Visits with Fido are encouraged! Every visit supports an animal welfare non-profit organization of your choice.
Our Foster Fido’s would ruff to meet you! They are available to visit from 11am – 11pm daily. Our Foster’s do live here and call Fido’s their home. We want them to have fun with people and be loved until they are adopted.
1. These are some important points, paw-licies and procedures we ask that all visitors follow in order to maintain the most paw-sitive enrironment for our foster fido’s as paw-sible.
A. All visitors are required to sign a legal waiver and have It on file prior to entering the Fido room.
B. All minors (17 & younger) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
C. Children younger than 5 are not permitted to enter.
D. Any guest who is considered to be inebriated or disruptive will not be permitted to enter or will be asked to leave.
2. Entering Fido’s Room.
A. Ensure that the temporary fence is in place prior to opening the door.
B. Be silent and ignore the dogs. immediately find the nearest seat.
3. Meeting Fido.
A. Allow the dog to investigate you first. Let them sniff you. Once they do, extend the back of your hand and let them smell you again.
A dog’s nose is 1000x more sensitive than a human’s and is able to detect every smell in your clothing. If you have pets at home, expect that Fido might spend some extra time “seeing” your pet by smell.
B. Please use this procedure for each Fido in the room.
4. Interacting With Fido.
A. Please do not pick up the dogs. They spend 12 hours each day interacting with many patrons; they may not want to “snuggle”. Play tug of war with them. Throw a toy. Allow our Fosters time to know and trust you. Be patient with our kids, as they come from a wide range of circumstances and some very unpleasant situations.
B. Please be acutely aware of their behavior. Grabbing, holding and restraining a dog may create stress. Let them come to you. Let them jump on the bench next to you.
5. Leaving Fido’s Room.
A. Leave as you entered. Be silent. Ignore the dogs. Ensure that the temporary fence is in place before you open the door.
6. Adopting a New Best Friend.
A. We follow and adhere to the adoption procedures provided by Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals.