Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
It’s been another great Willamette Humane Society week with SEVEN very happy dog adoptions. Here are two that appeared in last week’s post and one who would have appeared this week if he hadn’t gotten scooped up so quickly!
I had written about Wade several times, and in last week’s post I wrote about Travis and Wade together. Then Travis was suddenly adopted just before I published. I wrote: “We’re hoping that Wade will be found by his new family soon.” Well, he was! Wade’s foster dad wrote: “His adopters loved him and Wade was just as smitten! They have a big yard and are considering a second dog so it’s the ideal place for him. He was so into them I barely got a goodbye in before he went back to playing with them!”
I wrote about Milo in last week’s post and am thrilled that he was adopted!
I had planned to write about Bear in this post, but got these wonderful pictures from WHS Trainer Nichole of his adoption on Monday. Such a happy new beginning. Here’s what Nichole wrote: “Bear was adopted today! He will have two new dog friends to romp with! His new person wants to train him to be an emotional support animal. He has the food-motivation! Happy ending!”
I’ve been training hard and I’m getting braver every day. I’m ready for my new family!
Do you wish you had an eager, affectionate, thirteen-pound dog who will joyfully leap into your arms when you come home after being gone for five minutes? Rudy may be the dog you’ve been wishing for.
Rudy is a one-year-old Terrier mix who was surrendered because his person felt he needs someone who is home most of the time. He loved to follow his former family members around the house and would sit in the front window when they were gone, waiting for their return.
Rudy is an introvert and will need a patient family who will understand his need for slow introductions of both people and places. He has been working with our training staff to help him overcome his timidity, fearfulness, and reactivity when he feels overwhelmed. Rudy has come a long way. He LOVES cheese and has been earning lots of cheese bits while he has been gaining confidence through rewards-based training. He now will sit on cue, and “stay” for ten seconds!
WHS Trainer Nichole has been working with Rudy and made this video for him.
Rudy has lived with other dogs, a cat, and children. He is rated for dog-savvy kids about eight and older who will know to give him the space he needs.
Rudy is house-trained and, when left loose in his former home, he never destroyed anything. He sleeps in his bed, loves car rides, and going for walks around the neighborhood. He is naturally curious which can lead to his escaping his yard, so a secure fence will be important for this boy.
Rudy would like to live with another dog who would continue to help him become braver. He has felt more outgoing when with some of the shelter “helper” dogs. Rudy can be selective in his dog friends, so will need to meet any dog he will be living with.
Once Rudy realizes you are his friend, he is a loyal, devoted companion who loves to snuggle and give kisses. He wants you to know that his adoption comes with his own car seat and a bag of clothes and toys from his former family.
WHS Trainer Nichole writes, “Rudy is an active youngster so he’ll need an active home with someone who is willing to give him lots of exercise and enrichment. If you’re looking for a big-hearted little dog and are willing to be patient and go slowly, Rudy could be just right for you.”
If Rudy sounds like a perfect fit for your family, fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on the link “Ask About Rudy” under his picture on the WHS adoptable dog page found here: https://whs4pets.org/adopt-a-pet/dogs-2/
We’re hoping that I’ll be able to report that Rudy has been adopted in next week’s post.
Once again, a huge thank you to WHS Trainers Jessi and Nichole for the pictures and video 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.
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