Wednesday, October 18, 2017

America’s Most and Least Adoptable Dogs

With the 11th year on the record, it’s not secret for pet lovers that Labrador Retriever is America’s most adoptable dog. In 2017, AKC once again ranked this breed as the most popular canine in the US, with German Shepherd and Golden Retriever trailing close behind, while the rankings for many other breeds have changed and continue to switch places every year.

However, no matter their popularity, some of these breeds are so prevalent that they still rank as the least adoptable dogs according to rescue organizations. For example, Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas are known to be very common in animal shelters due to the public’s perception of these breeds, but the rankings do not reflect the reality of adoption of these breeds.

One common type of the bully breed – Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier – was ranked as 80th most popular this year, while Chihuahuas are high up at the 30th position. Both breeds are often found in shelters and the staff says that they will be the last to get adopted. Top Dog Tips has put together an infographic of the most popular breeds in America in 2017, and how they all fair against each other. Take a look at it below and maybe consider some of the breeds from the bottom as your next rescue pet.
188 America's Most Popular Dogs [Infographic]
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About the Author:
Hello, dog lovers! My name's Samantha Randall, and I'm a professional writer and animal lover based in Bradford, ME. I'm an Editor-in-Chief here at Top Dog Tips with a mission to bring you the best possible advice on how to care for dogs and their health, publish tips and guides on canine nutrition and dog supplies from many different canine experts through our interviews, editorials and collaborations.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Cat Adoption

(C) Allen Pearson

WOOF!! I am having an awesome week hosting my human's college buddy different places throughout Northern Virginia this week! I will return to my regular column of "Friday's Friend" featuring friends needing "Forever Homes" and humans to love next Friday, Oct. 21!

In the meantime, if you are looking for a dog or cat, please visit:

Friday, October 6, 2017

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

Black Labrador Retriever Adoption
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
WOOF! If I was a younger dog or Julietta was an older beauty, I'd have to ask her out on a date as she is just a most beautifully gorgeous Black Labrador Retriever!  WOOF!! She is around 1 1/2-years old and looking for a "Forever Home!"  My friend "Lab Lady" from Lab REscue of L.R.C.P., Inc. brought her by this week for you to meet!

Black Labrador Retriever Adoption
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Julietta is from ta rural area and is not used to the traffic, noise, or groups of humans found in the city. She is looking for a "Forever Home" in a rural or suburban single-family home with a fence in the backyard.

Julietta is a young pupster who loves humans! She has lots of energy! She enjoys running around the yard chasing mini-humans and playing with them.  She loves being petted and thinks a belly rub is a treat!- woof! It is! It is! 

Julietta has played with some of the other dogs at Lab Rescue without problems. 

Julietta is looking for a an active family who will train her and has a fenced backyard for her to run and play!  WOOF!!!!

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption or apply to adopt this beautiful young lady, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application.
Black Labrador Retriever Adoption
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

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

(C) Operation Paws for Homes

 My friends from Operation Paws for Homes brought by a pawsome sweetheart of a dog who enjoys rcuddling, playing with her Husky foster sister running and running and running some more! WOOF!!
(C) Operation Paws for Homes
Haddie is looking for an active family who enjoys running and playing!

She's told by her foster mom, "she is about 1-year-old, 35lbs., and resembles a Shepherd pawsibly mixed with Chow-Chow or even Husky- no matter really, she is adorable and pawsome gal.

Haddie might be a bit shy at first but isn't everyone when they meet new humans?

Take a look at my recent video, Haddie!

Haddie is spayed and up-to-date on vaccinations and monthly preventatives.

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

Interested in meeting Haddie or applying to adopt her? Please complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Application

(C) Operation Paws for Homes

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ales for Tails, Fundraiser for Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART)

Used by Permission of Homeless Animals Rescue Team 

WOOF! Here's an event this week which could be quite a bit of fun. Barkingly, one of the raffle prizes is a photography session with my human Allen Pearson!

For more information, pawlease visit Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART).


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Railroads, Trains, Railfanning, and Dogs! US Rail Safety Week, Sept. 24-30

"Intermodal Through Manassas"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
BARK! I love going railfanning with my humans. Sometimes it's just Dad and I, like last week. We hopped in his Subaru Forester and took off to the Manassas area to watch trains.  We were met by some awesome guys one of them creates great railroad videos, Railfan Rowan.

Railroads and Trains are not places to walk your dog or go for a game of fetch. There are way too many dangerous possibilities like the dog getting frightened and running into a train or item thrown in a game of fetch getting stuck on the tracks. All of these would end up with very sad and upsetting results for way too many humans.... not to mention the dog.

When I go railfanning with my humans, I am always on a tight leash, not a Flexi-Leash, and close to my human. In some cases, I will stay in the car with my seat belt on so when a train comes, Dad can go photograph without being concerned about me following him and getting hurt. Sometimes, he will leash me to a sturdy stationary object where I cannot get loose and he is right there with me. Just depends are where we are, what's available and what's the safest method.

Since Dad is a photographer, a reminder- when you photograph, keep off the tracks. Keep your clients off the tracks and remember- other photographers may follow your actions!

#USRailSafetyWeek, #Dog, #Railfan,

Friday, September 29, 2017

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

Over the past month, you have undoubtedly heard about the horrible Hurricane Harvey which caused so much devastation and flooding in Texas.  My friend "Lab Lady" is among the bazillion pawsome volunteers who are helping the dogs in need of assistance after the storm. Within the next week, I will be sharing a post with more details how you can help too!

My friend "Lab Lady" has brought by a pawsome fella for you to meet! Meet JJ!

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

JJ is from a rural area and not been exposed to the noises of the city like traffic or groups of people.  He is looking for a "Forever Home" in a rural or suburban area in a single-family house.  He has no fence requirement.

JJ was in a Houston, Texas-area shelter prior to Hurricane Harvey. He was available for adoption and was transferred to a Houston Pets Alive facility to make space for shelters to hold dogs displaced by flooding in hope of reuniting dogs with their humans.

JJ is a 5-year-old Black Labrador Retriever. He is current on vaccinations and preventatives. He has been diagnosed with Heartworm Disease. Lab Rescue will provide JJ's Heartworm treatment, at no cost to the adopter, at one of their designated Veterinarians. The requirement to treat the dog at Lab Rescue's vet is included in the contract's "Heartworm Treatment Addendum". Adopters are encouraged to speak with the Lab Rescue Heartworm Coordinator prior to adoption to learn more about the treatment process.

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption, meet JJ or apply to adopt JJ, please complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application.

#LabradorRetrieverAdoption, #Lab-Rescue, #DogAdoption