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Updated 8/25/14

WASHINGTON AKITA RESCUE NETWORK

Please scroll down to read "How Could You?"  How important are the pets in YOUR life?

This Page is dedicated to the memory of Amiya, an Akita that was euthanized before we could help her.  Akita Lovers across Washington and the Pacific Northwest are networking to help prevent any more adoptable Akitas from being put to sleep unnecessarily.  We know we cannot save all the Akitas that end up in shelters, but we are all guilty of letting this one slip through the cracks when there was no reason. Akita people, whether they are breeders or just lovers of the breed, need to help.  Do you have a spare kennel?  Can you contact a shelter and leave your number to be contacted before an adoptable Akita is put to sleep? We all need to network to save these dogs.   We all need to keep our eyes and ears open.  We will keep Amiya on our site as a memorial to her and a reminder to all of us.  Godspeed over the Rainbow Bridge, sweet girl. 

Please check this page often as we will update it frequently.  Listed below are Akitas currently at Pacific Northwest animal shelters.  When you are looking for a wonderful companion, please consider one of these dogs.

 

If you want to help, please contact WAG. 

washingtonakitagroup@earthlink.net


Deanna Landry

Added 8/25/14

*Courtesy post.  Deanna has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Deanna Landry! I am one of the lucky Akita's who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation and I am now in search of a new loving home. I am a bit shy and am learning to trust new people, so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. I am very sensitive and will need positive reinforcement and plenty of treats to learn to trust new people. I should stay on a harness/leash when outdoors, as I might startle easily in new situations. Ideally, I can go to a calm and quiet home where I can take the time I need to adjust. A training consultation is included prior to my adoption.

Deanna is at the Oregon Humane Society.

Code Number: 154208

Gender: Female     Age:   1 Yr, 6 Mo     Weight: 55 lbs.
Location: Dog Red Pod - 44


Desiree Pond

Added 8/25/14

*Courtesy post. Desiree has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Desiree Pond! I am one of the lucky Akita's who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation and I am now in search of a new loving home. I am a bit shy and am learning to trust new people, so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. I am very sensitive and will need positive reinforcement and plenty of treats to learn to trust new people. I should stay on a harness/leash when outdoors, as I might startle easily in new situations. Ideally, I can go to a calm and quiet home where I can take the time I need to adjust. A training consultation is included prior to my adoption.

Desiree is at the Oregon Humane Society.

Code Number: 154213

Gender: Female     Age:   1 Yr, 6 Mo     Weight: 65 lbs.
Location: Dog Red Pod - 45


Drucilla Vale

Added 8/25/14

*Courtesy post.  Drucilla has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Drucilla Vale! I am one of the lucky Akitas who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation and I am now in search of a new loving home. I am a bit shy and am learning to trust new people, so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. I am very sensitive and will need positive reinforcement and plenty of treats to learn to trust new people. I should stay on a harness/leash when outdoors, as I might startle easily in new situations. Ideally, I can go to a calm and quiet home where I can take the time I need to adjust. I prefer to be an only dog in my new home. A training consultation is included prior to my adoption.

Drucilla is at the Oregon Humane Society.

Code Number: 153860

Gender: Female     Age:   3 Yr     Weight: 80.25 lbs.
Location: Dog Red Pod - 52


Earl Avery

Added 8/25/14

*Courtesy post.  Earl has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Earl Avery! I am one of the lucky Akitas who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation and I am now in search of a new loving home. I am a bit shy and am learning to trust new people, so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. I am very sensitive and will need positive reinforcement and plenty of treats to learn to trust new people. I should stay on a harness/leash when outdoors, as I might startle easily in new situations. Ideally, I can go to a calm and quiet home where I can take the time I need to adjust. I will need to be the only dog in the home. A training consultation is included prior to my adoption.

Earl is at the Oregon Humane Society

Code Number: 153867

Gender: Male     Age:   5 Yr     Weight: 80.0625 lbs.
Location: Dog Red Pod - 55


Edie Elliot

Added 8/25/14

*Courtesy post.  Edie has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Edie Elliot! I am one of the lucky Akitas who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation and I am now in search of a new loving home. I am a bit shy and am learning to trust new people, so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. I am very sensitive and will need positive reinforcement and plenty of treats to learn to trust new people. I should stay on a harness/leash when outdoors, as I might startle easily in new situations. Ideally, I can go to a calm and quiet home where I can take the time I need to adjust. I would do better in a home with another dog, preferably a male dog. A training consultation is included prior to my adoption.

Edie is at the Oregon Humane Society.

Code Number: 153868

Gender: Female     Age:   3 Yr     Weight: 60.25 lbs.
Location: Dog Red Pod - 41


Elliot Fletcher

Added 8/25/14

*Courtesy post.  Elliot has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Elliot Fletcher! I am one of the lucky Akitas who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation and I am now in search of a new loving home. I am a bit shy and am learning to trust new people, so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. I am very sensitive and will need positive reinforcement and plenty of treats to learn to trust new people. I should stay on a harness/leash when outdoors, as I might startle easily in new situations. Ideally, I can go to a calm and quiet home where I can take the time I need to adjust. I like the company of female dogs, or would prefer to be an only dog. A training consultation is included prior to my adoption.

Elliot is at the Oregon Humane Society.

Code Number: 153866

Gender: Male     Age:   4 Yr     Weight: 70.1875 lbs.
Location: Dog Red Pod - 49


Emmie Ice

Added 8/25/14

*Courtesy post.  Emmie has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Emmie Ice! I am one of the lucky Akita's who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation and I am now in search of a new loving home. I am a bit shy and am learning to trust new people, so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. I am very sensitive and will need positive reinforcement and plenty of treats to learn to trust new people. I should stay on a harness/leash when outdoors, as I might startle easily in new situations. Ideally, I can go to a calm and quiet home where I can take the time I need to adjust. A training consultation is included prior to my adoption.

Emmie is at the Oregon Humane Society.

Code Number: 154217

Gender: Female     Age:   5 Yr     Weight: 64 lbs.
Location: Dog Red Pod - 48


Amber Zip

Added 8/25/14

*Courtesy post. Amber has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Amber Zip! I am one of the lucky Akita's who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation and I am now in search of a new loving home. I am a bit shy and am learning to trust new people, so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. I am very sensitive and will need positive reinforcement and plenty of treats to learn to trust new people. I should stay on a harness/leash when outdoors, as I might startle easily in new situations. Ideally, I can go to a calm and quiet home where I can take the time I need to adjust. A training consultation is included prior to my adoption.
 

Amber is at the Oregon Humane Society.

Code Number: 153824

Gender: Female     Age:   7 Yr     Weight: 70.3125 lbs.
Location: Dog Red Pod - 51


Ariel Usher

Added 8/25/14

*Courtesy post.  Ariel has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Ariel Usher! I am one of the lucky Akitas who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation and I am now in search of a new loving home. I am a bit shy and am learning to trust new people, so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. I am very sensitive and will need positive reinforcement and plenty of treats to learn to trust new people. I should stay on a harness/leash when outdoors, as I might startle easily in new situations. Ideally, I can go to a calm and quiet home where I can take the time I need to adjust. I like the company of male dogs, or would prefer to be an only dog. A training consultation is included prior to my adoption.


Ariel is at the Oregon Humane Society.

Code Number: 153820

Gender: Female      Age:   5 yr   Weight:  56 lbs

Location: Dog Red Pod - 56


Dahlia Xeno

Added 8/25/14

*Courtesy post.  Dahlia has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Dahlia Xeno! I am one of the lucky Akitas who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation and I am now in search of a new loving home. I am learning to trust new people so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. I am very sensitive and will need positive reinforcement and plenty of treats to learn to trust new people. I should stay on a harness/leash when outdoors, as I might startle easily in new situations. Ideally, I can go to a calm and quiet home where I can take the time I need to adjust. I would prefer to be an only dog in my home. A training and medical consults is included prior to my adoption.

Dahlia is at the Oregon Humane Society.

Code Number: 153861

Gender: Female     Age:   5 Yr     Weight: 80 lbs.
Location: Dog Red Pod - 42


Daniel Card

Added 8/25/14

*Courtesy post.  Daniel has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Daniel Card! I am one of the lucky Akitas who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation and I am now in search of a new loving home. I am a bit shy and am learning to trust new people, so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. I am very sensitive and will need positive reinforcement and plenty of treats to learn to trust new people. I should stay on a harness/leash when outdoors, as I might startle easily in new situations. Ideally, I can go to a calm and quiet home where I can take the time I need to adjust. I like the company of female dogs, or would prefer to be an only dog. A training consultation is included prior to my adoption.

Daniel is at  the Oregon Humane Society.

Code Number: 153852

Gender: Male     Age:   3 Yr     Weight: 61.5 lbs.
Location: Dog Red Pod - 47


Davina Drew

Added 8/25/14

*Courtesy post.  Davina has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Davina Drew! I am one of the lucky Akitas who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation and I am now in search of a new loving home. I am a bit shy and am learning to trust new people, so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. I am very sensitive and will need positive reinforcement and plenty of treats to learn to trust new people. I should stay on a harness/leash when outdoors, as I might startle easily in new situations. Ideally, I can go to a calm and quiet home where I can take the time I need to adjust. I would prefer to be an only dog in my home. A training consultation is included prior to my adoption.

Davina is at the Oregon Humane Society.

Code Number: 153853

Gender: Female     Age:   2 Yr     Weight: 57 lbs.
Location: Dog Red Pod - 41


Drew Young

Added 8/7/14

*Courtesy post. Drew has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Drew Young! I am one of the lucky Akita's who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation and I am now in search of a new loving home. I am a bit shy and am learning to trust new people, so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. I am very sensitive and will need positive reinforcement and plenty of treats to learn to trust new people. I should stay on a harness/leash when outdoors, as I might startle easily in new situations. Ideally, I can go to a calm and quiet home where I can take the time I need to adjust. While I do like other dogs, I feel more comfortable around females. A training consultation is included prior to my adoption.

Drew is at the Oregon Humane Society.

Code Number: 153862

Gender: Male     Age:   5 Yr     Weight: 69.375 lbs.
Location: Dog Red Pod - 57


Dwight Zip

Added 8/7/14

*Courtesy post. Dwight has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Dwight Zip! I am one of the lucky Akita's who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation and I am now in search of a new loving home. I am a bit shy and am learning to trust new people, so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. I am very sensitive and will need positive reinforcement and plenty of treats to learn to trust new people. I should stay on a harness/leash when outdoors, as I might startle easily in new situations. Ideally, I can go to a calm and quiet home where I can take the time I need to adjust. I do like the company of other dogs, but I prefer females. A training consultation is included prior to my adoption.

Dwight is at the Oregon Humane Society.

Code Number: 153863

Gender: Male     Age:   5 Yr     Weight: 68.0625 lbs.
Location: Dog Red Pod - 58


Chloe Tuner

Added 8/7/14

*Courtesy post. Chloe has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Chloe Turner! I am one of the lucky Akita's who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation and I am now in search of a new loving home. I am a bit shy and am learning to trust new people, so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. I am very sensitive and will need positive reinforcement and plenty of treats to learn to trust new people. I should stay on a harness/leash when outdoors, as I might startle easily in new situations. Ideally, I can go to a calm and quiet home where I can take the time I need to adjust. I like the company of male dogs, or would prefer to be an only dog. A training consultation is included prior to my adoption.

Chloe is at the Oregon Humane Society

Code Number: 153841

Gender: Female     Age:   6 Yr     Weight: 59.1875 lbs.
Location: Dog Red Pod - 53


Mika

Added 8/1/14

*Courtesy post. Mika has not been evaluated by WAG*

Seattle Animal Shelter. 4 year old neutered male named Mika. He has lived with small children and cats.


Mica

Added 8/1/14

 

*Courtesy post.  Mica has not been evaluated by WAG*

Mica is a one year old female Akita mix. She came to us with her brother (Chesti) and mom (Patches) when the owner was no longer able to care for them. Mica came in shy and not very socialized but is doing wonderful. She has become a big love bug, So if you have a big heart and a big yard she would love to meet you. She thinks it is time to learn about being a family dog. If you would like to meet Mica contact Adopt-a-Pet Shelton, WA e-mails are preferred at thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or call (360) 432-3091


Patches

Added 8/1/14

*Courtesy post.  Patches has not been evaluated by WAG*

Patches is a 5 years old Akita. Patches is the sweetest Akita that I have ever known. She is adorable. Loves people and is very calm. Her person passed away and she needed us to help find a great loving home. We also have her 2 kids at our place. Mica and Chestie. . To meet this great calm girl call Adopt-a-Pet 360-342-3091 . We are in Shelton WA.
Or e-mail thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com


Dawn Krinkle

Added 8/1/14

*Courtesy post.  Dawn has not been evaluated by WAG*

Hello, I am Dawn Krinkle and although I am one of the lucky Akitas who came to OHS with over 100 dogs from a breeding operation. I may be a bit shy at first, so I am looking for someone who can take their time with me as I settle into my new home. My forever home must have another dog to be my companion, as I feel much better when I have another dog around. I have been in playgroup here at OHS and really enjoy spending time with other dogs. If you are looking for a sweet canine to become a new member of your family, be sure to meet with me.

Dawn is at the Oregon Humane Society

Code Number: 154210

Gender: Female     Age:   1 Yr, 6 Mo     Weight: 52 lbs.
Location: Dog Red Pod - 58


Cynthia and Clyde

Added 7/24/14

*Courtesy post.  Cynthia and Clyde have not been evaluated by WAG*

This gorgeous pair came from a hoarding situation in Oregon. They were sharing a very cramped and filthy cage and had very little experience with human interaction and the outside world. They have made leaps and bounds of progress since their rescue, but they still rely on one another for security as they learn the ropes in their new lives. Clyde and Cynthia are friendly and enjoy affection - once they have a little time to get comfortable with you - and they are very nice walking companions.

For more information on Cynthia and Clyde please visit http://www.seattlehumane.org/node/41748#


Gunny

Added 7/11/14

*Courtesy post.  Gunny has not been evaluated by WAG*

Click here for a video of Gunny: http://youtu.be/3j7v7enZW7g

Gunny is a big, strong, gentle, handsome 7 year old Akita mix, who is at the shelter because his owner died. He is pretty heartbroken about losing his person, but is ready to find someone new to share the next half of his life with. He is extremely people-oriented, and would love a home with someone who is around most of the time. He loves spending time romping outside and lying in the sun, then likes to come in and hang out at the side of whomever is in the building; Gunny says a doggie door would be AWESOME so he can always choose where he would like to be, but if no doggy door, he will be happy to let you open and close the door for him... and would be happiest if you would follow him outside to hang out, and take him on interesting walks. Maybe you will even teach him how to play - he's not so good at "play" yet.

Gunny seems to like most female dogs just fine, but he can be selective about friendships with other male dogs. If you have a male, it will be important for you to bring him to the shelter to meet Gunny prior to adoption. Gunny needs a NO CATS home for sure. He has liked all the people he has met, and has a very gentle way about him. He does not jump up, doesn't chew inappropriately, and does not dig. We did discover that, if he sees "his" people on the other side of a chain link fence, he can climb over like a pro - and then he runs to the person and sits waiting for loving and treats.

Gunny is pretty good on leash, though he needs a bit more training to learn not to pull... he is around 100 pounds of eager muscle, so we recommend using an Easy Walk or similar harness when doing leash training together. He comes when called, and knows "sit" pretty well. He is not a big fan of car rides, though could learn to enjoy them if you take him on short trips to fun places... we think his current car experience has been "go to the vet" and "go to the shelter" so he doesn't really have a positive association yet! His ideal home will be somewhere he can bond deeply with someone special who will consider him a friend and partner, rather than "just a dog."

Gunny is a perfect dog for a retired person who just wants a steady, reliable, calm and affectionate companion, or as a "me and my dog" sidekick to go everywhere with you (once he learns that car rides can be fun... make the first few trips to places where he can have COOKIES and you will have a shotgun-rider for life). He is strong and calm enough to act as a balance-assistant, or to help someone stand up from the floor if needed. He is a very easy-care dog.

Forget Me Not Animal Shelter
509-775-2308
509-779-4339 fax
http://forgetmenotshelter.org
on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ForgetMeNotAnimalShelter


Donna Oswald

Adopted August 2014


Daria Elliot

Adopted August 2014


Snoopy

Adopted August 2014


 

Dottie Turner

July 2014: Dottie aka Grannie Annie is now in a senior foster home and not available for adoption


Diesel

Adopted July 2014

 


Shaba

Adopted July 2014


Rockie

Adopted July 2014


Crew

Crew is now with a rescue in Wisconsin


Emily Grey

Adopted July 2014

 


 

Declan Jones

Adopted June 2014

 


Colin Jones

Adopted May 2014

 


 

 

Waldo

Adopted April 2014


Chibi

Adopted March 2014

   

 


 

Loki

Adopted March 2014

Loki

 


 

Darla Avery

Adopted March 2014

 


Dano

Adopted January 2014


Atticus

Adopted October 2013

 


Angel

Adopted September 2013


Summer

Adopted September 2013


Aleta

Adopted September 2013


male Akita

Adopted September 2013

 


Tundra

*no picture available*

Adopted September 2013


Kira

Adopted August 2013

 


Nikki

Adopted July 2013

 


 

Shiro

Adopted July 2013

 


Kita

Adopted May 2013

 


Bruno

Adopted May 2013

 


Soloman

Adopted May 2013

 


Kino

Adopted February 2013

 


Witt

Adopted February 2013

 


Sachi

Adopted February 2013


Kaily

Adopted February 2013


 

Mimi

Adopted January 2013

 


Luna (S-11A)

Adopted January 2013


Kodiak

Adopted January 2013


Bella

Adopted December 2012


Kira

Adopted October 2012

 


Zena

Adopted October 2012

   

 


Karli

Adopted October 2012

Update: Karli went over the rainbow bridge shortly after being adopted.  Run free sweet girl!  We're glad your final days were in a comfortable and loving home.

 


Isis

Adopted October 2012

 


Girl "B"

Adopted September 2012

 


Hatchi and Boresia

Adopted August 2012

 


 

Griz

Adopted Summer 2012, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge shortly after.  RIP sweet boy!

 


Raiku

Adopted August 2012

 

 


 

Akira

Adopted June 2012


Noah

Seattle Humane Society

Adopted December 2011

 


Haru

Humane Society of SW Washington-Vancouver WA

Adopted December 2011

 


Suki

Humane Society for Thurston County (Olympia WA)

Adopted July 2011

 

 


Priest

SCRAPS

Reclaimed by his family - June 2011


Mimi

SCRAPS

Adopted June 2011


 

Susie

Pasado Safe Haven

Adopted March 2011


Lexi

Ponderay Animal Shelter

Adopted March 2011

 


 

Jasmine

Spokane Humane Society

Adopted January 2011

 


 

Miko

Pixie Project-Portland OR

adopted January 2011

 


 

Damon

Humane Society of Southwest Washington - Vancouver WA

Adopted December 2010


Kodiak

WARN Volunteer Placement

December 2010


 

Sheba

Pinehaven ID Animal Shelter

Adopted December 2010


 

Dakota

Humane Society-Long Beach WA

Adopted November 2010


Dozer

Adopted November 2010

Owner Giveup


Kira

Adopted November 2010

Kitsap Humane Society

 


Spindle

Adopted November 2010

Kitsap Humane Society


 

Cheana

Siberian Husky Rescue-Sandpoint ID

Adopted July 2010


Emmie

Canyon County Animal Shelter


Rex

Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County

Adopted July 2010


Whoopi

Kitsap Humane Society

Adopted July 2010


Kita

Everett Animal Shelter

Adopted July 2010


Akira

Whatcom Humane Society

Adopted July 2010


 

Sauchi

Oregon Humane Society

Adopted July 2010


 

Tess

Humane Society for Southwest Washington

Adopted June 2010


Chan

Spokane Humane Society

Adopted June 2010


Akita Mom and pups

SCRAPS

Adopted June 2010


Akira

Kitsap Humane Society

Adopted June 2010


Kira

Seattle Animal Shelter

Adopted June 2010

 


Nikki

Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County

Adopted June 2010

 


 

Ernie and Carson

Canyon County Animal Shelter - Caldwell ID

Adopted April 2010

 


Young Female

Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County

Adopted April 2010


Kudy

Multnomah Animal Shelter

Adopted April 2010

 


 

Gerta

Camano Island Animal Control

Adopted April 2010


Theeny

Wenatchee Valley Humane Society

Adopted April 2010

 

 

 


Kenan

Adopted January 2010

Spokanimal - Spokane WA

 

 


 

Toshi

Everett WA Animal Shelter

Adopted 7/9/2009


Bedo

PAWS Lynnwood WA

Adopted 7/10/2009

 


Haru

Multnomah County Animal Shelter

Adopted 3/30/2009


Oreo

Meridian ID Animal Shelter

Adopted 03/12/2009


Keiko

Seattle Humane Society

Adopted 02/05/2009


Yoshi

Whitman County Humane Society

Adopted 02/14/2009


Murphy

Willamette Humane Society

Adopted 02/02/2009


Wind

Humane Society of Southwestern Washington

Adopted 12/20/2008

 

 

 


Alexi and Mariah

Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County

Adopted 12/18/2008

 


Foxy Lady

Oregon Outback Humane

added 1/17/08

UPDATE January 17, 2008

Update 12/14/08

Foxy STILL needs a home.  Does anyone out there have room for this sweet girl?

Well I've been in my foster home for quite some time.  I am living with 8 other dogs, 6 are my foster family's and the other 2 are also searching for the right place.  I get along fine with them.  I like to play (when I feel like it) and hike and just hang out.  I guess the first foster home just had dogs that bugged me!  These guys have each other to bug when I have had enough.  The hikes are great and I have not been real stiff after them at all.... we even went 6 miles the other day.  Even though I am old in years, I still have enough "puppy" in me to be entertaining and do like to play with the other dogs once in a while.  The kittens still like to play with my tail.  When they try and steal my food I give them a little growl, but have never tried to hurt one of them.  No food aggression to speak of.  They generally just play with my tail and walk under my bely.  I walk right by the chickens, cows, horses and mules.  In fact, I am the only dog the mules leave alone.  They must know how special I am.  I get along good with older children too.  According to my foster day, my name should be "Cutsie."  My personality will definitely steal your heart.  Don't pass up a chance to share some time with a true "Lady", Foxy Lady.  You will be glad you had me in your life! 

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Yes I am a Foxy lady. I am a senior dog, about 9 years old, that was found as a stray. Although they cannot tell for sure, it appears I have been spayed as I do not have any signs of ever having a litter. I am a nice older gal who would be best off in a home by myself as I do get a bit snippy when other dogs are bugging me. Somewhat alpha, I may also be OK with a calm, non aggressive dog. I like kids and listen well. The youngsters had me on walks at the adoption this past weekend and I behaved myself for them. I like attention and am looking for a nice place to retire. please contact Martina at 541-943-3368. Their website is  http://oregonoutbackhumane.org


Dragon

Washougel WA Humane Society

added 11/03/08

Update 12/1/08 - Dragon was adopted! 


 

 

Bodine

LifeSavers Pet Rescue - Polson MT

Added 5/5/08

Update 12/14/08

Bodine has been adopted!!

 

 


Hailey

Spokanimal C.A.R.E.

Spokane WA

Adopted!



 

Tiny

Spokanimal C.A.R.E.

Adopted!

 


Rosie

Spokane Humane Society

Adopted!


 


Kuma

Oregon Outback Humane Society

Adopted! 

 

 


Teika

11th Hour Rescue Northwest

Issaquah WA

Added 8/19/2007

ADOPTED!


Samantha

Rimrock Humane Society

Roundup MT

ADOPTED!

 

 


 

SHASTA

Second Chance Animal Adoption

Bonners Ferry ID

Adopted!

 

 


MEL

Adopted!

  5/5/07

Humane Society of Skagit Valley

Burlington WA


ROCKY

 Adopted!

5/5/07

Bonneville Humane Society

Idaho Falls ID

 


BRAD and ANGELINA

Humane Society of the Palouse

Moscow ID

UPDATE!  4/17/07

Adopted and together in their new forever home!!

 


NO NAME - ID A385206

Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County

Added 3/1/07

Euthanized 3/5/07

Failed Food Aggression test in a shelter environment



 


ASIA

Klamath Humane Society

Klamath Falls OR

Update 4/17/07

ASIA has been adopted!  Hope this forever home works for her!


Brigit-ADOPTED!

updated 2/23/07

SSP-Preferred Animal Care

Bellingham WA


 

Buck- ADOPTED!!!!

Wasatch Humane Society

Salt Lake City UT

 


 

HARLEY

UPDATE!  4/17/07

Harley has been adopted!

 

 


 

 

Kiko-ADOPTED!

SpokAnimal C.A.R.E

Spokane WA

 


 

Bonsai - ADOPTED!

SpokAnimal C.A.R.E.

Spokane WA

 

 


Blue - ADOPTED!   This sweet girl has found her forever home! 

Panhandle Animal Shelter

Sandpoint ID


Buster-ADOPTED!

Colville Pet Refuge

Colville WA

 

 


 

Lila  ADOPTED!!!!!

Northeast Veterinary Hospital /Seattle Animal Control

Seattle WA

 

 


Shammy

ADOPTED!  

 

 


Marilyn - ADOPTED!!!

from Clallam County Humane Society

 

 

 


 

UPDATE - KOVU ADOPTED from Missoula Humane Society!!!!

 

 

 


                                                                               

Humane Society of Cowlitz County

Longview WA

Elwood ADOPTED!

                                                                                                                

   


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

ADOPTED!!!

 


Missoula Animal Control

Nikoda ADOPTED!

 

 


 
rense.com

 

 

How Could You?
By Jim Willis
6-7-6

 

 

When I was a puppy, I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was "bad," you'd shake your finger at me and ask "How could you?" - but then you'd relent and roll me over for a bellyrub.
 
My housetraining took a little longer than expected, because you were terribly busy, but we worked on that together. I remember those nights of nuzzling you in bed, listening to your confidences and secret dreams, and I believed that life could not be any more perfect. We went for long walks and runs in the park, car rides, stops for ice cream (I only got the cone because "ice cream is bad for dogs," you said), and I took long naps in the sun waiting for you to come home at the end of the day.
 
Gradually, you began spending more time at work and on your career, and more time searching for a human mate. I waited for you patiently, comforted you through heartbreaks and disappointments, never chided you about bad decisions, and romped with glee at your homecomings, and when you fell in love.
 
She, now your wife, is not a "dog person" - still I welcomed her into our home, tried to show her affection, and obeyed her. I was happy because you were happy. Then the human babies came along and I shared your excitement. I was fascinated by their pinkness, how they smelled, and I wanted to mother them, too. Only she and you worried that I might hurt them, and I spent most of my time banished to another room, or to a dog crate. Oh, how I wanted to love them, but I became a "prisoner of love."
 
As they began to grow, I became their friend. They clung to my fur and pulled themselves up on wobbly legs, poked fingers in my eyes, investigated my ears and gave me kisses on my nose. I loved everything about them, especially their touch - because your touch was now so infrequent - and I would have defended them with my life if need be.
 
I would sneak into their beds and listen to their worries and secret dreams. Together we waited for the sound of your car in the driveway. There had been a time, when others asked you if you had a dog, that you produced a photo of me from your wallet and told them stories about me. These past few years, you just answered "yes" and changed the subject. I had gone from being your dog to "just a dog," and you resented every expenditure on my behalf.
 
Now you have a new career opportunity in another city and you and they will be moving to an apartment that does not allow pets. You've made the right decision for your "family," but there was a time when I was your only family.
 
I was excited about the car ride until we arrived at the animal shelter. It smelled of dogs and cats, of fear, of hopelessness. You filled out the paperwork and said "I know you will find a good home for her." They shrugged and gave you a pained look. They understand the realities facing a middle-aged dog or cat, even one with "papers."
 
You had to pry your son's fingers loose from my collar as he screamed "No, Daddy! Please don't let them take my dog!" And I worried for him and what lessons you had just taught him about friendship and loyalty, about love and responsibility, and about respect for all life. You gave me a goodbye pat on the head, avoided my eyes, and politely refused to take my collar and leash with you. You had a deadline to meet and now I have one, too.
 
After you left, the two nice ladies said you probably knew about your upcoming move months ago and made no attempt to find me another good home. They shook their heads and asked "How could you?"
 
They are as attentive to us here in the shelter as their busy schedules allow. They feed us, of course, but I lost my appetite days ago. At first, whenever anyone passed my pen, I rushed to the front, hoping it was you - that you had changed your mind - that this was all a bad dream...or I hoped it would at least be someone who cared, anyone who might save me. When I realized I could not compete with the frolicking for attention of happy puppies, oblivious to their own fate, I retreated to a far corner and waited.
 
I heard her footsteps as she came for me at the end of the day and I padded along the aisle after her to a separate room. A blissfully quiet room. She placed me on the table, rubbed my ears and told me not to worry. My heart pounded in anticipation of what was to come, but there was also a sense of relief. The prisoner of love had run out of days. As is my nature, I was more concerned about her. The burden which she bears weighs heavily on her and I know that, the same way I knew your every mood.
 
She gently placed a tourniquet around my foreleg as a tear ran down her cheek. I licked her hand in the same way I used to comfort you so many years ago. She expertly slid the hypodermic needle into my vein. As I felt the sting and the cool liquid coursing through my body, I lay down sleepily, looked into her kind eyes and murmured "How could you?"
 
Perhaps because she understood my dogspeak, she said "I'm so sorry." She hugged me and hurriedly explained it was her job to make sure I went to a better place, where I wouldn't be ignored or abused or abandoned, or have to fend for myself - a place of love and light so very different from this earthly place.
 
With my last bit of energy, I tried to convey to her with a thump of my tail that my "How could you?" was not meant for her. It was you, My Beloved Master, I was thinking of. I will think of you and wait for you forever.
 
May everyone in your life continue to show you so much loyalty.
 
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/06/1827219.php
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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