Cito – November Dog of the Month!

C1.jpgSay hello to Cito, one of our new rescue arrivals! This handsome little Chihuahua boy has 12 years under his belt, and can’t wait to share many more with a forever family of his own.

Cito is incredibly polite and intelligent. He knows the command for “sit” and can’t wait to learn even more through training as he improves his manners.

Cito would prefer a home with children over 7 years old because of his size and gentle nature, especially if the home can match his mellow, easygoing vibe. This boy is all lover and no fighter. He thoroughly enjoys sharing affection, being held, and crawling into your lap for a good, long cuddle! We are unsure of how Cito does with cats at this time, but when it comes to people, Cito is incredibly loving and can’t wait to share his love with you!

c2Cito is missing many of his teeth, so his tongue likes to hang out on the side of his mouth. We think it gives him lots of character! He is quickly becoming a staff favorite, his loving disposition is just too addicting! Although he is twelve, that is only middle-aged for many chihuahuas and he still has so much life and love left in him to give.

Cito is fully vetted, neutered, and microchipped. For more information or to meet Cito, please call Emerald City Pet Rescue 206-557-4661!

Special ECPR Announcement!


Hello Seattle! We have several exciting announcements! We are so thrilled to announce that Emerald City Pet Rescue is expanding! As some of you may know, Emerald City Pet Rescue has merged with Kitty Harbor in West Seattle. All of our cat and kitten adoptions will take place at Kitty Harbor located at 3422 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126. From now, until the end of 2016, adoption days are Saturdays and Sundays (12:00pm – 4:00pm). Beginning in 2017, we will open our doors to the public 7 days a week! All dog adoptions will continue at our 2962 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134 location. Hours are Monday – Friday 10:00am – 7:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm, and Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm.

For all of you coffee drinkers out there, we are thrilled to announce that we are opening a kitty café at the same location as Kitty Harbor! Emerald Kitty Café is now open on Saturdays and Sundays 7:00am – 4:00pm, serving delicious Stumptown coffee. So come down to visit Emerald Kitty Café to warm up on these cold, fall weekends by having a delicious coffee beverage all while viewing adorable, adoptable cats and kittens romping around in café windows!

We have even more exciting news…Emerald City Pet Rescue is opening another location in the SODO area. Currently under construction, this 12,500 sq. ft. location will have a fully-functioning veterinary clinic and staff, as well as much more space for adoptable dogs, cats, and critters!

These latest additions make a grand total of three dynamic Seattle locations for dogs, cats, and critters, as well as an Auburn location, housing our adoptable and sanctuary horses.

Gidget : Very Special Dog Seeks Compassionate, Loving Family!

There are many important factors to consider when you make the decision to adopt a pet and bring them into your family. What kind of lifestyle do you have? Do you have children? Other pets? Do you travel a lot and would you want to take your pet with you if you do? Have you had dogs before, or cats, or critters? How comfortable are you with training? Are you and willing to adopt an animal with separation anxiety, fear-based aggression, food aggression? Are you willing to adopt a very shy pet who takes a while to warm up to new people?

At Emerald City Pet Rescue, we work individually with every potential adopter to try and make sure that the pet they end up adopting is a good fit for their family and lifestyle.

Sometimes, we rescue very special pets whose difficult pasts have left them with emotional scarring. These pets often take longer to place because we have to find the best fit that we can for them so that they can thrive, their new family can thrive, and everyone can remain safe and happy. If a pet is at ECPR for only a few days before they find their forever homes that’s wonderful, but if it takes weeks, months or even years, we will never give up because we know that every single pet has a perfect family out there just waiting for the stars to align so they can meet. Our pets spend their days out in playrooms with staff, trainers and other dogs so that we are able to give them lots of socialization and positive reinforcement on a daily basis.

Some of our long-term residents have unique personalities, but no matter what their challenges are, all of us here see so much potential in their sweet, hopeful eyes. Recently, two girls that we had in our system for quite some time, Fiona and Darla, found their forever homes and to say that the staff here at ECPR was happy for them is a gross understatement. There is nothing quite like the moment when someone looks at a pet and says, “I will love you unconditionally for everything that you are, and I will help you find all of the confidence and happiness that you deserve and more.”

gidget2Here is one of our long-term residents, Gidget. She has been in our system almost since we began (nearly three years) and we know in our hopeful hearts that it’s her turn to find her happy ending! This little brussels griffon mix has big, expressive ears, and the cutest little underbite that I’ve ever seen. Gidget can be wary and fearful of strangers, but she is making great strides at finding her confidence with people. Once she trusts you, she follows you around like a little shadow and wants nothing more than to be in your arms. Gidget is especially fearful of men, and we are working on helping her realize that ALL people have the potential to be her best friend.

Gidget recently went into a foster home with an amazing foster parent who has limitless compassion and patience. She has helped many of our other fearful dogs find their confidence and eventually their forever homes! We already miss Gidget here at our facility, but we know she is in great hands. We know every single day that passes brings Gidget one day closer to finding that forever home she deserves, and we will do anything we can to help her along the way. What Gidget needs most is someone with a compassionate heart who understands that this little girl’s behavior says, “You have to work to earn my trust and affection because I am so amazing that I can’t give it away to just ANYONE!” She wants a forever family just as amazing as she is, and we don’t blame her!

It’s easy to find a pet who will run to your arms within the first moment of meeting them, but to earn an amimal’s trust is one of the most rewarding things I have ever experienced. The love and appreciation they show you is unconditional and pure; it will always put a smile on your face even on days when life is a little bit gray.

Who knows, maybe someone reading this right now has been looking for that perfectly unique little baby to love and cherish. If Gidget’s cute little face, silly tongue, big ears and sweet, expressive eyes are pulling at your heartstrings, please give us a call at 206 557 4661.

DailyECPR : Gidget Still Awaits Her Happily Ever After

Adopt Me1.jpg Little Gidget is becoming a veteran here at ECPR, she has been with us a while! Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE having her around but it does pain us a little bit because although she has so many fans in our staff, we know that what she deserves most is a forever home and a mommy all her own.

Gidget is a bit shy when you first meet her, but that just makes earning her trust all the sweeter because once you have it little Gidget’s unique and boisterous personality comes out to play! She is a skilled acrobat, dancing in circles for a treat and tapping your leg with her paw when she wants “up” into your arms!

adopt-meGidget would do best with children sixteen and up only,  as she is not a huge fan of sudden movements all around her. She does wonderfully with cats, though, and other dogs as well. Gidget is fearful of men so she would truly love to be the apple of her new mama’s eye. With her adorable underbite, often sticking-out tongue and big expressive eyes, who can resist this little pumpkin? As much as we adore her here, we would most love to see how excited she will get when she realizes it’s finally her turn to get a forever home! If you think Gidget might the perfect little Princess for you, give us a call at 206 557 4661 to set up a time to come and meet this little darling.

DailyECPR : Beautiful Bettina

Adopt Me1.jpg Do you love huskies? Do you love boxers? You can have the best of both worlds – a husky / boxer mix! Beautiful Bettina has amazing eyes, a licky tongue, and a very exciting personality! Like a lot of huskies, Bettina is highly intelligent so she is hoping to find an adopter who can really work to keep her stimulated both physically and intellectually. One of our employees loves to call her “smart but naughty!” Bettina is currently being boarded in a wonderful place where she has lots of room to run around – but she does like to rile up the other dogs! (Naughty, naughty!)

adopt-meOnce this gorgeous gal gets a chance to run around and exhaust some of that high energy, Bettina is all about getting loved on! She loves being pet, and a nice brushing is always greeted with a wagging tail as well because she definitely has that husky coat!

Bettina’s main challenge is that she’s not too fond of other dogs but proper and consistent training will go a long way in helping her with her reactivity. Her ideal family would consider her their one and only (she wants to be spoiled!), have a very secure yard, older children only, and the willingness to further her training and help her be the best possible dog she can be! We may be a little bit bias, but we are convinced that her potential is infinite!

If you think your home might be the perfect match for Beautiful Bettina, give us a call at 206 557 4661!



DailyECPR : ZORRO the Wonder-Cat!

zorro1Meet the distinguished Mister Zorro! Zorro is a dashing twelve-year-old kitty who boasts a cute moo-cow pattern and a little goatee! This sweet gentleman exudes a sense of confidence and calm — no midnight zoomies for this seasoned guy! Nothing seems to phase him, and within a few hours of being in new surroundings, you might think he had been there his whole life! His favorite things to do are to give little kitty licks to his people and curl up on your lap. Zorro is also great with cats and dogs!
zorro2Zorro has diabetes, but don’t let that discourage you; he takes his insulin like a pro, and he even seems to recognize when it is time for it. He might be considered special needs, but he doesn’t think so. If you asked him, he would just leave it at he is special!
He would make the most wonderful kitty for virtually any home, his demeanor is quiet, calm, tolerant, and go-with-the-flow! If you’re looking for a fantastic cuddly new friend, Zorro is DEFINITELY your super-kitty!
Zorro is neutered, fully vetted, and microchipped. Call Emerald City Pet Rescue at 206-557-4661 to set up a time to come in and meet him!

Chewie and Mommas are Besties!



The “Cutest BFFs in the Playroom” award goes to….

ECPR’s Chewey and Mommas! They love to hang out with each other, they think all of these other dogs with their four working legs and lack of wheels are just plain odd. They are in their own little wheelie club together where they joyfully roll around, or, more often, joyfully relax together while they wait to find their forever homes!

cm2Chewey is a handsome 4-year old Chihuahua mix. After receiving surgery for a ruptured disc, Chewey has been using a wheelchair, but he doesn’t let that slow him down for a second as he makes the rounds visiting his favorite people! And c’mon, who doesn’t love a guy with his own set of wheels? He is charismatic, friendly, and very sweet but he does not get along so well with cats.

Meet Mommas! 4-year old Mommas is a fantastic dog that loves people and other dogs. Mommas has lived with children – and loved them, too! Mommas is looking for a loving home that can offer her stability and support as she adjusts to her new life on wheels. As with most dogs that lose their ability to use their back end, this is not slowing her down! Mommas still has a happy-go-lucky attitude and she is always eager for new adventures. Mommas will need an adopter who is willing and able to work with her special needs. Mommas likes cats too!

If you might have the perfect home for one of these two special babies, give us a call at 206 557 4661!