Why Petopia?

Because the majority of people have pets, and they need a voice

The Facts buttonThere are over one million pets in the greater Portland metro region living in 56% of the region’s households.

There are more than twice as many dogs and cats in households than kids under 18.

Because pets and their people help power our economy

The Facts buttonPet expenditures help power businesses and jobs.

Pet related sales in our area conservatively estimated at $411.6 million in 2015.

Because Pets are good for us

The Facts buttonMore and more studies document the benefits of having a pet.

One such report estimates that pet ownership saves $11.7 billion in health care costs in the US. This translates to $80 million in savings for our four-county region!

Because this region is rockin’ it for pets already

The Portland metro area animal shelters have a national lifesaving reputation. And we’re already ranked as one of the best places to live.

  • Read about our area’s Progress –  how we are building PETOPIA right here in PDX.
  • Learn how you can help Create PETOPIA, ‘cause we’re not done yet!

Because we’re PDX and we can DO THIS

This means you Portland, and Beaverton, and Vancouver, and all the over two-million citizenry of the metro area: Multnomah, Clark, Washington, and Clackamas Counties. We’re proud to live here and we’re building something to make us even prouder.