Our first 2013 adoptees!


TOP ROW: Yogi, Mr Pickles, ChickadeeMIDDLE ROW: Jabberwocky (now Dusty), Cowgirl, SassyBOTTOM ROW: Fancy, Evangeline (now Cassidy), Rocket

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 Saturday by her new family from Spokane, and are sending a nice, big (for January) transport of 5 cats and 2 dogs (Mr Pickles and Chickadee going together, Jabberwocky, Sassy, Evangeline, Cowgirl and Rocket) heading west to meet their families in the Seattle area!

So far, Jabberwocky’s new name is Dusty and Evangeline will now be Cassidy… some of the others will get new names, too, after . . . → Read More: Our first 2013 adoptees!

Pets adopted through 6-2-12!

06-02-12 adoptees

(TOP): Leroy, Duke, Lucy (BOTTOM): Tinka, Furby, Bella, Tiffany

The past week has found 7 more pets heading to terrific new homes. Furby was adopted locally, and the other 6 went to Monroe yesterday to meet their new families! Since all the pets adopted were adults (YAY!), they are all beginning their 30-day trial placements. We hope to post happy follow-ups for each of them on our Adopted Page soon!

We’re especially happy that Tiffany finally found her home; she had been waiting since December, 2011!

Thanks to all the wonderful adopters; we’re so happy you found your new family members at Forget Me Not.


Update on recent pet adoptions 04-21-12

Adopted through 4-21-12

TOP: Buzzard, Bluejay, Moose, Ripley (fka Barbet). BOTTOM: Velvet, Matilda (fka Broadbill), Delilah (fka Bunting), Daisy

Here’s a quick update on all the pets who have recently gone home, including those that just set off on today’s trip to Monroe.

Buzzard and Bluejay get to go home together, where we are sure they will be suitably spoiled as they are the only pets in the home.

Moose jumped right into the car when his new person drove out from Spokane to pick him up; he is excited to be a “guy and his dog” team member!

Fluffy girl Ripley is going to make an 11 year old girl VERY happy, and Ripley (formerly Barbet) will be delighted to be the only pet in the home, so she can have all the attention and all the sun spots.

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Rosie went home today!


Every adoption day is a day for us to CELEBRATE! YAY for Rosie, who has joined her new parents Fred and Jana, for a lifetime of being spoiled and loved. We hope to see Facebook updates on her frequently!

Now it’s her sister Daisy’s turn… we know her new person is out there somewhere (maybe you?).

Adopted: Pepper, a new Alaska resident! – Add Your Pet Travel Stories!



Pepper has made it safely to his new home on Kodiak Island, Alaska, where he is loving the snow! Read all about his adventure going home on his Adopted Page.

This is the 4th or 5th Alaskan Forget Me Not adopted dog – YAY!

We’d love to hear all about your experiences moving or traveling with your pets; we’ll put the best ideas and suggestions together into a separate blog post about how to eliminate those “We’re Moving and Can’t Take Our Pets” owner surrenders.

Leave us your pet travel tales – good and bad – in the comments.

Hunter has been adopted!



Talk about a zippy-quick adoption; Hunter, who was only with us for 6 days, has gone to his new forever home! He has a dedicated, active, at-home person with whom to bond, and lots of room to run and play. On his first day home, he went for a 3 mile hike, and then taught his new person that Tennis Ball is a terrific game, one that can be played for hours… and hours… and hours….

We’re so happy for Hunter!

This adoption means we have no adoptable dogs at the shelter right now. We don’t expect that to last very long, and we do have 2 dogs that are in on a sheriff’s impound that have not finished their holding period, so there are still bowls to be filled, coats to be brushed, and spirits . . . → Read More: Hunter has been adopted!

2/11/12, transport day – see who went home!

Pets adopted 2-11-12

TOP: Acorn & Tamarack (who went home together), Rex, Venus (now COCO) MIDDLE: Albatross and Adelie (now SHADOW and ABBIE, they went together), Tigger, and Snoopy BOTTOM: Akiko (now EDITH TINKER BELL), Doma (now LULU), Payton (now ESTHER), Azumi

Another wonderful transport day saw 10 happy pets head across the mountains to their new homes on the west side. It was a teary goodbye, as Rex’s foster family had to send him off after raising him for 3 months (usually pups go to their new homes in 3-4 weeks, but Rex had to stay a bit longer due to a temporary health issue); LuLu had two families sharing foster time with her, and they had to say goodbye too. Even I was a bit sad (but in a good way) to say goodbye to my personal favorite . . . → Read More: 2/11/12, transport day – see who went home!

Look who went home from 1/15 to today!

Adopted to 2-4-12

Bailey, Molly, and Ayla

It’s no secret that the bulk of our adoptions happen on the one day per month we make our adopted pet delivery to the Seattle area; that’s where most of our adopters are found. There are always a handful of adoptions that take place in between the Seattle area deliveries, and the past few weeks found us celebrating three adoptions of hard to place pets.

Bailey, the senior dog, has become a happy Canadian resident; Molly, our long-timer cat who joined the shelter back in July 2011, found a spot in the hearts of a local couple; and Ayla, our long-timer dog, has found a forever home with a family that drove hundreds of miles round-trip just to pick her up, because they couldn’t wait another day to have her in their home.

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Look who went home on 1/14!

13 adopted pets who went home 1-14-12

Top row: Lady, Lea, Piper, Candelada. Middle row: Jaguar, Aracena, Emiko, Mars (now Fingers). Bottom row: Starr (now Sadie), Colilla, Cillan (now Huey), Armada, Vesta.

Yesterday’s transport of adopted pets to North Bend took our first 13 adoptees of 2012 to their new families! While every single adoption is a cause for celebration, we are particularly thrilled with yesterday’s batch, because it included 12 cats… 9 of which are over 6 months of age, and 6 of which were the black shorthaired cats and kittens whose arrival we posted about just last week.

Look for future updates on these pets on our Adopted Page.


Look who went home today! Dulanzi, Dumbria, and Denia

Dulanzi, Dumbria, and Denia - ADOPTED

Dulanzi, Dumbria, and Denia – ADOPTED

The first three of the kittens that were abandoned outside the shelter in a box have gone to their new homes today.

Dulanzi and Dumbria were adopted as a pair, and will have a wonderful life in a home filled with love, with birds and dogs and children and another older pair of kitties.

Denia is heading home to be a companion and playmate for Mr. Pickles, who was originally the Forget Me Not kitten named Filbert! We love it when our adopters come back for more, and are so happy that Denia and Mr. Pickles will get to be best buddies now.

Look who went home this week!

Adoptions week of 11-5-11

Amber, Owl (now Gus), and Eeyore all went home this week

November is Adopt a Senior Pet month, and we are delighted that Amber is our first senior pet heading home! She will be so happy to have a warm lap and guaranteed sun spot for her golden years.

Our other adoptees this week are two more of the kittens that were abandoned at a remote campsite last month; Owl (who is now Gus) got a ride out to his new home in Spokane, and Eeyore has joined his family, which includes his new best friend, a BIG labrador retriever named Olle.

A senior and two black cats – now THAT’S a successful adoption week!

Look who went home the week of 10/22-10/29!

Adopted through 10-29

(top row) Catalonia, Bellavista & Suzuki, PoohBear (middle row) Thea, Mozart, Bella & Dempsey (bottom row) Cordoba, Miso, Piglet, Peck & Willow

Lots of kitties – and our frisky guy Mozart – found new homes this week… but there are still plenty of fabulous pets waiting for you to find them!

We are looking forward to adopter updates on these recently adopted cuties, and thanks to Sarah for taking 8 of them to Monroe today!

Look who went home 9-12-11 to 10-1-11!

Adopted through 10-1-11

ROW 1: Clover, Blackie, Harrison, Brutus, Ivan ROW 2: Spencer, Garfield, Nermal, Rascal, Penny ROW 3: Fancy, Rocky, Arroyo, Almeria, Quigley




























It’s been a great last few weeks at the shelter, with so many wonderful pets heading to their new homes! 2 of these adoptees were transported to Spokane on 9/16, 9 were transported to Monroe on 10/1, and the other 3 were picked up at the shelter.

Clover will get to bond very closely with her new person, as she will be the only pet for a retired person on the west side of the state.

Blackie is living in our own area, with a terrific family in Malo, . . . → Read More: Look who went home 9-12-11 to 10-1-11!

Look who went home through 9-11-11!

Adopted through 9-11-11

Chestnut, Pistachio, Hoonch, Delgado, DonBenito – ADOPTED!

We are happy to report TWO kitten pair adoptions, and a great new home for a big black dog!

Chestnut and Pistachio have joined a family with 3 excited kids, a small dog, and a turtle – they are sure to have a fun life, and are so happy to have gone to a home together.

Hoonch is now a totally devoted go-everywhere dog – when he met his new people at the shelter, we could immediately see Hoonch’s connection with them. He kept offering a paw to his new guy – and he’s never done that to anyone else in the shelter. It’s like he was saying “there you are, you are mine, please take me home now.”

Finally, our long-timer kittens Delgado and DonBenito were adopted as a . . . → Read More: Look who went home through 9-11-11!

Look who went home through 8/12/11!

Adopted through 8-12-11

Adopted through 8-12-11: GeeGee, Donastia, Eddy, Minerva, Jupiter, CeeCee, Almaden, Andujar, FiFi

We’ve had another great adoption week at Forget Me Not!

GeeGee was adopted to a fabulous rural home, where she shares her people with another former FMNAS adoptee dog, Bear! They checked each other out at the shelter before GeeGee went home, and Bear looks like he is going to be a terrific big brother.

Donastia found just the perfect home for her, where she gets to bond with one lovely person and one big brother kitty; this will give her the space and time she needs to blossom, and we’re so happy that the perfect person found her.

Eddy will have a fun, frolicking adventure with a terrific local family who has lots of dog-loving children! They all came out to the shelter to . . . → Read More: Look who went home through 8/12/11!

Look who went home today: BEAUTY


Beauty on 7-21

Remember this poor girl, abandoned outside the shelter on 7/21? Well, sometimes things are just meant to be. To the left is a photo of her the day she was abandoned.

Turns out, she captured the heart of one of our wonderful volunteers, and our volunteer clearly captured Beauty’s heart too – she just lights up when she sees him, and you can just see the joy she feels knowing she is going home to her forever family (which includes Maia, a kitty they adopted earlier this year!).

So glad Beauty will have a happy ending. Below is a photo of her today, just before she went through the door to go HOME!

Beauty on adoption day 8/2/11

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Look who went home this week!

Adopted week of 7-24 to 7-30

Adopted week of 7-24 to 7-30

It’s been another fun adoption week at Forget Me Not! These are the lucky pets who have fabulous new homes (starting with the top row, left to right):

DUQUELLA has joined her “big canine brother” Simon and a fabulous fun family in Federal Way with 4 super kids; she was great on the drive to Monroe, and sends kisses back to all the volunteers.

DURANGO gets to be a best-buddy for a fantastic couple in Lincoln, a beautiful rural part of Washington – they drove all the way to the shelter to pick him up earlier this week! He has a dog buddy now, who came along to pick him up, and it looks like everyone will be great friends.

ALLISTAR (who used to be Alvarez) has a fantastic life ahead . . . → Read More: Look who went home this week!

Look who went home this week, part 2: CATS!

Cat Adoptions week of 7-2-11


Wow! The delivery of adopted pets to Monroe today had 23 total shelter pets heading for their new families, plus we had another 5 pets picked up at the shelter this week! Definitely the biggest adoption transport ever for us, and the biggest weekly total of adoptions.

ALISAR went home with BARRIO (2nd row, 4th from left), where they will definitely be ruling the home and bringing laughs to their new people in no time.

ALCAZAR captured the heart of a local cat lover, and is busy being pampered; he will probably have a new name soon.

AGUILAR and ALEGRIA get to stay together, and we bet they will be snuggling up with their new boy soon.

BACARES is another local adoption, where he gets to be cuddled and loved as . . . → Read More: Look who went home this week, part 2: CATS!

Look who went home this week, part 1: DOGS!

Dog adoptions week of 7-2-11

Dog adoptions week of 7-2-11

We had 7 puppies leave on our Monroe transport today, plus 2 other puppies that were picked up by their new families at the shelter, and one adult dog who has found a loving home with one of our fantastic volunteers!

CHARLES has gone to a happy family with 3 kids/teens of his own! Their last dog learned to ring a bell when he wanted to go outside – we think Charles is a great candidate to learn that trick too.

FERGIE is now ZATARA, and she gets to be a “big sister” to 2 kitties in her new home with a loving couple.

KATE gets to be a lucky, “go everywhere” farm dog and companion, and she will rarely leave her new guy’s side.

DIANA is now TERRA; she gets to . . . → Read More: Look who went home this week, part 1: DOGS!

Look who went home this week: Hoss, Maia, and Sloane!

Hoss, Maia, Sloane

Hoss, Maia, Sloane

It’s always nice, in the midst of kitten and puppy adoptions, to see some of our patient adult pets finding their new homes.

Hoss has gone home to be with the boy he fell in love with; we are hoping they will bond quickly and easily, and that Hoss will now have the chance to be the grand, happy dog he knows he can be!

Maia sold herself to her adopter, by jumping on his lap and cuddling up under his chin; hopefully the other cats will learn from her example, so the next “drop-in” adoption will have an ending as happy as Maia’s.

Finally, Sloane had multiple opportunities this week, any one of which would have been a great fit for him – but none greater than becoming a permanent family member in . . . → Read More: Look who went home this week: Hoss, Maia, and Sloane!