The dogs listed here are available for adoption through Family Dogs New Life, however they are not currently at the shelter- they are staying in foster homes.
During the transition from ‘rescue’ to forever home, dogs require love and patience. A foster family provides a nurturing environment that not only helps the rescue dog better adjust to this transition but also allows us to to learn more about each dogs personality traits, which is essential in finding the dog and adoptive family the Right Fit.
If you are interested in meeting one of these adoptable foster dogs please email adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org.
If you are interested in becoming a FDNLS Foster Parent please contact our foster coordinator Karin at adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org


Brando

Pit Bull Terrier + Boxer Mix
4 years old
Male
85 pounds

Brando is a big hearted, big headed, marshmallow of a dude. He may look like a bouncer at the club, but he’s actually a sensitive flower. If you’re looking for a sweet, and devoted buddy, Brando could be perfect for you.
Brando was found as a stray in California and brought to a high kill shelter, where he was never claimed. This amazes us, because he’s such a sweet, loving, and handsome boy. He was transferred to Oregon, where he now lives with his foster mom in Portland. Brando is being trained daily by mom, and a couple of times per week by a professional dog trainer. He’s come a very long way since he moved to Portland. He’s extremely polite, has greatly improved impulse control, knows some basic obedience, and has gained a lot of confidence in the past few months.
Brando is shy with people at first, so he’s seeking a gentle, and patient adopter who’s willing to work with Brando’s foster mom and his trainer for a few months to help everyone adjust to the new situation

Brando enjoys two quiet leash walks per day, occasional field trips to quiet nature areas and works for his food. Brando loves working with his trainer,  and really enjoys the process of training. Building a relationship with Brando will be of the utmost importance, since he is shy. The best way to do this is to continue his training plan, right where his foster mom left off, and with lots of support from the people who know him so well.
Brando will do better as a single pet in your home, as he is very dog-selective, and will need to build a relationship with his new people, before we’ll know how he truly feels about cohabiting with another dog. Cats and other small animals are not advised, as Brando has a high chase/hunting drive. Brando has little interaction with young people and would probably do best in a home without children.

Brando is in good health, and has historically felt safe and comfy with his current vet in north Portland. Brando has a dynamic personality, is highly intelligent, and sensitive, and will need ongoing help to feel comfortable with life in general.

Brando's Instagram Page

If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Brando please contact adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org

4 years old-85lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes neuter, microchip, reduced cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

Hoppie

Pit Bull Terrier Mix
6 years old
Female
55 pounds

Hippity Hoppity, and this pit bull is on her way! I’m Hoppie and I’m looking to hop into your home, your life, for a ball and most importantly hop into your heart.

I’ve spent more my life having puppies, so now I’m a ready to be a gal out on her own looking for a soft place to land. I love people! I can be shy at first. Some even say I can be a sensitive flower, cause I’m not the party kind. No late night, club hopping for me. I like a quiet snuggle, a nice walk and all the simple things. I’d love it if you had a yard so I can show you my impressive ball skills- catch, chase and then plop it in your lap for more. I don’t mind dogs, but we just need to be slow at first so I feel comfortable.  If you have kids, sounds good as long as they are 12+. So I’m ready to hop right on over to meet you and show you how smart and silly I am! 

If you want to follow the adventures of Hoppie, join her on instagram @hoppiethepittie

If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Hoppie please email adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org

6 years old-55lbs. 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 packet.

Jorah

Pit Bull Terrier Mix
5 years old
Male
69 pounds

Hey everyone!  My name is Jorah and I'm a textbook gentle giant. Not much is known about my background but we can all agree I'm a handsome 5 year old Pit Bull mix who wants nothing more than to be everyone's best friend! I love meeting new people and new dogs of all sizes. I've even patiently waited for my tiny foster brother to adapt to me despite the occasional nip and bark in my direction. Sooner or later he'll love me back!  I'm a smart boy who knows where to potty, a handful of commands and even figured out how to open the sliding glass door when I'm ready to come inside. My interests include making friends, playing with said friends, taking walks, lounging on the couch, playing with toys in my own clumsy manner and smiling when I sleep. My dislikes include bath time and leaving my friends. I can be a bit on the lazy side but am always game for an outing or adventure when you are.  Will you come meet me and be my friend too?  I already love you!

If you are interested in meeting or learning more about JORAH please email adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org

5 years old-69lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

MAMAS

Pit Bull Terrier Mix
7 years old
Female
45 pounds

Mamas here, and I'm looking for YOU to adopt ME an make me your couch companion for life. I'm a mellow older gal who loves to curl up with her humans for a good movie, nap, or whatever else you have in mind. As long as I'm with you I'm happy as can be. Oh and if you could take me out for daily walks I would be forever grateful! Outside of cuddling my favorite thing is my walkies. When I get out in the open air I'm a girl on a mission and I love to just go go go. I get along great with other dogs, do excellent around mini humans, and am crate trained and potty trained. Not to mention, have you seen these ears!! Let's go home and I promise to be your loyal companion for the rest of my days. 

If you are interested in meeting or learning more about MAMAS please email adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org

7 years old-45lbs. 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 packet.

Nala

Pit Bull Terrier
1 year old
Female
55 pounds

Nala, who is just a little over a year old, is a big goof. Sporting some serious smokey eye shadow, she can go from having seemingly unlimited energy to being a cuddle monster in seconds. Her favorite position to lie in is legs out like Superman. She prefers some space to run around at home, and loves her squeaky toys. She is easy to get excited and will let you know when it is playtime. Nala drinks a lot of water, and is not food aggressive—never leaping at dropped food scraps—and carefully takes treats from your hand. She’s very well behaved—especially during bath time. At home, her tail is always wagging when guests come by. Nala is a queen and enjoys being the center of attention. We are unsure how she will do with other animals in the same home. She is very curious, investigating everything she comes across, and spends most of her time at your side. Nala will be your best friend—she just needs a good home and caretaker.

If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Nala please email adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org

1 year old-55lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes microchip, spay, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

REGGIE

Pit Bull Terrier
7 years old
Male
59 pounds

Well hello there! My name is Reggie and I am a 7 yo pittie. Look into my eyes, go on take a look, now try and tell me I’m not the sweetest dog you ever did see. I’m laid back, tenderhearted, and shy. I’m a loyal, sensitive soul who just wants to be around his people. It may take me a little while to warm up but boy oh boy once I do I’ll be your best friend forever!

I like two walks a day, 30 minutes each...any more than that and you just might have to carry me home. When I am out in the world, I sure do appreciate it when people ask to pet me first, not because I would ever hurt someone but I just don’t like surprises. I suppose we can go camping and hiking but you better have someone sit with me in the backseat because I am NOT a fan of the car.

I would do best in a house with older children because I startle easily at loud noises. I would also do best in a house with no small animals or livestock. Other dogs tend to scare me a little too so a family with dogs would need some patient humans who won’t push things too fast. I’m crate-trained, house-trained, and I have excellent manners inside and out. I’m a super special dog looking for a safe, loving house...with a comfy couch!

PS - I LOVE to share popcorn while watching movies on the couch!

If you are interested in meeting or learning more about REGGIE please email adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org

7 years old-59lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes microchip, neuter, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

REMY

Pit Bull Terrier
1 year old
Female
40 pounds

Hi there! My name is Remy, or Piglet, or Baby Girl, and I am the spunkiest, goofiest, sweet-hearted girl ever! I am a big love bug and super wiggly, just because I am excited for life! I’m active and love to go go go, but I also love a good nap under the blankets! I’m a big kisser and want your affection as much as possible! I absolutely love to play, tug-a-war is my favorite!
My foster parents have taught me a ton! I am potty trained and have learned the crate is my safe space and its okay to be alone. I would love someone who wants to teach me cool tricks and have me practice my good manners. What a great way for us to bond together and learn our dog language! I respond very well to positive reinforcement because I just want to please you! I am a little bit mouthy when I get excited, so I should not go to a home with small children.  I like other dogs, but we can skip those pesky cats. It would be great for me to find some pup friends that play like me!
I am super excited for this adventure called life and look very forward to sharing it with you!

If you are interested in meeting or learning more about REMY please email adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org

1 year old old-40lbs. My adoption fee is $280 and includes microchip, spay, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.