Pet of the Week: Poncho

Poncho is an energetic young dog looking for a family that will play with him and give him lots of love.

Posted: Feb 5, 2019 11:56 AM

EUGENE, Ore. – A 3-year-old Chihuahua mix named Poncho is a friendly but shy little dog whose sweet nature will quickly win you over.

Poncho visited KEZI 9 News as Pet of the Week on Tuesday and did very well during his appearance on the Midday newscast and when meeting everyone in the newsroom.

This little dog would do best in a family with older children who will be gentle with him. He is playful, loves belly rubs and has a calm demeanor.

Poncho could go to a family with another small dog, as long as it is calm and respectful. A family with a dog-savvy cat is also possible with slow introductions.

Poncho is a tan and white short-coat Chihuahua mix and weighs 7.5 pounds.

Poncho’s fee is $185, 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 Poncho 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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