New adoptable dog: DINGO

Dingo

Dingo

Dingo is a BIG boy, probably over 100 pounds – we need to get him onto a big scale to find out for sure! He is an Irish Wolfhound mix, housetrained, somewhere between 4-7 years old, and a real sweetheart. See his full listing here – let’s help this big guy find a new home quickly, as he is a bit depressed in the shelter!

 

New adoptable dog: SUNNY

Sunny

Sunny

 

Sunny is an adorable housetrained neutered 3 year old male pom-chi, about 10 pounds of cuddle! See his full listing here.

 

New adoptable dogs: AUSTIN and NICK

Austin and Nick

Austin and Nick

Austin and Nick come as a team; they are each about 12 years old, and ended up in the shelter after their wonderful, doting owner died without a pet plan in place. These adorable boys are reportedly a poodle mix and a maltese mix, and they are pretty lost and afraid at the shelter. We have them sharing a kennel, and hope to place them together in a final forever home.

Austin and Nick are housetrained, and used to live with cats (the kitties will be listed on our cats page soon). They are still pretty frisky, but definitely less energetic than a puppy! Nick, in particular, is pretty laid back – lots of cuddle time available with these boys. It takes them a few minutes of calm interaction before they relax around new people; at the . . . → Read More: New adoptable dogs: AUSTIN and NICK

 

New adoptable dog: JOJO

JoJo

JoJo

JoJo is an amazing, affectionate, athletic Australian cattle dog (red heeler) girl, who was sentenced to a term at the shelter for the crime of chicken murder. She is a slightly overweight, mature girl – her owner doesn’t know how old she is, as she arrived with them as an adult stray, but we are guessing she is about 7 years old. You wouldn’t know it from watching her fetch, though – you can see her excitement and enthusiasm in her eyes as soon as you pick up *anything* to throw for her! It comes across beautifully in her photos, too.

JoJo is housetrained, good with other dogs, good on leash, and an easy keeper (as long as you don’t raise poultry). She has all the classic heeler behaviors so could potentially be a working dog, but we think . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: JOJO

 

New adoptable dog: CORKY

Corky

Corky

Corky is a 5-year-old male mini poodle who weighs just 10 pounds. His former owners got him as a puppy from a breeder, but now they no longer have time to give him the attention he deserves, so he is looking for someone new to cuddle with.

Corky is housetrained, good with other dogs, good with cats, and loves children. He is a very happy dog who loves attention and plays like a “big dog” (ha). He is a fairly high energy dog – don’t let that tiny size fool you, he still needs lots of exercise to help him stay calm, and would really love a few sessions of “fetch” and a couple of short but brisk walks every day. As you can see, he will also benefit from some professional grooming; we did have the vet clean . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: CORKY

 

New adoptable dog: PEBBLES

Pebbles

Pebbles

Even though this adorable girl, who was abandoned inside the shelter fence, is in dire need of a trip to the beauty parlor… you can’t deny she is CUTE as ANYTHING!! We just love her. She’s 4 years old, and you can see lots more photos of her, plus a video and her full (and complicated) story as revealed by her microchip, in her listing here.

While it’s awful when people dump pets inside the fence, without even checking to see if we have room, or if we will need to euthanize for space to fit the unexpected pet in… we’d rather see dogs like Pebbles left with us, than abandoned in the forest. Now we just need to find her FOREVER home, SOON! Shouldn’t be hard – she is irresistible.

 

New adoptable dog: Romeo

Romeo

Romeo

Romeo is one of a pair of dogs recently found by hunters, on top of a remote mountain 20 miles from the nearest house. He has started to put on weight and is a happy and grateful boy. We are guessing he is about 2 years old; he seems to be housetrained, and has a sunny personality. He looks to us like a shepherd/husky mix, maybe with some Pyrenees or Samoyed in there.

Romeo seems to like other dogs and all people; he doesn’t entirely understand “fetch” yet – he’ll go run to the ball, but not bring it back – but he DOES love a good game of “chase the grasshoppers” and will leap up into the air trying to catch them. He is pretty good on leash, and should be a good fit for most homes and . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: Romeo

 

New adoptable cats and kittens 10-4-12

(TOP): Galahad, Harmonica, Gawain
(BOTTOM): Calandra, Harlequin, Hamlet, CaraCara

(TOP): Galahad, Harmonica, Gawain(BOTTOM): Calandra, Harlequin, Hamlet, CaraCara

Forget Me Not recently took in 5 mama kitties with a total of 16 babies, all from one location. Two of the mamas and one baby have already been spoken for, but we are now beginning to list the rest of the adoptable kitties.

In today’s post we are introducing two of the mamas – Calandra and CaraCara – along with two of the distinct litters. Our “G” litter has two adorable black and white boys: Galahad and Gawain, born 8/5/12. Our “H” litter, born 8/19/12, has two girls: Harmonica and Harlequin, plus their brother Hamlet.

All these cats and kittens will be ready for release on or before 10/27/12 – see their full listings on our website’s cat page.

 

End of summer Black Cat Blowout!

Black cat blowout

(TOP): Starling, Amazon, Babbler, Siskin(BOTTOM): Avocet, Dana, Aracari, Auk

As usually happens around this time of year, the shelter is full of black and black/white cats and juveniles; these are the kittens that are last to be adopted from their litters, the “leftovers” after everyone has taken home the “pretty” kittens. They are the cats that visitors don’t notice, because they are black and are sitting back in the corner watching the visitors play with the “colorful” cats. Every one of these cats and kittens will make a fantastic companion, if they are given the chance!

For the month of September, we are having our Black Cat Blowout event; adopt any black or black/white cat or kitten included in the Black Cat Blowout promotion, and pay NO adoption fee! We are placing these fantastic felines on an optional donation basis . . . → Read More: End of summer Black Cat Blowout!

 

Another adoptable kitten: ERMINE!

Ermine

Ermine

Ermine and his 4 siblings were born about 5/25/12, to a stray mama kitty (Cacique, who will also be available for adoption). These kittens came into the adoption program on 7/14, and are being well socialized in a foster home; we expect they will be great indoor or indoor-outdoor kitties (though they should be kept inside until they are a bit older). As of 8/7/12, Ermine is the last available kitten from this litter; those cute, fluffy, NON-BLACK kittens go SO fast sometimes! You need to scoop up this cutie fast, before someone else finds him – he’s just adorable!

 

See his full listing HERE

 

Today’s featured kittens: Babbler and Blackbird!

Babbler and Blackbird

(TOP) Babbler and (BOTTOM) Blackbird

Babbler and Blackbird were born on 5/11/12, and came to the shelter as a Stop the Cycle litter; we have spayed the mama kitty, and are now looking for homes for these adorable babies. Mama kitty was pretty young, we think this was her first litter, and the kittens are a little small for their age; they are very healthy and happy, though, and were well socialized with children, cats, and dogs before coming to the shelter. Now they are in a foster home together, and are having lots of fun learning all about the world, practicing their playing skills, and receiving lots of hugs and cuddles.

These two had another brother and sister, but they were Siamese mix kittens and illustrate perfectly how much faster non-black kittens get adopted; some lucky people are going . . . → Read More: Today’s featured kittens: Babbler and Blackbird!

 

Kittens, kittens, everywhere! Meet the “A” litter, born 5/4/12

A-name litter of kittens, born 5/4/12

(TOP): Avocet, Aracari (BOTTOM): Amazon, Auk

These 4 siblings were born about 5/4/12, to a stray mama kitty (mama has already been adopted). These kittens came into the adoption program on 6/22, and are being well socialized in a foster home; we expect they will be great indoor or indoor-outdoor kitties (though they should be kept inside until they are a bit older). All four of these cuties are boys!

See their full listings, and all the other wonderful cats and kittens at the shelter, on our Cats Page (just click on the photo of the cat of your dreams to open its full listing).

The shelter is super-full right now, so please spread the word to all your friends in the Pacific Northwest and help us find homes for everyone!

 

Today’s featured cat: DANA

Dana

Dana

Dana is a gorgeous male kitty, 8 years old, who joined the shelter when his person had to move and couldn’t bring Dana along.

Dana can be a little shy when he first meets people, which makes him a little harder than usual to adopt, but after a few visits, he warms right up to each volunteer he meets… then he will beg for attention to the point he DROOLS while being brushed and petted! Most cat lovers understand the “drooling fool” kitty – Dana is distinguished and attractive, but just watch him embarrass himself when you pet him, HA. In his video, you can actually see him drooling… he’s not a kitty for a “squeamish” person!

He is litterbox trained, playful but not hyper like a kitten, and would do fine in most homes as an indoor or . . . → Read More: Today’s featured cat: DANA

 

New adoptable dog: Dexter!

Dexter

Dexter

Here is Dexter! Dexter was originally a Forget Me Not dog back in the summer of 2011; he went to his new home, who followed up with us to let us know how thrilled they were with him, and then we didn’t hear anything else; no news is good news, right? WRONG! We received a call toward the end of June from a lovely woman in the Seattle area, who said she had a stray dog in her yard, and through some research she had done on Craigslist, had determined that we was likely the dog shown as Dexter on our Adopted pages. She even counted spots to be sure! It sounds like his happy home decided to give him away for free on Craigslist – ALWAYS a huge mistake, as that is the surest way for your pet . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: Dexter!

 

New adoptable dog: BUBBA

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Bubba

Meet Bubba, an absolutely stunning, handsome boy who was left inside the shelter fence one night. He is obviously one of the “bully breeds” – either American Staffordshire Terrier or Pit Bull Terrier (the distinctions are very slight, apparently – you can read more about these breeds here).

Through a little volunteer detective work and some witness activity we were able to determine who left Bubba at the shelter; from them, we learned that Bubba is supposedly “purebred” and is about 3 years old, and he belonged to someone who moved away and couldn’t take him. The person who then took Bubba (and left him at the shelter) had him for a week and found him to be great with other dogs, but a bit too interested in the rabbits and chickens, so they thought it would be . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: BUBBA

 

New adoptable dog: MILLIE

Millie2

Millie

Millie is a gorgeous, smart fox hound mix girl. She was born 12/7/09, and came to Forget Me Not from a home where she was kept inside a crate at night, then tied outside all day long. Millie is a girl in search of direction; she wants so much to have something to do, and to be able to please you and receive praise for performing her job well. Unfortunately, she knows absolutely no commands, nor has she figured out house manners yet. She longs for attention and affection, and we have all grown used to hearing her loud and incessant baying start as soon as she knows a human has entered the building. During her time with the volunteers, she is vocally quiet, but very excited; she tends to jump up and is not good on leash, but . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: MILLIE

 

New adoptable cat: PRINCE

Prince

Prince

Prince is a very handsome, tailless white kitty, who came to the shelter when his family was no longer able to care for him. He is about 8 years old, and might be a year or two older (the family who brought him found him as a stray in 2006, and he was already an adult then). Prince is super affectionate, and is pretty laid back; he is tolerant of the other cats, and is a little bit cautious and shy when exploring new places and meeting new people.

Like his all-black roommate Dana, Prince is a happiness-drooler… we didn’t think anyone would drool more than Dana, but Prince takes the crown! If you are a cat lover who understands the drooling fool kitty, you can’t go wrong with Prince – or Dana – or, they make a lovely . . . → Read More: New adoptable cat: PRINCE

 

Ella gives back! How one shelter adoptee is making a big difference

Megan, Ella, and Sam

Meet Ella, adopted from Forget Me Not in summer 2004. This is Ella now, with her parents Megan Lyden and Sam Mann:

Megan Lyden, Ella, Sam Mann

And this is how Ella looked when she first arrived at her Forget Me Not foster home in 2004, a skinny, bedraggled stray with a coat full of burrs and grass seeds:

Ella in 2004

Ella was Forget Me Not’s very first long-distance adoption (her shelter ID number was 15, meaning she was the 15th pet taken into the Happy Homes Adoption Program)! Megan and Sam made the 12-hour round-trip drive to pick her up, and she has been one happy dog ever since. Here she is playing dress-up:

Ella in disguise

…and here she . . . → Read More: Ella gives back! How one shelter adoptee is making a big difference

 

New adoptable dog: DIESEL

Diesel

Diesel

Diesel appears to be a Catahoula Leopard dog mix pup, who has a guesstimated birth date of 1/12/12. He was left inside the shelter fence, and we hope we will be able to find this cutie a great home, so he’ll never need to feel abandoned again!

He is working hard on potty-training, and he is a smart and playful pup. He’s energetic and should be lots of fun to train; he’d make a good 4-H or agility dog, and would also enjoy being “just” a family pet, as long as he can get lots of exercise and interactive play each day to work off some of his energy.

Pure Catahoulas are “working dogs” meant to be herders or hunters; a mix like Diesel can be a terrific pet, but the owner must be a confident “pack leader” who . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: DIESEL

 

New adoptable dog: GUS

Gus

Gus

Gus is a Black Labrador Retriever (according to his former owner, he is purebred, but has no papers). He is 2 years old, and was surrendered to the shelter because he kept chasing his former owner’s new goats. Unfortunately, Gus has spent his first 2 years living outside, without any training or direction. He is already benefiting from his time at the shelter, where some of the volunteers are working with him on leash training and manners.

Gus is beginning to understand “play” a bit, and will chase a ball (though not always bring it back). One thing we all notice about him is that he is very attentive – he wants to know exactly what you expect of him, and then will try his hardest to give it to you. Because of this, we think he will be . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: GUS