Dogtown: Good news – shelter pups find their forever homes

Lots of activity at the shelter this past week! Long-time resident Rose, a frisky one-eyed Bulldog, found a home with friends of the shelter that live in Klamath Falls. 

Before Rose had even made it all the way to her new home she had helped out her new owner. Rose charmed an Oregon Highway Patrol officer who decided anyone with a dog like that must be OK! Quite a few dogs have gone to new families this week which always makes us happy. Redwood Pals has been working with the dogs to find new walking and play yard buddies so that the dogs can have more social opportunities, which always leaves them much more relaxed. This also provides more information about play styles and sociability that we can share to potential adopters. 

The numbers at the shelter seem to be slowly coming down and we certainly hope that trend continues. Towards that end, the Clear the Shelter sale continues for one more week. Reduced adoption fees are in effect through Friday, Sept. 28. Come on by and see if your new best friend is there waiting for you!


Two fun youngsters that you might consider are Parker and Scooter. Parker is about five months old and is a cute black and white mixed breed. His long legs and big feet lead us to believe he has a little growing to do yet. Parker is a gentle dog that gets along great with other dogs and has been well-behaved when meeting children. He likes to play fetch and is good at returning the ball. 

He is a happy guy, very eager to please, and has a tail that rarely stops wagging! Parker has some leash skills and also knows sit. Volunteers say his eagerness and love of treats make him very easy to train. 

This energetic young fellow would make a great family dog or a good partner for someone looking for an adventure companion. Parker would love to get out in the play yard and show you what he’s got! Come by today to meet him.


Scooter is another fun young dog at the shelter. He may be a little older than Parker, maybe six or seven months old. Scooter is guesstimated to be Border Collie and Anatolian Shepherd. 

He has longer hair and a lovely bushy tail. 

Scooter is a big lover! He is a little timid at first but just wants to get close to people. He has made good progress on walking on a leash in the short time that he has been at the shelter. Scooter is very friendly with other dogs. 

He came in with another young pup but is now solo in his kennel. He would be happy with other dogs or in a family by himself. Come see these boys and the other available dogs and cats at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter located at 980 Lycoming Ave. in McKinleyville. 

More information is available at (707) 840-9132.


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