Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
For the first year of their lives Greyhound puppies live together with their litter mates and are handled frequently by the breeders and other staff associated with the breeding "farm," but they are not exposed to other breeds of dogs. Consequently, they are surprisingly socialized to people and strangers but not to other breeds of dog.
Greyhound Pets Inc.
PO Box 891
Woodinville, WA 98072
Greyhound Pets of America - Puget Sound
2310 Hoyt Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Greyhound Pets of America / Emerald Pacific
2902 Old Military Road East
Tacoma, WA 98445
Greyhound Pets of America Greater Northwest
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Buddy had nerve damage in his front leg which had to be amputated. He is already more comfortable and relaxed without the leg giving him problems. (One leg amputation rarely slows a dog down for long. Take a look at www.tripawds.com for more information.)And a guilty dog video for a fun Saturday !
Friday, March 25, 2011
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18856229 Meet Mr. Higgins - a handsome nine year old just lookin' for love. He finds himself at the shelter because sadly, his human passed away. Though he can be shy at first, he's really friendly, outgoing and affectionate. And like most cats he has his independent side as well. He's looking for a calm, quiet, mature, adults only, cat-experienced home where he can be king of the castle - he'd like to be your only pet. And since he's been declawed he needs an indoor only home please. Mr Higgins is so excited to start his new life!
This wonderful cat qualifies for the Seniors for Seniors program: senior citizens or disabled adults with a 'Gold Card for Healthy Aging', or a 'FLASH' card, issued by the City of Seattle, may adopt an older cat (at least six years old) at a special price. There will be no fee for the adoption itself, and the licensing fee will be half-price!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Steps to take:
- Attend 8-10 meetings, functions, outings, or puppy handling sessions.
- Read the Puppy Raising Manual.
- All family members must show a willingness to learn GDB puppy training techniques and be willing to participate in club activities.
- Fill out all required paperwork for GDB volunteers--
a. Puppy Raising Volunteer Application
b. Puppy Placement Questionnaire
c. Participant Consent and Release Form
d. Agreement to Terms of Service
- Have a house and yard check by your group leaders—
a. Entire family to be present for the house/yard check, including pets
b. Have a safe, fenced yard or dog run for when puppy is outside, with a height of at least 5 feet, or request an exemption and be willing to have the puppy on a leash when outside at all times (approved on a case-by-case basis).
- Puppy-sit for another group member’s puppy.
Things to remember:
- The puppy that you will be raising is a guest in your home and is the property of GDB.
- It is the responsibility of our club to prepare the pups for their return to GDB.
- Everyone in GPS will work together and support each other to ensure that you and the puppy have a successful experience.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
There are all sorts of volunteer opportunities at local shelters, rescues and Humane Societies !
- Foster parents for dogs and cats. Give the dogs and cats stressed by the kennels a home
- Weekend Foster parents. If you cannot be a full time foster parent, you ca be a weekend getaway for the ones who have been in the cages/kennels for too long. Even with volunteers around, the animals get only a few hours of human contact and have to deal with a lot of stressful energy of all animals around them.
- Admissions Assistant: Assist our Admissions staff in the daily operation of the Admissions Department. Clean cages, feed animals, monitor the lost and found animal reports, restock supplies etc.
- Boarding Reception
- Grooming and exercising volunteers
- Socialization volunteers: Spend and hour or 2 on the weekend to meet and greet with the dogs and socialize them. A socialized dog becomes less shy or aggressive and its adoptability rises exponentially
- Dog Behavior: Volunteers provide exercise, mental stimulation, training and socialization to dogs available for adoption on a daily basis.
- Small Animal Assistant
- Photography and web maintenance.
- Event Management: All rescues and shelters have adoption or fundraising events which need a lot of management help
- Matchmakers and greeters
- And many more!!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18543882 Every day is a day to adopt!! Lexy is a friendly, fluffy lady. As you can see, her tongue is out....it just sits like that most of the time. She doesn't mean anything by it. People usually think it's cute so hopefully you will too. She has quite a distinctive face with the tongue, her slightly crossed blue eyes, her collar of fur & her fluffiness. She loves to be brushed which is good since her fur is long. As you can see in her video, she loves to have her belly rubbed and will "invite" you to do so. She has really cool paws! They are big & her fur makes them look bigger. She is about 10 years old and still has plenty of energy, loves to play with toy mice! Lexy has had a thorough vet exam and is in excellent health. She is very friendly and enjoys being close to her people. She will do best in a quiet adult home (older kids may be OK - she just isn't used to little ones and is a bit afraid of them). Although she's lived successfully with other cats, she has been rather bossy with the cats in her foster home, so will probably do best as the only cat in the home. She has excellent scratching post and litter box habits. Call the foster voice mail line at 206-684-0685 to learn how to meet Lexy.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Chewie, our resident mobster..
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Sunday, March 13, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18794809 Pikachou, a dwarf hamster, is young and energetic. Like all dwarf hamsters, Pikachou is nocturnal. He sleeps during the day and is active at night. Dwarf hamsters are fun pets to watch while they run on their exercise wheels, stash food in their cheek pockets, and explore their cage doing hamster things. Because Pikachou is so young, he may benefit from additional socialization. Hamsters do best when kept separate from other hamsters.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Many of you met Tuggie, our third foster dog last year. He came from a small puppy mill, he was 7 months old. He had a bad stink and we couldnt bathe him because he had just has his neuter surgery. He was skinny and starved with a bad coat. And he had no emotions when you looked into his eyes.
He pooped in my jacket pocket , because he was super stressed when we picked him up. (That was my wool jacket which needed a replacement by a vegan jacket anyway.. good for him and good for me! and off it went after wash to the thrift store!) There are lot more things that he did which we had to train him on. He probably never had any human contact. All the daily carpet cleaning brought out the understanding of what is really important.. The material things, can be cleaned and changed.. But this tiny little soul, needed heeling..
Before picture..all skinny, scared and soulless eyes.. 3 weeks later.. see for yourself!
It took him more than 2 weeks to just start showing any emotions. He was scared of stairs and elevators. He didnt respond to love and he was perennially hungry. You cannot begin to imagine how his life would have been for those 7 months. There were other older dogs also rescued from the same puppy mill. They had infections, tumors and other problems. Tuggie had the overbite because of excessive inbreeding. It took him 3 weeks to figure out that the toys and balls were something to play with and there is something called play and fun...
He put on some weight.. started figuring out where to do his business by following chewie and started wagging his tail a little. Yes he hardly wagged his tail for almost 3 weeks. Once he started wagging his tail, he got adopted. No one wanted a scared, non responsive dog!. This was a smaller puppy mill and 3 weeks a relatively great recovery time. Some of these abused dogs take months and years of constant love and care!
Please do not buy a pet from anywhere! Adopt! There is no other answer to eliminating such puppy mills!
I shouldnt have to share the horror stories, pictures and videos at this point about what happens to dogs in puppy mills(The horrible factory farms for dogs and cats and all pet animals which end up in pet stores, or sold on Craiglist, ebay and such)
If you'd like more information about puppy mills and why they are absolutely wrong, please read http://www.humanesociety.o
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18794627 Bobby is a handsome 4yo boy and weighs 35-40 lbs, the perfect size for a family. He is very sweet, calm, and gentle. He spent much of his life in a hoarding situation with little human contact. Sadly, he is still there, and he needs a foster home so we can get him out of there. This dog has such a lovely, even temperament, considering his history its really amazing. He is unsure of people at first, but warms up to you once he knows that you are a friend. He is very timid with men, so Bobby would do best with a female(s) or a guy who is gentle, patient, and willing to work with him. He is good with other dogs, but not sure about cats. No kids under 5 yrs, he hasnt been around kids before and fast movements can scare him. Will you help this lovely boy by giving him a foster home or forever home? He is such a sweetheart and deserves a second chance.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18262583 Shirley is a typical kitten--completely adorable. Also playful and adventurous and curious and active. Occasionally destructive, skittish, and/or aloof. But always adorable. And kittens are high maintenance, as are most baby creatures.
A kittens day is divided into nearly equal thirds: one third of the day for playing, one third for eating, one third for sleeping. Cuddling with a human is part of the sleeping third. In other words, cuddling is pretty low on a kittens list of priorities until it is older and can more fully appreciate your warm lap and the opposable thumbs that allow you to open those cans of tasty cat food.
Like all MEOW kittens under six months, Shirley will need to go to a home with at least one other cat or kitten young enough to want to help her/him learn behavior boundaries and good cat manners. If you already have a cat who you think will be a suitable companion, please bring the cat's most recent health report from your veterinarian. If you need to adopt a companion for Shirley, MEOW has many to choose from!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18823084 Chloe is about 22 lbs and needs a diet, she is very sweet and wants to be with her human. She probably wouldn't do well in a home alone, and she will howl because she is lonely. She was raised in a household with three children and another dog, so she likes her "peeps" around. She is very sweet and gentle, and well behaved, great in a car, and justs in general a great dog. She is about 4 yrs old. We require a fenced yard, no invisible fences, no apartments and no children under 7 yrs old. No second dog over 40 lbs. Our adoption cost for this dog is $300. If you are interested in this Westie, please go to www.spdrdogs.org/adoptions/ and fill out an adoption application
Thursday, March 3, 2011
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18726970 Disco is not only cute as can be, she's a fun-loving girl who adores people. She's a medium sized pit bull mix with beautiful tuxedo markings. She likes playing with other dogs and takes readily to training. She's quickly learned sit, down, and time-for-bed. Her favorite toy is a tennis ball, and if you throw it for her, she'll run-and-hop along to chase down the ball -- adorable! A pitti, oh my , so scary.. not!!
While there are times she has puppy bursts of energy, she also loves to curl up on her bed to take a nap. She loves to carry stuffed animals and bring them to you - she doesn't tear them up. She also carries her stuffed animals into her crate where she sleeps quietly through the night. Like most doggies that are bigger than they think they are, your lap is also a great place for a snooze. Her foster family describes her as the sweetest little girl and while she's quite interested in the resident guinea pigs, she's learned to ignore her fellow furries. Disco would love to continue learning good manners and doggie play skills - so come meet her today and offer her a fantastic forever home.
HOW TO ADOPT - Please fill out a Dog Adoption Application, available athttp://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/forms.htm and email it to the Seattle Animal Shelter Foster Dog Program email@example.com. You may also fax it to 206-386-4285.