Pacific Pug Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization started in 2006. More than 100 Pug obsessed volunteers dedicate themselves to running the organization, including a passionate board of directors, some of whom have been volunteering for them since the beginning.
They rescue, rehabilitate and place unwanted, neglected and abused Pugs in permanent adoptive homes that have been carefully screened. The Pugs and former owners we work with are from throughout Oregon, Idaho and Washington and we rescue pugs regardless of age or medical condition, seeking to provide for their short and long-term needs. Prior to adoption, the Pugs are cared for by the dedicated foster families located in the Portland Metro area. While there and before adoption can occur, the Pugs receive medical care including spaying/neutering, dental checks, vaccinations and microchips. In addition to saving Pugs, they strive to educate the public about the breed, including its personality, health issues and care, and about the importance of domestic animal population control.
Founded in 1868 by noted humanitarian Thomas Lamb Eliot, OHS is the third-oldest humane society in the nation and the oldest in the West. Eliot initially established OHS to stop the neglect and abuse of draft animals. The mission expanded to include companion animals and, until 1933, orphaned children.
OHS is today the largest humane society (SPCA) in the Northwest, and adopts more animals from our Portland shelter than any other single-facility shelter on the West Coast. OHS puts no time limits on how long animals remain at the shelter—a pet stays available for adoption for as long as needed to find a loving home. If a pet in our care needs medical attention, our veterinary hospital provides the pet with same level of care you would want your own pet to receive.
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, established in 1973, is the only nonprofit, 24-hour animal emergency and intensive care unit in the Portland region. DoveLewis also provides donor-funded programs to the community, including: one of the area’s largest volunteer-based animal blood banks; a nationally recognized pet loss support program; education and outreach for veterinary professionals and the pet-loving community; animal-assisted therapy; 24-hour stabilizing care for lost, stray, wild and abused animals; and financial assistance for qualifying low-income families facing pet emergencies.
Artists Helping Animals
Artists Helping Animals is a community-building program, uniting more than 600 creative professionals across the globe who provide pro-bono services to save and support animals. Together, they’re contributing more than 15,000 hours of service monthly to animal welfare organizations.
Auctions & Donations
In an effort to become more involved in our community we are searching for partners to work with
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