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My name is Bessie!

Adoption process

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Submit Application

Facts about me

American Pit Bull Terrier/Cattle Dog
Black - with White
4 years 10 months old, Adult
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 51 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

**Dog meet and greets are by appointment only, please answer the questions below the bio, either through Petfinder, Adopt-A-Pet or by directly e-mailing us at Please be patient, we are over capacity and short staffed, we try to get back to everyone quickly, it may be 4-5 days.

Bessie is approx. 5yr old spayed female, Pitbull/Cattle dog mix mix mix. Bessie was with us a year ago, she was found with a gun shot wound, it took months of healing and the entire time she was just the sweetest. Bessie was adopted a year ago and lived with a loving family, but their lives changed and Bessie was not adjusting well to being alone. We gave Bessie sometime to adjust before putting her back up for adoption. Bessie does normal cattle dog things, herding, barking at strangers, she wants everyone to be in the same area, she also is protective of her food bowl. Bessie smiles when she is happy, she loves people, but her biggest love is other humans, she needs to be with her human all the time. Bessie needs someone who will work with her anxiety of being left alone, although she doesn't have this issue here because she is surrounded by other dogs, in a home environment she has a hard time. She would love to have a dog brother or sister, prefers a very chill laid back dog. She absolutely needs a yard, preferably fenced. No children under the age of 12yrs. Her ideal home would be someone who works from home or is retired, someone who will take her on their daily travels, although she loves her play dates with other dogs, she really wants all the attention for herself.

My adoption fee is $120: This includes spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccines, microchip + 1 year membership paid for, dewormer, flea treatment and a 1 pound bag of food they are currently on.

1. Do you own or rent?

2. Can you provide a letter from your landlord stating you can have a Pitbull Mix? She is not an apartment dog.

3. Do you have a fenced yard?

4. How many people and age groups live in your home?

Homeward Bound Pets Humane Society

Contact info
Pet ID
Amanda Golden
10601 SE Loop RD, McMinnville, OR 97128

Their adoption process


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

For Cat/ Kittens: Must provide at adoption: Letter from landlord stating you can have a cat Homeowner: Mortgage statement, property tax


Submit Application

For dogs and puppies are by appointment only! Please answer the questions in there bio, submit through here or directly to shelter@hbpets,.

Additional adoption info

A humane community truly begins with you. Thank you for thinking about the homeless animals at our shelter as you consider adding a new member to your family.

Senior citizens (65 & older) and Military/1st responders receive a 20% discount, excluding puppies and kittens)

All cats/kittens are spayed/neutered and are tested for Felv/Fiv, vaccinated with FVRCP and Rabies (age dependent), dewormed, flea treated and have a microchip. Some kittens and cats may need a booster vaccine for FVRCP.

All dogs/puppies are spayed/neutered, vaccinated with Bordetella, DHPP or DHLPP, Rabies (age dependent), dewormed, flea treated, and have a microchip.

*We pay for the 1st year of membership for our microchips.

Go meet their pets

***Dogs are by appointment only***
We are open to the public:
**Summer Hours March-October
Thursday-Saturday 10:00am to 5:00 p.m.
Cat meet and greets stop at 4:30pm
**Winter hours October-March:
Thursday-Saturday 10:00am to 4:00 p.m
Cat meet and greets stop at 3:30pm

We encourage you to visit and spend as much time with your perspective new pet as possible. We are located off of Highway 18. Loop Road is about one- half mile east of the McMinnville Airport and Evergreen Aviation Museums.
10601 SE Loop Road, McMinnville, OR.
Also visit our thrift store.
Homeward Bound Pets Thrift Shop at 1120 NE Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, OR.
All sales go toward the care and feeding of all our animals at the shelter.

More about this shelter

Mission Statement:
Dedicated to providing shelter and care, with compassion, dignity and love, to the homeless cats and dogs of our community. Promoting adoption, spay/neutering and community education.

Our dedication to helping homeless animals has extended to housing Yamhill County and City of McMinnville stray dogs, we provide a safe space for these dogs while owners are located.

Serving our community since 1975, Homeward Bound Pets is a non-profit organization which operates solely from contributions from concerned citizens, fundraising activities and adoption fees.