Top Dog - Shelters - 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 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. OHS found homes for 11,614 pets last year, has a save rate of 97%, investigated over 1,100 animal cruelty complaints, and 12,138 surgeries were performed in the OHS Medical Center (mostly spays and neuters), and presented humane education programs to over 10,000 Oregon youths.

Community Involvement, Special Notes: The Oregon Humane Society is a founding partner in ASAP (Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland). In the past nine years, ASAP has reduced euthanasia in Portland’s shelters by 89% and now saves over 94% of cats and dogs — making our community one of the safest for pets in the nation. A true Petopia!

2nd Place: Multnomah County Animal Services

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

3rd Place: Greenhill Humane Society

541-689-1503 •