Get ready to party!

Join us August 31st for our 15th Birthday Bash! Help us celebrate 15 years of four legged friendships!
Get your tickets at FDNLS 15th Birthday Bash Registration

Help us celebrate 15 years of 4 legged friendships!

Join us August 31st from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Lagunitas Community Room for a fun evening celebrating this huge milestone- 15 years and over 15,000 lives saved!

Your $30 registration includes a light dinner catered by Laughing Planet, 3 beers provided by Lagunitas Brewing, photobooth with HP Studios and great company.

There will be awesome raffle prizes, as well as a cash bar (beer only) and an opportunity to snuggle puppies

So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate!

*This is a human only event, sorry no canines allowed.

* Tickets will not be available at the door, so tickets must be purchased here in advance.

Rescue is something to celebrate!

Help us celebrate 15 years by purchasing one of these limited edition Rescue is Something to Celebrate tees! Available in a variety of colors and styles!

Order yours at:

**SOLD OUT** Sit, Stay, Smile! Photo day fundraiser with HP Studios.

The Sit, Stay, Smile! photo day is now completely booked! Thank you to everyone who scheduled a session!

The Sit, Stay Smile! Photo day fundraiser will be held on December 9th 2018, sessions will be scheduled between 9:00am-5:00pm. Celebrate your dog with a photoshoot by FDNLS photographer HP Studios – receive awesome photographs of your furry best friend and help support the work of Family Dogs New Life at the same time!

Photo sessions are by appointment only. Each session will last about 10 minutes and must be booked no later than 6pm on Friday, Dec 7th.

Sessions are $40- each additional dog you bring to be photographed will be $20 per dog. Your donation includes ‘Facebook size’ digital download of your dog’s images. 100% of your donation goes straight to Family Dogs New Life!

Multiple dog appointments:

1 dog will get a 10 minute session
 = $40
2 dogs will get a 10 minute session
 = $60
3 dogs will get a 20 minute session = $80
Multi dog photoshoots will include individual photos of each dog, as well as group shots of all dogs together- humans can even join in for a shot or two if you’d like!

Please book multi dog sessions for YOUR pets only, please do not combine your dog’s session with a friend’s session in order to save money. This is a fundraiser after all 😉 

We also ask that you do not book individual ‘One Dog Photoshoot’ for each of your dogs, but select Two Dog, or Three Dog Photoshoot when scheduling.

Where is it:?
This event will be held at Family Dogs New Life Shelter– 9101 SE Stanley Ave, Portland, OR. 97206
The shelter will be closed for the day so things will be low key for you and your dog.

Where can I see my photos:?
We’ll have everyone’s photos finished and uploaded to an online gallery by the end of day Wednesday, December 12th. We will post on social media to announce when photos are complete and ready for viewing. Other fun items like prints and larger digital files will be available for purchase. 

We want this to be a fun, awesome event with lots of great photos of, you guessed it…dogs but you are more than welcome to join your dog for a pose or two if you’d like a family photo. 

Please understand that the quality of your dog’s portraits will depend greatly upon how well they can sit & ‘pose’ for the camera. Please only bring dogs who have an understanding of basic commands like ‘Sit’ and ‘Stay’.

Support these special pups!

You are looking at the faces of 4 very special dogs, and they could use your help. These are the longest term residents here at Family Dogs New Life. There is no time limit for the dogs of FDNLS, they are welcome to stay here for as long as it takes to find the perfect forever home. That means a safe haven for dogs like Daisy, who has been with is for 3 1/2 years. Oso, who has been in our care for 3 years. Poppy recently had her 2 year anniversary here at FDNLS and Jojo has been in our care for over 2 years. We love these dogs like our own, and enjoy providing them with the best life possible until their forever families come along but as you doggy parents know, it costs to provide good care for an extended period time. So we are asking for your help. Please consider making a donation to sponsor Daisy, Oso, Poppy and Jojo. Help make it possible for us to continue providing a happy life for dogs who have no other options.

Thank you in advance from Daisy, Oso, Poppy, Jojo and all of us at FDNLS!

Please make your donation at:

Who's that behind the camera?!

Here at FDNLS we love to show the world how awesome our dogs are, and great photography is the best way to do it! For the last 13 years we’ve had the pleasure of enjoying Bob Libby’s weekly adoption photos, and boy did he make our dogs look good! Now our tails are wagging with excitement to introduce you to the newest addition to the FDNLS family- shelter photographer Hayes of HP Studios, we look forward to seeing all of our adoptable dogs’ smiles through his lens, and we know you will to.