FAQ

How can I find out what dogs and cats are available for adoption?
Our adoptable pets can be found on our website here, on our Petfinder page and we also post pets on our Facebook page and Instagram.

What comes with my dog or cat when I adopt it?
Every adopted pet is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for parasites and receives all necessary medical attention.

When is the shelter open?
We are open Wednesday – Saturday 11:00am to 6:00pm.

Where is the shelter located?
Adoptable pets can be found at 1591 S. Sandoz Rd. It is off of NE Wynooski Rd near Hwy 219. Some maps also show the location as 1591 S. Avalon Park, it is the same location.

How many animals do you adopt a year?
2015 – 186 dogs and cats

2016 – 385 dogs and cats

2017 – 578 cats and dogs

2018 – 804 cats and dogs

2019 – 937 cats and dogs

Who are Newberg Animal Shelter Friends?
NASF is the 501c3 fundraising organization that started raising money in 2000 for the construction of a new shelter building. In 2014 we began operating the shelter when the Animal Control program was cut. Review our About Us page to see specific details on the history of the shelter.

What’s the difference between the Animal Shelter and Animal Control?
Newberg Animal Shelter Friends is a private non-profit organization that operates Newberg Animal Shelter and relies on individual donations, adoption fees and our own fundraising to operate. Our mission is to provide a caring environment for homeless animals and find them nurturing homes.

Animal Control is an entity that is responsible for the enforcement, investigation, and prosecution of violations pertaining to the animal control ordinances. Yamhill County Dog Control is Animal Control for rural Yamhill County. Newberg does not have a dedicated Animal Control department. Newberg-Dundee Police Department (NDPD) handles Animal Control for the cities of Newberg and Dundee. Newberg Animal Shelter contracts with NDPD and provides boarding care for stray pets found in Newberg and Dundee.

Does the shelter have a kennel license?
Yes. We completed building improvements and passed inspection by Yamhill County on March 30, 2017 to receive our kennel license.

Do you have a community pet food bank?
We work with FISH and YCAP by providing cat and dog food to them to support the needs of the entire family for those who are seeking their services.

Where do you get your dogs and cats?
We accept dogs and cats from people who need to rehome them. We do not charge a surrender fee.
Our mission is to save as many lives as possible.  Yamhill County pets are always our priority.  When we have empty kennels, we take in dogs and cats that are transferred from high-kill animal welfare organizations in Oregon and other states.

What do I do if I find a stray dog?
Refer to information on our Lost and found page.

I have lost my dog or cat, what is the process for finding my pet?     Refer to information on our Lost and found page.

Who do I call to complain about a dog barking or a vicious dog at large within the Newberg and Dundee city limits?

Contact Newberg-Dundee Police Dept at the Non-Emergency phone number 503-538-8321.

How do I get a livestock permit to have chickens or other livestock within the Newberg and Dundee city limits?
This permit will now be obtained through the Newberg Ordinance officer. Fill out this application and return it to the City of Newberg.

Where do I license my dog in Yamhill County?
Dog licensing is managed by Yamhill County Dog Control. Information can be found on their website.

Will you take my personal animal that I can no longer care for?
We accept pets for rehoming from owners who can no longer keep them. Review our rehome page for more information.

Can I volunteer at the shelter?
Yes, we are accepting volunteer applications. Review our Volunteer page for information on opportunities. Shelter volunteers must be 18 years old. We are opening up volunteering for youth at Adoption Outreach events, learn more about that here.

How can I help?
Check out our Donate page for more details.