Life in Portland Blog

Indigo Rescue


Everyone has their favorite cause they love to support, and Indigo Rescue in Beaverton is one of ours. Indigo Rescue specializes in saving pets that are ill or considered ‘damaged’, often from other shelters that are struggling to cope with them. Sheltering a sick or injured animal requires plenty of patience, support, and financing, so we’re more than happy to promote this hardworking army of animal volunteers. Consider 2014 the year of fostering, volunteering, or donating to great pet advocates such as these, and there are simple ways of doing so that require little effort. One example is through Amazon Smile, where a percentage of any regular Amazon costs is donated to the cause – costing you nothing in the process. Another way to help is through Indigo Rescue’s scrip program, where you can purchase gift cards for merchants such as Whole Foods, Fred Meyer, and Petco, and again, a percentage of sales are donated to the shelter with no cost to you. Easy, and invaluable to animals requiring constant care.

We also love them because they are associated with Hillsboro's Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter, where Urban Nester Rachel Freed found her cat, Finn McCool, and Australian blue heeler, Caleb (see photo!). And two of Rachel’s previous clients, Paul and John Miranda, also adopted their dog, Rosie, from Bonnie Hays, so both organizations are close to our collective, furry heart.