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Portland Metro and Washington County
Dog Resource Guide

This Dog Resource Guide covers the Portland, OR Metro area and Washington County including Portland, Beaverton, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Sherwood. Tigard, Tualatin, and Wilsonville.

Local Laws and Ordinances that Affect Dog Owners

  • Multnomah County Scooper Code – Multnomah County Code § 13.303 covers duties to remove dog waste.
  • Multnomah County Health Department has a brochure covering the disposal of Pet Waste including pet owner responsibilities to ensure pet waste is cleaned up regularly to prevent odors, breeding of flies, unsanitary conditions, and transmission of disease.

Environmental Issues

  • The City of Portland, Oregon government website Dogs for the Environment program about your dogs’ interactions with people, wildlife, and natural areas.
  • The City of Gresham, Oregon government website explains why it is important to pick up after your dog.
  • Stumptown Dawg - Stumptown Dog and Watershed Group (Stumptown DAWG) is a social and philanthropic fellowship of Portland Area Pet Service Professionals who are committed to responsible pet ownership and environmental protection.

Dog Parks and Dog Park Support Organizations

  • Portland Oregon Parks Off Leash Program - Portland has 31 off-leash areas. Five are fenced, all-day areas. The remaining 26 are unfenced, with seasonal hours compatible with traditional park use patterns and adjacent uses. Boundary markers are in place at the unfenced sites. There are signs in each off-leash area with maps, rules, and a place to post notices. Users are asked to bring their own scoop bags.
  • Portland Pooch has an excellent guide to area dog parks including park reviews.

Animal Control Agencies and Humane Societies in the Greater Portland Metro Area

Alan Pietrovito & Kathleen Capps
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