Portland, Oregon has several forms of animal shelters close to the city however; many of these shelters are not no kill shelters. I and probably everyone else, understand the over crowding and ability for a shelter to take in only a certain number of animals but, after 20 years of doing animal rescue I cannot in my heart take an animal to a Kill shelter.
If you find yourself in need of an animal shelter here are some locations of no kill shelters in the Portland Oregon area.
The Cat Adoption Team
13174 SW Galbreath Drive
Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sherwood is only a few moments from Portland, being a metropolitan area of the city so taking a stray or unwanted cat to the center is not difficult. For clear directions visit the website included in the title. This is a no kill shelter and houses hundreds of cats of varying sizes, colors and breeds. The Cat Adoption Team also fosters some of their cats to local foster homes to create a more adoptable family pet. A wonderful team of caregivers work with the many cats located at The Cat Adoption Team headquarters giving individual attention to each cat and kitten in their care.
If you are looking to volunteer then contact the shelter for instructions on paperwork and training classes.
1741 Willamette Falls Drive
West Linn Oregon
Another location in the outskirts of Portland but easy to travel too, PAWS is also a no kill shelter for dogs and cats. This non-profit shelter can always use donations from those who love animals and wish to see them all in a forever home. Rules for adoption are quite strict to help make sure the home is appropriate for the pet chosen for adoption. If adopting obtain the adoption contract and submit it completed. The PAWS team will contact you if more information is needed. Some things to remember is you must be 18 years of age or have parental consent to adopt a pet; if living in rental property you must provide evidence that the landlord approves of the pet in the home, an inspection to make sure there is enough space on the property and a good fence for a dog may be requested.
PAWS can always use volunteers to do many things for their furry friends, contact them for training and instruction on how to become a foster parent of one of these beautiful furry kids.
Family Dogs New Life Shelter
9101 SE Stanley Ave
Hours: Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Monday – Wednesday 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
There is no appointment necessary and visiting the website gives you a wonderful picture of the animals that are in need of a forever home with a bit of the history behind how they became shelter dogs. Most of these pets are in need of a forever home and are well behaved and house broken. If an animal comes to the Family Dogs New Life Shelter in need of socialization and some training they are placed in a foster home where they are provided with what they each need. Volunteers are always needed contact Family Dogs New Life to volunteer time for these homeless and sometimes loveless friends.
Oregon Humane Society
1067 E Columbia Blvd
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday – Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Meeting Pets Hours are
Sunday – Wednesday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Oregon Humane Society is Portland’s largest no kill shelter. Housing dogs, cats, small animals and even some large animals such as horses, llamas and sheep OHS has been in the area for 141 years. Many of the OHS employees are volunteers. OHS make the program easy and comfortable, once training (9 hour class and hands on instruction) you can set your own volunteer hours. Check in and check out at the KIOSK and all that is required of you is a minimum of 12 hours a month.
OHS also provides the residents of Portland and surrounding areas with dog training classes, pet instruction and a gift store for those pet needs such as a leash, collar, crate and much more. OHS has strict adoption rules and no matter the size or kind of pet the client is trying to adopt the OHS rules apply and are enforced.
If you are searching for that addition to your family who is soft, furry, loyal, smiling and able to give kisses no matter what your mood then visit one of these no kill shelters as they are filled with lovable pets that need their forever home.