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💙 With our dog kennels and cat rooms bursting at the seams with animals, our staff and volunteers have been working hard to ensure the adoptable animals in our care are as well cared for as possible; which includes seeing to their daily physical & mental stimulation. This stimulation or “enrichment” can come from any number of things, and for the dogs in our care some examples of which are: frozen kong treats or puzzle feeders, outside walks and time to sniff, playtime with friends in the yard, or one of their all time favorites, FIELD TRIPS!

#FieldTripFriday is a post of snippets from the dogs out on these such field trips, and it’s meant to do a number of things, some of which are: highlight the incredible dogs we currently have available for adoption, give potential adopters the chance to see the amazing personalities we get to see at work everyday, to help them find their future families, and lastly, to celebrate the hardworking people (staff & volunteers) who show up everyday to make it all happen! 💙

💚 For this week’s #FieldTripFriday we are happy to feature a super fun, zesty, and ultimate adventure companion RUBY! Here’s what fellow field tripper and APS Staff Member Raquel has to say about their day out:

“Ruby is an active adventurer who is looking for buddies to explore with (humans and dogs alike!). She also loves car rides, sniffing around, and getting the zoomies!” - Raquel 💚

💗 If you are interested in meeting, and or adopting any of the amazing dogs in our care, you can view all the available dogs on our website, then fill out and submit our Canine Adoption Application:
www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application/ 💗

Keep an eye out for more #FieldTripFriday posts as we aim to celebrate mental health for the pets in our care and the hardworking staff and volunteers that work tirelessly to advocate for them!
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💙 With our dog kennels and cat rooms bursting at the seams with animals, our staff and volunteers have been working hard to ensure the adoptable animals in our care are as well cared for as possible; which includes seeing to their daily physical & mental stimulation. This stimulation or “enrichment” can come from any number of things, and for the dogs in our care some examples of which are: frozen kong treats or puzzle feeders, outside walks and time to sniff, playtime with friends in the yard, or one of their all time favorites, FIELD TRIPS! 

#FieldTripFriday is a post of snippets from the dogs out on these such field trips, and it’s meant to do a number of things, some of which are: highlight the incredible dogs we currently have available for adoption, give potential adopters the chance to see the amazing personalities we get to see at work everyday, to help them find their future families, and lastly, to celebrate the hardworking people (staff & volunteers) who show up everyday to make it all happen! 💙

💚 For this week’s #FieldTripFriday we are happy to feature a super fun, zesty, and ultimate adventure companion RUBY! Here’s what fellow field tripper and APS Staff Member Raquel has to say about their day out:

“Ruby is an active adventurer who is looking for buddies to explore with (humans and dogs alike!). She also loves car rides, sniffing around, and getting the zoomies!” - Raquel 💚

💗 If you are interested in meeting, and or adopting any of the amazing dogs in our care, you can view all the available dogs on our website, then fill out and submit our Canine Adoption Application: 
https://www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application/ 💗

Keep an eye out for more #FieldTripFriday posts as we aim to celebrate mental health for the pets in our care and the hardworking staff and volunteers that work tirelessly to advocate for them!Image attachmentImage attachment
1 day ago

~ PET OF THE WEEK ~

Nacho

Age: ~2 years old

Sex: Male

Breed: Domestic Short Hair, Orange Tabby

Origin: Eastern Washington

Weight: ~10lbs

Personality: Jack-of-All-Trades, Scruffy-in-a-Cute-Way, Vocal

Energy Level: I’m a go with the flow kind of guy; I can have lots of energy, or be more laid back, all depends on the scenario I find myself in!

Likes: Canadian Tuxedos, Love Bites, Sports

Dislikes: Bees, Being Charged Extra For Guac, Stuffy Noses

Hi there, my name’s Nacho, and just like the delicious food I’m named after, you’re gonna wanna eat me up, I’m so cute! Other than my dashing good looks (I’m an orange tabby after all), I bring to the table the quintessential “bad boy vibes”. But not to worry, not bad like really bad, but more “bad” in the way that people so often like to take on as a project; “a fix-me guy”, if you will.

The first part of any “fix-me guy” is their bachelor pad, and boy do I have that. You can find me there, in my solo area, on the catio of APS-FH’s Community Cat Room 1! You’ll notice it’s a bit messy, but like any good bachelor, I’m open to some molding. I know with some good oversight and practice, I can be a clean boy too, and can cohabitate when I find the right person(s), who is worth changing by bachelor ways for!

Like any good bachelor looking for love, I am full of personality, and am quite the charmer when need be. Not everyone will understand my croaky-conversation, my affectionate love-bites, or my good-hearted bad-boy persona, but I’m hopeful that that will all change with my Pet of the Week feature. Word on the shelter-streets is that these features reach far and wide (via newspaper, and social media) and that sometimes an animal will find its forever home in the same week of their feature. When you’re alone in a shelter for too long it can feel overwhelming, but it’s with this Pet of the Week feature, and my optimism for my future that I forge ahead. I hope to soon put my bachelor days behind me, and spend my life as part of a family (of 1 or many humans) who loves me for all that I am, and who I can give all my love to in return!

If you are interested in adopting any of the cats at APS-FH, come by the shelter for a visit, or you can fill out and submit our Feline Adoption Application on our website:

www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/
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~ PET OF THE WEEK ~

Nacho

Age: ~2 years old 

Sex: Male

Breed: Domestic Short Hair, Orange Tabby

Origin: Eastern Washington 

Weight: ~10lbs

Personality: Jack-of-All-Trades, Scruffy-in-a-Cute-Way, Vocal

Energy Level: I’m a go with the flow kind of guy; I can have lots of energy, or be more laid back, all depends on the scenario I find myself in!  

Likes: Canadian Tuxedos, Love Bites, Sports

Dislikes: Bees, Being Charged Extra For Guac, Stuffy Noses

Hi there, my name’s Nacho, and just like the delicious food I’m named after, you’re gonna wanna eat me up, I’m so cute! Other than my dashing good looks (I’m an orange tabby after all), I bring to the table the quintessential “bad boy vibes”. But not to worry, not bad like really bad, but more “bad” in the way that people so often like to take on as a project; “a fix-me guy”, if you will. 

The first part of any “fix-me guy” is their bachelor pad, and boy do I have that. You can find me there, in my solo area, on the catio of APS-FH’s Community Cat Room 1! You’ll notice it’s a bit messy, but like any good bachelor,  I’m open to some molding. I know with some good oversight and practice, I can be a clean boy too, and can cohabitate when I find the right person(s), who is worth changing by bachelor ways for! 

Like any good bachelor looking for love, I am full of personality, and am quite the charmer when need be. Not everyone will understand my croaky-conversation, my affectionate love-bites,  or my good-hearted bad-boy persona, but I’m hopeful that that will all change with my Pet of the Week feature. Word on the shelter-streets is that these features reach far and wide (via newspaper, and social media) and that sometimes an animal will find its forever home in the same week of their feature. When you’re alone in a shelter for too long it can feel overwhelming, but it’s with this Pet of the Week feature, and my optimism for my future that I forge ahead. I hope to soon put my bachelor days behind me, and spend my life as part of a family (of 1 or many humans) who loves me for all that I am, and who I can give all my love to in return!

If you are interested in adopting any of the cats at APS-FH, come by the shelter for a visit, or you can fill out and submit our Feline Adoption Application on our website:

https://www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/
2 days ago

Please join us in celebrating Linn Motko, honored as the Volunteer of the Month for May 2024 by the Animal Protection Society - Friday Harbor!

Linn’s journey with APS-FH began a year ago, as she stepped into the role of a devoted volunteer, bringing with her a treasure trove of experiences and a heart brimming with compassion. From leading Girl Scout troops to offering her helping hands in hospitals, her altruistic spirit knows no bounds. Linn’s experience helping animals actually began before her time at APS-FH at an animal shelter in Santa Clara, CA, where she played a vital role in low-cost spay/neuter program.

Her fondness for dogs, particularly German Shepherds, has been a lifelong passion stemming from her experiences in raising and showing them. At APS-FH, she selflessly devotes her time as a dedicated dog walker braving all weather conditions with unwavering commitment.

Yet, it is Linn’s dedication to forming genuine connections with the dogs under care that truly sets her apart. By choosing to focus her attention on a select few during her weekly shifts, she epitomizes the essence of quality over quantity, enriching both their lives and her own.

Linn’s impact at our shelter extends beyond her duties as a dog walker. Her infectious humor, coupled with her impeccable fashion sense, uplifts the spirits of everyone she encounters. Her reliability, commitment, and positive attitude are the cornerstones of her presence at APS-FH, symbolized by her iconic red hat, which has become synonymous with her playful spirit.

In Linn, we find not just a volunteer, but a shining example of boundless compassion. As we celebrate her contributions this month, let us remember that it is individuals like Linn who inspire us to make a difference, one wagging tail at a time.

Thank you, Linn, for all that you do. You are truly an invaluable member of our APS-FH family. Congratulations on being named Volunteer of the Month!

Photo: Linn wearing her iconic red hat, and posing with Benna (available for adoption!) before going on their regular walk!

#apsfh #apsfhvolunteerofthemonth #weloveourvolunteers #volunteersrock #sheltervolunteers
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Please join us in celebrating Linn Motko, honored as the Volunteer of the Month for May 2024 by the Animal Protection Society - Friday Harbor! 

Linn’s journey with APS-FH began a year ago, as she stepped into the role of a devoted volunteer, bringing with her a treasure trove of experiences and a heart brimming with compassion. From leading Girl Scout troops to offering her helping hands in hospitals, her altruistic spirit knows no bounds. Linn’s experience helping animals actually began before her time at APS-FH at an animal shelter in Santa Clara, CA, where she played a vital role in low-cost spay/neuter program.

Her fondness for dogs, particularly German Shepherds, has been a lifelong passion stemming from her experiences in raising and showing them. At APS-FH, she selflessly devotes her time as a dedicated dog walker braving all weather conditions with unwavering commitment. 

Yet, it is Linn’s dedication to forming genuine connections with the dogs under care that truly sets her apart. By choosing to focus her attention on a select few during her weekly shifts, she epitomizes the essence of quality over quantity, enriching both their lives and her own. 

Linn’s impact at our shelter extends beyond her duties as a dog walker. Her infectious humor, coupled with her impeccable fashion sense, uplifts the spirits of everyone she encounters. Her reliability, commitment, and positive attitude are the cornerstones of her presence at APS-FH, symbolized by her iconic red hat, which has become synonymous with her playful spirit. 

In Linn, we find not just a volunteer, but a shining example of boundless compassion. As we celebrate her contributions this month, let us remember that it is individuals like Linn who inspire us to make a difference, one wagging tail at a time. 

Thank you, Linn, for all that you do. You are truly an invaluable member of our APS-FH family. Congratulations on being named Volunteer of the Month! 

Photo: Linn wearing her iconic red hat, and posing with Benna (available for adoption!) before going on their regular walk! 

#apsfh #apsfhvolunteerofthemonth #weloveourvolunteers #volunteersrock #sheltervolunteers

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Congratulations Linn!

Morocco is carrying out a campaign to kill dogs and shoot them, and l want to help spread this crime to the entire world so that Morocco can stop committing these crimes. Please upload a hashtag😭😭 #Stop killing dogs in morocco#

Yay Linn!

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August 4, 2023

Senior Dogs at APS-FH “Fetch” Grant

San Juan County old dogs have something to wag their tails about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at Animal Protection Society-Friday Harbor (APS-FH) are among the winners.

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