Valiant’s family is working hard to bring out the best in him. Here’s what they wrote last week:
“Our family came to visit Valiant four separate times in February 2020. While we had concerns, based on what we had heard with how he was with other dogs and children…we talked in depth as a family about the pros & cons…but in the end, we all agreed that there was something that we all saw in him, that we knew, with love and time, that we could hopefully bring to the forefront. We brought him home on March 4th, and we have worked with him every day…on his manners, on not taking off and running away at the first chance when the door opens (which happened 4 times), as well as being nice to other dogs, cats and people he doesn’t know. He’s learning to play with 3 little dogs, that belong to our oldest daughter and her boyfriend. He responds well to verbal cues, in both English and German, and we’re teaching him sign language also. He loves going for rides in cars and trucks and gives us great snuggles. He LOVES his tennis balls, playing in water at home and running in the ocean.
While we have only had him for a few short months, and we know we still have work ahead of us, he is SO smart and has improved so much already, and his trust and respect of us has started to grow as well. Valiant is almost 3 years old and while he has had a lot happen in his life before us, he has made great strides so far and we expect that by this time next year…with continued love, patience and time, we will have an even more amazing dog than we already have!”
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Say hello to Gracie!
Gracie is a 4.5 year old American Pit Bill Terrier mix looking for a wonderful home! Gracies is a seriously good dog…She has that winning combination of being an active dog that can relax as well. Gracie loves to just hang out chasing a ball in the play yard (but she doesn’t get fixated..also a great quality!). Her coat is unique and all the volunteer comment on her beauty. She is a mixture of peach, grey and white and basically a big love bug who likes a long walk and wags her tail when humans and other dogs walk by.
Dedicated shelter volunteer Sue shares…”Gracie is a sweet girl, young at heart and in age. She dives into life – plays in the yard, splashes in the pool, trots on trails and naps curled up in a soft blanket. She convinces you to walk just a little longer, just around the next corner, just to see what’s there. Gracie is a soulmate.”
If you’d like to meet her, call the shelter at 503-861-7387 to set up an appointment.
Diane tells us, “Stubs is a mellow, affectionate black male cat who enjoys combing and brushing and loves to be picked up and held on your shoulder. He is Manx with a stub of a tail and the classic characteristics of longer back legs which give a higher line to his back. He is not bothered by other cats and adjusts well to a new situation.”
Natalie, who took his picture, says he is the sweetest thing ever and came right up for snuggle time with her.
If you’d like to meet him, call the shelter at 503-861-7387 to set up an appointment.
These two seniors are a delightful bonded pair. At twelve and thirteen years old they are as spunky and rambunctious as puppies, and are affectionate with all the volunteers and shelter staff. Flapjack can really move in his cart and has no problem keeping up with his brother out on walks. They both love attention and will add smiles to any home without cats.
If you’d like to meet them, call the shelter at 503-861-7387 to set up an appointment.
Adopted: Say Hello to Dee! Dee is a year 7 old black and white short haired female cat who is ready for adoption. Volunteers tell us that she is a real sweetheart. She’s a little shy at first, but once she warms up to you she’s super lovey dovey and just wants you to stay and pet her forever!
Interested in an introduction? Call the shelter at 503-861-PETS to set up an appointment to meet her.
You can read more about her at https://www.petfinder.com/cat/dee-47836236/or/warrenton/clatsop-county-animal-control-services-or53/