Monthly Archives: July 2019


Alfred says, ”I was walking down the main street of Cannon Beach and stopped to view a poster in a window. It was a poster of about a dozen dog faces posted by the Clatsop County Animal Shelter. One of the faces looked a lot like a favorite dog we owned 25 years ago, Oscar. We lost our last dog, Moses, to old age about 1.5 years ago and I was having “dog withdrawal symptoms.” My wife not so much. She was enjoying the freedom of not having a dog to care for. We live in Yamhill County but I made the trip to Warrenton anyhow to view a prospective new family dog. It turned out that “Alex” was not going to be an ideal fit. I liked Alex and he liked me but he was quite young with high energy in need of a lot of training and I felt that my wife would not approve. However I was shown another dog, just taken in, named Max. Max also reminded me of Oscar in many ways and was much more docile than Alex. About a week later I persuaded my wife to drive with me to see Max. We were given the opportunity to walk him and my wife, while still not pleased to take in another dog, did agree to let me have Max. The emphasis here is that he was to be MY dog and she was washing her hands of any responsibility. It was a quiet drive home with Max. Miracles do happen! By the end of the same day, Max, through force of his charming personality, had my wife wrapped around his little claw! Turns out that Max is a ladies’ man and my wife is now as glad to have Max as I am.

I want to thank Clatsop County Animal Shelter for the opportunity to obtain Max. I was impressed with the operation of the shelter. Clean, bright facility with cheerful staff and volunteers…a pleasure to work with. And clearly, the posting of portraits in store front windows worked for us and Max. If you are in search of a new home companion please give Clatsop County Animal Shelter a serious consideration. And even if you are not in need of a companion consider supporting CCAS with your donation of funds or time. They are good people doing good work running a needed service on a limited budget.”


Boo is our KMUN, THE ASTORIAN, 94.9 THE BRIDGE, WARRENTON KIA, HITS 94.3 KRKZ, and CLATSOP NEWS Pet of the Week for the week of July 21, 2019.

Say hello to Boo! Boo is so popular at the shelter that he’s typically one of the first to go out with the volunteers. This friendly, easy going boy is happy to walk, play in the pool, whatever, as long as he’s out of his kennel and with one of us. Boo is a five year old Lab/Aussie mix weighing in at 49 pounds. He came to the shelter because he didn`t get along with other dogs in the household, so he’ll need to be an only dog.

Check out his Petfinder profile at:…/clatsop-county-animal-control-…/
Or call the Shelter: (503) 861-7387
Apply to adopt. Application PDF is at the bottom of this page:




Geordi was adopted out just a couple of months ago and is adjusting well. His mom tells us, “Geordi is growing accustomed to his new home and all the attention that comes with it! His favorite place is in the window seat or on the bed. He loves getting pets and treats and will sleep on your chest or face at night if you let him. He’s a real sweetheart and we’re so happy to have him!”

Let’s hear it for pets that get to sleep on the bed. Thank you!


Ashley says…”Hello! I just wanted to give you all a quick update on Marty (previously Mart-E) who we adopted on May 28th! We saw photos of his brother Wall-E and thought we’d say hello too.
Marty is doing so well in his new home and is such a smart boy. He has the calmest, sweetest demeanor and people are so surprised by how “chill” he is for his age (just barely 15 weeks!). He loves camping and going to the beach, but he also likes to eat almost anything that tastes like “earth”, so chew toys and treats are always nearby. Marty quickly learned how to go potty outside and a few simple commands like “sit,” “lie down,” and “come” (although we’re still working on that one). He loves other dogs and little kids too! We couldn’t be happier to have Marty in our lives and he’s quickly become a part of our family.”

Thank you for adopting! We can’t wait to see him grow!