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

Lady #2786

Hello!  I’m Lady (#2786).  As you can see from my funny photo, I am a dark red, medium sized Golden.  I’m about 8 years old (a Lady never reveals her actual age) and I am extremely full of life. I’m well mannered, listen and come when called. I get along great with other dogs and have no issues with the resident cats in my foster home.

In my previous home, I was around lots of kids ranging from toddler to older teenager and I liked them all. I still need work on not jumping up on people or pawing at them when I want attention; the jumping up generally only happens when I am outside or if I haven’t seen you for a while and really missed you. I also need some leash work as I can be quite the puller but I pick up on things fast and my eagerness to please makes me quick to learn.  I just need to find someone who is willing to work with me.

My foster family thinks I am extremely smart because I mastered the dog door within minutes of my arrival, so no accidents in the house for me! I think I would be a great dog for agility courses or some other activity that keeps both my mind and body working as I am a very active dog when I am outside.  Inside, I am nice and calm (unless I am playing with my foster brothers).

I’m told that I am a Velcro dog because I go wherever you go and I want…no…I need to be with my people at all times. If my people are out of eyesight or reach, I will tell the world how lonely I am with a sort of barky whine. So, with that being said, I would do best if my people were home more than away (my foster parents are gone very long hours and I do fine most days but I would prefer to have more human contact). I am very happy to be curled up on the floor near my people, just waiting for them to get up and go somewhere. I also have no desire to get on the furniture or the bed, and am very happy sleeping on the dog bed next to my foster dad’s side of the bed.

I will play endlessly with my foster brothers, so I would like to be in a home with another dog that also likes to play. I love all kinds of toys but I am the type that very quickly loves the soft ones to death so I will need to be kept supplied with Kongs, nyla-bones, and all the other ones for obsessive/destructive chewers.  I love to play tug of war both with my people and other dogs. I am great at fetching a thrown ball but not great at releasing it so it can be thrown again, so I need some work there. My most favorite things are swimming and all other water sports. I also love to go for car rides and travel very well.

I have been dealing with allergies my whole life so I am quite itchy; it could be corn that I’m allergic to but it could also be environmental.  I will need to be kept on a higher end grain-free food as well as some kind of antihistamine which I am on now.

I am ready to find my forever home where I can love and be loved.

Adoption fee:  $300 + $35 microchip fee


Edgar #2741 *MEETING A FAMILY!*

Here I am everybody…the dog you have been looking for all your life!  I’m Edgar (#2741), but my foster mom calls me Eddie which I think really fits my personality so much better.

I’m a short, stocky little guy but packed full of Golden love for you.   They shaved me in China, so my beautiful red coat is still growing in, but eventually I will be a very gorgeous Golden boy.

I’m from China, having been rescued from a truck on the way to the slaughter house,  and I spent some time in a shelter in China before I made the long trip here to the USA. Boy oh boy am I glad I got rescued because now I’m in a new home with lots of love, food, toys and a warm place to sleep.

I live with my foster mom’s two mellow female dogs and we all get along nicely, although we really don’t pay much attention to each other.  I have really mellowed out now and am very happy but I would probably do best in a one dog home where I can be the center of attention and learn all the things I need to know to become a perfect dog.

I’m still working on a basic commands, but I do come very well when called.  I’m still working on this thing called “sit”, but I think I’m finally getting it!  I will need more basic training to teach me all the things I need to know to become the best pal you’ve ever had.

I haven’t been around kids, but I think I would do well with older, respectful ones. Not sure about cats at all since I have not been around them.

I really love my crate which my foster mom calls my man cave.  And I stock it with all my favorite toys. I can’t have soft rubber squeaky ones because I love to chew them up, but I’m really good with all my other toys.

Speaking of chewing, I have chewed up some toys and sometimes I’ve chewed up some paper, but I’ve never chewed up any people stuff at all.

I walk very nicely on a leash, never pulling or tugging.  Sometimes I get a little distracted sniffing all the new fun smells, but most of the time, I’m happy to trot right next to you.   Not sure how I would do jogging since my foster mom is not a jogger.

I don’t dig and I don’t bark much at all, so I’d probably be a terrible guard dog!

I’m very curious about everything and sometimes I can be a scaredy cat about loud noises or things that look scary to me so I need someone who is willing to be patient with me until I learn about all these new things I’ve never seen before.

My foster mom calls me Mr. Mellow and tells me all the time what a happy, happy dog I am. I’ve really learned to trust people a lot and will even roll over for big time belly rubs…yep, livin’ the good life now.  The only thing missing is a great new home.  I’m older, but I still have lots of love and life left in me and I would love to share it all that with a new family.  Could it be with you?

Notes from foster mom:  Eddie is just a very happy little guy and always has a wagging tail.  He came here a very curious boy and scared of things he hadn’t seen before.  He has really blossomed and with more time and training, I know he will become a perfect dog.    I think he would do best as an only dog in a home where he will get lots of love and attention from his new family, as he loves people, but doesn’t really care about or need other dogs for companionship–he just wants his people!    Please don’t overlook Eddie just because he’s got some white whiskers.  He is truly a very special dog.  Eddie is a very easy and would probably do very well with a first time owner.

Adoption Fee: $600 + $35 microchip fee

The Pixe Project

I’m Maxine! When I first went into foster care, I didn’t trust people at all and hid away at the very sight of them. It took awhile for me to understand that humans are actually pretty awesome! Now that I’m more confident and living in the Pixie cattery, I can still be a little shy around new people, but just give me a little time and lots of pets and I will warm up. I need a quiet home where folks are patient and understand how to help me adjust. Once I’m settled in, though, I will reward you with snuggles and purrs, and even help your diet by stealing your pizza (I’m pretty food-motivated and have the belly to prove it)!  I’ve been around a small dog and lots of other cats, and we get along just fine. I actually really love to groom and snuggle with other cats, so would prefer a home with at least one such critter. I’m also a champ at using the litter box and scratching post, and love chasing dangly toys. I have no interest in being outside but do like to watch birds and other entertainment from the windows. I’m really a sweet girl that just needs a gentle touch (and a fluffy blanket or stuffed toy on which to “make biscuits” — I am sooooo cute when I do that)! Are you looking for a loving kitty like me to add to your family? Come down to Pixie to meet me today! I am about 2 years old and come to you spayed, vaccinated, and microshipped with an adoption fee of $100.

Multnomah County Animal Shelter




Clatsop County Animal Shelter

Clatsop County Animal Shelter



Columbia Humane Society

Columbia Humane Society


Oregon Humane Society

Oregon Humane Society