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Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,

Willamette Humane Society continues to complete adoptions by appointment only, but that has not discouraged the wonderful matching of dogs with their perfect fits of families. During this past week, there were FIVE such happy new beginnings.












I was going to feature him this week, but he was scooped up quickly! Here he was in playgroup on Sunday.


And here he was yesterday meeting his new person who took him home! Lucky boy, lucky person!






I knew this big boy would be adopted very fast as applications quickly started arriving at WHS! Here he was on Sunday in playgroup. He is a gentle giant!


And here he is with his new little brother and his people yesterday.





Hers is another wonderful case of her foster family deciding she was already home!




I’m young, a bit shy, but give me a little time to get to know you and we’ll be best buds!

Milo is a nine-month-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix. He was surrendered because the family moved and no longer had room for him. Milo was very stressed when he was first at WHS; he was fearful in the new and strange shelter environment. But staff has been been working with him and he is learning to relax more.



Milo was in a foster home for a while and they had many good things to say about him. “He takes treats very gently, he knows ‘sit’ and ‘shake,’ and he didn’t chewed on a single household item. He wanted to be near us. He also tolerated a bath.” But Milo was too much dog for the foster family’s other dogs and so he is back at the shelter.

So, while Milo can have dog friends over to play, he will need to be an only dog in the home. Here he was last Sunday. He LOVES the pool!


Milo’s original family said that he is energetic, playful and loves to be petted and to get attention from people. He is house-trained and pawed at the door when he needed to go out. He was kept mostly outside, so he is hoping to spend more time inside with his next family.

Our WHS trainer, Marilyn, has spent time with Milo and writes this about him:

“Milo is ready to be your partner for outdoor adventure. He is active and playful but can be a tad shy when meeting new faces. But with a little time, Milo becomes wiggly, snuggling into his friends for attention and scratches. Milo has a little crate training under his belt and he is ready to learn more dog skills! Milo takes treats very politely from your hands and appreciates a tasty food reward for good behavior. Milo loves children. He lived with children in his former home and his foster home. His enthusiasm for play can lead to jumping and mouthing, so we recommend a family with older children about thirteen and older. Milo needs a home with room to run and play. He will thrive spending time near his people. Though he romps happily with other dogs in our shelter playgroups, we recommend that Milo be the only pet in his new home.”

Milo bonds tightly with his people and with a little fine-tuning in his training skills, will be a wonderful family member, ready for any adventure.

If Milo sounds like he could be your new best friend, fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on the link “Ask About Milo” under his picture on the WHS adoptable dog page found here: https://whs4pets.org/adopt-a-pet/dogs-2/



NEWS FLASH!!! NEWS FLASH!!! NEWS FLASH!!! News Flash!!! News Flash!!!

I was moments away from publishing this post when I got the FANTASTIC news that Travis just now got adopted! Here he is with his new person!

Trainer Nichole writes this about Travis’ adopter: “He loves to hike and go on adventures. This will be his first dog of his very own. He was so excited by Travis’ energy!”

We are over the moon!

Since I wrote about Travis and Wade together, I won’t try to change it now, but know that Travis is on his way HOME!





Yep, We’re still here. But we’re having a blast while we wait for our forever homes!

I wrote about Travis and Wade last week, hoping they would find their perfect matches by this post. But they haven’t. You can read all about Travis and Wade and what they need in their forever homes by clicking on the “Previous post” link at the bottom of this post.

Here is an update on the two of them from last Sunday’s playgroup.

Travis is a two-year-old mixed breed boy who, at about 34 pounds, is just right for people looking for a mid-sized dog. 



He LOVES the pool!





Wade is a one-year-old Hound mix who is in love with life and can’t wait for his next adventure. Wade’s foster dad describes him as “lap loving, curious, active, playful, intelligent and—communicative!” Wade is not a dog for the faint of heart! But if you’re up for it, he’ll be such a delightful best friend.


Travis and Wade love to romp together. Here they were last Sunday.


Here they are along with Bosco who keeps hoping to get in the action.





We’re hoping that Wade will be found by his new family soon. Remember, you can read all about Wade by clicking on the “Previous post” link at the bottom of this post.

If Wade sounds like he could be your new best friend, fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on the link “Ask About Wade” under his picture on the WHS adoptable dog page found here: https://whs4pets.org/adopt-a-pet/dogs-2/

The Adoption Process 

WHS is keeping people safe while continuing to match dogs and cats with new families. WHS is open for adoption appointments 10:00 – 3:00 every day.

To find out exactly how the adoption process works, click on the link below:

Adoptions Continue! But Your Patience Is Crucial


I am so grateful to WHS Trainers Jessi and Nichole for all of the pictures and videos in this post.

That’s it for this week!



All of the dogs I have featured today, along with other terrific dogs waiting to be adopted, can be found at Willamette Humane Society. Here is the link to the adoptable-dog page:


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