We moved into our site at La Encantada in October 2019. Although we are new and just getting started, we have helped many senior dogs find homes. Here are some of our senior dogs with their new families. To learn about the dogs we adopted today, follow us on Facebook.
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Cowgirl came by the store today to say hello! Her mom said she is the best dog ever, they just love her!
Zoltan with a TRN Volunteer…
This is Leonardo, he came into TRN today with his mom to show us how well he did after having surgery on his leg. The vets at PACC did an awesome job on him. He couldn’t walk before and it was hard to sit, his leg stuck straight out and wouldn’t bend. Now he is walking and his mom says he’s the greatest little guy and just loves him. They go everywhere together!
This is 12yr old Chiquis and today he was adopted and now is going to his forever home!
Beau getting adopted!
A wonderful update from Thurber’s mom!
Hi John, Hope all is well, love seeing so many dogs finding homes through the shop! Wanted to just pop over a couple photos of Thurber from recently. He’s doing wonderful and I couldn’t be happier to have found him thanks to you guys!Happy holidays -Kimberly
Ruckus and Cletus- Adopted
Here is Ruckus going home with his new brothers and sisters…
Here is Cletus with his new family…
King with his new family!
Here is Lola with her new mom going to her forever home!!!
Today was a wonderful day with lots of tears of joy. It’s taken us a while but we finally found our beautiful Thurber his furever home. This sweet, joyous dog has made his way into all of our hearts with his amazing spirit. Today was Thurber’s big day and as John pointed out, Thurber doesn’t usually kiss on a first date. But he knew, when this lady came in and sat with him, this was the one!
We are delighted that Thurber is finally going home tonight instead of back to the shelter and judging by the look on his face, I think Thurber is pretty happy too.He’s our 177th adoption.
This beautiful girl is Poppy, she is 9 years.
If you would like information about her please text John at 206 718 3309
Look at this sweet girl ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
This is 10 year old Magdalena. She is a very loving older lady looking for a quiet place to lay and enjoy the rest of her days …she’s a gentle, happy soul and would love a forever home. If you would like to give her that loving home, text John for an appointment at 206 718 3309
A total love bug
Diamond will be at the TRN store on Tuesday. She is 10 years old and the sweetest, loving dog you could ever wish to meet. She recently had surgery to have some gall stones removed and has made a full recovery. She would love a quiet home where she can snuggle with her human. She is good with other dogs but again would be best with a quiet, gentle companion.
If you would like to meet her, please text John at 206 718 3309
Roscoe is ready to go!
5 year old Roscoe loves riding in the car and would love to be in a family who likes to hike and camp. Yes, he enjoys the great outdoors.
If this sounds like your kind of dog, please text John at 206 718 3309 to arrange to meet him.
Such a beautiful smile This is Tasha, she is 11 years old, house broken, good with other dogs and has lived with small dogs, cats and children.She would love to have a family take her home, could that be you?
Please text John at 206 718 3309 if you would like to meet Tasha.
How handsome is Chevy? Very handsome! Chevy is 13 yrs old but you would never know it he has lots of energy and loves people, walks and being a clown. He has a great attitude and just wants some love and attention. He has just had surgery to have some masses removed and is doing great.
If you would like to give this goofy guy a loving home please text John at 206 718 3309 to make an appointment.
A very beautiful flower…This is Lilly, she is 14 yrs old and weighs 43 lbs. She’s a very sweet, gentle little lady, loves her walks and would be a perfect companion. She does need to have some dental work done.
If you would like to make an appointment to see her, please text John at 206 718 3309
How sweet is this guy?
This is 12 yr old Mando. He’s a very gentle old man who just wants a quiet place to live and a companion to hang out with. He’s super friendly, of course he is, he’s a lab 😄 He has been an outside dog most of his life but it’s time for him to come inside to a loving forever home. He would be perfect for an older person who would like a loyal friend.
If you would like to meet Mando please text John at 206 718 3309
Such a beautiful smile 😍
This is Aceso, she’s an 8 year old pit and she is the sweetest girl. She loves people and she grew up with small dogs. She does not have any experience with children. She is active and has no medical issues.
If you would like to make an appointment to meet her, please text John at 206 718 3309
How beautiful are this ladies eyelashes?
This is Sadie, she is an 8 year old Shepherd/Shar pei mix and weighs 31 pounds. She has lived with children and another dog and she is house trained. She’s so affectionate and surprisingly energetic for her age. She just wants to find her furever home. Can you provide that for her?
If you would like to meet Sadie please text John at 206 718 3309
Look at this handsome face This is Ducky, he is a 9 year old neutered male shepherd/lab mix. He is a very sweet boy, very gentle and walks well on a leash. He would be perfect for a person looking for a calm, quiet dog. He does need some dental work done and a small mass removed from behind his front leg, PACC will do it free of charge when he is adopted.
If you would like to make an appointment to meet Ducky please text John at 206 718 3309
Please take me home….This is Bane, He is a very sweet but shy guy. He is 9 years old and weighs 83 pounds. He is really good on leash, knows how to sit and takes treats very gently. He needs dental work and mass removal which PACC will do free of charge when he is adopted. He has a bonded mate named Blake who is currently being fostered. Bane is having a really hard time being separated from Blake. We would like to get Bane and Blake adopted together.
Call John Gilbert 206-718-3309 and make an appointment to come and meet Bane at the TRN adoption store at La Encantada shopping Center 2905 E Skyline Dr.
12 yr old Lacey pit mix very sweet lady, loves people good walker on a leash, takes treats very gentle.. perfect companion for someone who works from home or is retired.
She’s house broken and has lived with other dogs but she lost her house and now is all by herself in a shelter. This sweet lady deserves a comfy forever home.
Call John Gilbert 206-718-3309 and make an appointment to come and meet Lacey at the TRN adoption store at La Encantada shopping Center 2905 E Skyline Dr.
10 yr old Bailey is a sweet girl very gentle and very smart she would be a good companion and would be best by herself.
Call John Gilbert 206-718-3309 and make an appointment to come and meet Bailey at the TRN adoption store at La Encantada shopping Center 2905 E Skyline Dr.
Lady, Fana and Hero- ALL ADOPTED!
Lots of you have been asking about Lady and her buddies. This is Lady on the left and Fana, in the middle, and Hero, right. All three of them are 10 years old, they all came from the same home and all three of them are so sweet and gentle and just want a loving, quiet home. Of course, in a perfect world we would like to see all three of them stay together but we realise that’s a big ask. Is there anyone out there who would like three times the love?
Call John Gilbert 206-718-3309 and make an appointment to come and meet The Trio at the TRN adoption store at La Encantada shopping Center 2905 E Skyline Dr.
Sweet little Luis, one of the dogs we posted earlier in the week that was rescued from an extreme hoarding case, was at the TRN store today. He just got adopted by this lovely man who was looking for a cuddle buddy. Congratulations Luis, we know you will be very happy in your new home That’s our 193rd adoption. The magical 200 is getting really close now. Help us get there by texting ‘Doggie’ 44321 to donate.
8 Adoptions in Five Days!!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
You can’t have failed to notice what an amazing week we’ve had. Eight adoptions in five days – wow! We’re delighted. But we couldn’t have done it without you all. Thank you for sharing our FB posts, thank you for spreading the word, thank you for mentioning to a friend who you know is looking for a dog, that there is a perfect one waiting for them at TRN, thank you for donating, thank you for coming into the store and buying toys and treats thus contributing money to the cause, thank you for creating a buzz about what we do. All of this helps us to continue to get beautiful dogs into their furever homes.
Occasionally we unwittingly play a part in an extraordinary story when we match people up with dogs. This story really is special. We have got permission from the family to share it and it once again, highlights the amazing support we all get from our beloved canine family members. Fair warning, you might need a Kleenex for this one.Last week we shared a beautiful picture of a lady and her son who had just adopted Rosie. One of our volunteers is friends with the son and knew that his Mom was looking for a dog so he had suggested Rosie. With the adoption completed, the mother and son had left the TRN store but because of various protocols with that particular dog, John arranged to meet them at PACC when he took the dogs back at 3.30pm to finalise everything with Rosie. About half an hour later John received a phone call informing him that at the time the lady was adopting Rosie her husband had passed away. Her husband was in hospice so it was not unexpected apparently but of course it was still a huge shock. John said not to worry about Rosie, he would put her on hold so they could get her at a later date. Imagine his surprise when the son called back and said no, his Mom still wanted to collect Rosie. She explained that she was sitting with Rosie at the exact time that her husband passed and she felt the dog had come into her life at that precise moment for a reason, to provide her with love and support at such a sad time. So Rosie was picked up and taken home and later that evening we received another text from the son explaining how Rosie and his Mom were cuddled up together and she was so grateful to have her there.Wow, I didn’t even get through typing this without crying. It just goes to prove, yet again how important dogs are to us and how they can be such a comfort in times of tragedy. We know that Rosie and her new Mom will get through this together and go on to build many happy memories in the future.
We have a number of dogs that are either with fosters or with family members until we can find them homes. They will come to the TRN store only when someone makes an appointment to meet them.
Our first ‘APPOINTMENT ONLY’ dog is Tank. How gorgeous is this guy? 😍
Tank is a 9 year old chow/lab mix. He weighs 65 pounds and he knows sit and will give you his paw too. Tank is taking no notice what people say about his age and is still young at heart and full of beans. He loves walks and basically doing whatever you are doing. He likes to be involved 😄
If you would like to meet this handsome chap please text John at 206 718 3309 to make an appointment.
Jenny is in ‘da house!
If you are looking for a sweet, loving friend Jenny could be the dog for you. She’s 9 years old, great with children, house broken, easy to walk and just as sweet as can be. She loves people and would be great addition to your family.
If you would like to meet her please text John at 206 718 3309
Companion Dog- Envy- Adopted
It doesn’t matter what your political leanings are or what age, race or religion you are, there is no denying that 2020 has been a really tough year. There has been a steep increase in mental health problems and loneliness has become a very serious issue. While older people have been very effected by the sense of isolation that has inevitably occurred due to covid, all generations have been struggling with this changed lifestyle.
We have a recommendation to help get you throu gh each day with a smile. A Companion Dog. Companion Dogs have got all their wild days out of the way and now are just content to be there for you and give you constant and unconditional love. They won’t ask you who you are going to vote for, they’ll just give you a big, soggy kiss. They won’t tell you to wear or not wear a mask, they’ll just greet you with a happy face and a wagging tail. And all those hugs you’ve been missing out on? They have an endless supply of them, just for you.
We are going to feature a new Companion Dog each week. These dogs are quiet and gentle, asking for nothing more than a gentle walk each day and a soft couch, bed, blanket (or all three!) to lie on. They are not high maintenance they are just total cuddlebugs and yes, great companions.
This weeks Companion Dog is Envy. She is 9 years old and the sweetest girl you could wish to meet. She loves to give kisses and to sleep with her head on your lap. Just look at these photos – don’t you feel better already? She’s going to be at the TRN store on Tuesday so if you think this is the companion you’ve been looking for, please text John at 206 718 3309 to arrange to meet her.
Daisy’s going home Here she is with her new brother and her new Mom. What a wonderful piece of news to be able to share with you all. This lovely dog has had such a tough life so far but now she will be loved and cherished.Our 175th adoption
Sweet Rocky is going to be at the TRN store tomorrow, Saturday and we really want to find this gentle soul his perfect home. If you know someone who would give this furry bundle of love a great home please spread the word. Rocky is 10 years old so he is looking for a quiet home where his primary role is to be a loving companion.
Text John at 206 718 3309 and make an appointment to meet this adorable dog.
OK, now we have prove of Rocky’s breed. As I expected he must be at least half Australian Shepard. Today, on day 3 at the ranch, he showed us that old dogs rock. He doesn’t care about his age (11 years) nor his arthritis (Mom gives him now joint supplements). So, I have to teach a second deaf dog NOT to chase horses….
Chick O & Toco- Adopted
This is Chick O Teen and Toco, both 8 yrs old. they are bonded and have been together since they were puppies. They want to be adopted together. The thing is a bonded pair is really just like having one because they always have a buddy to play with and they keep each other company, so when you leave they don’t feel alone.
People that adopt bonded pairs have really enjoyed the experience. Call/text John at 206-718-3309 to make an appointment to come and meet them at TRN adoption store at La Encantada shopping center.
Trouble & Sheeza- Adopted
Our bonded pair, Trouble and Sheeza really need to find a good home. Poor little Trouble, the Chihauhau, is so anxious and afraid. They just don’t understand why their owners never came back for them. Trouble is 4 years old and Sheeza is 11 years old. They are both as sweet as can be and totally devoted to each other. Do you have room in your heart for these two?
If you would like to meet them, please text John at 206 718 3309
My goodness this is one handsome fella. Jax is 6 years old and weighs 64 pounds. He’s good with children and good with other dogs so he’d make a fantastic family dog. He walks well on the leash and best of all, he’s a great big softie. He loves people
If you’d like to come into the TRN store to meet him, please text John at 206 718 3309
We thought you’d like to know as many of you have been following this handsome boy – DC got adopted. It wasn’t through TRN so we don’t get to add him to our list but fantastic news none the less. DC has been waiting a long time for his perfect people to find him and now it’s happened. Congratulations DC, we’re so happy for you.
Here it is, the picture we’ve all been waiting for. Here’s Envy snuggled up with her new Mom. This has been the best day. We’ve struggled to work out why no one chose this gorgeous dog day after day, week after week but of course it was just that we had to wait for the perfect match for such a special girl.This is our 187th adoption but perhaps more importantly it is our 6th adoption this week, which beats our previous record of five. And we’ve still got two more days to go!If you would like to help us continue this great work, please text
Lorenzo got adopted! No sooner did he arrive from the groomers than this lady fell in love with him and that was it! Headed off to his new life with his new Mom. Well done little guy He’s our 188th adoption and the 7th this week!
Antonio got adopted! Our amazing week of adoptions continues with this little cutie. How could he not get adopted looking as adorable as that. Doesn’t he just look so happy about it too? That’s our 189th adoption and our 8th this week – Phew! If you’d like to help us keep this run going please text ‘Doggie’ 44321 to donate.
Sugar got adopted
Just look how delighted she is, giving out kisses to her new family. What a cutie. Congratulations Sugar, we are delighted that you have found your furever home.
That’s adoption number 182 – wow!
If you would like to help TRN continue to get dogs adopted, please text ‘Doggie’ 44321 to donate
This is such a sweet picture. I think this is a perfect match Yes, that’s right, Cosmo got adopted. We couldn’t be happier and think these two will have many great adventures together.
Our 183rd adoption. We are creeping closer to that magical 200. Help us get there by texting ‘Doggie’ 44321 to donate.
Whoever adopts this gorgeous girl is going to have a real treasure.This is Daisy and she is the sweetest girl, she’s 9yrs old but looks younger. She has had a very difficult life and really deserves a loving forever home. She was living with a women who was not mentally able to care for herself or her dog. She lived in a roach infested house with dried animal waste all over the floor, was not taken out regularly. And yet through all that she is such a sweet, gentle dog and ready to have a loving home where she will be spoiled and pampered…
Daisy’s going home
Here she is with her new brother and her new Mom. What a wonderful piece of news to be able to share with you all. This lovely dog has had such a tough life so far but now she will be loved and cherished.
Our 175th adoption.
Look at Rocky’s face! He’s in love
Rocky got adopted today. This lady was looking for a sweet, loving companion and she found the perfect one. Congratulations Rocky, we know you are going to be so happy. That makes 180 adoptions – we’re on a roll!
If you would like to help us to continue to find great homes for senior dogs you can donate by texting ‘Doggie’ 44321
When I did the post about sweet little Blake being adopted I mentioned that the person who adopted him had just had to have their dog put down. Now I have permission to tell the full story and although it starts out sad, we know it has a happy endingJohn’s brother had a 6 yr old Jack Russel (Amy) that started having seizures about three weeks ago, he took her to the vet to have her checked out. They gave him some medication to see if that would help but it didn’t. The seizures increased to the point that he took her to the Specialty Hospital to have an MRI, Spinal Tab and Blood test. They kept her for over a week for observation and after all that they still didn’t know what was wrong. On Tuesday on advice from the vet, John’s brother reluctantly had to have his beloved companion euthanized. John, of course, went with him and needless to say it was a very traumatic experience. As John was driving him home from the vet, his brother was devastated and unable to speak. After saying nothing for about ten minutes, suddenly, through his tears he said “I have to get another dog, I can’t be without a dog.” With a heavy heart, John dropped him home and went on up to the TRN adoption store. He walked in and saw a little Jack Russel mix that was the exact colours of his brother’s dog. What are the chances of that? I can’t remember the last time we had a Jack Russel available for adoption! His name was Blake. John could not believe it, he took a picture of the little guy and texted it to his brother. He called him about ten minutes later to see if he got the picture. His brother answered the phone, and said “I’m on my way.” He came right up to the store and sat with Blake for a few minutes, it was love at first sight! Blake jumped up onto his lap and a little while later they left the store together. John’s brother called later and said how well he and Blake, now renamed Roger, were getting along and how happy he was that he had a loving new companion.I feel very lucky to be able to share such a beautiful story with you. This is a reminder of why we do what we do. The picture on the left is the poor, sweet dog, Amy, who had to be euthanized. The second picture is Blake/Roger and the third picture is the love match
Here is the picture of sweet Amy and now the new companion Roger!!
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I think all of us wished we could adopt this adorable fluffy boy.
Yes that’s right, Buddy got adopted . Look at his big smiley face. This dog was one in a million and he will really complete this great family. Congratulations Buddy, that’s our 179th adoption.
If you would like to help us to continue finding great homes for senior dogs you can donate by texting ‘Doggie’ 44321
For people that prefer to text, you can text a donation
TEXT “DOGGIE” 44321 TO DONATE
For people that prefer to text, you can text a donation
TEXT “DOGGIE” 44321 TO DONATE
Roscoe got adopted 🎉 🍾
He’s only been to the TRN store a couple of times but today was his lucky day. Here he is with his new family heading home. We are so happy for you Roscoe ❤️
Our 168th adoption.
Bella could only manage a slow, stiff-legged walk last week when she came to the TRN store. Look at her now, trotting around the fields at her new home. Happiness has given her a new lease on life
We knew that sweet Bella deserved somewhere really special after everything she’d been through and boy has she got it. Bella was adopted today and is now living on a 50 acre ranch with a pack of senior dogs that follow their Mom around during the day and then go inside to comfy beds and all sleep together when the sun goes down. We are so happy for Bella, she is going to have the best life from now on.And she knows it, look at her smile She is our 165th adoption.
Yippee! More good news. Beautiful Boots got adopted today. The first picture shows her with her new Mom, and look at that fabulous big smile. The second picture is one that her new Mom just sent us. The message with the picture said ‘I’m sorry, I don’t like Boots. I absolutely love her! Boots is our 166th adoption.
We achieve so much by word of mouth. One of our volunteers shared a picture of beautiful Murray on FB, her neighbours saw it, went to the TRN store and adopted her! Thank you all for spreading the word. Congratulations to beautiful Murray, you will be so loved
That’s our 163rd adoption.
We don’t have a picture of him with his new family yet but great news, Rocky got adopted today. We’re so happy that this sweet boy is finally going home to be loved. Congratulations Rocky.
But wait, we’re not done yet. Our THIRD adoption of the day was the beautiful Karen. Such a gorgeous dog. We couldn’t be happier And that is our 161st adoption. What a great day.
After Winnie got adopted then Tate found his own family, our second adoption of the day Tate is our 160th adoption. Yippee
We had a really great day at TRN today. Winnie got adopted. Here she is with her new Mom We’re so delighted for them both.