Pet of the Week: Newt

This little dog is friendly, curious and would be a nice addition to many households.

Posted: Jan 15, 2019 12:26 PM
Updated: Jan 22, 2019 11:43 AM

EUGENE, Ore. – This curious one-year-old Chihuahua mix brought his youthful energy to KEZI on Tuesday when he appeared on the Midday newscast as Pet of the Week.

Newt is a rambunctious, curious little dog who would be a good fit in many families. He is playful, happy to see you and friendly with other dogs. He could also live in a household with a cat.

Newt can go to a family with children, but because he is a bit sensitive to handling, all family members will need to learn to be gentle with him.

He loves to explore new surroundings, whether it’s on a walk, in a yard or on a visit to a new place. He also enjoys cuddling and getting affection.

Newt weighs about 11 pounds and his adoption fee is $250, which 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 Newt 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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