Multnomah County Animal Services

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** Volunteers needed for our shelter animal training program!!
Teach shelter pets good behaviors to increase their adoptablity and reduce kennel noise and stress!
For more information go to or visit the shelter and see for yourself!** VISIT OUR WEBSITE:


Want to help homeless animals?

Love dogs?
Kennels: Help keep the kennels quiet, the dogs calmer, and teach them important skills that will help get them adopted!
Show dogs to potential adopters and help them get home!

Potty walkers are needed to get dogs out of their kennels two to three times a day. This helps build and maintain good housebreaking skills and keeps the kennels clean and the dogs happy!!

Love Cats?
Cattery: Teach cats and kittens how to interact with visitors and other people. Show cats and kittens to potential adopters and help them get home!
Read to the cats! Hearing a soothing voice, can help comfort and calm a stressed out cat. Poetry, fiction, current events, the choice is yours!

There is always a LOT to do when caring for almost 10,000 animals a year! We always need help with:
Laundry, dishes, unfolding newspapers, directing visitors, office work, and so much more!
Volunteers must be 16 years of age, able to commit to 8 hours a month, have experience handling animals, work well with the public, complete volunteer application forms, attend mandatory volunteer orientation, and be in compliance with Multnomah County animal ordinances.

Become a Foster Pet Parent
Do you have room in your heart and household to foster a special needs animal?
Give a dog a break from shelter life, help a cat recover from a kitty cold, give kittens a chance to grow, be a Foster Parent!!
A Foster Parent provides love, food, shelter, and training with the support and guidance of shelter staff.
Foster pet parents must be at least 18 years old.

For more information OR to apply to foster/volunteer, visit our website at

Who We Are

We are no ordinary County "Pound"!!
Our shelter is in the forefront with some of the most progressive programs in the nation! Our Open Paw Program ( empowers staff, volunteers, and visitors to help train our dogs and cats before adoption and the difference it has made is incredible! Our Shelter Hospital is AAHA accredited (the FIRST shelter medicine program in Portland with this credential)-this means that we have met the highest standards of care for the animals we treat. We have an on-site Veterinarian and three Certified Vet Technicians. If you have not visited your County Animal Shelter in a while, you are long overdue! Come by and see us sometime!

Multnomah County Animal Services serves the entire city of Portland and all reaches Multnomah County. All stray animals come to the shelter in Troutdale. After a holding period, three days for animals with no ID and 6 days with ID, they are adopted or in many cases, placed with other agencies or programs.

Department of Business & Community Services Animal Services Division MULTNOMAH COUNTY OREGON P.O. Box 698, 1700 West Historic Columbia River Hwy Troutdale, Oregon 97060 (503) 988-PETS (7387) Fax (503) 988-3002

Adopting a friend

Pet ownership is a Lifelong commitment. Your adopted animal is completely dependent on you for his or her emotional, physical, and mental well being.
It can be hard to say no to that furry face staring at you from behind a cage door. But for their sake, be sure that you have prepared yourself by researching breed types, housing contraints (landlord permission, pet deposits, etc), and making a practical assessment of how much time you have to devote to your potential new friend. We will do the best we can to help you with this process and nothing makes us happier than seeing you leave with your new friend!!

Dog Adoption Fees
$60-$120 (depending on age of dog)
*Please be aware that many of our adolescent dogs and puppies may require Pre-Paid Obedience Classes as part of your adoption contract.

Adoption Fee Includes:
Spay/Neuter Surgery
Current Vaccinations (including Rabies if pet is of age)
One Year Licensing (Multnomah County residents only)
Flea Treatment
Free Vet visit (at participating vets)
A Dog Eternally Grateful for a second chance at happiness!

Cat Adoption Fees $12 adoption fee for Multnomah County residents on all cats over 1 year of age!
Out of County Residents and all kitten adoption fees range from $50-$100 (depending on age of cat)
adopt one kitten under 6 months of age for full price, get a second kitten for half price!
Adoption Fee includes:
Spay/Neuter Surgery
Current Vaccinations (including Rabies if pet is of age)
One Year Licensing (Multnomah County residents only)
Flea Treatment
FIV/Felv testing
Free Vet visit (at participating vets)
A Cat Eternally Grateful for a second chance at happiness!

Come Visit Us!

EASY DRIVE!....I- 84 E, exit 238th....R top of ramp...L at Halsey 1st light... L on 244th - go abt 1/2 mile, shelter on right SHELTER HOURS:
CLOSED on Mondays and Holidays
Adoption interviews stop 1 hour before closing.
Adoptions are on first come, first serve basis. Apply in person at the Animal Shelter
Multnomah County Animal Control
1700 W Historic Columbia River Highway

Troutdale, OR 97060
Phone: (503) 988-PETS

Email: Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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