Motley Zoo Animal Rescue Mission
Motley Zoo Animal Rescue is dedicated to improving the lives of animals
locally, nationally and internationally; alleviating their suffering
and elevating their status in society through the rescue and
rehabilitation of animals in need and through the education of their
community on responsible pet ownership and animal welfare, advocating
the value of all animal life, in hopes to end the neglect and abuse of
all animals and to end the devastating pet overpopulation through spay
and neuter advocacy.
Motley Zoo Animal Rescue Vision
Motley Zoo Animal Rescue dedicates its work to end pet overpopulation
and the resulting euthanization of healthy, adoptable pets due to
limited space and funds of our local, national, and international
animal welfare organizations as well as working to end abuse and
neglect of all animals resulting from lack of information and education
of the community, all the while advocating the value of all animal
"These birds and animals and fish cannot
speak, but they can suffer,
and our God who created them, knows their sufferings, and will hold him
who causes them to suffer unnecessarily to answer for it..."
- George Q. Cannon, Animal Activist
Motley Zoo Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) Washington State non-profit
animal rescue run solely by volunteers. Motley Zoo Animal Rescue
assists local, national, and international dogs in need. We have no
shelter facility. Instead, we house our rescue animals in volunteer
foster homes where they receive one-on-one attention in a home
environment, receiving training and support, while we work to find
the best possible forever homes.while we work to find the best
possible forever homes.
Our foster families are the backbone of our organization and without
them, animals would suffer. In an effort to reach more animals in need,
we are searching for additional dedicated foster families. As a foster
home, you would care for your foster dog in the same way you already
provide for your own pets! We pay for all approved vetting and can even
provide you with food and supplies. All you need to do is welcome
the animal into your home and heart, put down an extra bowl at dinner
time, lay out an extra bed at night time, and kiss an extra nose in
One of our dedicated fosters explains how she answers one of people's
most common reservations to foster, "People often tell me they would
fall too much in love with their foster to do what I do, but I
explain to them that it is BECAUSE I love these animals that I let them
go to their new homes. These animals deserve a family of their own and I
know that I can save far more animals in need by fostering many
throughout the year, as opposed to adopting just one."
For answers to our most frequently asked questions, check out our website www.motleyzoo.org.
If you are interested in saving lives, please shoot us an email at
We would love to speak with you further about our
many volunteer and foster opportunities.
The Motley Zoo Crew
Bryan and Jme:
Bryan and Jme are avid animal lovers who have been involved in rescuing
for the past few years. As of now, they have 4 Rat Terriers (all resuces!)
and a big black cat named Biki.
When they adopted their first dog, Jasmine, they noticed she was
had some behavior issues. They realized she needed more
socialization. Shortly after, they saw a foster plea for dogs on
death row that just needed a place to stay for a little while until
a forever home was found. Although they had their concerns,
they wanted to help save another life and to help Jasmine learn
how to be more like a real dog too! It worked out magically. They
were immediately hooked on the idea that by hosting a dog in
their home, they could save a life, and make a huge difference in
not only the lives of the dogs in need, but in their own dog's life too.
They have fostered more than 200 dogs, and have helped countless others
through their networking efforts. They believe that anyone can foster. You
just need to see the simplicity of the idea and understand that for these
dogs, 10 minutes on a lap a day is worth one minute in a shelter. It can
literally mean the difference between their life or death. You will be
surprised at how much one little creature can truly change your life too!
As a child, Brooke had severe allergies to most all animals. But she
never let this get in the way of her passion for critters. She has
shared her life with many, including turtles, lizards, guinea pigs,
dogs, and horses. She was trained in Western style riding and even
attempted some barrel racing and cow herding!
When Brooke found herself a newly divorced woman, she decided the best
way to work through her pain was to reach out and help others in need,
starting her rescue career, first as a foster home where she found
she had an affinity for the naughty and troubled little four legged
souls who need help with socialization, aggression issues and learning
their house manners.
Brooke’s family currently consists of two Boston Terriers, Brother
Ottis and Baby Sage. Sage was recently diagnosed with a terminal
autoimmune disease and so Brooke cherishes every single day with her
How long does a typical foster stay for?
The typical fostering stint for a dog is 2-4 weeks- but can vary
depending on a wide range of things like breed, age, time of year, and
more. The stay is typically more like 1 month or more for cats, even
kittens. There are ebbs and flows to rescue- just as there are breeds
and ages of dogs in higher demand than others.
As a foster, we would like you to see the dog through to it's new home-
barring any unusual circumstance, emergency or travel plans. We work
around your schedule, but like having a pet in general, you should
commit to the idea...although it is far from permanent! Our fosters
find it pretty simple- as you hardly change a thing!
Do I have to pay anything?
We cover all vetting costs- and typically the animal is vetted before
arriving to your home. Most fosters provide their own food, considering
this a part of their charitable acitivty- as it is tax deductible-
along with any supplies and "luxuries" you may purchase for your foster
We typically have crates you can borrow, beds and towels, bowls- but
some fosters like to go above and beyond. We let you decide- but all
basic needs are covered by us otherwise. If food is required or needed,
we will gladly provide- as we are, on occasion, given donations. We do
not think something so simple should stop anyone from fostering- so
even the unemployed find joy in volunteering and fostering for us-
despite finances being tight.
Most of all, we support our members, because they support us!
Don't you get so attached to the
OF COURSE! We do this because we love the animals- every single one
that we see. But like giving a really great gift to a freind or family
member, we see this as a generous and giving way to make someone happy.
The smiling face of that child getting their first puppy, says it all-
you really can't be very sad when the whole family is just over the
moon for the pet that your helped...you are giving a life when you
foster- and letting him or her go, is the goal. You will find the
reward you receive for letting go is priceless- even if you're tempted
to want to adopt yourself!
We always suggest letting your first foster go- so that you can see how
wonderful it is. You will not regret anything- especially when you see
the new furry face coming next- that animal that really needs you. For
every foster you get there are really hundreds and thousands more
waiting for the same chance. When you see it like this- as being so
much bigger than you- it really beomces a mission. Evene the kids feel
this wonderful reward- they learn at an early age the altruism of
volunteering. This great experience has helped shape kids into
thoughtful and loving beings- who feel good being able to better their
What if i want to adopt my foster?
Well, should you absolutely have to adopt your foster, we of course are
plenty happy! We always hope that you will continue fostering- but we
know each person has their limits. You may however be surprised to know
that most fosters have more than 2 dogs, and even a few cats or other
small animals thrown in! Once you realize that fostering is simply
doing what you do for your own pets, it isn't so hard to find a place
for "one more" little face!
Some rescue organizations do not let you adopt your foster for fear of
losing you from their foster team- but we feel this is a bit antiquated
and unusual, especially lacking in appreciation for what fosters do. We
choose our fosters because they are great homes- why not great adoptive
homes too? We know a foster adopting their charge, will result in a
lifelong, happy friendship...we can't argue with that!
Do I need to have my own home or a
No! We have apartment dwelling fosters as well as plenty with no
fences! Think of who many adopters are: condo dwellers, apartment
living indidivuals- the dogs must learn to walk on a leash and potty on
a leash anyway...so as long as you are willing to walk your foster dog,
we are happy to have you!
What if I work full time?
Well, frankly most of the population works- and they still have pets!
So why can't you foster while working- there is nothing to stop you!
Most of our dogs are crate trained as a practice- so we can help
prepare them for the transition and changes ahead. The crate is like
their little bedroom, their den- where they feel safe. We like to teach
the dogs that the crate is their safe place no matter where they go-
which makes it easier on them- and on adopters in the future, should
they travel or stay with a family member. The crate also helps with
consistency in potty training- and this is a bonus in teaching these
dogs the ropes for their new lives.
organization relies completely on the generosity of people like
you! Your donation can do so much to save & change
We also need donations of items like:
- pet store gift cards
- gasoline gift cards
- dog food
- collars and leashes
- baby gates
- kennels/crates (used is fine!)
- old towels and blankets
- ex-pens/fencing materials
Any little thing that might be junk to you, can be treasure for us!
Please consider donating some items- we can also arrange a pick up if
We are a 501c3 non-
profit corporation! Your donations are tax deductible!
Send your donation to our mailbox:
Motley Zoo Animal Rescue
23316 NE Redmond- Fall City Rd
Redmond, WA 98053-8376
**Note: This is NOT a location you can come visit, this is just a
We do not have a brick and mortar shelter- our animals are housed in
private foster homes- and an approved application is required before
meeting with any of our available pets!
For requests or inquiries about animals, or an application, please
Or donate with PayPal:
This is Penny- she was rescued from a puppy mill. The poor girl was 8
yrs old...but had NO NAME!
We took her to the vet for some routine care and follow up- and it was
discovered that she had some bigger issues going on, including very
likely, early stage renal failure.
She stayed at the hosptial for a bit and we did every test we could do-
she had special food...and foruntately, her numbers changed and her
levels normalized with the treatment! this was a very expensive process
and cost us nearly $1,000- but she was so worth it!
We are happy to say Penny has been adopted by her wonderful foster mom-
and Penny is her very first dog! They are two peas in a pod, and Penny
has come out of her shell so much- it is so exciting to see her now!
We always need to raise money for emergencies and unexpected expenses
in regards to cases like Penny!
Even $1, or $5, can make a big difference- we never know when a
"special case" will arrive on our doorstep- please help us be sure we
can treat them!
Fostering is when you host a pet
in your home
temporarily, while we
seek a permanent, loving home. You simply do what you do for your own
pets- just for one more happy little face!
are Kylie and Caroline,
two of our foster kids,
playing with Pamela at a recent event!
Pamela is one of our adoptable dogs,
as seen on Petfinder.com!
We provide the vetting care and costs, and often many of the supplies
you need. Food can occasionally be provided, though sometimes the
fosters simply choose to provide this themselves...they just consider
it a part of their "charitable giving"!
Basically, helping these pets really costs you nothing- and the rewards
are endless! You will be amazed that the life changed by fostering a
pet, may very well be your own!
People often think, if they have a pet already, or kids, they cannot
foster- this simply isn't true! Most of our fosters have more than one
pet, and many have kids...fostering is a great experience for your
kids, teaching them empathy and generosity...they learn how to give and
think about other creatures and people in a new way...one that stays
with them forever!
Other ways to help:
We always need great families for volunteering! We have a variety of
events and tasks besides directly working with the animals- so even if
you think you cannot host a pet in your home, you can help out in other
These are some of the things we need help with:
- Event participation
- Transportation of animals
- Donation of supplies and food
If you can help us, please fill
out this form, send us an
email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 206-453-8480 and tell us who
you are! We will follow up shortly with ways that we can put your
skills to work!