OHS Celebrates 11,000 Adoptions in 2015

Staff and volunteers at the Oregon Humane Society today celebrated the 11,000th adoption of 2015. The lucky dog was Beaugard, a two-year-old West Highland terrier who was adopted by Clint Bruton and Tammy Fields of NE Portland.

11,000th Adoption in 2015: Beaugard
Beaugard with his new family.

“This is what the holidays are all about,” said Sharon Harmon, OHS executive director. “Our goal is to find homes for 11,000 pets each year, and it’s wonderful to see people opening their hearts to shelter animals.”

Six Years in a Row: 11,000+ Adoptions

The large number of adoptions makes OHS one of the busiest shelters in the nation with one of the highest save rates. OHS adopts out more animals from its shelter on NE Columbia Blvd. than any other single shelter facility on the West Coast. Today’s adoption marks the sixth year in a row that OHS has reached the 11,000 mark for animal adoptions. More info here »

This feat is especially remarkable because OHS never puts a time limit on how long a pet remains available for adoption and regularly takes in animals from other shelters in need.

A Loving, Experienced Home

Clint Bruton said he always had a soft spot for Westies. Bruton and Tammy Fields had met the dog for the first time yesterday, but they were the second hold on the dog. They were elated to find out today that they could adopt Beaugard. “This dog has had a rough start to life, now it’s our job to provide him a safe, comfortable home,” said Bruton.

The Oregon Humane Society is the Northwest’s oldest and largest humane society. OHS receives no tax dollars and relies entirely on donations to support its adoption, education, and animal cruelty investigation programs. You can help by making a gift today.

Video of the 11,000th Adoption