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.

Click for Animal Aid web site.

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.

Click for Cat Adoption Team web site.

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.

Click for the Family Dogs New Life Shelter page.

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.

Click here for web site.

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.

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Holistic Veterinarians, Clinics and Rehab

Back on Track is the first pet physical therapy and fitness center in the Pacific Northwest. The staff has years of experience helping hundreds of pets walk, run and perform without pain. They have helped pets from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Montana, Alaska and more. Dr. Shaw consults on cases with vets, surgeons, physical therapists and pet owners from across the United States and Canada. Click for web page.
Dr. Carol Helfer specializes in canine sports medicine and physical rehabilitation. Physical rehab is an excellent alternative to giving pets one more drug. Canine Peak Performance services include hydrotherapy (underwater treadmill), therapeutic ultrasound, manual therapy, therapeutic laser, electrical stimulation and therapeutic exercise. Click for Animal Aid web site.

Non-profit 24-hour emergency animal hospital.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Alternative Care and Massage

Rubi Sullivan travels right to your door to provide your pet with a massage session in the comfort of their own home. She can also come to your office if you take your dog with you to work. Rubi tailors each session to fit your specific dog's needs. Click for web site.
Danielle Bailey, Certified Animal Massage Practitioner, offers gentle maintenance massage for your pets in the comfort of your own home. Click for web site
An animal pain relief, movement and flexibility specialist, Dr. Sandra L. Johnson is a graduate of Western States Chiropractic College, is a Doctor of Chiropractic and is trained and Certified in Animal Chiropractic (CAC) by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). She has published multiple articles on animal chiropractic care and is the first Animal Chiropractor in the Portland area who does house calls. She has been working with animals for over ten years. Click for web site.
Animal Healing Arts offers compassionate, holistic veterinary care that integrates the benefits of traditional western veterinary medicine with the powerful healing potential of acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine (Chinese and Western herbs), Reiki, chiropractic and homeopathy. Doctors Mary Mandeville, DC and Dr. Keith Weingardt, DVM, CVA. Click here for web site.
Companion pet consultations on flower remedies, naturopathic and homeopathy. Phone: 503-320-8581
If you are looking for a gentle and more effective way to help your animals, The Tellington TTouch Equine Awareness Method (TTEAM) and the Tellington TTouch (TTouch) may be the answer for you. TTouch/TTEAM involves the use of techniques that mutually enhance your relationship with your animal, improve your animal’s health and encourage a better response to training. Click here for web site.
AnimalTalk, an application of the BodyTalk System, is a natural form of energy medicine that balances the bodymind energy of your pet. Effective and non-invasive, this way of healing is effective in treating side effects from vaccinations, physical and emotional trauma, parasites, musculoskeletal issues, separation anxiety and behavior issues. Sandra is a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner. Click for web site.
Dr. Starita's areas of expertise include nutrition, homeopathy, radionics, herbal and glandular therapies, gem and flower essences, bodywork, emotional release therapy, color, sounds and other forms of vibrational healing. Click for web site.

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.

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Pet Sitting, Walking and Related Businesses

Indoor/outdoor playcare, boarding, grooming and training. Features a 10,000 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor facility where dogs can play on agility equipment, roll around with Jolly Balls, jump in and out of swimming pools, romp, run and wrestle. Training includes obedience, agility, fly ball, puppy program and therapy preparation. Click for web site.
Dog Gone Happy is a doggie daycare in Northeast Portland, Oregon where dogs are their first priority. Dog Gone Happy strive to make sure your dog is healthy and happy in a clean, safe environment. They teach good doggie manners with positive reinforcement and have trained facilitators monitoring the dogs at all times. Dog Gone Happy features outdoor play, heated floors, limited number of dogs and specially trained staff. Click for web page.
The goal of Kate Aromaa of Cooper’s Dog Training and Behavior Modification is for all of her clients is to have a sound and trusting relationship with their dog. Kate uses positive methods to work on everything from basic obedience to aggression. She has more than ten years of experience and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Cooper's Dog Training offers private in-home lessons, group lessons and AKC Canine Good Citizen testing. Click for web page.
Portland Urban Pet Services helps you to manage your pets daily needs. In addition to providing your pet with the very best care, they also give you peace-of-mind. Many Portland families trust Portland Urban Pet Services and travel worry-free when they must leave their pets home alone. From animal care to home care, PUPS Pet Care Specialists will put your mind at ease. Click for web site.

Store Hours

Mon - Fri: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm

Links to Our Utah Affiliates

Teeth Cleaning without Anesthesia

Now at Multnomah Village and Hawthorne Stores

Now at our Hawthorne store the second Tuesday every month. Please call our Hawthorne store at 503-236-8036 to make an appointment.

First and third Thursdays every month. Please call our Multnomah Village store at 971-222-2686 to make an appointment.

In-store Product Demos

Primal - Raw and Freeze-Dried Pet Foods

Woodstock Store

  • Tuesday, January 14, 11am to 3pm
  • Thursday, January 23, 11am to 3pm

Hawthorne Store

  • Tuesday, January 21, 11am to 3pm
  • Saturday, February 1, 11am to 3pm

Mobile Dog Grooming Service

Multnomah Village Store Only

Green Whiskers Mobile Dog Grooming will be at our Multnomah Village store the last Thursday of every month to offer grooming services.  To make your appointment, please contact Green Whiskers directly at 503.477.5993 or click here for the Green Whiskers web site.

Self-Serve Dog Wash

Woodstock Store Only

Our Woodstock store features two self-service dog wash tubs that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We provide shampoo, towels and even have a blow drier.

Weekdays: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Noon - 4pm

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