April 23rd news

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Bubba seems quite comfortable at the shelter and continues to love riding in a vehicle.  Even though he’s a big boy at 78 lbs., he’s amazingly gentle with people.  Maybe we’ll get another dog or two soon to keep him company.
Two of our more mature cats are lucky enough to go into foster care for a while.  Cricket with enjoy being the only cat in her home until the end of May.  Ikari will keep her person company until September when this kind person transitions south.  Both cats will certainly enjoy one on one time with caring people.
We’re still looking for one more foster home for a special needs cat.  Isabella is on a diet to support her faltering kidneys.  We had her in Cat Isolation so she could have the whole room but she’s a social girl and didn’t get the attention she needs.  Per Dr. Angie’s suggestion, we’ve moved her back into her community room but we can’t keep her on the special diet with ‘regular’ food available for the other cats.  Isabella is an easy cat to care for.  She likes the K/D food and we will be happy to provide it for her in a foster home.  Until we can find a foster home, we’ll weigh Isabella every week to make sure she isn’t losing weight or becoming dehydrated.  If you know of anyone willing to take in this sweet cat, please let us know.
Earl Gray is slowly recovering from an infection that almost caused us to lose him.  He’ll be on antibiotics the rest of this week then we’ll keep him in quarantine for a few more days to make sure the infection is truly cleared up.  He’s such a sweet cat and loves attention.  We’ve encouraged our volunteers to spend extra time with him so he won’t be lonely.
The kitten room is clean and ready for arrivals.  At the point, we don’t know when that will be, but we’re prepared.
The Orcas Island Community Foundation will soon announce grant awards for 2014.  We’ve applied for a grant to provide supplies and support costs for Sally’s wonderful education program, Pet Pals.  Sally has already conducted several sessions with kids of various ages.  Her program is well received by the kids and their teachers.  If you are interested in helping with the costs involved with the series of programs, please visit GiveOrcas.org.   I’ve attached a photo of the kindergarden class from Salmonberry School to give you an idea of the effective sessions Sally is conducting to make kids safer and to educate them on appropriate pet care.  They had a great time at the shelter yesterday.

Canine fitness classes

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Join trainers Kt Hendrie and Lesley Liddle for fun with your pooch as well as keeping your canine fit.

Puppy training class

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Start your puppy off on the right paw and join dog trainer Kt Hendrie’s puppy class.


March 31st news


Little Cappy’s sleepover continues so we’re hopeful this is a great match for the family and for Cappy.

Bubba continues to be the big ‘doofus’ and also seems to have a mind of his ow

March 23rd news

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Our two new additions from Skagit Humane are terrific.  I hope you’ll have the opportunity to meet them before they’re adopted.

Cappy is roughly 2 years old and is a Chihuahua mix wei

Update for March 16th

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Tucker will be leaving us tomorrow to live on a ranch near Bellingham that also serves as a dog boarding facility and doggie day care.  The owner offers 3 spaces to a rescue organization for d

March 6th news

Suki weighing herself.  Yes, she could lose a pound or two!
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Well, it didn’t work out for Isabella with her family.

February 25th news

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I put off sending an update because we believed a dog would be surrendered to us last Saturday.  To date, the owner hasn’t contacted us so we’re guessing he’s found other arrangements.

Puppy Socialization Class

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Click to download the poster.

February 6th update

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Dogs: Sweet, gentle Ben is on a sleepover with a mature gentleman looking for a senior dog.  He is delighted Ben loves to fetch a tennis ball and they will also enjoy walks together.  Let’s hope t