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PAWSwalk 2012 is only weeks away, and we can barely contain our excitement!  PAWSwalk is moving to a new home at King County's Marymoor Park in Redmond. On September 8, come with your friends, family and co-workers (and of course your favorite canines) for a fun-filled day of saving animals’ lives. Get ready to Bark in the Park and register now!

And of course we would not be able to put on such a fun event without the support of our generous sponsors!  It's with great appreciation that we thank and acknowledge our PAWSwalk Defender-level sponsors:

PAWSwalk 2012

Both Whole Foods Market and Click 98.9 have been incredibly supportive of PAWS and our mission to care for injured, orphaned and abandoned cats, dogs and wildlife.

Their generous support allows us to continue working to save animals' lives, and ensure a better tomorrow for the animals in our community.

PAWSwalk is a fun, family-friendly event that will give 1,200 supporters the opportunity to take a beautiful 4.1-mile walk through Marymoor Park with their dogs, and enjoy a morning of entertaining activities, contests, shopping, and giveaways at sponsor booths, all while helping save animals’ lives.  Sponsorship opportunities for PAWSwalk are still available; please contact Whitney Allen for more information.

Register now for PAWSwalk 2012!



Meet Kamila.

After a visit to PAWS five years ago, Kamila was inspired to help the adoptable animals in the shelter. She was moved to tears when she thought of the many pets waiting for forever homes, and decided that instead of receiving birthday gifts for herself, she would collect supplies for PAWS.

Kamila and KodaThe amazing thing is, she didn't do this just once, but has asked for donations instead of presents for five years in a row. It’s become a birthday tradition for her!

In addition to donating a multitude of supplies and funds to PAWS over the past five years, Kamila also convinced her parents to adopt one of the dogs at the PAWS Companion Animal Shelter.

Koda, a two-year old Blue Heeler and Husky mix, now has a loving, forever home with Kamila and her family.

Thank you, Kamila for your kind and generous spirit. You are truly a caring role model to all!




… pick it up. All day long you’ll have good luck.


If this is true, Penny Harvest students will have a lifetime of luck. And so will PAWS, the recipient of six Penny Harvest grants totaling $2,433!

Penny-Harvest-2012-Adams-ElementaryThroughout the year, schools across the country collect tons of pennies. Literally, tons. One by one pennies are brought into the schools by each student. While the collection continues, each student body decides what issues in the community concern them the most and elect students to serve as their Penny Harvest Roundtable.

The Roundtable then researches organizations within their community that are working to address such issues. The students call, invite and interview representatives to determine which organizations they most want to support. Issues concerning the students range from homelessness to the environment to animals.

Thank you to all our Penny Harvest supporters who not only picked up pennies, but passed them on. You have all made a big difference to the lives of animals here at PAWS.

A great big thank you to:

  • Adams Elementary
  • Eckstein Middle School
  • John Rogers Elementary
  • Montlake Elementary
  • Schmitz Park Elementary 
  • Viewlands Elementary



Being familiar with the famous "Jack and Jill" Mother Goose nursery rhyme, the second grade students at Spruce Elementary wanted to make sure that these two adorable beagles of the same name had a happier ending to their story. So the students in Miss Jennie Warmouth's class wrote Jack and Jill, a pair of seven-year-old beagles, a brand new adoption profile to help them find the perfect forever home.  We love kids helping animals!


Jack-and-Jill Jack and Jill want a home together! They are just like ROMEO and JULIET: they will never be apart!  These glamorous canines are like two peas in a pod! Jack and Jill are a family and should never be separated. Jack is generous and Jill is cute. How can you resist? 

Each is special, and when they are together they are best friends forever! These two rare gems want to live in the one treasure house with YOU! This pair of love bugs will delight in your affection.

They can’t wait to go for walks with you! They are sure to be the centerpiece of your neighborhood! What do you get when you have cuteness and kindness combined? DOUBLE BEAGLES!

Jack and Jill did NOT go up the hill or break a crown. They stayed at PAWS, safe and sound. They are the sweetest beagles in town! 



Does this mischievous face remind you of anyone?  Say, a classroom full of second graders?  The students in Miss Jennie Warmouth's class at Spruce Elementary recognized one of their own in this young, energetic and fun-loving orange tabby, so they wrote him an adoption profile to help him find his forever home!  King Julian likes dogs and kids, so he would make the perfect addition to any family.  Read the students' profile below, and then come meet King Julian at PAWS Cat City in Seattle!

King-JulianThis little king is waiting to rule your kingdom! Are you ready for this furry feline to be in your castle? Just look into King Julian’s sparkling EMERALD eyes! At the moment, King Julian is at PAWS, but in his imagination he is ruling the castle!

King Julian is a big responsibility, can you take care of this royal highness? Do you have a big castle for him? He will make a royal purr when you pet him! King Julian is a FAIR ruler; he is kind to both dogs AND kids! 

Do you have a dog but you want this kitty, too? That will be just fine! He is a purrrfect gentleman.  When he is at your home, he’ll expect some royal pampering. He might win a handsome contest! Most kings like diamonds and royal feasts but all this one wants is A FOREVER HOME!




What was it about these roly-poly Dachshunds that caught the attention of the second grade students in Miss Jennie Warmouth's class?  The fact that they are best buddies!  The students know that sometimes it can be difficult to find homes for a bonded pair of animals, so they wrote this adoption profile to help them find the perfect forever family together.

And it worked!  The perfect family came along and fell in love with these two sweet pups.  Thanks to the creativity of the Spruce Elementary students, Badger and Little Bit now have a forever home and family of their own. Read the profile that helped them get adopted below!


Badger_LittleBitBadger and Little Bit are best friends. They want to stay together forever in a FOREVER HOME!

Badger is spectacularly stealth and Little Bit is just A LITTLE BIT TOO CUTE! These two are like TWO PEAS IN A POD!  This duo will benefit from some regular exercise and playtime.

Badger loves snuggling little stuffed animals. Little Bit can be a little bit shy but guess who helps her feel brave? Her bestie, Badger!

They are compassionate critters and we think they hold the key to YOUR HEART!  Do you have a big enough heart to love this paw-fect pair?



Q. Whose name starts with a “B”? 
Answer: Badger

Q. Whose name starts with “L”?
Answer: Little Bit

Q. Who is going to fall in love with them both?
Answer: YOU!!!



Giants are usually pretty scary, but the second grade students in Miss Jennie Warmouth's class at Spruce Elementary certainly aren't afraid of our gentle giant Louie!  These creative and compassionate students recognized that all Louie wants is a loving home and family of his own.  Plus, just like the students, Louie loves playtime with his friends!

The students came up with a handful of wonderful things about Louie that would make him the perfect companion—including his impeccable manners and how he's learning new tricks with clicker training at PAWS. Read his new adoption profile below, and take a look at this adorable video of Louie shaking hands with a PAWS staff member!




He’s an eight-year-old gentleman.

Louie had a “ruff” start but he still has the courage to be your best friend.  If you are willing to respect him, you might be the right person for Louie! 

If you like Huskies – he’s your DAWG! Are you a responsible and compassionate citizen? Louie is responsible and respectful too.  It would be the perfect match!

Louie is just a loving, happy dog who wants to make his human companion happy as well.

Will you be that person?





We have already featured this gentle giant in our blog before, but now he is getting the full support of the second grade students in Miss Jennie Warmouth's class at Spruce Elementary!  They have given his adoption profile a complete makeover, and we're certain that this creative write-up will help Eddie find his forever home.

Eddie is a big love who gets around really well despite having three legs. The students came up with a handful of wonderful things that come in three's, and Eddie is one of them! Read his new adoption profile below, then come to PAWS for a visit!



Do you love triangles? How about three wishes? What about three scoops of ice cream? (chocolate + vanilla + strawberry!) Or three golden eggs? If you love the number three, then Eddie is the one for you!

Over at PAWS, the volunteers lovingly call Eddie a tripod.  And in Room 15 we call him a TRY-ING-pod. Why? Because he just keeps on trying! He is a HERO! He shows the world that life can still be great! Eddie has three legs but he can still run like the wind. No challenge is too great for ED-TASTIC! Would you like a cuddling adventure dog? Then Eddie is your boy. He’s an amazing wonder. He LOVES to play and is always looking for an adventure. Eddie is an exercising athlete! Eddie is HANDSOME, HEALTHY and HAPPY!

He is just a goofy little leprechaun who has a heart of gold. Do you have a heart of gold? Because he might have the golden key to your heart!





Get ready for some food and fun...

VegFest VegFest 2012 is almost here! Join us on March 24 and 25 at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for this year’s VegFest, Seattle's annual Vegetarian Food Festival.

Enjoy a delicious sampling of Washington’s tastiest vegetarian and vegan dishes (over 500 different kinds to try!), watch cooking demonstrations, visit representatives from a variety of local organizations, and savor your way to the PAWS booth.

We will have lots of great information on how to live (and eat) humanely, so be sure to stop by and see us!

Whether you’re veg or not, there is sure to be something for everyone at this fun and tasty event. We're getting hungry just thinking about it!  



The second graders at Spruce Elementary know their geography.  And they also know a star when they see one!  Miss Jennie Warmouth's students spotted Frenchy and could tell that she is a one-of-a-kind feline.  If the children think she's better than french toast and french fries combined, she must be one special cat!

The students created this adorable profile for Frenchy to tell everyone what a catch she is.  Read what they have to say about this international kitty who is full of personality. Then come to PAWS in Lynnwood to meet Frenchy and fall in love!



Oooh laa laa! Where in the world is the most beautiful art? Where in the world is the most tasty toast?  FRANCE of course! Since this little kitty is called Frenchy, she will remind you of all the great things about France!  Frenchy is sweeter than french toast, french fries and pastries combined! 

Everyone knows that people fall in love in France and all of the people are going to stop and fall in love with Frenchy!  She is just so beautiful.

She is quite a favorite at PAWS!  She’s got a BIG personality and the confidence to let others know who is boss! She is cute like a teddy bear and soft like a blanket. If you dream of a French cat, then Frenchy is the one for you!

This kitty would climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower just to say "Bonjour” to you.  Come fall in love with Frenchy today!