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This tiny trio is our KMUN, DAILY ASTORIAN, HITS, 94.9 THE BRIDGE, and KIA Pet(s) of the Week beginning 8 February 2016.

Three girls

Rodney here. These three little ladies are older dogs but in their case older just means fully fledged. They still have lots of energy and are always excited when someone comes to take them for a walk. When I first open their kennel to get them all ready for walkies, it is a little like getting putting chickens to bed. They get all revved up and run around in different directions. If you have some patience and a sense of humor, it is really quite funny.

After they have properly expressed their excitement, they come to you like iron filings to a magnet. You get them all hooked up and off you go; you can walk all three at the same time!

Christina, our volunteer photograper, says “As bonded as these lovely ladies are, they sure don’t care to pose together. Getting them to all look in the general direction of the camera and stand somewhat still was like….well…herding cats!.They are very busy little girls. So, I tried to get one at a time outside for photos, but they didn’t want to be apart….or out in the cold!”

Deborah, another volunteer, says, “I never see accidents in their kennel area and all three walk well together. They really are sweeties and love attention. All eat VERY well—–they gobble it all up! I’m sure they would sure be easy doggies to have around and they do so well with each other.”

So, there you have it. Three good-natured older ladies who have spent a lot of time together and would like to bring a kind human into their circle of trust.

Zona’s Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/33249077
Diva’s Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/33249075
Button’s Petfinder Profile:https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/33249074
Or call the shelter: (503) 861-0737
Follow us on: www.dogsncats.org
Apply to adopt. Application PDF is at the bottom of this page: http://www.co.clatsop.or.us/animalcontrol/page/adopting-pet

Click here for PetFinder photos & profiles of all our shelter dogs and cats


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.

More about us

All our members are volunteers. We have an open membership, and there are no dues. CAA holds 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 or by opening the annual report below. 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.


Clatsop Animal Assistance, also known as CAA, is a 501(c) 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.


CAA believes in complete transparency in its relationship with government, the public, its sponsors and donors. CAA aligns its practices with this belief by holding meetings open to the public and making financial reports available for the asking.

Our latest Annual Report is available by clicking here.