Local Dog Resources:

Dog – Friendly Portland from Citysearch


Doggy Business – Personal Professional Pet Care Green Dog Top Pick! We’ve known them since 2004 and referred many many happy customers to them. They offer private training and group classes that of course use only positive methods, dog walking, and dog playgroups. No one does these better in town, in our opinion. Many dog playcare businesses in town have far too many dogs and very few people to manage them. These environments can be stressful and overstimulating to some dogs, and when trouble breaks out, staff often has no choice but to use aversive methods to control the situation. Doggy Business has small, well managed, aversive-free groups that include interactive play and training to challenge their minds as well as give them exercise and stimulation. These groups are run by certified trainers and are loaded with free play for the dogs, but they interrupt play frequently with training games such as group sits, downs, recalls, follow the leader, and agility games. The combination of structured training games and free play provides a great way to engage the  dogs mentally and physically.

Heather Ohmart at City Dog Country DogGreen Dog Top Pick! We’ve known trainer Heather Ohmart since 2004 and watched her train innumerable dogs, always with kindness and skill. City Dog Country Dog also has many unique programs, including fantastic retreats for dogs and their owners, reactive dog camps, puppy socialization help, and board and train services.

Happy-Go-Lucky Dog  – Training & Playcare – they have lots of classes going at any given time, and have some interesting classes like Rally Obedience and Action and Distraction.

Wonder Puppy – on the West Side. Training and Boarding. Especially interesting and useful are their puppy playgroups: “Wonder Puppy offers “balanced playgroups.” Balanced playgroups are drop-in classes that combine controlled puppy playtime with basic skills and relaxation”. So useful for socializing puppies, and wonderful for first time puppy owners. Also valuable is Day Training: “Day training is the perfect day of all things nurturing for your puppy. You can use this awesome service as a substitute for daycare, for days when you are extra busy, or days when you just need a break!”

Plucky Puppy – Dog Training, Dog Walking and Pet Sitting

Local Veterinary/Health Resources:

Dr. Keith Weingardt, Animal Healing Arts of Portland – offers compassionate, holistic veterinary care that integrates the benefits of traditional western veterinary medicine with the powerful healing potential of acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine (Chinese and Western herbs), Reiki, chiropractic and homeopathy. If your pet suffers from chronic illness that you can’t seem to solve, we very much encourage a consultation with Dr. Keith in his unique, home-like clinic.  We are so grateful for his guidance to us at Green Dog, and our staff values his consultations so much for tricky health conditions that come up with our pets.  Green Dog Top Pick!

Two Rivers Veterinary Clinic – Your new favorite brick and mortar vet clinic! They provide excellent care that integrates traditional and holistic methods in a calm and friendly environment. Pretty much our entire staff relies on Two Rivers for their regular veterinary care, and they have been a valuable resource for information to us as well. Green Dog Top Pick! 

Irvington Veterinary Clinic  – Dr. Rachel Austin – clinic with Holistic options right on Fremont St.

Dr. Lisa Hoberg, DVM, CVA – Holistic in-home veterinary care

Lombard Animal Hospital – Dr. Nell Ostermeier – Veterinary clinic that integrates holistic treatments such as acupuncture

Dr. Darcy Hoyt – At home veterinary acupuncture

Compassionate Care – Home Pet Euthanasia, Portland OR – Green Dog Top Pick!

Hope Veterinary Clinic – Traditional Chinese Medicine

Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic – Holistic Clinic

Holistic Pet Vet Clinic  Holistic clinic in Tigard – Green Dog Top Pick!

Holistic Vet List – Find a Holistic Vet in your area

VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists – 24/7 Emergency Care (see the red Emergency Care tab in upper right).

PNW Visiting Vet – Mobile veterinary and surgical visits in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR. Emergency care on case-by-case basis as well as euthanasia services, as well as vet care for horses. Good idea for those terrified of the clinic or those pets that can’t be easily transported.

16756 S.E. 82nd DRIVE
TEL: (503) 656-3999

VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital – 24/7 Emergency Care
Phone: 503-255-8139
Fax: 503-257-2081
13830 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97233

Dove Lewis – 24/7 Emergency Care
driving directions
24-Hour ER & ICU Animal Hospital
1945 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97209
503 228 7281

Back on Track Rehabilitation Green Dog Top Pick!

Heal Animal MassageGreen Dog Top Pick!

Local Rescue/Adoption/Spay and Neuter Services:


Oregon Humane Society

Animal Rescue and Care Fund

Multnomah County Animal Services

Underdog Railroad Rescue

Lovers Not Fighters Pit Bull Rescue

Photos of available dogs at Multnomah county

Pet Rescue Groups of Oregon and Washington

Pixie Project

Family Dogs New Life

Low Cost Spay and Neuter Options:

Feral Cat Coalition

Animal Rescue and Care Fund

Other Local Links:

Dignified Pet Services

Family Animal Services

Pet Sitting – Portland Pet Sitters

Other Useful Links:

Alternative Therapies in Veterinary Medicine

Best Friends Animal Society

Tips for how to find a lost pet

Dove Lewis’ Lost and Found Pets Page

Multnomah County lost and found

Oregon Humane Society’s Lost and Found Page

Green Links:

Redirect Guide – Portland/Vancouver Area’s Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle Directory

Portland Bureau of Sustainable Development

Green Chefs/Blue Ocean

Chef’s Collaborative

Non GMO shopping Guide

Environmental Defense Fund Seafood Selector – Recycling Info – find out where to recycle things in your area

How to Recycle Practically Anything

Recycling 101

Grist – an environmental blog

Tree Hugger – Green blog

Ecorazzi – Celebrities caught green-handed

Ecofriend – Green blog

Great Green Goods – Green shopping blog

Pristine Planet – The Eco-Friendly Shopping Mall


Grip Media – Our web designer