About Us

Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter will be a passionate advocate that will provide quality care for companion animals in need as we seek their forever homes and educate the community about responsible pet ownership.

The dream of an animal shelter in southwest Wisconsin is becoming reality. Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter will serve the counties of Grant, Crawford, and Clayton counties of southwest Wisconsin and North East Iowa.
In 2007, a small group of people met in a Prairie du Chien, WI, park to discuss the need for an animal shelter in the area. In 2008. The number of volunteers increased and so did the fundraising.
We opened our doors in December 2017,  We are very grateful to our friends who contributed money, time, and expertise.
Rivers and Bluffs is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Your tax-deductible donation can be mailed to Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, PO Box 421 Prairie du Chien, WI 53821.
State  License 468354-DS

Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter...
  • Cares for domestic cats and dogs
  • Is a private, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization
  • Does not euthanize for space and does not put a time limit on adoptable pets
  • Receives no federal, state or county government funding
  • Relies heavily on the generosity of our supporters
  • Works with rescue groups for pet placement when needed 
  • Can not accept every animal found or needing to be surrendered in order to prevent over-crowding and the accompanying secondary illnesses/stresses. We will suggest an alternative idea
We need your support because we...
  • Take in surrendered dogs/cats(as space allows) and provide an enriched environment. A surrender 'donation' is encouraged
  • Provide all animals with vaccinations and appropriate testing
  • Provide emergency vet care for animals in need and provide treatment for simple ailments/illnesses
  • Work with local vets to provide spay/neuter surgeries for animals before adoption to reduce pet overpopulation
  • Work with potential adopters to ensure the best possible matches
  • Work with the community as a whole to promote the humane treatment of animals and responsible pet ownership. As grants allow, a low-cost spay/neuter program for cats and dogs is available to the community for their companion animals. As grants allow, TNR is performed on community cats in our area.


Make a tax-deductible donation (Click here.)
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
Ph. 608.380.1559 


Monthly general meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, 460 Cliffwood Drive, Prairie du Chien, WI. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. View Map