Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Spiral

04a198ad-3a53-401a-bb00-ee87ef0c87c6Spiral, a male bearded dragon, is truly a people lizard; he loves time out of his enclosure to cling to your chest or shoulder. He may look a bit intimidating with all his sharp looking spikes but we promise that they don’t hurt and are much softer than they look.

e2a1b1a3-e266-4ba1-96d8-c9040449888cSpiral is great at being handled and would be happy in any home that is looking for a cool and cuddly lizard to join their family, even beginners!

Come visit Spiral in the Critter Room at the Shelter. Staff or volunteers can tell you about caring for a bearded dragon, and you can find helpful information here.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Max (handsome cat) – available for adoption
Ramo (sassy Chihuahua mix) – adopted!
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
GG (trusting and loving tabby cat) – adopted!
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Monica (sweet happy cat) – available for adoption
Beautiful Grace (elegant feline) – adopted!
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Pence & Penny (people loving grey bunnies) – adopted!
Argon & Fluorine (two little mice) – available for adoption
Chili & Chinni (friendly chinchillas) – adopted!

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: Max

maxwell-1Hi, I’m Max! I’m pretty much the best cat ever – not only do I have the softest fur and the cutest spots, but even though they think I’m nearly five years old, I still play like a kitten. I love to hang out on the couch with you when you’re watching Netflix, and follow you around the apartment when I think there’s even a slight chance you’ll feed me.

maxwell-2If you’re not going to entertain me, I’ll chase my ball around the apartment, watch what’s going on out the window, or take a catnap. I’m also smart – I have perfect litterbox habits, won’t jump on the counters (at least, not when you’re around), and I’m learning to open doors!

My foster parents say, “We’re loving this little ball of fun. He’s a hyperactive sweetie and his next owners are going to have a blast!”

Since I’m FIV+, I need to be an only cat who never goes outside. I’m pretty sure I’d love kids who know how to play nice, since I love lots of attention and playtime.

maxwell-3Max (SAS ID#32098978) is having a blast in a foster home, you won’t find him at the Shelter. Please contact the Foster Care Hotline at 206-684-0685 to arrange a meeting. Thank you!

Updates on previously featured pets:

Ramo (sassy Chihuahua mix) – adopted!
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
GG (trusting and loving tabby cat) – adopted!
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Monica (sweet happy cat) – available for adoption
Beautiful Grace (elegant feline) – adopted!
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Pence & Penny (people loving grey bunnies) – adopted!
Argon & Fluorine (two little mice) – available for adoption
Chili & Chinni (friendly chinchillas) – adopted!

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: Ramo

Ramo 1Ramo is a fun little cartoon character, full of love and sass. He adores snuggling in bed, hanging out on the back of the couch, and being included in adventures of all sorts with “his” people – picnics at the beach, out for fro-yo, walks in the woods.

He is initially fearful of strangers, especially men. So, he is definitely a lady’s man who takes a little time to feel safe, but once he does, he is a comical and affectionate little dog.

Ramo 2He is great with cats and good on a leash, and meshes well with calm dogs. He really wants to be a co-pilot and tag along whenever possible. He would prefer a quiet household with one or two adult family members. He is neutered and 5 years young.

Ramo 3Ramo is a total goof with squeaky toys and plays fetch like a tiny retriever. He is a loyal companion and 9 pounds portable. He can’t wait for belly rubs and riding shotgun with his new owner. And did I mention he has a wiry little mohawk?!

Ramo (SA ID #31580636) is being adored 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 it via email or fax. Or, you may pick up and drop off an application at the Shelter.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Abby (snuggly, sweet Chihuahua mix) – adopted!
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
GG (trusting and loving tabby cat) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Monica (sweet happy cat) – available for adoption
Beautiful Grace (elegant feline) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Pence & Penny (people loving grey bunnies) – available for adoption
Argon & Fluorine (two little mice) – available for adoption
Chili & Chinni (friendly chinchillas) – 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: Chili & Chinni

Chinni 3Friendly, curious, playful and on the move exploring – that’s Chili and Chinni! They are a lovingly bonded, brother and sister pair of sociable chinchillas who have been at the shelter since March 2016. They are the perfect pair!

Chili is approximately 4 years old and Chinni is approximately 1 year old. They both have beautiful gray-black fur that is velvety soft to the touch, and inquisitive brown eyes. They are microchipped and neutered.

Chili 1Chili and Chinni love playtime outside of their cage. They will run around, jump and explore their surroundings. They both like to explore vertical space and need plenty of play stimulation chew toys – their favorites are applewood and willow sticks!

They are both very friendly chins who come out of their cages for treats and love! Their temperaments are becoming more confident and always curious. They’ll go anywhere you let them and both get along with people. They will tolerate some petting and handling, but are not big snugglers.

Chili 2Chili and Chinni (SAS ID #31172336 and 31172337) are looking forward to finding a good loving forever home. Come meet them in the Critter Room at the Seattle Animal Shelter.

More about chinchillas: Chinchillas are native to the mountains of South America where they are a mostly nocturnal (active dusk to dawn). They are most comfortable indoors in a dry cool climate (60-70 degrees).

Chinni 1Pet chinchillas are fantastic jumpers and need a large habitat (at least 3’ x 2’ per animal). Select a habitat cage that has no plastic-coated wire, otherwise your pet chinchilla can gnaw off the plastic coating and become ill. Try to provide a habitat cage with openings no larger than 1” x 2” – they can squeeze through very small openings.

Chinchillas are social animals; they do best with a companion, and need daily interaction with their human friends. To stay healthy and happy they need supervised exercise periods outside their habitat cage. They should be fed high-quality alfalfa pellets, timothy hay, and fresh green vegetables. Treats include small portions of fruit (berries and raisins).

Chinni 2Bath-time is fun-time, but without any water. Chinchillas take dust baths twice a week. Chinchilla dust is readily available at pet or feed stores. You can see Chili and Chinni playing in their dust bowl in this video.

Your chinchilla will need annual vet checks and with proper care and lots of love can live to be 10-15 years old. You are expected to make a lifetime commitment to your chins 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 chins 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.

Come on down and meet Chili and Chinni today!

Updates on previously featured pets:

Abby (snuggly, sweet Chihuahua mix) – available for adoption
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
GG (trusting and loving tabby cat) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Monica (sweet happy cat) – available for adoption
Raja & Grace (elegant feline couple) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Pence & Penny (people loving grey bunnies) – 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!

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Abby

Abby 1Hi, Abby here, and I mean to tell you that blondes do have more fun! I’m a happy, snuggly and sweet five year old girl who almost always sees the glass as “half full”! I adore being with my humans – don’t get me wrong, I’m fine with my furry foster brother too – but my foster mom is my bestie! I really like having all the attention!

I could use some more training on my leash manners as I get pretty excited when I see other dogs, and it takes me a bit to settle down until I can meet them.

Abby 2Make no mistake, I am one smart cookie – I like to train and I learn very quickly.

Older kids who are calm and respectful toward animals don’t faze me nor do cats, but I really connect with my one special person – I can’t wait to find them!

I’m super friendly with everyone I meet on my walks, and I have the right balance of energy for walking and playing, as well as snuggling in your lap for hours! Won’t you come meet me? You’re sure to fall in love!

Abby 3Abby (SAS ID #32129605) is being lavished with attention in a foster home; you won’t find her at the Shelter. 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 it via email or fax. Or, you may pick up and drop off an application at the Shelter.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
GG (trusting and loving tabby cat) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Monica (sweet happy cat) – available for adoption
Raja & Grace (elegant feline couple) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Pence & Penny (people loving grey bunnies) – available for adoption
Argon & Fluorine (two little mice) – available for adoption
Marshmellow & Snowball (cute as can be guinea pigs) – Adopted!

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 Pets of the Week: Marshmellow & Snowball

Snowball Marshmellow 3Marshmellow and Snowball are two adult guinea pigs. They are healthy, friendly and believed to be OK with cats and dogs and children.

They were surrendered to the Seattle Animal Shelter in early July and are a little shy but are looking forward to finding a good loving forever home where they can blossom. They are a bonded pair and should be adopted together.

Snowball Marshmellow 4Snowball is the shorter haired American breed of guinea pig, and he’s quite photogenic! Marshmellow is the longer haired Coronet breed of guinea pig. She is velvety soft to the touch and should be brushed and trimmed to keep up her lovely appearance. They both love to eat hay, grass, fresh veggies and will sing for their supper or a fresh snack.

These two piggies like to be part of the family and are slowing learning to explore safe spaces outside their cage. If kept together in one cage it would be prudent to have one fixed.

Snowball Marshmellow 1Guinea 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. They 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.

Snowball Marshmellow 5Guinea 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 piggy should be treated as an integral part of the family. Your guinea pigs will also 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.

Come visit Snowball and Marshmellow (SAS ID#32073421 and 32073430) in the Shelter’s Critter Room. They’d love to meet you!

Updates on previously featured pets:

Mamasita (affectionate maltipoo) – adopted!
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
GG (trusting and loving tabby cat) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Monica (sweet happy cat) – available for adoption
Raja & Grace (elegant feline couple) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Pence & Penny (people loving grey bunnies) – available for adoption
Argon & Fluorine (two little mice) – available for adoption (Cadmium has been adopted!)

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!

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