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

Ulyana #3175 *MEETING A FAMILY!*

Hi y’all! My name is Ulyana (#3175).  My foster parents call me Uly for short, which seems to fit me quite well! They say I’m 3 years old but I’ve been told I have the temperament of a 10-year old. Anyway, everyone just loves me! Everywhere we go I make everyone smile. Just like my foster mom, everyone gushes on my short legs. I don’t really notice though. Everyday, I’m a little more active and spunky. I pretty much like everything and everyone. My favorite things are walkies, car rides, food, and my dog bed. I reeeeeeaaaaally love this whole dog bed thing. When I first came from China on April 11th, I had no idea what a bed was. My foster sister finally showed me the right way to use it. These American dogs really have the life! Glad I became a citizen and I can live the life now!

When we go on walks I like to hop around and waggle my Pom Pom a lot! Makes my foster parents so happy! I’m fully potty trained, and learning new commands. My foster parents say I’m a real smarty pants, whatever that means. I like other dogs okay but am pretty indifferent. I play with my foster sister first thing in the morning and that’s about it. They have this weird thing called a cat. If you ask me, he’s a little annoying but we get along. So far the only things that really “bug” me are being humped (so don’t ya dare try it!) and flies. Pesky flies! I’m a killer fly hunter!

From my foster parents: Uly is truly the most amazing dog. We haven’t had any issues at all! Our cat can be forceful with his love and in the beginning she would just move away from him and if he continued she’d give him a little bark. That’s another thing: She barely barks at all. It’s pretty wonderful! She’s friendly towards everyone but is also independent. Not needy. Seems she was probably overbred as she has some stretched out skin. Probably why she hates being humped. Our neighbor dog is hump happy but Uly put her in her place. I can’t stress how perfect she is. She would love to have human companions that have a quiet life — as long as she gets walks and a bed! Also, she’s had some teeth removed and will need a food on the softer side. She’s a bit of a picky eater. She sticks with the meats! We feed her Ziwi peak which is air dried and she loves it! We’ve seen a HUGE improvement since feeding her this. I could go on and on . . . she’s just so amazing!

Adoption fee: $900 plus $35 microchip fee

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Ulysses #3187 *ADOPTION PENDING!*

Hi! My name is Ulysses (#3187) I arrived here from China on April 14th.  Life has been a wondeful adventure every day since!  I was so happy to meet people that would give me love and affection.  There are so many fun things I get to enjoy now.  My favorite thing is going for a good walk and smelling everything, but my other favorite thing is chasing balls, and I even bring them back to my foster mom part of the time.  Oh, and then there’s riding in the car, . . that’s fun!  I have a Golden foster brother that is an older guy, but he plays with me and I love that too.  It’s great to have a big brother.

I was a little unclear on bathroom rules when I first arrived, but now I understand where I need to go. My Golden foster brother taught me how to use the dog door, so now I just take myself outside when nature calls.  My foster mom says she’s really proud of me for that.  I don’t like to brag about myself, but my foster mom says I am really a handsome boy, and very lovable and happy.  She’s says I’m just about the perfect Golden.  I don’t know what that means for sure, but I really am happy!  I smile a lot.  I’m learning good manners too.  I did jump up a lot when I first arrived, because I wanted to tell everyone hi, and I was so excited to be here.  We’ve worked on that and I don’t jump as much now, but every once in awhile I forget to keep all four on the floor.  I can sit really nicely too, especially if I’m getting a treat.  I’m learning how to lay down, when I’m told, and we’re working on stay.  My foster mom says some of my manners are a work in progress, but she says I’m doing really well.   Sometimes, when we go on walks, I pull on my leash, but I’m getting better at that too.

My foster mom wants you to know that I’m a handsome boy between 1 and 2 years old, and I weigh about 54 lbs.  She says I’m a bundle of love who wants to soak up all the affection I can get.  I like to follow foster mom around the house sometimes, but I’m not really a velcro dog, just want to keep track of where she is.  I want her to know I love her too, so when she’s sitting on the couch, sometimes I go over and put my paw on her knee and just sit there and gaze at her with my big brown eyes.  I love meeting other dogs, people, and kids when we go out on walks.  I was at a big event where there were tons of people and other dogs and I loved every minute of it.   I really need exercise because I’m a young, energetic guy.  But if I get walks and can play a little ball, I will just lay down and chill out.  I’m not a constant ball of bouncy energy.  

I would probably be most happy in a home with another dog and people that will love me and take me on fun outings, like walking, hiking, or whatever activity is available.  If there isn’t another dog in my new home, I’ll be fine.  I just want to get lots of love and have a safe, happy home.

Ulyssess is being fostered in Eugene, OR.

Adoption fee $900 plus $35 microchip fee

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The Pixe Project


Mavis is 7, very healthy – she has lost over 7 pounds under my care (she was previously 20 lbs when I got her 1 year ago). She is very chill, and loves to lay with you in bed, or sit with you on the couch. She loves to cuddle on her own terms and will actually lay a paw on your leg or arm sometimes (it’s the cutest)! She doesn’t like her tummy or paws touched! She is fully indoors, she is up to date medically. A good home for her has a few soft blankets, a laser pointer, a window to look out of, and some hours alone (we are very busy people and she loves her time to roam the home alone). I am UNSURE how she is around other cats. All other owners have said that she had been the only cat in the household. 

If you’d like to meet Mavis, please contact Noelani at 503-841-0466 (call anytime on the weekends, 5:45-9 pm weekdays) or email at:

The Team at VSCP is proud to work with many of our local shelters in the greater Metro community.

Multnomah County Animal Shelter

MCAS-Shelter Community



Clatsop County Animal Shelter

CCAS-Shelter Community



Columbia Humane Society

Columbia Humane Society-Shelter Community


Oregon Humane Society

Oregon Humane Society-Shelter Community