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Available dogs at the top of the blog, adopted at the bottom! Be sure to check 'older posts.'

Sunday, July 26, 2015

"VEGAS" handsome responsive Nice! curly tailed Pitmix

ADOPTED!!!
Aug 24, 2015

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink (adoption pending 8/13)

Hey group, my name is Vegas! Do you like living life in the fast lane? I'm a high energy guy who enjoys playing with a rope toy, tennis balls, and also love my food! My new family should have no animals that are smaller than I am, and if I am to have a canine friend it should be a well matched female. I have been social with people and am hoping to find a fresh start in a new home. Please come down and meet me. I am around 2 years old and weigh 63 pounds


 

 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

"MCAS Dogs Need your help - with Fund Raising for some Kennel Air Conditioning!


The MCAS Multnomah County Animal Shelter dogs really do need your help!

Here are some of the ways you can help:

- Building fund - donations are really needed for modifications to the Dog Kennels
The poor Dogs in the kennels need AIR CONDITIONING -  the dog kennels are  stifling in the summer heat and the current electrical system needs a critical upgrade to in order to add needed Air Conditioning  - Please? can you help? maybe you have "expertise" with fundraising?  maybe you have other good ideas?
Seriously, it is TOO HOT for the dogs!  and it will also help the
entice adopters and volunteers to spend time here!

Dolly's Fund  - another amazing opportunity to make a big difference in the life of a shelter dog who has some medical needs. ALL DONATIONS go towards helping medical needs for the animals in the shelter's care. Dolly's Fund was created and named for the most pathetic little Doxie who ever entered the shelter system.

and because of the love of a shelter tech, she not only "made it"
but thrived!

 
 - Funding for a new Staff position (note -  this not an official position, just a thought) it would be great to have a permanent staff member who is very experienced with dogs and is creative with training methods too...  to help with Dog Training and Enrichment,  who's good at working with both the staff and volunteers, and is passionate about helping the dogs. ...so the dogs in the shelter kennels can do much better during their stay, and the volunteers become more proficient at training and understanding the dogs in their care.

- Volunteer 
Become a Volunteer!
- And if you are a past volunteer who loves the dogs, please come visit them.  Dogs aren't political - and need your love and help.  We all appreciate your helping them.
Become  a Volunteer Foster Home -  so many medium and large dogs especially linger forever and it's not fair to them...it is such a rewarding experience to foster a shelter dog
- many dogs just need a foster for a medical need or a just respite from the noisy kennels.

www.multcopets.org

Multnomah County Animal Services is the open intake shelter for Multnomah County and takes in ALL the stray animals  that come their way - regardless of size, age, history, breed, or appearance, or medical condition.... and they often take in animals from the public when the owners cannot keep them and has no other place to bring them!

Many dogs are often in the MCAS shelter for a long time - either on hold or on adoption and we'd like to make their stay better!! MCAS shelter is supported by county funds - but that only supports the most basic needs, and contributions really help.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

"DALHIA" gorgeous tricolor gal

ADOPTED!
Aug 14, 2015

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink
id # 570518

Hi there! My name is Dahlia and I'm looking for an active family! I may be a perfect agility or frisbee prospect. Balls are highly motivating for me. If you have a ball, you have my full attention. Same with food too, I really like food. I am a very sweet natured girl that is eager to learn and to be a part of something special. I already know how to sit, down, and shake. Isn't that super!?! Please don't waste any time coming to visit me! I would do best as the only dog in home or with another same size respectful male dog. I am about 3 years old and weigh 46 pounds.
 




 
 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"GINGERSNAP" - Cute and quirky

ADOPTED!
Aug 14, 2015
 
Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!
Now in a MCAS Foster Home!

here's my Mcas weblink  (adoption pending8/14)

My name is Gingersnap and I am the cutest little thing around! I am currently in foster care. If you are interested in me, contact my foster mom at lia.loes@multco.us to set up a time to meet me!
I am quite the socialite and love everybody I come in contact with. I enjoy playing with toys and taking a stroll around the block. I also really enjoy my treats, but it's very important to not let me get any heavier. These little legs can't carry much more. It has been surprising to my shelter friends that I have already been adopted and returned twice in only a month. The first time was because my adopters stated I wasn't housetrained. Good news is that my second adopter said I was crate trained and didn't have any issues except they noticed I have seizures and can loose my bladder during them. They did report that I chase my tail and can be obsessive. If you're looking for a sweet little quirky dog, then look no further. Ask about me today! I am about 4 years old and weigh 7 pounds :)


 

 


 
 

"ROCKY" social, sweet, and affectionate little Poodle

ADOPTED!
Aug 11, 2015

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink
id # 570326

Hello, my name is Rocky! I am a social, sweet, and affectionate little guy who is looking for a new family! I arrived at the shelter with some siblings because our family is no longer able to take care of me. We may need some help on housetraining and positive training methods to help build our confidence! All the effort will be rewarded with an awesome new companion. Please come down and meet me. I am around years old and weigh pounds
 
 


 

 

"KEN" amiable keyboard companion

"TRANSFERRED" to Oregon Humane Society!"
Aug 13, 2015

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink 

Hi there! My name is Ken and I'm ready to find a nice, quiet home. The shelter is a little overwhelming for me, but I am still quite the snuggler. I should make a great little lap dog for just about anybody. I am asking for kids in the home to be over the age of 8 years old, due to my sensitive nature. I have lived with other dogs before and did great though. Please come and meet me today! I am about 6 years old and weigh 11.5 pounds.




 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

"HOBBS" handsome young med size mix

ADOPTED!
Aug 12, 2015

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink 

Hello, my name is Hobbs! I am a handsome young fellow that is looking for my new family! I have been enthusiastic about life and hope you find that charming! My adopters should have no children under 10, be ready to use positive training methods to help refine my skills, and of course active! Please come down and meet me. I am around 2 years old and weigh 24 pounds

 

 
 
 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

"ROJO" UPDATE French Mastiff mix- I love to go hiking!

ADOPTED!!!
adopted after 69 days in the shelter
Aug 9, 2015
Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink  
 
Hi Everyone! My name is Rojo and I'm a big lug with a big heart! I'm a 3 year old french mastiff mix and as you can see, I'm very athletic. Not much is known about me before I came to the shelter, but someone tried to crop my ears and now I look like a well known cartoon character! Even though I've not had a family who's cared for me properly, I'm quite social with people. I've been a perfect gentleman here in at the shelter and I'm ready to find a family of my very own! I'm big and young so my ideal family wouldn't have small children that I might accidentally knock over but children over 10 should be fine. My new family should not have small animals or cats I might like to chase them. I am quite smart and motivated and I would love for someone to take me to get a higher education with some positive obedience classes. I have met several dogs here at the shelter and have a forward greeting style but am appropriate once I get to smell them. A well matched female dog companion who falls in love with my good looks shouldn't be hard to find! Could that someone be you?! I have been at the shelter since June 1st so please don't pass me by!
 

I LOVE my waterfall hiking shot, and thank you Rebecca Richardson for these hiking pics!


I know....I look too skinny! Shelter life is not for me! I really need a good home, one who overlooks my amateur ear cropping and a home who loves me!
 

 
I didn't like the pool, but I  LOVED the hose!
 
 

Friday, July 10, 2015

"TECO" - wiggly and fun little terrier needs games to play

ADOPTED!
Teco will have a doggie companion in his new home - Bella the Great Dane MCAS alumni!
Aug 8 2015

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!
now in an MCAS Foster home!
here's my Mcas weblink 
Cuteness overload! My foster mom is quite smitten with me and finds me exceedingly charming. I’m a lover, cuddler and jogging partner wrapped into this tiny terrier body. I bond very strongly with my people and wish to be at their side at all times. I love to make tunnels under the covers and curl up in the small of your back. I hear this will be more appreciated in the cold of winter. I’m currently living with two big dogs and we get along just fine. I’ll be honest though, I could learn some better doggie etiquette but these two are pushovers and let me get away with being bossier than I should. I also have a kitty in my temporary home and I could care less about him. I expect I’d be just fine living with confident cats. If you're looking for a 13lb 4 year old, active yet cuddly life partner please contact Angela, my foster mom at 503-807-1516.. Phone only, no text.
 
my cute Foster Home video
video
 
sunbathing with my foster buddy Jasper
 
he's me with my foster kitty friend


 
  

 

"RUBY" UPDATE affectionate, playful Boxer mix

 ADOPTED!!!
Aug 6, 2015



 
Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink 

Hello, my name is Ruby! Let me tell you about myself, I am smart, active, playful, housetrained, and ride nicely in cars! My family is no longer able to take care of me so I'm searching for that special someone to bond with. I love the simple things in life, like cuddling and rolling in the grass. I've been attending finishing school here at the shelter with our trainers and I'm so bright and fun to train that I've become a bit of a teacher's pet! ;) They've conditioned me to a clicker to accelerate my training and boy has it worked! So far, I've learned to sit/stay, down/stay, give eye contact, walk nicely on a leash and I'm doing very well passing dogs on walks. My previous owners told the shelter that I have had issues guarding food from other dogs. When I first arrived at the shelter, I was reactive towards other dogs. I've made a ton of progress through training and I'm looking for a family who will continue my training. My ideal family will not have young children since I'm about 70lbs and 3 years old and don't quite know my own strength when I'm excited. I have lived with a large male dog before and likely could again with a slow introduction but ideally, I'd be an only pet. The shelter is requiring a private consultation with a trainer for whoever ends up adopting me!
 
Ruby on KOIN Second Chance today!


It's too hot to walk on the pavement today!
 


 

 

"ZOEY" chubby charming chihuahua


ADOPTED!
Aug 8, 2015
 
Available for Adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink

I am a mature little sweetheart that just wants a warm and familiar lap. I have only ever lived with adult humans, so that would be my preference. I love other dogs and a canine companion my size would probably be a good match. I am nervous here but I hope you look past that and give me a chance. I am about 8 years of age and I weigh 12lbs. Please ask about me today


 



  
 

TITAN" handsome brindle pitbull

ADOPTED!
Aug 8, 2015

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink

Hi there! My name is Titan and I'm looking for a quiet family that can help me build my confidence around new things. The shelter has been very stressful for me and I was super scared when I first arrived. Once I was comfortable though, I warmed up pretty quickly. I am a quite a personable guy that loves to go for walks and play with my squeaky toys! I also know how to sit and can shake (although sometimes I do it with both paws). The shelter is recommending that we take reward based classes to help me build my confidence. I'm sure it will be super fun bonding to my new family that way! If you think we could make a great match, please come down to the shelter and meet me today! I am about years old and weigh pounds.


 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

"JAZZ" the prettiest little bird

ADOPTED!
Aug 7, 2015

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink 

Meet Jazz, a little Zebra Finch that found his way to our shelter. If you like the little "beep beep" sound of these birds, come down and take him home, cuz he does it a lot. Cage is not included with his adoption

 

 
 

"TILLAMOOK" spirited little Chi mix


ADOPTED!
Aug 8, 2015
Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink 

My shelter name is Tillamook because I love cheese! I'm a friendly little boy about 2 years old and I weigh all of 7lbs. I'm a good little guy but I don't like to be picked up so the shelter is recommending an adult only home for me. Did I mention I love cheese? Your adoption counselor can tell you how to work with me so I learn that being picked up is okay. Cheese go a long way towards convincing me it's okay. Come visit me. I'm cute as a button!