Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Mondays thru Wednesdays 12:00pm-7:00pm.
Last adoption is done 1/2 hour before closing.
CLOSED Thursdays & Fridays.
You do not need an appointment, just come in anytime during adoption hours and be sure to bring all member who live in the home both human and canine. (Please be aware that we operate on a small staff and weekends can sometimes get very busy for us).
Our pets online are updated daily, if you see a pet listed online it most likely still available for adoption. Adopted dogs are removed each evening.
Email is the best way to reach us, we have a difficult time getting to the phones as we are often too busy with the dogs.
We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information about us and our services.
Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Dogs New Life Shelter
9101 SE Stanley Ave
Portland, Oregon 97206
Phone: 503-771-5596 (Our phone is an automated / voice message system only. Phone calls do not get answered, but got straight to voicemail. All voicemails will be returned by a staff member, but this may take several days. For a more timely response please send us an email instead. )
Adoption Hours & Policies-
You do not need an appointment, just come in anytime during our regular hours.
Please be aware that we operate on a small staff and weekends can get very busy for us, often times there is a very long (2+ hour) wait on Saturday mornings. We do require that you bring all human members and any other dogs in the home when coming to meet our dogs. It is important to ensure that all members of your household and your potential new companion all interact well together, so an adoption can not be completed without all family members meeting the potential pooch.
Meet & greets with our adoptable dogs and adoption interviews are done on a 'first come first serve' basis.
We do not have an online application. All adoption paperwork and adoption applications are done in shelter, at the time of meeting/adoption.
We can not place 'holds' on available dogs or allow you to apply to adopt online.
We are open the following days and hours:
Saturday: 11am to 6pm
Sunday: 12pm to 6pm
Monday: 12pm to 7pm
Tuesday: 12pm to 7pm
Wednesday: 12pm to 7pm
Last adoption is done 1/2 hour before closing, therefore we stop introductions 1/2 hour before closing time.
Please be aware that we do not place puppies/littermates in pairs, meaning you can not adopt two puppies at once. Read more about littermate syndrome to find out why.
Our adoption fees vary; each dog's fee is listed at the end of their bio.
All of our adoptions include the following:
Free veterinary exam certificate accepted by 20 local veterinary clinics.
1 month pet health insurance through 24 PetWatch Pet Insurance
Reduced cost training offered by Synergy Behavior Solutions and Dynamite Doggies
Microchip ID & Registration
Leash and Collar
We support our adopters and their adoptee for the life of the pet and are always here to help in whatever way we can.
All dogs rescued by FDNLS are kept in our care for at least one week before becoming available for adoption, so that we may monitor their behavior and health. All newly available dogs are posted on our Adoptable Dogs page every Thursday evening.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.