Archive | April, 2011

Readers: Five More Signs You’re A Dog Lover

27 Apr
Five More Signs You're A Dog Lover, Sniff Seattle Dog Lovers

The list expands: more tell-tail signs! (Photo by Steven Shigeo Yamada/Flickr)

Here they are. More signs you’re a dog lover!

Last week, I wrote that we planned to expand the list based on how many people were adding their signs after reading our Top Ten List: Signs You’re A Dog Lover. Obviously,10 is  just not enough!

So, thanks to readers from around the world, Twenty More Signs You’re A Dog Lover have just been posted at the Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers site.

Here’s five of those:

Top Ten List: Signs You're A Dog Lover, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

(Photo by sleepyjeanie/Flickr)

mishy79 from PUP Dog Rescue (WordPress):
»Your digital camera is holding 99% doggy picture at any given time, and you save every one!

Elise Papazian (Dogspired):
» When you’re telling stories about family members to others, you automatically say your pets’ name. You figure: “by now, anyone important knows ’em by name and IF not, those people aren’t important!”

Betty Diana Arce (Dogspired Facebook Page):
» You don’t take vacations because you don’t want to leave the dogs behind.
» There are dog beds throughout the house that are not used because the dogs prefer the lap.

Janet Zepel (Facebook):
» You know you’re a dog lover if you know the names of all of the dogs in your neighborhood, but none of your human neighbors’ names.

I love these! Thanks for sharing.

Jeanna from Sniff Seattle
Dog Lover
(206) 478-5183
Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

The Girl Taking Care Of ‘Pearl’

26 Apr
Pearl The Samoyed, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers, Dog Boarding In Seattle

Pearl The Samoyed from Westlake in Seattle (Photo by Greg Valentine)

Meet Pearl, the newest Sniff Seattle dog. She’s a Samoyed — and absolutely gorgeous, as you can see. A sweetheart who’s very generous with her doggy kisses and loves her walks. Pearl’s staying with us for the next two weeks!

Samoyed’s were originally from Siberia and used by reindeer herders, sometimes to pull sleds. No kidding. Click the link above.

I can’t imaging this beauty ever having to do “manual labor.” But I will say…she definitely moves my heart!

Jeanna from Sniff Seattle
The girl taking care of Pearl
(206) 478-5183
Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

Jeanna’s Journal #2: Sunny Saturday At Seattle’s Magnuson Dog Park

25 Apr
Warren G. Magnuson Dog Park, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

Jeanna, Stewie, Spot and Parfait at Magnuson Park (Photo by Greg Valentine)

All it takes is one sunny Saturday to realize how many people have dogs in Seattle.

We decided to take our house guest Spot, and our two pugs Stewie and Parfait, to Warren G. Magnuson Dog Park. There were so many dogs! I was in heaven. We had so much fun letting the dogs run around, and I even had a friendly little Puggle jump up in my lap when I sat down one of the benches.

They have such a great off-leash area and a nice sectioned off part for small dogs! The dog park at Magnuson and the surrounding trails have made several national top 10 lists! Here’s one! And another!

If you want a great park to take your dog to…check it out!

Jeanna from Sniff Seattle
Lovin’ the sun
(206) 478-5183

PUP: “Reber Ranch Adoptathon Was A Success!”

25 Apr
People United for Pets, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers, Small Breed Dogs

Dogs needing homes found 'em this weekend! (Photo Chris Willis/Flickr)

We were privileged to write about People United for Pets in a blog we posted last week. Happy to hear the news that they held another successful adoption event over the weekend (Saturday).

Read all about it HERE: Reber Ranch Adoptathon was a success!

Keep up the great work!

Jeanna from Sniff Seattle
PUP Lover
(206) 478-5183

Cute Bunnies Bought For Kids Too Often Get Abandoned

24 Apr
Bunny Rabbit, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers, Green Lake, Woodland Park

Pet-store bunnies have a hard time surviving in the wild (Photo by wwarby/Flickr)

Have you ever seen a bunny running wild at the park? Like at Green Lake or Woodland Park in Seattle? It’s always cute to see one, yes?

Unfortunately, many times they’re pet-store bunnies who can’t survive in the wild.

Last week, a group in Sequim called Precious Life Animal Sanctuary picked up 51 bunnies at Green lake and Woodland Park. PLAS makes a point at Easter to spread the message that parents should really think it through before buying their kids a rabbit.

PLAS says too often those bunnies bought at Easter get abandoned after kids lose interest. Here’s more about it from the Seattle Times.

Jeanna from Sniff Seattle
Bunny lover, too!
(206) 478-5183

9/11 Volunteer Group Rebuilding Animal Rescue Barn

23 Apr
Barn, New York Says Thank You, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

New York group rebuilding animal rescue barn (Photo by Robb North/Flickr)

Nearly ten years ago, cities across America stepped up to help New York City after the September 11 attacks. That generosity moved Jeff Parness to form New York Says Thank You, a foundation dedicated to redefining the anniversary of 9/11 by sending volunteers from New York around the country to rebuild communities hit by their own disasters.

Marking 10 years since the attacks, one of the projects planned this year is the rebuilding of a barn in Georgia that was hit by a tornado — a barn that was home to 65 rescue animals.

Parness tells CNN:

“There’s a very special woman that lives in the barn. Her name is Susan Littlejohn, and she cares for 65 rescue animals in the barn. She and two of her volunteers were feeding all 65 of the animals, and a tornado literally dropped down on the barn and the barn exploded.

Luckily, Susan and the volunteers were fine and all the animals were fine. But she lost everything. So this year, we’re going to bring about 300 volunteers from around the country and do a barn-raising in Ellijay, Georgia.”

Read the whole CNN story. It’s inspiring stuff. As the New York Says Thank You motto says: “What we do is about 9/12.”

Greg Valentine
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People United For Pets Unites Pets With People

23 Apr
People United For Pets, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

PUP Dog Rescue finds homes for small and toy breeds (Photo by Astig!!/Flickr)

One of our favorite local groups we follow on Twitter is People United for Pets (@PUPDogRescue). We enjoy their tweets and blogs — but most of all, the great job they’re doing finding homes for dogs!

PUP mostly rescues small and toy breeds. That’s their specialty. And they’re a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. When it comes to describing their mission, I can’t say it any better than they do:

“Countless dogs are without homes and in need of assistance. These are dogs who would make wonderful and faithful companions if only they could connect with the right person or family. We have made it our mission to help them do this. At the same time we hope to enrich the lives of those who adopt them.” (from

This tweet from yesterday also sums it up:

PUP Dog Rescue, Twitter PUPDogRescue PUP
Just cuz we rescue small breed dogs, doesn’t mean they’re all #Chihuahuas! We have #FoxTerrier #Corgi #Dachshund #Pekingese #Poodle #Terrier & MORE!!

So, if you live in the Seattle area and want the love and companionship that a new dog can bring to your home, check out People United for Pets! Here’s the current list of wonderful dogs they’re looking to match with forever homes.

Jeanna from Sniff Seattle
PUP Lover
(206) 478-5183

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