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We are currently fostering Finn because his owner died unexpectedly. Finn was adopted in July of 2023 from WAIF. He was picked up as a stray in May of 2023 in Coupeville, WA.

Finn is a black Australian/Shepherd/Poodle Mix. We became his foster parents on 2/2/204. He spent two weeks with us and a week with another couple who were interested in adopting Finn, They felt he was not a good fit based on the following two incidents: he had a minor fight with their daughter’s male dog and he growled at their grandchildren one time. The couple fell in with Finn, but these two incidents concerned them so we brought Finn back to our home. We would certainly keep Finn, but our house is already filled with two full-time dogs, and three grand-dogs that are with us constantly! As wonderful a facility as WAIF is, we felt in the best interest of Finn we would become his temporary foster parents.

Finn is very well trained, he is house trained, he understands basic commands – sit, stay, and down. He does not climb on furniture or chew on items left on the floor. He does not bark other than when people arrive at the house and quiets promptly. He does not shed – the poodle in him! His fur is beautiful and extremely soft. He loves to cuddle, run, and play fetch!


I have had Cyrus for 4 years now. My wife and I are having our first baby this summer and I am working a lot. Cyrus is extremely energetic and needs a lot of exercise/play. He is not one to be malicious or bite but he will defend himself if another dog attacks him. He loves to play fight with other dogs and be the dominant one. He is protective of his toys. He has never harmed my nieces and nephews but he has knocked them down on accident in the past. Overall he is a great dog just extremely high energy and loves attention.

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Chi is a timid but sweet and loving cat. She is litter box trained and loves to cuddle.

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***Dogs and cats who are unaltered can be spayed and neutered at SICSA. There are low-income options, and financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Visit to schedule an appointment. Pets posted to this site should not have rehoming or fostering fees. If fees are requested, please email ***


UPDATE: Diogenes is on a home visit, hopefully leading to permanent adoption. Will update again or mark as adopted in a couple weeks.

Diogenes is a sweet, cuddly biscuit baker. He was apparently abandoned in East Rochester and was far too affectionate to spend his life on the streets. My neighbors and I took him in, got him fixed and vaxxed, and now we want to find him a great home! He would prefer soft, warm people and at least one other cat. He’s a little guy, only 10 lbs, good in the carrier and car, and litter trained.

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