Our Adoption Center is open daily (closed Wednesdays) from 11 am - 4:30 pm. Occasionally, we have special adoption events, both at AWS and at partner businesses in our community.
Adoption events often include fun demonstrations, kids activities and more. Please note that adoption fees apply for those wishing to adopt a pet at the event. To see which pets will be at which upcoming events, visit our adoption page.
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Hops & Hounds is a family-friendly, tail-waggin’ day of fun to not only celebrate the dogs we love, but raise shelter and adoption awareness all while enjoying live music, food trucks, Dock Dogs competition, contests, prizes, entertainment, shopping and more! This event will benefit and feature many Rescue and No-Kill Shelters with on-site lovable, adoptable dogs and tons of great education and take-aways.Find out more »
Tunes, brews, food, games, bounce houses, dog agility, people obstacle course and so much more! Woofstock is FREE family-friendly, dog-friendly beer and food festival benefiting AWS’ Companions for Life Fund for pet veterinary care. Please let us know if you are coming by visiting our Woofstock page.Find out more »
We will be joining other animal lovers at Deering Oaks Park for the 9th Annual Pet Rock in the Park. There will be music, food, and lots of animal vendors/lovers! This event is sponsored by Portland Veterinary Specialists. More information to come as the event draws near.Find out more »
Meet your new best friend at this special adoption event! As the date draws need, we'll post which animals will be there!Find out more »