NW Seattle Newsletter | October 2020
We were pleased to recently make another donation to the Seattle Animal Shelter. From every Buyer or Seller transaction we, donate a portion of our commission to this fantastic organization.
When you are considering Buying or Selling, be sure to reach out to us, not only do we provide exceptional service to our clients, we give back to our community by continually donating to the Windermere Foundation and the Seattle Animal Shelter.
It had been way too long since Steve and I were able to visit the Seattle Animal Shelter. Luckily, since we had to stay outside, it was a beautiful sunny Seattle Fall day. On days like that, you can’t help but be in a great mood. Meeting Robin was the highlight of my day! His exuberance was contagious. He’s an amusing young husky with so much energy. All I could do was laugh with him. Like most young huskies, he would do well in a breed-savvy household and preferably either as a solo pet or with a female dog companion. I feel like the shelter has had more huskies this past year than I remember in previous years. Not sure why. Possibly people aren’t doing their research on breeds prior to bringing one home. Anytime you add a pet to the family, you want to do your research and make sure you know what you are getting into.
So where are all of the adoptable pets? Have you noticed the shortage of available dogs and cats in the greater Seattle area? Steve and I were able to chat with Tracy, our liaison at the Shelter about this issue. Since the pandemic started the shelter is seeing fewer pets getting surrendered. The volunteers and staff actually thought the opposite might happen because of the financial commitment of pet ownership. The Seattle Animal Shelter has been working with owners to help them keep their pets. We love this about the shelter! Usually the best thing for the pet is to stay in their loving home. Those pets that ultimately do need to get surrendered and finding it easier to get adopted.
The Seattle Animal Shelter is not the only agency experiencing shortages. Just a quick search on Petango.com for dogs within 50 miles of Seattle resulted in only 61 dogs available. I was surprised by how many bulldogs were available. Neary half of the dogs available are bulldogs. I would be curious if anyone knows why?
Those of you looking to welcome a cat into your home will have better luck. There are currently 212 cats available through various shelters and organizations on Petango.com. It’s been quite a while since I’ve perused kitty postings. However, I was disappointed to see how many cats did not have photos with their profiles. This is such a disservice to these cats looking for their forever home. Most people are visual. Photos will help these lovely creatures find their new home.
Adoptable Pets at the Seattle Animal Shelter
Sprout! Small, spunky and superb. This lil’ gentleman wants to be the love of your life. Ready to hop up into your lap for snuggles and kisses. Don’t let his size fool you as he is wonderfully confident and knows how to strut his stuff. He would do best in a semi active household with children over the age of 10. He may do well with another small dog companion with a slow introduction. He might also do well ignoring a feline friend! He enjoys a nice leisurely stroll with his people, a cuddle on your lap or comfy bed and lots of attention. Preferably he’d want someone home the majority of the time as he will need to go out regularly for bathroom breaks
Come meet him today!
Autumn is a sweet, high energy, goofy little kitten who is ready to spend endless hours playing! Most days she can be seen running around the house before curling up against the window sill for a needed nap. She is currently spending her days chilling in the Capital Hill area and she’s longing to join a home with some other cats so they can play for endless hours!
Dee is silly, curious, zoomy and excited about life. She’s very sprightly and acrobatic but not overly so. Always up for training and games, she’s food motivated and loves to learn. She thrives on structure and a regular schedule that includes training. So far she’s learned ‘come’, ‘sit’, ‘let’s go this way’ and is working on ‘touch’. She enjoys hanging out in her crate. Dee’s mostly got house training down, but still learning. She’s a champ at taking pills as needed, just cover them with peanut butter – yum!. And, she almost never barks when the doorbell rings, but she will warn you when there’s a squirrel intruder in the back yard! Here’s what Dee needs from you- plenty of prior dog experience and dog behavior knowledge, a home without other pets or young children, and a quiet neighborhood. She has a strong prey drive and prefers humans to other dogs. While she may not be the dog for everyone – she’s the perfect dog for someone – maybe that’s you!
Meet Cha Cha & Danny!
Meet Cha Cha and Danny. These senior guinea pig boys are extremely bonded and have lived together all their lives. They will require an adult only and guinea pig savvy home as they have the usual age related health issues of piggies at this life stage. Cha Cha is blind but gets around fine and both absolutely love laying inside cardboard boxes and snacking on fresh veggies. They are a particular breed of guinea pig called a Teddy which means they have a short fuzzy coat. They are both robust sized boys so will need a large size cage. Check out these websites for cage requirements: www.guineapigcagesstore.com and guinealynx.com
ChaCha and Danny are a bonded pair and they will be adopted together!
ChaCha and Danny are being adored in their foster home and they are available for adoption!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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