PET OF THE WEEK: Hugs loves cuddles, lap time



This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Hugs as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

Need a hug? ‘Cuz this little guy is a hugger! Hugs is about 2 years old, 12 pounds, and is a Chihuahua/Pug. He showed up a nervous wreck, afraid to meet new people, but other dogs helped him see we were pretty cool to hang with. And now he just can’t get enough of cuddles and lap time. And he really will hug you! He likes to nuzzle his muzzle in your neck and wrap his little paws around and that makes him feel comfy, cozy!

He’s doing very well in his foster home, and is quite the character! He’s playful, and can be silly and sweet and he gets all peppy when it’s playtime and does a little dance in excitement. Hugs is sensitive and gets nervous with too much going on around him, so he’d prefer a calm, quiet home with no small kids. He seems to have an old shoulder injury that doesn’t bother him, but he doesn’t like super long walks, unless he’s being carried; then he’s happy and loves getting fresh air! He’s great off-leash, and stays with the pack, right by your side.

If you’d like the perfect huggable lap dog who looks at you with those big, sweet, loving eyes, doesn’t need a ton of exercise, and is housetrained, and you have a calm home, then look no further! He’s current on shots, microchipped and will be neutered later this week. The adoption fee is $175. The fee to adopt is charged to recoup standard veterinary expenses. Since many of our dogs are in foster, please call ahead to meet Hugs in Odell at the Hukari Animal Shelter, 3910 Heron Drive, or call for more information at 541-354-1083. Adoption hours are Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, 9-11 a.m.

You can fill out an application online at our website, www.hoodriveradoptadog.orgor download and scan and email to us at, or fax it in to 1-877-833-7166. We offer 24PetWatch microchips, which include free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service. For more information visit or call 1-866-597-2424.

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