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


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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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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Stinky the cat is lost

February 9th, 2014 by Doree

Stinky the cat disappeared last Wednesday, Feb. 5, around 8th Ave NW and NW 70th St. He’s shy, so he may be hiding in a neighbor’s garage, shed or in a tree. If you see him, please email renrenboben@hotmail.com or call Molli at 206-390-9223.

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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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UPDATE: OWNER FOUND — Black male cat found in Ballard – help him get home

December 31st, 2013 by Doree

Update Thursday: This cat has been reunited with his owner, thanks to a PhinneyWood reader.

Earlier: Sonya says she found a black male short-hair cat on her back porch in Ballard about a week ago. If you know who he belongs to, contact her at at 206-306-2939 or feline.abode@gmail.com.


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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: OWNER FOUND — Black cat found at 78th & 6th, taken to animal hospital

December 7th, 2013 by Doree

Update 12-10: The cat has been reunited with its family.

Earlier: Peter tells us his family found a black female cat on Friday near the corner of 6th Avenue NW and NW 78th Street. He says the cat “was in bad shape” so they took it to the Northeast Veterinary Hospital.


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Short-haired tabby missing from Greenwood

September 16th, 2013 by Doree

Smilla, a 3-year-old short-haired tabby with green eyes, disappeared from her Greenwood home on Friday. She’s wearing a green collar with her name, address and a little bell. She also has a microchip.

She is an indoors/outdoors cat and comes and goes as she likes (along with her fuzzy brother Rasmus) but she usually comes home every night and doesn’t leave my side so it is very unlike her to not have returned home, especially given the thunderstorms we had. I’m worried that she may have been injured and is hiding somewhere or might have accidentally got locked into a garage or a shed or even a house.

If you’ve seen her, call Gillianne at 206-919-3311.


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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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Friendly dog found at Salmon’s Chevron station at 85th & 6th during thunderstorm

September 15th, 2013 by Doree

A friendly white and brown dog ran into Salmon’s Chevron service station at NW 85th Street and 6th Avenue NW during Sunday’s thunderstorm. The dog has no collar or tags but appears to be well taken care of and trained. The guys planned to take her home for the night, so if she’s yours, call Salmon’s in the morning: 206-453-1276.

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