Ask the Edmonds Vet: Cats and rabies

My cat never goes out of doors, why does she need a rabies vaccination? Historically dogs are most commonly associated with biting humans and transmitting rabies. It is now clear that in the U.S. cats are more often diagnosed with rabies than dogs. The number of verified cases of rabies in cats has increased and…

Halloween Howl Best of Show winner: The Dailer family from Edmonds

The Dailer family of Edmonds beat out dozens of other contestants for Best in Show honors during the 2014 Halloween Howell Costume Contest sponsored by Off-Leash Area Edmonds at Marina Park Dog Beach Saturday. The family’s entry included Doug and Francie Dailer and their daughters Maya and Kiara dressed as forest animals, accompanied by the…

Reminder: Off-Leash Area Edmonds to host annual Halloween Howl Saturday

The Off-Leash Area Edmonds will hold its 10th Annual Halloween Howl Saturday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will be at the Marina Park Dog Beach, 498 Admiral Way, Edmonds. There will be pet-friendly vendor booths, a silent auction and raffle, and the always-popular doggie costume contest. Judging for the costume contest…

Happening nearby: Senior dog finds a new home during PAWS Open House

Saturday was a great day for Boscoe, a 9-year-old dog, who had been patiently waiting for a new home at PAWS Companion Animal Shelter in Lynnwood. A day earlier he had met some nice people and Saturday was the day Boscoe finally was sprung from the shelter as Dana Shaw, Leonard Shaw and Bill Hanna…

Blessing of Pets at Edmonds Lutheran Church service Sunday, Oct. 5

To recognize the life and work of St. Francis of Assisi, Edmonds Lutheran Church will hold a Blessing of Pets Service Sunday, Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend. St. Francis was revered as the patron saint of animals, and the service will include music and biblical readings. There will be special…

Ask the Edmonds Vet: Kennel cough highly contagious, treatable

Q: We were gone on vacation and left our dog in a very nice pet hotel where she was allowed to play with the other dogs. Three days after we brought her home she developed a very persistent dry hacking cough. I’ve given her some cough medicine and it helps for a short while but…

Parking lot pet fundraiser at Next to Nature Sunday

Next to Nature is holding a parking lot rummage sale Sunday, Sept. 7 to benefit the GGAA, Genevieve G. Animal Advocacy. All proceeds will directly help the rescued cats now available for adoption at their store. The event will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 550 Main St., Edmonds. In addition, the available cats —…

Good news: Howie has been adopted

Howie has been adopted. The approximately 10-year-old German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix was originally found in a stolen vehicle, after spending several days there. While Howie was not stolen, his owner decided to not pick him up. Thanks to reader Jeanne Schwarz for alerting us to Howie’s situation.

Missing from near Yost Park: Have you seen Sebastian, the cat?

Sebastian is a one-and-a half-year-old tabby gray and black male (shown here with his orange tabby brother). He has been missing from 10th and Maple, near Yost Park in Edmonds, since Tuesday. He is sorely missed by soon-to-be 3rd grader Gabriel. Sebastian is tall and lean with saggy belly fur and is unable to meow….

Missing tortoise Shelly Mae back home

We’re pleased to report that Ann Aldrich’s missing Russian tortoise Shelly Mae has been found. She was discovered wandering in a yard at 94th Avenue West and 200th in Edmonds Wednesday. The homeowner called Thayer Cueter at Just Frogs and reported that she’d found a tortoise in her yard. When she described it, Cueter immediately…

Can you provide a home for Snowball?

Jeanne Schwarz asked if we could post this information about Snowball, the only cat at the City of Edmonds-designated animal shelter — Adix Bed and Bath for Dogs and Cats — who’s been there for 50 days: Well, hi there! I’m a handsome, large domestic medium-hair boy named Snowball. I’m approximately 4 years old and…

Missing in the Westgate neighborhood: Russian tortoise Shelly Mae

Westgate neighborhood resident Ann Aldrich is heartbroken over her missing pet, but be assured that it would be hard to overlook Shelly Mae — a Russian tortoise — if you saw her. Aldrich stopped by our table at the Edmonds Museum Summer Market Saturday to tell us about her beloved Shelly Mae, who was last…

What to do if your pet is lost

It’s not surprising that the Fourth of July holiday is difficult for many pets and their owners. Animal shelters report that more pets are lost during this holiday than any other. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, PAWS offers some suggestions. Start looking. Don’t assume your missing pet will be back in a day…

Tacos for dogs and humans at Dining Dog Friday night

It‘s taco night at the Dining Dog restaurant in Firdale Village this Friday, June 27, from 4-7 p.m. According owner Dorothy Moore, people tacos will be catered by The Traveling Munchy Taco while the Dining Dog will serve a doggie version. Moore said she plans to host the taco night monthly.

Scene in Edmonds: Pet Fest draws big crowd of dogs and owners

It was a howling good time at Firdale Village on Saturday morning as the Edmonds Pet Fest got underway with booths, vendors, and contests including a dog fashion show and even a doggie pie eating contest. Sponsored by the Puget Sound Pet Business Network, the event attracted more than 100 dogs and their owners. Cars…