Special ECPR Announcement!

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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.

DailyECPR: Blueberry the Tan Doggy

It is almost summer time. The birds are chirping and the plants are growing. One favored summer activity is picking fresh berries such as blueberries right off the plant! Picking blueberries is fun, so why hasn’t anyone picked our little Blueberry to be their forever buddy?

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Blueberry is a senior dog with a loving disposition and a gentle nature. When Blueberry is with a human pal, he is an extremely mellow, laid back dog. He likes to be near his favored people. He looks up at them with wide curious eyes, his floppy ears slightly perked as he gives a little tail wag. If he is around a group of his human friends, he likes to check in with them all, looking up and expecting a head pat. But when confined and left alone, Blueberry becomes very agitated. Anxiety seizes him when he is forced to be confined in his kennel, away from any people. Blueberry suffers from separation anxiety.

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Separation anxiety can be debilitating for an animal to experience. Instead of living a carefree life, they are confronted with extreme anxiety, making life less wonderful. At Emerald City Pet Rescue, we want all our animals to be happy and healthy. In cases such as Blueberry’s, we work on training that will help him deal with his separation anxiety while problem solving solutions in which he is not put in situations which exaggerate his feelings of anxiety. For instance, during the afternoon, all the dogs go in their kennels for a break while some cleaning is done in the playroom. Blueberry though, spends his afternoon break napping on someone’s lap in one of the offices.

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Whoever adopts Blueberry will also need to work on creating an environment for him that doesn’t exaggerate his anxiety. Blueberry is open to be best forever buddies with all sorts of different folks. He just needs them to understand his dislike of confinement or being alone. Blueberry dreams of a friend who is retired and spend their days reading on comfy chairs or working in a garden where Blueberry can smell the flowers. Or he imagines spending his day with an office worker who can bring animals to their job. During lunch breaks they can take walks to a nearby park and watch the birds. Or maybe Blueberry can be adopted by a boutique owner who needs a store pooch (to keep an eye on any potential shop lifters! Blueberry is confident he can be ferocious if he needs to be). On days Blueberry is feeling especially fantastical, I’m sure he imagines even wilder potential forever people to spend his days with: Undercover spies who take him along on missions as a sidekick or glamorous celebrities in need of a cute doggy friend. Blueberry likes to spend time daydreaming about his future, but what he really wants now is to live his future!

Blueberry’s separation anxiety may need extra attention, but his charming and lovable personality easily compensates for his special needs. Blueberry is the type of friend everyone dreams of. He is loyal, loving and he only sees the best in anyone he meets.

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Blueberry’s favorite activity to do with a friend is to go on strolls. He has a laid back walking style. He likes to slowly lumber along our walking path, stopping here and there to smell the world. Blueberry has a special fondness for smelling all the amazing smells of the world. Some people live by the expression ‘follow your heart!’ But Blueberry would like to modify that expression to ‘Follow your nose!” Because to Blueberry, following your heart is following your nose. His heart tells him to be curious and to investigate the world! And his nose is his best investigative tool.

One thing that makes Blueberry such a good pal is the way he is so keen to just hangout and be supportive. On the worst day, someone could easily spill their heart to Blueberry. Blueberry would nuzzle up next to them and give them a comforting look. Adorable, wonderful Blueberry is ready to put his skills to use. He is ready for a forever home!