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

Lenny #2935

Hello America!  My name is Lenny (#2935) and I am 18 months old. My Chinese name is Le Lè, which translated means Happy, that is what I want to make my new family. I am very energetic and could use some training and patience. I am very interested in new people and tend to jump on them. My foster parents are trying very hard to get me to stop this; in fact, my foster dad has almost broken me of the habit. I don’t chew things that don’t belong to me, but I might bring you a sock or shoe if they aren’t put away. I sometimes have selective hearing, especially if something else has gotten my attention; I think I could grow out of this in time. I am very good at sitting and staying, especially if there are treats involved.

I weigh about 50 pounds, and can be a bit strong when walking on a leash. I come from a tough background and I tend not to like other dogs; however, I am working on it and have been getting help in this area. For now, it might be best for me to be the only dog in the house. I will need some time to adjust and socialize. I really like going after a tossed ball or frisbee, and was told I can tire out my people, and something about bottling up my energy?

I don’t know how I will be around little children, I think kids over 11 or 12 would be okay; I would like the challenge of tiring them out! I am housebroken and had a few minor accidents when I was really excited at my foster home. As you can see, when I rest, I like to cuddle up, and help keep you warm!

I want to live up to my Chinese name and not only be happy, but bring happiness to my forever family!

Adoption fee:  $650 plus $35 microchip fee

Lenny is in the Portland OR area


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Holly #2981

Here’s Holly (#2981).  Holly was rescued from a breeding facility in mid-January.  She had been used primarily for breeding and had never lived in a house or been leashed. Holly was very fearful and shy. She would freeze and cower with even the slightest pressure from the leash. She seemed to have no connection to humans. Holly is now with a foster family and is making fast progress. She is following the humans around and seeking attention. No accidents in the house and she is getting along well with the resident Golden. She has a lot to learn but she seems up for the challenge! Super sweet girl!

Holly is being fostered in Southern Oregon

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The Pixe Project

Hi there! My name is Uncle Sam – but my foster parents call me Sammy. I am a 9 year old, 65lb Cattle dog/Aussie Shepherd mix. I receive compliments all the time but these are my top favorites:
1. I am such a polite gentleman! I am very good with all walks of life (people, dogs, cats, and even the random squirrel or duck)
2.  I am very well-behaved on the leash! I will never tug, pull, or get sassy with other dogs when I am on the leash (or ever !). Sometimes my foster parents have to double check to see if the leash is even attached to my collar because I don’t pull at all! You pick the journey, I am along for the ride!
3. I know where the potty is! No need to train me on this one, I’ve got it down!
4. I know how to have fun ! Fetch and tug-of-war are my favorite games, this is when you’ll see me at my most energetic.
5. I am super soft, people are always surprised at how soft my coat is, which is great because then I get a lot of cuddles and attention.
6. I have the best puppy eyes in the world.
7. I never bark.
A couple more things about me: While fetch is one of my favorite games, I much prefer cuddles and snuggles. I love quality time with people more than anything in the world (hot dogs are a close second). Companionship is really important to me. I am also a bit achy – I love walks, but I don’t need more than a mile and some potty breaks throughout the day. Stairs can be a little tough for me at times as well. So fill out an application and let’s start our friendship together today! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $350.

The Team at VSCP is proud to work with many of our local shelters in the greater Metro community.

Multnomah County Animal Shelter

MCAS-Shelter Community



Clatsop County Animal Shelter

CCAS-Shelter Community



Columbia Humane Society

Columbia Humane Society-Shelter Community


Oregon Humane Society

Oregon Humane Society-Shelter Community