Dogs are in foster homes
and not at the shelter
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MEOW Canine Division
Mercer Island Eastside Orphans & Waifs
PO Box 144
Mercer Island, WA 98040-0144
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Meet Captain Wrinkles
Ahoy! My name is Captain Wrinkles. My story starts out rather sad, but it's getting better thanks to MEOW Canine and my wonderful foster Mom. I'm not a young sailor. I've been around the ocean a time or two; but, it feels like I'm really getting a second chance at life.
Watch my video. It tells it all.
They tell me that the surgery for my ears may cost up to $5,000. But they also tell me that I'm worth it and I'm beginning to believe them. I don't complain much but I'll be sailing on calm waters once this pain is gone.
Please Donate Today and help MEOW help me. It's been a long journey but I am getting excited about having a family (or as I like to say, a crew) of my own again.
Read More about Captain Wrinkles
Garage Sale This Weekend - Friday thru Monday
May 24th - May 27th 9 am to 5 pm A Sale to Benefit the MEOW Dogs
1503 128th Pl NE in Bellevue
New Location! Our annual garage sale for the dogs has outgrown our space so we've moved. The sale will be held in the garage bay at Starbucks Towing at 1503 128th PL NE in Bellevue. Rain or shine, you'll stay dry while you shop. Books, furniture, clothing, household items and much more. You name it, we probably have it. Stop by and say hi, do some bargain hunting, all to benefit the MEOW dogs.
An E-News Update
Stay up to date on what's happening with the Canine Division at MEOW Cat Rescue. Every few months we are creating the Canine Connection, an e-news update sent to your email inbox. Our first issue is available now.
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Featured Canine - Jack
Jack is a striking purebred Shar Pei with a “flowered coat”. Flowers (spots) are a recessive gene in the Shar Pei and they were not prized, or even welcomed, by some breeders in the past. We think Jack’s flowers make him a special boy. What’s more, he’s handsome as can be and loveable beyond words.
Although not even two years old, he’s traveled farther than many. In late September, MEOW was contacted about Jack. He was at a shelter in Utah and time was running out for him. So, two MEOW volunteers decided it was time for a road trip and they loaded up the CRV and went to pick him up. One long weekend later, Jack set paws on Washington soil for the first time. He’s never looked back!
In addition to his beautiful coat, Jack is special in another way too. He has a condition called MegaEsophagus, which means his esophagus is enlarged and makes it extremely difficult for food or water to get into his stomach. In order for Jack to keep from regurgitating his meals, he is fed in an upright position, standing on his back legs. A special chair has been built for him, which makes the process much easier and definitely more enjoyable for Jack. Other than meal times, which may seem a bit odd to the first time observer, Jack is like any other young dog; full of life, playful, and wanting a family of his very own to love. This little flower is ready to bloom.
Happily, Jack's condition, now that it's been diagnosed, doesn't require specialized veterinary care. However, it was a long and expensive road to get to this point. Additionally, he will need to have entropian surgery to relieve him of the pain of his ulcered eyes when he is neutered. If you would like to help you may donate below via paypal, or via check to the mailing address listed on the left.
Consider Adoption—Purebred or Mutt?
There are many dogs waiting for homes in shelters all across the country—and an estimated one in four is a purebred! MEOW Canine Division serves as breed rescue for Chinese Shar Pei for all of Washington, Oregon & Idaho. We also rescue Great Danes, hairless breeds and all other dogs as space permits.
Adoption Guidelines at MEOW Canine
Foster Homes: All dogs are in foster homes - NOT AT THE SHELTER. While they are in their foster homes we work with the dogs so we can learn about their nature. They will be placed into adoptive homes that fit their needs. To learn about a specific dog, please carefully read the information posted. - PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE MEOW Cat Rescue Shelter number.
Application Process: The first step is to fill out an adoption application. Once you have filled it out, it will be reviewed by an adoption counselor. Once you have passed this step in the process, you may make an appointment with the foster parent to meet the dog and have a home visit.
Indoor vs. Outdoor: MEOW Canine places dogs and puppies in INDOOR ONLY homes. We take seriously our commitment to ensure that the animal is never in harm’s way. Dogs are social animals and need attention and social activity.
Home Visits: Before an adoption, a representative of MEOW Canine will visit your home to help with logistics and share advice on how to have the best relationship with your new dog.
Ready for Adoption:
Worm and flea treatment given
Spayed or neutered
Veterinary exam completed
Medical and/or behavioral issues, if any, have been addressed.
Includes coupon for free exam by your own King County veterinarian.
Lifetime Commitment: It works both ways. We trust you to make a lifetime commitment to your new pet, but we have also made a promise to safeguard each and every MEOW Canine rescue dog. If at any time, one of our dogs cannot remain in their adoptive home, we will gladly accept them back.
Adoption Fees: Adoption fees help defray the cost of care for the animals and may vary based on the individual animal.
How Can You Help the Dogs?
Volunteers are the lifeblood of non-profit organizations. Spend a few hours each week or month helping to make life better for dogs and puppies in need of a forever home.
Foster Homes provide temporary care. Foster dogs need love and attention, handling and a safe environment that will allow for initial meetings followed by integration into the household. Necessary medical care is paid for by MEOW Canine Division. Items supplied by fosters are fully tax deductible.
Transporters provide safe passage for dogs from local shelters and from shelters in high risk rural areas of WA, OR & ID, as well as getting dogs to vet appointments and making supply pickups. Cost of fuel and mileage is tax deductible. Fuel cost may be reimbursable by prior arrangement.
Events to support MEOW Canines are very important. Volunteers are needed to set up and tear down, to speak with the public and to handle dogs.
Donations are tax deductible. You may mail your contribution to MEOW Canine Division, PO Box 144, Mercer Island, WA 98040-0144 or donate on line (link to paypal with subject populate “Canine Division”).
Rescue by the Numbers
Just 15 years ago, 17 million homeless, abused and abandoned cats and dogs were being put to death in shelters across the United States. Today that number has been reduced to 6 to 8 million. We must do better. (Source HSUS.org)
Approximately 1 million puppies are produced through the puppy mill system in the United States each year. When you buy a puppy from a pet store, you support puppy mills' mass breeding and inhumane practices. (Source ASPCA.org)
There are approximately 77.5 million owned dogs in the United States. 39% of U.S. households own at least one dog and 19% of owned dogs were adopted from an animal shelter.