COVID-19 UPDATE: Starting Wednesday, August 18, 2021, the shelter will be open by-appointment only. Please CLICK HERE to schedule a time to meet the cats at our shelter (all dogs are in foster homes and require an application to schedule a meeting).


All adoption visitors must have an appointment and everyone, including children, must be masked at all times while indoors (no face shields or neck gaiters, please). We appreciate your understanding and cooperation−thank you!

Animal Aid

Passionately serving animals and the people they love for 50 years and counting

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Meet Your Furever Friend

Our adoptables can’t wait to find their match!



Meow! I'm Arya. I'm a special kitty who takes some time to warm up to new people. But once you and I are friends, we are best buds. My ... Read More



Hi! I’m Cooper, the cutest boy you’ll ever meet! If you’re looking for a devoted and fun best friend, I am definitely your guy! Read More



HELLO! I'm Elvin and I'm a super sweet feline. I've had some ups and downs in life so far but I'm doing great and ready for a loving home.  Read More

Yoshi: Looking for a Foster!

Yoshi: Looking for a Foster!

Calling all homebodies! If you’re retired or work from home and your idea of a night out is a night in, we have just the pup for you! Yoshi is looking for his soulmate(s) and will gladly be your cuddle buddy for movie nights. Read More

Upcoming Events

Be sure to add these events to your calendar!

November 1 - December 31

Animal Aid is grateful to be a part of the Give!Guide again this year! Learn more about our campaign and the other 203 participating nonprofits at

Saturday, November 13

Animal Aid’s handmade holiday market is going virtual again this year with a 24-hour online sale on Saturday, November 13! Vendors will be donating 25% of their proceeds for the day.

Sunday, November 21 | 2:00-3:00 PM

Find your center (and maybe a little cat hair?) by joining us for a virtual yoga class. This time, we’re asking YOU to supply the cats…or any other animal companions! This online, Zoom-based class is hosted by Portland yoga instructor Bonny Chipman.

Our Programs

Learn how we assist animals at our shelter and in the community.

Rescue Program

We operate a free-roam shelter for cats and foster program for dogs and cats. We commit to the animals we rescue for life, including post-adoption support and a lifetime return policy.

Heartstrings Program

We specialize in helping animals we call Heartstrings Pets. These longer-term rescues may be senior animals, under-socialized or shy animals, or animals with medical or behavioral needs.

Animal Aid Cares Fund

The Cares Fund is a partnership with local veterinarians and trainers to assist with urgent medical or behavioral care. Since 2011, the fund has provided over $50,000 in lifesaving grants.

It takes a pack program

Formally established in 2021, this community supply sharing initiative distributes surplus animal food and supply donations to other rescues, groups, and animal guardians in need.


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