Virtual Doggie Dash October 3!!!

Highway To Home

Highway to Home

As you all know by now, the country is in an unprecedented state. Life as we know it has changed. What hasn't changed is the need to take care of animals without homes and families. Oregon Humane continues to stay open and take in animals from shelters that are over-crowded.

It is hard to ask for money during this time, but the pets are still relying on us to come through for them. If you have it in your heart and budget, consider donating a small amount to keep the shelter running. Wishing you and yours health in this time of COVID 19.


Highway to Home is a team of dedicated volunteers that support the Second Chance program at Oregon Humane. This program was established in 1997 to help partner shelters place animals when they have run out of space or time.

• 7,926 dogs, cats and small animals were saved from high-kill shelters in 2019

• Over 78,000 highway miles were driven in order to bring these pets to OHS and their forever homes.

• Second Chance has over 90 volunteers that donate almost 6,000 hours a year.

• OHS works with over 90 partner shelters in Oregon, Washington, California, Oklahoma, Texas, Hawaii and other states throughout the country.

Several times a week and often late in the evening, Second Chance volunteers unload a truck full of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. We gently usher them through an intake process that includes taking their photo, a vet exam, and appropriate medical treatments. Each animal is fed and placed onto a soft, clean bed where they are safe until they are adopted. At OHS every animal has the opportunity to find their home. There are no time limits for their stay.

When we are not doing these intakes, our team is busy fundraising for OHS by hosting events here in Portland to help us reach our team donation goal. And you can help!

Please join us and make a gift directly to Highway to Home or one of our team members. Help us fight animal cruelty, heal injured animals, and save lives.

Thank you, from the bottom of our furry hearts.


Thanks everyone for a successful yard sale! We raised over $2000 for the animals!


A litter of Second Chance puppies to get you through the day. (photo by Carol Christensen)

Doggie Dash is for cats too! Although, with this attitude I don't know why!! :-)


Look at this amazing before and after! Many of the dogs that are transferred in are matted, skinny and have health issues. OHS takes care of all their needs: from spay and neuter, to grooming, to fixing anything that's broken. Support OHS now!


raised of $30,000 goal

26 Dashers

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Recent Donations

1. Paws to Shop Multnomah Village: Peggy Sundays, Switch, JP General + Indigo Traders
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3. David Boyd Ludwig
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5. Chris & Robin Klemm
6. Katherine Foutz