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Welcome to The Heart Of Rescue.

We are a foster-based, 501(c)3 non-profit rescue located in Eugene and Portland, Oregon, plus Los Angeles, California. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home at-risk animals, primarily from the West Coast. We specialize in Rottweiler’s, but also welcome dogs of every breed and size. Plus the occasional cat.

Our dogs are mainly rescued from high-kill shelters in California, Oregon, and Washington. We are often their last hope. We also accept some owner-surrenders. The Heart of Rescue relies on adopters in Oregon, Washington, and California to provide our babies with loving, “furever” homes.


T.H.O.R.’s Available Pets, Looking for a Happy Home!

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Adoption Information

Adoption Process

For all potential adopters, we require:
  • a completed application
  • a phone interview
  • a meet-and-greet
  • a home visit, plus
  • a contract, plus
  • post-adoption follow-ups

To expedite the process, please complete the application instead of calling. If all required fields on the application are not answered, we will not receive the application. We recommend e-mailing after completing the application to confirm it has been received. We will call you for an interview 24 to 72 hours after receiving your application. If that does not occur, please e-mail adoption@theheartofrescue.org, or call (541) 782-THOR (8467).

Please note: we only adopt to families in Oregon, Washington, and California. We do not “ship” our animals. Animals up for adoption must be met near the location they are being fostered.

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Photo of Nena

Nena
Dog, Adult, Female, Large

Rottweiler

Photo of Jade

Jade
Dog, Young, Female, Large

Rottweiler

Photo of Goliath

Goliath
Dog, Senior, Male, Large

Rottweiler

Photo of Rambo

Rambo
Dog, Young, Male, Large

Mastiff

Photo of Cloud

Cloud
Dog, Senior, Male, Medium

American-Bulldog

Photo of Sheba

Sheba
Dog, Young, Female, Large

Rottweiler

Photo of Nickel

Nickel
Dog, Adult, Male, Large

Rottweiler

Photo of Rowdy

Rowdy
Dog, Young, Male, Large

Labrador-Retriever

Photo of Opie

Opie
Dog, Adult, Male, Large

Labrador-Retriever

Photo of Jeremy

Jeremy
Dog, Young, Male, Large

Labrador-Retriever

Photo of Chief

Chief
Dog, Young, Male, Large

Rottweiler

Photo of Jack

Jack
Dog, Adult, Male, Medium

Labrador-Retriever