Welcome to the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter!
Our team cares for stray, injured, and abused animals of all shapes and sizes from all over Washington County. We’re open to the public six days a week, and are here to feed and care for the animals 365 days a year.
We are part of thousands of success stories every year.
When animals are lost or found, we work very hard to get those pets back home. When an animal arrives at the shelter under protective custody, we provide temporary care for them. When owners don’t claim their animals, or pets end up without an owner through other means, we work with our partners in the community to find these adoptable animals new loving homes. When dogs are causing public safety or nuisance issues or animals are being abused or neglected, our field team responds to calls for assistance.
Working together to care for our community.
We are part of a Portland-area network of shelters called the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP). As a member of this network, we keep important statistics based on a national standard called the Asilomar Accords and share data about all the animals that come to our shelter with the public.
Each member of the ASAP Coalition keeps careful records of the animals that arrive and leave from our shelters. These statistics help us chart our progress as we work to make the Portland metro region one of the safest places in the country for pets.
Check out Shelter Animals Count to learn more about how and why we – and so many other shelters - keep these records.
Members of the ASAP Coalition also work as a team to help each other out when one shelter is full but another shelter has room to take animals. The coalition also works together to provide affordable spay/neuter services for cats, as well as other community resources. We share knowledge, information and ideas to help the animals in our community. Working together, ASAP has pledged that no healthy animal will be euthanized in any animal shelter in the Portland metropolitan area.
What happens to animals that come to us?
Thanks to a focus on helping lost pets make it back home, we have maintained some of the highest return-to-owner rates in the entire United States!
We are proud to support the people and pets of Washington County!
Who is Bonnie L. Hays?
Our animal shelter was named in memory of Bonnie Lynn Hays, a former Washington County commissioner and long-time supporter of animals.
Washington County Animal Services Location
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123