Public invited to tour Clackamas County Dog Services at June 14 open house

From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development, 503-742-4274

Clackamas County Dog Services (CCDS) is opening its doors after hours to host an open house for members of the community on Thursday, June 14 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Come meet staff and learn about the different services provided by your county shelter including licensing, volunteering and what we do when a dog is brought to the shelter.

Open house participants will be greeted by staff, handed a facility map and have the chance to enjoy a self-guided tour. The tour will include stops at eight stations to talk with staff about the different services of the shelter, including intake, adoptions, veterinary treatments and more. Make sure to venture outside to see the extra-large play yards and walking area the dogs enjoy daily.  

CCDS cares for more than 1,000 dogs a year and serves the community in many ways, including investigating dog complaints and offering free microchipping for licensed dogs at monthly clinics. As an open admission shelter, CCDS cares for all stray dogs brought to the shelter until the dog’s owner is found or the dog can find placement.

CCDS is located at 13141 SE Highway 212 in Clackamas behind Clackacraft Drift Boats. Look for the sign on Highway 212. All ages welcome to attend, however please leave your dogs at home. 

For more information about Clackamas County Dog Services, visit or call 503-655-8628.     

For more information, media may contact CCDS’ Sarah Holcombe at 503-722-6729 or, or Kristine Wallace at 503-722-6759 or

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