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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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PAWS Takes in Homeless Dogs in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

The human and animal victims of this year’s storm season continue to struggle, but the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has stepped up to save dozens of more dogs that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey — and you can help them save even more lives.  Since it first made landfall at Rockport, Texas on August…

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One Million Dogs…And Counting: WSU Rabies Vaccination Teams Make Profound Impact in East Africa

Working with African governments and building on international and local partnerships, Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health is developing the next strategies for the elimination of rabies as a human health threat. By Laura Lockard, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine In 2017, WSU and partners in the Serengeti Health Initiative…

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Do Some Doggone Good For Seattle Humane!

Join Us at Lagunitas’ Seattle Taproom for a Seattle Humane Adoption Event With Barkbox and Lagunitas Schwag!  Lagunitas Brewing is partnering with Seattle Humane on Thursday, September 28 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for a not-to-miss adoption event! Seattle Humane will bring adoptable dogs and their Max Mobile Adoption center with adoptable cats on…

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The Evolution of Pets in Divorce

Many of us consider our pets to be a part of the family. When pet owners divorce, however, they soon find out that their furry loved ones are legally classified as property.  By Brent Bohan, Attorney at McKinley Irvin Family Law Many of us consider our pets to be a part of the family. When…

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The Fast and the Furriest: Two Best Friends. One Epic Road Trip.

6 days. 5 nights. 3,000 miles. 2 best friends. 1 epic road trip.  By Tracy Campion Packing at the Farmhouse Ah…there’s nothing like an epic road trip with your canine co-pilot. As dusk fell on an early May evening, I slowly packed the Jeep for our journey from Kirkland to Southern California. Jack and I…

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Connections: Educator Jennie Warmouth

Educator Jennie Warmouth is helping students learn about animal welfare and how to connect with animals, one child and one lesson at a time.  When educator Jennie Warmouth was a child, she saw Ivan the Gorilla, a famous Washington State primate who lived in social isolation for much of his life. “He was inside of…

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Book Review: Walking With Peety

Walking With Peety is a candid story of life, love, second chances, and how animals and people mutually rescue one another.  By Tracy Campion It’s not often that I pick up a book and don’t want to put it down again, but that’s exactly what happened when I started reading Walking With Peety. Excepting the breaks…

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Breaking Mews: Purrfect Pals is Holding Two Kitten Adoption Events!

Do You Have Room in Your Heart and Home for Kittens? Purrfect Pals volunteers and a hoard of kittens (and adult cats, too!) will be waiting to meet you tomorrow, Saturday, September 9th, at TWO adoption events! Come see them at Issaquah Petco (10am-4pm) and/or Sammamish Petco (10am-3pm) and let them introduce you to your purrfect furry match (or…

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Freedom Tails: Second Chances, Compassion, and Connections Behind Bars

A prison program in Washington State is making a world of difference for inmates and dogs alike.  Aberdeen, Washington, is nestled at the mouth of two rivers and is locally known as the “Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula.” Located 109 miles west of Seattle, the tiny town is also the heart of a thriving program…

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Washington Organizations Step up to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The first major hurricane to hit the United States since Wilma in 2005 has left a swath of destruction in its wake — and Washington State animal organizations are stepping up to help.  Since it first made landfall at Rockport, Texas on August 25, Hurricane Harvey has caused catastrophic flooding, dumping more than 40 inches…

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