NW Seattle Newsletter | April 2021

NW Seattle Newsletter | April 2021

In this issue: This month we begin with an update on our NW Seattle Photo Scavenger Hunt that we held last month. Our goal was to create a fun family-friendly contest that celebrated our lovely area of NW Seattle, and at the same time, support our local businesses. We had 4 participants in the contest who took over 100 photos collectively! We really enjoyed seeing all of the pictures that were taken in our lovely NW Seattle area!

Seattle Animal Shelter recently took in over 70 cats from an apartment downtown. They are in desperate need of foster homes for these kitties. Ideally, since these cats need help with socialization, they would do best in quiet homes. If you or someone you know is able to help out, visit http://bit.ly/SASCatFoster or https://seattleanimalshelterfoundation.org/how-to-help/ to learn more!

And as we do each month, we showcase a few of the available pets at Seattle Animal Shelter. Meet Dino, Spoopy, Honey Buns and Darla!
Visit seattle.gov/animal-shelter/find-an-animal/adopt or https://www.petango.com/ to see all the currently available pets.

Remember, Adopt Donโ€™t Shop!

We hope you have a great April!
-Steve & Sandra

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Steve ๐Ÿ“ฒ (c) 206-769-9577 ๐Ÿ“งstevehill@windermere.com
Sandra ๐Ÿ“ฒ (c) 206-271-7100 ๐Ÿ“งsbrenner@windermere.com

NW Seattle Newsletter | April 2021

NW Seattle Photo Scavenger Hunt Winners!

We had a lot of fun with our very first NW Seattle Photo Scavenger Hunt! Our goal was to create a fun family-friendly contest that celebrated our lovely area of NW Seattle, and at the same time, support our local businesses. The contest brought people to tourist attractions like the Fremont Troll and the Statue of Lenin, as well as to some of our favorite parks like Carkeek and Green Lake! Sandra especially loved all the bird pictures!

We had 4 participants in the contest who took over 100 photos collectively! Ultimately, E Lise was our winner, racking up 810 points! We really enjoyed seeing all of the pictures that were taken, and got good feedback from the participants. Some of them had been indoors for a long time, and this encouraged them to step out and see some sights!ย 

The winner was announced on St. Patrickโ€™s Day (March 17th). E Lise was the grand prize winner of the $300 gift card/certificate to the NW Seattle business of her choice. She chose PCC Community Markets! We think thatโ€™s a great choice!

Thank you to everyone who participated and we hope to do it again next year, maybe when the weather is a little bit warmer.

Cat Foster Homes Needed at Seattle Animal Shelter!

This week SASโ€™s field officers worked with a citizen with unaltered cats who got reproductively out control over the past year or so. Fortunately, they were able to help before the situation got worse. The cats are still healthy and young (5 months to about 5 years old). Unfortunately, they do now have 70 cats (and possibly a few kittens) to care for and find homes for. This is the largest cat intake theyโ€™ve had at SAS. They have been indoor-only, but are under-socialized and not very used to people. Theyโ€™ll need fairly quiet homes with patient humans who can gently acclimatize them to the joys of human interaction. Theyโ€™re pretty scared right now, but not feisty and some are even friendly.

Do you have some space in your home where you might be able to foster some shy kitties for a few weeks or maybe months? Even if you havenโ€™t fostered for SAS before (or at least not cats), theyโ€™d love to have your help!

And if you have some cat experience, maybe you would be interested in becoming a temporary case manager to help support our foster parents through this influx of shy kitties? This is a great virtual way to help, even if you canโ€™t host a foster cat!

Adoptable Pets at the Seattle Animal Shelter

Meet Dino!
Dino is one of the sweetest boys youโ€™ll ever meet. He loves being around people and craves their attention (whether thatโ€™s scratches, brushing, performing basic commands, or just good olโ€™ pets). He does seem to be a little unsure of loud noises so will need a family who can be patient and kind with him while providing him the encouragement he needs to adjust to a new home. Dino has shown to be well potty trained and knows the basic commands (sit, shake and down).

This sweet boy has shown appropriate interest in other dogs but will need a home free of cats or small critters (he likes to chase and bark at them). Heโ€™s a bigger boy at 25 kilograms (about 55 lbs).

Dino is currently hanging out at the shelter while waiting for a foster home. See instructions below on how to send in an application to come meet him. To meet Dino, send an application (found here) http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/AnimalShelter/Dog%20Adoption%20Questionnaire_Fillable.pdf to animalcare@seattle.gov

Meet Spoopy

**Important** This kitty is not at the shelter, but is waiting patiently in a foster home to meet you. Specific instructions for this cat are below.

Spoopy is a loving little gal looking for a person to shower her with cuddles, pets, and attention. Once she feel safe around you sheโ€™ll start purring like a little motor. She gives licks on your nose and lovingly rubs her face into yours. Spoopy needs to have a safe, quiet space to call her own, but when you come home, the moment things quiet down sheโ€™ll come right out to say hello. She may even be interested in playing with a feather toy (one of her favorite things) or a piece of string (one of her other favorite things). Sheโ€™s an easygoing gal and loves to sit on the bed looking out the window or sprawl out on the rug to show everyone the white patches of fur on her tummy. Spoopy would be happiest in a home that is fairly calm and quiet, so perhaps one without young kids or other loud pets.

If youโ€™re interested in meeting her, you can set up a virtual meeting so you can see her at her most comfortable.

Meet Honey Buns!

Honey Buns is a social, friendly, curious bun. Sit on the floor, and sheโ€™ll come right over to see if you have any good snacks. She might even jump right in your lap to investigate. She adores having her cheeks massaged, a nice scratching behind her ears, and all-over body rubs. She loves playing with her rainbow slinky, remodeling her cardboard forts, tossing a willow ball, and chewing apple wood sticks. Watch her videos at https://tinyurl.com/honeybunsvideos.

Hone Buns uses a litter box. Her favorite foods are cilantro and bell peppers, but she also loves kale, rosemary, carrots (duh), strawberries, banana, celery, bok choy, dill, and greens of every type. She also eats unlimited fresh hay (especially orchard grass hay), and a couple of tablespoons of high-quality pellets every day.

If you have another bunny or mellow kitty who is looking for a silly companion, she might be down for that, but only after a careful, structured introduction under the supervision of an experienced bunny parent. Honey Buns might not be a good fit for homes with small children. If youโ€™re sitting on the floor where she wants to go, she might nip your butt to make you move real fast! Like most rabbits, she prefers to have her paws on the ground and doesnโ€™t appreciate being picked up.

At 6 pounds, sheโ€™s on the larger size range for a mini-lop. Sheโ€™s sassy and spoiled, and looking for a forever home where she can keep that up! Most importantly, she wants to a home where she can really be part of the family, with lots of time to socialize with her people. Honey Buns is available for adoption and is currently being adored in her foster home!

Meet Darla!
As her name implies, she is darling! Sheโ€™s a sweet and happy older lady. Despite her age, she has a young spirit and loves her walks and hanging out with people!

She can get a little anxious so would do best in a home where someone is around a lot. She may do OK with another dog (preferably a mellow dog) or cat companion pending a proper introduction.

Darla is currently hanging out at the shelter while waiting for a foster home. See instructions below on how to send in an application to come meet her.

To meet Darla, send an application (found here) http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/AnimalShelter/Dog%20Adoption%20Questionnaire_Fillable.pdf to animalcare@seattle.gov โ€“ thanks!

Your referrals help improve the lives of local shelter animalsโ€ฆ

We are happy that we can help out the Seattle Animal Shelter. If anyone you know is considering making a move, wanting to buy or sell their home, please refer them to us. They will receive excellent care and service. And as you know, we back our performance for both Buyers and Sellers with our Performance Guarantees. Not only will your friends and family receive our award winning service, but we also donate a portion of our commission to support the Help The Animals Fund. Itโ€™s our way of saying Thank You for your loyalty and trust. So YES! your referrals help local shelter animals.

We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Here are your options:

1.ย Visit www.brennerhill.com/about/referralrewards

2.ย Email Sandra with your referrals at sbrenner@windermere.com.

3.ย Of course you can always call or text us directly. We would love to hear from you.ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย 

You can reach Steve at 206-769-9577 or Sandra at 206-271-7100

You and your referrals mean the world to us. Please know we are extremely thankful for you being a part of our business.

With much appreciation,

Sandra & Steve

Gearing Up for Retirement: Things to Consider

THURSDAY April 22nd, 5:30PM-6:30PM

Thinking about stepping away from work but not sure itโ€™s the right time? What steps can one take to ensure a smooth transition into retirement?

Please join Brighton Jones advisors John Curle and David Lamp, CFP as they discuss some retirement planning basics and offer insights on retiring with confidence.

To sign up for this information packed seminar, visit www.brennerhill.com/go/retirement

or contact Sandra at 206-271-7100 or sbrenner@windermere.com.

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