Saturday, May 21, 2016

Rescued Dog Survives Rattlesnake Bite and Saves Girl!

The greatness of us dogs is only surpassed by, uh, well, how great we actually are- which is really nothing new....sometimes it can just take humans a little while to catch onto this- WOOF!!!!

As I love to paw about dog adoption, I love to share about the greatness of having one around.

A news story in a dog magazine and a newspaper shares about a dog saving the lives of his family, even after being bitten by a rattle snake.  Here is a link to the story- Rattlesnake and Dog.

About a two years ago, I wrote a post about safety for dogs and snakes.  With the Spring season here and Summer fast approaching, it's worth re-reading, "Rattlesnakes, Snakes and Dogs."  

(C) Curtis Gibbens Used by Permission




Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Imagine my surprise, the pleasant surprise, actually a pawsomely wonderful surprise to be greeted by my friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue who brought by a cat and her kitten for you to meet.

Please meet Peppermint and her kitten Sagwa!

"Peppermint and Sagwa!"
(C) PetConnect Rescue
These two make the most absolutely beautiful mother and son you will ever see.  Peppermint was born in March 2015 and her adorable kitten Sagwa was born a year later, March 2016.

These two characters are as friendly and sweet as they are beautiful. er, handsome for the guy!  WOOF!  Meow!!  Peppermints loves humans, is gentle, calm and easy-going girl. Little Sagwa is out-going and just a delight!

The two just love being near humans and will make a pawticularly pawsome addition to their "Forever Family."

Barkingly, Peppermint and Sagwa are offered for cat adoption as a PAIR. How could you not want both??  WOOF!!!

If you would like to meet these two pawsome characters, please complete the PetConnect Rescue Adoption Application.  Once submitted, one of their adoption coordinators will contact you!

If you would learn more about cat adoption, please visit PetConnect Rescue Adoption Guide.

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

"Bella"
(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
WOOF!!! BARK!!! Smiles!  Happy Friday!  Around here, Friday's have changed some- my human retired from his full time work and now works on his writing and photography business.  He usually isn't finished working until sometime on Saturday.  Of course, there are many great opportunities for Dad and I to do things together during the week. He says I make his retirement awesome!  And, of course, I agree!

My friend from the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League has brought her friend Bella back for you to meet!  She is looking for a "Forever Home" again though no fault of her own!

Bella is looking for a "Forever Home" with a fenced yard and a doggie buddy playmate.

A high energy dog, she loves to run around with another dog then stop and cuddle with a human. She loves car rides, drinking lots of water, and playing with toys! She loves to throw them in the air and catch them!! WOOF!!

Bella's manners are improving and she knows most basic cues.  She is very food motivated and wants to please her humans.   She will benefit from a training course and a dog savvy home.

Bella is a most beautiful 16 month old Great Dane/Labrador Retriever mix.  She is the size of a Great Dane, around 120 lbs. and has an energy and personality of a Labrador Retriever!  WOOF!! What a pawfect mix!

Though Bella is dog friendly, she does play rough, the other dog in home needs to be barkingly good with that!

A pawsome young girl, Bella would love to find a forever home and family that she never has to leave again!!

If you would like to meet Bella and learn about dog adoption, please visit Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League.

"Bella"
(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League


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

The weather forecast is calling for quite a bit of rain tomorrow- no matter, my human and I will spend the day having fun together.  When the clouds break, we'll go for a walk.  When it's raining, we play fetch in the family room- no it's not that big of a room -we just know how to do it in a small area.  And, we'll curl up on the couch watching the rain or some show on TV.  Everyday is perfect with a dog in your life!  WOOF!!!! I should know.

My friend, "Lab Lady" should have the most perfect of days every day because she is always surrounded by dogs!  Who could ask for more....?!    This week, she brought by a big 9 year-old Black Labrador Retriever named Blue!

"Blue"
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. 
Blue is one handsome dude with the shiny black fur of his- he's almost as handsome as me- WOOF!!!!  We black Labradors got it!!

Blue is extremely sweet and affectionate.  He thinks he's a lap dog and loves to cuddle with humans!  He loves to be near his humans.

A smart guy, Blue knows basic commands like "sit," "stay," "down," and "come." He is crate and house broken.

Blue is a very quiet gentleman.  He's not made a sound while staying with his foster humans!

Blue is looking for a home with other dogs so they can have some ful playing and windows so he can sit and watch the world go by when the humans aren't at home.

Blue has pawsitively mastered leash skills- he is second to none!  He doesn't pull but does like to take his time smelling the smells and saying hello to everyone he meets, human and canine!!

My friend Blue is easy to care for, calm, laid back, and a very special guy who will make a pawfect addition to your family.  Though low key, he loves to be part of the action!

See Blue on YouTube: Blue!

His foster humans discovered Blue is good with cats. No kid history so approved for kids 10 and up.  He is up to date on vaccinations.

Interested in meeting Blue and learning about dog adoption?  Please visit Lab Rescue!
"Blue"
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. 


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

Happy Friday!  Did you attend the "Lab Walk" last Sunday which raised funds for the Lab Rescue Of L.R.C.P., Inc.?  The walk generated around $135,000 to support the rescue of Labrador Retrievers! YES!!!!! BARK!!! WOOF!!!!

"Lab Lady" who was the "life" of the "Lab Walk" hee hee has brought by a friend for you to meet!  An absolutely beautiful, hot, er, uh, sorry, but she is, girl named "Precious!"

"Precious"
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Precious is a 7 year-old, Chocolate Labrador Retriever country girl with no exposure to big cities so she is looking for a "Forever Home" in a suburban single family home neighborhood or in a rural area.

This girl is one happy dog, she loves her crate and is house trained. She loves to go for walks and does well on a leash.

Precious knows life is exactly that, Precious, so she makes the most of the moments by loving to play ball, rolling around in freshly cut grass with paws in the air, playing with other dogs, being outside, and hanging out with her humans!

A fenced in big yard so she can chase the balls you throw describes the "Forever Home" Precious would like to have including food, treats, water, treats, water, er, uh, sorry-

Watch Precious retrieve at: Precious!

And, her name fits her so well!!  She has no experience with cats and is recommended for mini-humans over the age of 10.  Is up to date on vaccinations.

If you would like to meet Precious and learn more about dog adoption, please visit Lab Rescue!


Saturday, May 14, 2016

A Seat Belt for Me?

We all need remonbers- especially humans- we dogs, got it down pawfect!  I am repawblishing a story I shared several years ago as it relates to the upcoming season!

One of the things that I paw about the spring and summer months is more time outside with my human! He loves to be outside and I get to follow him!! Not only do we play fetch and take longer walks but we go for car rides. I paw these trips. Dad says he bought his car with me in mind and I love it!
"Dad and I"
(C) TGR Pottery and Photography, Used by Permission

We roll the windows down just enough for me to sniff, open the moon roof, turn the music up loud and head out!! Out the driveway- down the street to the main road we go. I stick my head out the window- then out the moon roof- this is great!!!!!

Suddenly, Dad hits the brakes and I fall in the floor. Ouch! Not fun. I climb back onto the seat. Oh good…..not an accident. Someone pulled in front of us and slammed on their brakes. Now Dad’s worried about me- we pull off the road to a safe place, he gets out and checks me for injuries while fussing muttering about “how many times do I have to say ‘sit!’ while in the car!?? I’m Ok- just startled. We head on our way and enjoy the rest of our trip.

We get home and my humans check me over really good. Guess the jolt in the car startled him more than I realize. I need to pay more attention to staying seated in the car, I guess.

Mom suggests some kind of doohickey thingy that would keep me seated in the car. Dad agrees but isn’t sure what to get. 

Dad heads up to his studio to work on his photography and writing for awhile. I go up with him and lay down on my pillow, thinking about the crazy ride and how dangerous that driver was! Dad keeps working but I drift off to asleep. I awaken and hear Mom mentioning a new harness. Oh no… not a harness! Dad begins exploring on the internet and finds a few things to show Mom.

Mom mentions to Dad about the statistics she read in an article written by the American Automobile Association (AAA) which stated that a dog without a harness becomes a flying object in an accident that could seriously hurt you, someone else or itself, the dog could get scared and take off running somewhere, the dog could bite someone and could prohibit the emergency people from helping the injured. Also, you should never let the dog ride in the front, even with a seatbelt or harness because it could go out the windshield in an accident. AAA recommends putting a harness or seat beat (made for the dog) on your dog whenever you go anywhere in the vehicle. Good grief, that takes all the fun out of a dog’s ride in the car!

Well, they got me one. I feel and look silly. Dad took me for a ride again and I quickly noticed that it isn’t so bad after all. Dad had to stop quickly and I didn’t go falling into the floor. However, it does keep me from being able to get up to the front seat. DRAT!!!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Operation Paws for Homes

WOOF!! Happy Friday!!  I opened my door and in came 4 puppies from Operation Paws for Homes!  So pawsitively cool!!

(C) Operation Paws for Homes
These 4 dogs are looking for humans to love and "Forever Homes!"

A short introduction to these pups-

Maxton- A 1-year old Hound mix with a cool happy-go-lucky nature!  He is a little shy at first, but warms up quickly to humans and dogs. Cats? The Hound instinct take over so he wouldn't be a good fit for a home with felines. He would make a great addition to a family who loves to play and will continue his training.

Kalei- A 1 year old, female, Labrador Retriever/terrier mix.  She loves to go for walks or running or playing with other dogs and the humans in her life. She had FHO surgery on her rear leg the beginning of January, but has recovered great!  She loves to give kisses to her humans.  She is still a puppy  and will need someone with patience to continue her training to become the best pet possible for your home. She loves meeting new humans and dogs though should would do best in a home without tiny dogs or cats.

Miss Jess- An elegant, tall, and true southern lady lovely.  She is a 1.5 year old,  medium-size, adult, Hound mix.  She is calm and well-mannered. A warm, soft, dog bed, and loving lap to lay her head are her dreams of a pawfect home. She enjoys watching the football game, going for walks or hikes.  Hounds are intelligent (Ahem, Cough, Cough, Ahem!), loving, and enjoy the company of humans. Miss Jess gets along great with other dogs and humans.

Naveen-  A 2-year old, 32 lbs., female Labrador Retriever who comes from a rural area of Virginia. She is learning and trying to understand humans.  She gets along with other dogs.  One of her favorite things is peanut butter and loves licking off a humans finger.  She is very quiet and well mannered. She is crate trained but doesn't like the small ones. She needs humans to take it slowly when meeting her so she's not scared. She is learning to get along with other dogs.

If you would like to meet any of these dogs, please complete the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Application.

If you would like to learn about dog adoption, please visit the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Guide.