Would You Like More Information?

We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information about us and our services.

Send us an e-mail at bark@familydogsnewlife.org

Family Dogs New Life Shelter
9101 SE Stanley Ave
Portland, Oregon 97206

Phone: 503-771-5596 (Our phone is an automated / voice message system only. Phone calls do not get answered, but got straight to voicemail. All voicemails will be returned by a staff member, but this may take several days. For a more timely response please send us an email instead. )

Adoption Hours & Policies- 

You do not need an appointment, just come in anytime during our regular hours.
Please be aware that we operate on a small staff and weekends can get very busy for us, often times there is a very long wait (2+ hour) on Saturdays, it is recommended you arrive early as a waiting list starts before we even open. We do require that you bring all human members and any other dogs in the home when coming to meet our dogs. It is important to ensure that all members of your household and your potential new companion all interact well together, so an adoption can not be completed without all family members meeting the potential pooch.

Meet & greets with our adoptable dogs and adoption interviews are done on a ‘first come first serve’ basis.
We do not have an online application. All adoption paperwork and adoption applications are done in shelter, at the time of meeting/adoption.
We can not place ‘holds’ on available dogs or allow you to apply to adopt online.

We are open the following days and hours: WE WILL BE CLOSING EARLY AT 3:00PM ON SUNDAY 2/19

Saturday: 11am to 6pm
Sunday: 12pm to 6pm
Monday: 12pm to 7pm
Tuesday: 12pm to 7pm
Wednesday: 12pm to 7pm
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED

Last adoption is done 30 minutes before closing, therefore we stop introductions 30 minutes before closing time.

Please be aware that we do not place puppies/litter-mates in pairs, meaning you can not adopt two puppies at once. Read more about littermate syndrome to find out why.

Adoption Fees-
Our adoption fees vary; each dog’s fee is listed at the end of their bio.

All of our adoptions include the following:

We support our adopters and their adoptee for the life of the pet and are always here to help in whatever way we can.

All dogs rescued by FDNLS are kept in our care for at least one week before becoming available for adoption, so that we may monitor their behavior and health. All newly available dogs are posted on our Adoptable Dogs page every Thursday evening.