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Animal Services

The Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter and Washington County Animal Services cares for lost animals, reunites pets with their families, licenses dogs, enforces animal cruelty laws, offers animal-related resources, and educates 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.  

If you have questions about monkeypox and pets, please visit the CDC's Pets in the Home page.


Washington County Animal Services Location

1901 SE 24th Avenue, Mailstop 53
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Local organizations work together to spay and neuter cats and kittens

More cats and kittens in the Portland metro region are getting spayed and neutered thanks to a collaboration between Washington County Animal Services and Cat Adoption Team.

Prepare your pets now for Fourth of July weekend

Due to the Fourth of July falling on a Sunday this year, many local shelters and veterinarians will be closed. It is more important than ever for owners to take proactive measures to prevent their animals from getting lost during the holiday weekend.