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!

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Opal

screen-shot-2016-11-26-at-6-59-51-pmOpal is a sweet and smart 8 year old black Lab mix. She has lots of energy for an older pup. Her favorite thing is going out for a walk or short jog, and will gleefully jump around when she knows it’s time to head outside.

Opal is happiest when she gets to run around off-leash in the yard, but is also quite the nap queen when hanging out indoors.

opal-1She’s a little shy and it can take a few minutes for her to warm up to new people, but once she does, she’s extremely affectionate. She loves to snuggle and get belly rubs.

Opal is fully house trained, and will let you know if she needs to go outside by doing a big stretch in front of you. She knows a handful of commands and loves to learn new ones in exchange for treats. She’s a gentle pup and would be fine in a home with kids, but she would do best in a home without other pets.

opal-2Opal (SAS ID#29023838) is being adored in a foster home – but she can’t wait to find her forever home. If you would like to meet her, 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:

Max (handsome cat) – available for adoption
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
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) –
Tatum & Sugar (blue and white budgie pair) –

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: Budgies!

petrey-and-odie-2The Seattle Animal Shelter currently has two sets of budgies looking for homes. Also known as parakeets, they are popular pet birds because of their sweet personalities, beautiful songs and variety of colorful feathers.

Budgies are usually easy to tame and some even learn to talk. They love music and will watch and listen to their humans.

petrey-and-odie-1Petrey and Odie – this brightly colored pair of best friends are curious, active and fun! These boys had a bit of a rough start with their previous owner not having a lot of time for them. So they learned to rely on each other.

But with love, care and kindness, they will make wonderful companions for a lucky adopter out there.

tatum-1Tatum and Sugar – This beautiful pair will brighten your day with their antics. Tatum is a beautiful blue, white and black male bird, and Sugar is a stunning white female.

Budgies can live from 5 to 10 years so please be prepared for a commitment upon adoption.

sugar-1They are happiest when kept in pairs or small groups in a large cage or habitat with plenty of toys to chew and climb. They mostly eat pelleted bird food, seeds and a small bit of greens. Any dietary changes should be introduced slowly. Budgies require a clean and fresh supply of water.

You can find these birds in the Shelter’s Critter Room. Stop on by and meet them!

Updates on previously featured pets:

Pirate (charming Chihuahua) – adopted!
Max (handsome cat) – available for adoption
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
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

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: Pirate

pirateAvast matey! It takes a dashing fellow who is very confident in his masculinity to don a fancy pink vest, but that’s just the kind of guy I am. And of course, I look spectacular in it!

I have one eye that is squinty, but that was how I was born – and how I got my name, Pirate! – and it does not slow me down a bit!

pirate-3I am a very charming and affectionate, neutered, male Chihuahua mix, and boy, do I like cuddling. As you can see from my photos, I enjoy life, take time to stop and smell the flowers and am very attentive.

I am interested in expanding my education and would appreciate doggy training – it’s a great thing for us to do together.

pirate-2If you open your heart to me, I promise to snuggle with you, never stop wagging my tail and never, ever, stop loving you back.

Pirate (SAS ID #33629850) is waiting to meet you at the Seattle Animal Shelter.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Strut (snuggly, snaggle-toothed Chihuahua) – adopted!
Baby (affectionate, black and white kitty) – adopted!
Max (handsome cat) – available for adoption
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Monica (sweet happy cat) – available for adoption
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Ben & Germaine (bonded pair of guinea pigs) – adopted!
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!pirate

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Serenity

serenity-2From the Himalayan steppe comes a wise and gentle soul who has already lived a few of her nine lives. Not all of those lives have been kind to Serenity, as her abridged right ear attests, but this silky sybarite has by no means lost her love of life.

serenity-1The proof: Serenity has the belly of a Buddha and the purr of a snow leopard (the only big cat that can purr). Hearing it for the first time may prompt concerned examination of the nearest dishwasher, so startling is the throaty rumble from such a normally taciturn source.

Serenity is wary of new people and places, preferring to spend her days in quiet contemplation of the universe. But once you’ve won her trust, a friendly voice is all that it takes to draw Serenity forth from her seclusion. She loves to be brushed, petted, fed treats, and generally fawned over. The cloud-like softness of her fleecy fluff will entrance you. The experience of petting Serenity has been described as “transcendent” – take a look:

Nothing will win her love faster than scratch under the chin. She also becomes more active (and vocal) under cover of darkness, daring to explore larger swaths of the apartment and more often than not finding herself on someone’s bed in desperate need of cuddles. By day she will deny that any such undignified behavior could possibly have occurred.

serenity-3Serenity is looking for a peaceful, loving place to continue her quest for enlightenment (which she most often seeks at the bottom of her food bowl). Noisy children or other pets would be unwelcome distractions from her meditations.

So if you return the love in those enormous, limpid eyes, if a perennial purr would be the perfect background music in your home, if you long to bury your fingers in that heavenly fluff – come pay homage to Serenity. She is currently interviewing disciples.

Serenity (#A32140833) is waiting patiently to meet you in a foster home; you won’t find her at the Shelter. Please contact the Foster Care Hotline at (206) 684-0685 to arrange a meeting. Namaste.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Strut (snuggly, snaggle-toothed Chihuahua) – available for adoption
Baby (affectionate, black and white kitty) – available for adoption
Max (handsome cat) – available for adoption
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Monica (sweet happy cat) – available for adoption
Ben & Germaine (bonded pair of guinea pigs) – available for adoption
Wren & Robin (Netherland Dwarf bunnies) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon (quiet and 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: Ben & Germaine

Ben and Germaine are a bonded pair of guinea pigs and must be adopted together. They get along wonderfully and rely on each other’s company.

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ben-germaine-4-germaineBen is the leader. He’s energetic, active and curious. He does not like to be held, but loves time spent running outside of his cage.

He also enjoys toys such as wood chews and his tunnel.

AND he loves greens!!

ben-germaine-3-benGermaine is a little slow to warm up. He is definitely the shyer of the two. He will need a calm and quiet home. He loves to be groomed and held.

He enjoys sharing food with Ben and follows him around. He enjoys playing outside of his cage. His favorite veggies? Parsley and bell peppers!

For now, Germaine and Ben are still scared by loud noises and they are timid at first, but they will warm up to their forever humans and a consistent environment.

Ben and Germaine (SAS ID #33623274 and 33623256) are being adored in a foster home; you won’t find them at the Shelter. Call the foster care hotline at (206) 684-0685 or email sasfostercritters@gmail.com to meet these great guys!

Updates on previously featured pets:

Strut (snuggly, snaggle-toothed Chihuahua) – available for adoption
Baby (affectionate, black and white kitty) – available for adoption
Max (handsome cat) – available for adoption
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Monica (sweet happy cat) – available for adoption
Wren & Robin (Netherland Dwarf bunnies) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon & Fluorine (two little mice) – 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!