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Concern for Animals: Since 1980, CFA has provided a wealth of animal welfare services to Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties, including low-cost spay/neuter, emergency medical care, an animal food bank, and rescue/adoption services.

Greyhound Pets, Incorporated: Contact these good folks if you’d like to make a fast friend. Based in the Pacific Northwest, GPI brings in greyhounds from all over the United States, as well as Korea and Ireland too. We adopted our two beloved boys, both retired racers, Sam and Rufus, from GPI.

MetroDog: 365 days a year, MetroDog of Seattle offers boarding, daycare, in-home care and more, since 2001. Whether you’ve got a puppy who needs an outlet for all of that energy, a lonely pooch who needs some socializing once in a while, or a faithful friend who requires a trusted boarding or pet-sitting option for when you’re out of town, MetroDog of Seattle has you covered.

Mountain View Veterinary Hospital: At MVVH, the motto is, “They’re not just pets…they’re family.” The vets and staff of MVVH has been caring for our furbabies (cats, rabbits, and now greyhounds) since 2002, and they have been consistently amazing, providing compassionate and thoughtful care for our four-footed family members. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Mud Bay for Healthy Dogs and Cats: What began as a family-run store around the corner from our house is now a region-wide source of quality pet food, pet care products, toys, and information. This is where we purchase Sam and Oofie’s food, treats, collars, and accessories.

Navigating Grief: Joan Hitchens, founder of Navigating Grief, offers a fresh approach to coping with grief. A certified coach, Joan’s nurturing spirit helps her clients work through grief, providing a safe space for caregivers and the bereaved to explore grief, create meaningful treasures that celebrate life, and connect with others in a community setting.

Providence SoundHomeCare & Hospice: Making house calls is the the tip of the iceberg for Providence SoundHomeCare & Hospice. This local non-profit serves Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties 24/7, providing in-home care designed to meet the specific needs of each patient whether it’s a short-term rehabilitation or end-of-life palliative care.

The TEARS Foundation: A non-profit organization, The TEARS Foundation provides support, for bereaved parents who have lost a baby. Whether parents need help making final arrangements for their baby, or ongoing bereavement support through grief support groups and peer companions, The TEARS Foundation works to help families through the pain.