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It always makes me so happy to be able to report on a number of happy adoptions, and this week I can do exactly that. There have been SEVEN dogs adopted since my last post!

There was one newbie, Oliver, who arrived and found his new family so quickly that I never even met him, so have no pictures.


I met this cutie only once and I knew she wouldn’t be at the shelter long. She wasn’t.


Ronda is a youngster, only one year old, and quite shy. But she will grow up to be a wonderful family dog.


Remember Kira from last week’s feature? We were worried that she might be at the shelter for some time. Happily, we were wrong. On Friday she went home with her new family. Lucky people! Here she was last week with Marianne.


Another one of last week’s features was Rosie. We are always grateful when one of our seniors is adopted. Rosie, at nine years old, still has a lot of spunk and love to give. She was so timid the first week I met her, but by the next Sunday, she was a happy girl.


This young pup (five months) has a lot to learn about the world. Happily, he will have a loving and supportive family to help him.


I am so thrilled about Stubbs being adopted. I had planned to feature him this week and was just about to start to write about him when Marianne texted me that he’d just been adopted! Lucky family. He is such a great little dog!

Please Note: The dogs I feature in this section are available for adoption as of today, November 10, 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, click on the link to the currently available dogs here.

I have my own movie! I’m a STAR!

If you read my blog post last week, you will remember Loki, a a six-year-old Boxer/Australian Cattle Dog mix. He originally came from a shelter in California as a puppy, and has lived with the same family for six years. Sadly, they had to give him up due to housing issues. They are hoping Loki will get a wonderful new home where he will again be loved. Loki has been at WHS since October 18th waiting for his new family.

Loki is very shy and it takes him a while to warm up to new people, but once he does, he is a delightful, active boy. He will need a new family who will be understanding of his “stranger danger” fears and give him the space and encouragement he needs to gain confidence in a new home. He is not used to having a lot of visitors, so a calm environment will be best for him. Apartment life is not going to work for Loki. He barks at strangers and soon-to-be friends and needs time to settle. 

WHS Behavior & Training Instructor Nichole has spent time with Loki and has become one of his best friends. She decided that if she made a movie showing Loki’s playful side, the right family might see it. Here it is.

To read more about Loki and see more pictures, check out last week’s blog post by clicking here.

Loki will become a wonderful family member if you have the patience, space, and time for a timid, but loving boy. Fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on his picture and then on the link Adopt Me found on this page: https://whs4pets.org/dogs/.

My name is Macaroni and I love cheese. Anything else you need to know about me?

Meet Macaroni—a one-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix. His family is moving and the adults are working so much, they feel Macaroni should have a family who can pay more attention to him.

Macaroni’s family has wonderful things to say about him. While he is shy when first meeting someone or in a new situation, he quickly warms up and is friendly and curious. At the vet, he is calm and well-behaved. He is house-trained and when left alone he is relaxed. His only quirk is that he will jump a fence and go on an adventure, so a secure yard will be important. He has lived happily with children. He travels well (just sits) in a car. He gets along with other dogs. He lived with another dog in his former home, and although that dog was a bit of a bully to him, Macaroni never retaliated. He knows several cues such as “sit,” “stay,” “let’s go,” and “snack time.” He tolerates baths well, though is quite wiggly. He is fine meeting new people. When asked what five words best describe Macaroni, his family wrote, “gentle, calm, patient, lovable and curious.”

I first met Mac on Sunday and he was great with posing for pictures. Then we took him into Mary’s Place and he thoroughly enjoyed our time together. He loved being on the couch with Megan and wanted to try several poses.

Macaroni loves to romp outside, play fetch, and chew on squeaky toys. His family summed up this good boy as follows: “Mac is super gentle, and is great around our three-year-old son. He loves treats, snuggles, and behind-the-ear scratches. He is the sweetest, most patient boy. He lets you know when he wants affection. He cries a bit when we leave, and aways has ‘puppy dog eyes.'”

Macaroni will be a wonderful addition for some lucky family. If that family is yours, fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on his picture and then on the link Adopt Me found on this page: https://whs4pets.org/dogs/. He can’t wait to meet you.


I was smitten with Max the minute I met him. There was something about his scruffy little face and his sad eyes that just grabbed me.

When a friend contacted me thinking of adopting a small dog to be company for her elderly blind and deaf dog, Devy, I thought of Max. It was love at first sight and Max went home. Here is the update:

“Just a few words about how special Mr Max is and how happy we are to have him! He is such a sweet, fun and loving little dog! We took him for our first trailer trip this weekend and he behaved well the entire trip in spite of the wind and rain! He walked two miles with me every morning and still had lots of energy for an evening walk. He slept with me along with Devy and we all slept well! He is so patient with Devy! He’s not always friendly with other dogs, but I’ve learned to quickly scoop him up before they get too close. He is adjusting well to my daughter’s dog and we will have Max, Devy and her dog and our grandkids for a few days. I’m not anticipating any problems. So here’s to our new furry friend Mr Max! We love him to pieces!”

Max is going to have such a wonderful life!

On that happy note, that’s it for this week!

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

All of the dogs I have featured today, along with other terrific dogs waiting to be adopted, can be found at Willamette Humane Society.

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