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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

"NUTRELLA"... "SAMUEL WHISKERS"... "CHELSEA CHEESE" and Friends! PET MICE!


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

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I am a social young adult that is looking for a new home. I came to the shelter with several mice friends and am looking for a family that can continue with my social skills. My adoption fee is $10.




"ENGLAND" and "BELGIUM" delightful Guinea Pigs


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!


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This shy cavy has not been handled much and is learning that being petted & picked up means good things like fresh greens! England loves her greens & has been known to make silly noises when she senses them nearby. She has lived with other guinea pigs so with proper housing & positive introductions, she may enjoy the company again.  6 mths, 2 lbs


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This handsome young male cavy is in search of new housing. Belgium is social for a guinea pig and knows that being petted & picked up mean fresh greens, which he makes silly guinea pig noises when he sees them! He may enjoy living near (but not housed with) another guinea pig.  6 mths 1.4 lbs


"JERRY" and "STANLEY" budgie (parakeet) Buds


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!



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Jerry/Stanley is a young, people shy budgie that enjoys the company of the others in his flock. Please adopt him with another of his flock mates or add him to an existing colon so that his is not lonely.
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"ADOPTION Special!


From July 20-22, adoption fees are reduced by 50% for all animals seven months and older at Multnomah County Animal Services during the Summer Lovin' Adoption Special. This means you can adopt a cat, dog, or rabbit for half of the normal adoption fee. License fees apply for Multnomah County residents.
multcopets.org/summer-lovin


Normal adoption rates (before Adoption Special reductions) are:

Dog adoptions

  • $250 for puppies under 7 months
  • $150 for dogs between 7 months and 6 years
  • $60 for dogs 6 years and older

Cat adoptions

  • $120 for kittens under 7 months
  • $80 for cats between 7 months and 6 years
  • $30 for cats 6 years and older
  • BOGO- Adopt a pair of cats of any age and the second cat (equal or lesser fee) will be half the normal adoption fee. Not applicable with other offers.  Consider adopting bonded pairs, or adopt a senior mentor cat for your kitten.

Rabbits or Ferrets

  • $30

Adoption fees include the following services:

  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • First set of vaccinations, including rabies
  • Health exam at the shelter
  • Health exam at a vet clinic
  • Microchip
Please note: Pet license fees are not included in the price of adoption and must be paid separately.  You can see our licensing fees here.

"CHARMIN" darling little black pitbull


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

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My name is Charmin or Charming Charmin. I am a very loving dog who is really happiest being where my people are. I would love nothing more than the curl up with you and give you kisses and watch tv, go for a walk, a run, a hike or just play. I'm a sweet girl who will light up your life! Through thick and thin, I will be by your side. I am around 1 year old and weigh about 52lbs. If there are kids in my new home, they should be 8 years old & up.  1 yr 53 lbs 





"BLOND BOMBSHELL" cutie Chihuahua


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

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My name is Blonde Bombshell because I'm so cute and irresistible. I'm a petite little thing about 1 year old and 5lbs. If you are looking for a cuddle bug that also likes to play and explore, then I am the dog for you! Through thick and thin, I will be by your side. Because I can get a little scared sometimes, the shelter is recommending a quiet home with kids 8 years & up.  1 yr 5 lbs 
 


"TOAST" fun Bulldoggie/terrier type puppy!


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

Toast, male, bulldoggie/terrier type pup
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"TOMO" Big hearted Huge Mastiff


Incredible Canine hunk!  Tomo will be more costly to care for than some dogs - food and health - so make sure you have finances budgeted to support this. Cool dog!

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

Tomo, male, Tosa Inu Mastiff
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Hi! My name is Tomo! I am a beautiful Tosa Inu that is looking for a new family. I am the dog who is always prepared for a marathon - as long as it is a movie marathon. There is nothing I love more than a cozy, warm bed and some good company. We can discuss our favorite foods while you give me pets and attention. I promise to provide you with lots of laid-back love and friendship if you save me a spot on the couch - or at least on the floor next to you! I am looking for a family that can provide me with positive training techniques, as I am sensitive to handling. I also have quite a few medical issues that will need to be addressed with my my adopter's veterinarian. Please speak with your adoption counselor about my special needs. Kids 15 and up due to handling sensitivity.  5 yrs 10 mths, 127 lbs








Monday, July 16, 2018

"BUNNIES!"..."Ricochet Rabbit"..."Thimbleberry".."Thunderberry"


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!



Ricochet Rabbit  (RR is big handsome curious guy who likes to be petted)

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Riccochet Rabbit a very active, curious bunny who is still a little shy of people. They probably have not had much human interaction in their past, but they are learning to associate humans with good things like food and pets. Be consistently gentle while he gets to know you and you'll be quickly rewarded!  1 yr 7.4lbs

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Thunderbunny has probably not been handled much in their past and is still learning that good things can happen when people pick them up. Like many animals they are happiest with all four feet firmly on the ground! They permit handling but are anxious when being held, sometimes they like to be in the middle of everything but may strongly object to being picked up. The more you practice gently picking them up, the easier it will be for both of you.  1 yr 8 lbs

Thimbleberry
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Thimbleberry is an active, curious bunny who is still a little shy of people. They have had some human interaction in their past and are learning to associate humans with good things like food and pets. Thimbleberry likes to be petted, to explore new areas, eat fresh greens from your hand & is learning to be consistent with their litterbox use!  1 yr 5 lbs



"BOLT" (aka "BO") Need help -sensitive Lab mix -

I don't understand why none of our local rescue groups have come  to help Bolt,  this great local dog who waited over 6 months in a noisy stressful kennel to get adopted - and is now "unavailable" for adoption - but can still go to foster/rescue.
Local rescue groups could have saved Bolt much stress, by providing him with a good foster home to relax in until adopted.   Rescue Groups/shelters whose mission is often to"save dogs from "high kill" shelters (usually in California, because we in Oregon now try to have "No- Kill Shelters") often don't take from local open intake kennels like MCAS - which accepts all the stray and often owner surrendered dogs but where dogs can linger in the shelter for a long time and often start going downhill. So hey rescue groups how about "Rescuing" some of our own worthy dogs like Bolt, Rhonda, Mystic, Mya?
ps- I know that some of the rescues do help out with these dogs, and it is appreciated!!

 Bolt isn't currently available for adoption - due to a bite incident that occurred when aggressive drunks came into the adoption kennels, not his fault, but sadly it's one more thing stacked against him.

ps -   More than any of the other local animal shelters - private or public - MCAS provides some of the dogs who might have "some infraction" on their records" a second chance to find homes. Bo was originally adopted from our largest local privately funded shelter, but they wouldn't come to his aide when he was surrendered by the owner:(


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I love this guy and things have made it tough for him to find a new home. Bo has been in a kennel for a long time - now, over 6 months - and is becoming more barky when dogs go by his kennel - he used to just ignore the noise...  He's an amazing dog for some lucky person(s), and if I were in the position to do so, would foster or adopt him. I just hope Bo finds the right home who is responsible, can make a commitment, and understands and appreciate him like so many of us do, AND give him the time he'll need to adjust.  I would love to be able to do happy update pics of Bo sometime in his new home! 

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
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FLASH! PEW! You almost didn't see me there did ya!? My name is Bolt, I am a 4 year old, 56 lb lab mix who has worked my way into the hearts of many volunteers and staff here at MCAS. It could be because of my sweet and sensitive eyes, my gentle kennel presentation, or my stylish-superhero looks! For those I recognize and adore, I stand on my hind legs and greet them happily at the front of my kennel. I do have a prey drive for smaller critters, and the shelter is seeking an adult-only home with no other animals. I have some other adoption requirements, which the shelter will review with you during the interview process. Do you think I could marvel my way into your life? Ask to meet me today!  4 1/2, 56 lbs

Bolt (aka Bo) Pet of Week Flyer June 25, 2018

"Bolt's really a gentle and sweet boy. He just needs a good, patient
owner to keep him safe."  AL

FLASH! PEW! You almost didn't see me there did ya!? My name is Bolt, I am a 4 year old, 56 lb lab mix who has worked my way into the hearts of many volunteers and staff here at MCAS. It could be because of my sweet and sensitive eyes, my gentle kennel presentation, or my stylish-superhero looks! For those I recognize and adore, I stand on my hind legs and greet them happily at the front of my kennel. I do have a prey drive for smaller critters, and the shelter is seeking an adult-only home with no other animals. I have some other adoption requirements, which the shelter will review with you during the interview process. Do you think I could marvel my way into your life? Ask to meet me today!  4 1/2, 56 lbs



"NELLIE" easy going mature Pitmix

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

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My name is Nellie and I am really happiest being where my people are. I would love nothing more than the curl up on your lap or trot along with you on walks. If you are seeking a relaxed and easy-going friend to keep you company through your life, then I am the dog for you! Through thick and thin, I will be by your side. I can be shy at times, but warm up quickly. Please come and meet me today!  9 yrs 53 lbs


  

"ARTU" american shelter dog mix (border collie, pointer, pitmix?)


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

"Artu is an athletic and spry guy. He sure can fly through the air when chasing after a ball! He really enjoys his walks and play time. I could see Artu making a great hiking partner or running buddy."
Kelly
 
Artu, american shelter dog mix
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My name is Artu and My favorite hobby is exploring! I am a curious, smart dog and I love to learn new things about the world around me. I would love to have a job to do or learn some new tricks to give my mind something to work on. I do not shy away from novel situations and if you can keep me mentally and physically stimulated, I will be your loving friend forever. I can be sensitive to handling and will need an adult only home and I am also not fond of other animals and will need to be the only animal in your home. Please come and meet me today!  2 yrs 4mths, 51 lbs
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Artu is a Smart dog! He learned "go around" (the pole) in about 2 tries (given treats and praise)
I think he has a lots of cool Border Collie personality traits, the nice runners build of a Pointer type, and perhaps the face/eye markings of a Pitbull mix.  But, it's all a guess:)




"ASPEN GRACE" young German Shepherd


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

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I am Aspen Grace, a fun loving and energetic German Shepherd. Dogs like me love to get out and play but are not always sure what to do with our mouths. I can tend to get so excited I jump for the first thing I see, and the game is on! My ideal family will be active, patient and use positive training methods to help me become a more refined pup. I think working with a trainer would be a fun way for us to bond and learn together. I am eager to learn and can't wait to show you how smart I am! I will need to be the only animal in your home and if you have kids, they will need to be over the age of 8 years. Please come and meet me today!  1 yr 4 mths, 60lbs

Aspen is a favorite among the volunteers - She's just so much fun! She adores her tennis balls and rope toys. She will even splash around in the kiddie pool. Although she initially bounces like a kangaroo, after 15 minutes of playtime, she becomes much more mellow. Here's another photo of this gorgeous girl: http://tinypic.com/r/huk3lw/9
 Kelly
 thanks Kelly
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"MYSTIC" (very Labby type) Ridgeback? houndy too, maybe pitmix?

Mystic is a great dog, and none of us can understand why 
she has been waiting 4 months for a  home! 

The more that Mystic has a chance to get to know you, the sillier and cuddlier she becomes. Yesterday she was squirreling up to me, and flinging herself onto my lap for pets and hanging out, then rolling around in the grass....unfortunately, she was too close to get any of these photos with my camera!
I think Mystic sometimes feels shy with new people, and she presents as "hyper," only because she is nervous and doesn't like the social pressure.
  
If you would like to give a great shelter dog a chance for a good home, then please come visit her just hang out and maybe offer Mystic a few treats, but then just let her be, giving no pressure to interact...  visit again and get to know her a little better.  She is a lovely dog, very beautiful color with soft fur and a nice medium size.
  Since Mystic is located in a "less busy/calmer" area of the kennels right now, you won't see her on the adoption row, so please ask to meet with her.  Seriously, we all like Mystic, and no one can figure out why she is still homeless!  Sure wish she'd get a great home soon where she can relax and feel secure.

"Another great "long term dog"; at MCAS. Mystic is so happy when I come to get her out of her kennel for a walk. She is good on a leash and so happy on her walks. She has been here so long, I have no idea why, and has become increasingly more agitated. She just needs a loving home that all."   Mcas volunteer

"Tiny bubbles (tiny bubbles)
Make me warm all over
With a feeling that I'm gonna
Love you till the end of time"  :)
relaxing during a  massage


 

a 2x cowlicks butt!
photos courtesy ResQAnimal massage

Volunteer Quimby L of ResQ Animal Massage - thanks, great pics!
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"Mystic has been an absolute delight whenever I’ve been wit
h her. She’s funny and playful and affectionate. She’s SO ready for a loving home and someone who will play with her. I know she will flourish when she’s out of the shelter environment. Love her!!"  ResQ Animal Massage

"Mystic also knows "shake" and loves attention... She's a very sweet girl!"   Kelly

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

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ABRACADABRA! Did I impress you with my magic skills? My name is Mystic, a 4 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix that weighs 63lbs! If you love exercise and keeping active, then we will be fast friends. I will go for a run in the morning, a hike in the afternoon, play fetch in the evening, and unwind with some card tricks before bed - and I would love nothing more than to have someone who can keep up with me. It is important that I have an outlet for my boundless energy, so let us get together and explore the outdoors! I will need to be the only animal in your home and if you have kids in the home they will need to be over the age of 12 years. Please come and meet me today! I AM CURRENTLY IN ANOTHER PART OF THE SHELTER - ASK A STAFF MEMBER OR VOLUNTEER TO MEET ME TODAY!