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Pets on Film: Furry-Friend-Approved Movies to Keep You Warm & Cozy this Season

Autumn in the Pacific Northwest can be dark and dreary, but these pet-approved movies are sure to brighten your day — and your mood! by Diana Mivelli In the Pacific Northwest, it’s common to bemoan the short, rainy days that begin in October and drag through March…and April…and May. The gray consumes us but with…

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The Holidays Are Quickly Approaching: Are You Prepared to Keep Your Pets Safe?

The Holidays Are Quickly Approaching. Are You Prepared to Keep Your Pets Safe? By: Animal Emergency & Specialty (AES) — family-owned in Kirkland since 1980! As responsible pet owners, we tend to keep certain household routines to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our pets. The busy holiday season disrupts those routines as we…

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Aquascaping Styles: Fashionable Fish Tanks For Every Home

From Natural Style to Dutch and from Jungle to Paludarium, Tammy Dore of Olympia Pet Works introduces you to the most popular styles in fish tank aquascaping. By Tammy Dore, Olympia Pet Works I have written about aquascaping with plants, stone, and driftwood before. But I know that planning how to aquascape can become a little…

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Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home

Sometimes the right book comes into your life at the right time, and for me, that book was Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home.  Review by Tracy Campion Sometimes the right book comes into your life at the right time, and for me, that book was “Fetch.” Having just accompanied a senior pet…

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Goat Yoga: Connecting and Getting Centered at the Wobbly Ranch!

Meeting a very special three-legged goat changed Amanda Leone’s entire life – and now she’s helping other people connect with these gregarious creatures while they become more centered and healthy, too. Article by Tracy Campion & photos by Sunita Martini After Amanda met Trippy the goat, she was inspired to create a farm called “The…

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When to Worry: Is it More than Another Urinary Tract Infection?

How can you tell if your animal has a urinary tract infection — or if it’s time to worry?  by Krystal Harris, DVM, MS (Practice Limited to Oncology) Cancer of the urinary tract occurs in most mammals, including humans, dogs, cats, even sea lions. Symptoms of cancer affecting the urinary bladder or urethra can mimic…

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Connections: Ann Howie

For three decades, counselor Ann Howie has had a profound impact in the local community. Ann has been successfully integrating animals into her counseling practice since she began in 1987, but it’s not the direction that she had initially planned to take. “As I was finishing my master’s degree, I felt like there was nothing…

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Locally Owned Pet Place Market: Building Relationships

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, North Bend is home to Twedes Café (of Twin Peaks fame), breathtaking views, and a family-owned pet company that has stayed true to its roots for more than a decade. Pet Place Market is a cherished North Bend establishment with a staff that’s dedicated to helping people…

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Moveable Feast: Radiant Table Settings and Rekindled Traditions With Rosanna, Inc.

When you shop local, you’re putting your money where your heart is: Right back into our community. Supporting small, independent businesses directly supports local parks and recreation programs, schools, police, and fire departments, as the majority of the money spent at a local business stays local. Simply by purchasing locally, you’re keeping your taxes local,…

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Join Us for the 20th Annual Black Cat Ball!

Purrfect Pals’ Black Cat Ball is one of the most popular events in the Pacific Northwest!  This year’s Black Cat Ball will feature 500 items for sale in a silent and live auction, a champagne reception, and a delicious, gourmet, three-course vegetarian or vegan dinner including wine. The auction will feature items and experiences for…

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Four Haunted Hikes in Oregon You Can Take With Your Dog – If You Dare!

Oregon State is flush with verdant forests, sandy beaches, and thousands of miles of hiking trails that are suitable for people and their pups! Oregon is perfect for having an outdoor adventure with your dog – even (and perhaps for some, particularly!) when it’s “spooky.” Autumn is heralded in with earlier evenings, crisp air and…

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Keeping the Noses Wet and the Paws Dry!

Now that we’ve entered the final “Dog Days of Summer” and the kids have headed back to school, consider a new way to pamper your pooches. Check out Wet Noses Dry Paws (WNDP), Pierce County’s only indoor dog park! By Annette Lanker, Holy Cow Critters This favorite Puget Sound doggie destination features a daycare and…

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Join Us For Seattle Humane’s Glow in the Park!

Join nearly 1,000 animal lovers from the greater Puget sound area for Seattle Humane’s Glow in the Park on Saturday night, October 7!  Take a walk around Green Lake with your pup in glowing gear and help fundraise for the cats, dogs, and critters at Seattle Humane! This event features adoptable pets, great vendor booths…

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Mutual Rescue Awards $10,000 to Seattle Humane Honoring ‘Tracy & Jack’ Film

The National Initiative, Mutual Rescue™, released the film ‘Tracy & Jack’ earlier this year. The local stars of this film, which highlights their mutual rescue and healing, chose Seattle Humane as the recipient of this $10,000 grant.  The renowned animal welfare initiative Mutual Rescue teamed up with PetSmart Charities to award the $10,000 grant to Seattle…

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500 Homes. One Day: The Sixth Annual Statewide Shelter Open House October 7th

500 Homes. One Day. Join us for the sixth annual Statewide Shelter Open House on Saturday, October 7th.  Come meet your match at the 6th Annual Statewide Shelter Open House, hosted by Pawsitive Alliance. Over 30–and counting!–shelters in every region of the state are participating in this exciting event. If you’re looking to add to…

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