Katie — adopted

19th January 2014 by admin Comments Off on Katie — adopted

This adorable young lady arrived with the name Kate, but she isn’t quite grown up enough to fit the name, so we call her Katie, or Katie Kat, or Katie the Cutie.  Katie is about 10 months old, and full of wiggles and silliness.  She has mastered house training, and will sit for a treat, when she remembers to stop wiggling long enough to do so.

Katie is little, but solid, weighing 42 pounds.  She hasn’t grown in 2 months, so we suspect this is as big as she will get.  She is a cuddle bug, in search of faces to lick.  Katie is playful, and gets along well with other playful dogs.  She has tried unsuccessfully to make friends with the cat.

Katie can stay in crate over night, or during the day while you are at work, but she will need lots of exercise and attention the rest of the time.  She adores people, including children, and makes friends wherever she goes.  She would benefit greatly from obedience classes, both for the training, and the opportunity to socialize.

Katie is going to a foster home in Tacoma, Washington.  If you would like to meet her, please fill out our adoption inquiry form.

Sparkie & Rockie — Adopted

4th December 2013 by admin Comments Off on Sparkie & Rockie — Adopted

Sparkie and Rockie were sent to a boarding kennel when their owner became too sick to care for them.  The kennel continued to care for them after her death.  The staff has come to love them very much.  The stress of living in a boarding kennel/day care for months is taking its toll. Sparkie and Rockie urgently need a calm, quiet foster or adoptive home with a securely fenced yard, and regular human companionship .

Sparkie and Rockie are a bonded pair of litter mates, and must be placed together.  Rockie has been blind since birth, and Sparkie is his companion and guide.   They are 6 years old, neutered and current on their vaccinations.  They are medium sized dogs, weighing about 50 pounds.  They get along well with dogs, cats and people, and they know several commands including sit, and lay down.

If you would like to give this very special pair a forever home, please fill out our adoption inquiry form.

Pinkie & Brownie

14th October 2013 by admin Comments Off on Pinkie & Brownie

Pinkie and Brownie met in the quarantine kennel at the McFarland Animal Shelter. They both were suffering from Demodex mange, which isn’t communicable, but their immune systems were too fragile for immunizations, so they were kept in quarantine to protect them from the disease carried by the other dogs. Demodex is a really itchy, painful, miserable condition, but there she was dancing for joy because a volunteer came to see her.

When I saw her joy in such difficult circumstances, I knew we needed to help her.

We were fortunate to find a foster, and then doubly blessed when the foster said that Pinkie’s friend Brownie should come, too. Thanks to some really wonderful people who were able to arrange their rescue, they were able to fly up on a Wings of Rescue flight. You can see photos of their arrival here.

Brownie recovered from mange very quickly, and his coat came back as if it had never happened. Pinkie had a much more severe case.  .  Her coat is coming in slowly, but she has a lot of scarring that will prevent it from coming all the way back. She is a darling little bundle of fun, even without fur. Pinkie and Brownie have been through a lot together, and we would very much like to find a home where they can remain together. They are somewhere between two and three years old. They have been spayed/neutered and are current on vaccinations. They have been in a foster home in Lakewood, Washington since July, 2013. You can follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pinkie-Brownie.  If you are interested in Pinkie & Brownie, please fill out our adoption inquiry form.

Sam — adopted

6th July 2013 by admin Comments Off on Sam — adopted

Are you getting your daily dose of fun?  If not, perhaps you need a little Sam in your life.

Sam is a big, goofy, lovable guy who has some maturing left to do.  He doesn’t have a lot of impulse control, but he does have the desire to please, and he LOVES toys.  If you are holding a toy, you will have at least some of his attention.  He is very bright, and highly trainable, but he has had very little training.  Sam will sit briefly to get what he wants, but if you are too slow, he may bark or jump.

Sam is deaf, which adds to the challenge, because it isn’t always easy to get his attention.  He is also very energetic, and will need a lot of exercise in order to be able to pay attention during training.   Even a few minutes of playing fetch with a toy did wonders to get him to focus.

Sam takes treats gently, and loves all people he has met.  He can be reactive when meeting other dogs on leash, and might be a challenge to walk in an area where a lot of other dogs were out walking.  When he first arrived at the kennel, Sam was challenging his neighboring dogs. Now he mostly ignores them. We have introduced him to other rescue dogs. At first he ignored them, but has started to play a bit. We think Sam would be fine with a friendly dog, but equally happy not to share the attention of his people with another dog.

Sam needs a home with a securely fenced yard where he can enjoy the smells and chase a tennis ball, or other toy.

If you are interested in fostering, or adopting Sam, please fill out our foster or adoption inquiry form.  If you would like to donate to help with his boarding, please use this link.


Abbi — adopted

21st April 2013 by admin Comments Off on Abbi — adopted

Meet Abbi, an adorable 5 month old Dalmatian mix puppy.  Abbi is doing well in rescue, but has known some pretty hard times in her short life which have left her with trust issues.  Abbi is also deaf.  She is in the care of another organization, but they have asked us to help find a home that has previous experience with deaf Dalmatians. She currently weighs about 30 pounds.  She goes willingly into a crate, and gets along with other dogs.  She is working on house training, but is not fully trained.

Abbi is in a foster home in Pierce County.  She is spayed, microchipped, and current on her immunizations. If you are experienced in raising and training a deaf dog, and are interested in adopting Abbi, please fill out our adoption inquiry form.

Farrah — adopted

2nd April 2013 by admin 2 Comments

Adorable Farrah is a Dalmatian mix.  We don’t know what the mix is, but it is very cute.  Farrah is 3-4 years old, and was very calm and quiet when she first came to rescue.  She is still pretty calm and quiet when left to her own device, but she is also having a great time playing with the other dog in her foster home.  She is good with people and gets along well with every dog she has met.  We think she would be happiest in a home where she has a playful canine companion, but she would also be happy in a home without dogs if she had lots of human companionship.  Farrah is very reactive to cats, and will not be able to live with them.  She is great with children.  She will bark if someone comes to the door, but is quiet the rest of the time.

Farrah is spayed and current on her shots.  She is currently in a foster home in Everett, Washington.  If you would like to meet her, please fill out our adoption inquiry form.

Mister — adopted

16th February 2013 by admin Comments Off on Mister — adopted


We are posting Mister as a courtesy for Hope’s Haven in Salem, Oregon.  Mister was found as a stray and taken to the shelter.  He is an energetic fellow, about 9-10 years old.  He gets along well with dogs and people, but is not a good candidate for a home with cats.  Mister is a good sized fellow, weighing 65 pounds.

Look at those eyes.  He wants to go home.  If you think Mister might be a good fit in your home, please contact Hope’s Haven at 503-363-8138, or by e-mail through his Petfinder.com link, http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/25323686.

Miss Cleo Brown

7th February 2013 by admin Comments Off on Miss Cleo Brown

Miss Cleo Brown is the oldest of three liver Dalmatians that came to rescue after the death of their owner.  Her actual age isn’t known, because she was originally found wandering along the road with “HELP ME” written on her forehead.  Veterinary records estimate her birth year as 1998, making her around 15 years old.  In better times, Cleo weighed 56 pounds.  At the end of January she weighed 34 pounds, but her appetite is good, and she is starting to gain a little weight.

Update 3/3/13

Miss Cleo Brown has now been in her foster home for 4 weeks.  She has gained more than 10 pounds, and recovered from a bladder infection.  She is very arthritic in her spine and rear legs, but she is surprisingly active in spite of it.  She is a lovely, gentle girl who loves to spend the evening curled up on a warm lap.

Because of her age and delicate condition, Cleo will remain in the care of Dalmatian Rescue of Puget Sound, under our Sanctuary program.   The Sanctuary program allows us to provide needed veterinary care for seniors living in long term foster homes.  If you would be interested in providing sanctuary care for a senior in need, please fill out our foster inquiry form.

Starr — adopted

28th January 2013 by admin Comments Off on Starr — adopted

Starr is a pretty little liver girl.  Although she is not quite 3 years old yet, she has known some difficult times that have left her distrustful of people and other dogs.  She is in a foster home, learning to trust again.  She will need to gain weight before she can be spayed.  We are not accepting adoption inquiries for Starr at this time, because we need more time with her to determine what kind of home will be best for her.

Buddy — adopted

28th January 2013 by admin Comments Off on Buddy — adopted

Buddy is a very handsome 5 year old liver Dalmatian.  He has experienced some hard times, and will need some time to recover before he is ready to be adopted.  Buddy was approximately 26 pounds below his normal weight.  He is gaining weight, but the experience has left him food obsessive.  He will eat anything in his reach, and he has a pretty good reach.  We are hoping to have a professional trainer work with Buddy before he becomes available for adoption.

Buddy is a needy guy.  His ambition in life is to eat, and be as close to his person as possible.  On their lap is best.  He is protective of the home, and wary of strangers.  He will do best in a home without a lot of visitors, or with someone who is willing to work with him, by not allowing him to meet people at the door, and having all visitors greet him with a tasty treat.

Buddy isn’t ready to go to a permanent home yet, but if you are interested in meeting Buddy when he is available, please fill out our adoption inquiry form.