August 23rd happenings


Senior dog Wilson has found a home on San Juan Island.  He now lives on a farm with a slightly younger female Retriever mix, 4 cats, horses and chickens.  He has been the perfect gentleman with all the critters.  His new people are continuing his diet and he also gets veggies to make him feel full.   His former doggie girlfriend, Penny, certainly misses him and pined for Wilson for a day or so.  Kt is walking Penny and Buddy together so Penny seems happy with his company.

Morey is now enjoying indoor/outdoor access in the second cat room.  As a senior cat and not at all friendly when he first arrived, he’s turned a corner and now loves to be petted. Since most of his life has been spent outside, being in a cage was probably pretty frightening and made him quite defensive.  We’ll continue to monitor his health but he is definitely a cat used to other felines.  Morey is totally comfortable with all his roommates and even tries to rub up against them.  Isabella was quite surprised at the attention from Morey but didn’t complain by hissing or giving him a whack.

Ginger is back in the meeting room again due to the arrival of 2 kittens.  Willie (Nelson) and (Prince) Harry arrived Wednesday from our shelter partner in Anacortes.  They asked for our help since they were dealing with a hoarding and domestic violence situation.  The two boys are totally different even though both are red heads.  Willie is more strawberry blonde and has fur sticking out of his ears and pretty much his whole body.  He’s the wild one and the younger of the two.  Harry is more sedate and definitely can portray a regal demeanor. He’s the typical dark orange tabby.  Harry is probably 3 – 4 months old; Willie maybe 8 – 9 weeks.  It’s hard to tell since we don’t know what kind of diet they had in their former surroundings.  Dr. Joe will give us a better idea of their age on Monday.  We already have a potential adoption for both boys to go together.

Attached is the flyer for the Wine Class.  The last one in 2012 was great fun and very informative.  Make a spot on your schedule to join us and support the shelter at the same time.

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Wine Class


August 31st  3 – 5 at Random Howse

Dr. Wade Wolfe of Thurston Wolfe Winery will be joined by geologist Michael Yeaman as they lead you through a wine class where you will learn the history

August 18th news

Happy Audrey in her new home begging for attention and always getting it.

Dogs:We have such a funny mix of dogs right now.  Buddy and Champ don’t like each other so they’re kept apart but Penny and Wilson are the best of buddies.  Penny and Wilson are even happy in th

August 1st at the shelter


Dogs:A sweet, mature Chesapeake Bay Retriever/Chocolate Lab mix has joined our canine bunch.  Wilson has adjusted nicely to being with us even though we have him on a diet. He’s met Penny and Buddy

Reactive Dog Class

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Make your pooch a better playmate plus reduce stress for you!

Brief update for July 21st

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Kittens:Thanks to a special trip off island, Kathryn and Carra brought back 5 beautiful kittens from the NOAH shelter in Stanwood.  All have been spayed/neutered, microchipped and have received some

Update for July 19th

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Dogs:Champ, the super high energy German Shepherd, is going on a sleepover today.  His potential new person has had German Shepherds in the past and is quite savvy about the breed.  If the sleepover

Am I your kitty?

Gray stray 13jul

I showed up at a residence near Island Hardware.  I do enjoy people and have loved the attention here at the shelter.  However, I would like to find my people.  My photo isn’t the best because it’s

Do you recognize me?

Stray near WA Fed

I’m a super friendly young cat so I must belong to someone nearby.  If you might recognize me, please call the Animal Shelter so I can go home.  I’ve been hanging around a residence not far from Was

July 1st update

Recently adopted kitten  Jimmy with his new pal, Piper.

Dogs:An adorable 2 and a half year old Chorkie arrived yesterday evening.  This is the first time I’ve heard this combo word but he is supposed to be a mix of Chihuahua and Yorkie.  Finn is defini