Dogs

Northwest Animal Companions works closely with our foster homes to provide a great transition environment.   All of our dogs have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and are current on their vaccines. If you have questions, please call us at 503-285-0656 or send email to info@nwac-oregon.org.   What to know more, or are you wanting to meet a certain dog?  Tell us about your situation and who you are interested in meeting by completing our brief adoption form.

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 . Carter .
 . Carter .
  • Cattle Dog
  • Prefers home without small kids
Carter is an extremely sweet, loving, and loyal dog when in a stable environment. She has very typical Cattle Dog traits and would benefit most from someone who can spend a lot of time with her and be active with her. She would do best in a home with no children and a large secure yard. She loves to play with all kinds of toys. She is crate trained, house trained, and very obedient. Carter does have some anxiety and is most comfortable in a quiet home. She has lived with other dogs (Boxers and Dachshunds) and would do best around submissive dogs. Her favorite treats are ice cubes and carrots! She is five years old, microchipped, spayed, and up to date on vaccinations. Carter's adoption fee is $250. She has been loved by an elderly couple who are now moving to a different living situation and unable to take her with them. THIS IS A COURTSEY LISTING. For more information, please contact feldmanjena@gmail.com
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Fletcher .
 . Fletcher .  . Fletcher .  . Fletcher .
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Boxer
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
My name is Fletcher. I am sure you will agree, I have the sweetest face? I am a ball of energy, wiggles and love, and I will give my belly up to anyone that is willing to rub it! I am a mystery of breed. I may be a Staffordshire mix but the mix part is not yet determined. I could be part Boxer, I could be part Beagle, Black mouth Cur, whatever my mix, I sure am cute and I sure love people and other dogs. My foster parents call me little man. I am about 49lbs and at 2 years old, I have quite the personality. A few seconds with me and you will be wooed with my charming smile and affection. I love to cuddle up on a recliner with you and when you go to bed, I will climb in with you, find my spot and stay there all night. I’m a very good sleeper. I LOVE people. Sometimes I get so excited around people that I jump up on them with sheer joy. I’m still working on my manners, I am very close, but need a family to keep up with my training. I’m very good with all the other dogs I meet, young old, big, small. At the dog parks, I am Mr. Congeniality - I alternate between playing with the other canine friends and visiting all their parents! I LOVE people. I’m energetic and very social so it would be best if I have another young, friendly dog to play with. I would also be a great running, hiking, go lots of places with you companion (well, the verdict is still out on water). I really like my people. I prefer to be around them as much as possible. If you work from home or are not gone all day, that is ideal for me! My foster parents work and I sleep a good portion of the day and hang with my foster brothers, so I am pretty flexible as long as I get exercise daily and have a canine companion at home with me. But ideally, my forever home would have someone around a lot, because I love being with people, it brings me joy. I am fully potty trained and use a dog door. I will go into a crate, but my foster family didn’t need to use it. I only tear apart my toys, but none of my human’s things. However, a bored dog can be a destructive dog. I have a lot of energy and need daily play time, walks and exercise. My foster mom takes me for long walks at least 2 miles a day and does training and plays with me, to help expend my energy. I have a few special needs… Not much is known about my history. I was with a family but my curious nature kept getting the better of me and I would get out and run off. After multiple times, they decided not to return to the shelter to get me. So this nice rescue took me in to help me find the right home for me. I am very quick and will get out an open door. I MUST HAVE a home where the family can be diligent about closing doors and prevent me from escaping. Because of this, I cannot be in an apartment. I have made great improvements with training. I sit at the door with my leash on and will let my foster brothers out first. I need a fully fenced yard with a secure fence at least 5ft or taller. I have a high prey instinct and cannot live with non-canine animals like cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc. Squirrels and cats move fast and my hunting instinct will kick in and all my attention turns to trying to catch. I walk well on a leash, and my desire to chase prey animals is improving with training, but I need a confident leader that will continue to provide positive enforced training. If I see a squirrel or cat, I need you to redirect my focus. I can be a little stubborn (can’t we all?) and sometimes I have my own ideas. When walking, if I get focused on something, I want to inspect it. My foster mom has been working with me on off leash training and I am proving that I can do it. However, this is based on trust, strong leadership and an environment that does not trigger my prey instinct. I am already very mindful and diligent about commands; I just need you to be my leader and to guide me when I get distracted. Did I mention I'm great with people and dogs! I am a little protective right now of my surrounding. I am working on this and making improvements with training. Because of my running nature and protective instincts, it is best for me to be with a family that has kids older than 10yrs. I will need limited grain and poultry free food to keep my mild allergies in check. I am very treat and attention motivated. If you are looking for a loving companion that will give back all the effort you put in with affection, kisses and devotion, I am your little man? I love people and get along great with other dogs. I CAN NOT live in a home with cats, no exceptions. Or other small pets such as rabbits, chickens, hamsters etc. due to my instinctual prey drive... (got gophers? I may be able to help you with those!) I can't live in a home with young children because they tend to leave doors open, and that is too huge of risk for me, and neighborhood cats, chickens etc. If you feel that you may be a wonderful match for me, please email for more info: kelley2nwac@gmail.com Adoption Fee: $250 Includes: neuter, microchip, up to date shots, flea treatment
Young, Male, Medium
 . Una .
 . Una .  . Una .  . Una .
  • Treeing Walker Coonhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Una is a pretty 2 year old female hound mix. She was mistreated in her first home where she was used for breeding. She had 2 litters of puppies in her short life and then she was turned loose. She somehow found her way back home but that family still didn't want her. She was taken in by good samaritan in an attempt to keep her safe. He was unable to keep her due to financial reasons and gave her to a relative who isn't able keep her due to condo rules. Despite the rough start, she is gaining confidence and is a very sweet and loving dog. She is high energy and loves to run. She is good with other dogs, children, and dog-savvy cats. She is housebroken and mostly well behaved. She is still working on some of her manners but she is a quick learner. She is not an excessive barker, but will alert you when someone is at the door. She would love to have another dog to play with or a very active family. Her adoption fee is $250. For further information, please e-mail ehartman8503@msn.com
Young, Female, Large
 . Kylee .
 . Kylee .  . Kylee .
  • Border Collie
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Kylee is a 2-3 year old Border Collie (based on her looks), who was rescued in China and will be coming to the states on the 25th of September. https://youtu.be/W1F8WcKwdaY Her foster home in China says she’s a super great dog, but energetic of course like a typical border collie and needs to find a family that understands her breed. She’s on the small size (about 35lbs). Kylee does great on a leash. No pulling, just happy to be smelling passing bushes. Below are Videos of Kylee on a Walk: https://youtu.be/7LGOxYnqNlc https://youtu.be/kjHdVcLUpGY Kylee is crate trained. The boarding facility she goes to says she is very athletic & jumps over her baby gates with no issue so if she’s in a backyard she would need to be supervised. Due to this we feel she would need a home with a nice big yard to run around in with at least 6ft high secure fencing all around. Below is a Video of Kylee playing in the backyard: https://youtu.be/LuQ2pfjXYEU Kylee has been cat tested, she’s curious but gives them space. She would do just fine in a home with cats and/or other dogs. Below is a Video of Kylee Meeting Cats: https://youtu.be/ii5GFuLZhd4 Below is a Video of Kylee Meeting Dogs: https://youtu.be/cGmL3wkaEJQ Kylee is up to date on vaccinations, spayed, micro-chipped, and has had a international wellness exam prior to coming to the states. Her adoption fee is $400 which covers her care costs and flight to the US. **Will only adopt within a 30 mile radius of Beaverton, OR** Please contact Rebecca if you have any questions or are interested in adopting at eldred.rebecca@gmail.com
Young, Female, Medium
 . DJ .
 . DJ .  . DJ .  . DJ .
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Approx 6 year old DJ is a really GREAT dog. He’s around 30 lbs of fluffy friendliness, that LOVES people. We have NO idea what his BREED mix is, so we are guessing due to his looks. Whatever his mix, he's an all around great dog. DJ was caught as a stray in Eastern Oregon by our partner rescue. Everyone is dumbfounded that no one came forward to claim him, because he's such a great dog. So they reached out to us, to find him a home in the Portland metro area. Teamwork, saves lives. Due to his previous life as a "country dog" downtown living would not be a great fit for DJ, NOR would apartment living. DJ needs a 6ft wooden fenced yard to hang out with his family in. He really enjoys being outside with you. ***For DJ's comfort, a home with a secure 6 ft wooden fence in the suburbs, or country would be ideal for him, it's what he's been used to. ***WE WILL ONLY adopt DJ within 30 miles of Beaverton, OR*** For a FASTER RESPONSE, more info, or an application please email: kelley2nwac@gmail.com DJ does great with kids and other dogs. He’s crate trained and would love a home with KIDS. But an adult home works too! While he's totally fine with other dogs, he doesn't need another dog living in the home, he desires lots of human love and attention. He has NOT been cat tested, but his temperament leads us to believe with proper introduction, he may be fine with cats. He doesn't show interest in birds or squirrels when on a walk, no desire to chase anything. Just happy to be walking with his person/people. DJ will do best in a home that has someone home a lot, OR where he could go to work with his new owner in a pet friendly environment . He’s very people oriented, he has the temperament of a therapy dog. DJ does well on the leash, pulls a little but not bad, and is crate trained. Questions or interest in adopting DJ, please email: kelley2nwac@gmail.com Due to his past life of being a dog allowed to wander, DJ will need a secure, 6 ft wooden, fenced yard. He desires a yard, because he loves to go outside in the yard and hang out with his foster family. For a FASTER RESPONSE, more info, or an application please email: kelley2nwac@gmail.com Adoption Fee: $250 Includes: neuter, microchip, DENTAL, up to date shots, flea treatment and one really great dog Is DJ the dog you've been searching for? He's pretty much an awesome dog.... searching for an awesome home that will include him as a family member. HE LOVES being with his people and receiving their attention, in return he will sit calmly while being petted or roll over for a tummy rub. Email: kelley2nwac@gmail.com for more info or an application. *** adopt within 30 miles of Beaverton, OR ***
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Odie .
 . Odie .  . Odie .  . Odie .  . Odie .
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Odie has spent most of his life with one family but has been passed between various family members. Odie came into rescue due to a housing eviction. At the time, Odie's ears were severely infected and his skin was a mess. After multiple ear treatments and medicated skin baths, Odie is feeling and acting like a new dog! We suspect Odie was not socialized at his original home and he cautiously meets other dogs his size. He does not do well with larger dogs or high energy dogs. Odie needs an experienced handler who has a calm energy and is able to introduce Odie to life. In high stress situations, Odie becomes very fearful. At home on a normal day, he is loving and affectionate, loves to snuggle next to you or play with his toys. He can entertain himself but likes to be close to his person. He is eight years old;15 lbs. adoption fee $250. Older children only. For more information, please e-mail: ehartman8503@msn.com
Adult, Male, Small
 . Maui .
 . Maui .  . Maui .  . Maui .  . Maui .  . Maui .  . Maui .
  • Labrador Retriever, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without small kids
Maui - Female -DOB -12/30/17 >>>>>> For more information or an application to adopt please email: kelley2nwac@gmail.com Beautiful,1 yr old Maui appears to possibly be a mix of Chocolate Lab, German short hair Pointer, Pit Bull. A lovely spirit, gentle, a timid dog until she knows you. Very shy. She has the body of a Pointer, tall and lean, the loving eyes of a Pit Bull and the goofy, playfulness of a Lab. Here are a list of things we feel Maui needs in her new home for Maui to continue to be a happy dog: 1. A female home. She does best with women, men frighten her. 2. A home with another young, playful, medium/large dog to grow old with. Friendly cats would be a bonus! 3. A home were someone is home a lot. She loves the companionship and needs a home with time to continue her socializing/training. 4. An owner able to continue her on the inexpensive medication Buspirone, for her fearfulness. She loves to play fetch, chew on squeaky toys and play with other dogs. She also likes to snuggle with her human foster parents. She's a very gentle, playful, sweet -but timid dog. Maui will need a home in the suburbs or country with a 6ft secure wooden fence, and a large yard. She enjoys having playtime in the yard to play and romp with another dog, and to play fetch with her human. Due to her timid behavior around people, she will need at least one other friendly, YOUNG, playful. medium to large dog to live with and grow up with. Without this, she will NOT be a happy dog, so it is a must. City life will not work for Maui, she is too nervous for city living. All the cars and people would make her extremely uncomfortable. Once she knows you, she is the sweetest, cuddly, playful, gentle puppy. At first she is leery of new people and will run. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body, she's just nervous at first and fearful. It will take her a bit of time to become comfortable with her new humans... but once she gains your trust, she will follow you around and be your best friend. Maui, unfortunately was NOT properly socialized at the crucial weeks of her young life that she needed to be. Because of this, she's a VERY TIMID dog around new people. She's NEVER aggressive, has never attempted to bite, she just shies away from people until she trust them... which will take time and patience. She's such a sweet dog, she just needs the right home, one that understands how to work with confidence building. Recap: Maui is sweet, gentle, playful and most comfortable with women,once she knows them. If she doesn't know someone, she tries to run away from them. She has never attempted to nip or even grow.... she's just timid. With continued socialization, she's doing better! She was never abused, she was raised with her mama and siblings, then surrendered to rescue because the owners couldn't afford to alter all the pups and wanted the best for them. Maui is timid when meeting new people/places so she needs a lot of continued socializing. Having another friendly, well balanced canine sibling will help her overcome this. She's potty trained and crate trained, and walks pretty well on a leash, UNTIL she sees a stranger, then she becomes fearful. She will greet dogs in a calm and friendly manner, but will air snap at them if they rush her. (fear) Due to Maui's need for more social training we are looking for a home with plenty of time to devote to continued outings/socialization. She's not a dog that will do well left home alone for hours. She is energetic, playful and most likely destructive if left home along and gets bored. A daycare would be too much for her. Maui is crate trained, but LOVES to share the human bed. If her crate is in a bedroom with a human, she is fine crated. Maui will do best placed in a home with another young, playful, medium/large, well balanced dog, to learn from and grow old with. A dog friendly cat would be a bonus. She tries so hard to get the cats in her foster home to be her friends. Maui is a sensitive, timid dog by nature that wants nothing more than to please. She loves her humans and is a big cuddle bug, once she trusts. Couch and bed privileges a must, she loves to be close. She will need a home that understands working with a timid dog. If yelled at, she will shrivel and run from it. >>> For more information or an application to adopt please email: kelley2nwac@gmail.com She will need a home with a large, 5-6 foot high fenced yard. She will do best with access to both inside and out, she loves being in the yard playing, but also wants to snuggle on the couch or floor near you. Maui is adjusting to car rides. She settles in, mainly because she's afraid. She doesn't whine, bark or pace. She will need continued help getting used to car rides. >>>>> For more information or an application to adopt please email: kelley2nwac@gmail.com ***WE ONLY ADOPT WITHIN 30 MILES OF BEAVERTON, OR*** Our adoption process: Application - approval Meet and greet - approval Home check - approval (for the safety of our rescued dogs) ADOPTION Adoption Fee: $250 Includes: Wellness exam, spay, microchip, up to date puppy shots, worm treatments, flea treatment and one beautiful, sweet puppy >>>>For more information or an application to adopt please email: kelley2nwac@gmail.com
Young, Female, Medium
 . Lady .
 . Lady .  . Lady .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without small kids
Lady is a sweet little dog, ONCE she gets to know new people. ONCE bonded she loves to sit on your lap, and will sleep on your lap for as long as you sit. She is approx 13 years old and wants nothing more that to sit near her humans and be loved. She is great with cats and other small male dogs. Not a huge fan of large dogs, or female dogs, she tolerates them, but would rather not have to. NO BIG dog families, or female dogs in the home please. She is potty trained. But does have a medical issue, sometimes she "can't hold it". She tries, but due to her health issue, sometimes her "plumbing" doesn't work quite right. Lady needs someone home a lot that is able to take her out often to relieve herself. Her health issues do not allow her to always "hold it". She takes weekly medication for this. This medication has to be compounded by a specialty pharmacy, it costs approximately $60 per prescription. Lady is afraid of little kids. Their quick movements and voices scare her, she growls and will snap, but she has never bitten. She has expressed her fear and will not go to a home with kids under 15 yrs. We don't want to set her up to fail or bite. Lady was allowed to sleep on the bed with her previous owner, she has been allowed the same sleeping arrangement in her foster home, WE WOULD PREFER SHE GO TO A HOME THAT WILL ALLOW HER TO CONTINUE SLEEPING ON THEIR BED WITH THEM.    She doesn't move around much. Lady is a joy to be around. She's adorable and wants to be where ever her humans are, she loves car rides and taking walks. BUT her walks must be at her pace or she injures herself. Due to dwarfism, she rolls onto the tops of her feet if you tug on the leash to get her to follow you, when she rolls her feet she scrapes the skin off. She isn't much of a barker.  A home with another small dog(s) is a MUST, she really NEEDS a small male canine companion. Tricks? She thinks tricks are for kids not dogs. Lady would love a home with people home a lot. She likes to snuggle up on the couch with you. She doe not like to be picked up, it terrifies her (she must have been dropped ). Picking her up must be done slowly. Due to her dwarfism, she needs "doggie" stairs to help her onto the bed or couch, she uses them like a champ. She could use, and would love a walk or two a day to help keep her girlish figure. She walks very well on the leash and harness at her pace or she damages her feet due to dwarfism if you go too fast. Lady has been diagnosed with a form of canine dwarfism. She doesn't have great balance when walking on soft surfaces, like the covers on your bed. She has a cute prance when she runs, due to the way her bones grew. Only noticeable when looking for it. Going for a walk is a bit challenging, because she rolls onto the top of her feet and can cause bleeding abrasions. Her dwarfism also affects her ability to hold her urine and feces at times. Lady is on medication now that HELPS with her incontinence issue. Adoption fee: $150  Includes: spay, microchip, UTD shots, worm treatment, flea treatment. For more info please contact kelley2nwac@gmail.com
Senior, Female, Small
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