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.


Ella is one of our "one and only" dogs.  She loves people, but she's not so sure about other dogs, so she'll have to be the only canine in the house. Here's what one of our volunteers 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."  Ella is a seven year old Lab/Blue Heeler mix who clearly doesn't act her age. 

​​​Volunteer Picks:
Cadence, NIcki, and Brownie 

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


Cadence has been at the shelter since last November.  When this seven year old Pit mix came in, she was somewhat hesitant with new people, but she's settled in nicely and welcomes attention from all the volunteers.  Cadence came in with a sister, Cinnamon, because their owner was unable to care for them any longer.  We know she gets along with dogs, cats, and kids.  She's a calm girl, easy to walk, and she loves cookies.


Nicki is a shy, sweet 7 year old who has been slowly coming out of her shell.   She has large gray & tan tabby patches on a white background and is a little less than average size. NIcki is non aggressive with other cats, but will stand up for herself if confronted.  We know there were 2 or 3 dogs also living in the household.  What we don't know is whether Nicki was happy with that arrangement! We do know that Nicki enjoys human company once she has been given a chance to warm up to a new person.  She is not the type to just hop up on a stranger's lap, preferring to be invited onto a lap by someone who slowly and quietly sits down next to her. This senior is well worth a trip to the shelter!

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.

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.