Top Dog - Animal Rescue Group

Winner: Family Dogs New Life Shelter

Founder: Tasha Giacomazzi

9101 SE Stanley Avenue, Portland


Est. 2004

Philosophy/Mission:  Family Dogs New Life Shelter (FDNLS) is a nonprofit no-kill dog shelter dedicated to rescuing and rehoming needy dogs of all ages, breeds and backgrounds. FDNLS was built on the belief that all dogs deserve a second chance at a new life. Their philosophy is that it’s not about being the perfect dog — it’s about dog and adopter being perfect for one another.

Claim to Fame:   Piteos! Individual videos produced to shine a spotlight on the shelter’s special Pit Bulls in need of homes.

2nd Place:  Born Again Pit Bull Rescue (BAPBR)

PO Box 304, Sherwood 97140 •

3rd Place:  The Pixie Project

510 NE MLK Dr. Portland • 503-542-3432 •