Local rescue seeking foster home for black lab

A local rescue is looking for a foster home in Lynnwood for a black lab. Old Dog Haven estimates the lab is 8-12 years old. He is not yet neutered and has an abcess under one of his ears. The rescue believes the dog will need to see a surgical specialist and will need aggressive…

From the Vet: Mitral valve disease in dogs

The mitral or left atrioventricular valve is one of four one-way valves in the heart. It controls blood flow from the left atrium, where oxygenated blood coming from the lungs collects, to the left ventricle, where arterial blood is pumped out into the body. When the left ventricle contracts, the mitral valve closes, thus preventing…

From the Vet: Can dogs think?

Dogs have been in close contact with humans for thousands of years. Estimates range from 9,000 to 30,000. Due to this long association, dogs are thought to have the ability to not only understand but to communicate with humans. Many researchers in this field attribute these communication skills to the manifestation of unique traits that…

Adopt a pet at PAWS during Pawsitive Alliance’s Open House on Saturday

Boscoe gets ready to go home with new owners Leonard Shaw, Bill Hanna and Dana Shaw (right) during last year’s Pawsitive Open House. PAWS will be one of 32 animal shelters across the state participating in the fourth annual Pawsitive Alliance’s hosted Open House on Saturday, Oct. 3. Last year’s Statewide Shelter Open House placed 310 homeless…

Happening nearby: Free cancer awareness seminar for pet owners set for Saturday

SplashDog Canine Well-Being Center in Firdale Village is hosting a free seminar on Cancer Awareness for Pet Parents Saturday, Sept. 19 from 2-4 p.m. Speakers will be oncology veterinarian Dr. Krystal Harris and veterinary technician Renee Neideigh from Animal Medical Center of Seattle, who will cover signs, symptoms and early detection as well as what…

Reminder: Can you provide a home for these cats?

Edmonds Animal Control has four cats waiting for their forever homes. They are available for adoption at Paws in Paradise (formerly Adix) at 21100 72nd Ave W., Edmonds. They include: Oreo – She’s a very friendly female black and white cat who’s about 7 years old. She came in to the shelter as a stray…

Can you provide a home for these cats?

Edmonds Animal Control has four cats waiting for their forever homes. They are available for adoption at Paws in Paradise (formerly Adix) at 21100 72nd Ave W., Edmonds. They include: Oreo – She’s a very friendly female black and white cat who’s about 7 years old. She has a skin condition that is currently being…

From the Vet: Most common pet toxins of 2014 — and other hazards

The Animal Poison Control Center was started prior to my arrival as Head of the then-named Veterinary Biosciences department in the College of veterinary medicine at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. After I took office, the center was taken over by the ASPCA and has grown and become more effective as a result. The service…

Can you provide a home for Brittany, still available for adoption?

Brittany is still available through Edmonds-based Northwest International Pet Rescue. Her foster mom Cathy Miler says Brittany, a 13-pound female that is a likely Cairn/Yorkie mix, “is one of the sweetest, cutest, most affectionate, playful and loving little fosters I’ve ever had.” Brittany, however, will be a somewhat challenging placement,” Miler noted. “She needs a home…

Happening nearby: Missing dog in Mountlake Terrace

Scrappy, a friendly, older dog, was reported missing Friday night by his owner in the 6100 block of St. Albion Way in Mountlake Terrace. The owner added that Scrappy might be near Mountlake Terrace High School (21801 44th Ave. W.), 220th and Highway 99 or in nearby Lynnwood. Text any information to 425-770-3898.

Lynnwood Police urge residents to take care of pets during hot weather

The Lynnwood Police would like to remind residents to keep their animals at home, plan their trips carefully when animals are in vehicles and do not make stops that leave animals in vehicles. Even with windows open and water available, the inside of a vehicle on an 80-degree day can rise over 100 degrees within…

PAWSwalk open for registration

PAWS is once again hosting the popular PAWSwalk on Aug. 29 at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Registration is now open at www.pawswalk.net. PAWSwalk will be from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  PAWS is encouraging teams and individuals to start their fundraising as soon as they are registered. Prizes will be awarded for the most donations raised by…

From the Vet: Home brewers beware — hops can poison some dogs, cats

Hops can be poisonous to at least some breeds of dogs and also sometimes to cats. The cones are the culprit when enough of them are eaten. Hops can act as an inciting cause or trigger for malignant hyperthermia but it seems the animal must have a genetic predisposition for this to occur. Caffeine can…

Can you provide a home for Emily?

Emily is an adorable, small, adult fox terrier/spitz mix. She was found tied to a mailbox on a busy street in Edmonds, with a pink leash and matching pink collar. She does not have any tags or a microchip. So far nobody has found her former owners. Emily is already spayed, and she know commands…

PAWS celebrates Adopt-a-Cat month with adoption fee waivers

June is Adopt-a-Cat Month, the month that cat lovers wait for all year long and PAWS makes the celebration a little sweeter by offering a special incentive for potential cat adopters. Starting on Monday, June 1, adoption fees for adult or senior cats on weekdays at PAWS in Lynnwood and PAWS Cat City in Seattle’s…

Everett Animal Shelter sets up mobile unit due to closure of road

The Everett Animal Shelter, which provides animal sheltering services for the City of Lynnwood, has set up a mobile unit and closed its main building to the public due to road repairs. The City of Everett has closed Smith Island Road at 12th Street NE, just south of Dagmars Landing, due to a failed culvert beneath the…

PAWS open on Mondays starting May 11; shelter will now close on Wednesdays

Starting Monday, May 11, PAWS Companion Animal Services in Lynnwood and PAWS Cat City in Seattle will now be open on Mondays between noon and 6 p.m. To give all of the animals a day off, PAWS will now instead close for adoptions on Wednesdays. Lost and Found services only are offered every Wednesday from 9…

Can you provide a home for Tywin?

Tywin is an approximately 2-year-old, domestic medium hair tabby mix. He was found as a stray in Edmonds. He is still a bit shy with people, but it’s obvious that he craves attention and companionship — and he should bloom once he gets to know his future companion. Tywin is playful with the office cat…

PAWS teams up with Animal Planet, ASPCA for free pet adoptions on Saturday

PAWS, along with Animal Planet and the Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is sponsoring a unique pet adoption event on Saturday, May 2 at PAWS. If you’re the right match, your adoption fee will be waived.  The second annual ROAD TO PUPPY BOWL is an all-star adoption event to help dogs and cats…

PAWS to offer first-ever Catio tour

Registration is underway for PAWS’ first-ever Catio Tour. The tour will be from noon- 4 p.m., Saturday, May 16. Catios are the perfect Do It Yourself or designer addition to any cat guardians’ home or apartment and the Pacific Northwest has some of the finest examples to show off. The self-guided driving tour welcomes registered visitors to catios…

Can you provide a home for Toby?

Toby is a very friendly, young, playful and handsome Brindle Pit Bull Terrier who is available for adoption. He’s approximately 1 or 2 years old, seems to be great with kids and other dogs. It’s unknown yet if he gets along well with cats. He already knows certain commands and will do almost anything for…

Vote for PAWS volunteer in national contest

Lynnwood’s very own Chuck Springer is receiving some national attention this week thanks to his commitment to the welfare of cats in need. Springer, a longtime volunteer at PAWS in Lynnwood, has been selected by Purina Cat Chow as a nominee for Shelter Volunteer of the Year. He is currently being profiled on Cat Chow’s…