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Busy Lizzie’s Cat Feature

Annabelle was just interrupted from taking her nap -- after this photo, she went right back to her cat nap!
Annabelle was just interrupted from taking her nap — after this photo, she went right back to her cat nap!


By Lizzie Pitts Age 11

Hello there! The name’s Annabelle. I’m a 7-year-old gray tabby that enjoys hanging out, cuddling, and just about anything that involves being with you! In my previous home I wasn’t quite pleased with how my litter box was kept, but thankfully here at Seattle Humane everyone takes great care of me and I don’t mind using one now! It’s so nice to have a clean area to do my business!

I’m not a high maintenance kitty, but I am an FIV+ cat. It doesn’t really change who I am, and I don’t have any special needs – I just might be a little more likely to catch the common cold that goes around.

All the staff and volunteers here think I’m a complete love-bug! I like to be around people and will rule over my domain on a high perch. I enjoy being around people so much that I’m what some might call a social eater – I definitely like to eat when people are in the room.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go on! Email the Adoption Team at [email protected]. I think you’ll find that I’m well worth the trip!

Learn more about Annabelle!

Lizzie and Annabelle!
Lizzie loving on Annabelle from her favorite spot!

Enjoy this Summer with Your Pet!

Are you looking for a great hiking partner to accompany you on your every adventure? Meet Buddy, a 4-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei/Australian Cattle Dog mix full of energy to keep up with you!
Are you looking for a great hiking partner to accompany you on your every adventure? Meet Buddy, a 4-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei/Australian Cattle Dog mix full of energy to keep up with you!

With summer here, you might want to go exploring with your furry friend. Hiking is a great summer outdoor activity for you and your four-legged companion. In our area there are a lot of different places to go exploring, whether it’s a hike, going to a dog park or a casual walk around a park downtown.

If you’re looking for a great outdoor spot to spend your weekend, check out this link. Here you will find a list of many dog friendly options for any level of outdoor adventure you might have in mind.

Before you head out on your great adventure, be sure you are prepared! Here are a few tips to help make your trip a safe and pleasant experience for you and your furry friend.

  • It is important that your dog be properly trained. Not only for obedience but for fitness and endurance as well. Start out with small hikes and increase the distance based on your comfort level and that of your dog.
  • To avoid sickness, do not feed your dog right before you exercise or hike. Feed them afterward when they are rested.
  • Bring plenty of water and a bowl for your dog. This keeps them from becoming dehydrated and helps them stay energetic during the entire hike.
  • Make sure your dogs are microchipped and they have an updated tag on their collar. If for any reason your pet gets lost, tags and a microchip will increase the likelihood that they will be returned to you.
  • Before setting out into the wilderness, check your pet’s veterinary records and make sure his vaccinations are up-to-date.
  • Don’t forget to pack a first aid kit. Most injuries to dogs occur on the pads of their feet. Hiking can cause cut and scraps from rocks, sticks, thorns, ice, etc.
  • Carry plenty of poop bags and clean up after your pup to keep the trails clean.
  • Always keep your dog on a leash. Extending leashes are great for wide open spaces, but not on hiking trails.
  • Closely supervise your dog around children, other hikers and other dogs.

Enjoy a summer full of plenty outdoor activities with your furry friend! Is there a great location you love to take your dog? We would love to hear all about it!

Go Green!

Meet Obi, a 1-year-old Australian Cattle Dog/Shepherd mix who can't wait to charm your pants off!
Obi was adopted in April 2015!

With the 45th anniversary of Earth Day this Wednesday, we thought we could do our part by sharing some green pet care tips! Below are 5 ways that you can go green to help the environment and our furry four-legged friends.

1. Spot On

Should your furry friend leave a little mess on the floor, don’t reach for the bleach. Use vinegar instead. This environment-friendly liquid can act as an effective odor-remover and can kill mold and bacteria. Please keep in mind, though, that vinegar must be diluted correctly with water.

2. Make Pet Toys Out of Recyclable Materials

Instead of going out and buying new toys for your pet, get in touch with your creative side and craft your own. Using recyclable household materials such as old tennis balls, rope and socks, you can create a myriad of toys for your pets that can keep then entertained for hours. If your dog enjoys crinkly toys, try putting an empty plastic water bottle inside of an old sock – it’s sure to be a hit! Or if your cat loves cat nip (which what cat doesn’t?!) place cat nip inside of paper bag and it will keep your pet entertained for hours!

3. Bulk Up

Buy pet supplies in bulk or the largest available size. You’ll make fewer trips to the store and cut down on packaging to discard of. As an added bonus, it might even save you some money. Buying bulk food often times costs less!

Meet little Bear, a 4-year-old Miniature Dachshund mix who's full of spunk!
Bear was adopted in April 2015!

4. Grow Your Own Catnip

Your cat will love you for growing your own catnip! Just like humans, our pets deserve to eat the most natural, organic, and healthy foods. A green and low cost alternative to buying catnip, by growing your own your cat will be spared from pesticides or other potentially harmful chemicals or additives.

5. Adopt

Looking to add another pet to the family? Then adoption is the way to go! Not only is rescuing a pet from life in a shelter a great cause, it is also a great way to help the environment. Adoption is in essence recycling a pet that was at one time unwanted and will now be given a home. An inexpensive way to become a pet owner, adoption is a great way to go green while saving green.

If it’s the right time for you and your family to adopt, then come into Seattle Humane and adopt a hybrid! We have a lot of mixed breed dogs available for adoption! Come into SHS now through April 22nd, and you’ll receive $45 off all mixed breed dogs one year and up! Go green with Seattle Humane — adopt, don’t shop!

This curious little fellow is BJ, a 7-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix who's curious and playful.
This curious little fellow is BJ, a 7-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix who’s curious and playful.

Busy Lizzie’s Foster Feature

Pepper is a beautiful 12-year-old girl who has been in our care since last October. She’s currently living in a loving foster home, because she is highly stressed at the shelter.  Pepper enjoys being around people, but more as an observer. She’s a social, but quiet girl, who will welcome her friends and strangers alike with a simple head bump. You can win her over with a good under-the- chin scratch! This little lady isn’t demanding, but she is sensitive to change, and will need a perfectly kept powder room to keep her happy. Add some spice to your life and meet Pepper today!

Pepper is currently staying in one of our lovely foster care homes. If you would like to learn more or meet Pepper, please contact our adoption team at [email protected] or (425) 649-7563.

And, great news! Pepper will be featured at our Meow Mixer tomorrow night, come enjoy some snacks and wine while getting to know this sweet kitty!


Meet the gorgeous Pepper, a 12-year-old sweetheart ready to become your new best friend!
Pepper was adopted in December 2014!


By Lizzie Pitts, age 11

“Hi, I’m Pepper! I’m a big-hearted purrball that will leave you saying ‘awwww!’ When my foster parent, Beth, took me in I was kind of a big blob, but now I am trim, fit and ready for action!

Even though I am not shy, I would prefer a home with older children. But, other than that, I would take any home as long as it’s full of kind, loving people.

I like feathers, too. I will playfully bat at them with my paws, but what I really love is CATNIP!!!! Catnip makes me go kinda nuts. You can put it on my scratch post and prepare for me to go bananas!

I love to be around you. I will sit next to you on the couch, and if you want to watch your favorite TV show but don’t have anyone to watch it with- fear not! I will come to your aid and soon you will be cozy with me next to you.

I’m excited for a home to call my own. If I sound like a purrfect friend and kitty for you, please contact Seattle Humane’s adoption team at [email protected].”