Rivers and Bluffs to Sponsor Canine Costume Contest

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Dress your dog up in his/her favorite costume and join the fun at Rivers and  Bluffs Animal Shelter’s Canine Costume Contest. The Canine Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, October 20th, as part of the Prairie du Chien Oktoberfest activities. Costume contest participants are also invited to “Strut Your Mutt” and join RABAS volunteers and their pets as they start the day off with the Oktoberfest Parade at 10 a.m. The Oktoberfest Parade starts at Peoples State Bank and parade participants should arrive by 9:30 a.m. Registration for the Canine Costume Contest will take place prior to the parade and at the RABAS booth beginning at 2 p.m. People can also stop at the shelter during open hours (Monday – noon-7 p.m., Wednesday & Friday – noon-4 p.m. and Saturday – 9-1 p.m.) to sign up for the costume contest. Registration closes at 2:45 p.m. on the day of the event. There is no charge for registration.
The Canine Costume Contest will start at 3:15 p.m. and will include a short walk thru the “Fest” grounds to showcase the costumed canines. “Money talks”. Vote for your favorite costumed canine with a donation to Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter. The dog that garners the most monetary votes will be declared the winner. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 dogs. All donations will benefit Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization raising money for operating expenses.
All dogs need to be friendly, well mannered and current on rabies vaccination. DHLPP or DAP and Bordetella vaccines are recommended. Flexi-leads and female dogs in heat are not allowed.

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Dress your dog up in his/her favorite costume and join the fun at Rivers and  Bluffs Animal Shelter’s Canine Costume Contest. The Canine Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, October 20th, as part of the Prairie du Chien Oktoberfest activities. Costume contest participants are also invited to “Strut Your Mutt” and join RABAS volunteers and their pets as they start the day off with the Oktoberfest Parade at 10 a.m. The Oktoberfest Parade starts at Peoples State Bank and parade participants should arrive by 9:30 a.m. Registration for the Canine Costume Contest will take place prior to the parade and at the RABAS booth beginning at 2 p.m. People can also stop at the shelter during open hours (Monday – noon-7 p.m., Wednesday & Friday – noon-4 p.m. and Saturday – 9-1 p.m.) to sign up for the costume contest. Registration closes at 2:45 p.m. on the day of the event. There is no charge for registration.
The Canine Costume Contest will start at 3:15 p.m. and will include a short walk thru the “Fest” grounds to showcase the costumed canines. “Money talks”. Vote for your favorite costumed canine with a donation to Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter. The dog that garners the most monetary votes will be declared the winner. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 dogs. All donations will benefit Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization raising money for operating expenses.
All dogs need to be friendly, well mannered and current on rabies vaccination. DHLPP or DAP and Bordetella vaccines are recommended. Flexi-leads and female dogs in heat are not allowed.
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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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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.

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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. 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.

Recent Adoptions

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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 ...
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.
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Donations

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Donation Paypal Download Form Bank auto-pay Kwik Trip Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-run charitable or...
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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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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