Eleven dogs adopted in one week at the Orcas Animal Shelter | Two still looking for families

A record number of dogs from the Orcas Animal Protection Society found homes last week.

In the span of just a few days, two senior canines and nine puppies found new families.

“It’s been a busy week,” laughed shelter director Kristina Snyder.

Hannah, a seven-year-old American Eskimo and Terrier mix, was surrendered by her owner on Orcas Island. She will now live with a couple on San Juan Island.

Snow, an 11-year-old Husky/Shepherd mix, who was also a local surrender, was adopted by an Orcas man.

“Snow’s new owner is an avid runner and hiker. She’s going to love her new home,” Snyder said.

Shelter staff had been preparing to accept a local litter of Boxer mix puppies, but before they could even get them into kennels, all nine found foster homes. Once they are spayed and neutered, their adoptions will be finalized.

Now there are just two dogs remaining to be swept away to a happy household.

Clover is the shelter’s last puppy from the litter of Shepherd/Pit mixes it took in last month. He is four months old and described as a sweet goofy boy.

Oli, an Orcas dog released by her previous owner, is a 12-year-old Lhasa Apso. While she’s had “a lot of interest,” no one has signed on the dotted line.

“Senior dogs are a great option for people who are looking for a new pet that has already been trained and often doesn’t need as much daily exercise,” Snyder said.

To fill out an application or learn more about the dogs — and cats — available, visit https://www.orcaspets.org/.

Orcas APS also offers reduced rates for spay/neuter services and limited veterinary care for dogs and cats of San Juan County residents who qualify.

Snow will run and hike with her new dad on Orcas.

Snow will run and hike with her new dad on Orcas.

Oli is available for adoption.

Oli is available for adoption.

Clover is the last of his litter at the shelter.

Clover is the last of his litter at the shelter.