This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
Last week I told you about what we at the shelter fondly and happily call a “foster failure.” This term refers to a person or family who agrees to foster a dog in need with absolutely no intention of keeping it. Then, over time,… Continue reading

WillaMutt Strut Goes Virtual!

This year, WillaMutt Strut is going virtual! We’re committed to the health of our pets, people, and community. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Oregon, this year’s WillaMutt Strut is transitioning to a virtual, participate-at-home run and walk. Strut your stuff at home, around the … Continue reading

Pet-Proof Your Foster Home

You’ve opened your heart and home to a dog or cat in need. Congratulations! You’re a foster parent. Chances are, you know a bit about your temporary visitor. You may know kitty’s name or puppy’s age, for example. You may have met the pet in … Continue reading

This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

Dear Fellow Dog Loves,
There were three special dog adoptions last week in the midst of these challenging times. Since I’ve written about all three of the dogs in my posts, I thought I’d let readers know they are now happily in their forever homes.

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Meet our New WHS Program Directors!

In this time of uncertainty, there is one thing we know for sure here at Willamette Humane Society (WHS): We have an incredible team of staff and volunteers working to serve the community. Today, we’re thrilled to announce two new additions to that team: Paul … Continue reading

This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
Most of our Willamette Humane Society shelter dogs are continuing to spend time in their foster homes and loving every moment. WHS is keeping people safe while continuing to match dogs and cats with their perfect fits of fa… Continue reading

Adoptions Continue! But Your Patience Is Crucial

Every day, Willamette Humane Society (WHS) holds meet-and-greet appointments between pets and potential families from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last week alone, 16 sweet pets left our care and started new lives with wonderful people.  But COVID-19 has changed the way we work. Now, … Continue reading

This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
As I start this post, it’s a perfect spring day here in the Northwest which boosts our spirits as we continue to navigate through these uneasy weeks. One of the silver linings during this time is that so many of our shelter… Continue reading

Read our 2018-2019 Community Impact Report

Since 1965, your local humane society has been on a mission to establish, maintain and enhance the bond between people and pets in Marion and Polk counties. In 2018-2019, we made amazing strides towards our mission. You helped make these accomplishments possible, including: Maintained a … Continue reading