‘Tis the season . . .

To open our hearts . . . reach out our hands . . . and GIVE

Following is a sampling of fundraisers, giving trees and holiday drives hosted by generous local businesses in support of some wonderful animal welfare groups. This is far from all-inclusive; rather, it is a sampling to help celebrate the season by highlighting the fact that helping hands and hearts are working throughout the region in support of the animals. 

Please lend your heart and hands! If there is a business or organization you would like to see included next year (or this year online), please let us know! Contact info@spotmagazine.net.

The Pongo Fund Pet Food Bank and Cat Adoption Team ✽ Holiday Drive / Giving Tree
At Meat for cats and dogs, 2244 E Burnside St now through Jan. 1 during open hours.
Notes: Get select dry dog and cat food at discounted prices to make it easy to donate to CAT and/or The Pongo Fund

Oregon Dog Rescue ✽ Holiday Giving Tree
At Oregon Dog Rescue, 6700 SW Nyberg St in Tualatin Dec. 1-31
• Nylabones
• Frontline Plus
• Bleach
• 4-ft Leashes
• Dog Beds

Newberg Animal Shelter ✽ Bowlful of Love
At Salty’s Pet Supply, 4039 N Mississippi Ave #104 in Portland; and Fang & Feather, 1926 N. Kilpatrick in Portland, Nov. 25 - Dec. 20 during open hours
NOTES: This food drive helps shelter animals and also will help build up a food bank to help low-income families feed their pets
WISH LIST: Wet and dry pet food, cat litter, treats, blankets and towels

Humane Society for SW Washington ✽ Holiday Giving Drive
At Woodin’ You Pampered Paws, 800 NE Tenney Rd, #112 in Vancouver throughout Dec. during open hours
NOTES: Your donation provides food, treats, shelter and medical care for the more than 8,000 animals HSSW cares for every year

Humane Society for SW Washington ✽ Holiday Giving Drive
At Natural Pet NW, 212 NE 164th Ave #8 in Vancouver Dec. 1-31 during open hours
NOTES: Provides food, treats, shelter and medical care for the animals at HSSW

Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter ✽ 6th Annual Pet Pictures with Santa
At Frontier Veterinary Hospital, 4500 NE Cornell Rd in Hillsboro
Saturday Dec. 12, 1-3pm
NOTES: $10 minimum donation; 100% supports the shelter. Call for reservations 503-648-1643 or walk-in; Frontier happily includes children in
photos, but asks families to please remember this is a pet-centered event

Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter ✽ 4th Annual Pet Food Drive
At Frontier Veterinary Hospital, 4500 NE Cornell Rd in Hillsboro throughout Nov. & Dec.
NOTES: High-quality food is strongly requested — many pets who arrive at the shelter are not in their best health. High-quality food helps
get these pets healthy and ready for adoption more quickly!
• Canned or dry adult cat and dog foods; Puppy- and kittenspecific
• Pet store gift cards for items for animals with special needs
• See the shelter’s complete wish list:
• Lean Treats — Butler is matching each bag purchased and donated at Frontier
• Hill’s Science Diet is matching pound-for-pound donated bags of Sensitive Skin and Stomach purchased at Frontier.
Special prices make it easy to donate

Family Dogs New Life ✽ Giving Tree
At Pets on Broadway, 2762 NE Broadway in Portland throughout Dec.
NOTE: Ornaments are marked with specific needs

Drive for Mr. B (at St. Martin's Rescue) ✽ Holiday Fund Drive for Mr. B
At Natures Acres Boarding Kennel, 18651 SE Foster Rd in Damascus
Nov. 27 – Dec. 31 during open hours
NOTES: Donations can be made toward Mr. B's boarding costs at Nature's Acres so the rescue can continue to find the perfect home for him

St. Martin's Animal Rescue ✽ Holiday Fund Drive
At Bailey's Journey Canine Swim Therapy, 1715 25th St SE in Salem.
Nov. 27 – Dec. 31 during open hours
NOTES: Wish list on site; cash/check donations accepted.
DIRE NEED: a new computer

  • Monetary donations for medical fund and supplies
  • paper towels
  • dog beds
  • grain-free canned and dry dog food, and grain-free treats
  • laundry detergent
  • puppy pads
  • Answers raw diet (beef or pork) dog foodand goat's milk (sold at Baileys)
  • Toys!
  • Advantix II
  • Bleach
  • pill pockets: duck and pea allergy formula

Greenhill Humane Society ✽ Holiday Drives / Giving Trees
At Symantec, Oregon Wine Lab, Friendly Street Market, and 5th Street Public Market Nov. 27-Dec. 25 during open hours
WISH LIST: At green-hill.org/wish_list.html

My Way Home Dog Rescue ✽ My Way Home for the Holidays
At VCA SE Portland Veterinary Hospital at SE 139th Ave and SE Stark in Portland Nov. 23 –Jan. 3. The hospital is open 24/7. Monetary donations may be made by phone: 503-255-8139.
WISH LIST: Dog beds, leashes, harnesses, collars, toys, sweaters, and support for veterinary expenses
EVENT: Adoption Event Saturday Dec. 12, 10am-2pm, featuring dogs from My Way Home.
NOTES: My Way Home Dog Rescue specializes in older dogs and dogs with significant medical challenges — a few dollars goes a long way in providing veterinary care to dogs who need it!

My Way Home Dog Rescue and Animal Aid ✽ Jake ‘n Max’s Boxes of Love
At various Portland-area locations Jan. 14 – Feb. 14
NOTES: Collecting new and gently-used items for local senior animals
WISH LIST: Cozy beds, blankets, toys, bowls, ramps, carts, heating pads, and supplements
Boxes of Love culminates with a Senior Pet Adoption event at the Portland Building.

Complete location and event details coming soon.  Go to Spot Magazine on Facebook.