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Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor

NEW ARRIVALS!

On Saturday, we participated in a lifesaving transport by way of Project Freedom Ride! We received two adorable, small dogs named Irene (10-year-old female Shih tzu mix) and Finn (1-year-old male Poodle mix). To make this transport even more special, Project Freedom Ride's founder, Roman, was at the drop off in Mt. Vernon! Check out these adorable photos of our new arrivals and them making their landing in the Pacific Northwest. Stay tuned for more info on how to adopt!
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NEW ARRIVALS!

On Saturday, we participated in a lifesaving transport by way of Project Freedom Ride!  We received two adorable, small dogs named Irene (10-year-old female Shih tzu mix) and Finn (1-year-old male Poodle mix).  To make this transport even more special, Project Freedom Rides founder, Roman, was at the drop off in Mt. Vernon!  Check out these adorable photos of our new arrivals and them making their landing in the Pacific Northwest.  Stay tuned for more info on how to adopt!Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

~ PET OF THE WEEK ~

Bohdan

Age: ~1 year old

Sex: Male

Breed: Polish Tatra Sheepdog

Origin: San Juan Islands

Weight: ~95 lbs

Personality: Gentle Giant, Lovey-Dovey, Protector

Energy Level: Dependent on what’s happening around him. He’ll happily play hard, nap hard, and love hard!

Likes: Slumber Parties, Slurpees, Soul Music

Dislikes: Unwelcome Guests, Vague Relationship Statuses, Wishy-Washiness

Hello there, my name is Bohdan! Although you may not be able to tell by this “selfie” I chose for my Pet of the Week photo, at just one year old, I’m already a big boy. That’s because I’m a purebred Polish Tatra Sheepdog, who at full-size could reach ~130 lbs, and stand two feet tall; at my current age and weight (~95lbs), I’m well on my way to reaching my breed’s full size potential. But don’t let my polar bear features scare you off, because in actuality I’m just a big baby who loves nothing more than the chance to cuddle close with kind-hearted humans. Although I feel fortunate for all the new, friendly people I have met since arriving at the shelter, my biggest wish this Valentine’s Season is to find the person(s) who will be all mine. Could you help me direct Cupid’s arrow to the perfect person for me?

Aside from a top-tier cuddler, I’m looking for my next person(s) to be able to appreciate and safely manage my size with things like fences, and fear-free & fun training. My upbringing didn’t provide me with as much learning and socialization as I would have liked, so I’m hopeful that my future people will agree with me that these are important things to value in our lives, and we can work on them together moving forward! Speaking of learning, did you know that Polish Tatras are considered a type of Livestock Guardian Dog, and for that reason will spend a large chunk of their lives working? Well, I’m a pup who would be more than happy to fill in the shoes of my ancestors, if only my person will help me with on-the-job training.

Whether my next chapter is filled with making a career for myself, or with an “early retirement”, I just hope it is filled to the brim with love. So, so much love! I promise to give you all that I have, I just hope you’ll return the favor and show me what this coveted adoption love is all about!

If you are interested in adopting, and would like to make an appointment for a meet and greet, please fill out and submit our Canine Adoption Application from our website:

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

Bohdan

Age: ~1 year old 

Sex: Male

Breed: Polish Tatra Sheepdog

Origin: San Juan Islands 

Weight: ~95 lbs

Personality: Gentle Giant, Lovey-Dovey, Protector

Energy Level: Dependent on what’s happening around him. He’ll happily play hard, nap hard, and love hard! 

Likes: Slumber Parties, Slurpees, Soul Music

Dislikes: Unwelcome Guests, Vague Relationship Statuses, Wishy-Washiness

Hello there, my name is Bohdan! Although you may not be able to tell by this “selfie” I chose for my Pet of the Week photo, at just one year old, I’m already a big boy. That’s because I’m a purebred Polish Tatra Sheepdog, who at full-size could reach ~130 lbs, and stand two feet tall; at my current age and weight (~95lbs), I’m well on my way to reaching my breed’s full size potential. But don’t let my polar bear features scare you off, because in actuality I’m just a big baby who loves nothing more than the chance to cuddle close with kind-hearted humans. Although I feel fortunate for all the new, friendly people I have met since arriving at the shelter, my biggest wish this Valentine’s Season is to find the person(s) who will be all mine. Could you help me direct Cupid’s arrow to the perfect person for me? 

Aside from a top-tier cuddler, I’m looking for my next person(s) to be able to appreciate and safely manage my size with things like fences, and fear-free & fun training. My upbringing didn’t provide me with as much learning and socialization as I would have liked, so I’m hopeful that my future people will agree with me that these are important things to value in our lives, and we can work on them together moving forward! Speaking of learning, did you know that Polish Tatras are considered a type of Livestock Guardian Dog, and for that reason will spend a large chunk of their lives working? Well, I’m a pup who would be more than happy to fill in the shoes of my ancestors, if only my person will help me with on-the-job training. 

Whether my next chapter is filled with making a career for myself, or with an “early retirement”, I just hope it is filled to the brim with love. So, so much love! I promise to give you all that I have, I just hope you’ll return the favor and show me what this coveted adoption love is all about! 

If you are interested in adopting, and would like to make an appointment for a meet and greet, please fill out and submit our Canine Adoption Application from our website: 

https://www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application/

Some of the adoptable cats in our Community Cat Area, including this week’s Pet(s) of the Week Cameron & Chantilly, recently received a visit from local birthday girl, Aisling! Aisling, who just turned 5, wanted nothing more on her birthday than to visit cats, so to the shelter she came with her mom, Kailey 🐱💜

Did you know that our Community Cat Area has an “open door policy” meaning you can come and visit with cats* anytime that our shelter doors are open to the public?! Not only is it a feel-good opportunity for islanders, but it also really helps our staff to better socialize, understand, and place our adoptable cats into loving homes. So, not only did Aisling get her birthday wish, she also gave back to the shelter by helping us confirm which cats do well with kids! As you can see in the photos here, Cameron & Chantilly, Tinkerbell, and Aya all adore the love and attention of respectful kiddos like Aisling 🥰

Happy Belated Birthday Aisling, and thank you for sharing part of your special day with us at APS-FH! 💞🎉

*dog meet and greets are by appointment only!!
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Some of the adoptable cats in our Community Cat Area, including this week’s Pet(s) of the Week Cameron & Chantilly, recently received a visit from local birthday girl, Aisling! Aisling, who just turned 5, wanted nothing more on her birthday than to visit cats, so to the shelter she came with her mom, Kailey 🐱💜

Did you know that our Community Cat Area has an “open door policy” meaning you can come and visit with cats* anytime that our shelter doors are open to the public?! Not only is it a feel-good opportunity for islanders, but it also really helps our staff to better socialize, understand, and place our adoptable cats into loving homes. So, not only did Aisling get her birthday wish, she also gave back to the shelter by helping us confirm which cats do well with kids! As you can see in the photos here, Cameron & Chantilly, Tinkerbell, and Aya all adore the love and attention of respectful kiddos like Aisling 🥰

Happy Belated Birthday Aisling, and thank you for sharing part of your special day with us at APS-FH! 💞🎉

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Latest Newsletter

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.

Also in this issue
  • Transporting Pets and Home Furnishings in Style
  • The Dog Days of Summer
  • It’s Kitten Season!
  • A New Title for a Familiar Face
  • The 29th Annual Doggone Good Dinner Left Our Tails Wagging
  • Furry Factoid