Adopter Benefits

One Tail at a Time | PDX is committed to supporting our adopted dogs throughout their entire life. Trained Adoption Counselors are available to answer any questions both before and after adoption.

Our adoption fee of $600 for puppies 6 months and younger, $550 for puppies 7-12 months, $500 for adult dogs under age 7, and $300 for seniors age 7+ includes:

  • Spay/neuter
  • Microchip
  • Proof of all vaccinations and heartworm test
  • Any current medications or continuing care for certain pre-existing illnesses
  • Close support post-adoption, including some training and medical care if needed
  • Training, medical, and educational support throughout the life of your dog

Below are additional benefits we have created with local businesses in an effort to keep families happy and healthy for the entire life of your adopted dog.

Theo’s Fund Veterinary Care Grant

It is our goal to support each of our adopters so that they can keep their adoptive home happy and healthy. To do this, we have developed a veterinary care grant (Theo’s Fund) to help with unexpected but necessary costs. All donations made to our Adopter Support program will be used to keep dogs in their adoptive homes.

Theo’s Fund was created as a way for OTAT PDX to care for dogs suffering from medical problems or needing on-going treatment to remain healthy and happy. Funds from Theo’s Fund also help dogs that have already been adopted. Theo’s Fund allows OTAT PDX adopters to apply for up to $500 in assistance in paying for unexpectedly large veterinary bills. Email for more information.

Adjusting & Training

Please check out our training resource library HERE.

Our list of approved Portland Metro area trainers can be found HERE. If you wish to work with a trainer not on this list with your adopted OTAT PDX dog, please contact

If you are experiencing a behavioral issue with your adopted OTAT PDX dog, please contact for guidance and trainer recommendations.


When you adopt through OTAT PDX you join a welcoming, knowledgable community of adopters, fosters, volunteers, training professionals and rescue advocates. The best way to connect with this community post-adoption is to join our OTAT PDX Community Facebook Group.

Adopt from OTATPDX!

All dogs at OTATPDX are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and currently living in a foster home. What are you waiting for?

Available Dogs