COVID-19 UPDATE: At this time, visits to our shelter 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 ANIMAL RESCUE AND WELFARE ORGANIZATION SERVING THE PORTLAND COMMUNITY SINCE 1969.

Meet Your Furever Friend

Our adoptables can’t wait to find their match!

Marcel

Marcel

Meow! Hey! I’m Marcel! I’m a talkative, sweet, and high-energy cat. I need lots of attention and like to be in your business—however, I’m sure you won’t mind once I give you one of my world-famous headbutts, which have been proven to lighten any mood!

Rudi

Rudi

Yo! I’m Rudi! I’m a fluffy friendly guy who loves to hang out with my people. I’m a special needs guy since I have a history of severe colitis due probably to IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease).

Panda-Adoption Pending!

Panda-Adoption Pending!

I’m the super affectionate and attention-seeking Panda! I’m a big boy at about 20 lbs. and need someone who is not gone from home longer than about 6 hours a day due to my non-negotiable demand for lap time.

Upcoming Events

Be sure to add these events to your calendar!

Monday-Sunday, April 19-25

This April, we invite you to let love grow during Animal Aid’s Spring Fling fundraiser, a week-long virtual gathering that features Drag Queen Bingo hosted by Poison Waters & Friends and an Online Silent Auction.

Sunday, April 25 | 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.

Saturday, May 8 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Get everything you need for an amazing season of gardening and support rescue animals while you do it! There will be hundreds of plant starts available for purchase, including tomatoes, peppers, sunflowers, succulents, and more!

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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