PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — When 2-year-old Pip was found in North Portland, he was in rough shape.
The American Eskimo mix’s fur was blotched with red coloring — presumably from spray paint or dye — and a harness had cut into his skin.
Pip’s enthusiastic and can do well with other pets after a proper introduction and some patience, according to Multnomah County Animal Services, where’s he currently spending the holidays. Shelter staff also suggest he find a home without young children as he’s “a little insecure.”
His red coat should return to normal too, just after the Christmas season.
No one at the shelter knows much else about his origin story, a common theme for the roughly 200 pets the shelter typically houses.
And like so many of those currently held at the animal shelter, Pip’s part of “Operation Silent Night,” an Animal Services effort to find homes for all of its displaced pets by the year’s end.
Under the program, the adoption fees of any shelter pet over the age of six months will match the date. So Pip’s adoption fee on Wednesday, Dec. 3, would be $3, and so on, through Dec. 31.