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Saturday, November 13, 2021

"JULIUS" Happy Adoption 5 yr anniversary Update

JULIUS  HAPPY Adoption Update! November 2021

"We adopted Julius 5 years ago. He has always been such a happy dog. He loves everyone. His favorite things are squeaky toys, snacks and sleeping! Julius has really completed our family."
July 21, 2016
Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink
animal id # 579471

Hello, my name is Julius! I am a baby that is looking for a new home! My adopters should be prepared for safe socialization to new environments, humans, animals, and training on what is expected of me to be your perfect well adjusted companion! Please visit for more information on everything related to puppies! I am around 12 weeks old and weigh 5 pounds


Friday, September 10, 2021

"KELSO" Happy Adoption Update Sept 2021



"We adopted Kelso in January, 2018, and because of an autoimmune condition he has we were warned that he may not live long, but I already knew he was the dog for us. Well, he has been a part of our family for over 3 1/2 years now, having just turned 12 years old, and he has enjoyed robust health, happily fetching his ball, going on walks, and being very serious about providing security services when we're out camping. Sadly, we recently learned that Kelso has a cancerous mass that has metastasized to his lungs. For now, he's still his same self, enjoying life, and we will continue to enjoy it with him until he is ready to cross the rainbow bridge. There are still lots of steaks, walks, ice cream, steaks, belly rubs, cuddles, and did we mention steaks (his favorite!), in his future. When I get the MCAS newsletter, I sometimes go out to the website to see who is out there for adoption (because having had this much fun and love with one dog, we've thought of getting it doubled with two!). Recently I went onto the page and there is Kelso's photo next to a public service announcement about leashing dogs. It gave me such a lift to see him there. Thank you, MCAS, for bringing us so much joy by helping us find Kelso!!"  Dina
Happy Adoption: Kelso
"The first time I saw Kelso's video, I knew I was his human! He is a very easygoing fellow who immediately made himself at home. I'm not sure how he came to be separated from his previous people, because he is so loving and well-trained; I'm just grateful that MCAS helped us find each other! I was a bit concerned about Kelso's health, as his masticatory myositis has made him unable to open his mouth very far, but it turns out he is thriving and is just like any other dog--he loves to play, eat, cuddle, nap, and give sloppy kisses. He makes friends wherever he goes--my clients love him, and just today someone next to us at a stoplight rolled down their window to talk to him! My partner wasn't sure about having a larger dog, but Kelso won him over immediately, and now neither one of us can imagine life without our wonderful friend. Thank you, MCAS!"
-Dina Y.
Jan 2018
Available for Adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

photo credit Motoya Nakamura
Mcas weblink 
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. I have an autoimmune system disease called masticatory myositis, an inflammatory disease that affects the muscles of mastication (chewing). I will always need to eat canned food and not get overheated in the summer. Our Canine Care Specialist can go over this in more detail if you are interested in me. I am currently in a foster home while I wait for my forever home. My foster mom says that I am an absolute gem! I am house trained, love sleeping in my crate...even with the door open...and am generally just the sweetest, happiest and most lovable guy. If you are interested in meeting with Kelso, please email the foster coordinator at or call at 503-988-6670 to set up a time!
9 yrs 57 lbs

photo credit - Kelso's Mcas foster home


Saturday, May 22, 2021

"MAGGIE" aka Ruby Happy adoption story


"Maggie (Ruby) has been a wonderful addition to our little family. She is so playful, cuddly, and gets along with all the grand-babies, the cat, and she absolutely adores her new big brother, Chino. He has been a great teacher. Maggie continues to surprise us almost daily with how smart she is! She's got so much character; a real spitfire, and we love her and her little antics to pieces!"


"SOPHIE" happy adoption story


"Happy birthday to Sophie, who turned 12 on April 28, 2021. Sophie was adopted from Multnomah County Animal Services in late January. Shout out to Tanya from the shelter who spoke at length about Sophie and how sweet she was; it was all true and more! Sophie is doing great living her best (spoiled) doggo life with her new dog dad in central Oregon and has a few walkers come visit her. She has the sweetest demeanor and loves meeting new people, car rides, playing fetch with the ball, running around like a puppy in the snow this winter, hanging out on the couch watching the fireplace, and naps! She is such a special soul and still very full of life."

Scott R.


"TAHOE" Happy adoption story


Happy Adoption Story: Tahoe

"My husband and I thought we had it made in our little house with our two Labbies. Both our Yellow Lab, Huckleberry, and our Black Lab, Bettis, had been born in the country and handpicked at just eight weeks old. Huckleberry came into our unsuspecting and naive dog-less lives like a hurricane, eating and chewing everything in sight. She slept only when her little body finally couldn’t go anymore, and then she’d drop like a narcoleptic. Puppy school helped to train her…and us.

"Huckleberry came with us to get our second dog. She picked Bettis, who happened to be the biggest dog in the litter. A rapidly growing, gentle giant just happy to be petted, Bettis became Huckleberry’s main attraction, taking some of the heat off us exhausted new doggie parents. These two dogs never have known hardship: just twice daily walks; ongoing training; trips to the dog park, the beach, and the river; doggie swimming pools in the backyard; and endless chewies, pettings, and love. Any behavioral issues that came up were only the result of growing pains.

"We had considered getting a third dog after a few foster dogs had come and gone. Then a little, brown tornado flew into our path. Tahoe, a six-month-old Brown Labbie with a curly tail, arrived as a nervous, little foster dog from Multnomah County Animal Shelter. We weren’t sure if Bettis, now a good 50 pounds bigger than Tahoe, was going to accept another boy in the house. But Bettis let Tahoe know, in the ways that dogs do, that Tahoe was the lowest on the totem pole, but he would happily be Tahoe’s big brother. Within two hours of his arrival, we decided Tahoe was the missing piece to our family puzzle. We adopted him within a week, and thus began the long journey to help him overcome his past.

"In the shelter, Tahoe was so ridden with anxiety that they thought it best he go to a foster home. His fear did not allow him to sleep more than five minutes; he’d jump up at any noise, crying and looking out the window—presumably for the owner who never returned. When we’d go outside, he’d dive bomb the windows, desperately trying to get out so he wouldn’t be left again. He ate so fast that we had to start feeding him in a muffin tray with water-coated food to slow him down. He stole apples and bread off the counters if he was hungry and pulled on the leash like a wild boar when we walked.

"However, as days turned into weeks and weeks into months, Tahoe caught the hang of our routine, and little by little, he calmed down. He stopped crying when he saw us go outside and instead just nervously paced back and forth in the window until we came back in. Finally he’d sleep by the window with one eye open as we hung outside for a bit. He became a good little walker, hardly pulling on his leash, and he told us when he was ready to sleep like a big boy with his brother and sister on dog beds instead of in his crate.

"The biggest milestone came a couple years later when he started wagging his tail. Not a big deal for most dogs but for Tahoe a breakthrough. He was finally relaxed enough to have time to be happy. Day by day, his tail wags became bigger, more confident, and more frequent. He even discovered the tennis ball that had been flying past him for a year as his sister endlessly chased it. He learned to retrieve the ball and how to catch it. After being unsure of our doggie pool, he tentatively got in and started splashing around. His favorite thing, though, has always been to cuddle up with us in the morning. He flops next to us and rolls over on his back for a belly rub while gently licking our faces, secure in knowing a walk and then breakfast comes next.

"Over the next years, the three dogs became inseparable. Huckleberry kept busy raising her two little brothers and bossing them around. Bettis was thrilled to nurture his big sister and brother, always reminding Tahoe that he was the upper classman. Tahoe loved being the baby and has always been eager to please us all. We took full pleasure in watching them grow up and seeing how close their bonds became.

"Tahoe is an old man now and reveling in his golden years. His brother and sister passed on a few years ago and he has since come full circle. He is a survivor and his little heart is so full of love, and he knows he is safe, part of our pack, and in his forever home. We feel privileged to have celebrated all of Tahoe’s incremental achievements (like tail wagging), but we are especially excited to say, “Happy 13th Birthday" to our sweet old man!!! We are grateful for the opportunity MCAS gave us to adopt Tahoe and give him a life where he has been so deeply loved."

Warren & Sarah G.


Friday, June 26, 2020

"HADLEY aka " PUA MANOGI" Happy Adoption UPDATE!

Happy Adoption Update!
 "Hadley" aka "Pua Manogi"
June 2020
" We are overjoyed with miss Pua Manogi W. and can’t thank the staff enough at Mutnomah Animal shelter for helping us bring home our baby. Hadley ( former ) touched our hearts not only because of her calm and kind demeanor but her story as well. Remembering how teary me and my husband got when we found out that her owners couldn’t take care of her and her cat companion. We thank them and know that they cared for her the best because she was very healthy and we can see that she was loved, it must have been hard for her former family to give her up. 
The staff at the shelter helped us and let us hold her and even gave us a loaner carrying case to bring her home. Me and my husband are currently going to apply to be volunteers to help advocate for these bunny and other small animals. Pua (formerly know as Hadley) shares her home with her brother Puka (lion head eight months) and Tama (1 year old dwarf hamster). She is free roamed and loves to eat hay and veggies, lounges on her bed ( large dog bed won’t share lol) and loves to dress up. 
We can’t thank the shelter enough for giving us the opportunity to bring her home. We love this girl soo much and look forward to helping other bunnies in need the best we can! We love you Pua ( plumeria in Samoan ) Manogi ( smell

Or scent ). 
We want to share the happiness this girl brought us to those within the bunny community and people we have surround us everyday!"  Monique W
Mar 2020
Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
Hadley, female Rex bunny, 2 yrs 9 lbs
here's my Mcas weblink Adopted
Hadley is a shy, adult rabbit who appears to be quite comfortable with people. Being consistently gentle with this big girl has paid off and she is very calm when held securely. Like most rabbits, Hadley is cautious around new people and situations. If you want to get on her good side bring fresh greens, she is very fond of cilantro and parsley!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

"AVA" Happy UPDATE! very easy going Pitbull mix

 Update ADOPTED!
May 15, 2020
"It’s OFFICIAL 🎉 it’s #FeelGoodFriday and #FureverFriday and we have some joyous news to bring to you today! Ava’s 30-day foster-to-adopt trial ended, and she has been officially adopted. 🥳🥰😍 Ava came to us from
in Portland, after being passed over for months at the shelter! A big thank you to Ava’s advocate
and to Ava’s new mom Rhiannon for giving our sweet girl a chance at a beautiful new beginning? BAPBR Facebook post May 15, 2020
Born Again Pit Bull Rescue
Meet Ava! She’s a 4 1/2 year old pit bull mix (60 lbs) with a lot of love to give! She has been in and out of the shelter for a few years, no fault of her own. She is extremely well mannered in the home. She doesn’t jump up, beg, bark, whine, or complain about anything! Her favorite spot is next to her human, where ever that is. She is so easy going and mellow but also very much enjoy walks. She is not a marathon runner but loves her daily casual strolls around the neighborhood and she is great on a leash! She also loves car rides and sits perfect in the seat. She is friendly with everyone and anyone but is also a protector if need be. She is very good in a home left alone. She does not chew on things, she does not have separation anxiety, she just waits patiently for her human to come home. Her perfect home would be someone who wants a companion to do life with whether it’s watch movies or travel the country in an RV... she’s a ride-or-die kind of girl. She needs to be the only pet in the home so she can have all the love to herself.. something she has never had before and deserves more than anything. Apply online at - if you’re interested in giving this sweet girl a forever home 💕
TRANSFERRED to Born Again Pitbull Rescue!

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
Adoption information  
MCAS hours/ Location

Ava,  female Pitbull mix, 4yr 60 lbs

An old photo of Ava - prior to her getting the good food/care 
she needed to help her allergy

Tuesday, May 12, 2020


May 2020
Just a sweet update to share on Snowglobe in his new home, who now goes by the name “Snowman” BAPBR Facebook post May 11, 2020
"Guess what? Our sweet elder-bull “Snowglobe” officially started his “Foster-to-adopt” trial with his new dad Dean! We are so happy for Snowglobe! 🖤He found the perfect home and he even has his own little red wagon now. A big thank you to Multnomah County Animal Services for sustaining Snowglobe for months at the shelter before coming to BAPBR. 
And a huge thank you to his foster mom Angie"

Transferred and Available with 
Born Again Pit Bull Rescue
Snowglobe is looking for a family that wants a companion and friend. He’s truly a velcro dog. He’s always by your feet (when he's not sleeping, of course). He also LOVES to go on walks and tends to be stubborn on walks— so someone who has time to saunter and enjoy a nice walk with no destination in mind, because he definitely knows where HE wants to go. 😂 otherwise he’s sunbathing and rides great in the car! He is housebroken and is on a potty schedule — however he needs a bit of physical and mental stimulation to keep him from being anxious/restless and having accidents in the house. PS.... He has a blue blanket that is his security blanket...he sleeps on it wherever it is...found him sorta squished in between the couch and ottoman when I got home last night because that's where the blanket fell. 😂 ADOPT SNOWGLOBE 🥰 ➡️ Apply online

Transferred - to Born Again Pitbull REescue!
 Mar 2020
Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
Adoption information  
MCAS hours/ Location

Snow Globe, male  10 yrs 63 lbs

Hear him Snore:)
Snow Globe's video and massage, courtesy RESQ Animal massage

Monday, April 20, 2020

"CLARA" adorable quirky lovable pocket pittie/chi mix

Apr 2020
She found a great home where she will be loved and well cared for
Will miss you so much sweetie!!

Clara is around one year old, 32 lbs and a ‘pocket’ pittie mix.
Hi my name is Clara and I am just barely a year old. I found myself pretty afraid in a shelter. My foster mom taught me lots of things after I got into her home. I am house trained (not a fan of rain), I ride in a crate in the car but I don’t need one if the house. I watch delivery people and don’t even bark!
My foster mom says I am a sound sleeper and I love to burrow under the blanket on the dog bed. I am very affectionate with my foster mom and love to watch a good movie. I am looking forward to getting my own family or person so I can bond forever. I went to some dog classes with my foster mom too!
I am still afraid of many things. I do not like to jump in the car (I get picked up to go in my crate, I also can sometimes get car sick). Kids and their loudness, and sometimes strangers on walks make me nervous.
Here is what my perfect home would look like. I love quiet homes. I want a person who likes to stay home and when you go somewhere I can wait for you at home. I am quiet at home so if you work from home I will not contribute to your meetings. Do you like to garden? I love to watch! I love a stick or toy or exploring and sniffing. I can be super playful. I am great when your friends come to visit.
I do like walks and I may even be a good running buddy but I am not a dog park girl and I am not a big fan of meeting dogs on my walks, especially big ones. I am a fan of quiet and calmness.
If you are interested in meeting this me, please send a completed application (found on our website Our Adoption Policy – My Way Home Dog Rescue to the rescue and my foster mom will give you details about me and answer any questions.
I am up to date on all of vaccinations, spayed, flea/tick treatment, heartworm tested and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $350.

so excited when suddenly  seeing her "shoe string toy"

"Clara" 2nd day in foster home- a very unsure pup
"Clara" at the Mcas shelter prior to going into foster