Science

Wolf. Dog. What’s the Difference?

A pair of scientists chase canine evolution deep into DNA.

10/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

I've Made a Terrible Mistake

Portland Confession: I Tried to Breed Backyard Goats

“The stud goat made lewd tongue gestures at our doe and spent most of his waking hours urinating in his own face.”

06/19/2018 By Kat Merck

Animal House

Happy 150th Birthday, Oregon Humane Society!

Portland's Hufflepuff cred goes way back.

06/19/2018 By Amy Martin

Woof!

Does Your Dog Have What It Takes to Lead a Parade?

Wannabe canine grand marshals, line up.

04/25/2018 By Christine Menges

Fancy Feasts

A Portland Pet Food Brand Goes Full Locavore

The sustainable line of products includes gluten-free biscuits and camping-friendly meal pouches.

02/27/2018 By Amy Martin

Animal Therapy

Meet Portland's Instagram-Famous Golden Retriever

Scout gets all the likes.

01/30/2018 By Eleanor Van Buren

Pet Health

This Mobile Vet Clinic Will Serve Portland-Area Pets in Need

Starting in 2018, Pongo One will provide critical medical care to pets owned by vulnerable populations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

12/20/2017 By Anya Rehon

Peak Goat?

In Portland, You Can Get a Flower Bouquet Delivered by Goats

And then they'll devour it before your very eyes.

11/10/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Furry Friends

Purringtons Cat Lounge Offers Senior Citizens and Veterans a Paw-Some Deal

Portland’s cat cafe lets certain visitors enjoy the health benefits of feline companionship for only $4.

10/18/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Light a Fire 2017: Extraordinary Volunteer

Portlander Alan Koch and Maggie the Dog Bring Furball Therapy to All

For Our House regulars, one’s ready to talk, one’s ready to snuggle.

10/16/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Chicken Feels

In Portland, Your Pet Chicken Can Get Reiki

Scratch at least one societal problem off the list, thank God.

10/16/2017 By Wyatt Stayner

Pets

The Uber of Pet Care: An On-Demand Veterinary Service Comes to Portland

VetPronto offers all the examination room services of veterinary clinics, minus the stressful trip across town.

01/26/2017 By Regan Breeden

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Our Pets, Ourselves

Few topics have evoked greater passion among Portland Monthly staffers.

01/23/2017 By Zach Dundas

Pets

How to Be Your Pet’s Best Friend

From holistic vets to hamster hotels to cat piles, here’s everything a Portland pet owner needs to know.

01/23/2017 Edited by Fiona McCann

Pets: Trophy Case

5 Portland-Made Gifts for Furry Friends

From kitty bow ties to pet portraits, here’s how to coddle your creature.

01/23/2017 By Fiona McCann

Pets: Vets

Five Portland Vet Services You Need to Know

From emergency care to animal massage, here’s where to take your terrier (or tarantula).

01/23/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Pets: Top and Tails

A Great Vet Can Transcend the Cycle of Life

For both you and your animals.

01/23/2017 By Amy Martin

Pets: Canine Calendar

A Dream Day in a Portland Dog’s Life

From dog-friendly cafes to acupuncture and afternoon pedis, it’s a divine time to be alive.

01/23/2017 By Fiona McCann

Pets: Where the Wild Things Are

Five Favorite Portland Dog Parks

With 33 patches of off-leash, dog-friendly romping zones in city parks, how do you decide?

01/23/2017 By Rachel Ritchie

Pets: Beast Masters

Portland’s Dog Training Experts Are Divided into Dueling Camps. What Works?

It's been a long, confounding odyssey.

01/23/2017 By Benjamin Tepler