This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
There were three very happy dog adoptions during the last week. Remember Bruno from my previous post? He has left the building and is adjusting to his new life with his new people. We are so happy for this young boy who couldn’t… Continue reading

This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
I am amazed and thrilled to report that even in the midst of the pandemic, last week SEVEN of our shelter dogs found their new homes!

Emilio

Trixie (Her new brother is Max, on the left.)

Red (He fell instantly in love w… Continue reading

This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
It’s been another week of COVID-19 appointment-only dog meets, but that hasn’t stopped five wonderful adoptions! We are so grateful that families continue to find their new best friends at WHS.

Pipper
This was Pipper’s second… Continue reading

This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
There was one fantastic dog adoption this week!

Our sweet boy, Chico, who has been at WHS three times in his seven years, has found his perfect retirement home! Here he was about to go home with his new person. WHS Trainer Ni… Continue reading

Puppy Potty-Training Basics

By Marilyn Peterson, CPDT-KA, Behavior and Training Manager Puppies are fluffy and adorable, but they don’t arrive at our doors housetrained. Potty training may seem daunting, but the steps to housetraining success are simple. Take your puppy out frequently. If your puppy is awake and … Continue reading

This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
There were several more wonderful dog adoptions during the past week at Willamette Humane Society, and staff sent me pictures of some of the happy newly-formed families.

Baby
Here is senior Baby (13 years old) about to head t… Continue reading

This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
We had wonderful dog adoptions this week and WHS staff sent me both going-home and some at-home pictures!

Hank
How difficult is it to get a sixth-month-old Lab pup to look at the camera with his new family? These pictures say… Continue reading

This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
Once again this week Willamette Humane Society had some wonderful dog adoptions including Stella, here with her new person. Thanks to staff for sending me this happy going-home photo.

The shelter continues adoptions by a… Continue reading

Mental enrichment for cats and dogs

By Nichole Myers-Youngquist, CPDT-KA, WHS Public Training Instructor How are your enrichment activities coming? As a reminder, in animal training, the word enrichment has been defined “an animal husbandry principle that seeks to enhance the quality of captive animal care by identifying and providing the environmental stimuli necessary … Continue reading

This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
We had some more wonderful dog adoptions last week despite having to adopt through appointments only. Here are a couple of pictures of two happy new families taken by staff.

Rudy
Here’s what WHS Trainer Nichole wrote: “Marvel… Continue reading

Skye Can’t Stop Smiling

We have a happy story to share with you about this sweet pup named Skye. Does she look familiar? She was part of our shelter for seven months before the perfect family found her. Here’s what they told our wonderful dog blogger: ““Hi. My wife … Continue reading