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
First of all, I am a boy, not a girl as the name, Brandy (#3051), might imply. My foster family calls me Brando or Jackson Brando, which I like because it is a cool name and it’s a boy’s name and I’m a good boy.
I am a very calm and mellow dog. I do like to talk sometimes, which is cute. I don’t bark much, though. And I am a happy dog! My tail wags starting from the middle of my belly. I Iove to go on walks, get brushed and have my tummy scratched. I like chewies and playing with squeaky toys. I know how to mind too. I know sit, and I’m good at coming when I’m called. I love to ride in the car, and will lay down, well-behaved in the back seat – you won’t even remember that I’m there.
I do OK with cats. You know the old saying – It takes two to chase; one to run and one to chase. If you don’t run – I won’t chase! I will eat your food, though- better put it where I can’t find it!
I can really bond with girl dogs. Sometimes, I don’t do so well with male dogs – maybe they are trying to play with my girl. However, I’m just fine by myself too!
I have the best manners ever. I do not jump up on counters, or stick my nose where it does not belong. I do not jump on the sofa or the bed, even when invited [how undignified]. I’m house trained and don’t chew on the wrong things.
I know that I can find my perfect home – and I’m hoping that can be with you!
Adoption fee: $350 plus $35 microchip fee
Hi. My name is Buddy! I’m 10 years old, weighing in at 100 lbs! I could stand to lose 5, maybe 10 lbs at the most. I’m not really that overweight. I’m just a big guy!
My heath is good but I do have a bum front leg. I hurt it when I was a puppy and it never grew right. It’s sore sometimes, especially in the morning, or if we go on a long walk. They did an x-ray but didn’t see anything wrong. Probably just nerve damage the doc said. I take Rimadyl twice a day and that helps!
I also have these weird sudden, brief jerky seizures. My foster mom says it looks like I’m getting an electrical shock. The doc said they are Myoclonic seizures. He didn’t think I needed seizure medication at this point but it’s something you should keep an eye on if you adopt me. They don’t bother me much except that sometimes when I’m napping they wake me up! Oh…and my foster mom says to say I probably shouldn’t go swimming in anything deeper than a kiddy pool. Ugh! She’s no fun!
Since my favorite activity is napping I’m really easy to have around. I like car rides. I go everywhere with my foster mom in the car. I like that! I can be in the car all day! I really like walks too but because it’s new to me I pull hard sometimes, especially when I want to smell something, but I’m getting better.
I’ve met a few dogs lately and been just fine with them. I mostly ignore them after a good long sniff session. Met one cat. I ignored him and he ignored me. My foster mom thinks I’d be fine with another dog or even a cat.
I have pretty good house manners. I don’t get on the furniture or beds and have never had an accident. I don’t beg much but I do a little counter surfing if you leave things out. I’ve chewed an occasional magazine, one empty crayon box and an instruction manual. I really thought they were left out for my enjoyment!
You can hug me and kiss me and brush me all you want! I love to be touched! I know Sit, Down, Shake, Rollover and Load-up. I’m not very good with Stay, and even worse with Come or Here. My foster mom thinks I know what those words mean…I just don’t like them!
But all in all I’m just a good guy looking for a family to love me. Is that you?
A word from Buddy’s foster mom: Buddy is a sweet, mellow laid-back old guy but he is not your typical “velcro” Golden. Buddy is more of an independent dude. He’s not a pest about attention and doesn’t follow you from room to room, and can be a tiny bit stubborn sometimes. He should never be allowed off-leash since he will not come when called. I have been working on that and we are making a little progress.
Since we believe Buddy lived outside his entire life he may have been left to his own devices so long that he became a bit aloof, or maybe it’s just his personality? Still…he’s a big lovable guy who loves attention anytime you want to give it to him!
The Pixe Project
Bond — James Bond — that’s the name of this handsome, always dressed-to-impress 2-year-old tuxedo kitty and his Bond girl, 2-year-old fiercely beautiful Honey Ryder is his number one! These strikingly gorgeous cats are ready for a new adventure filled with uncovering new mysteries, thwarting villains, and discovering the key to your heart. Both James and his Honey are very playful and outgoing kitties, making sure to check out all the new people who enter their domain. Each visitor offers a clue to who might be their next forever person, a mission that they are determined to complete! They use all kinds of secret weapons like our incredibly good looks, suave personalities, silky soft fur, and usurping charm. Even though they like adventure, they’ve always lived life indoors and are perfectly happy chasing toy mice and watching the world through the windows. These cats will make great family pets and can’t wait for their mission to be complete! Won’t you come down and let these kitties show you the world is not enough without us in it? They’ll show you that you only live twice — once when you’re born, and once when you adopt these two amazing kitty cats! They are both in great health and come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for a combined adoption fee of $180.
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