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Want to adopt a pet? Here are 6 cuddly canines to adopt now in Portland

Want to adopt a pet? Here are 6 cuddly canines to adopt now in Portland
Photos: Petfinder
By Hoodline - Published on March 20, 2020.

Start your day off right by browsing through lovable pups! There are dozens of dogs up for adoption right here in Portland.

Hoodline partnered with Petfinder, an online adoption site that lists “more than 315,000 adoptable pets from nearly 14,000 animal shelters and rescue groups" to bring you this roundup of dogs near you.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)


Tommy, dachshund

Tommy is a male dachshund dog currently housed at Oregon Dachshund Rescue Inc.

Tommy gets along well with other dogs. He is looking for cat-free family. Oregon Dachshund Rescue Inc., however, wants to place him in a home without small children. He's neutered, and he has had all his shots. He is already house-trained.

From Tommy's current caretaker:

Tommy is a 10 year old black-and-tan silver dapple dachshund. This sweet boy’s owner died several months ago and he was left to fend for himself for several months. A neighbor came over every other day to feed them and refresh their water. You would expect this poor dog to be traumatized and scared, but instead he’s loving and very low maintenance. Tommy is just the most obedient smart little guy we’ve met in a long time.

Read more about how to adopt Tommy on Petfinder.

Baxter, golden retriever and chow chow mix

Baxter is a male golden retriever and chow chow mix currently residing at Woofin Palooza, LLC.

Baxter loves kids, cats or dogs. He has been vaccinated. He's mastered his house-training etiquette.

Baxter's current caretakers say:

Baxter is a one-of-a-kind guy. He is the product of horrible breeding. At one year old, he has hip dyplasia and bad joints in his front legs. Despite this he is a very, very happy dog. He is looking for a home that does not have small children, not because he is bad with kids (he is not), but because of his medical issues he cannot have children putting extra pressure on his back by leaning on him or trying to ride him, etc.

Read more about how to adopt Baxter on Petfinder.

Tulip, German shepherd

Tulip is a lovable female German shepherd dog being cared for at Pound to Posh Dog Rescue.

Tulip is happy to keep company with other dogs. She's spayed and vaccinated. Have no fear: She is already house-trained.

From Tulip's current caretaker:

Tulip is one of the sweetest girls you will ever meet. She is friendly with other dogs, loves people and walks well on a leash. Don't let the few gray hairs on the muzzle full you, Tulip has plenty of energy for long walks and playing. She is house trained and gentle. If you are looking for a true lady, Tulip checks all the boxes.

Read more about how to adopt Tulip on Petfinder.

Latka, chihuahua and Jack Russell terrier mix

Latka is a lovable female chihuahua and Jack Russell terrier mix currently housed at Oregon Dachshund Rescue Inc.

Latka plays well with others — she gets along well with other dogs, cats and kids. She has mastered her house-training etiquette. She has been vaccinated and spayed.

Here's what Latka has to say:

Hi, I'm Latka, a little sweetheart! I am a seven-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua, Jack Russell mix. I am friendly with people, dogs and cats. I love to go on walks, snuggle, go for car rides and to be with my person most of all. I am seeking a house with a fenced yard, and a person or people who can be with me most of the time, and who will take me to do fun things! 

Apply to adopt Latka today at Petfinder.

Herbie, dachshund

Herbie is a sweet male dachshund dog currently residing at Oregon Dachshund Rescue Inc.

Herbie loves other dogs. His ideal forever home would be a cat-free environment. He's been vaccinated and neutered. He's mastered his house-training etiquette.

Herbie's current caretakers say:

Herbie the Love Bug is an 11 year-old black-and-tan doxie/beagle mix. He's a big boy at 26 lbs and is on a weight loss program in his foster home (he should probably be more like 18 lbs. His new adoptive family should be committed to keeping him on a diet and exercise plan. He is surprisingly spry for his weight. Herbie has never met a person he didn't like! This sweet boy revels in attention and love belly rubs. 

Read more about Herbie on Petfinder.

Shylo, treeing walker coonhound

Shylo is a darling male treeing walker coonhound dog in the care of Northwest Animal Companions.

Shylo gets along well with other dogs. His ideal forever home would be a cat-free environment. He has mastered his house-training etiquette. He is already neutered and vaccinated.

Here's what Shylo's friends at Northwest Animal Companions think of him:

Shylo is a handsome, friendly, athletic hunting breed dog. Shylo is your typical high energy, intelligent, affectionate, sometimes vocal hound dog, with a desire to hunt. Shylo is a very nice dog. He does bark when meeting new people, it's a hound thing. Once you toss the ball for him, he's willing to play and be your friend. He's good with friendly dogs and people. Shylo does very well at doggie daycare. He loves playing and running with the other dogs. Shylo will need some basic training, he thinks that when he greets humans he should do so by jumping on them in a friendly manner.

Read more about Shylo on Petfinder.


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