About Us

Wiggly Tails Dog Rescue is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) dog rescue in Eugene, Oregon. We are volunteer-driven and foster-based. We rescue dogs from high-kill shelters in California and accept local owner-surrendered dogs. Our focus is on chihuahuas and other small dogs.

Wiggly Tails was founded in 2012 by Pam O’Connor. In 2014, Wiggly Tails Dog Rescue incorporated as a nonprofit and received 501(c)(3) status by the IRS. Since it began, volunteers have rescued more than 600 dogs.

Each dog we rescue is evaluated, provided with needed veterinary care (including spay/neuter and vaccinations), and then placed in a foster home. We hold adoption events at local pet stores several times a month to find forever homes for the dogs.

Our model is foster-to-adopt, so we can ensure that each dog ends up in the right home.

Currently, Laura Green is our Executive Director and we are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.