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

Heidi #2826

Hello there Golden Bond friends! My name is Heidi (#2826) but I come from Beijing, China, not the mountains of Switzerland!  I am about eight months old and weigh about forty of those pound things. I was born in China and my mom was one of those “breeder” dogs  The man there sold me to the meat market because I am missing two toes on my left back foot.  I hurt them when I was a tiny puppy but I don’t remember anything about the accident and honestly, who cares about a couple of toes? It doesn’t slow me down. I was just happy to be saved by those nice women in China called “rescuers”.

When I first arrived in America, I was a little shy and scared. I still am getting used to tall men like the ones who always come to my foster family’s house.  They call them “grandsons”.  I don’t get why they keep hanging around.

I am pretty comfortable living with my foster people and their dogs.  I especially love the two-year old Golden boy who plays and wrestles with me.  I love to run after balls and bring them back to be thrown again and again.  My foster brother only likes the orange balls but I like the blue ones too.  Sometimes I take his ball so that he will try to get it out of my mouth!

I like the neighbor kids around my foster home. They pet me and throw balls for me.  I even like to watch them ride their bikes and scooters.  I like it when they ask me to SIT for my dog cookies.

Let me tell you about my very favorite thing…it’s WATER! I like to run in the sprinkler and roll around in the kiddie pool.  I will splash in my outside water bowl and even drop balls in the water.  I would love to go to a lake or a river.

If you like my pictures and want to meet me, please consider submitting an application to Golden Bond Rescue. I would love to have my very own family.

From Heidi’s foster mom:  Heidi is a sweet and snuggly puppy. She is beautiful with her soft, blonde fur.  She stays near her people all day long, except when she is busy playing with our young dog.  Heidi has almost mastered house training 101. She does need to go outside to pee every couple of hours.  She is a good eater and still on three meals of kibble a day.  She had a vet check-up after she arrived in Oregon.  Everything about her is perfect…..ears, skin and hips are all healthy.

Heidi is crate-trained and goes into her crate happily with a dog cookie or stuffed Kong. She runs to her crate when she hears the vacuum cleaner or certain other noises, like the lawn mower.  She sleeps all night in her crate and stays there when we are away from home for a while.

Overall, Heidi is a very sweet puppy who will be a great companion for some lucky family.

Adoption fee:  $750 plus $35 microchip fee



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Bandy #2827

Hey there superheroes! Are you looking for a new sidekick?  I’m Bandy (#2827), and I’m your guy!  I’d love to help you with everything you do.  Laundry, walks, car rides, or watching TV, I’ll be by your side.  I’m 8 years old, and I’m a handsome mix.  My dad was a Golden, and my mom was a Lab, Boxer, German Shepard mix.   I’d say I mostly have the loving, eager-to-please nature of a Golden.

I used to live with a lady who had me since I was a puppy, but her health prevented her from caring for me anymore, so I am looking for a new furever home. I lived a fairly sheltered life there, so I have been learning how to get out and about.  I didn’t really know how to go for walks, but thanks to this thing called a harness, I walk daily around the neighborhood.  I love being outside and really enjoy walks.  There are so many things to smell!  I don’t pull on my leash, aside from when I see another dog.  Then I’ll bark and try to meet them.  I’ll need some continued training to control my excitement before I can make doggie friends.

New places can be a little scary for me, so I’ll need time to get used to anywhere we go. I always love a good car ride though.  Whenever the garage is open, I like to go check out the car and see if I can hop in!

I am overall pretty healthy. I had an ear hematoma from an injury that has mostly healed.  I am at a healthy weight, and I only eat when I feel like it.  My foster parents say this is the only thing I do that isn’t like a Golden.

At home, I am pretty mellow. Cuddling is my real expertise.  I always want to be near you, and the closer to in your lap I can get, the better.  I’ll let you know how much I adore you by sticking my nose right in your face and sniffing a bunch.  I do like my dog beds if I can’t be on a person.  I’m not big on toys, but I do enjoy a nylabone every so often.  You can sometimes find me tossing it around and prancing like a puppy.  I sometimes get some zoomies, especially before or after a walk.  I settle down after a few laps though.  I can stay home alone without causing any trouble, but I’d rather you hang out with me.  I’ll cry a bit when you leave, and eventually just sleep.  When you get home, I’ll be right there at the door waiting for you.

I’m mostly looking for a home where I can get as much affection as I give. I’d be glad to be around kids or adults, and probably most animals, as long as I can get lots of cuddles.

Adoption fee:  $300 + $35 microchip fee


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The Pixe Project

Bonjour — are you ready to take a trip? My name is Paris and I am a beautiful 7-year-old calico girl who is as social as I am striking! I came from a home where I lived with another cat and have had a ton of socialization — some would describe me as “dog-like” because I’m so friendly and playful! My coat looks like a Monet painting with swirls of red and black and my eyes are a beautiful light green that will draw you in. I like to roll around on my back and make croissants with my paws whenever I see a friendly human face. I have lived indoors my whole life and would probably do wonderfully around other mellow cats, kids, and dogs — I’ve lived with all three and nothing really seems to phase me! When I first came into the shelter, the stress of the transition did cause me to have some crystals in my urine, so the vet said I should eat a special food for now until I find stability again and another vet can decide to take me off of it. I have no history of urinary issues and am a very healthy cat who had a recent dental and regular vet care prior to coming to Pixie. Are you interested in meeting me? I’m currently stealing hearts over at the Petco Unleashed on NW 23rd & Burnside — stop by today! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for 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