Bide Awhile Animal Shelter Society


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About Us

At Bide Awhile, we’re different than other shelters. We believe that difference is our respect for and commitment to our relationships with our animal companions. These ideals not only provide the foundation for our values and our mission statement, they’re evident in everything that we do.

Bide Awhile is special. It’s a place where animals can feel safe and cared for while they wait for their permanent home. Our dedicated staff makes sure that our animals are respected and treated with kindness.

Finding a great fit is important to us. We try to match each potential adopter with the perfect pet —an animal that fits into their lifestyle and complements their personality. It means the adoption process takes time, but it’s worth it. Knowing that our animals will be treated well and loved for the rest of their lives gives us tremendous peace-of-mind.

And we’re a no kill shelter. We’ll work until we find the perfect place for every pet, no matter how long it takes. Unless an animal is ill or has severe behavioral problems, we will never perform unwarranted euthanasia.

In the right circumstances, humans and animals can enrich each other’s lives. That’s why we work hard to find the perfect match for every animal that comes into our care. And because we believe in creating a humane community, we’re committed to educating the public about pet ownership, the importance of spaying and neutering, and other animal-related issues.


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Rep/Contact Info

Liesje Somers-Blonde
Executive Director

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