Animals Section

Cassidy Huff raising money for service dog, will perform fundraiser Jan. 12

Cassidy Huff raising money for service dog, will perform fundraiser Jan. 12

South King Media Columnist Cassidy Huff, 16, has been an advocate and do-gooder in her community for years, first coming to our attention when she held a fundraiser to purchase iPads for special needs... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Home for the Holidays means it’s time to call Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting!

Home for the Holidays means it’s time to call Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting!

“What about the pets?” The lights are up, and holiday cheer can be seen around every corner…that means its time to visit family and friends. But what about your beloved furkids? Often times... [Read more]

FREE Moonlight Beach Walks will be at Seahurst Beach on Dec. 7, Jan. 4 & Jan. 18

FREE Moonlight Beach Walks will be at Seahurst Beach on Dec. 7, Jan. 4 & Jan. 18

Photo by Elston Hill. Explore the beach with Environmental Science Center Naturalists at low tide at night, and enjoy fun activities and warm refreshments during three upcoming FREE Moonlight Beach Walks: Friday,... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Pardon or Dinner?’ Turkey Food Drive favoring saving turkeys by 169%

UPDATE: ‘Pardon or Dinner?’ Turkey Food Drive favoring saving turkeys by 169%

UPDATE: As we previously reported, Normandy Park residents Candace and Tay Krull have been holding a ‘Pardon or Eat’ food fundraiser campaign, and the latest tally favors pardoning their pet... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Sit ’N Stay Pet Sitting is growing, thanks to wonderful fur-clients and their families

Sit ’N Stay Pet Sitting is growing, thanks to wonderful fur-clients and their families

From Advertiser Sit ’N Stay Pet Sitting: We’re growing! Thanks to our wonderful fur-clients and their families! Brittany Shelton from Sit ’N Stay Pet Sitting is thrilled to annouce the addition of... [Read more]

Normandy Park family will decide fate of their turkeys based on Food Drive

Normandy Park family will decide fate of their turkeys based on Food Drive

Normandy Park residents Candace and Tay Krull are doing a rather unusual, Thanksgiving-themed fundraiser at their home – they’ve set up a voting system to decide on whether to pardon or eat their... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Local 4th graders work and learn at ESC’s ‘Salmon Heroes’ program

PHOTOS: Local 4th graders work and learn at ESC’s ‘Salmon Heroes’ program

Elston Hill went to the Salmon Heroes program on Nov. 1 at the Cove in Normandy Park, and took some great photos. “I was very impressed by the adults leading this endeavor for Fourth Graders from... [Read more]

CARES PET PROFILES: Tita and Mister Whiskers need new forever homes

CARES PET PROFILES: Tita and Mister Whiskers need new forever homes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of an ongoing series that features Burien CARES animal adoptees looking for loving homes. This edition is sponsored by Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting: By Cydney Moore Tita Tita... [Read more]

CARES PET PROFILES: Heroes needed to give critters Drax & Mystique new homes

CARES PET PROFILES: Heroes needed to give critters Drax & Mystique new homes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of an ongoing series that features Burien CARES animal adoptees looking for loving homes. This edition is sponsored by Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting: By Cydney Moore MYSTIQUE True... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation training begins Thursday, Oct. 4

Community Salmon Investigation training begins Thursday, Oct. 4

Community Salmon Investigation training will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4: SIGN-UP to participate in the annual Community Salmon Investigation to track spawning salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks! Salmon... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘To the young boy I saw trying to catch a small dog that ran onto Ambaum’

LETTER: ‘To the young boy I saw trying to catch a small dog that ran onto Ambaum’

[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:] To the young boy I saw trying to catch... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOB: Jog with Dogs…and get paid!

JOB: Jog with Dogs…and get paid!

Dog Jog is a local, veteran-owned business dedicated to providing personalized exercise and pet sitting services with an emphasis on the mutual enjoyment of pet and caregiver. After returning from her... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to Survey Salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks this fall

Volunteers needed to Survey Salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks this fall

Volunteers are needed to help monitor how salmon are doing in our local streams, between October through December, to observe spawning salmon and collect data on dead salmon. A Community Salmon Investigation... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Smoke softens summer light on frolicking, bathing backyard birds

PHOTOS: Smoke softens summer light on frolicking, bathing backyard birds

Story & Photos by Elston Hill No serious photographer would try to take nature photographs in the middle of a sunny summer day in the open sun and harsh light. Digital cameras can not handle all that... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Northwest Animal & Nature Festival’ at Town Square Park Saturday

REMINDER: ‘Northwest Animal & Nature Festival’ at Town Square Park Saturday

REMINDER: The Northwest Animal & Nature Festival is returning to Burien Town Square Park this Saturday, July 28, 2018. This FREE event is family-friendly and fun for all ages. Presented in partnership... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet ‘Pepper,’ my new Service Dog!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet ‘Pepper,’ my new Service Dog!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016, she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. Hey B-Town readers! I know I say this... [Read more]

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: <i>It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here</i>

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here

By Marley A. Mutt It is gettin’ hot in here! I’m a dog, so I’m not going to talk about climate change and how the earth is getting warmer and warmer primarily due to impacts our human friends... [Read more]

Learn about Native Plant & Wildlife Connections at Community Center Sat.

Learn about Native Plant & Wildlife Connections at Community Center Sat.

Learn about Native Plant & Wildlife Connections at the Burien Community Center this Saturday, June 9, from 1 – 4 p.m. Learn from three different speakers who will be sharing tips for creating wildlife... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Local puppy possibly poisoned by pot

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Local puppy possibly poisoned by pot

[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:] Sunday afternoon, my 10-month old puppy... [Read more]