Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Dolly & Luna

Looks like you need a gerbil in your life! How about two? My best buddy Luna and I (I’m Dolly) are looking for a home. What do you think?

Dolly and I are very active and fun. We are a shredding crew! We like to shred tissue, toilet paper rolls, cardboard, everything! It’s our number one hobby.

Then we like to dig in everything we shredded! That means we need a large home so we can roam and keep ourselves busy. We like jumping too (we’ve got some strong legs!)

We are bonded to each other and very cute when we sleep together, all nestled in our bed. Neither of us really enjoys being handled right now, but that could change once we get used to someone. It takes time to build a relationship!

Caring for gerbils: Two gerbils should ideally have at least a ten-gallon aquarium. Change their water bottle daily and make sure to wash it with soap and water during weekly cage cleaning. Carefresh is best for bedding. They need gerbil chow and you should keep the food bowl away from their bathroom area. Gerbils can also eat small amounts of dark greens, carrot and broccoli. Be careful with fruits though because they can be too sugary.

Luna and Dolly (SAS ID #33884910 and 33884912) are busily shredding away in a foster home while they wait for your call. If you would like to meet them, fill out a Small Animal Application available at the Shelter or here, and then meet with an animal care officer at the shelter for review. The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave W. The shelter is open Tuesday-Sunday, 12-6 pm.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Misty (affectionate tabby cat) – available for adoption
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Peaches (young male rabbit) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon (quiet, noble little mouse) – available for adoption

Disclaimer: Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet. Happy adopting!

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Misty

Affectionate, confident and interactive Misty would like to meet you! As a people person, Misty would love to be close to you. If you’re laying down, she will lie on top of you and spread out to cover you like a warm blanket and get her head as close to your face as possible.

If you already have a blanket, she’ll often crawl in to snuggle with you. If you’re lucky, sometimes she will extend a paw and gently caress your face. Her fur is very fine and soft so it’s a real treat!

Her expression is very mature and gives the impression that she knows about a lot of things. The way she talks with you is very interactive, it’s like having another person at home waiting for you. When you are spending time sitting with her, she will look at you intently while purring softly to show appreciation.

At 13 years old, calm and majestic Misty enjoys a safe life indoors only. She loves to enjoy the sun from a warm space on the floor. She’d appreciate a mellow, adult only home as your only pet. It’s hard to feel lonely when you have Misty.

Misty (SAS ID #29144557) is being adored in a foster home; you won’t find her at the Shelter. If you would like to meet her, please call the foster care hotline at (206) 684-0685 to arrange a meeting.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Gwen (chatty, attention loving tabby cat) – adopted!
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – adopted!
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Wren & Robin (Netherland Dwarf bunnies) – adopted!
Peaches (young male rabbit) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon (quiet, noble little mouse) – available for adoption

Disclaimer: Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet. Happy adopting!

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Peaches

Hi there! I’m Peaches, a bright, young male rabbit. I’m friendly, curious, and would love to be a part of your family. My favorite activities include exploring and climbing on new things.

I love being around people (and playing on them!), but I also like my independence. I’m a speedy boy, so a family with some rabbit experience is preferred. I got along well with a cat and small dog in foster, and I might even like to have a rabbit companion!

More about house rabbits: Your rabbit(s) will need a large, rabbit-proofed, *indoor* area of your home to live in that includes covered areas where they can hide and relax.

They should be fed high-quality hay pellets, unlimited Timothy hay, and fresh leafy greens. (Leaf lettuce, carrot tops, parsley, cilantro, and pesticide-free dandelion greens are good choices.) Occasional treats include small portions of carrot or fruit, such as apple, berries, pear, grape, or banana. Fresh water must be available at all times.

Rabbits are intelligent and social animals; they do best with a rabbit companion, and need daily interaction with their human friends. Your bunny(ies) should be treated as an integral part of the family, and the primary caregiver must be a responsible adult. Children should always be supervised when interacting with your bunny and instructed on proper approach and handling. Household cats or dogs should be carefully supervised at all times.

Your rabbit will need regular brushing, nail trims, and vet checks. Potential adopters are expected to make a lifetime commitment to their adopted bunnies. With proper care and lots of love, rabbits can live to be 10-12 years old.

You may find Peaches (SAS ID #33107190) and a number of other adoptable bunnies in the Shelter’s Critter Room. Come on down and meet them today!

Updates on previously featured pets:

Gwen (chatty, attention loving tabby cat) – available for adoption (formerly known as Aster)
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Wren & Robin (Netherland Dwarf bunnies) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon (quiet, noble little mouse) – available for adoption

Disclaimer: Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet. Happy adopting!

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Lama

Lama is a soft-hearted, sweet senior gentleman seeking his forever home. He is a Pekingese mix with a beautiful coat of fur and flamboyant tail. Indoors he is quiet, mellow and enjoys curling up on the couch. He likes people and loves being petted. He is a bit shy at first, but warms up with treats and a gentle caress.

Outdoors, he is an eager explorer, happily trotting by your side, showing off his fluffy tail and jaunty gait. He is athletic and confident on his walks, and always looks forward to them.

Lama will thrive in a quiet home where he will get the walks he so enjoys and will have a family devoted to providing the care this active senior fellow so deserves. One look into his big, brown eyes and you can’t help but fall in love with Lama.

Lama (SAS ID#34208198 ) is waiting patiently for your call in a foster home; you won’t find him at the Shelter. If you would like to meet him, you must first submit a Dog Adoption Application to SAS. Download the application and follow the instructions for submitting via email or fax. Or you may pick up an application at the Shelter.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Achilles (golden retriever in his golden years) – adopted!
Gwen (chatty, attention loving tabby cat) – available for adoption (formerly known as Aster)
Max (handsome cat) – adopted!
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Wren & Robin (Netherland Dwarf bunnies) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon (quiet, noble little mouse) – available for adoption

Disclaimer: Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet. Happy adopting!

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Achilles

Hi, I’m Achilles and I’m around six years old. Don’t let my age fool you though, I have lots of playful spunk in me. I’m super sweet – I love all people and I want to say hi to everyone. I’ll be rubbing against you and sitting on your feet within seconds of meeting. I’m good on a leash, and if you walk fast you can keep up with me! I really like to smell things after I’ve gotten going on my walk.

I can get excited when I see cats outside, so it’s best I don’t live with them. Some dogs I pass outside make me nervous, but once I meet most dogs – as long as they are polite to me and we take a little time for some greetings – we get along well. I’d be perfectly happy to live with just humans or to share my home with another mellow and polite dog.

I’m a really sweet boy. I love my cuddles and pets. I don’t beg if not fed from the table. And I don’t steal food from counters or clothes pockets. I’m house trained and can be left for 8 hours. No need to crate me, I’m happy to chill out on my bed or the couch. I have occasionally been protective of my special toys or treats, though most of the time I’m quite happy to share with you, especially in exchange for a yummy treat. Young kids don’t always understand this, so it would be best if I live in a house with more mature kids. Come see my bright eyes and happy smile and you won’t be able to resist taking me home!

Achilles (SAS ID #30831638) is in a foster home; you won’t find him at the shelter. If you would like to meet him, you must first submit a Dog Adoption Application to SAS. Download the application (http://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/forms) and follow the instructions for submitting via email or fax. Or you may pick up an application at the Shelter.

PLUS! The Seattle Animal Shelter is running a Home for the Holidays promotion: FREE 6 week class provided by award-winning dog trainers, sponsored by DEP Homes for all Seattle Animal Shelter dogs adopted this December! Here’s the info:

Home for the Holidays – FREE dog training: Thank you DEP Homes for helping shelter dogs find their forever homes this holiday season! DEP Homes are sponsoring a 6-week class and/or private one-on-one dog training and behavior consultation (up to a $289 value) for every Seattle Animal Shelter dog adopted in December.

Depending on the age and individual needs of your new canine family member, you will receive a non-transferable electronic gift card valued at $145-$289 to make sure you and your new family member are off to a great start! Dog training classes will be provided by local, award-winning professionals dedicated to creating happy family dogs that understand the rules of their home and are motivated to follow them. Their force-free dog training services include: * Puppy Socialization & Training to prevent problems early. * Adult Dog Training – dogs can learn at any age. * Rehabilitation of Aggression and other Problem Behaviors. The goal is to build up strong skills using rewards instead of focusing on punishment. Your electronic gift card will be sent to you via email provided during the adoption process within five business days

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Aster

aster-1Aster is a charming, chatty girl who loves her catnip. Busy, playful, and curious, she’ll be a great fit for a moderately active household with some prior cat experience.

Aster enjoys attention, though on her own terms – this independent kitty needs her occasional downtime, too. A young adult, Aster has a big personality and plenty of energy. She’ll be a great addition to her new home!

aster-2Aster (SAS ID #33859889) is waiting patiently in a foster home for your call. Please contact the Foster Care Hotline at (206) 684-0685 to arrange a meeting. Or come by the Shelter to meet lots of other adoptable kitties.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Max (handsome cat) – available for adoption
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – adoption pending
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Wren & Robin (Netherland Dwarf bunnies) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon (quiet, noble little mouse) – available for adoption
Petrey & Odie (brilliant green and yellow budgie pair) – available for adoption
Tatum & Sugar (blue and white budgie pair) – available for adoption

Disclaimer: Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet. Happy adopting!