Get your Blitz on and get a free pet Oct. 2-4

September 28, 2015

NEW — 5:31 p.m. Sept. 28, 2015

In homage to the Seattle Seahawks’ mascot Blitz, Seattle Humane is having an Adoption Blitz this weekend. Fees are being waived on all pets adopted from Seattle Humane.

This is your chance to grow your family roster and adopt your own MVP (Most Valuable Pet).

A leash and collar are required for dogs and secure carriers are required for cats. Please bring these items with you or plan to purchase them at Seattle Humane.

The shelter is at 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue. Learn more about the available animals at

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Editorial — Summer safety tips for while you’re away

June 25, 2015

It’s official. School is out, summer is here and people are heading out for vacation.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics study, “Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends,” household larceny and burglary occurs at higher rates during the summer than during other seasons.

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Keep your pet safe in hot weather

June 25, 2015

NEW — 10:13 a.m. June 25, 2015

With temperatures soaring into the 90s, Seattle Humane reminds pet owners to keep their furry friends safe from the heat.

Do not leave your pet in your vehicle. Even at 70 degrees, the interior of a car can rise to 160 degrees in less than five minutes. Parking in the shade with the windows cracked is also dangerous.

Your pet’s footpads contain sweat glands that help keep him cool, and the feet are particularly vulnerable to hot surfaces. Sidewalks, pavement, sand and especially black asphalt can reach blistering temperatures in direct sunlight and cause nasty burns on your pet’s feet.

Signs of burned footpads include: Read more

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Pet food purchases can result in shelter donation at All the Best Pet Care

November 9, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 9, 2014

Local pet parents have the opportunity to provide healthy food for local shelter animals at no cost. Throughout November, any Nature’s Variety dog or cat food purchased at an All The Best Pet Care store will be matched, pound for pound, with a food donation to a local shelter.

Additionally, those who purchase Nature’s Variety food to donate to a shelter will get their gift matched, pound for pound, essentially doubling their donation.

The food recipients will include Old Dog Haven, Cat Tales, Motley Zoo, Homeward Pet and PUPs.

The Issaquah All the Best Pet Care is at 1590 N.W. Gilman Blvd.

Learn more here.

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Grange Supply celebrates 80 years

September 2, 2014

Master Gardener Ciscoe Morris to appear

A longtime Issaquah institution is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a day full of free food, giveaways and a visit from a Pacific Northwest gardening icon.

Issaquah History Museums Children wait in line outside the Issaquah Valley Grange Mercantile building on Front Street North in preparation for walking in the 1937 Labor Day Parade.

Issaquah History Museums
Children wait in line outside the Issaquah Valley Grange Mercantile building on Front Street North in preparation for walking in the 1937 Labor Day Parade.

Grange Supply has been in business since 1934, starting as a Renton-area diesel pump before relocating to Issaquah in 1943 and expanding into the all-things-gardening, farming and pets outpost it is today.

The store will celebrate its eight decades of operation from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 6.

“Eighty is a big milestone, so it would be great to celebrate with our community. We are so grateful to them for sticking with us so long,” said Alex Prus, who handles marketing at Grange Supply.

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How to mix your dog and Christmas tree — safely

December 17, 2013

NEW — 1:50 p.m. Dec. 17, 2013

Tis the season to enjoy a fresh, fragrant Christmas tree in your home.

Many dogs are naturally attracted to this new, intriguing arrival, but Christmas trees are not always pet friendly. By taking a few essential precautions, you can be sure that both you and your dog will enjoy Christmas at home around your beautiful tree … and not instead at the vet’s office.

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