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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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!

Upcoming Events

Be sure to add these events to your calendar!

Sunday, September 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 Portland yoga instructor Bonny Chipman.

Monday, Sept. 27 - Sunday, Oct. 3

Live from Animal Aid, it’s Caturday Night! September 27 marks the opening of our online auction. Then, on October 2, join us for our livestream event, hosted by KPTV’s Brian MacMillan and featuring Kickstand Comedy and musician Jame Doe.

Sunday, October 24 | 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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