Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Sapphire

Sapphire is a small, baby bunny with a big personality! A Netherland dwarf bunny, she has small ears, big eyes and is tiny! She loves pats on the head and rubs on the cheeks. She gets a little nervous when people come into her pen but relaxes when she is on a warm, safe lap.

She loves having her head and back stroked while stretched out on her foster parent’s lap. When she relaxes, her little ears fall back on her head. Sapphire is a young rabbit (1 year old) and is looking for a loving forever home!

House rabbits need a large, rabbit-proofed indoor area of your home to live in, with covered areas to hide and relax. Rabbits are intelligent and social animals; they do best with a rabbit companion, and need daily interaction with their human friends.

Rabbits should be fed high-quality hay pellets, unlimited hay, and fresh leafy greens. (Leaf lettuce, carrot tops, parsley, cilantro, and pesticide-free dandelion are good choices.) Treats include small portions of carrot or fruit, such as apple, berries, pear, grape, or banana.

Your rabbit will need regular nail trims and vet checks. With proper care and lots of love, rabbits can live to be 10-12 years old. You are expected to make a lifetime commitment to your bunnies, 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 bunny 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.

If you are interested in adopting Sapphire (SAS ID # 36116880) please fill out a Small Animal Application available at the Shelter or online and then meet with an animal care officer for review. The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave W. in Seattle.

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: SAS Foster Heroes – Getting to know Rita and her foster mom Nix

Rita is a 12-year-old sweet and gentle cat looking for a quiet forever home to fill with her purrs. She is visually impaired but that doesn’t stop her from being an explorer. Rita enjoys mapping new places, meeting new people and is very comfortable around other pets.

Rita loves cuddling and doesn’t hesitate to ask for petting. Nix, Rita’s foster mom, has been a volunteer for over a year and has been fostering Rita since October 2016. She only has words of love and compassion for Rita and her previous SAS foster cats.

“When I go to my family on holidays I always talk about my fosters and what they are doing. They become part of your life, you get to know them really quick for a short period of time and help them find the perfect family. It’s really fun! Although it can be hard saying goodbye, you know that they are going to the arms of someone who is going to love and take care of them.”

Rita would like a calm home that appreciates her Zen nature and comes with warm spots to take catnaps! Currently, she lives in a foster home with another cat and doesn’t mind a feline companion as long as her personal space is respected.

**Important Note** You won’t find this kitty at the shelter. This kitty is waiting patiently in foster care for your call. Please contact the Foster Care Hotline at 206-684-0685 to arrange a meeting.

Rita also qualifies for the Senior Citizen Discount program (learn more by clicking here). You can also be a foster parent! We are always looking for volunteers who can take care of animals in their homes.

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: Princess

A 13-pound Princess is waiting for you!

This sweet lady is a terrier mix of 4 years old who can be shy at first, but adjusts quickly once acquainted. Princess has settled nicely into her foster home this past June, at first with a nursing puppy who has already been adopted. She is surrounded by other foster and family dogs, both large and small. Her favorite is her brother King Charles! They cuddle and sleep together.

Princess is a lovely dog who enjoys to cuddle and being near people. She would do great with someone who wants a loyal companion! She also can be left alone for several hours during the day and will behave as a royalty member. She is excellent on a leash and loves her daily walks. Whenever she sees someone heading for the front door, where the leashes are hung, she starts jumping for joy but patiently waits for the leash to be fastened.

Princess would really appreciate someone who wants to work with her to lessen her fear of unknown noises, people and canines. Her anxiety has greatly diminished thanks to her foster family, but it still occasionally presents itself. She has been through a lot! Someone who can give her consistency and stability will make a huge difference in her behavior.

Princess (ID 35752931) is enjoying herself at a foster home, so 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 it from here and email it to the Seattle Animal Shelter Foster Dog Program at adoptionreview@gmail.com Alternatively, you may pick up and drop off an application at the Shelter.

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: Flori

Flori is a happy, hoppin’ bunny! She is a smart and opinionated female, which makes her so special. She loves things tidy and loves to explore. She enjoys playtime, hopping all over people and chewing. Wood objects and cardboard box forts are her favorite toys. She communicates what she likes and dislikes.

Flori’s foster parents think she is very entertaining and loves to snuggle up next to them. She loves to be doted on. Do you want some personality in your life? Come meet Flori!

House rabbits need a large, rabbit-proofed indoor area of your home to live in, with covered areas to hide and relax. Rabbits are intelligent and social animals; they do best with a rabbit companion, and need daily interaction with their human friends.

Rabbits should be fed high-quality hay pellets, unlimited hay, and fresh leafy greens. (Leaf lettuce, carrot tops, parsley, cilantro, and pesticide-free dandelion are good choices.) Treats include small portions of carrot or fruit, such as apple, berries, pear, grape, or banana.

Your rabbit will need regular nail trims and vet checks. With proper care and lots of love, rabbits can live to be 10-12 years old. You are expected to make a lifetime commitment to your bunnies, 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 bunny 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.

If you are interested in adopting Flori (SAS ID # 33916646) please fill out a Small Animal Application available at the Shelter or online and then meet with an animal care officer for review. The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave W. in Seattle.

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!

Free adoptions at Seattle Animal Shelter this weekend

If you’ve been thinking about adding a new best friend or family member to your household, the Seattle Animal Shelter is overflowing with all sorts of pets to fit that bill. A lot of pets – cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds – have recently been surrendered or rescued from lives as strays. So many pets, the Seattle Animal Shelter is waiving adoption fees this weekend.

With this special offer, from today, Saturday July 22nd through Sunday, July 23rd, pet adopters pay only the cost of a pet license, which ranges from $24-$70. Available pets are listed here.

The discount applies to both pets in the shelter and in foster care. For animals in foster care, any application received during the weekend will receive the discounted price, even if the actual adoption happens later. The adoption package includes:

– Initial vaccinations

– Spay or neuter (for dogs, cats and rabbits)

– Microchip with registration

– Feline leukemia/feline immunodeficiency testing (cats only)

– Certificate for a free health exam at local veterinarians

– $20 coupon for Mud Bay

– 30-day pet insurance policy from PetHealth

The Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave W, is open from noon to 6pm TuesdaySunday for adoptions. For more information, call 206-386-PETS (7387) or visit http://www.seattleanimalshelter.org.

SAS Pet of the Week: Marilyn Monroe

Give this girl the right home and she can conquer the world! Marilyn Monroe is a sweet and good-natured rabbit looking for a forever home. She is named for the beauty mark on her face. Marilyn is less than a year old. She is gentle and loves to cuddle. Marilyn has lots of energy and loves zooming around during play time. She would love a doting family as well as a rabbit friend.

House rabbits need a large, rabbit-proofed indoor area of your home to live in, with covered areas to hide and relax. Rabbits are intelligent and social animals; they do best with a rabbit companion, and need daily interaction with their human friends.

Rabbits should be fed high-quality hay pellets, unlimited hay, and fresh leafy greens. (Leaf lettuce, carrot tops, parsley, cilantro, and pesticide-free dandelion are good choices.) Treats include small portions of carrot or fruit, such as apple, berries, pear, grape, or banana.

Your rabbit will need regular nail trims and vet checks. With proper care and lots of love, rabbits can live to be 10-12 years old. You are expected to make a lifetime commitment to your bunnies, 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 bunny 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.

If you are interested in adopting Marilyn Monroe (SAS ID # 34628745) please fill out a Small Animal Application available at the Shelter or online and then meet with an animal care officer for review. The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave W. in Seattle.

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Liam & Nemo

Liam and Nemo are active, young guinea pigs who are looking for their forever home!

Liam is a sociable guy who will rush out from his hidey to greet you. He loves to play with chew sticks, tunnels, his brother Nemo, and will crawl all over you during floor time.

Nemo is a curious, yet tentative, young guinea pig who likes to let his brother Liam take the lead. He’s always got his brother’s back, following him wherever he goes. They are bonded and must be adopted together.

Guinea pig living quarters are at least 18 inches wide, 14 inches high, and 25 inches deep. The larger the cage, the more active they can be!

When choosing floor linings and cage furnishings, keep in mind that guinea pigs will chew on just about anything to wear down their constantly growing teeth, so everything placed in the cage must be nontoxic. Use plenty of lining material like shredded ink-free paper or commercial nesting materials available at pet-supply stores. Do not use sawdust or cedar chips as that may cause health respiratory or other health problems.

Guinea pigs are herbivores and need access to lots of timothy hay, commercial guinea pig food, and fruits and vegetables. Guinea pigs need gnawing logs, tunnels to crawl through and lots of love!

If you are interested in adopting Liam (SAS ID: 35199246) and Nemo (SAS ID: 35199260), please fill out a Small Animal Application available at the Shelter or online and then meet with an animal care officer for review. The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave W.

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: Reggie

Playing a bit of catch-up on the blog, so we’ll have a couple of Seattle Animal Shelter pets of the week in the next few days. First up is Reggie, he’s still available and quite a looker!

Reggie is an amazing fellow seeking his forever home. At 4 years old, he will thrive with someone who is experienced with his breed and give him lots of exercise and opportunities for mental stimulation.

Reggie is treat motivated and very intelligent. He already knows sit, down and stay, and the sky’s the limit with this guy! Reggie is curious and alert, always aware of what is going on around him. He is very athletic and can jump vertically just like a fox! He would make an excellent agility or fly ball dog.

Reggie can be a bit shy at first, so will need a family devoted to building his confidence, but once he knows you, he is all yours! Don’t miss out on this special dog – fill out an application for him today.

Reggie (SAS ID# A35016532) 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. Alternatively, you may pick up and drop off an application at the Shelter.

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: Oliver

Some ginger cats have personalities as warm as their fur color, and that describes freckle-nosed Oliver.

A very sweet and affectionate boy, he loves to be petted and brushed and to sit on your lap. When contented, he has an easy to start and very smooth running purr motor.

Oliver enjoys a daily play session or two, and is particularly fond of chasing toy mice. He is a neat kitty who faithfully uses his scratching post. His ideal home would be relatively calm with mature guardians and no other pets. If you are looking for a gentle, happiness-inducing bundle of bright fur, Oliver is the perfect choice.

Oliver (SAS ID #34419379) is waiting patiently in a foster home for your call; 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:

Katniss (laid back feline) – available for adoption
Misty (affectionate tabby cat) – adopted!

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Tula

Tula is a sweet-natured older dog who never causes any trouble! She is extremely loving, quiet and calm.

She’s good with other dogs and seems comfortable with all kinds of people. She’s house-trained and enjoys short walks.

Mild weakness in her hind legs give her some mobility issues, like trouble climbing stairs at times. She needs a home without stairs or with a family that is willing to assist her when necessary.

Tula likes being around people but also does well alone for periods of time while her owner is out or at work. Tula would be a great companion for a family or individual looking for a low-maintenance dog and/or a buddy for another dog.

The lovely Tula (SAS ID#34353339) is being adored 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:

Katniss (laid back feline) – available for adoption
Misty (affectionate tabby cat) – adoption pending
Peaches (young male rabbit) – 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!