Blog posts from OHS staff and volunteers

Running with Dogs

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Ever wanted to take a shelter dog out for a run or a hike? You can, as a member of the OHS Canine Running Team! Members of this team are … Read More

Hayward Cats Get a Second Chance

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The OHS Second Chance crew provides an update on a recent intake of pets from a shelter in need. Not familiar with Second Chance? Read an introduction here » Second … Read More

A Walk on the Westside

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You may already know that the main OHS campus is located in northeast Portland, Oregon. Did you know that OHS also has a specialized adoption facility located in southwest Portland? … Read More

Helping Dogs be Dogs

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OHS often rescues or takes in pets who need extra care. That needed TLC may not be medical in nature, though—many of our toughest cases are pets who need training … Read More

Youth with a Passion for Pets

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At OHS, we are fortunate to have a team of dedicated youths (ages 12-17) help all around the shelter. The OHS Youth Volunteer program offers a variety of opportunities, from … Read More

Pearl’s Tale: From Stray to Saved

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Did you know: 23,574 cats and kittens entered Portland-area shelters in 2010 alone. To help reduce the numbers of homeless cats in our area, the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland … Read More