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


ASHER

Pit Bull Terrier + Mastiff Mix
2 1/2 years old
Male
82 pounds

I go by a lot of names – Asher, Dasher, Ashey, Ash, Block Head and my personal favorite, Handsome Boy! The kind people at Family Dogs rescued me from a high-kill shelter in California. And now I live in a house, have my own foster parents and get to lay on a couch! Wow did I get lucky! I am house and crate-trained. And know sit, lay down, “kisses” and stay. I also have mad skills in the catching treats department!
I LOVE people and snuggling! I’ve met and been great with people of all ages but would probably be better with older children. Ninety percent of the time I am a big couch potato, but sometimes I get too excited and jump on people. Not a good thing to do at any size, but especially when you are a big boy like me! Speaking of, I will need a six-foot fence or to be leash walked. I can easily glide over the four-foot dog gate in my foster home.
What else…. I like dogs but am better with mellow ones. I’m told I get too excited when I play. I also get a bit protective of my toys at times. Not with my foster parents, they can do whatever they want, but with my foster dog brother and sister. I’m good at just hanging out on the couch with them though! I must admit I like cats in all the wrong ways, so a kitty-free home would be best. My foster dad takes me running, but I do try to chase anything small and furry that crosses my path. It just seems like it would be so fun!
Oh, and most importantly - besides my foster parents - my favorite thing in the whole world is my stuffed hippo toy, Helga! I guess she doesn’t get to go outside as my foster parents make me hand her over before I go out, but I do carry her through the house with me and that makes me very happy! So, if you are looking for a big, handsome boy and toy hippo as your new best friends, Helga and I are looking for you too!

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

2 1/2 years old-82lbs. 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.

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.

CORA

Pit Bull Terrier Mix
4 years old
Female
63 pounds

Cora is my name and lovin is my game. I'm a sweet shy gal who just traveled up here from Cali so I'm still unsure about the rain. My time was running out down there, so some fabulous volunteers found me a foster home and I hopped on a bus and came up to my new home in Oregon. I'm still learning that new people and experiences don't have to be a scary thing, but my foster mom is guiding me out of my shell and into this new world and says someday soon I'll find a family of my very own to spend my new life with. My foster mom also tells me that she has never seen another dog with better leash skills than me. I won't pull and am non-reactive to other dogs out there walking by or in their yards, even when they bark at me. I've just started to learn that playing with toys can be fun, and often get the zoomies. I love to cuddle and be by your side, and oh, did I mention belly rubs? Please give me all the belly rubs! I will grunt and groan and make all sorts of noises to let you know how content I am with your affection. I stay in my crate during the day while my foster mom goes to work and I go in without complaints. I am potty trained, I know sit and shake, and am working on stay. I'm fairly indifferent about other dogs, and would likely prefer to be the only dog in my new home. I do share a space with my foster brother so I am tolerant of having other dogs around, but don't really know how to interact with him. I'm still a bit insecure about the world around me, loud noises and fast movements can make me nervous so an adult only home, or home with older kids would be best. It is unknown how I would react to cats. It would be a dream come true, the best story ever told, if I found my perfect home to share my love with after coming so close to never having that chance. 

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

4 years old-63lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes spay, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

MALAYA

Pit Bull Terrier
5 years old
Female
80 pounds

Malaya’s life motto is straight out of Moulin Rouge - “the greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” She’s very people-focused and wants nothing more than to be greeted with pets and scratches. She’s house-trained, crate-trained, has basic obedience skills, and hardly ever barks. Not a big fan of cats, and very alert to sounds and smells. This girl has a sparkle in her eye and a long life ahead of her - you should see her leap to fetch a Kong. She does a happy wiggle dance for every breakfast and dinner that gets set in front of her. You’ll never get a picture without a blurry tail because she’ll be wagging it too hard for you. Especially if you're offering her a chewy toy or a bone!

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

5 years old-80lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes spay, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet

Pal

Pit Bull Terrier Mix
2 years old
Male
60 pounds

Hey what can I say... 
I have personality and boy-ish good looks to boot. I'm basically a modern day guy... I guess that's why they named me PAL. When Family Dogs found me at a high kill shelter in California I wasn't playing by their rules, and then somehow, I caught the eyes of the volunteers. They said it was my "unbreakable will" anyways, I LOVES to play and I'll be straight forward. I will learn you but you can teach me, and I'll listen and give you the Pal you need. Car rides are the BEST but I'm so excited I wanna run with the wind and sit in your lap at the same time! The little ones are cool too... and sometimes I respect cats. I'd love someone to play with like another dog or hoooman with endless energy... I don't cry in my kennel or pull on the leash and can I'll sleep anywhere, but much rather be by your side.

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

2 years old-60lbs. My adoption fee is $220 and includes microchip, neuter, 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. 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 love to go for walks and walk well on a leash! My foster moms live in an apartment so I get lots of walks but would be fine with a fenced yard too. Speaking of which, I am a quiet boy and would do well living in an apartment or condo. One thing I am not crazy about is the car. Riding in cars makes me anxious so I whine and will try to climb in your lap. I'm working on feeling safe in the car but please be patient with me. 

I would do best in a house with older children because I startle easily at loud noises. 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!

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 HAS A PENDING ADOPTION

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 $260 and includes microchip, spay, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.