This week we’d like to feature the cutest little pup with a goofy smile, Biji! Biji - Oregon Humane Society . Biji is three years old. He’s a little guy at about 27 pounds, and he has quite a story!
Biji was found at 6 weeks old in a temple in Cambodia and was brought to the States when he was 6 months. Biji is the name given to him. It means “little seed”. His middle name is Cazimi which translates to “in the heart”. He is "little seed in the heart." And boy is he ever! With his sweet snaggle-toothed underbite, big brown eyes, and curly-whirly tail, he makes the hearts of all who meet him grow! He loves long sniffing walks, going on runs (just became a member of OHS's Running Team) and is the best home office buddy and will find a doggie bed to curl up on while you work. Biji would make a great outdoor adventure buddy! Long hikes, yes please! Camping on a lake and watching the wildlife go by, he's all about it! Outings to the coast, you bet! He is a vocal pup, and likes to sing the howling song of his Cambodian Temple street dog family whenever he is feeling his feelings.
Biji has some anxiety that he’s working through (but don’t we all?), and will need time to settle into his new home and appropriate outlets for his energy. When he’s feeling very uncomfortable, Biji has been known to look for an escape route out and over fences if given the opportunity. Future adopters will need to be ready to help him settle into the new digs and have appropriate management set in place to keep Biji nice and safe. OHS trainers will be ready to walk you through best practice to get your home all set up for him!
Adoptions, for dogs like Biji always start with a phone consult. This allows us to understand what our clients are looking for in their next pet dog and help match them with the best dog for the lifestyle. From there, clients will meet with Biji several times, usually over the course of a few days to a week, before bringing him home. This allows the clients to see the full range of Biji's behaviors, for Biji’s trainers to transfer all his training skills to his new owners and develop a successful home introduction plan. We really want our dogs and clients to be successful in the home, so we will give you the skills to succeed, but it is up to her owner(s) to continue the work in the home.