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Monday, October 20, 2014

"SUNFLOWER" brings sunshine to a cloudy day! sweet Pitmix pup

ADOPTED!
 
Available at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink 

Hi the shelter named me Sunflower for my beautiful emerging personality. I started out a little scared but I am starting to see that they want the best for me and hope you do to. They are suggesting classes for us and to help motivate you are offering a discount on my adoption if you have proof of classes prior to taking me home. They are also asking for a family with respectful children at least 10 years old to help me gain confidence and blossom. I am around 8 mths old and weigh in at 40 lbs



 
 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

" TESSA" long term GSD shelter dog (maybe foster her?)

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

Tessa needs a German Shepherd fan who understands fearful dogs, and can devote the time and emotional energy to help her work through her fears - using positive training methods (why use positive training methods? Because fearful dogs like Tessa often get  worse when someone uses aversive - fear based - discipline training methods on them)

Tessa has been at MCAS a long time. She would love to find a good home/or appropriate Foster home soon.  If you're interested,
here are a few hints to helping her in a new home - Help Tessa feel safe (when you're afraid, you want to feel safe, right?).  Stay positive (as it's tough to always know if you're doing the right thing for the dog, and you will worry a lot, and hey, dogs like to hear a positive feedback too!)  Allow her to progress at her own pace (structured steps to help her feel safe, we all like to know we are doing well when learning new things)  Get in touch with a good Certified Pet Dog Trainer - the support system is great, you'll learn new things and your dog will love the training. These fearful types are often the brilliant ones in the dog world, and the most responsive dogs you could ask for. We just need to help them relax a little, and enjoy life more!

 here's my MCAS weblink

The shelter is seeking adopters who are willing to invest in a future with this beauty. Special adoption criteria and requirements will need to be met by interested adopters. Some of these requirements will involve working with a shelter-approved trainer. At only 4 years of age, Tessa is worth every bit of your time and you will be rewarded with a loyal and loving canine family member. Please contact Ann Potter at: ann.d.potter@multco.us to find out more and schedule an appointment to meet Tessa.



Saturday, October 18, 2014

"CINDERS" adorable underbite


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink

Cinders is my name and charming is my game. I am a full on goofball once you get to know me. Did you see my undershot jaw? Cute right? If I am not familiar with you I come off as standoffish but once I feel comfortable the kisses begin. I am looking for a quieter household with no small animals including chickens and cats, respectful children at least 10 years old who can help build my confidence and provide me with plenty of mental exercise so I don't get into trouble. Another dog friend may be fun! The shelter does not know what breed I am, they are calling me a miniature Shelter dog and I am around 2 years old and weigh in at 15 chubby lbs.

 
 


 

 

"KI" lovable wild child! lots of potential agility? (flyball?) maybe search/rescue?



Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink

Hello my name is Ki. I am however not a dainty girl! I am more of a rough and tumble gal looking for fun and structure to help me mature. The shelter has noticed that my skills with other dogs are in need of some guidance and is asking my new family have no other dogs or small animals. They would love to see us go to classes together and are sweetening the pot with an adoption discount if you have proof of classes prior to taking me home. I have a lot to learn and a lot of love to give the right family. I am around 1 year old and weigh in at 41 lbs.



 



 

"DIXIE" little Staffie mix

ADOPTED!

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink

Hello! My name is Dixie and I am a 1 year old, 47lb Staffie mix! I am good with other dogs and kids and cats. Dixie is leash trained and crate trained, but needs a metal crate because she likes to chew on the plastic ones. She is working on her potty-training, but will learn fast in a patient home that keeps her on a schedule. Come down to MCAS and meet Dixie today!


 

 

 

Friday, October 17, 2014

"SEVEN" a happy little Terrier mix

ADOPTED!

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink

I am a sensitive fellow looking for a fresh start. I like to bark and let the world know what I think about stuff but I have been an otherwise quiet guest here at the shelter. I am looking for a home with adults and kids over the age of 12 years. I can take a little bit of time to warm up to new people but I am a gem of a boy once I do. I am around 2 years old and weigh in at 10.6 lbs. Please ask about me today!


"COCOA" needs a home to keep her safe



Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink  (  pending adoption for  10/21)

Hello, my name is Cocoa. I arrived at the shelter because my family is no longer able to take care of me. Sadly before I came here I spent most of my time running loose outside so its no shocker that I am a little nervous of strangers. I am looking for a fresh start with a family with no children under 10 who is patient, respects my boundaries and can give me some much needed TLC. Please come down and say hello. I am around 3 years old and weigh 9 pounds

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

"TINK" fuzzy terrier


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink

Hello, my name is Tink! I arrived at the shelter because my family is no longer able to take care of me. They reported that I like other dogs, have lived with cats and children without any issues but need a regular routine on going potty to prevent accidents. I have been content to sit on your lap, especially once I get to know you. Please come down and meet me!

 

 

"LIL' LADY" small (long legged) American Shelter Dog mix


Available at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my Mcas weblink

Hello, my name is Lil' Lady! I am sad to report that this isn't my first time being without a family. My story is that a family found me wondering the streets three years ago, took me to the shelter to see if someone was missing me then decided to adopt me. I have been living with them but when left outside unattended I escape and return to my original family. Neither of them are able to keep me now so I'm hoping that this is where my luck changes. I have lived with children but would prefer an adult family and other dogs that I have adored. Do you have room in your life for a girl like me? I am around 4 years old and weigh 18.3 pounds
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

"ROZ" sweet and sensitive Pitbull

 

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my MCAS weblink

Roz is a sweet and sensative gal looking for a new home that will be patient and kind as she settles in and adjusts. She is a active and appears to be housebroken. As in housebroken, I will not go number 2 unless you walk me daily so be prepared for some exercise. Please come and meet her today! She is about 3 years old and she weighs 56lbs.
 
 
 
 

"BENSEN" lovable senior Lab Mix



Available for adoption
Bensen is in a Foster home with

 Multnomah County Animal Services 
 here's my MCAS weblink

Meet Bensen. At 12 years young he still has plenty of life and love left to give. Bensen was picked up as a stray and after a few weeks at the shelter he began to show signs of depression. We immediately got him into foster care and he has since shown great physical and mental improvement. He has lots of character and only asks that you walk him daily so he can fulfill his sense of adventure. Bensen gets along well with other dogs, but he would ideally have his new owner all to himself. If you can find a place in your heart and your home for Mr. Bensen please contact his foster mom Amanda at amanda.tramposh@gmail.com or 503-593-5456.


 
 
 

 

 


 

"BUTTERCUP" cute active young Pitbull

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

here's my MCAS weblink

My name is Buttercup and I am a sweet and active young girl looking for a home that matches me! I am full of energy and quite strong for a delicate little gal! The shelter highly recommends that we take some positive reward based obedience classes to help me gain some manners! Please ask to meet me today! I am about 2 years old and I weigh 54lbs.

 


"ABRAMS" nice older Lab

ADOPTED!
 
Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
 
here's my Mcas weblink
 
Hi my name is Abrams, so pleased to meet you! I am an older gent around 10 years old looking for a family ready to take good care of me. The shelter has started the process, but a good diet, low key walks, and periodic vet care will work wonders for me. I have arthritis in my right knee and resolving skin and ear infections. I came from a household of other dogs, but since here I have been impatient with the barking dogs. I may do best in a one pet household.
I weigh about 67 lbs. Please ask about me today.
 
 
 




 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"BUHDA" (aka Bluto) UPDATE! youthful, affectionate Doxie


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!
 
Here's my MCAS weblink!
 
Budha is currently in foster care. If you are interested in meeting him, please contact Alix, the Foster Coordinator, at 971-201-1513 or alix.womack@multco.us. Budha is a youthful, affectionate guy who gets along well with other dogs, big and small. He would like to be adopted out into a home with another dog to spend time with. He is just over 1 year of age and weighs 13lbs. He has been working on crate training in his foster home and is doing well. He gets nervous when new people or dogs enter his home, but with slow introductions he warms up quickly. We are recommending he goes to a home with kids 12 and older since he can be a mouthy player. Call to set up a time to meet Budha today!

 
 
 

Monday, October 13, 2014

"SHELDON" UPDATE (now in foster) nice teenage Pitbull mix

Available for adoption!
Sheldon is in a Foster home with

here's my MCAS weblink 

Hi my name is Sheldon and I am currently in foster care. If you are interested in adopting me please call my foster mom Roxy at 503-544-5684. I'm a black and white neutered male American Pit Bull Terrier mix. I am 1 year old and a big puppy! I’m working on my basic training and already know sit and shake. I will need a home with a strong leader who will use positive reinforcement and continue my training. My new home will need to give me daily exercise and stimulation like a peanut butter filled Kong or other chew toys so I leave your things alone! The shelter is even offering discounted adoption if you come with proof of pre-paid classes. I’m not sure about other animals yet but I would prefer to have all your love to myself anyway. I am crate trained too! Call and ask about me today!





 

 

 

"RUDY" little guy loves big gentle dog buddies


Available for adoption!
Rudy is in a Foster home with
 Multnomah County Animal Services! 
here's my MCAS weblink
 
My name is Rudy and I am currently in foster care. If you are interested in me, please contact our Foster Coordinator at alix.womack@multco.us to set up a time to meet me! I am house-trained and leash trained and crate trained and good with other dogs and cats. I'm not you're average little dog, I consider myself a dogs' dog. I'm a very quiet, polite and an easy keeper.
I am uber confident with all types of animals. People still make me nervous and I am slow to warm up, but am getting better every day- gaining trust and bonding. I adore my pitbull foster sister and brother and I share my food and couch with the cats. I do well on leash and really love my walks. I even do hikes like a pro. I am potty trained and ride well in the car. I would do well in a home with gentle kids over the age of 6. Being adopted to a home with confident dogs will help me gain confidence and come out of my shell faster. Ask about me today!