by appointment only
We are a very small nonprofit and cannot afford (animals, money, time, etc) to take risks with getting COVID-19, therefore, we will keep visits, volunteer, and other services by appointment only.
In addition, you must have an approved application ON FILE with us to meet an adoptable animal. You can find an application HERE. It takes 24 to 48 hours to process an application, so please be patient.
Our hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11am to 4pm. To make an appointment, call 651-388-5286
We appreciate your help during this difficult time. Remember that those of us that work at the shelter have families and people we deeply care about so we want to stay as safe as possible while also taking excellent care of our animals and the community.
About Our Shelter
The River Bluff Humane Society is a private, non-profit organization established September 15, 1983. A hand full of dedicated volunteers saw the need for a Humane Society and took it upon themselves to help the stray, abandoned, sick and homeless animals in the area.
In the Spring of 1990, we began building our current shelter at 1213 Brick Ave. in Red Wing. In February of 1991, we welcomed the first animals into the shelter, no longer relying solely on foster homes. It soon became apparent that a larger facility would be needed to meet all of our needs and began our building addition in the summer of 2002.
We are currently able to house 100 animals, including litters of puppies and kittens. Our facility now has 16 indoor/outdoor kennels for adoption dogs with heated cement floors in the winter and air conditioning for those hot summer months.
Since 2012 we have been making improvements based on the Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians to not only provide the minimum standards but to work towards the ideal. We are continuously striving to do better and to improve the lives of the animals in our care.
2020 Rabies Clinic Cancellation Notice
An easy way to help donate to the shelter by just enjoying the outdoors. All you have to do is download the app and pick our shelter and start walking.
The app is called ResQwalk
We would love to see pictures of people out enjoying the outdoors with their fur babies.
What We Do
Baths and nail trims are essential to keeping your dogs happy and clean! Bring your dog to River Bluff for a bath!
All dogs and cats within the City of Red Wing must be licensed and registered with the Humane Society.
Food donations for pets are always welcome at River Bluff. We help needy families by providing them with food for their pets.
Going on vacation? Board your dog or cat with us! Our friendly boarding facility can help with that! Reservations are required.
$25 Saves a Life
Your donation makes sure every animal has a chance. When you support River Bluff Humane Society, you are helping to provide the dogs and cats with food, medical care, and shelter until we can find their forever home.
We are happy to bring animals and talk about the Humane Society, who we are, and what we do to schools, daycares, senior living facilities, and the like. Visits are free, but donations are always appreciated.