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Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,

November has happily begun with FIVE wonderful dog adoptions!




Our sweet Kiley was adopted on Saturday. She finally has her forever retirement home. She was adopted by one of my readers, a WHS dog walker, who has promised updates and who wrote on Saturday evening, “She’s amazing and we love her so much!” We are so grateful for people who give our seniors (Kiley is 14) the final home they deserve.





Ben was adopted on Monday! Nichole wrote, “This spunky boy will be kept busy by four boys. In fact, he was worn out before he even got his new collar on!” Ben is going to have such an active, exciting life!







Patches was adopted on Tuesday. She is seven years old, and once again we are grateful when our seniors find their loving retirement homes. WHS Trainer Nicole writes, “Her new life includes 20+ acres to roam, chickens, and a new older doggie sister.  She’s going to have the best life.”






Today there were two more adoptions! First was Choco. Nichole writes, “First, shy guy Choco went home with a lovely couple. He’ll have a quiet life where he’ll be the center of attention.  Such a lucky boy!”






Also today, Paco was adopted! Nicole writes, “Paco, the spicy chihuahua mix, was adopted by a patient gentleman, his wife, and their senior chihuahua.  Paco will definitely keep them on their toes!”







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




I’m young, eager, and can’t wait to meet my forever family! Could it be yours?

Are you up for the joys (and challenges) of adopting an energetic youngster? If so, adorable Luna can’t wait to meet you.


Luna is eleven months old and, at 34 pounds, is a perfect medium size. The good news is that a lot of the puppy-manners training is already done! Luna is house-trained and even will use a puppy potty pad if needed when left alone too long.

Luna was surrendered because her owner was living in an apartment, working long hours, and could not give Luna the space or time that she needs. So Luna is hoping for an active family on whom she can shower her love.



Luna’s former family had her DNA tested and the results were Australian Cattle Dog (a.k.a. Red Heeler), American Pit Bull, and Chihuahua!

Luna has already had three families in her young life, and is hoping that her next home will be her forever one. She is a very smart and active young dog. When the Intake staff members were processing her upon arrival, they said she was “socially motivated, very loose and wiggly, and would do tricks for treats.”



According to her last family, Luna walks well on leash, except will pull when excited about seeing people or other dogs. She likes to ride in the car (in a kennel) and is used to being on the go with her family. She is excitable and can be jumpy when meeting strangers, but lets them pet her once she feels comfortable. She has lived with children and will sit quietly, enjoying being with them.

Luna likes being in her kennel as long as the door is left open. She sleeps in it at night. When left alone, the only destruction is her stuffed toys (after the couch, early as a puppy, a subject Luna is embarrassed about discussing).

Luna has lived with a Chihuahua and loved to play with him. At the shelter, she has been somewhat nervous about meeting other dogs, so would need to meet any dog she would be living with, as she seems to be selective about her canine friends.



Luna is an eager, bright, happy youngster who is hoping for a new family who will have the time to give her the love and attention she craves. She is a “leaner” when she’s next to you and will believe you make the sun rise every morning. If Luna sounds like the perfect fit for your family, fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on the link “Ask About Luna” under her picture on the WHS adoptable dog page found here: https://whs4pets.org/adopt-a-pet/dogs-2/





I’m a little older, calmer and will be your best cuddle buddy!

Are you looking for a new best friend who will look at you adoringly and listen to whatever is on your mind with great empathy? If you are, come and meet Lila, an eight-pound, eight-year-old Chihuahua mix who is an absolute delight.



Since Lila is a senior, she arrived at the shelter with a few age-related issues including needing some dental work, which she received at WHS yesterday. WHS Trainer Jessi brought Lila out to take some pictures for my post this morning, but poor Lila wasn’t feeling too well due to her dental work yesterday. She had to have eight teeth pulled! But give this gal a couple of days and she’ll be right back hopping into laps!



Don’t think for a minute that Lila has slowed down due to her age. Here’s what a staff member wrote when first meeting her. “Lila walked up to the front of her kennel to greet me. She wagged her tail and wiggled her body in excitement. I entered her kennel and she jumped into my lap. She was comfortable sitting/standing on my lap and enjoyed chest and rump scratches.”

By this afternoon, Lila was feeling better, had her ears up and was ready for some pictures that Nichole took.


The Intake staff had nothing but good things to report about Lila, too. ”She actively solicited attention. She tolerated all handling and did not mind being carried. She showed no reactivity when walking past other dogs in kennels, walking well on the leash. Walked into kennel with no issues.”

Lila’s former person had her since she was six months old, but had to give her up when her life circumstances changed. She, too, had only positive things to say about this sweet girl. At home, Lila followed her person around, wanting to be close to her. “She cuddles up with you in a chair. She enjoys riding in the car and is still frisky, wanting to lick you. She will chew up tissues if she finds them lying around.”



Lila does bark at strangers, but stops when asked. She has never been around cats, but does enjoy children and played with the owner’s granddaughter. When left alone, Lila was calm and just waited for her person to come home. She has been mostly an indoor dog and is crate-trained. Because her owner was not able to take her outside much, she is used to using pee pads.

Lila will be a sweet and devoted friend to the lucky family who adopts her. If that family is yours, fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on the link “Ask About Lila” under her picture on the WHS adoptable dog page found here: https://whs4pets.org/adopt-a-pet/dogs-2/



Once again this week, a huge thank you to Jessi and Nichole for the pictures in this post!


We’re hoping both of these dogs will soon get the homes they deserve. On that note, 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