START’S Destination Rescue Partner’s in the Pacific Northwest

START’S Destination Rescue Partners in Oregon and Washington go through a rigorous application process before becoming a contracted START Destination Rescue Partner.

Some of the requirements they must adhere to are:

  • 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 Destination 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.



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.



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.


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.


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 (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 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 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.


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’.


Northwest Organization for Animal Help (The NOAH Center) located in Stanwood, WA. is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to stopping the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable and treatable homeless dogs and cats. We are committed to high quality spay and neuter programs available for low income residents, family friendly pet adoptions, humane education and volunteer programs through our state-of-the-art facilities and Spay/Neuter Center. The NOAH Center has significantly made an impact since opening our doors in 2003; with our 46 partner shelters across Washington State and beyond, more than 34,000 dogs and cats were given the second chance they deserve by being transferred to our facility for adoption. Our family-friendly adoption program and one-on-one matchmaking process allowed us to find more than 34,000 cats and dogs their forever homes. We have performed more than 95,000 surgeries for low-income members of the community. Our devoted and hardworking foster families have provided a loving and safe environment for more than 8,000 underage puppies, kittens and special needs animals since instituting our foster program in 2010.


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.


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.


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.

R.A.I.N. (Rescuing Animals In Need)

R.A.I.N./Rescuing Animals In Need was originally established in 2012. We are located in Western Washington. Most of our dogs and cats come from underfunded/crowded shelters in Washington and California, where animals can be euthanized anytime due to lack of space, poor health, or duration of stay. Many of our pets are rescued at the “eleventh hour” and are considered critical or urgent. Rescued dogs and cats are vaccinated, spayed/neutered (if old enough), given flea/tick preventive, deworming medication, and microchipped. The dogs are socialized with other pets and worked with regularly in foster care so we can get to know their personalities in depth.  This ensures that the pet is well adjusted, happy and healthy before being adopted. It also helps us select the perfect forever home. Many of them have been through severe hardship, mistreatment or neglect, and that makes it even more important that we do our best for them. This means that we have to have guidelines because not every adopter is right for every animal. We have an amazing, small network of loving dedicated foster homes predominantly in the South Puget Sound area. We do not have a physical shelter location.


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.