Year-end support is needed for Seattle dog rescue

Donate to PUP by December 31st, and one of our amazing supporters will match your donation of $75 or more, up to $1,500! How awesome is that?! – DONATEDonationBottom2015

Your donation to PUP saves lives!

Please help us rescue and provide medical care for more dogs in 2015 by supporting PUP with a year-end gift!

Shortly after Eros talked with Santa, he was adopted!!

Shortly after Eros talked with Santa, he was adopted!!

In 2014 thus far, PUP has placed 236 dogs in their forever homes, as well as provided thousands upon thousands of dollars in medical care to sick and injured dogs. Your donations in 2013 helped us not only pull in hundreds of dogs from local and high-kill shelters, but they also helped dogs such as Roary, Karma, Betsy and Maggie. All facing insurmountable odds and requiring surgery and long-term care. We also wouldn’t be looking at pulling in a little German Shepherd puppy found wandering the streets with severe scoliosis or a mom and her three puppies found burrowed in a hole. Each one of these dogs was at risk of being euthanized if not for the partnership we have with our shelters and with you. Each donation you make helps us make the decisions that save lives.

We accept gifts through PayPal. Just click the PayPal button below.

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You can also mail gifts directly to PUP at the address below:

People United for Pets
P.O. Box 1691
Issaquah, WA 98027

** Remember, any donation of $75 or more will be matched up to $1,500!

Save Dogs and Save Money When You Shop on AmazonSmile

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchase to PUP when you shop on AmazonSmile. Use this link when you do your shopping on Amazon this holiday season. It’s the same experience you’re used to!

Upcoming Events
Issaquah PetcoDecember 20th from 10-2 p.m.
975 NW Gilman Boulevard
Issaquah, WA 98027

Please help support PUP online today. We thank you on behalf of our amazing PUPs.

Happy Holidays,
Laura Tonkin

We are in need of loving, caring, and committed foster homes

These dogs are giving us a second chance, can you help foster?

PUP Transport August 045The more fosters, the more dogs we can pull and rehome. As a PUP foster, you would care for and socialize the dog while that dog’s forever home is found. You may also be involved in some of the transport functions (e.g., vet, groomer, training facility), as well as the adoption process. PUP pays for all approved food, accessories, and vetting expenses.

We are a non-profit, small/toy breed dog rescue organization. We work locally and nationally with shelters, other dog rescue organizations and individuals, to help these wonderful dogs. Some of the dogs may never have had a kind word spoken to them, a gentle gesture shown to them, a healthy meal given to them, or a visit to a vet to find out what was wrong with them. We need you and our dogs need you!

Without our foster homes we cannot save dogs. We do not have a facility; we are solely a foster home program. Our foster volunteers are truly the backbone of PUP. Their participation is critical and very much appreciated.

Why become a PUP foster? Because you love dogs and would like to surround yourself with other people who share the same passion. PUP fosters and their families are an amazing group of people and we are so grateful for each and every one of them! If you are interested in becoming a foster for PUP, please visit our Volunteer page to download an online application: PUP Volunteers.

Complete and email to: volunteer@pupdogrescue.org.

Holiday shelter sweep and the “Lassie Syndrome”

Every day of the year is hard for homeless animals, but the holiday season is especially hard. We often get tied up in all our traditions, work parties, gift exchanges and big meals…but one act of kindness can save a life.

Countless pets are returned to shelters every year because they were given as presents. But what could be better than giving your child, spouse, or friend a cuddly puppy for Christmas? A lot. Advertisers portray this time of year as warm, giving, and comforting, but what happens when the holidays pass and the “Lassie Syndrome” doesn’t materialize in the pet you received?

The Lassie Syndrome is hope for your dog (or cat) to be that imaginary pet who can read your thoughts, automatically know how to behave in human company, all without any training. However this is unrealistic, and your new pet can’t be expected to live up to that high expectation. In real life it took trainer Rudd Weatherwax years of dedication to train and mold Lassie into the TV character she became. So inevitably, when pet owners become disappointed that they don’t have a dog that unconditionally loves them and behaves without an ounce of training, pets are dumped at local shelters.

How can you help combat the “Lassie Syndrome?”

  • Educate your network of friends about the disadvantages of gifting pets as presents. Let your friends and family know that you support dog rescue, and that means you want to see all pets in their perfect, lifelong home.
  • Be active in your pet adoption process! Much like a wedding dress, when the perfect match is found, you feel it. After all you wouldn’t let a friend surprise you with a wedding dress (and you only use it for one day!).
  • A new pet owner should be dedicated to the development of their dog or cat, and rescues like PUP are dedicated to being transparent with what the pet needs to live a happy life. If that doesn’t work for you, then it’s ok to move along.
  • Often when pets are dumped after the holidays, owners think they are allowing their pet to be adopted by another family, sadly this isn’t always the case. Millions of pets each year are euthanized because shelters can not keep up with the demand, or don’t have local funding to drive robust adoption programs.
  • Support local rescues and shelters like PUP. Participation in programs like AmazonSmile and #GivingTuesday are simple ways to extend your helping hand so we can educate the public, rescue more dogs and effect change by saving a life.

PUP’s Holiday Shelter Sweep

This weekend we’ll be pulling many dogs from a Northern California shelter to give them a second chance at life, but remember, these dogs are also giving humans a second chance. You can donate to our shelter sweep fund here, below are just some of the dogs we’ll be rescuing.

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Adoption event and Santa photos this weekend!

The holidays remind us of the things we’re thankful for, and for those with adopted pets, their furry friends top that list. Our adoptable and deserving dogs and cats are waiting to find their forever homes, come see them during our adoption event. Check our all our adoptable dogs online before you come down, then complete a free adoption application.

Please join us for our next Adoption Event and Santa Photos!

Saturday, December 6th
Kirkland Petco
From 10-2pm

Price for photos are $15 and 100% of funds will support dog rescue.

An approved application will be required prior to taking your new dog home. Please send in an application today and we will process it as soon as possible. Although you will also have the opportunity to  fill out an application at the event, you will need pre-approval to complete an adoption. Click here to get the adoption application.

If you already have an approved application on file with PUP, please email our adoption  coordinator, trish@pupdogrescue.org, to let her know which dog you are interested in meeting. We’ll want to have your application on hand.

Rescue explained…..

The neglect changes you.

The abuse hardens you.

The suffering breaks you.

The ignorance angers you.

The indifference disturbs you.

The injustice destroys you.

 

On a daily basis…your faith will be tested.

Your heart will be wounded….

Your soul will be altered.

 

On a weekly basis…you’ll question yourself.

You’ll question your strength.

You’ll question the world.

 

On a monthly basis…you’ll fall down.

You’ll get up.

You’ll go on…

 

On a yearly basis…you’ll look back…

You’ll see faces…

You couldn’t save them.

You’ll learn to mourn.

To grieve.

To sob.

You’ll learn to trust a little less.

To do a little more.

To fight a little harder.

You’ll learn to try.

To hope.

To pray.

You’ll learn to fail.

To succeed.

To accept.

You’ll learn when to hold on.

When to give up.

When to let go.

You’ll learn who you are.

What you stand for.

Why that matters.

 

Then… at times… you’ll forget why you matter.

You’ll question what you’re doing.

You’ll wonder if it’s worth it.

 

But…here’s the good news… When you forget…

When you question…

When you wonder…

All you have to do…

Is take a look around…

And you’ll see them.

 

You’ll see their faces.

You’ll see their smiles.

You’ll feel their love.

 

In their eyes, you’ll see their journeys…

You’ll remember their beginnings…

You’ll know how far they’ve come…

You’ll remember when they didn’t know you…

When they didn’t trust you…

When they’d given up.

 

You’ll remember how you healed them…

How you loved them…

How they loved you, too.

And as you look back…

You’ll want to move forward…

For them… and because of them.

 

In your darkest hours, you’ll look around…

To find the differences made…the hope given…and the lives saved…

Because you existed.

In those moments, when you look into their eyes…every doubt will be erased.

Every question will be answered.

Every worry will subside.

Because in that instant…in each of your hearts…

You both share the very same thought: “Every bit of pain was worth it…for this moment here with you.”

And honestly…no matter what else happens…

Those moments hold all the strength you need…

To keep going.

 

Rescue is pain.

Rescue is joy.

Rescue is worth it…because they are worth it.

And that’s the honest truth.

 

~ Ashley Owen Hill

November 22nd Adoption Event: Issaquah Petco

Adopt a dog this Saturday! Some of our dogs posted online may be available for you to meet. If you are interested in a specific dog, the first step toward adoption from PUP is to email a completed adoption application (Download Word Doc version OR Download RTF version) to Adopt@pupdogrescue.org now for pre-approval and contact us to ensure the dog will be there.

Saturday, November 22nd from 10-2pm
Issaquah Petco

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An approved application will be required prior to taking your new dog home. Please email a completed adoption form to Adopt@pupdogrescue.org today and we will process it as soon as possible. Although you will also have the opportunity to fill out an application at the event, you will need pre-approval to complete an adoption. Our adoption application is available in two forms for download: Download Word Doc version OR Download RTF version.
If you already have an approved application on file with PUP, please email our adoption coordinator, trish@pupdogrescue.org, to let her know which dog you are interested in meeting. We’ll want to have your application on hand. We look forward to seeing you there!

November 8th Adoption Event

Adopt a dog this Saturday! Some of our dogs posted online may be available for you to meet. If you are interested in a specific dog, the first step toward adoption from PUP is to email a completed adoption application (Download Word Doc version OR Download RTF version) to Adopt@pupdogrescue.org now for pre-approval and contact us to ensure the dog will be there.

Saturday, November 8th from 10-2pm
Kirkland Petco

An approved application will be required prior to taking your new dog home. Please email a completed adoption form to Adopt@pupdogrescue.org today and we will process it as soon as possible. Although you will also have the opportunity to fill out an application at the event, you will need pre-approval to complete an adoption. Our adoption application is available in two forms for download: Download Word Doc version OR Download RTF version.
If you already have an approved application on file with PUP, please email our adoption coordinator, trish@pupdogrescue.org, to let her know which dog you are interested in meeting. We’ll want to have your application on hand. We look forward to seeing you there!

Our PUP Stars calendar is now here!

Our calendar is hot off the presses and available for you to purchase! Inside you’ll find some of our Shining Stars, and thanks to our adopters, our calendar features 68 pictures along with 15 heart-warming stories.
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Calendars are $12.00 + $2.75 for shipping. Shipping costs are waived when purchasing three or more calendars. Your purchase will help support our continued dog rescue efforts (with a kitty or two thrown in here and there).Calendars can now be purchased at adoption events, by mail, or via PayPal:

Events: Please see our website for locations and times.

By mail: Please indicate the number of calendars you want and include your mailing address. Mail check to:
PUP
P.O. Box 1691
Issaquah, WA 98027
By PayPal:

Click the PayPal button below to order 1–2 calendars

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Click the PayPal button below to order 3+ calendars

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Thank you for your support of PUP, Laura

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Pre-Order your 2015 PUP STARS Calendar!

PUP is happy to present some of our Shining Stars in our 2015 PUP Calendar! Thanks to our adopters, our 2015 Calendar features 68 wonderful pictures along with 15 heart-warming stories.
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Calendars are $12.00 + $2.75 for shipping. Shipping costs are waived when purchasing three or more calendars. Your purchase will help support our continued dog rescue efforts (with a kitty or two thrown in here and there).

Calendars will be available in early November and can be purchased at adoption events, by mail, or via PayPal:

Events: Please see our website for locations and times.

By mail: Please indicate the number of calendars you want and include your mailing address. Mail check to:
PUP
P.O. Box 1691
Issaquah, WA 98027
By PayPal:

Click the PayPal button below to order 1–2 calendars

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Click the PayPal button below to order 3+ calendars

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Thank you for your support of PUP, Laura

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October 18th Adoption Event

Howl-o-ween is right around the corner, creep into our adoption event at the Issaquah Petco on October 18th. Bring your whole family down with your application and meet our crew!

Saturday, October 18th
10-2pm
Issaquah Petco

Some of our dogs posted online may be available for you to meet. If you are interested in a specific dog, the first step toward adoption from PUP is to email a completed adoption application (Download Word Doc version OR Download RTF version) to Adopt@pupdogrescue.org now for pre-approval and contact us to ensure the dog will be there.

An approved application will be required prior to taking your new dog home. Please email a completed adoption form to Adopt@pupdogrescue.org today and we will process it as soon as possible. Although you will also have the opportunity to fill out an application at the event, you will need pre-approval to complete an adoption. Our adoption application is available in two forms for download: Download Word Doc version OR Download RTF version.
If you already have an approved application on file with PUP, please email our adoption coordinator, trish@pupdogrescue.org, to let her know which dog you are interested in meeting. We’ll want to have your application on hand. We look forward to seeing you there!