Animal Services

Notice: Washington County Animal Services and the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter will be closed to the public on Thursday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen to the public at 9am on Friday, November 26. Staff members will continue to care for the animals at the shelter while we are closed to the public.

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. In 2020, we provided care for stray and injured animals in our shelter, answered over 17,000 phone calls from community members, responded to almost 6,000 situations involving animals, including those where public safety was a concern, and maintained some of the highest return-to-owner rates in the country! We worked with our animal welfare partners to place animals in new homes with fantastic success and many happy placement stories.

Washington County is the second largest county in Oregon with a population of more than 601,500 people. We provide services for an estimated 145,000 dogs and 115,000 cats and their owners in an area that encompasses 727 square miles. 

We are proud to be a founding and active member of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP).

Washington County Animal Services and 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.- 5:00 p.m. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
12-5:00 p.m. Weds

Pet Adoption Hours: If you are interested in adopting a pet, please visit our adoption page for helpful information.

VISION STATEMENT: A county that supports the health, well-being and safety of people and animals through education, compassion and respect.

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide a safe haven for animals in transition, protect animals from harm, and provide tools to the residents of our county to live safely, responsibly and respectfully with animals.

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

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