End of June news

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The Team Safe program coordinated with Emergency Medical Services brought two dogs to the shelter in June.  Monica was with us for about 3 weeks and became good buddies with little Chihuahua Sam.  When Monica’s owner was able to take her home, Sam became an addition to the family as well.  Sam hasn’t had any potential adopters so he will now get to stay with his much bigger buddy.

The second dog via Team Safe was only with us a few days until a former pet sitter voluntarily took him home to familiar surroundings.  Helping the pets of people in need is such an important part of the work we do and it’s wonderful we can give back to the community that supports the shelter.

A wonderful dog came to us yesterday.  Molly is about 4 years old, weighs 40 lbs and is a perfect size for just about anyone.  She needs regular exercise in a fenced area or given plenty of walks or jogs on leash.  Because Molly is active, her mature person couldn’t give her the exercise she needs.  Molly is great with other dogs and loves kids.  We haven’t had her long enough to know her reaction to cats but she doesn’t seem too interested so far.  More on this as we get to know her.  She knows quite a few commands and responds well to training treats. We won’t have any trouble finding a home for this great dog.

All 5 of the kittens born at the shelter on April 21st are now in homes.  This litter was much sought after by so many folks but the new litter we have is also in high demand.  These little ones arrived from 2nd Chance Rescue on Whidbey Island and were in foster care prior to coming to us.  The 5 males and 1 female are social, playful and absolutely adorable as only kittens can be.  We have solid requests for all of them and are now reaching out again to help other shelters/rescues.  There’s a waiting list for kittens in our files so we can certainly help overwhelmed facilities.  We’ve had folks stopping in just to watch the kittens play.

We also took in 3 wonderful cats from our shelter partner SPOT.  They are:
Baxter – short haired, orange tabby male; about a year old
LIzzie – short haired, black and white tuxedo; not quite a year old
Frankie – short haired, blue eyed and gorgeous; his paperwork listed him as a Lynx Point Siamese mix.  He’s a large boy with absolutely amazing markings and quite the love.
Baxter and Lizzie have made themselves at home in the first community room and Frankie will be moved to room 2, probably today.

Milkshake is a senior cat joining us in the lobby.  Her people are quite ill and not able to care for her.  At 16, she is deaf, blind in one eye and has partial vision in the other.  Granny is now spending her time on the office counter next to the food and water bowls so Milkshake has taken over the space under the counter.  She seems quite content there on her favorite blanket.  We’ll care for her as long as needed.

We said a sad farewell to two of our senior cats in June.  Both Molly and Cameo had intestinal problems so severe they declined rapidly.  In spite of extraordinary care, special food and medication, both continued to fail.

Shelter news for June 2nd

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Handsome hound Luke is officially adopted and will head to his new home on Saturday.  He’s already been introduced to the horse on the property and will have a huge fenced orchard to romp in.

May 8th update

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Mika’s sleepover turned out to be an education for the family about dogs with a herding breed in their mix.  Sadly, for the family and Mika, we’ll continue to find the right home for this grea

Update for April 23rd

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Our two shy Jack Russell Terrier mixes have gone to a home together.  Noodles and Stella are lucky to be with a quiet couple who’ve had Jack Russells in the past.  The girls are already using

April 14th news

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Noodles, the Jack Russell adopted in March, returned to us not because she was a problem.  Her mature owner found that two active dogs was a bit too much and giving up Noodles was done tearful

Shelter news for April 4th

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Dear, old Claire has settled into the shelter routine nicely.  Her horribly long nails are trimmed, ears are being treated for inflammation and she’s on Rimadyl to give her relief from arthrit

Spa Day

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Our wonderful veterinarian, Dr. Joe Gaydos, makes 14 year old dog Claire comfortable while he trims her nails and gives her a full exam.  She was lounging contentedly on her bed in the lobby so he di

Easter update

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All three of our recent arrivals have potential homes.  Jack Russell terrier Noodles is now sharing the affection of a kind woman who adopted another dog from us.  Noodles is so much happier

Middle of March update

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We have 3 new dogs and they’re all very adoptable.  A brief rundown on the newest arrivals:
– Pluto is a 4 month old Golden Retriever/Pit mix.  He has the short fur of a Pit but his body, es

March 1st happenings

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Three of the little Chihuahuas have found great homes.  We still have the senior dog, Poppers, but he spends the afternoons with us in the lobby.  Since he’s smaller than the senior lobby cat