Adoption & Foster Policy

Adoption Terms & Conditions

Blue Mountain Humane Association (BMHA) staff are not veterinarians nor are they certified veterinary technicians or assistants. Animals available for adoption come from a variety of sources, often as strays or surrendered by their owners. All animals are examined upon entry and their health monitored routinely, however there is always a chance that an animal may be incubating a disease or have an undetected pregnancy without presenting any clinical signs or symptoms.

The dogs and cats available for adoption have been observed for potential temperament issues. While the staff has seen no sign of aggression from this animal, realize that animal behavior is unpredictable and there is no guarantee that the animal will not bite, scratch, or exhibit destructive behavior.

You will be provided with a copy of the medical and behavior assessment at the time of adoption.

BMHA does NOT test any animals for rabies, feline upper respiratory infection (FURI), feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), feline calicivirus, distemper, parvo, or any other diseases.

 As a pet owner, you are responsible for the time and money necessary to provide adequate food, proper shelter, medical treatment, and appropriate long-term care for your pet. Should BMHA deem that said animal is NOT receiving adequate care, we reserve the right to rescind your ownership of the animal.

You are responsible for obtaining the rabies vaccination for your newly adopted dog, if they are not already current, and return proof of vaccination to Union County Sheriff’s Department within 30 days of adoption to obtain a license, as mandated by Oregon State law and Union County ordinance.

The adoption fee paid at the time of adoption is non-refundable.

foster Terms & Conditions

Updated information coming soon.


Owner surrenders are subject to evaluation by BMHA to assess behavior, health, and adoptability. If, for whatever reason, we are unable to take your animal we will offer alternative suggestions as applicable. The surrender fee is per animal and is non-refundable.

(valid as of 8/24/2022) 

Dog adoption Fees

All dogs available receive Parvovirus and Bordetella vaccinations as well as deworming medicine.

By law, we are unable to administer Rabies shots.


Cat adoption fees

By law, we are unable to administer Rabies shots.

Misc adoption fees

On occasion we have bunnies, guinea pigs, insects, or other small critters available for adoption. Note that we do not provide any assessments or vaccines for these animals, and you are adopting at your own risk.

Fees help to offset the cost of running the shelter, caring for animals awaiting adoption, and future spaying and neutering of animals brought into our care. 

Without your support, we wouldn’t be able to stay open and every penny counts. Please call if you have any questions about the fees or if there is a particular animal of interest.

Other Services offered

  • Animal Care Education
  • Behavior Assessments
  • Boarding/Kennel Referrals
  • Dog Training Referrals
  • Parvovirus/Bordetella Vaccines
  • Pet Food for Low Income Families