We build houses, communities, and hope



The Cottage Grove Area Habitat for Humanity is going to the dogs, and everyone is invited… Especially the dogs!  Yes, it’s the going to be a fabulous day of four legged fun at the annual Wiener Dog Races, Saturday, September 26th in Coiner Park.  All dogs are welcome to enter the Races,  Costume contest, Talent contest, and Photo contest!  So grab your doggie, and come on down to the park.  Registration starts at 10:00 a.m.  All proceeds benefit the Cottage Grove Area Habitat for Humanity.  Food, doggie treats, and Cool T-shirts on sale, too!  You and your doggie will have a blast!  So, mark the date on your calendar:  The 2015 Wiener Dog Races, Saturday, September 26th in Coiner Park, Cottage Grove.

(All breeds are welcome to register.  Shots must be current and all animals must be on their best behavior!  For more information, go to the Habitat website or contact the Habitat office at 541-767-0358, Tuesday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. )

 Check out the Schedule of Events, Registration Form, and Sponsorship Form on our News and Events Page.


Thanks to all our wonderful sponsors!

Top Dog Sponsors

Banner Bank and Cottage Grove Sentinel

Big Dog Sponsors

M.D. Yearous Logging, Inc. and Re/Max Advantage Plus

Show Dog Sponsors

Hard Knocks Brewing

Wiener Dog Sponsor

Assist to Sell, James Goodling Farmer’s Insurance




To provide simple, decent homes in partnership with those living in inadequate or sub-standard housing.

A World Where Everyone Has a Decent Place to Live


Building Dignity

Habitat builds houses alongside families who demonstrate need and willingness to partner with Habitat. Families invest hundreds of hours of their own “sweat equity” labor into the houses. Their monthly mortgage payments help fund the construction of more houses. Inadequate shelter binds a family in struggle. A Habitat home frees them to enjoy self-reliance and self-respect. Children benefit, neighborhoods are changed and communities are improved.

Building Relationships

Modeled on biblical principles, Habitat’s solution to the blight of substandard housing is popular with people for many political, professional, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. This is the essence of Habitat — inviting diverse individuals to find common ground through using a hammer, sharing a common goal, and building relationships as well as houses.

Building Community

Habitat fosters reconciliation as people join together to build houses.In Northern Ireland, Protestants and Catholics work side by side on Habitat building sites. In Jordan and Egypt, Muslims and Christians are building bridges of hope. In South Africa, black and white residents heal wounds and form bond of friendship with their neighbors. And in Cottage Grove, we are working to make a difference in our own backyards.

Together we can build our community into a place that welcomes everyone. Together we can help our neighbors. Together we can make the world a better place, one home at a time.

“The Habitat Song” by The Annie Rhodes Band