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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"MISSISSIPPI" adorable little Doxie mix

My name is Mississippi, but you can call me Missi for short! I am a super sweet and affectionate little gal looking for a loving home. I was very shy when I came to the shelter, but after being given some time to settle in and get used to this place, now I am happy to see everybody!



It would be best to find a home with children over the age of 6. Please ask to meet me today, I am about 2 years old and I weigh 8lbs. Here's my MCAS weblink

Monday, April 14, 2014

"FREDDY" cool Jack Russell mix!

Hello, my name is Freddy! I arrived at the shelter as a stray dog however my friends here think its pretty obvious that I have been a loved member of someone's family. Sadly they haven't come looking for me and now I'm searching for a new home with no children under 8. I have been social with people, calm and kenneled with another small dog.



Please come down to the shelter and meet me! I am around 7 years old and weigh 15 pounds. Here's my MCAS weblink

"GWENDOLYN" chubby lovable Min PIN

Are you looking for a little bit of love to add to your home? Well I have MORE than enough to offer and then some! 




 I have been a calm and well behaved resident here at the shelter but I am a miniature pinscher and our breed is known for their feisty nature at times. I am looking for a home with kids over the age of 8 years and likely a feline free home is best. I have gotten along with other same sized canine roommates. I am about 7 years of age and I weigh 23lbs. Ask about me today! Here's my MCAS weblink

MCAS Cats for Adoption!




All the Multnomah County Animal Shelter Cats and Dogs on "Adoption" are spay/neutered, microchipped, licensed, and vaccinated, and more before they go to their new homes.
PLEASE  spay/neuter and license/microchip your pets, so that more of the lovely cats and dogs that come into open-intake shelters like MCAS (or any shelter) as "Lost/Found animals" can find their way back  to their homes again.

"WILLIAM" the boy is back...(guess William didn't like the horses...)

Hello, my name is William! As you can tell by my photo I am handsome guy! I am beloved by the shelter staff and volunteers, but I've been here way too long and need a home of my own. The ideal home would not have cats or small animals, no dogs under 40 pounds or children under 12. The great news is that if I am provided with proper guidance, lots of food and some much needed TLC then you will be rewarded with a loyal, affectionate and well behaved companion! My heart is HUGE! Please come down to the shelter and meet me, so you can see for yourself! If you can't adopt, but are willing to foster me, please call Ann for more info: 503-789-4561. I am around 7 years old and weigh a skinny 62 pounds.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

"GRACIE" Big TALL lovely Lab mix!

I am one of those once in a lifetime dogs. The kind that steps into your home and heart and never leaves. I am looking for a home that will keep me til the end of my time on earth. I am well behaved, friendly with all I have met, calm, and extremely loving to people.

I am looking for a home as the only dog. I am in the best years of my life and hoping to find a home who will support me with vet care, daily walks, and lots of good times.

I am just under 10 years of age and I weigh a substantial 101lbs. Ask about me today! Here's my MCAS weblink

"BRUNO" - loving Pitbull

Bruno is house-trained, neutered, and micro chipped.  He loves children and wants to watch TV right next to them.  
Bruno is affectionate, high energy, strong, and loves to play fetch.  His perfect home would include a well matched canine companion or with someone who works from home or is home a lot.  He would love to accompany his owner anywhere he goes.  Riding in the car is one of his favorite activities.  He truly is happiest being right by his people. 

Since he has lived on a farm for the past year, he would need some work on the leash.  However, Bruno is up for whatever you decide to do. 

Bruno is approximately 7 years old and weighs a nicely sized 65lbs.   He came to us as a foster after being hit by a car and has spent the last year as a part of our family.  Bruno’s injuries have healed but he appreciates the benefits of joint supplements and pain management if he has had a physically active day.

Bruno has been living with three dog siblings and has played with children and dogs of family members.  Cats are not recommended. 

Please call 503-558-8088 for more information or email



Saturday, April 12, 2014

"CHAKITA" & "EVA" lots of Chihuahua bonded love!

Chakita and Eva are a bonded pair of chihuahua's that ended up in the shelter after their owner passed away. They were very scared and took a long time to warm up to a few people. They will need a quiet, adult only home that will allow them to settle in and take things easy.




They both required a lot of dental work, and have only a few teeth left between them! The shelter would like to see them stay together, so they are a 2 for 1 adoption fee! Chakita is 14 yrs old and Eva is 7 yrs old. They both weight around 7lbs. Here is the weblink

Friday, April 11, 2014

"HUEY" cool Pitbull pup

I am a young fella looking for a break and a new start! I am looking for a home that will provide daily exercise and reward based training. I am an athletic and energetic boy but I also need someone to take time to understand me and figure out what I need. For example, being grabbed at or taken by the collar is scary and not necessary.

I am best suited for a home with kids over the age of 8 years and with no cats. A patient and playful adult dog could be fun. The shelter will require that we take classes as part of my adoption. I am just about 5 months of age and I weigh a lean 37lbs. Please ask about ME today! Here's my MCAS weblink

Thursday, April 10, 2014

"LEELA" gorgeous little gal

I am a young girl looking for a fresh start! I am super active, athletic, and smart! I have some basic training but adding more skills to my portfolio is a great way to ensure that I will be the well behaved pet you are looking for.

The shelter will require that we take classes as part of my adoption. I am looking for a home without cats. I have lived previously with kids of all ages but may be too excitable when meeting youngsters (and adults) out of my kennel for the first time.

I am selective about the dogs that I meet and I don't consider every canine my friend. This has resulted in some barking on walks and some very tense greetings.  Your training classes can help address this and a home where I am the only pet may be best. I am just 2 years of age and I weigh a healthy 45lbs. Ask about me today! Here's my MCAS weblink

"CRYSTAL" Awesome Pitbull!

I'm a wonderfully sweet and sensitive girl, looking for a home that I can call forever. My name is Crystal, I am smart, calm, quiet, house-trained and crate trained for short periods. I love going for walks and I love car rides. 

I'm looking for a loving human who will help me be optimistic about life, and that all my new experiences be positive and happy ones. I love when people use happy voices with me and feed me motivating, healthy treats for training. 

I prefer calm, polite dogs with good social skills. A dog park will be too over-whelming for me, so please keep me safe and away from the dog parks. I love children, as long as they are not too little, the shelter is looking for a home without children under 10 years old, and without small animals. 

Rewards-based training classes required by the shelter will help me walk politely when I see squirrels or other dogs (i tend to get excited!) Daily exercise, positive training games, chewies with which I can exercise my jaws, and a healthy diet with a whole named source of meat as the first product on the ingredients list, will keep me mentally, emotionally and physically happy. 

Please inquire about me today!! I am truly special!!. I am currently in a foster home if you are interested in me please contact the foster coordinator 
Donna at 503 545 3021

Here's me doing Zoomies in the snow!!!

I am currently in a foster home if you are interested in me please contact the foster coordinator 
Donna at 503 545 3021 

hey Everyone! check out my new Video from my very first NOSE WORK class today!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"SOLOMON" a gentle soul (with Born Again Pit Bull Rescue)

Solomon was TRANSFERRED last Fall from MCAS to Born Again Pitbull Recue 
where he is still looking for a good home.  When you adopt from a shelter Foster Home, or a Rescue Group, you help another shelter dog get a chance of living in a better place than a kennel!!!

Here's his write up with Born Again Pitbull Rescue!
Laid-back lover Don't miss out on this perfect boy! Our sweet Solomon, aka “Sully” has been through so much before he landed under our wings with BAPBR. Sully was dumped at Kelley Point Park, no food, no water, very scared, and very cold. Good Samaritans tried for weeks to help him, he was too afraid to get into cars. He would follow people with kids, and dogs, but when it was time to get into the car, he would become afraid. Sully is now famous, read his article on Life with Dogs, that received over 1,400 shares on Facebook! Animal Control caught Solomon and for 3 weeks he struggled in the shelter kennels. Stressed, sick, and inconsolable, Multnomah County Animal Services found a foster home for Sully where, to all of our surprise, this amazing dog who had endured so much, turned out to be a gem in the rough. Incredible house manners, lovely with other dogs, lovely with kids, and is a real sweetheart cuddle bug.

Besides gentle daily walks, Sully loves snuggling under the covers and relaxing in calm, quiet surroundings. He likes to stay busy with raw beef bones, puzzle toys, and training games. Sully loves kids, but prefers calm children age 10 and up. Really, he would love to be with his people all the time. He is very sweet and affectionate and would make an amazing companion for someone that works from home or is retired. Looking for a perfect gentleman to join your home? Well, you've found him! Sully is 9 years old, and has light arthritis that is managed with supplements and daily medication. He does get nervous when strangers enter his home, but quickly calms down when reinforced for not barking. Sully responds supremely to reward based training games and he loves to learn. Sully does like to snuggle on furniture, so a home that doesn't mind sharing with their canine companions would be ideal. He is a gentleman though, and only jumps up on the couch when invited. Sully deserves a forever home that utilizes reward-based training and can provide supreme health care and a healthy diet for him. Sully is looking for a true life partner who will enjoy spending lots of time with him. In return, Sully can offer unconditional love for the rest of his life. What a great guy—don’t miss out on Sully! - See more at:

  Here's Solomon asking Santa for a good home to adopt him! 

here's me riding in the car!  I have great car manners ;)

"Before".....Solomon - lost and scared at Kelly Point Park before coming to the MCAS shelter...
Poor Boy!