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: Domestic Short Hair
  • Age: 12 years 3 months
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 6.25 lbs
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Kids: Unknown
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Important Info: SPECIAL NEEDS - Arthritis/Geriatric
  • Adoption Fee: $0


Zeniba, or Grandma kitty as we call her, is a tender hearted girl who is quick to purr. She’s looking for a fairly quiet home where she can reign as queen of your lap. She’s more comfortable on your lap with a pillow she can curl up on, while still being with you. Always happy for being gently picked-up and held, she loves receiving soft pets. Her little body aches and you can tell by the way she walks, but she doesn’t let that get in the way of gingerly jumping small heights to get on a couch or wherever you may be (pet stairs would be a welcome relief for her to reach these places easily). She is deaf, and if she’s awake and not able to find her beloved people, she will meow quite loudly for you to come to her. Due to her hearing loss, she reacts well and will not startle awake, if you place your hand in front of her nose so she can smell that you are there, or gently push down (lightly bounce) the area around where she is sleeping to alert her to your presence. Grandma doesn’t mind being around other cats that are respectful in allowing her space to sleep and roam. With the loss of teeth it is difficult of her to eat dry food, so keeping her dish filled with a wet food helps keep her full. She loves any wet food that has a strong odor (she’s loving Rachel Ray’s wet cat food, the seafood variety is a great hit!). A full and fresh water dish is favorite too as this girl can lap it up! Her arthritis does make going to the potty a little difficult, I have been using a cardboard box lined with wax paper, cut so the sides are short and easy for her to get in and out of. This sweetheart is looking for a kind and patient home where she can live out her golden years snuggled next to you, receiving all the love and pets. In return giving all her love back to you! Currently, to manage Zeniba’s arthritis pain, she is receiving half a baby aspirin crushed into her canned food every 3 days.

If you are interested in meeting me, please email Newberg Animal Shelter at frontdesk@newberganimals.com with a completed Adoption Application. We will contact applicants to schedule a meet and greet.

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