Homeward Bound | August 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week I had the fun task of helping this little, days old bunny get a chance at survival.  He first came to my attention through the Seattle Animal’s Facebook Critter page.  A friend of one of the contributors found two babies in his driveway and didn’t know what to do.  The advice on the page was for him to try and find the nest and put them back in it.  Finding the nest wasn’t possible, so he put the babies in the brush where he thought the nest might be.  The next day, one of the babies was back on the driveway and had died.

The surviving baby was near the spot that he had left it, but it didn’t appear that the mother rabbit had found her babies.  The advice given to him was to call PAWS. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t take the baby because it was too young. There wasn’t much positive action on the post after that. I was a little surprised that no one from the Facebook group was stepping up to try and get the surviving baby rescued. As you all know, I couldn’t not try and help!

He and I finally connected at 5:30pm on Thursday.  I found out that he lived about 20 minutes Southeast of Issaquah.  Ugh!  He agreed to meet me in Issaquah for the bunny hand off.  Of course at that hour it took me over an hour to get from North Seattle to Issaquah.  On my way, I called my friend Zoe who has lots of rabbit experience. I was hoping to be able to take him to her. She couldn’t take him, however, she called Sarvey Wildlife Center in Arlington to see if they would rescue him. They said yes, but there was no way I was going to be able to get there before they closed.

This little guy was going to be my responsibility for the night. Fortunately Zoe had other friends with rescue experience.  I learned that baby Cottontails have VERY delicate systems and you have to be very careful what you feed them. If you Google “what to feed baby bunnies”, kitten replacement formula comes up as an OK food. However, according to Zoe’s bunny rescue friend kitten replacement formula would not be a good choice for a Cottontail who is just a few days old. She had skunk milk replacement formula for me to use.  I didn’t even know that was a thing! Fortunately she lived in Green Lake and it was easy for me to pop off the freeway on my way back from picking up the little guy.

Feeding him that night was challenging at first.  He felt so delicate in my hand.  He was only a few inches long.  At first I couldn’t get him to eat.  I then found a video of how to feed a baby bunny. (It’s amazing what you can find online).  After that I was able to get him to eat, which was such a relief!  By then it was 9:30PM and it was definitely time for a gin & soda.

The next morning, I was relieved to see that he survived the night with us.  Feeding also went fine that morning.  My fabulous husband, George, drove our little guest up to Sarvey Wildlife Center.

If you’ve never checked out Sarvey, visit their website! They have amazing rescue stories—SarveyWildlife.org.

Meet Shelly!

Shelly is a beautiful, small, brown, Russian Tortoise looking for a great new forever home! Turtles and tortoises can be wonderful companion animals!

Come see her at the Seattle Animal Shelter Critter room Wed-Sun 1-6pm!

 

Meet Charlie!

Too much cute stuff! He’s a very friendly long-haired Syrian hamster that loves snacking on treats like his favorite “O’s” cereal! He would love to meet a nice someone for his forever home!

Come see him at the Seattle Animal Shelter Critter room Wed-Sun 1-6pm!

 

Meet Kaya!
This lovely year old German Shephard/Mix is a bit shy, but it doesn’t take long for her to make friends – if that person has treats, even better! Already house trained, she knows how to ‘sit’, and with her food motivation will respond well to positive reinforcement training. Kaya requires a moderately active, adult only home, preferably with shy/fearful dog experience. She’s good with some other dogs. It will be SO heart-warming and rewarding to watch Kaya blossom and become her true self!

 

Meet Leon!

Leon is a very handsome grey & white lionhead mix rabbit that is looking for his new forever home! He has some attitude that says pick me if you want the most handsome rabbit ever!

Come meet Leon at the Seattle Animal Shelter Critter Room Wed-Sun 1-6pm!

 

Meet Sunny!

Sunny is a beautiful calico cat who is a sweetheart with lots of love to give. She loves to relax, lounge, scratch her scratching post, and she especially loves getting pets and cuddles with her favorite humans. Sunny would do well living in a forever home that is indoors only, with folks who have had some experience owning cats and who enjoy having a lap cat. She would do well in a quieter home with no kids, and with another cat or dog if it’s the right fit. Sunny has a *sunny* disposition and is sweet as can be!

 

Your referrals help improve the lives of local shelter animals…

Steve and I are happy that we can help out the Seattle Animal Shelter.  If anyone you know is considering making a move, wanting to buy or sell their home, please refer them to us. They will receive excellent care and service.  And as you know, we back our performance for both buyers and sellers with our Performance Guarantees. Not only will your friends and family receive our award winning service,  but we donate a portion of our commission to support the Help The Animals Fund.  It’s our way of saying Thank You for your loyalty and trust! So YES! your referrals help local shelter animals.

We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Here are your options:

  1. You can pass along our business card to them.
  2. Email Sandra with your referrals at sbrenner@windermere.com.
  3. Of course you can always call or text us directly! We would love to hear from you.                                                                                          Steve 206-769-9577 or  Sandra 206-271-7100

You and your referrals mean the world to us.  Please know we are extremely thankful for you being a part of our business.

With much appreciation,

Sandra & Steve

 

 

 

 

 

 

We wanted to give a shout out to Sarvey Wildlife Care Center after they were so great about taking in the bunny! If you’ve not heard of them, they are an amazing non-profit organization that was established in 1981. They are located on a 5 acre lot in Arlington, WA. Each year approximately 2000 patients are cared for at Sarvey. No animal is ever turned away! Their main goal is to provide food, shelter, and rehabilitation to orphaned and injured wildlife. Sarvey depends on individual donations from their supporters. While they don’t require it, they do appreciate contributions when animals are brought in. On top of all the wonderful work they do for animals, Sarvey also believes that helping wildlife lies in educating humans. They offer over 120 education programs per year, for schools, organizations, and the general public. We love Sarvey!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted on August 6, 2018 at 10:28 pm
Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner | Posted in Uncategorized |

Homeward Bound | July 2018

 

Last week we added a new member to the family! Meet Cassidy! I picked her up from the Bird and Exotic Pet Clinic of Seattle. She came from a problem household where a rat had attacked her! Luckily, she is all healed up!

I had this whole plan of sneaking her in with the other birds without my husband George noticing-even though he feeds and tends to the aviary every morning. I wanted to have people guess when he would finally notice that there was a 13th bird!

Well it turns out, I underestimated him because he noticed her the very next morning! You see Cassidy is a very sweet and friendly girl, so she just walked right up to George and introduced herself!

She fits right in with everyone just like she’s always been there! As you can see in the pictures, the other birds have welcomed her and accepted her right away.


 

Your referrals help improve the lives of local shelter animals…

Steve and I are happy that we can help out the Seattle Animal Shelter.  If anyone you know is considering making a move, wanting to buy or sell their home, please refer them to us. They will receive excellent care and service.  And as you know, we back our performance for both buyers and sellers with our Performance Guarantees. Not only will your friends and family receive our award winning service,  but we donate a portion of our commission to support the Help The Animals Fund.  It’s our way of saying Thank You for your loyalty and trust! So YES! your referrals help local shelter animals.

We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Here are your options:

 

  1. You can pass along our business card to them.
  2. Email Sandra with your referrals at sbrenner@windermere.com.
  3. Of course you can always call or text us directly! We would love to hear from you.                                                                                         Steve 206-769-9577 or  Sandra 206-271-7100

You and your referrals mean the world to us.  Please know we are extremely thankful for you being a part of our business.

With much appreciation,

Sandra & Steve

 

 


Posted on July 2, 2018 at 8:48 pm
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Homeward Bound | June 2018


  “Seas” The Day! Donation & Adoption Success Stories!

We were happy as clams to be able to present the Seattle Animal Shelter with our donation of $1,200 last month! We are able to raise this money due to the wonderful referrals that we receive from our amazing clients!

When we dropped off the check, we got a chance to get a couple pictures

with two of the adoptable animals.

Sypher is an adorable Japanese Chin and Molly is a beautiful orange Tabby cat!

I guess we are good luck charms because both of these cuties were adopted the very next day! 

 

June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month!

“No matter how vast the sea, sometimes two ships are destined to meet.” 

Find your next first mate!

 

 

Meet Stella!

Stunning Stella is a medium sized female adult tuxedo cat with big soft fluffy fur and friendly eyes. She is a total sweetheart! She is calm and gets along with everyone. Might she be the perfect addition to your crew?

 

Meet Mr. Jingles!

Mr Jingles is a big sweetheart with a big personality. He’s a social guy who loves attention, although he’s just as fine doing his own thing. This big guy is over 20 lbs and loves to lounge, play and cuddle. Mr. Jingles is polydactyl – his paws have extra toes which make them extra big and fluffy! He loves being groomed, cuddled, played with, and will give you lots of purrs of approval. Mr. Jingles is looking for a forever home with a moderate amount of activity. This big gentle cat would do well with a loving family that can give him time for cuddles.

 

Meet Shubunkin!

Shubunkin is a very beautiful and chill 16-year-old girl. She has a silky smooth Calico coat. She is mellow and likes to lay around but she will accept affection whenever she gets it! Shubunkin loves catnip and once you get to know her she should fit seamlessly into her new forever home!

Proud Supporters of the 19th Annual Furry 5K!

Steve and I are happy to support this annual fund raising event for the

Seattle Animal Shelter!

 

There is still time! Register at Furry5K.com

Proceeds go to the Help The Animals Fund!

 

 

Your referrals help improve the lives of local shelter animals…

Steve and I are happy that we can help out the Seattle Animal Shelter.  If anyone you know is considering making a move, wanting to buy or sell their home, please refer them to us. They will receive excellent care and service.  And as you know, we back our performance for both buyers and sellers with our Performance Guarantees.   Not only will your friends and family receive our award winning service,  but we donate a portion of our commission to support the Help The Animals Fund.  It’s our way of saying Thank You for your loyalty and trust! So YES! your referrals help local shelter animals.

 

We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Here are your options:

  1. You can pass along our business card to them.
  2. Email Sandra with your referrals at sbrenner@windermere.com.
  3. Of course you can always call or text us directly! We would love to hear from you. Steve 206-769-9577 or  Sandra 206-271-7100

You and your referrals mean the world to us.  Please know we are extremely thankful for

you being a part of our business.

With much appreciation,

Sandra & Steve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted on June 4, 2018 at 9:02 pm
Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner | Posted in Uncategorized |

Homeward Bound | May 2018

Family Time!

May is the month that we think of our moms, however it is also a great time to think about all of our family members. In this issue you’ll notice a theme of “togetherness”.  At the shelter there are always pets available that come with a best bud.  Oftentimes the pets are siblings or are a bonded pair.  As you can imagine, it can take longer to adopt a pair of pets versus just one.  In the spirit of family we hope all of our dynamic duos get adopted together!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th.  It got me to thinking about family and togetherness. My mom Murretta and father Jim have been residing with us for about five years now. It’s a bit of a throwback for me to have my mom cooking for me again, it has made me very spoiled to say the least.

To all the mom’s out there, Happy Mother’s Day. I for one, am fortunate to see my mom every day.

With appreciation,

Steve

Puppy and kitten season is upon us, but don’t forget that there are also many lovable, adoptable family members of all ages available at the Seattle Animal Shelter. Adopt! Don’t Shop!

 

Together Is A Wonderful Place to Be!

Family absolutely incorporates our pets as well! Most families wouldn’t be the same without them. Sometimes Seattle Animal Shelter takes in pets that already come with another family member. This can seem like a lot to take in, but there is nothing quite like the love between a bonded pair. The shelter always hopes that the pair will be adopted together.

Meet Asami & Korra!

These beautiful girls are a bonded pair and the best of friends. They both will eagerly take all the attention they can get! Asami is the more laid back of the two. She enjoys being picked up and adores head scratches. Don’t forget about Korra though, as she will look up at you with her perfectly lined eyes, competing for your attention. She can also be protective of her best friend Asami. Both girls are 2 years old and would love for you to take them home to join your family!

 

Meet Laverne & Shirley!

You could help these two “… make their dreams come true.”  Laverne and Shirley are best buds who get along well together and would make your family complete. Both girls are 3 years old mixed breeds. They are sweet, gentle, easy to handle, and would love it if you took them on a stroll through your neighborhood or to the park. Laverne loves to talk to you and smile at you with her adorable freckled face. Meanwhile Shirley will be rolled onto her back awaiting a belly rub and some snuggle time. How can you resist these two lovely ladies!

Meet William & Teddy!

If you’re looking for a pint sized duo for your family, check out William & Teddy! This pair of fun loving guinea pigs are looking for a moderately active household. They would love to be adopted together by a forever family. A nice spacious enclosure would be best to give them plenty of space to play and eat delicious carrots!

 

Your referrals help improve the lives of local shelter animals…

Steve and I are happy that we can help out the Seattle Animal Shelter.  If anyone you know is considering making a move, wanting to buy or sell their home, please refer them to us. They will receive excellent care and service.  And as you know, we back our performance for both buyers and sellers with our Performance Guarantees.   Not only will your friends and family receive our award winning service,  but we donate a portion of our commission to support the Help The Animals Fund.  It’s our way of saying Thank You for your loyalty and trust! So YES! your referrals help local shelter animals.

We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Here are your options:

  1. You can pass along our business card to them.
  2. Email Sandra with your referrals at sbrenner@windermere.com.
  3. Of course you can always call or text us directly! We would love to hear from you. Steve 206-769-9577 or  Sandra 206-271-7100

You and your referrals mean the world to us.  Please know we are extremely thankful for you being a part of our business.

With much appreciation,

Sandra & Steve

Proud Supporters of the 19th Annual Furry 5K!

Steve and I are happy to support this annual fund raising event for the Seattle Animal Shelter!

Register at

Furry5K.com

Proceeds go to the Help The Animals Fund!

 

Why We Support the Seattle Animal Shelter

The Seattle Animal Shelter is, for the most part, a no-kill shelter.  Meaning, they will not euthanize an animal because of space or time.  They rely heavily on volunteers and donations. Please help us to help improve the lives  of these shelter animals!

We donate a portion of every transaction to their Help The Animals Fund. Donations to this fund are put to work in numerous ways to promote animal welfare. The top priority is to rehabilitate animals that are the subject of cruelty and neglect. Donations to this fund pay for veterinary care for shelter animals along with promoting educational outreach to prevent homeless, unwanted and abused animals. This fund also supports the shelter’s foster and volunteer program ensuring that each animal receives loving care while at the shelter.

With much appreciation –

Sandra & Steve


Posted on May 10, 2018 at 6:52 pm
Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner | Posted in Uncategorized |

Homeward Bound | April 2018

Happy Spring!

It is so nice to be back on Daylight Savings time!  I love getting home at 7pm and it is still light out.  Typically, when I get home several of the birds are out in their aviary yard, so I pop in and spend a little time with them. Ms. Henley gets extra attention, which she loves!  Carl gets his heart medicine, which of course he hates.  Once everyone is in, they are safely secured in their house for the night.

This photo was taken on Easter.  As you can see, their yard needs mowing! In a few weeks I’ll plant pansies for them

 

Is a Bunny in Your Future?

Spring is the time of year that the Seattle Animal Shelter is fielding more questions about rabbit adoptions. The Shelter, and specifically The Critter Team, loves rabbits! There are many rabbits at the Shelter looking for their forever families! And while they are incredibly cute critters, rabbits are personable, unique animals that need specialized care — so make sure to do your homework prior to adopting.

Here are some quick rabbit facts:

Rabbits live 8 to 12 years.
A rabbit is a long-term commitment. Are all family members committed to caring for your new bunny for the rest of its life?

Rabbits are social butterflies!
Many rabbits need rabbit friends or close human companions to keep them healthy and happy. Make sure you factor in the care, time and space to meet your rabbit’s needs.

Rabbits require a lot of daily care.
Rabbits need daily attention, exercise, playtime, feeding and cleaning. These are the bunny care basics!

F-R-A-G-I-L-E
Rabbits are extremely fragile animals. While movies and cartoons may portray them doing backflips off walls, the truth is rabbits can be injured very easily. Also, a rabbit’s digestive system is very unique, which requires a specialized diet.

Do your research.
Find more information online and by using local resources:

  • House Rabbit Society, a nonprofit rabbit rescue and educational organization (https://rabbit.org)
  • Talk to a veterinarian who specializes in “pocket pets” or exotics about rabbit care. Not all veterinarians see rabbits. The Bird & Exotic Clinic is a local vet that sees rabbits.  In fact, Dr. Dan at the clinic has bunny dentistry as one of his specialties!
  • Visit a local rabbit rescue or animal shelter to learn more about their care needs and meet some cool rabbits!

Rabbits can make excellent pets for the knowledgeable, prepared and committed family. They are smart and interactive, exude personality and have the cutest little hop-hop. They can be litterbox-trained and can solve puzzles, too.

The shelter currently has several cute rascally rabbits available for adoption. Check out these two adorable fur balls!

Meet Pippin & Peanut!

Peanut & Pippin are two 10-month-old smart, spunky sisters looking for their forever home together! Peanut is confident, happy, curious and isn’t afraid of anything! She would love to climb and explore in all the bunny-safe areas of her future home. Peanut is a very social, playful girl. While she doesn’t like to be picked up, she loves getting petted. Pippin has a lot of energy and loves to be in charge of both her sister and her humans, which makes her a fun and entertaining rabbit to have around. See them at:  https://tinyurl.com/ya344653

 

 

 

Your referrals help improve the lives of local shelter animals…

Steve and I are happy that we can help out the Seattle Animal Shelter.  If anyone you know is considering making a move, wanting to buy or sell their home, please refer them to us. They will receive excellent care and service.  And as you know, we back our performance for both buyers and sellers with our Performance Guarantees.   Not only will your friends and family receive our award winning service,  but we donate a portion of our commission to support the Help The Animals Fund.  It’s our way of saying Thank You for your loyalty and trust! So YES! your referrals help local shelter animals.

We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Here are your options:

  1. Email Sandra with your referrals at sbrenner@windermere.com.
  2. Of course you can always call or text us directly! We would love to hear from you. Steve 206-769-9577 or  Sandra 206-271-7100

You and your referrals mean the world to us.  Please know we are extremely thankful for you being a part of our business.

With much appreciation,

-Sandra & Steve

 

Proud Supporters of the 19th Annual Furry 5K!

Steve and I are happy to support this annual fund raising event for the Seattle Animal Shelter!

Register at Furry5K.com Proceeds go to the Help The Animals Fund!

 

 

 

 

Why We Support the Seattle Animal Shelter

Steve and I are super excited about supporting the Seattle Animal Shelter again in 2018!  As you all know by now, I am a huge animal lover!  My home life includes 12 pet pigeons in an outdoor aviary, a ring neck dove and pionus parrot in my home office, two 3 year old cats and, thankfully, a very easy-going husband! All but one of the pigeons are rescues, the dove is a rescue and our 31 year old parrot was adopted 11 years ago, and, of course, the two cats were adopted from the Seattle Animal Shelter and PAWS. I’m a huge believer in giving animals a second chance.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is, for the most part, a no-kill shelter.  Meaning, they will not  euthanize an animal because of space or time.  They rely heavily on volunteers and donations. Please help us to help improve the lives  of these shelter animals!

We donate a portion of every transaction to the Help The Animals Fund. Donations to this fund are put to work in numerous ways to promote animal welfare. The top priority is to rehabilitate animals that are the subject of cruelty and neglect. Donations to this fund pay for veterinary care for shelter animals along with promoting educational outreach to prevent homeless, unwanted and abused animals. This fund also supports the shelter’s foster and volunteer program ensuring that each animal receives loving care while at the shelter.

With much appreciation – Sandra & Steve

 


Posted on April 6, 2018 at 7:47 pm
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Homeward Bound | February 2018

Meet Your Match!

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I have been working with the Seattle Animal Shelter to help improve the adoption rate of older pets. One of the goals was to engage with our senior population. We are holding our first info session at the Greenwood Senior Center on Wednesday February 14th from 1—2:30pm.  This is a great opportunity to learn about available pets at the shelter,  how to become a foster parent, and learn about their Fospice (hospice for fosters) program.

This is a FREE event and should be a lot of fun!  We’ll have a couple of pets on hand for you to meet.  Have questions?  Call Sandra at 206-271-7100. Greenwood Senior Center | 525 N 85th St, Seattle

Could One of These Older Gentlemen Be Mr. Right?

 

 

 

 

 

Doobie is a regal 17 year old who has a great temperament and loves to be petted and brushed. As an older gentleman, he prefers a quiet household.

 

 

 

 

 

Ed is an 11 year old super confident guy! He’s never met a stranger and is curious about everything. He enjoys attention and has excellent manors.

 

 

 

 

Cloud is a beautiful 15 year old Siamese who enjoys making new friends. He is well behaved, but does have a tendency to chew on house plants.  Just offer him cat grass instead.

License Your Pet and Get a FREE Rabies Vaccination!

Protect Your Pet (license and rabies vaccination clinic)

Third Saturday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave W, Seattle

Purchase or renew your pet’s license at the Seattle Animal Shelter during this clinic and receive a free rabies vaccine for the licensed pet from Good Neighbor Vet. Microchips and other vaccines will be available for an additional fee.

Services are first-come, first-served. All dogs must be leashed, and all cats must be in carriers. Previous vaccination records are not required, but you are encouraged to bring them, if available.

Benefits of a Seattle pet license

Lost pets are returned home. If someone finds your pet roaming the neighborhood, SAS will call you to help ensure your pet makes it home.

A Ride Home. Officers make every effort to return licensed animals while in the field preventing your pet from coming to the shelter.  Redemption fees apply.

Worry-free Vacations. You can notify the Seattle Animal Shelter when you are on vacation and someone else is caring for your pet. Simply call Seattle Pet Licensing at 206-386-4262.

Contact in Case of Emergency. Helps veterinarians contact you should your pet become injured and in need of life-saving medical treatment.

Support the Seattle Animal Shelter!

2018 Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation Calendars are still available on Amazon at amazon.com/dp/B077R95W5P

It’s not too late to get your Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation calendar!  Proceeds from the calendar go to the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.  You all need a 2018 calendar, so please join us for this easy way to support the shelter.  Each month, the calendar will bring a smile to your face.  Steve and I have been enjoying ours!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet The Incredibly Cute Mr. Dash!

Dash is adorably cute!  This little love bug was found as a stray.  The streets are a tough place and he was very shy when he first arrived at the shelter.  However, in foster care Dash has been blossoming and is now ready for adoption.

Dash is a super snuggler once he gets to know and trust you. He enjoys walks and having his belly rubbed. He would do best in a dog experienced, adult only household.  Strangers and other dogs make him nervous.  Dash does well with positive reinforcement as he continues to build confidence and trust.

 

 

 

 

In 2018 Adopt Don’t Shop!

Reminder that the Seattle Animal is a great resource for all types of pets!  They typically have a good selection of dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and occasionally birds and reptiles.  If you are thinking of adding a new family member this year, I encourage you to check out the Seattle Animal Shelter first.

Meet Blue!

Blue is a fun-loving, friendly, energetic 5 year old boy looking for a dog-savvy family to join.  He loves people, is very playful and highly treat motivated. Blue would be a great companion for active people. He would be happy to join you on a run, hike, or long walks.  At the end of the day he looks forward to snuggle time. Blue would be best as a solo dog.

Why We Support the Seattle Animal Shelter

Steve and I are super excited about supporting the Seattle Animal Shelter again in 2018!  As you all know by now, I am a huge animal lover!  My home life includes 12 pet pigeons in an outdoor aviary, a ring neck dove and pionus parrot in my home office, two 3 year old cats and, thankfully, a very easy-going husband! All but one of the pigeons are rescues, the dove is a rescue and our 31 year old parrot was adopted 11 years ago, and, of course, the two cats were adopted from the Seattle Animal Shelter and PAWS. I’m a huge believer in giving animals a second chance.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is, for the most part, a no-kill shelter.  Meaning, they will not  euthanize an animal because of space or time.  They rely heavily on volunteers and donations. Please help us to help improve the lives  of these shelter animals!

We donate a portion of every transaction to the Help The Animals Fund. Donations to this fund are put to work in numerous ways to promote animal welfare. The top priority is to rehabilitate animals that are the subject of cruelty and neglect. Donations to this fund pay for veterinary care for shelter animals along with promoting educational outreach to prevent homeless, unwanted and abused animals. This fund also supports the shelter’s foster and volunteer program ensuring that each animal receives loving care while at the shelter.

With much appreciation – Sandra & Steve

 


Posted on February 1, 2018 at 7:13 pm
Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner | Posted in Uncategorized |

Homeward Bound | January 2018

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a fabulous holiday season and safe New Year’s eve celebration.  George and I spent New Year’s eve afternoon with my sister.  My sister and I share a love of animals.  Believe it or not, she has more pets than I do!  My favorite of hers is Shasta—a 30 something cockatoo. Shasta is such a sweet girl!

I always love the beginning of a new year! I like the anticipation of what the new year will bring.  This year I am looking forward to a long overdue kitchen remodel.  During this remodel, we are also updating our family room and George is  finally getting his dream train room for his Lionel trains from his childhood. He has been planning his train room for years! I am, of course, not looking forward to the disruption and mess.  But hopefully it will all be over in the first quarter.  I’m also a bit nervous about how our cat Murray will react.  As a lot of you know, he was pretty much feral when we adopted him.  He is still a nervous little guy and we don’t want him to regress and develop bad behaviors again.  Wish us luck!

Best Wishes in the New Year—Sandra

Congrats to Bun-Bun & Cali

I thought you would all appreciate knowing that this chubby cheeked cutie is Pending Adoption!  Beauty queen Cali was also adopted in December.  There are still several kitties waiting patiently for a new home. Visit the Seattle Animal Shelter online to see everyone who is available for adoption.

 

 

 

 

 

Big Thank You for Everyone
Who Donated Pet Food!

We wanted to thank everyone who brought in pet food during our pet food drive.  Right before Christmas, Steve and I  brought the dog food to the Seattle Animal Shelter and got to spend some time with the lovely Miss Nellie!  She had a hard time sitting still for a photo.

The wind was softly blowing and she was distracted by the leaves blowing around and all of the interesting things to smell and investigate.  It was hard not to laugh at her! This lucky girl was adopted pretty quickly. When we had gone in, there was already someone interested in her.  We wish her a long and happy life!

Thanks so much for your continued support!—Steve and Sandra

 

 

 

 

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*certain restrictions apply on guarantees, call for details.

 

Support the Seattle Animal Shelter!

2018 Seattle Animal Shelter Calendars available now on Amazon!

OK…this has to be one of the easiest ways to  support our local shelter pets! Proceeds from the calendar go to the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.  I just ordered ours for our Windermere office!  You all need a 2018 calendar, so please join us for this easy way to support the shelter.  Each month, the calendar will bring a smile to your face.

Get your calendar and support the animals right here! amazon.com/dp/B077R95W5P

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your referrals help improve the lives of local shelter animals…

Steve and I are happy that we can help out the Seattle Animal Shelter.  If anyone you know is considering making a move, wanting to buy or sell their home, please refer them to us. They will receive excellent care and service.  And as you know, we back our performance for both buyers and sellers with our Performance Guarantees.   Not only will your friends and family receive our award winning service,  but we donate a portion of our commission to support the Help The Animals Fund.  It’s our way of saying Thank You for your loyalty and trust! So YES! your referrals help local shelter animals.

We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Here are your options:

  1. Email Sandra with your referrals at sbrenner@windermere.com.
  2. Of course you can always call or text us directly! We would love to hear from you.
    Steve 206-769-9577 or  Sandra 206-271-7100

You and your referrals mean the world to us.  Please know we are extremely thankful for you being a part of our business.

With much appreciationSandra & Steve

 

 

Your Referrals Help Improve the Lives of Local Shelter Animals
Learn more at
BrennerHill.com/ReferralRewards

 

Meet Kane!

Kane is a super happy-go-lucky boy who loves to please his people!  He is 7 years old and house trained.  He knows several commands such as sit, stay, leave it, heel, wait and of course a pro at catching treats! His leash manners are improving and he loves long walks, hikes, runs—he’s up for any activity.

He is well behaved and would do fine with kids 10 years or older.  He also gets along well with most other dogs.

Kane qualifies for the Senior Citizen Discount program.

 

 

 

Why We Support the Seattle Animal Shelter

Steve and I are super excited about supporting the Seattle Animal Shelter again in 2018!  As you all know by now, I am a huge animal lover!  My home life includes 12 pet pigeons in an outdoor aviary, a ring neck dove and pionus parrot in my home office, two 3 year old cats and, thankfully, a very easy-going husband! All but one of the pigeons are rescues, the dove is a rescue and our 31 year old parrot was adopted 11 years ago, and, of course, the two cats were adopted from the Seattle Animal Shelter and PAWS. I’m a huge believer in giving animals a second chance.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is, for the most part, a no-kill shelter.  Meaning, they will not  euthanize an animal because of space or time.  They rely heavily on volunteers and donations. Please help us to help improve the lives  of these shelter animals!

We donate a portion of every transaction to the Help The Animals Fund. Donations to this fund are put to work in numerous ways to promote animal welfare. The top priority is to rehabilitate animals that are the subject of cruelty and neglect. Donations to this fund pay for veterinary care for shelter animals along with promoting educational outreach to prevent homeless, unwanted and abused animals. This fund also supports the shelter’s foster and volunteer program ensuring that each animal receives loving care while at the shelter.

Your Home Sold Guaranteed or We’ll Buy It*
Learn more at BrennerHill.com/HomeSellerGuarantee
*certain restrictions apply on guarantees, call for details.

In 2018 Adopt Don’t Shop!

Reminder that the Seattle Animal is a great resource for all types of pets!  They typically have a good selection of dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and occasionally birds and reptiles.  If you are thinking of adding a new family member this year, I encourage you to check out the Seattle Animal Shelter first.

Meet Gus!

Gus is a super handsome older gentleman. He’s been in foster care since July. Like most cats, he is shy at first, but easily warms up once he feels safe.  He enjoys being groomed and playing with feather toys and anything with catnip!  He’s social but is not a lap cat.

This photo doesn’t show it, but Gus is a Manx.  To meet this handsome boy, please call the Foster Hotlline—206.684.0685

 

 

 

 

 


Posted on January 5, 2018 at 11:33 pm
Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner | Posted in Uncategorized |

Homeward Bound | December 2017

We Hope You Have a Joyous Holiday Season!

As 2017 winds to a close, we just wanted to say THANK YOU for being an integral part of our business. We appreciate the love and support throughout the year. We hope you have a joyous holiday season filled with love and peace.

   Happy Holidays!  Sandra, George, Steve, Meinard, and of course, Samantha

Happy to Bring In Another Donation!

Steve and I are happy to bring in another donation before the end of the year.  We have greatly enjoyed supporting the Seattle Animal Shelter in 2017.  We plan on supporting our local shelter pets again next year!

Every shelter animal deserves a great home and we are happy to provide monetary assistance to make this happen. Your referrals mean the world to us.  As you know, we donate a portion of every transaction to the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Help The Animals Fund.

Thanks so much for your continued support!

Thinking of Adding a Family Pet for Christmas?

Holidays can be a great time to add a new furry friend to the household.  Family members often have additional time off and the kids are home to help welcome your new addition to the family.  If you are thinking of enriching your home life with a new pet, I implore you to ADOPT don’t shop! The Seattle Animal Shelter has several lovely cats and dogs looking for their forever home.

Animals come to the shelter for a variety of reasons. Some are strays, their owners have died, or their loving owners can no longer adequately provide for their pets and have surrendered them.  All of these situations are heart-breaking. But I’m always amazed at the resiliency of these animals!  I think these shelter animals should have a special place in all of our hearts.  They’ve been through a lot and deserve a loving home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramses is a regal 8 year old with 3 legs.
But don’t let his disability fool you!  He’s  playful, social and would love  to meet you!

Your referrals help improve the lives of local shelter animals…

Steve and I are happy that we can help out the Seattle Animal Shelter.  If anyone you know is considering making a move, wanting to buy or sell their home, please refer them to us. They will receive excellent care and service.  And as you know, we back our performance for both buyers and sellers with our Performance Guarantees.   Not only will your friends and family receive our award winning service,  but we donate a portion of our commission to support the Help The Animals Fund.  It’s our way of saying Thank You for your loyalty and trust! So YES! your referrals help local shelter animals.

We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Here are your options:

  1. Simply go to: http://brennerhill.com/referral-rewards
  2. Email Sandra with your referrals at sbrenner@windermere.com.
  3. Of course you can always call or text us directly! We would love to hear from you. Steve 206-769-9577 or  Sandra 206-271-7100

You and your referrals mean the world to us.  Please know we are extremely thankful for you being a part of our business.

Meet Cali!

This beautiful lady is a social butterfly!  She loves to meet new people and tell you all about her day. A good  belly rub and head scratches are on her daily agenda. If you are looking for a social snuggle bunny, Cali is your girl!

While she enjoys people, she does want to be your only pet.  In Cali’s humble opinion, her personality is big enough for one household! She is declawed and needs to be a strictly indoor girl. She’s pretty easy-going and should do well in a home with children.  Come meet this perfect kitty today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cali takes snuggling to a whole new level!

Why We Support the Seattle Animal Shelter

As you all know by now, I am a huge animal lover!  My home life includes 12 pet pigeons in an outdoor aviary, a ring neck dove and pionus parrot in my home office, two 3 year old cats and, thankfully, a very easy-going husband! All but one of the pigeons are rescues, the dove is a rescue and our 31 year parrot was adopted 11 years ago, and, of course, the two cats were adopted from the Seattle Animal Shelter and PAWS. I’m a huge believer in giving animals a second chance.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is, for the most part, a no-kill shelter.  Meaning, they will not  euthanize an animal because of space or time.  They rely heavily on volunteers and donations. Please help us to help improve the lives  of these shelter animals!

We donate a portion of every transaction to the Help The Animals Fund. Donations to this fund are put to work in numerous ways to promote animal welfare. The top priority is to rehabilitate animals that are the subject of cruelty and neglect. Donations to this fund pay for veterinary care for shelter animals along with promoting educational outreach to prevent homeless, unwanted and abused animals. This fund also supports the shelter’s foster and volunteer program ensuring that each animal receives loving care while at the shelter.

A New Chance at Happiness

OK…how can you not fall in love with this cute little face! Bun Bun has been in foster care since July 2017.  In that time this very scared and skinny boy has blossomed into a love bug with a big purr!  He loves to be petted.!  He still gets nervous, but with continued patience from his humans, each day he becomes a bit more confident.

As someone who adopted a very scarred kitty three years ago, I can’t tell you how rewarding it is to watch them grow with confidence week by week.  Our Murray was practically feral when we adopted him through PAWS in Fall 2014.  It was several months before I could even pick him up. Now he’s a super sweet boy who LOVES his tummy petted and eagerly jumps in my lap for attention.

Bun Bun has a very sweet nature and your patience will be rewarded with tons of loving purrs from him!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t you just want to scratch those chubby cheeks!

 


Posted on December 6, 2017 at 5:43 pm
Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner | Posted in Homeward Bound, Uncategorized |

Homeward Bound | November 2017

Giving Thanks!

The month of November brings about an extra opportunity to say Thank You for being a valuable part of our business. We are very grateful for your confidence and loyalty and would be remiss if we didn’t sincerely say thank you for your support over the years.

As most begin to prepare for the holiday season, plan Thanksgiving get-togethers and the like, it’s easy to become wrapped up in all that we have to do to ensure a fun and joyful time. It is easy to overlook all that we have to be thankful for. Gratitude though is an attitude that is contagious!

May the good life be yours in abundance, not only this holiday season, but throughout the coming year.

With Gratitude – Sandra & Steve

Help Support YouthCare!

Windermere and the Seattle Seahawks are teaming up to #tacklehomelessness in our community. As part of that campaign, our office is participating in Windermere’s “We’ve Got You Covered” winter drive.

Through November 10, we are collecting new hats, scarves, gloves/mittens and warm socks for YouthCare, a non-profit that provides support and services to homeless youth throughout the Puget Sound area.

Each night in Seattle, nearly 1,000 young people are homeless. And with the winter months quickly approaching, YouthCare is in dire need of survival supplies to keep homeless youth warm and dry during the long, wet winter.

You can drop off your donations at our office: 12250 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle WA 98133

Thanks for your support!

Retired Police Dog Honored

In the spirit of saying Thanks, I thought this story was sweet and appropriate. Ziva was recently honored at the 7th Annual Raining Cats & Dogs Auction in October that benefited the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.

In her long career, Ziva has been on more than 5,000 police calls, 81 felony arrests, and 23 misdemeanor arrests. Ziva earned her Washington State Police Canine Association certificate on February 10, 2011. The next day, she caught her first suspect.

In addition to her impressive crime fighting experience, Ziva is also a natural at fund raising. She has been a notable K9 and community ambassador, demonstrating her tracking skills at more than 100 events in the Seattle area. Over the years Ziva has raised more than $40,000 for local animal shelters and organizations including the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.

As Ziva gets close to her 10th birthday she is getting ready for retirement. We hope she enjoys many happy years in retirement! Hopefully she’ll make time for special appearances for fund raising for her fellow furry friends.

Let’s Find Chloe a Home!

Chloe has been in foster care for over a year. It’s time to find her a forever home. In foster care, Chloe has really come out of her shell. She is still shy at first, but with just a little patience she blossoms into a fun-loving dog. She is house trained and enjoys her people. She does better in a quieter environment with no cats to chase. She does get along well with other well-mannered dogs.

See all of her Foster Parent’s comments at:

http://bit.ly/ChloeOnInstagram and her video at: http://bit.ly/ChloeVideo

Your referrals help improve the lives of local shelter animals…

Steve and I are happy that we can help out the Seattle Animal Shelter. If anyone you know is considering making a move, wanting to buy or sell their home, please refer them to us. They will receive excellent care and service. And as you know, we back our performance for both buyers and sellers with our Performance Guarantees.   Not only will your friends and family receive our award winning service, but we donate a portion of our commission to support the Help The Animals Fund. It’s our way of saying Thank You for your loyalty and trust! So YES! your referrals help local shelter animals.

We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Here are your options:

  1. Simply visit http://brennerhill.com/referral-rewards to provide your referral.
  2. Email Sandra with your referrals at sbrenner@windermere.com.
  3. Of course you can always call or text us directly! We would love to hear from you. Steve 206-769-9577 or Sandra 206-271-7100

You and your referrals mean the world to us. Please know we are extremely thankful for you being a part of our business.

With much appreciation, Sandra & Steve

Meet Princess

This natural beauty found herself back at the Seattle Animal Shelter when her owner fell ill and could no longer care for her. She is a calm and affectionate companion and would be a great first cat for someone.

Princess doesn’t like to share her humans with other cats, but is fine with dogs—go figure! She has been diagnosed with diabetes, but does not require insulin, just a high quality protein diet low in carbs.

Why We Support the Seattle Animal Shelter

As you all know by now, I am a huge animal lover! My home life includes 12 pet pigeons in an outdoor aviary, a ring neck dove and pionus parrot in my home office, two 3 year old cats and, thankfully, a very easy-going husband! All but one of the pigeons are rescues, the dove is a rescue and our 31 year parrot was adopted 11 years ago, and, of course, the two cats were adopted from the Seattle Animal Shelter and PAWS. I’m a huge believer in giving animals a second chance.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is, for the most part, a no-kill shelter. Meaning, they will not euthanize an animal because of space or time. They rely heavily on volunteers and donations. Please help us to help improve the lives of these shelter animals!

We donate a portion of every transaction to the Help The Animals Fund. Donations to this fund are put to work in numerous ways to promote animal welfare. The top priority is to rehabilitate animals that are the subject of cruelty and neglect. Donations to this fund pay for veterinary care for shelter animals along with promoting educational outreach to prevent homeless, unwanted and abused animals. This fund also supports the shelter’s foster and volunteer program ensuring that each animal receives loving care while at the shelter

Help Topsy and Junior find a new loving home

Ok…these little cuties are not crime fighters like Ziva, but they would love to steal your heart! Topsy and Junior ended up at the Seattle Animal Shelter when their owner passed away and her daughter was unable to take them. They are spry 15 year old Pomeranian mixes who are very well-behaved gentlemen. They have been life-long besties and must be adopted together.


Posted on November 5, 2017 at 3:15 pm
Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner | Posted in Uncategorized |

Homeward Bound | November 2017

Giving Thanks!

The month of November brings about an extra opportunity to say Thank You for being a valuable part of our business. We are very grateful for your confidence and loyalty and would be remiss if we didn’t sincerely say thank you for your support over the years.

As most begin to prepare for the holiday season, plan Thanksgiving get-togethers and the like, it’s easy to become wrapped up in all that we have to do to ensure a fun and joyful time. It is easy to overlook all that we have to be thankful for. Gratitude though is an attitude that is contagious!

May the good life be yours in abundance, not only this holiday season, but throughout the coming year.

With Gratitude – Sandra & Steve

Help Support YouthCare!

Windermere and the Seattle Seahawks are teaming up to #tacklehomelessness in our community. As part of that campaign, our office is participating in Windermere’s “We’ve Got You Covered” winter drive.

Through November 10, we are collecting new hats, scarves, gloves/mittens and warm socks for YouthCare, a non-profit that provides support and services to homeless youth throughout the Puget Sound area.

Each night in Seattle, nearly 1,000 young people are homeless. And with the winter months quickly approaching, YouthCare is in dire need of survival supplies to keep homeless youth warm and dry during the long, wet winter.

You can drop off your donations at our office: 12250 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle WA 98133

Thanks for your support!

Retired Police Dog Honored

In the spirit of saying Thanks, I thought this story was sweet and appropriate. Ziva was recently honored at the 7th Annual Raining Cats & Dogs Auction in October that benefited the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.

In her long career, Ziva has been on more than 5,000 police calls, 81 felony arrests, and 23 misdemeanor arrests. Ziva earned her Washington State Police Canine Association certificate on February 10, 2011. The next day, she caught her first suspect.

In addition to her impressive crime fighting experience, Ziva is also a natural at fund raising. She has been a notable K9 and community ambassador, demonstrating her tracking skills at more than 100 events in the Seattle area. Over the years Ziva has raised more than $40,000 for local animal shelters and organizations including the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.

As Ziva gets close to her 10th birthday she is getting ready for retirement. We hope she enjoys many happy years in retirement! Hopefully she’ll make time for special appearances for fund raising for her fellow furry friends.

Let’s Find Chloe a Home!

Chloe has been in foster care for over a year. It’s time to find her a forever home. In foster care, Chloe has really come out of her shell. She is still shy at first, but with just a little patience she blossoms into a fun-loving dog. She is house trained and enjoys her people. She does better in a quieter environment with no cats to chase. She does get along well with other well-mannered dogs.

See all of her Foster Parent’s comments at:

http://bit.ly/ChloeOnInstagram and her video at: http://bit.ly/ChloeVideo

Your referrals help improve the lives of local shelter animals…

Steve and I are happy that we can help out the Seattle Animal Shelter. If anyone you know is considering making a move, wanting to buy or sell their home, please refer them to us. They will receive excellent care and service. And as you know, we back our performance for both buyers and sellers with our Performance Guarantees.   Not only will your friends and family receive our award winning service, but we donate a portion of our commission to support the Help The Animals Fund. It’s our way of saying Thank You for your loyalty and trust! So YES! your referrals help local shelter animals.

We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Here are your options:

  1. Simply visit http://brennerhill.com/referral-rewards to provide your referral.
  2. Email Sandra with your referrals at sbrenner@windermere.com.
  3. Of course you can always call or text us directly! We would love to hear from you. Steve 206-769-9577 or Sandra 206-271-7100

You and your referrals mean the world to us. Please know we are extremely thankful for you being a part of our business.

With much appreciation, Sandra & Steve

Meet Princess

This natural beauty found herself back at the Seattle Animal Shelter when her owner fell ill and could no longer care for her. She is a calm and affectionate companion and would be a great first cat for someone.

Princess doesn’t like to share her humans with other cats, but is fine with dogs—go figure! She has been diagnosed with diabetes, but does not require insulin, just a high quality protein diet low in carbs.

Why We Support the Seattle Animal Shelter

As you all know by now, I am a huge animal lover! My home life includes 12 pet pigeons in an outdoor aviary, a ring neck dove and pionus parrot in my home office, two 3 year old cats and, thankfully, a very easy-going husband! All but one of the pigeons are rescues, the dove is a rescue and our 31 year parrot was adopted 11 years ago, and, of course, the two cats were adopted from the Seattle Animal Shelter and PAWS. I’m a huge believer in giving animals a second chance.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is, for the most part, a no-kill shelter. Meaning, they will not euthanize an animal because of space or time. They rely heavily on volunteers and donations. Please help us to help improve the lives of these shelter animals!

We donate a portion of every transaction to the Help The Animals Fund. Donations to this fund are put to work in numerous ways to promote animal welfare. The top priority is to rehabilitate animals that are the subject of cruelty and neglect. Donations to this fund pay for veterinary care for shelter animals along with promoting educational outreach to prevent homeless, unwanted and abused animals. This fund also supports the shelter’s foster and volunteer program ensuring that each animal receives loving care while at the shelter

Help Topsy and Junior find a new loving home

Ok…these little cuties are not crime fighters like Ziva, but they would love to steal your heart! Topsy and Junior ended up at the Seattle Animal Shelter when their owner passed away and her daughter was unable to take them. They are spry 15 year old Pomeranian mixes who are very well-behaved gentlemen. They have been life-long besties and must be adopted together.

 

 

 


Posted on November 4, 2017 at 11:21 pm
Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner | Posted in Uncategorized |

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