Meet Camie (Oh, that SMILE!!)

Meet Camie! She’s an 8 year old American Staffordshire terrier mix with a black and white coat. This beautiful girl has a natural smile that would brighten anyone’s day! Camie is very shy when meeting new people and she may potentially be deaf, or at least hard of hearing, so she is looking for a home that will be patient and go slow until she warms up to you. Once she is comfortable with you, she is the sweetest lady who is looking for a big fluffy bed to lounge around. Staff love taking her outside to sunbathe and say she wanders around sniffing the yard but will come back to check in and get pets!

Camie should be the only dog in her family and would need any kitty siblings to be dog-savvy. Kids should be older and respectful of her space. This sweet girl will would make the best companion to any loving family!

If you are interested in adopting a dog, or would like to learn more about adding a dog to your family, please visit 1st Avenue Shelter Tues. – Sat., 10 am – 6 pm (closed Sun. & Mon.) at 3970 W. 1st Avenue in Eugene. For more information call (541) 844.1777 or visit www.green-hill.org

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Suzy

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I bet you’ve been thinking you’d like a new friend — preferably a Jack Russell with wisdom and maturity. I’m Suzy, and I’m your girl! I’m 12, and 11 pounds of canine cuddles. I was adopted once and got returned — I just didn’t get along with the other dog. A lady has opinions. I spend time in staff offices at Greenhill, and they say I’m a very good girl! If you’re looking for a fabulous only pet, please come meet me at Green-hill.org, 541-844-1777.

Spotlight on...Goldendoodle

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

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Size:  Various

Grooming needs:  Moderate

Exercise:  Medium

Environment:  Indoor with Outdoor Access

Temperament:  Intelligent, Friendly, Active

Life Expectancy:  15 years

Interesting Facts:  The Goldendoodle — or Groodle — is referred to as a “designer dog” or breed hybrid. Developed in the mid-1990s, they are among various “doodle” creations, the first of such mixes being the Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel/Poodle.)  While there’s no guarantee you’ll get the best traits or two breeds, breeders hoped to get the intelligence of the Poodle and the loving nature of the Golden Retriever.

While they are not actually hypoallergenic, many adopters seek them out for their reputation as a good dog for families with allergies. Goldendoodles will shed less and have less skin dander than many other breeds, but this doesn’t eliminate the actual cause of allergies in humans, which is a particular protein shed from the dog’s skin.

Appearance:  Goldendoodles can vary greatly, even within the same litter. While generally medium-sized with males weighing 50-80 pounds, you’ll see them characterized as standard, medium, miniature and toy, with miniatures weighing 20-45 lbs. Coats vary too, ranging from flat to wavy to tightly curled. Color ranges from cream to red, gold, chocolate, or combined into a merle, phantom, or brindle. Their coats can grow to a bushy eight inches long left unclipped, so they typically need regular brushing and a grooming every 6-8 weeks.

Personality:  These pups are generally intelligent and friendly. Pet parents describe Groodles as social, gentle, and compatible with children and other pets. They’re typically activity-loving dogs that do best with plenty of physical and mental stimulation.

Common Health Problems:  There are some cases of hip dysplasia in this breed. As with any potential new family member, talk to your veterinarian and the rescue or adoption agency about any concerns. 

Best Match:  Goldendoodles are social, active dogs who thrive when their families spend a good deal of time with them and provide a minimum of 20-30 minutes of daily exercise. Doodles have done well as guide dogs, in service or therapy, and sniffer dogs.

Goldendoodles are considered friendly and trainable matches for first-time dog parents.  

Featured Adoptables

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Rowena

Few Goldendoodles come up for adoption and, when they do, are quickly homed. At press time, we found Rowena available at Multnomah County Animal Services. She’s 7 years old and 71 pounds. Look for her at MultCoPets.org.

Most often rescues and shelters will have fabulous Poodle mixes with many of the desirable traits of their Doodle counterparts. Here’s one:

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Lilly

Lilly is a four-year-old Toy Poodle. Weighing about 9 pounds, she’s a loyal pint-sized companion who looks forward to long walks and quiet cuddle time with her new family. Since she’s a bit fearful around young kids, she will do best with adults only or children 12 and older. Meet the lovely Lilly at the Humane Society for SW Washington in Vancouver. Southwesthumane.org.


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Megan Mahan lives in New York City with her fiance Jacob, Frenchie Bulldog Nono, and the occasional foster dog or litter of foster kittens! She works for a major animal welfare organization and loves her former home in the Pacific Northwest.

Gabrielle

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This independent 6 year old longs to be your only kitty so she can have all the love to herself. She’s a lovely gal with a great heart who enjoys pets and rubs! She's independent, so she can also be self-entertained when she needs a break or a nap in the sunshine, warming her soft bunny fur. Gabrielle may need a little time to adjust to her new home, but once she settles, she's all you could hope and more! This easy-going gal will fill your heart and home with love and joy. Meet her and fall in love at Cat Adoption Team’s Sherwood shelter, 14175 SW Galbreath Drive | 503-925- 8903 | catadoptionteam.org.

Tulip

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This active, attention-seeking 4 year old has a one-of-a-kind personality! Arriving at CAT via Utah, she has spent time in the shelter recovering from a URI and finding her true colors. She’s curious and opinionated, and may occasionally try to test your limits to get her own way. She’s affectionate when she wants to be, vocal about attention, and loves playing with wand toys and catnip! Tulip will probably need some space and time to come out of her shell in her new home, but with her sassy personality and confidence, she’ll be a wonderful addition to the family. Meet her today at Cat Adoption Team’s Sherwood shelter, 14175 SW Galbreath Drive | 503-925- 8903 |catadoptionteam.org.

Hermione

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This pretty little white and marmalade senior needs a second chance.  Her foster mom says her super-sweet disposition makes her a wonderful companion.  She loves to snuggle in bed at night!  Hermione has no health issues.  Like many older gals her vision isn't what it once was but she does just fine.  She has great house manners, which is perfect as she should be an indoor-only kitty.  She will do best in an adult home, and she only really needs YOU to be truly happy.  

Hermione is currently on minor food additives to help her eyes remain strong.  She is an easy keeper and she enjoys canned food and quality kibble.  She can be adopted through our Seniors 4 Seniors adoption program.  We love our sweet senior gal and know she has many years of companionship still to share with you.   Will you be the one she gives her heart to? For additional info contact Cat's Cradle Rescue 503-320-6079.

Bianca

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This tiny Terrier mix weighs 8lbs and is about 11 years old. Adopted from St Martin’s a couple of years ago, she returned to the rescue when her adopter could no longer care for Bianca due to serious financial and life issues. When first rescued, Bianca had rotten teeth and mammary tumors. Her teeth extracted (by necessity) and tumors removed, Bianca is now a healthy, lively girl! She loves car rides, is good on leash, and has excellent potty habits. She’s a great lap dog and not a barker, so will do great in an apartment. She does needs secure fencing or potty walks on leash as she can escape through anything! To learn more about Bianca or for an adoption application, email stmartinsanimalrescue@hotmail.com.

Darwin

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This 11 pound, 12-year-old cutie was rescued from a high-kill shelter in California. His few remaining teeth had to be removed, so now his little tongue stick out. He's so cute! A past trauma/injury in one eye means he sees out of just one, but he does great! He is a good eater, and just a little independent clown of a guy! To learn more or to meet this sweet boy, email stmartinsanimalrescue@hotmail.com.

Maxwell Smart

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This little guy is great on leash, crate and potty trained, cuddly, and good with kids, cats, and other dogs. His foster mom just calls him perfect! This 8 lb, 10-year-old cutie loves lap time, walks, is great on leash, and just loves everyone he meets! 

Maxwell was surrendered to a high-kill shelter because of his age....some people just don’t appreciate the magic of an old soul! He deserves a loving lap and cuddles through his golden years.

To learn more or to meet Max, email mywayhomedogrescue@gmail.com. My Way Home adopts in the Portland area only.

Kit Kat

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This pretty year-old girl has had a rough start as a homeless young mom. Healthy and now spayed, she is cautious at first, but soon craving your attention. Kit Kat will talk to you, and loves pets and lap time.  After what she endured she’s still a bit skittish, so an adult -only home will be best, and being your one and only princess would be her happy place!  Kit Kat says she’ll give you all her love! To learn more about her or make a date, contact Cat's Cradle Rescue at 503-320-6079.