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

no17After 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

Help us raise money for our special needs dogs

Meet Sweetums! She is a sweet, playful young puppy who has stolen the hearts of everyone here at PUP. She’s docile and gentle, and she loves playing with her packmates! But Sweetums’ foster pack noticed changes in her behavior early Saturday morning. She wasn’t touching her food, and her mobility was impaired to the point of stumbling. At PUP, we’re serious about the health and welfare of all our rescues. After rushing her to the emergency room, the early prognosis is that Sweetums might have a liver shunt, a condition that compromises the blood flow to and through a dog’s liver, as well as both struvite and ammonium urate crystals in her bladder.
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At PUP, we cover all the costs of fostering and sheltering the dogs we rescue: the smaller costs like food and toys, but also the larger costs like spaying/neutering, vaccinating, and more importantly, any medical conditions our pups might have. And since PUP is a non-profit organization, our funding comes primarily from people like you!

After a few sleepless nights and over $700 in emergency room and veterinary charges, Sweetums’ condition is somewhat stabilized, and she has been released back to her foster pack. But she she will still need to undergo further analysis and treatment at a veterinary clinic before being given a clean bill of health.

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Though Sweetums is a small girl, the costs for keeping her in good health are not small. Help PUP fund the medical costs for her and other pups-in-need by donating today! Earn karma points, check off your New Year’s resolution to help those in need, or simply bring a smile to the faces of the families who will adopt and love these furry friends.

Your donation will help not only Sweetums, but so many other pups get the medical attention they need and deserve. Whatever your donation, everyone at PUP, our fosters and foster families, and our already-adopted pups and packs thank you for your generosity. Below is just a small sample of the dogs you’ve helped heal.

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Our 2014 in review…

PUP had an amazing year!

  • We had 253 dogs adopted
  • The shortest stay in a foster home was 4 days
  • The longest stay in a foster home was 21 months
  • We had 59 foster families
  • We processed 821 applications

Thank you to the support of our community! We’re excited to see where 2015 will take us!

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January 24th Dog Adoption event in Issaquah

Come to our next adoption event at the All The Best Pet Care! Some of our dogs posted online may be available for you to meet (and a cat possibly as well). 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.

Saturday, January 24th from 10-2pm

All the Best Pet Care, Issaquah

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An approved application will be required prior to taking your new dog home. Although you will also have the opportunity to fill out an application at the event, you will need pre-approval to complete an adoption. Here are a few tips to help process your application faster:
  • Ensure that all your current pets are up-to-date with all their vaccines, and include current vet’s contact information
  • Make sure to include your landlord’s phone number (if applicable)
  • Let us know who you are interested in, or what type of dog you would like
  • If you’ve previously adopted from PUP, please let us know
  • After your application is approved, make sure all family members, (and your current dogs) are present during the meet-and-greet with the potential new dog
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!

First adoption event of the new year, January 10th

Join us for the first adoption event of 2015. 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, January 10th 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!

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!

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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.