Tyson Falls in Love

Much of the news we’ve seen about COVID-19 has been sad, scary, or both. But sometimes, there’s a bright light shining behind the darkest cloud. Just ask Tyson. This sweet guy came into the shelter in late January. We’ll be honest. He really didn’t enjoy … Continue reading

Pocket Explains Social Distancing

Does this little face look familiar? If you followed us on Facebook back in February of 2020, you may have seen Pocket. He was a tiny kitten found in rough condition in the community, and he was nursed back to health here at the shelter. … Continue reading

Norri Finds True Love

We have the sweetest adoption story to brighten your day. We’ll let the family tell you all about it. “I occasionally go by WHS to visit the cute pets. This one particular day, a young boy volunteering asked if I was looking to adopt and … Continue reading

Monty Completes a Family

We all need good, happy stories. Today, we thought we’d share an update about Montenegro here. This pretty guy was a transfer from a partner shelter in Hawaii. He came to us with this significant lip injury but a happy, joyful heart. We snapped this … Continue reading

Annie Finds Her Family

Would a happy story make your day brighter? We can help. Meet Annie. She’s a 3-year-old longhaired kitty found as a scared stray cat in a Salem neighborhood. She came into the shelter right before COVID-19 changed everything, and then she moved into a foster … Continue reading

Pet Photography Tips You Can Use at Home

By Martha Russell, author of the Adopt an Oregon Dog blog, and Jean Dion, Digital Content Coordinator Capturing great photos of your pet can be a challenge, but it’s so rewarding. In this post, we’d like to give you some tips that will help you … Continue reading

Physical enrichment for dogs and cats

By Nichole Myers-Youngquist, CPDT-KA, WHS Public Training Instructor In the first blog of the series, I explained the concept of enrichment. Last week, I told you all about social enrichment. This week, let’s get physical! Here are some ideas for exercising your pet indoors and … Continue reading

This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
It’s been another great Willamette Humane Society week with SEVEN very happy dog adoptions. Here are two that appeared in last week’s post and one who would have appeared this week if he hadn’t gotten scooped up so quickly!

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3 Social Enrichment Ideas for Dogs and Cats

By Nichole Myers-Youngquist, CPDT-KA, WHS Public Training Instructor Last week, I told you all about the concept of enrichment and how it enhances the life of the animals we live with. I promised to share ideas for activities for all five types of enrichment. Let’s … Continue reading

This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
Willamette Humane Society continues to complete adoptions by appointment only, but that has not discouraged the wonderful matching of dogs with their perfect fits of families. During this past week, there were FIVE such happy ne… Continue reading

At-Home Enrichment and Exercise Ideas

By Nichole Myers-Youngquist, CPDT-KA, WHS Public Training Instructor When I was a child, my family had two sporting breed dogs: a Brittany Spaniel and an English Setter. When I was ready for my first dog as an adult, I wanted what was familiar to me. … Continue reading