Animal Services


The new Washington County Animal Services Ordinance has been adopted as of January 20, 2015, and took effect on February 20, 2015. We will be updating all related sections of our website as soon as possible. In the meantime, the final version of the approved code is available here under "Title 6 - ANIMALS."

Washington County Animal Services, located at the Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter, cares for lost animals, finds homes for abandoned pets, licenses dogs, enforces animal cruelty laws and protects our citizens from dangerous animals. Last year, we provided care for about 2,000 animals in our shelter, responded to more than 7,000 citizen calls, answered over 50,000 phone calls, and did community outreach at schools, fairs, and events.

Washington County is the second-largest county in Oregon with a population of more than 527,000 people. We provide services for an estimated 120,000 dogs and 130,000 cats and their owners in an area that encompasses 727 square miles. 

Washington County Animal Services & Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter
1901 SE 24th Avenue (see map)
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone: 503-846-7041

Fax: 503-846-7074

Business and Pet Lost & Found Hours
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
12:00-6:00 p.m. Wed

Pet Adoption Hours:
11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
12:00-5:30 p.m. Wed

Our Mission: to serve and protect the people and animals of Washington County in a professional and courteous manner by:

  • Educating our residents
  • Promoting humane treatment of animals
  • Enforcing animal laws
  • Providing shelter and care for lost and homeless dogs and cats
  • Respecting the needs of our customers.

The Animal Shelter was named in memory of Bonnie Lynn Hays, a former Washington County commissioner and long-time supporter of animals. 

See our adoptable animals on Petfinder!

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