, and more!
And if you’d like to become a kitten foster family, visit www.fotas.org/foster. We can train you to bottle feed kittens, or you can foster kitties eating from bowls, while they wait for their spay/neuter appointments.

DOG OPEN HOUSE! | EVERY Saturday and Sunday afternoon

Visitations with adoptable animals is generally “by appointment only” to minimize the number of people in the Shelter at any given time. This helps protect the Shelter staff, Friends of the Animal Shelter volunteers, and potential adopters – allowing for COVID protocols to be carried out. It also ensures that an Adoption Counselor will be available to show you around and have you meet adoptable animals. 

Currently, to visit dogs on the weekend, you can now stop by without an appointment, Noon – 4:00 pm.

Appointments are not required during these hours, but to help control the number of people in the kennels, visitors are asked to check-in at the Front Office upon arrival. Appointments to meet adoptable dogs Tuesday through Friday ARE STILL REQUIRED. 

You still need an appointment to visit with cats.

Jackson County is still under COVID restrictions, so the Animal Shelter will continue to embrace social distancing and safety measures, including the requirement that MASKS MUST BE WORN inside the Shelter’s facility.

To make an appointment, first browse adoptable animals online at fotas.org/adopt.  Then call (541) 774-6654 and select Option 7 to be connected with a Shelter staff person.

Shelter hours:
9 AM to 4 PM
Tuesday – Sunday

Closed on Mondays


Friends of the Animal Shelter Microchip Clinic
for both Cats and Dogs!

Clinics are held quarterly.


For easy on-line signup: Click here

Or call (541) 774-6654

Only $20 per pet ** Cash and Credit Cards only (no checks) ** No additional fees.

Chip clinics are held at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S Pacific Hwy, Phoenix.


  • Summer 2022: June 4, 2022 (open for appointments)
  • Fall 2022: September 3, 2022
  • Winter 2022: December 3, 2022

1 in 3 pets get lost in their lifetime. Don’t let yours be one of them. 

Microchips are a permanent form of identification that can help bring your dog or cat home quickly and safely! 

Get your pets microchipped.



Jackson County Animal Services By Appointment Only – Drive-Up Shot Clinic is held on the third Saturday of the month.

This drive-up clinic supports Jackson County pet owners whose need to vaccinate their animals and license their dogs. Please note that this low-cost clinic is for Jackson County residents only. Dog licensing is required during your visit to the Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic.

Puppy, cat, and kitten vaccinations are now available! 


Easy on-line signup: Click here, or call (541) 774-6654

Please be on-time. Pets who are ill, on antibiotics, in heat, or on cortisone products cannot be vaccinated.

Vaccines and Licensing Costs/Payment

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

  • Rabies ($10 cash for each pet)
  • Canine Distemper/Parvo booster and Feline Distemper booster ($15 cash for each pet).

Dog Licensing can be done immediately after and can be Cash, Check, or Card

  • $25 for a 1-year license, $50 for a 2 or 3-year license.  Discounted to $20 and $40 for military and seniors.

Dog licensing is required during your visit to the Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic.

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

LOCATION:  Jackson County Animal Shelter

5595 S Pacific Hwy
Phoenix, OR 97535

Phone: (541) 774-6654

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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.

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