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Merry Christmas Fellow Dog Lovers!

It’s Christmas Eve and I have lots of wonderful news to share with my readers tonight! First, there were an amazing 35 dog adoptions during the past week! Thirty-five special dogs are spending the first Christmas of the rest of their lives with loving families. Here are the twenty Blog Dogs who are finally really home.

Page_01 Page_05 Page_02 Page_03 Page_04 Page_06 Page_09 Page_08 Page_07 Page_10I want to mention three of these wonderful adoptions. First, I was at the shelter when Jill’s new person came to take her home. This young woman has been saving her money for a long time so she could adopt a dog, and Jill was the lucky one she chose! I couldn’t resist putting a Santa hat on Jill and she didn’t mind a bit since she was going home! It was a perfect day for Jill because she had a wonderful time romping around in playgroup that morning.


And here is a picture of Meadow with her siblings in her new home.

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Finally, Buddy the Elf (now just Buddy), who touched the hearts of so many, is happily settling into his new home where he will be an INSIDE dog for the first time in his life! I’ve been promised an update and pictures soon, but here is what his person wrote the day she adopted him.

DSCN6292“Buddy is lying on his bed in the living room right now. He is such a sweetie, I already love him with all my heart. He will have love, comfort, warmth and lots of food from now on. Thank you for posting his pic, because that is what made me decide I had to give him a home.”

And more great news…

One of our own former WHS staff members, Jamie, now works for a shelter in Maui, Hawaii. Here’s what Susan, WHS Development and Communications Director, posted last week.

“Two special dogs came all the way from Maui to Oregon last week and they already found homes! Maui Humane Society has a hard time placing all the homeless pets on their small island mostly filled with tourists. They created this fantastic program called Wings of Aloha. Alaska Airlines waives the $100 fee per pet with a ticketed passenger, so they got to fly free to Oregon. Charlie and Clara were pet number 197 and 198 of dogs flown to the mainland in 2014. The plane ride did not seem to trouble them any and they were quiet as church mice in the car on the way home from the airport. Thanks to Maui Humane Society for this program and to our Willamette Valley adopters for saying yes to these two sweet dogs.”

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Nico meets Santa!

Santa visited WHS last week and Nico was one of the first in line to greet him! Here they are posing for my camera. Nico is a very serious kind of guy, but he did let me put a Santa hat on him without complaint! He is an Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull Terrier mix. He is two years old and weighs about 50 pounds. He’s been at WHS since July. He’ll need a home with experienced owners and no cats. Nico loves people and is hoping just the right family will find him. Volunteer Linda has been spending lots of time with this eager, smart boy, working on his manners. He has come soooo far and knows so many commands. We love this boy and are hoping his long wait will be over soon.

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And now… Merry Christmas from current and some now former WHS shelter dogs!





We have two very happy updates this week!


Here he was at WHS where we all fell in love with this goofy boy. I’m so happy he has such a great new life!

DSCN3982And here is a report from his new person.

“I just wanted to send you a message about how Dexter is doing. He’s doing very well here in his new home. He is home with me all day, and follows me around everywhere, always wanting to know what I’m up to, and he’s always game for a cuddle on the couch and a scratch behind his ears. His favorite time of the day is when Casey gets home and he gets to lay on the couch and cuddle with him. He sleeps on the floor in his doggie bed in our room and he is great with our six-year-old son. He loves it when he loves on him, and he’s a great fit for our family. I am so glad that Dexter is part of our family. I think that he chose us to take him home and I am so glad he did.”

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Here Abby was at WHS.

DSCN2457Abby, being the lab that she is, loves to eat anything…including socks! It was a scare a few days for her new family who love her so much. Luckily surgery did the trick and I got this report from her family:

“Abby is doing well after her surgery. She had a rough first few days, but is healing quickly and returning back to her happy self.”

And here are the pictures I just got a few days ago. Merry Christmas, Abby, and stay away from socks!

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On these happy notes, I wish all of my readers and their dogs a very Merry Christmas!

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