We also encourage you to call before visiting any county office.
- Stray dogs may be brought in by appointment. To make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-655-8628.
- 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
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.
Lost And Found Pets
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.
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.
Each donation allows the dogs in our care to enjoy a better quality of life during their stay with us.