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Sunday, August 30, 2015

"INDIGO RESCUE" currently has Lots of great local area big puppies for adoption

Indigo Rescue has 21 medium/large and large breed puppies for adoption right now, and is looking for homes who have time to devote to a large breed active dog. It's  unusual for Indigo Rescue to have so many puppies. They focus on helping local shelter dogs (regardless of size, age or breed) who don't do well in the shelter and would do better in a foster home style rescue group.

Two of three "moms" of these litters came into the local county shelter pregnant...and the other pregnant mom was sadly being rehomed for free on craigslist.....(really glad that she went into a good rescue program like Indigo Rescue so that mom and the pups would get great care and good homes)
All the 3 litters have been getting good care and a good start in life!

2 of the MOMS, Ryan and Loki are also available for adoption!

I'm Ryan!
I'm Loki!

If you are interested in being considered a home for adoption, please fill out the application on their petfinder link. You can also see some of them at Adoption Outreach "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" The adoption consideration process can be quite lengthy..... but if you are a good committed home for a larger breed puppy and have the time and energy to devote to one, it is well worth applying. Indigo doesn't not do first come/first serve adoptions and want to find the best match for each dog.

here are some of the puppies who are currently available for adoption (photos courtesy Indigo Rescue)



"ZOEY" UPDATE beautiful and playful and affectionate too - could be a nice running companion

Zoey did a meet and greet with the family pig, and they got along well!
Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink 

Hello, my name is Zoey! Are you looking for a beautiful and silly new companion? I have been goofy, active, playful, and would like to find a new family! My adopter should have no small animals, no children under 12 and be ready for lots painful hits from my wagging tail. My shelter friends have found that I get scared if I think something valuable will be taken from me. My adopter should look into trading these things for treats and always reassuring that I will get them back! Please come down and meet me. I am around 3 years old and weigh 64 pounds


Saturday, August 29, 2015

"PEBBLES" sweetheart pretty pitbull

Aug 30, 2015

I've had lots of interest, but not yet any good adopter (no fault of my own)  I've been here quite a while, and am feeling the stress for sure...When you meet me outside the kennel, you will see that I am truly amazing!!!!   I hope you will ask to meet me in a quieter place.  I'm seriously cute and a nice medium size.

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink

Hey everybody! My name is Pebbles and I'm looking for a loving family. It is stressful here in the kennels and I hope to find my family soon. I am an active girl that loves people. Sometimes I get so excited that I actually hit myself in the face with my own tail. Pretty silly, huh? My tail can easily knock down the little guys, so please no kids under 8 years old in the home. The shelter is recommending that we attend reward based classes together, so I can become an outstanding canine citizen. I am so excited and eager to learn. I may look like a whirlwind in my kennel, but as soon as you get me out, I settle and focus on my people. Please come down and meet me today. I am about 4 years old and weigh 51 pounds.


"SMOKEY" well trained Chocolate Lab mix knows sit, shake, come and more!

Please don't let your newly adopted shelter dogs  " off leash" outside your fenced yard until you have bonded, and know your dog really well.  Smokey is amazing on a long lead, and hopefully will be great off leash, but he needs a committed adopter to ensure that he listens well to them and will always come when called....just dog, deserves a great owner
Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!
here's my Mcas weblink
Hi! I'm Smokey! I am a 5 year old male chocolate lab mix. I can be a bit wary of new people and new surroundings, but just bring out a tug toy or a ball, and I will open right up to you! I can become quite the attention seeker once I know I am safe. I know my basic commands and I am very treat motivated. I would prefer a house with children over the age of 12 years. If you are looking for a big man to fill that empty space in your life, then I am your guy! I weigh about 82 pounds. Please come and meet me today!


"GREYSTONE" handsome Pitbull knows sit, down and shake

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink 
id # 570069

By the power of Greystone I'm looking for a home. I'm a 5 year old boy weighing in at 71lbs. Even though I'm not Superman, my kriptonite is having my rear end scratched. It makes me do my happy dance! The shelter is recommending kids 10 & up because I have a sore ear the shelter is treating and I'm not the most confident guy. I have also been battling an allergy and the shelter has me on a special diet to see if it's food related. Don't let that deter you though. You will find a great lifelong partner in me. Reward based training would be great for us to do together as I'm food motivated. I already know sit, down and shake so a new adopter could take me to great heights. Please come and meet me today!

"HENRY" big white socialite bunny

Henry loves attention!  He has been waiting for a home for 3 months. He is a sociable and outgoing bunny. Henry is used to lots of people going by his kennel in the shelter hallway.
I bet he would love to be a nice Mascot in some store or business, with a responsible caretaker(s) of course, and plenty of daily out of kennel exercise time in an big xpen or other easy to manage place.
Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink

Henry is a one year old New Zealand mix. He is white with pink eyes and has one ear tip missing, giving him real character. Henry will be neutered and microchipped before heading home with you. His adoption fee is only $30 and does not include the cage. Visit Henry today and find out how great a bunny companion can be!


"FONZI BEAR" a cute "foster failure"

A cute foster failure/foster friend failure?
Aug 2015

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!
now in an MCAS Foster home!
here's my Mcas weblink 


"HARLEY" big chocolate Lab/Chessy mix

Shelter life is tough for me.  I'm a big boy, and need a quiet, easy going dog experienced home. I sometimes guard stuff like toys and food, so I need some management for that.  But I'm a nice boy, just not what everyone runs to the shelter to adopt I guess.   
I'm on adoption, but in a different area of the shelter, so please make sure to ask for me

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink

Hello there my name is Harley and I am a neutered male around 9 yrs old. I am hoping to find the right match with my new family. I have to be solo as in no other dogs in household and probably no cats as well. I tend to be reactive towards other dogs so lots of management is needed. I have been hanging out in an office but I have tendencies to guard my things and somethings people. I am looking for the special adopter who will seek out professional training to work with my resource guarding. Could you be the one? I am requesting an adult home only please.


"JESSIE" UPDATE good hearted senior Lab mix

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!
Jessie is in an MCAS FOSTER Home!

here's my Mcas weblink 

My name is Jessie and I'm a sweet older girl looking for a ground level retirement home. I am currently in foster care. If you are interested in me, contact Alix, the Foster Coordinator, at or 503-988-6247 to set up a time to meet me :) I am about 10 years old and weigh 70lbs. As you can see I've had a sorry lot in life and now I'm looking for better. I may appear black and chocolate but that is because I've been out in the sun a lot and my fur is basically sunburnt. The highlights are kind of flattering, don't you think? Because of allergies (it's not clear what I'm allergic to), I have skin and ear infections that are getting better with medication. Regular flea control and a good quality diet will also help me get back to good health. I also have arthritis in my hips, some lumps and bumps that are common in older gals like me (most are benign fatty tumors), and some dental issues (tartar and a chipped tooth). Despite these things, I have a lot of love to give and would be forever grateful to you for giving me a chance! The shelter recommends kids 12 & up who will treat me with the respect I deserve. If you have some TLC to give, please ask about me today!.


WAYNE" sure is a handsome fella

Aug 30, 2015

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink

Hey! The name is Wayne. I sure am a handsome fella, don't you think? I am a 2 year old chihuahua mix that weighs 11 lbs. I have been a bit shy at the shelter, but have become quite the sweet guy with staff members I trust. Ask them, and they'll tell you how awesome my cuddling skills are! I would really enjoy a nice, quiet home with no kids under 10. I am cute and can be friendly, but little kids moving too fast make me nervous! If you like what you see, and want to know more, come down to meet me. You'll be glad you did!



Friday, August 28, 2015

"SHASTA" pretty medium Beagle/cattle dog mix

Shasta would love a good home where she gets good quality no grain food, and routine flea treatment

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services

here's my Mcas weblink

Hello. My name is Shasta, and I am a female Heeler/Beagle mix who is ready for a quiet home to spend my days. I am a pretty mellow girl inside the home, but on the leash I love to use my nose and explore, and I still have got some legs left under me! I am not someone who likes fast movement, or a lot of loud noises, so no kids would be best for me. My ideal home would just be a comfy bed for me to sleep on (trust me, I like sleeping), a walk or two during the day, and maybe some fun TV to watch at night with my new family. I hope that sounds like you! I am 8 years old and weigh 40 pounds.


"WALTER" UPDATE - now in foster! sweetheart older guy

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!
Now in a MCAS Foster Home!

here's my Mcas weblink

Howdy there! My name is Walter. I'm a sweet old guy looking for a laid back home. I'm about 10 years old and weigh in at about 70lbs. I like being petted, eating treats, going for short walks and hanging out with people. Looking for a buddy? I am currently in foster care. If you are interested in visiting with me please email the foster coordinator, Alix, at




Thursday, August 27, 2015

"GRETA" UPDATE! nice senior pitbull

Available for adoption with Multnomah County Animal Services!

Greta is now in an MCAS Foster Home! 
here's my Mcas weblink 

Hello, my name is Greta! Like lounging on the couch after a steady walk? We might be a great match! I am a mature lady who still has a get up and go attitude. My new family will be sure to fall in love with my charming personality! They should be able to provide me with regular flea control to make sure my hair grows back nice and healthy. My shelter friends don't know much about my skills with other dogs but think a respectful dog and a slow introduction may be okay. I have some health concerns that aren't uncommon in older gals like me: I have a limp and some lumps and bumps, the most concerning of which have been removed. I'd love the opportunity to spend the rest of my days in a happy, loving home. I am around 12 years old and weigh 60 pounds. GRETA is currently in foster care. Contact my foster mom, at or 503-544-5684 for more information and to set up a time to meet me!


"LOLA" sassy little Chi with mona lisa smile

TRANSFERRED to Animal Aid Rescue!
May 15, 2015

and Still Available:)
update - I'm Still hoping to meet you!!  Please contact Animal Aid Rescue to find out more!

I'm now living in a foster home with Animal Aid Rescue They are a really nice local Portland Rescue group who has the heart to take some quirky dogs like me from local shelters, and bring us into foster homes where we will more secure and happier. We appreciate them so much!!!  (ps Animal Aid Rescue  has lots of nice kitties for adoption too!)   

Hi, I'm Lola; a tiny 7 lb. tan chihuahua. I've had a rough past with some time spent living in a car with people who didn't take great care of me or treat me well.

I'm sharing my foster home with another canine. We have established a routine and relationship so if you have a lonely dog at home we could be friends. I've shared space with a cat in the past as well and even though they are strange creatures I tolerate them by ignoring their presence.

I prefer the company of adults and like to keep my feet on the floor. If you need a watch dog I'm your girl! I will let you know if there are strangers lurking around by doing ankle patrol. It takes me a while to adapt to new folks but once I bond with you I am yours!

Lola is a small-size female whose estimated birth year is 2006. She is adoptable, and is currently living with a foster family. You can meet her by submitting an adoption application and then arranging an appointment through our office – call 503-292-6628 option 3.

cute foster home Animal Aid Lola pics - courtesy of Animal Aid Rescue

Yup still available, so guess what? ....That means that YOU still have a chance to meet me, the most adorable, kinda sassy little Chi.  Here are some pics of me in my Animal Aid Foster home!  I still have my sweet little Mona Lisa smile....what more could you ask for?
Hope to meet you soon! 

thanks Sarah for my super cute MCAS pics! You were one of my favs...and you know I only have Favs, I don't give my love away to strangers :)