Project Fence- Do It for Hugo

A few months ago, Hugo, one of the Willamette Humane Society shelter dogs, escaped from his volunteer walker, and was not seen again for several days. He was finally spotted across Turner Rd, and WHS staff were able to retrieve him. We were lucky with Hugo, but we need to be prepared for the next incident. Some of the WHS Volunteers decided to take action to reduce the risk to future escapees, and so we initiated Project Fence. Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you have read for many weeks about Sheila, who came to WHS last May on a S.T.A.R.T. transport after spending five months in a California shelter. She quickly became one of my all-time favorites and when I left her at the end of my shift each week, I would tell her that maybe she’d be found by her forever family before I saw her again. Last week it finally happened! And would you like to guess the name of the woman who adopted her? Yes! It’s Sheila! So our Sheila is now called Shia. I got this wonderful note back after I emailed Sheila (the person) how thrilled I was that our Sheila (the dog) finally had a family of her own. Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

With all of the red, white, and blue costumes put safely away until next year (that is a sigh of relief you hear from my afternoon dog walkers), things are back to normal at Willamette Humane Society. There were thirteen dog adoptions over the past week and ten of them were Blog Dogs! Here are the lucky dogs who are home with their new families as I write this post. Continue reading

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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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