Dog Services

License your dog

We provide dog shelter, 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?

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You’re invited to our open house!

Come by for a tour of the shelter and meet our dedicated staff who support the dogs, dog owners and all residents of Clackamas County. Bring any questions you may have and bring your friends!

Our doors will be open on Thursday, June 14 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for guests to take a self-guided tour around our shelter with stations to talk to staff about our services including dog licensing, volunteering and our intake process for dogs. Give us a call if you have any additional questions at 503-655-8628. We’ll see you there! Respond to and share the Facebook event.

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Wish list for dogs at the county shelter

We accept donations such as enrichment toys, dog food, treats and medical supplies at the shelter. Each donation allows the dogs in our care to enjoy a better quality of life during their stay with us. Review the current wish list.

Licensing

Licensing your dog will help us reunite you should your dog become lost. Licensing also helps pay for the care of homeless animals while we attempt to find them a new home. If you are on any sort of government assistance, you are eligible to receive a voucher for a no-cost spay or neuter and a rabies vaccine when purchasing a one-year dog license. Purchase or renew a license.

Free microchipping, rabies vaccination for licensed dogs

We offer free microchipping dogs on the fourth Saturday of every month between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. for county-licensed dogs. We also offer free rabies vaccinations when purchasing or renewing a license at the clinic. Microchipping and rabies vaccine details.

License your dog. It's the law.

Is barking a problem?

Continuously barking dogs can be an annoying neighborhood problem. Our barking dog resolution program is designed to resolve issues related to continuous barking.

If your dog is barking excessively, consult our guide to why dogs bark.

Dog waste management 

If pet waste is left on the ground, it may eventually make its way into a nearby storm drain or stream the next time it rains.

  • Storm drains in streets and yards direct storm runoff to the nearest stream or into the ground.
  • Decaying pet waste consumes oxygen, releases ammonia, and carries harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites, such as E. coli.
  • Pet waste contains nutrients that promote weed and algae growth.

More on pet waste management

Keep our water clean. Pick up after your pet.

How we're doing

View our Maddie's Fund annual statistics.

We are a founding partner of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland