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Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,

Even with Willamette Humane Society being closed Easter Day, we still had a number of terrific dog adoptions last week! Among them were these Blog Dogs.

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WHS staff sent me these two going-home pictures. First, here is Bruno’s new family!

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And this is Beauty with her new family.

Beauty goes homeSince there was no Sunday play group, there is no chatter to report this week. But even though there was no organized play on Easter, dedicated walkers got all of the dogs out for morning and evening walks—another of the many reasons why WHS is an amazing shelter.

I’m back at WHS looking for a special home.

I’m sure you will remember Emma. After being rescued in California, transported to WHS through S.T.A.R.T., and waiting for months, she was finally adopted last December. Emma became a “nanny dog” to her own little boy who called her, “My sweet Emma.” Though the family loved her and reported that she was a perfectly behaved family member, Emma’s chronic ear infections and skin allergies were too much for the young, busy family to keep on top of. Thus, after four months, they returned Emma to us. Here she was on her second day back when I took her out to the big yard.

DSCN0631 EmmaEmma is a three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix.  She needs a family who can keep ahead of her ear and skin allergies with special meds and food. She is a wonderful people dog, especially loving children. She is picky about her dog friends, however, and so should be the family’s only pet. She walks very well on leash, is gentle, loves to chase a tennis ball (though gets distracted and doesn’t return it), and knows several commands. She has many fans both in California and at WHS. In fact, she was chosen to represent shelter dogs at our recent Humaneitarian Awards reception last Wednesday evening. She was quite the star and thoroughly enjoyed herself. I’m so hoping Sweet Emma won’t have to wait another long time before finding her perfect family.

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How cute am I, you ask? Yep, THIS cute!

Last Wednesday afternoon, Debbie and I met this little doll, a Maltese mix named Marmalade. She was found as a stray, so we don’t know her history, but both Debbie and I think she’s adorable. She’s about eight months old. I have a feeling she’ll be adopted very quickly!

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Marmalade was a cone dog today, having been spayed, but she enjoyed her time with Joan anyway.


I’m still at my foster home enjoying my foster siblings. But I’d like a family of my own!

Patches’ movie that I put in last week’s post has been viewed 430 times as I write this! However, she is still at her foster home, waiting for the perfect family to adopt her. When she arrived at the shelter from California on February 8th, Patches was a very scared, very shy one-year-old Terrier/Hound mix. She has come a long, long way from her early shelter days in her loving foster home with her four foster siblings. If you haven’t viewed Patches’ movie, check it out in last week’s post. I’m so hoping that I can soon report that Patches has found her forever home.

Here are some of the pictures I took when I visited Patches at Jolene’s. If you have read my blog posts for awhile, you’ll recognize one of our long-termers and favorites, Gilbert, too!

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I’m feeling oh so much better!

When I first met Oreo several weeks ago, he looked so sad. He had injured his left eye in his former home and it looked painful. A couple of weeks later when I checked on him, his damaged eye had been removed and he was wearing a cone. Then last Wednesday I was thrilled when the eye socket was healed and the cone was gone. He was one happy little character, as you can see in the photo below! Oreo is a one-year-old Chihuahua mix who is now ready for a brand-new life. He would like a home with polite kids and to be an only dog, but if you have a cat, that’s okay with him. He was an outside-only dog in his last home and would like to be inside, but he’ll need guidance in house training. This little guy is a delightful boy, and Debbie and I both hope he’ll be going home soon!

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My fans cannot believe I haven’t found my forever home yet!

I am amazed that Donna is still waiting for a family at the shelter. This sweetheart couldn’t be a more perfect addition to an active family. Donna is a four-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix. She gets along well with all kinds of dogs, loves people, is playful, happy, and walks well on leash. She is one of our S.T.A.R.T. dogs from California. Some family is going to be mighty lucky when they adopt Donna. I hope that is soon! Here she was last week with Jasmine.


Yep. It’s been another week and I’m still here waiting. I just know my special person is out there somewhere!

I wasn’t surprised when I saw Tricia out with Grommet today, as he has become her favorite at the shelter. We can’t understand why this wonderful dog hasn’t gotten adopted yet. He is a six-year-old Retriever/Chow Chow mix. He is calm, gets along with other dogs, walks well on leash, and is an all-around great dog. He has been at WHS since January and continues to patiently wait for a new family to find him. He wants to be an indoor dog and with his quiet demeanor, he’d be great inside. He is loved by both staff and volunteers who can’t wait until he finds his perfect match.


I’ve been waiting here a long time, too.

Thelma is another long-termer, having arrived from California in early March. She is a three-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix who always has a smile. She is active and eager to please. She’ll do well with older kids or adults. Thelma has been working hard on her inside-the-kennel skills and has improved greatly in the time she’s been at WHS. Jolene is one of Thelma’s many fans.



I can’t wait for my new family to find me!

Elaina is a two-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix. She was very nervous when she first arrived at WHS in March, but after spending time in a foster home, she is much more relaxed and happy. Here’s what her foster said about her. “Elaina is an amazing dog. We went on lots of walks and she really enjoys them. Very good on the leash, and doesn’t pull! She never even barked once! She loves to jump and play around. Elaina is very affectionate, but with her size and energy level, she would do best with sturdy, dog-savvy kids. When left alone, she didn’t show any destructive behaviors. She just politely waited for me to get back. She can be very shy in new environments and with new people, but as long as they are respectful she warms up quickly. Elaina met my cats and was terrified of them. She is house-trained!” Emelynn spent time with this sweet girl today and fell in love with her.

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Yep, I had Kathy wrapped around my paw in no time! Now for YOU!

As soon as I saw Precious, an eleven-year-old American Cocker Spaniel mix, I knew that Kathy would spend lots of time with her. (Kathy LOVES Cockers!) Precious may be an older gal, but you’d never know it. She has a spring in her step, took my treats eagerly, and was happy to pose for pictures. She will make a wonderful companion for someone who wants to go for walks around the neighborhood, then relax in the evening. We’re hoping Precious will soon be in her new home.


Emelynn’s Pick of the Week!

Emelynn first met Roxy last week, before she was adoptable. Roxy is a three-year-old Boxer/Pit Bull Terrier mix who is quite shy. She loved spending time with Emelynn both last week and today. Last Wednesday Emelynn sat outside and read a book while Roxy curled up beside her. Today the two of them just sat, enjoying being together. The pictures speak for themselves. We’re hoping that Roxy will find a home with a calm, understanding person who will help her gain confidence.

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You can reach me at adoptanoregondog14@yahoo.com