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Our Pacific Northwest Partners.

START’S Destination Rescue Partners in Oregon and Washington go through a rigorous application process before becoming a contracted START-SAFE Rescue Partner. We require all of our Partners to adhere to the following:

  • Animals cannot be put down for space.

  • Animals that do not “work out” for a number of reasons must be returned to START

  • or transferred to another contracted Partner.

  • Available for facility visits.

  • Provide veterinary and local Animal Regulation references.

  • Provide copies of their adoption applications and contracts.

  • Must update START of animal’s adoptions.

Our Pacific Northwest Partners.

Animal Rescue Kingdom (A.R.K)

Animal Rescue Kingdom first started in January of 2020, and was known as “Daria’s Animal Rescue. The rescue is located in Newberg, Oregon. The A.R.K’s Animal Rescue and Boutique provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of the community to bring about an end to killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals. We focus on rescued animals that we adopt. Our goal is to provide a safe haven for at-risk animals while providing unique pet supplies in our ARK Pet Boutique  


A Woof Over My Head 

A Woof Over My Head is a non-profit home based dog rescue in the PNW in Portland Oregon. We rescue local dogs and re-home dogs from owners' homes. We focus on finding each dog its best forever match in a home. WOOF has been rescuing for over 25 years.

Be Loved Rescue

Be Loved Rescue located in Eugene, Oregon works with ONE dog at a time enabling the best progress and most focused efforts on Rehabilitation, Training, Socialization and Placement.

Charlie’s Little Doghouse

We are a small dog adoption service serving the Portland Oregon, Vancouver, Washington and surrounding areas.  We use to live in Southern California and had a pet supply store from 1995 to 2010 where we only had rescue animals for adoption. We were one of the very first to apply this concept of getting animals out of high kill shelters and finding them good homes. In those 15 years, over 16 thousand rescue animals were placed. We left California in 2016 and moved to Washington. Since living here we noticed that there are not as many animals here for adoption and, knowing the situation in Southern California, we wanted to help.

City of Reedsport K-9 Shelter

The Reedsport K-9 Shelter is a no-kill Shelter located in Reedsport, Oregon. The shelter is staffed by a volunteer manager and a group of dedicated volunteers who care for the many dogs received from the coastal area of Douglas County and now Southern California. The dog’s needs are donated by benefactors in our community and abroad. Local veterinarians also donate their services, medicines, and supplies at reduced or no cost.. Dogs we have that are spayed/neutered, vaccinated & chipped or have had to have medical treatment.

FurEver Young Senior Dog Rescue

After a lifetime of love and loyalty senior dogs are often discarded when they need us most. We are a small Non-profit dog rescue saving one senior at a time located in Eugene Oregon.

Hazel’s House 

Hazel's House started in October 2017 when a family member asked us to helped with a litter of kittens found in a barn. We absolutely fell in love with rescuing and since then have helped  over 500 cats and kittens. Hazel’s House is a small in house and foster based rescue located in Newberg Oregon.

Luvable Dog Rescue

Luvable Dog Rescue (formerly known as Luv-A-Bull & Luv-A-Little Dog Rescue and Sanctuary) is a non-profit 501c3 that began in 1999. We are an organization dedicated to re-homing exceptional dogs from high-kill shelters (many from California) and have them transported to our facility in Eugene, Oregon. All dogs receive medical care, are spayed/neutered, groomed, evaluated, and put up for adoption to wonderful homes.

Many Miles Home Dog Rescue

Many Miles Home Dog Rescue (formerly A Ruff Start Rescue) are a licensed 501c3 non-profit rescue in Veneta, Oregon. We specialize in pitbulls but are not breed specific. We are mainly known as a nursery and always have puppies. Our mission is to save as many unwanted and mistreated dogs/puppies that we can. The more dogs we get adopted the more dogs we save from being euthanized. We are a no-kill foundation.

Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue

Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill dog/puppy rescue dedicated to saving homeless, abused, abandoned, neglected, or diseased/wounded dogs of any breed. We rescue dogs domestically from the Portland, Vancouver, Clark County, Riverside, CA and from Mexico. Animals in our rescue are in a safe shelter provided with nutrition, medical care, and love for however long it takes them to become healthy. We believe that dogs need to run, jump, and play in a healthy environment. We don’t keep our dogs in large indoor facilities all day long. We keep our mutts in a grassy rural area with plenty of room to run, play, and help keep them healthy and social with other dogs.  Our goal is to find permanent and forever loving homes for those in our rescue through adoption. We are located in Camas, WA.

My Way Home Dog Rescue

My Way Home Dog Rescue is a group of people committed to changing a few dog’s lives by rescuing them from over-crowded/high intake shelters, fostering them in our homes and finding them great forever homes. My Way Home Dog Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit, comprised 100% of volunteers. All of the money we raise goes directly towards the dogs. Our primary costs are for veterinary care.

Newberg Animal Shelter

The Newberg Animal Shelter was founded in 1976, located in the gorgeous Oregon wine country of Newberg. We’re a no-kill animal shelter that provides a caring environment for homeless animals, finds them nurturing homes and inspires community participation. The Newberg Animal Shelter is operated by the non-profit organization ‘Newberg Animal Shelter Friends’.

Oregon Dog Rescue

Oregon Dog Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill shelter located In Tualatin, Oregon. The organization has been operating since 2007. We accept dogs from overcrowded shelters in the Portland metropolitan area, as well as from California. Our facility can accommodate 60 residents at a time. The dogs spend their days in playrooms so that they can socialize with each other and interact with Staff and Volunteers. It also gives us an opportunity to determine what type of situation will best meet each dog’s needs. The dogs are spayed/ neutered as soon as they arrive, brought up-to-date on their vaccinations, microchipped as well as dewormed and flea treated. Staff members evaluate our residents to see what type of family for them and assuring the long-term success of each adoption. We are devoted to placing our dogs. Our staff is available for follow-up care and for the lifetime of the pet.

Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

Our mission is to provide the highest level of compassion for the animals entrusted in our care; to measurably reduce companion animals' overpopulation and to take a leadership role in promoting humane values and education for the benefit of animals.

Pacific Animal Society

Pacific Animal Society is located in Vancouver, Washington.  Pacific Animal Society is dedicated to educating people about being responsible animal parents, and the issues facing homeless animals. We work hand in hand with other animal welfare organizations in the mission to end pet homelessness. We are foster based and do not have a shelter location. As we work to make the world a better place for animals we often come across pets in need of wonderful forever homes. It is very important that each of our pets finds comfort, happiness and love in the right forever home. We guide you through the process to ensure that you find the right pet for your family, and that our animals find the home they were meant to be in.


Pawsitively Saved

Our goal is to promote animal welfare through community awareness, education, and responsible pet adoptions. We promote animal spay/neutering as just one way to help keep pets out of shelter environments. We wish to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness.


Pound to Posh Dog Rescue

Pound to Posh is located in Portland Oregon. We are a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to saving the lives of shelter pets. We rescue dogs from high kill shelters, mainly in California, and have them transported to Oregon where we find great homes for them. We adopt our pups to the people of the greater Portland Metro area.

Safehaven Humane Society

SafeHaven Humane Society is a private non-profit organization that has been serving Linn County, Oregon and surrounding communities for more than 40 years. In that time, SafeHaven Humane Society has helped to find forever families for well over 25,000 animals. We are not affiliated with any other local or national humane society organization nor does it receive any government funding. We are guided by the belief that no adoptable or treatable companion animal should be unnecessarily euthanized due to space, time, appearance or treatable conditions. We are committed to; giving a new chance to companion animals that would otherwise be discarded, strengthening the humane animal bond through education, helping people and their companion animals stay together through the support of programs and services and leading responsibly with compassion.


Underdogs Rock!

We rescue dogs from overcrowded high-kill shelters (in Southern California, Alabama and other locations. Once the rescued dogs have been transferred to the Portland, Oregon area we match each dog with a loving foster home and placed with a home that can serve the dog’s needs. If it is a match, then we celebrate another adoption!


The Wallflowers Shine Project

Dogs in shelters are too often wallflowers. Because of neglect, like insufficient training or exercise or simply from being ignored, they seldom have a chance to show their true personalities, especially while sitting behind bars. We will try to change that. Getting them out of the shelter environment, working with them to develop social skills, confidence, and trust, while showing and teaching respect, will give them the chance to shine.

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