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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Meet Your Furever Friend

Our adoptables can’t wait to find their match!

Hank-Adoption Pending!

Hank-Adoption Pending!

Meeeooww! I’m Hank! I’m a super affectionate senior gentleman. I am a cool cat and just want to chill on your lap and be buddies.



Well hello, it’s nice to meet you. I’m Lucy and I’m looking for my new best friend. I have big beautiful eyes and soft fur.

Maggie-Adoption Pending!

Maggie-Adoption Pending!

I’m about 12 years old, but I’m very healthy and I love people. As you can see, I also love my best friend, Eddie, so we need to go home together.



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.

Upcoming Events

Be sure to add these events to your calendar!

November 1–December 31 | All Hours

Animal Aid is grateful to once again be a part of the Willamette Week Give!Guide, Portland’s easiest path to year-end giving that has brought 174 nonprofits together under one online giving platform.

Saturday, November 14 | All Day

Artisans for Animals, Animal Aid’s Handmade Holiday Market, is going virtual this year with a 24-hour online sale to benefit the animals! Vendors will be donating 20% of their proceeds for the day to the Animal Aid Cares Fund.

Sunday, december 13 | 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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