ASK THE SHELTER: What is a “stray” dog, and what do I do if I find one?

This is an excellent question, and one that isn’t as simple to answer as you may think. Whether a dog is a stray or not sometimes depends on the laws in your particular area. In Ferry County, only the city of Republic has a leash law. If you are within Republic city limits, and spot […]

ASK THE SHELTER: Is Forget Me Not Animal Shelter a “No-Kill” shelter?

Yes, Forget Me Not Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter. After 10 years of operating “as if” we were no-kill, the Board of Directors voted this year to officially become part of the No-Kill Nation movement. What that means is, no healthy, adoptable pet will ever be euthanized for lack of space or length of […]

What is a “professional breeder” and why do I, Executive Director of an animal shelter, support them?

People are sometimes shocked to learn that I personally support and encourage professional, registered breeders. The first thing to understand is the definition of a professional, registered breeder. This is not a “puppy or kitten mill,” nor is it someone who just couldn’t resist letting their wonderful, adorable dog or cat have just one litter […]

New adoptable puppy: PEPPERONI

Here is another pup in our “meaty pups” litter of Great Dane/Australian Cattle Dog/LeMutte pups! Pepperoni (a girl whose nickname is “Gecko” because of the shape of the white on her chest) is one of the smaller pups. She is vocal, likes to be at the center of attention, and is playful with the other […]

New adoptable pup: BRATWURST

Bratwurst and siblings arrived as a Stop the Cycle litter; Forget Me Not has spayed the mother dog (a Great Dane/Australian Cattle Dog mix) and returned her to her owner, and we will now find great homes for the pups. They were born on March 22, 2013. Father is unknown (may be more than one […]

New adoptable dog: SMOOTCH

How do you go from the top photo, on 1/17/13, to the bottom photo, on 2/5/13? Simple: 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 […]

New adoptable cat: COQUETTE

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 […]

Formal Wear February – special on fancy dress kitties!

Formal Wear February Special! Ah, February – a month to honor Love and Commitment! Why not celebrate February by adopting a loving kitty that will always be Dressed to Impress?! All black and black/white cats’ adoption fees through 2/28/13 are priced by the “pound of loving” they provide… from our $9, 9-pound petite beauties Calandra […]

Today’s featured cat: ICICLE!

Icicle is one of the kitties that arrived in September 2012, when we took in 21 cats and kittens from one location. There are only 4 of those cats/kittens, like Icicle, still looking for forever homes! Icicle was born about 9/7/12, is affectionate and playful, and should do well in pretty much any sort of […]

Our first 2013 adoptees!

It’s been a pretty good month at Forget Me Not; Yogi has already gone home with our wonderful volunteer Janiece, who started off fostering him and saw him blossom into a lovely new family member – so now he will be staying forever! We have one dog – Fancy – being picked up this coming […]

Today’s featured cat: CHACHALACA!

Chachalaca is a really pretty and unusual “dilute torbie” – a pastel tortoiseshell (cream, grey, white) with tabby pattern. She technically arrived as part of a feral colony on which we were doing trap-neuter-return, but she is just too darn friendly and affectionate to spend the rest of her life fending for herself in a […]

New adoptable cat: SHADOW

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 […]

Today’s featured cat: CACIQUE!

Cacique came in as a stray with 5 kittens in tow back in July 2012; as so often happens, the kittens are all happily growing up in their adoptive homes, and Cacique is still waiting for someone to invite her into their family. We’ve given her a guesstimated birth date of March 2011. Cacique is […]

Featured cats: our leftover kittens!

We have four kittens, born 9/3 (Engelbert) and 9/7 (the three “I” sisters), who have watched pretty much all the other kittens head out to their new homes… these four are still waiting, but we know there are great homes out there for each of them! Engelbert is a medium-haired boy; Icicle, Iliana, and Irmagard […]

Featured cat: CASSOWARY

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 […]

Featured adoptable cat: CARDINAL

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 […]