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Holiday Wish: Petunia and Nearly 200 Other Pets
Want a Home for the Holidays


Petunia, a young terrier mix seeking her Home for the Holidays. Learn more about Petunia here.


Mrs. Jasper is a sweet cat in search of a special Home for the Holidays. Learn more about Mrs. Jasper here.


Nov. 29, 2013: The Oregon Humane Society is asking the public to open their hearts to nearly 200 shelter animals who are looking for a Home for the Holidays this December.


Some of these pets have been awaiting adoption for just a few days; others have been waiting for weeks. Every animal at the OHS shelter on December 1 is considered a "Home for the Holidays" pet and OHS wants to place each of these animals into a new home by December 31.


"What better way is there to celebrate the holidays than to adopt a pet who is most in need of a home?" said OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon. "The love you’ll feel from your new pet will be better than any present wrapped in a gift box."


As always, every animal offered for adoption at OHS remains available for as long as needed–there is never a time limit on an animal's stay. "Even though we work hard to make the shelter a loving environment, it’s no substitute for the warmth and joy a family’s home can provide," said Harmon.


Holiday Features at OHS


During the month of December, the OHS lobby will showcase pictures of the nearly 200 Home for the Holidays pets. The lobby will be decorated in its holiday best and the OHS Animal Giving Tree will be up for those wishing to leave a gift for shelter animals (see our Wish List for needed gifts).

Home for the Holidays pets include Petunia (pictured, top), a spunky terrier mix who has been at OHS since October 17. Mrs. Jasper, another Home for the Holidays pet (pictured), is a short-haired black-and-white tuxedo cat who has been waiting patiently for a home since October 15.


Help by Sponsoring a Pet


For those animal lovers unable to adopt this holiday season, OHS suggests using the popular "Sponsor a Pet" feature found on the OHS website. Visitors can select any one of the pets featured on the OHS website and make a donation in that pet’s name. The sponsorship draws attention to the pet and helps pay for the care of all animals at the shelter, which is the Northwest’s oldest and largest. Visit our adoption pages (choose dogs, cats or small animals) and select any pet to see the Sponsor a Pet feature just below the pet's photo.

What: The Oregon Humane Society's Home for the Holidays adoption campaign kick-off.

When: The campaign begins Dec. 1 and continues through the month of December.

Where: 1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland OR 97211.

How: Visit OHS during the month of December to adopt and make a pet’s holiday wish come true (or leave a gift under the giving tree).

OHS Hours and Info: Sunday through Wednesday: 10 am-7 pm; Thursday through Saturday: 10 am-9 pm. Phone (503) 285-7722. Directions



Thanks to Our Sponsors


The 2013 Home for the Holidays adoption campaign is made possible thanks to the support of Beaverton Toyota, Wentworth SubaruCity and KATU News.


Beaverton Toyota

Wentworth SubaruCity

KATU Channel 2