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Saturday, August 29, 2015

"PEBBLES" sweetheart pretty pitbull

I've had lots of interest, but not yet any good adopter (no fault of my own)  I've been here quite a while, and am feeling the stress for sure...When you meet me outside the kennel, you will see that I am truly amazing!!!!   I hope you will ask to meet me in a quieter place.  I'm seriously cute and a nice medium size.

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink

Hey everybody! My name is Pebbles and I'm looking for a loving family. It is stressful here in the kennels and I hope to find my family soon. I am an active girl that loves people. Sometimes I get so excited that I actually hit myself in the face with my own tail. Pretty silly, huh? My tail can easily knock down the little guys, so please no kids under 8 years old in the home. The shelter is recommending that we attend reward based classes together, so I can become an outstanding canine citizen. I am so excited and eager to learn. I may look like a whirlwind in my kennel, but as soon as you get me out, I settle and focus on my people. Please come down and meet me today. I am about 4 years old and weigh 51 pounds.


"SMOKEY" well trained Chocolate Lab mix knows sit, shake, come and more!

Please don't let your newly adopted shelter dogs  " off leash" outside your fenced yard until you have bonded, and know your dog really well.  Smokey is amazing on a long lead, and hopefully will be great off leash, but he needs a committed adopter to ensure that he listens well to them and will always come when called....just dog, deserves a great owner
Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!
here's my Mcas weblink
Hi! I'm Smokey! I am a 5 year old male chocolate lab mix. I can be a bit wary of new people and new surroundings, but just bring out a tug toy or a ball, and I will open right up to you! I can become quite the attention seeker once I know I am safe. I know my basic commands and I am very treat motivated. I would prefer a house with children over the age of 12 years. If you are looking for a big man to fill that empty space in your life, then I am your guy! I weigh about 82 pounds. Please come and meet me today!


"HENRY" I love attention - big white bunny

Henry loves attention!  He has been waiting for a home for 3 months. He is a sociable and outgoing bunny. Henry is used to lots of people going by his kennel in the shelter hallway.
I bet he would love to be a nice Mascot in some store or business, with a responsible caretaker(s) of course, and plenty of daily out of kennel exercise time in an big xpen or other easy to manage place.
Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink

Henry is a one year old New Zealand mix. He is white with pink eyes and has one ear tip missing, giving him real character. Henry will be neutered and microchipped before heading home with you. His adoption fee is only $30 and does not include the cage. Visit Henry today and find out how great a bunny companion can be!


"HARLEY" gentleman big chocolate Lab/Chessy mix

Shelter life is tough for me.  I'm a big boy, and need a quiet easy going dog experienced home. I sometimes guard stuff like toys and food, so I need some management for that.  But I'm a nice boy, just not what everyone runs to the shelter to adopt!   Hope to see you soon, shelter life is stressful for me, wish my people had come to get me.....
I'm on adoption, but in a different area of the shelter, so please make sure to ask for me!

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink

Hello there my name is Harley and I am a neutered male around 9 yrs old. I am hoping to find the right match with my new family. I have to be solo as in no other dogs in household and probably no cats as well. I tend to be reactive towards other dogs so lots of management is needed. I have been hanging out in an office but I have tendencies to guard my things and somethings people. I am looking for the special adopter who will seek out professional training to work with my resource guarding. Could you be the one? I am requesting an adult home only please.



"CALEB" Heeler mix - UPDATE - check out my play dog moves

Aug 29, 2015

UPDATE! I'm doing great in a short term foster home - I can't stay here for too long, and I'll be back at the shelter next week probably unless I'm adopted sooner. I am a good example of the need for good MCAS Foster Homes....but I was also doing ok when out of the kennel area with dog shelter volunteers - very sweet and loving always.

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink

I’m enjoying this new chapter in my life. You see, I came to the shelter with entropian (eyelashes growing into my eyes). The shelter performed surgery and got me all fixed up. I feel so much better and can actually see clearly now! In the shelter environment I was pretty scared but now that I’m in a foster home I’m blossoming. I love my doggie siblings and do my best to get them to play. It’s said I’m too interested in the cat to consider them in my new home. I’m a sweet heart that enjoys laying my big head on laps and offering some sloppy kisses to willing (or not) humans. I’m just a youngster with more learning to go but I have a great start. I’m house trained, walk well on leash and know sit and down. I can rest quietly in my crate for short spells and love my treats so additional training will be a snap! I’m a good boy looking for a great family! I am 18 months old and weigh a sleek 60 lbs. To learn more about me, contact my foster mom, Angela, at 503-807-1516 :)
here's me at my temporary foster home!



here's me on a hike with my foster mom


I feel so much better since my eye surgery!!! 
YOU can help more MCAS shelter animals like me get the special medical care they need! like I was able to receive to fix my painful
eye entropian (my eyelash's turned into my eyeballs, ouch!)
Please contribute to the MCAS "DOLLY'S FUND!
all donations are used to help the animals get special medical care

here's me before my "entropian" eye surgery. 
 My eyelashes were "turning in" and scratching my eyeballs.
obviously painful!

"MELODY" sensitive young mix - wants a stable (more quiet) indoor home

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink 

Hello! My name is Melody and I'm a sensitive lady that's looking for a quiet home. I was found on the side of the freeway with my little brother, Coda. We were very scared, but are slowly coming out of our shells. I have to admit that he's a bit braver than I. Unfortunately I have very low self confidence and I am hoping that my new family will help show me that the world is not a scary place. The shelter is highly recommending that we attend reward based classes together to help me build my confidence. I am very food motivated, so I should catch on quickly. I am eager to please. I am a very sweet girl that loves people. I will stick by your side like your own shadow! I have recently met some kids and I just adored them and was very gentle. I hope you come and meet me today! I can't wait to become someone's partner for life! I am around 1 year old and weigh 37 pounds



WAYNE" sure is a handsome fella

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink

Hey! The name is Wayne. I sure am a handsome fella, don't you think? I am a 2 year old chihuahua mix that weighs 11 lbs. I have been a bit shy at the shelter, but have become quite the sweet guy with staff members I trust. Ask them, and they'll tell you how awesome my cuddling skills are! I would really enjoy a nice, quiet home with no kids under 10. I am cute and can be friendly, but little kids moving too fast make me nervous! If you like what you see, and want to know more, come down to meet me. You'll be glad you did!



Friday, August 28, 2015

"FRANK" friendly little havanese mix

Like all shaggy dogs, I'll need routine grooming to make sure I don't become painfully matted.  I'm a sweet boy!!

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink

Hello there! My name is Frank and I am quite the little character outside of my kennel. I am a little on the chunky side, so I have a super cute little waddle to my walk. Of course I am asking that my new family place me on a diet and exercise plan though. I enjoy going for brisk walks, so it shouldn't take too much effort. I just really enjoy being with my people and sitting on a comfy lap. It does take me a little time to show you my true colors, so I am asking for a home with children over the age of 8 years. The little guys can be a little too much for me. If you are interested in having a relaxed companion, please come and meet me today! I am about 10 years old and weigh 32 pounds.


"SHASTA" pretty medium size red dog

Shasta would love a good home where she gets good quality no grain food, and routine flea treatment

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink

Hello. My name is Shasta, and I am a female Heeler/Beagle mix who is ready for a quiet home to spend my days. I am a pretty mellow girl inside the home, but on the leash I love to use my nose and explore, and I still have got some legs left under me! I am not someone who likes fast movement, or a lot of loud noises, so no kids would be best for me. My ideal home would just be a comfy bed for me to sleep on (trust me, I like sleeping), a walk or two during the day, and maybe some fun TV to watch at night with my new family. I hope that sounds like you! I am 8 years old and weigh 40 pounds.



"WALTER" UPDATE - now in foster! sweetheart older guy

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!
Now in a MCAS Foster Home!

here's my Mcas weblink

Howdy there! My name is Walter. I'm a sweet old guy looking for a laid back home. I'm about 10 years old and weigh in at about 70lbs. I like being petted, eating treats, going for short walks and hanging out with people. Looking for a buddy? I am currently in foster care. If you are interested in visiting with me please email the foster coordinator, Alix, at




Thursday, August 27, 2015

"INDIGO RESCUE" currently has Lots of great local area big puppies for adoption

Indigo Rescue has 21 medium/large and large breed puppies for adoption right now, and is looking for homes who have time to devote to a large breed active dog. It's  unusual for Indigo Rescue to have so many puppies. They focus on helping local shelter dogs (regardless of size, age or breed) who don't do well in the shelter and would do better in a foster home style rescue group.

Two of three "moms" of these litters came into the local county shelter pregnant...and the other pregnant mom was sadly being rehomed for free on craigslist.....(really glad that she went into a good rescue program like Indigo Rescue so that mom and the pups would get great care and good homes)
All the 3 litters have been getting good care and a good start in life!

2 of the MOMS, Ryan and Loki are also available for adoption!

I'm Ryan!
I'm Loki!

If you are interested in being considered a home for adoption, please fill out the application on their petfinder link. You can also see some of them at Adoption Outreach "We have a few of our dogs available for meets at the Tanasbourne Petco on Thursdays from 4-7pm and at PetSmart on 185th every other Sunday from noon until 3pm" The adoption consideration process can be quite lengthy..... but if you are a good committed home for a larger breed puppy and have the time and energy to devote to one, it is well worth applying. Indigo doesn't not do first come/first serve adoptions and want to find the best match for each dog.

here are some of the puppies who are currently available for adoption (photos courtesy Indigo Rescue)



"GRETA" UPDATE! nice senior pitbull

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

Greta is now in an MCAS Foster Home! 
here's my Mcas weblink 

Hello, my name is Greta! Like lounging on the couch after a steady walk? We might be a great match! I am a mature lady who still has a get up and go attitude. My new family will be sure to fall in love with my charming personality! They should be able to provide me with regular flea control to make sure my hair grows back nice and healthy. My shelter friends don't know much about my skills with other dogs but think a respectful dog and a slow introduction may be okay. I have some health concerns that aren't uncommon in older gals like me: I have a limp and some lumps and bumps, the most concerning of which have been removed. I'd love the opportunity to spend the rest of my days in a happy, loving home. I am around 12 years old and weigh 60 pounds. GRETA is currently in foster care. Contact my foster mom, at or 503-544-5684 for more information and to set up a time to meet me!