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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©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.



Teddy came in with three other Chihuahua mixes and is currently sharing a kennel at the shelter with two of them, Puppy Bear and Breezy. This six year old senior boy is friendly and affectionate and loves short walks. He doesn’t have many teeth left, so he’ll need to be on a soft food diet the rest of his life.



Turk, Clementine, Happy, and Patti

Turk is our Daily Astorian, KMUN, HITS, and 94.9 The Bridge Pet of the Week

When Turk first came in, he was a happy, goofy puppy.  He was adopted almost a year and a half ago and lived with Gerard, adopted about a year before.  The two dogs got along great and were much loved by their people who very reluctantly brought them back recently because of a change in their home situation. Turk is now two years old and still a happy Lab/Pit mix with lots of love he’d like to share with a new family.



Volunteer Jerri tell us “Clementine is a beautiful adult tabby tuxedo female who just cannot live with dogs or other cats.   She loves adult people and thoroughly enjoys being a lap cat, but all those warm and fuzzy feelings go out the window when another 4 legged animal enters her line of sight. Seriously, bad things happen when Clementine sees a dog or another cat. The stress is just too much. Surely there’s someone out there who can offer this lovely miss a one and only place in their home!”



Happy, our seven year old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Shepherd mix, is happiest when she’s outside playing fetch or Frisbee.  In fact, she makes a beeline for the play yard when we first get her out. She’s a smart girl and has been through special training at Hammond Kennels, so she knows all the basic commands.  Happy’s been with us for months because, although she loves people, she does not like other dogs and will have to be the only one in the household.  She also needs to be in a home with children over twelve, but only because she’s strong and energetic and might overwhelm smaller kids.

Happy biscuit


Volunteer Jerri tells us this 12 year old came to the shelter because her owner’s landlord doesn’t allow pets.  She says “Patti is gentle and affectionate, a companion rather than a playmate. She likes to stretch out on a soft surface or nap on a warm lap. Her thick coat of black and gold fur is so strokable….. Patti will do well in a quiet household where she can spend her days keeping company with someone who just wants to be loved.”