A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


UPDATE: FOUND — Corgi mix missing from Phinney Ridge since Sunday morning

September 8th, 2014 by Doree

Update: Omak has returned home.

Earlier: Eric and Stacey say their black, white and brown Corgi mix named Omak disappeared from 8th Avenue NW and NW 77th Street around 10 a.m. Sunday.


He was running and he will eventually get tired and sit on your porch and look really cute. He is about 20 pounds, has floppy ears and may or may not answer to the name Omak. He is a little scared and is a LONG way from his actual home. If you see him let us know, we will come to where he was spotted.

If you’ve seen Omak, email Eric and Stacey at bassgil@earthlink.net.

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UPDATE: OWNER FOUND — Dog found at Green Lake this morning — is he yours?

August 7th, 2014 by Doree

Update: The owner has been found.

Earlier: Elizabeth tells us she found this beautiful dog while running around Green Lake this morning.


 He very sweetly came to me, and shared a leash with my dog. We walked to the Greenlake Animal Hospital, and he was NOT chipped. Nor was he wearing a collar! But this is clearly someone’s pet. He’s a little chubby (not starving), rides well in the car, and walks nicely on a leash. I brought him to the Seattle Animal Shelter on Elliot Ave, in case someone goes looking for him there. Thus far, he has not been claimed. He was found at the north end of Greenlake.

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UPDATE: OWNER FOUND — Young male dog found this afternoon near Green Lake, now at I Heart Dogs

June 24th, 2014 by Doree

Update: Dog and owner have been reunited.

Earlier: The nice folks at I Heart Dogs found a young, male vizsla running around near North 64th Street and Green Lake Way, near the 63rd Street underpass, this afternoon. The unneutered dog is now at the dog shop at 6003 Phinney Ave. N. Call 206-920-0090 if he’s yours or you know who he belongs to.

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Buddy the dog found in Phinney Ridge – do you know who he belongs to?

April 13th, 2014 by Doree

Update: Buddy has been reunited with his owners.

Earlier: Reid says he found this dog at 65th and Sycamore today. He’s wearing a collar that says his name is Buddy.  If he’s yours or you know who he belongs to, call Reid at 503-752-1324.


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UPDATE: FOUND — Chewie the dog is lost from Greenwood

March 22nd, 2014 by Doree

Update Saturday 6 p.m.: Chewie has been found.

Earlier: A female, tri-color beagle named Chewbacca (“Chewie”) escaped from her owners’ backyard on NW 87th Street and 3rd Avenue NW Friday afternoon. Maru says Chewis is 7 years old, very sweet, and will go to anyone who gives her food.


If you’ve seen Chewie, please call Maru at 206-409-8233, or Jonathan at 206-890-7625.

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Lost pup found in Greenwood – is she yours?

March 11th, 2014 by Doree

Fishgal42 tweeted us on Sunday that she’d found a lost pup wandering around near Greenwood Park late Saturday night. The pup wouldn’t come inside, but spent the night on her porch. She says she’s been taken to the Seattle Animal Shelter and goes up for adoption on Wednesday.

Anybody recognize her?

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Beagle with no collar seen running through Greenwood this afternoon

February 26th, 2014 by Doree

Rebecca tells us she saw a beagle with no collar running around Greenwood around 2 p.m. today.

I followed him up Fremont from 80th (he crossed against traffic and was miraculously fine) to 84th and back down Linden toward 80th again. He wouldn’t let me get close enough to grab him, unfortunately, and I lost sight of him as he ran back south toward 80th. He (or possibly she?) seemed on the older side.

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Young brindle pitbull found in Phinney Ridge

February 23rd, 2014 by Doree

Update: The dog’s owner has been found.

Earlier: Michelle tells us she found a young brindle pitbull on Saturday on NW 75th Street between 3rd and 6th avenues. It did not have a collar, but was very sweet and friendly.


If she’s yours, please email Michelle.

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Small black dog found in Phinney Ridge

February 19th, 2014 by Doree

Update: The dog has been reunited with its owner.

Earlier: A small, black-haired dog was found on Sunday afternoon near North 58th Street in Phinney Ridge. Please call Scott at 206-930-3822 with a description.

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Hairless Mexican dog missing from Phinney Ridge

January 27th, 2014 by Doree

Update: The dog was found miles away in Blue Ridge and has been reunited with her owner.

Earlier: June tells us her Hairless Mexican dog ran away this morning from North 74th Street and Greenwood Avenue North. (Sorry, no picture is available.) If you’ve seen her, please call 206-953-0591.

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Meat stuffed with rat poison found on Carkeek Park trails

December 16th, 2013 by Doree

Kevin tells us he found meat stuffed with rat poison on the trails at Carkeek Park on Saturday. The piece of meat he found was on the Clay Pit Trail, on the south side of Pipers Creek. He said it appears someone was trying to poison dogs.

The piece of meat was about 3″ long and maybe 1.5″ thick – too big I think to be intended for crows or anything small. The right size, however, for a dog to scarf down before its owner can stop them, on-leash or off. We did not find any more poison anywhere else, but we didn’t check every trail or grassy area.

We warned several folks we saw with dogs, and one family immediately headed off to the vet because their dog had eaten something they thought looked like a strip of meat before they could stop her.

One early sign of rat poison ingestion in dogs is green poop (from the dye in the poison) – if you see that get to the vet immediately. Much more info on symptoms can be easily found online, but short version is that it can take days for symptoms to appear, it does not cause vomiting, and it attacks the blood, causing lethargy and impairing clotting, so often there will be copious bleeding from the mouth and nose or from small injuries.


And here’s what the underside looked like.


KOMO has a story about someone else who found tainted meat at Carkeek this weekend.

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UPDATE: DOG FOUND — Black shaggy Lab lost at Green Lake Sunday – have you seen him?

September 15th, 2013 by Doree

Update Wednesday: The dog is back home!

Earlier: Anita tells us her family’s 2-year-old Black shaggy Lab ran away from near the Bathhouse Theatre at Green Lake just after noon on Sunday. It was spotted just before 2 p.m. at North 77th Street and Winona Avenue. She says the dog is wearing a brown leather collar and black and grey harness, but has no tags since he was just adopted and they didn’t have his tags yet. But he is microchipped.

If you have any information, please call 206-669-9030.


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