Washington County Animal Services, Multnomah County Animal Services, Oregon Humane Society, Cat Adoption Team, Humane Society for Southwest Washington, and Clackamas County Dog Services meet monthly to work together in a network we call the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP). We work as a team to help each other out when one shelter is full but another shelter has room to take animals. This coalition also provides affordable spay/neuter services for the cats of low-income families. We share knowledge, information, and ideas to help the animals in our community. Working together, the ASAP has pledged that no healthy animal will be euthanized in any animal shelter in the Portland metropolitan area.
The Pixie Project is a non-profit animal adoption center and rescue
If you can't make it to the OHS shelter in Northeast Portland, we offer many adoption outreach locations where you can meet available cats, dogs, and rabbits.
Portland, Oregon - Pet Adoption
Our adoption criteria may vary depending on the dog's needs, however, some basic requirements are: All dogs must be house dogs. No "outdoor" dogs or "garage" dogs. No protection dogs or dogs trained for aggression. No third party adoptions. No shipping of dogs or adoptions outside a two and a half hour car drive radius of Portland, OR. All other dogs in the home must be spayed or neutered.
Indigo Rescue - Adopt a Rescued Animal
Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) is the only open door shelter in Portland. We are the primary agency responsible for lost pet care, animal abuse investigations and animal rescue in Multnomah County. We also offer dog and cat licensing, lost and found pet services, and animal adoptions through our shelter in Troutdale.Big floppy dogs. Small shy kittens. Rascally rabbits. Which is perfect for your temperament, your lifestyle, your floor space?
Finding the right pet is never easy, but across the Portland area a passel of agencies is ready to help you find the right cat, dog or other adoptable animal for your home zoo. Each week, we present a photo sampling of the animals available with information supplied by the shelter or agency putting them up for adoption.
Find more on the pets and other adoption choices at:The Portland Veterinary Medical Association and the Southwest Washington Veterinary Medical Association represent veterinarians in 2 geographic areas in Portland. They work with ASAP because they all have a shared goal of decreasing the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable and treatable cats and dogs in Portland. They function as liaisons between their members and the animal welfare community, ensuring each side is well represented. And they’re tireless advocates for ASAP’s work.PORTLAND, Ore. -- When you're looking to adopt a dog, many organizations will have you walk through kennels and choose the one that makes your heart melt.