Clatsop Animal Assistance-Home

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Our December fundraiser is coming right up on Saturday, December 10, 9:00 to 4:00 at the Fort George Lovell Showroom.  We’ll have pet pictures with Santa, a silent auction, raffle items, and a huge bake sale.  This year you could win the Phantom 4 Drone from DJI.  Raffle tickets are $10.00 each and the drawing will be 3:00; you don’t need to be present to win.

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Oreo and Cookie are our KMUN, DAILY ASTORIAN, HITS, 94.9 THE BRIDGE and KIA Pets of the Week starting November 28, 2016

Volunteer Sue Stein says, “The dynamic duo, Cookie and Oreo, are a lovely boxer/pit pair hoping to find their forever home together, as they are a bonded pair. Oreo has a lovely sable coat with eager eyes, curious about whether you might have just one more treat to share.  Cookie, happily displaying a black and white soft fur ensemble, leaps for joy at the opportunity to go for a walk.  The two walk nicely, shoulder to shoulder, looking for new smells and excitement in the meadows around the shelter.”

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Titan is our KMUN, DAILY ASTORIAN, HITS, 94.9 THE BRIDGE and KIA Pet of the Week starting November 13, 2016

Heather tells us, “What grabs your attention first about Titan is how darn handsome he is, what a beautiful brindle coat! But when you get past his dashing looks you discover an equally beautiful heart and disposition.
 I’ve seen Titan with little kids, cats, and new dogs. He is a sweetheart and unflappable with all of them. Despite his strength and size, he is easy to walk and listens well. He is a gentle giant I adore.
 Titan is active and athletic and likes to get out for adventures, though he is not over whelmingly high energy or jumpy. When he goes for walks he loves to find and play with new tiny friends in the grass- when he sees a frog he bows down in puppy play pose with his big tail wagging as he watches it dart in front of him.
 This guy truly is the complete package- he has the looks, charm, fun, and a loving sweet heart.”

 

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Lulu is our KMUN, DAILY ASTORIAN, HITS, 94.9 THE BRIDGE and KIA Pet of the Week starting October 31, 2016

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Lulu loves a good, long fetch session in the play yard.  Her favorite toy this summer was an orange buoy until she started chewing on it and we had to retire it.

This five year old pit bull has a classic (and classy) look with her tan and white facial markings and her big smile. Lulu is high energy, so if you can give her long play times, walks, or runs she may be your girl.  She’ll then settle right in for snuggles and nap time.

 

Gracie is our KMUN, DAILY ASTORIAN, HITS, 94.9 THE BRIDGE and KIA Pet of the Week starting October 17, 2016

Photo of Gracie, sweet older black and white.

With this girl, what you see is what you get. Gracie is a sweet older Lab/Rottweiler mix.

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Gracie adopts a regal pose for her photo shoot. It seems to come naturally to her.

Our pet of the week is Gracie, a lovely ten-year-old senior Lab/Rottweiler mix.  As with many of our shelter animals, Gracie’s owner couldn’t care for her anymore, but we know someone is out there who will give this girl the home she deserves.

Gracie is certainly sprightly for her age.  I had her out walking in the rain last weekend and the bad weather didn’t faze her one bit although I suspect she would also have been content to curl up in a comfy bed and watch the storm from a nice big picture window. I know I would have been.

Gracie seems to like everyone and should do well in any home.  She’s an easy walker with no pulling and all-round nice dog.  Come meet her and I think you’ll agree.

Gracie’s Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/36300955

Or call the Shelter: (503) 861-0737 Follow us: www.dogsncats.org Apply to adopt. Application PDF is at the bottom of this page: http://www.co.clatsop.or.us/animalcontrol/page/adopting-pet

Bandit is our KMUN, DAILY ASTORIAN, HITS, 94.9 THE BRIDGE and KIA Pet of the Week starting October 3, 2016

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Bandit has progressed in many ways. His skin is clearing up, his coat has gone from patchy to snazzy and he is becoming more comfortable with new people. It is a wonderful thing to see!

When Bandit came in several months ago, he was a member of what we call the Naked Butt Club, with a lot of hair loss.  We treated his skin condition and his coat is soft and beautiful now.  Bandit can be a bit shy when he first meets people, but it doesn’t take long for him to warm up.

We’ve found he is an expert at fetch.  He consistently drops the ball at or close to your feet, ready for the next throw.  This eleven-year-old Shepherd/Lab mix came into the shelter because his owner could no longer care for him and he is ready for game time with cuddles afterward in a new home.

Bandit’s Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/35877851

Or call the Shelter: (503) 861-0737 Follow us: www.dogsncats.org Apply to adopt. Application PDF is at the bottom of this page: http://www.co.clatsop.or.us/animalcontrol/page/adopting-pet

Freya is our KMUN, DAILY ASTORIAN, HITS, 94.9 THE BRIDGE and KIA Pet of the Week starting September 12, 2016

Beautiful soft gray female cat with intense yellow eye.

Georgeous female cat with soft gray fur and intense yellow eye.

Freya’s is a beautiful pudgekin with plush gray coat and yellow eyes. She is slightly built but carries a few extra pounds. That, along with her dense fur reminds me of a plush toy. I almost want to squeeze and see if she squeaks. Although she is very attentive, a little shy, but a friendly girl.

Freya’s Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/36164049
Or call the Shelter: (503) 861-0737
Follow us on: www.dogsncats.org
Apply to adopt. Application PDF is at the bottom of this page: http://www.co.clatsop.or.us/animalcontrol/page/adopting-pet

Crystal is our KMUN, DAILY ASTORIAN, HITS, 94.9 THE BRIDGE, and KIA Pets of the Week starting September 5, 2016

Photo of Crystal, a white pitbull, wearing a green summer frock.

Crystal wearing a green frock. A very tolerant pooch!

Crystal
by Rodney Merrill

My big head and muscles are my beauty, not my flaws;
I also have a big heart, a warm pink belly, and I pause
for love and petting like all the other dogs.

Oh, and I love kisses and scratches on the fanny!
My ancestors were known as the canine nannies
who watched the baby just like regular grannies.

I am a happy Pit Bull, always full of smiles.
I like to run and play; I walk for miles and miles.
I sniff and snort and fart, I have no sense of guile.

My name is Crystal because what you see is what you get:
a friend, a companion, something more than just a pet.
I’ll wear a hat, collar ruffs, even a Paris green summer dress.

Once I grow to love you, my love will never end.
I don’t know how to be a flighty, fair weather friend.
I want to be your all-the-time, all-weather, forever friend.

This is important, so let me say again
I want to be your all-the-time, all-weather, forever friend.

Crystal’s Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/36164049
Or call the Shelter: (503) 861-0737
Follow us on: www.dogsncats.org
Apply to adopt. Application PDF is at the bottom of this page: http://www.co.clatsop.or.us/animalcontrol/page/adopting-pet

Larry & Darryl are our KMUN, DAILY ASTORIAN, HITS, 94.9 THE BRIDGE, and KIA Pets of the Week starting August 29, 2016

Photo of Larry & Darryl, a bonded pair of male red tabbies.

Larry & Daryl are a bonded pair of brothers and must be adopted together. The adoption fee for this dashing pair is the same as for a single senior!

Take another look at this picture. Aren’t these guys the handsomest? With their orange striped dandy suits and white ascots? But Larry & Darryl aren’t just eye candy. No. They make the grandest kind of companions kitties: friendly, affectionate and gentle. The epitome of the mature gentlemen, they are laid back, well-mannered, epicureans of leisure.

Larry and Darryl are twelve year old brothers. They’ve always lived together and closely bonded; so they must be adopted together. Consequently, their adoption paperwork will be processed with a single senior cat adoption fee.

Larry and Darryl need a secure, loving forever home. Look at that photo again. Isn’t their new home with you?

Larry’s Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/35977039
Darryl Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/35977040
Call the Clatsop County Animal Shelter: (503) 861-0737
Follow us on our web page: dogsncats.org
Or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClatsopAnimalAssistance/
Application to adopt in PDF is at the bottom of the following page: http://www.co.clatsop.or.us/animalcontrol/page/adopting-pet

 

Rusty is our KMUN, DAILY ASTORIAN, HITS, 94.9 THE BRIDGE, and KIA Pet of the Week starting August 22, 2016

Photo of Rusty waiting for a treat

Rusty waits to see what is expected of him before he gets a treat.

Rusty has a lot of fans at the shelter. A lot of us have adopted one or more shelter animals already and bemoan the fact that we haven’t room for Rusty.

Rusty is a “mature” five year old boxer/pit mix. By mature, I do not mean to suggest that he is old for his age or that he is low energy and sleeps all day. Indeed not. You should see him running around the playground with the giant egg ball!

Yet, he is not manically energetic. He has just the right amount of energy but he is also calm. He is Mr. Cool. Being with Rusty reminds me Read more →

Cleo is our KMUN, DAILY ASTORIAN, HITS, 94.9 THE BRIDGE, and KIA Pet of the Week starting August 15, 2016

The first thing you say when you see Cleo–even through the window in the lobby–is, “Wow! What a pretty cat!” A 10 year old female domestic short hair grey/black/gold tabby girl with white “bib” and front toes and white socks in back. She`s shy but enjoys human company in a calm environment. She can get rattled by the presence of too many other cats, especially vocal ones.

Photo of beautiful Cleo, a gray, black and gold short haired tabby.

Beautiful Cleo in a fairly typical pose.

Photo of cute poses of Cleo, a gray, black and gold tabby.

Photo collage of Cleo playing to the camera

Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/32762911
Or call the shelter: (503) 861-0737
Follow us on: www.dogsncats.org
Apply to adopt. Application PDF is at the bottom of this page: http://www.co.clatsop.or.us/animalcontrol/page/adopting-pet

Don’t miss Linda and our snuggle bums at the Astoria Sunday Market!

Photo of Linda Dygert at Astoria Sunday Market

Linda Dygert at Astoria Sunday Market

Don’t forget, volunteer Linda Dygert is once again staffing a booth every other Sunday for the remainder of the market season. She will have one or two of our many adorable adoptable animals.

Linda can answer questions about the animals and adopting from the shelter, pretty much anything related to Clatsop County Animal Shelter or Clatsop Animal Assistance. So ask away!

Look for her next Sunday, July 24.

Thank you, Ashley!

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I would like to thank an extraordinary volunteer dog walker, Ashley.

Ashley has been volunteering at the shelter since last November.

She is here rain or shine. And she’s here to work. She has tireless energy and strong dedication to the dogs.

I asked her one day: “Are you out here every day?”  Read more →