|Address:||1067 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97211|
|Working:||10AM–7PM 10AM–7PM 10AM–7PM 10AM–9PM 10AM–9PM 10AM–9PM 10AM–7PM|
We have adopted three animals through OHS. First one was a kitten who is now 13 years old and has been the best cat EVER! She is still lively and spry. Her foster home helped socialize her well. Our second was a black lab, who we ended up not keeping because he wanted to eat our cats. OHS told us that they did not know how he would react to the cats, so we took the necessary precautions. We re-homed him with a family that lived on a farm - with no cats. Our third adoption was recently after our Sheltie passed away. The tiniest little terrier mix chose our son - she is the sweetest little dog I have ever encountered. She is great with our cat, great with our son and little ones she has met from 6 years to 2 months. She is learning to be with the bigger dogs without being afraid. She is crate trained, she is mostly potty trained, has learned to leave it and come to her name - and walks on a loose leash! OHS gave us as much information as they could on this little girl - I even found her original shelter from Second Chance. They warned us that she could have kennel cough and called us two weeks after our adoption to see how it was going. They completed the paperwork for us for her micro-chip and pet insurance and emailed all of her information! They were helpful and kind. When we left OHS after adopting, they were closing for the evening - and saying good night to all of the small pets, with music and dim lighting for them to sleep. The workers and the volunteers love the animals. It is clear when you see them with the animals and when you see how happy they are when they find a home! This shelter is an amazing place and the dogs available through the Second Chance program are fantastic if you are looking for a small dog!
We got our 2 cats there in 2013 and were very pleased by he knowledge of the staff and their honesty about possible issues (behavior, medical, etc.). They truly want the best for every animal and sometimes that means making the hard decisions regarding denying certain adoptions or having strict requirements about who can adopt a pet. I have also had the pleasure of working with the humane society through their clinic. We have had several litters of formerly feral kittens spayed and neutered at the OHS clinic before adopting them out. I like that the are always very thorough with their examinations and that they make point to note an irregularities or things to keep an eye on (such as fleas, ticks, nasal discharge, or weight issues). Not to mention that there low-income pricing simply cannot be beat. Lastly, we recently made the difficult decision to surrender a litter of formerly feral kittens to the humane society because we were going out of town and would not be able to care for them. I was amazed by their compassion and understanding and their willingness to work with us. They were very honest about their adoption procedures and made it clear that if the kittens were not adoptable for some reason, they would make every effort to contact us. In this line of work,I can certainly appreciate how OHS always makes the decision that is best for the pet, even if it means euthanizing those pets who are suffering. Overall, I would highly recommend OHS. I have always been impressed with them and I have no doubt they have the interest of the animals at heart.
Went to look at a 3 month old pitbull puppy. Was very displeased with the way they were treating him. Aparently he bit a client he went home with and cornered them in their home over a food dish. I think there is more to it. How does a 3 month old puppy do this to a person? Lol. It seemed like they were trying to find every reason not to give me the dog. I made it very clear I wanted him and was willing to work with him they were very rude and improperly training the dog. All the water dishes in the yellow pod were pretty much empty all the dogs looked malnurished and underfed including the pitbull puppy I was looking at because they were hand feeding him more treats than dog food. Considering I just lost my last pitbull and finally built up to getting another one I was very displeased and will never return to this god forsaken hell hole again. Maybe if more people donated they would fill up a couple of them water dishes
My recently adopted adorable 5 pound dog managed to roll down a back window of my truck and escape the car without my knowledge on Hwy5 leaving Oregon to Washington! A loving, amazing truck driver stopped on the freeway, blocked traffic, rescued my dog and took her to the Shelter! I received a phone call and the woman who informed me that my dog was present and safe at the Shelter was, sweet, kind, helpful, professional and understanding. When I arrived to pick up my little package, the gentleman at the front desk was also amazing! And the woman who brought Poppins (Simone) out to me was professional and adorable.... This was a harrowing experience for me and Poppins (Simone), but the love and genuine caring for animals and their owners expressed by the rescuer and Oregon Humane Society employees made this event joyous. Thank you.
Upset I adapted a dog about a week and half ago. Took her to get her shots and found out that she had severe ear infection, and debris inside the ear. According to the vet it has been there for a long time. When I adapted her I was told that she had been treated for fleas, well she was not for she has lots and lots of them. My other pets take medication to avoid fleas, can not blame it on her going outside since puppy did not had all her shots she was not taken out of the house. According to paperwork she was checked ears and all, but it did not look like she was checked otherwise she would not had some much gunk in her ears. She is being treated and will heal, just upset that an organization that prides themselves as caring for animals would claim in paper that the puppy was checked when in fact she was not checked.
WOW, read the reviews and was thoroughly DISGUSTED with people that would have the nerve to negatively review a NON-PROFIT organization formed for the betterment of animal welfare. This organization relies upon donations and volunteers to function. Are the volunteers human? yes. Will they make mistakes? I am sure. Is anyone perfect? No....I have adopted from this organization several times. Top notch organization. Keep up the good work.....And to those who feel the need complain, GET A LIFE! maybe if you took your time to volunteer and give to humanity you might find you were too busy to take the time to tarnish the image of an non profit on the internet......You might try to stop sucking off of society and start giving.......
These people need a major reform on their practices. My wife was sold a puppy with Distemper...he was with us for 1 week and we had to euthanize him. The dog was not tested on arrival, the staff to no measures to isolate the dogs in any way and did not wear gowns to prevent transfer of disease. There were many small puppies exposed that could not have had vaccines applied in time to prevent infection. Then when we try to buy a new dog with our "credit" no one can look up info and they were rude to my wife about it. This must stop! You should be at her beck and call not turning your nose to her. Awful place....please stop buying animals from here any maybe they will close for good.
In general it is nice to see well-established orgs giving care to animals, but they need better recruiting for their staff... seems some of them do not like the job and not treating visitors, nor the animals very well... it is very typical of charitable orgs to lose true devotion to their cause.. when they get too much corporate funding ... thats exactly when the whole thing turns into a corporate business, and the individual donations are not appreciated. It is sad to see how they have tagged a price on every poor animal just based on their look and playfullness. I also noticed they try to push people to adopt them, as if they are getting rid of stale food.
Well trained, helpful staff. Nice, clean and quiet facility. Animals are clean and well cared for. Great private area to spend time getting to know prospective adoptees. Arrive before shelter opens if you are interested in specific animals viewed on website (bring names & ID #s if possible). First come is first served. There was a long line of prospective adoptees when I arrived at opening time. Receptionist can provide more info on each animal to help you meet your needs. You can also walk through the kennels to view animals. A no-kill shelter focused on providing good matches between people and pets.
Had an issue with a dog we adopted and they staff was attentive and helpful. They offered a variety of solutions and were honest about the outcomes we could expect with each possible different suggested solution. Upon choosing the best option for us, they supported our decision and even gave us info that could help provide answers or support in the future. I would definitely go back or recommend this place for their knowledge and experience. The love for animals and devotion to finding them all the very best homes is very evident in every person we interacted with. Thank you again.
These Fools refused to let us adopt a dog because we did not have a fence!!! We have 12+ acres of fields and forest and ponds. We have owned dogs as long as I can remember with no issues at all So, apparently they believe that a tiny city apartments with little or no yard at all (but with a fence), is a better option than letting a dog live out its life with tons of room to roam. These peoples policies are stupid. - miniscule yard w/ fence. (SURE TAKE THE POOR DOG) - huge yard, acres to run and explore, and ponds. (NO, WE DO NOT THINK THIS IS GOOD FOR THE DOGS)
I ADPOTED A BOXER IN MARCH SHE STARTED HAVING ISSUES WITH SPOTTING I TOOK HER BACK UP 3 TIMES FOR THERE VETS WHO HAD SPAYED HER TO SEE HER. BY THE THIRD TIME SHE WAS BLEEDING BADLEY THEY WENT IN FINELY AT THE END OF MAY AND DID SURGERY ON HER AGAIN. BUT DUE TO THE HEMORRHAGING AND THEY DID NOT TAKEN CARE HER AS SOON AS SHE STARTED SPOTTING. ( NO FAULT OF MINE AS I SAID I HAD HER IN THERE RIGHT AWAY). IT HAD CAUSE TO MUCH DAMAGE TO HER I COULD NOT SAVE HER. I LOVED HER A LOT EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A SHORT TIME. SHE WAS MY BUDDIE AND I HERS.
Would give 0 stars if that was an option. Had to put down my 8 month old kitten, after adopting her at 4 months. Just enough time to fall in love with her and get attached. Adopted her from Oregon Humane, with a clean and healthy rap sheet, "no issues" to be reported. Come to find out that our kitten had FIP, a terminally fatal disease. After spending nearly $2000 to find out which illness she had, only to have to put her down and lose her forever. Will not be recommending the Humane Society to any one searching for a forever pet.
I was surprised at just how large, clean, and well kept this Humane Society was. It was extremely professional. We went looking for a dog, there were a decent amount of options, but sadly half of the kennels where closed at the time. They also had a nice selection of kittens and cats. As a side note, workers told us if you wanted to meet with a animal you should come early, we went an hour before closing and to meet with any animal you had to wait at least 45 minutes. Overall an excellent place for finding your companion!
Amazing staff that clearly care about the well being of the animals at the shelter. I went in there to adopt a cat not only as a birthday surprise for my fiance but also as a new addition to our family. I have a daughter who is almost two years old and needed a cat that would fit well with her. They matched a beautiful cat named Honey Bee with us and she is the perfect fit. Honey and my daughter are already best friends! Thank you Ryan (nice name by the way) for your assistance with the adoption. We could not be happier.
I love OHS! I adopted my last kitty from them about ten years ago. I always direct people to them if they are on the lookout for a new cuddly critter to adopt. The staff was extremely nice and informative, the foster family that was caring for my slightly ill kitty was phenomenal, and their website is pretty fabulous. You can see all of the little kitties and puppies available. I even utilized their daily stray kennel videos when one of my kitties went missing. I may be using them for another pet adoption soon!