VIPP Dog Pack

Update:  2/2014:  Bentley is no longer available, he was adopted to the perfect home earlier this year. 

Vashon Island Pet Protectors, established in 1984, works each day to improve the quality of life for domestic pets on Vashon Island. This year we are celebrating 29 years of service to the community.

Affectionately known Island wide as “VIPP,” Vashon Island Pet Protectors is a no-kill and non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization run by compassionate and dedicated volunteers.

Dog Pack volunteers are dedicated to working with neglected, mistreated and even abused dogs to ensure their rehabilitation and placement in loving homes. I’ve been working with VIPP dogs since 2011.

Check out this video of Bentley, a sweet Boxer mix, whose currently in training off island.

Bentley, a 3-year-old neutered Boxer mix, is a wonderful and loyal dog. But right now he is feeling the weight of all his transitions. VIPP is looking for a very special foster or forever home to continue our work helping Bentley to heal, so he can leave his “behavioral baggage” behind.

We have enlisted a specialized trainer, with whom Bentley is making great progress. His next step is finding the right person, who understands dog language and will put the effort into living with a ‘work in progress’ dog that has some reactive behaviors under specific circumstances.

Bentley needs lots of exercise, strong consistent leadership and plenty of time together with his people in a calm, loving, stable home. A single person or couple with no children or other pets is recommended. Other dogs might work under the right circumstances.

Bentley may not be the easiest dog right now, but with some work and a little love, he will blossom into one of the best.

Dog adoptions are by appointment only, call (206) 389-1085 or email

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