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The dogs listed here are dogs who are in need of a new home but are not actually available for adoption through Family Dogs New Life shelter. These dogs belong to individuals who are no longer able to keep them.
This is just our way of helping dogs find their way to a new life when we are not able to take them into our care. These dogs have not been evaluated by Family Dogs staff.
If you are interested in adopting one of the dogs listed here please contact their person directly.
If you have a dog that you are looking to re-home and you would like us to place them on our website please send us an email.



I am looking for a home for Red, a 3 year old Pit Bull cross. Red is a rescue currently being fostered - he was found abandoned and starving. Because of this, I am unsure of his background and how well he gets along with cats or children. So far he has been tolerant with other dogs - he is selective based on their energy level as he doesn't like to be jumped on. He is pretty tolerant of most dogs but has a tendency to growl if they push his buttons. He is currently living with a young pointer and doesn't mind her attention most of the time. Best interactions so far have been with older, calm dogs - especially ones that will have a nap beside him. He has shown protective/behavioural issues toward male humans - presenting some trust issues. He is very devoted and loving when he warms up to you - favourite activity is snuggling up beside me and falling asleep. Due to a busy life and the time I can commit to fostering, I can not give Red the time he needs and deserves!

Red likes sleeping and going for walks. He has the loveable characteristics of a pit bull - devoted, affectionate, caring and a little goofy at times! He responds well to directions, can sit, and is house-broken - though we had a few issues when he came in to the new environment. He's starting to figure out that he'll get a bathroom walk on a normal schedule. He walks well with the leash other than pulling from time to time, and is working on his heeling skills.

Red is hoping for a nice quiet house that he can snooze in, sufficient walks and a human that is able to work with him and give him the love he deserves. Red is neutered, up to date on shots and is micro-chipped. It is clear that Red will make a great companion - he is very devoted to making his human happy and will certainly give you everything you give him!

If you're interested in Red please call or text Kendra at 503-432-0078.


Zeppelin & Oakley

We are needing to rehome our two medium/large, 8 year old mixed-breed female doggos, as life has changed and we just aren't the best owners for them anymore. They deserve more attention and time than we are able to give them. They are wonderful dogs! (We adopted them, so we are not totally sure of age or breed, but we believe the blonde one- Zeppelin- is a ridgeback/pit mix, and the black one- Oakley- is a pointer/pit mix.)

MUST be an active family- these dogs need to be walked/hiked/exercised! They are well-behaved if they get the exercise they need. Totally potty-trained, no accidents ever, sweet, cuddly, love people, BUT need leash-training and to be re-socialized with other dogs. Have never been around cats. Are great around kids, but would prefer a new family has at least older children, if not no kids, just because having young children is one of the main reasons we aren't able to spend the time or money to work with them! Do have a history of some behavioral issues, but only when not properly exercised, which is why I say a new family must be active and willing to walk them and get out and about with them! They are also dog-reactive at this point; they were very socialized in their first few years, but they suddenly began to be reactive one day. I think with training and work, it can be corrected! They have the potential to be great dogs with the proper attention and basic training, and we, unfortunately, are not in a position to do this. 

Ideally, the dogs will go together; they are bonded and love each other. Not necessarily required, though.

(This is really hard on our family and not a decision that was come to quickly and easily, as they are apart of our family... we are just not the best owners for them since we do not have the time to spend with them, and they deserve better!)

They are spayed, micro-chipped, and will be up to date with vaccines. Both doggos in good health.

Please reach out with interest!



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Finnick is a sweet English Setter who is around 8 years old. His happy place is being as close to a human being as possible, preferably right on top. He is perfectly fine with other dogs and children as well, although Cats are not his favorite thing. At the dog park, he will spend most of his time going around to get pets from the humans than playing with other dogs. He spent a couple years living with a small dog and they were great buddies.

He is used to being able to roam the house during the day, also uses a crate to sleep in. He does have some separation anxiety, although it gets better once he is used to a routine, he is used to using anti-anxiety and barking devices (thundercoat, vibrating bark collar etc.). He can sit, stay, lay down and “go to bed”. Would recommend a good yard where he can expend his nervous energy.


He is neutered and microchipped, originally adopted from the Oregon Humane Society after being found in Klamath Falls six years ago.


If you’re interested in meeting this sweet boy, contact Jessica at:




Odie is a lovable 9-year old Boston Terrier who unfortunately has a history of biting people with whom he is unfamiliar. However, once he warms up to new people, he is calm and sweet. With the exception of barking when the doorbell rings, Odie is very easy-going, patient, and loves to curl up on a soft chair or take a nap on the ground in the sun. He loves being around people and other dogs (he's never been around cats) and has grown up around three young children. He is neutered and current on his vaccinations. We are heartbroken to be parting ways with Odie, but we don't have the time to invest in behavioral training for Odie's biting.

Please call or text Emily at 503-888-1438 if interested in learning more about Odie.


We need to find a new home for our dog. He has been an amazing part of our family. We got him at 8 weeks old. But, as life changes, so does our ability to give him the attention he needs. We are out of town a lot and are more regularly finding dog-sitters. 

He is a friendly dog with a fair amount of energy. He loves to fetch the ball (he brings it back every time), he is obedience trained with the choke-chain, and is also house trained. He is good with other dogs (has never bit or fought a dog). He has been an outside dog that sleeps inside on a dog bed. 

One thing is that he doesn’t do well with kennels or cages. He gets very anxious. He likes to be around people. He stays off the beds and furniture, occasionally he does transgress, but is mostly great with staying off things. Doesn’t chew or dig. 

My email is and/or my phone number is 9517515933 (please leave a voicemail if I don’t pick up)



Max is a sweet, loveable 2.5yr 12 lb Wire Hair Fox Terrier /Chihuahua mix. He has been with us for a year and although this breaks our heart... it’s made it obvious he needs:

A large outdoor space like a farm or big yard

Or, a very active or outdoors type of person!

He’s VERY smart. We’ve had great success training him with treats and a person with more time could do a lot more.

He’s very healthy, current on all shots, microchipped, neutered, etc. 

He loves to cuddle and burrow under blankets but needs assurance if left alone that you are coming back. We had to wean him off howling the first 4 months by getting him used to leaving the radio and lights on when away. But now he’s very adapted. He is an alpha male dog but gets along well with other dogs, loves to play, and great with people and kids. He doesn’t like cats. Max needs a lot of activity! Hoping he can find a home on a farm, with another dog or two or a very active person who will run or hike with him. 


Phone 503-704-9813 Ariel



Nara is a 5-year-old Australian Cattle dog/blue healer.  She is a special girl--smart, active, loyal, athletic and loving...but she is a herding dog and our current lifestyle does not meet some of her needs for activity and challenge.  When we got Nara, we lived on a large rural property but have moved to an apartment in the city so have been less able to give her the exercise and a job that she needs, and the complex is loaded with cats and squirrels.

Nara knows basic commands such as sit, lie down, stand up, wait and follow (heal) and has done very well learning to herd sheep.  In addition, she responds to less common commands such as “this way” when changing directions when walked off leash.  She jumps through a hula hoop and is an expert with CleverPet. 

Nara, an Australian aboriginal girl’s name for companion, exemplifies that label.  Yet, despite her loyalty and bonding, she is very amenable to change.   We left her with a sitter for 5 weeks and, when we returned, she looked back at the sitter as if missing her as we left and at the same time, greeted us enthusiastically.  She has been left 2 other times with the same sitter and is happy to see the sitter her each time.

On one hand, it will be hard to part with Nara—she is my favorite dog among many others.  At the same I want find the best situation for her and that is not our current, and likely future, living situation.


Please contact me at:


Message phone: 541-510-2094

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Elvis is a beloved 13 year old female beagle.  She has been with me since she was 1 year old, and she has been the best companion imaginable.  It breaks my heart to be finding her a new home, but her need for constant companionship is limiting me in ways I can no longer accommodate.  She suffers from separation anxiety, which manifests as barking.  I work full-time, rent, and am going back to school.  Elvis is good with kids, other dogs and cats.  She loves a comfortable bed, snuggles, regular meals, treats, and walks outside.  She is healthy girl for 13, spayed, microchipped and current on all vaccines.   Elvis will be happiest in a household where she can have human company often.  She likes to curl up and take long naps knowing that her human is close by.  If you think that you may have what it takes to give an elderly darling dog a new chance for happiness, please contact Kate at (414)364-5280 or


Looking for a new adventure buddy? Kaipo is your dog! He is a 3 1/2 year old pit bull, blue heeler mix who loves nothing more than going on a long hike, swimming for hours, climbing the jungle-gym to go down the slide, and greeting you when you get home (he'll wag his tail until he falls over!). He is extremely human-focused and loves snuggling while you watch movies, or hanging out in the kitchen while you cook dinner. Kaipo loves learning new tricks, and has successfully graduated from beginner-obedience and impulse control training classes. Unfortunately, he does not get along with the cats that he just moved in with, and so needs to find a new home. Kaipo is the perfect dog for an active, experienced dog owner without kids or cats. Please contact Anna by phone: (207) 272-4538, or email: if you think you'd be a good fit for Kaipo! 


Hello there! My name is Cleo and I am 3 years old. My mom, Isabel got
me when I was just two months. I am 65lb. half pit-bull and half
boxer. I absolutely love humans whether it be a good back scratch, a
cuddle session, or I can just admire you from a far. I love being
taken on walks and hikes so long as I am on a leash, which I do GREAT
on as-well. I’m like any other dog and bark at the mailman but other
than that I’m not very vocal. And I am awesome at holding my bladder
and will never pee or poop inside our home. I can sit, stay, come, lay
down, and give kisses on demand. I’m very smart and can learn tricks
easily. My main problem is with other dogs. I am not so great with
them, I have shown signs of aggression towards them. I also don’t like
cats. I prefer humans. My parents Isabel and Jake are very broken
about having to find me a new forever home knowing that I will miss
them but they are having a baby son late October and don’t want to
risk me being aggressive or jealous of the new baby. This is very hard
for them to do, so please help me find a new forever home who will
love me just as much as Isabel and Jake do and I will surely do the
same. I make a great companion and am able to put a smile on your face
every day you come home.

To learn more about Cleo email


My name is CHAMP and I’m looking for my forever home

I’m a 5.5yr old neutered male Pit Bull Terrier.

I'm a family man who loves to snuggle and play. I'm very protective of my humans, my mom and two kids. I was rescued about 3 years ago from being a bait dog in dog fighting. For being through this experience I do not get along at all with other dogs and have a tendency to chase cats too. I am current on all shots, have a skin condition that makes me itch so I get regular baths. I am leash trained and potty trained as well. I have a lot of love to give and get from my family. Sadly I need a bigger place to dog out and a family that can be with me more throughout the day. Please help me find my next home. Thank you.

Crystal aka human mom call/txt 503-498-7925


Hi, I’m Che. I was a Mexican street dog for the first 15 months of my life, but I was rescued from a garbage dump in Baja, neutered, vaccinated, quarantined, and then sent to a rescue group in Portland for adoption in late 2015. They called me “Baja Smiley,” and you can probably see why.

My family named me “Che,” which is Argentine slang meaning something like “dude.” They introduced me to indoor living, toys, treats, walks, and regular meals starting in early 2016, and I’ve been very happy with them from the start. But I do get nervous around toddlers and small children because they’re raucous and unpredictable. So, when I feel threatened, I’m liable to nip them as a warning. Because my family has several toddlers who visit often, I need to find a new family now.

I’m very enthusiastic, bright, loyal, and affectionate; I’m completely healthy, I weigh about 50 lbs., and I have had all my shots. I’m chipped, too. I know a lot of commands, I get along with most other dogs, and I’m a very cooperative walker, on-leash or off. I never get on the furniture, and I’m reliable at home alone for long periods. At night, I sleep in my crate (with the door open) or underneath the bed.

 For more information or a chance to meet me at my SE Portland home, please e-mail



Name: Max
Age 8 year old
Labrador Retriever Mix
100 lbs

Hi my name is Max. I'm looking for my new forever home. I'm shy at first but once I get to know you, I'm friendly and playful. If you got a house with fenced yard that's a big plus for me since I like staying active. I also like going on walks to the park. I can walk along you with no problems. I'm also housebroken so if you need to go to work I can wait until you get home. Prefer a house with no other pet's since I grew up being the only dog in the house I don't really like to share my toys but I'm willing to learn if you teach me. I am looking for an understanding, loving,and patient person who will help me become the best dog I can possibly be. I am up to date all my vaccinations too!

For more information on Max and to discuss my re-homing fee please email


My name is Myah and I am a sweet 7 year old spayed American Bulldog. I currently live with a cat, a dog and 2 bunnies and get along and cuddle with all of them. I love people and kids but I have gone blind in my right eye and little kids are starting to scare me. I'm looking for a home that will love me and won't mind my snoring. It would be best if I was in a home that has kids 10 or older who will be able to be gentle with me. I'm very loyal and a great protector when you're not home and looking to come live with you forever and share my love.

If interested in Myah please email


American Pit Bull Terrier
1 Year Old
58 pounds

Do you have energy? I have energy! Are you ready to play!? I’m ready! And then a short rest. And then more play! I would do best in an environment without any other dogs or cats, so I can be your best and only friend! I sure do love all these humans that are attentive to my needs and have a hankering to work on the basics with me. Did I mention I love to play? And treats? I love treats. I love playing with humans, and treats, and practicing my manners (so that I can get more treats!) I’m a good listener with a bit of direction. I assure you my capacity for love and loyalty is outmatched only by my handsomeness! So, c’mon human, take me home.  Let’s live and learn together, and take on the world!... while we work on where my big comfy bed goes in my new home, of course. Actually, maybe we can just share yours? Treats on the nightstand, please!

Please call or email Brandon Schultz at Sniff Dog Hotel: 503.208.2366 or for more information.


Hi! My name is Lyric and I am a 1.5 year old pitty mix! I love to run and play with my friends,  (especially the big, bouncy boy dogs). But after I've had a good walk or play session, I'm happy to lay around on the couch or cuddle with my people. I especially love lounging outside when its sunny out.

I enjoy getting lots of love and attention, and playing with my chew bones!  And boy, oh boy, do I love my bones - I will chew on them 'til I fall asleep. I usually get scared of people when I first meet them, so I bark to make them think I'm tough, but really I'm just a big softy once you get to know me better. I promise you I'm worth getting to know!

I think I mentioned it before, but I love playing with other dogs. Sometimes when I see other dogs on leash I get scared and bark at them to make myself seem tough, but it's all a front. Some might say I'm "selective" about who can be my friend, but I say it’s just good taste. I would be happy to be your only dog, having all your love and attention sounds alright by me! But I could also do well with a big brother who also likes to play my favorite games like tug and keep-away. I am not a big fan of cats though.

My ideal person is someone who has experience with dogs so that they can help me work through some of my challenges and make sure I follow all the rules (my mommy at PPP made me write this)."

Lyric's adoption fee is $200. To meet Lyric, please email Cait at or call (253)858-4240.


Meet our beloved sweet mutt, Winnifred (Winnie). She is medium-sized (40lbs), five-and-a-half year old lab mix who is in great need of a new loving, safe home. We adopted her from the pound at 1 year old and she has been a joy to us for the past 4 years, but recently she bit and seriously injured another dog. She is used to being the only dog in the house and this incident occurred while staying with family and sharing space with their dog. It was a reaction to a garage door opening. She has NEVER been aggressive towards humans, always sweet. However, we have a 9 month old son who is becoming increasingly mobile and unpredictable, and we just can't take our chances that a sudden noise or movement from him may trigger her aggression. She needs a home without other dogs, cats, or kids, -- just adults (teenagers are great). 

Winnie absolutely loves being around humans and is both playful and cuddly. She loves meeting new people. She likes to play tug of war or fetch with her toys, and she can never get enough ear scratches and tummy rubs. She will gladly sit in your lap if you let her despite being a little bigger than your average lap dog. She likes to be active as well, and will always be ready to go on a walk or run with you. 

She is smart and knows how to sit, stay, lay down, come, touch, shake and can even roll over if you stick with her and encourage her. She is a great listener while indoors, eager to please, and extremely sensitive to your commands. She rarely barks. Outdoors, she gets distracted with all the sounds, sights, and smells, thus why it is important to keep her on a leash at all times when outdoors. Thankfully, she is used to being on a leash outside and is really well behaved; she heels and sits next to you before crossing the street. Though she is very interested in playing with other dogs outside, she doesn't know how. We have taken her to trainers and behaviorists who think she wasn't socialized early on and despite our best efforts we haven't been able to remedy this. 

She's spayed, microchipped, crate-trained, leash-trained, all caught up on her vaccines and in perfect health. She has a lot of life left to live and love left to give. It's heartbreaking to let her go, and we could easily keep her away from other dogs, but we just can't risk keeping her in a shared house with young children. If she found a safe, loving adult home we know she would be happy. It's going to take a dedicated adult person(s) who is committed to her limitations. It's the hardest decision we've ever had to make, but if we can't find a home she'll have to be euthanized as the shelters we've contacted can't take her. Please help save our sweet girl, Winnie. 

If you are interested in learning more about Winnie please send an email to