About

OUR STORY

Oregon Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is also a no-kill shelter, so the dogs stay at the facility until they find their families. The group was started in 2007 by Deb Bowen and Krystyna Schmidt, two women who, at the time, had 12 years of combined rescue experience. Our dogs come from overcrowded local shelters, owners who can no longer keep their dogs (following an evaluation), and from high-kill shelters all over the West Coast. Our facility is in Tualatin and can accommodate up to 65 dogs at a time. We have a small staff consisting of 2 full-time employees, 12 part-time employees and a core-group of 25 volunteers that assist in keeping the facility clean, dogs cared-for and facilitate intake of up to 150 dogs per month.


While at Oregon Dog Rescue, the pups spend their days in playrooms, where they can socialize with each other and interact with Staff and Volunteers. The dogs are spayed or neutered as soon as they arrive, brought up-to-date on their vaccinations, microchipped as well as de-wormed and flea treated.. Staff members evaluate our residents to see what type of family would be best for each one. We are devoted to placing our dogs with the best matches for them and assuring the long-term success of each adoption. Our staff is available for follow-up care and for the lifetime of the pet. 

Oregon Dog Rescue is open to the public seven days a week. We also bring many of our dogs to an adoption event at the Tualatin Petsmart every Saturday. In 2016, our group found families for 874 dogs. Since our first adoption, we have helped over 5,000 pups find their forever homes.