hood river adopt a dog: This Gentle Giant Needs a Forever Buddy... Meet Tinker! - 12/15/13 10:28 AM
 
Tinker is a big, calm, gentle giant of a guy, who is great with kids and other dogs. He is a husky/retriever mix and is probably 8 to 10 years old. The poor guy was found abandoned, along with his best friend in the whole world (and likely sister), Belle. 
 
It would be ideal for one family to take both pups, but the shelter understands that would be asking a lot, so the two may need to be separated.
 
Tinker is settling in nicely to the shelter, learning the rountine and taking off some of the extra weight … (2 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: What Better Gift Could Be Under Your Tree This Year... Meet Leti! - 12/07/13 12:37 PM
 
 
I mean, seriously... Do they come any cuter than this? It was all I could do to NOT run right down to the shelter myself to scoop up this little bundle of cute! Just try to look at her photo and not say "awwwwww"! You just know you've got to have her, or get her for that special someone in your life for the perfect Christmas gift!
 
Leti is an adorable, six week old chihuahua mix. She and her sister, Leoni, are both up for adoption and are both just bursting with puppy curiosity, playfulness and that charming … (2 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: Shy But Sweet, This Guy Just Needs a Little Love... Meet Puff! - 11/17/13 03:48 PM
 
If you're new to our blog, you should know we are passionate about promoting rescuing shelter dogs. In our 20 years together, Mel and I have rescued 5 shelter dogs and a stray... we currently have four rescues, one of whom we adopted from Hood River Adopt A Dog. Our dogs have added so much to our lives, we don't know what we'd do without them. It breaks our hearts to see these poor abandoned pups wanting nothing more than a home of their own. So, each week we feature a local dog available for adoption.
 
This sweet face immediately … (0 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: You Know Dasher & Dancer and..... yep, Meet Prancer! - 12/15/12 10:32 AM
 
You Know Dasher & Dancer and..... yep, Meet Prancer!


Nope, this adorable little guy isn't named after the reindeer, but rather after his affinity for literally "prancing" around as he runs and plays so proudly. Prancer is a 2 to 3 year old Westie/Poodle mix, about 15 pounds, with a silky soft coat and bright, intelligent eyes. This little guy just loves to run and play with the big dogs, loves kids and adores riding in a car. He's just such a fun, loving pup... there's is simply nothing NOT to love about him. Prancer will simply prance … (5 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: Just What Is A Puggle, Anyway?... Meet Truffle! - 12/08/12 06:23 PM
 
Just What Is A Puggle, Anyway?... Meet Truffle!


This is what... a sweet, fun, snuggle monster, all wrapped up in this adorable puppy body... part pug and part beagle: Puggle! Truffle is about four years old and is such a fun little girl, so silly and playful and just downright sweet! Truffle, sweet... get it? She could stand to lose a couple pounds, but loves to romp and run around so much, that shouldn't be too hard to do. She even enjoys taking a turn on the treadmill. Truffle loves other dogs and will chase and chase around … (4 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: Tiny, Tiny Package, Sweet, Sweet Girl... Meet Chiquita! - 12/02/12 09:14 AM
 
Tiny, Tiny Package, Sweet, Sweet Girl... Meet Chiquita!

 
You know what they say about good things coming in small packages. This tiny, 18 month old chihuahua is maybe a whopping five pounds soaking wet, but she's packed with love and fun. She's full of energy, so curious and ready for anything. She's happy to be carried around and would make a perfect purse puppy. Just make sure it's an appropriate purse... I admit I have one for my 9 pound chihuahua who loves to go shopping with me, tucked discreetly away. Chiquita never gets enough of the people … (7 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: Hood River Adopt A Dog's Photos With Santa, starting Dec. 1st, 2012 - 11/25/12 08:45 AM
 
Hood River Adopt A Dog's Photos With Santa, starting Dec. 1st, 2012


Don't miss this chance to have your furry friend's (or human's) photo taken with the man himself, Santa Claus.
It's Hood River Adopt A Dog's 3rd Annual event to raise money for the shelter.
Location: Hood River Hotel, 102 Oak Street, downtown Hood River
When: Every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting this Saturday, December 1st and going through December 22nd.
Cost is $8 for a printed photo, plus a digital copy to be emailed to you!
Hand made holiday wreaths also available for purchase.
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hood river adopt a dog: Playful, Curious and Spunky... Meet Harlow! - 11/17/12 10:43 AM
 
Playful, Curious and Spunky... Meet Harlow!
 
Have you ever met a "Chug"? Well, now you have. This adorable girl is a chihuahua/pug mix and she's about one year old... or so the good folks at the shelter are guessing. She was left tied to the front door of the shelter one very cold evening, where she must have been for a few hours. She was freezing and scared when they took her in, gave her a warm meal and lots of love.
Now she's showing her true colors, being playful, curious, spunky and ever cheerful. And what a cuddler … (1 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: What A Stinkin Cute Little Fella!... Meet Jay Jay! - 11/03/12 12:31 PM
 
What A Stinkin Cute Little Fella!... Meet Jay Jay!
 
How could you... or anyone... resist this adorable little guy? Just gaze into those gorgeous eyes and you're hooked. Jay Jay is a five month old chihuahua/dachshund mix just packed with puppy spunk and fiestiness. He's such a silly guy, curious about everything and he simply cannot get enough playing. Then he loves to settle down, cuddle up and get a good dose of lovin. He's going to need to be taught some manners and needs a home ready to deal with puppy energy. He's got those sharp puppy teeth, … (4 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: This Girl Positively Sparkles With Puppy Joy... Meet Lacey! - 10/27/12 10:57 AM
 
This Girl Positively Sparkles With Puppy Joy... Meet Lacey!


Lacey is a four month old Jack Russel Terrier, Chihuahua mix. This is one fiesty girl with enough spunk and sparkle for two pups! She loves to play with her siblings and lots of toys and is a complete rascal. She is just a puppy, though, so is really into chewing with those sharp puppy teeth so she needs a few lessons on manners and such. What a fun girl, though. She keeps the folks at the shelter in stitches as she clumsily tries to run with the big … (3 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: Ready To Be Your Loyal Sidekick... Meet Missy! - 10/20/12 03:13 PM
 
Ready To Be Your Loyal Sidekick... Meet Missy!
 
Poor, sweet missy. Her long-time owner, who loves her so much, had to let her go due to personal health issues. Missy was the love of her life and she tearfully entrusted the good folks at the shelter to find her a wonderful new home. Missy is a schnauzer/Australian shepard mix and is four years old. She's been a tad spoiled so she's looking to continue that in her new home. She is very playful, sweet and super loyal. She is a little nervous around smaller, rough kids, but older, gentler … (7 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: 1st Annual Paws For A Cause! Hood River Adopt A Dog Silent Auction - 10/07/12 02:05 PM
 
1st Annual Paws For A Cause! Hood River Adopt A Dog Silent Auction
 
Hood River Adopt A Dog and the Hukari Animal Shelter is proud to presents its first annual
Paws For A Cause Silent Auction and Social
Thursday, October 18th, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.at The Gallery 301, 301 Oak Street, Hood River
Tickets are $20 for adults/ $8 for accompanied minors and includes appetizers by Boda's Kitchen (there will also be a cash bar).Live music by The Groove ProjectTickets are available at Gorge Dog, Hukari Animal Shelter or at the door.
For more information, please call 541-354-1083or visit … (3 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: Energetic & Full of Zest, This Girl Is A Blast!... Meet Rosita - 09/29/12 03:56 PM
 
Energetic & Full of Zest, This Girl Is A Blast!... Meet Rosita
 
Rosita is a 6 year old chocolate lab who is bursting with energy and a true passion for just about anything! She is playful and active, loves, loves, loves the water and could play with her toys all day. She's great with cats and other dogs and loves everyone she meets. Rosita just loves to go for walks, rides in the car and like a any good lab, loves to fetch just about anything. She will do best in a home that's really active and will take … (3 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: Cheerful & Feisty With A Face That Intrigues... Meet Lucy! - 09/22/12 06:13 PM
 
Cheerful & Feisty With A Face That Intrigues... Meet Lucy!
 
This adorable gal is Lucy, a five year old Boston Terrier/French Bulldog mix. And what an all around great gal she is... with personality to spare! She might be described as a "tom-boy" as she just dives into playing with other dogs and shows her feisty side. And just look at those gorgeous, intriguing eyes. In some cultures different colored eyes are considered to be good luck. Lucy loves everyone she meets, is very polite even to cats and adores kids. She's going to fit into almost any family … (7 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: Laid Back Gal, Ready to be Your Co-Pilot... Meet Suzi! - 09/15/12 05:31 PM
 
Laid Back Gal, Ready to be Your Co-Pilot... Meet Suzi!
 
Miss Suzi is a very sweet, 8-year-old corgi/collie mix with an over abundance of personality. She's going to make someone such a great little companion as she just adores her walks and is an angel on a leash. Suzi also loves her car rides, maybe even very best of all, and will just ride and ride, keeping an eye on everything as she goes. She is also great with other dogs and seems to love everyone she meets. Suzi is going to be such an easy girl to have … (3 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: Charming Older Man, Looking For A Lonesome Lap... Meet Chester! - 09/08/12 07:52 PM
 
Charming Older Man, Looking For A Lonesome Lap... Meet Chester!
 
Chester's is one of those stories that just broke my heart and made me want to hurt the folks who treated him so badly. This poor guy was just recently rescued from a puppy mill where he spent his entire nine years of life being used and neglected. He didn't get the food he should and his teeth were in such bad shape, he had to have all but three removed. His neglected coat is still recovering, but it's growing in nicely and he starting to show how handsome … (6 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: Happy & Not Yappy, Quiet & Clever... Meet ZiZi! - 09/01/12 05:37 PM
 
Happy & Not Yappy, Quiet & Clever... Meet ZiZi!
 
This very sweet girl has spent most of her life up until now living outside and now is her chance to find the kind of life she deserves.... and now so craves! When she arrived at the shelter, the indoors kind of confused her, but now she realizes it's the way to go! She is such a cuddler and loves her belly rubbed. She is the queen of charming and smart to boot. She's already learned so many things. ZiZi is going to make someone an incredible companion, especially someone … (6 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: Super Smart, Big, Goofy & Friendly... Meet Scooby Doo! - 08/26/12 10:31 AM
 
 
Super Smart, Big, Goofy & Friendly... Meet Scooby Doo!
 
The kind folks at the shelter gave this guy the name Scooby Doo because he reminded them of that famous one with his goofy, but friendly demeanor. He's also a little mischievious. The poor pup has lived a lot of his 9 months on the streets, eating garbage, leaves, whatever he needed to just to get by. That also means, he never learned basic manners. But he is beyond smart and is already picking up so much especially since he is super motivated by food and the need to … (3 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: Two Older Gals Looking For A Home Together... Meet Maisy and Sadie! - 08/18/12 10:08 AM
 
Two Older Gals Looking For A Home Together... Meet Maisy and Sadie!

 
Maisy and Sadie are two older girls who have not only been together most of their lives, but are the very best of friends. They are so close, in fact, that they will only be adopted out together as they simply couldn't bear to be separated. When not together, they are noticeably depressed and won't even eat, then they're estatic when reunited. Maisy is a border collie mix and is still pretty active and playful. Sadie has slowed down a bit more, but is happy and … (5 comments)

hood river adopt a dog: Looking For An Agility Dog Or Sports Partner?... Meet Jessie! - 08/11/12 07:49 PM
 
Looking For An Agility Dog Or Sports Partner?... Meet Jessie!
 
Jessie is a super active, one year old NcNab mix. It's obvious that this girl is incredibly intelligent and likes to move... a lot! She's also very agile and talented, perfect to train to compete. If that's not your thing, she'd also make a great running or biking partner. Or she'd love to go on lots of hikes with your family. She'd love any home that's active and where she can play! After getting lots of exercise, she also settles nicely and is happy to lay about and entertain … (5 comments)