Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
As you know if you are a regular reader of my posts, dogs discuss a lot of things during shelter playgroups such as where the best smells are, who wants to play chase, etc. What you may not realize, however, is that they also discuss their hopes for adoption.
And sometimes wishes come true. Willow was adopted Sunday morning. We were thrilled she didn’t have to stay at the shelter for long before her new family found her.
Later Sunday afternoon, Jessi and Cash brought Snoop in for a family meet. Here is the story.
Everyone was pretty excited on the way to WHS.
Cash hung out with Snoop in the meet yard waiting for the possible new family which included a couple and a former WHS alumni named Taz.
Speaking of Taz, here he was two years ago just before he was adopted, with volunteers Marianne (right) and Caitlin.
Soon the new family arrived and Snoop and Taz met.
Everyone was thrilled when the meet went so well. Snoop is now getting settled into his new home and family. Cash was a little sad to see him go, but was also happy that Snoop now has a home of his own.
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:
Need a hug? I can help!
Chicky is a one-year-old “professional hugger” according to WHS Trainer Marilyn. She continues, “this sensitive girl is slow to adjust when first meeting, but can often be found trying to sit in a staff member’s lap.”
Chicky was surrendered because her family moved and couldn’t take her with them. Although very shy when she first arrived at the shelter, Intake staff wrote that she soon started to warm up to them. “When we first approached Chicky, she had her tail tucked in and ears back. She cowered and lay on the floor. I began speaking to her and she slightly looked up and started to wag her tail. She let me pet her and she placed both paws on my lap and began to lick my hands.” Since that time, Chicky has made many staff friends and is now one of their favorites. Here she was with WHS Trainer Jessi this morning.
Chicky’s former family, who got her as a puppy, described her as “friendly, knows basic commands, loves to go for car rides and is very active, likes to run a lot.” She has been fine when left alone, waiting for her peeps to come home. She is crate-trained. She will need a little help in polishing her house-training skills, although she has kept her kennel clean since arriving at WHS. She has had no history with cats, and is recommended for older children, as she jumps up when excited and could knock little ones over. She will bark at strangers passing by.
WHS Trainer Nichole has spent some time with Chicky and wrote this. “I sat on the couch. Chicky cautiously climbed on the couch next to me and pushed her body onto my lap, tipped her head back and licked my mask. I removed the mask and she gently licked my cheeks.”
Chicky will do best as an only pet where she can have all of her family’s love and attention. She is working hard with the training staff, learning new skills. Since she is highly treat-motivated, and eager to please, she is having a blast.
Chicky will be a wonderful new best friend for the right family. If that family is yours, fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on the link “Ask About Chicky” under her picture on the WHS adoptable dog page found here: https://whs4pets.org/adopt-a-pet/dogs-2/
Yep, I’m still here…still waiting for you. Will you be coming soon?
Sherlock is still hoping that his perfect family fit will find him soon. I first wrote about Sherlock in my July 22nd post. He had been found as a stray on July 6th. He was adopted a few weeks later, but he was not the right fit for the family and was returned. I’ve written about this active boy several times, but his perfect family has not found him yet. Maybe they will see this post and come take him home. He needs a Hound-savvy person who will appreciate and love his Hound personality.
Last week the dogs had a wonderful surprise in playgroup. WHS Trainers Jessi and Nichole put together a Halloween-themed set for them to explore. They all had a blast! Here’s Sherlock all decked out.
To read all about this special young boy, and to see if you might be his perfect peep, click on this link and then scroll down to his story.
Remember Molly? Our sweet girl continues to happily perform her duties as an office dog, enjoys her car rides, and a few weeks ago celebrated her one-year “Gotcha Day.”
She got to go to the coast recently and had a wonderful time.
As always, I’m thankful for Jessi’s pictures!
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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