July PUPdate
 "We are dedicated to helping dogs and cats find their forever homes." 

2017 So Far...

PUP has already helped 117 dogs and cats find forever homes in 2017!

To see our available dogs and cats, click here!


Small Breed Dog? Avoid These Three Mistakes!

Sean McDanielIn this podcast, Sean McDaniel, personal dog trainer and host of The Dog's Wayoutlines and describes the top three mistakes he sees small breed dog owners making.  Sean gives you a remedy for each mistake and a bit of a game plan and homework for you and your small breed dog, if you feel like you’re making these mistakes.

Also, Sean reminds us that these mistakes don’t only apply to a small breed dog and may apply to you too if you have a medium or large sized dog.

Click here to listen to this informative podcast!


Dock Day Afternoon

Dock day

For those of you that weren't able to join us this time, you missed out!!
It was great weather and a lot of fun for humans and dogs alike!!  The day started off with an introduction to the pool by showing the dogs where the ramp to get out is and give them a chance to "get their feet wet." As the day progressed, the dogs moved on to jumping off the dock and swimming back to their handlers.

Dock day2It should also be mentioned that Miss Freya (Pam C's daughter) and her dog, Edie, stole the day. Freya gave Edie a confidence boost to swim solo and they ended up having races across the pool back to Pam. Kata (a tiny mama chihuahua, who came pregnant on the last transport) also took her turn! She preferred using her life vest as a raft, but even without it, she did great! She looked adorable and had several people waiting to hold her all day. Suki (Rhonda's labradoodle) apparently was a dock dog in her past life!  She took to it immediately and was the last dog standing with tail still wagging at the end of the day. Dante (Al and Rae's GSD) did a great job swimming, and most importantly, he serenaded the crowd by singing the songs of his GSD people's (for those of you that have/had GSDs, you know). Teeka (Kristina's GSD) demonstrated excellent swimming skills and behaved like the model veteran K-9 citizen that she is. Annie (Sarah and Madelynn's former foster dog now family member) demonstrated that labs really are made to swim with total grace and efficiency in the water! Rocket (previously Tyler, Matthew's BC mix) lived up to his name. He doesn't have a still bone in his body. This boy was made to do sports!

All in all, it was a great PUP adventure. Thank you again to Michael for
agreeing to be our designated swimmer!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again for the next one!!

Take care and happy training!
- Sunny

Emmie's Tail
We hiked every day of our South Dakota vacation and are making our way home to Oregon now. Emmie is a fabulous traveling companion and our life is so enriched because of her. Thank you for all you do!

- Mary, Doug, and Emmie

Happy Tail from Thomas

ThomasThis is Thomas!  I adopted him from PUP in July 2015 and he has been my best friend since the moment I met him.  I can’t imagine my life without him and I am so grateful to PUP for bringing this little guy up from a shelter in California and into my life.

- Laura


Calling All Happy Tails!

Your companion has a special place in our hearts! We love to hear from our adopters and see photos of PUP alumni. How has your dog or cat settled into your family? We'd like to know! Send us your Happy Tail! Whether you adopted last month or years ago, please send us a quick email at

Become a Foster for PUP 

Click here to find out more about how to become a part of this great organization.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

fred meyerYou can help PUP earn donations by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! Fred Meyer donates over $2 million per year to nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to PUP at You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 92920. 

Then, each time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping PUP earn a donation! You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates. If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

For more information, visit

PUP's Amazon Wishlist 
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PUP is always grateful for donations.

So we're making your gift giving easier than ever by offering this link to our wishlist of needed items.

Every little purchase counts and is appreciated!
One Hope for PUP
One HopeOne Hope is an award-winning, mission-driven
Napa Valley winery that donates 50% of each
bottle purchased to charitable organizations,
plus a 15% additional percentage to local causes.
You can learn more about OneHope’s mission here:
Through OneHope Winery’s ‘Case for a Cause’ you can get 30% off on all half and full cases of OneHope wine (mix and match) and some select gift boxes.
PLUS 15% of your purchase goes back to PUP as a donation from the One Hope Foundation.

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Support PUP: Shop on AmazonSmile

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to PUP when you shop on AmazonSmile.

Just use this link when you shop; it's the same experience you're used to.

Take a moment to check out our AmazonSmile PUP Wish List here.

Honoring Pets
In June 2017, Companion Animal Hospital donated to PUP on behalf of the following pets:
Baby Kitty N, Bear M, Fitz S, Gianni N, Halley M, Jax M, Mauzer D, Mookie F, Nick Y, Poohbear S, Princess P, Scooter St. A,
Toulouse M, Tucker G-N


Thank You for Helping
Rescue More
Cats and Dogs!

We are able to help more pets find their forever homes because of our generous donors.

June Donors:  
All the Best - Issaquah, Beth B, Noah C, John E, Judd H, Hung Jin J, Noelia M, Lakhani M, Microsoft, Lorraine P, PayPal Giving Fund, Matthew and Jenni T, Amanda T, David W, Elizabeth W,
SanMar Corporation,
Petco Foundation,
and in Honor of Margie Tonkin,
Laura Tonkin's mom


PUP sends a big thank you to all of our donors! Your generosity will help PUP rescue even more cats and dogs in 2017!

To make a donation to support PUP, please click the PayPal "Donate" button below:

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All of the pets in this frame are currently available for adoption. Click on one of their adorable pictures to learn more about these pets in need.

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