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Love moves mountains When Steve Budreau ﬁrst saw Sarah on Mt. Hood, he thought it would be an easy rescue. It turned out to be the longest, most difﬁcult of his career.
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Discover a new trick, learn its beneﬁts to you and your pet, get the quick and easy on teaching it, and Go! This month: “Be the Leader and Spoil Your Dog.”
What to do, where to stay, and where to eat in one of Oregon’s best dog-friendly locales.
06 How to be the best pet parent: keep learning
07 Fetch. . . . - Western Oregon U in Monmouth says, “Everybody in the pool!” - Budget cuts reduce services in Multnomah County - Cat shot by arrow ready for loving home - Life’s a beach, and here’s the dog-friendly best - Air miles can be exchanged for pet travel with Midwest Airlines - Meet the winners of OHS’s annual photo contest - Illinois wedding goes to the dogs for a good cause - California ruling bodes well for an end to declawing - Labor Dog Essay contest seeks everyday heroes - Canine surfers can catch a wave in Coronado
DoveLewis experts lead free, ongoing workshops to strengthen the human/ animal bond: Pet First Aid, Understanding Your Dog and Memorial Art.
12 Reader Spotlight Meet Kaylee of Springﬁeld
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Contributing Writers Jennifer DuMond Biglan Joan Callander Diane Dennis Jacob Faris Alexa Meisler Victoria Rose Jenn Walker
Contributing Photographers Marnie McCammon Brian McDonnell, BMAC Photography
15 Shooting Stars Celebs in the SPOTlight. Meet Matt Templeman, news anchor at NewsSource 16 in Eugene, and the companion Matt says is “not a dog — he’s Nemo.”
05 What’s in a name? Animal advocate and rescue pro John Archer of Eugene says a proper name is what will get a dog adopted.
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And then there Were seven
s I’ve often mentioned, we have three, sometimes four canines, plus a cat named Wolf who thinks he’s a dog. On a recent Wednesday we got a call from friends whose grandma in Montana had died. Could we keep their three Jack Russells ‘til Sunday? This is one of those questions whose answer is a given: “You bet.” As our animals and theirs had never attended the same social functions, they were not acquainted. So I loaded up the babies and headed for an impromptu gettogether to ensure ahead of time that no one would get eaten once we threw them all together. The visit went well; our girls — Peach, Scout, Broadway and Sweetheart — enjoyed exploring the sprawling backyard. Our soon-to-be roomies — Buster, Layla and Chessie — simply did their usual: relentlessly chasing their ball, bringing it back with much noise and jubilation, to be thrown for the 93rd time. Soon we loaded up all seven and headed home. All went well the first night. I found the never-ending game of fetch surprisingly relaxing. I will admit, though, my pitching arm was a teensy tender in the morning. Nothing that couldn’t be worked out with a little game of fetch! There was one other little hitch that first night. While the pup’s mom had said they’d happily settle into their crate at bedtime, like kids, dogs know how to work grandparents and sitters. While they did get in the crate willingly — even happily, no sooner were we doing “ah— this bed feels wonderful” sighs, than the outraged wailing began. I don’t know about you, but I’m a pushover in this department. In the blink of an eye, we were all tucked in upstairs. On that note I must digress. Typically, I deny being “one of those kinds of pet people.” To wit: my father sent me a sweatshirt for Christmas one year that reads, “My pets are not my children — you can ask their piano teacher.” I wear it inside out. But that self-perception is shattered in moments like waking up with six furry
little bedfellows. My denial system is as healthy as the next guy’s, but it just won’t stand up to the weirdness of greeting the new day with that much company in bed! More humbling still, it was just weeks ago I was complaining about sharing the sheets with three! So, ok. Day 2, we’re hitting stride. Everyone seems comfortable, falling into our loose routine. At one point during the day though, I was working away, and Layla and Chessie erupted into a terrible fight, becoming a roiling ball that was almost cartoon-like as it careened around my office, fur flying, spittle flinging, and finally, blood appearing. I was out of my league. Finally, I broke it up, heart-pounding, holding the bigger girl while the smaller hung by teeth firmly embedded in her sister’s neck. There were two more big fights during their stay — one of which garnered me a good chomp when I stupidly tried to help my sweetheart separate the two in the last scene that was pretty much a repeat of the first fight — the only difference being which dog was held aloft and which hung by locked-on teeth. I can’t lie: it was comforting to see my man’s horror and disbelief at the display; never in a million years could I have conveyed the drama; just one of those things that must be seen to be believed. So, naturally, we looked forward to them going home. . . . . . but as life goes, despite the little upsets and quirks during their stay — not to mention the sheer strangeness of daily life with SEVEN dogs (they tend to move with you: to the kitchen for a glass of water, to the laundry room to fold a load, to the bathroom) — as their departure neared I knew without a doubt I’d miss these little guys. Not to worry. They’d be back. In fact, in just two weeks their people will head to Montana for the funeral.
To the editor: With the hot summer months upon us, water is the number one nutrient for all animals and birds. Don’t forget to keep free choice salt available, too. Your livestock and horses need clean, fresh water available at all times. Add a couple drops of chlorine bleach to keep your tanks algae-free. You can also drop in a couple of goldfish to keep the mosquitoes away. Also, keep clean shallow water containers out for your backyard birds and squirrels. Due to the rains of this past spring, we are now “enjoying” a hopping bug population. Spot on Control fly spray is now available for horses, and works well. Lasting a full 14 days, most similar products that have long-term benefits require three days of heavy dousing — 2 oz followed by daily light misting. Fly sheets and masks help control biting bugs. Also, consider natural bug control alternatives, like marigold spray and Gnaturai. When it’s hot out, place frozen jugs of water in rabbit and dog pens for them to lay against and cool off. If your dog just has to go in the car, don’t leave him/her there; the interior temperature spikes fast. Take a friend and leave the air conditioner running or the windows open. With the fur flying — and I’m talking shedding — try a masking-tape roller to help lift fur off the animal as best you can. Also, the new Furminator blades are working awesome on all kinds of furry critters. A maintenance trick that helps minimize shedding and keeps dogs’ and horses’ coats healthy is a good quality food that contains high levels of omega. Stop by and see us at McKenzie Feed and Saddlery in Springfield! Turn at the big red tractor. Dani McKenzie Feed and Saddlery Springfield
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What’s in a name? Jake Faris • Spot Magazine
hen John Archer, owner of Claymore Waggin’ Inn in Eugene, casually said, “a proper name is what will get a dog adopted,” he didn’t realize it would bring a reporter knocking on his door. So when I called him at his boarding kennel/ animal rescue near Fern Ridge Lake, he was a little incredulous. In his no-nonsense way, he told me “I don’t really see a story here.” But as he went on to describe the care he takes in choosing names for adoptable dogs, Archer painted a behind-the-scenes picture of pet advocacy in Lane County. About seven years ago, Archer opened Claymore Waggin’ Inn as a kennel, and, as he said, “We started doing rescues from the
beginning. . . . People would leave unwanted pets in the parking lots, or friends would bring found pets to us.” But, Archer says, he was reluctant to send them to the Lane County Animal Regulation Authority (LCARA, aka the pound,) due to its high rate of euthanasia. As he put it, “Not only do we do rescue and a boarding kennel, we work with rescues in the area,” [like Greenhill Humane Society] to get pets adopted. And it doesn’t stop there. Archer joined the Lane County No-Kill Community Coalition which, according to its Web site, www.nokillcoalition.org, “was formed in August 2006 with the mission of ending the killing of adoptable or medically/behaviorally treatable companion animals and feral cats in Lane County animal shelters.” The coalition is an active one. Between April 2006 and June 2007 there have been at
least 13 articles dealing with animal euthanasia published in local newspapers, thanks to its efforts. There’s a link to each article posted on the organization’s Web site. And the numbers appear to be changing. According to the LCARA Web site, 207 dogs were euthanized last year for “lack of space.” So far this year, the same reason caused the euthanasia of only seven dogs. continued pg 16
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Heather Tolin, MAEE, CVT and DoveLewis Animal Assisted Therapy & Education Director, leads the Understanding Your Dog class, sharing her six years of learning and working with canine behavior and three years’ training with a animal behaviorist to teach canine body language. “I am not a behaviorist,” says Tolin, “but I have learned a lot about how dogs communicate, and how they go about life and their language.” The clinic explores understanding a dog’s wants or needs, what to look for in a dog trying to calm itself or those around it, and how to avoid canine stress and distress. Tolin says, “If we can learn to read their signals before something happens — like biting — we can keep our dogs out of compromising positions and those they’re not comfortable in.”
You can Alexa Meisler • Spot Magazine
oveLewis Animal Hospital has launched three new free workshops designed to help Portland-area pet owners provide their beloved companions the best possible care. Classes include Pet First Aid, Understanding Your Dog and Memorial Art. “We started with what do we do well and decided to offer it to the public,” says Tiffini Mueller, DoveLewis Marketing & Public Relations Director. “We chose DoveLewis experts to share their knowledge in their specialized areas, and we began offering the workshops this spring.”
Pet First Aid is taught by Marilee Muzatko, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). Muzatko says, “The majority of participants are actively involved pet owners who want to help wildlife that’s been injured, to know what to do if a dog is attacked by another at the park, or in the event their own dog is injured.” Muzatko’s classes focus on mammal first aid; she says the information applies to dogs, cats, small exotic pets such as ferrets, and even llamas and cows. Course topics range from treating an eye injury or bleeding paw to applying bandages, what to do if an animal is hit by a car, and how to safely move an injured animal. The workshop also emphasizes knowing what an animal looks like when healthy and unhurt, teaching participants how to check things like heart rate, gums and limbs. Muzatko says, “Since animals can’t talk to us, we have to use the rest of our observational skills to determine if something is wrong.”
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Understanding Your Dog August 6, 6pm September 10, 6pm (ages 12 & older) For those grieving the loss of a beloved pet, the Memorial Art workshop, sponsored by Dignified Pet Services, is facilitated by the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Director, art therapist and certified grief counselor, Enid Traisman, MSW. Mueller says, “Enid helps people cope with the grief of losing of pet. She runs an internal art therapy program at DoveLewis, and because of her compassion, love of and talent with art, she was the perfect fit when we decided to open this up to public.” The art program helps participants navigate their grief by memorializing their pet through art. Research shows, according to the DoveLewis Web site, that art and healing come from the same source, and a person creating art or healing will emit the same brainwave patterns. Participants are asked to take copies of various photos of their pet to incorporate into projects, which range from paper weights to memorial candles, coffee mugs to remembrance boxes. There is also an opportunity to create a piece of fused-glass jewelry or pocket stone using a small amount of a pet’s cremated remains. Muzatko says, “What we are doing with these workshops is consistent with the message of DoveLewis, which is strengthening our bond with our animals. The more people know, the better educated they are, the more they can offer their pets.”
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All events are free, for people only, and require RSVP (dovelewis.org). All take place at the DoveLewis Community Room at 1945 NW Pettygrove in Portland
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EVERYbody in the pool! The 2nd annual Dogs’ Day of Summer is happening at Western Oregon University’s Wolverton Memorial Swimming Pool in Monmouth Saturday Aug 25, 9am-3pm. The annual good time is that special day — before the pool is closed for annual maintenance. Dogs are invited to get in the pool, splash around, and feel free to bring retrieval toys for added fun. Last year 93 canines hit the water. Local dog grooming, kennel and veterinary staff, along with other canine service providers, will be on site offering demos and answers to questions. Grab your rain coat, family and friends — and especially the pup! — and join in. Five sessions are happening (limit 30 dogs per session): 9-10am, 10:15-11:15, 11:30-12:30, 12:45-1:45, 2-3. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 503.838.8701. Admission is $5/pooch. Owners are asked to clean up after pets and only enter the water if necessary. Spectators are welcome in a no-cost seating area. WOU asks that aggressive dogs be muzzled or stay home. Photos of last year’s event can be viewed at www.wou.edu/ student/campusrec/aquatics.php.
Multnomah County Animal Services reduced Budget reductions effected last month have resulted in MCAS eliminating neighborhood animal nuisance complaint services. MCAS will continue to provide services to protect the health and safety of the community, including investigating reports of loose, aggressive, dangerous dogs; rescuing injured animals; and investigating reported dog bites and animal cruelty cases. MCAS will no longer provide direct assistance to the public for nuisance issues such as noise/barking dog complaints, pick-ups of confined strays, cat trespassing, or wildlife complaints. MCAS will accept lost and stray animals at its shelter in Troutdale. Expanded self-service resources are available online to assist the public with nuisance problems. To learn more, visit multcopets.org and click on the Guide to Resolving Neighborhood Animal Nuisance Problems, or call 503.988.PETS (7387).
Cat shot by arrow ready for new home When the Parker family saw the black and white cat with an arrow through his neck, they thought he had little chance of survival. Maeleah Parker, 16, screamed when she spotted the injured cat in their Willamette Valley front yard. But the Parkers, all cat lovers, went into action to help the wounded feline, and they succeeded. The 10-lb male, nicknamed Jack Arrow by staff at Oregon Humane Society, has recov-
ered from the potentially fatal wound and is now available for adoption. Jack is friendly and energetic. After luring Jack into their home with tuna, the Parkers took him to their family veterinarian. The doctor thought the arrow had been in place for one to two weeks; the wound was infested with maggots and the arrow, which passed entirely through the cat’s neck, was broken in half. The wound was two inches wide and four inches deep. Jack spent two weeks at the veterinary hospital and a week recovering at the Parker’s. The family then took Jack to OHS in Portland, where they thought he would have the best chance of finding a new home, which he is now ready for. Jack requires no special medical care, just a little TLC while he completes his recovery. To learn more about or to meet Jack, call 503.285.7722 or visit oregonhumane.org.
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curious duckling, the photos show a true appreciation and love of animals. Prizes for the winning entries were supplied by Pro Photo Supply and co-sponsor Canon USA. They include a Canon Digital SLR camera for the Grand Prize winner and Pro Photo Supply gift cards worth up to $100 for the top winners in each category. The Grand Prize this year went to Carma Crimins, for her photograph of cats Eddie and Chance. The photo will be the cover of the OHS Summer 2007 Magazine, distributed to 25,000 households and businesses last month. All first-place winners are featured inside the issue. The photos can also be seen at oregonhumane.org. The 2008 photo contest will open for entries in March. And the winners are: Grand Prize - Eddie & Chance by Carma Crimins, Portland Best Dog - The Franky Thinker by Martin Kimeldorf, Tumwater, Wash. Best Cat - Freya by Rick Wheelock, Tualatin, Ore. Best with Child - Milton by Christina Angquico, Vancouver, Wash. Funniest Shot - Gracie by Andrew Jeffers, Vancouver, Wash. Best Other Animal - Babes by Jadia Ward, Vancouver, Wash. Editor’s Choice - Neeko by Cindi Hattan, Portland Honorable Mention - Jake by Gretchen McArthur, Portland Honorable Mention - Frankie Razzo by Jamie Bosworth, Portland
Petfriendlytravel.com offers an extended list of Dog Beaches across the U.S. and Canada, along with Web links to local beach sites where available. Pet travel expert Tracey Thompson, founder of PetFriendlyTravel.com, cautions about the need to take some simple precautions for your animal’s safety and ensure that your dog or other companion animal remains welcome on any given beach.
Pets fly the friendly skies Midwest Airlines’ Premier Pet Program rewards customers with free travel for their pets and a way to redeem their own miles for pet travel. For details, visit midwestairlines.com. Said to provide “The best pet care in the air,” Midwest Airlines recently added services to canine athletes and their trainers. Mako, an Australian shepherd, and Nemo, a Jack Russell, flew on Midwest from Ft. Lauderdale to NYC with their trainer, Lourdes Edlin, as part of a special arrangement approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and Midwest. Mako occupied a seat in the main cabin and Nemo traveled below Edlin’s seat. Both dogs are professional canine athletes and ambassadors for the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge.
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He found her, then remarkably, she found him Connie Theil • Spot Magazine
Most Oregonians know the story of Bobbie the Wonder Dog, who traveled 2500 miles to be reunited with his owners after being lost for six months. But few know the amazing story of Sarah. . . a wonder dog in her own right.
he first time Steve Budreau saw the dog, he thought he was seeing things. He was perched atop a snowplow at Timberline Lodge on a dark and stormy night when he spotted a pair of eyes glowing at him through the swirling flakes. A few days later he saw the apparition again. This time he got a better glimpse, and what he saw was a beautiful gray and white dog, probably a Husky mix, running across a snow bank. At his job at Timberline Lodge, Steve started hearing from climbers who told of a mysterious, almost ghostly dog who followed them to the summit of Mt. Hood. Often, campers would report
hearing the whining of a dog outside their tent at Illumination Rock. They fed the hungry canine, but the dog never let them get too close. Apparently someone had dumped the poor animal at the lodge. It’s difficult to imagine a more cruel location to abandon an animal. Winters on the mountain can be harsh and unforgiving. As it turned out, Sarah — as the young female came to be called — couldn’t have been more fortunate than to have been dumped near Steve Budreau’s job if she had won the dog lottery. He has a long history of helping two- and fourlegged creatures. For 20 years he worked at the Oregon State Penitentiary where he rose to the rank of captain before retiring. At the state
pen he worked with some of the most notorious and violent criminals in Oregon history, including Russell Obremski and Jerome Brudos (the so-called lust killer). One day while working at the prison, Budreau observed the inmates interacting with a stray Boston Terrier mix who had found its way into the facility. The men doted on the pup, and a vision was born in Budreau. Growing up on a farm in Woodburn, he had always loved animals, and now he had found a unique way to combine that love with a way to help both animals and the often angry, bitter men he worked with at the prison. After receiving permission from the warden, in 1983 Budreau launched a formal program partnering animals and inmates. Working with the Oregon Fish and Wildlife
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Service and the Audubon Society, he began to receive injured fawns at the prison. These young deer were rehabilitated by the prisoners and then released on the 2,000-acre farm annex when they were ready to be returned to the wild. Soon all sorts of injured animals
the frightened and the damaged. The largest number of animals he has housed at one time is 15 dogs and 50 cats. Currently, he has nine dogs and 35 cats, all of them hard-luck stories transformed into tales of rescue and redemption.
When Budreau saw Sarah on the mountain where he worked,
He thought it would be an easy rescue. It turned out to be the longest, most difficult of his career.
began arriving, including possums, raccoons, ducks and pheasants, and many orphaned creatures who had lost their mothers to automobile or other accidents. The program gained statewide acclaim and was covered widely by the press. It will never be known how many prisoners and animals were helped by Budreau’s unique program. In 1985 Budreau retired from the prison system, and in 1991 he moved to Welches. He didn’t stop helping animals, though, turning his 1.5-acre property into a sanctuary for abused and abandoned dogs and cats. He has found dogs in dumpsters and locked in tool sheds. He tends to their wounds and tames
When Budreau saw Sarah on the mountain where he worked, he thought it would be an easy rescue. It turned out to be the longest, most difficult of his career. Although Sarah spent a lot of time at night near Budreau, she was extremely wary. Sure, she would come within a few feet of him, especially when he was feeding her during his night shift at the lodge. Occasionally he slept in his truck in Sarah’s territory, and she would curl up and sleep on a snow bank above the vehicle. But she never came any closer. Although Sarah evidently had a den somewhere near the lodge, Budreau wondered how she survived the monumental, savage
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blizzards that rocked the mountain. His concern increased as the months passed, and his worries weren’t limited to the weather. Lodge guests heard stories about Sarah and wanted a glimpse of her. Budreau tells of a busload of tourists who clambered off the bus and demanded to see Sarah. Budreau worried that with her increasing notoriety someone would object to her presence and harm her. Budreau decided he had to find a way to catch her and take her to his home, about 26 miles from the lodge. He rented a live trap and set it up near where he fed her. All he caught was martens and crows. Sarah was just too smart to go in. Budreau tried sedating her by lacing her food with canine tranquilizers, but she would just run off to her den and sleep it off. He tried chasing her in a snow mobile. She always eluded him. Still, Budreau continued going to the lodge seven days a week to feed her — including his days off. He fretted when she didn’t show up for feedings. As time passed with no luck capturing the dog, Budreau became despondent about the situation and wondered if he would ever be able to save the beautiful, elusive dog that had captured his heart. continued pg 16
“I’ve known Steve Budreau for over 25 years. He is one of those rare people who make Portland the amazing dog town that it is. You will never ﬁnd a man with a bigger heart.”
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ummer may be ticking away, but it’s not too late to fit in one more great summer getaway. If you’re looking for an escape to nature that will please the whole family and Fido too, Diamond Lake offers some of Oregon’s finest hikes, waterfalls and fishing. Four hours from Portland and two hours from Eugene, the drive to Diamond Lake takes you through pristine Oregon wilderness, including the Umpqua and Deschutes National Forests. After taking a little time to decompress and leave the city behind, consider a midway break for a bite in Oakridge. One of the few stops with food and fuel, hometown Manning’s Café on Hwy 58 is a down-home diner featuring homemade soup, daily specials and fresh-baked pies — plus a chance to meet some of the friendly locals.
After lunch, head for dog-friendly Diamond Lake Resort, which offers a multitude of fun activities at its fish-abundant shore and where cabins and motel rooms are pooch-approved. First, take a walk on the Dellenback bike path, an 11.5-mile paved trail that circumnavigates the entire lake. With views of Mt. Theilsen and Mt. Bailey, this picturesque walkway will give everyone a chance to work out the kinks from the road and soak up the glorious surroundings. Next, head to the docks and partake in one of the most popular activities with pet-lovers, the doggy dive into the lake while catching balls mid-air.
Itching for fishing? Rent a patio or motor boat and cast into the newly-cleaned lake stocked with rainbow trout. Locals say the best chance at reeling in the big ones is close to shore.
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More adventure awaits nearby. Diamond Lake Corrals, owned and operated for 39 years by Wayne Watson, offers guided trail rides, chuck wagon suppers and buggy rides. While dogs are discouraged on the trails with the horses for safety reasons, they can be secured and enjoy the shaded property while you ride through the Cascade wilderness along Theilsen Creek and through the overlook at Timothy Meadows. For a little more action, hike to one of the 16 area waterfalls, including Lemolo Falls. This one-mile hike follows a stream on a densely-forested trail populated with white fir and pine and hemlock trees, and takes you to a 102-foot thundering horsetail fall. The nearby Lemolo Resort cafe, located just over the dam from the trailhead, is a great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Down Hwy 138 is Toketee Falls, one of the most beautiful and photographed falls in the area. A half-mile hike takes you to one of the most famous waterfalls in Southern Oregon, where the 120-foot cascade of water courses down several small falls before dramatically plunging over basalt cliffs. Come dinner time, possibilities include South Shore Pizza, just down the road from the lodge. If you’re after something a little more substantial, the Mt. Thielsen dining room at Diamond Lake Lodge serves up steak, chicken, fish and prime rib. And, of course, if you’re renting a cabin, and were lucky enough to reel in some trout, stoke the fire, fry up the fish and enjoy it on your front deck while watching the sun glimmer on the water as it sets behind the mountains. Tips: Don’t leave home without bug spray & sunscreen — both a must.
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yla & I wear the KeepSafe Break-Away collar anytime we’re left alone. Even though we’re a little older now and don’t roughhouse as much as we used to, we still love wearing them just in case. One time when I was only 10 months old, I was wrestling with my sister Kyla, and she LOVES to grab and tug on my collar (I love it too!), and my collar got wrapped around her lower jaw. I screamed and screamed, and she squirmed and wiggled, but we couldn’t break free. The collar just kept getting tighter and tighter around her jaw! Fortunately, our parents were home and they heard us and came running and unclipped my collar. It was really scary. Ever since, when we’re alone we wear our KeepSafe Break-Away Collars so Kyla’s jaw won’t ever get stuck again.
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The experts Stitch and Kyla share their home in Eugene, Oregon with 3 cats and 2 humans, and the occasional Greenhill foster dog. Stitch is a neutered 3-year-old mix rescue. He is a heavy chewer, loves to play with other dogs, to steal toys from his sister, Kyla, and to snuggle (no one told him 80lb dogs don’t make good lap dogs). Kyla is a spayed 4-year-old Siberian Husky Mix rescue. She is a gentle chewer, a Canine Good Citizen, and helps her human rehabilitate dog-aggressive dogs and puppies with play skill deficits. She LOVES to run!
Meet Kaylee The first Saturday T-ball tournament of 2007 in Eugene brought out families and pets of all sizes, ages & breeds. The news the night before warned of possible showers, so umbrellas, along with coolers and lawnchairs, were out in force. Sure enough, as the clouds opened up, out came the umbrellas and raincoats. . . with no exceptions. Kaylee, a Yellow Lab mix, was prepared too, thanks to her people, Lee & Trina Limbaugh of Springfield. The Limbaughs have had Kaylee since she was a pup, rescued along with her littermates (all pound-bound) by Trina’s parents in North Carolina. They found homes for all the pups, then headed to Florida to deliver the last, Kaylee, to Lee and Trina. The family lived in Idaho for seven years, and moved to Springfield two years ago. When their boys were born, Gage, now 6, and Cole, now 5, became patient, mellow Kaylee’s charges, to her pleasure. When Kaylee was younger she loved to run in the open fields, stretching out and looking like a Greyhound. In the woods she loved to hop from log to log with incredible balance and grace. She could climb a ladder to the attic with ease. Today these are all happy memories of her earlier years. Kaylee doesn’t like baths, but tolerates them. Trina thinks it’s because she’s not allowed to shake until the shower curtain is closed and she’s given the go-ahead. She doesn’t like to fetch anymore, either, which they think is because when she used to fetch sticks in their pond in Florida, she would have to be hosed off before going in the house. Trina was thrilled to share Kaylee’s story. She said, “We don’t know how much longer we will have her, and we’ll have this to remember her by.” That, and countless wonderful memories of their patient, loving, and incredibly special family member. Photo/Story by Marnie McCammon Spot Magazine
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• A dog! • Food rewards easily accessible: keep non-perishable treats around the house (in containers if you have mischievous cats like me!) • A list of all the things your dog LOVES and you do every day. For example, my dogs love: to go outside, get their leash clipped on, get fed breakfast, belly rubs, chasing the ball, getting in the car, etc.
If you have questions or would like more tips about this exercise, contact Jennifer DuMond Biglan at 541.686.6768 or email@example.com, or visit www.dogandcat.org. Jennifer DuMond Biglan is a certified pet dog trainer and owner of Dog & Cat, LLC Training & Behavior Modification services in Eugene, OR. She is the proud owner of two dogs and three cats and provides private training, behavior consultations and group classes. If you have questions, contact Jennifer at 541.686.6768, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit her Web site at www.dogandcat.org.
Goal • To teach your dog to defer to you, respond quickly and easily to cues, and to look to you for guidance when they’re not really sure what they should do. This program is great if you are having leadership issues with your dog (no alpha rolling necessary).
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ven Little Fifi???? Yes, even little Fifi. Every dog should be muzzle-trained. You never know when you will need to rush your dog to your veterinarian and he or she will want to muzzle your dog. When dogs are scared or stressed or injured or sick, they are more likely to bite and your vet has a right to safety and may want to muzzle him. I had a student on the coast whose vet wanted to muzzle her Great Dane and the dog had never worn a muzzle before. The dog stressed and squirmed when getting muzzled and bit its tongue pretty badly. These are not the circumstances under which to be introducing your dog to a muzzle In my opinion, muzzles are waaaay under-used. Have you ever had visitors to your home – including a child perhaps – with whom your dog didn’t feel real comfortable? It makes no sense to take chances, especially with children. Putting the dog away in another room can build frustration, making him even more uncomfortable
and possibly aggressive with strangers in the house. While there are times when wearing a muzzle would be a good idea for many dogs, you must never slap a muzzle on a dog and expect him to accept it. “Muzzle-training” means just that: Training the dog to wear the muzzle. There is a process to it. (Don’t “Just do it.”) Learn how to do it correctly or you could inadvertently make your dog HATE it. When I get out Jetta’s muzzle, she loves it! She’s so happy to wear her muzzle and she never tries to take it off. That’s because she was properly trained to wear it. I am not saying every dog, trained properly, will love wearing a muzzle, but certainly if done properly, the dog has a better chance of accepting it. Now… I also am not talking about tight muzzles. I want dogs to be trained to wear open, comfortable muzzles. They are also inexpensive.
While a muzzle would be a good idea for many dogs, you must never just slap a muzzle on a dog and expect him to accept it.
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Here is a company that carries many sizes of “Italian Polyethylene Basket Muzzles”: Morrco Pet Supply 800-575-1451 email@example.com www.morrco.com Many dogs are fearful when strangers come into their homes, or when they go out in public. Fearful dogs are the most likely of all dogs to bite. Why take chances, especially when it could result in your dog being punished with euthanasia? Muzzle your dog. Again, train him to accept, or even enjoy, wearing the muzzle and it’s no big deal! If people would use muzzles more, we’d have a lot fewer dog bites. When it comes to dogs, NEVER say never. Again… I am talking about an open, comfortable muzzle on a dog that accepts, and even enjoys, wearing it. I think many people have a psychological issue against muzzling their dogs. There is something about it that they, themselves, think is cruel or unreasonably confining. But
then there are people who think putting a dog in a crate is cruel. I, like other trainers, consider a crate a necessary piece of dog equipment. My dog is my kid, but I still treat her like a dog. People who don’t treat their dogs like dogs tend to be people whose dogs have problems. A comfortable muzzle is a must-have piece of dog equipment, even if only to prepare your dog for the possibility of being muzzled without notice at the vet’s office. Having been trained and desensitized to it will make the experience a whole lot easier and less stressful for the dog. ‘Til next time… Kiss Doggies!
Victoria Victoria Rose/Nanny 911 For Dogs offers in-home dog training and behavior modification from Eugene to Battle Ground. She also teaches a “Doggie Parenting 101” class. For more tips and advice, join her free 2,000+ member “Doggie Parenting 101” e-mail list. Contact her at 503.370.7000, 800.999.8539 or www.nanny911fordogs.com.
emo is the first dog for Matt Templeman and his family, a black Labrador with a bit of Retriever that they adopted from the Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene. Matt says, “He won us over with his eyes. He took to the boys and we had an instant loving for him. It felt like he belonged.” Nemo had been abandoned, and on arrival at Greenhill, immediately showed his fear of separation. Matt says, “At first we could never leave him alone. Just our walking across the street caused him to tear down the blinds. It was like having a small child and we began to arrange our schedule to be around him.” During this time, Nemo would occasionally accompany Matt to work at NewsSource 16, where he is a popular news anchor. Nemo quickly secured his first impromptu on-air appearance; as the news was about to go live, Matt threw a treat to the opposite side of the studio — to distract and entertain Nemo — but the dog didn’t see where it landed. He bounded over to Matt, poked his black nose right onto the news desk looking for a replacement. After a nervewracking show, Matt let the viewers know, “If you thought you saw a dog, you did.” The audience loved it. Matt received numerous emails praising him for taking his dog to work. Now four years old, Nemo can be spotted during a broadcast from time to time, but spends most of his time playing and protecting Matt’s three boys. Matt says, “If someone comes to our house that Nemo doesn’t know he will pace between the person and the boys. We feel protected by him.”
“He’s not a dog — he is Nemo.” — Matt Templeman
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You may now lick the bride Cody & Carl’s Blvd, a pet boutique in Barrington, IL, hosted its second annual pet wedding last month to benefit a local shelter. A crowd of canine and human friends witnessed Wrigley, a 100-lb Rhodesian Ridgeback as he exchanged bow-wows and collar charms with 15-lb Pug Terrier, Gucci. The bride’s mother, Christine Greco, accompanied Gucci and the flower girls and pups in a stretch limo arrival while Wrigley dressed in a tuxedo anxiously waited down the aisle with mom, LeeAnn Maurer. “We were looking for a way to celebrate wedding season with our very own twist,” said Jennifer Schoonmaker, owner of Cody & Carl’s Blvd. “The event was a perfect way to bring dog lovers together and support a worthy cause.” The canine commitment ceremony was followed by a catered reception for canines and their human companions. There was also doggie dancing and the breaking of a doggie wedding bone. More on this at codyandcarlsblvd.net.
Where good dogs become top dogs Diamond Pet Foods, a manufacturer of premium pet foods, is seeking nominations for its second annual “Labor Dog” contest, which recognizes working dogs that have made a difference in people’s lives. For a chance to win a free bag of Diamond Naturals each month for one year, dog owners are encouraged to submit an essay explaining how their canine companion has made a difference through its work at home or in the community. Winners will be announced the week prior to Labor Day. “Last year, we were excited about the variety of experiences dog owners shared and touched by their stories,” said John Kampeter, Diamond Director of Marketing. “Among our winners were a Jack Russell Terrier and an Italian Greyhound — not the first breeds you
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would think of as ‘labor dogs,’ but they proved to be amazing animals.” Essays of 500 words or less that answers the question, “How does your working dog contribute to your home and/or community?” are being accepted now through Aug 6 by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as an attached Word or PDF file. Complete contest rules are available at www.diamondpet.com.
These ain’t no dog paddlers! The annual Surf Dog Competition will be hosted August 18 by Loews Coronado Bay Resort at Imperial Beach California. The event is reportedly the only surfing competition for canines in the nation. Last year, hundreds of surf dogs, owners and spectators gathered at the beach to watch the competition, which this year will include: 9am — Optional surfing lessons for less experienced canines eager to catch their first wave. 11am — Heat 1 Surfing. Each dog will have three waves and will be scored on confidence, length of ride and overall ability to “grip it and rip it.” 12:30pm — Heat 2 Surfers & Owners. Each team will have three waves. 2pm — Furry Fashion Show. 2:45pm — Awards. Winners 1st-3rd place will score cool prizes. The Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition stems from an overwhelming response to the Resort’s Su’ruff Camp package, which was named “an amazing thing to do with your dog” by Life and Modern Dog magazines. Details LoewsSurfDog. blogspot.com or 619.424.4000 ext. 6696.
Circle the date Oregon State Parks encourages all area folks who love to play and love their dogs — and especially love to play with their dogs— to save the date, Saturday Aug 18 beginning at 11am, when Rooster Rock State Park will be the site of a free fun walk for pets and their people. This is a great way for people and their pets to enjoy one of Oregon’s greatest assets: the beauty and soul-food of Rooster Rock. The 1½-mile walk begins in the parking area near the east end of the Disc Golf Course. A non-fenced off-leash area is available after walk. All participants will receive an Oregon State Park dog gift.
But changing attitudes at LCARA is only a side project for Archer. His priority is getting rescued dogs adopted. And, as he’ll tell you, naming an adoptable dog is oh-so-important. Archer figures that there are three different factors in the name: first, there’s the breed. “You want to give a noble name to a dog from a noble breed.” Then, says Archer, there’s the personality. Finally, he says, the dog needs to have an inclination to react to the name. Or, as Archer says, “They’re usually here for a short time, so it’s important that the dog responds to people.”
Not all animals at Claymore are re-named. But when they do need changing, the work begins. Archer brainstorms with friends and staff, trying to find that one name that fits all criteria. Names are often bandied about for days until one is finally chosen. Archer offers proof of a name’s importance. A rescued Doberman Pincher mix came in with a very fierce name that didn’t fit her personality. Archer and friends settled on “Maya” as her new name, and moved her to Multnomah County Animal Services for adoption. Archer says, “She wasn’t there three days when a man came in and adopted her.” It turns out the new owner had just lost a Dobie mix with the identical name, and so he felt it was meant to be. Virtually all the examples Archer shares of successful adoptions are when “bully breeds” come to his facility as rescues. The previous owners often have given tough, macho names, but like many who’ve known one of these maligned dogs, most don’t live up to their “bully” monikers. A rescued pit came with just such a name. Archer convened his brain trust and settled on something more fitting: Daisy May. With such a sweet name and the personality to match, Daisy May quickly found a home. Archer says simply, you need to find “the right name for the right dog.”
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Two years passed, and the day arrived that Budreau had always dreaded: Sarah disappeared completely. He waited for hours where he usually saw her. In the days that followed he went to the lodge at different times of the day. No Sarah. He was heartsick, and convinced she was probably dead. Then, two weeks later, he heard astounding news: a dog matching Sarah’s description had been sighted at McNeil Horse Camp, near Steve’s home. Shortly after came word that she had been sighted at a US Forestry Center, even closer to his house. It seemed impossible, but it appeared Sarah was making her way to Budreau; it seemed she had cut through the forest from the lodge and traveled nearly to his house — about 20 miles. Budreau went to the Forestry Center, and sure enough, there was Sarah, playing with an employee’s dog. He visited the center several times in as many days, and the third time, Sarah began following his car. To Budreau’s horror, a big truck spooked her, and he lost her — again. Dejected, he went home and took a nap. Shortly after he lay down, he was awakened by a whining sound. When he went outside to investigate, he found Sarah standing at the gate. He opened it, and she entered as if she were home. And indeed, she did make it her home, but it would be several years before Sarah would let Budreau get too close. She slept under his house, ate his food, and played with his other rescued dogs, but she wouldn’t let him touch her. In time she did become tame enough to let him handle her, until about a year ago when he decided to snap a collar on her. That caused a regression, and she became leery. Still, Budreau believes Sarah is happy. “Anytime she wants to leave, she can,” he says, pointing out the many places on his property where she could exit. She even accompanies Budreau and his other dogs on three-mile walks along the creek, and she doesn’t stray. How Sarah ever found her benefactor is remarkable. She had never been to his house. Did she travel those 20 miles with a general idea of where he lived? Did she follow his scent? To Steve, it really doesn’t matter. His two-year odyssey is over, and he has his Sarah.
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1 wednesday • Dream Dog Houses on the block. Dogs love dream houses, too! Street of Dreams builders have created six dream doghouses to go to the highest bidders. Proceeds beneﬁt DoveLewis. Details streetofdreamspdx.com. 6:10am — Meet the KGW Featured Pet. See an adoptable pet on morning news program during weather report.
Sat 1-2:30. Topics: leadership, common challenges, crate training & more. $10; leave dogs home. 5:30pm — Volunteer Orientation at WHS in Salem. • Lacamas Valley Sheep Dog Trial in Camas, Wash through Aug 19. Details lvsdt.com. In just 3 years this event has become one of the major trials in the northwest, attracting top West Coast handlers.
175 SW Oleson Rd in Portland ‘til 3pm. A celebration for the dogs in your life with demonstrations, pet-related vendors and more. Details oregonhumane.org. 12:30pm — Dog Walker Orientation at Greenhill in Eugene. Details greenhill.org.
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17 friday • Feral Cat Coalition hosts Flex Clinic in Portland. Details 503.797.2606. New Volunteer Orientation 10-11am today. 5:30pm — Yappy Hour at Greenhill in Eugene. Mix & mingle with dogs and their people. Details green-hill.org.
18 saturday Diamond Lake photo by Alexa Meisler
5:30pm — Yappy Hour at Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene. Mix & mingle with dogs and their people. Details green-hill.org.
10am — Multnomah Days Parade & Dog Wash. The procession starts at Lucky Lab, 7675 SW Capitol Hwy in Portland, where the tubs are full and the suds ﬂow. Suggested donation $5/dog wash. Proceeds beneﬁt the DoveLewis blood bank. 10am — Pet Loss Support Group at WHS in Salem. Open to anyone grieving or facing a euthanasia decision. Details willamettehumane.org.
4 saturday 9am — Fun in the Park at Town Center Park in Wilsonville ‘til 5pm. Summer celebration with vendors, music & food, plus adoptable pets eager to meet you.
11am — Ice Cream Social & Dog Wash beneﬁting OHS, plus adoption outreach at Wild Oats, 3535 NE 15th Ave in Portland ‘til 3. OHS Outreach also happening noon-4 at Dog Star, 1313 NW Kearney.
10am — New Volunteer Orientation at Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene. Details green-hill.org. 10am — Pet Loss Support Group at Willamette Humane Society, 548 High St NE in Salem. Open to anyone grieving or facing a euthanasia decision. Details willamettehumane.org.
Noon — Open House at A Dog Gone Good Place in Hillsboro ‘til 5. Highlights include a rafﬂe for Indigo Rescue, Pet Planet photography, swimming with/ without your dog in the big pool. Details doggonegoodplace.com.
12:30pm — OHS Canine 101 (aka “Problem Pooch”) class at the Portland shelter. For those considering pet parenthood or who want to understand why Fido does what he does. Discussion & Q & A; pets stay home. $10; no need to RSVP. Info 503.285.7722 or oregonhumane.org.
12:30pm — OHS Canine 101 (aka “Problem Pooch”) class at the Portland shelter. Discussion and Q & A; pets stay home. $10; no need to RSVP. Info 503. 285.7722 or oregonhumane.org.
5 sunday • Feral Cat Coalition hosts TNR Clinic (Trap, Neuter, Return) in Eugene. Details 541.607.4282. Noon — Adoption Outreach with Oregon Humane Society (OHS) at Wild Oats, 2825 E. Burnside in Portland and at Petco in Gresham, both ‘til 4. Stop by one of the many OHS Adoption Outreach events & meet animals ready for loving homes, chat with volunteers & learn about adoption programs. Details oregonhumane.org.
6 monday 5:30pm —Foster Care Orientation at Greenhill in Eugene. Details green-hill.org.
7 tuesday 5:30pm — Understanding Your Dog (prerequisite for other training classes) at WHS in Salem every Tues 5:30-7 & 18
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8 wednesday 5:30pm — “Simple Solutions” with Cindy Ehlers, Certiﬁed Pet Trainer, at Greenhill in Eugene. Details green-hill.org.
14 tuesday 5am — Cat Adoption Team’s Pet of the Week on KOIN News 6’s Good Morning Northwest at 5 & 6am.
• Summer Sale at the WHS Thrift Store in Salem. Many items 50% off. Details willamettehumane.org.
• Lacamas Valley Sheep Dog Trial in Camas, Wash through Aug 19. Details lvsdt.com.
5:30pm — Yappy Hour at Greenhill in Eugene. Mix & mingle with dogs and their people. Details green-hill.org.
5:30pm — Understanding Your Dog (prerequisite for other training classes) at WHS in Salem every Tue 5:30-7 & Sat 12:30. Topics: $10; leave dogs home.
5:30pm — Volunteer Orientation at WHS in Salem. Details willamettehumane.org. Drop-ins welcome.
11:30am — Kennel Volunteer Orientation at Greenhill in Eugene. Details greenhill.org. Noon — OHS Adoption Outreach during the Venice Beach Party at Latus Motors, 870 E. Berkeley in Gladstone ‘til 4. Details oregonhumane.org.
12 sunday 11am —3rd Annual Bow Wow Bash, to beneﬁt Garden Home Rec Center, at
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19 sunday • Feral Cat Coalition hosts TNR Clinic (Trap, Neuter, Return) in Portland. Details 503.797.2606. 3pm — Dog Day of Summer II at Jake’s Famous, 401 SW 12th Ave. in Portland ‘til 10. After wild success in its ﬁrst year, Jake’s Famous is adding more tables to its dinner with your dog event. For $50, you and your dog can dine together. Pooches enjoy special meals created just for them by Jake’s executive chef. Reservations highly recommended for this fundraiser to beneﬁt the DoveLewis building fund. RSVP to 503.226.1419.
22 wednesday 7:50am — Meet the K103 Pet of the Week presented by MCAS.
24 friday • Cats R Cool 4 Back 2 School adoption drive at CAT through Labor Day. Cat
Adoption Team is lowering their prices on their hottest styles of the season. Stripes are always hot, and tabbies come in a wide variety of colors. Too Bold? Try basic black! Whatever your favorite, everything’s better in pairs. Adoption fees $10 off/single adoptions, up to $65/pairs, plus 10% off retail items. CAT carries a wide variety of sizes XS (kitten) to XXXL (Jabba the Cat), and has over 500 in stock. New shipments arrive daily. All CAT cats & kittens are altered, vaccinated, tested & microchipped prior to adoption. 5:30pm — Yappy Hour at Greenhill in Eugene. Mix & mingle with dogs and their people. Details green-hill.org.
25 saturday 9am — 2nd annual Dogs’ Day to Swim at the pool at Western Oregon U in Monmouth. Before closing for annual maintenance, the school hosts this special day for pooches and their people to play. In addition to swims (5 sessions, 30 pups per at: 9am, 10:15, 11:30, 12:45 and 2) the event will feature local groomers, kennel and veterinary staff,
local vendors, contests and lots of fun. Details green-hill.org. The run/walk begins at 8, activities at 10. 1pm — Tricks & Games at WHS in Salem. Fun 4-wk class for dogs/people Sundays. Games, tricks & obedience skills . $50, or $40 if for adopted shelter dogs. Pre-req: Understanding Your Dog. 2pm — Losing a Loved Animal: Animal’s Views of Life, Death & Reincarnation is a workshop providing introduction on how animals view the end of life’s cycle and life after death. Presented by professional animal communicator, Lauren McCall, who will discuss experiences that animals have related to her about the transition process, leaving loved ones behind, the purpose of their journey in life/reincarnation. While spiritual, the workshop is not religious, and is suited to all who’ve experienced or will experience the loss of a beloved pet. McCall works with an international client base and lives in Portland with her partner, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 extroverted rabbits. Details newrenbooks.com.
28 tuesday 5am — Cat Adoption Team’s Pet of the Week on KOIN News 6’s Good Morning Northwest at 5 & 6am.
31 friday 5:30pm — Yappy Hour at Greenhill in Eugene. Mix & mingle with dogs and their people. Details green-hill.org.
ALL MONTH LONG • ARE YOU A MATCHMAKER? Cat Adoption Team seeks counselors to help kitties meet their purr-fect match. Needed daily at the Sherwood shelter & weekends at the shelter & outreach events in Tigard, Clackamas, Hillsboro, Tualatin & Wilsonville. Details 503.925.8903 or catadoptionteam.org. • BE A SWEETHEART: Foster a dog or cat from Animal Aid. Also, Adoption Counselors needed to lend hearts/ hands at AA’s no-kill shelter & outreach events. Details 503.292.6628 or www.animalaidpdx.org.
Tabby photo by Marnie McCammon
and other canine service providers. Grab your raincoat, your best friend, and join the fun. Details/RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.838.8701. Admission $5/dog.
• CAT ADOPTION TEAM now accepts Oregon Spay/Neuter Fund Coupons. Details/Coupons catadoptionteam.org. • EUGENE-AREA ADOPTABLE CATS waiting to meet you daily at PetsMart, 2847 Chad Dr. The Lane County kitties are microchipped & spayed/neutered.
Noon — OHS Adoption Outreach at PetsMart in Clackamas and Wild Oats at Bridgeport Village, both ‘til 4.
• FOSTER HOMES NEEDED. Lend your hand & heart: call Cathy Nechak or Krista Wells at Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals, 503.327.8849, or visit ofosa.org.
• GARDEN TALKS at the Oregon Zoo daily at 10am. Zoo horticulture staff discusses the zoo’s gardens and how plants make the animals feel at home. Free with admission.
8am — Rover Romp at Greenhill in Eugene. Greenhill’s 14th annual Rover Romp 5K Run and 2K Walk. Events include sheriffs K-9 demos, agility teams demo, ﬂy ball competition, grooming,
• GOT OLD INK CARTRIDGES OR CELL PHONES? Recycle them at CAT.
• GOT ISSUES? Behavior questions answered free by the friendly folks at OHS; call 503.416.2983. • HELP OHS TAKE HOMELESS PETS into the community. Trainings monthly; details 503.285.7722 ext 204.
and outreach volunteers. Volunteer Orientations twice a month. Details email@example.com. • PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUPS at DoveLewis in Portland (details dovelewis.org) and Willamette Humane Society in Salem (willamettehumane.org). • PET NUTRITION & NEWS with Chip Sammons on 1330 AM Radio Saturdays at 10am. • POPPA, OREGON’S ONLY STATEWIDE SPAY/NEUTER REFERRAL & assistance service for dogs, cats, rabbits & other companion animals, is an all-volunteer organization that’s subsidized over 11,000 spay/neuter surgeries since 2001. Make tax-deductible donations (safely) in any amount at www.POPPAinc.org.
Chickie photo by Marnie McCammon
• IS YOUR DOG A SUPERHERO? The DoveLewis blood donor program wants you! DoveLewis.org. • MEET MASTER GARDENERS at the Oregon Zoo Wildlife Garden Way 104 weekends only. The pros answer questions about backyard habitat. Learn about plants suited to your yard that wildlife will ﬁnd irresistible. Free with zoo admission. • NEUTER/SPAY & KEEP PETS FOR LIFE! It’s good for pets, people & communities. Please neuter/spay babies at age 4 mos or younger. Help get feral cats spayed & neutered, too. Directory/ Info at neuterspayoregon.blogspot.com. • OFOSA ADOPTABLE DOGS & CATS. Dogs, puppies, cats & kittens ready for loving homes at Beaverton Petco every weekend. Details ofosa.org. Volunteers needed. Details 503.327.8849. • OPEN YOUR HEART & HOME to “special needs” foster cats or kittens. Mother cats & their kittens at CAT need loving hearts/hands to nurse and bottle-feed orphaned or abandoned kittens, help sick/injured kitties heal, to provide long-term residents time away from the shelter, and to socialize shy or timid cats. Details 503.925.8803 ext 5 or kristib@cat adoptionteam.org. • OTHER MOTHERS ANIMAL RESCUE, the young shelter caring for puppies, kittens & mothers, is on the Web at othermothers.org. Explore adoptable animals, volunteer opportunities, info, links & resources. • OVER 400 ADORABLE KITTENS & CATS ready for loving homes hope to meet you at the Sherwood shelter 7 days, 10-6 (‘til 7 Fri/Sat), daily at PetsMart in Wilsonville, Clackamas, Hillsboro & Tigard; at Pet Loft in Portland, Petco in Tualatin & Tanasbourne Saturdays & Nature’s Pet in Beaverton. Details catadoptionteam.org. • PAWS IN NEED IN VANCOUVER. The Humane Society for SW Washington is seeking foster families, dog walkers,
• PUPPY PLAYLAND at A Dog Gone Good Place in Hillsboro. Puppies 8 weeks-6 mos play 11am-noon. Details doggonegoodplace.com. Admission $5/ clients, $10/nonclients. • PUPPY PRESCHOOL IN EUGENE/ SPRINGFIELD with Jennifer DuMond Biglan of Dog & Cat LLC. Positive training techniques to strengthen your relationship, prevent & ﬁx problem behaviors & help your dog learn good manners. Saturdays; RSVP to 541.686.6768 or dogandcat.org. • READ TO THE DOGS at area libraries. Youth improve their reading & social skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs. Contact your branch for info or to RSVP. • URGENTLY NEEDED: Foster homes for nursing mother cats & kittens and orphaned kittens. CAT’s foster homes are full, and is getting calls seeking help for more kittens. Foster families give these babies a chance. Details 503.925-8903 ext #5 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • VOLUNTEER TRAINING AT CAT in Sherwood every 2nd & 4th Saturday at 10am. Details kmiddleton@catadoptiont eam.org.
CIRCLE THE DATE Sept 8 10am — Westie Walk at NW 21st & Raleigh in Portland. Hundreds of Westies (West Highland Terriers) take their owners to NW Portland for a 1½-mile walk and lots of attention, with a break at Couch Park for snacks, water and mingling. (Dogs who are friends of Westies also welcome.) Registration at 9, walk begins at 10.
Sept 21 7:30pm — Pet Aid 2007 featuring the Smashing Pumpkins & Satellite Party at The Amphitheatre at Clark County. Tickets $35 & $50; doors open at 5:30, concert at 7:30. Partial proceeds to beneﬁt the DoveLewis building fund and Oregon Humane Society’s “Second Chance” program.
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