Friday, October 21, 2016

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

My friend "Lab Lady" likes to have fun with me- she sends me photos of "shiny" dogs which might look like me- of course, none do because I am the only one who can look as good as I do - this week, she going to start teasing my human and I about Chocolate. Since a dog can't have Chocolate, it won't bother me- but I think my human's diet might suffer some! WOOF!!
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
This week, "Lab Lady" brought by the most cutest 8-year-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever named Molly to meet you!

Molly is from the suburbs and has no exposure to big city noises so she is looking for a single-family home in a suburban neighborhood or rural area to call her"Forever Home!" WOOFs!!!

Molly loves attention and will hang around with you wherever you go and likes to settle down for frequent naps. When she comes up to humans, she sits down and gives her paw! If you don't take one, she will put up the other one! Pawsome manners! BARKS!

Molly is good on a lead but will stay close to her human most of the time.  If she wonders off, all you have to do is call her name and she'll come back to you! She knows her basic commands of "sit," "down," and "come."

At night? She will go to sleep on her dog bed and stay until the next morning. Molly's energy level can be described as "coach potato!" as she likes to play with other dogs, she enjoys relaxing and resting too.

Molly keeps her kennel clean, so she is probably crate and house trained.

Please view this video of Molly, at, Molly playing!!

Molly is good with other dogs, has no cat history and is good for mini-humans age 10 years and older.

Interested in meeting Molly? Please visit the Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

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

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

It's been a while since I got to chat with one of my volunteer friends with Operation Paws for Homes.  She does a pawcellent job caring for dogs-  while visiting with her, she shared Hannah Hound who is looking for humans to love and her "Forever Home!"

Meet Hannah Hound-
"Hannah Hound"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes
This pawsomely gorgeous gal, Hannah Hound, is a medium Beagle Hound who is around 4 years old and weighs 46 lbs.

Hannah Hound is housebroken, prefers a home with no cats but other dogs are good.  She is good with mini-humans.

Hannah Hound loves attention and being around humans.  She is very athletic so could be good for a walker, jogger or runner or someone who wants to play in the backyard.

This beautiful girl knows her basic commands,"sit," "down" and "stay."

Interested in adopting Hannah Hound?  Please complete the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Application.

Interested in learning more about dog adoption, please visit the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Guide.

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Homeless Animals Rescue Team

This week I met a really cool guy.  His name is Jimmy.  He was rescued by the Homeless Animals Rescue Team.  He has this look of concern on his face,like he's carrying the world on his shoulders, but that's not really him.   Meet Jimmy-

(C) Homeless Animals Rescue Team
Jimmy is the most fun-loving and rambunctious little pooch who has more to share with the world than they could give back. He loves life and likes to make sure all is well in his area of the universe!  BARKS!

Once he is sure all is well, you will see his most loving self which will make you cry!

Jimmy is seriously looking for humans to love and share life with- he would love to be the bright spot in someone's life and be the someone for someone to love!  arf?  BARKS!!!

Do you have more questions about Jimmy?  Please contact, Shira!

If you would like to meet Jimmy, please complete the Homeless Animals Rescue Team Adoption Application.

Did Jimmy grab your attention, but you cannot adopt right now or maybe not even in the future?  Consider Sponsoring Jimmy and help with his expenses such as food and Veterinary Care.  More details can be found at Sponsor Jimmy!
(C) Homeless Animals Rescue Team

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

I had to look up to chat with this beautiful gray girl.  Her hazel eyes are awesome, her face is that of a beautiful Angel and she has the softest silkiest fur coat and a most affectionate goofy personality to match. Oh, my. A most pawfect Merle Great Dane who wants to meet you! 

Meet Polo!

(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
My friend the "Dane Dame" of Virginia brought this pawsome "velcro Dane" with a huge smile on her face.  She shared with me- 

"Polo is a true "velcro Dane” who has one goal in life, cuddle.....cuddle HARD. She doesn't stop at cuddling with you, she cuddles AT you, like it's a sport. She will contort herself into the most awkward positions to bury her head in your arms and wrap herself around you like a snake.  Don't think you'll get out of cuddling if you're tired, busy, etc. she will nudge your arms/legs/whatever she can get to pose you like a cuddling mannequin!    

(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
All she wants is to be near her people.  As long as she is allowed to follow you around during your day, and occasionally rest her head on your hip, she doesn't get into any trouble.  She is completely housebroken and doesn't chew on anything she's not supposed to or bark at noises outside. While she would prefer to sleep right in the bed on top of you, after a bit of pathetic whining, she will settle for sleeping at the foot of your bed. 

Not surprisingly with all the uncertainty in her life, she has some mild separation anxiety.  She does not do well crated and will howl and bite at the locks. Trying to desensitize her, we put her most comfy bed and favorite bones in there, so now she will lay in there with the door open, during "quiet time."

Being so attached, she would probably do just fine as someone's one and only, but she gets along wonderfully with her two small Frenchie roomies.  She takes corrections well from her foster sister and is learning not to crowd and mind her limbs when she's excited. She is also surprisingly gentle when wrestling with her foster brother, and rolls on her back to let him have a turn pinning her. They have all sorts of fun running off their energy in the backyard like the odd couple.

She loves going for walks and is adjusting to the Halti Harness pretty quickly. She is usually so excited the first couple of blocks that she grabs the leash in her mouth and shakes it, dragging you along behind her, until she finds her stride.  We have run into kids at the bus stop, men getting out of cars, other dogs on leashes and squirrels and she doesn't freak out.  She's a really great nighttime walking partner now that it's getting dark out.  She will give a few loud scary warning barks as stranger’s approach and stays alert but quiet as they pass.
(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

Her new family will be winning the lottery with Polo! She will make you the center of her world and keep you laughing all day long!"

Polo is good with other dogs and mini-humans.

Interested in meeting Polo? Please contact the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League by visiting, call (703) 644-8009 is a hotline where you can leave a message or email

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

When my friend Black Dog came by this week to meet you, I wanted to take him out for Tacos or maybe Enchiladas - he was dressed and ready to go to a party- but when I asked him about it, he said "I'm dressed to party with my new humans at my new "Forever Home!"

Meet Black Dog from Operation Paws for Homes!

"Black Dog"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes
Black Dog is a female Black Labrador Retriever and Pit Bull mix!  She may be the smallest pup in her family, but she's the cutest, quietest, sweetest, and, of course, adorablest!  You know how us Southerners are!  BARK!

Black Dog's mother had a rough start in life giving birth to her in a South Carolina shelter.  When she was 2 days old, she went on a long car ride to an Operation Paws for Homes foster's house to learn about being a dog in a human's home!  WOOF!!!  

Black Dog is looking for a "Forever Home" with humans who will love her, teach her about life and be patient with her while growing up to be a pawsomely fine young lady- she is willing to take the doggie oath to love you unconditionally each and every day, NO MATTER WHAT!
What do you say? Sounds like a pawsome pups to me!

Interested in meeting Black Dog?  Please complete the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Application.

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

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Product Review: The Fifth Paw, An Extra Paw to Help Hold the Doody!

"The Fifth Paw - An Extra Paw to Help Hold the Doody!"
(C) Allen Pearson
Did you know everywhere my human takes me, whether it’s to a local park or in a neighborhood community, or to see my pawnderful cousins in the beautiful hills of West Virginia and watch the trains go by, or to see my human’s crazy relatives and my meowster cousins in the hinterlands of North Carolina, there is one commonality about every place we visit - seems no changes in this law or paw rule of thumb- if you have one… and that is for your human to pick up your "gift" and not leave it behind. While it may come from behind, it shall not be left behind. WOOFs!
"The Fifth Paw -
An Extra Paw to Help Hold the Doody!"

(C) Allen Pearson

Why pick it up? Barks, it’s unsanitary to leave it behind for someone else to possibly step in or a child fall on or cause someone else to have to pick it up for you- that’s just plain rude. Barkingly, it makes a community look disgustingly bad to find these piles of gifts left everywhere along the way.

To pick them up takes and costs nothing. Using plastic grocery bags are pawfect. Now, for the squeamish, not a good idea. If you are squeamish or get grossed out easily, go to the local pet store and buy “Poop Bags” that’ll work for you.

My human likes to recycle plastic grocery bags these days.  For years, he used blue plastic bags he bought from a local pet store - mostly because our walks were in the woods and sometimes he’d have to grab my "gifts" to him in tall weeds, some of which could have been poison ivy which he is severly allergic. These bags covered his arm reducing the risk of poison ivy.  These ideas should assist you in working out a way to pick up the "gifts" from your dog!

"The Fifth Paw and Me!"
(C) Allen Pearson
Barkingly, some humans will say they don’t like to carry or handle the bag for the duration of their walk.  I found this pawsomely cool, pawtastic gadget from “The Fifth Paw” which will handle this issue for you!  All you have to do is fasten “The Fifth Paw” to a leash and go for a walk.  When your companion stops to give you a gift, pick up with a bag and tie it closed.  Simply hook the bag on one of the clips and head on.  If your dog is feeling "gifty" on your walk, there are two clips available to use.

My human loves this product.  Not for reasons pawed already, but he enjoys having a free hand.

The product is made of a sturdy plastic so it should carry every size gift and last awhile! WOOFs!!

"The Fifth Paw- An Extra Paw to Help Hold the Doody!"
(C) Allen Pearson

Friday, October 7, 2016

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

"Lab Lady" has been trying to find a dog to share with me for you to meet which is shiny black and as beautiful, handsome, and pawsome and pawtastic and great as I am.  While she has come close, quite often I might add, there are few like me-  well, this week is the closest she's come so far-

Meet Tail-er Swift, a female Black Labrador Retriever!

"Tail-er Swift"
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Tail-er Swift is around 4-years-old who is from the country with no exposure to the crazy noises of the city!  She is looking for humans to love and a "Forever Home" in a single-family house in a suburban neighborhood or a rural area!

Tail-er Swift is one happy girl who loves a good ear-scratching and a song! She loves taking a bath and her favorite thing to do is "shake it off” and give you a pawsome body wiggle!  A playful girl who enjoys going for a ride too!

Tail-er Swift has no known experience with cats and is recommended for mini-humans ages 10 and older.

Up-to-date on vaccinations, Tail-er Swift is barkingly interested in finding her "Forever Home" soon!

Interested in meeting Tail-er Swift? Please complete the Lab Rescue Adoption Application.