Resources in Our Community
Meadow when she was a rescue pup.
Our resource lists provide basic information and links to web sites associated with natural, holistic and humane treatment of companion pets and orphans. The links include animal rescues, holistic and alternative pet healthcare providers, pet sitters, daycare, non-profits and other pet related businesses. We hope you will take the time to discover some of these vital members of the Portland area natural pet care community. If you would like to suggest a listing that we may have missed, please use our Contacts page to send us a message. Please be sure to include the business/organization name, web address and any available contact information for your suggested listing.
Rescues and Non-Profits
Animal Aid is a non-profit, no kill organization helping animals and the people that love them since 1969. Their mission is to reduce animal birth rates and animal suffering through educating the public about spaying and neutering, offering no interest loans to community members who cannot afford veterinary care, and finding permanent homes for abandoned, abused, injured and special needs animals. They house cats in a free-roam shelter in Southwest Portland and dogs in foster homes.
The Cat Adoption Team, also known as CAT, is one of the few no-kill shelters in Oregon. CAT's mission is to accept abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens, restore their health and place them in safe, caring, indoor-only homes -- no matter how long it takes.
This is a unique, NO KILL, alternative shelter that specializes in canine adoptions. There are no dog runs or kennels there. Family Dogs New Life offers a warm, home type environment for both canine residents and potential adopters. From the time you enter their cozy lobby until you take your new friend home, you will find adopting a dog from Family Dogs New Life shelter to be a very pleasant and relaxing process.
Golden Bond Golden Retriever Rescue is a volunteer
run, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Golden Retrievers. Its mission is to find caring adoptive homes for Goldens in need and to educate the public to prevent the homeless Goldens of the future.
The Oregon Humane Society rescues, heals and adopts more than 11,000 pets each year. It never places a time limit on how long cats, dogs and other pets stay at the shelter. OHS relies on donations to support adoption, education, and animal cruelty investigation programs.
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The Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team saves lives, alleviates suffering, and keeps pets and people together by providing free veterinary care to the pets of people who are experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty.
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The Humane Society for Southwest Washington enriches the lives of people, pets and our community through adoption and outreach, and serves as a resource for companion animal services and education.
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Founded in 1993, Second Chance Companions is a 501(c) 3 non-profit pet organization dedicated to helping animals in SW Washington and the Portland Metro area. This is a humane, no-kill organization staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers. The group does not run an independent shelter, instead feeding, caring for, adopting out, and spaying & neutering as many animals as possible.
Holistic Veterinarians, Clinics and Rehab
Non-profit 24-hour emergency animal hospital.
The Gabriel Park Veterinary Clinic is a locally owned, small animal clinic with state of the art equipment, a staff that is dedicated to compassionate care in a comfortable, bright and modern facility. The clinic's knowledgeable staff of doctors, nurses and assistants are excited to work with you in providing the best veterinary care for your family members.
The Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic is Portland’s oldest holistic animal clinic and was founded in 1996 under the name Whole Pet Clinic. The clinic strives to promote the health and well being of animal companions by blending conventional and alternative medicine. They offer a range of conventional practices combined with Chinese and western herbal medicine, homeopathy and acupuncture. Hawthorne Veterinarian Clinic also provides surgical procedures including dental surgeries, soft tissue procedures, spaying and neutering.
Hillsdale Veterinary Hospital seeks to provide your pet with the same high quality of care you expect from your own physician. The hospital is locally owned, owner-operated, supports the community, and are there to meet all your pet care needs, offering the highest standard of care in a clean, quiet, comfortable environment.
The Holistic Pet Vet Clinic's goal is to help pets lead longer, healthier, happier, and more comfortable lives by providing not only curative advice, but by designing a comprehensive wellness plan to address the pet's specific needs. The clinic utilizes many time-honored treatment modalities as well as some of the most leading-edge techniques available.
Offering traditional veterinary and pet acupuncture services, the Lombard Animal Hospital's mission is to enhance the quality of life for pets and their people through education, nutrition, and wellness. Their team offers personalized and effective treatment plans with compassion for you and your pet. They care for all companion pets – canine, feline, rabbits, avian and exotic pets and hope to provide a pawsitive experience for you and your pets.
The VCA Woodstock Animal Hospital helps pets live long, healthy and happy lives. They work hard to deliver the best medical care for your pets, as well as the best experience for you, the pet owner.
Alternative Care and Massage
An Animal Communicator/Holistic Care Consultant, Kat offers worldwide services and animal communication workshops for all species. Any issue or situation can be addressed with animal communication, and questions can be asked that help you learn more about and deepen the bond with your pet. Kat also works with animals who have crossed over. She is a medical intuitive and does body scans for health issues. Visit her site to learn more about her services, workshops and weekly internet radio show, Animal Corner.