Top 5 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Every year at this time, we humans have a blast scaring the pants off each other, sharing sugary sweets and out-doing each other with costumes. But for our four-legged family members, Halloween often is a truly scary time. Here are some important tips to keep your pets safe this weekend: Keep pets inside. During Halloween, […]

The Facts About PAWS’ Contract with Snohomish County

You may have heard the news about Snohomish County potentially ending its contract with PAWS to house stray animals from unincorporated areas. The contract is scheduled to end effective January 1, 2011 if approved by the Snohomish County Council.  PAWS is deeply concerned about the effect this will have on the community and its animals. […]

Wildlife Patients In Care: Red-tailed Hawk

On October 10, a man in Burien, WA found this Red-tailed Hawk stuck under a safety net on his trampoline. The bird was very disheveled from his attempts to break free, and he had clearly suffered serious injuries. The hawk was admitted to PAWS Wildlife Center and the veterinary staff determined that the bird had […]

Wildlife Patients In Care: Barred Owl

This owl was found on the ground in downtown Seattle on October 14. He appeared dazed and unable to fly. The bird was picked up and taken to the Seattle Animal Shelter and then transferred on to the PAWS Wildlife Center. The wildlife center staff found no external signs of injury to the owl. We did […]

Prudence – A Friendly Cat with a Stodgy Name

Prudence is a shy but friendly 5-year-old kitty who has lots of love to give. She only needs a few minutes to get to know you and she will love you forever. While napping and cuddling are her favorite pastimes, she also likes to play and chase toys for your amusement. Prudence came to PAWS […]

Playful, Affectionate, Striking – That’s Jessie!

  Jessie is a very energetic young German Shepherd mix. She might be a bit shy when she first meets you, but her playful, exhuberant side comes out eventually. She loves rope toys, and is a very active dog. While she enjoys her play time, she also loves company, and is the most affectionate dog […]

An Easy Way for You to Help Animals at Work

Each fall, many of us participate in our employer’s workplace giving campaign. Giving a small, yet life saving, amount to PAWS each paycheck is easy and allows you to stretch your generosity over the course of the year. Every dollar makes a difference for animals. In fact, PAWS receives about 14% of our annual budget […]

How to Find the Dog of Your Dreams

 October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, so I wanted to share a few tips on picking the right pup for you and your family. But first, why adopt from a shelter? You’ll give a good dog a second chance. There are lots of reasons animals end up in shelters: a new baby in […]

Fall in Love with Foster

Foster is a handsome, friendly and easy-going tabby who is just waiting to meet you. He has a quiet nature and would enjoy a new home that matches his personality. This 5-year-old boy is used to being an indoor-only cat, perfectly content watching the world go by on a sunny windowsill. Looking for a loving, […]

Enjoy the Great Outdoors with Cleo by Your Side

Three-year-old Cleo is a wonder-dog-in-training. She has been charming staff, volunteers and visitors since she was transferred to PAWS from a shelter in Tacoma. She's a big lab mix with lots of energy to burn. She would do best in a household with children over seven who lead an active lifestyle. She loves being outdoors and […]