Nelson True Value Annual Pet Expo

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Local pet enthusiasts are invited to attend the 9th Annual Pet Expo at Nelson True Value on Saturday, February 8th.  The Pet Expo will start at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. It will include a bake sale offering delicious home-made treats and a food stand. An entire slate of pet-related activities will be featured. Here's what we have planned so far:
  • Do It Yourself Dog Wash table
  • Southwest Vet table
  • 2-3 Therapy Dogs
  • Animal Rescue Parade
  • K-9 Unit
  • Meeting The Manager
  • Pure Bred Demo
  • Dog Retrieving Demo
  • Kids Craft Table
  • Coloring Contest Pre-K-4th grade
  • Essay Contest 5th-8th grade
  • Mascot
  • Food Stand/ Bake Sale
Plus deals on pet supplies! We look forward to seeing you!
Volunteers will have RABAS tee shirts, sweatshirts and caps, dog treats and tugs, and Kwik Trip gift cards available for sale. As with all fundraisers, a donation jar will be out. Find out ways to help Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter by supporting their upcoming fundraisers. 
Local pet enthusiasts are invited to attend the 9th Annual Pet Expo at Nelson True Value on Saturday, February 8th.  The Pet Expo will start at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. It will include a bake sale offering delicious home-made treats and a food stand. An entire slate of pet-related activities will be featured. Here's what we have planned so far:
  • Do It Yourself Dog Wash table
  • Southwest Vet table
  • 2-3 Therapy Dogs
  • Animal Rescue Parade
  • K-9 Unit
  • Meeting The Manager
  • Pure Bred Demo
  • Dog Retrieving Demo
  • Kids Craft Table
  • Coloring Contest Pre-K-4th grade
  • Essay Contest 5th-8th grade
  • Mascot
  • Food Stand/ Bake Sale
Plus deals on pet supplies! We look forward to seeing you!
Volunteers will have RABAS tee shirts, sweatshirts and caps, dog treats and tugs, and Kwik Trip gift cards available for sale. As with all fundraisers, a donation jar will be out. Find out ways to help Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter by supporting their upcoming fundraisers. 
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Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter(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.

Additional donations
For many animals, the cost of their care exceeds their adoption fee so we would be happy to accept any additional donation you are able to make which supports the care of all animals in need.

Dog adoption fees
  • Under six months - $300.00
  • Six months to one year - $250.00
  • Over one year - $200.00
The fee includes:
  • spay/neuter surgery
  • rabies vaccination if age-appropriate
  • heartworm testing if appropriate
  • deworming
  • flea/tick medicine
  • Bordetella and distemper/parvovirus vaccinations
  • a microchip is also included.

Cat Adoption Fees:
  • Adult cat over one year is $100 
  • Kitten under one year is $125
The fee includes:
  • Spay/neuter
  • distemper vaccination
  • deworming
  • FeLV testing
  • 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.

Adoptable Pets

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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: 7 AM - 10:30 AM, 3 PM - 4 PM, 7 PM - 8 PM We are looking for volunteers willing and able to help provide clean spaces for our dogs. We choose to do this three times a day for the health of our dogs. Even committing to just one or two shifts a week is a great help!

Cat Condos, Our hard-working cat volunteers need help cleaning the cat condos two times daily; 7 AM - 10:30 AM, 3 PM-4 PM. 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. Even committing to just one or two shifts 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.

Contact Info: manager@riversandbluffsanimalshelter.org

How to Become a Volunteer
Step 1:
  • Option 1 - Complete the application form online. The online form includes the Volunteer Liability Release, Volunteer Code of Conduct, and Photo Release.
  • Option 2 - Print out a volunteer application using the links below Fill it out at home, and bring it to the shelter.  
  • Option 3- Stop in at the shelter during open hours for a volunteer application. Fill it out and hand it in.
Step 2:
  • Once your application is received, a Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter volunteer or the manager 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 Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, a tour of the facility, and an opportunity to schedule your first training shift based on your area of interest.
  • Read or print the Volunteer Handbook. (Link)
Step 3:
Attend your first training shift with the appropriate Staff Lead.

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.


Make an Online Donation
Rivers and Bluffs welcome online donations via PayPal. All major credit cards accepted.

Mail cash or check directly to Rivers and Bluffs.
Please send donations to the following address.

Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter
PO Box 421
Prairie du Chien, WI
53821

Please include your name, street or mailing address, city, state, and zip code. We'd also like your email address and telephone number.

Become a Friend of Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter. Choose your own donor level
Download and print a form by clicking on this link. 
Choose your donor level:
  • Benefactor $500.00 
  • Patron $150.00 
  • Sponsor $75.00 
  • Family $35.00 
  • Individual $25.00 
  • Student $5.00

Automatically deduct a monthly donation from Bank Checking account
Using our easy online donation form, you can sign up to donate automatically on a monthly basis via your bank account. Simply click on this link to download the form. Print it, then bring it to People's State Bank.

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. Drop-in when the shelter is open, or, call ahead: (608) 380.1559.

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Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our organization! It’s simple.
  • Shop pet products on www.bissell.com
  • Enter the code ADOPT at checkout
  • Then select our organization!
Learn more at www.bissell.com/partnersforpets.


Donations

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Dexter and Daphne found their new homes this week!
Congratulations everyone and happy adoption day!

Abby joined her new family last night! She will have a loving home with two other Dachshunds to play and cuddle with! Happy adoption day Abby!

Jax and Claire recently found their forever homes!
Jax had been at the shelter for several months, scared and isolating himself, but finally someone decided to give him a chance! Claire will be joining a family that recently lost their fur family member in hopes of bringing joy back to their home.
Happy adoption day everyone!




Most of our puppies went to their new homes this week! Congratulations to everyone and we can't wait to see updates as these puppies grow up!

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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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.

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. We request that all customers schedule an appointment before bringing an animal to our facility.
Utilizing a managed admission process ensures that 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 surrender donation is made.  There is a considerable cost to care for and rehome pets that are in our care. Rivers and Bluff Animal Shelter asks 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.
  • 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.

Appointment Process

  • Call 608.380.1559 to schedule an appointment. An appointment is needed 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.
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 

Manager

Contact Us

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Thank you for all of your kind donations and support to keep our shelter running and our furry friends fed! We are currently not taking in wet/moist food for dogs or cats...we are in overflow! We are in need of the following supplies:
  • Dry kitten and puppy food
  • Scoopable cat litter
  • Mr. Clean
  • Lysol cleaner - with a lilac scent
  • Liquid dish detergent. 
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
Thank you again for all your support. It is greatly appreciated!

Monetary donations are also needed and greatly appreciated! You can make a monetary donation by clicking the link below.

Wish List

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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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Shelter Manager

manager@riversandbuffs.org

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(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