Saturday, September 23, 2017

Prepare for Remember Me Thursday! Join us!

Used by permission, Helen Woodward Animal Center

Once upon a forever time ago, I had a cat brother.  He was a pawsome Maine Coon with a purringly grand personality. His name was Franz J. Haydn, "Haydn" for short as when my humans first adopted him, he was always hiding, so it was "Haydn" because he was always "hidin'." He was one cool dude and I so very much enjoyed having a cat brother- hey- don't tell the guys, barks, ok? WOOF!!

Haydn and I got along famously. When I first arrived we had a "sit down" to discuss the rules of the house. He said he rules the place and not to interfere and we'll get along great. I was fine with that as I don't care who rules as long as I get attention, belly rubs, ears scratched, the best treats and the best food.  He could do whatever whenever and always and I decided that I was dog in which my humans love and that made me very happy. He was an awesome gentle giant of a cat- in which I will always remember!

As mom loves cats and I love mom, I decided to write about cat adoption and their care as often as I can.  Recently, I pawed a series of articles about cat adoption and introducing a new cat to your home for the Fairfax County Times!

BARKs! er, MEOW, or is it PURR?!! Since not everyone can write a blog post or an article for a local newspaper, I want to invite you to share your love of your pet on social media and the pawsomeness of adoption!

On Thursday, September 28, lets flood social media with photos of you and your pet with a sentence or two about how you found them on your social media.  Share these pawsome experiences using #remembertherescue.

Meowly, you can participate in a competition with prizes where you share a photo of your pet and a story about adoption at Remember The Rescue Contest. Contest runs through September 30.

Used by permission, Helen Woodward Animal Center



Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

WOOF! My friend "Lab Lady" from Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. came by this week with a handsome young fella for you to meet- Meet Rover!!

"Rover"
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
My friend Rover is looking for his "Forever Home" in a single-family house located in a suburban or rural area!  He does not have a fence requirement. WOOF!!

"Rover"
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Rover is one friendly and affectionate 4-year-old Yellow Labrador Retriever.  He was used as a breeding but is no longer needed so he found himself at Lab Rescue! He lived in a small fenced, but clean, area behind his former owner's house so he's looking forward to learning what life is like as an indoor dog with loving humans.

Rover previously lived with other dogs and did well with them.  He has no cat history.  He has no history with mini-humans either.  He's recommended for mini-humans ages 10 or older.

Rover tested positive for Lyme, a non-contagious, tickborne disease. He is being treated with antibiotics for one month. He will need another Heartworm test in 6 months (March 12, 2018) as Lab Rescue doesn't have proof that he's been on heartworm preventatives.

If you would like to meet this pawsome fella, or apply to adopt him, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application.







Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

"Titan"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved

Is this a pawsome face or what!? WOOF! WOOF!! My human met this guy on a photo shoot for the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League.
He says this photo really shows the pawsomeness of this guy- He ran and played and played some more...Meet Titan!

Titan is a handsome young fella who is full of energy and love to share with his humans! He is eager to meet humans who love to play with dogs and appreciate his pawsome personality! Barkingly, and his "game-on" personality.

Titan is a fast and fun but has shown manners around little dogs.  He doesn't seem to have issues with cats but the tester was a slightly mean cat so he was a bit scared. 

Titan has manners, but, remember he is a puppy at heart.  He knows some basic commands, "sit," "shake a paw," “high” paw and "down."
Barkingly, he is very food motivated and enjoys food (a lot) – so he may guard his food when eating a LOT. 

Titan has fallen in love with humans he sees often- especially a mini-human who has taken to giving him treats while teaching him manners! WOOF!!!! Barkingly, he takes them a little too quick- gotta watch those fingers- so he's learning a new command "Easy" and he's catching on! He has shown no signs of being too rough, anxious, or guarded with mini-humans.

Titan loves to kiss his humans! He won't stop kissing his humans! WOOF! A good trait I'd say!  

"Titan"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
Titan loves bathtime and tries to eat the water.  He might make a good companion to someone who likes to jog or on those long runs!  WOOF!!!! 

Titan loves baths and tries to eat the water. He is an around handsome, delightful, and wonderful young man. 

Titan would be a pawsome addition to an active family who wants a "fun/playful” pup. 

If you would like to learn more about adopting Titan, pawlease visit the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League Adoption page.




"Titan"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved




Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

"Bandit!"
(C) PetConnect Rescue
Is this a cute face or what? WOOF! My friend "Miss C" from PetConnect Rescue brought this guy by to meet you! Meet Bandit!

Bandit was born on July 11, 2017. He is looking for his "Forever Home" and humans to love!  

Bandit is a curious and playful fella who has tons of kitten energy.  He tells me "I haven't met a toy I didn't like, especially those feathered wand toys!" He likes climbing all over the cat trees in his room.

Bandit likes playing with his brother, Burt, and the other foster kitties! He would love to be adopted with his brother or another similar age kitty. He would be sad to be home alone all day.

Bandit is a little nervous around dogs! Dogs are totally new to him -he's never seen one before so it may take a little time. 

Bandit enjoys food. And loves food. And wants his food. Meow!

Since Bandit is small and a young kitty, he prefers to go to a "Forever Home" with older/respectful mini-humans. If the parent humans have experience, even better! Meowingly, he is looking for humans to play with him and will take good care of him. 

Bandit is up-to-date on age appropriate vaccinations and dewormings.

A note from PetConnect Rescue: Cats adopted through PetConnect Rescue must be indoor only, and may not be declawed (unless already declawed at the time of rescue).

The adoption fee for this kitten is $135, which helps with the cost of routine vet care. The fee DOES NOT INCLUDE spay/neuter if the kitten is not already spayed/neutered. If the animal you are adopting is not already spayed/neutered, you will be required to sign a contract legally obligating you to have the animal altered. Also, a $100 spay/neuter deposit is collected to help ensure that the procedure gets done in a timely manner.

The first step in PetConnect Rescue's approving adoption applicants is to complete a Veterinarian check. Vetting of current and past pets is very important to PetConnect Rescue so they will be speaking with the Veterinarian(s) listed on your application to ensure that your current and previous pet(s) are kept up to date on vaccines (including rabies), spayed or neutered and examined annually by your Veterinarian.

If you would like to learn more about cat adoption, pawlease visit the PetConnect Rescue Adoption Guide.

If you would like to meet or apply to adopt Bandit, please complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application.


"Bandit!"
(C) PetConnect Rescue

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

I smile as I see "Cat Lady" coming by to visit with a cool cat with her! She tells me  "LAP CAT ALERT!" and to watch out with this fella- he is a TRUE SNUGGLER!!  Meet Trey!!

"Trey"
(C) PetConnect Rescue
"Trey"
(C) PetConnect Rescue
From what I'm told, Trey is a pawsomely incredible character! He didn't understand why he was in a tiny "room" with bars at a shelter. Meows, he wasn't having much to do with it!  He purringly won the hearts of the shelter staff by sticking his paw through the cage and frantically waving at them for attention!  Smart fella!

The shelter staff knew "sweet baby Trey" needed to find a family to enjoy his extremely loving and pawsome personality! Meowingly, Mr. Trey is pawsitively ecstatic to be out of the shelter and has won the hearts of his foster family too!

Trey is one super meowingly affectionate, super playful, super cute sleeper and just a plain super pawsome all-around guy!

If you are looking for a super-pawsome cat, this guy might be the cat for you!

Trey is up-to-date with vetting and has gentlemanly litter box manners!

From PetConnect Rescue: Pawlease note that cats adopted through PetConnect Rescue must be indoor only, and may not be declawed (unless already declawed at the time of rescue)!

"Trey"
(C) PetConnect Rescue
The adoption fee for this kitten is $135. The fee helps with the cost of routine vet care. Meowingly, the fee DOES NOT INCLUDE spay/neuter if the kitten is not already spayed/neutered. If the animal you are adopting is not already spayed/neutered, you will be required to sign a contract legally obligating you to have the animal altered. Purrs, a $100 deposit is collected to help ensure that the procedure gets done in a timely manner.

Please note PetConnect Rescue's first step in approving adoption applicants is to complete a vet check. Vetting of current and past pets is very important so they will be speaking with the Veterinarian(s) listed on your application to ensure that your current and previous pet(s) are kept up to date on vaccines (including rabies), spayed or neutered and examined annually by your Veterinarian.

If you would like to learn more about cat adoption, pawlease visit PetConnect Rescue Adoption Guide.

If you would like to meet Trey or apply to adopt him, please complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application.





Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dog Breeds: Boxers and Boxer Mixes

WOOF! BARK!!  Each month I enjoy pawing about a dog breed which may be of interest to you when looking to adopt.

This month, I paw about Boxers and Boxer mixes-


Looking for a Boxer Dog or Puppy?

Why Not Adopt!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pet CPR and Certification Class for PetConnect Rescue

(C) Pet Emergency Education

My friends at PetConnect Rescue are hosting a Pet CPR Class:

Sunday, October 15, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
VCA Veterinary Referral Associates
500 Perry Pkwy
Gaithersburg 20877

The Pet CPR Class will be conducted by a trainer from Pet Emergency Education LLC. The standard registration fee per person is $69.95, which includes a copy of their Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid Manual (Ebook), 2 personalized CPR certification wallet cards, an official certificate, and a 2-year subscription to the online Animal Emergency Resource Center. Refreshments will be served.

To avoid a late fee, please be sure to register by October 7, 2017. To register, please visit Pet Emergency Education PetCPR+ Certification Class

Participants are strongly recommended to bring a stuffed animal with them. Though not required, it will help with more efficient use of practice time. Please dress in comfortably.

Questions? Pawlease email contact PetConnect Rescue at info@petconnectrescue.org.