Bide Awhile Animal Shelter Society is always looking for new and exciting ways to expand our reach and better our community through various programs and initiatives. As we continue to rescue and re-home hundreds of cats and dogs each year, our programs help us do all that we can to make a difference in the lives of both the animals and humans we have the privilege of interacting with.

Our initiatives are often educational in nature, allowing us to share what it takes to be a responsible pet guardian, emphasize the special role animals have in our lives at all ages and stages, and why is it so important to spay or neuter your pet.

From educating children and families on responsible pet guardianship through book giveaways, helping boost a child’s literacy skills with our Reading Circle sessions, or providing comfort and companionship to seniors with our Pet Visitation Program, we strive to engage all ages and work toward bettering our community as much as possible.