Oregon Humane Society Seeks Special Families


Oregon Humane Society is looking for homes for dozens of dogs who have been waiting up to one year to find a home. While there is never a time limit on the amount of time a pet stays at OHS, interest in dogs requiring special or unique homes has waned and not kept pace with the growing need from the community and shelter partners.

OHS is currently open for public walk-through Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The public can also view pets and schedule an appointment at oregonhumane.org/adopt.

“While adoptions are still by appointment only, we can typically schedule a same-day meeting if a client comes in,” says Eleena Fikhman, OHS Customer Care Manager.

OHS currently has more than 50 dogs available for adoption, including Lola, pictured left, who was rescued as a stray after Hurricane Ida in September 2021.

Luca has been at OHS since March 2021 and is part the Behavior Modification Program. He has been working with trainers to learn new skills to be successful in a home.

Peanut, and her magnificent ears, is originally from Afghanistan and was brought to the U.S. in 2021. She needs a special home who will provide patience and lots of activity.

“We know Portland loves dogs and we are hoping that members of our community will step up to open their heart and homes to some of these special pets,” adds Eleena.

For those animal lovers unable to adopt, OHS suggests sponsoring a pet or making a tribute gift.

Or purchasing an item from the OHS Wish List.

Source: Oregon Humane Society


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