The Wheelies Whirl Toward Adventure

Right now at Emerald City Pet Rescue, we have three dogs with sweet sets of wheels. These dogs are:

Chewey the charmer!….

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…Mommas the love bug!….

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…and Walter the sweet mischief maker!

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Chewey, Mommas and Walter all suffered injuries prior to arriving to ECPR which left their back legs paralyzed. At one point in their life, they could frolic and play the way most dogs do, so the loss of their mobility must have been a shock and heartache for them. But these three little wheelies are resilient, strong and full of joy despite their injuries. They don’t let their lack of normal mobility get in their way of exploring the world. Just yesterday, the three buddies went on a walk together. They had the grandest time!

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Although Chewey may not be able to mark the way most dogs do (our wheelie dogs need help with bladder expressions), Chewey is still quite interested in smelling trees. He is probably thinking, “Someday, when I learn to walk again, I’ll come back to this very spot and mark this tree as mine!”

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Chewey’s dream is not all that farfetched. Mommas, Chewey and Walter all get daily physical therapy. Before Walter arrived at the ECPR facility, the vet clinic he stayed with helped him make amazing progress with walking. He now takes steps on his own and is well on his way to walking again. Chewey has been getting physical therapy since arriving and he has also made impressive progress. He also has taken steps on his own and is learning to walk again! Mommas hasn’t had quite the same success with walking. She still gets daily physical therapy which her doctor says is a help to her regardless if she learns to walk again because it will help her muscles not atrophy. Mommas may not be achieving the same success with walking, but she has lots of success with being lovable and wonderful.

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During their walk, the three pals ran into another pal! Fellow ECPR dog Echo who was on his own walk. The friends converged and the sniffing and tail wagging commenced!

After Chewey, Mommas and Walter’s meeting with Echo, more excitement rolled their way! The three wheeled friends politely stepped aside as another set of wheels passed by. They looked at the strange contraption curiously, comparing their own set of wheels to that of the smiling stranger’s.

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The air was crisp but the sun was shining for their walk. The three dogs loved the feel of the sun warming their fur. It gave them each an extra jaunty skip to their step.

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Mommas and Chewey have been at the rescue longer than Walter. Mommas and Chewey immediately gravitated toward each other and are great friends. They love to share a pillow or a sunspot in the playroom. They have their own cool kid clique that few can penetrate. But Walter, with his sweet, goofy joy, is winning over the two friends and fitting right into their crew.

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It is more difficult for special needs dogs to find their forever home. But all three of these dogs are so lovable and so inspiring. They have wonderful and unique personalities. The ECPR crew has no doubt they will charm their way into a forever home soon. Right now they are wheeling their way toward adventures such as sunny day walks. But their greatest adventure has yet to come…the adventure of forever in their forever home!

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!

 

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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

Meet Hefner the Bunny!

Here at Emerald City Pet Rescue, we have more than just cats and dogs for adoption. We’d love to highlight a very special little guy with us right now, Mister Hefner the bunny!

Hefner is a one-year-old English Spot. He would absolutely love a quiet home where he can explore the wonders of the inside to his heart’s content, and take his sweet time getting to know his people and surroundings.

Hefner was surrendered to Emerald City Pet Rescue along with his buddy, Holly, but they are not required to be adopted together. (However, they are quite a cute duo!).

Previous Rabbit Ownership Experience Required in order to take this little guy home with you, as rabbits require unique nutrition and care.

Hefner is fully vetted, neutered, microchipped, and available for adoption in the Seattle area. Call Emerald City Pet Rescue at 206-557-4661 to meet Hefner!

DailyECPR : We Love Lincoln!

Lincoln2.jpgWe are pleased to introduce you to….. Lincoln!

Five-Year-Old Lincoln came all the way from Soi Dogs in Thailand to join the ECPR Family! Cuddly, friendly Lincoln has quickly become a staff favorite. Lincoln is a sweet, well-socialized fella, who makes the funniest noises when he’s trying to communicate with you.

Lincoln is very treat-motivated and learns quickly. He is very good at communicating with other dogs, though he can be impatient with them from time to time so Lincoln would prefer a home with either senior or mellow dogs (or, ideally, the only dog in the home so as to have the spotlight all to himself!) Lincoln is looking for an active family that will take him on daily hikes and adventures where he can show off his amazing walking skills! Lincoln needs a cat-free home, and because he can be vocal, apartments and condos are not for him, either. Because of his past, Lincoln would do best in a home with a fenced yard to prevent him from escaping, he needs to be 100% leashed.

LincolnLincoln would prefer a home with people 12 years old and older. A lot of training will be required for Lincoln, so experienced adopters who can provide him with these opportunities are ideal for him. Are you the right match for this international super-dog? Give us a call at 206 557 4661

Lincoln is fully vetted, neutered, and microchipped.

DailyECPR : Iggie is ig-tastic!

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Meet Mr. Iggie, the ig-tastic chi-pom!!!

This 11-year-old Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix has made the trek from California in search for his forever digs in the Seattle area. Iggie weighs about 4 pounds; yes, 4 pounds! He is an adorable little man with an easy-going demeanor and a sweet personality. He adores people and enjoys happily trotting around for his afternoon walk. When he’s not sleeping (which is most of the time), this cuddle bug is happily lazing on the lap of anyone who wants some Iggie love! Due to his tiny size and medical considerations (including cataracts), Iggie would do best in a home with no boisterous young children or energetic dogs who may not respect his space.

Iggie is currently in a foster home being a lap-tastic little mini. He is fully vetted, neutered and microchipped.

If you live in the Seattle area and would like to meet this cutie-pie, please give us a call at 206 557 4661