This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs @ Willamette Humane Society by Martha Russell

The start of summer means Junior Training Camps begin and this week is the first one. I’m helping our WHS Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Annie Ingersoll, in the mornings and am taking pictures of the kids working with their dogs. It’s such a wonderful program for both the kids and our shelter dogs. The trainers learn how to work with dogs to make them more adoptable and the dogs get a ton of attention, love, instruction, and socialization. Talk about a win-win week! Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs @ Willamette Humane Society by Martha Russell

What an amazing week it has been for Willamette Humane Society! When I started volunteering seven years ago, I was often asked how I could stand spending time with shelter dogs when I couldn’t adopt them all. I was able to because I knew they were getting great care, were being walked three times a day, and had no time limit on how long they could stay waiting for a forever family. This last fact has been brought home to me lately. It has seemed that we have had so many long-termers who weren’t getting adopted and waited week after week. As I wrote about them post after post, I was grateful to volunteer at a shelter where such waiting was allowed. This last week proved once again that there is someone out there for every dog, they just have to find each other. Here are the Blog Dogs who were adopted this week. Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs @ Willamette Humane Society by Martha Russell

I have lots of news and pictures to show you this week, but first, one last reminder that THIS SATURDAY is the third annual WillaMutt Strut! You can still come, even if you have not yet registered. In fact, you can register on Saturday morning! The weather is supposed to be good, and I just got the itinerary for the morning. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Riverfront Park North Pavilion. There will be dog games, Flyball demonstrations, dog trick contests, the WillaMutt Contest (for the WillaMutt of the year!), and, of course, the 5K Run, 1.5K Run, 5K and 1.5K Walks. There will also be a meet and greet with a K-9 Police dog and handler as well as a demonstration. It promises to be the best WillaMutt Strut morning EVER! Don’t miss it! Continue reading

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