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Northwest Animal Companions

Portland, OR

Our Mission

Northwest Animal Companions is a 501(c)(3) animal rescue located in the Portland metropolitan area of Oregon. It was founded in 2004 when a group of compassionate people pooled their resources for the benefit of all animals. They opened their homes and hearts to create an organization where animals could have the best possible quality of life.

To this day, NWAC is completely volunteer-run, relying on loving foster homes for our animals in rescue and donations to cover the needs of those animals. With very minimal overhead costs, we channel donations toward veterinary care, spaying/neutering, grooming, nutrition, and enrichment for animals in foster, then find them permanent, loving homes.

Adoption Policy

**If you are interested in adopting an NWAC pet, YOU MUST SUBMIT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION THROUGH OUR WEBSITE.** We do our best to respond to all applicants within three business days. Please note submitting a Petfinder inquiry is NOT a substitute for submitting an application. NWAC is an all-volunteer organization, and due to the high volume of Petfinder inquiries we receive, we unfortunately cannot respond to all of them.

The cat adoption application can be found at The dog application can be found at

To learn more about our adoption process — including timelines, when you can meet the pet of your choice, and more — go to

If you have other questions about adoption, see our Adoption FAQ:

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