NW Seattle Newsletter | January 2021

NW Seattle Newsletter | January 2021

Holiday Food Drive Recap

Thanks so much to everyone who donated to our Food Drive in December. Steve had a ton of fun driving around on Sunday, January 3rd picking up donations. He loved being able to see several of you who donated. 

Through your generous donations, we collected approximately 600lbs of food for the Bitter Lake Food Bank! Steve’s mid-sized SUV was completely full! In addition to the food our friends and neighbors contributed, we also provided a check for $1,500 to the food bank to buy additional food.

As I’m sure you all know, the need this past year has been huge. Hopefully as the vaccine rolls out and as small business recover and people are able to go back to full employment, the need will go back down to normal levels. Until then we all need to chip in and help support our local food bank.

We would love to make this an annual event. Next year, we’ll start promoting the event in November. Our hope is that each year the participation will grow and grow! If you missed out and would like to participate, we encourage you to give a monetary donation to the Bitter Lake Food Bank online at www.northhelpline.org.

We would also like to remind you that the Food Bank relies on volunteers to help sort and distribute food. With the pandemic, they’ve lost a number of their regular volunteers. Most of their volunteers are older people who are at higher risk for serious complications to Covid. If you have the time and you feel safe volunteering, please reach out them online at www.northhelpline.org. Volunteer hours are Thursday and Friday from 10AM to 2PM and Saturday 9:30AM to 2:30PM. You don’t need to sign up for all three days. Any time that you can donate will be most appreciated by the few full-time staff at the Food Bank.

Adoptable Pets at the Seattle Animal Shelter

Meet Hawkeye!

Hawkeye is a distinguished and confident older fellow who enjoys spending his days lounging and napping around the house in his favorite spots. In the evening he likes to be social and will sit with you wherever you are. As his name suggests, he likes to know what’s going on! He enjoys firm chin scratches and playing with his favorite feather cat toy and goes batty with petting and brushing. Brushing is important to keep his luxuriant long fur free of mats and looking its best. After a good brushing session he is likely to roll over, purr, and strike all kinds of silly poses – as a thank-you for making him so handsome!

Hawkeye is a diabetic cat who needs strict meal times and twice daily insulin injections, along with regular veterinary care. He tolerates his injections and is eating well. Hawkeye will thrive in a calm to moderately active household. He has spent time with small dogs, birds and children and has been fine with all three, but we believe that he would prefer to be your one-and-only cat.

Meet Lily!

Meet Lily the Wonder Dog. Lily is a huge fan of cuddling AND destroying stuffed animals. Also a huge fan of Frisbees, playing ball, burrowing into wool and fleece blankets, long brisk walks, and people. She’s wickedly smart and graceful at home. Once settled, she is an affectionate dog who loves to spend her days cuddling with her people, sleeping, playing, training, eating, long walks, running through puddles and in the rain.

Lily is a good girl who gets nervous around other dogs. Once she’s in a home and away from other dogs, she’s able to relax and show her true personality. She is house and crate trained (and uses her crate when the vacuum is running). Lily is very smart and active. She will need a family ready to establish a routine full of fun physical and mental activities.
Health and Behavior Considerations:
On walks, Lily reacts to other dogs by barking and lunging (“reactivity”). She’s easily directed but needs someone who has experience with dogs. She is 67lbs and needs a family who is ready to give her the time and extra training she needs. She’s a great dog who loves her people completely and wants to be a good girl. She will need jobs that use her smarts or she will get bored and frustrated. She’s graceful in the house and loves to snuggle.

Meet Captain Lucky!

Meet Captain Lucky! This beautiful rat girl is a little shy, but she is becoming more social in her lovely foster home. She is not yet your typical shoulder-cruising rat, but she is charming nonetheless. Captain Lucky is curious, and when she comes out of her cage on her own terms she does great laying in laps. She eventually will take treats, but isn’t particularly food motivated. She is older and definitely enjoys her nap time. We are looking for an experienced rat family to work on her socialization. Patient adults only, no children please. She came to us with an injured eye which was removed in surgery. She no longer has medical issues, but she does have impaired vision as a result of the eye loss and can be startled at sudden movements. She’s a wonderful little rat girl and will sure to make you fall in love with her in no time at all!

Meet Zeus
Meet Zeus! This bold and bright terrier is full of personality. He loves to go on long walks and wade through deep puddles. His terrier prey-drive becomes quite apparent if a rabbit or squirrel is nearby. He can be slow to warm up to strangers, but once you are in his circle his primary goal is to get your full attention.

He spent some time in a foster home, and his foster parent noted that he does bark quite often, both alert-barking at strange noises and demand-barking for food. These are both behaviors that can be worked on and improved with time. He also is fearful of strangers, both on walks and in the home. He can play quite rough at times and is sensitive to body handling from people he’s not very familiar with.

**Zeus is looking for an adult-only home or one with children 16+. He would do best in a home with a yard, as he did cause some noise complaints while living in an apartment.**

Your referrals help improve the lives of local shelter animals…

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. 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

Virtual Home Selling Seminar

Thursday, January 21st 5:30PM-7:30PM

Thinking about Selling your home? We are excited to host our ever-popular Home Selling Seminar. You won’t want to miss this information packed, no-obligation, 2 hour event. You will get expert advice from us on the home selling process, learn how to avoid unnecessary costs when preparing your home for sale and defend yourself against unwarranted inspection repair demands from Buyers.

Also attending will be our preferred lender, Dietrich Miklautsch, Branch Manager with Guild Mortgage. You’ll learn about flexible loan options that make it easier for you to transition into a new home including a cross-collateral loan product that allows you to purchase a new home without the need to sell your current home first. Brandal Gehr from VI Inspections will also be on hand. You will learn some of the more common issues that come up during an inspection and what you should do now to prepare your home for an inspection.

The get your Zoom link to this information packed seminar, click here.

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

Housing Options When Downsizing Workshop

Thursday, January 28th, 5:30PM-6:30PM

Downsizing is a process and there are many decisions that need to be made along the way. One of the decisions that should be made early in the process is what and where will you be downsizing to? Will you be staying local or moving out of the area? Is a condominium the right choice? What about 55 and older communities?

In this interactive workshop we will cover our local housing options and try and get all of your questions answered. Like all of our workshops, this will be held socially distanced on Zoom.

To sign up please click here or contact Sandra at 206-271-7100 or sbrenner@windermere.com. We look forward to seeing you!

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