Top Dog - Shelter-Large

Winner: Oregon Humane Society

Sharon Harmon, Exec. Director
1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland

503-285-7722 *

Est. 1868

Philosophy/Mission:  To foster an environment of respect, responsibility and compassion for all animals through education, legislation and leadership.  To care for the homeless, to defend the abused and to fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of all animals.

Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service:  Established in 1868, OHS is the largest and oldest humane society in the Pacific Northwest.  We are not affiliated with any other humane society and we rely entirely on private donations for everything we do.  OHS found homes for 11,110 pets last year, investigated over 1,100 animal cruelty complaints, and brought humane education programs to over 14,000 Oregon youths.

Community Involvement, Special Notes:  The Oregon Humane Society is a founding partner in ASAP (Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland).  In the past 6 years, ASAP has reduced euthanasia in Portland's shelters by 65% and now saves 85% of cats and dogs – making our community one of the safest for pets in the nation!

2nd Place: Multnomah County Animal Services

1700 W. Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale

503-988-7387 * 

3rd Place: Cat Adoption Team

14175 SW Galbreath Drive, Sherwood

503-925-8903 *