Reputable dog shelters in Portland, OR, include the Oregon Humane Society and Family Dogs New Life Shelter. Family Dogs New Life Shelter is a 501(c)3 organization and no-kill shelter.
The Oregon Humane Society is an independent shelter that does not receive tax dollars. It does not consider itself a no-kill shelter, but has a 98% save rate as of August 2015. The shelter provides medical and behavioral treatment for dogs in its care.
Family Dogs New Life Shelter is dedicated to finding homes for dogs of all breeds and ages. The shelter houses dogs in large playgroups, where they can interact and play with other dogs and volunteers. This allows staff and volunteers to monitor each dog's behavior and determine its true personality before matching it with an adopter.