This is a list of dogs currently available for adoption at Family Dogs New Life Shelter. 
We do keep this listing very current, so all dogs listed here are still looking for homes. Because we are a no kill shelter all dogs who come into our care have a safe place to live until they are adopted, so some of our residents have been in our care for months or even years.
New adoptable dogs are posted to the site every Thursday evening, dogs who have been adopted are removed from this page (and moved to the Happy Endings page) at the end of each day.
Learn more about our adoption policies


ACORN

Border Collie + Terrier Mix
9 weeks old
Female
5 pounds

I sure hope you’re not allergic to puppy love, cuz I can spread it on thick! Sweeter than marmalade, my affection is top shelf. I can share it with other dogs, gentle children will get their serving, and I can even give a little taste to kitty cats. Being held, cuddling in your lap, snuggling beside you on the couch—those are my most favorite things, it’s true. There’s nothing I’ll savor more than being with you. So I need someone dedicated to raising me, training me, and guiding me through the kitchen of life. I’m just looking for a home where I can preserve this feeling of friendship for the rest of my life.

**My adopter must live within a reasonable driving distance of the Portland metro area and be available to take me to a prescheduled veterinary appointment**

9 weeks old-5lbs. My adoption fee is $400 and includes spay/neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

Atlas

Rhodesian Ridgeback + Labrador Retriever Mix
2 1/2 years old
Male
75 pounds

Are you looking for a little direction in your life? Maybe something to help navigate this path of loneliness and reach the road of love? I think I may be able to help! You see, I am a wealth of knowledge and insight on all things pertaining to love, loyalty and friendship. I can protect you and our home like nobody’s business and I’ll provide you with the coordinates to all the doggy kisses and youthful energy you could ever ask for, and when it comes to playing with other dogs and sturdy children 12+, you could say I’m on a course bearing straight for fun fun fun! Cats, on the other hand, really throw the whole thing off axis! If love is what you’re looking for, head straight for 45.4574 , -122.604. Just remember: even though I’m 2 ½ years old,already housebroken and crate trained there is still a lot of puppy in me, and I will need your guidance on plenty of things. So, have you reached your destination?

2½ years old-75lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

BIJOU

Siberian Husky + Shiba Inu Mix
2 years old
Female
38 pounds

Did you know that Bijou means a small trinket or jewel? Well, that’s quite fitting, because I myself am a diamond in the rough, a real gem! I’m a very, very sweet and outgoing girl! I l will enjoy the attention of respectful children, I get along great with other dogs, and I even did well meeting that cats today. A Husky-savvy person would be ideal, since I do have a lot of the personality traits you Husky lovers know and adore! I’ll make a great companion now, already crate trained and I know a few basic commands, but I’ll make an even better one once we do some more training together! Which, by the way, will be super fun because I love pleasing my person and am oh-so smart! Are you sold on this jewel or what!?

2 years old-38lbs. My adoption fee is $220 and includes spay, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

Buster Keaton

Rat Terrier + Basenji Mix
6 years old
Male
11 pounds

I have taken a lot of hard knocks in my short little life. Hit the ground and bounce back up, because the show must go on. I feel I would do my namesake proud. The sacrifice that you endure for what you love makes happiness so much sweeter. I want a family that will love me and appreciate me, and know that through all of life’s twists and turns I will be there for them. I might be a little rough around the edges, but some people find diamonds in the rough. I am already housebroken and my crate training is going well- I really do like to learn new things! I probably won’t learn how to live with cats or chickens, so that lesson might as well go out the window. I think I would get along well with respectful children 12+ that know proper pet etiquette and I love to play and roughhouse with other dogs (but I might not share your lap with them). As I said, the show must go on, so how would you like a starring role in my life?

6 years old-11 lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes microchip, neuter, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, reduced-cost training class, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample. leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

CASHEW

Border Collie + Terrier Mix
9 weeks old
Female
5 pounds

I sure hope you’re not allergic to puppy love, cuz I can spread it on thick! Sweeter than marmalade, my affection is top shelf. I can share it with other dogs, gentle children will get their serving, and I can even give a little taste to kitty cats. Being held, cuddling in your lap, snuggling beside you on the couch—those are my most favorite things, it’s true. There’s nothing I’ll savor more than being with you. So I need someone dedicated to raising me, training me, and guiding me through the kitchen of life. I’m just looking for a home where I can preserve this feeling of friendship for the rest of my life.

**My adopter must live within a reasonable driving distance of the Portland metro area and be available to take me to a prescheduled veterinary appointment**

9 weeks old-5lbs. My adoption fee is $400 and includes spay/neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

Cookie

Australian Cattle Dog + Boxer + Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
3 years old
Female
42 pounds

You have been good, right? You deserve a little treat, right? How about a sweet little love snack that will pad your heart and not your midsection? I just might know a little lady who wants to be your dessert—me, Cookie! I am a real loving, affectionate and loyal little lady, and once I get to trusting you, my shyness melts away like warm hot fudge! I enjoy hanging out with all the other doggies here; they are really helping to boost my confidence! But I did not enjoy meeting those pesky cats, so a home without them is best. Being that I am a sensitive and gentle lady who is also quite fearful, I would prefer a home with children 12+ to be sure your little ones know how to treat a little girl like me with patience and respect. Rumor has it I am fully housebroken, and I have even been receiving some crate training lessons here—I think I got a pretty good understanding what it’s all about! If you have a low traffic home and craving for a BFF then come get a taste of this sweet treat, cuz I am fresh out of the love oven and looking to warm things up!

3 years old-42lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes spay, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet3

Daisy

Carolina Dog + Australian Cattle Dog Mix
8 years old
Female
60 pounds

He loves me…he loves me not…he loves me…oh, I hope that you will love me! I want to be loved so much I can taste it! I promise I am the most loyal girl in town, and the most protective. There is nothing that I love more than my person, and boy am I a devoted guardian.  I just know that there has got to be someone out there who can appreciate this special skill set. Someone without children, who appreciates a homebody and has a very small social circle- a low traffic home where I will be allowed plenty of time to warm up to strangers. I am house trained, crate trained, love to play with other big dogs (but don’t always like to share my ball), can cuddle like nobody’s business, and am very loyal and obedient to those I love. The one thing I can’t seem to do is get along with cats, but who wants to be friends with those snooty butts anyway? They say if you love a flower to let it be, for if you pick it, it will cease to exist. But if you pick this flower then we will exist together forever.

8 years old-60lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes: spay, microchip, 1 month pet health insurance, reduced-cost training class, free vet exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

Daisy has been in our care for over 4 years, please consider making a donation to Sponsor her and help us continue to provide a happy, healthy and enriched environment for her.

FILBERT

Border Collie + Terrier Mix
9 weeks old
Male
5 pounds

I sure hope you’re not allergic to puppy love, cuz I can spread it on thick! Sweeter than marmalade, my affection is top shelf. I can share it with other dogs, gentle children will get their serving, and I can even give a little taste to kitty cats. Being held, cuddling in your lap, snuggling beside you on the couch—those are my most favorite things, it’s true. There’s nothing I’ll savor more than being with you. So I need someone dedicated to raising me, training me, and guiding me through the kitchen of life. I’m just looking for a home where I can preserve this feeling of friendship for the rest of my life.

**My adopter must live within a reasonable driving distance of the Portland metro area and be available to take me to a prescheduled veterinary appointment**

9 weeks old-5lbs. My adoption fee is $400 and includes spay/neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

Floyd

Bull Terrier + Border Collie + Labrador Retriever Mix
Male
18 months old
53 pounds

Behold the wonder of Floyd! Calm and collected I will stand by your side and proudly call you my family. Just tell me you will always love and care for me and I will pledge myself to you eternally. I will bring you my unending devotion and lay it proudly at your feet. Yes, happiness is all I seek. I’m a pretty smart boy who is affectionate, exuberant and soooo playful. Sturdy children are gladly accepted in my family, and let me tell ya, I really enjoy playing with other big dogs but cats- not so much. What I need is someone who is interested in teaching me new things (cuz boy do I want to learn!) - especially when it comes to my leash manners. See I have this thing called leash reactivity which means that I can get pretty defensive and excited if other animals get too close when I am out on a walk. But listen here, I am doing excellent with my crate training and ready to learn more! So grab hold of you heart and walk with me into a forever friendship!

18 months old- 53lbs. My adoption fee is $240 and includes microchip & registration, neuter, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

GNOME

Border Collie + Australian Kelpie + Husky Mix
18 months old
Male
45 pounds

I may not be a little old man living underground and hoarding treasures, but I could still be a magical addition to your family. With my stunning good looks and enthusiastic demeanor, you might just think that the spirit of the forest blessed you with my presence! I put 100% into everything I do, and that will include loving you! I need someone who can keep up with my energy and is willing to take advantage of my intellect and eagerness to learn. My crate training is top notch, and things can only go up from here! I do love to romp and play with other dogs, but no kitty cats for me. And I will love all the attention and playtime that sturdy kids 8+ have to offer. That sounds like a fantasy, huh? Well, I guess you will just have to come see for yourself. Let me show you the magic and wonder this Gnome possesses, and I may consider working some of my Gnome charm on your love garden!

18 months old-45lbs. My adoption fee is $240 and includes microchip & registration, neuter, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

HALEY

Pit Bull Terrier
18 months old
Female
55 pounds

All hail the lovely Haley! A fun, affectionate and people-focused young lady is what I am, and a new home is what I’m looking for! A home with other dogs would be great fun, maybe even some sturdy kids to love on, but this family must be free of cats…that is the one place my love stops. I am also doing great with my crate training, which is a wonderful start to everything else you want to teach me. I am so eager to please that learning new stuff comes quickly to me, and I will always be looking to you for guidance. I guess the truth is, I’ll be the one hailing you!

18 months old-55lbs. My adoption fee is $240 and includes spay, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

JESS

Pit Bull Terrier + Bulldog Mix
2 years old
Female
51 pounds

Who’s that girl walking down the street with a friendly face you just have to meet? It’s Jess! Who’s the one you want to love, always hold, and never shove? It’s Jess! I am trying to come up with a theme song for my sitcom that tells the story of my life and the wacky things that happen along the way. I think if I can write a pretty solid pilot, it should get picked up by a studio. I have been told I can be a star, that I have “the look,” so I say why not give it a shot! Just think of Punky Brewster meets Good Luck Charlie, a coming-of-age story with zany happenings surrounding an unconventional family unit. I don’t share the stage with cats, but I am happy to co-star with other dogs or respectful children. I am looking for a solid mentor or acting coach to help me with my role. I have been working late into the night on my script, so it has really helped to have my own personal crate to hammer out details after everyone else has hit the hay. Maybe I could use someone like you on my creative team?!? What do you think? Do you want to help me become a star?

2 years old-51lbs. My adoption fee is $220 and includes spay, microchip & registration, 1 month pet health insurance, reduced cost training class, free vet exam, leash/collar, toy treat packet, food sample.

Jojo

Toy Fox Terrier Mix
11 years old
Male
12 pounds

Hi! I am Jojo! Wake me up before you go-go! Don’t leave me hanging on like a yo-yo. Cuz that’s a no-no! Just kidding, except for the part about my name. You know how Jojos go so well with chicken strips? Well, that’s what I am looking for…the chicken strip that will go perfectly with this Jojo! It’ll have to be a special recipe, since I am a pretty special lil potato. I’m longing for an understanding, loving, and patient person who will help me become the best dog I can possibly be. I have a long road ahead of me, but I will try my best. With consistency and positive reinforcement I will be on my way to learning to trust again in no time. I get along with other dogs very well, and cats don’t bother me (but I might bother them from time to time), but I will need an adult-only home—grabby hands and the youthful energy of children is just too much for me. I do love to get gentle scratches behind the ear and snuggle in the blankets, and I will stick by your side like glue…just give me a little time to trust you. I also love to play with my toys, I enjoy going for brisk walks around the neighborhood, and my crate training is top-notch! So what do you say? Wanna be my chicken strip?

11 years old-12lbs. My adoption fee is $100 and includes neuter, microchip, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

Jojo has been in our care for nearly 2 years, please consider making a donation to Sponsor him and help us continue to provide a happy, healthy and enriched environment for him.

KIRK

German Shepherd + Labrador Retriever Mix
4 months old
Male
29 pounds

Love: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Family Dogs enterprise. Its lifelong mission: to explore new hearts, to seek out new life and new families, and boldly love like no other has loved before. Captain’s log, lovedate 8.22.2019. While on routine patrol of the Milky Way galaxy, we received a distress call from the planet Earth. It was cryptic in that it contained only two words: Send Love. I, Captain Kirk, and my Lieutenant Commander Spock were part of an envoy sent to investigate the origin of the signal. Upon arrival, we were discovered and are now being held captive in some facility designed to increase happiness on the planet. While I am sympathetic to their mission, the hindrance to my freedom is vexing. Spock and I need to relay the message to our ship that we are okay, and will continue on with our investigation to find our true forever-home planet. We have tried to be good sports and play along with our human captors, and so long as they treat us with gentle respect, we do quite enjoy it. We have learned to use their temporary bunking system they call crates. We have been introduced to alien creatures they call cats and that was without incident, and we have been well socialized with others of our canine kind in a sort of rumpus room we all meet in during the day. There has been word that a festival, or some sort of event, is to happen this weekend, and that our true calling will be revealed to us. But still we wait. That is all I have to report for now. Kirk and Spock signing out.

4 months old-29lbs. My adoption fee is $400 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

LEIA

Labrador Retriever Mix
2 1/2 years old
Female
35 pounds

General Adopter. Years ago, you served my father in the Canine Wars...now he begs you to help me in this struggle against dog homelessness. I regret that I am unable to present this request to you in person, but my ship has fallen under attack, and my mission to find a forever home has failed, although I’m not sure how, being that I am great with other dogs, and gentle respectful children. Already crate trained and pretty good on leash. I just need a cat-free family to love me. I know that I am also pretty shy and insecure, but I know that you can help. You must see that love is safely delivered to me at Family Dogs. This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Forever Family. You are my only hope.

2 ½ years old-35lbs. My adoption fee is $220 and includes microchip & registration, spay, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

LLOYD

Black Labrador Retriever + Chow Chow Mix
1 year old
Male
50 pounds

I am just a big puppy. The type of puppy who gives you lots of slobbery kisses, wags his tail with all of his might, and never gets tired of hearing “good boy!” I love playing with toys, going for jogs, wrestling with sturdy children 8+, hanging with my doggy friends, and giving cats something to hiss about. I have never met a person I couldn’t warm up to or a treat I wouldn’t eat…Truth is, I like treats so much that I am not always willing to share. So a cat-free family with children who are old enough to keep their paws out of my food bowl is just what I need. I may still be young, but I think I have a good head on my shoulders, and I am looking to increase my knowledge with a nice family. I am already catching on to this crate training thing, and I would say it is going pretty good. I get to play all day in the yard with my dog friends, and at night we swap stories about all the happiness and love we are going to share with our new families. I may be a dog, but I am not just a dog. Let me show you how truly wonderful I am, then let me hear you say my favorite words: “Good boy!”

1 year old-50lbs. My adoption fee is $260 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

Maynard

English Bulldog + Shar Pei Mix
4 years old
Male
49 pounds

Excuse me? Do you have some attention you could spare? Like, a lot of it? I could really use a lot of attention, and if you have some you were saving up, might I make you a proposition? OK, here is my offer: you give me all the attention you have lying around and I will give you my unwavering love and affection. Sounds like a pretty good deal, yes? Great, I’ll see you soon! What’s that? Oh, silly me! Hi, my name is Maynard, and as you can see, I am one handsome hunk, graced with some of the stunning good looks and enduring personality of the beloved English Bulldog. But before you fall head over heels for me, I must tell you a little bit about myself. I am an ultra-cute dude, very affectionate, playful, outgoing, doing stellar with my crate training, rumor has it my housebreaking skills are pretty great too and I'm very loyal. I love playing with other big dogs (no little critter for me though) and am really good at keeping my person safe- see, I loved my last family so much that I figured they didn't need anyone else in their life. So, I decided not to let strangers get too close, especially when we are out on walks- see I have this thing called leash reactivity which means that I get really defensive if people get too close when I am on lead. I will enjoy playtime with sturdy 12+ children and look forward to learning all sorts of other things! Was that a pretty good introduction? Great! Now you can come on in and tell me all about yourself!

4 years old-49lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

MOCHIKO

American White Shepherd Mix
1 year old
Female
38 pounds

Can’t you see it now? You and me hiking the trails…jogging through the neighborhood…spending relaxing evenings snuggling on the couch. I can see it! To me it looks like a dream! I could sure use a dream come true. I don’t mean to play a damsel in distress, but I am ready for my forever family! Sturdy children to romp with, other dogs to run and roughhouse with would be grand! I also wouldn’t mind it one bit if there were pesky neighborhood cats I could chase outta the backyard—chasing cats is my favorite game! My crate training is top notch, and I am smart as can be. I have so much love packed inside me, and I know I will make a family very happy. I just need someone to give me the time, attention, and dedication all dogs deserve. An active lifestyle, patience, and a little more training will have me well on my way to becoming the dog of your dreams.

1 year old-38lbs. My adoption fee is $260 and includes microchip & registration, spay, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

Oso

Black Labrador Retriever + German Shepherd Mix
8 1/2 years old
Male
65 pounds

So I hear you’re looking for a new best friend? Someone who is a real sweet heart…well, I may be just who you’re looking for! I am O-so affectionate and O-so loving. If you’re looking for someone to accompany you on your daily walk,  a buddy to tag along on your weekend hikes, or a pal to take to the beach, I’d be more than happy to join since I am O-so loyal and enjoy a good time. How about a friend for your other dog? I am O-so lovable and affectionate, I’ll make a wonderful companion for your other dog or respectful older children 8+, but I am not O-so willing to share my home with cats. Some people say I’m O-so quirky; I had a really rough puppy-hood that left me with a neurological condition called epilepsy which causes me to have seizures when I get too over stimulated. But don’t worry, aside from these occasional manifestations of an intense love obsession with going after my own tail (I’m pretty sure its playing hard to get) you’d never even notice! I’m keeping my crate O-so clean and tidy, such a great start to all the other awesome stuff you can teach me…since I am O-so smart. So how about it… don’t I sound O-so right?

8 1/2 years old-65lbs. My adoption fee is $120 and includes; neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

Oso is on daily medication for epilepsy that costs $50 per month, he has been in our care for over 4 years, please consider making a donation to Sponsor him and help us continue to provide a happy, healthy and enriched environment for him.

PEANUT

Border Collie + Terrier Mix
9 weeks old
Female
5 pounds

I sure hope you’re not allergic to puppy love, cuz I can spread it on thick! Sweeter than marmalade, my affection is top shelf. I can share it with other dogs, gentle children will get their serving, and I can even give a little taste to kitty cats. Being held, cuddling in your lap, snuggling beside you on the couch—those are my most favorite things, it’s true. There’s nothing I’ll savor more than being with you. So I need someone dedicated to raising me, training me, and guiding me through the kitchen of life. I’m just looking for a home where I can preserve this feeling of friendship for the rest of my life.

**My adopter must live within a reasonable driving distance of the Portland metro area and be available to take me to a prescheduled veterinary appointment**

9 weeks old-5lbs. My adoption fee is $400 and includes spay/neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

PECAN

Border Collie + Terrier Mix
9 weeks old
Female
5 pounds

I sure hope you’re not allergic to puppy love, cuz I can spread it on thick! Sweeter than marmalade, my affection is top shelf. I can share it with other dogs, gentle children will get their serving, and I can even give a little taste to kitty cats. Being held, cuddling in your lap, snuggling beside you on the couch—those are my most favorite things, it’s true. There’s nothing I’ll savor more than being with you. So I need someone dedicated to raising me, training me, and guiding me through the kitchen of life. I’m just looking for a home where I can preserve this feeling of friendship for the rest of my life.

**My adopter must live within a reasonable driving distance of the Portland metro area and be available to take me to a prescheduled veterinary appointment**

9 weeks old-5lbs. My adoption fee is $400 and includes spay/neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

PINTO

Australian Cattle Dog Mix
2 1/2 years old
Male
58 pounds

Have you ever wanted to run free like wild horses? Across the plains and valleys, feeling the rush of wind in your hair as you take in the sights of the wilderness. Mi amor, that is how my heart feels. Mi corazón wants to run entangled with a forever family, feeling the pure joy of acceptance and giving my love and tail wags in return. Oh how I long for a family to call my own. One with other dogs or respectful children 8+, but not cats. One who wants to give me love, guidance and training for years to come. I do have a great start; already housebroken and crate trained too but I need to work on impulse control- I am a Cattle Dog through and through and get stimulated quite easily! I have made it this far in my journey for a new life, maybe you will help me find my reward of love?

2 1/2 years old-58lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, reduced-cost training class, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

PISTACHIO

Border Collie + Terrier Mix
9 weeks old
Female
5 pounds

I sure hope you’re not allergic to puppy love, cuz I can spread it on thick! Sweeter than marmalade, my affection is top shelf. I can share it with other dogs, gentle children will get their serving, and I can even give a little taste to kitty cats. Being held, cuddling in your lap, snuggling beside you on the couch—those are my most favorite things, it’s true. There’s nothing I’ll savor more than being with you. So I need someone dedicated to raising me, training me, and guiding me through the kitchen of life. I’m just looking for a home where I can preserve this feeling of friendship for the rest of my life.

**My adopter must live within a reasonable driving distance of the Portland metro area and be available to take me to a prescheduled veterinary appointment**

9 weeks old-5lbs. My adoption fee is $400 and includes spay/neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

Poppy

Australian Cattle Dog + Beagle + Rat Terrier Mix
4 1/2 years old
Female
20 pounds

Just a timid flower, waiting to take root in a place I can call home. What do you think? Are you willing to take me in and let my heart blossom? In turn I promise to be your devoted companion. I will be pleased to sit by your side, receiving the occasional pat on the head. I will be eager to go for a morning walk or have a fun day playing in the back yard. I ‘ll share my flower bed with other dogs, as long as they respect me of queen of the garden but cats must be weeded out!  Calm respectful children 14+, are welcome too but know that my strongest trait is my desire to protect those who I hold dear. I also keep my little flower pot, aka crate, and home free of debris or refuse. It may take me a moment to trust, but if you are patient and seeking a new best friend I will root myself right in your heart!

4 1/2 years old-20lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes spay, microchip, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

Poppy has been in our care for nearly 2 years, please consider making a donation to Sponsor her and help us continue to provide a happy, healthy and enriched environment for her.

ROXY

Chihuahua + American Eskimo Mix
5 years old
Female
11 pounds

I know, I know, once you see my adorable face and soft, loving eyes you will be transfixed like a sailor to a siren. But hark, my lovelorn admirer, I am cautious to just hand over my heart. I need a person that will understand me fully: my ambitions, my dreams, my desires. Can you dream a little dream with me? Will you walk with me hand and paw, build me up, give me the life I have so longed for? A life of stability and security. A life of love and understanding. I can be very reluctant at times, I know. But that doesn’t mean my love diminishes. My love for children is solely placed on those of the teens+ category. I have plenty of companionship to offer but I am very uneasy about being handled, especially around my collar. My love for my crate is grand; I feel comfy inside and it brings me much security. My love for other creatures such as dogs and cats is joyful and robust! With time I feel we can foster a love and understanding that not many have the joy to experience. Will you dream with me?

5 years old-11lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes microchip & registration, spay, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam ,1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

ROYAL

Siberian Husky + German Shepherd Mix
2 years old
Male
66 pounds

Yes, ’tis true good citizen—I am his Royal Hiney Royal! Wait! I mean Royal Highness Royal! Sorry, I’m still getting used to my title and duties as the new Royal Ruler of the Heart. Now I am sure you are wondering a few things: for one, shouldn’t royalty of my stature have a kingdom to rule over? Yes, yes, I should. That is where you come in. I ask that you provide me with a home and family to call my own. Hark hither and so forth, like any great ruler they need to be taught how to lead. So if you would kindly see that I get the proper education and the proper environment to expend all my unspent love. Second, I am sure you are wondering if a handsome man of my stature is willing to share said kingdom with other dogs, with cats, or with children? And the answer is yes! Sturdy children, dog-savvy cats, and canines of all types are welcome! So tally ho and henceforth you go!

2 years old-66lbs. My adoption fee is $220 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, 1 month pet health insurance, free vet exam, reduced-cost training class, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

RUBY

Siberian Husky + German Shepherd Mix
2 years old
Female
63 pounds

In 2006 a 38.12 carat cabochon-cut ruby sold for $5,860,000. Well…I’m a 63-pound Ruby, that’s a whole lotta carats! And I’ll give you a deal! How about a $220 adoption fee and a promise of forever love and devotion? Did I mention that I’m affectionate, sweet, and totally adorable? Did I mention that I am only about 2 years old and already crate trained and very gentle? Did I mention that I get along well with other dogs, cats, and respectful children? Ya, I’m, a total gem and I expect to be treated like a treasure. So how ’bout it? Sold!!!

My adoption fee includes spay, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam,1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

SPOCK

German Shepherd + Labrador Retriever Mix

4 months old

Male

29 pounds


Love: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Family Dogs enterprise. Its lifelong mission: to explore new hearts, to seek out new life and new families, and boldly love like no other has loved before. Captain’s log, lovedate 8.22.2019. While on routine patrol of the Milky Way galaxy, we received a distress call from the planet Earth. It was cryptic in that it contained only two words: Send Love. I, Lieutenant Commander Spock and Captain Kirk were part of an envoy sent to investigate the origin of the signal. Upon arrival, we were discovered and are now being held captive in some facility designed to increase happiness on the planet. While I am sympathetic to their mission, the hindrance to my freedom is vexing. Kirk and I need to relay the message to our ship that we are okay, and will continue on with our investigation to find our true forever-home planet. We have tried to be good sports and play along with our human captors, and so long as they treat us with gentle respect, we do quite enjoy it. We have learned to use their temporary bunking system they call crates. We have been introduced to alien creatures they call cats and that was without incident, and we have been well socialized with others of our canine kind in a sort of rumpus room we all meet in during the day. There has been word that a festival, or some sort of event, is to happen this weekend, and that our true calling will be revealed to us. But still we wait. That is all I have to report for now. Kirk and Spock signing out.

4 months old-32lbs. My adoption fee is $400 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

Steve Austin

Basset Hound + Labrador Retriever + Boxer Mix
2 years old
Male
50 pounds

I’m a stone-cold lover, let’s hop in the ring! I’m gonna stun you with my charming, goofy, playful and people-focused personality. I’ll smash your loneliness into submission with my DDT! You guessed it—I just adore people, enjoy the company of sturdy children 8+. It’s no surprise that I like to be center ring, and center of your world, so a home where I will be the only pet and get all the attention to myself is just what I need. I’m super sweet, adventurous and have plenty of practice being a champion friend…I should have earned myself a title belt by now! So what does scare me, you ask? The doctor! All that poking and prodding makes me uneasy. Wanna step in the ring with this low rider…we’ll go toe to toe and I’ll win you over before you can say 1-2-3! Now that’s the bottom line!

2 years old-50lbs. My adoption fee is $220 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

WALNUT

Border Collie + Terrier Mix
9 weeks old
Female
5 pounds

I sure hope you’re not allergic to puppy love, cuz I can spread it on thick! Sweeter than marmalade, my affection is top shelf. I can share it with other dogs, gentle children will get their serving, and I can even give a little taste to kitty cats. Being held, cuddling in your lap, snuggling beside you on the couch—those are my most favorite things, it’s true. There’s nothing I’ll savor more than being with you. So I need someone dedicated to raising me, training me, and guiding me through the kitchen of life. I’m just looking for a home where I can preserve this feeling of friendship for the rest of my life.

**My adopter must live within a reasonable driving distance of the Portland metro area and be available to take me to a prescheduled veterinary appointment**

9 weeks old-5lbs. My adoption fee is $400 and includes spay/neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.