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To protect the health of our public and our employees during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Clackamas County has closed this office to the public, effective until at least June 15.
  • Licensing late fees are waived until 60 days after the emergency is lifted 
  • No adoption viewing or adoptions are available at this time 
  • We are taking in stray dogs and allowing reclaims by appointment only. 
  • Volunteering programs are suspended until further notice 
  • We encourage finders of lost pets to attempt to locate their owners when possible. If you have found a lost pet, please use these options to reunite pets with owners.

We provide dog sheltering, stray care, adoptions, and lost and found services. We reunite owners with lost dogs and match adoptable dogs with good homes. Is your home a good match for one of our dogs?

See these resources for help with other kinds of animals like birds and wild animals.

View our Maddie's Fund annual statistics to see how our shelter is doing.

Adopt A Dog

Please note the 24-hour waiting period for adoption applications; waiting period for pre-approved applications does not apply. After an application is approved, potential adopters can schedule meet and greets with our adoptable dogs. After this, adoption appointments can be set up.

License A Dog

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Keeping your dog’s license current is important and we know you feel that way, too! So, we’re giving you more time to license. All dogs need a current rabies vaccination for their license to be purchased or renewed. While we are still sending out notices to let you know when it time to renew…we want you to “stay home, save lives” and maintain social distance, and we recognize that these may be barriers to getting your pet’s rabies vaccination.

Because of this, Dog Services is waiving dog license late fees for 60 days after the state of emergency is lifted. If your dog’s rabies vaccination is already current, we encourage you to go online to obtain or renew your license if it’s due.

Make a Report

Please call 503-655-8628 or fill out our Investigation Request Form. Our office can take reports for dogs running at large, aggressive dogs running at large, menacing, livestock incidents involving dogs, barking complaints outside of city limits, neglect, and dog bite incidents. For neighbor disputes, such as barking dog complaints, you also may contact the Dispute Resolution Center for assistance with talking to your neighbors.

Bites by rabies-susceptible animals should be reported within 24 hours from the incident to the county in which the victim resides. If you receive a bite from an animal—especially a wild animal—that breaks or compromises the skin and/or draws blood, it is very important that you report the bite immediately.

Barking Dogs

There are a lot of reasons why a dog is a problem barker.  Learn about possible causes, solution options and how we can help.

More Owner Resources

Links to resources for dog owners from finding a vet to information on our spay/neuter financial assistance program and to find out more about our microchip and vaccination clinics.

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Support Us

Each donation allows the dogs in our care to enjoy a better quality of life during their stay with us.

Help us to provide our "guests" with a high quality of life.

Make A Donation to the Clackamas Dogs Foundation

Learn about the organization that makes many of our programs possible.  

In the past 9 years, ASAP has reduced euthanasia in Portland's shelters by 90% and now saves 95% of cats and dogs

Phone:503-655-8628
Fax:503-557-2829
Email:dogcontrol@clackamas.us

13141 SE Hwy 212 Clackamas, OR 97015

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⚠ Due to COVID-19, our offices are closed to the public. At this time the closure is expected to continue through June 15. Our employees are available and working to meet your needs remotely.