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Apr 23-24 NW Pet Fair
(Portland Expo Center)
May 7 Mother's Day Plant + Garage Sale

CLICK to read our Spring 2016 Newsletter

Tax time is upon us!
If you donated to Animal Aid in 2015 and need a year-end statement listing your donations, please contact Animal Aid at or 503-292-6628. Thank you for your generosity in 2015!

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So Does This Rather Odd Way of Funding
Programs Work?


  • Our 2013 Brewfest volunteers earned $2375.55 in support of the ASAP spay/neuter program.
  • In 2010 our ring crews earned slightly over $6000.
  • In 2011 we were shooting for $10,000 ...and in ten trials made $10,257 (includes employer matches)!
  • Our trial calendar for 2012 was much shorter ... in five trials we made $5684 (includes employer matches).
  • Our 2013 total (including employer matches) was $5,195.

Special Projects Teams

CLICK HERE to fill out the Special Projects application online now.

Frequently opportunities arise for Animal Aid to earn money by providing intelligent, reliable temporary staff for other people's events. Our Special Projects teams don't ask for money, they earn it.

In most cases, there is little to no training required, and volunteers will get free admittance to the event once their shift is over. And what a fun selection of events we're finding! Car shows, canine agility trials, the Portland International Beerfest – the possibilities are endless. And the clear positive impact of these activities makes them excellent choices for community service projects.

Why is this good for Animal Aid?    Zero overhead! All money earned goes directly into our programs, and all volunteer hours have an immediate, concrete payoff.

Is the Special Projects Team a good fit for you?   Maybe. Do any of these apply?

  • I'd love to support Animal Aid, but my budget is already stretched to the max.
  • My family/work schedule is very unpredictable – I could help on an occasional weekend, though.
  • I'd like to help, but I want something I can involve my family in as well.
  • I need Community Service hours right away!
  • I want to know that my contribution of time and effort is going directly to help the animals, not paying for stamps on a mailer!

How do I sign up?  

  • If you've already filled out a volunteer application for Animal Aid, we already have most of the information we need – just send us an email at to tell us which event interests you.
  • If you've never submitted an Animal Aid volunteer application before CLICK HERE to sign up online* right now! More comfortable filling out things by hand? Then CLICK HERE to download a Special Projects Team application you can mail or fax to us.
  • * Is it safe to send my personal information over the Internet? Any pages on our site that deal with personal information are on a secure server (https://), so all transmissions are encrypted.

Portland International Beerfest (PIP) is a benefit for Pet Cross. CLICK HERE to learn more about them.

Thank You Portland International Beerfest (PIB) Volunteers!

Once again in June 2015 we teamed with Indigo Rescue, Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and Oregon Spay/Neuter Fund to raise funds! Volunteers staffed the exhibit booth, monitored the puppy kissing station and circulatee in the crowd to encourage participation in the puppy kissing station, joint raffle and donations.

PIB helps PET CROSS improve the lives of many furry critters in the Portland area. PET CROSS is the local non-profit group who has put on this event annually since 2001. Public support of PIB has helped make a big difference in the local animal community. 100% of PIB's proceeds are donated to help animals. Historically, Animal Aid has dedicated our share of the money to support spay/neuter programs

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Agility Ring Crews - NOW RECRUITING

Our hardworking volunteers have earned a good name for themselves in the agility community. This is a great way to satisfy community service requirements – you can earn 4 to 24+ hours in a single weekend!

WHERE: Clark County Fair Grounds
               Ridgefield WA
               (just north of where I-205 joins I-5)

WHEN:  No events currently scheduled.
We're still resting up from the
              Nov 13-15 event!

WHAT SHIFTS ARE AVAILABLE? There are 2 shifts each day:

  • 7:30 - Noon 
  • 11:30 - end-of-day (usually around 4:30) Sunday includes course tear-down

New workers sign in 1/2 hour early for hands-on training.

WHAT DO WE DO? Ring crews are seated inside each of the 100’ by 100’ agility rings during the competition. They are responsible for adjusting the equipment as needed, moving quickly and unobtrusively.

Note: We welcome volunteers of all ages, however workers under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This pair = one "super worker"!

HOW DO I SIGN UP? This is done in three steps:

  1. Start by completing a volunteer application. CLICK HERE to do it now! Note: If you have ever worked as a volunteer for Animal Aid before, we should have your application on file and you can skip this step.
  2. As soon as an event is posted, a SignupGenius link will be posted where you can sign up for one or more shifts - you're welcome to work as many as you'd like.
  3. Read the workers' information packet for your event – this is REQUIRED of all workers before they come out! CLICK HERE to take a look at the training packet.
  4. Questions? Contact the coordinator at

What are we working for? In exchange for our crew's work the hosting clubs make a nice donation to support the programs of Animal Aid. The hard work of our volunteers impacts many small lives!


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