Adopting a Pet


Adding a new companion animal to your life is a major decision and one that requires plenty of thought and planning. By choosing adoption, you are helping to put an end to the pet overpopulation problem and providing a home for an animal in need. In return, you are likely to be rewarded with unconditional loyalty, love and companionship from your new friend.

WHS has many purebred and mixed breed dogs and cats to choose from. Animals are thoroughly evaluated for temperament, and WHS staff will work with you to find the right pet who best fits your needs and lifestyle.


We invite you to view adoptable animals on our site and then visit the shelter in person to get to know them better. You just might find your new friend for life!

If you have questions about a specific animal or other adoption-related questions, please call (503) 585-5900, x327, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).