Friday, August 5, 2022

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

Cat Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!


Meows! Meowy Friday! I am looking forward to spending my weekend with my pawsome humans! How about you? HISS! You don't have a cat? You need to consider adopting one to make your life complete! Purrs! 

Cat Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!
My friends from Operation Paws for Homes brought by a sweet little kitten named Posey who is looking for his "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love him too!

Posey just arrived at the rescue so his profile will be updated as they learn more about him. Meows, but it's not too early to apply to adopt him. 

Meows, if you would like to learn about a cat from Operation Paws for Homes pawlease visit their Adoption Guide.

Purringsly, if you would like to meet Posey, or pawssibly adopt him, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Cat Adoption Application.

Do you pawsitively love cats but are not able to adopt? How about considering sponsoring Posey? Sponsoring Posey provides financial resources for his food, care, and Veterinary needs. Interested? Pawlease visit Sponsor Me! Donations are tax-deductible as permitted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Cat Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

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

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

WOOFS! WOOF! Happy Friday! I paw that you have had a pawsome week and are ready for an even more pawsome weekend!

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!
My friends from Operation Paws for Homes brought by a small-size, female, adult Beagle mix who is around 3 years old! Meet Blackwater Falls (Anna).  She is looking for her "Forever Home" with humans to love who will love her too! 

Blackwater Falls is a very sweet, cuddly, and silly girl who keeps her foster family entertained with her goofy antics! 

She has an energy level that require her to require short walks but is mostly a lounger! Barking, unless she's pawlaying with her canine buddies inside the foster's home. Click here and here to see me in foster care!

Blackwater Falls says that her pawfect "Forever Home!" will have humans home with her most of the day, a canine sibling to wrestle and play with; a comfy couch for napping; limited noise from  the outside world (sorry, no apartments or busy neighborhoods, pawlease); no small mini-humans as they scare me, and the humans will not want to take me for walks for to a dog park.

To learn about adopting a dog from Operation Paws for Homes, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide.

Woofs, if you would like to meet Blackwater Falls, or pawssibly adopt her, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Application

Woofs, do you love dogs but are unable to adopt? Barkingly, how about supporting Blackwater Falls financially? Donations will assist with her care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other dogs at Operation Paws for Homes. Interested? Pawlease donate HERE! Donations are tax-deductible as permitted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!
(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!


Monday, August 1, 2022

Dog Travels: A Trip to the Beach with Noah

Photo by Lenin Estrada
"Dog Enjoying the Beach"

My human keeps forgetting this most important trait about me- I am dog! I am not human but dog! Of which, I am thankful to paw the least! Since I go so many places with my human these days, since he chats with me while we are walking down a trail or a hike or in the stores and while riding in the car, yes- people look and stare- he sometimes forgets that I am dog, not a silly human. Sometimes preparations need to be made for me to go to all these places with him. Paw to his credit, he gets it right more often than not! A friend’s beach trip discussion reminded him a little more planning than usual goes into these trips. 

 

For one, thank goodness, dogs do not need speedos! We prefer the au naturel look when swimming whether at the beach, lake, backyard pool, or creek by the house- so we won’t embarrass you- and, ourselves for that matter.  

 

Before heading out, be pawsitive the beach is dog-friendly.  While many have dog hours usually before 9 a.m. and after 5 or 6 p.m., be pawsitive to check times. Barkingly, check the rules so you and Fido aren’t disappointed. Leashed? Unleashed? Carry a long leash-just in case!  

 

Can Fido swim? Don’t assume all dogs swim and are not afraid of water!  Some dogs are pawsitively afraid of water so be paws to read up on the nature of your dog’s breed. BARK! While there are exceptions to every rule, it’s good to have an idea of how Fido might react. If Fido seems afraid or scared at the beach, do not force the issue allow the idea to become a possible reality- barks! A dog life vest is a pawsome item to bring! 

 

Just as you use sunblock at the beach, be sure to bring some along for Fido.  Dogs can get sunburned and skin cancer like humans- especially young puppies and dogs with thin coats!  Contact your Veterinarian for their recommendations on dog sunblock products. 

 

When you arrive at the beach, scout the area for dangerous objects like glass, rocks, critters from the ocean, garbage, and coral that could hurt Fido. Items can be hidden by the sand too- so be diligent! 

 

Stay away from choppy or rough waters. The first time I went to a lake, the waves coming in startled me as did the jet skis and boats as I hadn’t seen them before. I can only imagine what the beach will be like!  

 

WOOF! Be pawsitive to pick up any and all of Fido’s moments he creates on the beach.  No one wants to step in the stuff, including you, so take along bags designated for cleaning up! You will make Fido the hit of the beach!  WOOFs!  

 

Water is always an important part of a dog’s life. Be paws to carry plenty of water, ice, and a collapsible water dish so when Fido gets really hot he can have clean water to drink.  My human tries to keep me from drinking from streams, lakes, creeks, and the like as it isn’t clean!   

 

Barkingly, when leaving the beach, wash the sand off your dog paying particular attention to his paws.  Rinse well to get off all the germs!  

 

WOOF! Seeing my human in his speedo is enough to make this dog want to stay in his travel crate and never leave for the entire vacation! BARK! I mean, oh my goodness- really?  WOOF!! 

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Off the Leash Dog Cartoons by Rupert Fawcett

© 2022, Rupert Fawcett, Off The Leash Used by Permission
 © 2022, Rupert Fawcett, Off The Leash, Used by Permission
 


WOOFS! BARKS! A barkingly grand paw full of thanks to Rupert Fawcett creator of Off the Leash dog cartoons for sharing his artwork with us!

(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

Friday, July 29, 2022

Friday's Friend, Dog Adoption, Cat Adoption, Returns August 5



Woofs! Meows! Since COVID, for some reason, we have had some challenges obtaining information on a timely basis for our weekly column, "Friday's Friend!" This week being no exception. 

We have been pawing about our canine and feline friends for a little more than ten years. We have enjoyed every minute of our writing though we often wish that all our friends had homes so we wouldn't need to write about them and our rescue volunteer friends didn't have to work finding them homes. 

We pawlan to return to writing "Friday's Friend!" next week! 

(C) 2022, from The  Dog's Paw!






















Friday, July 22, 2022

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Lab Rescue

Chocolate Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!


Woof! Arfs! Happy Friday! My friend "Lab Lady" from Lab Rescue  brought by a pawsome 7-year-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever named Jaycee who is looking for her "Forever Home!" with humans to love would will love her too. She is looking for a single-family home, no townhouses, with a physical fence! She must go to a home with another dog! Woofs, a fenced yard is a must as she loves to explore.

Chocolate Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!
Paws, Jaycee is a retired mom who is looking for a quiet home to teach her all about life and all she's been missing! A diamond in the rough who's a bit shy but warms up after a few treats! 

WOOFS! She loves attention, is a human pawleaser and eager to be taught all the basics of being the bestest-dog-ever! She will benefit from having at least one other confident dog to help build he confidence! 

Jaycee is crate-trained. She uses it at night and when her humans go out. Barkingly, Jaycee loves snuggling and will melt into your lap if you let her. WOOFS!

Jaycee created a video to help with her adoption: Jaycee Retrieving 

Woofs, she is good cats and other dogs who will respect her space. She is good with mini-humans ages 10 and older!

To learn about adopting a Labrador Retriever from Lab Rescue, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide.

Woofs, if you would like to meet Jaycee, or pawssibly adopt her, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application!

Do you love Labrador Retrievers but are not able to adopt? How about considering sponsoring sweet Jaycee? Sponsoring Jaycee provides financial resources for her food, care, and Veterinary needs.  Interested? Pawlease visit Sponsor Me! Donations are tax-deductible as permitted by the IRS.

Pawlease note: "Friday's Friends!" dogs and cats profiles are based on experience by volunteers at the rescue.

Chocolate Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!
(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!


Meows! Happy Friday my pawsome friends! I paw that you have some pawsome pawlans for this glorious weekend. My friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue brought by two pawsome bonded brothers looking for their "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love them too! Meowingly, meet Pop Rocks and Bubble Gum! These two must be adopted together.

Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!
Pawingly, these two fellas are like two peas in a pod! At three-years-old, they have a soft spot for quality time with their humans but only like being held for short periods. 

Pop Rocks and Bubble Gum have chill and calm energy. Meows, they love napping in their human's bed. 

The fun pair are playful and enjoy catnip toys, balls on a track, and pompoms are their pawsome favorite. 

Meowingly, Bubble Gum is the more passive of the pair being a bit shy and gentle. Purrings, he is full of kindness and lovin's for his brother with a passion.

Meows, Pop Rocks was born to be a boss. He's the alpha of the two and is the sweetest fella to his brother. He loves greeting his humans at the front door. Pawings, he thinks he's a chef in training as he enjoys watching his foster humans cooking. 

Purrs, these guys are suitable for mini-humans ages 8 and older. They are wary of dogs but can adjust to avoid them. Meows, they are neutered and up-to-date and vaccines. These pawsomely grand fellas will be the bestest pets any humans could have and are ready to fill your home full of love and happiness.

To learn about adopting a cat from PetConnect Rescue, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide

If you would like to meet Pop Rocks and Bubble Gum, or pawssibly adopt them, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application

Meowsly, do you pawsitively love cats but are unable to adopt? Pawlease consider supporting Pop  Rocks and Bubble Gum financially. Donations will assist with their care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other cats at PetConnect Rescue. Interested, pawlease donate HERE! Donations are tax-deductible as permitted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Pawlease note: "Friday's Friends!" dogs and cats profiles are based on experience by volunteers at the rescue.


Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!