Puyallup Dog Rescue Importing Underage Puppies from Mexico
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by RPregulman
1M ago
Share This! Successful Spay/Neuter Policies Create High Demand for Rescue Dogs in Washington Over the last couple of decades, the number of rescues sending dogs from Southern states to the Pacific Northwest has increased significantly. The reason for this phenomenon is simple. Municipal shelters and private rescues in the NW developed stricter spay/neuter policies and devoted resources to educate people about the importance of spaying/neutering their pets. As a result, shelters and rescues have fewer dogs available for adoption. For example, in the Seattle area: King County (KCC 11.04.400) s ..read more
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Dogs from Furever Homes Rescue Kill Neighbor’s Goats in Olympia
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by RPregulman
7M ago
Share This! WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS DISTURBING CONTENT, PICTURES, AND VIDEO Last Saturday in Olympia, Jane* and her family left their home to run an errand. They returned 30 minutes later to a “horrific” scene of blood and carnage in their goat pen. Inside the pen were 4 dogs “covered in their goats’ blood.” After rushing her children into the house so they wouldn’t see the slaughter she discovered that 2 of the goats were already dead and 3 others were “barely hanging on.” She told me, “You could hear the goats screaming in pain and terror even from inside my house.” * = All names of p ..read more
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Do NOT Adopt a Belgian Malinois After Watching DOG
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by RPregulman
1y ago
Share This! DOG Could Spur Demand for Belgian Malinois Don’t do it. Don’t go the movie DOG and allow yourself to be so enamored of the Belgian Malinois that stars in it that you rush out and impulsively buy one. If you haven’t heard of this movie, which opens on today, here’s the plot summary from Movie Insider: “DOG is a buddy comedy that follows the misadventures of two former Army Rangers paired against their will on the road trip of a lifetime. Army Ranger Briggs (Channing Tatum) and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois dog) buckle into a 1984 Ford Bronco and race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of m ..read more
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Main Street Mutt Rescue Dumps Woman After She Asks Questions
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by RPregulman
1y ago
Share This! Main Street Mutt Rescue Has Sketchy History A Bellingham dog rescue reneged on its approval for a woman to adopt a puppy after she asked questions about the group’s vaccination and health protocols. Main Street Mutt Rescue is the organization that cut off communication with the woman who insisted on knowing the rescue’s procedures before she adopted a puppy. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard about Main Street Mutt Rescue’s sketchy vaccination practices. In 2015 I wrote that the rescue adopted out unvaccinated dogs that weren’t spayed/neutered.” In my post I wrote that a woman ad ..read more
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Ginger’s Pet Rescue Paid Founder Over $300,000 in 2019 & 2020
Seattle DogSpot
by RPregulman
1y ago
Share This! Note: Ginger Luke, the Founder of Ginger’s Pet Rescue, passed away on September 22, 2021. Our condolences go out to her friends and family. Massive Salary Increase Recently I discovered that Ginger’s Pet Rescue in Seattle paid its founder Ginger Luke $138,312 in 2019 and $163,801 in 2020. The payments were astronomically higher than her salary for the previous few years. I found this information on the publicly available tax forms the rescue submits to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Ginger Luke’s salary in 2019 as reported to the IRS. (IRS Form 990). Here’s how much the rescue ..read more
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Pet Photos with Santa Locations in Seattle Area – 2021
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by RPregulman
1y ago
Share This! Pet Photos with Santa are back! If you’re looking to have your pet photographed with Santa this holiday season, here are the listings for events in the Seattle area. I’m sure I missed some of them, so if you know of a Santa photo event that isn’t on the list, please fill out the event page on the Seattle DogSpot website. Pet Photos with Santa SeattleSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Santa Paws & Claws November 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Humane Society of Skagit Valley, 18841 Kelleher Rd.  Burlington, WA 98233  Holiday Motley Zoo Pop-up Photoshoot! November 2 ..read more
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Washington Animal Rescue Posts Questionable Fundraising Request
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by RPregulman
1y ago
Share This! Have you seen those crowdfunding websites for animal rescues that have proliferated on social media? Every day I see a couple of dozen fundraising requests from rescues that need money for unanticipated emergencies like a dog that needs immediate life-saving surgery or expensive treatments for viruses like parvo and distemper. These crowdfunding sites are an incredibly valuable tool for smaller rescues that don’t have tons of money. It allows them to quickly collect contributions from hundreds of donors to save dogs in emergency situations. Unfortunately, some rescues post funding ..read more
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Texas Dog Rescue Causes Distemper Outbreak in Northwest
Seattle DogSpot
by RPregulman
1y ago
Share This! A Texas dog rescue caused a distemper outbreak in the Northwest after sending 2 transports of dogs that had been exposed to the deadly virus. Darby and Gracy’s Dog Rescue in Sherwood, OR had to euthanize 17 dogs and puppies last month sent from the SPCA of Brazoria County outside Houston, TX after 2 of the dogs sent on a July transport tested positive for distemper. An Oregon women had to euthanize one of the dogs from SPCA of Brazoria County she adopted from Darby and Gracy’s after it developed distemper. She also had to put down her rescue dog after it contracted distemper from ..read more
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Toxic Algae Blooms Appearing Across Washington Threaten Dogs and Humans
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by RPregulman
1y ago
Share This! Current Conditions a “Perfect Storm” for Toxic Algae KREM News reported last week that an official from the Washington State Department of Health warned that “extreme heat this summer and lower than normal water levels as causing a perfect storm for algae blooms across Washington.” “Due to ongoing drought and warm temperatures in our state, lakes, rivers, and streams are under tremendous stress right now,” said Acting Washington State Department of Health Chief Science Officer Scott Lindquist, MD, “As a result, we are receiving reports of toxic algae blooms in areas we have not see ..read more
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Joint Animal Services Should Give Ashes of Abused Dog to Officer Who Worked Her Case
Seattle DogSpot
by RPregulman
1y ago
Share This! WARNING! THIS POST CONTAINS EXPLICIT DESCRIPTIONS OF ANIMAL ABUSE. Erika Johnson is a nationally renowned animal cruelty investigator who worked for Joint Animal Services (JAS) in Lacey for 16 years. As a field supervisor, she conducted dozens of investigations into reports of animal cruelty in Thurston County. Due to her expertise, animal control agencies in other counties often requested her help with their own animal cruelty investigations. Both local and national organizations have recognized Officer Johnson’s work on behalf of animals. Pasado’s Safe Haven in Sultan, WA gave i ..read more
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