Puppies & Kittens Visit Your Workplace

Santa's sleigh may take a back seat this holiday season to the popular OHS Snuggle Express.

A fleet of Snuggle Express vehicles, provided by Oregon City Subaru, will bring a cargo of cuddly kittens and precious puppies to visit select businesses and classrooms in the Portland metro area this December. Visits will take place on Dec. 10 – 12, 2019.

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Each Snuggle Express delivery will include an experienced OHS representative and a mix of puppies and kittens that can be cuddled by employees at participating businesses.

The puppy and kitten visits, which will last between 15 minutes to one hour on Dec. 10, 11 and 12, aim to share the joy of companion animals, brighten the days of employees or relieve holiday stress, as well as help socialize the shelter pets themselves. The pets most often are available for adoption in the days following Snuggle Express.

Video: Watch the KATU News story on the 2016 Snuggle Express »

Spread the Holiday Cheer

If your business can’t participate in Snuggle Express, consider sponsoring a visit to a local K-12 classroom instead! Businesses can also choose to sponsor a visit to another local business or non-profit organization. To coordinate this option, please contact the OHS Events Team at [email protected] prior to filling out an application online.

How to Apply and Donate

Applications for 2019 Snuggle Express will be accepted October 15 – November 20, 2019. 

Because of the expected high demand for a visit from the Snuggle Express, interested businesses must submit requests during the online application period. If accepted, businesses will be notified of the day and approximate time of the visit. Businesses not selected will receive a refund of their initial donation.

Businesses will be selected based on location, enabling Snuggle Express vehicles to make as many visits as possible.

Businesses can guarantee a one-hour visit by kittens and puppies with a donation of $1,000. These businesses will also be able to select their day (Dec. 10, 11 or 12) for a visit.

OHS will accommodate as many 15-minute and 30-minute visits as possible. These are available for donations of $300 and $600, respectively.

Event Details

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Share your Snuggle Express photos online using the hashtag #SnuggleExpress – we love seeing how happy these visits make everyone!

When: Dec. 10-12, 2019

To Participate: Requests for visits and payment must be made online when applications open October 15.
Businesses will be selected based on location.
Businesses must have a suitable indoor area for puppies, kittens and visitors.
The day and time of a visit will be based on location. Businesses that select an hour visit can designate which day they want the visit.
Business locations must be within the Portland metro area.

Cost: 15 minute visit – $300 donation
30 minute visit – $600 donation
One hour guaranteed visit – $1,000 donation

All proceeds benefit the pets of OHS. Donations are due along with applications. If OHS is unable to accommodate a visit, a full refund will be issued.

Snuggle Express Sponsors

Sponsor Opportunities: Customize your package by contacting Sarah Yusavitz, (503) 416-7084 or [email protected].


2018 Vehicle Sponsor


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How many kittens and puppies will be brought to my business? The number of kittens and puppies will depend on the quantity we have in the shelter at the time of the event. We expect to bring 2-4 puppies and 2-4 kittens to each location.

What if my employees need more than 15 minutes of snuggling and can’t bear to see the pets leave? We request that you accurately anticipate your snuggle needs in your application. We need to fulfill many holiday wishes and must to stick to scheduled time limits to spread cheer to all.

Can I adopt a kitten or puppy? Yes! All kittens and puppies will be available for adoption at the OHS shelter in the days after the event. Holds and adoptions will not be permitted during the event due to time constraints. The OHS representative at your visit will give you an estimate of the date, but we encourage you to also watch our adoption webpages closely.

Will the pets be okay with so much traveling? All pets will be cared for by a trained OHS representative to ensure the puppies and kittens are safe, stress levels are low, and they have enough food, water, bathroom breaks and rest time. They will all be handled with love and care.

How will businesses be selected for a visit? After reviewing all requests, we will select businesses that are in close geographic proximity to other applicants within the greater Portland metro area. This will allow us to visit the greatest number of locations in the least amount of time. This also means that some businesses that request a visit may not be selected. If a business is not selected, a full refund will be issued. For a $1,000 donation, a one-hour visit is guaranteed.