Pet trusts: Leaving a legacy for our buddies

About nine years ago Peggy decided that she needed a dog named Winston. We didn’t know any dogs named Winston, and I wasn’t in favor of being a pet owner, but somehow we ended up at a rescue pup adoption event. Things like this happen around Peggy. There must have been a couple of dozen…

Cold-weather tips for your pet

As temperatures fall (and so does snow) it is important to remember to keep animal companions safe from the cold. The Lynnwood-based PAWS recommends the following, shared from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, cats can freeze, become lost or stolen or become injured or killed. Outdoor cats…

Dog adoption event in MLT June 2

Looking to add a dog to your home? Pet Adventure has an event to help you find a new addition for your family. The retail pet food and supply store at 22803-44th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace is hosting a pet adoption event on Saturday, June 2; adoptable pets will be available for viewing from…

Updated: Owner of dog hit by car found, dog is recovering

Update: The owner has been found, according to posts on Lost Dogs of Snohomish County. This dog is recovering at Veterinary Specialty Center in Lynnwood after being hit by a car at Highway 99 and 212th Street Southwest in Edmonds Wednesday. He was wearing a plaid collar/vest but was not wearing tags, so a passerby…

Dog-O-Ween in Brier set for Saturday, Oct. 14

Bobcat Park in Brier will become “Bobdog Bark” for a couple of hours as the city hosts their 9th annual Dog-O-Ween on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2-4 p.m. All dogs and their owners are invited to come, howl and participate in the costume parade, fun and games, and the opportunity to intermingle with others. The parade…

Have you seen Kyoki? Lost in Mountlake Terrace

Have you seen Kyoki? The gray and white cat was last seen in the area of 44th Avenue West and 228th Street Southwest. He might be wearing a jingle collar, but his owner said it is a breakaway collar, so it may have come off. His owner said he loves food and might be enticed…

Have you seen Remy? Missing from Mountlake Terrace

Have you seen this two-year-old black cat named Remy? His owners say he has been missing for 11 days from his home in the area of 220th Street Southwest near 64th Avenue West. His owners say he is an indoor cat and this is his first time venturing outside. He has a collar and is…

Is this your cat? Found in Mountlake Terrace

This orange tabby cat was found in Mountlake Terrace in late July. It does not have a collar or microchip. Erica, the person who found this cat, recently lost her own cat and plans to foster it until the owner is found. If you recognize it, call Erica at 206-769-7680.

Have you seen Douglas? Missing in Mountlake Terrace

Douglas, an orange tabby cat, has been missing from his Mountlake Terrace home near 212th Street Southwest and 44th Avenue West since July 3. His owner said he is chipped, may have a blue collar and is shy with new people. If seen, please call Erica at 206-769-7680.

Lost cat near 230th and 60th

A reader reports his cat, Kaylee, went missing Tuesday near 230th Street Southwest and 60th Street West. The cat got outside while her owner was at work and hasn’t returned. If you’ve seen her or have given her a shelter away from the rain, you are asked to contact the owner, Andrew Walker, by calling…

From the Vet: Mitral valve disease in dogs

The mitral or left atrioventricular valve is one of four one-way valves in the heart. It controls blood flow from the left atrium, where oxygenated blood coming from the lungs collects, to the left ventricle, where arterial blood is pumped out into the body. When the left ventricle contracts, the mitral valve closes, thus preventing…

Tips to keep your pets safe during the holidays

This holiday season, while you’re busy decorating, cooking, and wrapping gifts, remember to watch out for holiday temptations for your pets. Food and Drug Administration veterinarian Carmela Stamper tells how to keep your animals safe. Stocking Stuffers and Pet Treats If your dog received a stocking full of pet treats, make sure he doesn’t gobble…

Have a pet in MLT? License needs to be renewed annually

The City of Mountlake Terrace is reminding pet owners that licenses need to be renewed annually. Pet owners should watch their mail for a pet license renewal reminder. A pet license is the best way to ensure the safe return of a lost pet, the city says. Mountlake Terrace is now selling renewable pet license…

Happening nearby: Dining Dog to host ninth annual Halloween event Saturday

The Dining Dog Cafe and Bakery in Firdale Village invites all dogs and their owners to its ninth annual Halloween celebration, set for noon this Saturday, Oct. 31 at 9635 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Dogs will walk the red carpet in costume, followed by the ever-popular pie-eating contest. Dining is available at the cafe following the…

Reminder: Brier hosts seventh annual Dog-o-Ween at Bobcat Park on Saturday

Brier’s seventh annual Dog-o-Ween event is set for Saturday, Oct. 24 at Bobcat Park in Brier. The event will be from 2-4 p.m. and features prizes, a costume parade and food drive. Dress up your dog and yourself for the costume parade and judging at 3 p.m. Dogs can come dressed up like people and people…

From the Vet: Can dogs think?

Dogs have been in close contact with humans for thousands of years. Estimates range from 9,000 to 30,000. Due to this long association, dogs are thought to have the ability to not only understand but to communicate with humans. Many researchers in this field attribute these communication skills to the manifestation of unique traits that…

Brier hosts seventh annual Dog-o-Ween at Bobcat Park on Oct. 24

Brier’s seventh annual Dog-o-Ween event is set Oct. 24 at Bobcat Park in Brier. The event will be from 2-4 p.m. and features prizes, a costume parade and food drive. Dress up your dog and yourself for the costume parade and judging at 3 p.m. Dogs can come dressed up like people and people can come…

Mountlake Terrace Recreation offering dog first aid class

The City of Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks Department is offering a new session of Dog First Aid/CPR class at the Recreation Pavilion at 5303 228th Street SW. Dog First Aid/CPR is a half-day class that teaches how to be prepared for emergencies involving a dog. It includes information that will teach participants to protect…

Adopt a pet at PAWS during Pawsitive Alliance’s Open House on Saturday

PAWS will be one of 32 animal shelters across the state participating in the fourth annual Pawsitive Alliance’s hosted Open House on Saturday, Oct. 3. Last year’s Statewide Shelter Open House placed 310 homeless pets into new homes. This year, Pawsitive Alliance is aiming for 400 or more adoptions. The Statewide Shelter Open House is an ideal way to…