Welcome to Clatsop Animal Assistance. We are located in Warrenton Oregon (just outside of Astoria). Clatsop Animal Assistance, Inc. (CAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and providing for the needs of the Clatsop County Animal Shelter's homeless pets. CAA volunteers work hard to improve the quality of life for these animals, most directly by assisting the Animal Shelter, which has limited resources with which to deal with strays and unwanted pets within Clatsop County.


Clatsop Animal Assistance, also known as CAA, is a 501©3 all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping the Clatsop County Animal Shelter's homeless pets.
We support these animals by providing funds to pay for veterinary care, spay/neuter fees, medicines, cat litter, grooming, specialty-diet foods, and other supplies not covered by the shelter budget.

We promote the shelter animals by providing advertising and promotional materials and by sponsoring adoption events.

CAA helps turn hardship and suffering into happy endings, sending a message of compassion and caring for animals out into the community.

More about us

All our members are volunteers. We have an open membership, and there are no dues. We hold several adoption events and fundraisers throughout the year. Much of our work is made possible by your tax deductible donations.  You can see a brief explanation of our 2014 expenditures at our Events/News page.  A more detailed list of how your money is spent may be obtained upon request.  
You can also learn more about our events, our adoption success stories, and how to become a volunteer just by clicking on one of the tabs at the upper left. Thank you for your support of CAA and the shelter, and remember:  CAA Cares About Animals.


Rosie is a senior Min Pin, although she’s doesn’t act her age.  This affectionate girl is happiest in your lap.  She likes to "dance" for her cookies, and will walk on her hind legs and spin's pretty impressive! She's a fun little dog, who likes cookies...even if they are too big for her, a big dog in a little body! 

Volunteer Picks:
Brownie, Ella, Bonita, and Titan

Brownie is our Daily Astorian, KMUN, and HITS Pet of the Week

We've all fallen in love with this five year old boy. He came in with ear polyps and had surgery to clear both ears, so he's now completely deaf. But that hasn't affected his sweet personality one bit. He gets excited the minute any of us appears at his kennel with a leash and can't wait to get out for a walk or run around the play area. Brownie needs to be an only dog, and with a dog like him you only need one.  See him in action at our YouTube page.

​​​                        Miss Daisy

Miss Daisy is a shy beautiful soul. This extra sweet tortie girl is just a year old and she likes to play. She also likes attention and purrs as you pet her soft multi-color coat. Miss Daisy is a true gem of a kitty searching for a quiet forever home.



​                    Titan
This six year old Great Dane/Border Collie mix is full of happy energy.  If you like running, hiking, or hours of fetch, Titan’s your boy.  He loves to stop, sniff, and explore during his walks, and he's always ready at the front of his cage, tail wagging madly, for any and all outings. Here he is at the Surfsand dog show in October, where he won second prize for best costume.


Ella is one of our "one and only" dogs. This seven year Lab/Blue Heeler mix loves people but just doesn't get along with other dogs. Here's what one volunteer has to say about her: "She went into full blown puppy zoomies when I started to bounce around with her a bit...she was SO excited and ran laps with a big grin on her face!"

Clatsop Animal Assistance

Clatsop Animal Assistance

  • CAA pays for veterinary care as well as antibiotics and other critical medicines that aren't covered in the shelter's budget.  CAA also pays a portion of the spay/neuter fees for animals adopted out of the shelter.
  • CAA purchases cat litter and other supplies, and pays for grooming costs not covered by the shelter's budget.
  • CAA supports the shelter's adoption program, sponsoring promotional ads and holding adoption events.
  • CAA maintains an adoption booth at Astoria's Sunday Market every other week from May through part of September every year.
  • CAA is committed to reducing pet overpopulation: we support spay/neuter programs financially and work to educate the public on the importance of spaying or neutering their pets.