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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

" TESSA" loyal and loving German Shepherd

 here's my MCAS weblink

Tessa has come a long way since first arriving at the shelter. We know that she has all the makings of a great companion for an experienced dog owner. Tessa has some anxiety in the home and is highly reactive when on leash around other animals. The shelter is seeking adopters who are willing to invest in a future with this beauty. Special adoption criteria and requirements will need to be met by interested adopters. Some of these requirements will involve working with a shelter-approved trainer. At only 4 years of age, Tessa is worth every bit of your time and you will be rewarded with a loyal and loving canine family member. Please contact Ann Potter at: to find out more and schedule an appointment to meet Tessa.

Monday, September 15, 2014

"FOOT LOOSE" & "FANCY FREE" young Lionhead mix bunnies

here is Footloose's  Mcas weblink
Foot Loose is a black and grey Lionhead male Rabbit. He is approximately 6 months old. He weighs about 2.5 lbs. His adoption fee is $30 and includes MCAS neuter and microchip.


here is Fancy Free's Mcas weblink  (note: Fancy Free is much cuter in person!)

Fancy Free is a brown and grey Lionhead female Rabbit. She is approximately 6 months old. She weighs about 2.1 lbs. Her adoption fee is $30 and includes MCAS spay and microchip.

"JAKE" what's this.....a Torti bunny?

here's my MCAS weblink (9/15 available but not yet listed on website)

This uniquely colored rabbit is Jake. He is friendly with people and really enjoys his dark green vegetables. Jake is a tan, orange and brown intact Rabbit. He is approximately 1 year old. He weighs about 5.2 lbs. His adoption fee is $30 and includes MCAS neuter surgery and a microchip

"BUTTERCUP" sweet active young Pitbull

here's my MCAS weblink

My name is Buttercup and I am a sweet and active young girl looking for a home that matches me! I am full of energy and quite strong for a delicate little gal! The shelter highly recommends that we take some positive reward based obedience classes to help me gain some manners! Please ask to meet me today! I am about 2 years old and I weigh 54lbs.


"GRETA" sweet and soulful American Shelter Dog (german shep/hound?) mix

here's my MCAS weblink

I am currently in foster care. If you are interested in meeting me please contact Roxy, my foster mom, at 503-544-5684 to set up a time to meet me. Are you looking for a sweet and soulful dog to add to your family? Then look no further, I am your gal! I am looking for a new home that will love me for who I am; sweet, active, and an all around great dog! Please ask to meet me today! I am about 2 years old and I weigh 57lbs. I am currently in foster care. If you are interested in meeting me please contact Roxy, my foster mom, at 503-544-5684 to set up a time to meet me.



Sunday, September 14, 2014

"CAROLINA - unique and very pretty tan (Chi/Jack Russell?) mix

here's my MCAS weblink

Hi there, my name is Carolina, but I am no southern belle! I am a spitfire of a little gal looking for a home with children over the age of 8, preferably another dog who can handle my energy, and maybe a dog savy cat! When I get excited and play, I can be a bit mouthy. I like to chase the cat, but my foster mom is working on training me to stop before I catch it! When I came to the shelter I had mange and a bad skin infection, I am almost all healed now! The shelter will help with follow up on skin care as part of my adoption.

Friday, September 12, 2014

"THEO" handsome, playful, cheerful 12 yr old Black Lab!

here's my MCAS weblink

Hello friends my name is Theo! I arrived at the shelter because I was found wondering around without my family. My shelter friends can't tell you what my past experience has been but they have noticed I was in need of medical attention, groceries, and a bath (all of which I am gratefully receiving!)

 Despite my physical condition I am everything you are looking for in a cheerful lab! Social with other dogs, people, and playful! I have started the road to recovery and am hoping you will fall in love and help continue my journey! Please come down and meet me, I am around 12 years old and weigh 87 pounds.

- MAISIE and LILLY - darling Cattle Dog mixes

Maisie and Lilly are in a Foster Home with Indigo Rescue of Beaverton, OR

They are wonderful dogs, and we're hoping that a potential adopter might see them on the Shelter Dogs of Portland Photo Blog and contact Indigo Rescue to meet them! They would love to find a good home together, but they can go to separate homes ( hopefully with another compatible dog)
ps - Lilly loves to have a dog to play with
 Lilly is a short and chubby Cattle Dog/Catahoula mix
She is about 4 yrs old, a med size (but chubby) 50 lbs
Lilly thinks that she appears older than her age in her photos :)

on petfinder:

Here is Lilly's  Petfinder Description My name is Lilly. I’m part Cattle Dog and part Catahoula Leopard Dog. I’m about 4 years old and 50 lbs or so.
I live with my BFF, Maisie. We used to live with our Mom in California, but she passed away suddenly. We kept waiting for her to come home, but she never did. And so, our world was turned upside down. We were very sad, and we missed her. But my Mom’s good friend came down to California and took us back to her home in Oregon. She’s very nice to us, so we’re getting over our sadness. And we have another friend now, Patchouli, a very nice Pit Bull.My Mom adopted me from the shelter after hearing about my painful past. At two different times in my life, men have beat me while I was in a kennel. I just don’t know why they would do this to me. So, now, I am VERY frightened to be locked in a cage or a kennel. I’m so grateful that my Mom rescued me. She was my hero!Despite my difficult past, I have managed to remain pretty well adjusted (excepting for the kennel thing). I’m good with dogs and cats. I walk nicely on a leash. And I love toys and things that I can shake. Sometimes when I find a towel on the floor, I like to grab it and shake it around. I’m also very affectionate. I love to nuzzle my foster Mom under her arm. And I do this little thing that makes her laugh. I know how to sit back on my haunches when I want a treat or some attention. My foster Mom laughs at me and says I look just like a gopher. Listening to my foster Mom laugh makes my tail wag.I would really like to be adopted with my BFF, Maisie. Please check out her bio. We’ve both been through an awful lot, and we provide security to each other. But if you can’t adopt us both, I’m sure we will adjust. If you would like to adopt one or two gentle souls, we’d love to be your faithful companions. 

Maisie is a Cattle Dog/ maybe Shep mix
She is about 9 yrs old and a medium size/chubby 42 lbs

on petfinder:

Hi, my name is Maisie. I’m told that I’m part Cattle Dog and who knows what else? maybe have some Shepherd in me, too. I’m about 9 years old and weigh about 42 lbs. I know, I'm a bit chubby... ;o) I live with my BFF, Lilly. Up until recently, we lived with our Mom in California. But she passed away suddenly. We didn’t know why she didn’t come home. And our world was turned upside down. We were very sad, and we missed her. But my Mom’s good friend came down to California and took us back home with her to Oregon. She’s very nice to us, so we’re getting over our sadness. And now we have another friend, a very nice Pit-Bull, named Patchouli.

I’ll tell you a little about myself. I’m a quiet girl and kind of shy. Once I’m comfortable with you, I’m very affectionate – kind of a Velcro dog. I like to be in the same room as my person, so I will follow you from room to room. I bark when I need to let you know there’s someone near the house, or when I’m startled. But I don’t carry on for long. I’m a gentle soul, but I love to run and play outside. I walk pretty nicely on a leash. I take treats ever so gently. And I’m good with dogs and cats. Cats intrigue me. My Mom didn’t take us in the car very often, so I’m a little nervous in the car – my legs get kind of shaky. But I think that if my new person were to take me on short rides so that I can get used to it, I would really like going in the car with my person someday. Oh, and one of my favorite things to do is to roll in the grass. It just feels good to me – it’s a doggie thing.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

"JAXSON - you'll love this guy! Great Dane mix

Jaxson is a big sweetheart! He is a gentle, smart and lovable guy who needs a positive and gentle leader to adopt him.

here's my MCAS weblink 

Jaxson is a handsome, young, and active guy looking for a home. He is smart as can be, he already knows sit, shake, and down! Now he just needs some finishing touches and a home that will provide him with activity and love. He is 1 year 9 months old and weighs 69 lbs. Please ask to meet him today!


"BLUTO" love ( spunky) Doxies?

Here's Bluto's MCAS weblink!

I am a special guy looking for a special home. I am loving, affectionate, and playful, and still just a young man. I do have training and behavior management needs that go above and beyond basic stuff. I am looking for a home with adult humans only or kids must be over the age of 12 years. I need a home as the only pet and preferably a neighborhood that does not have a have a high concentration of kids and other dogs. My adoption fee is $225 and includes three private training sessions. I am just over 1 year of age and I weigh 13lbs. If you meet the minimum requirements stated above, please contact please contact the shelter at 503-988-7387 or email


"KENDRA" sweetie Pitmix

here's my MCAS weblink

I am a gentle girl who has not always had the best life. I am done having puppies and hoping to become someone's best friend. The volunteers here rave about my kennel manners, I like to go potty outside! I will need a home as the only pet and I need to ask for your patience as I adjust to my new home. I am about 5 years of age and I weigh 49lbs. Ask about me today!




" COOKIE DOUGH" big strong lovable guy

here's my MCAS weblink

Hello, my friends have named me Cookie Dough! I am a big squishy guy who is looking for an active new family to help keep me safe! I am not suited for a home with cats or other small animals, or dogs smaller than me. I am Social with my human friends, playful and I even already know a couple of tricks!

  I am also super athletic and will need above average attention paid to the height of my fenced yard, good supervision when outside, and I am best suited for on leash activities. Please come down and meet me. I am around 2 years old and weigh 81 pounds