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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 Furever Home!

 . Maddie .
 . Maddie .  . Maddie .  . Maddie .  . Maddie .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Maddie is approximately 6 years old. She had a pretty rough life living with a homeless man in California. She is learning to trust and understand what humans should be not what she has experienced. She is a little apprehensive with new people but easily won over with treats (especially hot dogs). She is definitely worth taking a chance on. Super playful and sweet once she starts to relax. Maddie is spayed, microchipped and up to date on her vaccines. Please contact us if you are interested in adopting, or even fostering, one of our dogs. We are a federal non-profit rescue. We do require a completed application and a home visit prior to adopting. Please go to our website at www.theheartofrescue.org to complete an application or call 541-782-THOR (8467).
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Jessie .
 . Jessie .  . Jessie .  . Jessie .
  • Mastiff, Rottweiler
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Jessie is a 3 year old sweet female. She can be a little shy and fearful initially but a super sweetheart when she warms up. Her entire body wiggles from side to side when happy to see you. We have found that she does prefer women so men would need to be patient while she learns to trust. We are still learning about Ms Jessie so we will update her bio as we learn more. Jessie is spayed, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. Please contact us if you are interested in adopting, or even fostering, one of our dogs. We are a federal non-profit rescue. We do require a completed application and a home visit prior to adopting. Please go to our website at www.theheartofrescue.org to complete an application or call 541-782-THOR (8467).
Adult, Female, Extra Large
 . Herry .
 . Herry .
  • Terrier, Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Please give Mr. Herry the chance he deserves. He has had a pretty traumatic life so far. We've been told he was chained up in the back yard prior to coming to the shelter. He had little to no trust in humans when arriving at the shelter. Once we pulled him from the shelter we sought out some professional training for him. The training went well; however, he had a little setback when transported to Oregon. He has since bonded tremendously with his foster and loves to play with one of his foster brothers. We are not sure how seamless his transition to a forever home will be but we intend on being a part of that transition as needed. He will require lots of patience and understanding of what he has been through. He will need a relatively quiet environment. May even do best with a single owner home. He does not like raised voices or fast moving arms in a motion of swinging at or near him. He is a super sweet boy once he starts to trust his human. Seeks out pets and love. Even a bit playful when he is relaxed. Please don't let his past influence what his future can be. He truly is a good boy with a bad start. He is neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. Please contact us if you are interested in adopting, or even fostering, one of our dogs. We are a federal non-profit rescue. We do require a completed application and a home visit prior to adopting. Please go to our website at www.theheartofrescue.org to complete an application or call 541-782-THOR (8467).
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Cloud .
 . Cloud .  . Cloud .  . Cloud .
  • American Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Cloud is a sweet 9 year old man. His eye sight may be a little diminished due to his age so probably would not do well in a home with kids. He is doing well with other dogs and would probably benefit from another dog in the house because of his eyesight. He is a little love once he settles in and always happy to when his people comes home. He knows sit and shake for treats. Cloud is neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccines. Please contact us if you are interested in adopting, or even fostering, one of our dogs. We are a federal non-profit rescue. We do require a completed application and a home visit prior to adopting. Please go to our website at www.theheartofrescue.org to complete an application or call 541-782-THOR (8467).
Senior, Male, Medium
 . Rambo .
 . Rambo .  . Rambo .  . Rambo .  . Rambo .
  • Mastiff
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Rambo is a 1.5 year sweet, loving guy. He can be a little selective with dogs and we have no idea how he would do with cats. This poor young man gets overlooked. He is a true gentleman and eager to learn and please. He just needs a strong leader to guide him. He is looking for his forever home willing tol give him unconditional love and training. Rambo is neutered, microchipped and up to date on his vaccines. Please contact us if you are interested in adopting, or even fostering, one of our dogs. We are a federal non-profit rescue. We do require a completed application and a home visit prior to adopting. Please go to our website at www.theheartofrescue.org to complete an application or call 541-782-THOR (8467).
Young, Male, Large
 . Goliath .
 . Goliath .  . Goliath .  . Goliath .  . Goliath .  . Goliath .
  • Rottweiler
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Anyone up for a bear hug? Mr Goliath will provide. He is our 9 year old senior. He is full of life and you would never guess he was 9. He came to us from a California shelter and he is awesome. He can get a little cranky as any senior does so would not do well in a home with young kids. Goliath is neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccines. Please contact us if you are interested in adopting, or even fostering, one of our dogs. We are a federal non-profit rescue. We do require a completed application and a home visit prior to adopting. Please go to our website at www.theheartofrescue.org to complete an application or call 541-782-THOR (8467).
Senior, Male, Large

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