Friday, December 19, 2014

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

WOOF!!  BARK!!  WOOF!!!! Great to see my friend "Lab Lady" bringing her buddy, Maisy, in to visit me and be introduced to you.  She is a 52 lb., 1 year old, Yellow Labrador Retriever who is looking for her "Forever Home."  Beautiful young girl, isn't she!  BARK!!!!

Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Though Maisy enjoyed time with me, she really needs to find a home in the country.  She's used to living where its quieter, less city and traffic noises!  She tried apartment living and it didn't agree with her!  If its learned that she can adapt to a city enviornment, Lab Rescue will update their webpage about her!

Maisy is the perfect house dog.  She is house trained and will stay in her crate without any trouble. She is quite the cuddler too, curling up with her head in your lap while you stroke her soft head and muzzle. She loves having her ears stroked!  WOOF!!!!!
Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

She likes toys, loves tennis balls, going for long walks, pouncing and bouncing, and running around the backyard, even through the mud, having all the fun that she can.   Sounds like my kind of girl! WOOF!!!!

Maisy has been well loved by her previous owner and it shows. She may take a bit to trust but once she trusts it's full trust. Her family will have to go slowly with her and introduce her to new things one at a time. When meeting humans outside, she wants to keep the distance and move on quickly. She is 90% puppy and about 10% "WHAT'S THAT?" kind of fearful- but the key is to take it in stride rather than be too sympathetic to her fears.

Maisy is good With children ages 10 and older, she has no known experience with Cats. She would do best in a home with another dog who would enjoy playing or at least entice her to do so!

Interested in learning more about dog adoption and meeting Maisy?  Please contact the Lab Rescue for more details.

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

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WOOF!! My friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue came by this week to visit and teach me a new word or at least a new name!! Tchoukou!!  I thought she sneezed!! So I blessed her- I guess I need to get some class!  WOOF.

Please meet this cool cat "Cat Lady" brought with her named Tchoukou!

Tchoukou (pronounced chu-ku) is a slim and gorgeous grey-tipped female Siamese. The name Tchoukou is from the Sahel of Africa – it is well known traditional creamy cheese made by women at home.

Credit: PetConnect Rescue 
A sweet and very loving cat.  She has a lovely coat and markings with beautiful blue eyes which are very expressive.

Tchoukou is a little over one year old and has a calm and soothing personality with gentle and soft meows. She would do best in a quiet household, perhaps one with an older animal and her human(s), for whom she would be a loyal companion. Tchoukou does allow children to pet her.

Now that her kittens are ready for their own home – so is she!

While she doesn't require a lot of personal attention, she's always available for your rubbing her head or scratching her back.

Tchoukou is healthy, up-to-date on vaccinations and has perfect litter box manners.

Interesting in meeting this cool cat and learning about cat adoption?  Contact PetConnect Rescue.  Complete the online application and an Adoption Coordinator will contact you.  

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

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WOOF!!!!!  HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! Only a few more days until Christmas-  Hoping you got your celebration almost, if not completely, done!!

My friends at Operation Paws for Homes have been very busy this season, as in every season, taking care of many great dogs.

This week, they've got an adult, medium, 1 1/2 year old, female, Australian Shepherd - Collie mix named Rosy for you to meet.

Credit: Operation Paws for Homes

A soft, cuddly, fun, soft, and delicately fluffy, Rosy is looking for a loving and active home! She is a gentle girl who is the definition of a companion!

Rosy loves humans!  As you meet her, she'll rub up against your leg gently as she look looks into your eye for a little pet.

Rosy would do best with a family or individual with an active lifestyle that includes hiking, running, or agility training. She's an incredibly smart girl and will benefit with having a lot of challenging activity in her life! BARK!!! Socialization would be a good thing for her too!

A smart girl, she quickly learns new tricks like jumping through a hula hoop or completing an obstacle course. She's an active girl who loves walks, runs, playing in the water, whether its in a river, a kiddie swimming pool, or her water bowl, and chasing squirrels out of your yard. Two of her favorite things are chasing the laser pointer and chewing on rawhide.

She is gentle with the children in her home but needs to learn that other children are just as sweet!

Rosy is good with some dogs and largely ignores cats. She really prefers humans!

Please see a short video of me - Rosy on YouTube!

Rosy is currently fostered in Alexandria, VA. She is spayed, up to date on shots, and ready for a forever home!

If you would like to meet Rosy, please complete an online application at Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Application.

Would you like to know more about dog adoption, please visit Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption.

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, Washington Humane Society

WOOF!! I've got a friend from the Washington Humane Society who would like you to meet him.  Barkingly pawsome is he wants to introduce himself!!

Credit: Washington Humane Society
"Meow, nice humans! My name is Quinn.  I am about the friendliest, sweetest kitty you will ever meet.

Sadly, my owner moved far away and they could not take me along, so I am looking for a new place to hang my hat. PURRRRR!!!!

I am very affectionate, loving, and fun to be around. I like to cuddle and have a chat with my human. 

I have lived with other cats before, and would probably be great with kids because I am so easy-going. 

I've been available for adoption for several months, and I can't understand why I keep getting overlooked – I am an all-around great cat! 

I am being fostered at Pet Valu in Silver Spring, so come on down to the store and meet me. I guarantee that with my charming personality, you won't be able resist bringing me home!"

Quinn is a five-year-old, nine lbs., domestic shorthair tuxedo cat.

Would you like to learn more about cat adoption and meet Quinn?  You can by visiting Pet Valu, 11229 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904,
(301) 754-3690 or visit Washington Humane Society.

Saturday, December 13, 2014


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Dear Noah,

Today is a very special day in our family!
5 Years ago today my wife and I met you at your fosters home
with PetConnect Rescue of Potomac, Maryland. 

Our previous dog passed away in mid November
and I had decided not to get another dog.
After all, dogs are alot of work 
and I was on my way to being 
the world's Greatest Nature Photographer
I just knew I'd be there in no time.

My wife and a friend knew I needed another dog.
After going through pages and pages of dog information,
I settled on meeting you but you were being interviewed
by another family. 
I was sad when told, the rescue would
call if the family changed their mind.

The family changed their mind
and we went to visit you!!

Though my wife was,
I wasn't too sure about adopting you. 
After all, there is quite a bit of work involved.
There's the walking,
the feeding,
the grooming,
the training,
the vet,
the meds,
playing fetch,
and having someone
to care for you when I travel
or work late,
There is no stopping with friends
somewhere after work.

5 Years later,
I've put my camera to better use,
I photograph for church,
dog and cat rescues,
and clients,
We've had many great walks,
You've comforted Meg and me
during many family losses,
we've explored gardening together,
you've gotten me to exercise more,
No way to ask for a better 

Work? Yes.
Worth it?  Yes, every penny, every minute.

Dad and Mom


Friday, December 12, 2014

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

WOOF!!! Happy FRIDAY!!!  Yes, you are in the right place, the right page, the right everything-  Barkingly PAWSOME is my human's stash of graphics!  I found them, got into them and decided to use them- don't tell him though- ARF?

My friend "Lab Lady" brought a really cool, 2 year old, 65 pound, yellow neutered male Labrador/Golden for you to meet!  If you live in the country, Gordon might be the perfect dog for you!!

Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. 
Gordon comes from the country so he has limited exposure to city noises, traffic, and groups of people!  WOOF!!!  For now, his placement is limited to single family suburban or rural homes.  If this changes, Lab Rescue will update their information!

Gordon is a typical young Lab with a very friendly and exuberant personality!! He has lots of love to give!!

A very strong dog so an an easy walk harness will be good for him! WOOF!! 

Gordon has no cat or kid history so he's approved for kids ages 10 and up. 

Interested in meeting this great dog, Gordon, and learning about dog adoption?  Please visit, Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.


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

WOOF!!!! Are you looking for a small dog?  One that would make the perfect lap dog??  My friends at Operation Paws for Homes have found

the barkingly pawsome dog for you, PUDGIE!!!!!!

Credit: Operation Paws for Homes
Pudgie is a 10lb, male, 2 year old chihuahua mix who is an easy going guy with a huge heart!! He enjoys loving on his humans with kisses and soaking in all the attention he can get!!

A day full of paying with toys, playing chase with his foster siblings or chewing on his bones and Pudgie is happy!!

One of his favorite morning past times is laying in the sun that comes in the window to sunbathe!

Pudige is the perfect catch for someone who is home more often to spend the days with him and enjoy the company of a canine companion!!

This dog is up to date on all vaccinations, microchipped, altered and fostered in Spring Grove, PA. The adoption fee for this dog is $325.

If you would like to meet Pudgie, please complete an online application at Operation Paws for Homes - Adopters.

Want to learn more information on dog adoption?  Visit Operation Paws for Homes - Adoption Guide/Information.