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 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


Diego is a 3 year-old Australian Cattledog mix. He came to Oregon a year ago, found by a shelter in California as a stray.  He was adopted by a family that deeply loves him, but it’s clear he would do best in a quiet home, with adults only.

Diego is incredibly sweet, smart, adorable, and well-behaved. He's interested in other dogs – mostly to sniff, or hang out with one on one, but doesn’t care for dog parks.  He loves to be pet and rubbed and will snuggle close as long as you are loving him. Other times, he prefers to hang out in a quieter space, near his crate. In nice weather, he also loves hanging out in the backyard.   He is crate-trained, walks well on a leash (as long as you don’t mind lots of stops for sniffing) and doesn’t get into any mischief in the house. He doesn’t exhibit any anxiety about being left for the day by his family, and generally has a very calm demeanor.  He currently lives with a guinea pig and doesn’t pay much attention to her. The same with the squirrels and bunnies he sees in the yard and walking, so we suspect he’d be fine with cats, but can’t speak from experience.

It seems clear that Diego’s early life was rough.  He is blind in one eye and had a bad tooth when adopted (which is now fixed).  All this means he can be quite fearful, and startles easily at loud sounds and unexpected activity.  He loves his adopted family’s boys but also is frequently uneasy with their rough play and loud noises.  Due to his breed and background, his discomfort is displayed by nipping. For this reason, he needs a childless, calmer home.   If this describes your situation, he would undoubtably make a wonderful addition to your home.

Please contact us if you’d like to talk more about this sweet boy! Matt:  (503)516-1561 OR Kristy: (503)516-1457


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.

Burt Macklin

Do you want to adopt the best dog ever? Well, look no further. Burt is a giant angel baby who needs a new home. We are broken hearted, but due to our other dog being aggressive we cannot keep Burt in a situation where he is not thriving. That being said, we are looking for the perfect person or family to take Burt home and love him forever. 

What Burt needs: An active person who will take him on hikes, to dog parks, and on lots of walks every day. Burt has an excess of energy, and needs somebody to burn it off with him. Somebody who loves kisses, snuggles, and doesn’t mind really bad gas. A home with a yard and another big dog to play with, or a home with a yard and a person who has friends with big dogs who Burt can roam around with. Someplace he can sunbathe. 

What Burt does not do well with: Small dog parks - the commotion is a lot and Burt is a giant - he is at his best at Thousand Acres, on a hike, or playing one on one with another dog that wants to play rough. Burt loves other dogs, but cannot be around dogs that will attack. He’s not an alpha, is very submissive, and doesn’t do well under pressure. Cats are probably not the best idea, and neither are young kids. He’s big, but thinks he’s tiny, so jumping and running into children is definitely bound to open. Burt also resource guards his bones - do not feed him bones around another pup. 

Burt is high energy, so if you’re a couch potato he is not the dog for you. He is, however, the best dog in the world and deserves a life of fun, energetic activity, and love. If you have a farm or land, Burt would be great for you. Burt also has really bad allergies and is on an allergy medication that is costly, he cannot eat fish, and does best on a limited diet. He comes with his giant bed, that he is very attached to, leash, collar, bowls, food, and his medication. He currently goes to Lombard Animal Hospital, and is up to date on all his shots. 

Please email me if you have any questions or are interested in Burt: - Burt will undoubtedly come with a long list of needs from me, his over protective mom. Including, but not limited to, needing to be tucked in at night. 

He is a 3.5 year old, 100 pound American Bulldog, Pit Bull mix, and he is absolutely the best. He’s named after Burt Macklin, from Parks and Rec. 


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 


4 year old Pit Bull
Spayed and up to date on shots

Hi I’m Kimber and I love to cuddle up by a warm fire. My family recently grew and it’s becoming a bit overwhelming for me. I’m searching for a quieter home with no kids. I do get along with most dogs and have been to numerous dog parks. However, I’d do best on my own. I have been raised with another large dog, cats, chickens and horses. I will chase a cat if it runs though! I am also potty and kennel trained and LOVE to sleep in my kennel. I travel well in the car, offer a super soft cuddly coat and super cute eyes. I’m a pretty girl and my parents are devastated to have to find me a new home since I’m such a good dog, but they know the family has grown and it has made me a nervous dog and I’m just not happy. My ONLY flaw is I can be protective of my dog food. 

If interested please contact Alyson at  (503) 880-7655 or email at


Meatball is a 5 year old male neutered mixed breed dog. He has a history of behavioral problems such as redirected aggression and noise sensitivity. He would do best as an only pet with someone who has time to invest in forming a bond and training. He is a happy dog who loves to run and fetch balls. He could be acclimated to a house with a dog who is of similar size and not aggressive or territorial. I am looking to re-home him because I have a smaller older dog in the house that has become a victim of Meatball’s redirected aggression. With that said when he is calm, he is the sweetest boy who loves to cuddle and spoon in bed. If interested in Meatball please email


Chance is looking for a forever home! I took this sweet guy in as a stray over a year ago, but we're realizing that he really needs to be an only dog, so we're looking for a forever home where he can be the perfect fit. He is so such a great boy and I'm devastated to let him go. Chance is about 3 years old, very loving and snuggly, he just wants all the love for himself! He is happiest when he can go on frequent walks/hikes/runs, but also enjoys just laying around the house. He loves playing with other dogs, but prefers not to share his person. He is crate trained, knows basic commands, and walks well on leash.

Please reach out to me if you'd like to meet Chance, or have any other questions about him.

Call at (973) 641-6216 or email at