A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


Free pet adoptions at Seattle Animal Shelter this weekend

July 21st, 2017 by Doree

Seattle Animal Shelter is offering free adoptions this weekend because it is overflowing with animals.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is bulging at the seams due to a sudden influx of stray, surrendered and case-related animals, which require additional care and attention from shelter staff and volunteers. To help the shelter make space for these incoming pets, adoption fees are waived this weekend on all adoptable pets, including cats, dogs and critters such as rabbits, guinea pigs and birds. This offer is made possible through a grant from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.

With this special offer, from July 21-23, adopters pay only the cost of a pet license, if applicable. Regular adoption fees are available online at http://www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter/adopt/adoption-fees. Seattle residents adopting an animal will be required to purchase a pet license, which ranges from $24-$70.
The discount applies to cats, dogs and critters in the shelter and in foster care. For animals in foster care, any application received during the weekend will receive the discounted price, even if the actual adoption happens later. The adoption package includes:
· Initial vaccinations
· Spay or neuter (for dogs, cats and rabbits)
· Microchip with registration
· Feline leukemia/feline immunodeficiency testing (cats only)
· Certificate for a free health exam at local veterinarians
· $20 coupon for Mud Bay
· 30-day pet insurance policy from PetHealth

The Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W., is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday for adoptions. For more information, call 206-386-PETS (7387) or visit http://www.seattleanimalshelter.org.

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Midnight the cat missing from Greenwood for three nights – have you seen him?

March 27th, 2017 by Doree

Amanda says her black cat, Midnight, has been missing from her Greenwood home for three nights. She thinks he may visit another family in the neighborhood, but has never stayed away this long from his home on 4th Avenue NW between 95th and 97th streets.

Midnight is 7 years old, with short hair, and weighs about 13 pounds. He’s mostly black with a tiny bit of white on his chest. He is missing some fur, especially on his legs, due to an allergy that causes him to over-groom.

If you’ve seen him, call or text Trish at 206-535-0440, or email mandypoet@hotmail.com.

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City offering pet license amnesty until Oct. 31

October 13th, 2016 by Doree

The City of Seattle is offering pet owners an amnesty for not licensing their pets. Late renewal fees and citations for expired animal licenses will be suspended until Oct. 31.

Pet owners can purchase or renew pet licenses online, by mail or in person at Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., or at the city’s customer service centers.

Pet license fees support the Seattle Animal Shelter’s work of rescuing, rehabilitating and adopting out pets, plus criminal investigation of animal cruelty and spay and neuter services. Pet license tags provide the pet’s license number so if they’re lost, a good Samaritan can call the shelter to find out the owner.

In Seattle, owners must license all cats, dogs, miniature goats and potbellied pigs. One-year license fees:

  • Cats: $22 (altered) and $33 (unaltered)
  • Dogs: $30 (altered) and $51 (unaltered)
  • Goats: $20
  • Pigs: $120 for the first year, $30 each subsequent year

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Seatown Veterinary Care opening in Greenwood in October

September 15th, 2016 by Doree

Dr. Kari Emery will open Seatown Veterinary Care at 8542 1st Ave. NW in Piper Village in Greenwood in October. Seatown will be very close to Mud Bay pet store.

Dr. Emery is a northwest native and has been practicing veterinary medicine for the past 13 years in the Seattle area. Special interests include well care, geriatric care, pain management, soft tissue surgery, veterinary rehabilitation and dentistry. Watch for updates on Facebook @seatownvet.

Seatown Veterinary Care’s phone is 206-707-9090.

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UPDATE: FOUND — Marko the corgi got lost coming home from Green Lake, anyone seen him?

September 5th, 2016 by Doree

Update: Marko was found this morning.

Earlier: Gloria tells us her family’s Cardigan Corgi, Marko, got lost while walking home from Green Lake. She says he’s a popular and well-known dog around the west side of the lake and up into Greenwood, but he’s very skittish and scared of humans he doesn’t know. He weighs about 30 pounds.


If you think you’ve seen him, please call Gloria at 206-898-0468 or email her at gfletcher247@gmail.com.

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Brown and white dog found in Greenwood Sunday evening

August 21st, 2016 by Doree

Judith found a small brown and white dog with no collar wandering around North 83rd Street and Dayton Avenue North on Sunday evening. She thinks it looks like a King Charles spaniel mix.


If it’s yours, call her at 206-618-1376.

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UPDATED: Have you seen Milo the Siamese cat?

August 16th, 2016 by Doree

Update: Sadly, David believes Milo was killed by a car.

Earlier: Milo the Siamese cat disappeared near NW 79th Street and 3rd Avenue NW last Saturday. He’s 2-1/2 years old, tan with brown points, and microchipped. He is an indoor/outdoor cat and is very friendly, but always comes home every evening and morning.


If you’ve seen Milo, please call Dave at 206-697-2584.

Dave says he’s notified the Seattle Animal Shelter, their vet at Phinney Ridge Animal Hospital, AVID microchip company, and posted on Facebook, Craigslist and Nextdoor, as well as posting fliers around the neighborhood.

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UPDATE: FOUND — ‘Gertie’ the Yorkie is missing from Phinney Ridge

June 18th, 2016 by Doree

Update: Gertie has been found.

Earlier: Gertie, a 15-year-old, 3-pound Yorkie, disappeared from Palatine Avenue North between North 51st and 52nd streets on Friday. She is hard of hearing but very friendly and easy to pick up.

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If you’ve seen her, call or text Jennifer at 206-297-8573.

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UPDATE: OWNER FOUND — Female Chihuahua mix found in Phinney-Greenwood, taken to Animal Shelter

June 16th, 2016 by Doree

Update: She has been reunited with her family.

Earlier: A female Chihuahua mix was found in the Phinney-Greenwood area on Tuesday and taken to Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W. in Interbay.


If she’s yours, call the shelter at 206-386-7387. It’s open from 12-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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