Assembly of the Wandering Shepherd

Love and Science

Working Together

We all love our pets, and there are science-based practices we can adopt to add longevity and happiness to their lives.

Assembly of the Wandering Shepherd

is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that

believes all living creatures are imbued with aspects of the divine; as such our mission

is to promote the human-animal bond by teaching animal guardians the skills they need to support

health & wellness, and to reduce pain & suffering in all creation.

How to Donate:

Dog Training

Because every dog family is unique, we offer a variety of classes for dogs and their humans. Olfactory classes, Therapy Animal classes, and Fitness classes are just some of the fun skills we teach. And we LOVE working with senior and disabled dogs! There’s no reason your old or differently-abled dogs to miss out on all the fun.

For more information about all of our classes please see our training page at:

The Shadows of a human and a dog. The dog is looking at the human.

Pet Bereavement

We start grieving the loss of our pets the moment they get sick or start feeling the effects of aging. The emotions this loss, or impending loss, creates are immense. Sadly, much of our culture has yet to grow comfortable talking about the issues that come with death.

Here at Assembly of the Wandering Shepherd we know that the loss of a pet, whether they have fur, feathers, or scales, is traumatic. We understand that this loss is equal, if not greater than, the loss of some humans from our life.

Whether you would like to talk privately with our Animal Chaplain, or if you’re looking to talk about your experiences with a group of people, we are here to help you with all the feels and questions that surround the loss of a pet. The love shared between a human and an animal casts long shadows over our lives, let’s share those shadows together.

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Have any Questions? Contact Us!

Call or Text us at

1 (971) 207-4324

326 NE 219th Ave

Gresham OR 97030

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