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Available dogs at the top of the blog, adopted at the bottom! Be sure to check 'older posts.'

Monday, December 10, 2018

"FROSTY" maltese mix

ADOPTED!
Dec 2018

Frosty,  female Maltese mix, 8 mths, 5 lbs
here's my Mcas weblink  (12/9 potential adopter hold -pending spay)
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I'm Frosty the adorable snowman! Well not really, I'm actually a small mixed breed fella searching for a new home to keep me cozy. I love being around people though I'm still working on being brave and confident when I meet new people - can you help me with that? I will need regular grooming appointments to keep my coat healthy and keep me looking sharp! Come and meet me, your new best friend, today! I've been around same-sized dogs here in the shelter and done well. THERE WILL BE A SIGN UP SHEET LOCATED AT THE ADOPTION DOORS OF THE SHELTER AT 10AM. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT THE TIME OF OPENING TO BE ELIGIBLE TO ADOPT ME.
 



Sunday, December 9, 2018

"PEACHES" and "PEARS" Plus "10 RED and 4 BLACK ROOSTERS


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!


PEACHES and PEARS 
Hen and Rooster looking for a home together!
Here's our Mcas weblink

Peaches Hi, I am a hen, please adopt me! I am friendly and would love a good home. Me and my Rooster friend would love to go together, please check your local county ordinances to see if they allow Roosters. Rooster free of charge.

Pears Hi, I am a Rooster, please adopt me! I am friendly and would love a good home. Me and my Hen friend would love to go together, please check your local county ordinances to see if they allow Roosters. Rooster free of charge with purchase of hen
 


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Roosters, 1 yr old 
Here's our Mcas weblink

This young, social & extremely handsome Rooster is eagerly awaiting his new flock. These roosters are active foragers, plus they do a fine job of catching bugs, eating seeds and turning the earth over for your next year garden! While they will tolerate confinement, they love nothing better than protecting their hens & investigating the yard for any tasty morsels!  Please check your local County Ordinance on Roosters prior to adopting!



He's a young, social & extremely handsome Orpington mix rooster who is eagerly awaiting his new flock. These roosters are friendly and calm with lots of personality. While they will tolerate confinement, they love nothing better than investigating the yard for any tasty morsels and being vocal! Orpington's are also known for being friendly and relatively easy to tame. They are said to make great pets. Please check your local County Ordinance on Roosters prior to adopting!

This young, social & extremely handsome Rhode Island Red mix is eagerly awaiting his new flock. These roosters are active foragers, plus they do a fine job of catching bugs, eating seeds and turning the earth over for your next year garden! While they will tolerate confinement, they love nothing better than protecting their hens & investigating the yard for any tasty morsels! Rhode Island Reds are renowned for their hardy nature. Please check your local County Ordinance on Roosters prior to adopting!


A young, social & extremely handsome Australorp mix rooster who is eagerly awaiting his new flock. These roosters are active foragers, plus they do a fine job of catching bugs, eating seeds and turning the earth over for your next year garden! While they will tolerate confinement, they love nothing better than protecting their hens & investigating the yard for any tasty morsels! Please check your local County Ordinance on Roosters prior to adopting!




ADOPTED! He's a young, social & extremely handsome Wyandotte mix rooster who is eagerly awaiting his new flock. These roosters are friendly and calm with lots of personality. While they will tolerate confinement, they love nothing better than investigating the yard for any tasty morsels and being vocal! Wyandottes are also known for being cold-hardy. Please check your local County Ordinance on Roosters prior to adopting!

ADOPTED!
This young, social Plymouth Rock Mix is looking for a new flock. He loves to stretch his wings and run around, but will be perfectly happy to do so in a run enclosure if you can't let him free-range in the backyard. Please check your local County Ordinances on roosters before adopting!

ADOPTED!A young, social Barred Rock mix rooster. We are known well for being sweet natured, easily tame-able and are all around eggstremely popular for backyard chickens. We don't fly well and tend to do well in confined areas so long as we have room to peck and scratch around for bugs, grubs and such. Please check your local County Ordinance on Roosters prior to adopting!

"BUSTER" special needs - adorable terrier mx


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

Buster male terrier mix, 5yrs 6 mths, 13 lbs
here's my Mcas weblink 
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Buster here! I'm a sweet and shy Terrier mix fella with some special medical needs searching for the perfect home. Can you help share my profile? I have diabetes, so my new home needs to be willing to manage this condition to keep me healthy. I will need consistent vet visits as well as daily treatment for my condition. You will also have to regulate my food intake - please no extra treats! I'm adorable but a little timid at times - so if you have kids in the home, they will need to be over the age of 8 years. **Because of my special medical condition and considerations for a new home, I don't qualify for adoption special pricing. My adoption fee is $150, and the adoption includes a special consultation with shelter veterinary staff.

(thank you Danni for the pics!) 




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Saturday, December 8, 2018

"DOUGLAS" mature Chihuahua




Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

Douglas,  male Chihuahua, age n/a (senior)
here's my Mcas weblink  (12/9  potential adopter hold-pending neuter)
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I'm Douglas - A dignified older Chihuahua fella just looking for someone to love. I am mellow and easygoing and while I love to follow you around wherever you go, I'm a bit stiff and need someone who understands my physical limitations as I get older. Looking for an adorable man to spend your days relaxing with? Look no further!

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Friday, December 7, 2018

"BERNADETTE" Happy Adoption Update!



Happy Adoption: Bernadette  Dec 2018, (adopted MCAS)


"I adopted Bernadette as a 7-year-old pup about 2 months ago. I had been volunteering in the kennels for a while. Every time I came I'd sit outside her kennel and talk to her softly as I threw her treats - until eventually we became friends.  Now she's my shadow, following me wherever I go and running with me in the park and on trails. When we go out, everyone comments on how beautiful she is and she even lets other people pet her now. She loves fetch and tug-a-war, (trying) to play with my rabbit Zumba, and goes out camping with me. I have no doubt she'll be my backpacking companion before too long.
I knew she the had the potential to be a good dog, but I never dreamed how quickly we'd become best friends."
-Kara K.


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"PEANUT BUTTER" Lab mix


Peanut Butter came in as a stray, thus his heritage is unknown, but he looks like he has alot of Lab in him.  He is a very easy going dog.

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

Peanut Butter, male Chocolate Lab mix, 9 yrs 107 lbs(obese) 

here's my Mcas weblink 
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Peanut Butter here! I'm a gooey Lab mix lovebug of a boy looking for the perfect home to complement my needs. I'm about 9 years old and have some medical needs that my new home will need to monitor. My ideal home would be patient and willing to help me lose this extra weight! I need short walks and a strict diet - no extra treats please! - to get me healthy. I LOVE TOYS! I love toys so much that I don't like to share them and cannot live with another dog. But I'm so playful and love getting all your attention. Did I mention how much I love belly rubs? Come meet me and let's get cuddled up for a nice movie marathon!

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

"WHIZZER" senior italian greyhound mix...


Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!



Whizzer, male Italian Greyhound mix, 4 yrs, 11 mths, 7 lbshere's my Mcas weblink 
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My name is Whizzer and I am the dog who is always prepared for a marathon - as long as it is a movie marathon. There is nothing I love more than a cozy, warm bed and some good company. We can discuss our favorite foods while you give me pets and attention. I promise to provide you with lots of laid-back love and friendship if you save me a spot on the couch. I do have some medical issues that come with dogs my age and am looking for a quiet, calm retirement home. Please come and meet me today!
 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

"TRON"



Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services!

Mcas weblink
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Hello! My name is Tron. I'm a 5 year old Pit Bull that weighs 59lbs! I am a bit of a sensitive guy, but I do love being pet and I am big on booty and belly rubs! I also like to play with balls and squeaky toys. I know some cues, like "sit", "down", "shake", and "roll over"! Sometimes I can jump fences, so my new home will need to have a fully enclosed space for me, with a secure, 6ft fence. I will also need to be the only pet in the household as I want all your love and attention to myself. Our adoption counselors will go over my needs and adoption requirements with you more in person. I AM IN A DIFFERENT AREA OF THE SHELTER, SO PLEASE ASK A STAFF MEMBER IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MEET ME!
 



Saturday, December 1, 2018

" PLEASE BE PATIENT with your newly adopted dog!"

The shelter always provides proper counseling to all potential adopters. Many people do not listen well, and some don't allow their adopted dogs enough time to settle into their new homes - then give up on the dogs too quickly.

This is just one article of many good ones out there. I think it has some good pointers:

5 Ways to Settle a Rescue Dog Into Your Home

There is something vital that rescue dogs need from their new families, and many aren’t getting it: a chance to settle in.
We often don’t know what our rescue dogs have experienced prior to coming to live with us. They might have had a rough puppyhood with little socialization. Conversely, they might have been well loved, but their owner passed away or found herself in a situation where she could no longer provide care. Anything and everything is possible.
If we don’t know their background, and even when we do, it is essential that we give them a chance to settle into their new happy lives with us. Here are five tips to help rescue dogs learn how to relax and adapt to the many changes in their lives:

1. Don’t do too much too quickly

Losing the home and environment he was accustomed to can be stressful. We know moving is one of the top 10 stressors on humans, and dogs are also social animals who form attachments. Please keep this in mind and don’t over stimulate your dog, even though he is undoubtedly cute and you’d love nothing more than to show him to all of your friends and family.

2. Keep stress to a minimum

Even if your new friend isn’t outwardly showing signs of stress in her new home, stress hormones can take a month to return to a normal state. If you have a puppy, she does need socialization while her young brain is still forming. Get her out and learning the ways of the human world before she turns 14 weeks of age, but please never force a puppy into a new situation, though. You can use the Puppy Checklist provided by the Pet Professional Guild as a guide. If you have an adult dog, consider allowing her to unwind and learn your house rules and routines for a month before you tackle the outside world together.

3. Connect with your dog

Dogs are social animals. So are we. You can and should show your dog you love him with affection and positive reinforcement training. Positive training is not permissive — we set boundaries and make it clear what we want from our new friend by reinforcing the behaviors we do want, and we remove ourselves or something the dog wants when he is doing something we don’t want. Using force, fear, or intimidation with your dog serves to ruin that connectivity. We can get any behavior we want from a dog without force.

4. Engage your dog’s impressive mind

Dogs have the mental development of a 2- to 3-year-old child. Many dogs are bored beyond belief in their lives with us. We know to engage a young child’s mind, but sometimes we forget to do that for our dogs. Invest in quality time in teaching your dog new things. Obedience training should be fun for you both. You can also get your dog mind puzzles, play fun nose work games, and use feeding toys to deliver your dog’s meals. Engage in a rousing game of hide and seek where you hide in your house and call your dog to you, and then make a big deal out him finding you. Have fun while tiring your dog out without ever having to leave your house for those first few weeks.

5. Don’t rush exercise

Again, think of how overwhelmed we can feel when moving to a new house in a new town. We need time to learn where everything is. Give your dog a few days or weeks of downtime with you in your house and yard (if you have one), and then slowly begin to venture out into your dog’s new surroundings. Work on connectedness and relationship first, and once that is solid, then you can go explore the world together.
Always keep in mind that your new dog lost her first home but now has a new, wonderful lifetime one with you. Set your dog or puppy up for success by providing at least 30 days for your new friend to settle in and learn what you require of him.

































Annie Phenix is a Colorado-based professional writer and dog trainer. She is the Trainer in Residence for Dogster.com and she writes a column for Dogster Magazine and other publications. She is the author of a Spring 2016 book, titled The Midnight Dog Walkers (I-5 Publishing).