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Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,

Once again this week Willamette Humane Society had some wonderful dog adoptions including Stella, here with her new person. Thanks to staff for sending me this happy going-home photo.






The shelter continues adoptions by appointment only, as explained below.

The Adoption Process 

WHS is keeping people safe while continuing to match dogs and cats with their perfect fits of 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


Got a tennis ball? Got a pool? Yes? We need to talk!

Banner is a beautiful two-year-old German Shepherd mix. At 70 pounds, he is a very athletic young dog whose favorite thing to do in the world is play fetch.



He not only returns the ball to you, but drops it at your feed and backs up, waiting for you to throw it again.

Banner is an extremely friendly, social dog. He loves people whether they are long-time friends or strangers he’s about to meet. He is smart, knows numerous commands, and likes to ride in the car. He loves being petted all over. He is house-trained and slept in his dog bed next to his person in his previous home. Banner does get excited with new people and places and knows he needs to work on not jumping for joy in his greetings. While he’s never lived with children, he has done well when they have visited and so is rated for kids about ten and older.

Banner enjoys our shelter playgroups. WHS Trainer Jessi writes, “He plays more ‘push pull,’ meaning he enjoys chase games with little physical contact. He can get overly excited, however, so will need to be monitored when playing with other dogs. He does tend to herd others, but takes feedback from them when it is too much, with Jethro for example.” And it’s not just other dogs he likes to herd—he has been known to chase both cows and cats, so no livestock or felines for this boy.

Banner will need a special home due to his amazing athletic ability to jump seven-foot fences!!

Besides playing fetch, Banner’s obsession is water. He LOVES hanging out in the pool. Here he was on Sunday with Jethro.



While Banner gets along with other dogs most of the time, he does tend to guard his food, so would need to be fed away from other dogs in the home. He is fine when left alone in the house.

Banner will need a family who will give him the exercise and supervision he needs to stay out of trouble. If you have a supply of tennis balls, a kiddie pool, and you want an enthusiastic, affectionate, athletic dog to match your active life style, Banner may be your new best buddy.



If Banner sounds like a perfect fit for your family, fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on the link “Ask About Banner” under his picture on the WHS adoptable dog page found here: https://whs4pets.org/adopt-a-pet/dogs-2/

Thank you to WHS staff members Jessi and Sasha for these great pictures!

We’re hoping that Banner will be adopted by next post. On that note, that’s it for this week!



Banner, 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