April 25th Adoption Event in Kirkland

April 25th Adoption Event
Kirkland Petco – between 10am-2pm

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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 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.

April 11th Adoption Event in Kent

April 11th Adoption Event
Reber Ranch between 10am-2pm

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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 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.
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PUP is all over Seattle this spring and summer!

Join us for one of our many adoption and fundraising events happening this spring and summer! Browse our calendar of events below and visit our site for event additions and changes. Thank you to our amazing venue hosts!

April 11, 2015: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Reber Ranch
April 25, 2015: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Kirkland Petco
May 4, 2015: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Xolie & The Strange (fundraiser)
May 30, 2015: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Reber Ranch
June 6, 2015: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – All the Best Issaquah
June 20, 2015: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Expo Seattle Convention Center
July 11, 2015: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Kirkland Petco
July 25, 2015: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Reber Ranch
August 8, 2015: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – All the Best Issaquah
August 22, 2015: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Kirkland Petco
September 12, 2015: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Reber Ranch
September 26, 2015: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – All the Best Issaquah

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 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.

Five Tiny Additions to PUP!

My name is Patty and I am a volunteer for PUP. I help with event planning and the monthly PUPDate. My husband and I have pretty hectic schedules and only occasionally foster dogs. That’s one of the things I love about PUP—there are plenty of things to do and each of us takes on roles according to our availability and comfort level.

In February, my husband and I had a stretch of time with no upcoming commitments, so we decided to foster a dog. It was February 4 and I picked the dog at the bottom of the list, a Dachshund/Min Pin mix. At 17 pounds, Laura said she would probably be a good hiker for us. We were so convinced this foster would be adopted right away, we named her Valentine in honor of the holiday just 10 short days away.

Valentine came home with us on February 7 and we immediately knew she was a sweetheart. She was very gentle and, as we soon learned, also very pregnant! Whoa!!! Unexpected detour for sure! I was shocked and told Laura that if she had to pick a single volunteer more ill equipped to handle this situation, it would be me. Not having children of my own, I was clueless. I mean, really clueless. But, I had many people within PUP to consult with. We had made a commitment to Valentine and although we initially waivered, we watched Valentine’s five puppies come into this world on February 24. We named them Java, Pinky, Stamper, Dipper, and Claire.

The puppies are now about four weeks old, and in that time we’ve watched their eyes open, their reactions to hearing sound for the first time, their first steps, and of this writing, their baby teeth coming in. Their personalities are beginning to emerge and they love to play with each other. They will soon find their forever homes and this house, with eight dogs at the moment, will be down to two. That will be a bittersweet day, but I would not change this experience for anything.

Laura often says that we don’t always get the dog we want, but we get the dog we need. Thank you, Valentine, for giving me this gift and letting me share in your experience. It’s one I’ll never forget.

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Duvall’s own little paradise for pooches!

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So proud that Cecilia is one of our volunteers! Great article!

Originally posted on Faces of Duvall:

Faces of Duvall A Day in the Life of Doggies HeavenI met Cecilia while looking around for a sitter for Tumble just a day before I launched this project. It was serendipitous, I suppose, that she was also the first to respond to the Call to Action I issued on Facebook. Funnily enough, the day on which we chose to do this was also National Puppies Day!

Cecilia is French, and hails from a small town in Southern France. She came to the States at 18 on a student exchange program to learn English, and fell in love with Washington. Fast forward 20+ years, Cecilia now runs her own dog boarding and sitting business, Doggies Heaven, tucked away in a corner of our very own slice of paradise.

Cecilia has always loved animals, having grown up with pets, and nurtured that love when she started working in pet care years ago. It was through this job that the opportunity to…

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Adoption event this Saturday in Issaquah!

All The Best Pet Care

Saturday, March 28, 10am – 2pm

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

March 14th Dog Adoption Event in Kirkland

Join us on March 14th to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early and adopt a new family member!

Saturday, March 14th
Kirkland Petco, 10-2pm

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

Double the adoption fun on February 28th

PUP is excited to announce that we’ll be holding two adoption events on Saturday February 28th between 10-2pm.

Reber Ranch

28606 132nd Ave Se Kent, WA 98042

(253) 630-3330

Dogs onsite: Bob, Clemente, Jaime, Mia, Misha, Pepper, Peyton, Riley, Rue, Tyler, Wendy, Wesley, Willow

All The Best

690 Nw Gilman Blvd Issaquah, WA 98027

(425) 369-8383

Dogs onsite: Boots, Franco, Indie, Jax, Laci, Lux, Mayze, Muffin, Scout, Thomas, Tuck, Tux, Waffles, Yisa

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

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Dogs on the Inside, a movie

After working in prisons for years prior to starting PUP, Laura (our director)  sees the benefits and value of a program such as this. Not only to the dogs, but also to the inmates, prisons, and our communities.

‘Dogs on the Inside’ follows a dedicated group of animal rescuers in the southeastern United States as they deliver a group of abandoned rescue dogs to a Massachusetts Correctional Facility. In an attempt to rebuild the dogs’ confidence and preparing for a new life outside, these inmates first learn to handle and care for a group of neglected strays. They then train the dogs to prepare them for placement in safe and loving new homes. Connected by their troubled pasts, the dogs learn to have faith in people again while the inmates are reminded of their own humanity and capacity for love and empathy.

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We learn to appreciate the relationships between neglected and abused stray dogs and prison inmates, as they each work together toward their second chance at a better life: a forever home for the dogs and a productive life outside prison for the inmates. In the words of Sgt. Regan-Jones from the North Central Correctional Institution, “The mission of the program was to save the dogs as well as the people. Watching these guys become more open to emotion and more patient I think we’ve absolutely done the right thing here.” The movie is a heartwarming story about the resiliency of a dog’s trust and the generosity of the human spirit.

The film is available now on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and dogsontheinside.com. Watch the trailer, ‘Like’ them on Facebook, and consider purchasing the movie. PUP will receive a donation for every movie purchased!

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~Written by volunteer Katherine