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


Meet Winnie! This venerable tabby is 16 years old, undeniably adorable, and sweet as pie. Winnie came to CARES in early October after being discovered behind Grocery Outlet with her friend Pooh the pup. Pooh has since been adopted, and now it’s Winnie’s turn to find a good home she can live out the rest of her golden years in. 

This mellow miss has made quite a recovery since she was first brought in to CARES; although she had clearly been in a rough patch for a while before she was rescued, the steady diet of regular meals has done her a world of good, and the skin irritation caused by her allergy to fleas has cleared up immensely now that she has been treated. Other than having to overcome these issues caused by being left uncared for for so long, Winnie is in fairly good health. She may have arthritis, and can be a little wobbly sometimes, especially when getting up from a long nap, but she still gets around fine (though is usually content to remain curled up in a cozy spot, for the most part).

Although she had bonded with her previous canine companion, Winnie seems to be pretty leery about other dogs – but she is an absolute lover with people. As far as I can tell, she will let you give her chin rubs for as long as you’ll keep it up. This affectionate little lady would make perfect company for someone who has a warm lap she can cuddle in, in a nice, quiet home where she can spend her retirement. 

Winnie is spayed, up-to-date on her shots, and microchipped. Due to her severe sensitivity to flea bites, she will need to have her flea treatments kept up on consistently. Beyond that, this gal is in great shape for her age, and is ready to share her big heart with someone who can give her the love she deserves.


Diamond is a 7-year old, 75 pound pit-mix. She’s strong and solidly-built, but have no doubt – this is one classy lady. 

 True to her name, this taupe princess shines; her glossy coat illuminates, reflecting in the light, and her fur is surprisingly soft and silky. 

Staff at CARES describe Diamond as very mature and sweet, adoring just about everyone she meets, and having a great love of snuggles. Although she can be a bit shy with newcomers, she quickly warms up to people – especially when they come bearing treats. Within just a few minutes of meeting her, (aided by a couple of snacks,) Diamond and I became great friends.

We spent some time out in the play yard, and it quickly became apparent Diamond is a very playful pup. She LOVES tug-of-war (occasionally she will even challenge you to a match with her leash), and was eager to play fetch with a variety of toys. She can be very spirited in her attempts to wrestle a toy from you, but despite her excitement, she is careful and conscientious about not hurting her playmate. The same thoughtfulness and consideration is displayed when she delicately takes treats from your hand, almost daintily. 

Diamond can become very attached to the people she comes to care for, and doesn’t particularly like being separated from them; because of this, she would probably do best in a home where she isn’t left alone for long periods of time. She can be fairly reactive to most other dogs, so it is recommended that she be the only pooch in a home – although she may have previously lived with other dogs, and, if a meet-and-greet with a potential new pup pal goes well, she may be able to adapt to sharing a home with another four-legged friend. A family that has experience with bigger dog breeds, who can give her plenty of exercise and affection, and a home environment without too much commotion, would be ideal for this dignified dame. When it comes down to it, Diamond truly is a treasure. This smart, lovable girl is spayed, flea treated, microchipped, up-to-date on her vaccinations, and ready to find her forever home. Diamond will make a sparkling addition to the right family, and without a doubt will quickly become their crown jewel. To learn more about Winnie or Diamond, or to find out how you can foster/adopt a pet, please contact Burien C.A.R.E.S. at (206) 812-2737 or stop by during business hours at 909 SW 151st Street.Burien C.A.R.E.S. is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter serving the City of Burien; more info here: http://www.buriencares.org.Volunteers and donations are always welcome.ABOUT THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR:
Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting, LLC Serving Burien, Normandy Park, and Des Moines Phone: 206.370.0169 Website: http://www.wesittheystay.com

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