community guide to Eugene and beyond

When you are ready to adopt a pet into your home, visit shelters and rescue centers first. Many private breeders maintain unethical conditions for the animals they sell. Internet research teaches: ”Most animals sold in pet stores come from mass-breeding facilities”. It’s nearly impossible for well-intentioned buyers to research the true care and attention these animals received prior to purchase.


Alternatively, shelter employees are trained animal behavior specialists who know their adoptees individually through daily interactions. These non-profit assistants are qualified to assist you in matching an animal with your lifestyle. How much better an experience it is to adopt a well behaved, loveable pet, rather than pay big bucks for a gorgeous-looking, nippy, sickly monster. According to the AKC: “This is not the time to hunt for a bargain.”

Local Adoptions

Rescue Me!

Looking for a specific breed of pet? No problem. Here’s a website that lists rescued, adoptable dogs and cats by breed. Look at the photos of adoptees in your breed category, then read all about potential new family members. With any luck, you’ll find several to choose from, right here in Western Oregon.


Greenhill Humane Society SPCA

See photos and information of pets available for adoption.


1st Avenue Shelter (formerly: Lane County Department of Regulation Authority)

Adoptions and shelter provided by Greenhill.


Shelter Animal Resource Alliance

S.A.R.A. is a local nonprofit organization that rescues, assists & advocates for shelter animals. Visit their cat adoption center, SARA's Treasures, at 871 River Rd. in Eugene.


Greenhill Humane Society

Located west of Eugene near the airport, provides animal rescue, education and adoption services.


City of Eugene Animal Services

Licensing, a spay/neuter/vaccination clinic, with shelter and adoption services provided by Greenhill Humane Society.


The Florence Area Humane Society is made up of volunteers dedicated to assisting homeless or abused companion animals in our area.


Lane County Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society and a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of and education about our natural environment, with a primary focus on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats.


The Oregon Humane Society web site is fun and colorful providing lots of information on dog and cat care.



Pro-Bone-O provides free veterinary services to the pets of Lane County citizens who are homeless and cannot afford veterinary care. Volunteer veterinarians, vet-techs and community members staff the clinic. The clinic, located at Saint Vincent dePaul's Lindholm Service Center on Hwy 99 in Eugene, is open on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Pro-Bone-O provides a friendly, safe environment where vaccines, check-ups, minor treatments and pet supplies are available. The small organization is non-profit, and depends on community donations.


Shelter Animal Resource Alliance

S.A.R.A. is a local nonprofit organization that rescues, assists & advocates for shelter animals. They also operate a fund-raising thrift shop and cat adoption center, SARA's Treasures, at 871 River Rd. to support their rescue and advocacy work.


Lane County Department of Regulation Authority/Dog Licensing procedures.


City of Eugene - Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic

The clinic provides affordable spaying, neutering and vaccinations for dogs and cats.


The Bearen Foundation

Helping people help their pets. "We believe that financial circumstances should not determine whether a beloved family member lives or dies. We offer financial assistance to qualified applicants who face veterinary expenses beyond their means."


Community Veterinary Center offers kind, quality, low-cost veterinary care to animals who live with low income residents in Lane County.


Bush Animal Hospital

Extremely skilled in diagnosis and knowledgeable about the most advanced and best treatment methods available for your pet.


Lane County Veterinary Medical Association

Complete list of all Lane County Veterinarians.


List of veterinary schools in the U.S. provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Care Tips

Whether you are setting up a new fish tank or about to say goodbye to an elderly pet friend, web sites provide a wealth of information to help you make informed decisions.


Year 'round tips on how to be a better pet owner compiled by the ASPCA.


American Veterinary Medical Association

The AVMA Network is the place where Veterinary professionals, pet owners and animal lovers go to find comprehensive information on Pet Care, Animal Health, Veterinary Medicine and Careers in Veterinary Medicine, Public Health and Animal Health News.


The American Animal Hospital Association is an organization of more than 17,000 veterinary care providers committed to giving you excellence in small animal care. They know your pet is an important member of your family. This website strives to help you make the most of the relationship between you and your pet.



is dedicated to the care of llamas.


Learn how to care for bunnies at the House Rabbit Society website.


Petwork's travel-related resources provide information for locating pet friendly hotels, pet boarding. and pet-related travel gear. Updated daily, the resource appears to be primarily for dogs.


The Humane Society of the U.S. offers pet owners travel tips for planes, ships and trains.

Pet Services  (provided by people)

Peace of Mind (Recommended)

Professional pet sitting and house sitting. In home care, while you are away from home. Experienced, reliable, reasonable rates, insured and bonded.

Call Ellen for more information and reservations.



Kitty Concierge

The Puurfect Nanny for your cats and dogs.

Owner: Noelle Brewer



Suds 'Em Yourself (Map)

Giving your dog a bath can be fun.

192 W. 11th

Eugene OR 97401


Pet Services  (provided by pets)

Sunstone Service Dogs joins people who live with disabilities with service dogs.


Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. is a non profit service that rescues and professionally trains dogs to assist people and enhance lives. Located in Central Point, OR.

Pet Stores

Wags! Dog Emporium

For those of us who enjoy treating our canine and feline pets royally, Wags is a great place to find elegant and/or functional toys, treats, collars, clothes, beds and more.


All American Pet Store

Since 1988 All American Pet Supplies & Grooming has been family owned and operated, determined to provide the best pet food & supplies with extraordinary service.

1833 Pioneer Parkway East

Springfield, OR 97477





Providing everyday adoption-lodging to sheltered and rescued animals in their stores across the U.S. Petsmart donates to organizations for each animal they adopt out at Petsmart. Petsmart also advertises and hosts shelter and rescue adoption events on their premises.

2847 Chad Dr. Eugene, OR 97408



Petco Foundation hosts animal-welfare organizations in their stores across America. They provide grants, donations and assistance to a variety of causes, such as disasters and veterinary services. Petco partners with the Humane Society of the U.S. to further animal care education.

Lost and Found Pets

Local Register-Guard lost and found classifieds


Lane County offers helpful information on what to do if you have lost or found a pet in this area.


1st Avenue Shelter (formerly: Lane County Department of Regulation Authority)

Information and procedures for pet adoption.  (LCAS adoptions and shelter provided by Greenhill)


Lane County lost and found info or, visit Greenhill Humane Society for more information.


If your pet accompanies you out of town, pet tags with your destination's address and telephone number can help your pet return to you if he or she becomes lost while away from home.

Dog Parks

Current guide to off-leash dog parks published by PlanetEugene

Wild and Exotic Animals

Willamette Wildlife Rehabilitation

Dedicated to saving wildlife through the avenues of rehabilitation and public education.

595 Crest Dr

Eugene OR 97405



Cascades Raptor Center is a non profit nature center and wildlife hospital specializing in birds of prey.

Eugene, Oregon



Exotic Bird Rescue of Oregon

Providing a safe haven for birds while seeking proper placement for them through a variety of avenues. Another major mission of our 501c (3) organization is that of education, both of the potential and current bird owning public as well as the community at-large.

PO Box 40865

Eugene, OR 97404



Who to call if you find a wild animal in Lane County. A listing of local agencies specializing in wild animal capture.


Last but not least, deceased animal pickup (city streets only).

Public Works Maintenance


Be a responsible pet owner. There aren't enough homes in the U.S. for all the sick, lost and unwanted animals that come to shelters. Current statistics from the Humane Society of The U.S. reveal that “shelters euthanize around 2.7 million animals” per year. Please be a responsible pet owner: Vaccinate and neuter/spay your pet.