Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
It was another excellent week at WHS with five very special adoptions.
Mia waited for her forever home since December, but found it on Saturday. Lucky family, Mia is a gem much loved by WHS staff and volunteers.
I wrote about this youngster last week and I knew he wouldn’t be at the shelter long. He will keep his new family very active!
This adorable ten-pound bundle of fun was gone in a flash. No one was surprised.
Kenai was another quick adoption which surprised no one. She will keep her new family laughing as she romps!
WHS Trainer Nichole sent this wonderful news on Tuesday: “Sweet Pal was adopted today! He will be going home with a lovely woman who just wants a furry ‘pal’ to keep her company. His new name will be “Joey,” which is perfect especially if you’re a Sinatra fan (one of his movies is ‘Pal Joey’). Happy tails, little fella.”
I know I’m a bit of a challenge, but I’m working hard with the Training Team to learn manners and how to be a well-behaved family member. You can help me, too!
Milo is a handsome, one-year-old energetic Husky mix who loves people and can’t wait for a Husky-savvy family to adopt him. What a beautiful boy he is!
Milo is still a youngster with all the enthusiastic energy of a pup. At 73 pounds, he is a big boy. He was surrendered when his family moved to an apartment and couldn’t take him with them.
Milo has been an outdoor dog so far in his young life, so he is not house-trained. He is excited about spending some time inside with his family and hopes his new peeps will be understanding as he learns how to be more of an indoor dog.
Milo has not had a lot of training, but oh my, how he loves working with the Behavior Team in mentally challenging games with rewards-based training. He thrives on attention and has been working on loose-leash walking—yes, he’s quite a puller—as well as skills such as “leave it,” and “sit.” He’s also practicing impulse control. Here he is working with volunteer Linda on Sunday.
Milo would love to go on hikes or runs with his new person. He has not had much exposure to the outside world, but has been eager to explore the WHS property.
Milo is very affectionate. WHS Trainer Nicole recently wrote, “Outside he was a love bug—rubbing up against my legs, pressing his head to my hands.” Marilyn, WHS Behavior and Training Manager noted, “Milo snuggled into me for body and neck rubs.” His former family wrote that Milo is “playful, feisty, and energetic and he loves to play ball.”
WHS Trainer Jessi writes, “Milo can be jumpy and will need continued work on his leash manners. He can get distracted and reactive toward other dogs, but can be redirected. He seeks out handler attention and is treat-motivated. He loves to play with toys and balls, will trade them easily, and will bring a thrown ball back to you.”
Milo is selective in his dog friends. He prefers to romp with female dogs about his size. Two of his best friends at the shelter, Mia and Roxy, were recently adopted. The three of them loved playing and walking together.
Because of Milo’s size and boisterous play style, he will need a family with just adults, or with older children who can help to continue with his training. In his enthusiasm for life, Milo will jump up on people. He also will bark at strangers. Milo has shown some possible prey drive, so he will also need a feline- and small dog-free home. Milo’s new family will also need a secure yard with a fence. He is not the kind of dog who can be left alone for long periods without being engaged physically and mentally.
Here he is with WHS Trainer Nichole, happy to pose for a picture.
Milo will be a joyful, affectionate, and loyal family member if given the time and continued training he loves.
If your family is experienced with Huskies and is looking for a new best friend, fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on Milo’s picture and then on the link Apply to Adopt found on this page: https://whs4pets.org/dogs/
I’m still waiting for my new family to find me. I’ve been here a long time. Will you be coming soon?
Danika is a bright, affectionate, and active dog. She had a great time on Sunday with Jessi and Linda.
She loved taking selfies with Jessi.
Danika is one of Jessi’s current favorites. Today Jessi wrote, “While Danika can be reactive toward some other dogs, she is VERY easy to redirect. She is toy and ball driven! She walks fairly well on leash. She loves to be petted all over and seeks out human attention. She knows basic manners including ‘sit,’ ‘down,’ and ‘shake.’ I really like her, she is very sweet. I hope she gets adopted soon!”
Here’s a video that Jessi took of Danika in action!
To read more about Danika, see additional pictures, and learn how to adopt her, click on the link to her featured post below.
We are really hoping that these two delightful dogs will be adopted by next week!
Thanks to three special dog lovers who helped me with pictures this week: WHS Trainers Jessi and Nichole, and volunteer Linda.
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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