You have to come down to Newberg Animal Shelter to adopt any dog or cat. We have to make sure that all of our animals make it into the right home, you understand. This site is only informational and you’ll still need to make the trip to our shelter if you would like to adopt one our animals. We thank you for understanding and so do our animals.

  • Breed/Mix: German Shepherd Mix
  • Age: 5 years 1 months
  • Sex: Male
  • Weight: 67 lbs
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Good with Kids: Unknown
  • House Trained: Unknown
  • Important Info: Minimum 6-foot fenced yard required; Kids 12 years and up
  • Adoption Fee: $200


Hamlin is best described as a lovable goofball who would love an active household.  When he arrived at Newberg Animal Shelter from California, he had no clue what basic manners were, but thought every person he met needed to be his best friend.  We sent him off to board and train with Marvin Pierce Dog Teacher for a few weeks, to work on some basic skills, such as walking on a leash.  He is improving on some of his manners and would do well with a knowledgeable adopter, who is willing to continue his education.  The trainer is willing to provide one free training session with Hamlin and his adopter.  While at training, Hamlin, was put out with other dogs, but was described as unpredictable with other dogs, so he would do best as the only dog in the home, where the attention can be focused on him.  Hamlin is easily overstimulated when he sees cats, so he need a home with no cats. 

If you are interested in meeting me, please email Newberg Animal Shelter at frontdesk@newberganimals.com with a completed Adoption Application. We will contact the home that would be the best fit for this pet specifically. If your application is not chosen, please do not consider it a rejection. We receive multiple applications on every pet.

We focus on finding the best match for adoptable animals and are not first-come first-served.

With the current concerns about COVID-19, Newberg Animal Shelter will be adjusting procedures and protocols for the protection of customers and staff.

We are open for adoptions by appointment only.  This will allow staff to sanitize between each customer.

Due to limited staffing, limited appointments, and the high volume of applications we are receiving right now, we may not be able to schedule appointments for all applicants.

Please submit an application via email or fax including the names of all of the dogs you are interested in meeting.

Keep an eye on the website.  If the dogs you have applied for are no longer available, they have been adopted by another applicant.  If you see another dog you are interested in meeting, please submit a new application.

Thank you for your patience.

We are located at:
1591 S Sandoz Rd
Newberg, OR 97132

Some maps will route you to 1591 S Avalon Park, it is the same location.

If you have another dog in the home, we require you, your family members, and your existing dog(s) to come and meet the dog at the shelter.

The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, ID microchip, and current vaccinations. They have been wormed, de-flead, socialized and given lots of love.

Our contact information: (503) 554-9285
or email:

Please feel free to call or email with your questions about any of the adoptable animals or our adoption process.

Adoption Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm