January Dog of the Month – Skylar!

skylar_PF1.jpgOur Pets of the Month are often animals that have been in our rescue for a long time, still searching for their forever home. Have you met the ADORABLE Mister Skylar? He’s a six-year-old, 17lb Yorkie mix with a BIG personality!

This energetic guy is super smart! He’s mastered tricks such as “sit”, “down”, and “high five” but he can’t wait for his new family to teach him even more! We’re not kidding, this guy LOVES to get his learn on! He’s all about one-on-one time with his favorite humans and snacking on stinky treats.

Skylar loves to run, or as we call it, “do zoomies” where he darts back and forth with his tongue out and a goofy grin on his silly face. Belly rubs are also one of his favorite things once he gets to know and trust you!

Skylar is looking for a home that can provide him with lots of physical and mental stimulation. He’s got no beef with cats, but he would do best as the only dog. Trust us, he’s got enough love, curiosity, and energy to keep his family entertained all by himself!

If this guy sounds like he may be just what you’re looking for, give us a call at 206 557 4661.

ECPR Visits Providence House for Paw-liday Party!

BL1.jpg For the past year and a half, Emerald City Pet Rescue pays a monthly visit to Providence Vincent House (Senior Center) near Pike Place Market. We take a few rescue pets with us each time that we feel will do well in that environment, and today, we brought Benji and Lizzie,  a bonded pair of adorable, adoptable senior dachshunds who are excited to find their forever home soon! They were a hit! They wore ADORABLE Holiday sweaters, they visited with all of the seniors, and they received lots of treats and snuggles. Our ambassador pups, Peaches, Lily, and Scout were also charmers as usual.

P5.jpg This year, Providence House decorated their event room for the Paw-lidays, and they took up a collection among their residents to provide us with donation money as well as some toys for the pups! We are so grateful for their support! Events like these are pure positivity for the seniors, and it brings us joy as well to be able to share the happiness of our wonderful rescue animals with others.

A special shout-out and Thank You goes out to Providence House for the kind and wonderful donations, you all really brightened our day! We look forward to continuing our monthly visits with you all in 2019!

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Roller Derby Donates to ECPR!

Last Saturday, December 15th, 2018, the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Roller Derby had a Bout in Monroe, Washington. One of our ECPR employees, Animal Caregiver Dom is on the derby team and arranged for a fundraiser to help our pets! People brought in beds, blankets, toys, and other items to help keep the pups healthy, warm and happy during this rainy winter season.

We were able to be there as well with a few ambassador pups to help represent the rescue and bring some smiles to the faces of the competitors as well as their friends and family.

We want to express our gratitude to everyone who donated, we very much appreciate all of the awesome donations, and we know the animals appreciate them, too!

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November Pets of the Month

We have many wonderful pets available for adoption here at Emerald City Pet Rescue! We have large, active dogs eager to find families to take them on lots of hikes and runs, we have small, senior dogs looking for a couch to snuggle up on, we have mischevious kittens, and older, refined cats for the more mellow household. We even have bunnies, and sometimes guinea pigs for the small pet enthusiasts!

Sometimes, some of these wonderful pets end up staying with us for a while as we work toward finding their families, and they need a little extra boost out here in the digital world. Each month, we pick a special dog, cat, and critter (if they are available for adoption at the time) to highlight as our Pets of the Month! If you are not in a position to adopt or foster, we encourage you to share these pets with your friends and family. You never know when the right match will find them!

Geoffrey.jpgMeet Geoffrey! Six-year-old Geoffrey, a Shephard/Lab mix,  is a ball-fetching, people-cuddling boy who loves treats so much he’ll even sit for them on command. Good with dogs and people who love tossing toys and outdoor adventures, Geoffrey would benefit from a family that likes to play as much as he does. If your idea of a perfect day is a romp in the park and a snuggle on the sofa, your perfect dog may be Geoffrey!

Geoffrey is good with other pups and dog-savvy older kids but needs a cat-free and critter-free home. Geoffrey is fully vetted and microchipped.

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


Tiki.jpgWe’re in love with Tiki! She’s an eight-year-old Siamese (if you please!) who will quickly steal your heart! One look into Tiki’s big blue eyes and you can tell she has seen many things in her life! This sweet and wise lady is very gentle and always up for human love. It’s not uncommon to see staff and volunteers ooing and ahhing over Tiki while she soaks up the attention. Tiki enjoys roaming around our cat room and seeks out bits of sunshine to warm her fur. If you’re looking for a couch companion to cuddle and adore, then Tiki may be your gal!

Tiki is microchipped and fully vetted.

Some of our felines are offsite or in foster, so if you are interested in meeting them, please call Emerald City Pet Rescue at 206-557-4661.

Yogi Berra Wants To Play a LOT of Fetch!

Y3 2.jpgAll of the animals here at Emerald City Pet Rescue are special, but Yogi Berra has really impressed us all. This sweet boy came to us with extreme anxiety, allergies, and a lot of fear. Being in a busy environment with a lot of other rescue dogs helps a lot of dogs come out of their shell, but the environment wasn’t ideal for Yogi so one of our amazing Animal Care Specialists took him home to foster. It was there in foster that Yogi really blossomed! He settled into the routine at his foster home, got along with the other dogs there, and with the added benefit of a stable home-environment, Yogi learned to trust and be brave. We were all so excited when he recently reached enough confidence to be ready for adoption!Y2 2.jpg

We don’t just rescue animals here at ECPR; we give them our love and complete devotion. It can be heartbreaking when an animal comes to us fearful and unsure, but the resiliency of animals to overcome their pasts always continues to amaze us. Yogi came to us crying, and now he greets us with a wag in his tail and his goofy tongue hanging out of his mouth! Special thanks to miracle worker Julie who devoted herself to him so patiently in foster. Because of her, Yogi now sees humans as safe, loving, and treat-giving!

Yogi is a smart guy who excels at learning commands. Not only has he mastered “sit” and “down”, but he also knows “give paw” and “ball!” Did we mention how much Yogi LOVES his ball?! REALLY loves it. Carries it around in his mouth like it’s his baby. It’s the cutest thing ever!

Although Yogi has come a very long way, he will need a forever home that can continue to be patient with him and provide him with ongoing positive-based training. He would thrive best in a cat-free, child-free home. Although he gets along with other dogs, he doesn’t like every dog so a home with other dogs will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you’re a compassionate person who can’t resist a cute, goofy face, big clumsy dog hugs, and endless games of fetch, Yogi may be the guy you’ve been looking for!

If you’d like to meet Yogi and you live in or near the Seattle area, give us a call at 206-557-4661

Chewie and Mommas are Besties!

 

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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!

Mischevious Thelma Wants a Home!

thelma1Meet Thelma, a VERY SPECIAL dog who came to us from SOI dogs all the way from Thailand!

Thelma is a ridiculous, goofy, ball of sillyness. She is an explorer and loves to sniff around in the woods. She has a fair amount of energy and she is always smiling. She is an accomplished climber and she is smart enough to open doors of varying styles. She has prey drive towards cats, but also does well with small dogs. She is incredibly playful with other dogs, but sometimes her excitement gets the best of her- she comes on very strong. She has alright leash walking skills and she is a fast learner. The leadership program is really starting to show results with her, she is learning to sit for pets instead of head butting you. She would be a good dog for kids with her happy, playful attitude.

thelma2Thelma is truly wonderful she but does require a very experienced new family due to her high intelligence and her past as a savvy street dog.

If you are in the Seattle area and you think you may have the confidence and willingness to make this wonderful girl a part of your family, give us a call at 206 557 4661