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This week’s focus is going to be on two dogs who have been waiting a long time for their new families to find them, and one fairly new arrival who has already won our hearts. But first, here is one happy adoption.


Pegas absolutely loved to race around the yard chasing tennis balls. However, exercise came to an abrupt halt when, while playing, she suddenly tore her left cranial cruciate ligament in her hind leg. That meant surgery and inserting a plate in her knee to stabilize her leg. Staff decided the best thing would be to make her a foster-to-adopt dog, with WHS taking care of the cost of her recovery. This week she was officially adopted by her foster family. We are so happy for this special girl and grateful to the family who cared for her during her recovery and now has her for keeps.

Please Note: The dogs I feature in this section are available for adoption as of today, February 16, 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.

All of my siblings have already been adopted. I’m still here. Maybe you could adopt me?

I featured Mufasa in my February 2nd post. He was adopted once, but returned when it became clear he needs a cat-free home. Mufasa is an eight-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. Over several weeks all but Mufasa found their forever homes.

At only eight months, Mufasa is still a puppy, a BIG puppy. He is hoping for a family who will be patient and teach him through positive-rewards-based training the skills he needs to be a well-behaved adult. He has been here since the beginning of January, and is beginning to be stressed in the shelter environment. We decided to take him into Mary’s Place on Sunday to give him some play time and relaxation. He thoroughly enjoyed both. He LOVES to play with rubber balls.

While he has puppy-energy, he can also settle and be very affectionate.

And I did mention that he is a BIG puppy…

Mufasa will need a yard to romp in, but once he has played, he’s ready to relax. I decided to make a movie about our fun time with him Sunday afternoon. We were amazed how well he could entertain himself. We basically sat and watched him play.

We had a wonderful time with this delightful youngster. 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.

To read more about Mufasa and see many more pictures of him in action, read his feature in my February 2nd post here.

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/.

I’ve been here a long time, too, and my friends here can’t understand it. Neither can I!

Meliodas arrived at WHS on January 22nd. At first he was extremely shy, but he quickly warmed up to volunteers and staff and has become a favorite of many, including my photo team. Meliodas is a two-year-old Border Collie mix. 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. But what a devoted and delightful family member he will be.

I featured Meliodas in my February 2nd post, thinking he’d soon be adopted. That hasn’t happened, so we decided he needed some additional exposure. On Sunday we brought him into Mary’s Place and we all had a blast. This affectionate, hilarious character will keep his family laughing just like he did us. His favorite toy was the stuffed monkey.

Meliodas has a few quirks and he’s hoping that his new family will be understanding about his needs. He was surrendered because he suddenly started to have problems with the other resident dog. He does not like to be disturbed when he is eating. He has been known to slip outside if given the chance. He does not care for cats, and will need a feline-free home. So those are his quirks. Meliodas has many positive behaviors, too. He is house- and crate-trained and is very well-behaved in his crate. He loves squeaker toys and ropes and isn’t picky about treats. And oh my, what a fun character he is to be around! He suggested I make a movie so you can see him “in real life.”

Meliodas is such a “people dog.” He thrives on simply being with his peeps.

To read more about Meliodas and see many more pictures of him in action, read his feature in my February 2nd post here.

If you think he could be the perfect fit for your lifestyle, 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/.

I was shy when I first came here, but not anymore! I can’t wait to find my forever family!

I first met Oso two Sundays ago. He had just arrived a few days before and was still feeling unsure in the shelter environment. He is a ten-month-old German Shepherd mix and such a nice boy. But he was quite shy and looking worried and stressed.

What a difference a week makes! This Sunday, Oso was all about pets, smiles, and zoomies!

Oso has an excellent history with both people and other dogs. Cats are another story. They are too tempting to chase, so he’ll need a feline-free home. This youngster is shy at first meeting, but quickly becomes a cuddler. Oso is going to make some lucky family a wonderful new companion.

Want to see this boy in action? Here are his zoomies!

If Oso sounds like your kind of dog, 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/.


Luna is a one-year-old German Shepherd mix. She is shy when meeting new people, but has a good history with children. She was surrendered because she did not get along with the other resident dog. She will need lots of exercise and would love a fenced yard to romp in. Luna is still a youngster and needs some training, which should be easy with rewards-based lessons. Here she was on Sunday with Marianne.

Luna is quite stressed in the kennel environment and we hope she will be found by an active family very soon. To learn more about Luna and find out if your family is the one she’s been hoping for, fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on her picture and then on the link Adopt Me found on this page: https://whs4pets.org/dogs/.


If you love senior dogs—if you love gentle giants—look no further than this face.

Osiris is an eight-year-old English Mastiff who won every heart at the shelter the moment he lumbered through the door. Osiris just wants to be with his people, preferably in a relaxed setting. He does play a little with toys, kind of in slow motion. Spending time just hanging out with Osiris in Mary’s Place is a favorite thing among our volunteers.

Looking for a senior with no drama? To learn more about Osiris and find out if your calm family is right for him, 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/.


Important Note: Popis is undergoing some medical treatment and won’t be available until February 20th. If you are interested in adopting her, check back on the WHS website on the 20th.

Popis is a delightful one-year-old Shepherd mix who, with some training, will be a wonderful family dog. We took her out in a yard to play and she had a great time. She will need help with polite leash-walking and learning not to jump on people. She will need house-training, too. But she is so worth the effort! Megan and Marianne became instant fans.

We have such a joyful update this week. Remember little shaggy Ace who was adopted last Sunday?


These were some pictures I took of him shortly after he arrived at WHS, on a very windy day. 😂

I got this very happy update yesterday.

“We love Frankie beyond description!  He is a sweet, happy, well-behaved boy. Here are pictures of him after a spa day at the groomer’s.  Also, he loves his bone!  It goes with him on walks, and he keeps it handy with visitors present but not to share! Thank you, WHS friends Lori, Martha, Marianne, and Sasha.  Bye for now!”

What a difference a grooming makes!

On that terrific update, that’s all for this week!

My thanks to volunteers Marianne, Megan, Linda and Adoption Specialist Sasha 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.

You can reach me at  adoptanoregondog14@yahoo.com