A shy Chihuahua helps OHS celebrate a milestone.
On Dec. 31, 2019, the Oregon Humane Society celebrated a decade of happy tails, four-legged best friends, and making families complete. As the year came to a close, the shelter also marked a huge milestone. Since 2010, OHS has adopted more than 11,000 pets each year and finishes the decade with close to 115,000 adoptions.
“Our incredible staff works hard each day to care for the pets who come to us and find them great homes,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “The achievements of this past decade are a testament to our compassionate community who continually open their hearts and homes to pets in need.”
Audrey, a 5-month-old Chihuahua mix, was the final adoption of the decade. She was adopted by Robert and Karen Dugas of Gresham.
The couple adopted Audrey as their 15-year anniversary gift to each other.
Audrey is joining their pets Spiffy, a 13-year-old Chihuahua, and Barkley, a 1-year-old Chihuahua.
Due to her shy nature, Audrey has been available for adoption from a foster home. During their pet meet today, Audrey immediately connected with Barkley and Spiffy, who will help boost Audrey’s confidence and be her playmates.
Some additional quick facts about OHS adoptions during the past decade:
- In 2018, OHS hit an all-time record 12,062 of adoptions for the year. The second highest year was 2019 with 11,710 adoptions.
- In the past 10 years, OHS has done 114,710 adoptions.
- The number of pets adopted at OHS this past decade could fill each seat in Providence Park four and a half times.