Pet of the Week: Phineas Hector McDog

This herding dog needs a family willing to provide him with plenty of exercise and fun.

Posted: Feb 19, 2019 12:19 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A sweet herding dog named Phineas Hector McDog won the hearts of everyone he met at KEZI 9 News on Tuesday.

This Australian cattle dog/Australian Kelpie is looking for an active family willing to see that he gets the daily exercise and mental enrichment he needs to thrive. This is a dog that is looking for adventure and fun.

Phineas would be a great dog to take on a run or a hike or other outdoor activities. He is intelligent and focused, and when asked to “sit” or “shake,” he did so instantly.

He could go to a family with older teenagers and will need to be the only pet in the household.

Phineas weighs 38 pounds and is 5½ years old. His adoption fee is $175, 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 Phineas 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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