Seattle Area Pet Adoption: Cats, Dogs, More

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Looking to add to your family and give back to the Seattle community at the same time? Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter or organization. Local shelters in Seattle and environs have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting to be adopted.

About 6.5 million companion animals are surrendered to animal pounds each year nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only around half of all shelter animals are adopted each year, ASPCA data shows. On a search for your new companion? Consider beginning at a local rescue facility like

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Rover promises a network of ‘trusted sitters and dog walkers.’ That wasn’t enough to save these pets

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Morgan took what she thought were adequate steps to ensure her timid then 9-month-old poodle mix would be in good hands during an upcoming trip. She interviewed a Rover sitter and did a trial run — dropping Zorro and a friend’s dog off together with the sitter for the day. Zorro’s “temperament was good,” said Morgan, after picking up her dog, which made her feel comfortable enough to book the same sitter for a five-day trip.

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Adopt a ‘Heavy’ cat, a special needs dog with heart

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Thursday was quite the day for foodies, with National Lasagna Day, Chili Dog Day and Chicken Wing Day falling on the same day. If you weren’t aware such a day even existed, you’re not alone. We wouldn’t have known either, if not for the protestations of a certain resident of the Burlington County Animal Shelters. Heavy D had the date circled on his little kitty calendar, and was quite perturbed when he received his regular old cat food instead of a fancy feast. 

"I'm the lead singer, of course, but you can do backup vocals." -Heavy D.

If you missed the festivities, this food-motivated fellow would love to help you indulge. But keep it

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How to be a sustainable pet owner

Pets are amazing—they reduce anxiety and loneliness for so many people, especially during the past year or so of sporadic lockdowns and working from home. Last summer, one particular shelter saw a more than 30 percent increase in dog adoptions compared to 2019. But in an increasingly changing world when it comes to climate, there’s a lot to consider about an animal’s carbon pawprint.

“I like dogs and cats, and I’m definitely not recommending that people get rid of their pets or put them on a vegetarian diet, which would be unhealthy,” UCLA geography professor Gregory Okin, who authored

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CVAS: A ‘tail’ of love and second chances: The dog named Cat | Cvas

They call me Cat. Seriously. That’s what they named me.

The thing is, I’m a dog. Weird, right?

We first met at the animal shelter. I was there because my owner had passed away. That was a tough time in my life. I missed mom a lot, but the people at the shelter were nice. They told me every day they were going to find me a good home.

The first time I saw my new people, they looked in on me in my kennel and something tingled in my belly. I’m not one of those dogs who has “feelings”

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