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Animal Aid

Passionately serving animals and the people they love for 53 years and counting

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Meet Your Furever Friend

Our adoptables can’t wait to find their match!

Cindy – Foster to Adopt!

Cindy – Foster to Adopt!

Howdy-do! My name’s Cindy and I’m a very special girl who has undergone quite a journey ever since coming into Animal Aid’s care. I am sweet as sugar, way smart, and beyond excited to find a patient, loving, and experienced furever home! Read More



Hi there! I’m the sweet, smart, and sometimes sassy Jack! I am waiting to find a patient, loving family to call my very own. Read More



Meow!! I'm the very active and engaging Rosalind! I'm a high energy kitty who is looking for a cat experienced home. Read More

Upcoming Events

Be sure to add these events to your calendar!

Nov 1 - Dec 31 | 24 Hours a day

The community giving campaign of the season is here! The Give!Guide is Portland’s easiest path to end-of-year giving. Hosted by Willamette Week, this year’s campaign features 232 nonprofits working together toward a goal to fundraise $8 million between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.

Tuesday, Nov 29 | 6:30-8:30 PM

Join Animal Aid and Project Pooch at Lucky Lab on Giving Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 PM for Drag Queen Bingo with Poison Waters! In addition to the games, come enjoy raffles, a selfie station, great food & drink, and good company as we celebrate this National Day of Giving!

Saturday, Dec 10 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, December 10 from 10AM to 5PM at Western Pet Supply for a winter wonderland photo shoot, including the option for photos with Santa! Our photographer will take a series of high-resolution photos and load them all onto a USB thumb drive for you to take home.

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 $60,000 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.


Your support means the world to animals in need

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