Top Dog - Shelter-Large

Winner: Oregon Humane Society  

By a Landslide!

Executive Director: Sharon Harmon

1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland • 503-285-7722 • 

Est. 1868

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 Service:  Established in 1868, OHS is the largest and oldest humane society in the Pacific Northwest. OHS is not affiliated with any other humane society, and relies entirely on private donations for everything they do. Last year, OHS found homes for 11,402 pets, had a save rate of 98%, investigated over 1,000 animal cruelty complaints, and brought humane education programs to over 14,000 Oregon youths. 

Community Involvement:   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 76% and now saves over 90% of cats and dogs – making our community one of the safest for pets in the nation!

2nd Place:  Humane Society for SW Washington

1100 NE 192nd Ave., Vancouver • 360-693-4746 •

3rd Place:  Multnomah County Animal Services

1700 W Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale • 503-988-7387 •