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Pet of the Week - May 16, 2011

  • Written by Homeward Pet Adoption Center

P0WBob2_2Bob is thrilled to be the featured pet this week, because he needs a little help spreading the word. This handsome boy needs to find a home and he’s ready to go!

Bob’s story as we know it begins in the Yakima Valley as a stray. Somehow, he became separated from his former home and was never claimed. Soon, he made his way to Homeward Pet where he currently resides. He has an outgoing personality that he uses to his advantage, in hopes of winning someone over.

Sitting on his doggy cot in unique fashion, he keeps a keen eye on the door. When visitors approach, he’ll scamper to the front of his kennel and perform his trademark 360 degree twirl. Who can resist that?

Two-year-old Bob came to us with an old leg injury. Although healed, it causes him to walk with a different gait. Surgical repair isn’t an option, and that’s just fine with him. He uses his leg as he needs it and without pain. We think this is the reason he keeps getting passed over, but he wants everyone to know that he is just as able as any other dog. He’s happy to demonstrate it, too.

We call Bob "King of the Little Dogs." He surely believes he is, and although he is only 16 pounds, he has the mentality of a much larger dog. He wants to be out and about, socializing and exploring to his heart’s content.

The lap dog lifestyle isn’t for him, although he would really appreciate a cozy spot, right next to his favorite person at day’s end.

Bob is good with other dogs and will chase cats for fun. He has no malice for them, but rather sees the felines as an opportunity to stir up some entertainment. He is not accustomed to young children and would feel most comfortable with children who are over the age of 10 years old.

Bob has plenty of energy for long walks and other outdoor pursuits. He’s the type of dog who enjoys meeting new people and learning new tricks. He really is a fantastic dog who needs a second chance in life. All he needs is to meet the right person. Is it you?

With as many as 50 dogs and cats available at any given time and over 1,000 animals adopted out annually, Homeward Pet Adoption Center is one of the largest no-kill nonprofit companion animal shelters in the state.  All of the animals receive full medical and behavioral evaluations and our adoption staff is adept at working with people to ensure their new family member’s successful transition into a permanent, loving home.

If you are not ready to adopt but would like to help care for our homeless animals by volunteering, go to

Homeward is located in the north side of the Clearwater Spa Building at 18800 Woodinville-Snohomish Road. Adoption hours are Wednesday through Friday from 2-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12-6 p.m. Contact us at (425) 488-4444 or on the web at

www.homewardpet.org/volunteer.www.homewardpet.org/adoptme.

Pet of the Week - May 9, 2011

  • Written by Homeward Pet Adoption Center
Mason_and_Dixon_POWThese two fine-looking brothers stop people in their tracks when they see them.

They are quite handsome and they definitely know it! Not that they are conceited — just self-confident.

Mason is a lighter orange buff color; his 4-year-old brother Dixon is bright orange and white.

They came to us because they came from a neglectful home and deserve so much better.

Getting a pair of cats who already know and like each other is a great way to go. While you’re away at work, they will have each other to play with. They will groom each other and keep each other warm.

When you get home you will have twice as much fun kitty time.

Come on in and meet the boys and hold onto your heart because they will be ready to steal it!

With as many as 50 dogs and cats available at any given time and over 1,300 animals adopted out annually, Homeward Pet Adoption Center is one of the largest no-kill nonprofit companion animal shelters in the state.  All of the animals receive full medical and behavioral evaluations and our adoption staff is adept at working with people to ensure their new family member’s successful transition into a permanent, loving home.

If you are not ready to adopt but would like to help care for our homeless animals by volunteering, go to www.homewardpet.org/volunteer.

Homeward is located in the north side of the Clearwater Spa Building at 18800 Woodinville-Snohomish Road.

Adoption hours are Wednesday through Friday from 2-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12-6 p.m.

Contact us at (425) 488-4444 or on the web at www.homewardpet.org/adoptme.

Pet of the Week - May 2, 2011

  • Written by Homeward Pet Adoption Center
Tessi_1Meet Tessi! She’s a special dog who’s looking for a special owner. Our 10- month-old darling came to Homeward with two of her siblings after they were found abandoned in the Yakima Valley area. Upon arrival, it was clear that Tessi needed socialization and attention that she had previously been deprived of. She has spent most of her youth in a loving foster home being spoiled and learning about all the great things this world has to offer a dog. Although sometimes timid, Tessi has made great progress when it comes to meeting new people and being introduced to new situations.

Tessi is learning to enjoy new things every day, such as car rides, daily walks and romping in the yard with her dog friends. She is accustomed to having a fenced yard and will require one in her new home. This will allow her to get out and really stretch her legs on a regular basis. She’s not ready for dog parks yet but could be a future candidate with the right training and socialization. Tessi needs someone who is dedicated to putting in work in this area so she can reach her full potential.

Although still growing, she is approaching her adult size. She’ll be a medium sized girl, weighing in the neighborhood of 55 pounds.

Being a border collie mix, she exhibits some classic traits. She’s super sweet, inquisitive and eager to please. Tessi is also a very clever dog who learns fast and follows direction well. She needs to slowly acclimate to children, so it’s best that she finds a home with older kids and adults at this time. She is feline friendly and would really enjoy sharing a home with a confident dog who can serve as a mentor. Tessi is a loving and happy dog who has made great strides, but she needs to find her forever person soon. She’s longs for the day she can call someone her very own, for all time. Won’t you consider making her your next dog?

Although Tessi currently resides in a foster home, meet and greets can be arranged for qualified applicants upon request. Please visit our website www.homewardpet.org to access an adoption application and to learn more about our adoption process.

If you are not ready to adopt but would like to help care for our homeless animals by volunteering, go to www.homewardpet.org/volunteer.

Homeward is located in the north side at 18800 Woodinville-Snohomish Road. Adoption hours are Wednesday through Friday from 2-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12-6 p.m. Contact us at (425) 488-4444 or on the web at www.homewardpet.org/adoptme.