Miss Girl *SPECIAL NEEDS*
You have to come down to Newberg Animal Shelter to adopt any dog or cat. We have to make sure that all of our animals make it into the right home, you understand. This site is only informational and you’ll still need to make the trip to our shelter if you would like to adopt one our animals. We thank you for understanding and so do our animals.
- Breed/Mix: DSH Tabby & White
- Age: 8 years 3 months
- Sex: Female
- Weight: 12.7 lbs
- Good with Dogs: Yes
- Good with Cats: Yes
- Good with Kids: Yes
- House Trained: Yes
- Important Info: Special Medical Needs
- Adoption Fee: $75
To say Miss Girl is your typical cat is to do a great disservice to this extraordinary, darling lady who has captured the hearts of all that have had the pleasure of meeting her.
Miss Girl arrived in the shelter last March obese and ill, but that did not stop her from being an absolute treasure and showing immense affection to anyone who came within reach of her. She has faced every health challenge with grace and has lost two pounds (!!) since arriving at the shelter. Her need to lose weight has made her a fixture in the front lobby of the shelter, sharing the space with the staff and offering endless joy and love to them. She is calm and collected, and has never shown more than occasional, mild irritation during bursts of activity and dogs sniffing at her condo. She has even been featured in some of our promotional photos due to her excellent personality and ability to hold still!
Miss Girl is still a bit on the older side, though, and she has some work to do yet to be in the best shape of her golden years. She will need to remain on a strict diet to continue losing weight and requires medication twice a day to manage her thyroid. This medication has caused some hair loss and skin irritation, so we recommend that she is regularly groomed at home to help her with these issues. We also recommend she get regular exercise, though she has not shown much interest in playing. We have generally just taken on her on walks around the lobby to keep her moving, which she has been just fine with. We will note that she is a VERY practiced food thief – she will need to be kept away from any and all human food because she WILL eat it!
This is a cat that wants to be held and loved every hour of every day, who just wants to be your friend and companion. She is a special animal that we are both sad and thrilled to see find her forever home, where she can live her best, happy life.
We focus on finding the best match for adoptable animals and are not first-come first-served.
With the current concerns about COVID-19, Newberg Animal Shelter will be adjusting procedures and protocols for the protection of customers and staff.
We are open for adoptions by appointment only. This will allow staff to sanitize between each customer.
Due to limited staffing, limited appointments, and the high volume of applications we are receiving right now, we may not be able to schedule appointments for all applicants.
Please submit an application via email or fax including the names of all of the dogs you are interested in meeting.
Keep an eye on the website. If the dogs you have applied for are no longer available, they have been adopted by another applicant. If you see another dog you are interested in meeting, please submit a new application.
Thank you for your patience.
We are located at:
1591 S Sandoz Rd
Newberg, OR 97132
Some maps will route you to 1591 S Avalon Park, it is the same location.
If you have another dog in the home, we require you, your family members, and your existing dog(s) to come and meet the dog at the shelter.
The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, ID microchip, and current vaccinations. They have been wormed, de-flead, socialized and given lots of love.
Our contact information: (503) 554-9285
Please feel free to call or email with your questions about any of the adoptable animals or our adoption process.
Adoption Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm