Ugly Sweater Contest

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It's the holidays, and we all know there's nothing better than rocking an ugly Christmas sweater. But wait, what if you put your adorable cat or dog in Christmas sweaters?!
Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter is having an Animal Ugly Sweater Contest fundraiser. 
After all of the photos have been received, the voting for "the best" starts on December 14 and continues through the 21st. Each vote will be a dollar.

Online voting will be held online: https://squareup.com/store/rivers-and-bluffs-animal-shelter
and at the shelter during open hours.
Winners will be announced December 24, 2018, on our Facebook page. The winners from each category will receive a themed gift basket!
It's the holidays, and we all know there's nothing better than rocking an ugly Christmas sweater. But wait, what if you put your adorable cat or dog in Christmas sweaters?!
Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter is having an Animal Ugly Sweater Contest fundraiser. 
After all of the photos have been received, the voting for "the best" starts on December 14 and continues through the 21st. Each vote will be a dollar.

Online voting will be held online: https://squareup.com/store/rivers-and-bluffs-animal-shelter
and at the shelter during open hours.
Winners will be announced December 24, 2018, on our Facebook page. The winners from each category will receive a themed gift basket!
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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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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. (Click here to see the recent adoptions)

Recent Adoptions

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Ugly Dog or Cat Sweater Contest



Ugly Dog or Cat Sweater Contest will take place from November 26th – December 13th. Entry fee will be $5. Voting will take place from December 14th - December 21st. Prices to the 1st 3 places. More details to be announced.

Holiday Bake Sale

Tractor Supply Holiday Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, December 15th and December 16th. We will have delicious home-baked treats that will grace any table - if they last that long! We will also have some of our adoptable pets. If you had photos taken at our Wake Up Santa event, you can also pick them up.

UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS

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Ugly Dog or Cat Sweater Contest Ugly Dog or Cat Sweater Contest will take place from November 26th – December 13th. Entry fee will ...

Miss Mollee
Miss Mollee here to take over Facebook with the other shelter cats! I am not a fan of dogs so I was happy to see the last two go to their forever homes! I am hoping to find a home where I don’t have to share my person with a dog. They just are not my thing. I love to cuddle up and sit in people’s laps for hours. How about you come on out to the shelter and meet me, let me snuggle up in your lap and fall in love with me!

Shelagh Marie
Shelagh Marie here! Taking over the Facebook page now that all the dogs are in their forever homes. It’s time for the cats to take charge!
I am approximately two years old and they say I’m talkative. I may be a little sassy but I am still very loving and affectionate! If I could make one wish it would be to find a home before Christmas

Pets of the Month

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Miss Mollee Miss Mollee here to take over Facebook with the other shelter cats! I am not a fan of dogs so I was happy to see the las...

If you love animals, becoming a volunteer at Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter is definitely something you should consider. You will be making a difference not only to the animals that reside there but to the shelter and to your community. Words can’t adequately describe the rewarding feeling you get from helping these beautiful four-legged souls that are without a family to love and care for them.

Volunteers are an essential part of our daily operation.

There are a variety of tasks assigned to volunteers; some include working with the animals, some do not. You can walk dogs, socialize cats, clean cages, help with feeding, watering, and grooming, or administrative tasks. Some volunteers choose more than one “job” so they can contribute wherever help is needed most.

This does require a time commitment. Rivers and Bluffs does expect volunteers to honor whatever time commitment they’ve made. We need to know you’ll be there when you say you will, and if your life is in flux, it’s unfair to the shelter and the animals to make promises you can’t keep.

Getting started as an animal shelter volunteer is easy. You fill out an application and typically attend a “new volunteer” orientation. We use this orientation to familiarize volunteers with our operations and to make sure this new relationship starts off right. It’s similar to starting a new job, except you don’t get paid, at least not with currency you can spend. Shelter volunteers get paid with emotional dollars they can put in their personal bank of pride and self-appreciation.

Volunteering at a shelter is something I highly recommend for all animal lovers. If you’re like me, it may make you sad (and mad) to see so many beautiful animals without a loving home. Yet it will also fill your heart with happiness to know that you are enriching their lives as they wait to find a family of their own. (Click here to learn more....)





Sometimes things happen in life that are beyond your control. Whether because of landlord problems, allergies, relocation, deployment, financial problems, a death in the family, or something else, you may find yourself with no other choice but to give up your pet.
We know how difficult and heartbreaking making this decision can be.
The good news is that you don’t have to surrender your pet to Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, and you can do it in minutes.  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.
Rivers and Bluffs hosts a rehoming community 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.
This rehoming service is NOT intended for the sale of animals or purposely-bred litters. The goal of the rehoming service is for individual owners to find good, permanent homes for their animals, not to sell animals for a profit. You may, however, ask for a donation as a rehoming fee.
All dogs and cats listed through the rehoming service MUST be spayed/neutered if over the age of 6 months. In addition, all animals posted here must be up-to-date on age appropriate vaccinations for their particular species, including rabies and distemper.

Click Here to Rehome Your Pet via Rivers and Bluffs Community Listing






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.

Option 1:
A one-time donation using Your Credit Card via Paypal


1. Click on the "Donate" button
2. A new screen will appear.
3. Enter the amount you wish to donate
3a. If you have a PayPal account - log in
3b. If you do NOT have a pal account, on the left side, just above the tiny card icons, click on "Continue". Complete the information.

Option 2:
Automatic Monthly Donation for one year.

Monthly Donation

Option 3:
Mail cash or check directly to Rivers and Bluffs.
Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter kindly requests that donations are sent to the following address. Send to:
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.

Option 4:
Download a form and choose your own donor level
Download a form, then print out 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

Option 5:
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.


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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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On behalf of the animals, we thank you again for your support…our work is possible only through the generous support of people and businesse...

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.
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Continuing Fundraisers

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Memorial tiles is a wonderful way to honor a family member, remember a friend, or commemorate an event with your family. The memorial ...

View our current wish list below or click on the "Amazon Wish List" button to purchase directly off of Amazon.


As a nonprofit organization, we are always in need of supplies! The following is a list of urgent need items that we go through very quickly.

  • Mr. Clean & Spic and Span and laundry detergent 
  • Liquid dish detergent. 
  • 13-gallon garbage can liners
  • Lysol cleaner - with a lilac scent
  • Small cat/dog beds - gently used would be ok.
  • Poop bags
  • Martingale collars - a variety of sizes 
  • Leather gloves XL size
  • Copy paper
  • Scoopable cat litter

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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View our current wish list below or click on the "Amazon Wish List" button to purchase directly off of Amazon. As a...

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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Staci Wilson - rabasmanager@gmail.com

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