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
I am Newton (#2984), a fun-loving, exuberant 2-year-old who loves life. I may be a meat-trade survivor, but I positively refuse to dwell on the past. I love people, both men and women, and get along extremely well with other dogs. I have not been around cats yet, but when I was introduced to chickens I showed only mild interest so cats would probably be okay with me.
I have allergies, common to Goldens, and am on an allergy medicine to quell my itchiness. I get VERY excited when I meet new people, but only because I am so happy to see them. I am eager-to-learn and have been described as “delightful” and a “smart cookie.” I am 99% house-broken in my foster home and am quickly learning basic commands.
I am eager to meet my forever person or family. A loving home, active lifestyle and plenty of affection will make me the happiest pup in the world! In return, I will do my best to make you happy, too. Think we can negotiate a deal?
Adoption fee: $650 plus $35 microchip fee
Hi. My name is Maverick (#2949). I came all the way to Oregon from South Korea. My foster mom says I’m not a Golden. What?!!! I guess I must be a Shepherd mix and look and act a lot like my English Shepherd foster siblings.
Well, let me tell you . . . I like it here! I love back scratches and give soft, not-wet kisses. My foster mom calls me her “cutie patutie.” I’m just a baby she says. I do know the words in English come and sit. (Surprise! I’m bilingual.) I don’t potty inside and I let someone know when I have to go outside.
I have a BIG DOG bark when I hear something in the woods, but I sound kind of like a baby when I want to play. I am kennel-trained and don’t have a problem spending time alone even though I would prefer to have your company. I walk well on a leash and am trying out the concept of heel. I am a puppy still so sometimes I get excited and can pull. I will probably knock little people over like children.
I’m small at 46 pounds right now but foster mom says I will be around 50 pounds when I grow up. She says I always smell so good and my hair is easy to comb.
I get a little too excited sometimes and want to jump on my foster siblings. Some of them move away from my playing when I do this. I’ve only lived here about three weeks now so I will need some basic training time with my new family.
I would love to show you how I like to please and want to be your companion. Thank you for taking time to look at me.
Adoption fee: $750 plus $35 microchip fee
The Pixe Project
Hello everyone! My name is Tris and I am a gorgeous 4 year old German Shepherd. I am a very smart gal with all the basics under my belt. From potty and crate training, to basic obedience classes, I love learning more and am very food motivated. I am currently in the city and there is a lot going on here, and would much prefer a quieter suburb or more rural environment with lots of space to run around and stretch my legs. And also playing my favorite game-fetch! The red ball pictured is my favorite. After a day of activity, I am ready to settle in and cuddle the night away with my favorite human friends over 15. I do enjoy romping around with my doggy pals occasionally and wouldn’t mind another confident dog pal to hang with. Or being your center of attention would be just fine too! I am a sweet intelligent city girl yearning for that country life. Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.
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