These web pages are part of our commitment to provide easy access to dog control issues, aid in the reporting of lost and found dogs, legal information on dog issues, obtaining a dog license, and providing information on the County dog services being provided to the community.
The County Dog Shelter is operated by the Sheriff's Office. The County Dog Shelter office is located on the east side of the building and clearly marked. The County Shelter is available by appointment. To view any dog held by the County, make arrangements with the Sheriff's Office at 901 Port Avenue, St. Helens, or calling (503) 366-4611. The Sheriff's Dog Control Officer uses social media and email to connect with dog owners. You can go to the Animal Control Facebook page find any dogs currently held at the Shelter.
Investigations of Dog-related animal offenses are investigated by the Sheriff's Office Dog Control Unit.
Investigations involving the neglect of animals other than dogs will continue to be referred to state investigations, which may be contact at http://www.oregonhumane.org/services/report_neglect_abuse.asp .
DOG LICENSING is managed by the Sheriff's Office, located at 910 Port Ave Saint Helen's Oregon 97051. License applications can be downloaded and mailed to the Sheriffs office with proof of rabies vaccinations. You may obtain a license application from the Sheriff or download a pdf file HERE .
The County Dog Control program is partially funded by the licensing of dogs within the Community. DONATION SUPPORT provides for medical and other animal care services not normally covered by the County budget process. Everyone can help this program by being a responsible dog owner and everyone can help by making a small donation to the Dog Control Program and/or to the Columbia Humane Society.