Monday, February 28, 2011

Pet of the day! Pookey



http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18765923 Pookey is a super sweet fawn male Pekingese mix looking for a new lap to keep warm. He was found on Sid Uhinuck Rd in Silverdale and brought to the shelter as a stray on 2/12/2011. He is approximately 8 years old. He is very friendly and loves to cuddle.

Euthanized pets in Pet food ??

According to a recent article, the generic brands of pet food might contain rendered euthanized dogs and cats from shelters or unnamed sources. Read the complete article here http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/epa-document-proves-euthanized-dogs-and-cats-are-rendered.html?sms_ss=twitter

Excerpt from the above article
"An EPA document clearly states Rendering Facilities"obtain animal by-product materials" from "animal shelters." Along with another EPA report, the evidence is mounting; current pet food regulations must be changed. "

"Meat rendering plants process animal by-product materials for the production of tallow, grease, and high-protein meat and bone meal. Plants that operate in conjunction with animal slaughterhouses or poultry processing plants are called integrated rendering plants. Plants that collect their raw materials from a variety of offsite sources are called independent rendering plants. Independent plants obtain animal by-product materials, including grease, blood, feathers, offal, and entire animal carcasses, from the following sources: butcher shops, supermarkets, restaurants, fast-food chains, poultry processors, slaughterhouses, farms, ranches, feedlots, and animal shelters."

This is one very good reason to get only high quality food, organic, natural, with high general standards including No Animal testing Labs.

Here is the Cruelty free food companies list at PETA http://www.peta.org/living/companion-animals/companion-animal-food-guide.aspx

Heres an excerpt from the PETA page " If you have been feeding your companion animals commercial pet foods, you may be jeopardizing their health. Supermarket pet foods are often composed of ground-up parts of animals deemed by U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors unfit for human consumption. The flesh of animals who fall into one of the categories of the four D's—dead, dying, diseased, or disabled—is what often goes into pet food. Many of these animals have died of infections and other diseases. In all but a few states, it is legal to remove unusable parts from chickens and sell them to pet food manufacturers. Most pet foods contain the same hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics that are found in commercial meat products for humans. "

A lot of the companies on the PETA list have high standards and disclosure about where the ingredients come from. Some of them also have vegan options.

My current choices of foods and snacks for my dog usually come from
Natural Balance (has vegan options as well)
Solid Gold
Wysong (has vegan options)


Between checking for the food ingredients, analysis and food rating (eg http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/ ) , checking for the company practices ( testing and policies) and other issues which crop up now and then, it is a constant struggle to find the right dog/cat food.

Every few months , I pick up on the research and try some new and change out some of the foods, if there are any new controversies around those companies.

We also try to include fresh veggies and home cooked food into the schedule. Mostly it is some boiled rice and oats, with some fresh veggies (carrots, cauliflower, potato, bell pepper and such) added in when the rice is just about done(sometimes add flaxseeds or flax seed oil when cooled)I freeze this mix into ice cubes to last me a month or two( small dogs).

This also works great for our fosters. The dogs usually have sensitive stomachs and the dry food change does not help with all that stress. For the finicky ones, a small quantity of local and organic chicken or cottage cheese gets added to the rice mix and we are saved some extra walks or clean ups because of the poor upset tummies. There are a lot more recipes online, just google for home made dog or cat food recipes for a more balanced meal.

I am not affiliated with any of the above mentioned links or food companies. I keep researching and updating my own lists every once in a while. These are my current opinions and options for my pets. Any feedback is always appreciated.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pet of the day! Riley


http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18721513 I'm a handsome, one year old guy named Riley. I'm big, but not too big at 50 pounds. I came to the shelter only because my former people just didn't have time for me anymore. I hope you will! I'm confident, tolerant, and quite athletic and exuberant. I like being near my humans, a lot! Since I'm so young, I'll benefit from attending training classes with my new family - right now I can 'sit' and know 'down' - and I bet you know how smart border collies are; so I'm sure to be the class star. My new home should be very active like me, and have plenty of prior dog experience. I'd be fine with kids at least 13 years old. And, I'm good with some other dogs, but do need a cat-free home please.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pet of the day! Sheldon and Leonard



http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18473562 Sheldon and his best fried Leonard are waiting at Seattle Animal Shelter to meet the right people companion. Now you can have your own Bing Bang theory gang!
Sheldon and Leonard are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. They were surrendered because their previous person did not have enough time for them. Sheldon is a bit more outgoing than his friend Leonard. They are both super sweet and curious. Rats are very intelligent and require daily interaction and varied toys to challenge them and keep them entertained. Come meet these boys today and see if they are the right companion for you.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bringing Fido home! Part 4: First few days



First few hours:

The first few hours keep the dog on a leash except in a VERY securely fenced yard. A frightened or confused dog may bolt from a strange place, be aggressive towards dogs, people or cats and might try to mark his new house. It is easier to correct him by a quick tug on the leash. Keep him on a leash even in the house if he seems agitated or wants to pace. No off-leash parks or romps for at least a couple of weeks.

DON’T hover, don’t shower him with excessive attention or love, let him relax and work his way into the family. Ignore him for as much as possible, as hard as that is. You need to be the leader and he will find his place with time. Don’t be surprised if he sleeps a great deal once he relaxes.

Getting acclimated/housetraining helpers:

When you bring your new dog home, leash-walk so that he can take in the smells of the turf and relieve himself. Pick a special place and encourage him to potty there. Be patient; it may take 10 or 15 minutes. Always praise warmly when he relieves himself in an approved spot.

Next, enter the house and show him around. Keep him on leash. If he lifts his leg, give him a quick leash correction (yank on the leash and release) and tell him "No" to disrupt the action, then take him outside immediately. Offer him a treat for going in the right place.

Remember, your dog will be excited and anxious about his new home. Don't be surprised at panting and pacing, housetraining accidents, excessive drinking or chewing, or gastric upset. In addition, any dog, especially a male who was not neutered early, is likely to mark new territory - especially if other pets have lived there. Tell every member of your family to resist the temptation to overwhelm a new dog. Give him some time and space to get settled.

Crating:
Next, take him to his crate. Encourage him to sniff around; reward him with small treats for entering and staying in the crate. Keep soft bedding and safe toys in the crate; rotate the toys for variety.

Crate facts. Housetraining problems are the top reason people give up dogs. Crates aid in housetraining because of dogs' den instincts - they avoid messing where they sleep. Crate should also become their safe place. Crating is cruel only if the dog is physically uncomfortable or if left too often or too long. Limit crating to 4-5 hours maximum a day. Important: Teach your dog that good things come in the crate. Place appealing toys in the crate; feed in the crate. Stay in the room awhile and praise when the dog rests calmly in the crate. Resist letting the dog out if she cries. However, if she has to relieve herself, honor that. Over the transition period, gradually open the crate door and increase the number of rooms to which she has access.

After the house tour, take him outside to potty again. Be sure to take him to the same spot.

Important: If your dog is not housebroken, begin housetraining now. Stay tuned in and responsive to your dog's signals of when he needs to go. The more vigilant you are now, the more reliably housetrained he'll be later.

However, having a few accidents the first week does not mean a dog is not housebroken. Excitement can lead to accidents. In addition, males tend to mark in the house the day or two. Once he begins to settle in, and you begin educating him in acceptable behavior, he will relax and behave.

Routine:
Dogs thrive on routine, so orient your new companion to your schedule. Dog mostly relive themselves after a good meal. Take the dog out 15 -30 mins after his meal and praise him when he goes at the right place. Take him out there first thing in the morning, last thing at night, before or after meals, midday. Take him out every few hours the first few days to figure out a good routine. Once you know his potty time, you can walk him fewer times and space the walks to his comfort.

The dog will explore everything, so puppy-proof your house (place shoes inside closets, put electrical cords out of reach, move prized objects to higher ground, if you cannot keep an eye on him).

Food:

Try to transition to his new food slowly if possible. If you dont have the food he is accustomed to, start with mixing some of the new food with plain rice. Even the best of the tummies can act out because of the stress and changes.
For upset stomachs, keep the dog on a plain boiled chicken and rice diet and lowly transition to his daily dry food. Use some canned food in the transition as well.

Why foster

Because if you do
  • The cuddly little scared thing waiting in some kennel at a shelter somewhere will get a chance to live in a warm home and a chance at adoption.
  • The little thing who is scheduled to get that injection which will suck the life out of him, will get another chance to find someone who he can call home
  • The scared and confused thing will be calmer and happier, and will give you and everyone he meets, all the love back and hence be more adoptable than the scared and snappy one he is at the shelter
Fostering is NOT difficult. A crate, food and toys, and some time from the daily schedule and some love is all that is needed. You can foster for as little as 2 weeks in a year to all the 52 weeks. After fostering once, you realize that it does not really affect the daily routine much.

I know foster parents who have fostered 100s of dogs. It has become a part of their life and it is difficult to imagine a schedule without a foster dog in it!. Foster parents become a bridge between the adopters and the dog. That dog might end up spending a good part of its life in a kennel, because the family who wants to adopt a dog like him might not know that he exists. The dog might be put to sleep because of a simple reason like lack of space in the shelter, even though the right family is waiting out there somewhere.

For example, there are a lot of small dogs in California Shelters and the kill rate is as high as 80%. By a lot I mean 5000 at just one shelter.
A lot of the small dogs are chihuahuas. That's because everyone in and around Hollywood wants a chi. So there is always a chi explosion in all California shelters. But in this state, we have more of bigger dogs in shelters and the smaller dogs usually get adopted within days. The smaller dog also have higher adoption fees, to help support the big ones. There is always a demand for small dogs and families who dont find one in shelters or rescues end up buying puppies from bad breeders or pet stores!.

With more and more rescues transporting pets around the nation to help reduce the kill rates and meet demands, there is a constant need for foster homes. If you have a spare room, or a garage and a yard and a few hours a day to care and share your love, give fostering a try!. The unconditional love you will get from those lost eyes will be all worth it!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Pet of the day! Need Foster for Boxer mix



http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18556108 this poor dog was found running through traffic by a couple who picked her up and took her home to try and find a safe place for her to go. She was emaciated and in terrible health when they picked her up. They live in a rural area in eastern Washington and when they tried calling animal control to pick her up, they were told that since they'd held onto her for more than 3 days she was legally theirs. No other shelter or rescue they contacted would take her, so they chained her to a dog house on their property and she has been living there for the last several months. Forgotten Dogs wants to help her, but we need a foster home willing to care for her and give her the socialization and love she needs to be adopted into a new home.

She appears to be a pit bull mix, along with some lab or Boxer, and seems to be 1.5-2 years old.

Forgotten Dogs will take care of all her medical care, including spay, vaccinations, flea treatment, deworming, and anything else she might need.

Can you help us save this dog from a life of living on a chain? Please email forgotten.dogs.rescue@gmail.com for more information.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pet of the day! Sandy's puppies



http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18593351 Sandys puppies are a unique mix. Mom is a purebred cocker spaniel and dad is a white husky. We have mom here with them. The puppies will be weaned and ready on approx 2-219-11. They are really cute. We think they will be medium sized dogs, and with medium length hair. Mom, Sandy is very sweet and well socialized with people. She will be looking for a home too after her puppies are weaned and she has been spayed. The puppies are current on vaccines and worming. There are 2 females and 4 males in the litter. Their adoption donation is $225.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Pet of the day! Baxter



http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18674662 Nothing gets Baxter more excited than the opportunity to go outside and sniff around. Everything is new and thrilling to this happy, expressive and enthusiastic young fella, whose love of fresh air and natural athleticism makes him an ideal companion for walks, jogs and hikes. When he's done exploring, Baxter likes nothing better than to point his sniffer at the couch, where he'll gladly join you for a little rest and relaxation. Baxter is quick to sit for a treat, and with a little coaxing he'll lie down. But given his youth, he could benefit from a bit of additional training from an owner with some dog experience.
Baxter gets along with other canines, for the most part, and he'll do best in an active household (ages 10 and over please). With his big brown eyes and gorgeous red coat, this fun and cheerful guy will quickly win you over. Stop by and say hi to Baxter today!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Heart United for Animals

http://hua.org/ is a National No-kill shelter, sanctuary, and animal welfare organization dedicated to the relief of suffering. We rescue dogs from all over the country and specialize in long distance adoptions. We take creatures who are lost, afraid, hungry or ill and comfort them, give them a warm, soft bed, good food, medical care and most of all, love.

HUA is a place of happiness, joy and love. Everything we do is in the best interest of the dogs. The dogs have big fields of grass and trees in which to run. Our primary interest is what will make them happy. HUA is a place to
celebrate the joy of life.


This is bro, a japanese chin http://hua.org/component/animals/?id=723


Search for all available dogs here http://hua.org/component/animals/?animal_type=dog

Find the adoption application here

http://hua.org/component/content/article/17.html


HUA adopts out nationally, but have a high criteria for chosing the right home. If the application is found to be a good match with a dog for adoption, then we will schedule a home visit by one of our volunteers in your area. Since we are the rare shelter that does long distance adoptions, we have set very high criteria for chosing the right homes for our dogs. We are exceptionally careful. We always have the best interest of the dogs in mind.

Pet of the day! -Gretta



http://www.seattlehumane.org/node/17340# Gretta is a luscious tri-color 6-year-old St. Bernard. This girl has a lot of love to share when we find her a home of her own. Gretta will be our guest at the Seattle Humane Society in Bellevue where our volunteers will be teaching the Big Lady basic commands like sit and stay. Come meet this wonderful dog, she will make you smile.

As with all of our dogs, Gretta has been spayed, micro-chipped, vaccinated and behavior tested. She will go home with a certificate for an examination by a King County veterinarian and an identification tag. PLUS, most dog adoptions include six weeks of training in one of our on-campus dog behavior courses -- a great way to start off on the right paw!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pet of the day!- Thomas and Angela



http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18342908 Rabbit love.. Thomas and Angela were transferred to Seattle Animal Shelter from Whatcom County. Thomas is the handsome white/agouti lop and Angela is his distinguished looking lady friend. They are bonded and must be adopted together. Thomas and Angela are very well socialized and outgoing rabbits. They explore during play time with volunteers and nudge toys about. Come see Thomas and Angela today, theyre waiting to meet their forever family. Rabbits are great house pets and require a litter box, some toys, hay, fresh vegetables and some pellet food. They will entertain you constantly with their silly bunny dances. They have a language all their own, like bunny hops, kicks, grunts and nudges. Rabbits like to be petted gently on their heads and most like to be gently brushed. Most rabbits are social and like to live with a rabbit friend if possible. There is a very low fee to adopt a rabbit from the shelter, but you are expected to make a lifetime commitment to your bunny. The primary caregiver must be a responsible adult. Your rabbit should be treated as an integral part of the family. With good care and lots of love, rabbits can live to be 7-10 years old.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Pet of the day! Ginger



Ginger, a ten-year-old Siamese kitty, can't wait to greet you with a friendly headbutt. Ginger is a low-key kind of cat who will be sure to lower your stress while she curls up on your lap. Ginger is currently spending time i a foster home but you can meet her by contacting adoptions at adoption@seattlehumane.org or calling 425-649-7563.

As with all of our cats, Ginger has been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. All of our cats have been tested for Feline Leukemia and go home with a certificate for an examination by a King County veterinarian and their very own collar and identification tag.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pet of the day! Fraggle



http://adopt.dogtime.com/animals/2311962 Fraggle is a charming older gentleman. He would do well in a quietter home or a home wtih older children. He LOVES attention but small kids can be too much for him. He gets along well with cats and other dogs. He likes going for walks and for rides. He is mostly deaf but is always looking to see if you want him! He is leash trained, potty trained, and knows basic commands. He's the total package, he just needs someone to love him!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pet of the day! Uncle Burt


http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/13037820 This sweetie's name is Uncle Burt. We are working on getting Burt ready for adoption. We would consider this dog as available to the right match that will help with his recovery from surgery on his knee when funds are raised in his behalf. At this time Burt is in need of sponsors to make that dream of a forever home possible. Uncle Burt has earned his name at R.E.D. because of his love for puppies. He is so happy to show little ones about and to play gently with them He is tolerant and loving with all puppies. We have found this nurturing personality to be rare and extremely endearing. He has helped raise many many puppies that had no parental guide. So for this we are thankful.

Uncle Burt is a product of the designer dog breeding disaster. People mixing breeds of purebreds that were never meant to be bred together. People with little regard for the lives they create. Profit is the main drive in this new trend. We see there to many dogs like Burt that are born with physical issues. Burt is a pug and terrier cross. He was born with deformed dislocated knees. These knees need to be corrected to give Burt the best since at a long comfortable life. Burt had some handling issues when he arrived at R.E.D. foster care so we first resolved those issue so he could be a good patient during his recovery.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pet of the day! Rubie and Seymour



http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/17436514 Seymour & Rubie are a matched set of tuxedo bookends. They make a beautiful and entertaining couple and will keep each other company while you are away. They are a cat lover's dream team! These kids are only about 7 months old. They are much loved, and will be missed in their foster home, but they need to get settled in their forever home as soon as possible.

Handsome Seymour is built like a stretch limo. He is long and lean with an elongated nose and figure, similar to the oriental cat breed. He is very outgoing, easy going, affectionate and mellow. He loves to be petted and scratched! Seymour is a silly, lovable, lap cat who entertains himself easily when alone with the simplest of household objects, but is ready to play interactively at any moment with his feline & human friends. His "twin" sister, Rubie, is almost identical, but petite, and more perfectly proportional. She also adores playtime, and has become extremely affectionate. Rubie is making up for lost time in her earlier shy kitten-hood. A switch was turned on suddenly, and now she cannot get enough of petting, scratching, grooming and attention of any sort. Like Seymour, she is very curious and intelligent.

Seymour & Rubie are very clean and have only good habits. Please call to arrange to meet them in their foster home or at the Seattle Animal shelter.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Petfinder Videos: Before you Adopt

Adopt the right cat:


Adopt the right dog:




Preparing your home for your dog



Pet of the day! Snickers



http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18610467 Snickers just arrived at Blind Dog Haven today. A wonderful woman let him hitch a plane ride to Seattle from Camarillo CA area. Snickers was born blind and has micro ophthalmia (small eyes). Snickers is about a year old, so still a young dog and he weighs about 5 lbs. He is a very sweet dog and quiet. He needs a home where he will get lots of attention and someone who is willing to spend a bit of time helping him to gain some normal dog experiences. Because he is blind he will need some guidance and lots of exposure to people, other dogs and cats, and environments. He was neutered just before flying up here so currently he is wearing a cone so that he can't lick his incision. He has been heartworm tested and is negative, he has had all of his vaccinations. He is good to go, all he need is a wonderful home.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pet of the day! Simon



http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18571394 Meet Simon! He is a 1-year-old Chow mix who was transferred to the Seattle Humane Society when he ran out of time at another shelter. Now that he is happy and safe at Seattle Humane, we will do everything we can to find him the adoring family he deserves. Simon still has his puppy enthusiasm and will do great with families with an active lifestyle. Come meet Simon today! We are open noon to 6 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. As with all of our dogs, Simon has been neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated and behavior tested. He will go home with a certificate for an examination by a King County veterinarian and an identification tag. PLUS, most dog adoptions include six weeks of training in one of our on-campus dog behavior courses - a great way to start off on the right paw!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pet of the day! Goldie



Hi, my name is Goldie and I'm waiting for my "forever" home. Just like "Goldilocks" I am looking for a home that is just right! A sweet girl like me deserves nothing but the best! I like to be pet and scratched, and I have a lot of love to give. You can find me at the King County Animal Care and Control Shelter in Kent (ID #A050303). Please come and see me today. We just might make the purr-fect family! http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/17803896

Monday, February 7, 2011

Feb is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month!

http://www.petfinder.com/pet-care/care-domestic-rabbits.html

All questions about Rabbit care answered on the above link. How to care, what to feed, how to design a playground, how to walk them on leash and more!

Petfinder has been helping people adopt pets for 15 years.. thats 17 million pets and counting. If you are looking to add a small furry hopping member to the family checkout all rabbits near you!


Pet of the day! Freya



http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18411048 Sweet Freya, a glorious blue-nose and the one to the far left, excited by the play of other pups and all the snow! Just two and a glorious red color. This adorable sweetie was luckily rescued by an amazing person. As you can see, she likes his two pittie boys. She was rescued from a bad drug situation and clearly deserves a real life. We aim to find that for her and are grateful for her fosters kind heart. At the time he rescued her she was a bit fearful of people and he has been rehabilitating her and she is coming along really well. After a warm up period, she will try to be your lapdog :) She is young, healthy and full of life and ready to be loved! A bit more about Freya: She likes other doggies but not so much about cats. She is working on being good on a leash but does pull so a harness set up will be a good guide while she is in training to walk well. She loves to fetch and swim. She likes to play tug of war. She weighs 65 sexy lbs. She likes to sleep in the bed with you but will be ok in her kennel if that is your preference. Very loyal and playful, she is great with all humans. We have not seen her with kids so are not sure on that mark. She knows come, sit, stay and drop. Good girl! She has not yet been to a dog park, likely would be ok as long as supervised. Freya is desiring love and if you have it to give, she will take it. She loves to hike and does great off the leash on trails. If you are active, this will be a fun pal for you. What a friendship! Seattle area.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentines Day Specials!

Half off Adoption Fees at Seattle Humane Society

Seattle Humane Society
13212 SE Eastgate Way
Bellevue, WA 98005

Hours of Operation
We will be closed for the Holidays on
November 25, December 25, and January 1.

Reception / Administration
Main
(425) 641-0080
Fax (425) 747-2985
Mon - Fri 9AM - 5PM

Adoptions
Bellevue (425) 649-7563
Mon - Friday 12PM - 6PM
Sat - Sun 11AM - 6PM


Half Adoption fees at Kitsap Humane Society

Kitsap Humane Society
9167 Dickey RD NW
Silverdale, WA 98383

(360) 692-6977

Shelter Hours:

Closed Tuesdays

Adoptions & Pet Viewing:

M, W, Fri., Sat. & Sun

12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday

12 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Pet of the day! Domingo



This 2 month old little cutie is actually a Formosan Mountain Dog, or a Taiwan street dog, and will end up being the most loyal and loving dog you will ever know. Beautiful and smart, these dogs were found on the streets of Taiwan where they were picked up by a rescue organization there. This is a special breed, and these dogs can be a little shy so please keep that in mind. However, most do great with kids and cats and are wonderful family members. Please do a little research on Formosan Mountain Dogs and Taiwan Dogs to ensure the breed is right for you...our website www.saltydogrescue.org is a good place to start. http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18491532

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pet of the day- Spice



Spice is a 2-year old gerbil who is friendly and inquisitive! He loves playing with cardboard tubes and burrowing in wood shavings. We will make sure Spice is happy and loved while he is with us and we will also give him all the time it takes for us to find him a great home. This little guy is quite personable and even climbed to the top of his gerbil-igloo and posed while getting his picture taken! If you are considering adopting a critter-pal then please consider Spice. You can meet him at the Seattle Humane Society. You never know what size and shape your friends might come in! http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18185235

Friday, February 4, 2011

Pet of the day Edna and BunBun



http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/15355425 Edna and Bun Bun are a great pair of rabbits, about 4 years old. They are a little shy of all the activity at the shelter, but enjoy time with volunteers. As a bonded pair, they must be adopted together.
Bun Bun is the gray and white boy, a dwarf mix. Edna is the handsome lady in the agouti coat. Edna had a broken leg, which has healed a little awkwardly. She gets around fairly well and Bun Bun encourages her to be active. They would like a quiet home where they can become part of your family. Come meet Edna and Bun Bun today at the Seattle Animal Shelter. Rabbits are great house pets and require a litter box, some toys, hay, fresh vegetables and some pellet food.

They will entertain you constantly with their silly bunny dances. Rabbits like to be petted gently on their heads and most like to be gently brushed. Most rabbits are social and like to live with a rabbit friend if possible. It is very inexpensive to adopt a bunny from the Seattle Animal Shelter; however, you are expected to make a lifetime commitment to your pet. The primary caregiver must be a responsible adult. Your rabbit should be treated as an integral part of the family. With good care and lots of love, rabbits can live to be 7-10 years old.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pet of the day Buster Posey



http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18500783 Buster Posey is about 8 years old and 23 pounds of cute parti-colored Cocker - look at those freckles and tuft of hair up from his head, how could you resist? He is a great dog, a loving companion who is friendly to people and dogs alike. He's been fine with cats when he visited them, too. His foster family says that you really CAN teach older dogs new tricks: he quickly learned the house rules and found his place amid their family and other dogs with no signs of aggression or destruction. He is good on a leash though he doesn't need a ton of exercise, and a zest for life with a very balanced personality. He prances when he is happy or excited. Buster is a very affectionate little guy who will give hugs and snuggle and has a gentle mouth. He's not very food focused - but, guard your pies! He's used to being in the house with his dog buddies during the workday with a midday break, but rally enjoys being with a family. He loves to rest on a pile of pillows but has to organize them just right. Then he rolls and wiggles and is goofy until he's in just the right spot. He's even rolled off the couch in his attempt at pillow perfection.
He's a healthy little guy who is happy, friendly and cute! Buster is in foster care in Seattle, just waiting to meet you. A minimum donation of $95 is requested, more if you are able. We have given our dogs very extensive vet care thanks to the generosity of our donors and your contribution will help the next old canine.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pet of the day Kittens!



Adorable brown and white tabby kittens (as well as other shades!) ready to greet you with purrs at the Seattle Humane Society in Bellevue! These kittens are bundles of energy who are ready to play, play, play! If you are looking for a friendly kitty to share your life with, then come to the Seattle Humane Society today! You may just fall in love! As with all of our shelter guests, these little tykes will go home spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped. All of our cats have been tested for Feline Leukemia / FIV and will go home with their very own identification tag and collar. Petfinder page

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pet of the day Blanca!



From her loving foster: Blanca is a little sweetheart! Blanca is a darling Chihuahua/Terrier mix. She is very small. She is extremely cute and soft! She is very playful, agile, and full of energy, but will easily relax and nap and loves to cuddle. She is definitely a lap dog but will listen to you and not jump up if you dont want her to. She is just as content by your feet on the floor. She does have a tendency to bark at strangers at the door but will back off immediately and get friendly when instructed. She is great with people however we would not recommend her for young children until she understands that she doesn't need to be bossy with her food or toys. She is very smart and is trainable. I have already taught her how to sit for a treat (one day). She initially barked at the cat but then didn't pay much attention, and is very inquisitive of other dogs and cats. Blanca would be best placed with a family, no cats and no big dogs. Her petfinder page
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/17392863