A lively black Labrador puppy named Remington set a milestone for the Oregon Humane Society this evening by becoming the 11,000th pet adopted in 2016. Remington is going to a new home with the Boverman family of Southwest Portland where he will join Bella, the family’s six-year-old Labrador.
“Each year, we set a goal of finding homes for 11,000 pets, and it warms my heart to know that we will be exceeding the goal this year. It’s wonderful to see people opening their hearts to shelter animals,” said Sharon Harmon, OHS executive director.
The large number of adoptions makes OHS one of the busiest shelters in the nation. OHS adopts more animals from its shelter on NE Columbia Blvd. than any other single shelter facility on the West Coast. Today’s adoption marks the seventh year in a row that OHS has reached the 11,000 mark for animal adoptions. This feat is especially remarkable because OHS never puts a time limit on how long a pet remains available for adoption and has a save rate that is among the highest in the nation.
Kelly Boverman said she and her family have a soft spot for Labradors and fell in love with Remington when they saw his picture on the OHS website. When Bella, the Boverman’s current family dog, came to OHS earlier in the week and had a successful “get acquainted meeting” with Remington, the adoption became a certainty. “Remington was just great,” said Boverman. “He played with Bella so well.”