Will cuddle fur Scooby snacks.
‘Tis the season of giving, including to our furry friends. There are thousands of dogs in the Seattle area who are looking for their furever homes, so here are a few ways you can fill their stockings with joy.
Donate food and treats. While you’re out fetching those last-minute holiday gifts, swing by the pet aisle to grab some noms for local rescue pups in need. Homeward Pet Food Bank has more than 20 drop-off locations so you can spend less time driving and more time hugging doggos. Last year, they fed nearly 2,000 animals and distributed more than 155,000 pounds of pet food to rescues and families in need. Now get shoppin’, Scooby!
Get your crochet on (or knitting, if that’s your thing). Putting your needle skills to work to craft a custom blanket is a major score for shelter pups. There’s an awful lot of snuggling going on at the rescues so they can always use new and fresh blankets. Grab some friends, wine, and yarn for a knit n’ bitch party that’ll keep those puppers warm and cozy! Zero sewing skills? No worries, you can make a no-sew tied fleece blanket. Check out Santa’s nice list of local shelters who’ll gladly accept your beautiful blankies:
- Whitman County Humane Society (AnimalHaven)
- Emerald City Pet Rescue
- Regional Animal Services of King County
- West Columbia Gorge Humane Society
- Auburn Valley Humane Society
- Quincy Animal Shelter
Get your buzz on. For every beer you drink at Cairn Brewing Community Pint Night on Thursday, December 27, Cairn will donate $1 to Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville. You can also play the role of Santa Paws and bring in some gifts on their list: trash bags, Kleenex, bleach (unscented), copy paper, pill pockets, and paw-safe ice melt.
What’s your favorite way to help the rescue and shelter woofs?