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Wow! I’m thrilled to be able to report that there were TEN adoptions in the last week! Here are the dogs who are now happily settling into their new homes. There is one dog, Rambo, whom I didn’t get a chance to meet, so I don’t have a picture.


This beautiful girl was so cooperative during her photoshoot. She’s a youngster at six months with a long, happy life ahead of her. Lucky family!

Frankie and Churro

Our little bonded pair went to their new home together. This was their second time at WHS and we are so happy they didn’t have to stay long before they found their new family. Hoping this is their forever home. Ayla, Marianne, and I had so much fun with this happy duo, as they are wonderful little dogs!


Here is Ernie about to go home with his new person. I didn’t get to meet him, but what a cutie! Thanks to Sasha, Adoption Specialist, for the picture!


We knew when we met her that she’d be gone quickly. She’s only five months old. What a sweetheart! Here she was with Marianne.


As always, we’re so happy when one of our seniors finds their forever home. Here nine-year-old Natasha was with Megan.


This spunky little 14-year-old senior went to his retirement home. So thankful, once again, for adopters who take our seniors home. Here he was with Megan.


Oh my! Drum roll! Happy dance! Just as I was writing this post on Tuesday afternoon, our long-waiting goofy boy was adopted! Tyson has been waiting for his new person since June 2nd. We are over the moon that he’s finally gone home! We will miss this comedian and watching him play with a GFB (Giant Fluff Ball). He’s going to make a wonderful family dog.

Pea Pie

This delightful little character was adopted Tuesday afternoon, too. Megan had a great time with him last week. His brother, Bunny, is still available as of today and you’ll read all about him later in this post.

Please Note: The dogs I feature in this section are available for adoption as of today, July 7, 2021. But things change fast and our goal is always to find wonderful homes for our dogs as quickly as possible. To see if today’s dogs are still available and to see other available dogs, visit https://whs4pets.org/dogs/ .

This week I am going to feature three dogs, two of whom I have written about before. Both have a need for a special kind of home and both have been waiting for their new families for quite a while. I’m hoping that this week just the right families will read about these sweethearts and know they want to bring them home.

Got a farm? I need a farm. Need a dog? I’m a dog. Got goats? I can help with them!

If you are a regular reader of my posts, you already know Willow, a beautiful five-year-old Great Pyrenees. At 86 pounds, she is a big dog, and such an affectionate girl.

Willow lived her first four years happily on a farm. She was outside during the day and slept in the house at night. She did very well with the goats on the farm. Then the family moved to town and Willow had a very difficult time adjusting. She was anxious and stressed, startled by noises, and was vocal outside. She needs to go back to living on a farm, maybe one with goats where she can once again relax and have a job.

Willow has been waiting for her new farm family since May 25th, a long time to be in a shelter. While she enjoys her friends at WHS, it’s not the same as being on a farm. She is really hoping, as are we who love her, that she’ll soon find her perfect forever farm. Megan is one of her special friends.

Today I went to the shelter to meet up with Marianne and catch up on new dog pictures. After the newbies, we spent some time with Willow. She was as sweet as ever. We so badly want her to find her farm family.

To read all about Willow and see if you might be her perfect match, read my feature about her here.

If you are that farm family that Willow needs, fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on Willow’s picture and then on the link Apply to Adopt found on this page: https://whs4pets.org/dogs/.

I may be deaf, but I’m smart, and everyone here loves me. I bet you will, too!

I wrote about Winnie last week. A seven-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix, she arrived at WHS as a stray on June 11th. We quickly realized that she is deaf. Marianne and I were instantly smitten when we met this affectionate, active girl. But there have been no potential adopters who have been good matches who have asked to meet Winnie.

This afternoon, after spending time with Willow, we brought Winnie out and we had a great time. She was so happy to have our attention.

Winnie needs an understanding and patient family who recognizes the challenges of being a deaf dog. But what a joyful family member she will be. To learn all about this terrific girl, read my feature on her here. And if you think you are the match that Winnie is waiting for, fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on Winnie’s picture and then on the link Apply to Adopt found on this page: https://whs4pets.org/dogs/

I’m not a youngster, but I’m tons of fun! Just ask my friends here at the shelter!

Bunny and Pea Pie arrived at the shelter after their person died and no one in the family could take them. Happily, Pea Pie, was adopted on Tuesday, as you saw in my adoption report.

Bunny is an eight-year-old Miniature Poodle mix who is full of energy and joy. We fell for him immediately when we met him.

At 22 pounds, Bunny is a perfect medium-size boy. He loves hanging out with his people. He has lived with cats, but he and Pea Pie were kept separate from the cats for the dogs’ protection! He loved to play with his siblings but also was calm when playtime was over. When he was left alone, he was fine. According to his former family, Bunny spent his time at home “hanging out, eating, playing and relaxing.” He is house- and crate-trained, though he didn’t spend much time in a crate. In the spirit of full disclosure, Bunny does bark to greet people (then settles down), when he sees other dogs, and at strangers. He is not picky about his treats or toys, anything is just fine with him. He did well in the car in a crate. He is afraid of fireworks. His play style with people was described as “affectionate and gentle.” When asked how they would describe Bunny, the family wrote, “loyal, affectionate, playful, gentle and enjoys human interaction.”

Volunteer Linda immediately fell for this guy.

We had a great time playing in the yard with him. He may be eight, but he has energy!

If Bunny sounds like he would be a great addition to your family, fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on Bunny’s picture and then on the link Apply to Adopt found on this page: https://whs4pets.org/dogs/.

Just as we were heading out of the shelter, we saw the Pet Adventure Camp kids reading to our dogs. Both the kids and the dogs were having a wonderful time. Who knew that shelter dogs are so knowledgeable about literature?

That’s it for this week!

Thanks to Adoption Specialist Sasha, and volunteers Megan, Marianne and Linda for their help with this post.

Remember, if you see a dog on my blog whom you are interested in meeting, fill out the Adoption form at whs4pets.org, and wait to be contacted by the staff. And please remember that sometimes dogs are adopted quickly, so might have already found a great home by the time you ask about them.

You can reach me at adoptanoregondog14@yahoo.com