Columbia Humane Society

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Who We Are

Located in St. Helens, Oregon, the Columbia Humane Society is a No-Kill non-profit shelter dedicated to helping friends find each other since 1985.

We provide shelter, food and medical care for hundreds of unwanted dogs and cats each year until a new "forever home" can be found for each and every one. We also offer micro-chipping, low cost pet-food, and private cremation services.

We are a non-profit independent organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for companion animals. We serve all of Columbia County - and other areas in Oregon and Washington state as able. We are supported solely by shelter income, our group fund-raising efforts, and donations from concerned people like you.

We are Committed to:

Adopting a Friend

All pets placed for adoption are current on shots, spay/neuter and a free 14-day local vet visit included. [see Prices]

How You Can Help

We welcome visitors, and encourage volunteers to assist us in the daily upkeep of our facility.  You can also help walk and socialize our dogs and pet our cats who live in a "pod" environment allowed to climb and play freely.

Donations and volunteer help is necessary in order for us to continue our current programs and assist in other necessary ways . . .

Your cash donations are needed to support programs, to maintain the shelter, and pay for needed veterinary care.

Your time and talents are needed to socialize, walk, and train animals, perform general office tasks, and help with fund raising, publicity, and/or public education – to name just a few.

A few hours of your time will make a difference.

Visit our Helping page for additional information.

Spaying and Neutering

Spay and neuter education is another primary focus of CHS, and discount coupons are available on our front counter or can be mailed to you directly.
Remember, for every human, there are 45 dogs and 250 cats on the earth today.  Until we reduce the number being born each day...our job is far from complete.

Come Visit Us!

Visit us at

From Portland, follow US Hwy.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.
From Rainier, follow US Hwy.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 onto Deer Island Road and cross the railroad tracks. Immediately after crossing the tracks, turn left onto Oregon Street.

We are located inside the Holsheimer-Lamar Animal Shelter.

Shelter Hours
Tuesday–Thursday Saturday and Sunday:   10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Friday and Mondays

Come visit! We'd love to see you.

Columbia Humane Society
2084 Oregon St.
St. Helens, OR 97051

phone: (503) 397-4353
fax: (503) 397-0355

Located inside of the Holsheimer-Lamar Animal Shelter

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