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Free Adoptions & Doggie Museum Road Trips This Weekend!

As it starts getting chillier we sadly see much less in the way of fun outdoor doggie events. This is ironic as most of our dogs would be happier attending these fetes in colder weather.  Just like how they hold off peeing so they can talk longer a walk even though you’re totally freezing because you hadn’t gone out with you warm jacket on…. Sorry bit of a tangent. (Pip, you know what I’m talking about.)

Anyhoo! Even if there aren’t as many Doggie Jamborees as we’ve had over the past couple of months there is a huge doggie event taking place and tons of great opportunities to adopt a pet – particularly this weekend.

Let’s start with an event for people who feel the need to enrich their dog’s understanding of science and want to take a road trip…

Doggie Palooza Dog Event Portland Pacific Northwest

Oct. 14; 10 am-5 pm in Portland at the World Forestry Center, Washington Park.

This Celebration of All Things Dog has it all –  treats and toys, training advice, a fashion show, a costume contest. Even more stupendous, this is the one day in the year that dogs are allowed in the Discovery Museum. As all dog lovers know, dogs LOVE being able to go places that are clearly not meant for dogs. They think going to the Post Office is cool. So a museum?!!! Heck yeah they want to go and check out exhibits! I mean if they can get that much information from sniffing butts then, imagine how much they’d learn from going to a museum.

Now if you’re not up for taking a long drive this weekend, that’s cool, because this is a great weekend for adopting a pet!

Seattle Humane is having a FREE adoption blitz. During this weekend only all adoption fees will be waived on every dog andSeattle Humane Free Adoptions cat in Seattle Humane’s care. The adoption blitz kicks off this Friday, Oct. 11  at 11 am and on Saturday, Oct. 13 from  10:30 am –3 pm they will have a TAILgate party to give you more chances to check out adoptable pets.  So fill out your pre-adoption questionnaire and visit Seattle Humane’s site to see the dogs and cats up for adoption. (I know it’s BarkofSeattle, but when it comes to getting homes for pets then I got to give the kittehs some love too!)

Another big adoption event will be Wags and Whiskers Pet Adoption and Block Party;Oct. 14 from 11 am-2 pm at the Fred Meyer parking lot, corner of Alderwood Mall Parkway and 164th St. S.W., Lynnwood. Eight animal shelters and rescue groups will be there with dogs and cats available for adoption. There will be a Halloween costume contest for pets, activities for kids and vendors. For more information visit http://www.northpointeah.com/.

Finally, the fine folks at Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville are offering Free ID Microchips Oct. 12-13 from 10 am – 2 pm; 18800 Woodinville-Snohomish Road. Free identification microchips for dogs and cats will be given while supplies last. Pets must be spayed or neutered to get the free chip. For more information visit http://www.homewardpet.org/.

Check back on Monday for a full listing of Halloween pet events, because your dog really wants to dress up like Thor.

FidoFest 2012 Pictures!!!

It was all sorts of doggy Nirvana at FidoFest yesterday. Seriously, I squealed and smiled so much my cheeks still hurt.  Basically, it was a perfect day in my books!

The event was action packed with a mini-agility course, a proper photo shoot booth, fabulous vendors, contests galore and superb swhag! (I’m still finding treats in random pockets.)

The fact is I went nuts and took a million photos SO after this row of highlights there’s a huge slide show that will show you the cavalcade of cuteness that was FidoFest 2012.

FidoFest Seattle Humane

The Welcome Wagon
Rufus was literally the first dog I met when we got there and this is what he did immediately after I pulled out a camera

FidoFest Seattle Humane

Tag.
Just what else can I say?

FidoFest Seattle Humane

Gracie
Someone came dressed to impress

FidoFest Seattle Humane

Tillie Goes Shopping

FidoFest Seattle Humane

City Dog Cover Model Contest
They’re ready for their close-up

FidoFest Seattle Humane

Lorenzo Competing
Loved this guy! His name was inspired by Lorenzo Lamas. Comparing this Lorenzo with 1990s Lorenzo, I’d say it was a tie for ‘Handsomest Man’

FidoFest Seattle Humane

Jacko Casanova & Gabriella Valentina
Relaxing after a hard day of being pampered

Thanks – of course – to the Seattle Humane Society and all of the great work they do for animals. If you’d like to donate or find out more about upcoming events, visit Seattle Humane‘s site.

AND…. Thanks to Bowser & Marcos (from the absolutely scrumptious Trophy Cupcakes), Deana McReynolds DVM from Broadway Veterinary, Magnus & Ryan, Quddus, Nel & Buoy, Bentley, Gizmo, Pepper, Phoebe, Jaunty, Si & Bruce, Jr., Louis, Maysie, Oliver, Santana, River, Kai, Smallz/Sassy/Molly/XeXe and everyone else at FidoFest!

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PAWS Takes in Refugee Dogs from Iran

PAWS Takes in Iran Refugee Dogs

PAWS Takes in Iran Refugee Dogs – Video

[This article on PAWS’ efforts to help Iran refugee dogs is from Lynnwood Today. For more information on the proposed Iranian dog ban, check out this NPR article.]

By Mike Murphy

A proposed ban on all pet dogs in Iran had led to some new, adoptable dogs at the PAWS animal shelter in north Lynnwood.

So far, PAWS has taken in two of these endangered animals and expects to receive even more in the near future.

One of the rescues is a Border Collie mix from Tehran named Shabnem. Staffers say she was frightened upon arrival but is now getting more comfortable. You can watch video of her arrival below.

“She actually has a couple of doggie friends she plays with,” said Lisa Hockins, shelter manager. “She’s even starting to warm up to the volunteers.”

A second dog from Iran arrived at PAWS Tuesday night.

“Our commitment will always be to serving our local communities, but the strength of our donors and an amazing volunteer corps allows us to lend a hand during this crisis,” said Kay Joubert, director of companion animal services.

Anyone who’s interested in adopting either dog can fill out an application and schedule a visit.