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A 501 c 3, non-profit animal rescue organization

2nd Annual "Rescue Me" 5k Fun Run Fundraiser April 22, 2017!

An event to benefit the continuing animal rescue efforts of the Pet Evacuation Team, the 5k Fun Run will be held at the Dry Canyon Trail, 15th and Black Butte, Redmond Oregon 97756. Run begins at 10am and lasts through 2pm.

Help us to raise funds for animal rescue right here in Central Oregon, and join us in a 5k (3.1 mile) run through the Dry Canyon of Redmond Oregon. Enjoy the picturesque views while you help raise money for animals in emergency situations.

Participants and potential Vendors are invited to join us, Download your form below!

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About the P.E.T

Established in 2001, the P.E.T began working with Search & Rescue of Deschutes Co. and the pet team in LaPine (created by Dan & Brenda Bensmiller). Later, due to illness, the Bensmillers donated their equipment to the Redmond-based team.

P.E.T is a role model for other communities in the State. P.E.T provides continuing information & expertise to other groups and agencies. P.E.T. is recognized as a respected animal rescue group through the State Police/Governor's preparedness website.


 Volunteers may participate in a variety of areas:

  • Office & information
  • Phones
  • Rescue & response
  • PIO & PR
  • Donations
  • Resources
  • Intake of animals
  • Animal care & housing
  • Foster homes for abuse case animals

All volunteers must fill out an application & waiver and attend our three-part training.

Today, P.E.T works under the direction of Red Cross and Emergency services during Central Oregon evacuations. The regional coordinator is part of the incident command team. There are 124 volunteer & resource P.E.T members. P.E.T has assisted with over 14 local wildfire evacuations, the Prineville flood, and assisted after hurricane Katrina. The Pet Evacuation Team also offers community presentations for disaster preparedness, in-house training opportunities and training to other agencies.

Donations are needed to rebuild the equipment inventory. A wish & needs list is included on our website. 

The P.E.T serves the entire Deschutes County area including Bend, Redmond, Crooked River Ranch,Sisters, LaPine, and surrounding areas. Our primary objective is to serve animals in crisis. P.E.T. has an MOU with Red Cross and is part of the Incident Command System.

View our slideshow from our Large Animal Training .

For more information or to help, contact us at info@petevacuationteam.com  or mail us at P.O.Box 922, Redmond, Oregon 97756.
Sincere thanks goes out to our P.E.T. donors!             
Lee and Margo Flegel                Mail and More                              Larry and Jamie Kanski                                Sharon Parr, Kerri Emert
Beth Frana   & Mike                  Liz Scanlon                                    WitzEnd Consulting - Annette Witzel            Avid
Tom Frana                               Joanie McKenzie                             Michelle Leighty                                          Angelina Crawford
Stephen Pappa, DVM                Kim Little-Rescue Tech Intl.            Stanley Clark, Atty.                                   MargaretOlson                        Mail & More Redmond                     Eco-Scapes                                               Home Again & Rimrock Vet.
Rbt.&Della Harrison                  Wally & Marie Sturtevant               Michelle Speck                                           Leta Bidwell, Amanda Lowe
Lynne Brown, DVM                  Ed & Linda-Blissful Acres                Susan Gray                                                Scott & Ellen Koertje
Christy Bernheim
                    Bend Pet Express                        The Hathaways                                           Bend Emergency Clinic
Patricia Hanus                        Merle & Judy Jackson                    Build-a-Bear Workshop Foundation $1000!!   
Sign Pro - equipment trailer signage donation!!                    
Redmond Vet.Clinic
Deschutes County Grants!!!$2000           
Whole Foods Market donation!