Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Katniss

Katniss is an awesome, laid back feline! She’s a master lap cat, a great snuggler and even intuitive, knowing when you’ve had a tough day and need her extra comfort. She’s got a hearty, deep purr and will gaze at you intently with her expressive, green eyes. Katniss would love to greet your guests at the door, hang out on the back of your couch or even play with your existing feline friend!

Katniss needs a little extra TLC from her adopter: she has diabetes and is on a very low dose of insulin, which she takes without fuss. In return, you get to enjoy her good natured and enviable cat personality. She will be a very bonded companion and so happy to have a home to call her own!

This warm and patient Katniss is good with kids who understand how to read a cat’s signals. She’d do well in a moderately active home and would enjoy the company of a feline friend.

Katniss (SAS ID #29110638) is waiting patiently in a foster home for your call; you won’t find her at the shelter.

Please contact the Foster Care Hotline at 206-684-0685 to arrange a meeting. Thank you!

Updates on previously featured pets:

Misty (affectionate tabby cat) – available for adoption
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – adopted!
Peaches (young male rabbit) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – adopted!
Argon (quiet, noble little mouse) –adopted!
Dolly and Luna (active, fun gerbils) –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!

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Dolly & Luna

Looks like you need a gerbil in your life! How about two? My best buddy Luna and I (I’m Dolly) are looking for a home. What do you think?

Dolly and I are very active and fun. We are a shredding crew! We like to shred tissue, toilet paper rolls, cardboard, everything! It’s our number one hobby.

Then we like to dig in everything we shredded! That means we need a large home so we can roam and keep ourselves busy. We like jumping too (we’ve got some strong legs!)

We are bonded to each other and very cute when we sleep together, all nestled in our bed. Neither of us really enjoys being handled right now, but that could change once we get used to someone. It takes time to build a relationship!

Caring for gerbils: Two gerbils should ideally have at least a ten-gallon aquarium. Change their water bottle daily and make sure to wash it with soap and water during weekly cage cleaning. Carefresh is best for bedding. They need gerbil chow and you should keep the food bowl away from their bathroom area. Gerbils can also eat small amounts of dark greens, carrot and broccoli. Be careful with fruits though because they can be too sugary.

Luna and Dolly (SAS ID #33884910 and 33884912) are busily shredding away in a foster home while they wait for your call. If you would like to meet them, fill out a Small Animal Application available at the Shelter or here, and then meet with an animal care officer at the shelter for review. The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave W. The shelter is open Tuesday-Sunday, 12-6 pm.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Misty (affectionate tabby cat) – available for adoption
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Peaches (young male rabbit) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon (quiet, noble little mouse) – available for adoption

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: Misty

Affectionate, confident and interactive Misty would like to meet you! As a people person, Misty would love to be close to you. If you’re laying down, she will lie on top of you and spread out to cover you like a warm blanket and get her head as close to your face as possible.

If you already have a blanket, she’ll often crawl in to snuggle with you. If you’re lucky, sometimes she will extend a paw and gently caress your face. Her fur is very fine and soft so it’s a real treat!

Her expression is very mature and gives the impression that she knows about a lot of things. The way she talks with you is very interactive, it’s like having another person at home waiting for you. When you are spending time sitting with her, she will look at you intently while purring softly to show appreciation.

At 13 years old, calm and majestic Misty enjoys a safe life indoors only. She loves to enjoy the sun from a warm space on the floor. She’d appreciate a mellow, adult only home as your only pet. It’s hard to feel lonely when you have Misty.

Misty (SAS ID #29144557) is being adored in a foster home; you won’t find her at the Shelter. If you would like to meet her, please call the foster care hotline at (206) 684-0685 to arrange a meeting.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Gwen (chatty, attention loving tabby cat) – adopted!
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – adopted!
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Wren & Robin (Netherland Dwarf bunnies) – adopted!
Peaches (young male rabbit) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon (quiet, noble little mouse) – available for adoption

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: Peaches

Hi there! I’m Peaches, a bright, young male rabbit. I’m friendly, curious, and would love to be a part of your family. My favorite activities include exploring and climbing on new things.

I love being around people (and playing on them!), but I also like my independence. I’m a speedy boy, so a family with some rabbit experience is preferred. I got along well with a cat and small dog in foster, and I might even like to have a rabbit companion!

More about house rabbits: Your rabbit(s) will need a large, rabbit-proofed, *indoor* area of your home to live in that includes covered areas where they can hide and relax.

They should be fed high-quality hay pellets, unlimited Timothy hay, and fresh leafy greens. (Leaf lettuce, carrot tops, parsley, cilantro, and pesticide-free dandelion greens are good choices.) Occasional treats include small portions of carrot or fruit, such as apple, berries, pear, grape, or banana. Fresh water must be available at all times.

Rabbits are intelligent and social animals; they do best with a rabbit companion, and need daily interaction with their human friends. Your bunny(ies) should be treated as an integral part of the family, and the primary caregiver must be a responsible adult. Children should always be supervised when interacting with your bunny and instructed on proper approach and handling. Household cats or dogs should be carefully supervised at all times.

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

You may find Peaches (SAS ID #33107190) and a number of other adoptable bunnies in the Shelter’s Critter Room. Come on down and meet them today!

Updates on previously featured pets:

Gwen (chatty, attention loving tabby cat) – available for adoption (formerly known as Aster)
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Wren & Robin (Netherland Dwarf bunnies) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon (quiet, noble little mouse) – available for adoption

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: Lama

Lama is a soft-hearted, sweet senior gentleman seeking his forever home. He is a Pekingese mix with a beautiful coat of fur and flamboyant tail. Indoors he is quiet, mellow and enjoys curling up on the couch. He likes people and loves being petted. He is a bit shy at first, but warms up with treats and a gentle caress.

Outdoors, he is an eager explorer, happily trotting by your side, showing off his fluffy tail and jaunty gait. He is athletic and confident on his walks, and always looks forward to them.

Lama will thrive in a quiet home where he will get the walks he so enjoys and will have a family devoted to providing the care this active senior fellow so deserves. One look into his big, brown eyes and you can’t help but fall in love with Lama.

Lama (SAS ID#34208198 ) is waiting patiently for your call 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 via email or fax. Or you may pick up an application at the Shelter.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Achilles (golden retriever in his golden years) – adopted!
Gwen (chatty, attention loving tabby cat) – available for adoption (formerly known as Aster)
Max (handsome cat) – adopted!
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Wren & Robin (Netherland Dwarf bunnies) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon (quiet, noble little mouse) – available for adoption

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: Achilles

Hi, I’m Achilles and I’m around six years old. Don’t let my age fool you though, I have lots of playful spunk in me. I’m super sweet – I love all people and I want to say hi to everyone. I’ll be rubbing against you and sitting on your feet within seconds of meeting. I’m good on a leash, and if you walk fast you can keep up with me! I really like to smell things after I’ve gotten going on my walk.

I can get excited when I see cats outside, so it’s best I don’t live with them. Some dogs I pass outside make me nervous, but once I meet most dogs – as long as they are polite to me and we take a little time for some greetings – we get along well. I’d be perfectly happy to live with just humans or to share my home with another mellow and polite dog.

I’m a really sweet boy. I love my cuddles and pets. I don’t beg if not fed from the table. And I don’t steal food from counters or clothes pockets. I’m house trained and can be left for 8 hours. No need to crate me, I’m happy to chill out on my bed or the couch. I have occasionally been protective of my special toys or treats, though most of the time I’m quite happy to share with you, especially in exchange for a yummy treat. Young kids don’t always understand this, so it would be best if I live in a house with more mature kids. Come see my bright eyes and happy smile and you won’t be able to resist taking me home!

Achilles (SAS ID #30831638) is 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 (http://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/forms) and follow the instructions for submitting via email or fax. Or you may pick up an application at the Shelter.

PLUS! The Seattle Animal Shelter is running a Home for the Holidays promotion: FREE 6 week class provided by award-winning dog trainers, sponsored by DEP Homes for all Seattle Animal Shelter dogs adopted this December! Here’s the info:

Home for the Holidays – FREE dog training: Thank you DEP Homes for helping shelter dogs find their forever homes this holiday season! DEP Homes are sponsoring a 6-week class and/or private one-on-one dog training and behavior consultation (up to a $289 value) for every Seattle Animal Shelter dog adopted in December.

Depending on the age and individual needs of your new canine family member, you will receive a non-transferable electronic gift card valued at $145-$289 to make sure you and your new family member are off to a great start! Dog training classes will be provided by local, award-winning professionals dedicated to creating happy family dogs that understand the rules of their home and are motivated to follow them. Their force-free dog training services include: * Puppy Socialization & Training to prevent problems early. * Adult Dog Training – dogs can learn at any age. * Rehabilitation of Aggression and other Problem Behaviors. The goal is to build up strong skills using rewards instead of focusing on punishment. Your electronic gift card will be sent to you via email provided during the adoption process within five business days

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Aster

aster-1Aster is a charming, chatty girl who loves her catnip. Busy, playful, and curious, she’ll be a great fit for a moderately active household with some prior cat experience.

Aster enjoys attention, though on her own terms – this independent kitty needs her occasional downtime, too. A young adult, Aster has a big personality and plenty of energy. She’ll be a great addition to her new home!

aster-2Aster (SAS ID #33859889) is waiting patiently in a foster home for your call. Please contact the Foster Care Hotline at (206) 684-0685 to arrange a meeting. Or come by the Shelter to meet lots of other adoptable kitties.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Max (handsome cat) – available for adoption
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – adoption pending
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Wren & Robin (Netherland Dwarf bunnies) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon (quiet, noble little mouse) – available for adoption
Petrey & Odie (brilliant green and yellow budgie pair) – available for adoption
Tatum & Sugar (blue and white budgie pair) – available for adoption

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: Opal

screen-shot-2016-11-26-at-6-59-51-pmOpal is a sweet and smart 8 year old black Lab mix. She has lots of energy for an older pup. Her favorite thing is going out for a walk or short jog, and will gleefully jump around when she knows it’s time to head outside.

Opal is happiest when she gets to run around off-leash in the yard, but is also quite the nap queen when hanging out indoors.

opal-1She’s a little shy and it can take a few minutes for her to warm up to new people, but once she does, she’s extremely affectionate. She loves to snuggle and get belly rubs.

Opal is fully house trained, and will let you know if she needs to go outside by doing a big stretch in front of you. She knows a handful of commands and loves to learn new ones in exchange for treats. She’s a gentle pup and would be fine in a home with kids, but she would do best in a home without other pets.

opal-2Opal (SAS ID#29023838) is being adored in a foster home – but she can’t wait to find her forever home. 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 via email or fax. Or you may pick up an application at the Shelter.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Max (handsome cat) – available for adoption
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Wren & Robin (Netherland Dwarf bunnies) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon (quiet, noble little mouse) – available for adoption
Petrey & Odie (brilliant green and yellow budgie pair) –
Tatum & Sugar (blue and white budgie pair) –

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: Budgies!

petrey-and-odie-2The Seattle Animal Shelter currently has two sets of budgies looking for homes. Also known as parakeets, they are popular pet birds because of their sweet personalities, beautiful songs and variety of colorful feathers.

Budgies are usually easy to tame and some even learn to talk. They love music and will watch and listen to their humans.

petrey-and-odie-1Petrey and Odie – this brightly colored pair of best friends are curious, active and fun! These boys had a bit of a rough start with their previous owner not having a lot of time for them. So they learned to rely on each other.

But with love, care and kindness, they will make wonderful companions for a lucky adopter out there.

tatum-1Tatum and Sugar – This beautiful pair will brighten your day with their antics. Tatum is a beautiful blue, white and black male bird, and Sugar is a stunning white female.

Budgies can live from 5 to 10 years so please be prepared for a commitment upon adoption.

sugar-1They are happiest when kept in pairs or small groups in a large cage or habitat with plenty of toys to chew and climb. They mostly eat pelleted bird food, seeds and a small bit of greens. Any dietary changes should be introduced slowly. Budgies require a clean and fresh supply of water.

You can find these birds in the Shelter’s Critter Room. Stop on by and meet them!

Updates on previously featured pets:

Pirate (charming Chihuahua) – adopted!
Max (handsome cat) – available for adoption
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Wren & Robin (Netherland Dwarf bunnies) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon (quiet, noble little mouse) – available for adoption

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: Pirate

Avast matey! It takes a dashing fellow who is very confident in his masculinity to don a fancy pink vest, but that’s just the kind of guy I am. And of course, I look spectacular in it!

I have one eye that is squinty, but that was how I was born – and how I got my name, Pirate! – and it does not slow me down a bit!

I am a very charming and affectionate, neutered, male Chihuahua mix, and boy, do I like cuddling. As you can see from my photos, I enjoy life, take time to stop and smell the flowers and am very attentive.

I am interested in expanding my education and would appreciate doggy training – it’s a great thing for us to do together.

If you open your heart to me, I promise to snuggle with you, never stop wagging my tail and never, ever, stop loving you back.

Pirate (SAS ID #33629850) is waiting to meet you at the Seattle Animal Shelter.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Strut (snuggly, snaggle-toothed Chihuahua) – adopted!
Baby (affectionate, black and white kitty) – adopted!
Max (handsome cat) – available for adoption
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Monica (sweet happy cat) – available for adoption
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Ben & Germaine (bonded pair of guinea pigs) – adopted!
Wren & Robin (Netherland Dwarf bunnies) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon (quiet, noble little mouse) – available for adoption

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!