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Senior Outreach/Pet Therapy

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ORGANIZATION: SafeHaven Humane Society

  • 20 people are interested

It is proven that pet companions can help expand the human life expectancy and improve the mood of individuals. Many seniors who are living in nursing homes or retirement communities are unable to have a pet companion so, to ensure seniors get regular interactions with pets, SafeHaven Humane Society visits senior communities each month with some of our adoptable animals and/or our alumni and ambassador animals. We spend about 30-45 minutes at each facility, visiting with the staff and residents. It's heart-warming to spread joy with shelter animals!

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About SafeHaven Humane Society


32220 Old Hwy 34, Tangent, OR 97389, US

Mission Statement

SafeHaven Humane Society, located in the mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon is dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for all animals entrusted in their care. As a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, SafeHaven’s mission is to help residents of their communities be the best humane beings they can be by providing compassionate, temporary shelter care, healthy adoptable animals, information, understanding and education, and spay and neuter programs for each animal in its care. MISSION Finding Homes, Opening Hearts, and Educating Minds to strengthen and improve the lives of animals and people. VISION We envision a community where every adoptable, treatable companion animal has a loving home and where every loving home has the opportunity to care for a companion animal. VALUES We are guided by the belief that no adoptable or treatable companion animal should be unnecessarily euthanized due to space, time, appearance or treatable conditions.


SafeHaven is a limited admission shelter that is committed to the philosophy of not using euthanasia to control pet population. Once an animal enters SafeHaven, there is no limit to the amount of time that animal can spend at the facility. Once the shelter is full, however, no new animals can be accepted, thus preventing the current residents from being euthanized to make room for newcomers. It is this policy that differentiates SafeHaven from publicly funded "open admission" facilities. As a no-kill shelter, SafeHaven has pledged to care for the dogs, cats, and small animals in its custody until they find a forever home. With an 11-member Board of Directors, a 40-member paid staff, and over 400 dedicated volunteers, SafeHaven does not receive funding from any governmental agency and relies on their programs, community, and grants to keep their mission going.


Animals, Community, Seniors


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33071 Highway 34Tangent, OR 97389



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • A commitment of one visit per month (about 3 hours)
  • Volunteers under 16 years of age required to volunteer at all times with a parent/guardian. Completed dog handling class required in order to bring dogs to senior communities. Must enjoy working with people.

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