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Featured Pet: Tonya #9484

 

Pet-of-the-Week-Tonya-9484-TV-1Meet Our Pet of the Week!

Name: Tonya #9484

Likes: socializing, walking, cuddling on the couch

Dislikes: being left alone for long periods of time

What She’s Looking for in a Family: any type of home will do but energetic young children might be a bit overwhelming for her

Extra extra: while she currently has no health issues, Tonya is an older dog and will need to have special attention paid to her diet and exercise

Adoption Fee: $25 (just the cost of a license!)

Featured Pet: Percy #9041

percyadopted copyMeet Our Pet of the Week!

Name: Percy #9041

Breed: Shih Tzu

Likes: cuddling, playing, going for walks, eating dinner, kisses, lap time

Dislikes: being left alone for long periods of time, diets (even though he’s a little heavy and needs to watch what he eats more often)

What He’s Looking for in a Family: any size family is fine by him as long as everyone has time to devote to him

Extra extra: Percy is already neutered and has no current health issues BUT he is getting older and will need good food and regular vet visits (he could also use thorough bathing on a regular basis)

Adoption Fee: $87.04 (includes micro-chipping and licensing)

Featured Pet: Leibchen #8827

leibchenadoptedMeet Our Pet of the Week!

Name: Leibchen #8827

Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer

Likes: lazy afternoons, hikes in nature, smelling and pointing at things, hanging with my family

Dislikes: loud noises, rough and tumble behavior, skipping meals

What She’s Looking for in a Family: a family of older adults or adults and mature children

Extra extra: Leibchen needs a diet of good food while she continues to gain back weight

Adoption Fee: $87.04 (includes micro-chipping and licensing)

Featured Pet: Tressa #7524

tressacollageMeet Our Pet of the Week!

Name: Tressa #7524

Breed: Mixed breed (Lab mix)

Likes: hugs, long walks, sniffing things, cuddling, meeting new people, exploring, did we mention cuddling and hugs?

Dislikes: being left alone for long periods of time, bad weather that keeps her from going for walks

What She’s Looking for in a Family: any size family is fine with her as she is very sweet and good-mannered

Extra extra: there are no special needs for this lovely lady, as she has adapted wonderfully after her surgery

Adoption Fee: $87.04 (includes micro-chipping and licensing)

Featured Pet: Tosa #7629

tosaadoptedMeet Our Pet of the Week!

Name: Tosa #7629

Breed: Mixed breed (Shepherd mix)

Likes: hugs, long walks, playing in the yard, snuggling, eating treats, kind of listening to commands

Dislikes: being left alone, startlingly loud voices, empty food bowls

What She’s Looking for in a Family: any size family will do but small children should be aware of her size

Extra extra: just getting over a pryometra infection but is very healthy now

Adoption Fee: $87.04 (includes spaying, micro-chipping, and licensing)

A Year of Cats!

scraps logoA record 355 cats and kittens have come to SCRAPS in the first two weeks of September.  Last year during the same period, SCRAPS impounded 150 cats and kittens.

“This September we have had an overwhelming number of cats brought in,” said Nancy Hill, Director of SCRAPS.  “If we adopted one cat per day, it would take almost a year to empty out our cat room.”

Unfortunately, SCRAPS doesn’t have a year to find homes for these animals.   So far this summer, over 500 kittens have been placed into the SCRAPS foster care program.  These babies are so young they must be hand-fed.  As they become available for adoption, they will continue to keep the cages full in our new facility.

All of the animals taken into SCRAPS are from the Spokane area – SCRAPS does not import animals from out of the area into our shelter.  These cats and kittens are from Spokane and need homes here in Spokane.

Please remember to spay/neuter, license and microchip your pets.

CAT SPECIAL THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY!
The SCRAPS cat room is nearing capacity and they need the public’s help in finding homes for all of the cats and kittens in their care. They are offering a special starting Friday, September 19th through Sunday, September 21st 2014. Owners can adopt an adult cat, young cat, or kitten for $15 – the cost of a license. This includes spay/neutering, micro-hipping, vaccinations, and exam.

 

SOURCE – SCRAPS press release, 9/18/2014

Featured Pet: Oreo #7414

oreoadoptedMeet Our Pet of the Week!

Name: Oreo #7414

Breed: Mixed breed (possibly some Jack Russell Terrier)

Likes: walking on a leash, sitting in a lap, eating treats, hunting for crumbs left in the couch, sniffing interesting smells

Dislikes: new people and places mixed with loud noises (needs some time to adjust to new things – a little shy but willing to get over it)

What He’s Looking for in a Family: anyone young or old who has the time to play and cuddle with him

Extra Extra: neutered

Adoption Fee: $87.04 (includes micro-chipping and licensing)

Featured Pet: Stuart #6924

stuartadoptedMeet Our Pet of the Week!

Name: Stuart #6924
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Likes: cuddling, talking, playing with string and other dangly things, napping in the warm spot left on the couch after his people have been sitting there
Dislikes: outdoors (he’s declawed so needs to stay inside), an empty food dish
What He’s Looking for in a Family: kids and adults are fine as long as they are mellow and quiet and willing to give him lots of affection
Extra Extra: neutered and declawed on his front paws
Adoption Fee: $40 (includes micro-chipping and licensing)

Featured Pet: Allegra #6223

allegraadoptedAllegra (#6223) is a beautiful four-year-old long-haired Calico cat. She was picked up and brought in to SCRAPS and is now waiting for the perfect forever home. She’s very sweet and affectionate and does have a bit of a mischievous side to her. She’s happy to cuddle and nap with her family, but also likes to play on occasion. Allegra has a lovely long coat that she maintains fairly well on her own. But long hair can easily become tangled and matted and she’ll need to be brushed on a regular basis to keep her coat in great shape. The adoption fee for Allegra is $40 and includes spaying, micro-chipping, and licensing, among other things. If you are interested in adopting her, please head out to SCRAPS news location at 6815 E Trent, Spokane Valley, and ask for Allegra by ID number 6223!

Featured Pet: Spartacus #6597

spartacusadoptedSpartacus (#6597) is a four-year-old male Bernese Mountain Dog/Shepherd mix. He was picked up and brought in to SCRAPS and is now looking for a new forever home. He is young and full of energy and, while he wants to be a good boy, doesn’t always pay attention to what is being asked of him when he gets too excited. He would definitely benefit from some obedience classes and luckily SCRAPS offers them twice a month for FREE. He would be great with a family of adults and old kids, as his size and exuberance might be overwhelming for smaller children. The adoption fee for Spartacus is $87.04 and includes neutering, micro-chipping, and licensing, among other things. If you are interested in adopting him, please come to SCRAPS and ask for him by ID number 6597!

Featured Pet: Snookie #5821

Pet of the WeekSnookie (#5821) is a spayed two-year-old tortoiseshell tabby cat. She’s sweet and playful and loves to eat, which is evident by the extra pounds she is currently carrying around. She was brought in to SCRAPS along with 13 other cats after her previous owner passed away. While she was in a large pet family before she was taken care of very well and is now looking for a new home where she can find love – and hopefully a diet! She has no current health issues but will need to lose some weight so that she can stay healthy. She would be fine with a family of any size, with or without kids, and does well in a multiple cat household. The adoption fee for Snookie is $40 and includes micro-chipping and licensing, among other things. If you are interested in adopting her, please head out to SCRAPS new location at 6815 E Trent, Spokane Valley, and ask for Snookie by ID number 5281!

Featured Pet: Bella #6360

bellaadoptedBella (#6360) is a beautiful four-year-old Border Collie. She has a lot of energy and loves to play, run, chase frisbees, and cuddle. She isn’t a puppy any longer but even adult Border Collies need time and attention or their behavior can become destructive. While she knows basic commands such as “sit”, she could use a little more obedience training. Luckily SCRAPS offers FREE dog training classes twice a month! Bella was surrendered by her last family because they didn’t have the time to give her all of the attention and training she needed. She would do great with a new family that is active and has a lot of time to spend with her. The adoption fee for Bella is $87.04 and includes spaying, micro-chipping, and licensing, among other things. If you are interested in adopting her, please come to SCRAPS and ask for her by ID number 6360!

Featured Pet: Violet #6175

violetadoptedViolet (#6175) is a ten-year-old spayed female long-haired Siamese mix. She’s a beautiful older lady who loves to cuddle and nap in the sunshine. She and her brother Elroy were surrendered to SCRAPS when their previous pet parent moved out of state and decided not to take them along. Many people think it’s too much trouble to move with a pet, but at SCRAPS they’ve got some helpful tips to make the process easy to handle.

Violet has no current health issues but is a senior pet and will need some special attention paid to her diet and exercise. She would also do best in a family with older kids or just adults, as she has grown to like peace and quiet in her golden years. The adoption fee for Violet is $40 and includes micro-chipping and licensing, among other things. If you are interested in adopting her (or her brother Elroy), please head out to SCRAPS new location at 6815 E Trent, Spokane Valley, and ask for Violet by ID number 6175!

Featured Pet: Presley #5777

presleyadoptedPresley (#5777) is a two-year-old male hound dog. He was picked up and brought in to SCRAPS and is now looking for a new family who can keep up with his boundless energy! He is smart and eager to please but needs some obedience training to stay well behaved (and you’re in luck because SCRAPS offers FREE training classes!). Presley would do best with a family of active adults with no children or older children, as his size and energy could be overwhelming for small kids. The adoption fee for Presley is $87.04 and includes neutering, micro-chipping, and licensing, among other things. If you are interested in adopting him, please come to SCRAPS and ask for him by ID number 5777!

Featured Pet: Josee #4802

josecollageadoptedJosee (#4802) is an eight-year-old female Terrier mix. She came to SCRAPS after her previous pet parent became seriously ill and couldn’t take care of her anymore. It is important when taking on the responsibility of a pet to make arrangements with family or friends to continue their care if something like serious illness or death happens. Josee is very affectionate and loves to be active and play. She’s looking for a family that has time to give her lots of exercise as well as cuddle with her on a regular basis. The adoption fee for Josee is just $25 (the cost of a license) until July 13th during the current SCRAPS sale, and includes micro-chipping and licensing among other things. If you are interested in adopting her, please come to SCRAPS and ask for her by ID number 4802!

Full House and Sale at SCRAPS!!!

scraps logoIn a one week period from July 1st through July 6th, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) has taken in 89 dogs and 145 cats – a total of 234 animals. That’s thirty nine animals per day for the last six days.

“Even during this busy season, that’s an unbelievable amount of incoming animals for us,” said Nancy Hill, SCRAPS Regional Director. “These pets have no identification – no license or microchip – so we must find them homes immediately.” Last year, SCRAPS took in 43 dogs and 59 cats during the same period of time and that number is considered high.

No matter how you add it up, SCRAPS is full. Every cat cage and dog pod is almost full to capacity and we are seeking the public’s help in finding new homes for the animals in our care. To ensure that each of these animals can find a forever home, SCRAPS will be holding an adoption event here at the shelter. On Tuesday, July 8th through Sunday, July 13th, you can adopt a dog or cat for free when you purchase a license. Licenses are $15 for cats and $25 for dogs. The adoption fee and the cost of the spay/neutering, microchipping, vaccinations and exam are all free.

“If you’ve been thinking about adopting a new dog, cat or kitten, please help us find good homes for these great pets,” said Hill. “Also, please remember to license and microchip your animals. It the best way to guarantee they will find their way home.” Licensing is required by law for both dogs and cats in Spokane County.

SCRAPS is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 –5:00 p.m. We are located at 6815 E. Trent in the Spokane Valley.

 

About SCRAPS:
Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) is a progressive municipal animal care and protection agency serving the unincorporated areas of Spokane County, the cities of Spokane, Spokane Valley, Cheney, Deer Park, Fairfield, Liberty Lake, Millwood, and Medical Lake.

SCRAPS has deputized animal protection officers extensively trained to enforce animal laws and respond to emergency situations. SCRAPS is also active in educational and community outreach programs and is dedicated to its continued investment in innovative behavioral programs.

 

(SOURCE – SCRAPS press release)

Featured Pet: Fluffy #4569

fluffyadoptedFluffy (#4569) is a four-year-old, beautiful long haired male cat. His owner just couldn’t keep up with the care and time his coat required. He is very healthy and affectionate but needs grooming. Many people think cats are self-sufficient, but they need to have regular vet checks, quality food and grooming – just like dogs. The adoption fee for Fluffy is $40, which includes microchipping and licensing, among other things. If you are interested in adopting him, please head to SCRAPS new location at 6815 E Trent, Spokane Valley, and ask for Fluffy by ID number 4569!

Featured Pet: Rosie #4093

rosieadoptedpicRosie (#4093) is a one-year-old, spayed, female black Labrador mix. Her previous family moved out of state and could not take her with them so they surrendered her to SCRAPS. She is very sweet and gentle, but also very shy and needs some time to warm up to new people. She is very smart and easy to train, and has even been used in demonstrations at SCRAPS because of this. She would do best in a home of older kids or adults who have time to not only snuggle with her but give her plenty of exercise and play time. The adoption fee for Rosie is $87.04 and includes micro-chipping and licensing among other things. If you are interested in adopting her, please come to SCRAPS and ask for her by ID number 4093!

Featured Pet: Bardo #3948

bardoadoptedBardo (#3948) is a 10-year-old, neutered, male, Black Labrador. He was found without identification and brought in to SCRAPS. He has a bit of gray hair on his snout and is a little hard of hearing but is otherwise in great shape for a senior dog. He is very sweet and likes to be with people, whether that is just hanging out on the couch or going for a walk. He would be good with a family that includes children, though because of his size might do better with older kids than younger ones. The adoption fee for Bardo is $87.04, which includes micro-chipping and licensing among other things. If you are interested in adopting him, please come to SCRAPS and ask for him by ID number 3948!

Featured Pet: Roscoe #3622

roscoeadoptedyayRoscoe (#3622) is a two year old male Chow Chow mix. He was trapped and brought in to SCRAPS while out on the prowl for love. He is very healthy and mostly full grown, though he may fill out a bit more before he is done. He has a great, affectionate, and happy personality and already walks well on a leash. He is a bigger dog, however, and very strong, and will need someone to walk him that is able to maintain control if he decides he wants to go off on an adventure. He is young and full of energy and would do well with an active family that has lots of time and attention to give him.  The adoption fee for Roscoe is just $25 (the cost of a license) during the SCRAPS Moving Sale (going on until 6/8) and includes neutering as well as micro-chipping. If you are interested in adopting Roscoe, please come to SCRAPS and ask for him by ID number 3622!

Oldies But Goodies – Consider Adopting an Older Pet

When it comes time to adopt, most people think about a puppy or a kitten, but that may not be the best option for you and your family. With a puppy, you are taking on a twelve to twenty year commitment in the long run and a 24/7 commitment until your youngster learns some manners. “A young puppy is cute, but it requires training and supervision,” said Kathy Keeney, the Rescue Coordinator for SCRAPS.

“Adopting an older dog means you are already passed the teething years and are getting someone who is in all likelihood house trained.” Contrary to the popular expression, older animals can be taught new tricks much faster than young ones. Older dogs in particular are calmer and more focused.

You also need to consider your traits. “If you are a couch potato it makes no sense to get a high energy puppy,” said Keeney. “With an older dog, you already know the personality, size and temperament of your new family member.”

And the most important reason to adopt an older animal? You save a life. At shelters, older dogs are often the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized. Saving an animal’s life offers an unparalleled emotional return on your investment, and you’ll feel the rewards every day you spend together.

 

(Source – SCRAPS Hope Foundation “Tail Waggin’ Times” newsletter, Vol. 6-2013 Issue 2)

Featured Pet: Lucy #3121

lucyadoptedLucy (#3121) is a 14 year old, senior, German Wire Haired Pointer. She was once a bird hunting dog but has retired from the active life and is ready to settle down with a nice, quiet family. She is very friendly and outgoing and does love a good walk on the leash or a turn about the yard. She would do best with a family of adults or older children but definitely not cats and little kids. Lucy may not be as adorable as a new puppy, but as an older dog she has already benefited from behavioral training and has passed many of the more destructive phases, such as chewing on your stuff! The adoption fee for Lucy is $87.04, which includes micro-chipping and licensing (she is already spayed). If you are interested in adopting her, please come to SCRAPS and ask for her by ID number 3121!

Featured Pet: Daisy (#1792)

daisy2siteadoptedDaisy (#1792) is a six year old Chihuahua with a quiet personality who was found in the Newman Lake area and brought into SCRAPS. Unfortunately her previous owners never came to claim her so she is now looking for a new forever home! Daisy is very small and shy and it takes her a little bit to get used to new people and surroundings. She has no health problems and would be best in a family of adults and older children who won’t make too many quick movements or loud noises in her presence. Once she is used to people, however, she is very affectionate and loves to be held and cuddled. She is currently unaltered but that will be taken care of before she goes home with her new family. The adoption fee for Daisy is $87.04, which includes neutering as well as micro-chipping and licensing. If you are interested in adopting Daisy, please come to SCRAPS and ask for her by ID number 1792!

Featured Pet: Scout (#1548)

scoutadoptedScout (#1548) is a young hound dog mix that was found and brought in to SCRAPS. He has lots of energy and intelligence and has already mastered basic commands such as “sit.” He could learn so much more with a family that has the time and energy to teach him! He would do best with an active family that not only has time to exercise and play with him, but time to cuddle with him as well.  He is currently unaltered but that will be taken care of before he goes home with his new family. The adoption fee for Scout is $87.04, which includes neutering as well as micro-chipping and licensing. If you are interested in adopting Scout, please come to SCRAPS and ask for him by ID number 1626!

Featured Pet: Babbers (#1489)

babbersadopted2Babbers (#1489) is a two year old Yorkshire Terrier/Chihuahua mix. She was picked up and brought into SCRAPS and her original owners never came to find her. She is shy and quiet and prefers to be held and carried as opposed to walking around on her own. She needs a home with adults or older children where she won’t be startled by loud noises and rough play. It would also be best if she was in a one pet home, or in a home with other pets like her that are timid and not into rambunctious play. She is currently unaltered but will be spayed before going home with her new family. The adoption fee for Babbers is $87.04, which includes spaying as well as micro-chipping and licensing. If you are interested in adopting Babbers, please come to SCRAPS and ask for her by ID number 1489!

Featured Pet: Gus (#0874)

gusadoptedGus (#0874) is a two year old Australian Cattle Dog mix. He was found and brought into SCRAPS and is now looking for a new forever home. He has a lot of energy and needs a family that will spend time every day playing with him and making sure he has lots of exercise. Because of his size and his enthusiastic personality he may not be suitable for families with small children, but older children would be fine. He has no health issues but has not yet been altered. That will be taken care of before he goes home with his new family. His adoption fee is $87.04, which includes neutering as well as micro-chipping and licensing. If you are interested in adopting Gus, please come to SCRAPS and ask for him by ID number 0874!

Featured Pet: Daisy (#0542)

daisyadoptedDaisy (ID #0542) is a young Pointer mix (less than a year old) with a lot of energy and enthusiasm once she gets used to her surroundings. She was found and brought in to SCRAPS and is now awaiting a new family she can be active with as well as spend lots of time cuddling with indoors! Though she is loyal and loving she can be a handful and because of her size might not do well with younger children. She’d be great with a family of older kids though! Especially if they like to play! She has no health issues but still has some growing to do before she’s an adult. Her adoption fee is $87.04, which includes micro-chipping and licensing. If you are interested in adopting Daisy, please come to SCRAPS and ask for her by ID number 0542!

Featured Pet: Skip (#0440)

Skip0440adoptedSkip (ID #0440) is a six year old, neutered, Domestic Short Hair cat who was surrendered by SCRAPS when his previous owner moved into assisted living. He is very friendly and polite and likes to snuggle and nap. He is curious about his surroundings and what his family is up to, though definitely doesn’t have as much energy as a younger cat or kitten. While he doesn’t have any current health problems, he is a bit overweight and could probably handle a little bit of dieting when he makes it to his new home. His adoption fee is $40, which includes micro-chipping and licensing. If you are interested in adopting Skip, please come to SCRAPS and ask for him by ID number 0440!

Featured Pet: Blue (#0226)

BlueAdoptedBlue (ID #0226) is an (approximately) six year old Blue Tick Hound who was found without identification and brought in to SCRAPS. She is currently unaltered but will be spayed before going home with her adoptive family. She is friendly and very active and needs lots of exercise and play time (running, obedience, or agility training). Because of her high energy levels and size she would be better with a family that has older children than one that has very young children. She has been tested with other dogs and not shown aggression toward them. She has not been tested with cats but because she is a hunting dog she may not do well with them. Her adoption fee is $87.04, which includes spaying as well as micro-chipping and licensing. If you are interested in adopting Blue, please come to SCRAPS and ask for her by ID number 0226!