Meadowdale HS Key Club pet drive for PAWS draws donors

The Meadowdale High School Key Club offered thanks to community members for their generous contributions to the March 26 PAWS fundraiser at the high school. “You have helped so many animals, and our local PAWS of Lynnwood sincerely appreciated your donations in service and support,” said Meadowdale Key Club adviser Jenae Kirby.  

Meadowdale HS Key Club, Edmonds Kiwanis hosting PAWS donation event March 26

The Meadowdale High School Key Club and the Edmonds Kiwanis are collecting pet food, treats, comfort and care items Saturday, March 26 to support PAWS of Lynnwood. Donations are invited at the drive-up event, which runs from noon-4 p.m. at the main entrance of Meadowdale High School, 6002 168th St. S.W., Lynnwood. Acceptable items include:…

Cold weather safety tips for pets

Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your…

Giving Tuesday delivers gift of life as 77 rescue animals arrive at PAWS

Giving Tuesday is the day to remember – and support – the many non-profit organizations that make a difference in our community all year long. PAWS Lynnwood — in partnership with Wings of Rescue and New Beginnings of Merced, California — has added a special twist to this year’s Giving Tuesday as it turned the tables…

Edmonds coffee shop to host rescued dogs adoption event Sept. 4

If you’re looking for a canine addition to your family, the Haus of Dogs is hosting a pop-up adoption/foster event at Walnut Street Coffee in Edmonds Saturday, Sept. 4. The event will run from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. It will feature rescue dogs — located in the coffee shop’s front patio area —  who…

Teen keeping bearded dragon found at MLT park

Good news for those who have been following the tale of the Lynnwood teen and the bearded dragon (which can be viewed here): No one came forward to claim the exotic animal found recently at the Mountlake Terrace disc golf course, so she gets to keep him. According to Jessica Briarmoon, her daughter Laurissa has…

Missing a bearded dragon? Group finds exotic pet while playing disc golf

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: A group of friends walks into a park to play frisbee golf and finds a live dragon. Lynnwood resident Jessica Briarmoon was playing frisbee golf along with her daughter and a group of friends on June 12 at the Terrace Creek disc golf course in Mountlake Terrace when…

Keep your dogs and cats safe from holiday hazards

  The hoidays can pose particular risks for your pets. Keep them safe with these tips from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine: Stocking stuffers and pet treats If your dog received a stocking full of pet treats, make sure he doesn’t gobble them all up at once, making them hard…

Sponsor spotlight: Pet safety during a home remodel

Creating dedicated areas within your home where your pet can eat, sleep and bathe tells them they are just as much a member of the family as everyone else. A built-in eating area beneath the kitchen counter, a custom napping nook under the stairs, or a washing station in the mud room are popular home…

PAWS holding virtual auction to raise needed funds for ‘baby season’

The Lynnwood-based PAWS animal shelter is holding a week-long virtual fundraising auction in lieu of its annual gala, which had to be canceled. “Animals don’t know there’s a pandemic,” says PAWS CEO Heidi Wills. Because the need is great  especially during the busy baby animal season — and because the spring fundraising gala had to…

Sponsor spotlight: What are the benefits of a compounding pharmacy for pets?

Pet owners everywhere always want to provide the best care possible for their best friends. When it comes to pharmaceuticals, veterinarians are well aware that pet owners sometimes face unique challenges when it comes to medicating their companions. One such challenge is making sure that the treatments and medications they are giving their pets are…

Lynnwood spay and neuter clinic celebrates a milestone helping feral cats

Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project, a non-profit veterinary clinic in Lynnwood, just completed its 125,000th surgery. The clinic has been operating since 1997, and provides free or low-cost neutering services. The lucky feline was a feral community cat named “Milo,” who was brought to the clinic by his caretaker Mary. As a feral cat, Milo does…

Bella’s Voice seeking donations of food, supplies for homeless pets

Local non-profit pet thrift store Bella’s Voice is seeking community donations for pet food and supplies, with the goal of supporting local pet owners who are homeless. Bella’s Voice accepts pet food and pet supplies year around. Community members are invited to drop off donations during the store’s regular business hours — 9 a.m.-7 p.m….

Bella’s Voice seeking donations of food, supplies for homeless pets

Local non-profit pet thrift store Bella’s Voice is seeking community donations for pet food and supplies, with the goal of supporting local pet owners who are homeless. Bella’s Voice accepts pet food and pet supplies year around. Community members are invited to drop off donations during the store’s regular business hours — 9 a.m.-7 p.m….

Annual PAWS walk Sept. 7 to raise funds for dogs, cats and wildlife

Gather your friends and furry companions and register at PAWSwalk.net for the 28th annual PAWSwalk at Seattle’s Warren G. Magnuson Park on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you’re a proud pet parent or just an animal lover, now is the time to register for this Fido- and family-friendly event to raise funds…

A summer heat safety alert for your pet, from Lynnwood PD

Even with windows open and water available, the inside of a vehicle on an 80-degree day can rise to over 100 degrees within minutes. Animals become stressed very quickly. The Lynnwood Police Department reminds residents to keep their animals at home and to plan their trips carefully when animals are in vehicles — and to avoid…

Pet trusts: Leaving a legacy for our buddies

About nine years ago Peggy decided that she needed a dog named Winston. We didn’t know any dogs named Winston, and I wasn’t in favor of being a pet owner, but somehow we ended up at a rescue pup adoption event. Things like this happen around Peggy. There must have been a couple of dozen…