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Portland Oregon Humane Society

Portland Oregon Humane Society. The Oregon Humane Society is a wonderful facility near and dear to my heart as I've adopted several family pets from them over the years.  "For 140 years OHS has been sheltering abandoned animals, fighting cruelty and neglect, and working to build a caring, compassionate community."  If you'd like to help support this local organization, you can volunteer at the Oregon Humane Society.


Oregon Humane Society Shelter Hours

Hours for viewing pets:

Sunday-Wednesday: 10 am - 7 pm
Thursday-Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm

Hours for meeting with pets:

Sunday-Wednesday: 10 am - 6:30 pm

Thursday-Saturday: 10 am - 8:30 pm

Phone operator hours: Everyday: 9 am - 7 pm   503-285-7722

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Oregon Humane Society History

From their website ( 

"After witnessing the brutal beating of a horse on Front Street, Dr. Thomas Lamb Eliot took action. Gathering a group of 12 prominent Portlanders on November 17, 1868, he founded one of the first humane animal welfare organizations in the country. Initially the Society focused on the plight of draft animals but within a few years advocated for the protection of children and companion animals. In fact, OHS served as Oregon's child and animal protection organization from 1881 until 1933. With the understanding that the only way to better the plight of animals was to educate humans about respect and empathy, OHS included humane education in its goals.  

In 1918, OHS purchased the 10-acre parcel on Columbia Blvd. from which it now operates. This property is host to the oldest animal cemetery in the West. The original shelter constructed on Columbia Blvd. was lost a a fire in the late 1930s. A new facility was built in 1939 and housed the shelter's operations for sixty years.  In June 2000, OHS opened the doors to a new state-of-the-art facility that stands on the site of the old shelter. The new shelter has the capacity to house over 200 cats and well over 100 dogs." 

Oregon Humane Society Adoptions


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Donate to the Oregon Humane Society

OHS relies entirely on private donations to fund all of its adoption and community services programs.  They receive no tax dollars and are not affiliated with any other humane society. Your donation to OHS stays in the community to help animals in need. (  Click to learn more about how to donate to the Oregon Humane Society.

Portland Oregon Humane Society Events

There are always tons of fun pet friendly events going on at the Humane Society and around Portland.  Visit the OHS Calendar of events.

Portland Oregon Humane Society Information


Portland Oregon Humane Society  Address: 

1067 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 503-285-7722


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