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Happy Families Friday!

As some of you may know, Families Friday started out on our Facebook page where everyone got to share all of their happy adoption stories. We’ve received an overwhelming amount of great stories and wanted to be able to compile them all in one area for everyone to enjoy — so here you go! Read and enjoy all of our Families Friday stories weekly on our blog!

Thank you to all of the wonderful pet parents out there who have sent in their family story. If you have a great adoption story you want featured, email [email protected] or post to our Facebook page!

Liz (video): To those of you who thought only dogs did this, this is only a part of my daily “Greet and Groom” from my Ollivander (formally Pekoe) when I get home from work every day. We adopted him from Seattle Humane last Easter and are so incredibly grateful for everything you all do. Can’t wait to get home to this lovable guy every day!

Christine Rohaly
Kaia enjoying her new home!

Christine: Can’t thank you enough Seattle Humane for helping to bring this angel into my life! Kaia (formerly Judy) came to me at 9-weeks-old – she’s almost 13 weeks now and I honestly can’t imagine life without her snuggles and puppy kisses.
I want to thank the wonderful foster families at Seattle Humane, especially the one that housed my baby until she was old enough to come home with me.
Keep up the amazing work!

Terry: Romeo has made himself at home!

Romeo in the comfort of his new home.
Romeo in the comfort of his new home.


Erin and her two cuddle buddies!
Erin and her two cuddle buddies!

Erin: Exactly 1 year ago we adopted two brothers, then just 10 weeks old. Now they are a full grown, very vocal, bonded pair of lap cats. They made our little family complete!

Becca: After warming up rather quickly, big sister Nala is checking out brand new little sister Mango from the top of her “cracker chair.” Thank you, Seattle Humane, for helping us add to our little fur family twice in two years. You’re the best, and these are two happy fur babies!

Two fast friends!
Two fast friends, Nala and Mango!


Piper -- safety first!
Piper — safety first!

Tina: Thank you Seattle Humane for our Piper! We adopted her last August when she was 8-weeks-old. She has had a fun summer camping, swimming and even boating. And even though she has chewed 6 pairs of flip flops this summer, we just love her!

Melissa: We adopted Dakota almost 6 years ago and we just wanted to show you what a lifetime commitment looks like. He has 2 canine siblings now along with his human sister and although he’s getting old and slowing down, we will love him until his last day. Thank you for giving us this amazing boy. Entering his golden years now and happy and as loved as he could possibly be. Adoption is for life.

right at home!
Dakota just right at home!


Little miss Gabby, so content in her blanket!
Little miss Gabby, so content in her blanket!

Johanna: We adopted Gabby on June 6th and love having her in our lives! Definitely a spoiled little girl!

Amy (video): Thank you for helping us find Murphy today! His purring on the way home told us we all made the right choice today!

A’mee: Two years ago, we brought handsome Pemba home from Seattle Humane. As you can see, he’s still quite the love! Although he has one less leg than he had when he came home with us (due to cancer), he’s a healthy, active and incredibly affectionate cat. Thank you for all you do!

Looks to be in complete bliss!
Pemba loving on his human companions!



Sarah Breece
Sweet little Zeva enjoying a little site seeing!

Sarah: This is my sweet Zeva that we got from you guys 2.5 years ago. Thank you for the best running partner ever. She’s extremely intelligent and has been a true companion for my husband and myself. When she’s out running, she is in her element. Thanks again. We love her!

Heather: I saw Finnegan on the Seattle Humane website last October and it was love at first sight. The wonderful people at Seattle Humane took this sweet boy in after his leg had been broken and he was surrendered by his owner. Despite being an older gentleman and now a tripod kitty, Finn loves to play with his toys and jump on the windowsill to watch the bunnies outside. He has a big personality and makes us laugh every day! Thank you Seattle Humane for all that you do!

Definitely one kitty who deserves this much love!
Finnegan is definitely one kitty who deserves this much love!


This special pup enjoys the finer things in life!
Joxer enjoys the finer things in life!

Christi: This is my buddy Joxer that I adopted from you guys in April, he was nine pounds at the time and he’s already almost forty now… we love him, and are so thankful he’s a Peek now and will always be one!!


Lauren Michelle Stovall
Handsome Jack watching all the activity at home!

Lauren: We adopted our handsome Jack three years ago and he makes us all so happy! I love when he makes biscuits on my face while I try to sleep, his rough kisses in the morning and how he likes to follow people around the house. He’s such a sweet goofball, he always cracks me up! Our family would not be complete without Jack.


This little kitty couldn't be more content!
Sweet little Fredrick couldn’t be more content!

Brooke: My sweet boy Fredrick Vonn adopted him in October this past year! Fits right into the family!

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!

Bunny Pet Tips

Lilly is an adorable 6-year-old bouncy girl who can't wait to meet you!
Lilly was adopted in April 2015!

Every Easter, adorable baby rabbits, chicks and ducklings are given as gifts. Sadly, many are often abandoned or admitted to shelters when the holiday is over. This Easter, you have a chance to make an important contribution to your children’s education by teaching them that adding a pet to the family is a big responsibility.

If you’re ready to add a little bunny foo-foo into your family, take a look at this quick list of helpful bunny tips.

  • Rabbits will need daily care. If they aren’t handled gently and often, they may not be comfortable with being picked up and cuddled. Be sure to give them plenty daily socialization.
  • They LOVE the company of other rabbits. If you have a bunny, consider getting them a companion. Plus, two is better than one!
  • Rabbits are intelligent and curious, and consequently a bored rabbit can be a destructive and unhappy rabbit. Digging and chewing are among their favorite pastimes, so whether inside a cage or out, your rabbit needs plenty of toys to keep them busy.
  • Your rabbit won’t be picky on the type of toy you get them, they don’t have to be extravagant or even expensive. All they need is something simple to keep them entertained – and since they love to chew, be sure to give them plenty of things to chew on. For example, wooden blocks are great!

    You don't want to miss out on meeting Heisenberg, an adorable 4-month-old bunny!
    Heisenberg was adopted April 2015!
  • Rabbits thrive on exercise. Along with their love for toys, they also enjoy crawling under and over, climbing on top of things and hopping off and digging and chewing on anything. Make sure to have plenty of things inside their cage that they can crawl into or jump on top of – it will make your bunny happy! Also, be sure to let your rabbit out of the cage and explore the house. Not only will they get exercise, but they can also enjoy socializing with you. Be sure to let them out during a time you are able to supervise them though so they don’t get into anything they shouldn’t.
  • Rabbits have a fairly delicate digestive system; to obtain necessary nutrient, they must be fed a varied diet.
  • They prefer a gentle, quiet environment. If your house is full of chaos and rowdy pets, it might not be the best time to introduce a bunny to your family.
  • Rabbits can be taught to use a litter box, and if they’re spayed or neutered, they are much more willing to cooperate and learn new skills.
  • To keep your rabbit safe from predators along with controlling the temperature of their environment it’s important to keep them inside.
Meet Jon Snow, a 4-month-old bunny with lots of love to share!
Jon Snow was adopted April 2015!

If your family is ready to add a new family member this Easter, come down to the Seattle Humane Society at 13212 SE Eastgate Way in Bellevue, where our experienced adoption counselors will help you find the pet that’s just right for you. The Seattle Humane Society has wonderful bunnies, dogs, cats, and other critters who can’t wait to be part of your family!

We are open on Easter from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rabbits make wonderful household pets. They’re affectionate, playful, social, and can even learn tricks! Bunny care fits into most work schedules as they are most active in the mornings and evenings and sleep through the day and night. Bunnies require a responsible owner who will provide them with a special diet and sensitivity to their bunny-specific needs. In return for your love and care, you’ll be rewarded with a bounty of bunny love!

Visit us online at seattlehumane.org to see our adoptable pets and learn how to be a responsible pet owner.

Meet Artie, a 4-month-old ready to hop her way into your heart!
Artie was adopted in April 2015!

Busy Lizzie’s Foster Feature: Lula

Meet Lula, an adorable 12-year-old Siamese ready to be your best friend!
Meet Lula, an adorable 12-year-old Siamese ready to be your best friend!

This week Lizzie is featuring the fabulous Lula. Busy Lizzie has gotten to know this special kitty and is now sharing her story with you.

She’s currently living it up in a foster home, but it’s easy to set up a time to meet her! If you are interested in meeting Lula, please contact our Adoption Team at 425-649-7563 or [email protected].

AND Lula is part of our 30 First Dates adoption promotion. We have picked a few of our fancy felines to take part in this free 30-day adoption trial which includes all of the food and supplies during their stay with you. If after 30 days they’re still a purrfect match, then the adoption fee is only $25!


By Lizzie Pitts, Age 11

Lula and Lizzie enjoying some quality time and under the chin scratches.
Lula and Lizzie enjoying some quality time and under the chin scratches.

Hi there, my name is Lula and people call me a superhero. I’m super-friendly, super-talkative, and super-cuddly! I love to sit on your lap the whole night, just enjoying your company. I may just be the cutest 12-year-old Siamese around, but I have a secret. Shh, don’t tell anyone! I have a diet that I have to follow in order to lose a little of my winter coat (I may have eaten one too many Christmas sugar cookies — oops!) It’s no big deal though, I know for a fact that I’m not the only one!

I enjoy people who have a lot of time to spend with me since I love people! Because I have such a strong love for people, I would prefer to be the only pet in the house since I tend to get a little jealous and territorial when other cats are around.

Besides my love for people, I also LOVE toys! I especially like string toys that hang from doorknobs. My awesome foster parent Lisa says I am VERY playful for being twelve – I just like to have fun!

So that’s me in a nutshell! If you’re looking for a kitty who is pretty, playful, and positively adorable then email the Adoption Team at [email protected] to set up a time to meet me at the Seattle Humane Society — you’ll be glad you did!

Westminster Annual Show!

The Westminster Kennel Club is hosting its 139th annual show in New York City on Feb. 16-17, featuring 192 different breeds. With a whopping 2,711 entries, it’s standing as the second-longest continuously-held sporting event in the country, just right behind the Kentucky Derby.

This iconic dog show is hosting many different varieties of breeds from Golden Retrievers to a White Bull Terrier. Since 1877 this has been a treasured show for many competitors and dog lovers. Check out all the live action on Feb. 16 and 17!

At Seattle Humane, we love dogs in every shape, size, age, breed and background. We mean it when we say we’ve got someone for everyone!

In honor of the Westminster Kennel Club’s annual show, we thought we would show off a few of our happy four-legged friends who are available for adoption today.

Check out these perfectly adorable pups:

Apollo was adopted in Feb. 2015 by a loving new family!

Check out this show stopper, Apollo who has won the hearts of many staff, volunteers and guests alike. He’s an American Bulldog named after a Greek God because of his magnificent presence and big, handsome stature. Despite his big and bold presence, he’s got the sweetest disposition. Apollo is a loveable guy with a gentle nature – he’s ready to meet you today at Seattle Humane!

Jodie was adopted into a great new home in Feb. 2015!

Look at those ears! Jodie is a sweet, gorgeous German Shepherd and Irish Wolfhound mix who still has the energy of a puppy. She’s smart, playful and loves being the center of attention – what more could you ask for in a pup?! This cute, inquisitive lady is waiting for you at Seattle Humane – don’t miss out on the chance to adopt this special girl!

DiamondDon’t let Diamond’s sparkling personality blind you! This sweet girl is a happy, loving and loyal gal. Even though she’s a pretty big dog, she would love nothing more than to just curl up on your lap. Diamond is full of life and would love to accompany you on all of your adventures. This gorgeous girl is up for it all! Come in and meet this special pup today!

As for your next canine sensation, whether you’re looking for a specific breed or a creative, smile-inducing hybrid, they’re waiting for you at Seattle Humane.

See more adoptable pets at seattlehumane.org.