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Mark your Calendar!

November 1 - 30        #MyGivingStory contest begins -

November 16             Purchase or lease a new Subaru before January 3, 2018 and choose SoHumane to receive $250

November 18            SoHumane Volunteer Tour & Safety Class - Preregistration required

November 18            Meet SoHumane dogs at Rogue Valley Pet

November 23            SoHumane will be closed for Thanksgiving

November 24 - 26     SoHumane Special Adoption Weekend - "Homer for the Holidays"

November 28            Giving Tuesday - Donate for the Saving Train Program

November 30            Last day to vote for #mygivingstory contest entries

December                 SoHumane Volunteer Tour & Safety Class Sign-Up - contact Judi Hanstein, Volunteer Coordinator

December 1 - 3         SoHumane Festival of Trees Display

December 2              SoHumane dogs and volunteers will be at PetSmart

December 9              Share the Love Dog Adoption Event at Southern Oregon Subaru

December 9              Test drive a Subaru and SoHumane receives $25

December 16            Meet SoHumane dogs at Rogue Valley Pet

December 16            Holiday Gift Wrap Benefit at Barnes & Noble 9 am to 9 pm

December 16 & 17    Holiday Student Gift Wrapping at South Fred Meyer store 9 am to 9 pm

December 24            The SoHumane Adoption Center will be closing early.

December 25            SoHumane will be closed for Christmas

January 6                  SoHumane dogs and volunteers will be at PetSmart

January 20                Meet SoHumane dogs at Rogue Valley Pet

February 17, 2018     Year of the Dog Festival in Jacksonville

April 2018                  SoHumane 90th Birthday Celebration

May 19, 2018            10th Annual Toast for Tails Auction Event

Not only will Tommy love you and your family but he loves to go on long walks, play with toys, learn tricks and relax in the warm sun.  He is a sweet and gentle soul who has not had a very good start to life.  Tommy was rescued from a tragic situation in Thailand and then brought to SoHumane in January 2017.  Tommy has not had a safe place to live almost his entire life until now.  Since he has been at SoHumane he has been waiting for the opportunity to have a loving family.  Despite his rough start to life he will give you his heart and fill your life with never ending love.  Tommy has some insecurities with dogs larger than him so he would do best in a home with small dogs.  Tommy needs you.  Will you open your heart and home to this sweet boy?

Meet Hiro! Hiro is quite the gentleman. He is laid back, loving, and very loyal. Hiro enjoys sun bathing, long walks, and lots of snuggles! Hiro was rescued fro m a tragic situation in Thailand and then transported to SoHumane in January 2017. A large portion of Hiro’s life was spent in danger never knowing what his fate would be. Hiro is looking for a special lady to join his life, someone who will love him as unconditionally as he would. Will you adopt Hiro and be his hero?

Meet Petunia!  She is the sweetest dog you will ever meet.  She loves to play with other dogs, snuggle in your lap or by your side, and she gives the best doggie kisses!  Petunia was rescued from a tragic situation in Thailand and then brought to SoHumane in January 2017.  Petunia has spent most of her life in danger, never knowing what will happen next - which has made her fearful of new things.  She needs a quiet home and someone willing to provide her with comfort and safety where she can blossom and show her true beauty.  Petunia has been waiting years for a place to call home, will you rescue her?

This silly social girl doesn’t know a stranger and is looking for the perfect home.  Renata loves to give kisses almost as much as she loves to play fetch.  You would never know that Renata’s past life was less than perfect because she lives life to the fullest!  Renata LOVES toys!  She loves them so much that she does not share them with others.  She will need to be supervised if toys are around other pets.  Renata has been at SoHumane since January 2017.  She deserves to live in a home with a loving family.  Are you the person that will change Renata’s life?

Thank you Southern Oregon Subaru!

On March 28th Southern Oregon Subaru presented SoHumane with a check for $15,000 as their gift to homeless dogs and cats. Thanks to their participation in the annual Share the Love event, Southern Oregon Subaru, Subaru of America and Subaru owners have been able to contribute over $57,000 to help animals in need at SoHumane. Pictured are Jay Lynch (Western Region Products Manager for Subaru of America), Randy Nidalmia (General Manger, Southern Oregon Subaru), Karen Evans (Executive Director, SoHumane), Bobby Abernathy (Development Director, SoHumane), SoHumane staff and dogs Dorian, Juno, Delilah, Lexi, Jixer and Darby.

January 21, 2017 - the Soi dogs have arrived at SoHumane in Medford, Oregon. They will be available for adoption on January 25th. See more great photos of the dogs on the SoHumane Facebook page.

January 20, 2017 - Soi Dogs Update:

Due to mechanical issues with the plane that the Soi dogs were to be transported on our group of 8 dogs will not be arriving in San Francisco until this evening. This means that they will not arrive at SoHumane until the very late hours this evening. They should be able to be viewed in our kennels when we open on Saturday, January 21st at 11:00 am!

January 20, 2017 Dogs arrive at SoHumane from the Soi Dog shelter in Thailand

Eight very lucky dogs will be arriving at SoHumane in Medford, Oregon from Thailand on January 20th, where they will get a second chance at life thanks to a partnership between local no-kill shelter SoHumane and Thailand-based Soi Dog Foundation. Maverick, Renata, Hugo, Klaus, Bashful, Tommy, Darby and Petunia are just a few of the 10,000-plus dogs that have been rescued directly from the meat trade by the Soi Dog Foundation. SoHumane welcomes 8 lucky dogs media release January 12, 2017.pdf

8 rescued dogs at the Soi Dog Foundation, Thailand preparing for their trip to Sohumane
Heather & the dogs getting ready for their journey on January 19, 2017
Hugo waiting in Thailand

Karen Evans, Executive Director of SoHumane, said SoHumane said yes when presented with the opportunity to help these dogs find forever homes. “We saw this as an opportunity to help these poor animals while raising money to help animals here in Medford as well.” Janis Rosenthal, who works closely with both organizations and facilitated the partnership, says it’s a dream come true. “It’s nearly impossible to adopt out meat trade rescues in Thailand, so coming here is their only hope.  These dogs who have suffered unspeakable horrors really deserve a loving home with a safe place to rest their head.  Most of them have never known that.  I’m very proud that SoHumane has stepped forward to offer them a second chance at happiness.”

- January 10, 2017 - Heather Heath was the high bidder of SoHumane’s  "Trip of 10 Lifetimes" 2016 Toast for Tails auction package last May. She is on her way to Thailand, where she will stay at two 5-star resorts and then visit the Soi Dog Foundation.  Heather  will be bringing back 8 lucky dogs that were rescued from the meat trade. The dogs will be available for adoption at SoHumane. Petunia is pictured below.


$20K Auction Item Saves Dogs from Meat Trade Billed as "a trip of ten lifetimes" an auction item at SoHumane's Toast for Tails event is worth an estimated $20,000 dollars and will save the lives of dogs destined for the meat trade. By Erin Maxson |May 11, 2016

There are just a few tickets left for this year's Toast for Tails event. The formal fundraiser is the largest for SoHumane. This year the auction features one of its largest items ever: a trip to Thailand valued at $20,000. The round-trip airfare for two was donated by Janis Rosenthal and Jeff Rinkoff. The Ashland couple made such a major donation because the highest bidders will fulfill a responsibility very near and dear to their hearts. At the end of their stay at 5-star hotels, the winners will get a tour of the Soi Dog facility in Thailand and then accompany 10 dogs back to the Rogue Valley. Soi Dog, which is a non-profit organization based in Thailand, rescues dogs from the country's illegal meat trade. Each year, an estimated 200,000 dogs are packed into crates, shipped across the border to Vietnam and sold only to be tortured and killed for their meat. 

Rosenthal and Rinkoff became passionate about helping Soi Dog a few years ago. After several donations straight to the organization they came up with the idea of connecting Soi Dog with SoHumane, one of the many local organizations they support. When the 10 dogs arrive in the Rogue Valley they will get the royal treatment from SoHumane as staff gets to know the rescues and what kind of families would be best for each dog. Once that is done the dogs will be available for adoption All the money raised goes right back to SoHumane.