Animals & Adoption
HHS Thrift Shop
Our mission: To build a more compassionate community by teaching humane messages to our youth, caring for homeless animals and strengthening the human-animal bond begins with our commitment to education.
Every year we visit all of our local elementary schools sowing the seeds of compassion by teaching responsible pet ownership and safety around animals. Every month, through the support of local businesses and the Corvallis Gazette Times, we publish a pet-care page in our local paper. Every day we have volunteers in our shelter. Many of them range in age between 8 and 15 years. While they are here they volunteer side-by-side with a family member. Together they learn the joy of giving and helping others in need.
If you would like to have our Humane Educator or Volunteer Coordinator visit your school, church or activities club, please contact us.
Heartland staff members are happy to visit classrooms, scout troops, and other clubs or youth groups to give presentations about age appropriate animal welfare issues. Presentations range from Bite Prevention to Careers in Animal Fields.
Kindness Kids Club
Kindness Kids Club meets at the shelter each week after school. Participants have the opportunity for supervised volunteer activities as well as creative projects.
Camp Catnip is a week-long summer day camp. Youth participate in crafts and hear presentations from animal service providers. Presentations include llamas, beekeeping, reptiles, working animals, veterinarians, animal control, and other animal related topics.
Youth Group Tours
Looking for a fun experience for your troop or youth group? We offer tours and special group volunteer opportunities at the shelter.
Celebrate your birthday with your friends and the animals at the shelter! Heartland is a fun and unique birthday venue for animal lovers!
Check out some other ways youth can be involved with animals!
- 1800PetMeds supporting Heartland
- June Adoption Special
- New Wristbands!
- Bow Wow Bingo
- Camp Catnip Summer Registration!
- Congratulations HHS Thrift Shop!
- Donate Your Scrap Gold
- Heartland Logowear and Gear for Sale!
- Heartland on Animal Planet Show
- Video: Digital Story about Heartland's Safe Housing Program