Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) will resume in-person adoptions on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
Initially, all in-person adoptions will be conducted for walk-in traffic on a first-come, first-served basis. MCAS plans to introduce an adoption appointment system after the opening phase.
What to Expect When Visiting MCAS for Adoptions
- All adoption fees currently still waived until February 11, 2023 - Individuals who reside in Multnomah County will still be responsible for purchasing a pet license for dogs and cats at the time of adoption.
- Adoptions will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Adopters will not be able to submit applications to adopt animals in advance, or place adoption holds on animals.
- Adopters will be able to meet a maximum of three (3) pets per visit, with ten (10) minutes per pet.
- We will be unable to assist with pet-to-pet meets. Please keep your furry friends at home, adoptable pets will not be able to meet resident pets at the shelter. This includes dog-to-dog or cat-to-cat meets. MCAS staff will provide resources and guidance for how and when to introduce newly adopted pets at home.
- Prepare enough time for your visit. Adopters should expect that it may be up to two (2) hours at the shelter to process an adoption, including meeting pets, an adoption consultation, and waiting periods. Wait times may be significantly longer on weekends.
- Our adoption process, including adoption counseling, will end at 3:30 pm. We encourage you to show up as early as possible. Adopters may continue to browse adoptable pets at the shelter, but the queue for new adoption counseling sessions will close, and new adoptions may not be processed.