Sophy The Star Proudly Shows Off Her Jester Costume!

20180118_124637Today was Comedy Show day in the ECPR playroom, and adoptable pup Sophy earned the coveted role of Playroom Jester!

Even though Sophy and her bonded sister Tippy came to the rescue from a sad situation, their own had cancer, and they’ve now been with us for quite a while, they still find reasons to smile and enjoy life. We’re pretty sure it’s because they know that the perfect adoptive family for them is out there somewhere just waiting to find them. Perhaps they’ll meet at a comedy show??

If you’re looking for two goofy dogs who will hang on your lap when you’re relaxed, alert you to any danger that might be outside with a few barks, and prance alongside you on short daily walks, Sophy and Tippy are your gals!
Give us a call at 206 557 4661 if you’d like to attend a comedy show in which they are the stars (aka if you’d like to meet them!)

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Lucy Gets Her TV Debut!

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Age/Gender/Size: 3 Yrs./Spayed Female/60 Lbs.
Likes: Puzzle toys, Sudoku
Dislikes: Uggs

“How many dogs do you know that are working on their PhD? Well, my name is Lucy, so now you know one! “Sit”, “Down”, and “Roll Over” were fun, but now that I’ve mastered them I’m ready for even more! They tell me that I am a very good girl and very smart too, and even without my doctorate, I am sure to impress you with my big brain. But I’m no bookworm, either – I love to run and romp and fetch and tug, so if you are an active person too, we could really have a lot of fun together! When it comes to people, I vibrate with happiness because I love being close to them (and the hot dog treats in their hands). Hiking pal or study buddy, I can be both to you – plus a total lover, all included! I may not have a medical degree (yet), but I can tell the cure for what ails you is ME! Love, Dr. Lucy (soon-to-be) PhD!”

Please call 206-557-4661 for more information on Lucy!

LUCY was just a Superstar on the News, check out her Q13Fox Debut!

On a personal note, I’ve had the privilege of hanging out with Lucy a number of times although I’m not a kennel attendant. I can attest to not only Lucy’s high intelligence but also her eagerness to learn. Lucy does present a few challenges, she is dog-reactive, but the staff works with her on her training regularly and she has made vast improvements. I have no doubt that with a family that is willing to continue her training, she will absolutely continue to grow into her full potential as the amazingly wonderful companion that she is, and truly wants to be.

Give us a call at 206 557 4661 to learn more about Lucy!

 

Special Thanks to Animal Medical Center of Seattle!

This has been a special Holiday season here at Emerald City Pet Rescue! We are so fortunate that we have made it through another year of being able to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome many wonderful pets. Some we have rescued from high-kill shelters out of state, and others we have rescued locally. Some pets have needed extra medical or behavioral help and we feel so lucky that we have had the resources to be able to help them. This year has brought shy and/or fearful dogs out of their shells in their new forever homes, and it has seen three dogs who needed wheelchairs slowly regaining the use of their legs through patience, love, and physical therapy.

2017-12-18 11.06.57_resizedToday we had a visit from Jina who stopped over from Animal Medical Center of Seattle. They did their own “Santa Paws” event where people could come in and get photos of Santa with their pets, and they chose to donate all of the proceeds to ECPR to help our wonderful rescues!

We feel so fortunate that they chose to gift us with a donation. So many people in our Seattle community care about these animals, and we couldn’t ask for a better “Holiday gift” than that!

Thank you so much, Jina and Animal Medical Center, your generosity has touched us, and people like you make it possible for us to keep doing what we do!

 

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De-Stress With Dogs Event

IMG_3789Finals is a busy time in a college student’s life, and ECPR was so happy to be able to help bring them some cuddly stress-relief by arranging for some of our wonderful, adoptable pooches to take part in a “De-Stress With Dogs” event today, hosted by the College of Built Environments at Gould Hall at UW.
With us today was adoptable dog EUNICE, along with soon-to-be-adoptable pups BENJAMIN, PEANUT, and DUKE. Also along for the fun were staff dogs Athena, Peaches, Lily, and Delilah – and a good time was had by all! Every single dog soaked up the love and attention, and we are confident that both dogs and humans benefited greatly from the cuddle-time they all got to spend together. It warmed our hearts that our dogs could bring joy to others, and in turn, the love the dogs received helped a lot to lift their spirits and remind them of how wonderful they truly are despite hard times they have had in their pasts.
It means a lot to us when we have opportunities to take part in our community and we appreciate the privilege of being able to bring some of our wonderful rescue dogs out into the world to help make the day for college students just a little bit brighter.
At Emerald City Pet Rescue, we have a wonderful Education and Outreach Specialist who is always up for the challenge of arranging all sorts of opportunities, everything from reaching out to schools and offering Humane Education lessons, to senior center visits, to de-stress events, and more. Please reach out to us anytime if you would like to plan an event with rescue dogs in attendance by emailing bethany@emeraldcitypetrescue.org 
Also, don’t forget to check out our website to view all of our adoptable pets! Eunice, pictured below relaxing on a blanket is currently up for adoption, and Benjamin (in the adorable hat) Duke (next to Benjamin), and Peanut (who couldn’t stay still long enough for a photo, but he is a 3lb terrier mix, cute-as-a-button!) will all be adoptable soon!
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PROJECT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

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All of our adoptable pets are wonderful! Sometimes they get noticed right away and are only with us briefly before adoption, and other times, they need a little extra help to connect them with their forever families. This season, we’re asking you, our friends, to help us help them!
We understand that not everyone can adopt, we understand that not everyone can foster, and we understand that not everyone has the financial means to help support their needs while they are with us. What some of these animals really need more than anything is exposure, and that’s where Project Home For The Holidays comes in! This year, you can help these pets by a non-monetary sponsorship.
If you sponsor a pet for PHFTH, we will send you a digital package via email. It will include a flyer for the pet you choose to sponsor in both PDF format for printing (we encourage you to post flyers anywhere you are able!), a few graphics for your own social media, and a donation list in case friends or family are able to donate goods. Also included will be a direct link to the pet’s feature video if they have one, and a link to their adoption profile. We encourage you to share those as well. Your mission will be simply to share the pet anywhere and everywhere that you can and get their faces out to the public! It’s free, and it will go a long way towards helping that pet’s perfect family find them. Different pets are available for sponsorship each week.
Can I Sponsor More Than One Pet? Yes! You can sponsor as many pets as you feel you can commit to sharing with your friends, family, neighbors, and more!
How Do I Sign Up? It’s easy! Just COMMENT on this blog post with your name, the pet you wish to sponsor, and your email address.
(Your comment/information will NOT be visible publicly, only ECPR will see it!)

** PETS AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP **

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Lark and Jigglypuff’s TV Debut

ECPR’s sweet bonded pair, adoptable pups Lark and Jigglypuff, had their TV debut last weekend! They were featured on Q13 Fox in conjunction with Pet Connection Magazine and Pawsitive Alliance.

They say, “There have been many love affairs throughout history – Antony and Cleopatra, Napoleon and Josephine, Peanut Butter and Jelly… and now the greatest of them all, Lark and Jigglypuff! That’s US! We are bonded in every way and love doing everything together, from eating to sleeping to romping to sleeping to cuddling to sleeping some more. We are both terribly shy at first, but with a patient approach and an available lap, you will watch us bloom into world-champion snugglers who love to share the love (with you)! We are quite quiet and sweet, and would love a mellow home to compliment our equally mellow energy, but small dogs our size are more than welcome (as long as they don’t hog all the treats, blankets, or affection). Let’s make this love one for the history books!”

Check out Lark and Jigglypuff ON THE NEWS, and if you think they might be the perfect addition to your family, give us a call at 206 557 4661

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Thank You, State Farm!!

We want to give a HUGE shout-out and THANK YOU to a group of amazing ladies at State Farm Insurance not only for their wonderful donations of toys, treats, bedding, and more for our adoptable pets, but also for joining us on our monthly outreach visit to senior center Hilltop House, bringing a delicious Whole Foods lunch for all of us, as well as the seniors we visit, to enjoy, and making such a fun event where we all made kits out of the donations for all of the dogs!

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Emerald City Pet Rescue is honored and grateful that State Farm chose us for such an amazing donation drive, we all had a fabulous time. There is no better way to head into the Holiday season than being a part of an awesome group-effort to help our rescue pets.

Thank you State Farm, and thank you to the seniors at Hilltop House for participating in this awesome giving-back event and helping each rescue pet get a sack of presents for the holidays!

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