Homeward Pet Blog

They’ve Got Generosity in the Bag

This month’s eNewsletter sponsor is one to brag about—or shall we say “bag” about! Pacific Bag, Inc. is a local and longtime community partner of Homeward Pet who specializes in bulk bags and packaging services. Pacific Bag’s hard work and dedication to their industry, has placed them on the cutting edge of packaging technology.

Catch up with Pacific Bag’s very own Marketing Supervisor, Whitney Smyth, and see what she has to say.

“Located on the Woodinville-Redmond Road, Pacific Bag, Inc. got its start over 30 years ago selling stock packaging. It has remained the core of what we do, because the need for unprinted, unlabeled “stock” bags, sold in small case quantities, is stronger than ever.

We service more than 4,500 customers in 50+ countries with a wide selection of stock products ranging from side gusset bags, stand-up pouches, paper tin-tie bags, flat pouches, bulk packaging, java boxes, rollstock, accessories, tins, bag sealers, weigh and fill machines, and more. We specialize in markets varying from coffee, specialty food and pet food, to agricultural products.

PBi takes pride in supporting our local community. Regardless of how you choose to define community, we believe that we have a shared responsibility for it. PBi, while proud of our commitment to all the communities we travel within, we continue to seek ways to help local causes, encourage employee involvement and join with our partners in giving back to this world we all call home. As part of who we are, we believe strongly in giving back into the industries we service and our local community. By helping Homeward Pet Adoption Center, we get to do both and see some wonderful animals find their forever homes. We thoroughly enjoy supporting Homeward Pet!”

Visit the PBi website to learn more ~ www.pacificbag.com

Be a Hero Every Day

Heed the call and help them all.

Now it is easier than ever to be a hero for homeless animals.

Future veterinarian Tucker, wanted to help our four-legged friends because animals are “playful, cute, really nice and really kind.”

In just a few short minutes, Tucker created his own online birthday fundraiser through Homeward Pet’s Every Day Hero page. Tucker raised an inspiring $527 for the dogs and cats of Homeward Pet and all he had to do was share his fundraising link with family and friends.

If Tucker can do it, you and your family can too.

Be the hero our animals need and get started today! 



There are tons of ways to host your own fundraiser, and an Every Day Hero page will help you spread the word! Here are a few ideas:

Lemonade Stand: Everyone loves lemonade! This classic fundraiser is a refreshing way to raise money for the cats and dogs of Homeward Pet.

Neighborhood Car Wash: Car washes are a great way to get a group of young animal lovers together to raise money for Homeward Pet. Put your scrubbing skills to the test while enjoying an afternoon of sunshine!

Host a Party: This is a sure-fire way to collect food and supplies for the animals! Provide your invited guests with our Shelter Essentials list and ask them to bring a donation to the party.

Design Custom Note Cards: Release your inner artist! Have your class make one-of-a-kind masterpieces and turn them into note cards at your local copy center. Tie bundles of 10 together and sell them during parents’ night at school – all for the homeless animals at Homeward Pet!

Organize a Ride-A-Thon at School:Talk to your teachers and administrators at your child’s school about supporting a school wide bicycle fundraiser for the animals of Homeward Pet.  Solicit pledges from family, friends, neighbors and more to donate for every hour you ride.  Parents and teachers can supervise the event as they root the kids on!

Scrappy “Dappy” Doooo!

Nobody does “Puppy Power” like Homeward Pet’s very own, Scrappy-Doo! Despite being small in size, this highly energetic, brainy and brave soul will wrestle his way right into your heart. If you are looking for a dog to protect you from ghouls and monsters while you solve the mysteries of the world, then Scrappy is your guy. Come in and meet this quirky character and we are positive you’ll shout “lemme at ‘em!” in delight.

Learn more about Scrappy and other dogs available for adoption today!

This Saturday, August 19,  is the nationwide Clear the Shelters adoption event! Adoption fees will be waived for all Homeward Pet cats and dogs, Noon-6PM.


Coping with Cushing’s

Roxie and Mimi have a few things in common. Both charming seniors have big smiles, playful personalities and endless tail wags…and they share the same chronic medical condition. But your support set these two sweethearts on a path to health and happiness. 

During Roxie and Mimi’s intake exams, our vets became suspicious that these two ladies weren’t just packing on a few extra pounds. Their abdomens were enlarged, their fur was patchy and thin, and they were riddled with skin issues. Basic treatments were started, and as we continued to monitor their health and behavior, we noticed other symptoms like frequent drinking and urination, and an increased appetite. Lab tests were performed which confirmed what our veterinary team suspected from the start.

Roxie and Mimi had Cushing’s disease, which occurs when the body produces too much Cortisol—a hormone that helps manage stress. Cushing’s is common in older canines, but is often difficult and costly to diagnose. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments to help manage the condition, but each case is different and it takes time to determine the right medication and dial in the dosage for each animal.

Thanks to amazing supporters like you, Homeward Pet had the necessary resources to help Roxie and Mimi through each step.  Today they are healthy, happy pups. Both have already found their forever homes with kind-hearted caretakers, dedicated to managing their condition with daily oral medication and regular testing to monitor changes and adjust medication.

Roxie and Mimi are just two of the many animals who have received extraordinary medical care through Whoopi’s Fund for Special Needs Animals. Already this year, Homeward Pet’s veterinary team and partners have provided a number of homeless cats and dogs with major surgeries, ultrasounds, expensive medications, extensive treatment plans and emergency vet care.

You can make a life-changing difference for even more animals needing medical aid and attention by making a meaningful gift today.

Thank you for creating bright futures for nearly 2,000 cats and dogs every year, especially those who need extra time, care and support. Together, we can continue to create new beginnings for more animals in-need than ever before. Read more about Whoopi’s Fund for Special Needs Animals here.


Contact Information
Adoption Hours:
Our Address:
Wed - Sun, 12 - 6pm
P.O. Box 2293
13132 NE 177th Place
Woodinville, WA 98072
Homeward Pet Adoption Center is a non‑profit, no‑kill animal shelter. Our mission is to give homeless animals a second chance through rescue, shelter, and adoption.