Meeko is a gorgeous boy who looks like a husky/shepherd mix; he arrived as a stray and has gone unclaimed. We are guesstimating his date of birth at about 4/26/2012 – he has those gangly “teenager” legs and the playfulness of a pup!
He has lots of boisterous energy and loves to chase just about anything, so we wouldn’t recommend him for a home with kitties that run away… but he has a soft, cuddly side too, and will sit for long periods just snuggling with the volunteers.
He doesn’t seem to be an overly dominant dog, though will stand up to a challenge, so would fit best with an easygoing dog companion (probably a female would be best), or as the only dog.
He’d love to have a family that will give him lots of time to play and run with . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: MEEKO
Smootch on 1/17/13 (top)Smootch on 2/5/13 (bottom)
How do you go from the top photo, on 1/17/13, to the bottom photo, on 2/5/13?
Step one: Fill food bowl
Step two: Wait
Step three: Fill food bowl again
Step four: Wait
Repeat steps one through four until dog realizes he will never go hungry again. Ideal weight will follow, along with thousands of face-licks and tail wags.
Meet Smootch, who is now up for adoption. This was Smootch when he arrived:
He is one of the most emaciated dogs we have rescued, and besides his weight, he came in with broken teeth, infected gums, sores on his elbows and buttocks, the tip of his tail had fallen off leaving an open wound (probably frostbite), and his snout was all scraped up:
Coquette is a beautiful torbie with white girl, about 2 years old, who arrived as a stray. She has a funny, kinked tail – it bends like it was caught in a door, but it may have been that way since she was born. She is a little bit timid in new situations and meeting new people and cats, but warms up quickly once she gets to know you. She is affectionate, but not pushy about it, and would make a good indoor or indoor/outdoor kitty. We think she would prefer a quiet, relaxed home, and she would be fine as an only cat or with another kitty or two, preferably kitties that won’t bully her but will accept her presence with a friendly attitude.
See her full listing here.
Shadow is a senior kitty who arrived at the shelter with his friend Sassy, when their owner died without a pet plan in place. It has taken us a while to list Shadow, because he came in weighing only 6 pounds, with severe hyperthyroidism that had apparently been undermedicated for at least a year. We got him on track with the right dosage and he is looking great after just 6 weeks! Hyperthyroidism is fairly common in senior cats (we know Shadow is at least 8, and could be more). The treatment that is working for Shadow is a small pill given morning and evening; the medication costs less than 70 cents per day, and we have no trouble getting him to eat his pill when tucked into a small ball of wet food, or into a pill pocket and then put . . . → Read More: New adoptable cat: SHADOW
Sassy is a lovely, but very shy and frightened, Siamese mix girl who arrived at the shelter when her owner died without a pet plan in place. Sassy is a little over 4 years old. She will be someone’s wonderfully rewarding “special project cat” – the kind that really NEED to be rescued, and when she gives you that first purr or head-butt, you’ll know you’ve done something magical for her.
Sassy’s ideal home will be a calm, quiet haven. She doesn’t seem to mind other cats, so could fit in well with an existing zen-like kitty, but will probably do best without a frenetic kitten pouncing on her. She will be expected to hide – she likes to hide inside boxes, tents, bags, anywhere “cave-like” – but will venture out when she knows it is safe and just . . . → Read More: Featured cat: SASSY!
Cassowary is a beautiful medium-haired bob-tailed tortoiseshell girl who came in as a stray. We waited quite a while to list her because we were SURE someone must be looking for her, but that does not appear to be the case, so it’s time to find Cassowary (Cassie for short) a new family. She seems to be a young but full-grown adult, possibly around 2-3 years old. See her full listing HERE.
Cardinal is a handsome and affectionate young tabby boy, born we think in October 2011. He came in with a big rat trap stuck on his right front paw; thanks to funding from the Cats of Microsoft Calendar, we were able to go the extra mile and treat Cardinal’s paw; for a while we thought he might lose it, but he has slowly been healing and has regained most use (even “kneading” while he purrs during cuddle sessions!)
See his full listing here – he’ll make a great new family member!
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!
Sunny is an adorable housetrained neutered 3 year old male pom-chi, about 10 pounds of cuddle! See his full listing here.
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
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
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
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.
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
(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.
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
(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!
(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!
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
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!