NW Seattle Newsletter | February 2020

NW Seattle Newsletter | February 2020

February Pet of the Month

Happy February! Our “Pet of the Month” series showcases an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter each month. This month we are proud to present: Stella! Check out our video about her on facebook.

Stella is a gentle, friendly and affectionate kitty who loves head and cheek scratches. Outgoing and social, she makes a wonderful lap cat. Stella is busy and curious at times, and relaxed and mellow at other times – the best of both worlds.

This gorgeous gal was found stray, so is in need of a little TLC. She has diabetes mellitus, and is being treated for this at the shelter. Steve has had a cat with diabetes before and he found it super simple to take care of. The best home for Stella will have prior cat experience and have no other pets. She may need a little extra care, but she’ll reward you a hundred times over with her love and devotion.

Stella was so sweet and cuddly when we met her, she pretty much just melted into Steve’s arms. We can tell that she is going to make the perfect companion for the right person!

Right now the shelter has about 24 cats available for adoption and around 14 dogs (not including those in foster), and 19 critters (including chinchillas!) If you are interested in adding a new member to the family, check out Seattle Animal Shelter first! All of their currently available pets are on their website at seattle.gov/animal-shelter/find-an-animal/adopt

If you’re not looking for a new pet, but do want to help the shelter in 2020, visit seattleanimalshelterfoundation.org/how-to-help/ to learn all the ways you can contribute. They can always use the extra help!

Cheers & Happy New Year!

-Steve & Sandra

Adoptable Pets at the Seattle Animal Shelter

Lovable Pets to add to your life!


Meet Skippy!

Skippy is an energetic 6.5-year-old miniature pinscher mix who is ready to be your new best friend. This tiny-but-mighty boy is looking for an active family who will play fetch with him, take him on walks and give him all the playtime and attention he craves. While Skippy does know some basic commands, like “sit,” he might benefit from additional training. Skippy may do well in a home with other dogs, but his interactions with cats will need to be supervised.

Meet Little Man!

Little Man is the cat who gets overlooked at first and then turns out to be the perfect guy. He’s a bit timid at first, though once he gets to know you he’ll open up and talk to you about all his thoughts and feelings. His sleek black coat and gorgeous eyes make it impossible to resist petting him. He loves to play with his catnip and feather toys and will bring his favorites to bed with him! An adopter with cat experience would be ideal, and his foster parent can also tell you all about how to keep him healthy and happy.


Meet Pepper!

Meet Pepper! She’s a gorgeous, but a little sassy, lop rabbit. Pepper likes munching on her hay, hopping around for lots of exercise and napping! She is a little slow to warm up to you, but when she does she loves gentle pets and attention. Pepper is available for adoption but she is currently being adored in foster care.


Meet Chip!

Chip is a dashing boy chinchilla looking for a new home! Considering adding a chinchilla to your family? Visit Seattle Animal Shelter’s website to learn more about what it’s like to own a chinchilla including environment, cleaning, feeding & fun facts! Come meet Chip the chinchilla at the Seattle Animal Shelter Wed-Sun 1-6pm.


Meet Bailey!

Bailey is an athletic gal who loves to play fetch and go on walks. In her downtime, she’ll enjoy watching TV on the couch with you. Bailey knows how to “sit,” but will benefit from additional obedience training. Squirrels and rabbits make her excited, and she will try to catch them during her walks. Her ideal new home will have previous dog experience and be without small children. Bailey may do well in a home with other dogs, but her interactions with cats will need to be supervised. Is this floppy-eared beauty your new best friend? Come meet her and find out!

Your referrals help improve the lives of local shelter animals…

Steve and I 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. It’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. Visit www.brennerhill.com/about/referralrewards
  2. Email Sandra with your referrals at sbrenner@windermere.com.
  3. Of course you can always call or text us directly. We would love to hear from you. 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




Let’s face it, moving is very stressful! It is up there with divorce and economic stress such as losing a job. It is both physically and emotionally draining. Whether you move frequently or almost never, moving is an intensely emotional experience.

The burdens of the physical move combined with the underlying psychological issues such as loss, anxiety, or fear, can be daunting for any of us. However when you pile on the additional stress of having to condense a lifetime full of cherished possessions into a few small boxes and then leave your familiar surroundings behind, along with your friends and neighbors, it can be extremely overwhelming. This is tough for all of us, now imagine an elderly person trying to navigate this process on their own without loved ones to assist them. It can be paralyzing. It can zap the joy out of what could otherwise be a fabulous new adventure and next chapter in their life.

We understand that selling the family home is so much more than just a move. It is truly a life transition. When starting to consider downsizing, the first big decision is deciding where you or your loved one will be living next. Will you or your loved one be moving into a condo, single level home, or retirement community? Considerations also need to be addressed if you or your loved one has mobility, memory or other healthcare needs that may require extra care-giving. Fortunately there are lots of services that can help people through the entire process. We find it takes a village. Surrounding yourself with a good team of professionals and your emotional support system (friends, family, neighbors) is absolutely vital.

No matter if you or your loved one are several years from downsizing, or it is coming up in the next year, it’s never too early to start planning.


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