Heartland Humane is a nonprofit animal shelter and care organization working to make Benton County a safe and healthy place for every pet, and for the people who love them.

Learn more about our work here.


Update: 7/20/21: We are temporarily unable to accept cats by owner surrender. We are still open to owner surrendered dogs and to receiving stray pets from our service area. If you have questions, please email adopt@heartlandhumane.org, or check back soon for updates.


We’re Hiring! 

We are hiring for a maintenance assistant position. Check out the post in our side bar for more information! 


Pandemic Update, July, 2021: New Operating Conditions

Masks welcome but not required. 

In response to the updated pandemic safety guidelines released by the Office of the Governor, masks are no longer required in our shelter building. 

Appointments are still required to visit our shelter.

We are happy to share that our appointment availability will double beginning July 2nd!

While we are working hard to return to pre-pandemic operating conditions, appointments are still required to access our adoption and intake services. We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you’d like to help, please make a donation today: I’m Ready to Help

Please note that appointments are not required to bring in or reclaim a stray pet, or to get supplies from our Pet Food pantry. Please ring the front doorbell between the hours of 11 am and 4 pm, daily. 


Sponsored Pets

These adoptable pets have been sponsored by community members and local businesses.

Meet a great pet: Heartland’s Sponsored Pets

Sponsor a pet you want to help find a home: Sponsor a Shelter Pet


COVID-19 Update for the Shelter: July 2nd, 2021

Operations during Summer 2021:

Heartland Humane Shelter and Care is committed to the continued service to animals and the people who love them in our community. At this time, Heartland Humane Shelter and Care will be operating under the following conditions:

  • Staff will continue to accept intakes, return animals to owners, work with fosters, and facilitate adoptions by appointment. Approved applications are required to visit with adoptable animals. We have doubled our appointment availability as of 7.2.2021!
  • Strays services are active. If you are able, please email adopt@heartlandhumane.org. The lobby is staffed between 11 am – 4 pm. For immediate assistance, please call 541-757-9000, then dial extension 0 [zero]. When you arrive, please ring the bell on the front door.
  • The Pet Food Pantry is available between 11 am – 4 pm every day. Please ring the bell on the front door for assistance.
  • Unscheduled public visits, tours, Humane Education programs, and unscheduled volunteering remain inactive until further notice.
  • Masks are requested but not required.

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