Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) is the primary agency responsible for lost pet care, animal abuse investigations and animal rescue in Multnomah County. We also offer dog and cat licensing, lost and found pet services, and animal adoptions through our shelter in Troutdale. MCAS is a division of the Multnomah County Department of Community Services (DCS).
In-person adoption services resumed January 11, 2023, and virtual adoptions are no longer available.
Search for adoptable pets online at petfinder.com or multcopets.org.
Visit the shelter to meet with up to three (3) adoptable animals for ten (10) minutes each during open hours.
FOR IN-PERSON ADOPTIONS AT THE SHELTER
Individuals who reside in Multnomah County will need to purchase a pet license for dogs or cats at the time of adoption.
Adoptions will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Adopters will not be able to submit applications to adopt animals in advance, or place adoption holds on animals.
Adopters will be able to meet a maximum of three (3) pets per visit, with ten (10) minutes per pet.
We will be unable to assist with pet-to-pet meets. Please keep your furry friends at home, adoptable pets will not be able to meet resident pets at the shelter. This includes dog-to-dog or cat-to-cat meets. MCAS staff will provide resources and guidance for how and when to introduce newly adopted pets at home.
Prepare enough time for your visit. Adopters should expect that it may be up to two (2) hours at the shelter to process an adoption, including meeting pets, an adoption consultation, and waiting periods. Wait times may be significantly longer on weekends.
Our adoption process, including adoption counseling, will end at 3:30 pm. We encourage you to show up as early as possible. Adopters may continue to browse adoptable pets at the shelter, but the queue for new adoption counseling sessions will close, and new adoptions may not be processed.
FOR PETS IN FOSTER CARE
Apply online for the pet you are interested in by filling out the online application.
Once your application has been received, it will be reviewed, and you will receive automated responses for next steps.
Applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis. If you are a good match for this pet, you will receive a phone call from either a staff member or the foster parent to discuss the pet, and what your needs are.
Once it is determined that you and the pet are a good match, a plan will be made with the foster parent for you to meet the pet.
We are currently unable to assist with pet-to-pet meets. Please keep your furry friends at home. If you proceed with the adoption, you will need to complete the adoption agreement online and pay any adoption fees and licensing.
APPLY ONLINE TO ADOPT PETS IN FOSTER CARE
$300 for puppies under 7 months
$160 for dogs between 7 months and under 6 years
$60 for dogs 6 years and older
$150 for kittens under 7 months
$80 for cats between 7 months and under 6 years
$30 for cats 6 years and older
BOGO- Adopt a pair of cats of any age and the second cat (equal or lesser fee) will be half the normal adoption fee. Not applicable with other offers. Consider adopting bonded pairs, or adopt a senior mentor cat for your kitten.
Rabbits or Ferrets: $30
Pocket Pets (Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Rats, etc): $10
Reptiles & Amphibians: $15
Birds; $15 for domestic birds, $125 for exotic birds
Adoption fees include the following services:
First set of vaccinations, including rabies
Health exam at the shelter
Health exam at a vet clinic
Please note: Pet license fees are not included in the price of adoption and must be paid separately. You can see our licensing fees at multcopets.org.