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Other Great Cat Links
Cat Centric – CatCentric’s mission is to advance feline health and well-being through helping cat owners, guardians and caretakers – that means YOU! – better understand what makes your cats tick and what they need to thrive under your care. Do you know what your cats should really be eating (it’s not what you think!), why they behave the way they do, and what they need from you to be healthy and happy?
Catinfo.org – amazing resource written by Dr. Lisa Pierson, DVM. Diet is the brick and mortar of health. This web page lays out some often-ignored principles of feline nutrition and explains why cats have a better chance at optimal health if they are not fed dry kibble. Incredibly useful articles on common health problems in domestic cats, including Urinary Tract issues, Diabetes, Hyperthyroid and more. Private phone consultations available.
Little Big Cat – If you’re looking for reliable information on holistic health, behavior, and nutrition for your cat, or dog, or both, you’ve come to the right place! Holistic veterinarian Dr. Jean Hofve and cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy are here to help!
Other Great Links
Pet Fooled -Do not miss this excellent documentary on the troubles with the pet food industry and how to best support your pet’s health with nutrition. Available on Netflix and other places listed in this link.
Local Dog Resources
A list of Dog Friendly Patios in Portland
Heather Ohmart – Green Dog Top Pick! We’ve known trainer Heather since 2004 and watched her train innumerable dogs, always with kindness and skill. She raises puppies for Canine Companions for Independence, she runs a puppy raising program for CCI dogs in a local women’s correctional facility, and also volunteers in the mental health unit there with her therapy dog. She has a deep interest in working with other therapy dog teams and partnering with Portland area therapists to develop innovative programs in Animal-Assisted Therapy. She has offered Board & Train services in Portland, and also provides in-home consultation and training.
Happy-Go-Lucky Dog – Training & Playcare – they have lots of puppy and adult group classes going at any given time, and have some interesting classes like Rally Obedience and Action and Distraction. COVID UPDATE: some classes are still in session – see website for most current info
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”, 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!” COVID UPDATE: classes are still available. See website for most current info
Plucky Puppy – Dog Training, Dog Walking and Pet Sitting as well as Puppy socialization play groups. COVID UPDATE: classes are still available. See website for most current info
Oregon Humane Society – OHS offers group classes (some are free), private consultations, workshops, puppy socialization play groups and a free pet advice and help line. Their training philosophy focuses on building a strong, healthy bond between a dog and his/her owner through positive reinforcement. COVID UPDATE: See website for most current info
Local Veterinary/Health Resources:
Two Rivers Veterinary Clinic – Green Dog Top Pick! Your new favorite brick and mortar vet clinic! They provide excellent care that integrates traditional and holistic methods in a calm and friendly environment. Many of our staff rely on Two Rivers for their regular veterinary care, and they have been a valuable resource for information to us as well.
Irvington Veterinary Clinic – clinic with some 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 and Chinese medicine
Dr. Darcy Hoyt – At home veterinary acupuncture
Compassionate Care – Home Pet Euthanasia, Portland OR – Green Dog Top Pick!
Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic – Holistic Clinic
Holistic Pet Vet Clinic Holistic clinic in Tigard
Holistic Vet List – Find a Holistic Vet in your area
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.
Blue Pearl Emergency Clinic, opened in 2022 right in Hollywood neighborhood (where Popina used to be) 2030 NE 42nd. 503-501–2375 (24Hours/365)
VCA Northwest Emergency Clinic
Hours have been reduced to Mon – Sun 8am -8pm. FOR PET MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL OUR HOSPITAL AT (503) 656-3999 OR TRANSPORT YOUR PET IMMEDIATELY TO OUR FACILITY (NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED)
16756 S.E. 82nd DRIVE
CLACKAMAS, OR 97015
TEL: (503) 656-3999
VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital – 24/7 Emergency Care
13830 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97233
Back on Track Rehabilitation – Green Dog Top Pick!
Heal Animal Massage – Green Dog Top Pick!
Low Cost Spay and Neuter Options and Low Income Resources:
The Pongo Fund – The Pongo Fund is Oregon’s only full-time charity focused on fighting animal hunger. Providing quality food and vital veterinary care for the family pets of anyone in honest need, keeping them safe, healthy and out of the shelters. Green Dog Pet Supply has a long history of partnership with The Pongo Fund – read more here and here
The PAW Team– The Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team saves lives, alleviates suffering, and keeps pets and people together by providing free veterinary care to the pets of people who are experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty.
Other Local Links:
Lost and Found:
Terracycle – you can recycle some surprising things: Attention Weruva cat food pouch feeders, Britta filter users, granola bar eaters, contact wearers, guitar players that change their strings, and smokers: you can recycle these things and many more entirely for free with Terracycle!
The Environmental Living Magazine – Great articles with Green Living Tips
Grip Media – Our web designer