Rivers and Bluffs Welcomes Manager

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Breanne Bolt - Rivers and Bluffs Manager
The cats, dogs, and people of Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter welcome our manager, Breanne Bolt.

“I'm excited to join the team and look forward to helping Rivers and Bluffs grow! I'm hoping to create more volunteer opportunities for the surrounding communities and getting more animals into their forever homes.

For as long as I can remember I have always had a passion for animals and wanting to help them. When I started going to college I knew I wanted to work in the animal field, but wasn't quite sure where to start, so I started volunteering at a local shelter. I immediately fell in love with the day to day tasks of taking care of the animals and seeing people come in and form connections with their possible new family member.”

Breanne joins us from the Coulee Region Humane Society. Previously, she was employed at the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa. While at HSNEI she was the assistant Animal Caregiver and Foster Cat Coordinator. She held that position for nearly four years. During her last year, she was the full-time animal caregiver and adoption counselor. She managed social media accounts which promoted animals available for adoption. She also has an associate’s degree in Animal Science, graduating in May of 2016.

She comes to Rivers and Bluffs with strong human relation skills focusing on the supervision of volunteers. She loves to meet with potential adopters and is looking forward to meeting the people and the animals of Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter.

Breanne concludes, “My favorite part of working in animal welfare is helping that shy cat or dog trust people again and gain enough confidence to be adopted and go into a home where they will be part of a family!”

Contact Breanna
manager@riversandbluffsanimalshelter.org
Breanne Bolt - Rivers and Bluffs Manager
The cats, dogs, and people of Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter welcome our manager, Breanne Bolt.

“I'm excited to join the team and look forward to helping Rivers and Bluffs grow! I'm hoping to create more volunteer opportunities for the surrounding communities and getting more animals into their forever homes.

For as long as I can remember I have always had a passion for animals and wanting to help them. When I started going to college I knew I wanted to work in the animal field, but wasn't quite sure where to start, so I started volunteering at a local shelter. I immediately fell in love with the day to day tasks of taking care of the animals and seeing people come in and form connections with their possible new family member.”

Breanne joins us from the Coulee Region Humane Society. Previously, she was employed at the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa. While at HSNEI she was the assistant Animal Caregiver and Foster Cat Coordinator. She held that position for nearly four years. During her last year, she was the full-time animal caregiver and adoption counselor. She managed social media accounts which promoted animals available for adoption. She also has an associate’s degree in Animal Science, graduating in May of 2016.

She comes to Rivers and Bluffs with strong human relation skills focusing on the supervision of volunteers. She loves to meet with potential adopters and is looking forward to meeting the people and the animals of Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter.

Breanne concludes, “My favorite part of working in animal welfare is helping that shy cat or dog trust people again and gain enough confidence to be adopted and go into a home where they will be part of a family!”

Contact Breanna
manager@riversandbluffsanimalshelter.org
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Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter will earn up to 40% of all online purchases with this fundraiser. Shop online by using the link below. Orders are shipped to you. Free shipping on orders over $40.00
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There are so many ways to get involved! Using your experience, skills, passion, and abilities, we can find the perfect way for YOU to help our animals and staff here at Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter!
Our Highest Need Positions:
Dog Kennels: Our dedicated dog volunteers help every day moving dogs, cleaning inside kennels, and exercising our dogs three times a day. We are looking for volunteers willing and able to help provide clean spaces for our dogs. Even committing to just one morning a week is a great help!

Cat Condos Our hard-working cat volunteers need help cleaning the cat condos three times daily. You will also have the opportunity to socialize cats during this time. Purrs of gratitude and ears to scratch await as a "thank you" for helping keep our cat rooms cleaned to purr-fection. Like the dog kennel opener, even just one morning a week is a great help!

Housekeeping: Looking for a good, clean opportunity to help animals? Our housekeeping volunteer help to keep up with the dishes, laundry, and light cleaning all throughout the building.

Front Office Assistant: Do you have experience with clerical duties such as filing, photocopying, scanning, answering phones, and greeting visitors? If so, we have plenty of opportunities for you at our front desk.


How to Become a Volunteer
Step 1:
Print out a volunteer application. A link is found on our website, fill it out at home, and bring it to the shelter.  Stop in at the shelter for a copy.

Step 2:
Once your application is received, a Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter volunteer will contact you within 7-10 days to schedule you for a one-time New Volunteer Orientation. Each orientation lasts one hour and gives a general introduction to RABAS, a tour of the facility, and an opportunity to schedule your first training shift based on your area of interest.

Step 3:
Attend your first training shift with the appropriate Staff Lead as you begin your new role at RABAS!



RABAS strives to find the absolute best fit for the animals under our care, completing background checks, and ensuring the environment where the animal will be living will offer the best outcome for the animal. While RABAS readily accepts animal surrenders when the animal cannot be cared for accordingly and the appropriate surrender requirements have been met, it is the policy of RABAS to reject an adoption application for any individual, regardless of their affiliation to the shelter, that has surrendered a cat or a dog for a minimum of 24 months from the date of the surrender.
Either the RABAS Board of Directors or the Shelter Manager may consider approving an adoption application in less than the 24 month period for extenuating circumstances only.

The adoption fees:
Under six months - $300.00
Six months to one year - $250.00
Over one year - $200.00

 This includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccination if age-appropriate, heartworm testing if appropriate, deworming, flea/tick medicine, Bordetella and distemper/parvovirus vaccinations. A 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.

RABAS strives to find the absolute best fit for the animals under our care, completing background checks, and ensuring the environment where the animal will be living will offer the best outcome for the animal. While RABAS readily accepts animal surrenders when the animal cannot be cared for accordingly and the appropriate surrender requirements have been met, it is the policy of RABAS to reject an adoption application for any individual, regardless of their affiliation to the shelter, that has surrendered a cat or a dog for a minimum of 24 months from the date of the surrender.

Either the RABAS Board of Directors or the Shelter Manager may consider approving an adoption application in less than the 24 month period for extenuating circumstances only.

Adoptable Pets

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View Adoptable Dogs View Adoptable Cats Petfinder Adoption Application PDF RABAS strives to find the absolute be...


Sweet Ramsey is going to his forever home. 


Today was Bob’s lucky day. This sweet boy is going to his furever home.


Girly, now Betsy, is going to be very spoiled in her new home. She already got a new sweater to wear on her adoption day.


Kallie and Blue are going home together. They found the perfect home.

Chewy (on the right) went to his forever home today! He now has a sister.


Diesel, now Ozzy, is one happy dog. He is going to be so loved and spoiled in his new home. 


Thank you for your interest in viewing The most recent pet adoptions from Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter. We hope you schedule your visit soon.







Recent Adoptions

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Sweet Ramsey is going to his forever home.  Today was Bob’s lucky day. This sweet boy is going to his furever home. ...

Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter understands that making the decision to surrender a pet is very difficult and we are committed to working with you to find the best possible solution for you and your pet.

Alternatives to Surrendering

There are many reasons that might cause you to consider surrendering your pet. If you would like to keep your pet but need help solving a problem, we may be able to provide resources to help you keep your pet in your home. For more information about alternatives to surrendering your pet, please call us at 608.380.1559.

In addition to sharing your pet's information via Rivers and Bluffs web page, a second option is to go through Adopt a Pet. Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter is not affiliated with Adopt a Pet. We offer the information as an option. Here is the link https://www.adoptapet.com/ .

Rehoming Resources

Rivers and Bluffs hosts a rehoming page on our website where you can post your pet for adoption. Nobody knows your pet better than you! You can provide the best description of their personality and pictures of them in a home setting. Additionally, you would be most knowledgeable when talking to a potential new owner about whether the animal would be a good fit for them. Rehoming your pet this way allows them to stay at home in comfortable surroundings while you select the home that you think will be the best for them. This also leaves one more opening at Rivers and Bluffs for those animals without someone to advocate for them.

Surrendering your Companion Animal

Admissions Process

If you decide that surrendering your pet to Rivers and Bluffs is the right option, please be aware that we follow a managed admission philosophy for all incoming animals. This means that we request all customers schedule an appointment before bringing an animal to our facility. Utilizing a managed admission process ensures we have the resources to give each animal the best care and accommodations we can provide and allows us to properly isolate, treat and prevent illness from spreading to at-risk populations. It also assures you that you will get one on one attention. Managing the admission of animals helps us plan and prepare, instead of reacting, and allows us to save more lives.
We strongly urge that a donation is made (see list below). The donations help Rivers and Bluffs ensure we are financially able to care for each pet that is surrendered to us.

Appointment Process

  • Call 608.380.1559 to schedule an appointment. Rivers and Bluffs take in all surrendered animals by appointment to ensure that we have space and resources to best provide for every animal entering the shelter. It is also our goal to schedule appointments for all incoming animals.
  • Bring all veterinary records to your appointment. This will ensure that your animal will not receive unnecessary vaccinations or procedures and will expedite their medical assessment.
  • Allocate 30 – 45 minutes at Rivers and Bluffs for your appointment. This will provide time to complete a personality profile so we can learn more about your pet’s temperament in the home. If you would like to save time at your appointment, please print and fill out a Personality Profile for your pet and the Surrender Authorization Statement. Bring the forms along to your appointment
  • Bring the animal yourself. We will receive the most accurate information if you bring your pet in yourself. If you are unable too, we need a written and a signed consent form naming you or another person to act as your agent and that you authorize this agent to bring the animal in on your behalf.  Agent Authorization Statement.
    • All cats should be in a carrier and all dogs should be wearing a collar and leash.
  • Surrender Donation. There is a considerable cost to care for and rehome pets that are in our care. Rivers and Bluffs ask for a surrender donation to offset those costs and to provide the best care possible for your pet. Any donations beyond that cost are greatly appreciated. Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter accepts cash or credit card, or checks. 

Surrender Donations

  • Minimum $50 for an adult dog or cat (4 months old or older)
  • The minimum surrender donation for a litter of kittens or puppies is $50/animal.

On behalf of the animals, we thank you again for your support…our work is possible only through the generous support of people and businesses like you, who help us make a difference in the lives of countless animals and people. Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-run charitable organization. We are pleased to announce the following ways to make a donation.

In September, Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter received a donation of two pallets of cat litter and one pallet of dry kitten food from Purina. With over 50 cats currently at the shelter, many of them kittens, these products are "purrfect" for our needs! Thank you, Purina!

Donations

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Donation Wall-Tile Program Online Donations Download Form Bank auto-donations Kwik Trip On behalf of the animals, we thank yo...

Memorial tiles is a wonderful way to honor a family member, remember a friend, or commemorate an event with your family. The memorial tile wall is displayed prominently and greets anyone who enters the Shelter.
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.

Small Inkjet Cartridges. We only collect the small inkjet cartridges and not the large toner cartridges. Please bring the small inkjet style to the shelter during open hours.

Continuing Fundraisers

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

Ph. (608) 380.1559 

Manager
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General Contact

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 d...

Mailing Address

Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter

PO Box 421

Prairie du Chien, Wi 53821

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Location:

460 Cliffwood Drive

Prairie du Chien, Wi 53821

Click here for a map

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Office Manager

officemanager@riversandbluffsanimalshelter.org

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Phone (608) 380.1559

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