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
Hi, everyone, I am NELLIE (#3236)!!!! They say I am between one and three-years old but my foster mom thinks I may be WAY younger. She says she thinks I am closer to one! I arrived from China in early September and now I am in Woodland, WA. I live with my foster brother, who is super old and grouchy but is starting to like me better and thinks I am funny. I also live with two orange terrorists! My foster mom says they are just cats, and I say cats are clearly crazy. I thought that I would like to chase them at first; I tried but they didn’t run much, and it wasn’t as fun as I thought it would be. Plus, they were kinda scary. Now they let me sniff them without punching me in the nose, so I think they are really liking me!
I love all people, including kids, and other animals. I just probably should not be trusted around chickens. I don’t kill them but really love to catch them and carry them around. Apparently, that is not what they are for . . . darn it.
Oh, the other day my foster mom took me and my foster brother to a river swimming and we chased this round thing (I think she called it a “ball”). The swimming thing was scary at first but she said I did really well. I’m not really good about sharing the “ball” when it is my turn but my foster brother follows me until I give it to him. HAHA, it is so fun!!!!
I sleep in this box thing mom calls a “crate.” My mom said I can’t sleep in bed with her because (1) she will fall more in love with me and (2) my new family might not think my sleeping in their bed is a good idea. She said they might let me sleep with them but she wants to let them make that decision . . . I hope they make the right one for me.
A note from my foster mom: Nellie has been a great little girl since the day she came. She is eager to please. She loves to be close and loves to ride in the car. She is going to make an awesome dog for someone with just a bit of work. She is not a chewer and has not pottied in the house. She will be missed but I am so excited for her to have a family of her own.
Nellie is being fostered in Woodland, WA.
Adoption fee: $900 plus $35 microchip fee
My name is Willie (#3198). I arrived from China on May 8. I like to think that I am in the prime of my life. I am past all that silly puppy behavior. I am 100% house-trained, do great left loose in the house, am comfortable being crated, walk great on leash and am comfortable around people and dogs. I LOVE going for walks, going for a swim, playing fetch, playing with young dogs, and hanging out with my person.
I will do best in a home without kids or cats, as I am still learning how to share my toys and will need ongoing training and management with this. (Please don’t judge me to harshly. I do try hard.) I have been staying with a trainer working on learning to share, but will do best in a dog-experienced home willing to keep up my training and take it slow as I build trust. My foster mom wants me to tell you that she thinks “my sweet face and even sweeter demeanor are worth it!” I hope I can find my forever family soon and that they agree with her.
Willie is being fostered in Portland, OR.
Adoption fee: $500 plus microchip fee
The Pixe Project
“Adventure time, come on grab your friends. We’ll go to very distance lands, with you and me the fun will never end. It’s adventure time!” Hi everyone! My name is Finn, and I am a happy and energetic 7-8 month old Pit mix weighing in at 45lbs. Enthusiastic is my middle name and I am always eager to try new things and see new places. I am still a pup, so I am in the middle of learning some manners. But I am very smart and with some clicker training and yummy treats, I could learn to join you on your morning jogs or maybe even do some agility! TRAINING CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION. When I am not playing fetch with you, you can find me romping around with my doggy pals. I have very good dog skills, and though I get super excited and do the zoomies, if a doggy tells me to back off, I will listen! I am super terrified of those cats though, so none in my home please. With my exuberance and bounciness, though I am friendly with everyone I meet, I would do best living with older kiddos over 12 who can be involved in my training and wouldn’t mind my wiggliness. Camping, hiking, water sports, you name it! So many fun things to do in PNW and I can’t wait to go on adventure with you today! Fill out an application and we can 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