Home

We have moved! Our new location is 4157 Cherry Ave. Keizer, Or 97303

The Thrift Store is located right next door at 4155 Cherry Ave. Keizer, OR 97303

Shelter Basics

Location

4157 Cherry Ave.
Keizer, OR 97303
503-362-5611

Thrift Store: 503-689-1759

View Map

Hours

Monday – Saturday: 11AM -6PM

Sunday: 11AM -4PM

Closed: Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Years Day

Early Closure:(3pm) Christmas Eve & New Years Eve

Support SFOF

We miss our community and hope making these changes we can support you better.

Starting Monday June 7, 2021 we will be open to the public without an appointment for adoptions, vouchers, feral food, and shopping regular business hours.

Due to Covid-19 procedures we may limit the amount of people at any given time in the facility. For the safety of our employees and customers. We encourage you to get pre adoption approval through our online application process. With the pesky paperwork out of the way you will have more time to find your love match!

Wednesday’s and Saturdays are our new arrival days!

Kitten season is here! So, the sooner you have been pre-approved for adoption the quicker your adoption visit will be. You will also have more time to find your new family member! Applications are kept on file for 6 months.

As always, the website has all current adoptable cats. Once a cat has been adopted the site is automatically updated. Please remember to refresh your page to make sure you have the most current information.

Thank you! SFOF Adoption Team

If you are interested in adopting a pet, to get started please fill out an adoption questionnaire located under the ADOPT tab. There you will also find information on available cats and adoption fees.

If you need to surrender an animal or bring in a stray, please go to our website and fill out an intake request form. Our Team will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Other Shelter Services and Events

Please check our events tab for current activities. Please check back for additional information and subscribe to our mailing list for updates as they become available. 

In addition, Salem Friends of Felines Thrift Store is open Tuesday – Saturday 11:am-6pm. Donation drop off is by appointment only for large donations at this time. Small donation accepted during regular business hours as usual. Our staff has increased cleaning and disinfection protocols to ensure a safe shopping experience for all customers. For questions about hours and donations, please call the store directly at 503- 689-1759.

Cans for Cats: donations can be dropped off at the shelter between the hours of 11am- 6pm everyday except Sundays 11-4pm. Please knock on the front door and we can do a touch-less hand off.

The well-being of our animals, our staff, our volunteers, and the communities we serve remains our top priority. Thank you for your continued understanding, support, and cooperation.

FAQ About COVID-19 and Shelter Operations

 What can I expect during my intake appointment? 

Plan to arrive five minutes before your scheduled appointment. A member of our Intake Teams will meet you at the front door and walk you through your shelter visit. To ensure we follow recommended health guidelines, we request you limit your party to no more than two people. Visitors will have access to handwashing stations and sanitizer.

I need to return an SFOF adopted cat. How do I make an appointment?

We’re accepting animals by appointment only, and we anticipate a very full shelter. SFOF is asking owners who are not facing an immediate crisis to hold their pets for up to four weeks, and to surrender at a later date. For any pet owners who need to surrender immediately due to an emergency situation, please schedule an appointment with our Intake Team by calling 503-362-5611. Our mission is to keep as many pets with their families as possible. To accomplish this, we are happy to work with families on a case-by-case basis to provide support and resources. We know that the list is long and not manageable, we do encourage you to get on as many waiting lists as you can. Another option is to rehome your pet yourself. A great resource is rehome.adoptapet.com they can walk you through the process in a few easy steps! The best part is YOU get to pick your pets new home!

I found a stray cat. Can I bring it into the shelter?

Please call our Intake Team at 503-362-5611 or fill out an Intake request form found on our website. We are addressing stray animals on a case-by-case basis as the situation develops. Thank you in advance for your understanding!

What else is SFOF doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

To ensure our shelter remains a safe and healthy environment for all visitors, SFOF already follows comprehensive cleaning and sanitation guidelines every day. We are taking additional precautions to prevent the spread of any illness. This includes increasing our sanitation of high-touch surfaces, asking staff and volunteers to stay home if they feel ill, rescheduling upcoming events and large group visits, and making sure disinfectants are readily available throughout the building. In addition, we have plans in place to make sure pets at SFOF are cared for in the event of an emergency. 

Can animals get COVID-19 and spread it to humans?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Organization for Animal Health, there is no evidence that companion animals can spread the virus. There is also no evidence of people catching the virus from companion animals. It’s always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals.

How can I make sure that my family and pets are prepared for an emergency?

Rising concerns around COVID-19 are an important reminder about emergency preparedness. We encourage you to use this opportunity to review your household’s emergency plan and ensure your four-legged family members are prepared as well. These are good steps to follow:

  • Ensure your pet’s microchip information is current and he or she is wearing a legible form of identification
  • Ensure you have an adequate amount of food and supplies in case you must stay home for an extended period
  • Keep your veterinary’s contact information readily available, as well as copies of your pet’s medical and vaccine records
  • Identify a trusted friend, family member, or neighbor who can provide temporary pet care in case of emergency

For additional information on incorporating your animal into your family’s emergency preparedness plans, check out this guide from the ASPCA as well as this information from the CDC.

Where can I find more information about COVID-19?

We recommend the following resources for additional reading about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and how you can help protect the pets and people in your life:

How can I help?

First, thank you for thinking of shelter animals during this time! You can always support SFOF by making a donation online, by mail to 4157 Cherry Ave. Keizer, Or 97303, or over the phone by calling 503-362-6511. You can also help by purchasing essential supplies through our Amazon Wishlist. Your donations help us meet ever-changing needs to ensure that we can keep pets safe and healthy in the face of uncertainty. 

Our team is working hard to address the rapidly changing situation, and there is a chance we might need families to open their homes to animals in need of immediate foster placement. If we reach capacity, this help will be critical. To learn more about upcoming fostering opportunities, subscribe to our mailing list.

Thank you for helping us continue serving our furry friends during this time of uncertainty.

Best regards,

Salem Friends of Felines

Volunteer

We rely on our many wonderful volunteers. Wouldn’t you like to be part of our amazing team? Click below to learn more.

Join Our Team

Video

Check out the live kitten cam and take a look at our latest videos! There are a number of videos to choose from.

Watch Videos

Fosters Needed

Become a foster family and provide temporary care and lots of love to those most in need. We couldn’t do it without you!

Learn about Fostering