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.  There’s also another older dog in the home and the two of them get along just fine.  For a dog not happy when alone, this is a wonderful opportunity to have dog savvy people adopt Luke.

Mika is spending time in foster care with one of our wonderful volunteers.  As great as our shelter is, for some dogs just being with us for a long time is frustrating.  Mika has enough herding breed in her mix that she really needs a job to do.  We’ve had a couple of folks interested in her but the logistics of getting to Orcas are a bit of a problem.  Mika is a great dog and responds well to training.  She would definitely do well at agility.

Little guy Sam, the 12 year old Chihuahua, has settled in much better now he’s neutered.  He’s certainly active and will be a good companion for the right person for years ahead.

The kitten room is active with the 5 kittens born on April 21st.  Their mom is feral and we normally wouldn’t separate the babes from mom this early but they needed to be socialized.  Since all were lapping and eating on their own, we knew they would thrive in the kitten room.  They’ve had lots of visitors and are enjoying all kinds of toys plus chasing each other.  We’ve received several adoption requests for them already.  Another batch of 6 kittens may be arriving soon from our partner on Whidbey Island. They’re about 10 – 14 days younger than our little gang.
We hope you’ll visit and enjoy play time with:
Dickens – white with buff spots; male
Amelia – fluffy white with buff tail and ears; female
Murphy Gray – pastel gray tortoiseshell; female
Wallace – orange tabby; male
Maurice – brown and black tabby; male

Greeter cat Evie has gone to a wonderful home.  Since the couple lives in a rental, they were required to pay a $350 pet deposit in order to have her.  This is in addition to the normal cleaning/damage deposit.  At least, the landlord is letting them pay it off a month at a time.  Evie is such a great cat, it was worth it for the couple to extend themselves financially in order to give her a home.

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

Little dogs

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We received 4 little Chihuahuas ranging in age from 9 months to 10 1/2 years.  They are all very friendly but have no training, including house-breaking.  The 3 males and one female came from a coup