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!

Vote for PUP as the Best Pet Rescue in Western WA!

Why vote for People United for Pets (PUP) as the best? We keep our focus on the animals in our rescue program, providing the best care possible while learning about them and their needs. In so doing, we are able to match their needs with their adopters. Here are a few examples:

Karma was found in a trap by an Animal Control Officer. She was in great need of medical care when she came to us. We are happy to announce she is now ready to find her very own home and family. We suspect Karma would vote for PUP as the best. (Check out her before and after photos, below):

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When Rodney came to PUP, we wondered how anyone could look at him every day and not do anything to stop his suffering. After months of care, he met a star and became the star of his very own home! We have to think Rodney would vote for PUP, too. (Before and after photos below):

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Click here to vote for PUP!

September 20th Adoption Event

Adopt a dog at Kirkland Petco on September 20th. Be it a puppy, senior dog, or a furry friend somewhere in between….we have a pet for you! Bring your whole family down with your application and meet our crew!

Saturday, September 20th
10-2pm
Kirkland 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!
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Adoption Event in Kent, August 23rd (cancelled)

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Adopt a dog at Reber Ranch on August 23rd. Be it a puppy, senior dog, or a furry friend somewhere in between….we have a pet for you! Bring your whole family down with your application and meet our crew!

Saturday, August 23rd
10-2pm
Reber Ranch, Kent

I’m Casanova!

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!

 

Talent search! Announcing the 2015 PUP Stars Calendar

macy2015 PUP STARS CALENDAR: MAKE YOUR DOG A STAR!

Update: The photo submission deadline for our calendar has been extended to August 10th. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing your pictures!

Do you see stars, red carpets, and celebrity perks in your pooch’s future? If you’ve adopted a dog from PUP, your dog’s photo is eligible to be one of our Stars!

What kind of photo? Be creative or send us a favorite with a story telling us why your PUP is a star in your home.

Why a calendar for our Stars? PUP is committed to finding good homes for homeless, abused and neglected dogs. Our three biggest expenses are quality medical care, transportation and food. Our calendar helps cover the rising costs of these expenses.

All past entrants are eligible to be a Dog of the Month or Cover Dog.

How do I enter my dog in the talent search?

  1. Submit $35 entry fee (via check or Paypal – see below) no later than August 1, 2014.
  2. All entrants will receive two calendars.
  3. Upon receipt of entry fee, photo and story instructions will be forwarded to you.
  4. If you mail a check, please include your email address to receive photo and story instructions. Photos are due by August 17.

If you don’t want to send a photo and want to support PUP, you can click the PayPal link or mail a check to the PUP address below to make a donation.

PUP
PO Box 1691
Issaquah, WA 98027

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Thank you for your continued support!

Laura Tonkin, Director