We have been looking for the right dog for a while. Every time we have visited the Hermiston shelter, Beau (& his family) and Nancy are extremely kind and helpful. They welcome visitors and take time to answer questions. I would love to see Hermiston take up a drive to fund better housing for the dogs. The kennels are clean. I have never noted overcrowding, but they are dark little cement jail cells all in a row. The cats have pleasant quarters, with furry climbing trees and toys; they look quite content. It would be wonderful to see a well-lit, tiled dog area, with dog kennels around the sides, adequate room for large dogs, inexpensive blankets or rubber-backed rugs for every dog. Safe chewy toys, like Nylabones would be good for most of the dogs.
Absolutely impressed with the staff. They are kind and caring to the animals and to everyone who walks in the door.