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! Nĭ hăo! Hi! I’m Jesse (#2861) from Shanghai and I’m SO happy to be in the US (where I’ve been for 2 months now). I can’t really tell you about the first year of my life, but I know it wasn’t easy. You can see from my early picture (below) that I’d been picked up as a stray and fastened with a short chain in a scooter/bike parking lot to be a “guard dog” (I’m not really much good at guarding because all I want is attention and love from people and I don’t bark much). I got fed occasionally, sometimes given water, and was pretty much neglected until a nice man from New York who was visiting in China rescued me, found someone to get me to a vet, then send me to GBR! Whew! I was so excited, I think I could have flown here under my own power!
I’m about a year old boy, 60 lbs, and one very cute dog, if I do say so myself. Sometimes it pays to be cute because I don’t have the best manners in the world, but I’m willing to learn and I really like to please. Getting attention from nice people is about the best thing in the world – aside from having lots of toys! I have to admit, my mouth can get over active sometimes, so it’s best to give me lots of toys so that there’s always something to chew on and play with.
I’ve been described as being like an overgrown 12 week old puppy so I really need someone who will help me learn house manners, set some boundaries for me and teach me to respect them. I’ve been working on my leash manners and am getting better, but I still like to pull when there’s something interesting to check out. I’ve been described as “one very enthusiastic dog” – that’s good, right? Ya gotta love life, and I do. Oh, and did I mention that I love to play in water??
I do pretty well around other dogs, but I might be best as the only dog in the family. I’m a bit of an attention hog, but can you blame me after being on my own so long with no one to love me? I’m a golden, after all. I’d love to have someone who is home most of the time with me, but I can settle quietly in a kennel if you give me some toys to keep me occupied.
Basically, I’m a super sweet, happy, loving, energetic dog who needs a family of my own. I will do best with regular exercise, continued (and consistent) training, and oh yeah, LOTS of attention! Look into my eyes and you’ll fall in love with my golden heart. I’m ready to share all that golden love with you. Will you be the family to take the time and give me a chance to prove what a good dog I can be?
Adoption fee: $750 plus $35 microchip fee
Jesse’s early picture:
Hey there superheroes! Are you looking for a new sidekick? I’m Bandy (#2827), and I’m your guy! I’d love to help you with everything you do. Laundry, walks, car rides, or watching TV, I’ll be by your side. I’m 8 years old, and I’m a handsome mix. My dad was a Golden, and my mom was a Lab, Boxer, German Shepherd mix. I’d say I mostly have the loving, eager-to-please nature of a Golden, but I also show my herding side since I always want to know where my people are.
I used to live with a lady who had me since I was a puppy, but her health prevented her from caring for me anymore, so I am looking for a new furever home. I lived a fairly sheltered life there, so I have been learning how to get out and about. I didn’t really know how to go for walks, but thanks to this thing called a harness, I walk daily around the neighborhood. I love being outside and really enjoy walks. There are so many things to smell! I don’t pull on my leash, aside from when I see another dog. Then I’ll bark and pull to go see them. I’ll need some continued training to control my emotions before I can make doggie friends.
New places can be a little scary for me, so I’ll need time to get used to anywhere we go. I always love a good car ride though. Whenever the garage is open, I like to go check out the car and see if I can hop in!
I am overall pretty healthy. I am at a healthy weight, and I only eat when I feel like it. I do love peanut butter or jerky treats though and will gladly eat those all day long!
At home, I am pretty mellow. Cuddling is my real expertise. I always want to be near you, and the closer to in your lap I can get, the better. I’ll let you know how much I adore you by sticking my nose right in your face and sniffing a bunch. I do like my dog beds if I can’t be on a person. I’m not big on toys, but I do enjoy a nylabone every so often. You can sometimes find me tossing it around and prancing like a puppy. I sometimes get some zoomies, especially before or after a walk. I settle down after a few laps though. I can stay home alone without causing any trouble, but I’d rather you hang out with me. I’ll cry a bit when you leave, and eventually just sleep. When you get home, I’ll be right there at the door waiting for you.
I’ve been working with a trainer to build some confidence and trust with my foster parents. I can show you all the neat things I’ve learned so we can keep working on them. I’d like to be an only dog and really prefer men.
I’m dreaming of a quiet home in the country where we can go on long secluded walks. After our walks we can hang out at home and I can help you with whatever you are working on. I just hope you have as much affection to give as I do!
Adoption fee: $300 + $35 microchip fee
Bandy is being fostered in the Portland, OR area
The Pixe Project
Hello! My name is Elfie and you guessed it- I am one of Santa’s little helpers! But this year, I am hoping I can be the one who is surprised with a present-my new home! I am a super adorable and tiny 1 year old Chihuahua weighing in around 7lbs. I am very playful and fun gal! Though I do like to chase those awesome squeaky toys, I am not one for fetch. I think I just love chase games in general because that is my favorite thing to do with my puppy pals too! Run around the play yard, stop, play bow, and then off again. I could go on for days! Just kidding. I would miss out on my other favorite thing: affection! In fact, I will even solicit pets by pushing my face into your hand. Kind of like those kitties! Did I mention they could join our party too? Since I am a little elf in a big world, I can sometimes be a little timid and would need to be in a home with kids 12 and up. Sweet, sensitive, fun, and playful, I am a definite bringer of joy and cheer! So fill out an application today and we can set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed 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