Friday, September 25, 2020

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P)

Cat Adoption
Photo: Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P)
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

MEOWS! MEOWS! Purrs! It's raining kittens!

My pawsome friend "Miss Sherry" from the Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P) came by this week surrounded by kitties and a huge smile on her face! She loves helping animals find their "Forever Homes!" Purrs, these cute furbabies have come to Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P) from all directions! 

Meows, if you are looking to adopt a kitty, pawlease take a look at the photos I have included in this post and consider adoption. These are only a few of the loving and social kitties!

Meows! If you're looking to add a furry friend to your family, learn about cat adoption, apply to adopt, or sponsor a kitty pawlease contact

Cat Adoption
Photo: Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P)
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

Cat Adoption
Photo: Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P)
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

Cat Adoption
Photo: Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P)
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

Cat Adoption
Cat Adoption

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Prayer Pups by Jeffrey Smith

© 2020, Prayer Pups, by Jeff Smith, Used by Written Permission
© 2020, Prayer Pups, by Jeff Smith, Used by Written Permission

Paws, I am not affiliated nor do I earn any dog treats or toys or steaks by sharing about this product.

Barks! I have been sharing the pawsomely grand comics of Prayer Pups by Jeffrey Smith for a few years. Paws, I love his work and his Christian perspectives in his cartoons which help mini-humans and adults pursue a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ and to nurture a better understanding of The Word by using the gift with which God blessed me.

Barks, I would like to share this book "Treasure Hunt" which is full of fun activities and devotions for mini-humans featuring the Prayer Pups! To learn more or purchase a copy for your mini-humans, pawlease visit Treasure Hunt by Prayer Pups! The book would make a great Christmas gift for the pawsome mini-humans, grand mini-humans, or great grand mini-humans in your life.

Paws, I bark a huge thank you to Jeffrey Smith for sharing his creative talents in Prayer Pups with us!

Monday, September 21, 2020

Size Matters! Dog Adoption, Small Dogs

Photo by Graham Holtshausen on Unsplash
"A French Bull Dog Poses for the Camera"
Photo by Graham Holtshausen on Unsplash

WOOF! Barkingly, an impawtant aspect of adopting a dog is its size and grouping. Despite what you hear or have read, size matters! It matters quite a bit. From small to extra large, it’s impawtant to take size as a serious factor and discuss with everyone who will be caring for the dog before you go any further. After you have considered the time and lifestyle you have to devote to a dog, size, breed, and grouping are important.

Grouping? Woof! Yes, along with size, you should take into consideration the American Kennel Club’s grouping of the breed(s) you are interested in adopting. The reason for this is simple. Dogs were bred for a specific job or reason, such as sporting or hunting or even, yes, toys. If you want a dog to be a companion without all the high energy of another breed, you need to decide that early and be aware of it when you look. A mixed breed, which is what I am, a handsome debonair Plott Hound/Black Labrador Retriever, are excellent dogs because you can get the best qualities of the different breeds.

Small Dogs. Small dog breeds include Boston Terrier, Chihuahua, Dachshund, Jack Russell Terrier, Maltese, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Schnauzer, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Poodle, Pug, and Rat Terrier, just to name a few.

Barkingly, with small dogs, you definitely have more portability available to you than the larger breeds! Paws, you can take them easily in any car and go almost anywhere with little consideration or concern except that you fasten your dog's seatbelt, or pawssibly in this case, place them in a car seat. And, NEVER, let the dog ride in the front of the car- should an airbag deploy, it could lead to major problems.

These dogs will fit in your purse, slip inside your coat, backpack, or a grocery bag. Woofingly, you’ll be able to take him more places than you expect or you could with a large dog. For me, it’s more like I try to hide my human but then…. woof.

Another cool quality about the small breeds is the nature of the “business” the dog creates. Barks, the size of the dog's business can range from small to almost a medium size. You’ll be able to easily pick it up and get rid of it much quicker than with the larger breeds.

Woofs, a few disadvantages to the small breeds are some of them are constant barkers which are commonly called “yappers” among humans. They bark at every noise, every little thing, and sometimes don’t seem to stop until you are completely crazy!! Also, they are trippers!! They run around your legs which could cause you to stumble and trip. These are challenges you should consider before adopting a smaller breed.

A great factor with the small breeds, barks, paws, if you live in a condominium or townhouse or small home and don’t have a lot of room, and must have a dog, a small dog is great for that type of space. WOOFS! They don’t require much room. For them, a good size family room is a great large humongous space to explore and play while for someone like me, there’s not that much room to move around! Woof!

Barkingly, the expenses related to smaller dogs are usually less too. Smaller amounts of food, less water, and smaller accessories like collars and clothes, if you should want or need them. 

Barksters, a small dog can be as great a friend or companion as a medium or large one, it depends on you and your immediate family, not me or someone outside who may think they know it all.

Of course, to be successful with your new pup, you should thoroughly research the breeds which interest you. Should you go the rescue dog route, adopting from a rescue organization or shelter, which is often the best, knowing about specific small breeds will benefit your selection.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Prayer Pups by Jeffrey Smith

(C) 2020, Prayer Pups by Jeffrey Smith
© 2020, Prayer Pups, by Jeff Smith, Used by Written Permission

WOOFS! Many paws and barks of thanks to Prayer Pups and Jeffrey Smith for sharing their pawsome artistic talents with us. 

All content and characters © 2020, Jeffrey Smith. All rights reserved. Used by Permission, Prayer Pups by Jeffrey Smith

WOOF! To learn more about God's Plan for Man, the Good News, pawlease visit Peace With God!

Prayer Pups

Saturday, September 19, 2020

A Sponsored Post: 6 Great Reasons to Hire a Dog Trainer

Christos Philippou - Founder of Delaware K9 Academy
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6 Great Reasons to Hire a Dog Trainer

If you have an unruly new puppy in your home, professional training services can help turn them into a well-mannered pet. It is important that you take the time to look over some of the best reasons to take advantage of these services. Training a dog of any age on your own can be fairly difficult and time- consuming. Why not let someone else teach your dog how to behave properly?

Professional Trainers have Experience
A good dog trainer will have years of experience working with all different types of dogs. They will also have experience dealing with a wide range of behavioral issues. This is a big part of what makes these professionals so good at their job. When you are looking for a top rated dog trainer in Delaware, this is something to consider. Even if you’ve owned dogs before, it is unlikely that you’ll have the kind of experience that these professionals do.

A Trainer Will Keep You Accountable
Those who try to try their dogs completely on their own usually don’t have the necessary motivation to see it through. By hiring a professional dog trainer, you will have someone you must answer to each week. The trainer will want to see what sort of progress you have made with your dog between sessions. This could give you the extra bit of motivation you need to properly train your canine companion.

Learn the Most Effective Methods
A trainer can provide you with incredibly effective methods for curbing undesirable behaviors. You can implement these methods at home on a daily basis. You can trust that these professionals know what they are talking about. A lot of DIY dog trainers choose ineffective methods they find online, which just wastes a lot of their time.

It’s a Great Long Term Investment
While nobody likes spending the money on a professional dog trainer, it is a great long term investment. Just think about the many years of well-mannered behavior that you’ll have to look forward to from your pooch. These services will serve you and the rest of your family well for a long time into the future. The better behaved your pet is, the less stress everyone in your home is going to experience every single day.

It will Strengthen the bond between you and your Pet
The time that you spend with your pet at training sessions with a professional will definitely strengthen your overall bond. This is a very hands-on way to interact with your pet, which will make you even better friends. Most people are very glad for this experience because of how much more affectionate and loyal their pet is as a direct result.

Better Mental Health for Your Pet
Studies have shown that professional training services can actually improve a dog’s overall mental health and well being. This is most likely due to the sharp increase in the animal’s confidence and abilities. Believe it or not, these training sessions act as a sort of therapy for many dogs. If you want your dog to be as happy and healthy as possible, these services are incredibly beneficial.

Professional dog training services can benefit both the owner and the animal. There are many different options to choose from, so you’ll almost certainly find exactly what you need. In fact, this is one of the best investments you will ever make when it comes to your pet. These services will make you like them even more, and bring both you closer together with a stronger overall bond. If you’re looking for professional dog training services you can check out Delaware K9 Academy.

About the Author: 
Christos Philippou started Delaware K9 Academy in the beginning of 2019 in order to provide quality, safe, and affordable training and boarding services to the greater Northern Delaware area. After realizing that owners are still struggling to find a trainer that achieves exceptional results at an affordable price, he set out to build a company that can help. While located in Wilmington Delaware, we service all surrounding areas to make sure people can take advantage of what we have to offer.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Lab Rescue


Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue

WOOFS! Happy Friday humans and canines! It's the weekend... or it soon will be! Whatever plans you might have, can only be made better and more fun by the adoption of a dog! My friend "Lab Lady" of Lab Rescue brought by a pawsome fella for you to meet! Cedar!

Cedar is a 10-year-old Yellow Labrador Retriever looking for a "Forever Home!" in a single-family house located in a rural or suburban area with a physical fence. 

Cedar is an affectionate fella. He is discovering life as a dog can be quite fun! Barkingly, I couldn't agree more! He enjoys car rides, is working on his leash skills becoming considerably calm after the first few 100 yards, and enjoys toys. 

Yellow Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue

Cedar is house- and crate-trained. He hasn't destroyed anything within his foster home including his own toys. He has a few stuffed toys he loves and will take them, or a chew, with him in his crate at bedtime! 

Cedar isn't much of a barker... a cool quiet fella I'd say. Barks. When he does bark, it's a cross between a woof and a howl! 

Barkingly, my buddy Cedar isn't much on Thunderstorms! He will need a quite place to go for the duration of the storms. I pawsonally like to curl up with my bankies when a storm is coming and stay there! 

Cedar has determined that futons and curling up in front of a window to enjoy the world going by is a pawsome way to spend the day! 

Barkingly, Cedar can be a bit of a counter-surfer or dumpster-diver so these places need to be secured. WOOFs! 

Pawsome Cedar is not a high-energy kind of guy. He enjoys walks and playtime in the backyard. 

WOOFs! He is much better with female dogs than males. He will guard his toys so they need to be picked up and put away before any dog visitors come around! Barks. 

Cedar is approved for mini-humans ages 10 and older. He is good with other dogs. Paws, no cats in his "Forever Home!"

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

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

Woofinglys, do you pawsitively love Labrador Retrievers but are unable to adopt? Paws, how about supporting Cedar 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! Donations are tax-deductible. 

Yellow Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue

Yellow Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption

Yellow Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue

MEOWS!! My pawsome friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue brought by a beautiful cat looking for her "Forever Home!" with humans she can train to wait on her, hand and paw, all the rest of her pawsome born days. Purrs, you know how we cats can be!

Dana is a petite sweetheart! She is looking for a home where she will have another cat with confidence who will help her settle in! 

Cat Adoption

Meows, with patience, she has shown an interest in humans and toys. There isn't a cat in her foster home she doesn't enjoy playing with! 

Pawingly, Dana will be happiest in a home with older mini-humans or adults. She could pawssibly be fine with a laid-back cat-friendly dog. 

Meows, to learn more about cat adoption with PetConnect Rescue, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide

If you would like to meet Dana or apply to pawssibly adopt her, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application

Meows, are you unable to adopt? Pawlease consider supporting Dana financially. Donations will assist with her care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other cats at PetConnect Rescue. Interested, pawlease donate HERE! Donations are tax-deductible!

Cat Adoption