Sunday, May 3, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

"Murray"
(C) PetConnect Rescue
Is this a "FACE" or what!?!  WOOF!  Happy Friday- my friend "Miss Cathy" from PetConnect Rescue brought this guy by for you to meet!

To kick off kitten season, how about Murray??!!​

Murray,  a.k.a. furry, purry, Murray by his foster family, is a 9 week old, as of April 20, 2015, brown tabby mix kitten.

Murray is a small little boy, weighing maybe 2 lbs at this point and still has lots of growing to do.

He's a friendly and playful little guy in search of his forever home.

Murray loves to play with kitty toys and climbing up on cat trees.

He would love to go to a home where someone is home for a good part of the day or better yet, to a home where there is another young kitty to play with and help to burn off some of his kitten energy.

Is Murray the kitten for you?

Interested in meeting Murray and learning about cat adoption?  Please visit PetConnect Rescue, complete the application and one of their adoption coordinators will contact you. WOOF!!!!

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

WOOF!! Happy Friday!  Hope you've had a barkingly pawsome week!  My friends at Operation Paws for Homes have been busy this week caring for the many dogs they've rescued!   They brought one of them by this week for you to meet!

Meet Bear Nowzad!
"Bear Nowzad"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes

This guy traveled quite a distance to meet you and find himself a human and a "Forever Home!"  WOOF!!!!

It's a pleasure to meet Bear Nowzad who is from Afghanistan through our partner adoption agency Nowzad. He was found as a stray and raised by a westerner working/serving in Afghanistan.

Bear is a black male dog, a mix of likely Collie/Saluki and a few others. His coat is fairly long and thick. He is shy at first, but loves humans.

Bear will take some time to settle in as he is experiencing a lot of "firsts" here in the US.

Humans interested in adopting Bear will need to understand that patience, love, and time will be required for him to adjust.  He has come a long way but will need his human to teach him about his new world in the U.S.

"Bear Nowzad"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes
Bear's mother had been poisoned and the litter at that stage still had their eyes closed so were only a few days old. He was hand-reared along with the rest of the litter and they all grew to be healthy dogs.

He arrived on April 15 via air transport with stops in Amsterdam and Dubai. Needless to say - this boy is a world traveler!

Operation Paws for Homes is looking for a patient human or home that understands Bear will need your help in experiencing more "firsts" in the US. A training program will be required for anyone interested in adopting one of the Nowzad dog. It's important for adopters to learn from my friends at Operation Paws for Homes and a training professional that transitioning for these pups will take time and patience.

Bear is a handsome boy and deserves an incredible future! We are so proud to work with Nozwad dogs and help these dogs get a future with wonderful homes here in the US.

He is neutered and has no health issues. He is fully vaccinated.

If you would like to meet this incredible character, Nowzad Bear, an international dog, please visit complete an application here!

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


Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, Washington Humane Society

Meet my friend, Maulty, he was introduced to me this week by the Washington Humane Society!  WOOF!!!!

"Maulty"
(C) Washington Humane Society
Maulty is a three-year-old, 11 lbs., domestic shorthair tabby cat, mysterious and handsome character!

He likes to plays hard-to-get in the beginning, but is the biggest sweetheart once he gets to know you. 

Maulty's favorite things in the world are cat nip and naps. He is looking for a home where he can just kick back, relax, and get to know his best bud.

Interested in meeting Maulty and learning about cat adoption?  You can meet him at the Washington Humane Society's Georgia Avenue Adoption Center located at 7319 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 202-723-5730 or visit, Washington Humane Society.





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

Happy Friday!  WOOF!!

And, "Hello, Lab Lady! Who have you brought with you this week?"

"Rain."

"Uh, well, it's better than ice and snow!, right?"

"No, this is Rain!"

"I don't see any Rain?  Is it supposed to Rain today?"

"No, no, no, Noah- this beautiful girl is named Rain!"

"Oh. arf. excuse me."

Please meet Rain, an 18 month old, 40 lbs., Yellow Labrador Retriever. She is looking for her "Forever Home!"

"Rain"
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. 
Rain has lived in the country with limited exposure to city noises, traffic, and groups of people. A perfect home for her will be in a quiet neighborhood with a solid fence. Barkingly, she needs to go to a home with another dog.

Rain  is a smaller lab who is friendly, silly, fun-loving, and though a bit shy at first, is a loving dog once she gets to know you! She likes to be petted and brushed. She takes treats very gently.

She prefers to take a slow approach in meeting new humans and checking out new places. She will need a family that is patient and understands that she is just learning to trust. Common household movements and noises are not scary to her. 

Rain loves playing outside and will do a full body play bow to engage. It is hilarious because she looks around as if to say "can you see me cause I'm gonna pounce." What a silly girl! Watch her play here: "Rain!".

Rain is learning some basic commands and is catching on quickly.  She does well on the leash, pulls some, but with work, she'll be great.  

She has no experience with children, so she is approved for children ages 10 and older.  She has no known experience with cats.

Interested in meeting this wonderful young girl and learning about dog adoption?  Please visit Lab Rescue!




Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, Washington Humane Society

WOOF!!!  Barkingly pawsome is my friend from the Washington Humane Society, SLURPEE!!

"Slurpee"
(C) Washington Humane Society
The cold weather is pretty much gone and the summer is fast approaching- definitely Slurpee season- dog adoption, that is!!  WOOF!!!!

My buddy Slurpee is not a small guy, and isn't one of those dogs that you can carry or put in your purse, but he is full of love and very smart.

He knows many of the basic commands, like sit, down, paw, and roll over, and would love to learn some more.

Slurpee loves to snuggle and will try his best to fit into your lap (spoiler alert: he won’t ever fit).

Though Slurpee is big and strong, he's great on a leash and loves to walk right next to his human.

Slurpee is a two-year-old, 102 lbs., bulldog, who would love to share life with you!
Interested in meeting Slurpee and learning about dog adoption?  You can meet Slurpee at the Washington Humane Society's Georgia Avenue Adoption Center, 7319 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, D.C., 202-723-5730 or visit Washington Humane Society!


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

WOOF!!! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!  This week has been unusual, several of the dogs I've met, have been quiet and shy until they get to know you a bit, then its pawsome-  Kobe is no exception!

She was brought by to meet you by my friends at Operation Paws for Homes!
Meet Kobe!

"Kobe"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes
At 55 lbs., Kobe is a 1.5 year old, female, Shepherd Mix. Once she gets to know you, her true pawsome self, shine through, loyal, loving, snugly, feisty, frisky, and loves a good rump-scratch.

Kobe has pawsome house manners.  She isn't much for needless barking and will takes treats from your hand like a complete lady.

Although she love to eat, she is barkingly pawlite around human food and isn't a trash-digger, counter-surfer or beggar.  She may be curious about human food, but generally respects the boundaries you calmly set.

Kobe is a great dog for a relaxed-yet-engaging household. She would like someone with a reliable routine who would have time to throw a few balls, maybe teach her some agility, some physical and mental activities.

Along with all that, she loves to chill out on the couch with you for a movie night while you give her the occasional tummy rub.

She would love to have a "Forever Home" with another confident dog, as she gains self-confidence around them and will a great playmate for just about any dog!

Change and new people makes Kobe nervously retreat to safety, so the right human will be patient, has time to slowly introduce her, and can show her you have her back when she is around people she doesn't know.

During Kobe's first year of puppyhood, she lived a home with toddlers who frequently and lovingly hovered over her but didn't understand her shepherd-like desire for space. As she has a need for space, Clara probably isn't going to want to go to friends' cookouts or beach parties with you. And she's best in a home free of children under the age of 16.

Kobe is up to date on all shots and spayed.

Interested in meeting Kobe please visit Operation Paws for Homes - Adopters.

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