PAWS offering holiday adoption specials

Looking to help those less fortunate this holiday season? There are hundreds of homeless pets waiting for their forever homes at PAWS this time of year—why not give the gift of love by adopting a cat or dog? PAWS is helping spread the holiday cheer with its Home for the Holidays event from Nov. 16-Dec….

PAWS disappointed that Lynnwood chose not to renew animal control services contract

The Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is expressing disappointment that its 20-plus year animal sheltering contract with Lynnwood has not been renewed for 2014. The Lynnwood City Council approved a new animal control services contract with the city of Everett Animal Shelter at its Oct. 28 meeting. In a press release, PAWS claims that it…

Seattle Pug Rescue fundraiser brings out the dogs

  Seattle Pug Rescue’s annual fundraiser drew quite a crowd Saturday at the Four Paw Sports Center in Lynnwood. Dogs and their owners participated in a costume cost, pug race, pug-o-lantern contest, and had their futures predicted by a pug psychic. For more information on Seattle Pug Rescue see www.seattlepugs.com.

PAWS receives ASPCA grant

Thanks to a generous $7,500 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, PAWS will be able to save more lives with spay/neuter surgeries through its Placement Partner Program. “These crucial funds will help cover the cost of spay/neuter surgeries for cats transferred to PAWS from other rescue organizations and shelters,”…

Ninth annual Halloween Howl set for Saturday, Oct. 19

Dogs and their owners can enjoy the spirit of the season during Off-Leash Area Edmonds’ Ninth Annual Halloween Howl Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.  The event will be at the off-leash dog beach, 498 Admiral Way in Edmonds. There will be pet-friendly vendor booths, a silent auction and raffle, and the always-popular…

1st Security Bank announces ‘Most Awesome Dog Contest’

Hear that loud barking all over Puget Sound? No wonder, 1st Security Bank’s “Most Awesome Dog Contest” wags its tail on Facebook now through November 1. Yes, your dog could become the bank’s “Spokes Pooch.” The prizes are, well, awesome: a spa day for your dog (humans excluded), a photo shoot for you and your…

Register for upcoming PAWSwalk 2013

Animal lovers are invited to walk for a cause at the annual PAWSwalk 2013 Sept. 7 at King County’s Marymoor Park in Redmond. Registration and walker check-in will be at 8 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Grab a snack at your favorite food truck, stop by the guest vendor booths and enjoy cold…

1st Security Bank of Lynnwood launches PAWS food and toy drive for pets

Pets have always been welcomed at 1st Security Bank. And now, with the campaign cry, “Pets Are People, Too!” Lynnwood Branch Manager Edy Larson is putting her branch’s support behind an effort to stock the shelves at PAWS with food and toys for pets. The branch, located at 19002 33rd Ave. West in Lynnwood, is…

PAWS awarded $5,000 grant to provide low-cost spay and neuter services

PAWS has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Humane Society of the United States to assist in providing low-cost spay and neuter services to pet owners in the Seattle area. “This grant will help provide feline spay and neuter surgeries for our low-income clients,” says Kay Joubert, PAWS’ Director of Companion Animal Services. “These families…

Free microchipping for Snohomish County dogs and cats in Everett Saturday

Snohomish County resident dogs and cats brought to the City of Everett Mutt Strut between 10 a.m. and noon this Saturday, Aug. 10 can receive a free microchip. Up to 200 free microchips will be offered at this event at Langus Park, located at 400 Smith Island Road, across from the Everett Animal Shelter. Cats…

Lynnwood dog, Sir Knuckles de Dragon, takes top honor as Wackiest Dog Name

A Lynnwood dog has taken the top honors as the Wackiest Dog Name of 2013. Sir Knuckles da Dragon has been voted as Veterinary Pet Insurance’s Wackiest Dog Name of the Year. Sir Knuckles da Dragon joins a prestigious list of unusual names that includes the likes of Pickle Von Corndog, Purr Diem, Doogie Schnauzer…

PAWS waives all adoption fees for senior, adult bonded pair cats

Looking to add a new furry friend to your family? PAWS has the answer for you. The adoption fees for all senior cats (age 7 and older) and all adult bonded pair cats are waived through the end of July. The standard adoption fees are $75 for senior pets and $135 for two adult cats….

PAWS' July Challenge: Save 200 shelter animals through foster care

Are you up to the challenge? This July, PAWS is looking to save the lives of 200 shelter animals with its 2013 Foster Challenge. The goal is to save the lives of 200 cats, dogs, puppies and kittens through its foster care placement program. The need for foster homes is constantly growing, especially for medium…

PAWS’ July Challenge: Save 200 shelter animals through foster care

Are you up to the challenge? This July, PAWS is looking to save the lives of 200 shelter animals with its 2013 Foster Challenge. The goal is to save the lives of 200 cats, dogs, puppies and kittens through its foster care placement program. The need for foster homes is constantly growing, especially for medium…

Eat out and support PAWS

Twenty percent of your check at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro in Lynnwood will be donated to the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25. Pet supply donations also will be accepted. P.F. Chang’s is located at 3000 184th St. in Lynnwood.  

PAWS waives adoption fees for Adopt-A-Cat month

June is National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat month and PAWS is waiving adoption fees for its adult bonded pairs and senior cats, seven years and older. In the spring and summer months, animal shelters and rescue organizations around the country are inundated with thousands of newborn kittens. But adult cats still need loving homes too. The Adopt-A-Cat Month…

PAWS needs foster families for big dogs

PAWS is in desperate need of foster homes for its full grown dogs, By taking an animal into your home on a temporary basis, you provide them with a safe place to rest and heal, while giving PAWS additional time to find them a permanent home. PAWS saves more than 1,000 animals each year through…

Wags and Whiskers ‘Block Party’ a howling success

Story and photos by Meredith Barrett Despite the misty, grey day, the Wags and Whiskers Block Party at Northpointe Animal Hospital in Lynnwood had a great turnout. With more than 12 local shelters and rescue groups, including Second Chance Rescue and PAWS, the event on Sunday allowed the community to learn more about rescue animals…

Cats enjoy newly remodeled PAWS cat room

By David Pan/Lynnwood Today editor It didn’t take long for three residents to start enjoying their new digs. Minutes after entering the newly remodeled open-colony setting in the cat room at PAWS, three cats were enjoying the freedom from being cooped up in their cages. Gone were the old cramped phone booth cubicles and in…

Our Forever Home Dog of the Week, Harley

Lynnwood Today presents the Forever Home Dog of the Week, Harley. She’s a 4-year-old female Husky mix who was surrendered by her family as they were working long hours and wanted her to be with a family that had more time for her. She’s a very smart and loving girl. She would do best with…