Clatsop Animal Assistance 


Volunteer Picks: Greta, Ella, and Luke

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

Dodger is somewhat shy with new people, but he warms up fast, especially with children and human treat dispensers. He is still a puppy at seven months and is about as cute as they come, with legs that are a little too short for his body and a wildly wagging tail.

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!"

Luke is truly a gentle giant, who takes it all in and doesn't miss a beat. He has cow cat characteristics, a white body with a black mask and mantle. Luke enjoys pets, scratches behind the ears and companionship.
















Click here to see photos and descriptions of our pets on Petfinder
Petfinder may ask for your location.  Type in 97146 as the zip; our pets are on the first three pages.

The Shelter will be closed December 24th, 25th, and 26th (Wednesday through Friday) and Thursday, Jan. 1.


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.

  • 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.



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. 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.

  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.

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