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Sunday, December 10, 2017

"ELLIOT" entertaining Mastiff/boxer mix

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink 
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My name is Elliot and I'm a friendly dog who is always happy and ready to spend time with my favorite people! I look on the bright side and would love to share some laughs and belly rubs with you. I came to the shelter with some infected ears and can be sensitive to people touching them. I don't enjoy living with children as loud noises can make me a little fearful, so I would need an adult-only home. Other than that I am fabulous! I know how to sit, shake, and down already and love to play with toys! I hope you're ready for some fun and activity in your life. Please come on down and meet me today! I am about 3 years old and weigh 72 pounds.




Saturday, December 9, 2017

"FELICITY" an American Shelter Dog - a "Barney" Look-a-like!

Remember "Barney?" an MCAS dog 
who was transferred and is now on adoption with Animal Aid

Barney when he was still at MCAS
Barney - currently available for adoption at Animal Aid

Meet "FELICITY"  !
(12/10 adoption pending)
new to adoption at MCAS and for those of us who remember Barney, she is surely "Barney's younger twin!
This sensitive little sweetie is looking for a calm adult home. 

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
FELICITY here's my Mcas weblink
(12/10 adoption pending)
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My name is Felicity and 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! I am a very sensitive girl and am looking for an adult only home where I can feel secure and be able to relax. Are you that special person? I am about 8 years old and weigh 24 pounds.

PLEASE help a MCAS longterm dog find a good home


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

It's hard for any dog to be in a noisy kennel and not in a home.
The MCAS shelter (was) very full, and alot of these dogs (were)stressing out. 
 UPDATE:  Many of these longterm dogs have now been adopted!!! 
 These dogs all thank you!!!

Elliot, LJ and BUBS longterm dogs are still available and hoping to find good homes soon!
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Please consider adopting/fostering/ taking into your pre-approved rescue group some of these Longterm shelter dogs

ELLIOT - Elliot has been in the shelter for many months - under medical treatment for a treatable and temporary skin issue. He's been given a clean bill of health and is now available for adoption!

LJ - is a bit special needs
*available for adoption* for 8 months!


 Bubs - in foster - many months
they love him at the correctional institute where he is staying,
and they all want to see him get into a great home.
Given daily exercise, the rest of the time he just wants to hang out on his dog bed, or socialize with his people friends

Stewie - ADOPTED!!!
 Juan ADOPTED!!!
has been there 2 1/2 months, is a

great dog, no issues except would like to be the only pet in his new home. Juan is gorgeous in person, and his
fur is actually a dark rich brown! 

 Toro  ADOPTED!!!
 handsome guy has been there  2 1/2 months

Friday, December 8, 2017

"ROLLO" aka "LOKI" Happy Adoption Update!


Dec 2017 - Happy adoption update!

Happy Adoption: Loki (Rollo)

"My name is Nicole. I came in to your shelter a few weeks ago to look at getting a new pup after my fur baby died. I was there to meet a boxer you had available at the time, but the couple in line in front of us was also there to see him. We decided to wait for them to meet to see if they adopted him...and they did. We were crushed. But while we waited, one of your volunteers chatted with me about what I was looking for in a pet. She printed a list of all the available dogs, and went through them with me to see which ones would be a good match. We met with one of your staff members about Stewie, but decided he would not be a good fit for our city apartment life.
We met Rollo next, after being told he was very shy and skittish. The dog we met could not have been more opposite of that description. Before the door to the meeting room closed behind him, Rollo was in my arms, pinning me to the wall with kisses. It was love at first sight on both sides. He didn't want to go back to his kennel after our visit, and was hiding behind our legs and laying on our feet to try to stay with us.
We came back the following Thursday to pick him up, after he was neutered. We renamed him Loki, which fits him a little better than we meant it to! He has been so happy to have a home and a family that lives him. He is learning to be a good boy, and to play with toys. He LOVES to snuggle, especially with me!! He enjoys eating tissues and chewing up his toys. He gets multiple walks a day with his new mom and dad. His very favorite toy is his frisbee, which he faces after and pounces on, or digs at while trying to pick it up.
We love this dog. He is perfect for us, and came into our life at just the right time. We would never had brought him home if it weren't for that one volunteer who suggested him and the one staff member who talked with us about him and Stewie. I want to thank you for all the work you so for the pets there, and for the effort that was so obvious during our adoption process. I appreciate the work you do."
-Nicole S.
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ADOPTED!
Nov 2017

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink  

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I make the best of every situation and I love to play! If you are looking for a fun, playful dog to add some joy to your life and help make you laugh, then look no further. It can take me a minute to come out of my shell, but once I do watch out-I will bring endless fun and keep you entertained with my goofy antics! If you can keep up with me then I promise that we will have a life full of enjoyment with lots of great stories!  2 yrs, 64 lbs




"BILLY the KID" aka Zander - Happy Adoption UPDATE!


ADOPTED!
Nov 2017 

Dec, 2017 Happy adoption Update "In the middle is Zander (Billy the Kid) & far right is Jack (Zoolander, who we adopted in spring/2016) and our Rottie, Adi. Zander and Jack are an amazing addition to our Family. All three are very happy, loyal and very loving dogs. My Husband was never a dog person until we adopted our Pit bull mixes. He is now in love with these boys and the breed.
*Note the cat under the tree. All three of these big dogs bow down to the Balinese. The cat rules and they're ok with that."    -Kim S.


AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION WITH MULTNOMAH COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES!

Mcas weblink 
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Howdy partner, Billy the Kid here. I am a fun loving and energetic Pitbull mix with a cowboy walk and the attitude of a goofball. 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 use my mouth to communicate. My ideal family will be active, patient and use positive training methods to help me become a more refined pup. I am eager to learn and can't wait to show you how smart I am! Come meet me at the shelter today!
2 yrs 64 lbs 


Thursday, December 7, 2017

"NELSON" easy house guest


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink
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Nelson here! Are you looking for that fabulous guy who is up for anything? I love strolls through the neighborhood and make a fabulous walking partner but I am also the guy that is totally content if it is more of a Netflix kind of day. I am house trained and LOVE my crate...I even sleep in it when you leave the door open. I have excellent house manners and should settle into your home with no problems. I would prefer that my new home have kids that are older than 6 as I prefer a little more mellow home. I will also need a feline free home. I am in a quieter area of the shelter, so please ask to meet me!  8 yrs, 65 lbs


 Nelson's coat looks much better today than it did here


"DRE" handsome Pitbull mix


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink
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I am Dre, a fun loving and energetic Pitbull. 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! Due to my mouthy behaviors, any kids in the home must be over the age of 12 years old. I will also need a home without any small animals. I may get along with dogs that are the same size as me, but we will need to meet before I can go home. I am about 6 years old and weigh 65 pounds. Please come and meet me today!
 


"BUNNIES!"


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
MORE Bunnies available!

DAISY here's my Mcas weblink
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Daisy has probably not been handled much in her past and is still learning that good things can happen when people pick them up. Daisy is a very tidy rabbit and uses her litter box!! Like many animals, she is happiest with all four feet firmly on the ground! Daisy permits handling but is anxious when being pick up or held. With positive interactions & by picking them up gently, the easier it will be for both of you. Her adoption fee is $30 - she has already been spayed and microchipped so she is ready to go home today!  1 yr 5 lbs 



GLENDA  here's my Mcas weblink
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I am a friendly and social bunny. We love attention, solicit petting and do not mind being picked up gently or even held on your lap. Though I can be a bit shy at first - some tasty greens help me warm right up! I have been around people and know when humans are around good things happen, like my favorite treats. I'm still learning to use my litter box, but am making good progress! Come meet me today and let's start our life together!  1 yr, 7 lbs


 
MANFRED the guinea pig - Adopted!
 here's my Mcas weblink
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Hello there peeps. My name is Manfred, after the famous wooly mammoth, he went by Manny in the movie Ice Age but I prefer to be called Manfred. I am a very social and calm Guinea pig. I am fond of people especially when they give me yummy greens like cilantro, that's my fave. I have been handled enough to make me comfortable with being picked up, gently pet and held on your lap. I would make a good pet for a first time Guinea Pig owner, just make sure you research us cavies, we are quite special.
I was brought to the shelter on 11/12/17 when my owners abandoned me with some people who couldn't care for me anymor


VENUS here's my Mcas weblink   Adopted!
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I am a Social Rabbit a friendly girl. I love attention, solicit petting and do not mind being picked up gently or even held on your lap. I have been around people and know when humans are around good things happen, like my favorite treats. I would be a good rabbit for a first time bunny owner. WE usually use our litter box but ask your adoption counselor about tips for success.

SNOWCAP (and maybe TOOTSIE?
  here's my Mcas weblink Adopted!
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Snowcap is still learning that people are not scary. She has not been handled much if at all in her past. Be consistently gentle with her and your patience will be rewarded. Like most rabbits Snowcap is cautious around new people and situations. She is most comfortable with all four feet planted firmly on the ground. The more you gently handle her the easier it will be for her to trust you. Always come armed with yummy irresistible greens and she will learn to trust and welcome you. 4 mths, still growing 2 lbs


TOOTSIE (and maybe SNOWCAP?
here's my Mcas weblink  Adopted!

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Tootsie is still learning that people are not scary. She has not been handled much if at all in her past. Be consistently gentle with her and your patience will be rewarded. Like most rabbits Tootsie is cautious around new people and situations. She is most comfortable with all four feet planted firmly on the ground. The more you gently handle her the easier it will be for her to trust you. Always come armed with yummy irresistible greens and she will learn to trust and welcome you. 4 mths, still growing 3 lbs 

GAVIN  
"TRANSFERRED" to Rabbit Advocates!
  here's my Mcas weblink
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Since rabbit's teeth grow continuously, they have a natural need to chew. Gavin is especially fond of chew toys, and loves to shred newspaper so you will want to have a good supply of appropriate chew toys. You will also want to take extra care when bunny-proofing their area for their own safety. Young rabbits seem to explore the world with their teeth and can be diverted from chewing the wrong things by being provided with the right things. Paper towel tubes stuffed with hay make great chew toys! He is also learning to use his litter box but doesn't quite have it down yet. Gavin needs a large cage and lots of exercise and would be a good rabbit for a safe, secure outdoor hutch. He is very active and social and may do well with another bunny. 


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

"LJ" watch him on KOIN TV today!!!

LJ - We know there's a good home out there for you somewhere!!!

Watch his Video! LJ was a Portland KOIN TV guest
http://koin.com/second-chance-pets/
"LJ did great at his KOIN appearance. He settled nicely while we waited, was not phased by elevators, strangers and the hustle and bustle of TV life"
 Since LJ has lived a "homeless lifestyle" most of his life, he is not comfortable being left alone in a house - he seldom had that (but wants to!) No, he doesn't want to hang out in the yard alone either, although once he is settled and secure, a sunny spot in the yard
 might be compelling for a bit of relaxation.
See the way LJ sometimes sits?  LJ seems to be "double jointed" but it doesn't bother him. Like all our aging pets, I imagine LJ would appreciate healthy joint supplements in his diet. 
His tongue sometimes hanging out the side of his mouth
 just makes him more of a goofy shelter character:)

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 Watch his Video KOIN TV appearance here: 
  \http://koin.com/second-chance-pets/ 

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink
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Hey! You may have noticed my funny way of sitting!? No worries, it seems to just be more comfortable for me and not because of any issues. I get pretty excited when you give me attention and can be a pretty big goofball. I have had a rough past and am looking for a loving home that can provide a stable environment with secure containment. The shelter is recommending I be the only animal in my new home, and live with kids 6 and older. I have been diagnosed with separation anxiety and not comfortable being left home alone. Due to this the Vet Staff here have provided 30 days of separation anxiety medication for me to go home with along with a crate to help me while you are out of the house. We also have a Canine Specialist on staff that will be following up on me to see how I am adjusting and help to provide any additional resources that you may need. Please ask the lovely folks at the shelter about me today!  8 yrs, 8 months





Tuesday, December 5, 2017

"BUBS" UPDATE handsome goofy Pitmix - in foster


 Dec 5, 2017 - we're hoping to get some new pics/video of Bubs soon!  Bubs has been staying as a foster dog in the Columbia River Correctional Institution for some time, and they love him.
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here's a recent comment made on the photoblog from someone
who knows Bubs:
"I have been around this dog for almost 10 weeks now. He is part of our second chances program at Columbia River Correctional Institution. I have had the joy of watching him grow over those past 10 weeks from a stressed and over excited boy to a calm collected and loving best friend. I can whole heartedly say I have falling in love with him and would take him in a heart beat if my mother would not kill me for getting a 3rd dog! Bubs is a big boy and I know to a lot of people that comes off intimidating and I think that's what makes his morning nozzles that much better. Honestly, he is a huge baby and pretty dorky. He loves being buried in his blankets and loves even more to cuddle up with his handlers on their beds. At first he had a hard time showing interest in people and I think a lot of it steamed from the stress and fear of coming from the shelter. But you can see him trusting more and more each day and as time goes on he shows a little more of his character and his want to love"

Bubs has been in a great training program with an MCAS
Placement partner.
"If you are interested in meeting me, please email my foster mom at Jana@happydogz.org."

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
Bubs is in a Foster
He LOVES to lay on his bed with a blanket over him, and
in his kennel for night time, he goes in and rolls himself around until he has himself all covered up! 

photo courtesy of foster

here's my Mcas weblink 

Bubs here! I may look like a big tough guy but I am actually quite a softy. I prefer to spend my time snuggling with my people and sleeping under blankets to keep me warm. I take treats with the softest little bites and am basically a goofy guy. I am currently in a training program with my foster home and they say that I am doing great! I have my great start in life and now I am ready for my forever home. I would prefer to be your only canine companion and would do best with kids over the age of 10 years. If you are interested in meeting me, please email my foster mom at Jana@happydogz.org.



Sunday, December 3, 2017

"MCAS" - orientation Volunteer, Foster, Donate, YOU can Help the Shelter Animals!


Interested in learning about volunteering and fostering at the shelter? Attend one of our volunteer orientations! The next volunteer orientation will be in Jan 2018 (no orienation in Dec) (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!!

If you can't Volunteer, please consider helping in other ways? Donating - towards a New Shelter facility as it is old and  crowded, and is by far the Underdog of our local Portland Shelter facilities. There is quite a disparity, and this certainly doesn't help the Mcas animals.
You can also donate towards Medical Care - to help provide added support for the more difficult medical cases. Any and all positive support for MCAS helps your Portland homeless Shelter Animals enormously! Thank you for caring.
 
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 help your local county homeless animals? You can fulfill that need, AND make a real difference for our animals at Multnomah County Animal Services!

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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!


"APOLLO, ATHENA, ARTEMIS, JUPITER, AURORA, JUNO" lively shy cute little Puppy mixes


Available for Adoption with Indigo Rescue!
All the pups - Apollo, Athena, Artemis, Jupiter, Juno and Artemis are about 7 months old. They are all very cute and fun, somewhat shy, and need another doggie companion in the home. Jupiter and Artemus need to go to a home together Learn more about each pup on their website adoption profiles are at the Indigo Rescue petfinder page:
Petfinder.com

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.











Saturday, November 25, 2017

"BLAZE" lovable pitmix

ADOPTED!
Dec 2017
Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink
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Hi, I'm Blaze, a handsome Pitbull mix fella searching for my new home! I can be very shy at first but once I warm up, I'll give you sweet kisses and we can go for long walks together - I really love taking walks! I can be dog-selective so I would require a meet-and-greet with any current dogs in your home. Because of my past, I cannot go home with any animals smaller than myself. I've been very fearful in the shelter so I would like a home that can be patient and spend the time to work with me and build up my confidence. Any children in my new home would need to be 7 years or older. I'm a big sweetheart and am looking for the perfect place to help me learn that the world is not too scary!
3 yrs, 64 lbs