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  • Bark Magazine names Seattle-based Trupanion “Best Place to Work”

    from Seattle DogSpot

    Wednesday March 4th, 2015 at 11:08 AM

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    Bark Magazine just put out its 2015 list of Best Places to Work list, and as you might expect, a companyfrom dog friendly Seattle is at the top of the list.

    Dogs are welcome in cubicles at Trupanion. Photo from Seattle DogSpot.

    With 400 employees that have 227 cats and dogs, Trupanion, the leading pet insurance provider in North America, was one of 3 companies that Bark recognized at the best places to work. (Etsy in Brooklyn andarcher>malmo in Memphis were the other 2).

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  • This is why people rescue dogs

    from Seattle DogSpot

    Wednesday March 4th, 2015 at 09:34 AM

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    Some people see Rudy as a target for their cruelty.

    Some people think Rudy should be killed because hes a pit bull.

    Dog rescuers see Rudy as a loving, sensitive dog thatshould have thechance to live with a family that will give him the home he deserves.

    Thanks to SNARR Animal Rescue Northeast for giving Rudy a chance of a happy life.

    Post by Justice for Andra Grace- Pitbull dragged by truck.

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  • Letter documents confrontations between PURRR Rescue and Lakewood Animal Control Officers

    from Seattle DogSpot

    Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 at 09:49 AM

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    In the last few weeks, Ive written the following posts about what I consider questionable dog adoption practices byPURRR Rescue and the organizations effort to keep up to 2 dozen of its dogs hidden from the public:

    Pierce County officials concerned rescue is adopting out dangerous dogs

    Still shot of one of the pop up tents PURRR uses to store the dogs in their kennels. The video for this shot has since been taken down from the PURRR Facebook page. Image from PURRR Rescue.

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  • Seattle Times digs up cool statistics about our dogs

    from Seattle DogSpot

    Monday March 2nd, 2015 at 01:10 PM

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    Last week Gene Balk, the FYI Guy at the Seattle Times posted this map of Seattle dogs that contains detailedinformation from dog licensing data he got from the Seattle Animal Shelter regarding the 43,000 licensed dogs in Seattle.

    You can see all the data he used on this spreadsheet.Here are a few of the things he found:

    Top female dog name Lucy (490 dogs) Top male dog name Buddy (292 dogs) Top breed Labrador Retriever

    Top 10 quirkiest names Abe Froman (Labrador Retriever), i-dog...

  • Lost chihuahua in Spokane

    from Seattle DogSpot

    Saturday February 28th, 2015 at 12:04 PM

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    G-baby is a longhair chihuahua (teacup or extra small size)

    4 1/2 -5+ lbs mostly black long hair chihuahua with tan/cream markings under neck under-tail a little on cheeks tan on legs and breast bone ( tan patch on each side) white patch that looks like a tie on chest in between tan patches in chest overbite / underbite male not fixed long hair on ears and big eyes loves to play fetch and tug of war happy dog barks and loves cuddling. Missing since 2/5/15 at 11pm at Indiana and Oak...

  • Washington Senate passes bill about leaving pets in locked cars

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    Saturday February 28th, 2015 at 08:25 AM

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    Yesterday the Washington Senate unanimously passed a bill (SSB5501) that makes leaving a pet locked in a car under dangerous conditions a civil offense.

    Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, the bills lead sponsor, said it prevents some liability issues that might have prevented them from taking immediate action.

    Here are the highlights of the bill:

    People wholeave an unattended animal in a car, or other enclosed space, where it might be harmed by heat, cold, or lack of water or fresh air will be...
  • Man from viral dog photo is ready to love another dog

    from Seattle DogSpot

    Saturday February 28th, 2015 at 07:37 AM

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    You probably remember the story of John Unger and Shep.

    Photo from Hannah Stonehouse Hudson.

    Unger and his dog Schoep became aninternet sensation three years ago after photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudsontook a picture of them togetherin Lake Superior.

    Schoep loved the water but arthritis settled into his joints which made it hard to swim or even walk. So, Unger would just hold Schoep on his chest in the water, sometimes for hours.

    John was so devastated when Shep died about a year...

  • Delta Honor Guard shows respect for fallen servicemembers, both human and canine

    from Seattle DogSpot

    Friday February 27th, 2015 at 11:10 AM

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    Delta Air Lines workers at Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Atlanta form their own Honor Guard to show respect and gratitude forfallen military veterans as their remains are removed from a plane.

    In this video, they honor both a fallen veteran and a bomb-sniffing dog.

    The whole ceremony will give you chills, especially the powerful image of the dogs smaller coffin following the soldiers coffin as it is slowly unloaded from the plane.

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