Pet of the Week: Tater Tot and Dochi

Tater Tot and Dochi are a calm, friendly pair that would make a great addition to the right family.

Posted: Mar 19, 2019 1:01 PM
Updated: Mar 19, 2019 4:05 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – This father-daughter Chihuahua duo is hoping to stay together when they leave First Avenue Shelter to join a new family.

The two visited KEZI 9 News on Tuesday during Pet of the Week on the Midday show. They were calm, well behaved and are sure to win the hearts of anyone who stops by the animal shelter to pay them a visit.

The two enjoy being outdoors and would love daily walks or playtime in a yard. They are affectionate and friendly and would like a family that will give them plenty of attention. Tater Tot is an 11-year-old male Chihuahua mix and weighs 10 pounds, and Dochi is a 5-year-old female Chihuahua mix and weighs nearly 15 pounds.

The two have spent their lives together and the staff at the animal shelter would like that to continue. They can go to a family with older children who will be respectful of their small size.

Their adoption fee is $250 for the two of them. 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 Tater Tot and Dochi 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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