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Dozens of French Bulldogs and other mixed breed Bulldogs from a suspected puppy mill have been transferred to the Oregon Humane Society (OHS), Panda Paws Rescue and several other shelters and rescues in Northern California, in Oregon and Washington.

One of the rescued dogs arriving in Portland.


Oregon Humane Society crews unloaded the dogs upon arrival in Portland.

The dogs were discovered in a home in Stanislaus County, California on May 22 while a search warrant was outstanding during another criminal investigation. More than 150 dogs were found alive in cramped crates filled with waste, and many needed medical attention, according to a statement from the OHS.

Stanislaus Animal Services staff cared for the dogs until they could legally be transferred. Rescue groups across the region quickly mobilized to help get the dogs out to start a new life.

The OHS Second Chance vehicle hit the road early Sunday morning June 11 and returned to Portland Monday evening June 13 with over 30 dogs.

“We are very grateful to Stanislaus Animal Services for their work on this matter, and to all the other shelters and shelters who have stepped up to help,” said OHS Chief Operating Officer Brian August. “These dogs will receive great care at OHS and begin a new chapter in their lives as beloved pets.”

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A worker from the Oregon Humane Society pays close attention to one of the rescue dogs.

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This rescued dog gives an expression as he arrives at the Oregon Human Society care center.

August said it could take up to several months for some dogs to be ready for adoption. Most dogs need medical attention and will need time in a foster home to recover and learn to be a pet.

The dogs are currently in foster homes and not at the OHS shelter in northeast Columbia in Portland.

Updates on the dog’s adoption status at the OHS will be posted at It’s important to keep in mind that these dogs may have lifelong special needs given their history, the statement said.

OHS has a Humane Law Enforcement division that investigates reports of animal cruelty and neglect statewide. If you suspect an animal is being abused or suffering from neglect, call 503-802-6707 or submit a tip online.