Charleston (#5391) is an eight-year-old, neutered, male Border Collie mix. He is very clever and very energetic, though can walk calmly on a leash and obeys commands in a timely fashion. He LOVES to play fetch and will happily retrieve toys for hours if you are willing to throw them for him. While Charleston is well-behaved for the most part, he does have one fault – he likes to chew. In fact he chewed through the rope that he was tied to and ended up at SCRAPS when someone found him loose and brought him in. Many times when a dog is bored they can end up chewing or digging. Adopt Charleston from SCRAPS and attend one of their FREE dog training classes – you’ll find a best friend for life and he’ll find something better to do with his time! Though he’s a bit older he has no health issues and would do well in a family of adults or older children. The adoption fee for Charleston is $87.04 and 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 5391!
Josee (#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!
In 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.
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)
Fluffy (#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!
Rosie (#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!
Bardo (#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!
Roscoe (#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!
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.
Lucy (#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!
Daisy (#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!