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Meet Sugar Puff, the Latest Pawsitive Alliance #WhyNotMePets Starlet Featured on Q13 and JoeTV!

Pet Connection Magazine is partnering with Q13 Fox, JoeTV, and Pawsitive Alliance’s Why Not Me Pets campaign to help long-term homeless pets finally find loving families! This week’s #WhyNotMePets starlet is Sugar Puff, a gorgeous white kitty who can’t wait to meet you. Are you lucky enough to take her home? Check out her video…

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Connections: Mutual Rescue, Eric & Peety

Prescription For Love – and Life Six years ago, Eric O’Grey received some sobering advice from his doctor. Eric, who was 51 years old in 2010, tipped the scales at 330 pounds. His blood pressure was 160 over 100, he had type 2 diabetes, and he wore size 4 XL shirts. His doctor’s advice? Buy…

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Bellevue Fire to the Rescue!

Motley Zoo pups Reggie Mantle, Debra Tunney, and Archie Andrews gazed up at the three firefighters standing before them, shivering as a cold breeze swept into the fire station. But once they were warm and safe in the firefighters’ arms, their shivering subsided, replaced by smiles, snuggles, and their attempts at stealing kisses. Motley Zoo…

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Seahawks Kicker Steve Hauschka’s Holiday Wish: That Leroy Finds a Home!

Just two days after his game-saving field goal against the Atlanta Falcons, Steve Hauschka and his wife, Lindsey, hoped to help pull off another eleventh hour victory: Finding Leroy a home. Lindsey and Steve, dog lovers themselves, snuggled with Leroy on the hearth that was festively decorated for our upcoming holiday issue. Leroy, sitting between…

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Take the Fright Out of Halloween For Your Pets With Holy Cow Critters!

Annette Lanker, Holy Cow Critters As humans, we like Halloween to be a little scary, right? Well, Halloween can be downright frightening for our pets! It’s a very long day for our animals: Before the sun even sets, the littlest of the ghouls and goblins are knocking at our doors, gleefully yelling, “Trick or treat!”…

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Purrfect Pals’ 19th Annual Black Cat Ball Oct. 29

By Connie Gabelein Zero and Leuki Land Jack Skellington, Sally, Doctor Finklestein, Oogie Boogie, and Zero (The “Nightmare Before Christmas” Kittens) were born in June of 2015 and transferred to Purrfect Pals by a local shelter after test results showed they have the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). Our sanctuary is one of few which have…

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Connections: Julie Forbes

Julie Forbes has always been fascinated with behavior. When she was in high school, Julie read everything that she could about dogs and dog behavior. When she went to college, she studied Animal Science at the University of Vermont, graduating in 1999. “My classes included Dog Behavior and Training, Animal Welfare/Animals in Society, and Zoo…

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Haunted Hikes You Can Take With Your Dog – if You Dare

With thousands of miles of hiking trails, Washington is the perfect place to have 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 leaves, and eerie experiences. October is a time of goblins and ghouls, tricks and treats,…

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Barkoween Spooktacular October 15!

Join us for our first annual Barkoween Spooktacular at Wet Noses, Dry Paws on Saturday, October 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.! FREE Admission Dogs on Leash Welcome Pet Costume Contest Treats for Tricks Human Goodies & Adult Beverages Meet & Greet Adoptables PRIZES! Thank you to our sponsors, Dermatology Clinic For Animals, Mud Bay,…

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NWESC Holding Gelding Clinic Oct. 8

Northwest Equine Stewardship Center (NWESC) will be holding a Gelding Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 8. Space is limited to only 15 stallions and there’s still room for more horses, so please spread the word! This is NWESC’s second Gelding Clinic of 2016. Thanks to the generous support of the DJ&T Foundation, which was founded by Bob…

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Otis the Office Dog at ThurstonTalk

In a world where mainstream media floods us daily with negative stories that are meant to scare us and images that elevate the lowest criminal element of our society, it’s a refreshing change to come across a digital platform like ThurstonTalk.com. This local business has thrived by keeping their stories local and positive and by…

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WSU eliminate rabies program reaches 50,000 dog vaccinations this year, saving animal and human lives

By Laura Lockard, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine While not prevalent in the United States, more than 99 percent of the people infected with rabies worldwide get it from the bite of an unvaccinated dog. Washington State University believes it can prevent those infections. In 2016, to date WSU and their partners in the Serengeti…

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Buck Brannaman, the Horse Whisperer

Your horse is a mirror to your soul. Sometimes you might not like what you see. Sometimes you will.” –Buck Brannaman Buck Brannaman’s quiet, smooth voice, amplified by the microphone, rolled across the open arena like wind on the grasslands. It was sunny and hot; angry, swollen clouds gathered in the west and Buck, riding…

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Don’t Miss Seattle Humane’s Walk For the Animals Oct. 2!

Seattle Humane is a nonprofit animal welfare organization striving to provide the best care and services to both the animals and the people of our region. We offer pet adoptions, spay/neuter services to low-income pet owners, a pet food bank, and humane education for children of all ages. Seattle Humane believes that animal companionship should…

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Estate Planning for Your Pets: Pet Trusts

If you’re reading this article, it’s probably because you are dedicated to animals. And you’re very likely sharing your life with a special animal or – come on, admit it – several. Right? Estate planning. People aren’t always great about planning for their loved ones after they are gone. That is really who you are…

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