I first became aware of Everett (Washington) Animal Shelter <https://everettwa.gov/148/Animal-Shelter> when I was looking for Trouble. That was the name of a senior dog who found himself at the shelter when his owners could no longer care for him.
Since I received the gift of communicating with animals, I've learned their names are very important to them, and I contacted the shelter to express my concern that the name, "Trouble," might be a detriment to this dog. They responded quickly with the explanation this boy had been through enough upheaval and didn't want to add a name change to that. I was impressed with their professionalism and obvious concern for this dog.
With that in mind, Everett Animal Shelter goes in the doggie bowl for a chance to win a $100 donation from Quantum Canines.