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


UPDATE: OWNER FOUND — Brown and white cat named Puck found, chip owner info no longer valid

January 4th, 2016 by Doree

Update: Puck has been reunited with his owner.

Earlier: Kevin says he found a very sweet, and hungry, brown and white cat with blue eyes at his door at NW 72nd Street and Sycamore Avenue last Wednesday.

The cat is chipped, but the phone number on the chip is no longer associated with the owners.


The chip says the cat’s name is Puck, he’s 12 years old, and he was registered in 2004 in Portland. When he showed up crying at our door last week, he was really skinny and hungry. He’s a very sweet guy and seems to be an indoor cat.

If you are or know the owner, please email us at tips@phinneywood.com and we’ll put you in touch with Kevin.

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UPDATE: FOUND — Buddy the terrier mix is missing from Ballard, may be in PhinneyWood area

January 4th, 2016 by Doree

Update: Molly says a PhinneyWood reader spotted Buddy in the Green Lake neighborhood last night. He’s now back home.

Earlier: Molly says her 1-year-old terrier mix, Buddy, escaped from his Ballard home at NW 80th Street and 22nd Avenue NW on Wednesday and is still missing.


He was last spotted at NW 67th Street and 11th Avenue NW and may be in our neighborhood by now.

Please call or text 206-351-3098 or 206-226-2126 if you spot him. He is very skittish and will likely run from strangers.

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UPDATE: FOUND — Bambi the pug disappeared from her Greenwood home Sunday evening

November 16th, 2015 by Doree

Update: Bambi has been found.

Earlier: Bambi, an 11-year-old female pug, got out of her house about 5 p.m. Sunday near the Holman Road QFC, on NW 100th Street and 3rd Avenue NW.

Bambi weighs about 18 pounds, has a gray face, but looks and acts like a puppy. She is not wearing a collar but is micro-chipped.


If you’ve seen her, call Briana at 206-458-1006 or 206-957-2543.

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Gigi, an 8-year-old black cat, is missing from Greenwood

November 16th, 2015 by Doree

Gigi, an 8-year-old female black cat, has been missing from North 94th Street and Fremont Avenue since Oct. 30. She is mainly an indoor cat but was an outdoor cat before coming to her current home and is comfortable being outside.


The family has set up a cat trap, wildlife camera and has been leaving food out. They’ve also searched houses, garages and backyards in a 1-2 block radius in each direction.

If anyone sees Gigi, please call Jeremy at 503-319-2827 or email cropfjeremy@gmail.com.

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UPDATE: OWNER FOUND — White and tan terrier found in Phinney Ridge

November 5th, 2015 by Doree

Update: The owner has been found.

Earlier: This white and tan terrier mix was found in Lower Phinney, near NW 67th Street and 6th Avenue NW. Anyone know who it belongs to?


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Gray and white cat seen around Greenwood Park – is it yours?

October 28th, 2015 by Doree

Ed tells us he’s seen a gray and white cat with no collar or tags hanging around near Greenwood Park, at North 88th Street and Fremont Avenue. He’s wondering if the cat is lost or just likes to roam.

I just spent 30+ minutes tonight (Tuesday) around 9.30pm, giving him a bit of chicken, water, and a good petting that he nuzzled out of me before he took off after something (mouse/rat?) and never returned. There was no collar nor tags and I haven’t seen it around before, but he was more or less healthy. [at least it looked like a “he” at quick glance] I apologize for the blurry photos. He wouldn’t stand still long enough for me to snap a good one. He’s a medium grey color with black speckles / stripes, a black tipped tail, and white under belly & paws. Yellow eyes, and was rather vocal once I got my phone-camera just before he ran off into the night. He seemed a bit skittish to any sudden movements or noises, but was more or less willing to approach me and not the other way around, which leads me to believe he comes from someone’s home and not a stray.


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UPDATED — Skookum the cat is missing from Greenwood

October 26th, 2015 by Doree

Update: Marcy tells us she received numerous possible sightings from PhinneyWood readers, but unfortunately, found out today that Skookum had died, most likely from being hit by a car.

Earlier: Skookum, a black, short-tailed cat with green eyes, has been missing since Thursday from the 100 block of North 82nd Street in Greenwood.

He has never wandered past our block, so he could be lost if even only a few blocks away. He likes to crawl into very small spaces and under bushes – please search your homes, garages and yards. It is common for a hurt or scared cat to hide.

Any news, call 206-390-5769.


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UPDATE: FOUND — Miss Effie the cat is missing from Greenwood near Sandel Park

September 15th, 2015 by Doree

Update: Miss Effie is now home safe and sound.

Earlier: Ann says her cat, Miss Effie, disappeared from near Sandel Park at 2nd Avenue NW and North 90th Street early Sunday morning. She has a blue collar and is microchipped.


She received a call this morning from a jogger who said they saw a couple in a black Honda pick up the cat. If you are that couple or have any information, please call Ann at 206-371-5814.

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Well-fed but dirty dog found in Greenwood, taken to shelter on Saturday

September 6th, 2015 by Doree

Maureen says she found a small, well-fed but dirty dog around 7 p.m. on Friday on NW 87th Street between 6th and 8th avenues. It was older, and very friendly. She took it to the Seattle Animal Shelter on Saturday afternoon.


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