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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"ROSIE" FAVORITE brown eyed lovebug tan/white Pitbull

I can't believe that Rosie hasn't been adopted yet!!!

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink
animal # 583222
Hello, friends! My name is Rosie. I am quite the big love bug once you get to know me! Although I have come to love my friends here at the shelter, it can be a bit overwhelming here for me, so it is important that my new family take it slow introducing me to new people and places. With some patience and time, I will be able to show you my wonderful personality. I have done well with same-sized dogs, but should not live with any animals smaller than myself. I have spent the last couple months in a foster home, recovering from a bad case of kennel cough and have been medically cleared for adoption! Any children in the home should be over the age of 6 years and sturdy, due to my strength and energy level. I sure can't wait to meet you! I am 6 years old and weigh 54 pounds.


"MCAS FOSTERS, Donations,Volunteers, Positive SUPPORT Helps the local Animals!

The MCAS shelter does more than most other shelters in this country to save as many of the stray animals that come into the shelter as they can. Your help directly working with the animals and showing positive support for the MCAS shelter is what makes the difference for these Multnomah County domestic animals.

The MCAS shelter is the only Open intake shelter in Multnomah County. New Volunteers, especially in the dog kennels and animal fostering, are much needed and always appreciated!  Please do what you can for them. I do. You can too!
Some of the dogs and cats have been waiting 5 months or more for a good new home. Your help makes a big difference for them. The dogs especially need and benefit from more training, enrichment, grooming, a soothing presence, potty walking, someone to show them to a prospective adopter. 
Some people may dislike the way a shelter is operated, and  publicly/chronically seek to disparage it often using false accusations and  a slanted portrayal of the actual facts. So sad, because this hurts the animals, as potential donators, volunteers, and good adopters might go elsewhere.

There are lots of things you can do to help the MCAS pets: Donate, Help the animals in the Kennels and the cattery, Be a MCAS Foster Home 
- Be a POSITIVE VOICE for the MCAS shelter. The old days of "the pound" have changed, and the shelter tries hard to help the animals in its care - as much as any private facility in the area. 

Advise your friends to get ID tags/microchips with current contact info for their pets! - and keep the info current.
contact the local animal shelters if you have lost or found an animal (and if you've lost one - check regularly even months after pet is lost, the animal can show up in a shelter)
- Feeling proactive?  Check local media sites for posting of lost pets and then check the Lost/Found sites of local shelters. It feels great to find a match for an owner who didn't think to look in the local shelters for their lost pet!

Interested in learning about volunteering and fostering at the shelter? Attend one of our volunteer orientations! The next volunteer orientation will be June 28th  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.

These are the positions we're trying to fill:
Dog Kennel
Morning Potty Walkers
Shelter/Info Desk Greeters


Here's the MCAS shelter Volunteer page to find out more

And , if you don't want to volunteer in the actual shelter but still want to help the Multnomah County shelter animals, then please consider becoming a Volunteer Foster Home!

photo credit - Stephanie M - Mcas foster home

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!

"BUNNIES" Mocha...Cap'n Turbo...Vincent Van Bun...Patti...Cinnabun

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

Mocha  Mcas weblink
animal # 595207
Greetings Mocha here, at around 2 years old I am a curious and charming young lady looking for a rabbit savvy family or a family willing to learn about rabbits. You may have noticed I came to the shelter with some trauma to my nose but recovering well. Indoor house rabbits make the best pets! I will be spayed and micro chipped before I go home and available 05/28/17, ask about me today. I was found on 233rd & NE Arata Troutdale

CAP'N TURBO  Mcas weblink
animal # 592958

They call me Cap'n Turbo, because I am full of energy. I am a lop mix rabbit looking for a new home. I spent some time with the people who found me and they told the shelter that I am almost litter box trained and have an independent nature. I made friends with their cat, but avoided their dogs. Can you blame me? Well seriously rabbits are social animals and we enjoy the company of other rabbits, after proper introductions of course. I am about two years old and will be neutered before I go home. I was found near SW Battaglia and Willow parkway, Gresham and am available 5/10/17

Vincent Van Bun  Mcas weblink
animal # 596981

They call me Vincent Van Bun. I am a rex coated rabbit looking for a new home. My name may sound pretentious but let me assure you I am a quiet guy who enjoys the simple things in life, a clean habitat, good hay, fresh greens to start, and a few toys to keep me entertained. I am about two years old and will be neutered and microchipped before I go home. I was found near NE 65th NE Hoyt Terrace and am available 6/6/17. Rabbit adoptions are $30

PATTI  Mcas weblink
animal # 598317

Lady Patricia McBunnington here, Patti for short. I’m a little to slow to warm up, but when I do, I’m all in!! I promise hours of bunny entertainment intertwined with love. Since I'm a Lady, I would like to be an indoor rabbit or in a secure outdoor enclosure. Come meet me today. My adoption fee is $30 and does not include cage or supplies. I am about 1yr old & weigh 3.8lbs Found at NE Vancouver St Portland

CINNABUN  Mcas weblink
animal # 598317

Hi, my name is Cinnabun. I may be a little weary of new things, but once you win my trust I'm all ears. If you really want to win me over, speak softly and carry some parsley or cilantro! I can be bribed. I am about a year old and will be neutered and microchipped before I go home. Rabbit adoptions are $30

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

"PARKER" LOVEBUG LAB mix (has limited vision)

Parker is a Sweetheart! Please give him time to adjust.

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink
animal # 593063

Hi I'm Parker! I'm a sweet Labrador mix fella looking for a new home. You may have noticed that I don't see too well - my shelter friends think that I may still have some vision and hearing but not a whole lot. I can still get around fairly well though I could use some extra guidance. I've been pretty scared here in the shelter and I don't seem to like confined spaces. But once I warm up to you I'm really just a big lovebug and I'll try to crawl into your lap. I'm also not sure I would enjoy living with another dog right now. Think you could guide me into my new life? I'm about 8 years old and weigh 55 lbs. My adopter would need to have a consultation with our Canine Specialist before taking me home.



Ginger has been looking for a home for a long time.
Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink  
animal id # 579301

Hi there! My name is Ginger and I'm looking for an active, dog-savvy home that understands my sensitive nature. I am a very sweet girl, but can be easily startled of new people, environments, and novel objects. It can take me a bit to feel comfortable, but once I am, I will love you until the end of days. I am looking for an owner that can make me safe and show me that the world isn't such a scary place. Reward based classes would be highly beneficial for me to learn basic skills and self confidence. I can get a little mouthy when I'm overexcited so a home with kids over the age of 12 years is recommended. I have been selective about my canine friends, and would match best with a dog who is more calm and appropriate than rough and rowdy. If you think we could make a great match, come and meet me today. I am about 5 years old and weigh 43 pounds.


Monday, June 19, 2017

"CHLOE" chubby freckled Border Collie

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!
Mcas weblink    
animal # 596346

Hi, I 'm Chloe a black and white Border Collie mix. I have the cutest freckles on my nose. I'm about 9 years old and weigh 60lbs, so I'm looking for a home that will help me shed a pound or two. I need to be the only dog in the household and am not a dog park candidate as I prefer the company of humans rather than other dogs. I did live peacefully with a cat and livestock, so chickens, pigs, llamas and goats have nothing to fear from me.




"LILY" cute Rottie mix

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

 Mcas Weblink 
animal # 581691

Hi there, I'm Lily - I'm a cute Rottweiler lady looking for a new place to call home! I am a really big sweetheart and would like nothing more than a cozy bed next to my favorite person so I can relax. Oh, and definitely some nice walks or jogs around your neighborhood! I had a rough start to life and have been here several times so I've had lots of time to get to know the shelter folks and they say that I'm a happy, cuddlebug though I can sometimes take a little time to warm up to new people. I would do best in a patient home looking for a sweet dog to bring some love! There should be no cats in my new home. Come see if we're a match! I'm around 4 years old and weigh 74 lbs.

ps- just so you know..... I bark at airplane Contrails :)



"MARIA" Well adjusted,mellow and peppy too - Pitmix (with Lab?)

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

 Mcas Weblink 
animal # 596013
My name is Maria. I am 8 years old and I weigh 76 pounds. Don't let the age fool you…I have plenty left in the tank! I very much LOVE to play fetch and tug, and can even entertain myself for hours with fun toys. I enjoy to get outside and go, and it will be helpful if my new family can help me shed some pounds to help with keeping my joints healthy. I know sit but can still learn some new things if given the chance! I stayed overnight in a foster home and they learned that I am housetrained and have a love for sqeaky toys. Throughout the evening, I found every single one and constructed my own little pile of them next to my bed. They had another dog and I thought that he was just fine too and might be a good fit for a family with one.

 "I had the honor of escorting Maria to the parade today. Let me tell you she is really special! She rode in the car wonderfully and even laid down when I ask her to. She really enjoyed meeting all the people (young and older) and she especially liked meeting all the dogs (big and small). She didn't come across anyone or anything she didn't like! She was very well behaved the entire time and didn't move once during the parade. She was so quiet on the way back to the shelter we almost forgot she was riding in the car with us. If I didn't already have 3 dogs, she would be coming home with me. Whoever adopts her is getting a real gem and will be extremely happy they did!" Sue, Mcas volunteer


Friday, June 16, 2017

"GQ" handsome Pitbull

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink 
animal # 596326

Looking for some companionship from a handsome male? Well look no further. My name is GQ after the magazine Gentlemen's Quarterly. I think I could be the model on the cover. I'm about 1-1/2 years old and weigh in at around 80lbs. I love my treats and have been taking them nicely. I also like walks, but I kind of don't know my own strength. My new people may want to consider exercising me before going on walks to slow me down a little and/or using a head halter or front clip harness until I am better trained, so we can both enjoy our walks

"CHEERIO" handsome tall lean Pitbull

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

 Mcas Weblink 
animal # 592777
Hi I'm Cheerio! I'm a happy go-lucky fella who can sometimes be a bit timid in my kennel but I'm quite the lovebug when I'm less stressed. I love to play tug and toss around a squeaky toy and together we could go for long walks and explore all the good new smells in the neighborhood! I don't have great social skills with other dogs right now - but I'm trying to learn - in the mean time it would be best that I be the only dog in my home. You may have noticed that I'm a skinny guy and I have shown some food-guarding here at the shelter so my new home would need to have children 14 years and older and be prepared to help me manage this behavior. Think we could be a match? Come say hi! I'm about 3 years old and weigh 54.8 lbs.



Thursday, June 15, 2017

"VINNIE" Pitbull Lap dog

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

Mcas Weblink 
animal # 589061
Hey everybody! My name is Vinnie and I'm in search of a new home. I am a very social boy that enjoys giving kisses and going for explorations. I enjoy being around all people. I know how to sit, down, and am eager to learn more! I am very selective with other dogs I meet and will need to meet any potential canine friends before going home. Please come and meet me today! I am about 1 year old and weigh 58 pounds.



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

"GEO" handsome blue/white short/wide Pitbull


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

 here's my Mcas weblink (adoption pending 6/22)
animal id # 584694

Hi I'm Geo! I'm a male Pitbull and I am looking for a fun active new home. I love to run and be the center of attention. I love people but due to my high energy levels I may not be a good fit with toddlers. I am independent and will need a little time to bond with new people, but I will be devoted to my family. I'm about 5 years old and weigh 64.6 lbs. I should be an only pet.

"MYRA" big lovable brindle mix - does great high five

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink  (adoption pending meet/greet 6/20)
animal # 589645

Hi I'm Myra! I'm a sweet pitbull mix lady looking for a new place to call my own. I was very fearful when I first came into the shelter but I've warmed up and let some of my wonderful personality blossom! My new home should continue to use positive, reward-based training to help me build up my confidence. I really enjoy being around people and being playful with them, so we can have lots of fun together! I would love to go home with you and show you all the wonderful things about me. Come say hi! I'm about 3 years old and weigh 63 lbs.



"HALSTON" delightful Special Needs senior Poodle mix - Indigo Rescue

This little guy is quite amazing!  Halston is a "special needs" senior - and may live the rest of his life as a Rescue foster dog...but I hope someone wonderful sees him and adopts him - NOT to feel sorry for him, but to enjoy his joyful spirit

 Halston's first time in a wheel chair

Available for Adoption with Indigo Rescue!!
Halston is living in a foster home
here is Halston's petfinder weblink
 what a smile!

Halston is a 5lb poodle mix (we aren't sure what with), that is estimated at 12+ years old. Halston came in to rescue with a broken back. We didn't know his back was broken at first, because he was walking on his back legs, they just didn't work very well and he would sometimes he drag the tops of his feet, or topple backward into a sitting position. We took him to two vets, one for x-rays, and one to see if physical therapy might help him, and finally we learned that not only was his back broken, but his spinal cord is either severed or severely damaged. There is no signal traveling from his brain to his rear legs, or his tail. So, it sounds like he should be completely paralyzed - why could he walk (a little)? Turns out, there is a thing called "spinal walking", and this is how Halston can get up on his back legs. It's really amazing. You should google it. Anyway, we aren't sure what happened to Halston, either he was hit by a car, or a dog shook him and broke his back.

Halston is NOT sad about his condition. He is super active, and wants to GO, desperately. We felt so sad watching him try so hard to run that we found him a wheelchair. This wasn't an easy task because his legs are long and the size of wheelchair that was light enough for him to pull was too short. The size that was tall enough was too heavy, and pulled him over backward. We finally found him the right size wheelchair, and the minute we put him on the ground in that wheelchair, he was on the move! He LOVES it! He can go, too. We were running most of the time just to keep up with him! See a Youtube video of Halston's first wheelchair walk using the link above.

We also had a dental done for Halston because his teeth were terrible and he had probably never had a dental before. Turns out he had two oral-nasal fistula's (holes that go from where a tooth used to be, up into the sinuses), and getting his teeth fixed up made him feel so much better! He started eating better and gained a pound in just over a week. Yay!

Halston is looking for a home where he doesn't have to be alone most of the time. He gets sad and frustrated with nothing to do. He loves to flop around and burrow in pillows and blankets (especially if they belong to a human), and of course, he absolutely needs to go for his special wheelchair walks. In a perfect world, the veterinary physical therapist says he would benefit from physical therapy, especially their swim therapy, but it is not a requirement for his adoption, just on our wish list :o) If you would love to have a special guy, who makes you smile and inspires you every day, Halston is YOUR GUY!! Inquire within...

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.

"LOLA " UPDATE - chi/minpin - in FOSTER

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
Lola the Tiny Cuddle Bug is in a MCAS Foster home!

here's my Mcas weblink 
animal id # 547519

Hi there! My name is Lola. I'm a love bug and would like someone to call my own. I love being a lap dog and will follow you everywhere. I also love running for toys and playing. I'm quite disciplined about going potty outside as long as I'm kept to a routine. I'm about 6 years old and weigh a tiny 9lbs, but am an exceptional watch dog. I'm looking for a quiet home with no children under the age of 12 years so I can settle in, feel safe, and blossom in my new home. I am learning about cats and would be fine with a dog savvy cat. I am currently living with other dogs that are much bigger than me and do well with respectful dogs, but I like my space. I am crate trained and am good in the car. I'm very soft and sweet and would love cuddling in your bed at night with you; I will sleep quietly until you are ready to get up. I am currently in a foster home, if you are interested in meeting me, please email the foster parent at to learn more about me!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Romeo "has skills" and can climb out of his kennel!  So he is currently staying in a different room - please ask to meet him!

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

Mcas weblink  (6/16 possible adopter, check back)
animal # 597341

Hi there! My name is Romeo and I'm looking for a new family. I’m a friendly dog who is always happy   barring photo sessions :) 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. If you think we could make a great match, please come and meet me today! I am about 7 years old and weigh 13 pounds. I am in a different area of the shelter, please ask a staff member to see me!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

"HERSHEY" fun Doxie mix

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink 
animal id # 578707

Hi! I am Hershey. I am a pint-size barrel of fun, ready for his next adventure in life! I really love a good game of chase and a long walk, followed by some delicious treats and a good butt scratch. That would be my perfect day! In my past I have been known to be a bit nippy when I play, so the shelter is recommending I go to an adult only home. My new home should keep me active and get me on a portion-controlled diet in order to help shed some of the extra weight I have gained. I would like to meet any dogs in my new home before leaving the shelter. Hope to see you soon! I am 7 years old and weigh 19 pounds. I am in a different area of the shelter, so please ask a staff member to see me.