Looking for a pet who's not yet listed?

We have a very full house right now! We have so many new animals in the shelter that over 20 have not even been added to our website listings yet. We're working to get those records and photos added, but if you're looking for a pet and not seeing the perfect match, come on down. Those not yet listed, including Orson, Bear, Millie, Banksia, Rocky, Matilda, Maurice, Pauly, Duke, Suzie, Halo, Mork, Cleveland, Patches, Spring, Summer, Austin, Sydney, Poppet, Garfield, Cleo, Princess, Damon, and Juju, are among the many whiskery faces waiting to meet you!

Pupkin carving contest

Do you think you have what it takes to carve the prettiest, silliest, or most doggone wonderful PUPkin on the block? Are your Cat-o-lantern skills dying to be tested? Enter our PUPkin carving contest by sharing your pet-themed pumpkin carvings at www.facebook.com/skagithumane between now and October 31! The photo with the most likes by the end of the month will earn a pet-themed gift basket.

Remember, jack-o-lanterns must be animal-themed (carve any furred, feathered, or finned friend) and friends must like the photo on OUR page for votes to count.

Ready . . . set . . . carve!
Photo courtesy BallWalkPark

Thank you, rescuegroups.org!

Some slowdown in our pet update processing and some glitches with pet photo sharing have gotten us down over the past few weeks, but we have a happy announcement: with some tools available from rescuegroups.org, we've refreshed our pet search sliders. Now the pets on our available dogs, available cats, and other available critters pages are up to date and ready to view! Have a look right here on our website, or visit our current Facebook pet list here!

Pet-a-Palooza coming up!

We'll be at the Mount Vernon Skagit Farmers Supply Country Store this weekend with some adoptable pets, and we hope you'll join us for free espresso, pet product samples, free caricature drawings of your own furry family members (Saturday 12-3 pm), and discounts on supplies for all the animals in your life.

Trick or Treat

Photo courtesy Banfield Charitable Trust
Spooky streets, tasty treats . . . and pets in danger? We hope not! Halloween can be a dangerous holiday for pets, but with a few simple steps you can help guarantee that the holiday involves more fun than fear for your canine and feline companions.

1) Keep candy safely stowed away! Chocolate is toxic to dogs, and overdosing on candy and sweets can make any pet sick. 

2) Keep pet/child interactions safe. Remember, your pet may not understand why you're opening the door to hundreds of scary monsters and excited strangers! A pet might be safest in a closed bedroom or crate (if he or she is crate trained). Indoor cats might see the strange holiday as a chance to dart for the door. 

3) If your pet is going to be dressing up, respect his or her needs and body language. If he or she seems frightened or uncomfortable, rethink that dogosaurus suit and try for something a little less restrictive or scary! 

4) Use ID. Holidays are often filled with unexpected sights and sounds, and it is possible that your pet might be frightened enough to escape or run away. In addition to trying to keep your pets secure at home, please use ID tags and microchips on your pets to vastly increase the chances of a happy reunion! 

Trip's got a ticket to ride!

First, let us say THANKS for the friendship and lifesaving support you showed us by coming down to our 38th Anniversary PAWty last weekend! 19 animals found their forever homes on Saturday. If you missed the big event, don't worry . . . we still have nearly a hundred future best friends waiting here to meet you.

Second, we wanted to let you know that the handsome Trip has a not-so-secret admirer. While his new friend can't adopt him, she did make a donation to support his placement in a forever home! This sponsorship, donated by Shanna Deleon in honor of Michelle Hopson's birthday, will cover a portion of Trip's adoption fee.

If you're looking for a handsome, sociable cat then this is the guy for you. Come down and meet him any time, seven days a week.

It's my PAWty, and I'll wag if I want to!

Hurry on down! 
Whiskers polished? Check. Lickers ready? Check. Purrs primed? Check. Shells buffed? Check. Wings warmed up? Check. Hoppers engaged? Check. Ears perked? Check.

Looks like the dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, rabbits, cockatiels, parrots, budgies, and turtles are ready for this weekend's 38th Anniversary PAWty! With extended business hours (11 to 5), $38 dollar adoptions (to approved applicants), refreshments, a family friendly atmosphere, and over a hundred loving animals to greet you, what could be a better way to spend an autumn Saturday!

We are proud to have placed pets, saved lives, and served our community for 38 years. Whether you want to adopt a pet or just visit, we hope you'll come down to celebrate with us this weekend.

Click here to sign up for the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1383546451878998/

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