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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.

Public meeting set for Wednesday, June 21

Washington County Animal Services and the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter are in the process of exploring the needs for a new animal shelter. We will be holding a public meeting for key stakeholders and other interested community members on Wednesday evening, June 21. While we don’t have approval to build a new shelter, this is part of our future planning process. Learn more about this meeting and RSVP here

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


Public meeting set for Wednesday, June 21

Key stakeholders and community members who are interested in exploring the needs for a new animal shelter are invited to a public meeting on Wednesday evening, June 21.

Animal shelter announces temporary winter hours

Starting December 8, 2022, and continuing until further notice, Washington County Animal Services and the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter will be open for walk-ins Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.