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First of 23 Italian greyhounds ready Friday for adoption
Dog were relinquished by Hillsboro breeder Tuesday
The first group of Italian greyhounds relinquished to the Oregon Humane Society earlier this week from an overwhelmed breeder will be offered for adoption on Friday, Jan. 8.
The dogs will be offered for adoption to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning with the opening of the shelter at 10 am.
OHS on Thursday announced they expect approximately 12 of the dogs to be ready for adoption Friday, ranging in age from nine months old to seniors. The dogs have been raised inside a single family home for most of their lives, and will likely need help with leash training and house training. The dogs may need time to get accustomed to a new home and would benefit from owners who are familiar with the breed.
OHS will not allow holds to be placed on the Italian greyhounds. Potential adopters who already have a dog at home should consider bringing their dog with them to OHS for a pet meet.
Photos and descriptions of the dogs available for adoption will be posted on the OHS website at approximately 9:30 p.m. tonight, Jan. 7. OHS is not able to answer questions from the public about individual dogs over the phone or via email. Interested adopters should come to the shelter Friday morning to see the Italian greyhounds in person and talk with staff about the pets.
The dogs were voluntarily relinquished to OHS earlier this week by a breeder in Hillsboro.
Several of the dogs are scheduled to undergo dental surgery at OHS and will be offered for adoption after the surgery is complete. In addition, seven puppies and a mother dog are in the care of an OHS foster volunteer until the puppies are old enough to be adopted.
Oregon Humane Society is located at 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd., Portland.