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By The Skanner News
Published: 25 March 2010

If you've ever had trouble finding a small dog to adopt, this Saturday's your lucky day.
The Bonnie L. Hays Shelter in Washington County will be offering 17 small dogs, mostly Chihuahuas and mixes, for adoption this weekend.
The dogs are being transported from another shelter that was full.
Shelter staff will assess the dogs' health and behavior today.
"These are highly adoptable dogs," says Myndi Hines, senior animal care technician. "People often don't think they can find little dogs at animal shelters. We hope lots of people come out to

 A fairly typical Chihuahua

see these little guys."
All of them will be spayed or neutered and have their first shots and microchips before placement into new homes.
The fee to adopt a dog is $150 and includes a dog license, permanent microchip, preventive health vaccines, rabies vaccine and a coupon for a free exam at local veterinary offices in Washington County. To view the dogs, visit the Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter at 1901 SE 24th Avenue, Hillsboro, from 11 AM to 5:30 PM every day week day except Wednesdays. The shelter is closed on Sundays. For more information, call the shelter's office at (503) 846-7041.

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