As pet parents, it’s our job to keep our four-legged family members safe and sound, no matter what happens. We may not be able to predict what is coming next, but we can craft plans to help us ensure that our families (b...
Emergency Planning for You and Your Pets
By Nichole Myers-Youngquist, CPDT-KA, WHS Public Training Instructor Last week, I told you all about the concept of enrichment and how it enhances the life of the animals we live with. I promised to share ideas for activ...
3 Social Enrichment Ideas for Dogs and Cats
Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,Willamette Humane Society continues to complete adoptions by appointment only, but that has not discouraged the wonderful matching of dogs with their perfect fits of families. During this past week...
This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs
This year, WillaMutt Strut is going virtual! We’re committed to the health of our pets, people, and community. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Oregon, this year’s WillaMutt Strut is transitioning t...
WillaMutt Strut Goes Virtual!
You’ve opened your heart and home to a dog or cat in need. Congratulations! You’re a foster parent. Chances are, you know a bit about your temporary visitor. You may know kitty’s name or puppy’s a...
Pet-Proof Your Foster Home
In this time of uncertainty, there is one thing we know for sure here at Willamette Humane Society (WHS): We have an incredible team of staff and volunteers working to serve the community. Today, we’re thrilled to announ...
Meet our New WHS Program Directors!
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Radar Finds His Family

I wanted to give a big shout out to our friends at Willamette Humane Society.We adopted a little chi-weenie a few years ago and was the best decision ever.Our little Radar has become part of the family. He was so needy in the beginning and now rules the roost!! He...

A Big Dog Finds a Happy Family

This wonderful review came to our Facebook page, and we couldn’t wait to share it with a wider audience. Here’s what this pup’s family had to say about him: “When we brought this little guy home from Willamette Humane Society, we knew he would...

Poppy Finds Her People

We have a very special story to share with you today. This sweet kitty is Poppy. She came to the shelter a year ago with very sore, swollen ears. But her pain didn’t block her sweet personality. We had to amputate her ear tips. We were thrilled when she was...

Astra Finds a Happy Ever After

This caturday, we wanted to share the story of sweet Astra here. You may notice that she only has one functional eye, and you may see that her ear is a little crumpled. Astra was a stray cat, so we don’t know exactly what happened to her. But we suspect she was...

Iverson Becomes a Foster Fail

We originally only went in for a foster, to get us used to the idea of having a 4-legged companion, and what we got was so much more! We took home Iverson, who had kennel cough and hailed from Texas. He immediately took to us. We soon knew within the two weeks that we...

Hera Finds Her Forever Family

We welcomed her into our family on 3/30/19. We had recently lost two of our older dogs (a lab and a pit) to cancer and were ready to give our love to another. We were looking for a senior and/or hospice dog and the moment I saw her I knew she was the one. She has fit...



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