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Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,

We had some fantastic dog adoptions last week at the shelter. There were twelve in all, and these were the Blog Dogs who now have families of their very own.

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Several of these dog adoptions were especially thrilling. Miracle has been in a foster home waiting for her forever family for three months. Trusty Rusty is a ten-year-old escape artist who has been adopted before. We’re hoping this boy will learn to stay home this time. Ty has been in in a foster home learning better manners and was ready to show them to a new family. And Winnie, a twelve-year-old sweetheart who has been an outdoor dog her whole life, is going to spend her retirement years indoors. We all love happily ever afters!




Need someone to play fetch with? Pick ME! Pick ME!

Oh my goodness! Are you looking for a young, energetic, playful, happy new family member? Sox may be just your ticket! She’s a three-year-old Border Collie/Australian Kelpie mix. This girl has boundless energy and will need lots of exercise. She LOVES to race after tennis balls and returns them to you as long as you’ll play. She is also super smart AND food-motivated so training will be a breeze and lots of fun for both Sox and her person. She gets along with other dogs and even was very good friends with a cat in her old home. She does well with kids, but with her exuberance, older kids would be best. Sox is house-trained, knows several commands, and is just waiting for a new family to love. I have a feeling she won’t be at the shelter for long! Here she was on Sunday posing and playing with Alexis.

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Emelynn’s Pick of the Week!

I had a feeling that when Emelynn met Roxy, there would be no question of who would be her pick this week and I was right. Roxy is a three-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix who scored beautifully on her behavior assessment. She is a gentle, calm girl who came to us as a stray although she has been at WHS before, and was just as wonderful then. She loves my hot dog bits, sits when asked, and walks well on leash. Here Roxy and Emelynn are this afternoon.


Just before I left for the day, I happened to go by Roxy’s kennel and this is what I found.

DSCN9072Here Roxy was on Sunday with Colby. He really liked her, too.

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What?! You say I’m adorable? Well, I couldn’t agree more!

I met little Franz for the first time on Sunday. This cutie is a one-year-old Chihuahua/Yorkshire Terrier mix who weighs in at six pounds. Marianne brought her out for pictures and as you can see, they hit it off right away. Franz hasn’t had the best life so far, so is a little hesitant at first meeting, but quickly warms up when you spend a little time with her. She hasn’t had a lot of socialization, so would do best in a quieter home with adults or older children. Once she feels comfortable, Franz becomes a snuggler and loves to be in your lap. She can’t wait for a family looking for a small bundle of love to find her.

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Bet you can’t guess why my name is Snowy!

On second thought, I bet you can! Snowy is a three-year-old Bichon Frise/Poodle mix. This boy is VERY active and loves to race around playing. He also likes to chase cats, so no feline in his home, please. While he might do well with another dog, he’d be just fine as an only pet, since he loves having a family be all about HIM. He’ll also do best with older kids or just adults. Snowy is a happy little guy, loving to his people, and he’ll make a great new best friend. Here he is with Rayne on Sunday.

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I’m a bit shy, but give me time and you will fall in love with me!

Honey came to WHS as a stray, so we don’t know about her past, but she quickly won the affection of everyone she met. This gentle soul is eager to learn new skills and since she is treat-motivated, she’ll be fun and easy to train. Honey is about two-years-old and we think she is a Beagle/Pit Bull Terrier mix. As you can see, Laslo is one of her many fans. I love this sweet girl!

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I’m a bundle of energy and boy do I want to meet YOU!

Hazel is a one-year-old Terrier mix who, if you remember from last week, LOVES to play with the big boys on the Rough and Rowdy side of Playgroup, and she does her best to keep up with them. Hazel will do well with older kids who can keep up with her play style and energy. She loves treats, is smart, and willing and eager to take part in any adventure her family wants to have. Hazel has a hold this week, so I’m hoping she’ll soon be with her forever family. Here she is with Colby on Sunday.





Nope, don’t like the cone. But I’m making the best of it, see me smile?

Yep, Hunter is wearing a cone after being neutered. He arrived at WHS December 26th found as a stray so we don’t know his story. He is a Dutch Shepherd mix and is about a year old. He is a big, playful, affectionate giant who has had some training. He comes when called and sits in front of you. He takes treats gently. Hunter is eager to please and loves people. He is learning to walk more politely on leash with three daily trips around the track with volunteers. This big boy will make a wonderful partner for some lucky person or family. Alexis enjoyed walking him even with the cone. Hoping this big boy will soon be in a home with a big yard!

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Need a lap warmer? I’d like to apply!

Meet Pepper, a four-year-old Chihuahua mix. At only five pounds, this little snuggler needs a home with older children so he won’t have to worry about being stepped on. He can get nervous around a lot of confusion, so a quieter home would be best for this boy. He has lived successfully with cats and likes other small dogs. Happily, he is house-trained and well-mannered. He can be a little shy when you first approach him, but it doesn’t take long before he is crawling into your lap. I hope that on an evening very soon Pepper will be sleeping soundly next to his new person.







Remember Cowgirl? Here she was at WHS in December. Everyone loved her from the minute they met her!


Her name now is Lexi and her family sent this wonderful update!

“Lexi is simply an amazing dog. She is doing awesome at her new home. The boys love her so much and she loves them too. She’s still trying to get used to us, she likes to hide a lot. And she definitely does not enjoy fireworks—she ended up under our bed and wouldn’t come out. We can’t wait to watch her improve more, we’re working on fetch right now. Thank you so much for such a wonderful dog.”

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So here’s the story…Scrappy was adopted first by Patti’s family last June. Here he was when he was at WHS.

ScrappyIn August, Patti’s family decided Scrappy needed a brother. Back to WHS they came and fell in love with the big guy, Gryffindor.

GryffindorI am delighted that I often get a photo or two from Patti and last week’s I have to share. Here are the boys relaxing.

Scrappy and Gryffin

Then she sent this: “Gryffin’s reaction to the cat getting a bath is priceless.”







That’s it for this week!

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