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Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,

We had another week of super dog adoptions! Some were taken home before I ever got a chance to take their picture, but here are the Blog Dogs who are now happily with their new families.

Page_3 2 Page_4 2Page_5 2Page_1 2Page_2 2Page_6 2I was especially happy about Oreo’s adoption, since he had been waiting for his forever family since December. The staff sent me his going-home picture.

Oreo familyAlso, Luke, who had become a favorite of mine, was adopted after his family-to-be read about him on this blog! (Update to come!) Stella’s adoption was another especially happy event. She had been transferred to Sevadog Rescue a few weeks ago after becoming too stressed in the shelter. We got word that she was adopted this week! Here she is with her new family. We were so happy for this sweet girl!

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There was a lot of chatter during Sunday’s play group. First, there was a discussion of who was going to lead it that day. Capone thought he should, but Shadow had other ideas.


Clyde was his usual goofy self. He just loves to throw himself down next to another dog. This time it was Cupid.

Page_4In fact, Clyde will throw himself down even if there IS no other dog around!

Page_5Then there was this conversation around Sherrie with Cupid, Clyde, and Sherrie’s Pug, Harley.

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Meanwhile in the shy/small dog yard, soon-to-be-adopted Banana Split tried to give Scarlet some encouraging words.


We were really happy to have Diesel (used to be Skipper) visit play group sporting his new wheel chair! Brittney reports that he’s now lost a total of 22 pounds! We’re so happy that she adopted this big boy!

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Diesel enjoyed hanging out with Harmony for a while.


Looking for someone to laugh with? Someone to play fetch with? Pick ME!

Sunny is a two-year-old Lab/Pit Bull Terrier mix who always thinks any glass is half full. She is an energetic, happy young girl who will need a family to give her lots of exercise. She still needs some work on polite leash walking and impulse control, which is why her adoption includes the class “Check In and Chill Out.” On Sunday Bruce had a blast playing with Sunny as you’ll see. She is a ball dog through and through!

DSCN6427 DSCN6421 DSCN6420Page_7Today Joan took Sunny out and I couldn’t resist getting a few more pictures. Sunny likes to lean against you.


She’s really trying hard to be patient for the treat!

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I’m a youngster looking for a FUN family to play and learn with!

Both Bruce and I fell instantly for this cutie, Jersey, a three-month-old Border Collie mix. Jersey’s adoption package includes everything needed to start a puppy on the right path for house training and what not to chew. It even includes the very valuable class “Surviving Puppyhood.” I have a feeling Jersey won’t be around long!

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I’m very timid, but give me a little time and I’ll be your best friend ever!

A newbie on Sunday was sweet Lady, a one-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix. She was so nervous about being in the shelter and meeting so many new people, that she had to be coaxed to come out of her kennel. She didn’t want to look at my camera, but warmed up to Bruce quickly. She’ll need a patient and understanding family to help build her confidence.

DSCN6530I was very happy to see that today Lady was much more relaxed when Joan took her out. She came out of her kennel willingly and didn’t mind looking into the camera. She’s a sweetheart!


Meet Baxter the Beagle!

Baxter is a four-year-old Beagle mix who is about as cute as a Beagle can be! As a typical Beagle, Baxter loves to follow his nose wherever it leads. For that reason, he needs a very secure yard and not a lot of alone time to figure out how to go on an adventure. He will do best in a family with older kids who do not over-handle him. Baxter is a friendly, eager boy who is treat-motivated, which will help in training. Kathy found him a delight.


What’s harder to photograph than one puppy? TWO puppies!

Meet Chobis and Fluffy, four-month-old Chihuahua mixes with energy to burn! They scamper, romp, jump and twirl…all at the same time it seems! They are adorable and I’m sure will have new homes very quickly! They kept Emelynn, Debbie and me all in stitches.

DSCN6756I was pretty amazed that I got this shot! Both in focus! Both standing still!


I’m ready to go! Jogging? Running? I’m ready!

Trixie just got over a cold and so was overjoyed to be back on the walking trail. She is a one-year-old Lab/Chow Chow mix. Today Jolene took her out and Trixie was one happy girl. She has not had much training, so the WHS training classes would be perfect for this energetic youngster. She is eager to learn and wants a family of her own to teach her so that she’ll grow up into a great family member.


Emelynn’s Pick of the Week!

Emelynn didn’t hesitate for a moment when I asked who her pick would be today. Sammy is a five-year-old Chihuahua mix who is a calm, sweet girl. She’ll be happy to have a person to curl up with and be a best friend. She walks well on leash, takes treats gently and loves to be held. We hope she’ll be adopted very soon.


I’m still here waiting for my new family!

Capone was in such a great mood today! Debbie took him out to a yard and he had a wonderful time playing fetch…well, sort of fetch. He ran after the ball and sometimes would bring it back, other times got distracted by a smell or a blowing leaf. He’s a terrific two-year-old American Staffordshire mix. He has such a happy smile!

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What a face!

From the first time I met Sheba, I fell for her. There is something about the sincerity in her eyes. Sheba is a four-year-old Boxer/Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is not a complicated dog, she is house trained and gentle. Even with a cone on, having been spayed, she doesn’t complain. She walks well on leash, takes treats politely, and loves attention. Emelynn and I both hope she will find her forever family very soon.


I am still waiting for the right fit of a family for me.

Joan’s last dog today was her favorite, Lemon, a five-year-old purebred Redbone Coonhound. Lemon is waiting for just the right person, as she has some separation anxiety; she will need a savvy dog family to help her overcome this issue. Lemon is smart, has had some training, and gets along well with other dogs. Today she had a blast with Joan in the big yard, as you can see with the series of photos below.

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What do you mean I have a funny ear?

Kathy spent time this afternoon with little Pippen, a five-month-old Chihuahua mix. He is such a cute little guy with one ear up and one ear down. Will they stay like that as he grows up? Pippen is a delightful little character who came to us as a S.T.A.R.T. dog from California. He is ready to begin his new life in Oregon and Kathy and I hope that will be very soon!



I was so happy to see this picture of Luke with his new mom. I’m sure I’ll get a report on him very soon, but couldn’t wait to share this picture with his fans. No surprise that he is a big lap dog!


Remember, if you see a dog on my blog whom you are interested in meeting, try to make arrangements to get to the Willamette Humane Society soon. Some dogs are adopted more quickly than you might think.

You can reach me at adoptanoregondog14@yahoo.com