Saturday, April 30, 2016

Volunteer Appreciation Month

The month of April is Volunteer Appreciation Month.  Barkingly, I paw a huge


to all the pawsome Volunteers who make this world a better place by volunteering wherever the needs might be.

A barkingly pawsome  number of volunteers help organizations like Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc., Operation Paws for Homes, PetConnect Rescue, Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue and so many other rescues and shelters with their day to day operations and helping dogs and cats find new homes!

Pawviously, my favorite volunteers are the Foster Parents who donate their time to helping a dog or cat in need to find their humans and a "Forever Home."  One special lady took the time to help me and I've lived happily ever after!  WOOF!! BARK!!!!

My human loves photographing and writing to support dog and cat rescues.  Since he would love to have another huge dog in the family and isn't able to do it right now, he volunteers time to support the dogs and cats needing homes!

If you are interested in volunteering to help local rescues who have plenty of things for volunteers to do, you can visit please visit the link at from The Dogs Paw: Virginia and Washington DC Area Rescues to find a place to volunteer and serve.

"Everybody can be great.  Because anybody can serve.  
You don't have to have a college degree to serve
You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.... 
You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace.  A soul generated by love." 
 ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Volunteers are love in motion!"  
- Author Unknown

"Nobody can do everything,
but everyone can do something."
  - Author Unknown

"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.  
You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, 
you vote every day about the kind of community 
you want to live in."
 - Author Unknown

"I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.
- William Shakespeare


Friday, April 29, 2016

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

(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
My friend "Lab Lady" brought by this week a most adorable, beautiful, hot-looking babe, er, excuse me please, 7 year-old Yellow Labrador Retriever named "Valentina" for you to meet!!

Valentina is looking for a home in a quiet neighborhood or rural area and one with humans home more than not!  WOOF!!!!
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

Valentina came to Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. from a hoarding situation where she was used to having human company, or another dog around. She has lived with several dogs. She did fine meeting other dogs in her foster home but was too interested in the cats, so no cats.

A very loving girl, she follows her foster humans from room to room- she would make a great work at home office mate- she might share the chair with you!!! She makes a pawsome companion for someone with a little patience who will give her the love and attention she's looking for! She is at her best when she is besides her human, including in the car.

A smart girl, Valentina is eager to learn new tricks. She knows the basic commands of "Sit" and "Heel" and is working on "Down."

In the afternoon she waits by the window for her foster humans to come home from work and greets them with her trademark helicopter tailspin. WOOF!!!!!

Valentina will sleep in her own bed as she doesn't like to be crated. She loves early morning walks in the open spaces the park nearby.

Valentina has no experience with children so she's approved for kids ages 10 and up.

Interested in meeting Valentina and learning about dog adoption? Please contact Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. Tell them "Noah" sent you! WOOF!!!!!

(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

(C) PetConnect Rescue

My friend "Cat Lady" who does a pawsome job caring for cats, along with her volunteers, brought by a cool cat named "Mariquita" which is Spanish for Ladybug.  She goes by "Quita" for short. 

Quita is a sweet, snuggly, girl who is looking to be a special humans "Forever Cat!"   She is looking for a kind human who will love her and she can love back!

She loves to give head-buts, get kisses, and play peek-a-boo, and am looking for someone kind. 

She was shy at first, but is improving and becoming very brave! 

Quita is good with other cats and children!

Mariquita comes from Puerto Rico, has all of her vaccinations, and will be a year old in September!

Interested in meet Mariquita?  Please complete the PetConnect Rescue Online Adoption Application.  Once submitted one of their Adoption Coordinators will contact you.

Interested in learning more about cat adoption?  Please visit the PetConnect Rescue Adoption Guide

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

My friend "Big Bruno" has fostered and trained dogs with PetConnect Rescue for several years now, pawsibly longer -maybe to the beginning of time.

This week, "Big Bruno" stopped by with his friend "Corona" or affectionately known as "Rona" at Muddy Paws Farm.

Pawleased to introduce "Rona!"

"Corona, aka, Rona"
(C) PetConnect Rescue
A spectacular, super smart loving girl who can't wait to find her human family and a "Forever Home!"

Corona enjoys other dogs, especially puppies, and playing with them.  She seems to have a mother's instinct as she dials back her playfulness based on the their speed!  How cool is that?  WOOF!!!!!

Corona loves to playing in the yard, especially with her pals and would love to find a new fenced in yard to run around and explore!

Corona has excellent potty habits and is learning to walk her foster human on a leash with no issue!  arf?  WOOF!!!!

A beautiful, cuddly, loving girl, she will lean back and stare into your eyes while asking for affection.

At about 9 months old, Corona is the perfect age to acclimate to a new home, meet new canine siblings, and learn the ropes and rules in her new setting. If you are looking for brains, smarts, and affection, Corona is your girl!

Corona is spayed, up-to-date on vaccines and eager to find a family to love!

Interested in meeting Corona?  Please complete the PetConnect Rescue Adoption Application.  Once submitted, please email Tammy at

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

(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
WOOF!! Have you ever seen such a sweet pup-dog face before?  Besides mine, of course!?!  BARK!!!

Meet Bella- she is a pawsitively beautiful 4 year-old female Blue Great Dane.

Bella is one goofy love bug who attaches herself to her humans almost immediately!

A very large girl for a female her age, Bella is looking for a human who will have the time to teach her manners and be the leader she needs them to be. WOOF!!! She will do best in a home as the only dog! Bella will be required to attend a formal obedience training as part of her adoption.

Bella was never socialized properly so she will need some human help in this area of training. She came from a home where there was fighting between the other dogs she lived with on a regular basis.

A quiet, calm environment with a family of humans who will take things slowly so she can adjust to her new surrounding will be the pawfect place for Bella. She seems to love male humans the most but does appreciate all the attention she can pawsibly get from all humans. She has been exposed to mini-humans and does well- pawsingly she is recommended for mini-humans over the age of 8!

Bella is housebroken, crate trained and travels well in a car.

Bella's original owners state she is good with cats and other animals on the family farm but she hasn't been exposed or tested with these animals in her foster home!

Bella would make a pawsome addition to someone’s family.

Bella is spayed, up to date on all vaccines and microchipped.

Interested in meeting this beautiful Blue Great Dane and learning about dog adoption? Please visit the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League.

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

HAPPY FRIDAY!! Been a pawsome week, hasn't it?  I have had two special friends visit me this week whom I haven't seen in awhile.  Glad to catch up with "Miss C" of PetConnect Rescue and her puppy, Jullian!

(C) PetConnect Rescue
Meet Jillian who is about a 10 week old pup and appears to be a Terrier/Lab mixes.  Since  PetConnect Rescue doesn't know their parentage, the breed is truly a best guess.

Jullian is all playful, affectionate, and curious.  Like most pups, he loves everyone and everything! Jillian pawsitively loves to play with other dogs, running, jumping, and tackling!  He loves to play with doggy toys and doggy beds as well.

Jillian was part of a litter that recently came down with parvo. All the pups survived and are recovering nicely. Now, they are looking for their "Forever Homes."

The pups are up-to-date on age appropriate vaccines and preventatives and will need to be spayed/neutered at the age of 6 months.  ​

Interested in meeting Jillian and learning about dog adoption?  Please complete the PetConnect Rescue Online Application.  Once submitted, one of the Adoption Coordinators will contact you!

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

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Belmont Bay Animal Awareness Expo

A pawsome event where you can get to meet some of the local animals needing "Forever Homes" and humans to love!

The event is this coming Saturday, April 30, 12 noon to 3 p.m..  For more information, please visit The Prince William SPCA!
Used by Permission, Prince William Human Society