The Oregon Humane Society experienced a record-breaking number of visitors yesterday but is still looking for homes for more than a dozen of the dogs rescued from a breeder in Medford last Saturday.
Of the 41 dogs relinquished by the breeder, 14 remain available for adoption today at OHS; another three dogs are in medical care and will be offered for adoption when they are healthy enough for a new home.
Dogs available include Dodger (pictured above) a five-year-old pomeranian. Other dogs from the rescue still available include shiba inus, shih tzus, West Highland terriers, a Brussels Griffon mix, a pug/Chihuahua mix, and a miniature poodle. An up-to-date list of available dogs, with pictures, can be seen here at the OHS website.
Nearly 1,000 people visited OHS yesterday, more than twice the normal number of visitors, with a crowd gathering early in the morning to get in line to see the rescued dogs.
Eloise, a seven-year-old West Highland terrier, became the first dog to be adopted.
If you can't adopt, you can still help. OHS is seeking financial donations and donations of dog food to help care for the rescued dogs and other animals at the shelter. Monetary donations can be made on the OHS website at www.oregonhumane.org; food donations can be dropped off at OHS, which is located at 1067 NE Columbia Blvd. in Portland.