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 email@example.com.
If you are interested in becoming a FDNLS Foster Parent please contact our foster coordinator Karin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pit Bull Terrier + Boxer Mix
4 years old
My name is Brando but it also could be marshmallow, big head or sweetheart. I am about 85 pounds, 4 years old, Pit Bull mix. I have more in common with a delicate flower than what folks might think because of my big strong muscles. Remember the classic Ferdinand the Bull story? thats me. I just want to smell the breezes, stay close by your side and explore at a sensible safe pace. I was brought in as a stray to a very crowded shelter in California. No one ever came to claim me. Which makes no sense to everybody who meets me, as the volunteers who rescued me and my foster mom could see I was in a wrong place, wrong time type deal. I am living with my foster mom in Portland now. She is so impressed with my walking and handling skills, house skills, chill skills and overall easy going sweetness. I may look all tough like a beefy bouncer but I need you to be my body guard. In return I will give you the Greatest Love of All!
I’m a shy guy and would like to find a home without other dogs. I would do best in a no cat household as I am too intrigued by the littles. I like to have two walks a day and am very happy to stay at home while you go out and I watch the world go by. Naps are my favorite! I feel safe in a home and am very happy to meet your family after we take it slow and you give me a chance to warm up. I am food motivated and love to learn! Teaching me that the world is a safe okay place with positive conditioning is the way to go with me. I may have been bullied in the past so please be my body guard and show me the world can be a safe place. I’m a gentle man with a big heart and I want to be your forever guy. I have had a full vet check up and was a big hit there! My vet pronounced me very fit, although I do need to put on a few pounds. If you wouldn’t mind check out my insta to see what I am up to.
If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Brando please contact email@example.com
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.
German Shepherd mix
3 year old
Hey There, My name is Duke! You may know the famous Duke of York, who is Prince Andrew, or maybe the Duke of Cambidge who is Prince William, but I’m Duke of Portland, Prince of Kindess and Joy. You see I’m feeling rather regal right now. I have a new shiny coat, sleek body and lovely tall ears. This is such a change, you see I didn’t get the best care and I lost most my fur and was bones. I was a gem waiting to be buffed, so I proudly accept my newly appointed status!
I am a fun loving, German Shepard and something else mix! I love going outside! That is where all the fun happens. I am great with other people and children, very even-tempered and go with the flow! I love to walk on the leash but may pull in the begging. I love other dogs, but I ban cats from my kingdom. My perfect home would be somewhere with a yard where I could run around, play with my toys and maybe chase some kids. I’m a champ in the crate. I’ve also been known to sneak into a weekend morning bed snuggle. I stay very very still so my foster doesn’t realize that I’m secretly lettin him know how happy I am to live inside. loved and having fun. It’s my way to say thank you. I’m ready to find my own family where we can grow together and create memories. Please ask about me and how we can spend the rest of our lives together!
I was on TV! Check out the video at: https://www.kgw.com/video/news/bark-week-meet-german-shepherd-mix-duke-who-is-ready-for-adoption/283-8299946
If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Duke please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
3 years old-75lbs. 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.
Pit Bull Terrier Mix
7 years old
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 email@example.com
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.
Pit Bull Terrier
7 years old
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Pit Bull Terrier
9 months old
Hi there! My name is Remy, or piglet, babygirl, 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 am super active and love to go go go, but I also love a good nap but only under the blankets! I love to lick and want your affection as much as possible! I absolutely love to play, tug-a-war is my favorite!
Because I am a puppy, I am just figuring how to “dog”! I am a little bit mouthy when I get excited, so I should go to a home with no small children. I am currently being potty trained and am getting better each day! I am learning that the crate is my safe space and its okay to be alone. I would love to go to puppy school and learn some cool tricks and 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 like other dogs, but we can skip those pesky cats. It would be great for me to find some pups friends that play like me!
I am super excited for this adventure called life and want to find the best family for me!
If you are interested in meeting or learning more about REMY please email email@example.com
9 months old-35lbs. 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.