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Portland is recognized nationally as being “the best” place for many things. Help us become THE best place for pets and turn the greater Portland Metro area community into a Petopia where both pets & people thrive.

We believe that by extending compassion and kindness to all pets, we enrich the lives of people as well. Be a part of it today!

 

There are many wonderful local shelters and rescue groups in the greater Portland Metro area that might have the right match for you.

Who knows, your next best friend might be waiting for you right now.

Thank you for considering adoption!

You can also visit these great local organizations’ websites for the most up-to-date adoptable animals:

Animal Aid
Cat Adoption Team
Bonnie L Hays Small Animal Shelter
Clackamas County Dog Services
Humane Society for Southwest Washington
Multnomah County Animal Services
Oregon Humane Society
Pixie Project
Project Pooch
Family Dogs New Life

For a complete listing of adoptable pets in your area, please go to https://www.petfinder.com/.

Looking to make a difference? Petopia offers many opportunities for volunteering – everything from walking shelter dogs, planning events, socializing cats, building fences, helping at a pet food bank, to addressing envelopes for newsletter mailings.

No matter what your interest, here are a few organizations in our community that have plenty of ways for you to help!

Cat Adoption Team

Clackamas County Animal Services

Dove Lewis

Fences for Fido

Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon

Humane Society for Southwest Washington

Multnomah County Animal Services

Oregon Humane Society

The Pongo Fund

PAW Team

Project Pooch

Washington County Animal Services

For a variety of volunteer opportunities, you can also search under Hands on Portland.

They provide a loving home environment and a temporary respite for shelter animals and help get them ready for adoption. Interested in opening your home to one of these deserving animals?

Contact the organizations below for more information on becoming a foster parent!

Animal Aid

Cat Adoption Team

Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter

Humane Society for Southwest Washington

Multnomah County Animal Services

Oregon Humane Society

Pixie Project

Family Dogs New Life

ASAP and its programs rely solely on the charitable contributions of foundations, businesses and private individuals. ASAP is not a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charity at this time. However, gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law since the Oregon Humane Society, well-respected for prudent financial management, serves as our fiscal agent.

Any contribution, no matter how small or large, will better the lives of our community’s pets. You may know us from our highly successful Spay & Save program, a low-cost spay/neuter program that serves cat owners in need of financial assistance, as well as people who feed stray or feral cats. The program has altered more than 65,000 cats in six years since its launch in February 2010, and has decreased the number of cats entering Portland Metro area shelters from the public by 38%. We are now embarking on the next phase of projects and programs that will turn our community into a place where pets & people thrive.

You can mail a contribution to the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland c/o Oregon Humane Society at 1067 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97211 – checks payable to the Oregon Humane Society – ASAP Fund.

Already have a favorite shelter, rescue or other animal welfare organization? We encourage donations to any other Portland/Vancouver based organization helping animals and their people.

If you’re looking to make an impact and better the lives of pets & their people in our community, Petopia is the perfect place for you to make a difference while making a living.

Click on the links below for job opportunities at these Petopia partners –

Cat Adoption Team

Humane Society for Southwest Washington

Oregon Humane Society

In Petopia, we are all about learning. The greater Portland Metro area offers a wealth of lectures, classes and online resources for pet lovers and advocates. See below to get started and expand your knowledge.

Animal Community Talks

Oregon Humane Society Training Classes

Dove Lewis Community Workshops