The Oregon Humane Society says the first group of shar-pei dogs rescued from a breeder in Goldendale, Wash. will be offered for adoption on Thursday, May 10, at the Oregon Humane Society.
About 30 of the 40 dogs rescued last week are now ready for new homes, with the remaining dogs requiring additional care at the OHS Animal Medical Learning Center. The dogs were rescued from a breeder in Goldendale, Wash., who was overwhelmed with the cost and time required to care for them.
Almost all the dogs rescued from Eric David Calvin are shar-peis, a breed known for its distinctive wrinkled skin.
OHS says many of the dogs were treated for skin and eye infections that are common to the breed and several of them have severe eye damage and limited sight.
OHS says although all dogs are recovering, about a dozen are still receiving care and are not yet ready to be adopted.
Each dog, in addition to being spayed or neutered, comes with initial vaccinations, a free medical exam, and many other extras. OHS will provide a complete medical consultation to make sure new adopters are familiar with the needs of the dogs. The dogs range in age from six months to six years old.
Additional information about each dog, including a photo, will be posted on the OHS website http://www.oregonhumane.org/adopt/rescued_pets.asp beginning Thursday, May 10.
OHS says they will take several steps on May 10 to accommodate the expected interest in the dogs. The shelter will open at 10 am and interested adopters will be assigned a lot number. To reduce stress on the dogs, interested adopters will be escorted to the kennels in groups of six people to meet with the dogs starting at 10 am. Phone holds will not be allowed, except when placed in person by a potential adopter who has already met with a dog.
The OHS shelter is located at 1067 NE Columbia Blvd in Portland.