Animals Section

PHOTOS: Large pod of Orca Whales swims past Three Tree Point Friday

PHOTOS: Large pod of Orca Whales swims past Three Tree Point Friday

New pics added, courtesy Elston Hill (click images to see larger version/slideshow): Somewhere out there, in the water beyond this crowd of onlookers, were 50-60 Orca Whales who swam past Burien’s... [Read more]

PHOTO: Burien vigilante group drives out intruder

PHOTO: Burien vigilante group drives out intruder

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this amazing photo of what he says is a ‘Burien Vigilante Group driving out an Intruder’ (click image to see larger version): “An Eagle in the Three... [Read more]

LOST: Miniature Australian Shepherd/ Dachshund mix ‘Dooley’

LOST: Miniature Australian Shepherd/ Dachshund mix ‘Dooley’

BTB Reader Courtney Steward wants everyone to be on the lookout for ‘Dooley,’ last seen Tuesday, Sept. 30 on SW 114th Street ‎between 14th and 15th: “I live one block from the McDonalds... [Read more]

FOUND: Scared dog found in Fred Meyer parking lot

FOUND: Scared dog found in Fred Meyer parking lot

BTB Reader Beth Graves found this dog, running scared through the Burien Fred Meyer parking lot: “She does not have a microchip, and is very shy and scared,” Beth said. “I think she... [Read more]

Sponsored Post St. Luke’s will hold ‘Blessing of the Animals’ at Jones Park in Renton Oct. 5

St. Luke’s will hold ‘Blessing of the Animals’ at Jones Park in Renton Oct. 5

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will hold a ‘Blessing of the Animals’ at Jones Park in Renton at Noon on Sunday, Oct. 5, and all are welcome, along with your pets! “The blessing of... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing male Chihuahua mix to be reunited with his owners!

UPDATE: Missing male Chihuahua mix to be reunited with his owners!

UPDATE: We don’t often take credit for reuniting missing pets with their owners, but today we will – this once-missing male Chihuahua mix dog will be happily reunited with his owners today due... [Read more]

‘CSI: Highline’ is almost here – sign up to help count local salmon now!

‘CSI: Highline’ is almost here – sign up to help count local salmon now!

Community Salmon Investigation for Highline (aka ‘CSI:Highline’) is almost here, and volunteers are needed. “We are hoping for even more volunteers than last year – even people who... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Possible ‘Ocean Sunfish’ seen swimming off Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Possible ‘Ocean Sunfish’ seen swimming off Burien’s Three Tree Point

Resident Kathy Anderson recently shared these photos, of what is believed to be a non-native – and possibly tropical – ‘Ocean Sunfish’ swimming off Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood... [Read more]

FOUND: Sweet old dog found wandering around car repair shops on Ambaum

FOUND: Sweet old dog found wandering around car repair shops on Ambaum

BTB Reader Felicia Crawford found this friendly, sweet old fellow wandering around the car repair shops on Ambaum and SW 155th: Felicia says he’s an “incredibly sweet, playful, and friendly... [Read more]

UPDATE: Small Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix has been FOUND

UPDATE: Small Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix has been FOUND

UPDATE 8/10/4 Noon: “Foxy was just found!” said Kristine Ashcraft Sunday morning, Aug. 10 “Thank you!” PREVIOUSLY: BTB Reader Kristine Ashcraft is reporting that her dog is missing... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing black cat has been found!

UPDATE: Missing black cat has been found!

UPDATE: The missing black male cat has been FOUND! “Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes,” Elaine Spencer said. “I went on my final walk for tonight (after 8 walks for the day)... [Read more]

UPDATE: Gray female Cockatiel reunited with family!

UPDATE: Gray female Cockatiel reunited with family!

UPDATE: The found gray female Cockatiel bird has been reunited with its family! ” We found the birds family and she is home safe with them. She was missing and out in the wild for 3 1/2 weeks!” PREVIOUSLY: BTB... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Moka’ the missing black cat has been FOUND!

UPDATE: ‘Moka’ the missing black cat has been FOUND!

UPDATE: ‘Moka,’ the sweet black female cat that went missing in the 17000 block of Maplewild Ave SW in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood on Tuesday, July 22, was FOUND alive on Saturday,... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing black female cat ‘Moka’ has been FOUND!

UPDATE: Missing black female cat ‘Moka’ has been FOUND!

UPDATE: ‘Moka’ the sweet black female cat, has been FOUND safe and sound! PREVIOUSLY: ‘Moka,’ a sweet black female cat, has been missing from the 17000 block of Maplewild Ave SW... [Read more]

LETTER: Concerns that Burien had Pierce County Humane Society evaluate CARES

LETTER: Concerns that Burien had Pierce County Humane Society evaluate CARES

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] It’s concerning that Burien asked the Pierce... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome new Advertiser Posh Puppy Spa & Boutique!

Welcome new Advertiser Posh Puppy Spa & Boutique!

We’d like to welcome our newest advertiser Posh Puppy Spa & Boutique! They may be new to The B-Town Blog, but Posh Puppy has been a popular Burien standard for a long, long time, building up a... [Read more]

FOUND: Older male dog

FOUND: Older male dog

BTB Reader Jennifer Dumps says: “This older male neutered dog was found Monday, July 13 at the high school in Burien near 96th Street”: He has a chewed mark on his nail, no collars, no chip. Vet... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Learn the ‘Secrets of Hummingbirds & Butterflies’ at Zenith Holland Saturday

Learn the ‘Secrets of Hummingbirds & Butterflies’ at Zenith Holland Saturday

Zenith Holland Gardens, blog advertiser, presents guest speaker Cyndi Stuart this Saturday, July 19th, at 10 a.m. Cyndi will share secrets of Hummingbirds, Butterflies and the best plants to grow to invite... [Read more]

Improvements to Burien CARES Animal Control ‘apparent’ to reviewer

Improvements to Burien CARES Animal Control ‘apparent’ to reviewer

by Jack Mayne The woman who reviewed Burien CARES last year told the City Council on Monday (July 7) that there have been many improvements during the past year. Denise McVicker, the deputy director of... [Read more]

PETS: Several lost Dogs found during 4th of July weekend

PETS: Several lost Dogs found during 4th of July weekend

The folks at Burien CARES want our Readers to know that they have several dogs that were found over the 4th of July weekend: Our current count of dogs found during the forth of july weekend are: * Female,... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Balu’ the missing cat has returned home!

UPDATE: ‘Balu’ the missing cat has returned home!

UPDATE: ‘Balu,’ an 11-year old grey male house cat who went missing for the second time from its Three Tree Point area home on June 22 – has returned home safely! Here are the details courtesy... [Read more]

MISSING: Grey male house cat ‘Balu,’ missing in Three Tree Point area

MISSING: Grey male house cat ‘Balu,’ missing in Three Tree Point area

Last November, we first reported that ‘Balu,’ an 11-year old grey male house cat, accidentally escaped and went missing, only to be found days later in a pit underneath a crawlspace of... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Grand Opening for ‘The Soggy Doggy’ is this weekend in Normandy Park

Grand Opening for ‘The Soggy Doggy’ is this weekend in Normandy Park

A Grand Opening for ‘The Soggy Doggy’ will be held this weekend – Saturday and Sunday, June 28–29 – at their brand new location at 19893 First Ave South in the Normandy Park Towne Center. Here’s... [Read more]

‘Whine and Cheese’ fundraiser for Animal Aid & Rescue Foundation is June 27

‘Whine and Cheese’ fundraiser for Animal Aid & Rescue Foundation is June 27

The 6th Annual Whine and Cheese Live Auction fundraiser for Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation will be held at Black Zia Cantina on Friday, June 27 from 7-10 p.m. “This is a fun and fabulous event... [Read more]

REWARD: Lost black male cat near 146th and 24th Ave SW in Burien

REWARD: Lost black male cat near 146th and 24th Ave SW in Burien

A reward is being offered for the safe return of ‘Smoky,’ a male black cat that went missing on Friday, June 20 (click image to see larger version): He has a black spot on his nose and chin. He... [Read more]

City’s Pet License renewal deadline is June 30

City’s Pet License renewal deadline is June 30

The City of Burien is reminding pet owners that the deadline for license renewals is Monday, June 30. “The City requires pet owners to purchase/renew a license annually for all dogs and cats 6 months... [Read more]

MISSING: That unusual-looking Bengal Cat we previously posted about

MISSING: That unusual-looking Bengal Cat we previously posted about

We first posted a story about an unusual “Found Cat” on May 22, and on Monday (June 2) received a request from that cat’s owners telling us that it may now be missing. “We are possibly... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Swarm of bees buzz into Seahurst yard

PHOTOS: Swarm of bees buzz into Seahurst yard

Seahurst resident Sherry Neunherz reports that as her 8-year old son was sitting down to do his homework one day last week, he looked out a window and discovered a “huge clump of bees hanging from... [Read more]