Are you thinking of adopting a pet this summer? Can I donate to the shelter?

Are you thinking of adopting a pet this summer? Can I donate to the shelter?

My family really wants to adopt a pet this summer, where can I find one if your adoptions are still closed?

Summer can be a great time to bring in a new family member! Since the Governor’s stay at home order went into place, we have continued to have a very high rate of returning pets to their owners. When pets do not have an owner who they can be reunited with, we have worked to transfer them to one of our many shelter and rescue partners for eventual adoption. Some of these organizations are doing contactless adoptions at their facilities and some have procedures in place to do adoptions directly through foster homes. On our website, we have a list of other area shelters who may be offering pets for adoption right now.

I understand why the shelter isn’t currently able to take drop off donations at the shelter, but I still want to give things to help the animals there. What can I do?

We appreciate your understanding and your desire to help! If you want to donate items, our Amazon wish list link is posted on our website and features the items we use most frequently or that are a current need. We will be continuing to update and add new items, including supplies for animal enrichment and seasonal needs. We often use gift cards to purchase specific items for animals with special needs, so those are always nice to have. Pet supply stores are great, but stores like Safeway, Target, Walmart, and Fred Meyer are helpful too as are general Visa gift cards, which are accepted anywhere. Of course, financial donations are also gratefully accepted online or by mail as well.

Each month, you will have the chance to have your questions answered by the animal shelter. Email your questions to and we will try to answer as many as possible.

For more information on these topics and more, please visit The Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter is located in downtown Hillsboro at 1901 SE 24th Ave