COVID-19 UPDATE: During Phase 1 and 2 of Multnomah County’s reopening, visits to our shelter will remain virtual or by appointment only. If you are interested in a specific animal, please complete an application online. If you have more questions about an animal or general inquiries, please reach out to us.  We appreciate your understanding and look forward to helping you welcome a new family member to your heart and home!

Animal Aid

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

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ANIMAL AID IS A NONPROFIT, NO-KILL ANIMAL RESCUE AND WELFARE ORGANIZATION SERVING THE PORTLAND COMMUNITY SINCE 1969.

Meet Your Furever Friend

Our adoptables can’t wait to find their match!

Lyra

Lyra

I’m shy and sweet Lyra. My life was a calm one before my person had to go into assisted living. I need to go home with my brother, Liam.

Liam

Liam

Hi, I’m shy and sweet Liam. My life was a stable one before my person had to go into assisted living. I need to go home with my sister, Lyra.

Pip

Pip

I’m looking for my one-and-only, and I mean that literally: I’m in search of a one-person household where I can also be the only animal.

Sabrina

Sabrina

I’m an outgoing and curious cat who likes to be in on the action and knows how to speak her mind.

Upcoming Events

Be sure to add these events to your calendar!

Sunday, July 19 | 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 Bonny Chipman.

Sunday, August 16 | 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 Bonny Chipman.

Our Programs

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

Our Shelter & Foster 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.

Animal Aid Cares Fund

The Cares Fund is a partnership with local veterinary clinics to assist with financial aid for urgent medical or behavioral care. Since 2011, we have provided more than $50,000 in lifesaving grants.

Our Heartstrings Program

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

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