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Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Freddy Garcia

August 28th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

On Fridays, we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.

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.

Tina (adorable young Chihuahua) – adopted!
Kohmi (beauty of a Siamese cat) – adopted!
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption – new photos on Petfinder
Squid – (playful tortie kitty) – available for adoption
Thea (black and white kitty) – available for adoption – new photos on Petfinder
Abby & Phinn (lovey dovey pair of doves) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Walter & Jesse (friendly pair of rats) – available for adoption
Penny & Patty (cute-as-can-be guinea pigs) – available for adoption
Red-eared Slider Turtles (Turbo, Einstein & Shelly) – available for adoption

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Freddy 2Meet Major Leaguer Freddy Garcia!

Freddy Garcia is a delightful cat looking for his home team. While no longer a Mariner, he’d like to retire in Seattle. Please read his highlights and call the foster care hotline at (206) 684-0685 to see for yourself!

Highlights:

  • Freddy 1Skills – Although retired from the major league kitten play, Freddy still enjoys some short term play with tissue paper, his crinkle tunnel and peacock feather. Play time is followed with a nap in his favorite chair or sprawled out among his toys.
  • Leisure – Freddy enjoys chin scratches, full body massages and morning conversations. The way his short, curve ball tail wags is sure to amuse you.
  • Team player – Like a true athlete, Freddy is a team player and would likely enjoy the company of other cats, but no dogs, please.
  • Nutrition – A diet free of grains has helped keep Freddy fit in retirement.
  • Home field – Freddy would thrive in a moderately active home with children over the age of 8. He respects the field and only uses his scratching pad for practice and consistently uses the mound (litter box).

Freddy 3Freddy has been benched in foster care for almost two years. His prior family surrendered him after 11 years when their team was moved. Freddy would be a friendly addition to any family looking to provide for a retired player with plenty more years of minor league play. Are you ready to trade in your loneliness and sign Freddy to your home team?

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Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Tina

August 23rd, 2015 by Laura Fonda

On Fridays [this week, Sunday], we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.

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.

Kohmi (beauty of a Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption – new photos on Petfinder
Squid – (playful tortie kitty) – available for adoption
Thea (black and white kitty) – available for adoption – new photos on Petfinder
Abby & Phinn (lovey dovey pair of doves) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Walter & Jesse (friendly pair of rats) – available for adoption
Penny & Patty (cute-as-can-be guinea pigs) – available for adoption
Red-eared Slider Turtles (Turbo, Einstein & Shelly) – available for adoption

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Tina 2Meet Tina! 

Allow me to introduce myself – I am Tina, a young, female Chihuahua. Some say I look like a small deer, but no, I am a dog.

I’m a sensitive girl, and don’t like to be startled, but really, who does? When I meet you, and become comfortable with you, don’t be surprised when I jump into your lap and settle in for some love; I adore gentle humans and can’t wait until I have my very own again. I came to the shelter as a stray – imagine, little me out there all alone!

Tina 1I’m quite the catch, if I do say so myself. I’m easy to handle, cooperative, sweet, adorable, calm and eager to please. And of course, I’m spayed and up to date on my vaccinations.

I would like an adult-only, moderately active home with some prior dog experience. Another dog is a possibility, as is a cat with supervision.

I’m happy with leisurely walks – really, anything to be with you. Please consider me, won’t you?

image (1)Tina (SAS #A29268188) is at the Shelter waiting to find her forever home. Dog Adoption Applications are available in the Shelter lobby, or you may download the application and bring it with you to the Shelter or follow the directions to submit it via email or fax.

If you have general questions about Tina you may call the Shelter’s Animal Care Staff at 206-386-4294.

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Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Three Slider Turtles

August 15th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

On Fridays [this week, it's Saturday], we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.

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.

Bronson (charming Springer Spaniel) – Adopted!
Kohmi (beauty of a Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption – new photos on Petfinder
Squid – (playful tortie kitty) – available for adoption
Thea (black and white kitty) – available for adoption – new photos on Petfinder
Abby & Phinn (lovey dovey pair of doves) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Walter & Jesse (friendly pair of rats) – available for adoption
Penny & Patty (cute-as-can-be guinea pigs) – available for adoption

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Unusual Pets of the Week – Red-Eared Slider Turtles

This week, we are featuring three red-eared slider turtles that are currently available through the Shelter. Slider turtles are not a short-term pet; with good care, they can live 40-50 years. They require a large, filtered and heated aquarium (maintained at 75-80 degrees F), with an out-of-water basking area (maintained at 85 degrees F) and a broad-spectrum UV lamp. Sliders should be fed a mix of good-quality turtle pellets (Mazuri Aquatic Turtle Diet is recommended), and fresh foods such as kale, mustard greens, dandelion greens, winter squash, and carrots. Potential adopters should have previous experience with slider turtles and/or done extensive research on their care and needs.

If you’re looking for a long-term, unusual pet, one of these Sliders may be for you. All three of these turtles are being adored and cared for in foster homes. If you would like to meet one of them, please call the foster care hotline at (206) 684-0685 or email sasfostercritters@gmail.com.

TurboTURBO (#15-5985) – “Hi, I’m Turbo, your future pet. I am a gentle turtle, so I won’t bite! I’m extremely curious and smart. I really love my turtle pellets! I also like to run around. I am active, rather large, and love spending time with humans. Also, I give you my permission to pet my head! I’m a little camera shy but check out the great video of me walking around the Seattle Pet Expo on my Petfinder page.” [photo is a still shot from Turbo's video, and he can move!]

Turbo is a very active turtle with a great personality! She loves to get out of her tank for some regular exercise. She’ll be happy to stroll by your side in a safe and contained area, like she did at the Seattle Pet Expo. Turbo is very curious and likes to meet new people! If you can offer Turbo a good home a lots of love, contact the foster care hotline today!

EINSTEIN (#14-24097) – Einstein is an intelligent turtle with his own special good looks and charisma. This sage fellow doesn’t bother himself with the typical coloration of a Red-Eared Slider, rather Einstein sports his own tasteful mix of dark green and brown. Einstein is a friendly and laid back kind of guy, you can see his sweet and amiable smile in the photos. Einstein enjoys swimming, basking and meditating.

When Einstein came into the shelter he was very sick, and he has had a rough few months. With TLC and time, Einstein’s health is on the up and up; he’s gained back his strength and is looking for a forever home where he’ll be able to swim in a large heated tank or pond and have safe places to bask under a heat lamp whilst pondering the universe.

Einstein is truly Turtle-ly Awesome and deserves an extra-special home! If you think you can offer him the right kind of home and place in your heart, contact the foster care hotline today to set up a meeting.

Shelly 1SHELLY (#14-22234) – Shelly is a large and beautiful red-eared slider turtle. She loves to bask under her heat lamp and enjoys occasional out-of-tank exercise and dry land time. Shelly is a good eater and has a big appetite. Similar to Einstein, Shelly was very ill when she came into the shelter, but has been nursed back to good health in foster care. This gorgeous girl really deserves a wonderful forever home! Shelly would get along well with other female sliders.

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Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Squid

August 7th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

On Fridays, we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.

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.

Bronson (charming Springer Spaniel) – available for adoption
Kohmi (beauty of a Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption – new photos on Petfinder
Thea (black and white kitty) – available for adoption
Abby & Phinn (lovey dovey pair of doves) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Walter & Jesse (friendly pair of rats) – available for adoption
Penny & Patty (cute-as-can-be guinea pigs) – available for adoption

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Squid 1Meet Squid!

Hi, I’m Squid! I am looking for a forever home where I can assume my reign and be my Tortie self. I am not going to smother you, but I will greet you enthusiastically when you get home! I like it when you pet me, brush me, and play with me but then I’ll go off and take a bath, or jump up high in my cat tree by the window as I do love watching the trees and birds and bugs! I like to nap and if I want some attention when I wake up I’ll ask for it with my little chirpy meows.

I love it when you pet me from my head to the base of my tail. Sometimes I like to be in the same room with you, but sometimes I just want to do my own thing, like sleep in a little box I found that’s just my size. When I’m feeling frisky, I will chase string, feathers, and I do play ping pong. Yep. There is video to prove it!

Squid 2My foster mom is a nice lady who calls me Squiddy-kitty, Squiddify, and Squee-Squee. She says I’m “totally lovable, sweet, amusing, quirky, curious, confident, and independent.” Yeah, true, I don’t love being held, and I’m not much for sitting on human laps, but I talk to my humans and I sure do like it when they play with me and brush me and scratch my cheeks. If you’re working at your desk, I might jump up there too to keep you company, especially if there’s a window for me to look out.

In terms of my house etiquette, I know the rules and I am very good about using my litter box and my nice cardboard scratcher. (Oh! I just have one rule for you – I prefer clay clumping litter.) I used to be indoor/outdoor, and gosh I’d be so happy with some future supervised opportunities to go outside. But I don’t make a rush for the door or anything when you open it – I’m just happy you came home!

Squid 3Squid would thrive in a moderately active household with adults and teens, and would be easy for a first-time cat owner who does not require a lap cat. She is six years old, spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. She would prefer to preside as your one and only pet, but who could blame her? With the endearing Squid around, your home would be complete. Why not call to set up a meeting? Your next best friend is waiting.

Squid (SAS ID #15-112) is waiting patiently in foster care for your call. Please contact the Foster Care Hotline at (206) 684-0685 to arrange a meeting. Thank you!

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Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Bronson

August 2nd, 2015 by Laura Fonda

On Fridays, [note: this week it's Sunday] we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.

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.

Kohmi (beauty of a Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption – new photos on Petfinder
Thea (black and white kitty) – available for adoption
Abby & Phinn (lovey dovey pair of doves) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Walter & Jesse (friendly pair of rats) – available for adoption
Penny & Patty (how-cute-are-we guinea pigs) – available for adoption

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Bronson 1Meet Bronson!

Hello! I’m Bronson, Mr. B to my friends. I’m a happy, friendly, older (10 years) springer spaniel and a very charming gentleman, if I do say so myself. I will greet you with a big smile and a whole body wag when you come home – how great would that be!

I am looking for a new forever person or family with some dog experience or willingness to learn with me and provide structure as I settle into my new home. I would love a home with adults only, or with respectful teenagers. I’m very well behaved with my foster sibling cats and parrot, and I greet other dogs of all sizes very politely when we are on walks. I think I’d share a house well with other dogs as long as I didn’t get picked on and they didn’t take my toys. I love people very much and will turn in happy circles whenever I get excited.

Bronson 2I walk nicely on a leash, but don’t require a ton of exercise. A leisurely walk around the neighborhood is fine by me, and if you happen to live near water, I might like to play in that. I would love a home with someone who is retired or works from home. Or maybe I could go to work with you?

My foster mom says something about me not liking crates and kennels. I get to be in the entire house while my foster mom and dad are at work because I have perfect house manners, and I wait patiently for them to come home. My foster mom lets me out about every 6 hours during the day, and I could probably learn to use a dog door because I’m very smart. I ride well in the car and I behaved very well in the pet store when we went for a visit. I even went to a party and was told I could visit any time.

Bronson 3I’ve recently been to the vet to have a couple of teeth that were hurting me removed, along with a benign tumor. Now I’m in great shape (and feeling better too!) and ready for my new home. I’d really love to meet you, so why not fill out an application to meet me?!

This wonderful dog qualifies for the Shelter’s Senior Citizen Discount 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 adult dog (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!

Bronson (SAS ID #15-7454) is being adored in a foster home, he is not at the Shelter. If you would like to meet him, you must submit a Dog Adoption Application to SAS. Download the application and follow the instructions for submitting it via email or fax. Or, you may pick up an application at the Shelter. If you have general questions about Bronson, you may call the Shelter’s Animal Care Staff at 206-386-4294.

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Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Penny & Patty

July 24th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

On Fridays, we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.

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.

Lady Bug (sweet and friendly Miniature Pinscher) – available for adoption
Odie (happy go lucky Catahoula Leopard Dog mix) – Adopted!
Kohmi (beauty of a Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Mr. Butters (fabulous family cat) – Adopted!
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption – new photos on Petfinder
Thea (black and white kitty) – available for adoption
Abby & Phinn (lovey dovey pair of doves) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Walter & Jesse (friendly pair of rats) – available for adoption
Pilot (lionhead rabbit) – Adopted!

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Penny Patty 2Meet Penny & Patty!

Patty and Penny are female guinea pigs that are less than one-year old. They are healthy, friendly, and gentle with people. This couple pair was surrendered to the Seattle Animal Shelter in mid-June and are a little shy but are looking forward to graduating from foster care and finding a good and loving forever home. Patty and Penny are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.

Patty is the short-haired, tri-color Teddy Bear breed of guinea pig. She loves to eat hay, grass, fresh veggies and will sing for her supper or whenever she thinks it ought to be suppertime. She envisions herself as the leader but is fine with being held, petted, and given special treats.

Penny Patty 1Penny is the long-haired, tri-colored Silky breed of guinea pig. She is velvety soft to the touch and likes to be brushed and trimmed to keep up her lovely appearance. She also loves to eat hay, grass, fresh veggies and will sing for her supper. She envisions herself as the darling and is fine with being held, petted, and given special treats.

These two piggies like to be part of the family and are learning to explore safe spaces outside their cage. They have very calm and relaxed personalities and get along with people and other respectful pets.

Penny Patty 3Guinea pigs need a large flat-bottomed living space to live in, with covered areas where they can take shelter and relax if they feel nervous. Guinea pigs love to run and explore, and should have an hour or more of supervised playtime every day for exercise and stimulation. It’s important to remember that guinea pigs *cannot* use an exercise wheel or ball. Guinea pigs are social animals and do best when kept in pairs or small groups, and enjoy spending time with their people too.

Guinea pigs should be fed a high-quality pellet formulated for guinea pigs, unlimited hay, and fresh leafy greens. (Greens low in calcium such as lettuce, parsley, carrot tops, and cilantro are good choices.) Guinea pigs also require a vitamin C supplement; offering a slice or two of orange or bell pepper daily is an easy and delicious way to provide the vitamin C they need.

There is a low fee to adopt a guinea pig from the Seattle Animal Shelter; however, you are expected to make a lifetime commitment to your adopted piggies. The primary caregiver must be a responsible adult. Your piggies should be treated as an integral part of the family, and they will need regular nail trims and vet checks. With good care and lots of love, guinea pigs can live to be 5 to 7 years old.

Penny and Patty (SAS ID #15-5853-1 & 2) are currently being adored in foster care. If you’re interested in adopting this sweet pair, please call the foster care hotline at 206-684-0685, or email sasfostercritters@gmail.com.

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Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Kohmi

July 17th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

On Fridays, we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.

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.

Lady Bug (sweet and friendly Miniature Pinscher) – available for adoption
Odie (happy go lucky Catahoula Leopard Dog mix) – available for adoption
Mr. Butters (fabulous family cat) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption – new photos on Petfinder
Thea (black and white kitty) – available for adoption
Abby & Phinn (lovey dovey pair of doves) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Walter & Jesse (friendly pair of rats) – available for adoption
Pilot (lionhead rabbit) – available for adoption

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Kohmi 3Meet Kohmi!

With movie star good looks and a sweet disposition, Kohmi is one fine feline! A quiet yet curious boy, he enjoys attention – especially head scratches and brushing – but is not demanding. In truth, he is a very polite kitty.

Kohmi 2Although he can be shy with strangers, in no time at all his naturally sweet and affectionate nature takes over and he cannot resist making friends. Pet or brush him and you will be rewarded with his deep, soothing purr.

Kohmi would be well suited for a calm or moderately active household with adults and teens. He is a neat cat, doesn’t shed much, and keeps his beautiful fur in immaculate condition. He is neutered and litter box trained.

Kohmi 1Kohmi (SAS ID #15-6257-1) is hanging out at the Interbay Petco just waiting to meet you. Petco is located at 2001 15th Ave W, right around the corner from the Seattle Animal Shelter, and they are open Monday through Saturday 9am to 9pm, and Sunday 10am to 7pm.

If gentle and lovely Kohmi sounds like the perfect companion for you, please hurry down to make his acquaintance.

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Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Odie

July 3rd, 2015 by Laura Fonda

On Fridays, we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.

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.

Lady Bug (sweet and friendly Miniature Pinscher) – available for adoption
Mr. Butters (fabulous family cat) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption – new photos on Petfinder
Thea (black and white kitty) – available for adoption
Abby & Phinn (lovey dovey pair of doves) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Walter & Jesse (friendly pair of rats) – available for adoption
Pilot (lionhead rabbit) – available for adoption

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Odie 1Meet Odie!

Resilient, loyal and intelligent is the best way to describe this beautiful boy. Odie is also a ton of fun, loves to swim and is the epitome of happy go lucky. He truly believes that everyone he meets is a potential friend and he’s rock solid with all the comings and goings of city life.

Odie’s favorite thing in life is food and he’s pretty much on a mission to make sure he doesn’t miss a tasty snack, because of this he is super trainable and easy to work with. He already knows his basic commands – sit, stay, come, wait and down – and knows how to army crawl.  Check out his video below to see how cute this guy really is!

Odie 5Odie is an adult, neutered male, Catahoula Leopard Dog mix. He has a medium energy level; he’s not a jogger but he does love the opportunity to be out and about as much as possible.

Odie is a big strong boy but his love of people and treats make him easy to manage. He deserves a home experienced with big dogs and willing to let his personality shine. He has no prey drive and could live with dog savvy cats, and he’s house trained. Odie really is a unique and special boy, stop by the shelter to learn more about him.

Editor’s Note: see how popular Odie is with the SAS staff – they are really rooting for him to find a forever home!

Odie SAS

Odie (SAS ID #13-6692) is hanging out at the Seattle Animal Shelter just waiting to meet you. Please note that the Shelter will be closed on July 3 and 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Dog Adoption Applications are available in the Shelter lobby, or you may download the application and bring it with you to the Shelter or follow the directions to submit it via email or fax. If you have general questions about Odie you may call the Shelter’s Animal Care Staff at 206-386-4294.

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Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: LadyBug

June 27th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

On Fridays [this week it’s Saturday] we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.

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.

Mr. Butters (fabulous family cat) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption – new photos on Petfinder
Thea (black and white kitty) – available for adoption
Abby & Phinn (lovey dovey pair of doves) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Walter & Jesse (friendly pair of rats) – available for adoption
Pilot (lionhead rabbit) – available for adoption

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Lady Bug 1Meet Lady Bug!

Hi there! I’m not quite sure how this happened as I’m sweet, friendly and so very cute – but at 14 years young, I find myself looking for a new home.

As a mature and dignified Lady, I mastered basic commands like ‘sit’, ‘down’ and ‘bed’ a long time ago. I’m the perfect size (about 22 lbs), a polite but enthusiastic eater, house-trained and well-mannered. I even like riding in the car!

Somewhere along the way I developed a collapsed trachea so I must be careful not to exert myself too much. Despite this, I have good energy and mobility, and can scamper around like a dog half my age.

Lady Bug 3There’s been some debate as to my breed, with some suggesting Miniature Pinscher and others saying German Pinscher. With my reddish coloring, I resemble a little deer – appropriate, as my foster mother tells me I am a “little dear.” Whatever my breed, one thing is certain: I’m gentle and trusting, and a perfect addition to a calm, loving household.

I’m looking for a home where I can relax with my person, receive belly rubs on demand and go for short walks.

Lady Bug 2Since I enjoy being with my people, I’d prefer a home where they’d be around a lot to adore me. That’s how it should be when you reach my age, don’t you think? So what are you waiting for? Apply to meet me today! I can’t wait to adore you back.

Lady Bug (SAS ID #15-5187) is waiting patiently for your call in a foster home; she is not at the Shelter. 

If you would like to meet Ladybug, you must submit a Dog Adoption Application to SAS. Download the application and follow the instructions for submitting it via email or fax. Or, you may pick up an application at the Shelter. If you have general questions about LadyBug, you may call the Shelter’s Animal Care Staff at 206-386-4294.

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Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Mr Butters

June 19th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

On Fridays, we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.

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.

Branson & Tyke (adorable Chihuahua mix pair) – Adopted!
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption – new photos on Petfinder
Thea (black and white kitty) – available for adoption
Tripp (young male cat) – Adopted!
Abby & Phinn (lovey dovey pair of doves) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Walter & Jesse (friendly pair of rats) – available for adoption
Pilot (lionhead rabbit) – available for adoption

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Meet the Amazing Mr. Butters!

Mr Butters 3What better way to learn more about this week’s pet of the week, Mr. Butters, then to hear from his foster family. Foster families bring adoptable pets into their homes so they don’t have to stay in a noisy and confusing shelter while they look for their forever homes. Foster families learn how the pet settles into a new home environment and reacts to different situations they encounter. This information is used to determine what type of home would be best for each pet and also shared with potential adopters to ensure they are compatible with the pet. Here’s what Mr. Butters foster family has to say about him:

Info directly from Mr. Butters’ Foster Family:

Mr Butters 2Foster Mom: When we first met Mr. Butters, we could not believe how curious he was! He walked all around our house sniffing and investigating for hours. He was calm and methodical, but curious! He never seemed skittish or panicked. Words we would use to describe him include: distinguished, patient, gentle and always nearby with a purr!

He has even started to show some affection (or at least significant tolerance) for our Boston Terrier. Mr. Butters follows us around, waiting for a pet. He genuinely likes to be around people. We have fostered cats before who are always clawing to get onto our laps or jumping onto our keyboards while were typing. Mr. Butters is much too civilized for that sort of behavior. He politely curls up next to us while we are sitting on the couch. Occasionally, if it seems alright with us, he will delicately lay part of his body on our laps. Mr. Butters has terrific manners and would be a wonderful cat for a family that is looking for a distinguished gentleman!

Foster Kid (12 year old boy): What makes Mr. Butters such a great cat is how much he likes to be around people and how much he appreciates love and affection. Mr. Butters is very kind and friendly and does well with our dog. He is also very good with kids and seeks attention, especially from children. Mr. Butters also requires very little guidance and is very obedient. He has no problems using the litter box and is completely housebroken.

Foster Kid (10 year old girl): Mr. Butters is fun, playful, and always stays by your side. He is a cute critter and adores dogs. He is also very old, but he is still capable of jumping up on the couches. He is also very cuddly and can find his way around your house. He also loves to play with toys that make sounds or smell or move. And those are some of the reasons why I think you should adopt this cat, the very special Mr. Butters.

Mr Butters 1Mr. Butters is a senior, neutered, male cat. He has high blood pressure and takes medication once a day. The pill is very small and super easy to drop in his food. Butters also has some limited vision, so he occasionally bumps into things, but he is not blind and gets around extremely well.

Mr. Butters (SAS ID #15-1460-1) is waiting patiently in his foster home for your call. Please contact the Foster Care Hotline at (206) 684-0685 to arrange a meeting.

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Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Tripp

June 5th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

On Fridays [this week it’s Saturday] we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.

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.

Branson & Tyke (adorable Chihuahua mix pair) – adoption pending
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption – new photos on Petfinder
Thea (black and white kitty) – available for adoption
Abby & Phinn (lovey dovey pair of doves) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Walter & Jesse (friendly pair of rats) – available for adoption
Pilot (lionhead rabbit) – available for adoption

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Meet Tripp!

Tripp 1Although his pictures make him look rather large, Tripp is actually a young, small male cat (neutered, of course). Tripp is a shy and gentle soul, but he is working on mastering his snuggle skills and once he feels safe he is a very enthusiastic cuddler.

He can always be found relaxing in his “cabana,” which means he is always available for petting time! And, once the petting starts, Tripp can be coaxed out of his bed and will purr, head butt, ear nibble and generally show his affection. He has even begun to display his kitteny side, chasing fingers and playing with a feather – he is exceedingly gentle even when playing and never bites or scratches. Tripp is looking for a calm and patient home where he can gain confidence and really get to show off why we’ve dubbed him “Lovebug.”

You won’t find Tripp (SAS ID #15-2615) at the shelter; he is waiting patiently in foster care for your call. Please contact the Foster Care Hotline at (206) 684-0685 to arrange a meeting. Thank you!

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Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Pilot

May 29th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

On Friday, we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.

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.

Branson & Tyke (adorable Chihuahua mix pair) – adoption pending
Kiki (beautiful tabby cat) – adopted!
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Thea (black and white kitty) – available for adoption
Abby & Phinn (lovey dovey pair of doves) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Walter & Jesse (friendly pair of rats) – available for adoption

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Pilot 1Meet Pilot!

Pilot is the cutest lionhead mix rabbit with adorable helicopter ears! This little guy is such a friendly bunny! Pilot doesn’t mind being pet but does not like to be picked up. It’s a little challenging picking him up, but once you have him in your arms he won’t move a lot.

Pilot enjoys green vegetables including lettuce and parsley. He also loves to groom his stuffed animal toy, and play with his ball. Pilot loves his ears pet and usually likes when people sit in his play pen with him. Pilot is a very cute and lovable bunny who would be a good pet for first-time rabbit owners.

Pilot 2House rabbits like Pilot need a large, rabbit-proofed **indoor** area of your home to live in, with covered areas to hide and relax in. Rabbits are intelligent and social animals; they do best with a rabbit companion and need daily interaction with their human friends.

Rabbits should be fed high-quality hay pellets, unlimited hay, and fresh leafy greens (leaf lettuce, carrot tops, parsley, cilantro, and pesticide-free dandelion are good choices). Treats may include small portions of carrot or fruit, such as apple, berries, pear, grape or banana.

Pilot 3Your rabbit will need regular nail trims and vet checks. With proper care and lots of love, rabbits can live to be 10-12 years old. You are expected to make a lifetime commitment to your bunnies, and they should be treated as an integral part of the family. The primary caregiver must be a responsible adult, and young children should always be supervised when interacting with your bunny and instructed on proper approach and handling. Household cats or dogs should, of course, also be carefully supervised at all times and introduced in a calm and quiet manner.

Pilot (SAS ID #15-3665) is being adored in a foster home; he is not at the Shelter. If you’re interested in adopting Pilot, please call the foster care hotline at (206) 684-0685, or emailsasfostercritters@gmail.com.

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