Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
I was not able to go to the shelter on Sunday, but fear not! I have some super adoptions to report and I’m going to feature two dogs whom I have written about before, but they are still waiting for their new families. Let’s get started!
We had five terrific adoptions during the past week.
Diamond, a senior at ten years old, is such a good boy. He went home with two new dog siblings. His family has already written that he is settling in well and promised an update soon.
Here he was with two of his favorite volunteers, Marianne and Sheronne.
And he was such a cooperative poser with spring flowers.
Drumroll please! Jack has been waiting for his just-right family since January. He finally went home on Saturday. We are over the moon that Jack now has a family of his own! And his people report that he is doing very well.
Jack had many fans at the shelter who loved him including Marianne, Megan, and Linda.
Brick may look like serious, but he really isn’t. He’s an affectionate, happy guy and we are very happy he’s now in his forever home. Megan and Marianne were two of his biggest fans.
And here are his going-home pictures (thanks to Marianne). He was adopted by one of our dog-walking volunteers who fell in love with him. Can you tell?
Another of our wonderful seniors went home on Monday. Elder statesman Bond (nine years old) found his retirement home. He will love having his own people.
Last November Raider was surrendered to WHS because his family was moving. We immediately fell in love with this active, fun boy. Then it was discovered that he tested positive for heartworm and needed a quiet home with lots of rest for several months to recover. He went to a wonderful foster home, recovered, and today his foster family adopted him for good. What a wonderful outcome for this terrific boy.
I decided I needed a new look for spring. Maybe THESE pictures will help to get me adopted!
Beya, is a beautiful German Shepherd mix who is three years old. She has been waiting a long time for her forever home.
Beya has been at the shelter twice. The first time, she arrived with a litter of puppies which were quickly adopted when they were old enough. At that time, Beya went back with her human family. However, her people moved and couldn’t take her with them, so she was returned to us to find a new home.
Beya had lived happily with her former family, but did not see many other people, so she is very nervous in new situations and first meetings with people. But once she gets comfortable with you, once you are in her trusted circle, you could not ask for a more devoted and gentle girl who is affectionate and eager for attention. That trusting relationship takes a little time to develop and may be why she has been waiting for a new home since November.
While Beya is hoping for a new family soon, she is not stressed at the shelter and has friends who spend time with her. One of her biggest fans is staff member Rachael.
We took Beya out to the big yard to play a couple of weeks ago. She loved it.
Next, it was time for a platform pose. Linda found out Beya is quite the “leaner.”
Then Beya had an idea!
She thought no one could see her.
She was very happy to get some belly rubs.
Finally it was time to go back inside. Beya was hoping we’d change our minds.
On our way back, we stopped to smell some flowers…
…and roll in the grass.
Beya lived with another dog in her previous home and got along well. Because of her limited socialization, she should not go home with young children. Beya is hoping for an experienced, dog-savvy, cat-free family where her new peeps will be patient and understanding. She needs to build her confidence and realize that the outside world doesn’t have to be scary. Meeting new people will need to be done very slowly to build relationships. She has come a long way since arriving at WHS. She has improved a lot in her loose-leash walking skills. One of the Behavior and Training team members wrote, “Beya can sit and wait at doors and sit and wait after passing through doors. She can walk on a loose leash and do turns, including inside turns. She can be silly, rolling and inviting belly rubs with a friendly open-mouth ‘smile.’” To see more pictures of Beya, check out her earlier feature in my blog here.
Beya has been waiting a long time for her forever home. If you think Beya is the dog for your family, 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/.
I’m a happy-go-lucky guy with lots of energy looking for an active family to love.
I was sure Snoop, a five-year-old Pit Bull/German Shepherd mix, would be adopted very quickly.
He was adopted quickly. However, the family had a cat and it was soon discovered that Snoop was too interested in trying to chase it, and he was returned. Snoop has lived with dog-savvy cats before, but needs slow introductions.
For a family with teenage kids hoping for an active, eager, affectionate dog, look no further. Snoop was surrendered because he was feeling too anxious around the family’s small children, but they loved him and had lots to tell us about this boy. “Snoop is super loving and just wants to be with his people.” He will, however, “steal your blanket from you,” if you aren’t watching. Snoop LOVES blankets, Milk Bones, squeaky toys (which he likes to bury) and Nyla bones. He is house- and crate-trained. He can spend several hours happily in a crate as long as he has a toy. He is mostly an indoor dog. He can be protective of his toys and food around small children, which is why teenagers who will respect Snoop’s space and body language are recommended. He is dog-selective, meaning he likes some dogs and not others. So a dog-to-dog meet would be needed to make sure play styles are compatible if he were going home to a family with another dog. Snoop is curious in new situations and enjoys exploring. He is friendly to strangers, but nervous if they are too young.
Megan and I took Snoop out to the big yard and he was happy.
He loved racing around.
Later we took him into Mary’s Place where he proved to be quite goofy.
This one? I have no idea.
Finally he got serious about posing.
Volunteer Lori took Snoop out to a yard during her walking shift on Sunday afternoon. She wrote, “Snoop is such a kind, easy- going pup. He was just so fun to watch play, I had to capture him for you.”
To see more pictures and video of Snoop in action, check out my Quick Look about him here.
To learn more about Snoop and see if he would be a good fit for you, 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/.
That’s it for this week!
As always, my thanks to my photo team, Marianne, Megan, and Linda, and to volunteer Lori.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org