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Texas Dogs Seek Homes in Western Washington

On September 10, 43 total dogs made the 2,000 mile journey to Washington from Texas through Project Freedom Ride. On September 13, the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County received 10 of these dogs from central, western, and northern Texas, and partner Kitsap Humane Society picked up five puppies to bring back to Silverdale. The Project Freedom Ride partnership connects unwanted, abandoned dogs in Texas with rescues and animal shelters in Washington State on a monthly basis.

Four staff members and a crew of dog walker volunteers met the new arrivals, and quickly took the dogs out for a good, long walk after their lengthy car ride. Everyoneโ€™s excitement was palpable, and volunteer Marilou Fischer remarked, โ€œItโ€™s just so inspiring to take part in something like this.โ€

The Project Freedom Ride dogs range in age from five months to three years, and will be made available for adoption in the next few days. Five-month-old German Shepherds Joshua and Lassen are currently on the adoption floor, though it will be only a matter of hours before the puppies meet their new, loving families.

The Humane Society first partnered with Project Freedom Ride in April 2017, and has taken in and adopted out approximately 60 of these Texas dogs. The Humane Society is honored at the chance to bridge the divide, saving lives by bringing a wide array of dogs into our pet-centric community.

We are Social Animals!

Meet Featured Pet Carley! A beautiful medium-haired kitty with a funny and outgoing personality, Carley would love nothing more than to have a conversation with you while surveying her domain from atop a perch. This affectionate three-year-old girl warms quickly to people and enjoys a lot of attention in all forms, especially grooming and chin scratches.

Her experience with other cats and dogs is unknown, and a slow introduction to new environments is best. If you're looking for a show-stopping addition to the family, Carley is the cat for you!

Carley is available at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. Call (253) 274-0225 or visit metvetpets.com; #486627
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We had quite the weekend! On Saturday, 12 kittens/cats were adopted during PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend and five dogs found families at Pups and Purrs on Sunday!!! Happy tails to our 17 animals who are bound for happily ever afters ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ• ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to Tacoma Subaru and Pawsitive Alliance, we're working with 29 other humane societies and rescues to adopt 500 animals on Saturday, Oct. 7!

Starting at 9:00 am, attendees can meet their new best friend, be it a dog, cat, rabbit, or other small mammal!

From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Good Neighbor Vet will be onsite offering:
*$10 per vaccine (cat: FVRCP, Leukemia, and Rabies/PureVAx Rabies (additional $10); dog: DAPP, Bordetella, Lepto, Lyme, Flu, Rabies), which includes a free health exam
*$15 microchips with free lifetime registration
*$10 nail trims
*Free Roundworm & Hookworm deworm with purchase

Brew Dog will be in attendance serving up gourmet brats, polish sausage, beef dogs, and veggie dogs from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, lending a festive feel to the event.

Come on out!
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Pawsitive Alliance Shelter Open House Sponsored By Tacoma Subaru

October 7, 2017, 9:00am - October 7, 2017, 5:00pm

Thanks to Tacoma Subaru and Pawsitive Alliance, we're working with 29 other humane societies and rescues to adopt 500 animals on Saturday, Oct. 7! Starting at 9:00 am, attendees can meet their new b...

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Seattle area fans, check out tomorrow's KIRO 7 Project PAWS event! We'll be at Westlake Park talking about volunteering, fostering, and our animals in general ๐Ÿ™‚ #ProjectPaws ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

  1. Oct
    06

    Want to become a Humane Society volunteer? Attending Volunteer General Orientation is your first step!

  2. Oct
    07

    Adoptions, discounted vaccines, and hot dogs, oh my! You don’t want to miss our 6th Annual Open House sponsored by Tacoma Subaru ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oct
    08

    Want to become a Humane Society volunteer? Attending Volunteer General Orientation is your first step!

1,687

Animals have been placed since April 2017

507

Lost pets have been reunited with their owners since April 2017

Our current live release rate is 93.27% as of April 2017.