Every second Thursday of the month, we’ll open our Education Hall to entertain and inform you by bringing quality speakers and a variety of topics. We’ll serve light refreshments and provide meaningful social time as well as a private shopping experience in our well-stocked pet supply store. Join us for these engaging PETtalks for only a suggested donation of $5!
You’ll be glad to support WHS and you’ll leave enriched and delighted. Mark your calendars!
Join us on Tuesday, May 21, as we explore the world of veterinary forensics. We’ll be right here in our Education Hall at the shelter, and the talk begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m. Whether you work with animals as an employee … Continue reading
Join us on Tuesday, August 7th, at 6 p.m. for our summer edition of PETTalks! We’ll be connecting with Joy St. Peter, of Joys of Living Assistance Dogs, and Terri Allen, of Pure Joy Canine Therapy. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about … Continue reading
We value our community’s safety! To that end, with the potential for inclement weather and road conditions, PETtalks is postponed to March 6th at 6 p.m. We hope to see you there, where we will be learning about how our behavior affects our animals from Lauren Brubaker! … Continue reading
How is animal cruelty dealt with in our state’s criminal justice system? Join us for July’s PETtalks, Oregon’s Animal Cruelty Deputy DA Jake Kamins as he walks us through the process from start to finish. He will talk about how animal cruelty cases are reported, … Continue reading
Love your dog but not all his behavior? Ever wonder why your best four-legged friend does those things anyway? Join Willamette Humane Society for PETtalks, our monthly lecture series! Come and learn why dogs bark, dig, and jump on guests, as well as other frustrating … Continue reading
Join Willamette Humane Society for PETtalks, our monthly lecture series! Why do we call dogs “man’s best friend?” Learn about the ethology and psychology behind attachment bonds—the science that drives this age-old connection between humans and canines. We will discuss what scientists know about the … Continue reading
Join Willamette Humane Society for PETtalks, our monthly lecture series, on Thursday, April 13! Do you know a cat that hisses, scratches or bites people in the home? Or even other cats? Have you experienced aggressive behavior from your own cat? You are not alone. … Continue reading
Bird lovers won’t want to miss this month’s PETtalks lecture, happening on Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. Join bird expert and trainer Chris Shanks for an evening all about parrots. Parrots can be noisy, messing, destructive, and just plain annoying; but, parrots are also … Continue reading
Horse lovers won’t want to miss this month’s PETtalks lecture, happening on Thursday, February 9 at 6 p.m. Spend the evening with local expert Lorri Rasmussen, a farrier for barefoot horses, as she discusses the examples of proper equine movement set forth by wild mustangs. … Continue reading