Bulldogs are Beautiful Day!

Hello everyone – Happy Bulldogs are Beautiful Day!
We LOVE our bullies here at Emerald City Pet Rescue, and we have some amazing bulldogs and bulldog mixes available for adoption right here in Seattle!

Adopt Marco Have you met Marco yet? This 2 year-old Pit Bull mix boy is sweet, cuddly, and “Terrier brained” (i.e. short attention span).

A great walker, this adorable little guy is very protective of his food and treats, so don’t plan on sharing with him until you’ve helped him refine his manners through training which would be a great benefit to him.

Marco would love a home with an adopter who is experienced with his breed, and needs to be the only animal in the home. However, we are sure Marco has more than enough companionship, affection, and love to fill any home to capacity! What a great guy!!

Adopt Lois SUPERHERO and SUPERCUTE, have you met Lois Lane? She is a 3 year old American Bulldog looking for a very special forever home.

This very sweet, smiley, boisterous gal loves to play and throw her weight around, so must go to a household with no small children (as she may knock them right on over in a fit of joy!) or dogs smaller than ~40 lbs. She is a LOVER though, and she gets so excited to see you that her entire body wiggles like crazy!

Lois is looking for an adopter who is willing to continue her manners training and to work on her leash walking skills. Her dream home would be fairly active and up for fun and games (though Lois also loves to cuddle and lounge around!) with experienced adopters of larger breed dogs. Lois wouldn’t mind another well-behaved, large canine sibling to hang out with either. Lois would like a home with no cats, critters or small dogs. Lois is a staff favorite and deserves the best home…is it yours?

BULLDOGS ARE BEAUTIFUL Meet Rennie! This handsome 6 year old Terrier mix came to us with a heartbreaking story, having been dumped in a California shelter where he was so scared that he rapidly lost weight due to stress and fear. Since then, Rennie has come such a long way, in part due to the help from various rescue groups and fosters who would not give up on him! However, Rennie does seem a bit stressed in the rescue environment and he could REALLY use a foster home or a forever family to help him rebuild his confidence and remember how wonderful it is to be loved by humans again – and he will love you tenfold in return!

Agile, playful and affectionate, Rennie is a big fan of walks and edible chew toys. He would make a great companion for someone with an active lifestyle. Though Rennie is not fond of crating or kenneling, he is great with other large dogs his size that can give him clear social cues, as he is still learning the ropes. Because Rennie is extremely curious and active, a fully fenced and completely secure yard is required for his safety.

Are any of these WONDERFUL bulldogs pulling on your heartstrings? Give us a call at 206 557 4661 to find out more about adoption!

Help Rennie Find a Home!

pitty-2Meet one of our most handsome fellas around, Rennie!

This handsome 6 year old Terrier mix boy is eager to start the search for his forever home in the Seattle area. Rennie came to us with a heartbreaking story, having been dumped in a California shelter where he was so scared that he rapidly lost weight due to stress and fear.

Rennie is as sweet as they come. Agile, playful, and affectionate, Rennie is a big fan of walks and edible chew toys. He would make a great companion for someone with an active lifestyle! Thought Rennie is not fond of crating or kenneling, he is great with other large dogs his size that can give him clear social cues, as he is still learning the ropes. Because Rennie is extremely curious and active, a fully fenced yard is required for his safety.

Rennie_PF1Although Rennie has come such a long way, in part due to the help from various rescue groups and fosters who would not give up on him, the hustle and bustle of our rescue facility is causing Rennie to feel stressed. We feel it’s important for his health and happiness to find him a foster family, or a forever home, as soon as possible as we suspect he will feel calmer and more confident in a home environment. If you can help this sweet guy out, please let us know! If your home might not be the right match for him, please share this blog post with your family, friends, co-workers, and more – let’s spread the word and bring Rennie and the family he deserves together at last!

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Photos by Erin Lynch Photography

 

Please Help Stille Find a Home!

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A very special kitty needs a family who will love her, and in return she promises to love you until the end of her days. ECPR is willing to continue to fund her medical needs, if you can provide the love and care! Please spread and share with everyone you know, let’s help Stille find the family she truly deserves!

 

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday!

Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving, and who deserves contributions more than wonderful rescue pets?

Emerald City Pet Rescue, although still a new organization officially launched in 2013, is growing fast! Our motto is “Love Can Save Lives” and we strive to give each animal we rescue and rehome all the love and care they deserve, and more.

For this Giving Tuesday, we want to introduce you to one of the many pups near and dear to our heart that has come upon us, a sweet-as-pie Pitbull named Sweetie Pie!

Sweetie Pie was found as a stray, wandering the streets. She was thin, covered in scars, and we suspected she had been the mother to a litter of puppies in her recent past.

Despite the vague story that Sweetie Pie’s health could tell us, never have we met a dog more loving and kind. Her eyes are filled with hope and wisdom beyond her years, and when she raises her head and looks up at you with her tail softly wagging, you can’t help but reach down and give her a little hug.

At Emerald City Pet Rescue, the health of our rescue pets is our top priority. Sweetie Pie came with challenges that weren’t visible to the naked eye upon being taken in by us, but that didn’t scare us any more than it scared her! Sweetie Pie needed two ACL surgeries to repair her knees, and if that wasn’t difficult enough, she then developed tumors which turned out to be cancerous and had to withstand chemotherapy! What amazed us beyond belief was that no amount of pain or struggle dampened her spirits for a single moment. The moment she’d return from a surgery or a vet visit, even when she was supposed to be on bedrest all she wanted to do was play. We can’t fathom where she found her energy and optimism! Sweetie Pie was a rare, precious gem that brightened each day she was here at the rescue with us.

We are so happy to conclude that after all the hardships that Sweetie Pie endured, she finally found the happy ending she deserved a hundred times over. A wonderful couple adopted her and now she spends her days playing with giant sticks (HER FAVORITE!) and running along the beach with the wind in her face. It fills our hearts with joy knowing that we were able help her along on her long, difficult journey to happiness, and we wouldn’t have been able to help her without amazing, generous support from the surrounding community.

This Giving Tuesday, please consider donating to Emerald City Pet Rescue. Your generous donation will enable us to help more dogs like Sweetie Pie on their own journeys toward the forever happy homes we know are out there waiting to find them.

DONATE HERE to help more pets like Sweetie Pie find their happy endings!

DailyECPR : Zorro and Chloe are Heroes

ZorroYesterday (Thursday, January 15th) one of our amazing ECPR staff members went down to Seattle Animal Shelter to pick up two very special kitties and bring them into our rescue. After hearing their story, our hearts went out to them immediately and we just knew we had to step in and help.

Chloe is a five year old precious little girl, and Zorro is a 12 year old magnificent, refined Prince with diabetes who needs insulin shots daily, but is otherwise in good health. They have been together since Chloe was a small kitten and they are very dedicated to each other, such a wonderful bonded pair!

Chloe and Zorro loved their human very, very much. Unfortunately, she suffered from a long-time illness, but these two amazing little gems were an immense source of comfort for her, staying by her side day and night while she fought her disease up until the moment she passed on.

ChloeThe amount of comfort and dedication that animals show their humans is always inspirational, but to know that these two dedicated themselves so fully to being a dependable source of comfort for their person while she struggled in that way shows what amazing, compassionate spirits these two beautiful souls have. We at ECPR are equally as dedicated to making sure they find a new forever home where they will be loved, cherished and appreciated for their exemplary courage, loyalty and compassion.

If you feel you are able and willing to open your heart and home to these very precious little felines and you have the desire to provide them with as much unconditional love as they show to others, please give us a call at 206 557 4661 so we can set up a meet and greet.

Kiddo Needs a Home!

KiddoKiddo, a precious senior male minpin, was unfortunately dumped at Carson Shelter due to his age. This sweetie needs a forever home to live out his last years in, please spread, share, and help this little guy find the parents he deserves! Check out an adorable video of his sad little eyes here, and more information about him here.

PUPDATE : Thanks to everyone’s quick responses and hard work, this precious pooch has been ADOPTED! WA-HOO!

Piggles and Humphrey Need A Home!

At Emerald City Pet Rescue, we have two amazing little dogs who are in search of a foster home: bonded pair Humphrey and Piggles! These two spunky and gentle hearted pooches may be elderly in age, but certainly not in spirit. Both Humphrey and Piggles love to shuffle around the playroom in search of things to investigate and explore. Humphrey is a curious dog who loves to socialize with human and dog friends. Bravery comes in all sizes, as Humphrey demonstrates every day. Despite his tiny size, he moves through life with confidence. Dogs much larger than Humphrey do not in the least intimidate this little fellow.  Cuddling is one of Humphreys all time favorite activities. There is nothing more glorious to Humphrey than a day spent napping on warm lap. Humphrey also loves gentle words of encouragement and head scratches. Piggles has a similar enthusiasm for cuddles. If she wants you to cuddle her, she will follow you around and look at you with her big imploring eyes until you give in and give her lots of cuddles. Piggles is definitely a sweat heart but she has a sassy side! Her sassy side comes out most often when other dogs (especially puppies) disturb her peace. If another dog gets too close to her while she is lounging on a blanket, Piggles will swiftly stand up, make a grumbling bark and then she will dart after the perpetrator. She obviously thinks she is quite ferocious and imposing, even though she really is a tiny dog. Both Humphrey and Piggles do not realize how fragile and vulnerable they are. I’m sure Humphrey would swear he is 50 pounds if not 100 pounds! But in truth, both he and Piggles are right around five pounds. Humphrey and Piggles both have the cutest faces. They are both have large alert eyes and pink tongues that droop from the sides of their mouths. Piggles and Humphrey have no teeth, so they have no way to keep their tongues inside their mouths. Humphrey and Piggles are both not as spry as I’m sure they were in their youth. Despite all of this, they have an unshakable confidence in their own strength and capabilities. While it is inspiring to see these vulnerable animals navigate the world with such gusto, the truth is they need protection and great care. What Humphrey and Piggles would benefit from the most right now is a home where they can get close personal supervision and care. Emerald City Pet Rescue is looking for a foster home for Humphrey and Piggles!

SPECIAL CARE:

As I am sure you have gathered, Piggles and Humphrey are not your average dogs. They need to be treated like miniature royalty. They have certain special needs which means their care needs to be more intensive. Because of their lack of teeth, Piggles and Humphrey need to eat wet food only. Sometimes they even need to be hand fed to help with their appetite.  It is difficult for them to eat even wet food, so they feel less inspired to eat than a toothed dog. Hand feeding them will provide them the gentle nudge of encouragement they need to actually eat.

Piggles has ears prone to get dirty. Because of this, she needs ear cleanings once every other day. Along with her ear cleanings, Piggles should get her ear medicine (Mometamax) every day. Piggles has very good manners when she gets her ear cleanings and ear medicine.

Humphrey needs to get eye drops every day for his dry eyes. He gets them once a day in the morning. He is really well-behaved for his eye drops. However, for other medicines he can be more of a struggle. He had a runny nose that he was being medicated for with a liquid medicine administered orally through a syringe. He did not like this at all and would struggle when getting his medicines He is no longer on the oral medicine, but if he needs oral medicines in the future he will probably struggle.

Even more important for Humphrey is that he needs to be watched for seizures. Humphrey has had two seizures since joining ECPR. During one of his seizures, he aspirated. It is Humphrey’s seizures that make his need for a foster home so great. We want Humphrey to be in a situation where he can get more constant monitoring. Right now, the source for Humphrey’s seizures are unknown. He does have a consult with a neurologist scheduled, so hopefully we will soon have more insight into how to best help our little friend Humphrey.

WHAT THE IDEAL FOSTER FOR HUMPHREY AND PIGGLES WOULD BE:

The ideal home for Humphrey and Piggles would be a calm and peaceful environment. Because of their fragility, Humphrey and Piggles need a foster home without any children or rowdy animals. If Humphrey and Piggles live in a home with other animals the animals need to be calm and respectful. They need to be the type of animals that understand the importance of giving other animal’s space and respecting other animal’s boundaries.  Someone who is retired or works from home would be a wonderful fit for Humphrey and Piggles, as they need constant monitoring and supervision. Whoever fosters Humphrey and Piggles will need to commit a lot of time to their care. It would be ideal to have a foster for Humphrey and Piggles who has some medical understanding of how to react when a dog has a seizure.

WHAT EMERALD CITY PET RESCUE PROVIDES:

Along with the absolutely delightful company of these two utterly charming pooches, fosters get the joy of caring for an animal without worrying about finances. Emerald City Pet Rescue will provide food, medicine and vetting for Piggles and Humphrey. Our foster animals go home with a foster home kit which includes two weeks worth of food, pee pads, poo bags, a leash and harness, treats, a toy and a blanket. We will refill any supplies as needed.

If you are interested in fostering these two lovely dogs, please call Emerald City Pet Rescue at: (206) 557-4661.