When my husband and I began our search for that family pet we immediately thought of the Oregon Humane Society. Located in our hometown it was simple as looking in the phone book. The Oregon Humane Society is a no-kill shelter for those animals that families can no longer keep for their own. The Oregon Humane Society also does animal rescue in a way by taking animals of all breeds and kinds from homes where they are being abused, or a hoarder has control of them. The work they do is a wonderful thing in Oregon where the populations of unwanted pets is growing every day.
We visited the Oregon Humane Society and were immediately directed to the area where we may likely find our furry friend. The front desk staff seemed pleasant enough and told us that we could ask them or any of the volunteer staff questions.
With visiting rooms away from the kennels we were able to visit with the dog we chose. The kennels are many and each section is color-coded. This color-coding is for the use of volunteers and staff in moving the dogs from indoors to outdoors for their exercise and potty breaks.
Lists in the entryway tell visitors the names and kennels of some dogs that have been at the Oregon Humane Society longer than is comfortable for them.
We checked each and every dog in the area that was up for adoption and on each kennel there is a card that gives visitors more detailed information on each dog. Some dogs however, are placed at the Humane Society with little or no information. These dogs have been through obedience training and a personality evaluation to make sure they have some manners and are not dangerous.
About halfway down the first aisle is where we found our wonderful “Kishia” It took us however, several trips through the kennels to make sure she was the one we wished to meet. Asking the staff at the desk for a visitor’s room with the dog was simple. We were taken to a visitor’s room and were allowed to spend as much time getting to know the dog a little better. Once we had made our decision we returned to the front desk to fill out paperwork.
The adoption fees at the Oregon Humane Society range from $85.00 to $300.00 and each fee includes, spay/neuter, microchip, collar and OHS ID tag, first vaccines and one month pet insurance. Your new pet also get a veterinarian exam and lots of support for when you take him home. There are obedience classes and many other great things for you and a new pet such as crate rental and a store filled with pet items and foods.
We obtained all of the above items and were able to take our “Kishia” home the next day from the Oregon Humane Society. We had a wonderful life with our beautiful pet and have returned many times to adopt another dog when the time is right.
Oregon Humane Society
1067 NE Columbia Blvd.