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NO Adopt A Cat Day, this Sat 11:30-2:30 Walk With VIPP!

NO ADOPT A CAT DAY THIS SATURDAY - DUE TO STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
VIPP WILL BE OPEN FOR ADOPTIONS AGAIN NEXT SATURDAY Every Saturday 11:30-2:30. Come in and meet our wonderful cats - every one of them needs a home to call their own. If you need to schedule an appointment, please call 389-1085 or email cats@vipp.org. Shelter Address: 12200 SW 243rd Street - off of Old Mill Rd. Dog adoptions are by appointment only, call 389-1085 or email dogs@vipp.org. VIPP's dogs are not housed at the cat shelter, but are in foster homes or boarded on Vashon. Click here to see the current dogs:
http://www.adoptapet.com/vipp

For directions to the shelter - click continue below.

Strawberry Festival parade and Booth JULY 22nd & 23rd. Walk with VIPP in the parade on Saturday or just enjoy it roadside. Come to our booth and see the animals we have up for adoption, become a member, volunteer or just say hello.

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SMILE.AMAZON.COM helps VIPP! ** Micro-chip your pet for $10Bucks!

USE SMILE.AMAZON.COM If you log into to Amazon.com using Smile.Amazon.com, you can choose Vashon Island Pet Protectors as your preferred non-profit and VIPP will receive .05% of your eligible smile purchases! It's easy!!!

Micro-Chip your pet for $10 now! For a limited time Fair Isle animal clinic and VIPP are running a great special. Get a mico-chip (normally $50) for $10 bucks! Keep your pet safe - it is the best way to be reunited with your pet if they are lost and that is so important, especially during an Island emergency. Call Fair Isle now 463-3607 for a voucher and to make an appointment.

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Relinquishment Policies

If you need to talk to VIPP about relinquishing a cat, please call (206) 389-1085 or email cats@vipp.org For dogs- call same number or email dogs@vipp.org.

It is VIPP’s policy to accept Vashon/Maury dogs, subject to available resources. VIPP is not obligated to accept a dog that has been reported as being aggressive.
Any dog with an unknown history should be evaluated for temperament by a trained individual, who has been approved by the Board of Directors (BOD), prior to intake into the VIPP system.

Boarding for up to two weeks can be provided during evaluation if necessary. If the animal is deemed not likely to be trainable or, a danger to the community, the dog will be returned to the owner. If the owner refuses to take the dog back, or if the owner has abandoned or was abusive to the dog, VIPP will find an appropriate placement.

If the animal is deemed trainable, VIPP will use resources available in the form of volunteers and training programs to help make the dog adoptable.

If a dog is found to be dangerous due to aggression after relinquished to VIPP, the dog will be immediately removed from the foster home and professionally kenneled. At this time VIPP dog volunteers will have 15 days to assess the situation and make a recommendation to the BOD.

VIPP would like to have a copy of the medical records on the relinquished animal and a description of the animals personality and history. Our volunteers need this information to help find the best possible home. If your cat was raised around dogs or children, VIPP wants to know that. If your animal has trouble getting along with other animals and wants to be an only "child", we need that information too. Complete this form when relinquishing a dog

Anything that will help us place the animal in the right home. If you are able to make a donation to support your relinquished animal's care - VIPP appreciates that very much.