Who doesn’t love a good comeback story? This week we would like to tell you about a playful and affectionate pup named Shadow. 4-year-old Shadow is a friendly 50 pound lab mix who has never met a stranger and enjoys leaning in for a good cuddle. According to an OHS employee, “Shadow is the bestest boy. He was my date for an OHS event a few weeks ago and he wowed everyone he met!" Shadow has a positive history with sturdy kids and may enjoy a dog friend who appreciates his rowdy play style. So why is such a friendly fun-loving guy still searching for his forever home?
Well, Shadow came to OHS with a painful skin condition that made most of his hair fall out. It is believed that this non-contagious condition was worsened by allergies that were left untreated. Since arriving at OHS and following a low allergen diet and flea prevention program, Shadow’s coat and skin look and feel so much better that he hardly resembles the threadbare dog in his earliest video footage! Throughout his recovery Shadow has remained a happy-go-lucky dog charming everyone he meets and becoming a favorite of both staff and volunteers.
In addition to a fabulous set of expressive ears and a happy tail full of wags, Shadow also has an inquisitive mind that is eager to learn. He is a potty trained professional who is able to spend up to 8 hours alone and this smart boy already knows several cues, such as sit, down, stay, come, leave it, and wait. He is a wonderful leash walker (as long as there are no squirrels in sight) and he prefers to wear a harness. Shadow LOVES sniffing adventures, playing fetch, meeting new people, and spending quiet time with someone like you. Does Shadow sound like your perfect snuggle companion? If so, please fill out the questionnaire at the bottom of his profile and someone from Oregon Humane will give you a call to tell you more about him.