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Beaverton Oregon Relocation: Where can we take our pets?

One of the biggest questions I get by families relocating to Beaverton, Oregon, who have dogs is, “Todd, where can we take our pets? Our temporary apartment (or hotel) won’t allow pets.”

Well, until a couple weeks ago, I didn’t really have any good answers for that question. I didn’t have anyone I knew speak highly of a place until one client, who was moving to Beaverton, Oregon from California, needed to have a place to keep her little dog Ginger.

Ginger was a small dog, and she was her family. The place she was staying while looking for a property didn’t allow pets. She searched high and low and found a place just outside Beaverton, in Tigard, called 4 Paws Dog Daycare and Cageless Boarding.

4 Paws Dog Daycare & Boarding

 Now, when I went there with her to pick up her little Ginger, I have to say I was impressed. A place for pets that didn’t believe in little 2 x 3 foot cages for dogs 18 hours a day. This place really showed the love for the dogs and all the dogs were playing with each other. Much to my surprise, and my Virginia (my client), her dog didn’t want to go! I’ve had to take dogs to many kennels in my time, but when I get there the dogs have always beat down the door and were to the car before I could be, they couldn’t wait to go home!

This place was different and we knew it. I had found my place where I was going to send people who needed to keep a dog if they were either relocating, going on vacation for a couple weeks, or the dog just needs a place to stay for the day. Check out 4 Paws. You can read more about them at or give them a call at 503-639-8897 and set up an appointment to check out their facility.

Your dog will thank you!

Todd Clark (Principal Broker)
eXp Realty LLC
Comment balloon 15 commentsTodd Clark • February 22 2009 10:36PM


Good thing you found a quality place for your client's pets--I've been known to "cat-sit" on two separate occasions while my homebuyers were in escrow waiting to close. Shhhh, better keep that quiet!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

What a great post for those families with pets ! Have a great Monday

Posted by ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team (Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals ) almost 12 years ago

Hi Todd -  Excellent post.  For many, moving with a pet can be a very traumatic experience.  It sounds like 4 Paws is a great solution in the Portland area.

Posted by Marlene Bridges, Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate (Village Real Estate Services, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

You get so many people that shop for yards for there pets above the home features. So they ne3ed nice facilities to house them while vacationing ETC. I have a great one close by.

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) almost 12 years ago


This sounds like a great place for our little four legged friends.  It is amazing tho how quick they become a member of the family and how well they are cared for.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 12 years ago

That sounds like a great get away for the pets as well .....peace zane

Posted by Zane Coffin, (Geneva Ohio Real Estate Agent) (Century-21 Homestar) almost 12 years ago

This is big business Todd.   My cousin owns a boarding kennel in Michigan, and they do very well.

Posted by John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate) almost 12 years ago


What a neat place!  I will have to pass this info on to my clients with pets.  Thanks!

Posted by Seraina Aguayo, Realtor/Broker, GRI (Respect Realty, LLC) almost 12 years ago

This has sprung up around here as well....seems lucrative to have this sort of business.

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) almost 12 years ago

Todd ,  We seem to have the same problems here in the NW. Good service providers are hard to find and in most cases like this, don't result in a conflict of interest...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) almost 12 years ago


I like the cageless idea!!! And so would our dog Daisy...!!! Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Pat - I'm not sure I could do that, but I guess I would have to do it on a case by case basis. Our cat doesn't play well with others!

Lynn - This is a great place and the dogs seem to love it!

Marlene - So many places aren't pet friendly and that is really a shame when we have so many moving here.

Laura - Finding one that was cageless was more difficult than I thought.

Posted by Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon (eXp Realty LLC) almost 12 years ago

Sounds like a place I would let my dogs stay in.  Even if I wasn't on vacation and just needed my home to myself.  Just kidding.

Posted by Angelia Garcia (Pure Realtors) almost 12 years ago

Don - I think some of these places are just out to make money, this place seems to actually care for the dogs.

Zane - I think the animals really enjoyed having a playmate.

John - Hopefully they treat the dogs as wells as this place does!

Seraina - Feel free, I think your clients with pets will appreciate it

Posted by Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon (eXp Realty LLC) almost 12 years ago

Larry - I would hope they are doing it because the love animals and not because it is profitable.

Paul - I agree finding people you can count on and don't mind recommending are very hard to find.

Fran - It is so sad to take your family friend to a glorified prison for dogs and then say "Bye, see you in a couple weeks" Wouldn't do that to Grandma, so why would you do it to your pets.

Angelia - ROFL! You might be licked to death if that happens.

Posted by Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon (eXp Realty LLC) almost 12 years ago

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