Agent Foxbat is a golden-eyed, soft black cat with a ridiculously squeaky voice. She loves marshmallows, or any cat treat she can get her paws on, and she loves to chase the laser pointer. She also enjoys spending time practicing her harness/leash skills on the balcony, especially if there are birds to chirp and squeak at outside. Foxbat is very food-motivated, which makes clicker training fun and easy. So far Agent Foxbat will come when called, sit, or touch (nose-to-finger) for clicks or treats. Foxbat also has a tiny squirrel-shaped toy that she likes to carry around while chirping proudly. She will, unfortunately, bust into any and all plastic bags because they MIGHT have marshmallows or treats inside. Foxbat will hide her favorite toys under a table that has become her super-secret lair. This habit itself isn’t a problem; it’s when Agent Foxbat hides important items like my keys, socks, or plastic bags in her lair that it becomes confusing. Agent Foxbat is special because of her squeaky adorable meow that gets her out of trouble on a not-irregular basis.
Archer, Fuzzy Butt, Archer Man, is a hyper social ball of kitty fur. He enjoys purring loudly, and running from one side of the house to the other, pouncing on brother Chew Toy, cuddling with Chew Toy, and running away from the dog Bandersnatch. Archer enjoys many foods, but new things make him gassy. His one bad habit is scratching the furniture. He is a special kitty who likes to go to work with mom (see picture)! He donates blood because he likes to be a hero.
Aslan is a young, energetic, clumsy orange male tabby, who also goes by Big Boy, Fat Butt, or Hunk-a Chunk-a. He enjoys stealing food from the human plates and water from their cups (if it tips over onto the bed, all the better)! Aslan can be found playing with his mouse at 3:00 a.m. right outside the bedroom door and sleeping in the attic during the day. He loves to play with anything at anytime, sometimes even with the old dog, who just ignores him. He has a foot fetish and loves to rub on, nibble on, and maybe even lick feet if he is being ignored. It is even more fun to do as people are trying to walk. Overall Aslan is just a goofy guy that loves people and loves to snuggle and have a good time. His humans believe everyone can and should give in some way, shape or form and Aslan donates as a way of helping out. “I’m young and healthy so why shouldn’t I help others”?
August (AKA, Auggy Doggy Puddin’ Pie) is a German shepherd Labrador mix with a black and tan coat, long hair and a sweet face. His favorite food is beef, cheese, cat food, milkbones, and Starbucks puppuccinos. He loves playing with the ball, car rides, and staring out at the mountains being a pensive puppy. He’s a great cuddler, from an early age he learned how to lean against Liz to help support her when she was weak or dizzy. He can be wound up and wild or sweet and gentle, but he’s always so expressive. He can get stressed out or anxious, however, and when he does he gets into the trash or takes things off the counter (and gets his brothers into trouble with him). August is special because he’s the epitome of unconditional love. It doesn’t matter if you’re a tiny human or an elderly cat, if you’re having a good day or bad August will be there with a sweet smile and a wagging tail to remind you that with him there is only love and cuddles. In July 2015, August’s older brother Mischief lost his battle with cancer. In May 2015, he’d received a blood transfusion post-surgery. That transfusion saved his life and gave our family precious time to spend with him. That’s why August became a blood donor. He donated in his brother’s honor so that other families don’t have to say goodbye before they’re meant to.
Bandit (otherwise known as Mush Bug) is quite the cuddle bug – no lap remains empty for long. He loves greenies and chasing after laser pointer dots. Bandit is not afraid of small children and allows them to pet him without fear and even supervises bath time! While Bandit likes to help take care of the two human “kittens” in the house, he feels he has to taste everything you’re eating first. He’s a cool, calm, confident cat who knows he’s really lucky to be where he is.
Banker is a medium to dark brindle Great Dane with uneven ears. Bankeelaboo loves tracking as well as following Trooper around. He is a funny boy who can play all day, but can be quiet also. Banker is unique and donates blood to help other dogs.
Barkley, who also goes by Barkelton, Puppydup, Mister Moo, and Moody Poo, is a black and white pitty mix. He is a very silly and very active dog who likes to play Frisbee, fetch, and tug. He loves eating peanut butter. Barkley can be stubborn and occasionally chews on things, but is really just a sweetheart. Barkley is special because he has two white hairs in his black coat and is not photogenic at all, despite how beautiful he is. He donates blood to save all the puppies that come in needing blood!
Bela Bean, aka the Bean, Bean Machine, A.G. (Almost Good), Baby Bean, Belly Bean, Mountain Dog, etc!), is a cute black lab who enjoys most food but particularly chicken jerky treats. Her favorite activities are swimming, playing Frisbee, hiking, and playing chase with her niece and nephew. She is one of the happiest dogs and is an incorrigible kisser, but sometimes life is just too exciting and she has a hard time not jumping on people of pulling on her leash. Bela is special because she has been through some trying times in her young life but no matter the situation she is always most concerned with how her family is feeling, quick to give a kiss or cuddle – always making things better. Bela is a blood donor because last year her big sister had a cancerous tumor on her spleen and required a blood transfusion.
Benjamin, or Ben, is a German Shepherd/Husky mix, a gentle giant, who is shy but can be very brave. He enjoys food and for a special treat he occasionally gets a cow tail. He loves walking, playing with his best friend, Lucy Bean, and snuggling. He is gentle, sweet and loving. His only bad habits are cabinet surfing and getting into EVERYTHING. He is big, but gentle and loves everyone! Ben donates blood to be a HERO!
Like any well-loved dog, Bernie comes with a fine assortment of nicknames, including: Bernimal, Bern-man, big brother Bern, Dernie, and Bernard (this one is only used when he’s in trouble!). Bernie was adopted by his family on the day he was going to be euthanized at an animal shelter, so he lives every day like it is his last. He loves everybody and everything, but treats and balls are his favorites. As far as he knows, he has never met a stranger yet, and he greets all friends new and old with lots of face kisses. Occasionally, Bernie suffers from selective hearing, but otherwise he is a perfect family member. He gives blood because he wanted to give back to his community, and he really likes all the treats and toys he gets!
Berrin (Bear, Bear-Bear) is the most endearing and handsome German Shepherd around. He enjoys snacking on fresh carrots, mom’s homemade chicken soup, peanut butter, and sticks. His favorite activities include rough-housing with big sister Bella, catching the ball or Frisbee, herding sheep, chasing his feline sister, and being with his family. Berrin can make you happy and fall in love with him with just a simple look. He provides limitless happiness and love to his family. Though his parents scold him when he eats toilet paper or tissues, he can’t help it. He loves them! He also listens to big sister, Bella, and occasionally tries to start fights with dogs that she doesn’t like. His mom says that he is pure perfection and he donates blood because he is a hero!
Blue – aptly named for his striking blue brindle coat – still acts like a puppy sometimes, full of energy and always trying to chew on something. His hypnotizing golden eyes will melt your heart, and he uses them to get out of trouble. But he is a perfect gentleman when he donates blood, calm and well-behaved until he’s off the donation table. Then its time to be rambunctious again! At home Blue especially enjoys dragging clean laundry around the house and chewing on the occasional chicken wing. Blue is a blood donor because his brother Five donates, and because his mom told him to!
Chester, aka Chesser – Meow, is a peach domestic shorthair male purr bucket. His favorite food is eggs and he loves sleeping and getting pets. He is super loving but sheds like crazy. He is special because he chose his family! He donates blood because he can.
Chuggabug is an amazing greyhound who comes in to donate at ACCES with enthusiasm every time. One of our few donor greyhounds who actually spent some time on the race track, Chuggabug has now retired and spends his time chasing squirrels and donating blood. His dad describes him as handsome, quiet, dignified, modest, impressive and elegant. And perhaps a bit stubborn. Hey, nobody’s perfect! Chug donates blood to help encourage the other dogs in his family to do their part – especially his brother Rubin.
Dagney, AKA Dino, is an approximately 120-pound Great Dane Mix with a short brindle coat. She loves chewing on pig ears, playing at the dog park, chasing tennis balls and sleeping. Dagney never chews on shoes or furniture, she does not bark at fireworks, she has not taken food from the counter since a very expensive incident in 2009 involving six pork steaks and an x-ray. She can always make you smile after a long day. She does, however, enjoy dumping over her food dish and always wants to be the center of attention. Dagney makes people smile everywhere she goes. Dagney decided to be a blood donor because sometimes she feels guilty for being a bully so donating blood makes her feel better.
Daisy Mae (AKA, Bug or Daisy Mayhem) is an almost three-year-old female brindle boxer who loves peanut butter more than any other food. She loves running really fast (especially on the beach) and playing with her best friends. She also loves belly rubs and chin tickles. Daisy Mae is a good listener, and so loving! However, she does have separation anxiety when she’s not with her people. (She just loves them so much!) Daisy Mae is special because she has such a fun personality. She can be crazy and have fun, but when it’s time to be good, she can snap out of it and listen. She’s very loving and loyal. Daisy Mae is a blood donor because she can’t stand the thought of one of her best friends getting in an accident and all that was needed to save their life was some blood…and there wasn’t any! She wants to be able to help save lives!
Finnegan, or Finn, is an orange tabby cat with short hair who enjoys eating freeze-dried meats, chicken necks and raw food. He likes to bother his big kitty-sister Cairo and can purr away a sad day. He has the smallest, cutest meow you’ve ever heard. Unfortunately, he gets a little rambunctious with his teeth when he plays sometimes! Finn was part of a T-N-R colony, but since he was clearly not feral, he had the chance to be adopted into a forever home. He donates blood because he likes the treats and toys.
Gail Hitchhiker (AKA, mini-me, major-me, Gailice, or Fuzzbutt) is a short-haired tuxedo cat who loves freeze-dried salmon treats. Her favorite activities are snuggling, eating and playing with her toys. She’s an excellent purring snuggler. However, Gail has the tendency to jump on her human’s back with her claws out to demand attention. She’s a blood donor because if she can, she should, according to her people. Just in case she ever needs blood, at least she’s “paid into the pot” when she can.
Ghost and Siren are sibling Doberman Pinschers. Baby G and Sy Sy love eating socks, shoes, and Slammin’ Salmon treats. They enjoy training, biting each other’s ears, playing fetch and snuggling on the couch. They are super funny, affectionate, cute and loyal. However, Ghost does eat socks and shoes and Siren barks at everything. They are special because they make people around them laugh and they are a couple of clowns. They donate blood to save a life!
Ginger Brindleton Ahlgrim, also known as Gingee, GB and “muddy paws”, is a brindle pitbull mix. She’s super lazy and loves orange food, so cantaloupe and cheese are her favorite. Her favorite things to do are running very, very, very fast, eating snow, and taking naps. She is super gentle with cats and does not destroy anything in the house. She is super loving and happy all the time. But, sometimes Ginger eats cat poop. She’s special because she was in the shelter for four months before being adopted and so she appreciates everything about being spoiled now. She loves trips and frequently stays in hotels. Ginger is a blood donor because she likes going to the hospital to make sure the other dogs are okay. She is very happy to help.
Goose, aka Goose-y, is a tan kitty with brown tips. He looks purebred but is all mutt. He loves eating crunchies, sleeping, prowling, and fetching toys. He has a bit of cat-itude, but bestows love on his family when they deserve it. He also climbs their pants (ouch). Goose can have resting grumpy face which is really cute. He is special because he puts up with the children’s love and attention and he loves his sister lots. He donated blood to help other kitties and for cool swag.
Howie is a one-and-a-half-year-old golden retriever who loves to eat everything! He especially loves peanut butter, and nerf darts. Howie’s favorite activity is “keep away”. This is a fun game until you need something he has (i.e. a shoe while the school bus is waiting) and he refuses to give in. Swimming is his second favorite activity. Howie is always ready to go anywhere and do anything. He is a brave dog and great with all other animals and people, however, he loves jumping on people, and eating remotes and money! Howie is special because when you look at him it is impossible not to smile and pet him. He needs to stop eating UGG boots, though. It makes his human sister angry. Howie is a blood donor because last year another dog in his family was treated for a rare cancer. His name is Gyver and he received many units of canine blood. While he did not make it and his life was shorter than it should have been, the blood that was donated by other canines gave him a chance. It gave the doctors more time to try and help him. Howie hopes to help other dogs like Gyver make it through operations, accidents, and general better health. Plus donating is super fun! He gets lots of pets and leaves with a new toy and great treats!
Jasmine, AKA Sassy Pants, Baby Girl, Jammin’ (short for Jammin’ Jasmine from her facebook page “The Adventures of Moose Man & Jammin’ Jasmine”) is a flashy two-year-old fawn boxer who lives up to her nicknames! She loves to snuggle and can be quite sassy when she wants something. Jasmine loves any sort of treat and shamelessy begs at drive-through windows for them. Jasmine loves to go everywhere that her (human) mom goes; playing with her fur buddy Moose, to the beach and racing around the underbrush in the forest. She is huge fan of people and thinks all of them should love being assaulted with her tongue and happy to let her sit in their laps. Jasmine has an innate ability to sense the different energy levels of people. She will be soft and gentle with little babies, wild and rambunctious with older kids and calm with unsteady older people. She will play with all sizes of dogs and cats, having grown up with a baby kitten she is tolerant of all kinds of assaults by kitty claws and teeth. It’s not always kisses and treats with Jasmine, she does have the proclivity for chewing shoes left out when no one is home and she shreds paper into teeny tiny pieces, but that doesn’t change the fact that Jasmine has a special way of making people laugh and smile all the time. Jasmine decided to be a blood donor (with the help of her mom) because she loves all the doggy friends that she meets. When her mom found out she could help those doggies that needed a helping hand in the blood department, we signed up as quick as we could.
Jet is all ador-a-bull. He is most likely a Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix, and was picked up as a stray. Due to an old injury, he had to have his front right leg amputated – but don’t feel sorry for Jet! He can still run faster and jump higher than many dogs his size. His favorite food is “Jet fuel” aka peanut butter. He likes to spend his free time chewing on tennis balls, getting into the garbage when his mom isn’t looking, and lounging by the fireside. He is a blood donor because his mom made him do it, and he is happy to help out other dogs in the community.
Jezabelle (Jez) is a medium-hair, beautiful tortie. She likes to snack on Temptation treats, play with the laser pointer and mouse toys, run around the apartment sporadically, and sleep. Her best qualities are her fuzzy paws and the fact that she likes her belly rubbed. She also likes to snuggle but just not as long as her human friends would prefer. Jez is special because she helps her mom with anxiety. She is a blood donor because she has a big, warm, and fuzzy heart.
Joni is a beautiful tan, brown and white kitty with amazing blue eyes. She is young and a very friendly girl who loves sleeping on the vent blowing hot are in the bathroom. She believes that her beauty makes her exceptionally special (and she is sooo beautiful!) She has joined the donor program because her dads think that it is the right thing to do and so does she.
Kainoa Winston Hope-Itamoto, The First and Only, is a blonde/cream/tan domestic shorthair with gold eyes. His nicknames are Sonny Boy, Lannister, Brother, Blondie, and Kai Kai. His favorite food is Nori, anything in his dinner bowl, and lysine treats. He enjoys sun bathing, bird/squirrel/raccoon/anything-that-moves-outside-in-the-yard watching, picking on his sister, and touching his moms faces with his cold nose to remind them when breakfast should be served. He is a first response bug catcher and will come when his moms call frantically due to a bug sighting. He can also spin, shake paw, high-five, and sit… so long as there are treats. Unfortunately, Kainoa can and will destroy a bag to get cat food or treats: (1 duffle bag, 1 backpack, 2 tubes of cat toothpaste, 3 bags of treats, 5 bags of cat food), and knows how to open a cabinet/dresser/or doorknob. He donates blood to share some Aloha with the cats on the mainland. He’s from Hawaii!
Kyla “Smyla” is a cute, goofy, playful, and energetic poodle/lab mix. She loves to wrestle with her older “sister,” Rainey (who is 10 ½ years older), steal the tennis balls from Rainey, splash in any size body of water (from puddles to Puget Sound), go on walks, stalk the family cats, and play with the cat laser toy. She is really good with kids allowing them to sit on her, lay on her, and/or wrestle with her and she doesn’t get upset. Although Kyla likes to counter surf, eviscerate her toys, and eat out of the kitty box, she doesn’t chew shoes and is a fabulous cuddler on the bed/couch, fairly easy to train, and is quick to get commands and tricks. Kyla has a big personality and when she builds up her confidence she will be a dog who will allow anybody to be her friend (human and dog alike)! She gives blood for treats, tummy rubs, and toys. She was volunteered because after working for eight years at a veterinary clinic her mom saw lots of ways that other dogs benefit from blood transfusions and wanted to be able to provide that avenue of help for the dogs that need it.
Lady, aka Sissy, is a pretty Doberman who has too much energy at one moment then ready to sleep all day the next! She loves to chase rabbits and must try all the food she comes across to determine what her favorite food might be. True to Doberman form, Lady does a good job of protecting her mom. She, unfortunately, is a little bit of a counter surfer, probably because she hasn’t realized yet that she is a dog. Lady is a rescue dog, so she donates blood to give back and to help others.
Lexie, AKA Lexifur, is a sweet black lab mix. She loves anything that is food, trail running with mom and chasing critters out of the yard. Lexie likes to give kisses and sit on your lap, despite the fact that she is not a traditional “lap dog” size. She also likes to lick eyeballs (yuck), chase cats and hogs the couch. Lexie is a blood donor because she is so spoiled at home, she feels like she needs to give back somehow.
Lilly, aka Knucklehead, is a loyal yellow lab. She enjoys swimming and playing baseball with the boys, which involves them pitching the ball, hitting it to outfield, and Lilly Belle retrieving it. She likes to snack on bananas but will eat anything. Sometimes she has the bad habit of drinking water from the bottom of the bowl, then dripping it everywhere. Lilly donates blood because she has a lot of heart – and blood- to share!
Lily is a bouncy, fun brindle fawn greyhound who occasionally forgets that her tongue is hanging out the side of her mouth. She enjoys killing squeaky toys, running after balls, and meeting new people. She is bright, curious, silly, and fun but has the bad habit of getting into (and eating) just about anything. Lily donates to help other dogs and for the squeaky toys!!
Luca, aka Speed Bump and Handsome, is a black greyhound with little bits of white on his paws, tip of the tail, and chest. His tail is crooked and he is missing the tip of his right ear. He enjoys eating everything but really loves real bones. Luca enjoys being with his people, running, and playing tug-a-toy with another dog. He is a love bug who is funny and happy and gentle. He has a bad habit of lying or standing wherever you want to go, but he is really just a sweet, goofy boy. Luca donates blood to help save other dogs.
Makai, AKA Boo Boo and Spoilahs (this may explain why I’m not sure if he knows his name yet), is a large yellow Labrador Retriever with a pink nose. He likes to eat anything that is edible and playing with his human cousins, getting belly rubs, sunbathing in the backyard, and sleeping day and night. His best qualities are being really sweet, truly lovable, and mostly mellow. His bad habit is being Jekyll and Hyde when it comes to other dogs – some he immediately likes, others he barks at, and some he ignores. Makai was surrendered at 2 ½ years old to a shelter in Oregon and moved to Seattle all in the span of a week. Despite so much change in a short period of time, he adapted really quickly and settled into his new life without too many incidents. He is a total love bug, who just wants love and attention from people. He donates to help other dogs live full and healthy lives, so they can continue to bring love and happiness to their humans.
Max is a handsome Shepherd, Greyhound, Doberman mix. He is very calm and a great watchdog who sings with sirens and the piano! Max loves bacon treats, playing Frisbee and tug-o-war. Max also loves to run up and down the fence line trying to race the UPS and FedEx trucks. Max is a fantastic lap dog (from the Greyhound in him) and an excellent protector of the household (that’s the Shepherd and Doberman talking). Max is a well-loved rescue dog and wanted to be a blood donor to give back.
Molly is a dark chocolate pitbull/lab mix with two white spots on her chest and one white spot on each paw. Those are her secret spots. She prefers to spend her time playing with her sister dog Ebby and best friend Riley. Molly loves chasing a ball and not giving it back. In the summer she loves hiking, swimming and sun-bathing. While Molly is usually a good girl, and an excellent snuggle-bug, she will also tear all the stuffing out of her toys the minute she receives them. She also barks at the smallest noise outside, earning her the nickname “protector”. However, Molly is special not just because she gives blood, but because she does try to take good care of her family, being gentle with Ebby as she gets older and always sticking by her mom when she feels unwell.
Mrs. Hudson (AKA, Hudson) is a rescued red fawn greyhound who loves to eat anything! She loves car rides and sleeping upside down (also known as roaching), and most of all she loves meeting everyone. Mrs. Hudson does, unfortunately, try to steal everyone else’s food and has a tendency to howl at the caller ID voice. She’s special because, while she was a not-so-fast racer on the tracks in Florida, she retired to Washington State and found her forever family. She’s a donor because she was fortunate enough to be adopted and she wants to be able to help other dogs who are in need. (And the treats she gets when she donates are really good!)
Mrs. Watson (AKA, Watson) is a rescued black-tipped fawn greyhound who loves pumpkin and popcorn as well as car rides, walks, and cuddling. She is very sweet and loving, but she has a tendency to hog the bed and covers. Mrs. Watson is special because she was a successful racer on the tracks in Florida. Then, she retired and moved to Washington and waited over a year in foster care to find her forever home. She is a donor because she was fortunate enough to be adopted by a loving family and she wants to be able to help other dogs who are in need. (And the toys at the ACCES Blood Bank are great!)
Pet’s Nicknames: “Really, Nigel? Really??”
Description: Dennis the Menace in domestic short-hair form
Favorite Food: Whatever you’re having is fine, thank you.
Favorite Activities: Causing trouble, wreaking havoc, and generally being a pest
Best Qualities: Um….
Bad Habits: See Favorite Activities
Why I’m Special: I’m the boy
Why I’m a blood Donor: Because I need to do SOME good in the world.
Oliver, aka Ollie, Boo Boo, Little Dude, Little Doody, is a white and tan pit bull mix that was rescued from a high-kill shelter in California. He enjoys salmon treats, cheese, blood donor liver treats, and chewing on antlers. Oliver likes to take long sniffy walks and enjoys playing with his big sister Sandy. Deep down Oliver is a mama’s boy who loves to snuggle on the couch and sleep under the covers. His one bad habit is he barks at other dogs who are minding their own business. Oliver is special because he has too many freckles to count! He is a blood donor because he wants to make a difference in other dog’s lives (and his mom can’t foster any more dogs)!
Oreo, also known as Worlds Favorite Cookie and Fatty Catty, is a slightly chunky brown, black, and white tabby. She loves all food and giving late night cuddles. She will wake you up for breakfast or dinner and might trip you in the process. She is special because she forgets she is a cat. She greets her owner at the door when she comes home before the dogs! Oreo donates blood because it saves lives!
Pao (AKA, Chunky Monkey) is a short-haired tuxedo cat with a facial expression that looks constantly confused by the world. He will eat anything and everything, regardless whether it’s edible or not. He enjoys scarfing down his (and his brother’s) food as well as stealing his people’s pillows in the middle of the night. His best quality is his ability to narrate his life all day by way of little chittering noises that keep him very well entertained. Pao does have a tendency, however, to eat whatever he can find so his people have to keep all strings, food, string-like objects, and even toys away unless he’s being actively supervised. He can destroy a toy in no time flat, including toys designed for large dogs. Pao is special because he wants nothing more than to make friends with everyone he meets (and, of course, scope out any crumbs on the ground). He’s a blood donor because it means he can follow his mom to work and make lots of new friends there. He just wants to help wherever he can (and get yummy treats afterwards)!
Pookah, aka Monster (and others that are not suitable for public consumption) is an adorable brown tabby cat that likes to lay around the house and rule the roost. His favorite food is dried chicken and his favorite activity is showing everybody in the house who is boss by attacking them to play. Pookah donates blood to generate some good karma – he’s gotta do something good so that his people keep him around.
Rigby is a female boxer/pitty mix owned by one of our staff members at ACCES Renton. Riggerbees – one of her many cute nicknames – enjoys steak and potatoes and rolling in the grass. She is cute and silly but also stubborn like her human father. Adopted from the mean streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she donates blood to give back and help save lives, oh and the free toys of course!
Robin, AKA Robgoblin, is a Lynx Point domestic short hair, who enjoys eating ANYTHING, unfortunately even if it’s inedible. His favorite activities are playing with every toy imaginable, especially the laser pointer, and snuggling under warm blankets. He is the most loving cat in the entire world. Before Robin was adopted, he was hit by a car and had to have surgery to remove a broken bone. He survived and now you can’t tell he was ever injured! He donates blood to pay it forward after all the help he had after his accident.
Ronan, AKA, Ronan the Barbarian, Ronie Baloney, or Rones, is a Golden Retriever and big dufus. His favorite food is treats, ice and, well, food. He enjoys hanging around with his new family, hiking, running, swimming, carrying and playing with stuffed toys, being close to his new friend Summer and going to work at Greentree Animal Hospital. His best qualities are being happy all the time, loving to give hugs and being ready and happy to go anywhere. Sometimes Ronan barks and growls at people (very “ungolden”) and sometimes he does this while wagging his tail and bringing them toys. He has a big bark so this can scare people. He is special because he is a big love-bug. He came to his new family in July and quickly learned to swim, hike, travel and make new friends. He’s very sweet and attentive to his family and friends, including his canine friend Summer, the family birds and chinchillas. Ronan gives blood because he enjoys meeting all the wonderful people at BluePearl while visiting Summer, who was hospitalized there for six days. He loves the attention, toys and treats, too. He’s a healthy lucky dog and wants to help others!
Royal is a little black greyhound that loves to play with her stuffed animals. Her nickname is Elle and her favorite food is cat food! She has too many good qualities to list and only one bad habit – she sneaks the cat food. Royal is the sweetest, most centered dog, who gives blood because it is the right thing to do.
Russ, aka, Mischief on Legs is a gorgeous pale grey tabby, and he knows it. His favorite food is bread crust. No Joke. Russ spends his free time trying to figure out how to open cat-proofed cabinets to get in and eat the bread. In fact, he will open and slam drawers at 2:00 am to protest the locked cabinets keeping him away from the bread. He gets along with absolutely everyone (except the grumpy other cat Nila who hates everyone) and loves to play and just spend time hanging around people or dogs, which he thinks he is. Russ serves to keep his owners on their toes and always vigilant of what is lurking around each corner, because it might be him ready to pounce on your toes. Russ decided to be a blood donor and calls it “Community Service” for all of the things he’s destroyed.
Scout, Scoutie, Scoutalicious, is a pitbull who is white with a brown spot on his left ear. He loves to eat steak, rice, and really anything except vegetables! His favorite activities are playing Frisbee, playing with his Chuck-it, and chasing squirrels. Scout has a bright smile and enjoys snuggling, but snores like an old man. He is playful and loves everyone. Scout is special because he is a lover. He might be big and some people are scared of him, but he is all love all the time. He donates blood because if he can help others he will in any way possible.
Shadow is a blue domestic shorthair and is often called Dow or DowDow. She enjoys snuggling under the covers, getting loves, and purring. Shadow loves all food, but her favorite may be the Royal Canin kitten kibble that she sneaks on occasion! She has a wonderful mothering instinct and helps care for foster kittens. Shadow is a special girl who gets along with everyone and loves her parents very much. She donates because her older brother, who she never got to meet, was a blood donor and Mom felt she had the best temperament to be the donor of the family.
Shawn, a black and white domestic shorthair, enjoys eating food – all food. He also likes to sleep in the dog kennel, chase feathers and flies, find high and unusual places to perch, and watch the neighbors. Shawn has the loudest purr and extra soft fur. Sometimes he can be a bit snooty and stand-offish and will occasionally mark towels as his own, but his family loves him! He donates blood because he is bigger than the dog but also to help cats that aren’t as lucky and healthy as he is.
Stella, AKA Heavenly Rags Stella, is a blue point ragdoll who loves eating anything and everything. She loves sleeping, playing with paper, and putting all her toys in one place. Stella is wonderfully mellow and does not let anything upset her, but tends to flop right in front of you. You’re lucky if you don’t fall trying to avoid her. Stella is special because she is only one of about 300 registered therapy cats. Her picture is of her visiting a nursing home. Stella is a blood donor to help save lives.
Sydney, Syd, is a Beauceron mix with a large head, big feet, and extra toes (double dew claws). She loves to eat anything and everything, even the things she is not supposed to eat. She enjoys exploring her surroundings, playing, and being chased by other dogs. Sydney is affectionate and always makes people laugh and smile. She has overcome many fears that since being adopted and has become a confident, loyal companion. She donates because big brother Brian was a donor and she wants to help other dogs so they can have a long and happy life.
Thom Yorke, aka Thom-Thom, Thomas, Naughty Kitty is a flame-point Siamese, who is full of life and energy. There is never a dull moment in his life. He has beautiful big bright blue eyes, the loudest purr you’ve ever heard, and a cool striped tail. He loves to eat EVERYTHING! Thom gets his exercise by running, pouncing, chasing his sister Millie, playing in paper bags, and chasing the laser pointer. He is cuddly (when he wants to be), entertaining to watch play, and he has a super cute sad face! His bad habits are chewing things and pouncing on our stomachs when we are trying to sleep. Thom is special because he’s kind of wild and crazy, but we love him anyway! He donates blood because he was a rescue, and we figured he should pay it forward!
Toby (aka Toby Tobes, Toblerone, and little tobski) enjoys playing, meowing at hummingbirds, chasing his sister Cleo around, and cat crazies. He is very loving and always greets his owners and follows them around talking. He also likes to make sure Cleo’s head is clean and gives her extra kisses. Toby is an early riser (between 3:00 am – 4:00 am) and likes to let everyone know that he is awake! He knows where the toys are hidden and tries to get at them any hour of the day. Toby donates blood in memory of his canine brother Denali and to help other cats that may be sick and need blood transfusions. Also, since his sister Cleo isn’t big enough to be a donor he donates for her too!