Pets in Portland
Portland, OR is always listed somewhere in the top 10 dog cities but we are a great PET city! We are home to Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital who offers community programs for pet loss support, animal assisted therapy, canine and feline blood banks, and a stray and wild-life fund. Most cities are lucky to have one animal shelter-we have a coalition (Oregon Human Society, Multnomah County Animal Shelter, Clackamas County Dog Services, Bonnie L Hays, Humane Society of SW Washington, and the Cat Adoption Team). There are numerous rescue organizations and non-profits that work tirelessly to improve the welfare for animals in our community. The Veterinary Surgical Center of Portland is proud to work with a number of these organizations. We provide discounted surgical services and actively participate in fundraising events for the following rescue groups and shelters.
Golden Bond Rescue
Hello Golden Retriever lovers! My name is Ivan (#2832). I live with my foster family who also has five other dogs. I love them all so much that I kind of knock them around with big hugs. I gave one of the cats a big kiss, too, and he didn’t even move so I must not be too scary.
I came to my foster home from China with my hair trimmed because I had a few issues with my skin due to fleas, I think. I also am a little skinny so my foster mom is trying to fatten me up — not too fat, just fat enough. My foster mom says I needed some good groceries. I will probably be about seventy-five to eighty pounds as a filled-out adult Golden. I love my meals and treats. I will do most anything for a treat. YUMMMMMMY!
I was pretty mellow when my foster mom first met me…then wow! Did I ever start talking A LOT when I set eyes on all the other dogs at her place!!! I wanted to play with them so much that I may have scared them a little. (Don’t tell them I said this, but they were chickens compared to the cat I kissed.)
I don’t mind being in a really large kennel indoors and I am great with a fenced yard. I have pretty good house manners but will look on the counters for something yummy. I don’t really mind cats at all but if they get close to me I will kiss and sniff them.
I love to smile and my family here has given me much to smile about. They love to hug me and pet my big Golden head. I love to get the ball after it is thrown by the chuck-it. I won’t give it back though so you might need a second one.
I am looking for that special family that wants to spend time with a busy two year old who also likes to just hang out next to their chairs. Any chance your family fits the bill?
Now I will let my foster mom say a few things: “Ivan is a wonderful dog. He is kind in spirit and wants nothing more than to spend time with people. He had some skin issues but those have gone away. I think they were caused by fleas and poor living conditions. His hair is growing back nicely. Ivan sometimes wants to stand up and put his paws on my shoulders so he needs a little work in that area. Ivan isn’t reactive around inside cats but I don’t know about outside cats that might run. He likes other dogs but his size can be intimidating to them. I would like nothing more than to see Ivan in the wonderful home he deserves.”
Ivan is being fostered in the Salem, OR area
Adoption fee: $650 plus $35 microchip fee
Howdy from me, Howie (#2828). I am cream-colored Golden Retriever from China. My favorite pastime is retrieving balls! I love having balls and other toys around, but I’m not very good about sharing them with other dogs. I have been described as “possessive” so I will need to live in a home without any other dogs. I’m okay with cats because they don’t try to steal my toys. On the positive side, I am a “love-sponge” and I do well with adults and older children.
I have been through basic training and have great leash manners. Despite my possessiveness, I am a generally mellow fellow. I’m moderately active and like taking walks; however, I do not like going up hills – I may slow down or just stop if I decide I have had enough! I’m guess I’m really just not in to being challenged.
I have a few, minor medical issues (droopy eyelid and a few hot spots on my skin), but am overall a healthy dog. My only potentially problematic habit is that I like to eat rocks. If you’ve never tried them, you should – they are delicious! This hasn’t created any problems with my foster family thus far, but my new family will need to watch for adverse reactions to my culinary choices. Perhaps a big box of balls will serve as a suitable substitute? I’d like to give it a try if you have a box of balls for me.
Howie is being fostered in the Portland, OR area
Adoption fee: $600 plus $35 microchip fee
The Pixe Project
Please sir, may I have some more pets? I am Oliver the orphan, looking for my new family! I am a gorgeous and amicable 2-year-old fluffy boy kitty who was found out in the countryside. I know I had a loving family before, because I’m extremely nice and will quickly come out to say hello to anyone who stops by the Pixie cattery to meet me. I’m really respectful towards other kitties as well, but am a bit on the shyer side when it comes to feline friends, so really confident kitties are a little over-whelming to me — even though I’m bigger than most of the cats I meet! I’m a good sized cat at about 13 pounds, but my fluffy coat makes me look a little larger. I love brushing and keep myself nice and groomed, so I am pretty low-maintenance. My wonderful temperament makes me a good candidate for a home with other animals and kids alike — so what are you waiting for? Won’t you come take me home? I can’t wait to meet you! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.