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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

"CHARLIE" Black Lab/Pitmix

ADOPTED!!!!!
Aug 2017

Watch Charlie's massage video courtesy of Mcas Volunteer Quimby of ResQ Animal Massage
 
Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink 
animal id # 581795

My name is Charlie. Ever heard of a big dog who thinks they are a lap dog? Well, that's me! I just can't get enough of my people. I love to hang out with them and get lots of attention. I would love a home who will keep me active and happy. I've made lots of friends here at the shelter and love nothing more than getting fawned over! I need to go to a home with no other dogs as I have not always gotten along with them, but I have been successful with cats in the past. Come on down to the shelter to get some love! I am 8 years old
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"WINSTON" special guy hoping for a special home!

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!
Winston is in a  MCAS Foster Home

mcas weblink
animal # 586517
#116520

Winston here - I'm a loveable goof who finds the world to be a scary place, but once I trust you, there is no one more devoted. I'm super sensitive, so harsh correction never works with me. I need a LOT of exercise and praise to build my confidence and help me find my way in the world. It takes me awhile to settle in the house, but I feel safe and secure in a crate. I growl at people in the house if I don't know them or if they surprise me. The cats terrify me, so I avoid them at all costs. I currently live with a super social Mastiff mix and would love to play with her, but her arthritis prevents it. I never try to escape the yard. When encountering new things and people I can be fearful and anxious so I would love to get help to build my confidence and show me that the world isn't a scary place. It would be great for us to work with lots of positive, reward-based training to help me grow to be my best self! I have some special requirements but I know that my dream home is out there somewhere. Could it be you? Please ask to meet me outside. If you have children in the home they will need to be over the age of 15 years old as kids can make me uncomfortable. I'm about 1.5 years old and weigh a thin 50 lbs. Please contact my foster mom, Ann, for more information: 503-381-4500.
 
 


 

 
 


"BLANCHE" mature little Minpin

Shelter life is hard on an older pet like Blanche. Hope this little gal finds a good home soon.

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink 
animal # 116563

Hi there! I'm a mellow Miniature Pinscher lady searching for a new home. As an older lady, I would love a mellow home where I can relax and be independent - though I don't mind some nice rear end scratches from time to time. I don't appreciate lots of handling especially of my face and paws so any children in my new home should be 15 years or older. If you want an easy-going companion to lay next to you during movie marathons and take light walks around the neighborhood, look no further!


Monday, August 14, 2017

"SIMON" sweetheart freckle- faced Lab mix pup


Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink (8/15 potential adopter - check back)
animal # 117300

Young pup looking for a mentor! I am a very loving and happy little guy, but as I am just starting out and turning into a big boy, I will need some guidance and training to help me be the best dog I can be. I am a bit unsure of other dogs at the moment, but positive interactions will help me develop better dog skills! Please come down to the shelter to meet me today!
approx. 6 mths old, 35 pounds still growing


 

"CHAINA" lively pretty white Pitbull


Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink 
animal # 5123

Hey everybody! My name is Chaina and I'm looking for an active home that can keep up with my energy level. I am very active and physical and will need lots of exercise and mental stimulation to keep me busy. I haven't really mastered any basic obedience skills, but I am eager to learn. Treats and toys are my biggest motivators and with lots of reward based training, I will make that special person proud. The biggest thing I'm working on here at the shelter is my leash skills. I have a problem of grabbing the leash and playing tug, which can make it frustrating to walk me. I also get really excited when I see my favorite people and will jump up to show you my appreciation of your company. For this reason my new home will need to have kids over 15 years old. It is unknown how I do with other dogs at this time. If you are looking for a new running partner and project dog, please come and see me today! I am about 1 year old and weigh 50 pounds.
 
 



 

"PEPSI" active yet calm too - Pitmix

 
Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

Mcas weblink    
animal # 99308
 
My name is Pepsi. I'm about 1-1/2 years old and weigh about 51 lbs. I've never met an activity I didn't like! If you love exercise and keeping active, then we will be fast friends. I will go for a run in the morning, a hike in the afternoon, play fetch in the evening, and unwind with some play at home before bed - and I would love nothing more than to have someone who can keep up with me. It's important that I have an outlet for my boundless energy, so let's get together and explore the outdoors! I don't like to be left alone so I am looking for a home where someone will be around to hang out with me.




"COLUMBUS" Jack Russell Terrier mix - Loves Fetch and Squeaky toys!



Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink (8/15 potential adopter - check back!)
animal # 98354
Hey everybody! My name is Columbus and I'm looking for an active home! I am a high energy boy that loves to play ball. We will certainly make fast friends if you provide me with some of those! I've got a couple tricks up my sleeve and am eager to learn more. I can be a little sensitive about handling, so I'm asking for a home with kids over the age of 8 years. If you think you have the energy for me, come and meet me today! I am about 4 years old and weigh 30 pounds.





 
 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

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

 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!
Interested in learning about volunteering and fostering at the shelter? Attend one of our volunteer orientations! The next volunteer orientation will be Wed Aug 23, 7- 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!!
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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!


"JELLYBEAN" Patterdale Terrier mix - happy adoption update!


Many of you remember JellyBean the adorable (but not necessarily "easy") medium size terrier mix who was on adoption for quite a while at MCAS. She was later transferred to SWWHS and then to Animal Aid PDX, still not finding a home.... 

UPDATE Aug 12, 2017 I saw JB on Saturday, with her "new dad" when doing a group dog walk, and immediately recognized her by her bark ;) and who could forget the "Jellybean" name!

Her new owner, who adopted Jelly Bean from Animal Aid in 2016, decided to keep the name Jellybean :) and made a commitment to his adopted dog to diligently continue training her and working on JB's leash reactivity around other dogs. Jelly Bean is doing great  in her adoption home and they enjoy doing many activities together like the group dog walk yesterday, beach trips and hiking.

It was wonderful to meet/recognize Jellybean on the walk! It helped reestablish my hope that there are great homes out there for really cool homeless dogs who might have an issue like leash reactivity that keeps people from adopting/ or committing to them. Yay for Jellybean and her new home!

 Jelly bean's original photo at MCAS - remember her?

JellyBean with her new owner (adopted from Animal Aid PXD foster home in 2016)




"BRIAN" cute little Staffie bull terrier/pitmix

Little Brian is CUTE affectionate, smart and willing guy!  He has some special requirements if he lives in Multnomah County, but if he lives elsewhere should at least be walked  in a "gentle leader" head harness when out and about.

Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

Mcas weblink  
animal # 584161
#5106

Hi there! My name is Brian and I am looking for a special home that is looking for an active guy that needs training. I can be fearful of new people and environments, but warm up quickly. Once I warm up, I enjoy giving lots of kisses. I haven't had the best upbringing and will need a family that can work on my general manners and building my self confidence. I love other dogs and should do very well in a home with another social dog. I have gotten into a little trouble in the past and do have some special requirements for adoption. I will need a secure enclosure that will need to be approved to prevent escape out of the yard. I should not be left unsupervised in the yard alone. I will also need to wear a muzzle while in public (in Multnomah County)  I hope these requirements don't scare you off. I am really a good guy that was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I am still young and eager to learn. At about 2 years old and weighing in at a thin 40 pounds, I will be the center of your world.
 
 

 

Friday, August 11, 2017

"COMET" handsome young Lab mix


Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink  (8adoption pending 8/19)
animal # 5160
Hi there! I'm a handsome labrador fella looking for a new home to call my own! I'm an incredibly active guy and I would love a home that can keep up with my need for plenty of physical and mental stimulation. I already know "sit" and "shake" and together we could go to training and learn even more tricks! When I'm excited I can't always contain myself and will jump up on people and mouth them. Because of this behavior I would need a home where any children are 12 years or older. And it would be great to work on my impulse control to make me the best canine citizen I can be! I would also need to be the only dog in my new home. Come say hi today!



"MOCHA" pretty fawn/white pitbull


Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink (8/13 potential adopter)
animal # 98353

My name is Mocha and I'm looking for a new home! I am a gorgeous girl that loves people and has lived with other dogs. I really enjoy being active and love playing with my tennis ball. I can get a little protective of my ball though and the shelter is recommending that any kids in the home be over the age of 5 years. If you think we could be a great match, come and meet me today! I am about 3 years old and weigh 62 pounds.




"POSH" playful pitmix


Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink (adoption pending 8/18
animal # 5100

Ready to play? I sure am! I love to play with all kinds of toys, and enjoy a fun game of fetch. I have a soft mouth when taking toys too! I know sit and down, and would love to learn more with my new family. I can be very rough and rowdy with other dogs, as I love to wrestle, and would need an appropriate match if there is another resident dog. Please come down to the shelter and take me out for some fun today!




"JT" sweetheart young Pitmix


Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink 
animal # 117031

I am a rock and roll superstar, ready to kick out the jams! I am very energetic and playful, so I will need a family who needs to keep up with my energy levels. I get over-excited when meeting new people and when playing, so my new family will need to work on my jumpy/mouthy behaviors and impulse control. I have a rough play style with other dogs but do enjoy their company. The shelter is recommending any kids in my new home be 12 and older. Come down to the shelter and rock out with me today!


 

 

"TIKA" pretty and sensitive Mini Aussie mix


Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

mcas weblink  (8/14 possible adopter - check back)
animal # 5086
Hi there! My name is Tika and I'm looking for a special home. I am an active girl that loves to play fetch, but am also very sensitive and fearful. I can be easily overwhelmed with handling and my new family will need to build my trust. Children can make me uncomfortable as well and I will need an adult only home. I have lived with dogs before and really enjoy them, but cats... not so much. If you think you are the person for me, come and meet me today! I am about 3 years old and weigh 25 pounds.


 

"PILLSBURY" big silly guy

 
Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!


Mcas weblink 
animal # 582650
#116519

Hey everybody! My name is Pillsbury and I'm looking for a new home! I am a big, silly guy that loves to play and have cuddle time! I can be wary of new people and environments and am looking for a family that can be patient and show me that the world isn't a scary place. At first I can be standoffish, but once I get to know you, fireworks will explode into your heart. When I get really excited I will throw my whole body into you and can do some light mouthing, so I will need a home where kids are 12 years or older. I can be selective with my other doggy friends, so I would need to meet any canine friends if you have them, so I can approve. I should also not live with any animals smaller than myself. Please take a chance on my squishy doughboy self and you won't be disappointed. Wahoo!! I am about 6 years old and weigh 85 pounds.



 
 

 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

"BILLIE JEAN' exhuberant young Pitbull


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink  
animal id #597058
#5193

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.




"FIONA" VIDEO! KOIN TV Guest star! - sweetie Lab/Pit mix

Fiona was the featured pet on KOIN 2nd Chance on Tuesday!


Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

Mcas weblink  
animal #600186
#5052
I'm an adorable pitbull mix lady looking for a new home. I'm a mellow girl who enjoys a nice calm walk with lots of good smells. I like to be near my favorite people and get extra attention! I am more aloof and independent when it comes to being around dogs, and I do not enjoy the company of small dogs. You may have noticed that I'm a bit overweight and have some bald patches this is from a medical condition called hyperthyroidism. With medication and consistent vet check-ups, I should still have a normal life but my future family should know that my condition will require frequent bloodwork and vet visits. Think we could be a match? Come say hi! I'm about 8 years old and weigh 87 lbs.