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Pet of the Week: Yuma

This Siberian husky mix would make a great dog for the right family.

Posted: Sep. 11, 2018 12:49 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Yuma is a 4-year-old Siberian husky mix looking for an active family that will take her on plenty of adventures.

Yuma would be a great dog for a family that enjoys spending time outdoors going for walks and hikes.

Greenhill Humane Society volunteers describe her as an energetic dog that also has a sweet, calm side. She was relaxed and friendly during her visit to KEZI 9 News on Tuesday to appear on the Midday newscast as Pet of the Week.

Yuma could go to a family that already has a dog as long as introductions are slow. Ideally her new owners would be familiar with the traits of a husky, which is a unique, independent breed. She cannot go to a home with cats.

Yuma has been at First Avenue Shelter since Aug. 23. She weighs 47 pounds and her adoption fee is $175. This fee 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 Yuma or other animals at First Avenue Shelter or Greenhill Humane Society, click here.

Greenhill Humane Society is currently undergoing a renovation, but still has kittens, cats and small animals available for adoption.

Adoptable dogs are available at First Avenue Shelter during this time.

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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