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March 27  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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March 26  |  By Sarah Reyes, animal shelter outreach
Spring is upon us, and you’re most likely going to be spending more and more time outside with your furry friend playing fetch and rewarding them for their (hopefully) good behavior. So when you have an urge to surprise your furry friend with a new toy or a treat, where do you usually go? Here are some pet store ideas from around Snohomish County that you can visit to keep your pet happy and your shopping local!



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March 19  |  By Betsey Mullen Animal Shelter Volunteer
Q and A with an animal shelter veterinarian The following is an interview with Dr. Lisa Thompson, staff veterinarian at the Everett Animal Shelter.

Tell us about yourself. How did you get to be an animal shelter veterinarian?



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March 13  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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March 12  |  Sarah Reyes, Everett Animal Shelter outreach team
Celebrate National Puppy Day In case you weren’t aware, National Puppy Day is right around the corner on March 23. If you have been considering bringing a new pup into your home, now is the time to act! If you and your family are ready, here are some tips for when you bring home your soon-to-be family member!



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March 7  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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March 4  |  By Betsey Mullen Everett Animal Shelter volunteer
It has been a really mild winter for us in the Great Northwest. While that has meant a lot more opportunities to take Fido hiking this winter, it also means that we have not had the freezing temperature we usually get to kill off those pesky ticks and fleas. And have you heard the mosquito forecast for this year? They are saying we will not only be seeing more, but bigger, mosquitoes this summer thanks to our milder temperatures.



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February 27  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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February 21  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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February 19  |  By Betsey Mullen, Everett Animal Shelter volunteer
Winter care tips for your cat We are still not out of the winter months, and February and March often bring cold, wet weather.

Like us, our cats can get "cabin fever." Here are a few tips to help keep your indoor cat from going stir crazy:



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February 13  |  By Sarah Reyes, Outreach at Everett Animal Shelter
Bring home a floppy-eared friend this February When people think of animal shelters, the first animals that often come to mind are dogs and cats. Since February is National Adopt-a-Rescue-Rabbit Month, why not celebrate the occasion by bringing a new type of furry friend into your home? Rabbits are the third most surrendered animal in shelters, right behind dogs and cats.



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February 6  |  Betsey Mullen, Everett Animal Shelter volunteer
What to do if you lose a pet There are a lot of reasons a pet may run away: boredom, they get frightened by something (like fireworks), curiosity, confusion, etc. No matter the reason, it is always scary when your pet is suddenly missing.

There are a couple of things you can do to make it easier for you and your pet to get reunited quickly:



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February 5  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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January 29  |  By Sarah Reyes, Everett Animal Shelter
Meet a dog who found a happy home thanks to Shakaroo With our annual Shakaroo benefit concert just around the corner, it’s time to catch up on a success story from last year’s event.

Today we meet Kelso. This wonderful rescue dog is a German Shepherd who found his forever home with a loving family thanks to Shakaroo 2014. Lynn and Ross Magill heard about the event from friends who support the Everett Animal Shelter.



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January 28  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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January 23  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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January 22  |  By Betsey Mullen, Everett Animal Shelter volunteer
How to house-train your new dog If you are getting a new puppy, often the first question you’ll be asked is, "Is she house-trained?" The good news is that it is fairly easy to house-train a puppy.

Be consistent

Feed at the same time each day and take your puppy outside 10-20 min after she eats.Take her to the same area to help this become a habit.

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January 15  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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January 8  |  By Sarah Reyes Everett Animal Shelter outreach team
A dog park can help you and your pet keep your resolutions The holidays have come and gone, and maybe despite your best efforts, your dog has had more than his fair share of snacks and dinner scraps over the last month. Instead of letting him participate in your post-holiday Netflix binge, why not get out and help him slim down his waistline? Here are a few dog-friendly parks around Snohomish County that will not only get your furry friend back into pre-Thanksgiving shape, but will help you if you made a 2015 resolution to exercise more...

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January 8  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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January 1  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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December 24  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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December 19  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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December 18  |  By Sarah Reyes, Everett Animal Shelter Outreach
Q&A with an animal shelter intern Recently, I got to talk with the newest addition to the Everett Animal Shelter team. Júlia Pásztor, a fourth-year veterinary student from Washington State University, is completing her two-week internship with the shelter, working under the guidance of the shelter’s on-site veterinarian Dr. Lisa Thompson. Here’s a glimpse into her time there so far:



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December 12  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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December 10  |  By Betsey Mullen, Everett Animal Shelter Volunteer
Tips for choosing the right dog The holidays are here, and I often talk with people who are considering getting a puppy or a dog for themselves or their children as a holiday gift.



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December 5  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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December 4  |  By Sarah Reyes, Everett Animal Shelter
How to keep your pets safe and happy in cold weather Cold weather safety

The holiday season can be a magical time of the year, especially when snow transforms the landscape into a winter wonderland. But despite how pretty the snow may look, the cold can have painful – and sometimes fatal – effects on animals. Here are some tips to keep your furry friends safe this winter.



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November 26  |  By Dee Cordell, Everett Animal Shelter operations coordinator
In the spirit of the holiday season, and following the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday on Dec. 2 encourages consumers across the country to give back.



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November 25  |  Herald staff
Can you give one of these pets a home? The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted.

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