Friday, January 20, 2017

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

(C) Operation Paws for Homes
I am always amazed at some of the situations dogs go through yet they overcome odds or difficulties to become the most pawsome dogs. and yet they come out one top of the best!  My friend "Miss Ashley" from Operation Paws for Homes brought by a dog like that for you to meet-  Mojo!

Mojo Desi Dog came to the USA from India to find humans to love and a "Forever Home!"  In India he was a street dog who got injured and lost one of his legs.  Without the leg, he was not able to take care of himself so some really kind humans worked to help him find his way to Operation Paws for Homes.  Barkingly, the first thing I noticed about Mojo was his enthusiasm and how much he loves to walk, run, jump and chase squirrels even without the one leg!

Mojo has adapted easily to his life in an American home and has fit into the routines of his foster family quite well.  His true breed mix is unknown because of his background- his Veterinarian lists him as Labrador-Whippet mix. Paws, the curly tail suggests some other breed is probably in the mix too! BARKS!!!

Mojo is a sweet, cuddly, fun, happy-go-lucky, house and crate trained, respects mini-humans, rocks at cuddling, gets along with other dogs, will guard your home from cat invasions- so no home with small animals for goooooood reason-type dude! WOOOOOOOF!!!!

Desi Dogs from India have made make pawsome additions to human families.  The dogs are smart and loyal.  Barkingly, with the Desi Dogs unique history and background, humans adopting these dogs will be required to have training set up and ready to help him continue adjusting from street dog in India to a most pawsome spoiled dog in the USA.  The training will ensure he will become the best he can be!

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

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

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

I had a pawsome discussion this last week with "Lab Lady" about senior dogs.  WOOFs!

Barkingly, Lab Rescue is bursting at the seams with pawsome, mature, loving dogs between the ages 8 - 12 years old!  Oops- guess that makes me a senior fella too!   The rescue has 15 senior Labs who would love to find their "Forever Homes."

Why should humans adopt a senior dog?  There are barkingly tons of reasons which include, but are not limited to, senior dogs love naps and cuddling, senior dogs have tons of love and snuggles and happy tails to share with humans, senior dogs have learned that bones or toys are for chewing- not your shoes, senior dogs make pawnderful companions, most senior dogs are house trained, and these barkingly pawsome senior dogs are often overlooked for puppies or younger dogs, yet they still have a lot to give.
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

BARKS! I'd like you to meet Jackson!  He is a 9-year-old Yellow Labrador Retriever who loves to be with his humans.  He is looking for a "Forever Home" where his human would be home more often than not.  WOOFs!

He gets along with other dogs but not cats - uh, no, cats in his new home!  WOOF!

Jackson has pawcellent house manners and does not need to be crated.

Jackson is a handsome gentleman who loves to play fetch and is looking for a pawsome family who will shower him with love!

If you would be interested in meeting Jackson and learning more about dog adoption, please complete the Lab Rescue Adoption Application.

Lab Rescue has several senior dogs looking for humans to love.  Please visit Lab Rescue Senior Dogs.

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

My friend who pawsitively loves cats at the Homeless Animals Rescue Team came by this week to meet you- she brought Riley, a cool meowster for you to meet!

(C) Homeless Animal Rescue Team
This pawsome character, Riley, is a handsome fella who is good with mini-humans, dogs, and other confident cats!

Riley loves to be picked up, snuggle, and will curl himself up around you when you sleep!  MEOWs!!

Riley tends to be a "man's man" and can be a bit of a bully to a docile kitty!  He meowingly wants human attention and would love a "Forever Home" where he could get paws full of it!

Do you have questions about Riley?  Please contact Kelly.

If you would like to meet Riley and learn more about cat adoption, please complete the Homeless Animals Rescue Team Adoption Application!

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, The Humane Society of Loudoun County

(C) Humane Society of Loudoun County
BARKS! er, maybe Meow would be better!  My friend at the Humane Society of Loudoun County brought by two friends for you to meet this week!  Bomber and Tracker!  These characters can be adopted separately or together should you want- MEOW!

Meet Bomber! A sweetheart of a cat- he loves to be near his humans- he'll occasionally give himself a bath while keeping your lap warm!  He really loves snuggling with humans and keeping them warm and toasty!

Bomber does have a cat-titude too! He occasionally loves his independence and wants his own space. A cat-thing you know!

Bomber pawsitively loves hanging out with his harem of foster sisters! Way to go buddy!  WOOF!!! They like to hang out together in front of the fireplace every evening!  He is even a pawsome gentleman as he lets the girls have the comfy cat bed while he sleeps on the floor!

If you are looking for a sweet, friendly, pawsome, and sometimes independent cat to adopt and keep you company- consider Bomber!

If you are interested in adopting Bomber and learning more about cat adoption, please contact the Humane Society of Loudoun County.

And, you've got to meet Tracker-  must be my pawsome day to meet grand and handsome black animals- as Tracker is one of those handsome black cats-

(C) Humane Society of Loudoun County
Tacker pawsitively loves being a lap kitty!

Tracker had a bit of a difficult bit of time as he may have been lost or dumped by his humans.  When he found by Loudoun Humane volunteers, he had a few health challenges.  The volunteer saved his life!

Since he's been at a foster home, he is doing great.  He's gaining weight and his fur growing back where it to be cut out.  MEOW!!! barks.

Barkingly, thanks to the volunteers, he is healthy and ready to look for humans to love and a "Forever Home!"  He hopes to find someone who will enjoy pawlenty of snuggles on their laps!

Tracker prefers to be your one and only cat.  He doesn't like other cats.

Interested in adopting Tracker and learning more about cat adoption, please contact the Humane Society of Loudoun County.

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

(C) Mid-Atlantic
Great Dane Rescue League

WOOF!!!  When this young lady came by to visit, she got my immediate attention at how pawsomely beautiful she is. She adds truth to the saying, "Black Dogs are BEAUTIFUL!"  WOOF! or, handsome as it applies to me, er, male dogs!

Meet Bella, a happy-go-lucky, sweetheart of a Great Dane.  She is a petite girl weighing around 90 lbs.  Barkingly, what she lacks in size, she makes up with her pawsome personality!  She's always wagging her tail and smilin'.

Bella loves spending time with her 6-year-old foster Dane brother and has been pawsomely sweet when introduced to smaller dogs. WOOF!!

Bella is house trained and will sleep in her crate.  She knows a few commands and is working to learn more these next few days!

When she's left alone, she does tend to bark a bit.  Paws, her foster mom is working on this.  Since she is a good talker, she is probably not a good fit for an apartment.  WOOFs!!!

Miss Bella has greeted every human with a smile and a wagging tail.

Like going for drives?  Bella loves car rides- she just wants to be next to another dog or her human- she's a true "Velcro Dane!"

As she is a young gal, she still has some learning to do so she will have a training requirement to ensure she can be all she can be!

Bella is good with cats and other dogs.  She is recommended for mini-humans age 8 and older.

Interested in meeting Bella and learning about dog adoption? Please visit the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League!

(C) Mid-Atlantic
Great Dane Rescue League

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

(C) Operation Paws for Homes

A friend from Operation Paws for Homes this week stopped to meet you- she is looking for a "Forever Home" with humans to love.

Do you like her bandana?  When she came by, she turned around so humans could see she wants to be adopted!

She is a 1-year-old Labrador/Terrier mix.  Meet Kalei!  She loves to snuggle and going for adventures, walks, running and going for car rides! She enjoys snuggling with humans while watching TV too!

Kalei is very social.  She likes making new friends with humans and dogs.  She will go everywhere with you and prove she's your best buddy!

Kalei will benefit from a basic obedience course to learn basic manners and how to properly act during crate time.

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

If you would like to adopt Kalei or meet her, please complete the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Application.

(C) Operation Paws for Homes

Monday, January 16, 2017

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

"Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial, Washington D.C., 2014"
(C) Ron Cogswell, Flickr Creative Commons
Barkingly, today the humans celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth and life of a man who was an influencial American civil rights leader.   Paws, he is best known for his campaigns to end racial segregation and to support equality in the United States.

Sometimes, I don't understand the human race.  It seems they don't know how to get along with each other, be friends and listen to each others opinions without barking. Why can't they do like me and have friends from all different races, from all over the world.  I've got friends who are Black Labrador Retrievers, Chocolate Labrador Retrievers, Yellow Labradors Retrievers, Rottweilers, Chihuahua's, Saint Bernard's,  Yorkshire Terriers, Maine Coon's, Siberian's, and so many more- I love them all- another lesson I bark for humans to learn!  WOOFS!!!

Here are a few pawsome quotes Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. 

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 
'What are you doing for others?' 

“A lie cannot live.”

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

“Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”