• Our Services

    Medical services by appointment only. We do not have a veterinarian on staff.
    Services we provide include:

    • Animal Adoptions
    • Low Cost Spay and Neuter
    • Financial Aid For Medical Care
    • Shelter for Homeless Animals
    • Animal Rescues
    • Pet Lost and Found
    • Stray Housing for pickups by the Police Dept
    • Nail Clipping
    • Volunteer Program
    • Animal Food Program
    • Public Education on the humane treatment of companion animals.
  • Spay / Neuter Clinic

    Basic wellness exams, vaccines and spay/neuter appointments are available on most Wednesdays and Thursdays.
    Call the shelter for appointment availability and pricing. 

    If you are in need of low cost spay neuter services, please contact:

    Veneta Veterinary Hospital

    88233 Territorial Rd., Veneta, OR 97487  (541) 935-4151  www.venetavet.com


    S/Nipped

    132 N Wasson, Coos Bay, OR  (541) 808-2377  www.snippedinfo.com


    WAG Willamette Animal Guild

    3045 Royal Ave, Eugene, OR  (541) 345-3566  www.wagwag.org


    In certain instances, we are able to offer income-based, sliding-scale assistance for spay/neuter fees. Please call the shelter to inquire.

  • Appointments are Required
    to Surrender a Dog or Cat

    Owner Surrender

    Making the decision to give up your pet can be very difficult. In many cases, we can help you come up with alternative solutions to help you keep your four-legged family member. We can offer advice, and, in some cases, assistance with behavior and/or medical issues. Call or stop by for more information. (541) 997-4277

    We are a limited intake, no-kill facility and only accept animals when space is made available through our current animals being adopted. There is a waiting list and this can take days, weeks, even months.
    • You must call or come to the shelter, to fill out an Intake Request form and a Pet Personality form. This does not guarantee your animal will be placed with us, but does put you in line for consideration.
    • An examination and/or behavior assessment may be conducted prior to your animal being granted intake. OCHS cannot take feral cats, or people-aggressive dogs.

    Stray Intake

    When you find a stray dog within the city limits, please contact the Florence Police Department at (541) 997-3515 for pick up. For strays outside the city limits, please call the shelter and talk to staff about options. Not every loose dog is a stray. We keep a Lost and Found report. We may already know who the dog belongs to, and can help you reunite the dog with their owner.
    Our cat areas are consistently full. There may not be space to take in a stray cat or kitten. Please call the shelter for space availability at (541) 997-4277

  • Emergency Veterinary Services

    The Oregon Coast Humane Society does not have a full time veterinarian on call.

    In a medical emergency, there are two veterinary clinics in Florence:
    Oceanside Veterinary Hospital
    1739 W.22nd St. (541) 997-9300

    Osburn Veterinary Clinic
    1730 Kingwood St. (541) 902-2013

    The next 3 clinics are outside of Florence:
    Osburn Veterinary Clinic
    130 E. Railroad Ave., Reedsport (541) 271-5824

    Lower Umpqua Veterinary Clinic
    199 Port Dock Rd., Reedsport (541) 271-4696

    Emergency Veterinarian Hospital (24hrs)
    103 W. Q St., Springfield (541) 746-0112