Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
This post is going to be an especially happy one. First, I have some outstanding adoptions to report. Second, we had such a fun Sunday at the shelter playing with our current dogs. Two of the ones I am going to feature this week I had met only briefly when I took their original website pictures. On Sunday we got to know them and what delightful dogs they are. Here are last week’s adoptions.
There were an amazing NINE dog adoptions during the past week! One of them, Leta, came and went so fast I never even met her! Another one, Swiper, was adopted the day my last post was published, so I announced it then. Here are the others.
We are so happy for this active, eager girl, who loves to romp and then hang out with her peeps.
No surprise that our adorable puppy, Ollie, was adopted. Such a goofy boy with a great personality. He will keep his new family active and laughing.
We had a feeling that this beautiful girl would be adopted quickly. Glad we were right!
The longer a dog is at the shelter, the more thrilled we are when they are adopted. Such was the case with our sweet Rosie who had been waiting for her new person since the beginning of December.
How could you not fall in love with this little senior? We are very happy she’s now in her forever home being loved.
Margie was a newbie to the shelter and on Sunday she was feeling quite stressed. I’m very happy to report that she now is settling into her new home with her new family. She’s a sweet girl.
Please Note: The dogs I feature in this section are available for adoption as of today, February 2, 2022. 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 featured dogs are still available and to see other available dogs, click on the link to the currently available dogs here.
I’m a youngster with a lot to learn, but oh, am I fun! I can’t wait for you to teach me new things! We’ll have a great time together and I’ll be your BFF!
Mufasa is a seven-month-old Anatolian Shepherd mix. At 68 pounds, this boy is a BIG puppy! When he and his four siblings arrived at WHS, I didn’t plan on featuring them, as I was sure they would be adopted quickly. Most of them were, including Mufasa, but it was quickly discovered that he needs a feline-free home, so he was returned.
Since the pups were found as strays, we don’t know anything about their history, but we do know quite a bit about them from their stay at the shelter. Mufasa has adjusted well to shelter life. He often is found just relaxing in his kennel quietly and doesn’t seem stressed. He is very much a puppy still, albeit a very LARGE puppy. He has puppy actions in play as he pounces on tennis balls. He loves pets and attention. He is treat-motivated (I found that cheese is a favorite) and a quick learner. He can settle after a play session and enjoys time just relaxing with his people. Like all puppies, he does have more to learn. He is practicing walking without pulling on leash, and he occasionally will take the leash in his mouth, but quickly drops it when asked. He takes treats gently. We were quite touched with how affectionate he is. He became an instant Marianne favorite.
We decided to take him to a yard and see if he’d like to play. It turns out he LOVES tennis balls. He will bring them back and while he hasn’t learned to bring them back to you, he does drop them nearby.
He will even entertain himself with a tennis ball.
After our play session, we took him into Mary’s Place. Knowing the more pictures, the better chance of him getting adopted, he happily posed for some shots for Marianne.
Then while Linda, Mufasa, and Marianne relaxed on the couch, Linda pointed out that the tip of Mufasa’s tail is white.
There was a moment of panic when this happened…
Thankfully, I realized that I wasn’t.
Then Linda found a very unusual dog toy. When rolled, it makes all kinds of different animal noises. Mufasa found it fascinating and a tad unnerving, as did we!
During our time with Mufasa, we realized what a delightful youngster he is. He is hoping that his new family will find him soon and take him home. In the spirit of full disclosure, he does get carsick. He probably won’t be a traveling companion. But oh, what a wonderful family dog he will grow up to be. If you think Mufasa is your next best friend, 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/.
When people see me in my kennel, they just walk past. I don’t get it. If they would just stop and visit me, they would see what a good boy I am! Everybody loves me here!
I first met Boujee soon after he arrived at WHS. He was a bit shy and unsure of my camera. He didn’t smile and I didn’t see much of his personality. It was a busy picture day, so I didn’t think much more about him, assuming he’d be adopted quickly.
When he was still at the shelter last Sunday, we decided to spend some time with him and get to know him. We were so glad we did! He was much more relaxed and happy. What an absolutely delightful youngster he is!
I was thrilled when Boujee was adopted after I wrote this feature, but I decided to leave it in this post anyway so you could see what a fun time we had with him.
Boujee is a one-year-old mixed breed boy who is about as sweet-natured as they come. He was surrendered due to his person’s living situation and feeling that he needs more attention than they could give him. He is looking for a new home with room to romp and then settle in with his peeps for a quiet evening. He is practicing leash-walking without pulling, and since he is highly treat-motivated, he is improving. Cheese is a favorite reward. Boujee is house-trained, but may have an accident if he is not let outside in time. His former person describes him as “playful, loving, and doesn’t bark.” They said he is nervous when left alone and will chew things he shouldn’t. He has lived happily with cats, gets along with other dogs, and does well with children (although due to his size and enthusiasm, he may accidentally knock little ones down).
We took him outside to see if he likes to play fetch. He does. And his pure joy in romping with tennis balls was so fun to watch.
Since he loved fetching a tennis ball, we decided to try the big red ball—did he like it? Not so much.
Then we took him into Mary’s Place and laughed our way through the visit.
After a little more playing…
… it was time for a final group shot.
Boujee is simply a wonderful young family dog. He needs a little help with learning polite leash-walking and knowing what is okay to chew and what’s not, but he’ll keep you laughing and active.
Do you like to cuddle? So do I. Do you like to be bothered when you are eating? Neither do I. I think you and I could be friends!
Meliodas (Melly to his friends) is a Border Collie mix and is two years old. He was surrendered because he has a few quirks and will need a family willing to give him space when he needs it, cuddle time when he asks for it, and lots of exercise. He is a Border Collie mix, after all!
I first met Meliodas shortly after he was surrendered by his family and he was quite shy at first. But, oh my, once out of his kennel he was a different dog. We took him into Mary’s Place and he became such an affectionate little guy, hopping up in people’s laps, leaning into them on the couch, and asking for pets and attention. Marianne was just sitting, minding her own business, when THIS happened.
And then Megan was pulled into the act.
Needless to say, he certainly won our hearts quickly! So by now you are wondering about his “quirks” and what kind of home Meliodas needs.
Meliodas was surrendered because he suddenly started to have problems with the other resident dog. He also does not like anyone around his food dish when he is eating. He has been known to slip outside when the opportunity arises. He does not care for cats, so will need a feline-free home. He also needs practice walking on leash without pulling. He can be quite nervous when meeting new people, especially men. So those are his quirks. Meliodas has many positive behaviors, too. He is house-trained and crate-trained. In his former home, when he needed to go out, he would go stand by the door and nudge his hanging leash. He is very well-behaved in his crate. His former family described him as “sweet, high energy, smart, playful, excitable, and protective.” He loves squeaker toys and ropes and isn’t picky about treats.
The longer we stayed in Mary’s Place, the more relaxed and playful Meliodas got.
After our cuddle time in Mary’s Place, we took him outside to play fetch. He LOVED it.
Before we headed back to his kennel, we stopped for a bench picture.
Meliodas is waiting for a family who will work around his quirks, help him to gain confidence in new situations, and give him space when he needs it. In return, he will give you his devotion. If you think Meliodas will fit your life style, 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/.
Jack is a one-year-old handsome mixed-breed brindle boy. We don’t know what in Jack’s past life has made him fearful, but Jack is easily startled by things like flags flapping and other loud noises. He needs a family willing to give him a little extra support when he is feeling nervous. But what a good boy he is. It didn’t take him any time at all to win all of us over to his fan club, as you’ll see in the pictures.
To find out more about Jack, 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/.
Luke is a three-year-old Akita/American Pit Bull mix. We don’t know a lot about Luke’s past experiences, but the outside world can be quite scary to him. It takes him some time to realize a stranger can be a great friend. A home with active and loud people would make him very nervous. Luke needs a quiet and calm family to make him feel safe. One of Luke’s trusted friends is WHS Trainer Nichole.
Luke is having a hard time at the shelter. He always looks worried and fearful…
…except when Nichole takes him out to a yard where he gets the “zoomies.” Today she sent me this video of a very happy and relaxed Luke.
It is so nice to see this anxious boy having such fun. To learn more about Luke, 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/.
So happy for Boujee and hoping the other dogs I’ve featured today will also soon be with their new families.
My thanks to volunteers Marianne, Megan, Linda, and WHS Trainer Nichole for making this post possible.
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: https://whs4pets.org/dogs/
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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