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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 . Layla .
 . Layla .  . Layla .  . Layla .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet adorable Layla. She appears to be a Pit Bull mix. Approximately 13-14 months old and approximately 45 lbs. For more information or an application to adopt please email: kelley2nwac@gmail.com Layla came into rescue as a pregnant young mama. She was a great mama to her babies and has proven herself to be a very sweet dog. She's described by her foster as one of the sweetest dogs she's ever met. Happy, playful, treat motivated. Layla loves people and other friendly dogs. She hasn't been introduced to a cat, but would probably chase in play. She's has no mean bone in her. Layla is potty trained, she uses a doggie door, so if you don't have one, you will need to watch for her cues and get her on a scheduled potty routine. She doesn't care much for being crated.... but does calm down eventually. Layla plays well with other FRIENDLY dogs, large or small. In her past, she was attacked by a dominant female dog, so she may do best with a happy go lucky MALE dog. We don't want her living in fear of dominant dog, she is not dominant. Layla walks well on a leash and enjoy LONG walks. She would LOVE a jogging partner. If you aren't active, she's probably not the dog for you. She would do BEST matched with a home that is very active. Hiking, jogging, playing with her person/people will keep this active girl happy. She also enjoys going for car rides and loves everyone she meets when out on adventures with her foster family. Layla is an all around happy go lucky, sweet family dog. Layla has lived with children and does fine with them. (Dog friendly kids only please.) An ideal home for Layla would have another YOUNG, active, playful medium/large male dog for her to grow up with. Kids would be a bonus. A home where she's not left alone for hours on end while her humans are away from the home. She loves being with her people. A home that has lots of time to devote to Layla. She's an active dog that will need lots of activity or she will become bored. A bored dog is an unhappy, sometimes destructive dog. Adoption Fee: $250 For more information or an application to adopt please email: kelley2nwac@gmail.com
Young, Female, Medium
 . Hawke .
 . Hawke .  . Hawke .  . Hawke .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Introducing Hawke. Rescued from life on a chain, this handsome, smart, approximately 10-11 month old boy is searching for “the right home” for his cautious, nervous, yet loving and loyal temperament. He’s a good boy, with a little residual baggage from his past life he’s working through, he’s proving to be a wonderful Companion. ***PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION, WE ARE SEARCHING FOR A SPECIFIC TYPE OF HOME FOR HAWKE*** *** please email for any questions or an APPLICATION : kelley2nwac@gmail.com Here is some info his foster has shared about Hawke, and the type of home that will be best suited for him. Hawke has advanced much quicker than I could have imagined. Going from a terrified dog, hiding in the back of his crate, to learning to trust is foster and be happy and at the front of his crate when approached! Tail wagging. I feel confident that he is at a point that I can hand him off, and let him bond with the people that he will live with forever. In saying this, any interested party needs to know that he is still extremely shy and intimidated by the newness of his new world. The sound of shoes kicking gravel, leaves rustling, a human's quick movement can make him JUMP and scatter in fear. Once he bonds with you and trusts you, he recovers quickly with a tail wag and returns to you for some positive reinforcement pats. With continued socializing and meeting new people he's becoming more curious of people, but still has a ways to go... not allowed this socialization as a puppy has made him this way, his temperament is good, just skittish. He will need a home where there is a person home all day, or a work from home owner. He will do best as an only dog, which is actually typical for his breed. German Shepherds are a loyal breed and love the companionship of their human(s). Possibly, a very even tempered, non-dominant large breed dog in the home may work. He is totally neutral towards my young grand kids, but would do best in a home with older kids that can read dog body language. Hawke has been cat/ squirrel tested. His is prey drive appears it may be too strong to safely live with a cat or tiny breed dog. A home with a secure, 6ft+ fenced yard for Hawke's safety. This boy WANTS so badly to attach to a person. He will be a fantastic, loyal, companion dog, that is eager to learn, once he bonds to you. He was under socialized due to his past-but once he gets what you are asking of him, he does it with confidence. He is so smart. Since being in rescue, he is socialized on a daily basis. His adopter must be willing to continue his socialization, we want Hawke to live a full and happy life. He rides great in the car, no pacing, barking, drooling. Hawke is becoming more confident on his short daily walks. He was trying to engage with the neighbors through the fence. With encouragement he let the boy touch his nose, and sniffed the adult male. Because he trust his foster, he is more accepting of her encouraging him to trust others. If you are a true lover of German Shepherds, and know this breed well, you would be fortunate to add this guy to your life. He is close to a year old, so you will have a lifetime of the best bond you could imagine. With complete dedication and consistency on your part, Hawke will continue to soar. Dogs like Hawke, that work through all these fears by trusting you become soul to soul relationships. If you are interested in filling out an application for Hawke or have questions, please email: kelley2nwac@gmail.com Adoption Fee: $350 Includes: wellness exam, neuter, microchip, deep ear clean, up to date shots
Young, Male, Large
 . Tink .
 . Tink .  . Tink .  . Tink .  . Tink .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Tink Tink is an super adorable 3 year old, 7lb Chihuahua mix. Tink was found running the streets, and was taken to the county shelter. Our local shelter reached out to us when they noticed this beautiful little girl wasn't doing well in the shelter atmosphere. Tink was immediately placed in a foster home where her true self blossomed. Tink was extremely shy and fearful in the beginning. It took her foster parents about 2 weeks before Tink trusted them enough to let them touch her, and it took about a month before her true personality was unveiled. She is a spunky, playful, rowdy, talkative little bundle of energy that has spurts of explosive zoomies, coupled with long lap snuggles and naps. If you're ever not sure where she went, she's most likely curled up under a blanket on the couch. https://youtu.be/MV9gt2zUT_o Tink has a bold personality that really doesn't do well with dominate dogs. She does a lot better when all the attention is on her, so she should go to a home with a calm dog (maybe Senior) or where she will be the only dog in the house. Tink does very well with cats and the gentle dog friendly toddler in her foster home. However, we don't think she would do well with a child who isn't good with boundaries. She may nip at a child that is too rambunctious or doesn't understand her cues to back off. Tink has never growled, lunged, or gone after the toddler in her foster home. In fact, they tend to be paired at the hip. https://youtu.be/v2T3YvyG4SQ Tink does not like to be approached and prefers her attention be given on her own terms. (she's a rescued dog with a negative experience with humans), giving her time to trust is key to gaining her loyal companionship. Tink is still working on potty and kennel training. She is not good at giving the typically potty signs so regular bathroom breaks are recommended. A home with a consistent routine will work best for Tink. Tink has very bad separation anxiety...... Once she's bonded to you, she doesn't want to leave your side. She prefers to be with her person at all times and is most comfortable when held or curled up in your lap. She is working on being kennel trained at night, but would do best in a home where she can sleep in the same area or room as her owner. Tink is a Chihuahua that is extremely fearful of new people and can be protective of her space. It's VERY important that guests and family members understand that she needs to be given time and space in order to trust people again. Because of this we feel she would do best in a quiet, calm home WITHOUT lots of people coming and going. Tink is one of those dogs that just melts your heart once you get to know her. She loves to snuggle and is like a little shadow everywhere you go. She is very curious and playful and would make a wonderful companion to a person, couple or family in need of a little lap buddy. The perfect home for Tink will have lots of time to spend with her, she's not a dog that will do well being left home alone all day. She could go to work with you, IF you have a private office without people coming and going (she will bark and growl at people that come through your door). A home that understands that not all dogs are comfortable meeting new people, and will give her time to adjust. A home that has patience and experience with small timid, reactive (at first) dogs. A home that has no other dog or a small dog that is calm and not dominant. A home that wants to enjoy the silly antics and love that little Tink has to offer, once adjusted to her new home. A home that will give a rescued dog, with a not so great past, a caring, forever home. She's a very sweet dog and loyal companion once she's learned she can trust those around her. For more info on Tink or an application to adopt please email: eldred.rebecca@gmail.com: Adoption Fee: $250 Includes: spay, microchip, up to date shots, flea treatment and one special little dog.
Young, Female, Small
 . 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 12 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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