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Adoptable Dog of the Week- Russel

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Do you want to help this shy boy come out of his shell? Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Russel, a 2 years old Chihuahua mix from Salem, Oregon. This adorable little fella is neutered and housetrained. Russel needs an adult-only, pet-free home where he could have the opportunity to gain confidence and blossom. He weighs only 7 pounds and would be an ideal companion to a retiree or an apartment dweller.

Russel might be a shy guy, but he has a lot of love to give. His rescuers don’t know his past but it made this Chihuahua mix a bit scared of new people, places, and loud noises. This is why he needs a patient adopter, someone who could understand his timidness and help him gain back the confidence he needs to come out of his shell and blossom into a lovely dog he can be. After a few days with new people, Russel does relax a bit, and you won’t have to wait long to see his affectionate, wonderful personality.

Owing to his fearfulness, Russel is not a good candidate for a family with children or other pets- cats and dogs both. He should be the only “baby” of the home and have enough peace and quiet in his environment that would allow him to feel safe and comfortable. As a Chihuahua mix, he is a petite pooch that would do well in an apartment or a condo. Singles, couples, and seniors could be a great potential furever pawrents to Russel- he is waiting for his special someone.

If you think that your lifestyle could be a good fit for Russel and you want to see him grow from a scaredy pooch into a confident doggo, contact Willamette Humane Society for more information. This lovely little guy is waiting for your call!


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