Planning a visit to Willamette Humane Society this holiday season? Our cats and dogs would love to meet you! Please note that our shelter will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Da...
Shelter Closed on January 20th
Join us for the second annual NW Cat Behavior Conference on Monday, March 2! As the Pacific Northwest’s first feline-behavior focused educational conference, NWCATCON brings the newest research and best practices f...
Join us for the 2020 NW Cat Behavior Conference
Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,This week I’m going to tell you about some recent arrivals to the shelter who are hoping to find their new families soon. The January weather has been very rainy, so most of Sunday’s pictures were ...
This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs
The new year is in full swing, and we hear that snow might be headed our way. We all know that a cat on your lap (or by your side, if you prefer) can help even the chilliest evening feel cozy and bright. It just …...
Brighten 2020 with a Cat!
Heavy rains and swollen rivers have placed Texas communities at risk. Shelters already full with animals waiting for their forever homes were under pressure. They needed to take in displaced animals and hold them safely ...
10 Texas Dogs Come to Oregon
When it comes to reading, practice makes perfect. But as many parents know, getting kids to love reading isn’t always easy.  Our newest program for kids, Shelter Storytime, just might do the trick. We’re encouraging...
Shelter Storytime: Reading is Fun for Everyone
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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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