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.



Name – Bella
Age – Between 5 & 6 
Breed – Mix
Weight – 45 lbs

Bella is a loving, adventurous, loyal pup. We’ve had her just over a year, she was flown in from Hawaii to our local Humane Society, so we don’t know much about her background or how old she really is. The Humane Society believes she’s a Whippet Terrier, but our vet thinks she’s a mix of a few breeds. She’s an amazing dog full of life and energy. She loves to go on hikes and new adventures but also loves to just sit on the couch and cuddle when it’s quiet time. She’s great with kids older than 5 (she does very well with younger kids as well, but she is so full of energy sometimes she doesn’t know to calm down and play easy with them), amazing with other dogs and cats as well. She loves to be outside but must be tied up or in a fenced yard as she is a free spirit and likes to take off on adventures around the neighborhood. Bella is an amazing dog and getting rid of her is the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do but it’s what’s best for her. We are gone 10-12 hours a day due to our hectic work schedule, so she is locked up all day and that’s not fair to her. Bella is up to date with her shots, microchipped and spayed, knows basic commands like sit and lay down, is leash trained, and crate trained. She needs a home where she can run and play all day with a big fenced yard, not locked in a create. She is a sweet girl who is looking for a forever home that can give her all the attention she deserves. She is located in Bremerton, WA.

Please contact me if you are interested in meeting Bella.

Brittany 772-579-0319 or


Name - Miles
Age - 7.5
Breed - Golden Retriever
Weight - 45 - 50 lbs

Miles is full of smiles for life. He is a great indoor dog AND loves to run outdoors as much as possible. He is loyal, kind, sensitive, fun, very understanding, protective when needs to show up that way AND needs to walk/run daily. Miles gets along with great with other dogs, especially smaller ones and cats too, loves children of all ages.

I've recently relocated to Portland, no longer own my home and am traveling way too much now to give him the life he deserves. Miles is loved by all and knows his place very well with all humans. One last thing, Miles is aspiring to be human in his next life so he's very attentive and expressive.

I believe he is full breed, my daughter-in-law said he had papers but she has no clue where or how to locate.

I can be reached at 702-883.8689 is you want to meet!


Agnes (Aggy/Ag) is a sweet, calm and quiet 10+ year old German Shorthair Pointer. She LOVES to get her feet wet, whether it be a few small waves at the beach, a slow moving creek or even a kiddo wading pool in the backyard. She loves to cuddle and get her nap time in during the day. Aggy also loves her squeaky toys, a few rounds of fetch once in a while and short/easy walks. 

Aggy was a working dog for her first owner and then was surrendered to a shelter when she got older. I have had Aggy for the last 2+ years. Aggy has anxiety and is most happy when she is around people (but she gets along with other dogs too). However, I am a single dog parent and work long hours which is not in Aggy’s best interest. After much though, I am reaching out to re home Aggy to a better living situation for her best overall health, safety and dog happiness.

Aggy would do best in a home with someone who needs a companion, would be able to spend time with her and not need to leave her alone for long periods. She would also be happy in a home with other dogs. Aggy is currently working hard on in home behavior training (to decrease her anxiety). She also currently takes one medication for anxiety. 

Please contact me if you or someone you know may be interested in Aggy. 

Thank you for your time in reading this. 

Jennifer 503-820-9474 or


Say hello to Pippie, a sweet 9-year-old Chihuahua-mix! Pippie is 100% lap-dog and her favorite thing is cuddling up in or next to one. If you like to have a relaxing evening in front of your TV Pippie is just the dog to enjoy it with you! Although she is content to be a couch potato she LOVES her walks too, and will get very excited when she sees her leash. She's a little older, so longer walks/more strenuous activities will require a back-up mode of transport for her (a small backpack works well!), but she does well on neighborhood walks and walks around the dog park. She does fine with other pets but would do best in a home with older dogs/dogs who are very mellow. She does not like other animals invading her personal space but will get used to any other pets in the home over time (including cats). Although she's never been aggressive or bitten she can get defensive if larger animals are overly-curious.

Pippie would do best in a home with a set routine, as she is special needs. She is diabetic and requires 2 injections per day, after she has eaten breakfast and dinner. She is also on a special prescription diet (although other prescription diets will work, as long as they are for diabetes control). She may also need glucose testing occasionally. Although she is older, aside from her diabetes she is a happy healthy girl! She can handle everyday obstacles like stairs and jumping up into your lap just fine, and has kept her zest for life in her older age.

If you'd like to learn more about Pippie or are interested in adding her to your family please contact Beverly at: 360-609-8288 (call or text), or e-mail

Indiana Jones

Meet Indiana Jones! He is a year and a half old Gordon Setter/Bernese Mountain dog mix. Indy has spent time in two different shelters before we adopted him 4 months ago. Indy loves other dogs. We have had him in a home with a 10 year old dog and it’s adorable to watch them drink out of the same bowl together! Indy loves to swim, play fetch, and run. He is strong and athletic and loves to follow his nose. He is house trained and can heel most of the time. He is also mellow in the evenings and learns the routines of the house very quickly. We have also been crate training him and he is doing well!

 Recently Indy has been showing some aggression mostly towards females. He seems to display this behavior mostly when he feels trapped, or when females reach to pet him in the evenings, on occasion he has gotten snappy. He did bite someone and if you are interested in him we can share the specifics of this behavior.

 Indy has been such a wonderful dog but due to his aggression we cannot keep him. It breaks our hearts because 99% of the time Indy is a joy to be with. We hope to find someone with a little bit of land and time to spend on him.

Please contact Phineas at 541-490-9666 or if you are interested in meeting Indy!


Hi I need to re-home my beautiful almost two year old pit bull name olive. She also goes by Olie. She recently has been aggressive toward my 2 year old, and I can’t have an aggressive dog around my younger kids. She is a wonderful dog just needs a home with kids older then 6. She also isn’t around other animals so she becomes very excitable, which might scare off the owner and dog. She is very trainable and has even more potential then she has already. She does need some work on the Lesh but again she easily learn.

Olive deserves the best home, and deserves the best family that can care for her the way she should be cared for.

If you are interested in learning more about Olie please contact Kira at 971-212-0831 or


I’m looking for a new forever home for our sweet boy, Jack. He is a 10-month-old pit bull mix. He is neutered and up to date on shots. Jack is very aggressive towards cats and therefore must go to a home without them. He is a great dog in every other way. He loves his humans and plays well with other dogs. He has gone to doggy daycare a few times and loves it. He has lots of energy but he also enjoys nap time. Jack does very well on car rides. He prefers to have a fenced yard that he can run around freely in. He could benefit from more obedience training and socialization.

Jack truly is a love bug and loves to snuggle; he even puts his paw around your back when you hug him. He sleeps great in his kennel at night but prefers our bed . Please let me know if you are interested in meeting this very lovable pup.

Thank you, Carrie 503-807-6051 or

Prince & John

Hello – My Name is Prince and this is my little brother John. 

Some say it is hard to tell us apart, but when we are next to each other you will notice that I am clearly taller than my brother .

We are very handsome Black and Tan Tibetan Mastiffs and if you can find it in your heart and have the property we would really love to stay together. 

We are soft tempered, enjoy lots of kisses and are dedicated at keeping you safe as Tibetan Mastiffs have amazing guardian instincts. 

I must say we do enjoy the creature comforts of the indoors as much as the outdoors. 

Here is a little bit of information about my brother and me.

  • Full Tibetan Mastiff

  • We are about 3 years old

  • We are both neutered

  • Microchipped

  • Up to date on our shots

  • House Broken

  • Love attention and kisses to boot

  • Will need to be the only dogs as we have not been socialized with other dogs

  • We like to patrol the perimeters morning and night checking for anything that is not as it should be and will let you know if anything is out of the ordinary

  • For our safety, we will need a fenced yard that is completely secured

  • To make our new life successful it would be best if our new human parents had experience with Tibetan Mastiff’s or have done research.

If you’re having a good day, we’ll make it a better day…If you're sad, we'll help you feel better…

You provide us a home with warm beds, we’ll protect you while you sleep and wait for you to wake… If you’re a messy eater, no problem, we’ll vacuum up after you…You throw a ball, um, we won’t retrieve as we don’t understand bring back…maybe you can teach us? 

 You love us we’ll love you even more. 

 If you would like to meet us we currently live in McMinnville Oregon on 40 acres with my Mom (China), my Dad (Mike).  Both Mom and Dad are AKC registered as Full Tibetan Mastiff.   

We will be waiting to greet you with happy faces and wagging tails.

 Happiness awaits you
– Prince and John 

 Please contact my Auntie Rhea and she will set up a time for you to meet us at 503-539-2099


Bella will be a year old August 22, 2019. I adopted Bella this past April and love her to pieces.. However she has developed an outward aggression towards other dogs. Which I was totally unprepared and I’m not equipped to handle. When I met her at the Adoption Center she was running around with other dogs with no problems, So this behavior might be able to be modified..

Bella is incredibly affectionate with people, big and small. She loves to go for rides in the car, so she’ll make a great traveling companion. Bella is house and crate trained. At bedtime she’ll go into her crate which is set up in my bedroom. I no longer shut the door. That’s her bed.. Bella is up to date with all her shots and was spayed on 7/8/2019..

In short, Bella will make a great companion with someone who has a lot more experience with dogs as well as a big space in which she can run and play (fenced yard).. It is with a heavy heart that I’ve had to come to this decision but Bella deserves much more than I am able to provide..

If interested in Bella please contact Michael at


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).


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


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@