Rescue Rewards Featured Group - November 29, 2012

Oregon Dog Rescue Has a Friend for Everyone


If you live in the Portland, Oregon, area and are looking for a new furry friend, check out this week’s featured Rescue Rewards partner, Oregon Dog Rescue.

Oregon Dog Rescue is an all-breed, no-kill shelter based in Tualatin, Ore. It is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization started by two dedicated women with twelve years of experience with rescue dogs.  

Oregon Dog Rescue is a collaboration of our founders, Deb Bowen and Krystyna Schmidt and rescue volunteers who are dedicated to the well-being of dogs put into their care.  They accomplish this by carefully observing the dogs in their care and building a plan that will give the dog the tools and confidence to fit into a relationship that will benefit both dog and owner. They provide helpful information and training to new owners to help with the transition of dog and owner.

Their adoption criteria may vary depending on the dog's needs, however, some basic requirements are that dogs are intended to be house dogs.  They are not intended to be outdoor dogs, used for protection dogs or trained for aggression. The group does not allow adoptions outside a two and a half hour car drive radius of Portland, Ore., and does not ship dogs.

The volunteers of Oregon Dog Rescue assess each incoming dog for medical and behavioral issues prior to placing them in homes. Each pet is wormed, flea-treated, spayed or neutered, and given necessary shots.

The dogs stay at their facility where they spend much of the day in playrooms where they can interact with other dogs and volunteers. Basic training is taught to the pooches while they are with Oregon Dog Rescue. Dogs are available to meet potential adopters at their facility on a daily basis. On Saturdays they also hold adoption events at the Tualatin Petsmart. Because it is across the street from their facility, it is easy to visit dogs in both locations.

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