Blue Mountain Humane Association

High-save 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals and placing them into new and loving homes.


A high-save shelter does not kill healthy or treatable animals even when the shelter is full, reserving euthanasia for terminally ill animals or those considered dangerous to public safety.


A humane society is a group that aims to stop animal suffering due to cruelty or other reasons. In many countries, the term is used mostly for societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals.

animal advocates

An animal advocate believes in the right of animals to exist without fear of abuse, exploitation or extermination. They can be individuals, or people who volunteer or work for an animal welfare organization.


Looking for your next family member? Click through to find out who we have available for adoption.

Stray & Lost Pets

Has your pet lost its owner? Couldn’t find its way home?
Check here to see if your loved one is a guest with us.

What makes us different

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal shelter and rescue we are committed to providing a safe, compassionate, humane, and high-save environment for all animals in our care.

Why high-save? All animals deserve a second chance at a great and happy life. They also deserve to live free of pain, discomfort, and despair.

The high-save mantra includes breeds that have traditionally been viewed as “difficult” or “violent”. We do not euthanize except in the most dire of circumstances, as determined by a licensed veterinarian or public safety.

We provide adoption/rescue services as well as advocate, educate, and promote animal welfare in Union County and the surrounding areas. As a high-save facility, we are able to partner with organizations such as the Oregon Humane Society and others in the Pacific Northwest.

We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of our mission! Thank you!

Animal Control is a division of the Union County Sheriff’s Department.

They are responsible for issuing dog licenses, enforcing animal related laws, capturing strays or those who have lost their owners, investigating animal abuse, and providing education about animal care and consideration.

We have recently revised our adoption and foster policies. 

In adopting an animal from Blue Mountain Humane Association, you will be required to submit an application and agree to the policies as outlined on the following page.

Questions or concerns? Reach out to us!

Have you been wondering how to support our cause? Not sure if what you have available will make a difference? Want to help but don’t have time to spare?

Volunteer time is always appreciated, as is monetary support. There are a number of ways to give back, from time to cash to supplies!


We work hard to provide a good experience for those come to adopted one of our residents, for those who come to volunteer, and for the community at large. When we succeed, we are blessed with kind words from those whose lives we’ve impacted. We are blessed with feedback that allows us to continue improving our initiatives. We are blessed with continued support! Thank you!

Everyone we met was SO kind and wonderful, especially to my VERY excited children who couldn't wait to meet the kitty they saw on the website! The facility was very clean and the cats we saw seemed happy and their playroom was the nicest I have seen at an adoption facility--many places to climb or nap and windows to look out and get fresh air.
Gretchen Dilley Bly
I love how they will help the community in any way! I’m so glad to see we have a place willing to take animals in need and help them, when others don’t care.
Brittany Grashoff
The dedication of the volunteers and board are such a value to this community. The animals are loved and cared for, preparing them for their forever homes. Keep up the good work. It's a pleasure to support your work.
Jeanette Sharinghousen
We LOVE our baby that we adopted from ARCEO! Best dog ever!!!!
Gina Ryan-Boren

News & events

Want to get involved? Have some time to spare and want to help at the shelter? Curious what events and activities we have coming up for the community at large?

Check in here to stay connected and find out what we have coming up!

"It is much easier to show compassion to animals.
They are never wicked." ~Haile Selassie