HSCO primarily serves the City of Bend, southern Deschutes County, as well as surrounding counties.
The mission of the Humane Society of Central Oregon is to care for abandoned, stray, neglected, surrendered and abused animals. We work towards the placement of all adoptable animals. Through humane education and community outreach, we endeavor to inspire a community to responsibly care for all animals.
Come Meet our Pets:
61170 S.E. 27th St., Bend 541/382-3537 Open M-F 10am-5:30pm Saturday 10am-5pm Closed Sundays & major holidays
Our Adoption Process:
The first step is completing an adoption questionnaire. The questionnaire can be downloaded from our website, or you may fill it out at the shelter. Once the questionnaire is completed, you will work with one of our Animals Care staff members who will assist you in making that right choice for a loving pet. Once your application is approved, you can adopt or place a 24 hour hold on an animal. Once you are ready to adopt, the process takes about 20-30 minutes. Donĺt forget that every animal must be spayed or neutered prior to going home.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat
adoption saves lives. Adopt
a dog or adopt a cat and you'll
have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting
a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats
for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?
When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs
and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of
dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed
is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten
breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.
So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat
or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt
a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane
society or pet rescue group.