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Pet of the Week: Penny and Riley

These two dogs are looking for an active family willing to give them lots of attention.

Posted: Mar 5, 2019 3:50 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – This friendly pair is hoping to stay together when they leave First Avenue Shelter.

The two arrived at the animal shelter together and are inseparable, helping each other cope with the stress of being at the shelter.

Penny is a 6-year-old terrier mix and weighs 45 pounds. Riley is a 3-year-old miniature Shetland sheepdog/Australian shepherd mix and weighs 14 pounds.

The two dogs should be the only pets in the home and should go to an active family ready to give them lots of love and attention, with plenty of adventures and exercise mixed in. Ideally they would have access to a yard for outdoor play. They can go to a family with children old enough to respect their need for space at times.

The adoption fee for the two of them is $250. This includes the cost of vaccinations, microchip identification, spaying or neutering, a certificate for a free veterinary exam and more.

Every Tuesday, KEZI showcases homeless pets on the Midday newscast at 11 a.m. If you are interested in Penny and Riley or other animals at First Avenue Shelter or Greenhill Humane Society, click here.

Greenhill Humane Society is currently undergoing a renovation, and during this time all adoptable dogs are available at First Avenue Shelter.

All cats, kittens and small animals are at Greenhill Humane Society.

First Avenue Shelter is located at 3970 W. First Avenue in Eugene. The phone number is (541) 844-1777. Its hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is closed Sunday and Monday.

Greenhill Humane Society is located at 88530 Green Hill Road. The phone number is (541) 689-1503. Greenhill hours are Friday through Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed Wednesday and Thursday.

To ensure a good match is made, potential adopters must go to the animal shelter in person to meet with the animal and kennel staff.

All family members should be present to ensure the dog is compatible with everyone in the household.

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