▶️ Dog duo at Prineville shelter looking for their forever homes – since 2012


The Humane Society of the Ochocos houses more than a dozen dogs at any given time.

Among their longest staying guests are Ranger and Creed, a couple of Staffordshire mixes.

Robin Cruz, operations manager for the Humane Society of the Ochocos says Creed, who’s 8 and Ranger, 10, were brought here to the humane society in 2012.

When Ranger first arrived at the shelter, he was unsure about other people.

“When he first came in he was picky, anti-social,” said Shawna West, head dog kennel tech at the shelter.


“He’s adventurous and curious. He’s just got this baby personality where he’ll come up to you and roll around in your lap.”

Creed’s outgoing personality is in a league all it’s own.

“He’s always smiling, he’s got this big huge smile that brightens your day, these puppy dog eyes that let you know, ‘I love you’ basically,” West said. 

And even though they’re senior dogs, Creed and Ranger have the energy of dogs half their age.

With such sweet faces and outgoing personalities, the million dollar question is: Why haven’t they been adopted?

“I feel like where we live I feel like it’s a breed kind of thing,” West said. 

Cruz added, “I think the reason they’ve been here for the long period is they both need a home where there’s no other animals and I think that’s the hardest thing to find.”

While they’ve become a part of the Humane Society family, staff are hoping to find a perfect fit for their two older residents.

“It would mean everything to everybody here at the shelter, they’re very loved here. But I think everybody would be super excited if they got their forever homes,” Cruz said. “They accept where they are right now, but they have hope. One special person for each of t hem are going to come and fall in love with just one look.”

You can visit Ranger and Creed at the Humane Society of the Ochocos Tuesday through Saturday.



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