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 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
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
The Pixe Project
The Team at VSCP is proud to work with many of our local shelters in the greater Metro community.
Multnomah County Animal Shelter
Clatsop County Animal Shelter
Columbia Humane Society
Oregon Humane Society