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Thursday, January 26, 2023

"MISS QT loving, low-rider ( a bit of Shepherd) Mix PUP

 

Date found: Monday, January 23, 2023
Location found: SE Alder St/SE 217th Ave, Gresham

"MISS QT" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
MCAS hours/ Location

Animal ID: 281360, mix - Shep mystery mix, 6 mths 34 lbs (and growing)

https://www.multcopets.org/adoptable/281360

Hi, I'm Miss QT, a shy but sweet young girl. I'm a bit of an enigma. I look like I have some German Shepherd in me, but I'm a bit of a low rider at this point in my development so it's kind of hard for the shelter to guess how big I'll be as an adult. The world can be a scary place and I could benefit from some further exposure to new things in a fun and nonthreatening way. If you are looking for a dog that wants nothing more than to be with you, I could be that pup.

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

MCAS - desperately needs to CHANGE CURRENT POLICIES

 

MCAS needs to make some important changes from its current policies

-  No more"first come, first serve" policy. This misguided policy is creating a revolving door of adoption returns, and stresses out the staff, volunteers, volunteer foster homes and especially the animals that are subjected to the problems inherent with the policy.  MCAS needs to allow shelter staff to decline an applicant that is unsuitable for the needs of a particular dog.

- STOP giving animals away for free! (except possibly? for temporary promotions?) If someone can't afford to spend money to get an animal, they can't afford to care for the animal. And who's to say they won't just turn around and SELL/FLIP IT? Also paying for the animal shows at least some level of commitment.

- And PLEASE..NO MORE intact dogs (females especially!!) sent home to adopters (esp to anyone who wants to have them AND gets them for free )This current policy sets back our rescue community efforts by decades!

- Finally, DO apply the money which is donated by caring individuals to "Dolly's Fund" to its intended use  - the special medical needs for the animals that need it.


 


Rescue groups, OHS and adopters/FOSTER HOMES Please HELP a local shelter dog - NOW

These are my words and not those of the shelter. I'm just a volunteer who cares about the local homeless dogs

 

UPDATE Jan 12, 2023 Thank you to all the wonderful Portland area people who have offered to be shelter volunteers in any capacity, and especially those who are volunteering to foster shelter dogs so they can decompress and have a better chance of finding a good home! 

and those who are taking the dogs into your rescue groups to help them find a good home. Your impact on saving lives is already making a huge difference for some long term MCAS shelter dogs!!

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Since MCAS is NOT a no-kill shelter, we need more Foster homes, local RESCUE groups and Oregon Humane Society to help more of these LOCAL homeless dogs. NOW. 

The MCAS dog population should NOT have to be in an

"Emergency Mode" (ie: needing to euthanize for space) in order for OHS to help out more! Over the years as a volunteer, I've watched numerous really nice large active dogs start to go downhill and sometimes  become kennel crazy (even though they were at that time being well-cared for by staff and volunteers) in the county Troutdale shelter: dogs that would have been adopted into a home quickly had OHS offered to take them instead of the cute (poodle puppy or whatever easy dog) that it chose.

Oregon Humane Society has far greater resources available to help these local dogs

-Marketing and Public Relations to attract good adopters AND a population sector that is proud to adopt/support from OHS but would never adopt from a "County Pound". MCAS is truly the underdog.

- OHS has a Behavior training department to work with under-socialized, frightened, insecure or otherwise just not ready to be adopted dogs; space and resources (like the running group) to exercise active  dogs

-OHS has a new Medical facility to care for needs, rooms available within the shelter to have time-outs to decompress

- A location that is closer to more adopters and more volunteers

and a much more attractive, specious facility (which attracts adopters, and donors) that has all the amenities that MCAS shelter lacks.

 

Rather than just "cherry picking" a few desirable dogs from MCAS as they have routinely done for many years,  OHS ought to be routinely be helping out with some of the dogs that may take longer to get adopted, and more of the young active dogs that come into MCASSave lives!




 


"STORM" Personable Husky Likes Hugs



"STORM" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
MCAS hours/ Location

Animal ID: 205485, male husky, 4 yrs11 mths, 71 lbs

https://www.multcopets.org/adoptable/205485

"I met him yesterday as a volunteer at the shelter. He loves to explore and also really likes hugs. Very, very sweet with people. Not 'tested' with other animals." an MCASVolunteer

I'm Storm! A fun and energetic boy looking for my home. I am active, playful, and would make a great adventure buddy! When I came in, staff said that I was good on leash, took treats gently. I already know sit and shake and would love to learn more! Ask to meet me!





 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

"SKYE" WHIZ KID terrier mix, good with CATS, older children

 This little guy SKYE is very smart and lively! He'll happily come up onto your lap, but he is not a "lap dog" (well maybe he will be after he's had a full entertaining and active day) Skye knows sit, down, has great eye contact and is ready to learn much more. In fact, he'll be bored if his brain isn't stimulated daily.

If you like smart little (30lbs) active dogs, who are GOOD With Cats, Skye could be a fascinating new dog in your life

I think he might have some Jack Russell Terrier in him.

"SKYE" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
MCAS hours/ Location

Animal ID: 278332, male american shelter dog, 2 yrs 1 mth, 30lbs

https://www.multcopets.org/adoptable/278332

 Hi! My name is Skye and I am a people loving, little guy. I enjoy walks but I could benefit from leash manner training. I am good with cats and older children, but I need to be in a home where I am the only dog. Thank you for considering me as part of your family!


 

 

"SCOUT" mellow med-size mystery mix

UPDATE Jan 24, 2023 possible adopter or on hold
 
Date found: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Location found: E Burnside / NE 148th, Portland

Scout is an easy-going, unassuming young guy, looking for someone to bond with.  My impression is that he didn't get that much people attention in his former home, but who knows. He didn't solicit for any attention when he came out into the yard, just wanted to sniff around, longer than most dogs do, but then he is also new to the environment so it is more novel to him. Talking to Scout, brushing him, which he enjoyed (his thick winter coat had not been brushed in his prior home apparently), and bringing out some toys helped to open him up and he was soon giving kisses. Scout doesn't appear to know the command "sit" at least not in English or Spanish, but you can (gently) teach him.

Scout is a nice medium size, with cute white freckled paws. His face mask and legs have a pretty red/brown coloring. Quite the mystery mix.

Nice boy!

 "SCOUT" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
MCAS hours/ Location

Animal ID: 281235, male , 1yr 6 mth, 54 lbs

https://www.multcopets.org/adoptable/281235

I am a curious young dog named Scout! The shelter does not know much about my history but I have been friendly with the people I have met here. My favorite hobby might be exploring! I am a curious, smart dog and I love to learn new things about the world around me. I would love to have a job to do or learn some new tricks to give my mind something to work on. I do not shy away from novel situations and if you can keep me mentally and physically stimulated, I will be your loving friend forever. Make a trek to the shelter and meet me today!





 

"NINJA" and "SAMURAI" beautiful big BONDED PAIR AKITAS

These 2 BIG Akita boys have great personalities once they have comfortable in a new situation (like the shelter was new to them, but they have come out of their shells now)  They are very tall and beautiful dogs.

When they are alone they hang out together, sitting/sleeping together, it's sweet to see.

No idea of the history of these 2 young dogs, but Akitas are a special breed and these 2 could really use a good committed home who loves the breed!

Maybe you know someone who would be a good home for them? 

Date found: Friday, December 30, 2022
Location found: 3000 block of NE 162nd AVE

 "NINJA and SAMURI"" are Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
MCAS hours/ Location





NINJA  Animal ID: 280208 , male 2 yrs 78 lbs

https://www.multcopets.org/adoptable/280208

Hi my name is Ninja! I am a shy boy to start out with but I do warm up with treats. If you know my breed you know that I can be stoic and assess the situation. I am very bonded to by friend Samurai. I am the more confident of the two and the shelter is requiring that we are adopted together. Please be sure to research the normal behaviors of Akita's before applying. We may not be the dog for everyone, but we are the perfect dog for those who know and love our silly yet protective nature 


We were very worried when we first came in as strays to the shelter. (see below) We warmed up alot and like our staff and volunteer friends now!

SAMURAI  Animal ID: 280209 , male 2 yrs 85 lbs

https://www.multcopets.org/adoptable/280209

Hi my name is Samari! I am a shy and cautious boy to start out with but I do warm up with treats. If you know my breed you know that I can be stoic and assess the situation. I am very bonded to by friend Ninja! I look for him for direction, and am much more confident with him around and the shelter is requiring that we are adopted together. Please be sure to research the normal behaviors of Akita's before applying. We may not be the dog for everyone, but we are the perfect dog for those who know and love our silly yet protective nature. 

We were very worried when we first came in as strays to the shelter. (see below) We warmed up alot and like our staff and volunteer friends now!


Monday, January 23, 2023

"KOTA" handsome young Husky

 

"KOTA" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
MCAS hours/ Location

Animal ID: 281193, male 2 yrs 65 lbs

https://www.multcopets.org/adoptable/281193

This ia a Exuberant Dog! I am Kota an active and playful active husky, you could call me the hands-on type but since I do not have hands I learn with my mouth. To an exuberant dog like me everything is a game, sometimes I just get so excited I will jump up and grab the first thing that looks like a toy. I am up for anything and ready to amaze my new family with my skills. I am looking for a family who does not take life too seriously that will be patient, positive and lift me to my potential of being a perfect pup!  





"RUBY" pretty Little Coonhound


"RUBY" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
MCAS hours/ Location

Animal ID: 279583 3 yrs 46 lbs

https://www.multcopets.org/adoptable/279583

My name is Ruby and I have never met an activity I did not 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 is important that I have an outlet for my boundless energy, so let us get together and explore the outdoors! Like most hounds, I do like to sing so apartment living would not be a good match for me.





 



"KAI" NEW! FOSTER HOME PICS Brindle Pitbull Loves people, good with older kids


 UPDATE Jan 10, 2023 KAI now in foster home!

 Please give me time to decompress in my new home! It might take awhile (or not?) and I'll be a wonderful companion

"KAI" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
MCAS hours/ Location

Animal ID: 273823 2yrs 9 mths 55 lbs

https://www.multcopets.org/adoptable/273823

I have been in foster care now for a week and am doing so good! My foster parents say that nobody is a stranger to me and am great with older kids! If you would like to know more about me, please email foster@multco.us. 

Hi, I'm Kai! I'm a very handsome boy. I've been at the shelter for a while, and I have adjusted really well, but now I am ready to adjust to my forever home. I LOVE food. I would love to eat snacks with you and watch the neighbor dogs walk by. I love to explore outside, sniff around, and chase the occasional ball. I am so excited for the next adventure that I will sometimes be jumpy and mouthy when I am overexcited, but if you have a treat in your hand, I'm easily redirected. I really want to be a well behaved boy I just need some positive reinforcement training so I know what to do! I may look like a big dog, but I have a small and endearing squeaky bark that always brings a smile to the face of anyone who meets me because it's so unexpected. I know sit and down, and I try to hold it until a volunteer comes to take me out on a potty walk. Hopefully my new person will be excited to bond with me through more training, which should be easy since I'm pretty smart and I love treats so much. I have started my crate training and want you to know that I'm doing great in a crate! I haven't met other dogs yet, but I don't react to them through my kennel, so I might be dog friendly as long as I have a structured introduction. I am strong and can jump, so I would be best suited for a home without young children. If you want to eat snacks, adventure with me from coast to coast and take afternoon naps in the sun, take me home with you! I have been in foster care now for a week and am doing so good! My foster parents say that nobody is a stranger to me and am great with older kids! If you would like to know more about me, please email foster@multco.us. 

These are just photos of copies of photos!

But they shows Kai in his foster home, so much more relaxed



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"OSCAR" great personality - med sz shaggy terrier mix

 1/23/23 possible adopter or on hold

Oscar has a ton of personality!  40 lbs, so don't  let the Yorkie face similarity fool ya. He's bigger than that.  Cool dog!

"OSCAR" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
MCAS hours/ Location

Animal ID: 279838, male terrier mix, 8 yrs, 40lbs

https://www.multcopets.org/adoptable/279838

My name is Oscar and I am about eight years old. Not much is known about my past but I have been friendly and playful with staff and volunteers since my arrival here at the shelter. As you can see by my photo I have a shaggy coat that will need to be brushed regularly, like 2-3 times a week and may need regular visits to the groomer too. I will need to live in a cat free home and I have been reactive towards other dogs. 



 


 

 

"ICE" UPDATED Description - FOSTER Home! Personable Husky mix, plays FETCH!

 UPDATE Jan 10, 2023 ICE is now in foster home!

Volunteer favorite

Recommend No Cats in Home
Recommend No Dogs in Home

Ice is a nice BIG Husky mix and has been a well-mannered guy when I've taken him out to go to the yard. Likes to play fetch and

also likes just hanging out getting pets.


"ICE" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
MCAS hours/ Location

Animal ID: 272681 , male, 3 yrs, 76lbs

https://www.multcopets.org/adoptable/272681

Recommend No Cats in Home
Recommend No Dogs in Home 

This animal is in foster care! Complete a form to meet them. I'm not like a regular dog... I'm a cool dog!" 'Cool as Ice', you might say. *wink wink* As you can see from my photos, I'm quite the hunk - A big ol' hunk of love! Pet me, please!! I really enjoy a good rub down. Wait till you feel how soft I am! There is an active home out there that is missing a big, sweet, goofy boy with a bold personality and lots of energy and Ice is ready to fill the void! Like a lot of men in the PNW, he is fuzzy and outdoorsy, and would probably love to be your sidekick when you go running or hiking. He is inquisitive and happy and leads with his nose, which he will poke into every open drawer and cabinet to take a big whiff. If he could talk, he could probably tell you where the thing you lost is. His house manners are pretty good - he's housebroken, takes treats gently, is excited about food but not obsessive, affectionate, and will nudge your hand with his nose when you've mistakenly stopped petting him. Despite the permanent tux he wears, he's not a formal guy and is happy to ride in the car, pressing his nose to the window that's open a crack or take long walks (a harness with a loop on his chest keeps him from pulling). Other hobbies include puzzle toys and treat dispensers, and he knows his way around a snuffle mat. Have a lot of balls on hand so you can experience his contagious joy while playing fetch and jumping to grab one after a big bounce.