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Italian greyhounds turned over to OR Humane Society ready for adoption

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Italian greyhound at Oregon Humane Society (Photo: OHS) Italian greyhound at Oregon Humane Society (Photo: OHS)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The first group of Italian greyhounds turned over by a breeder to the Oregon Humane Society are ready for adoption.

Twelve of the dogs are expected to be available for adoption starting Friday.

The dogs range in age from 9 months old to seniors.

A Hillsboro breeder turned over 23 Italian Greyhounds to the Oregon Humane Society this week. The dogs have been raised in a single-family home for most of their lives.  

Humane society workers said the elderly woman was overwhelmed and handed over the dogs so they could receive medical care and be placed in loving homes.

Photos: Italian greyhounds at Oregon Humane Society

The dogs were given medical evaluations this week.

The dogs ready for adoption will likely need leash training and house training, according to the Oregon Humane Society, and will need time to get accustomed to a new home.

They would also likely benefit from owners who are familiar with the breed.

Holds cannot be placed on the Italian greyhounds and staff will not be able to answer questions about individual dogs over the phone or via email.

Interested adopters should go to the shelter, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd., on Friday morning to see the Italian greyhounds in person and talk with staff about the pets.

Potential adopters who already have a dog at home should consider bringing their dog with them to allow the animals to meet.

Some of the remaining dogs are scheduled to undergo dental surgery and will be offered for adoption once they recover.

In addition, seven puppies and a mother dog are in the care of a foster volunteer until the puppies are old enough to be adopted.

For more information, go to oregonhumane.org.

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