Happening nearby: 17th annual Halloween Howl set for Oct. 8

Come join your neighbors and friends along with all their furry friends on Saturday, Oct. 8 for the 17th annual Halloween Howl located at the off-leash dog park at Edmonds’ Marina Beach Park south. The event will run from 11 a.m.-1 pm. The costume judging is at 1 p.m. There will be prizes for best three…

War stories: Edmonds man’s latest efforts to save animals in Ukraine

Call it passion – determination – love. All that — and more — have an Edmonds man back in the war in Ukraine, trying to save injured and abandoned animals. Dan Fine had one goal: To help save displaced and lost animals caught in the fighting. This trip, his second, took him into Ukraine, into…

PAWS Preteen Workshop helps kids learn how to care for animals

Lynnwood’s Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is hosting preteen pop-up workshops every Thursday until August 25. PAWS Preteen Workshops are a community of preteens aged 9-12 dedicated to improving the lives of animals both at the animal shelter and in the community. At these events, attendees will develop a deeper understanding of animal welfare, complete…

City of Mountlake Terrace partners with PetData to simplify animal licensing

It’s now easier than ever to register or renew pet licenses in Mountlake Terrace, according to a city press release issued Thursday. The city’s municipal code requires pet licenses for all dogs, cats, horses, pigs and goats that are at least three months old. Dogs and cats must have and wear their issued license tags….

Meadowdale HS Key Club pet drive for PAWS draws donors

The Meadowdale High School Key Club offered thanks to community members for their generous contributions to the March 26 PAWS fundraiser at the high school. “You have helped so many animals, and our local PAWS of Lynnwood sincerely appreciated your donations in service and support,” said Meadowdale Key Club adviser Jenae Kirby.  

Meadowdale HS Key Club, Edmonds Kiwanis hosting PAWS donation event March 26

The Meadowdale High School Key Club and the Edmonds Kiwanis are collecting pet food, treats, comfort and care items Saturday, March 26 to support PAWS of Lynnwood. Donations are invited at the drive-up event, which runs from noon-4 p.m. at the main entrance of Meadowdale High School, 6002 168th St. S.W., Lynnwood. Acceptable items include:…

Cold weather safety tips for pets

Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your…

Giving Tuesday delivers gift of life as 77 rescue animals arrive at PAWS

Giving Tuesday is the day to remember – and support – the many non-profit organizations that make a difference in our community all year long. PAWS Lynnwood — in partnership with Wings of Rescue and New Beginnings of Merced, California — has added a special twist to this year’s Giving Tuesday as it turned the tables…

Dog-O-Ween costume parade and contest Saturday in Brier

Costumes are for the dogs, and for people, this weekend during the City of Brier’s annual Dog-O-Ween costume event from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 in Bobcat Park, 3140 236th St. SW. It includes prizes, a costume parade and contest with judging at 3 p.m. “We’re making Bobcat Park an off-leash park – for a…

Scene in MLT: Wheeling along

This little dude couldn’t decide if he should follow his owner or come to me. When I lowered my phone to take his picture, he scampered over. Me to owner:  “What breed is he?” Owner:  “He’s a French Bulldog.” By this time, the dog was getting really close to my leg. Me:  “Are they friendly?”…

Edmonds coffee shop to host rescued dogs adoption event Sept. 4

If you’re looking for a canine addition to your family, the Haus of Dogs is hosting a pop-up adoption/foster event at Walnut Street Coffee in Edmonds Saturday, Sept. 4. The event will run from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. It will feature rescue dogs — located in the coffee shop’s front patio area —  who…

City of MLT offering dog obedience training classes in September

The City of Mountlake Terrace is offering new sessions of dog obedience training the week of Sept. 13, and there are a few spots still available. The training includes three levels: Basic Dog Obedience for dogs four and a half months and older covering basic commands, walking on a leash, sit, stand and stay. Beyond…

Teen keeping bearded dragon found at MLT park

Good news for those who have been following the tale of the Lynnwood teen and the bearded dragon (which can be viewed here): No one came forward to claim the exotic animal found recently at the Mountlake Terrace disc golf course, so she gets to keep him. According to Jessica Briarmoon, her daughter Laurissa has…

Missing a bearded dragon? Group finds exotic pet while playing disc golf

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: A group of friends walks into a park to play frisbee golf and finds a live dragon. Lynnwood resident Jessica Briarmoon was playing frisbee golf along with her daughter and a group of friends on June 12 at the Terrace Creek disc golf course in Mountlake Terrace when…

City council continues discussion about poultry limits, issues Juneteenth proclamation

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its June 3 work/study session continued discussions about changing the municipal code to allow residents to keep more poultry on single-family properties. The council also proclaimed June 19 as Juneteenth Independence Day in Mountlake Terrace. The celebration commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. “Juneteenth symbolizes for many…

Keep your dogs and cats safe from holiday hazards

  The hoidays can pose particular risks for your pets. Keep them safe with these tips from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine: Stocking stuffers and pet treats If your dog received a stocking full of pet treats, make sure he doesn’t gobble them all up at once, making them hard…

Sponsor spotlight: Pet safety during a home remodel

Creating dedicated areas within your home where your pet can eat, sleep and bathe tells them they are just as much a member of the family as everyone else. A built-in eating area beneath the kitchen counter, a custom napping nook under the stairs, or a washing station in the mud room are popular home…

PAWS holding virtual auction to raise needed funds for ‘baby season’

The Lynnwood-based PAWS animal shelter is holding a week-long virtual fundraising auction in lieu of its annual gala, which had to be canceled. “Animals don’t know there’s a pandemic,” says PAWS CEO Heidi Wills. Because the need is great  especially during the busy baby animal season — and because the spring fundraising gala had to…

Sponsor spotlight: What are the benefits of a compounding pharmacy for pets?

Pet owners everywhere always want to provide the best care possible for their best friends. When it comes to pharmaceuticals, veterinarians are well aware that pet owners sometimes face unique challenges when it comes to medicating their companions. One such challenge is making sure that the treatments and medications they are giving their pets are…