All our shelter animals have been vet checked, given their necessary vaccinations up to the date of adoption, and have been spayed or neutered if they are old enough. Anyone adopting an animal too young for the procedure, arrangements will be made to ensure that the procedure is carried out and covered under the Adoption Fee.
Prior to adopting a pet, we will ask you to fill out an adoption form. You will be given this form at the shelter, after you have decided which pet you would like to adopt. We do not provide an application prior to your first visit regardless of the distance you are traveling. It is necessary for you to meet the dog you are interested in to ensure the dog is the temperament you are looking for first and foremost.
All adoptions must be approved by our Shelter Manager. The Manager has the right to refuse any application.
Once you have met the dog and filled out an application it is subject to approval. Once approved, the process can take from a few days to a couple of weeks depending on each individual need of the dog. You will be contacted if you are or are not approved by telephone.
Payment is due at the time you pick up your new dog or puppy. At that time you will also be given the dog’s medical booklet which includes your new pet’s medical history while at the Shelter. You will also receive your copy of the signed contract between BHS and you, the new pet owner. This contract is attached to each application. It is your responsibility and legal obligation to ensure you read and understand the terms of the contract, as it is a legal binding contract.
Important Note: It is shelter policy that all of our animals be adopted out as house pets. This does not mean that they must be kept strictly indoors, but they should not be left running loose or tied up outside. Farm homes are perfectly acceptable as long as the pet is a house pet and will not be housed in a barn or outdoor situation.
Puppies and Dogs: $275.00
The Shelter at this time can only take adoption payment in the form of cash or cheque ONLY. A receipt will be issued upon payment.
Other Important Information
If you are traveling from a distance to visit a dog or puppy at the Shelter please ensure that you call ahead of time and speak with a Shelter Staff member to ensure that the dog you are interested hasn’t already been adopted. Please do not expect that leaving a voice mail message on our answering machine prior to your travel out will be heard in time from a staff member.
TOBI - In Foster Care
Female, Shepherd mix
Born: May 1, 2015
Arrived at Shelter: June 26, 2015
Hellos To Everyone!
I am the magnificent Tobi! Okay, so like I know that the good folk at the Shelter keep saying how many adorable puppies they get to meet all the time but I’m pretty sure I take the cherry on the cake on that competition! I am one darn cute little scamp.
My life here on earth didn’t start off easy, I was found neglected with no home to call my own. I didn’t have any proper shelter, food or vet care. I was covered in many, many ticks when found. But one day, one glorious day, someone who understands that I matter, rescued me. Since then I’ve been living the life I was meant to have. Those bad days are gone and over.
So since then many things have changed. The vet says I was 2 months old when they found me and that he’s never seen such a perfect specimen of canine cuteness. (Okay that last part wasn’t really true but I’m pretty sure that’s only because it’s not recognized as real medical thingy yet ) Okay, so here comes the best part – I can’t even contain my excitement when I talk about my foster family. My life now is pretty much laid out on my pictures above. I get to play with and have become best buds with a pretty awesome golden retriever! I share a household with a cat, what an interesting creature! Oh my! I get to go to my foster family place of work – I’m a total ham for everyone, the attention is marvelous but surely well deserved.
So if you are interested in meeting me you do have to call the Shelter at 204-728-1333 so that arrangements can be made as I am with my foster family. I look forward to each day now and thankful to all who made this positive change in my life!
Lots of cute smoochy sounds and licks,
DAVID HASSELHOFF – “DAVID” for short
Male, Lab blend
Born: TBA (approx. 8 months old)
Arrived at Shelter: June 29, 2015
I am David Hasselhoff, David for short. I know that is a funny name but somehow for me it is very suitable. You see, I’m kinda handsome and full of cheese. Apparently I like to ham it up with the ladies!
I came from Portage la Prairie’s city pound. My so called former owner never came to claim me so after the mandatory 72 hour hold my life’s future looked pretty grim. I was fortunate that the kind and compassionate Animal Control Officer looked for alternate options for me. To my great gratitude she did, so here I am being cared for at the Shelter.
I’m a pretty small dog, although still a young pup now, I won’t be very big even with the little more growing I’ve got left. I am a little on the skinny side now but I’m being well fed so I’ll be back to my strapping muscular self in a jiff. Somewhere along the way in my early life, my tail was unfortunately docked but that doesn’t stop me from waging my little nub when I’m happy. And boy ol’ boy and I happier now. I love, love, love people. I will climb right into your lap and never leave if you never had to get up! I absolutely love to be stroked and given a full body massage. Oh my eyes and head roll back and I am in heaven! I really crave attention and affection, something that I don’t think I ever had experienced before. I am so happy to spend time with humans, I get to go on walks several times a day and am so good. I’m still try to pull and lead the leash but with the right human that teaches me I am becoming such a dream to walk. I love walking through tall grass and smelling everything. I like having a human in my eyesight as much as possible, I get a little panicky and whine when I don’t, I just don’t want to be abandoned again. It will take me some time to trust that my humans will return to me after not seeing them then I think I will settle a little more.
I spent a weekend at a kind human’s house and I didn’t make a mess, I was a good boy. I was respectful of the home I was in but I always want to be where the human(s) are. I’m slowly being introduced to other dogs, I haven’t shown any aggression when they are near but I think the humans will still want to introduce me slowly just so I understand that they aren’t a threat. The humans and vet suspect that I had bad fight once with another dog as I have several healing puncture wounds and my tongue has a pretty big gash (completely healed) but a part of it is missing. It does not effect in any way how I eat or drink.
I also really love baths. I almost feel asleep in the tub when I had one at the Shelter, oh dear me what I have been missing out on. I think I would warm up to a pool or lake real fast! I would look pretty darn handsome running in slow motion on a beach with the wind breezing through my fur coat (a little baywatch joke!) .
In general, I am a lover and would love nothing more than to be in a loving caring home to call a family my own. I know that I will be such a good boy and be oh so happy having as much couch time as I can get with my favorite human. And maybe I can finally check out this tv show about that guy I’m named after – but I draw the line at wearing a speedo.
Much lovin’ to give,
HADLEE – Adoption Pending
Female, Shepherd mix
Arrived at Shelter: June 23, 2015
This little girl came to the Shelter with her 2 sisters Peyton, Wynn and brother Atticus. These little munkins are growing up so big and will be available for adoption soon. We are accepting applications for them now but they still won’t be ready to go home for a few more weeks. If you have any questions please call 204-728-1333. They cannot be handled by the public but can be viewed.
Female, Shepherd mix
Arrived at Shelter: June 23, 2015
This little girl came to the Shelter with her 2 sisters Peyton, Hadlee and brother Atticus. These little munkins are growing up so big and will be available for adoption soon. We are accepting applications for them now but they still won’t be ready to go home for a few more weeks. If you have any questions please call 204-728-1333. They cannot be handled by the public but can be viewed.