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Dog Services offering classes; seeking volunteers, people to adopt homeless dogs

The public is invited to visit the Clackamas County Dog Services (CCDS) Animal Adoption and Education Center at 13141 S.E. Highway 212 to meet adoptable dogs who need a loving home. Dogs are available for viewing Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., or online anytime at

Pet owners and those considering adopting may also be interested in classes and events scheduled in the next few weeks:

• Pet First Aid/CPR Class - April 13 or Nov. 2, 1-2:15 p.m. Cost: $15. Call 503-655-8628 to register.

• My New Dog Class - First Fridays, 7-8 p.m. and third Saturdays, 1-2 p.m.  No charge. For dog owners who want to resolve problems with new their dog, fast-forward the bonding process and establish immediate good behavior in their new best friend. To make sure the class is offered the day you want to attend, check the class and event calendar at

• Animal Adoption and Education Center Volunteer Open House - Monday, Feb. 11, noon-5 p.m.  Stop by to gather information, go on a tour between noon and 1 p.m., and learn about volunteering in the Adoption and Education Center or with the Clackamas Dogs Foundation. For more information, email or drop in. 

• Charity Golf Tournament for the Dogs - Clackamas Dogs Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising friends and funds for CCDS, will be holding its first-ever Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, June 7. Volunteers and sponsors are needed.  To support or participate, contact Maura White, or 503-722-6729.

CCDS provides a wide variety of services throughout Clackamas County including dog licensing; sick, injured and emergency dog rescue; pet protective custody; bite investigations; quarantine of dogs that have bitten and are not rabies vaccinated; inspection of dog kennels, obedience training, pet first aid classes and spay/neuter services. 

More information about Clackamas County Dog Services is available at or, or by calling 503-655-8628.

For more information, contact Development Officer Maura White at or 503-722-6729.

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