On the calendar, view upcoming training classes, special fundraisers like The WillaMutt Strut, adoption specials, and retail sales.
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Postponed one week to begin 10/22 due to weather alerts.
Grab your tennis shoes (and leash) because Willamette Humane Society is hosting its annual WillaMutt Strut on June 4, 2017. Take part in the full 5K (run and walk) or The Strut, a shorter (less than 1K) walk, and then join us for food, brews, music, dog training demonstrations, and more—all to support local pets in need. Don’t worry about your time. This is a FUN run.
Registration for the event is open. Just click on the “Registration” button below.
Individual registration is $30 (through May 26; $35 after), which includes admission to the race and a race t-shirt. Please note that while we do accept day-of registration, a t-shirt and size selection is not guaranteed. The race will begin at 10:30 a.m. The 5K course will take you around Riverfront Park, across the walking bridge, and through Wallace Marine Park. The Strut (less than 1K) is around Riverfront Park.
This is a family-friendly, group-friendly, and dog-friendly event! Have a young animal lover attending the event with you? Receive free admission for children (ages 12 and under) with an adult registration! Youth registrations do not include a t-shirt, but they are available for just $10.00.
Whether you’ve lost a pet this week or last year, it’s a difficult process to heal, to cope, or even to assume the daily tasks of life. We’re here to help. Willamette Humane Society sponsors Hilda Angell, Pet Loss & Bereavement Counselor on the first Tuesday of each month to offer advice, comfort, and even guidance for ways to heal. We can even help you with the seemingly impossible task of deciding when it’s time to say goodbye.
Visit our free monthly support group for help with:
- Grief related to pet loss or death
- Decisions to surrender or rehome a pet
- End of life decisions and pet quality of life
- Helping children deal with difficulties of pet loss
- Surrendering pets due to pet behavior, health, or finances
- Coping with the stages of grief
Please call 503-804-9330 for questions, or to RSVP for the group meeting.
If you want to volunteer with Willamette Humane Society, the first step is to attend a volunteer orientation. Volunteer orientation sessions are held twice each month. The sessions are held the first Monday and third Thursday of the month (excluding holidays) from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Willamette Humane Society. No reservations are required; drop-ins are welcome.
During orientation, individuals are provided an overview of the organization, its history and philosophy, and receive a tour of the facility.
Join us and learn more about the many great volunteer opportunities available with WHS.
Join Willamette Humane Society for PETtalks, our monthly lecture series. These monthly in-person events feature local animal and pet experts from Oregon and beyond. The lectures are held in the WHS Education Hall and there is a $5 suggested donation.
We meet monthly on the third Friday from 6-8pm during the school year at Willamette Humane Society in Salem, Oregon.
We share a meal together and learn from each other and guests. We support each other, share referrals and generally have a great, dog-centric time. If you are a new trainer or dog pro, this is a great place to learn and grow your business. If you are an experienced dog pro, this is a great place to exchange ideas and find support. If you are looking for dog pro friends who understand the ups and downs of dealing with clients and their dogs, we’re a safe place to vent and get ideas for working with both ends of the leash.
Bring: Business cards and an appetizer or dessert to share.