SpokesPet’s for Wine & Whiskers 2024

2023-2024 SpokesPet’s are Hannah and Sofia Rose!

Thanks to Boone and Camilla for being our SpokesPets for Wine & Whiskers 2023 and being awesome representatives for the shelter! Learn more about them here.

The Spokespet for a year is auctioned off at our annual Wine & Whiskers event. The lucky winners gets their pet on promotional materials for the next years Wine & Whiskers event. They are shared here on the website as the official SpokeDog and SpokesCat. They receive a professional photo shoot, get a bunch of swag and pampering packages to be treated like the star they are.

Join us at Wine and Whiskers 2024 for an opportunity for your pet to become a future SpokesPet!

Thank you to Lori Ackerman Photography for donating her time and amazing talent to capture the beauty of every pet that comes in front of her camera!

Meet SpokesDog Hannah!

“Hannah is a 2 year old female Cattle Dog that arrived from Muskogee, Oklahoma, on one of two Fetch Fido a Flight transports that arrived at the Hillsboro Airport, Feb 2022.  Hannah came with three sweet puppies which we quickly fostered for a couple of months.  We officially adopted Hannah in April 2022 and she has been a perfect addition for Bandit, our older rescue from the shelter.  Hannah’s favorite things to do are riding in vehicles, camping and meeting people.  She does not know a stranger and loves to give out smooches.  

She lives on a farm outside Newberg where she roams the blueberry field enjoying all the smells that surround the property and makes sure the deer keep away from her plants. Hannah starts her days with a quick perimeter check of the property, breakfast then onto the next task at hand. She has been pure joy and a loyal companion to our entire family.”

From Hannah’s family, Linda Naylor, Vice President of Newberg Animal Shelter Friends

Meet SpokesCat Sofia Rose!

Hello Friends!

My name is Sofia Rose and I am a 16-year-old Domestic Long Hair Tabby. I was found hung up in a barbwire fence in Idaho in 2008, and my right hind leg was so infected that it had to be removed, but I don’t let this physical challenge slow me down!

Known for my gloriously awesome fur coat, I love visiting my Washington-state groomer who gives me a twice-yearly “Lion Queen” cut, and between visits, my fur coat receives lots of brushing from my hu-mama.

As I grow into my senior years, I have become a super fan of power napping up to 14 hours a day, and sharing my heart with lots of snuggles and cuddles with my Dachshund dog brother Mini Cooper. 

I am very grateful for the love and care that my most favorite veterinarian, Dr. Rachel Loesch has provided me over the years especially given the road to wellness and a long life comes from annual check-ups, good dental health, and of course, lots of physical activities that only comes from playing with my catnip toys!

Thank you to Lori Ackerman whom I lovingly refer to as “my official paparazzi” and for everyone at Newberg Animal Shelter for allowing me to serve as this years SpokesCat. Our family appreciates all that you do to support animal welfare and adoption in beautiful Yamhill County!

With lots and lots and lots of love along with major “cat-itude”,

Miss. Sofia Rose