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General Adoption Information

Dog adoption information & application, adoptable dogs, and Amazing New Beginnings!


We have some truly awesome dogs! See our adoptable dogs!

Clackamas County Dog Services
13141 SE Highway 212
Clackamas, OR 97015

Adoption Viewing Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
11:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Adoption Application
For more information on the adoption process call 503-722-6519.

Dogs can not be placed on hold without a completed application and can not be placed on hold via email or over the internet. To place a hold on a dog, please visit us at the shelter.

Waiting Period
There is a minimum 24 hour waiting period between applying for adoption and picking up your new pet

Spay/Neuter Requirement
We require that all dogs adopted from us be spayed or neutered.

Adoption Fees

Application fee
(applied to adoption fee if you adopt from Dog Services within one year)
Basic fees: under 6 years $120
Basic fees: over 6 years $80

Included with the cost of adoption, all adopting families receive:

  • A free Bordatella vaccination for their pet (as well as other vaccinations when appropriate and available)
  • A list of veterinarians who offer an initial free health screening
  • A goodie bag filled with product samples
  • Dollar-off coupons for food and pet-related services at local establishments
  • Helpful information and literature on feeding, training and care of their new family member
  • 2 FREE My Dog classes (held monthly)
  • A $25 discount off Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Manners class

For us, they're Happy Endings, but for the dogs and their new families, they're  Amazing New Beginnings!

Note on licensing

If owners live outside of Clackamas County or within city limits of the City of Gladstone, Lake Oswego, West Linn or Happy Valley, they will have to license their dog in their area. Check with your city or county about their licensing requirements. We insist that all dogs leaving our shelter and and those who live within our licensing area, must be licensed prior to leaving the shelter.


Our shelter does not have the facilities to accept large numbers of cats. We do occasionally have cats available for adoption when local cat rescue facilities are full. The fees associated with cat adoptions are the same as dogs, based on spay/neuter status. Fees include the adoption fee, a spay/neuter fee or deposit (if appropriate) and a supplies charge, to permit us to pay for the unique supplies needed by cats.

Return Policy

We recognize that in spite of everyone's best efforts, there will be times when a dog will simply not be the right fit at home.  Adoption returns may be made up to 90 days after adoption for a full refund.  We will happily work with you to find the dog that is just the right fit for your home.

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