jme Thomas

  • Executive Director
  • Motley Zoo Animal Rescue
  • Redmond, WA    
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Contact me for: Information and questions on helping animals in need, animal shelters, resources for pets (mostly dogs and cats) so they need not be euthanized when shelters are overflowing, or when animals have an emotional, medical, or behavioral need that cannot be addressed there, surrendering an animal in the event you're losing your home, are too sick, or are otherwise unable to care for your animal, being a foster pet-parent or adopting a pet.

jme has a varied background of skills and experience from owning and operating her own boutique in her early 20’s, to starting her own clothing line and working as a welder, both as a job and as an artist. She has always been of an independent and entrepreneurial nature, creative and courageous. She believes that there are always possibilities, where others see obstacles.

jme fell into animal rescue when she adopted a dog that was not well socialized with other dogs. She felt this was a true handicap to her dog, and wanted to “figure out” how to fix this- fostering was the answer. Although at the time, jme knew very little about dogs, she found she had a natural way with them. Since then she has seen over 850 foster animals through her doors!

jme co-founded and has run Motley Zoo Animal Rescue full-time, unpaid since inception, and is currently working to open a physical facility, deemed a “pet-centric community center”.

She lives in Redmond, WA with her husband, four rat terriers and bengal cat- and a variety of other foster animals at any given time.

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Expert Articles by jme Thomas

Dog Health and Wellness

Advice when your are forced to find a new home your dog

Caring for a New Puppy

Advice on fostering a pet from a rescue organization or shelter

Death and Loss of a Dog

Advice for when you find a stray dog in your neighborhood

Choosing a Dog

How to get involved with an animal welfare organization

Expert Articles Sponsored by jme Thomas

Choosing a Dog

Where to get a new puppy
Picking the perfect puppy for your family
How to get involved with an animal welfare organization

Dog Health and Wellness

Our pets aren't property: co-parenting after divorce
Keep your pet safe during the holidays
Your pet is lost....now what?
Protect your pet when getting lost with a microchip or GPS collar
A balanced diet and feeding routine keeps a dog healthy and trim
Choose a vet for your dog or cat that is respectful and compassionate
Dog medication advice to help keep your pet safe and healthy
Know what to ask when choosing a veterinarian for your dog or cat
Protect your dog from the winter chills and keep them healthy
Protect your dog from harmful foods during Thanksgiving
Advice when your are forced to find a new home your dog
Self-hypnosis can help you to help your dog lose weight
How to help a pet who has food allergies be healthy and happy
How to help your dog when they have seasonal allergies

Dog Behavior and Training

How to train your dog to stop pulling on their leash
Stop your dog from barking you up a tree
How to choose a dog trainer
Walk your dog safely and enjoyably
Training your dog to walk on leash begins with planning ahead
Preventing dog aggression and protecting dog owners
Expert advice on training your dog as home and family protection
How to best socialize your puppy to foster good doggie manners

Caring for a New Puppy

Considerations when socializing your new pup in a playgroup
How to choose a good veterinarian and quickly establish rapport
Advice for choosing your new puppy's interactive toys
Understand and budget for the lifetime costs of owning a pet
Choose a doggy daycare with a well-trained and trustworthy staff
Advice on fostering a pet from a rescue organization or shelter

Choosing a Cat

How to successfully introduce a newly adopted cat into a household
Advice on adopting a kitten or cat that is right for your family

Pet Rodents

Ferrets are great pets if you understand what it's like to own one

Death and Loss of a Dog

Keep your dog happy and comfortable in its last days
When is putting your dog to sleep the right thing for your dog?
Keep your senior dog happy and healthy during its final years
Advice for when you find a stray dog in your neighborhood

Death and Loss of a Cat

Advice for putting your cat to sleep and saying goodbye

Traveling Dog Owner

A trustworthy dog sitter will allow you to relax while at work or away
Your dog won't miss you at all when you pick the right kennel
Expert advice on choosing a reliable doggy daycare

Dog Diseases and Conditions

Treating bladder infections in dogs and cats
Caring for your blind dog or cat
Dogs with dermatitis: causes, diagnosis, and treatment
What to do if your puppy has a parvovirus infection
Prevention and treatment options for canine cancer
Get a handle on flea prevention and treatment for your dog
How you treat your dog with kennel cough can make a big difference
What to do when your dog has irregular urination patterns
Abnormal poop patterns or color could signal that your dog is sick
Acupuncture can be a great way to treat dog arthritis
Chinese medicine can help you treat your dog’s itching problem

Traveling Cat Owner

Avoid complications during flights with pets

Cat Diseases and Conditions

Holistic approach to hyperthyroidism in cats
Loss of appetite in dogs and cats
Keep cats healthy by preventing and reducing obesity
What to do if your cat has feline diabetes

Cat Health and Wellness

Make moving a smooth transition for your pet
Give your cat a long and healthy life with proper nutrition
Choose a veterinarian for your cat who specializes in feline care
Kitty training: Advice for properly socializing your kitten
Feeding your cat a healthy diet can help prevent illness
How to keep your elderly cat healthy so they live long, happy lives
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