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
My name is Sullivan (#3090) and I arrived in America on Halloween night. Although my name is Sullivan, my foster mom calls me Sullie. I do react to that name, I hear it quite often – “off” Sullie, “leave it” Sullie, “out” Sullie. It’s probably because I like to counter-surf, I tend to jump when waiting for my food, and I want to play with the cat. Those things aside, I walk well on a leash, I like other dogs, and I do like cats.
I have only been here a short time, but have learned so much already: how to go up/down stairs, using a doggy door, and I can potty on the grass not just concrete. I am still a puppy, even though I’m two years old. I know I have so much more to learn. I am a work in progress. However, if you have the patience to teach me, I will become a great companion.
I would do best with a stay at home mom or dad with or without older kids. I do not like my crate much, but do okay for short periods of time. I have lots of energy, so an active family would be great. I think another dog would also help, to not only keep me company, but also help teach me the ropes.
Sullivan is being fostered in Canby, OR.
Adoption fee: $900 plus $35 microchip fee
I am Stewie (#3102). My foster family thinks I should receive a “most improved award” because after arriving from the long flight from China anxious and stressed, I have become a moderately mellow and very happy dog! They call me a “dream” leash walker because I hardly pull, and I trot along so nicely! My incredible journey has continued with trail hikes in the snow and mountains, walking in the forest parks where I take in all the new sights and smells, and regular neighborhood sidewalk strolls! Deer, squirrels, other large dogs, people, and even noisy construction sites – I patiently observe them all, even being a bit stubborn when my family wants me to keep moving along!!
I arrived skinny from China; something about parasites! Now that I receive three yummy meals a day with snacks, my coat is becoming shiny and my muscles are developing! I love to be brushed!!
No more counter surfing for me – nope! I can sit and look really handsome instead!
I play super well with my golden foster brother who is the same age as me, and so far the cat seems okay! I have shown no possessiveness with appropriate toys or balls and even snacks! I am not the most independent dog yet, however my foster family says I only have upwards potential! At night I wake up and need to be soothed. So far I have learned to sit, off, hush, leave it, get busy (outside!), and fetch and drop the ball! I know, more obedience is in my future and I do love the attention and car rides!!
A great home for me would include lots of loving pats, praise, and comfort; outdoor walking exercise as a tired dog is a happy dog, and not a lot of disruption as some loud noises are startling to me (for example the doorbell or a huge truck noise) , but I am gaining confidence and maturity daily.
Stewie is being fostered in Bend, Oregon
The Pixe Project
Greetings! My name is Salvador Dogi and can’t we all agree that my underbite is the cutest in all the land?! The name of course is taken after my favorite artist with that funny mustache (who I model my own whiskers after of course)! Going by the name Sal for short, I am a 5 year old Chihuahua mix weighing in at around 12lbs. Just like my artist counterpart, I am an eccentric fellow who is always so happy go lucky and excited to meet new people! I am an energetic lad and I would love an active household, preferably with a yard so I can run around to my heart’s desire. I do well in playgroups with my doggy friends, though dog parks would be a little too overwhelming for me. I am a little too interested in those kitties, so none in my home please! I do well on my walks with the Pixie volunteers, but can still be a bit shy at first when meeting new people and would prefer an adult only home. After a long day of activity, I am happy to curl up on the couch with you and catch some zzz’s. Overall, I am an excitable, hilarious, and silly guy who loves to play! There is nothing surreal about it, we are just simply meant to be! So fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you neutered, vaccinated,and micro-chipped 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
Clatsop County Animal Shelter
Columbia Humane Society
Oregon Humane Society