• Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals (OFOSA) Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals (OFOSA)


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Mission Statement

Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals (OFOSA) is a volunteer driven, 501c3. Our mission is to reduce the number of adoptable animals euthanized in overcrowded shelters, restore them to good health, and through adoption, provide them permanent, loving homes.

OFOSA helps animals in many ways. Our volunteer foster homes house pets until they are adopted. Our spay/neuter ability helps eliminate future unwanted pets. Our food donation program brings needed supplies to shelters and other rescues. Join us in helping animals!


OFOSA rescues dogs and cats that are in jeopardy of euthanasia and houses them in foster homes until they are adopted. All of OFOSAs animals are temperament tested for behavior, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and ID microchipped before adoption. The animals in foster care are brought to the Beaverton and Tanasborne Petco Stores every weekend for adoption events.

OFOSA also raises money to provide Oregon animals shelters with quality food, medications and supplies. We spearhead and completed several capitol campaign projects such as building a cattery for the St. Helens animal shelter, purchasing dog beds for the Washington and Marion County shelters, and replacing the broken automatic water dispensers at the Linn County shelter. In 2005, OFOSA raised money to purchase a mobile spay/neuter unit that spays and neuters adoptable pets for several rescue agencies. We host fund raising events throughout the year, some specifically for this project. Please join us in improving the lives of shelter animals!



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Would you recommend Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals (OFOSA)?

by Michele F. (December 22, 2014)
I adopted my beloved dog from OFOSA. She was transported all the way to Oregon from a high kill shelter in California. She was spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, and happy and healthy when we got her. She has been an awesome addition to our family and to this day I am so grateful to OFOSA for saving her life.
by Debbie B. (July 3, 2012)
OfOSA is a great place to volunteer you get the chance to learn about animals and what they need working here. The volunteers and other staff are all very polite and kind. It has been great working for this organization, when I first came in it felt very home like and still does.
by Kelly M. (June 28, 2012)
I first thought the OFOSA was a great idea and a great organization. After seeing countless pets they have adopted out I have changed my opinion. Several puppies have had parvo and died as well as sick kittens that don't make it past the first day. Our dog had parvo and is fighting for his life. They know they are with holding information on how sick their pets are so they agree to pay for the services however when our vet clinic called to get payment they said no they never agreed to that. I have 6 people who heard them say they would pay. Now our vet clinic is out a thousand dollars they are luckily being very nice about it however, they did say they will no longer be working with or donating to the OFOSA. Their headquarters is dirty and the people act like you are wasting their time, especially on the phone. I wouldn't recommend anyone volunteering there or adopting from them they are dishonest. I have met several people with the same issues a few whose pets died. Do not trust them