Courtesy Postings

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.



Meet Robbie! He is a sweet, fun-loving 18-month-old male Cream English Cocker Spaniel who is looking for his wonderful forever home. Robbie is a total love and enjoys being with people and playing. He has a purely joyous spirit and loves everyone he meets. His favorite things to do are play fetch, track bunnies/squirrels/birds, go for walks and have a big sniffari, hang out with his human family and have lots of love and cuddles. He is a smart guy who loves to learn and is active, but can rest and relax. Although Robbie lives with kids and loves kids, we are asking for a home with kids 8 years or older (or no kids). He loves his yard, so a backyard would be ideal. His new home will need to continue working with Robbie through training to help increase his confidence while maintaining his happy-go-lucky personality. Robbie is a wonderful dog and the person who adopts him will be so lucky to have him in their lives! Robbie is house trained and would love to be in a home with a friendly dog.

The contact name is Chrissy Messick,



Hi Friends!

Kolo here is one of the sweetest smartest greatest dogs in the world. He loves a good hike. In fact he prefers to be outside rather than in. I catch him sitting staring at the stars quite often. Especially on backpacking trips...He’ll sit at the edge of a cliff at night and just stare. He loves a good game of hide a treat or pick a hand. HE LOVES A WALK! He’s great with other dogs, cats, kids, and live stock. We have lived on a farm for the past five months and he does want to herd the cows and chase the chickens from time to time but that’s about it. He loves to roam the pastures looking for gophers. Once he catches a scent, he’s in heaven. He knows most commands and is eager to learn more.

Kolo is looking for a family who wants and is able to spend a lot of time together. Maybe a family who has another dog to play with...maybe you’re retired….maybe you can take him to work with you...being alone isn’t his favorite. I would go as far as to say it’s the thing he hates the most in this world...Well other than fireworks. My guess is he may not want to live with a crying baby but older kids seems like a good fit.

My life is not at a place where I can give him what he needs...Time. We have spent almost four beautiful years together and I never thought this day would come. I love him with all my heart. I’m hoping to find a situation where I can come visit or take him for little camping trips. This isn’t a must but a hope. I’m unable to give him more dogs to build a pack and I can’t take him with me to work. He deserves and needs more so here I am...

Please contact Lauren if you’re looking for a new fur baby to love. We can set up a time to meet with Kolo and talk more. At 404) 353-5150 or


I am in search of a very special person, who would be willing to adopt our dog, Hodor. He is a healthy two and a half year old, neutered, purebred Presa Canario.

99.9% of the time, he is a wonderful dog. He knows and responds well to basic commands, has lived well with cats, other smaller dogs and free range chickens with no issues with those creatures. He is highly affectionate to his people, loves to rest his head in your lap and cuddle. He is not destructive, does not eat food off the counter, get into the garbage or any other “bad dog” behavior, aside from one thing: VERY rare but unpredictable aggression towards strange humans.

Presa Canarios as a breed are meant to be protective, and he is very much so that, to a fault. He does not respond well to strangers in his space, and when a stranger is present, these commands he responds to so well in other contexts go out the window. We have successfully introduced him to many people, even having parties with 15+ people in our house, and after the initial excitement, 99.9% of the time he has accepted that there is no threat and quickly becomes friendly with the new person. But that .1% where he has bitten someone has given us no choice but to try to find him a new home. He has never bitten a person he is familiar with, and I don't believe that he would ever do that. If you are interested in adopting him, I can give the full story if what happened in the bite situation. 

I do truly believe that he is capable of responding to training. If he is in the right home with the right person who has the desire, time and resources to train him, with proper containment from strangers until he can at least be muzzle trained, I believe that it in this scenario it is very likely he will never bite again. Sadly, we don't have the time and resources to provide him with the training he needs, and we need to find a new home for him.

He would be best suited to a property with land, or at least a house with a decent sized yard and very secure fence, a family with no young children, and someone who is compassionate and willing to see his potential and work towards helping him to be his best self. I so badly wish I could be that person. He would be a great addition to the right persons life, and he would be so much better for it too. I don’t think he is well suited to living in an apartment. The small space and constant proximity to strange people would be very stressful for him.

I love this dog so much. He is such a lovable goof ball. He barks at the full moon, chases his tail, loves to drink water from the hose, loves to run and play with his people and other dogs. He is not possessive with food/bones/toys with other dogs and has let our corgi be the "alpha". He does best with smaller dogs. With his people he is so loving, playful, and gentle and it just breaks my heart to have to do this. But I know it is the best possible outcome for both him and us, to find him a person who can do what it takes to handle him properly and safely and be his forever family.

I am terrified that someone may take him, and end up right back where we are now, and end up euthanizing him. The whole reason I am trying to do this is to save his life, so please, if you are interested in adopting him, please know that this is a commitment and he really needs a lot of attention and training. If you are unfamiliar with the breed, I would advise you to do some research before contacting me if you are interested in him. This would be a big commitment, and an investment in his training is needed, but really, he is so worth it. If I had the time to spare and the money to spend it wouldn’t even be a consideration for me, but I don’t, so here we are. If you, or someone you know may be interested in adopting him, please contact me and I am happy to discuss more details and answer any questions.

My name is Amanda Brunelle, Phone: 503-839-3459 Email: (I am best reached via email).


Mini Pinscher+Chihuahua
8 years old

Are you looking for mature pup with some youthful zing still left in her? Well, then Buffy might be the special little Mini Pin’/Chihuahua you are looking for! Buffy formerly belonged to my mom, and was my mom’s closest companion; but back in February my mom tragically and suddenly passed away. My girlfriend and I have been fostering her since then, and we think it’s time for her to find her forever home, with her new parent(s). Buffy can be timid at first, she likes to get to know people and her surroundings. Once she gets a rhythm, she opens up and has a beautiful, unmistakable smile. She’s great as an only dog, but gets along well with nice cats and nice smaller dogs; but larger dogs intimidate her, even if they’re nice. She loves to run around in fenced yards off leash (she’s very fast) and when people who she trusts want to play, she’s all about it. Buffy is family to me, she reminds me of my mom, and I would love it if her new parent(s) send me occasional updates on her and are possibly willing to let me say hi to her on occasion, as she continues to thrive and flourish in her new forever home.

If interested please contact AL Rosales at (808)554-8456 or email


Born Jan 2014 in Kauai, HI- 5yr old
Reddish brown
60ish lbs
Hound mix- looks like a small ridgeless Rhodesian ridgeback
Neutered /Rabies Vaccinated 

Sweet Cedar can be your new best friend! He is an energetic, funny, and loving dog. Cedar is well trained on all basic commands, as well as tricks. He loves the outdoors, running, and swimming. He would really thrive on a property where he can run. Overall he is enthusiastic and wonderful around people. He can be reactive around other dogs, especially when on leash. He has been through reactive behavior training and will need an owner who has strong dog handling skills. He can be unpredictable around small children, so a home without young kids. He loves to cuddle and is an overall lovely companion. A suitable home for Cedar is one without cats or other pets unless we try a meet+greet first. He deserves a home where he can be his best self!

For more info on Cedar please email


Meet Poppy- she is a 4.5 year old, 50 pound, boxer- pit- mutt mix. She is a loving, loyal, people pleasing dog.  If it were up to her, she would spend 95% of her time cuddling on the couch. She also likes neighborhood walks, running after balls, chewing sticks and bones and sun bathing.  She is pretty low energy for a bigger dog. She had a rough start to life before we rescued her at 6 months old and is a sensitive creature. Subsequently, she has some noise sensitivity and fear behaviors including initial nervousness when meeting strangers and is particular about which doggies are her friends (over excited dogs irritate her). Once she warms up though, she will be by your side through thick and thin.

As much as it breaks our hearts, we are looking for a new home for her.  With a toddler and new baby on the way, Poppy does not get the attention she needs. She also has shown that small children are too stressful for her to live with. We worry that her limits will get pushed when our family expands again. She would do great in a child free home on her own or with dogs or cats that are also low energy. She doesn't live with a cat but loves the neighborhood cat who comes over often. She really is the most loving dog, if you are looking for your winter heating blanket, look no further!

Poppy is potty trained, crate trained (she loves her safe space in her crate), spayed, vaccinated, and chipped. She takes daily medication for anxiety but is otherwise a healthy pup. Please contact us with any questions you may have about her:  or 925-708-6533


Hi, my name is Coco. I'm a male ~4yr old toy poodle/possibly Bichon mix. I'm neutered and up to date on vaccines, and take Heartworm prevention and flea prevention monthly. 
My current person has to move into an assisted care home and I can't go with her. This makes me very sad as I really get attached to one person and they are my everything.  
I'm a tender-hearted fellow and don't like kids. They are too loud and unpredictable.  I also don't like cats. I live with them now, and another dog, but after almost 2 years I still growl at and pick on the cats.  The dog is okay. I've learned to like him. We play okay together.  But when I go on walks, I bark and lunge at dogs and some strangers.
I prefer women as a previous home had a nasty man taking care of me. But I've warmed up to the man in my current home. 
I potty outside. They take me outside a lot. 5-6 times a day. But if they don’t, I pee in the house. So, please be patient. I also get scared and pee when strangers try to pick me up. I like to protect my person and my house. 
The people I live with now made sure my vaccines were up to date and just had my teeth cleaned.  They also had the vet check me for any health issues. Other than knees that pop out sometimes (common in tiny dogs) and allergies, I am in tip top shape. They also have taught me some manners and things I get treats for like, "sit","down","off","wait", and "quiet".
I get Heartworm prevention and flea prevention monthly. *Oral Flea prevention is a must as I am highly allergic to flea bites. Even in winter. *
I love to have spa days. I usually go to the groomer every 8-10 weeks and will likely need a dental yearly. Expenses to consider. 
Ideally, I'd like to live with a single person or couple in a quiet household with no kids or cats. Seriously.  No kids.  

If I sound like the little fluff ball you've been looking for please contact Eli: Boing73 at gmail dot com. Put "about Coco" in the subject or call 215-200-1076

 I won't be available until late May-ish. I just had surgery to remove some extra dewclaws on my back feet.
I'm microchipped and current foster family recommend an experienced dog owner, especially with toy breeds. I would be adopted out under the condition that if you can't keep me, you bring me back to Eli. 

I hope to find my new person, soon!


Age: 2 years
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/Chocolate Lab
Weight: 58 pounds

Tate is a very sweet boy, who loves to follow his Mama around the house, sleep in bed and lay on her lap. Unfortunately, Mama has some medical conditions that, after 14 months of loving Tate, she must focus on. All would be fine if Tate didn't jump her six-foot fence and chase the kids in the neighborhood. He hasn't bitten them but he can be scary to a little kid! 

Tate needs someone that can run him and tire him out. He is an escape artist and should NEVER be underestimated in his ability to get out. He needs to stay inside the house unless out on a walk. He should NEVER be around children - in the home or outside. He is very anxious and reacts negatively to too much high-pitched noise (like what little children make). He needs to be in an adult home that is quiet, calm and peaceful.

If interested in Tate please contact Shauna at 503-459-6849


I acquired Charlie, as a stray, in the hot Texas countryside in October 2018.  My step-daughter found him, starved & in bad condition. We took him in to care for him until we could possibly find his owner or a new home. He’s a good boy & we hoped that maybe he would fit in with our other 2 male dogs.  At first, things were going fine with him being part of our family. He’s been given proper care/vaccines, nutrition & he’s been neutered. He seems happy & enjoys playing with the other dogs in our home- he plays well with our other dogs. He’s also been left at home while we are gone, without any issue. The reason that I can no longer keep him is because he’s been showing some aggression towards both the other dogs. He’s not aggressive over dog food, beds, toys, bones, etc. I’ve noticed the aggression is due to human affection & human food. I fear that he will be mislabeled at a shelter & euthanized. He’s not aggressive 24/7- I suspect he competes with the other dogs for enough attention. And because he was starving as a stray, I think he’s a little food aggressive. These are the only times I’ve noticed aggression coming from Charlie. I pray that someone might give him a chance & can work to resolve some of these challenges so that Charlie can live a happy life with a person of his own.

 About Charlie:
Breed- Terrier mix/Treeing Walker Coonhound mix
Approx. 1 ½ years oldMale, neutered in January 2019
Not chipped
Current on vaccines & flea treatment (he’s on K9 Advantix)
Heartworm negative- was tested 10/2018 & has been on Heartgard ever since
Approx. 45-48 lbs, full grown

Happy dog
Sweet/affectionate- likes to cuddle & loved on often
Loves people- I believe he needs to have his “own” person
Likes to play
Good amount of energy but also enjoys naps- good mix of both worlds
Very smart- eager to learn. He has great attention span & with a little effort, he’d be great for learning tricks or even be a good hunting companion.
Housebroken/dog door trained
Walks well on a leash
He knows some basic commands- “no”, “sit”, “potty outside”, “stay” and we are working on “down”


He gets car sick- not severe, but he prefers gentler driving when in the car. Aside from this, he travels well.
Other dogs- He might be okay in a home with another dog, as long as the other dog is submissive. He does have a little separation anxiety, so another animal would help this, if it’s possible to resolve the aggression issue. 
We have a cat. He’s not mean to her, but he chases her. I’m not sure if he should be around cats in the future
We have young kids- he does well with kids but if they have food, it might be an issue

 Please consider Charlie. He’s got a great deal of potential & I know the right home will make all the difference for this little guy.

 If interested in Charlie please contact Lindsay at OR 503-951-2975


Hi! Wanna snuggle! That’s what I’m best at! That and fetching a ball! I love to hike and sniff all around and am pretty good at finding things with my nose. In fact, hide and seek is one of my favorite games. Don’t worry, I don’t need tons and tons of exercise, I’m really a 65 pound lap dog! I’m 7 years old and been very healthy, I’m more prone to try to eat a bee than have any long term health problems. I have all my vaccinations and use Trifexis for flea control. Even though I look big and tough, I’m really a bit of a ninny! Loud sounds, like fireworks, are very scary for me! I love love love being with my people and want to be involved with everything you do! Unless it involves another animal. I don't share my toys very well with little humans. I’m very interested in knowing who the alpha in the house is and it makes me feel more secure knowing it’s not me!  I was taught all my manners and a few tricks with a clicker and snacks. I’ll do absolutely anything for a treat! Bring me home and you'll never have cold feet again!

Please contact Abby at 208-380-0312 or with any questions or interest  


Saint is a beautiful 14 month old neutered male Border Collie who is in need of a loving home that preferably has someone in the home most of the time (maybe someone who works from home? Or can take Saint with them during the day?). Saint can struggle with anxiety if left alone for long and like most Border Collies has energy to burn. Saint is an extremely smart dog and is a graduate of Basic Manners Class (through Plucky Puppy). He answers to verbal and hand commands and picks up new lessons quickly. Saint is a sweetheart who loves road trips and snuggling. As a single dog-parent and someone who works long hours I know that Saint needs more time than my life/work allows me to give him. Someone who works well with dogs and even has training experience and/or has an understanding of dogs and anxiety would be a bonus for Saint and I have no doubt would bring out all of the amazing traits that Saint holds. He truly is an incredible loving dog!

If interested in Saint please contact Kenya 541-226-1778 or


Finn needs a home. He must be in a home with no other dogs and no cats. Finn loves his humans and does best with a human who is around quite a bit. He needs to be walked daily and loves it! He’s great on a leash, is a 65 pound lap dog and is almost nine years old. He loves people and especially loves men.  He’s a big baby. He’s a great mouser and mole killer. He’s been a very healthy guy. We are willing to transport him to the right home. If interested, please call or text and leave a message with Gail: 503-780-6938.


In the best interest of my beautiful dog I have to re-home her. She is currently with a foster in Oregon City, OR.

Her name is Lola, she is 4 years old. Officially her breed is unknown. The shelter she was at 2 years ago said she was a Heeler Mix. Her vet says shes a Border Collie Mix. She loves kids, my youngest child is under 2 years old for reference. Lola is good with other dogs, but may chase cats, however she is not aggressive.

Lola will need some leash training, though she is crate and potty trained. She may have rare accidents when she becomes overly excited.  She is very hyper which may change with proper play and exercise times. A larger high fenced yard would be optimal for her. My goal is to find Lola a forever home as soon as possible. 

She is spayed and up-to-date on her Rabies shots, however we missed her yearly visit last November. She will have a couple of her toys, leash and harness that go with her. 

Can Give Away A Crate For An Extra Fee

Please let me know if you are interested. Text 360 965 8360 Or Email@


Oh, our little Foxy dog! We would miss you to the end of the earth, but we just don’t have enough to give you to keep you happy and fulfilled.

Foxy is a 4 and a half year old brindle Australian Cattle Dog mix with a heart that is way too big for her little 35 pound body and a need for space that is beyond what this Portland life can give her.  We got her at 10 weeks from the Humane Society and treated her with kindness throughout her life. She is loving, smart bordering on doggy brilliant, and obedient. She is house trained and great with kids and adults (though has a tendency to herd and tell them where to be when it suits her). She loves to fetch and run, but most of all just loves to be outside in wide-open spaces.

We, our little family of three with another coming soon, love this little lady to death. I most of all, would miss her exuberant homecoming welcomes and ear kisses. Unfortunately, we feel that we just cannot give her enough of the space she needs with our little Portland yard and lifestyle and feel she deserves more. We are in no hurry and would like to find the right place for her, ideally in the country somewhere with real acreage to run around on. She would thrive in a home with fields or forests to explore. She may do well with other dogs with the right personality but mostly likes to be a solo quadruped with her two-legged family.

Physically she is as healthy as can be with very few costs or special needs. Mentally, she has a lot of anxiety in this life of ours, though this always seems to melt away in the right setting. We have had to resort to medicines (clonidine and sertraline) to help her with this but feel it would be better for her to just have her needs met. These needs are really just exercise, space, and lots of positive love and kind words.

Her skills:
-House training
-Leash training
-Comes, sits, stays, waits, shakes, and LOVES

-Beautiful brindle hair
-Professional athlete’s energy

 If you would like to meet this little lady on your land, please email or text 503.887.4388.

Queen Amidala

his is Queen Amidala (she responds to Dala). She is a 15 year old Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix who is in need of a new home. She is a wonderful little 9 pound girl who loves nothing more than sitting in your lap. She also loves being cuddled up in a blanket and sleeping on pillows. She bonds with a person very quickly and then never wants to leave your side. She is a very loving and caring companion dog.

She is in great health, her joints and bones are all in good condition and she can run and jump and easily get up and down stairs. She has had a few teeth removed but the ones she still has are in excellent condition. She is spayed and microchipped and housebroken.

I think she had a rough go as a young dog because one of her feet appears to have been broken before (doesn't affect her at all now) and she has a lot of scar tissue in one of her ears causing it to kind of fold/flop over.

She does have some food allergies to chicken and grains, so we feed her grain-free salmon based food and she loves it!

The reason we need to re-home her is because her past owners lied about her being good with cats. She has chased our cat and barked at her multiple times and no amount of training has helped--even though other than that, she is pretty good with training.

She comes with a kennel and bed, leash and collar, sweaters and harness, puppy stairs to get up onto the couch, and lots of toys. 
We will be asking for a rehoming fee to ensure that she goes to the right home and can get the best retirement possible.

If you are interested in meeting this little girl, please email me (Kylissa) at


Hello, my name is Dakota.  I am a very loving dog once I get to know someone and I know a lot of commands.  Although I am not perfect at them, I know sit, heal, with me, up, off, down, stay, shake, wait, leave it, drop it, kennel up - I am very comfortable in a kennel - and my go word is okay.  I love to play but can be vocal, exploring, and running. I tend to be aggressive when on a leash. I can also be protective of my owners and the house so when introduced to new people and dogs, it is best to take it slow.  My previous trainer has said that I am a very smart and teachable dog.

For more information on Dakota please contact Connor at 971-940-0448 or email:


Meet Wrigley girl, our 10 year old pointer mix!  She is a calm, loving, and loyal companion.  She enjoys running/walking around the city, hiking and exploring, swimming, and boating!  Wrigley is a great traveler (travelled coast to coast!) and loves camping as well.  She is very food motivated and is eager to please.  Although she is great on and off leash, she should only be allowed off in secluded areas. Wrigley has shown aggression towards some active small children and hyper dogs/puppies and would do best as a solo pet.  She has always lived in a home with a fenced in yard and enjoys her freedom, but don’t leave food on the counter!  Wrigley is a sweet soul and a beautiful dog and we are heartbroken to let her go. Unfortunately she can no longer live with our small children and needs a home with humans aged 10+.  She is micro-chipped, spayed, and up-to-date on all her vaccines.  Please help us find a new home for our beloved pet. 

Wrigley is Micro-chipped, Spayed and Up-to date on Vaccines.

For more information please contact Martine at (910)742-6421 or


Hello my name is Charlie I am a Boston Terrrier Border Collie/ Australian Sheppard mix, 5 years old. Due to health issues, my current owners don’t have the capacity to keep up with my activity needs like walking and playing.

I am a good loyal dog, I love to play frisbee, I hike in the woods and run on the beach. I grew up around 2 boys and would love to have a family with children over the age of 7 to play with. I am house broken and will sleep all day while people are at work or school. Since I was 4 months old I have never had an accident in the house, I don’t chew on your stuff or dig holes in the yard. My original owners retired abroad and it is really difficult for them to take me traveling all over with them. I am with an older couple right now and don’t get out like I used to:( I need consistency and have the ability to walk nicely with a “gentle lead” collar. I follow commands and do some tricks and of course love to fetch and play “keep away” I play well with small groups of dogs I know but sometimes a dog park full of other dogs is a bit overwhelming. I have never lived with a cat and will try to chase when they stray into may turf. I am not fond of squirrels either for some reason...It’s the terrier in me :) If you would like to meet me please call Matt at 971-221-5200‬


American Pit Bull Terrier
1.5 yrs old 
58 lbs 

I’m Remy, and looking for someone to adopt me and keep me forever. My previous owner left me behind so right now I live at Sniff Dog Hotel. They take good care of me and I do training every day because I want to learn to be the best boy I can possibly be. It's important that I find the right person and home. Someone with lots of dog experience who can commit to ongoing training and management to set me up for success. As you can see, I am a big boy + lover and also quite excitable! I truly want to please and really can’t wait for a new forever home. 

Please contact Alyssa Medo at Sniff Dog Hotel for details: or 503.208.2366