Saturday, March 28, 2020

Fun Facts About Dogs for Kids by Mighty Dog Graphics

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Lab Rescue!

Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! WOOF! Happy Friday! As I often say, it would not be, or maybe not seem like it is, Friday if "Lab Lady" from Lab Rescue didn't stop by with some pawsome Labrador Retrievers looking for their "Forever Home" with humans to love who will love them!

Barkingly, this week meet Cooper and Jase! These guys are bonded buddies and must be adopted together! Cooper is a 7-year-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever and Jase is a 6-year-old Black Labrador Retriever! They are looking for a "Forever Home" in a single-family house located in a rural or suburban area with a fence. WOOF!

Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson
Paws, these friendly guys love going for walks and being petted by their humans. The guys seem more interested in laving their attention to their humans rather than other dogs. They are well-behaved, follow directions and are super affectionate!

Jase and Cooper are house- and crate-trained. They quickly found their dog beds in the foster's home and snuggled right in! It wasn't long until they discovered squeaky toys and a comfy chair and couch.

These sweethearts are wonderful bonded buddies! They will let you know when the other is not around.

Jase and Cooper would like a human family that is active, can provide lots of lovin's and attention, training, and exercise!

WOOF! To learn more about adopting Labrador Retrievers from Lab Rescue, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide!

Barkingly, if you would like to meet or apply to pawssibly adopt Cooper and Jase, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application!

WOOF!! Do you love Labrador Retrievers, but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Jase and Cooper financially. Donations will assist with their care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other Labrador Retrievers at Lab Rescue. Interested, pawlease donate HERE!

Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson
Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption

Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption

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

Great Dane Dog Adoption
Photo: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! WOOF! WOOF! WOOF! How cool is this? My pawsome friend the "Great Dane Dame" from the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League brought by two very handsome and distinguished black Great Danes for you to meet! These guys are looking for their "Forever Homes" with humans to love who will love them too! Paws! I was waiting for these two gents to twirl "Great Dane Dame" in circles making her pawfully dizzy but, despite being energetic puppies, they behaved... for now... hee hee! Bark!

Great Dane Dog Adoption
Photo: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Creative: Allen Pearson
Paws, meet Duke! He is very much an energetic puppy who tends to be jumpy and mouthy when he is excited like when his human comes home or preparing to go for a walk. Barkingly, he has settled down some and is learning to do more. Paws, he is not aggressive, just excited.

Duke is a sweet and goofy fella who needs lots of attention to redirect his puppy energy, paws quite normal for being a puppy! Barks, he still doesn't realize his size or the concept of personal space! Paws, these traits make him kind of endearing! WOOF!!

Duke loves his humans but really loves having Maisie, another Great Dane, to play with! Having her around, he gets to romp and play which helps settle his energy too. They play long and hard to the point of exhaustion.

Duke loves going for walks, even short ones, and he is improving with his leash manners! Walking helps get out his excessive energy!

Duke needs a "Forever Home" with a 6-foot fenced yard as he is a pawsome jumper!

Meet my new friend Levi! WOOF! What a handsome fella!

Great Dane Dog Adoption
Photo: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Creative: Allen Pearson

At first, when I met Levi, I was a bit frightened of him. His handsome stature with those cropped ears makes him look like one of those police dogs that you don't want to meet in a dark alley somewhere. And in some cases even on the street! WOOF! Barkingly, that is not true with Levi! My pawsome friend "Great Dane Dame" says "don't be fooled by his looks- they can be intimidating. He is a sweet and affectionate guy.

Levi is a 5-year-old Black Great Dane with the pawfect blend of energy and Dane laziness! He will play ball or tug-of-war for 20-30 minutes then take a 3-hour nap! Sounds pawsome to me! WOOF! WOOF! Barks!

Levi has had some basic training. He is crate- and house-trained. He does tend to counter surf so his adopters will need to continue working with him on this!

Levi wants nothing more than to curl up with his human and watch TV.

Barkingly, Levi has had his home "shaken up" with moves and gone from a home with lots of dogs to being the only dog! He's adjusted well but is eager to interact with other dogs including running the fence line with the neighbor's dog.  In his previous home, he played VERY rough with an older female Great Dane. If placed in a home with another dog, he will likely let diligent training to make certain they well. Pawingly, he has adapted well to being an only dog.

Barks, Levi will have a training addendum to his adoption!

Paws, to learn more about adopting a Great Dane with the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League or apply to pawssibly meet or adopt Duke or Levi, or even both, pawlease visit their Adoption Procedures!

WOOFs! Do you love Great Danes but are not able to adopt? How about considering sponsoring Duke or Levi or even both? Sponsoring Duke or Levi provides financial resources for their food, care, and Veterinary needs. Interested? Pawlease visit Sponsor!

Great Dane Dog Adoption
Photo: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Creative: Allen Pearson

Great Dane Dog Adoption

Great Dane Dog Adoption

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption! PetConnect Rescue

Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson

MEOWS! MEOWY FRIDAY! I hope you are having a great week! I am beginning to get just a little annoyed with having my humans around all the time but they are learning to behave and be a little quieter so I can nap all day long and allow them to pet me only when I want them to do so. You know how cats can be! Mom says I make a GREAT pet! She loves having me around the house meowing and purring away. Dad does too but he's a little more ornery and won't admit the truth! Meows! Cats make pawsome companions requiring less work than dogs!

Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson
Meows! My friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue is one who can tell you about the greatness of cats and what great company we can be and how the universe would fall apart without us to keep it all together! She has brought by a pawsome fella named "Alvin" for you to meet. Purrs, he is looking for a quiet "Forever Home" with humans to love who will love him too!

Alvin is a sweet but shy fella who came to PetConnect Rescue from a hoarding/neglect situation. Paws, his experiences caused him to be very shy with strangers and in new circumstances. Pawingly, he has a sweet, affectionate personality wanting to love and be loved! MEOWS! MEOWS! Purrs, even in his first days at his foster home, though absolutely terrified, he showed no signs of aggression!

MEOW! Meow! Alvin loves being petted by the humans he trusts! He will purr and rub on them for as long as they will pet him! 

Alvin gets along with other cats as shown in his photo! He is with his foster brother Algernon who happens to be available for adoption too!

Paws, meows, since Alvin is shy and new humans and environment are scary for Alvin, he needs an adopter who will be patient with him as transitions! Purrs!

To learn more about cat adoption with PetConnect Rescue, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide!

Paws, if you would like to meet meowingly purrific Alvin or apply to pawssibly adopt him, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application!

Unable to adopt? Pawlease consider supporting Alvin financially. Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other cats at PetConnect Rescue. Interested, pawlease donate HERE!

Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson

Cat Adoption

Cat Adoption

Thursday, March 26, 2020

COVID-19 and your Dog and Cat


COVID-19 Outbreak!
Photo: CDC on Unsplash

WOOF! WOOF! Meows, Meows! Samson and I took a little time recently to get away from the computer and have been hanging out with our humans these past few weeks. I haven't been feeling well so I wanted a break and Samson just wanted to be a cat and do what cats do best.

Barkingly, with all the news about the Coronavirus, Samson and I want to share with you the latest news as we can. Barks, as always is our practice if you have any concerns about your pets, pawlease contact your Veterinarian. A strong relationship with a Veterinarian is your best resource.

Paws, of the resources we have been reading including the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Tufts University, PetMD, and Dogster among others, we want to paws a few thoughts about dogs and cats during this time of the Coronavirus!

As of the writing of this post, the AVMA barks a huge "NO!" about dogs and cats being carriers of COVID-19. There has been no evidence, no cases, no dogs or cats who have carried the disease to humans or humans to their pets either. WOOF! WOOF! Barks. WOOF! There is NO REASON for humans to abandon their pets! YOU need them, THEY need you!

Barkingly, those comments DO NOT MEAN that if you have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 you should be around your pets, petting your pets, or breathing on them. Paws, why risk it though statistics say it's not likely?! Barks, the best idea is to have another human take care of your pet while you are quarantined. Have them feed, pet, groom, walk, and play with them- to be safe. Paws.

Paws, it still doesn't hurt to use extra hygiene precautions just to be safe! Remember there is NO REASON to abandon your pet!

COVID-19

Friday, March 20, 2020

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Lab Rescue

Black Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! WOOF! Over the past few weeks, Samson and I took time off from writing and various other duties because it just happened to work out in our schedule we could do so. Barks, I enjoyed walking my human more, taking it at a slower pace, or maybe taking more time would be better to say. WOOF! I kept him moving as fast as I could for most of the walks! Barks, Samson and I enjoyed being a cat with us. He was his usual cat self! We enjoyed the time away but we are glad to be back writing about our friends who need forever homes with humans to love who will love them!

Black Labrador Retriever Dog AdoptionMy buddy "Lab Lady" from "Lab Rescue" brought by a handsome fella named Toby! He is around 12-years-old, a Black Labrador Retriever, who is looking for his "Forever Home" in a rural or suburban area single-family, patio home/duplex or other single-story living with a minimal amount of steps. He can do a few stairs going in and out of the house or a patio. He needs to avoid the long flights! He has no fence requirements.

Toby is one happy and chillin' dude! He does not bark in the house but will usually investigate what's going on outside! Outside, he barked once at a truck!

Toby is given free run in his foster's home and left for up to 4 hours! He is not a fan of the crate.

He isn't terribly interested in food and will politely wait for his meal to be properly prepared by his foster parent!

Toby likes going for walks, baseballs, going for rides, swimming, and attention. He will be happy to become someone's loving lap dog! He knows some basic commands!

Visit Toby playing with a ball, Toby Playing Ball, and with his baseball, Toby Loves Baseballs!

Toby's world was turned upside down when his human suddenly passed away. He is hoping to find a special human who will spoil him in his senior years!

Toby is good with other dogs, but NOT with cats! He is approved for mini-humans ages 10 and older.

To learn about dog adoption from Lab Rescue, pawlease read their Adoption Guide!

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

WOOF!! Do you love Labrador Retrievers, but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Toby financially. Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other Labrador Retrievers at Lab Rescue. Interested, pawlease donate HERE!

Black Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson

Black Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson

Meows! I am pawsitively happy to catch up with my friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue this week! She has brought by a handsome fella named Bubba for you to meet!

Paws, Bubba is quite the distinguished-looking fella! The black and white coat and fun look on his face makes you want to hold him forever! Meows! When you do, he will purr loud!

Meows, he is an affectionate and calm guy who loves snuggling, chatting with humans by trilling and meowing, and being groomed- which is very impawtant to prevent matting in his long silky fur! Purrs!

Cat AdoptionHiss! Hiss! Bubba was left at a Maryland shelter where he was exposed to an upper respiratory virus which affected his eyes. Paws, despite receiving eye medications, he developed ulcers on his cornea, and his third eyelids became very inflamed.

Paws and meows, Bubba has recovered from the virus and is now in PetConnect's care. One of their partner Veterinarians examined him and confirmed he has permanent scarring on his cornea and his third eyelids have partially adhered, but he is able to see well. To keep him comfortable, he should receive artificial tears, as needed.

Meows, Bubba gets along well with other cats, dogs and is great with mini-humans.  He settles into any new environment as if he's lived there forever!

To learn more about cat adoption, pawlease visit PetConnect Rescue's Cat Adoption Guide.

To meet or apply to pawssibly adopt Bubba, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application! Once it's submitted, one of their Adoption Coordinators will contact you!

Paws, unable to adopt? Pawlease consider supporting Bubba financially. Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other cats at PetConnect Rescue. Interested, pawlease donate HERE!
Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson
Cat Adoption