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Saturday, September 23, 2017

"JOLENE" teenage Border Collie mix...JAKE teenage Jack Russell/Doxie mix

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

JOLENE mcas weblink 
animal # 122392
Jolene here! I'm a sweet little Lab/Border Collie mix girl here to steal your heart! Like all puppies, I am a bundle of fun and goofy energy. Sometimes I get too enthusiastic and like to try to chew on my leash so I will need some basic manners training to help me be a perfect doggie citizen. As an active and intelligent lady who already knows "sit", I would love a home able to provide me with ample mental and physical stimulation. If you are looking for a smart companion to spend your days with, I'm your girl! 9 mths, 35 lbs (not fully grown) 

JAKE mcas weblink 
animal #51850
Hi there! My name is Jake and I'm looking for a new home. Unfortunately my owner passed away and I have ended up here at the shelter in search of a new family. I am a great little guy, but have been quite scared and overwhelmed here. I have lived with cats and children and did well. I love cats and other dogs. My new family will need to be patient with me and show me that the world isn't such a scary place. If you're looking for a playful guy that enjoys being in your lap, come and meet me today! I am about 10 months old and weigh 9.6 pounds (not fully grown)

"OSCAR" Nice Senior mix- houndy/shepherd type?

Old man looking for a better home!
Oscar came into the MCAS shelter severely underweight with thin hair and inflamed skin. He had fleas and severe dental disease. Oscar was treated for parasites and has had his broken and painful teeth removed. He has gained weight and his coat has grown back. Oscar is a laid back guy, but still has pep, and likes easy daily walks so he was smell all the delightful scents along the way. He'd like to be the only dog in his new retirement home. Come visit this sweetie soon :)

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink  (9/23 on hold for potential adopter)
animal # 116555

Hi there! My name is Oscar and I'm looking for a relaxing home. I am a gentle guy that is pretty laid back, but still enjoy going for daily walks. I do have some medical issues, so please speak with your adoption counselor about my needs. I did get neutered and have a dental here at the shelter, which is helping me feel better. I was in pretty rough shape when I arrived here and spent some time in foster care gaining enough wait for me to have surgery. The shelter has determined that I should not live with other dogs and will need a home without any canine friends. If you're looking for someone to binge watch Netflix with, I'm your boy! Please come and meet me today! I am about 12 years old and weigh 45 pounds

Here's  Oscar when he was first brought into the MCAS shelter - severly underweight with painful dental issues and thin hair/inflammed skin.

"SUZIE" calm mature peppy Boxer mix

Suzie is calm and mature but she is still peppy too! Suzie has great eye contact and never forgets a friend.
Please come visit Suzie and give a great senior a nice retirement home with you!
Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

SDOP Facebook commentI am a volunteer and Susie is definitely one of my favorites! She is super sweet and calm, walks well on the leash, loves to get out and walk. She has the cutest prance! Her eyes will melt your heart. She's a gem!"   Debbie S

Mcas weblink
animal #117190
Hi there! I'm a goofy Boxer mix lady searching for a new place to call my own. As you can see, I've got some weakness in my back end and I will need to be on medication to help manage my pain in the future. Because of this sensitivity, I would need a home with children 12 years and older. Now that I'm feeling better, I'm quite the sweetheart and enjoy butt scratches and wandering walks! I can be selective with my doggie friends, so I would need to meet any potential dogs I would be living with to make sure we are a good match. Come meet me today!  12 yrs, 56 lbs.

Friday, September 22, 2017

"HUDSON" awesome Mastiff mix puppy

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink  (9/23 adoption pending)
animal id #122169
Hudson here! I'm a handsome Mastiff puppy searching for a new home to help me grow into the best dog I can be! I'm young and very enthusiastic about everything - especially being around people and playing - but I can get a little over-excited and jump up and use my mouth when playing. My new family should be prepared to help train me and use positive, reward-based training to teach me manners. I already know "sit" and would love to learn even more together! Come meet me today!
4 mths, 36 lbs. 

"MCAS WED SEPT 27th - Volunteer orientation - FOSTERS, Donations,Volunteers, Positive SUPPORT Helps the local Animals!

Interested in learning about volunteering and fostering at the shelter? Attend one of our volunteer orientations! The next volunteer orientation will be Wed Sept 27, 7pm- 8pm (the 4th Wed of each month) There's no need to register - simply show up at the appointed time. You'll learn about all the different jobs available and what is required. In the meantime, you can visit our Volunteer web page for more info!!

The MCAS shelter is the only open intake animal shelter in Multnomah County, and it does more than most other shelters in this country to save as many of the unclaimed stray animals that come into the shelter as they can.
Want to do help your local county homeless animals? You can fulfill that need and make a real difference for our animals at Multnomah County Animal Services!


photo credit - Mcas volunteer Stephanie M - foster home

Fostering is one of the many ways you can help the MCAS animals - Foster homes are so appreciated, and it is rewarding knowing that you are making a real difference in the life of a homeless pet.
Please Check this link for more information if interested in becoming an Mcas Foster home!

"RUTHERFORD" Asd mix "BANJO" pitbull "ROVER" heeler mix "TORO" pitbull

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

ROVER heeler mix Mcas weblink
animal # 120304
Fun loving and energetic Heeler mix! Dogs like me love to get out and play but aren't 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! Due to this, the shelter is recommending an adult-only home. 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'm eager to learn and can't wait to show you how smart I am!3 yrs 54 lbs

RUTHERFORD american shelter dog mix   Mcas weblink
animal # 119351
Hi there! My name is Rutherford and I'm looking for a new home! I am a social guy that needs to take things slow with new people. Once I trust you, we are sure to be fabulous friends. I am very active and love to play!!!! I can get a bit protective of them though, so if you have kids in the home, they will need to be 10 years old or above. I have learned many tricks and am very eager to learn more. If you are looking for a smart, loyal dog, then come and meet me today! I am about 5 years old and weigh 64 pounds.
BANJO Mcas weblink
animal # 121580
How handsome I am! Dogs like me tend to really enjoy meeting new people. Most of the time I am confident and curious, and I love to play with toys! I would be a good fit for a family, with any potential kids over the age of 6 years old, who will build a trusting bond with me and we can learn together. Introductions to new dogs needs to be practiced and gradual as I have had some recent rough interactions with other dogs and may not be very trusting of them at the moment. Please come down to the shelter and ask about me today!  2 yrs 68lbs

TORO Mcas weblink
animal # 121555
 I'm a strong, active and playful young guy. You could call me the "hands-on" type but since I don't have hands I learn with my mouth. To an exuberant dog like me everything is a game, sometimes I just get so excited I'll jump up and grab the first thing that looks like a toy. With that in mind, I would only like a home with kids if they are 10 years old or older. I am up for anything and ready to amaze my new family with my skills. I am looking for a family who doesn't take life too seriously that will be patient, positive and lift me to my potential of being a perfect pup! The shelter is requiring that I go to a home with no small animals or cats due to my prey drive. If you are ready for an energetic companion, come meet me today!  2 yrs, 60 lbs

"CHASE" energetic bobbed tailed Boxer mix

This handsome young bobbed tailed Boxer mix is struggling in the kennel environment and would to be hanging out with you at home instead!  

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink
animal id #121582
Chase here! I'm an energetic Boxer mix fella looking for a new place to call my own. I am an athletic guy who enjoys running and playing almost as much as I enjoy laying in your lap! I can forget how big I am sometimes and will just crawl on top of you to get as much attention as possible. I have been around same sized dogs here at the shelter and done well - I love to chase and wrestle! I can be a bit shy in my kennel so ask to see me outside. Any children in my new home should be 8 years or older. Come and meet me today.  2 yrs 64 lbs

"LANCELOT" smart lovable Chi mix

 "TRANSFERRED" to Oregon Humane Society!
Lancelot is a really smart little guy who loves treats - and might do well learning tricks!
Sept 2017
OHS id # 208388 
Hello, I’m Lancelot and I think you look like a wonderful choice for my forever friend! I don’t give my heart away at the drop of a hat, but if you will give me some time and space to settle in and adjust to my new life, we can be buddies. Once I’m comfortable, I love to go on walks, play, and spend time curled up with my best friends. If you like to relax on the couch with a good book or a favorite movie, I’ll be right there with you. I may always be on the shy side and hope you will love me any way. I have this feeling that we’re kindred spirits, so how about we spend some quality time together to be sure? I came to OHS through the Second Chance program from MCAS.

"NEVILLE" maltese mix

 "TRANSFERRED" to Oregon Humane Society!
Sept 2017
Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

Mcas weblink  
animal #
Hi there! My name is Neville and I'm looking for a loving home. I was found by a good sam and was almost unrecognizable. My hair was so matted, infested with fleas, and my poor toenails were curled over. You couldn't even tell that I was a dog. Now that I've been shaved, I am feeling much better and am looking for a family that will make sure to take care of my hair so this doesn't happen again. I am a very sweet little guy that loves treats, soft toys, and exploring. I can be a bit needy and will bark if you don't pay attention to me though. I may not be best suited for apartment life. If you think we could make a great match, please come and meet me today! I am about 8 years old and weigh 7 pounds. 


Thursday, September 21, 2017

"VIOLET" goofy Cane Corso

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

Mcas weblink
animal # 116565

Are you looking for a big goofball of a girl? My name is Violet and I'm looking for a new home. I came to the shelter in pretty rough shape and have spent some time recouping. I was very shy when I first arrived, but have been gaining lots of confidence and have become a real hoot! I have met some other dogs here and seem to be very fond of them, but do have a rough play style. Any canine friends should be ready for wrestling. If you have owned a Cane Corso, you should research the breed. We can be very protective, but also loyal to our families. If you have kids in the home they will need to be 12 years old or above. Please come and meet me today! I am about 4 years old and weigh 90 pounds.

"BABY BELLS" sweet little Chi mix

Baby Bell might do great in a home with a compatible dog who was more outgoing than she is, to help her gain confidence.
Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

Mcas weblink  (adoption pending 9/26)
animal # 121470

Baby Bells here! I'm a small little girl who's been a bit scared here at the shelter but I'm starting to warm up quickly! 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 close 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. Because it takes time for me to warm up and I can be a little fearful, I would need any children in my new home to be 5 years or older and go slow with me. I'm in a different area of the shelter to ask to meet me!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"FERN" SENIOR! Aussie mix - relaxing retirement home

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink 
animal #118291
Hi there! My name is Fern and I'm looking for a relaxing home to spend my golden years in. I am a spry girl, despite my age, and enjoy going for daily walks. I am social, adore people, and have some tricks up my sleeve. I came to the shelter with a skin allergy and ear infections. The shelter has treated me for the infections, but the cause of my skin allergies are still unknown. It could be fleas, food, or something in the environment. It will be important for my new family to connect with their Veterinarian quickly to get me started on treatment. I may also be developing arthritis, so they can check that at the same time. My new family should also know that my previous home indicated that I have started to become incontinent. The shelter has started me on medication for this. I am a fabulous girl that's looking for someone special and I hope that's you! Please come and meet me today! I am about 13 years 8 mths old and weigh a thin 50 pounds.

"STEWIE" the cutest little Staffie Bull terrier mix

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

Mcas weblink  
animal # 5056

MCAS Volunteers love Stewie!

"Volunteer here- I have walked Stewie many different times. He is so sweet, and not the least bit intimidating. He's so eager to please and LOVES going on walks. He's great on leash. He sits quietly while waiting to be let out of his kennel. He's so young and deserves the perfect home that will keep him safe and pile him with love".

"STEWIE!!!! On of the best things about volunteering at the shelter is getting to see these dogs grow and blossom. Stewie is a GEM! I would argue, the smartest dog there. We regularly use him in playgroups to help assess other pups play style. He's non-reactive and and super funny. He has a bit of a rough play style, but still appropriate. When the evacuation was looming at the shelter, we immediately offered to take him. He would do GREAT with our dog and I had no worries about him. He will live a full and amazingly great life, especially with continued positive/reward based training. I'll miss him SO much when he finds his forever home"

"Volunteer here - I walk Stewie two to three times a week and he is so fun to walk! He walks really good on a leash and is always ready for an adventure! He is such a sweet and friendly dog. I love this guy!!
MCAS Pet of Week Flyer
Sept 17, 2017


"LEO" sweet Bow-legged little Pitbull

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink 
animal # 101703
Hi there! My name is Leonardo and I'm looking for a new home. I'm a sensitive guy that can get easily frightened by new things & people. It appears that I haven't had a whole lot of work on the leash & with general handling, so my new adopters will need to help show me that the world isn't so scary. I will need lots of positive interactions in my newly adopted life. Once I feel comfortable though, I am quite the clown. If you have kids in the home, they will need to be over the age of 10 years old. I came to the shelter with a pretty severe skin condition that my human friends here will tell you all about. I was also born with deformed front legs & although they are not causing me any pain now, I may develop arthritis as I age. Please speak with your adoption counselor about my medical needs. If you think we could make a great match, please come & meet me today! I'm about 2 years old & weigh 50 pounds. I must be the only animal in the home as i do not get along with cats or other dogs.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"BILLIE JEAN' exhuberant young Pitbull

Billie Jean is an outgoing sociable gal who would love to get out of a shelter life, and into a good home where she can truly relax.
Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink  
animal id #597058

Hey everybody! Are you looking for a high energy girl to be your running partner? My name is Billie Jean and I'm your lady! I am a very social girl that loves everybody I meet. I can get over exuberant when I'm excited and haven't learned how to curb my impulse control yet. I can get jumpy and mouthy when excited and my new family will need to invest in some reward based training. I also have an obsession with toys, especially tennis balls, and have been learning how to trade my ball for something else. I will need continued work on this. If you have children in the home, they will need to be 15 years old or older. I will also need to the only pet in your home, due to my potential for resource guarding. I hope this isn't too overwhelming. I am a great girl that is looking for someone to make me their project dog! I am about 2 years old and weigh 60 pounds.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

"PILLSBURY" big silly guy

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

Mcas weblink 
animal #116519
My name is Pillsbury. I also answer to Dough Boy, Biscuit Butt, Mr. Squishy Face, and Buddy Boo. I am a big, silly guy who loves play time. I am also a master cuddler when you're in the mood to binge a bunch of TV. I love a good rom-com on Netflix, but I also would not be opposed to a Pixar marathon (I'm very fond of Doug and Kevin from Up). I have enjoyedg the high life in a foster home. Some things my foster mom has noted: I can be wary of new people/environments. My new home should understand that and be patient with me. I'm slowly learning that the world is full of good people and excellent treats. Once we are buds, and you're part of my inner circle of trust (learned that term watching Meet the Fockers), I will be so excited to see you. I throw my whole body in to you and mouth a bit to show you how happy I am to see you. Because of my size, the shelter thinks kids in the home should be 12 or older. I cannot live with any critters that are smaller than I am. They are entirely too much fun to chase (remember that scene with the table in Marley and Me? That's a belly laughing great scene. Every. Time). I can be a bit selective about my dog friends, so the shelter will want to do a meet and greet if you've already got a doggo at home. What do you say? Got a free spot on your couch and in your heart for 85 pounds of fun? I'M IN A DIFFERENT AREA OF THE SHELTER SO ASK TO MEET ME!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

"ATHENA' "AURORA" "JUNO" ...PUPPIES! in foster with Indigo Rescue

Available for Adoption with Indigo Rescue!!
Athena, Aurora and Juno are  currently living in an Indigo Rescue foster home. 

"Athena and her two sisters Aurora and Juno are 4 months old. Their mama came in as a very scared, pregnant stray to the county shelter. They are probably a Chihuahua mix, but we're not sure with. They have very long legs! They are all very, very sweet, but they are all very timid with people. These puppies get their confidence from watching another calm, brave dog. For this reason, we will only adopt them to homes with a less than eight year old smallish dog companion for each of them."
Adoption Process: We are not first come first served. Indigo Rescue focuses on finding good matches between dogs and families to ensure life long adoptions. We deliver all dogs to their new homes. All of our dogs are in foster homes. 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. Or, if you're interested in a particular dog, you can send us an e-mail with answers to the questions below. Just copy and paste the questions into your email to respond. If the dog seems compatible with your situation we'll set up a time for you to meet the dog.

Please go to the puppies' Petfinder weblinks to learn more about meeting them, or applying to adopt one. 

ATHENA'S petfinder weblink

AURORA's  petfinder weblink

Juno's  petfinder weblink

Friday, September 8, 2017

"SHADRIC" strong smart Pitmix

Shadric does know "sit" and "down" and when he is overly excited, doing "puppy push-ups" by asking him for repetitions of "sits" and then "downs" - while using lots of praise and good treats - is a great way to tire him out mentally, and get his attention into listening to you.
Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

Mcas weblink
animal #105414
My name is Shadric. I love to play with toys, and could play fetch for hours with my new friends! I know sit, down, and shake. I could use some more training in helping contain my excitement when meeting new people, as I sometimes jump up and forget my manners. I am a big love bug who sometimes thinks I can fit on your lap, but it is just because I have a lot of love to give! The shelter is recommending I be the only animal in my new home, and any potential little kids be over 6 years old. Please come say hello and take me out for a big game of fetch-I will be here at the shelter waiting!
3 yrs 5 mths, 71 lbs