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Animal Services

We care for lost animals, reunite pets with their families, license dogs, enforce animal cruelty laws, offer animal-related resources, and educate the community.

Welcome to Washington County Animal Services!

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. 

Washington County Animal Services, located at the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter in Hillsboro, Oregon offers resources and services that help our community live safely and happily with pets.  

What we do: 

  • Care for stray animals and help lost pets get back home 
  • Transfer adoptable animals to community partners to find new homes 
  • License dogs 
  • Investigate animal abuse and neglect  
  • Protect the community from dangerous animals 
  • Offer resources and educate the community on how to best live with pets 
  • Provide an opportunity for residents to help us share information about our services with the community through our Volunteer Ambassador Program  

We are proud to be founding members of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) Coalition and to work with organizations across the Portland metro region to care for both the people and pets in our community.  

Did you know? 

Washington County is the second largest county in Oregon with a population of over 600,000 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.  


Washington County Animal Services Location

1901 SE 24th Avenue, Mailstop 53
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123


Animal Services Manager Randy Covey presented with Lifetime Contribution Award

Covey was recognized by the Oregon Animal Control Council for his significant achievements in animal welfare. Washington County Animal Services took home three additional awards, including Animal Control/Welfare Agency of the Year.

Information sought on puppies found in bushes

Washington County Animal Services is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the owner of two male Pitbull-type puppies found in the bushes in Hillsboro.