Friday, January 30, 2015

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

I love visiting with my friends who work so hard to rescue dogs and cats and find them "Forever Homes."  It's quite the challenge, I'm sure!  PAWS TO ALL OF THEM!!! WOOF!! WOOF!!!!

My friend "Lab Lady" brought the girl she is fostering by for you to meet- Luna!  She is an absolutely gorgeous woman, er, dog, as in Luna, not "Lab Lady"- though "Lab Lady" is a nice lady, arf! guess I better stop and let you meet Luna-

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See, isn't she beautiful!  WOOF!!!  A 5-year old Black Labrador Retriever who weighs around 68 lbs..  Experience with cats is unknown as well as with children so she is approved for ages 10 and up.

Luna is a quiet dog. Loud noises or fast movements tend to frighten her so she must go to a quiet household in a quiet neighborhood and a fenced yard. Further, she must live with a dog. 

Luna enjoys hanging out in her foster mom's bed or on her dog bed. She loves snuggling with the resident dog at bed time! She is crate trained, but when allowed to run loose, she chose snuggling with her human and does not tend to get into stuff. 

She has perfect house manners and never barks. Luna prefers to meet one person at a time as groups tend to overwhelm her.  Barkingly pawsome, she will be practicing her social skills in the coming weeks. 

Luna was excited to see the snow, jumped around for a minute, ate a couple mouthfuls! Though hesitant in meeting new humans, she has done well during the workday with a midday visit from her new friend, the dog walker. Luna is wagging more each day and eating with enthusiasm, she is learning quite a bit about living with humans!!  

Luna previously lived chained with little shelter or care. She was one of five dogs all of whom were seized by the local authorities and rescued. She slipped out a gate during her rescue and was on the loose for two days. Through the dedicated efforts of a small group of volunteers and the Frederick County police, she was re-captured. During her two days on the loose she was seen swimming in the river and traveled a distance. With this history, tremendous care must be taken to ensure she is leashed and/or in a secure fenced area at all times without fail. 

Interested in meeting Luna and learning about dog adoption?  Please visit Lab Rescue

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

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Happy Friday  and "Hello" or "Meow" to my dear friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue!  Along with her, she brought this sweet cat named "Kale"- look at that face and those beautiful eyes!  WOOF!! er, "meow?"

Kale, born November 2014, is an pawcredible, pawdorable little gal with 2 different color eyes! How pawsome is that!?!  WOOF!!!!!

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A bit shy at first, but once she learns she can trust you, she's a total sweetheart. Kale bonds immediately with other kitties so needs to be in a home with another kitten or friendly cat.  The kitties have the added bonus of bringing her out of her shell more quickly because she watches and learns that humans are actually really fun!

Kale is current on age appropriate vetting and always uses her litter pan. She will make a wonderful addition to your family!

If you would like to meet Kale, please complete the PetConnect Rescue Adoption Application and an Adoption Coordinator will contact you.

Interested in learning about cat adoption, procedures, fees, and applications please visit PetConnect Rescue Adoption Information.

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, Washington Humane Society

From the Washington Humane Society this week, I would like you to meet Thelma!!!  WOOF!!!!!  She is a one-year-old, 35 lbs., American Staffordshire Terrier mix.  She lost her home when her human's landlord said dogs were not allowed in the residence!  How rude!  WOOF!!! So, she's looking for a special human and "Forever Home" to enjoy life.
(C) Washington Humane Society
Now, from what I hear, if Thelma was born in the seventies she would have been a jazzercise queen! 

An active girl, she loves to play so an exercise that provides fun AND helps her burn off some energy is her favorite thing. 

Thelma is well behaved and knows how to keep herself entertained when she is alone, but she loves time with friends! Dog friends, human friends (even kids!) – anyone who is down to play and snuggle will be bestowed the title of “bestie” by Thelma.

If you would like to meet Thelma, please visit the Washington Humane Society's New York Avenue Adoption Center, 1201 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C., 202-576-6664 or visit Washington Humane Society!

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

 (C) Operation Paws for Homes
 WELCOME FRIDAY!!!!! WOOF!!  And, a special welcome to a beautiful, sweet young lady from Operation Paws for Homes named Hennie.

A female Sheltland mix who found herself in a shelter in South Carolina, and no owner came for her.  Hard to believe as she is such a pretty girl who loves fetch and snuggling with her human fosters. 

She's enjoys walking on a leash and is doing well with crate-training.  She is housebroken too. 
Hennie is altered, up to date on all vaccinations and microchipped. The adoption fee for this dog is $325.

If you are interested in meeting this gorgeous girl, please complete the online application at Operation Paws for Homes- Adopters Application.

More information on dog adoption can be found at Operation Paws for Homes - Dog Adoption.
 (C) Operation Paws for Homes

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Noah's Houndisms: Dog's Paws and Snow

An important reminder about dogs paws and snow and ice!  WOOF!!!

I love to play in the snow with my human.  I can be out there as long as he will!!  WOOF!!!

And, I love going for a walk in the snow- it is so much fun- but my human has to remember to check my paws for ice or pellets that are used to de-ice sidewalks and paths.

The ice can hurt my paws and toes and the webbing between my toes.  Though I have to admit, it's pawingly annoying when my human does it but it's for the best.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Grandma's A Stinker!

(C) Allen Pearson,
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Woof! Maybe I should change the title of this post, but I am not a bit happy with my grandmother.

When grandma moved in with us under the excellent care of my mom human and Capital Caring, I began my duties of watching over her too.

I had assumed my duties quite well from the start.  Watch grandma. Let her pet me.  Watch grandma. Let her pet me. Watch grandma. Let her pet me.  Watch grandma. Let her pet me.  You get the idea.

(C) Ben Garney
Used by permission,
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It was a dark and stormy night- oops, that's Snoopy's line, it was a dark night and grandma had just moved in.  She was sleeping the family room by my couch.

I took to my favorite chair for my night's rest- I love to curl up in it- perfect size and everything.  And, it's at the head of grandma's bed where I have a bull's eye view of her.  And mom was sleeping in the couch next to her.

This particular night, Grandma decided to get up out of bed to go to the bathroom.  Now, mind you, I'm here, and mom is here.  Mom is lying right next to her! But, grandma doesn't ask for help.  I watch her move around in the bed and sit up.

What is she doing?  And, what is she thinking? She gets up.  I raise my head and look.  And stare.  She is trying to get up without mom's help who is sleeping on the couch next to her!!!

I jump into action- got stop her!  Gently and quietly, I gather her hands in my mouth- as a hound would do with his prey.  I set her back down on the bed.  She is safe and I am happy.  I bark loud twice and mom falls off the couch- oops- that was funny-  Mom lectures grandma about getting up by herself.

They take care of the things that need taking care of and my mom gives me a hug and some loving.  Dad hears the news the next day and is so proud of me he tells everyone about it.   WOOF!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 16, 2015

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

(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. 

WOOF!!! Happy Friday!  My friend "Lab Lady" came for a visit this week and among the hundreds of dogs surrounding this young lady-dog lover, was a great and cool dog named Empire!!

Empire is a tall, long, lean, 8 year old black neutered male. The cool strong name fits this guy.  He knows basic commands, "sit", "down," and "come."   He pulls hard on a leash but does good with an Easy Walk harness.

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Empire enjoys sleeping in his foster mom's bedroom and likes to snooze in the sun during the day. He prefers soft place to rest, loves to snuggle and giving a "Lablean" so you'll scratch back! He isn't big on retrieving, will go see what you tossed but doesn't always bring it back.

He has nice house manners, is very friendly to any new person he meets and has a strong curiosity in new places.

Empire will be a wonderful companion for someone who is home more than not and would appreciate a couch potato who thoroughly enjoys scratching his chin and ear and giving belly rubs.

A home with few stairs would be ideal too!

Empire is up to date on vaccines. Empire has Hyperthyroidism which is easily controlled with relatively low cost medicine.

If you would like to meet this cool dog, Empire, and learn about dog adoption, please visit Lab Rescue!