Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
It’s been a busy week at Willamette Humane Society! If you read my last week’s post, you know about the Petco Foundation in partnership with Halo, Purely for Pets, and the $50,000 grant awarded to the shelter for the Coco video. There was a lot of excitement leading up to today when the check was presented! Of course, Coco was there, too, along with one of her puppies. Here are some pictures from this morning’s event.
Coco and her person, Dick, waiting for the presentation to begin.
The presentation of the check to Executive Director BJ Andersen.
There were 15 dog adoptions during the last week, and here are the ones who were Blog Dogs.
Spanky’s story is special. He first arrived at WHS last January. He has had a long road of experiences since then. He was adopted, then later found as a stray, he had back leg issues that finally resulted in one hind leg being amputated. He was in and out of foster homes and he could be a challenge at the shelter. BUT! His last foster mom, Laura, fell in love with Spanky almost instantly. She hinted to me a while ago that his future might be set, and last week it was! Our Spanky now has a forever home! Laura says, “Unfortunately he has a long road ahead with uncertain medical issues regarding his leg…I’ll keep everyone updated!” Thank you, Laura, from all of us who have loved Spanky over the last year! Here are some pictures Laura sent to me of Spanky at home. What a lucky dog!
One more adoption note. A few days ago my husband and I were leaving the Red Robin restaurant after lunch, when I saw a family with a dog who looked just like Luna, adopted last week. When I got close to them, I could tell that Luna recognized me. Yep, it was Luna and she is very happy and well loved. I asked if I could take their picture. It’s such fun to see one of our adopted dogs with their families!
Since next Wednesday is Christmas Eve, and many of our readers will be too busy to read the post that evening, the dogs and I decided that today was the better day to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! As you’ll see, some dogs were more excited to put on my props than others! So here are many currently adoptable dogs, along with a couple of already adopted ones who just wanted to be in the loop.
Dante, Shepherd mix, two years old.
Jill, Miniature Poodle mix, two years old.
Luna, Pug mix, one year old.
Duke, (a very dramatic) Chow Chow mix, two years old.
Trusty Rusty, a Shepherd mix, ten years old, who on Sunday didn’t get the concept of wearing a Santa hat.
Patrick, Dachshund mix, eleven months old.
Buster, Beagle mix, seven years old.
Starr, Lab mix, three years old.
Marianne brought Patience to playgroup today and stayed to get a picture taken. Patience was not so enthusiastic about the idea, but agreed to wear the antlers as long as I didn’t try to get her to smile.
Tony, Chihuahua mix, one year old.
Anastasia, German Shepherd mix, four years old.
Kim, our Volunteer Manager at the shelter, recently adopted Vinny, who is quite the clown.
Mommis, Pit Bull Terrier mix, five years old. She reluctantly agreed to wear the Santa hat, but couldn’t believe I wanted something more!
Merry Christmas from all of the dogs at Willamette Humane Society!
Remember, if you see a dog on my blog whom you are interested in meeting, try to make arrangements to get to the Willamette Humane Society soon. Some dogs are adopted more quickly than you might think.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As the 2010 Humaneitarian Award recipient, her passion is promoting dogs for adoption through her engaging blog: adopt-an-oregon-dog.com.
Martha and her volunteer team interact with dogs each week on their walks, take photos, and post profiles and adoption updates to supporters.
Her intimate view of the dogs and the shelter highlights the joys and triumphs of volunteering.