We are often asked at Bide Awhile what makes us different from other shelters and we believe our difference lies in our heart and in our vision. At the very heart of Bide Awhile is the respect we have for our animal friends, and the value we put on our relationships with them. We believe that both human and animal lives are enhanced when they come together and because of this, we work hard to place animals in loving home environments. Because we believe in creating a humane community, we strive to educate the public about many topics, including pet ownership, the importance of spaying and neutering, and other animal issues.

Our Mission Statement

We’re dedicated to:

  • Rescuing and caring for unwanted and abandoned animals
  • Finding a suitable and caring home for each animal
  • Providing an environment that’s free from the threat of unwarranted euthanasia
  • Cultivating awareness, respect, and appreciation for our animal companion
  • Vigorously promoting spaying and neutering
  • Managing our resources and contributions in a responsible manner