Buster, the TriMet hopping dog, up for adoption

Buster, the TriMet hopping dog, up for adoption »Play Video

This is a press release courtesy of Multnomah County Animal Services

Last week Buster, a young male Pit Bull, hopped on a TriMet bus, but when the bus reached the end of the line at N.E. Sandy Blvd. and the last passenger got off, Buster did not. Because he was a stray, Buster came to Multnomah County Animal Services where he waited for his owner to claim him.  No one did.

Buster had his health exam and was neutered today by the Animal Services Shelter Medicine team.  Dr. Megan Romney, Multnomah County Animal Services Chief of Shelter Medicine says, "The surgery went well and Buster should have a quick recovery."

The story about Buster the bus-riding dog resulted in an outpouring of interest from the community and numerous people have expressed interest in adopting Buster. Buster will become available for adoption tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 1 p.m. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, January 10 at 5 p.m.  Applications will be screened and a successful adopter will be notified. The new owner will pick up Buster on Thursday, January 11 to join his new family.

"Buster is just one of the stories at Multnomah County Animal Services and he isn’t the only Pitbull waiting for a new home at the shelter," says Mike Oswald, director of Multnomah County Animal Services.

For more information on adopting Buster or one of the many dogs and cats needing homes, visit Multnomah County Animal Services, call (503) 988-PETS or visit the website at www.multcopets.org  The shelter is located at 1700 W Columbia River Hwy in Troutdale.