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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 . Cash .
 . Cash .  . Cash .
  • German Shepherd Dog, Border Collie
  • Spayed/Neutered
I love smart dogs. I love dogs too smart for their own good. I love dogs who run lightly on their toes. I love dogs with one ear up and the other down. Cash is a one year old (still very much a) PUPPY. He has had basic training and came from a home with children. Cash is wary of new experiences and needs someone who is experienced enough to show him the new "thing", let him process it, walk away, come back, walk away, come back, sniff and then explore. Someone with the time and patience to train Cash will have a willing companion on life's adventures. He is an overgrown, all legs, gangly, pouncing "let's play" puppy. Because of his 70 lbs. size and the fact that he is black, he will need to have some solid training under his belt so that he is reliable on command in various circumstances. After fostering for over ten years, he is the first dog I've fostered smart enough to break out of his crate twice within an afternoon. You will need to pay attention and be on your game with this one, he doesn't miss much. Adoption fee: $250. For more information, please email: ehartman8503@msn.com
Young, Male, Large
 . Hope .
 . Hope .  . Hope .
  • Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
****************** THIS IS A COURTESY POST. FOR MORE INFO: please fill out an application at fuzzballrescue.com ******************* Please don't click on "ask about Hope" on her Petfinder bio, this is a courtesy post, and we can't answer questions about her, Please contact fuzzballrescue.com for an application. Meet beautiful Hope- LOCATED IN HERMISTON, OR. You MUST contact fuzzballrescue.com for an application, and info. Hope is a beautiful, playful, energetic dog that came into rescue after she was found emaciated with rocks, sticks and straw in her belly. She has since put on approx 30 pounds, her lab work looks great and she is ready for her new family. She loves everyone she meets. Hope is estimated to be a young adult. Possibly 3-5 yrs old. With puppy like energy and goofiness. She weighs approx 60 lbs. Sweet and lovable Hope needs another large, young, active dog living in the home to play with, or a running partner. She has a lot of energy and puppy type manners. Patience is needed as she learns basic obedience. Again... Friendly Hope loves to play! A playful home, with a YOUNG, playful LARGE dog(s), and older kids would be a great match. An adult only home will work too, as long as it's a VERY active home. Hope would love a running partner! She has lots of energy and spunk! Hope is potty and pad trained. She does okay on a leash, but is VERY STRONG and can pull you down. A home with a LARGE SECURELY FENCED YARD would be best for her happiness. No apartment living or tiny yards please, she needs more. Hope would benefit greatly with some training classes. She's a love, but a bit exuberant when meeting others. She will chew things if she is bored, so she needs lots of mental stimulation, exercise, redirection and lots of your loving attention, she's not a dog to be left home alone all day. She's friendly with everyone she meets! ********* If you are interested in meeting Hope please fill out an application at fuzzballrescue.com **** This is a courtesy post and our rescue NW Animal Companions has no other info on Hope, we are just helping her find a great home by cross posting her for one of our partner rescues. Hope is such a happy dog and will fit into most active families. However, due to her being larger and runs/plays with extreme enthusiasm, a home with toddlers, small dogs, seniors (both human or dog) would not be a great fit for Hope. We don't want to set her up to fail. She does okay with dog friendly cats, but does want to play rough with them! She is very puppy like. Hope is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, vetted. A secure fence is required, at least 5 ft tall. Home check and vet references will be done. ********* If you are interested in meeting Hope please fill out an application at fuzzballrescue.com **** This is a courtesy post and our rescue NW Animal Companions has NO other info on Hope, we are just helping her find a great home by cross posting her for one of our partner rescues. http://www.fuzzballrescue.com/
Adult, Female, Large
 . Fletcher .
 . Fletcher .  . Fletcher .  . Fletcher .  . Fletcher .  . Fletcher .  . Fletcher .
  • American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
My name is Fletcher. 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 am possibly a Staffordshire mix but the mix part is not yet determined. Based on my boxing moves at the dog park, I am likely part boxer. My foster parents call me "little man". I am about 52lbs and at 2 years old, I’m not expected to grow much more. 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. If you are not there, I will happily make my comfortable in your bed. I am 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’m energetic and very social so it would be best if I have another younger dog to play with. I am currently living with two elderly pups and I do well with them. I would also be a great running, hiking, go lots of places with you companion (well, the verdict is still out on water – I’m not a huge fan of getting my paws wet). I really like my people. I prefer to be around them as much as possible. I am a young dog and I need exercise. Even with a playmate, I need to get out for walks. It’s important for me to get out to see what’s happening in the neighborhood. My foster mom takes me for a quick walk in the morning and then we go for a longer walk in the evening. I am fully potty trained and use a dog door. I will go into a crate, but my foster family doesn’t need to use it. I have a few special needs…Hey, I'm a special guy! I have a high prey instinct and cannot live with non-canine animals like cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc. I need a fully secured fenced yard, with a fence at least 5ft. I walk very well on a leash, but if I see a squirrel or cat, I need you to redirect my focus. Treats come in handy! I love to spend time with kids of all ages, but I am an exuberant greeter and like to jump a bit. Because of my energy level at my age, it is best for me to be with a family that has kids older than 10. I will need grain free and poultry free food to keep 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, am I your little man? Would you like to bring me into your family? Adoption fee: $250 Includes: neuter, microchip, up to date shots, flea control and a very loyal, handsome dog For more information, or an application to adopt, please email: kelley2nwac@gmail.com
Young, Male, Medium
 . Brooks .
 . Brooks .  . Brooks .  . Brooks .  . Brooks .
  • Cattle Dog, Collie
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Approx 7 months old on 12/17/19 Approximately 36 lbs at this time, still growing but shouldn't get much larger. Brooks is a really nice dog. He's gentle, playful, and loves being with dogs and people he knows. He doesn't bark unless he's alerting you to something, like a dog he doesn't know. He's smart and has learned: sit, down, shake *****We will adopt Brooks within 30 miles of Beaverton, OR due to home check requirement done by our rescue***** ***** FOR MORE INFO PLEASE EMAIL: kelley2nwac@gmail.com Brooks is timid of new dogs when he first meets them. Once comfortable he warms up, and wants to play and snuggle. He LOVES the other dogs in his foster home, now that he's comfortable with them. He will be happiest with another young, playful, medium to large dog in the home. Brooks lives with several dogs and 2 cats and is wonderful with them all. Due to being submissive he will not do well with a dominant dog. We don't want him bullied. He will do best with a well balanced, playful dog. Brooks is gentle, and playful and a fun pup to be around. Smart and learns quickly. Crate trained and doing pretty well on the leash. Potty trained, needs a continued, consistent outside schedule for potty training. Brooks was found on the streets of Portland, most likely abandoned by his previous owner. Once he understands you have treats to offer him, he's eager to become your best friend. Brooks is very treat motivated and loves to learn. **** for a faster response to any questions please email: kelley2nwac@gmail.com Brooks, being only 7 mo old, will NEED a home that has lots of time to spend on his continued socializing and training. Puppy classes would be recommended to help him become a well balanced adult dog. He will need a secured 5 ft or taller fenced yard. NO exceptions. We want to make sure he's safe. He will also do best with another dog in the home that he can learn from, and PLAY with. Please no senior DOGS, we don't want his puppy antics to annoy a senior dog, that's not fair to an old dog.... and we feel he needs a dog young enough to play with him. He's a playful puppy, but not overly active. Brooks needs someone home for training and continued socialization. If you work away from home, he's not a dog to be left alone all day, he will be miserable. At this time he gets too overwhelmed with large groups of dogs, so doggie daycare isn't an option, maybe if they could do one on one introductions. He has played in a group on 5 dogs that he knows well and did GREAT. One on one play times are most comfortable for Brooks. Once he knows a dog he will play, and is respectful when they say they've had enough. Brooks is not an apartment dog, he needs a yard to play in and hang out in WITH his people, he likes outdoor freedom to play with other dogs, in a safe yard. Brooks will do best with another younger, playful, well balanced, non aggressive/dominant dog. Brooks is a family dog and needs family around, he's not a dog that will thrive if left alone all day. Kids 10 and older, due to his timid behavior, little ones have made him nervous, he has never hurt anyone, but will alert bark at some little kids. ***************** If you would like an application or more info please email: kelley2nwac@gmail.com Adoption Fee: $300 Includes: wellness exam, neuter, microchip, up to date shots, flea treatment, worm treatment
Baby, Male, Medium
 . 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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