Prairie Pool Puppy Paddle - Saturday, August 25, 2018

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The 11th Annual Rivers and Bluffs Prairie Pool Puppy Paddle will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Wacouta Aquatic Park in Prairie du Chien, WI.

9 am - 10 am Small Dogs Only (16 inches or less at the shoulder)
10 am - 2 pm Small and Large Dogs.

$12 for 1st dog; additional dogs in the same family $8 each

Wacouta Aquatic Park is located at 1401 E Wells St.,  in Prairie du Chien, Wi (Map).  Wacouta Aquatic Park has a 0 depth pool entrance. Dogs can wade into the water and will not have to jump in from the wall. Humans can wade into the pool no deeper than ankle high. A certified lifeguard will be on duty to enforce this rule and ensure the safety of all in attendance.

  • Female dogs in heat not allowed
  • Flexi-leads not allowed
  • Dogs must wear buckle collars with IDs - no choke collars
  • Proof of Rabies & DHLPP required at registration

Advance registration: Print the registration form and complete it at home. (Link)
Rivers and Bluffs volunteers will have lunch available which can be purchased for a nominal fee.

We thank the sponsors: Thrivent Financial, Walmart and
PdC Parks and Recreation Department

For more information on Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, please contact Jill 608-326-4870 or Bev 608-326-2914. Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organizations. Your donations are greatly appreciated and can be sent to RABAS PO Box 421 PdC WI 53821
The 11th Annual Rivers and Bluffs Prairie Pool Puppy Paddle will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Wacouta Aquatic Park in Prairie du Chien, WI.

9 am - 10 am Small Dogs Only (16 inches or less at the shoulder)
10 am - 2 pm Small and Large Dogs.

$12 for 1st dog; additional dogs in the same family $8 each

Wacouta Aquatic Park is located at 1401 E Wells St.,  in Prairie du Chien, Wi (Map).  Wacouta Aquatic Park has a 0 depth pool entrance. Dogs can wade into the water and will not have to jump in from the wall. Humans can wade into the pool no deeper than ankle high. A certified lifeguard will be on duty to enforce this rule and ensure the safety of all in attendance.

  • Female dogs in heat not allowed
  • Flexi-leads not allowed
  • Dogs must wear buckle collars with IDs - no choke collars
  • Proof of Rabies & DHLPP required at registration

Advance registration: Print the registration form and complete it at home. (Link)
Rivers and Bluffs volunteers will have lunch available which can be purchased for a nominal fee.

We thank the sponsors: Thrivent Financial, Walmart and
PdC Parks and Recreation Department

For more information on Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, please contact Jill 608-326-4870 or Bev 608-326-2914. Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organizations. Your donations are greatly appreciated and can be sent to RABAS PO Box 421 PdC WI 53821
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Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter strives to find our animals the best home and to minimize the amount of time the animal stays in our shelter. For those reasons, we do not necessarily wait for all interested adopters to fill out adoption forms before placing the dog or cat. If you are interested in an animal, please visit us and fill out an adoption form as soon as possible. If you don't get the animal you want, there may be another just waiting for you! We only want what is best for our furry friends.

The adoption fee for an adult dog over one year is 200.00(tax included) and a puppy under one year is $250.00 (tax included). This includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccination if age appropriate, heartworm testing if appropriate, deworming, flea/tick medicine, Bordetella and distemper/parvovirus vaccinations. Microchip is also included.

The adoption fee for an adult cat over one year is $100 (tax included) and a kitten under one year is $125(tax included). This includes spay/neuter, distemper vaccination, deworming, FeLV testing and a rabies vaccination if age appropriate. If the new owner requests, a microchip is included. (An extra fee may be applied.)

Our organization has done its best to evaluate the health and disposition of the pet(s) you are adopting. However, RABAS can only assure you that the pet(s) you are adopting appeared healthy and was/were suitable for adoption at the time of the adoption. It is possible that he or she has been exposed to diseases that may not show symptoms for several weeks, including diseases that could be transmittable to humans.

Refunds. No matter how careful the shelter is in attempting to match the right pet with the right family, there are occasions where animals are returned to the shelter. Adoption fees are non- refundable, except at the discretion of the Shelter Manager. Those fees not refunded are considered a donation.

Animal Returns. For adopted animals returned to the shelter at any time, staff records the information on the Log Sheet. The adopter must return the Rabies tag, the Rabies Certificate, and any other information pertinent to the returned animal that was given to him or her at the time of adoption. At the Shelter Manager’s discretion, another animal may be chosen to adopt within a 30-day limit.

Adoptable Pets

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Baby

Baby, a black lab mix has been at the shelter since June 22nd. Baby is a beautiful dog with a personality to match. She loves to retrieve balls and can also catch them in the air, becoming air bound to snatch them. When Baby first arrived as a stray, she was a bit rough around the edges, to say the least. She did not have any manners and would jump on everyone. Baby now has learned to sit in front of her handler instead of jumping. She also “waits” before entering or leaving a doorway until released using “ok”. We are teaching her to heel (walk on a loose leash on the left side and sit promptly when the handler stops) and also are working on the stay command as well as the wait command. She is housebroken and has never messed in her kennel. She may not know how to “alert” when she needs to go outside, but she always waits to relieve herself until she is outside. Baby loves to play with stuffed animals and frequently picks a favorite toy from the tub of stuffed animals. Baby rarely barks unless there is a reason. Currently Baby is the only dog at the shelter so she gets lots of attention. But even with all of the attention she receives, she needs to find her forever home.







Snoopy and Willie
Snoopy came to the shelter with a big family of cats last April. He was a shy boy but quickly lived up to his name: always checking what's going on around him. He greets visitors and volunteers as they come and go. He would be a great addition to any family.
Willie has been with the shelter since spring also. He is a handsome grey and white cat with a very easy-going personality. He loves to look out the window and get comfy in small places.
Both of these cats would do well in most homes. They bring joy to the shelter family and would surely do the same in a home of their own.

Pet's of the Month

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Baby Baby, a black lab mix has been at the shelter since June 22nd. Baby is a beautiful dog with a personality to match. She loves to re...
Harley is a beautiful cat who was found at Effigy Mounds by a couple hiking there.
The couple lived in Indiana and had been camping in the area. The couple brought Harley to Rivers & Bluffs as they felt they could not keep him because they already had two cats that they traveled with. After thinking about this beautiful and very friendly cat, the couple changed their mind about keeping Harley. They contacted Rivers & Bluffs on Sunday to see if they could take Harley back to Indiana with them.
Because of the unique circumstances of Harley’s surrender, volunteers staffing the office were not sure if they could just turn Harley over to the couple who found him. Harley could have had an owner out there looking for him.
Staci was informed of the couple’s interest on Monday. She immediately contacted the couple who had returned to Indiana. They were still very interested in giving Harley the home he so truly deserved. They made a return trip to Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter
on the following Saturday to make Harley theirs. Congrats to all 3

The Story of Harley

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Harley is a beautiful cat who was found at Effigy Mounds by a couple hiking there. The couple lived in Indiana and had been camping in th...
Rosey
I started volunteering at River and Bluff’s animal shelter at the end of December. I love cats and kittens and wanted to be able to go and have some kitty cuddles and help out however I could. I never intended on getting another cat. I have two at home, Roxy, and Polly who are about 6 and 5. The first few months cats and kittens came and went and I didn’t have any interest in adopting one. Then along came sweet little Rosey. She had just come in and was back where all the new cats come when first brought in. Well, she won my heart over from day 1. She was so darn cute and had such a personality. I told Staci right away to not let anyone claim her because I was going to convince my husband she needed to come home with me. Well, eventually I talked him into it. It didn’t take long. He is also an animal lover. I had to wait a bit to take her home so I visited as often as I could. She would jump onto me as soon as I opened her cage and would start purring instantly. She didn’t have
much of a meow and still doesn’t.
Rosey never even made it out of the back since I claimed her right away. It’s been a little over 3 months since Rosey has joined our family. I can’t say that our 2 other cats have grown to like her yet but I am hoping it happens soon. My two teenage boys love Rosey just as much. She is much more playful than the other two cats but has them exercising more than ever. Even if it’s because they are chasing her. Rosey loves to snuggle up and lay on me. The second I come home she comes out of hiding and jumps up on me.
She certainly has brought a new dynamic to our house. I am so glad I started volunteering at RABAS and found Rosey. Who knows... Maybe there will be another kitten adopted down the road.
Michelle Kraus
Bella has been such a sweet addition to our family. We have a twelve year old beagle named Remmy and she has slowed down quite a bit over the last few years. There had
been talks about getting another dog but figured the right one would come along when it was supposed to. Aaron is a firm believer that it is best to let the old teach the young so
Bella has been very busy with Remmy. Bella loves to watch Remmy run rabbits. Hopefully she too can be a great hunter one day.

Bella loves to go for walks with Remmy and I but just doesn’t know what to think about our neighbors calves so she always barks when we go by. The pond behind our house seems to be her playground and the other day she found a snake to roll on- crazy dog!

Bella and Remmy do play a lot which is so fun to watch; however, Remmy loves to tease Bella with her bones and hides them in her bed- she is a typical older sibling.
With so many animals in need of homes we just knew our next dog would be from a shelter. After seeing Bella’s picture at RABAS we had to meet her. My husband was the last one who got to meet Bella and ended up bringing her home that same day!! She is learning more and more each day and we look forward to the future with her.
Aaron, Angie, Jayden and Lane
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Memorial Tiles – The tiles are in place on the large wall in the lobby. The wall is very striking and people who have purchased tiles have been coming in to find their tile on the wall.  Profit from these tiles is $5,659.00. Thanks to everyone who ordered a tile. If you would like to order a tile, you can do so. The 2nd promotion has begun. Tiles from the 2nd promotion will be ordered when we have a minimum order of 50 tiles. Tiles can be ordered in memory of or in honor of a beloved pet or family member. Tiles can also be inscribed with a family or business name. The engraved tiles make excellent gifts for the animal lover in your life. Cost of a 4x8 tile is $75 and the cost of an 8x8 tile is $150.
Online order.
Tile order forms are also available at the shelter. You can complete an order form and pay for it while visiting the shelter.

Kwik Trip Gas The sale of these cards can play an important role in funding the monthly operational costs. The Kwik Trip cards can be purchased at the shelter. The cards can be used in the store for products or at the pump for gas. A simple swipe at the pump and you will be on your way without waiting plus you will be helping Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter. We make 5% from every gasoline purchase and an additional 10% for every in-store purchase. Please support Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter through the purchase of the Kwik Trip Cards.

Partnering for Pets – Nelson True Value in Prairie du Chien has offered RABAS an ongoing opportunity to raise funds True Value has printed cards that are available at the shelter. If you purchase wild bird food products or pet products fromTrue Value and present this card at the time of purchase, True Value will donate 10% of the purchase price to RABAS.
But it is up to us to get these cards into the hands of people who purchase pet and wild bird food products from True Value. So, please help spread the word. And then purchasers need to remember to show the card at checkout.
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Continuing Fundraisers

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Staci Roth
As of Monday, August 6th, we have found loving homes for 93 cats and 54 dogs since December 4, 2017. Judy will be picking up 2 more dogs from a high kill shelter in Texas on Sunday, August 12th. Judy meets the transport in Jefferson, WI and brings these dogs to the shelter.

A Message from the Manager

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Staci Roth As of Monday, August 6th, we have found loving homes for 93 cats and 54 dogs since December 4, 2017. Judy will be picking up...
Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter
PO Box 421
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
or
Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter
460 Cliffwood Dr.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Ph. (608) 380.1559 

Shelter manager:
Staci Roth rabasmanager@gmail.com

Contact Us

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Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter PO Box 421 Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 or Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter 460 Cliffwood Dr. Prairie...

Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter
460 Cliffwood Drive
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Ph. 608.380.1559

Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-run charitable organization. State License 468354-DS