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Oregon Pet Project 

The Full Story

Oregon Pet Project, also known as ARK Pet Rescue, was first started in 2020 when a college student named Daria had big dreams and an uncertain future.


Daria's journey into the world of animal rescue began in 2019 when she found herself working at a local pet store. Although she loved being surrounded by animals, she couldn't help but notice the growing number of homeless and neglected animals in her community. Driven by her compassion and a deep desire to make a difference, Daria decided to take matters into her own hands. With unwavering determination, she transformed her humble garage into a sanctuary for animals in need, primarily focusing on guinea pigs and the occasional kitten. 

Through sheer determination and the grace of God, Daria's dream materialized in the summer of 2021 when she signed a lease for a small space in Newberg, Oregon and opened the doors to ARK Pet Rescue. What started as a small operation soon grew into a thriving haven for countless animals. Daria poured her heart and soul into the rescue, working tirelessly to provide shelter, medical care, and love to the abandoned and mistreated animals that came her way. Her passion and dedication were contagious, inspiring a team of volunteers to join her cause.

In just two short years, Daria and her team at ARK Pet Rescue have made an astonishing impact on their community. With their combined efforts, they have successfully saved over 1,200 animals, giving each one a second chance at a loving and fulfilling life. Daria's story serves as a shining example of what one person's compassion and determination can achieve. Through her unwavering commitment, she has not only transformed the lives of countless animals but also inspired others to join her mission of rescuing and rehabilitating those who have been forgotten.

The Future 

Oregon Pet Project is an animal rescue organization that has set its sights on achieving high goals in the realm of animal welfare. With a deep-rooted commitment to making a difference, Oregon Pet Project aims to open a much-needed low-cost spay and neuter clinic. Understanding the importance of controlling the pet population and reducing the number of homeless animals, the organization seeks to provide accessible and affordable services to pet owners across the state. By offering these vital resources, Oregon Pet Project aims to curb overpopulation and ensure that every animal has a chance to live a healthy and happy life.

Beyond their clinic aspirations, Oregon Pet Project strives to unite rescues from all corners of the state. Recognizing the power of collaboration, they believe that by joining forces with other like-minded organizations, they can work together towards the common goal of saving homeless pets. Through shared resources, knowledge, and support, Oregon Pet Project envisions a network of rescues that can maximize their impact and create a strong safety net for animals in need. By fostering unity and cooperation, they aim to create a more sustainable and effective system of animal rescue and rehabilitation throughout Oregon.

Oregon Pet Project also prides itself on being a strong advocate for community animals. They believe that every animal deserves a voice and a chance to be heard. Through public outreach programs, education initiatives, and awareness campaigns, they strive to raise awareness about animal welfare issues and promote responsible pet ownership. By engaging with the community and fostering a sense of empathy and compassion towards animals, Oregon Pet Project aims to create lasting change and build a society where every animal is valued and protected.

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