If you are the finder of a dog, the County's Animal Shelter is the proper place for the dog to be placed while the owners are sought. Oregon law has many special requirements on lost and found dogs, including potential criminal charges for persons who fail to process a found dog properly. To aid in the compliance with these statues and a member of the public’s desire to retain a dog they have found, Columbia County Animal Control has the following policy on found dog:
The Animal Control Officer uses social media to connect with dog owners. You can go to the Animal Control Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaCountyAnimalControl to find any dogs currently held at the Shelter.
To retrieve a dog held at the County shelter, you will need to make arrangements with the Animal Care Specialist. The County Shelter is available by appointment only.
Animal Control- Shelter Staff
2084 Oregon St.
St. Helen's Oregon 97051
Phone: (503) 366-4614
The County shelter operations are separate from the Columbia Humane Society, although they share a building. The County Shelter office is located in the main lobby at the front of the building. Columbia Humane Society is available by appointment only.
Follow Rt.30/Columbia River Highway, north, sign-posted to St. Helens.
Approximately 1 mile north of St. Helens, turn right at the traffic lights onto Deer Island Road. You will cross railroad tracks next to a lumber yard. Immediately after crossing the tracks, turn left onto Oregon Street. Columbia Humane Society is located inside the Holsheimer-Lamar Animal Shelter.
Follow Rt.30/Columbia River Highway, south towards St. Helens.
Go through Columbia City, past the mini mart/gas station which will be on your right-hand side. Half a mile on at the first traffic lights, turn left onto Deer Island Road and cross the railroad tracks. Immediately after crossing the tracks, turn left onto Oregon Street. Columbia Humane Society is located inside the Holsheimer-Lamar Animal Shelter.