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This another one of my sweet, sweet buddies at #firstavenueshelter -- his name is Thor, and he is SO much fun. He absolutely loves to play tug of war, and he has the most adorable and smushy face you can imagine.
#shelterdog #greenhillhumanesociety #pittie #pitbull #rescuedog #adoptdontshop

This is Quinn at First Avenue Shelter! He's just a puppy, and is full of beans -- and SO playful and sweet! I really love working with him. He's also deaf, so training with him is unique and requires hand signals -- he's a quick learner and a really smart boy. He is a hidden gem and is not in the public part of the shelter, so you need to ask specifically to see him. I hope you'll visit this super special guy ๐Ÿ’™
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#pitbull #deafdog #shelterdog #adoptdontshop #firstavenueshelter #greenhillhumanesociety #pittie #rescuedog #puppy #cutepup #oregondogs #pitbullsofinstagram

A super fun morning with Thor at #firstavenueshelter, who is a fetch expert and a really happy boy -- aaaand crazy handsome. ๐Ÿ–ค
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#adoptdontshop #pitties #pitbull #greenhillhumanesociety #rescuedog #shelterdog #blackdog #fetch #doglover

Kitty body language poster in progress for #firstavenueshelter! ๐Ÿ˜ผ

In this recently completed piece from my Dogs of Future Earth series, called "Gerald Finds a Home", I get to memorialize a very special friend from #firstavenueshelter.
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One of the toughest things about working at the shelter is meeting (and falling in love with) dogs who don't get a chance to find a new loving home. Like Gerald, the stray, elderly chihuahua who flourished under our care and attention. Once a very sad, crusty, gooey-eyed, almost entirely hairless old boy, Gerald became a happy, wiggly, squeaky toy-loving and chewy-hiding dog. He was at the shelter with us a really long time while he was recovering from his neglect, but he had to be euthanized before he could be adopted because he had lung cancer that had spread through his body. His story still makes me feel weepy... I loved him so much and really wanted to adopt him once he was ready to go to his forever home. I'll always remember my little friend Gerald.
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#dogsoffutureearth #digitalart #photohybrid #photoshop #chihuahua #shelterdog #postapocalyptic #humanextinction #crt #ewaste #rescuedog #adoptdontshop #contemporaryart #juliaoldham #artist #environment #climatechange

This is my super cute little buddy Andy burying a piece of cheese under her blanket at #firstavenueshelter! ๐Ÿ˜Š
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#adoptdontshop #rescuedog #shelterdog #muttsofinstagram #littledog #buryingcheese

You guys, I'm so proud! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ I'm volunteer of the month at First Avenue Shelter!
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#firstavenueshelter #shelterdogs #adoptdontshop #volunteer #animalshelter #rescuedogs #juliaoldham #greenhillhumanesociety #volunteerofthemonth #brag #tootmyownhorn

I'm so in love with Quinn at #firstavenueshelter -- this bouncy puppy will make you laugh with his goofball antics and with the way his butt tries to outrun his head. He's deaf, so you need to communicate with him using hand gestures. He's just the cutest, silliest guy!
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#adoptdontshop #pitbull #deafdog #whitedog #shelterdog #rescuedog #greenhillhumanesociety #puppy #goodboy #fetch

Lily is such a funny kitty! She is at the first Avenue Shelter waiting for her furrever home! She needs to be the only cat in a home. She loves laps! She would be your binge watching buddy! #firstavenueshelter #1stavenueshelter #greenhill #cat #adopt #adoptdontshop #lapcat #cute #couchpotato #animalshelter #eugene #Oregon

Me and Giles are out enjoying the sunshine today. We'll both be at a Petco adoption event tomorrow looking for his furrever family! If you wanna come say hi we'll be at the Springfield Petco from 11-12ish!
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#greenhillhumanesociety #firstavenueshelter #springfield #eugene #pnw #petco #adoptionevent #adoption #newfamilymember

Spent my morning training dogs and helping them get more comfortable around people ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’œ #firstavenueshelter

This isnโ€™t a great photo but check out this #tbt to the first time my Mama met me @greenhillhumane โค๏ธTell me I didnโ€™t make it clear that I wanted to go live with her!!! โ€ข
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#throwbackthursday #adoptiontails #adoptdontshop #greenhillhumanesociety #firstavenueshelter #heelermix #hyperpiper #dogsoforegon

2017 has been the year I found my forever family ๐Ÿ’š AND my first year on instagram! Happy new year everyone ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜Š #mybestnine2017

Why am I so happy? ๐Ÿ˜Š Because itโ€™s FRI-YAY and I reached 500 FOLLOWERS! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ WOW! Thanks everybody! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜

Here's some holiday cheer or a solstice good tiding, if you like. Christmas came early for the dogs of Whistle Post Pottery. New beds! But I made a total error and at first got a size too small. When I called @chewy to exchange them they sent me new beds and told me to donate the smaller beds to a local animal shelter. How incredible is that?! Just dropped them off at First Avenue Shelter @greenhillhumane our favorite animal charity and former caretakers of our Frida. Thanks, Chewy!!! Now just hoping Chewy isn't linked to the worst parts of corporate America.
#firstavenueshelter #shelterdogsrule #christmasgiving #dogsofwhistlepostpottery #greenhillhumanesociety #chewy #frida #dory #puppiesgotnewbeds

Iโ€™m in a bit of a mood today but I can still give a #tongueouttuesday ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿถ

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