February 6th Adoption Event in Kent

Bernie

Bernie, currently adoptable

WHERE: Reber Ranch
28606 132nd Avenue SE
Kent, Washington 98042
WHEN: February 6, 2016 from 10am-2pm

Take a look at our currently adoptable pets on Adopt-A-Pet. 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 ahead of time 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.

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.

Let’s find forever homes for these wonderful pups!

Adoption Event & Santa Photos

Our adoptable and deserving dogs and cats are waiting to find their forever homes, come see them during our adoption event this weekend. Check out all our adoptable dogs online before you come down, then complete a free adoption application. We will also be hosting photos with Santa for your wonderful furry friends.

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

Saturday, December 12th, 10am-2pm
at the Kirkland Petco

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Price for photos is $10, and 100% of funds will support PUP Dog Rescue.

Want to meet our adoptable dogs? 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.

“You Can Save A Life” #GivingTuesday Fundraiser

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You Can Save A Life!
www.mycharityofchoice.com/campaign/pupdogrescue

PUP Dog Rescue is a volunteer driven 501(c)(3) registered, non-profit organization located in the state of Washington. We have helped over 3,000 animals find forever homes! We work in collaboration with shelters, other rescue groups, and individuals; both locally and nationally. We rescue both dogs and cats, and specialize in those needing medical care.

How does PUP differ from other rescue and shelter organizations?
For starters, we do not have a physical location; each rescued animal is cared for in a foster home where they receive individualized attention. We attend to their medical needs, work on training, and continue to provide loving care until suitable homes are found. We not only temperament test our animals, but also offer weekly training sessions to work on basic skills and socialization. Care for our animals doesn’t stop at adoption. We provide guidance and support after our pets leave our program. Our goal is to help our adopters and their pets build a lifelong relationship.

How will your donation to PUP make a difference?
Your donation will help fund advanced medical needs and treatment, in addition to helping with the following:

  • Spay and Neuter
  • Dental
  • Medications
  • Antiparasitics
  • Microchips & Registration
  • Food
  • Crates and Expens
  • Collars and Leashes
  • Puppy Potty Pads

This year PUP found forever homes for 195 animals. Of these, thirty-seven required advanced medical procedures and treatment.

Your donation will help us save even more lives in 2016! DONATE NOW

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Dog Of The Week – Fiona

PUP Fiona
Fiona’s Stats:
Female Rat Terrier mix
Approx. 2 years old
Approx. 11 lbs
Will do best in a home with older children (see info below)

Fiona’s History:
Fiona comes from an overcrowded shelter in California. PUP was asked to help and we are so glad we did!


Notes from Fiona’s Foster:
Fiona is a very loving, cuddly girl who loves to be around people.  She is a total lap dog and loves nothing more than to sit on her owners’ lap while watching TV or reading. She loves to take walks and can easily stand on her hind legs. She gets along great with my other young dogs – 1 year old Shih Tzu and 4 year old Golden Retriever. She plays very little with them but is happy grabbing a toy to chew on it by herself. She is curious with my cat and will watch him as he walks around the house. Although she will sometimes join the other dogs in chasing, it’s all in fun and there has been no aggressive behavior. We are working on her crate training. She will whine in the beginning, but quiets down if people have left for the day. She is house trained on a schedule and doing very well.

Fiona is best in a calmer environment, with older kids, or a dog-savvy home. She’s never shown anything negative with small children. She just prefers them older and calmer. Fiona is a sweetie and will make a great companion for some lucky adopter!

Find our more about Fiona here: www.adoptapet.com/pet/14192548

November 28 Adoption Event in Issaquah

Where: Earth Pet, Issaquah
When: November 28, 2015 from 10am-2pm

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Adoptable PUP dog, Belle

Join us at new adoption event location – Earth Pet in Issaquah!

Take a look at our currently adoptable pets on Adopt-A-Pet. 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 ahead of time 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.

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.

Let’s find our pups forever homes for the holidays!

Dog Of The Week – Marshal

PUP Dog Marshal


Marshal’s Stats:
Male Chihuahua mix
Approximately 2 years old
✸ Approximately 10 lbs.
House Trained / Crate Trained

Marshal’s History:
Marshal comes from an overcrowded shelter in Texas. PUP was asked to help and we are so glad we did!

Notes from Marshal’s Foster:
He is a terrific dog and more like a little lab than a chihuahua. Marshal is an adorable blond boy! He is a delightful chihuahua mix who loves to play with other dogs and will toss and catch his soft toys. Marshal is a quick study and would make an excellent agility dog. He is house trained on a schedule and walks nicely on his leash. Marshal  is crate trained, although he would rather play with other dogs or snuggle in your lap. Due to his inquisitive nature he will do well in a home with a 6 foot fence. He’s such a sweet boy and ready for his “forever home”!  He will put a smile on your face and warm your heart!.

Will you be the lucky person that adopts Marshal?

Find out more about Marshal here:
www.adoptapet.com/pet/13666417

November 14 Adoption Event in Issaquah

WHERE: All The Best, Issaquah
WHEN: November 14, 2015 from 10am-2pm
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Take a look at our currently adoptable pets on Adopt-A-Pet. 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 ahead of time 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.
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.
Let’s find forever homes for these wonderful pups!

Dog Of The Week – Nzuri

PUP Nzuri Photos
Nzuri’s Stats:
Male Chihuahua mix
Approximately 3 year old
✸ Approximately 10.5 lbs.
House Trained / Crate Trained

Nzuri’s History:
Nzuri comes from an overcrowded shelter in California. PUP was asked to help and we are so glad we did!

Notes from Nzuri’s Foster:
Fox like in appearance, Nzuri is a curious, though, quiet observer. He is crate trained, where he enjoys meals and sleeps quietly all night. House trained on a schedule.

Nzuri willingly and quietly accepts crating throughout the day as he learns the rules of the house. He is responding well to a leash and recall training. He is also learning to “wait” at the door and gate. He has been attending a weekly training through PUP, where he is working on basic commands and gaining confidence in his new surroundings. He is a sweet, happy boy!

Find out more about Nzuri here: http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/14117165

A Flight to Save PUP Lives

This article was originally published by Focus FAA

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Nearly 50 small dogs were recently flown in crates from an overcrowded California shelter to Washington state as part of PUP’s rescue effort.

Volunteers arrived at Renton Municipal Airport one recent Saturday to greet a Turbo Cessna 206 Stationair toting a furry cargo.

Among them stood Patricia “Patty” Pausch, who helped unload the new arrivals – a collection of 46 dogs, including Chihuahuas, terriers, bulldogs, dachshunds, German Shepherds and other breeds, along with four litters of puppies, stored in plastic crates – who had flown hundreds of miles on Sept. 26 from an animal shelter in northern California to their prospective new owners in Washington state.

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Patty Pausch, PUP Executive Director Laura Tonkin, and Peter Rork, co-founder of Dog Is My Co-Pilot, Inc., at Renton Muncipal Airport following the arrival of nearly 50 rescued dogs.

“The shelter in Merced [Calif.] is so full, they don’t have any rescues helping them in the next few weeks,” Pausch, director of the Western Joint Security and Hazardous Materials Safety Office in Renton, Wash., said during a recent interview.

Without the transport, the collection of dogs faced possible euthanasia because of overcrowding. When notified about the need, Pausch joined other volunteers with People United for Pets, also known as PUP, to help organize the flight. The Washington- based nonprofit organization has rescued over 3,000 dogs and cats over the past decade and transferred them to new homes.

The nonprofit has grown to about 100 volunteers, said PUP Executive Director Laura Tonkin, who founded the organization in 2006 after she began communicating with Chihuahua rescue groups. During her research on Chihuahua breeders, she learned that thousands of dogs were being euthanized in overcrowded animal shelters in California.

“It’s about space,” Tonkin said. “They don’t have the room to contain the animals being surrendered to the shelter daily. If you don’t make space in that shelter, you’re going to have animals breaking with illness due to the stress of overcrowding. The shelters have to euthanize unless they get outside help from rescues and adoptions. There’s no way around it.”

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Wash. volunteers help sort crates of dogs.

Usually, the organization’s volunteers transport dogs in monthly van trips from shelters in the San Joaquin Valley area and other cities north, including Mesquite, Texas to Washington, Tonkin said. Alternative plans for a flight were made last month since the overflowing Merced shelter could not receive immediate help from local rescue groups.

PUP coordinated the flight with Dog Is My Copilot, Inc., a Jackson Hole, Wyo.-based nonprofit organization that transports abandoned animals to their new owners. The group’s co-founder, Peter Rork, an orthopedic surgeon and pilot, flew the plane carrying small dogs in crates. A handful of remaining dogs in California will be flown to Washington this month.

“This is the first time we literally took over a plane,” Tonkin said with a laugh. “We’ve never taken close to 50 dogs on an airplane.”

Pausch said after Rork’s landing, he asked her if she was there to “ramp check” him – a reference to her FAA work duties – to which she light-heartedly replied, “Not today.”

After their arrival in Renton, the dogs were taken to volunteer foster homes where they will start an “acclimation and decompression process” during which they will receive spay or neuter surgeries, vaccinations and any other necessary veterinary care, in addition to training, Tonkin said. New owners will later adopt the canines after they undergo a vetting process.

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The rescued dogs included Chihuahuas, Terriers, and other small breeds.

Pausch recalled the time she decided to foster a dog – described as a dachshund- mix – and discovered she was pregnant around Valentine’s Day. She decided to name the dog “Valentine” before she gave birth to five puppies on Feb. 24. Valentine and the new litter lived for weeks in Pausch’s townhouse with her other two dogs before families adopted the mother and puppies.

“I had eight dogs in my house for seven weeks,” Pausch recalled. “The puppies looked like Jack Russells.”

Pausch started volunteering with PUP because of the adoption of her two rescue dogs, , both Chihuahua mixes, in 2010. She first adopted Emma and then Sarah five months later.

“I named my dogs what I would have named my kids,” Pausch quipped.

Her husband, a fellow dog lover, has also participated in volunteer rescue activities, including offering a temporary home to other dogs in need.

“It’s very humbling to be part of something so much bigger than myself,” Pausch said. “Although we only occasionally foster dogs, it’s very rewarding to assist PUP in any way I can.”

{ Permission to reprint by Focus FAA }

Dog Of The Week – Rambo

PUP Dog Of The Week Rambo Rambo 2 Rambo 3 Rambo 4 Rambo 5Rambo’s Stats:
Male American Bulldog mix
Approximately 4 months old
Approximately 32 lbs.

Rambo’s History:
Rambo comes from an overcrowded shelter in California. PUP was asked to help and we are so glad we did!

Notes from Rambo’s Foster:
Rambo is a fun-loving, handsome pup! He loves to play with his foster family’s dogs and he is being taught the ropes of what is “acceptable” play behavior. He has been introduced to cats and is curious, but mainly pays no attention to them. He is good around kids and loves meeting anyone new!

Rambo is a big cuddle-bug with a mellow personality. He hasn’t quite figured out that he’s too big to be a lap dog! And while he loves to play, he is equally content to just “hang out” on the couch. He can be a bit lazy and stubborn when it comes to stairs and going for walks. While he walks great on a leash, he likes to put on the brakes and take his time to roll in the grass.

Rambo is doing great with crate training. He is still learning the ropes of potty training. He has mastered the “sit” command and comes when he hears his name.

Rambo is an awesome puppy and will make a wonderful pet to the lucky people who adopt him!

Find out more about Rambo here: www.adoptapet.com/pet/14085124