Retail is CLOSED today, November 30th. We will re-open tomorrow, thank you for your patience! We have recently moved our adoption center! We are now located at 20 S Idaho Street, Seattle Wa 98134. Emerald City Pet Rescue is an appointment-only organization, as is our secondary location, Emerald City Kitty Harbor in West Seattle. Please check out our "Adoption Process" page under the "Our Animals" tab for full details!

Emerald City Pet Rescue Blog

Read pet rescue stories and the latest news from Emerald City Pet Rescue!

Here at Emerald City Pet Rescue, we have a soft spot in our hearts not only for pets in need, but also for pets who have some extra challenges; either physically or emotionally.

Arcata came to us nearly a year ago from a rough background. She'd had lots of litters of puppies, and she had a myriad of skin issues and digestive problems. She couldn't be a sweeter dog, always happy to meet new people with a wagging tail no matter what.
But it can be challenging sometimes to find the right fit for larger dogs that have a few extra obstacles. We worked on figuring out the right diet and medications for her allergies, and she even wears booties to help protect her sensitive paws! We searched for many months to find her a great home.

A while, we had an inquiry from a long-haul trucker who saw her photo, heard her story, and fell in love. It's been a process, but yesterday we were finally able to connect Arcata with her new, forever dad. It was literally love at first sight, an instant connection! Sometimes, when you know, you know. She'll be joining him on his hauls, faithfully at his side. (She has separation anxiety, so getting to be with her person 24/7 is perfect for her!) and she'll get to experience the world and go on adventures every day!

Rescue can really take its emotional toll, but matches like this keep us going. Happily-ever-after's like this remind us of why we do what we do.

We have many more large dogs, some with behavioral challenges and others with minor medical conditions that require special diets and medication, that are still hoping to find their forever families. Please don't let their challenges scare you, I have a few "medical" dogs myself and they love taking their pills in a tiny peice of cheese, easy-peasy! (Easy...cheesey?) :)

Do you want your heart warmed, too? Check out the emotional first meeting of Arcata and her new dad on our TikTok and follow her adventures on her new Instragram account!

We have lots of large dogs still available if you're looking for an adventure friend, too! Check out their profiles here.

Don't hesitate to CALL US with any questions, we would love to chat with you more about ANY of our adoptable pets! 206 557 4661

Categories: animal rescue, adoption stories

Posted: May 19, 2022