Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Noah's Houndisms: A Quote

Rescue[d] Dog Photography
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved

"A dog is not 'almost human' 
and I know of no greater insult 
to the canine race than to describe
 it as such."

- John Holmes

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, A Forever Home



HAPPY FRIDAY!!! I hope you've got some great plans for the weekend!  My human and I have plans to work in the church's garden, run a few errands, and then work in our yard.  He always looks forward to Saturdays when he can take me more places than he can during the week!

Have you or are you considering adopting a dog to hang out with? Or, be a friend to your child?  Or, just add to the family?

Meet Bobby Edward, a 5-year-old Australian Shepherd / Basset Hound Mix.  He is looking for a friend and a "Forever Home!"

Bobby is a really cool dog who lost his home when his humans lost theirs- very sad for all of them!  Woof!  

A good dog with people and other dogs. He is affectionate, house and crate trained.   He is ready for his new humans and "Forever Home."

Interested in dog adoption and meeting Bobby Edward?  Contact A Forever Home!






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

I'm am pawed to introduce a special pup to you who is looking for his special place in this world with a pawsome human and a barkingly cool "Forever Home!"

"Timberlake"
Credit: Operation Paws for Homes
Some of you might remember the 11th hour Christmas pups save done by the pawtastic volunteers at Operation Paws for Homes- Timberlake was one of the 6!
Please meet Timberlake, a happy lovable guy ready for dog adoption!

A handsome young pup, Timberlake is what humans like to call a "Heinz 57" dog- a mix of several breeds- often the best dogs to hang out with!  WOOF!!  I should know!  He is a happy boy that likes to shows it with a big toothy grin that makes you laugh out loud!

Timberlake's family had to make a heartbreaking decision after months of working with him, exhausting training avenues and long discussions with a Veterinarian- to return him to Operation Paws for Homes to find him a new "Forever Home!"

Timberlake struggled with the daily issues of being a pup and growing with an active Toddler and developed some mild anxiety issues that could not be overcome with a baby in the house. 

So I chatted with Timberlake and learned that he has a few requests he'd like to note in looking for a new "Forever Home."  While he is a cool pup, he mentioned these points to me:

1. While he loves mini-humans, the older mini-humans (ages 10 and up) are a
     better for him and his pawsome lively personality (he loves to give kisses).
 
2. He would like a home with a nice back yard where he can run around and 
    play. 

3. A sibling dog, cat or even a ferret is fine with him!

4. He enjoys walks, hikes and loves to be outdoors.

5. The "Forever Home" doesn't have to be a "quiet" but he prefers a more calm
 easy environment than a loud and rowdy environment!

Timberlake is almost 9 months old, is housebroken but does have some submissive peeing issues which in time and with patience can be overcome. He just needs to gain a little more confidence in himself. He likes his crate as his quiet sleeping place or his cave when the world gets to be overwhelming.

Timberlake is weighs around 25 lbs and is up to date on all his vaccines, Flea/Tick preventative as well as Heartworm Preventative. 

If you would like to meet Timberlake and learn about dog adoption, please visit Operation Paws for Homes


Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Welcome "Cat Lady" who does great work in cat adoption with PetConnect Rescue!  WOOF!  Paws to You Cat Lady!

She has brought a beautiful orange and white Tabby for me to introduce to you this week!!   This is (Penelope) Garcia!!!

"Garcia"
Credit: PetConnect Rescue
A pawsomely sweet, and beautiful young mother, Garcia was rescued with her kittens.  

She took wonderful care of her kittens, but now she is looking for her "Forever Home!"

If you're my human, I will snuggle and purr with you a lot!  I love being petted, brushed and to curl up on a human's lap!

She has beautiful -don't tell my dog buddies I said that- long hair that is soft and silky!!  Her tail is soft and poofy which adds to her loving personality!

She has the coolest white hairs coming out of her ears which may mean she will fill out to match them!!

An around cool cat- if you're looking for a cat friend- check her out!!  

To learn about cat adoption and meet Garcia, please complete a PetConnect Rescue Online Application and an Adoption Coordinator will contact you.

Information about Cat Adoption procedures, fees, and applications may be viewed by clicking here.




Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, Washington Humane Society

WOOF!!! Happy Friday- I've had a busy and crazy week with friends and family visiting!  My friends at the Washington Humane Society brought me a beautiful lady for me to introduce to you- she has one of those personalities like my human mom has- never met a stranger!  Meet Josey-

"Josey"
Credit: Washington Humane Society
Barkingly pawsome is a even though you have never met Josey before, you will think you have when you see her contagious smile with the cutest overbite!  It will seem like she aleady loves you and has been waiting for you to take her home!  She will grab your heart!  Just take a look at that photo of her!

Josey is a 3-year-old, 47 lb., Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix is a playgroup regular so she gets out into the yard and plays with her paw friends all week. When she's isn't playing, she is hard at work learning basic obedience and new tricks!  WOOF!!!!!

Plus, she's a Hidden Gem, a staff-picked very special dog, which are so awesome their adoption fees have been waived.   

Josey would do best in an active home where she could join her human(s) jogging or running!  Once she's had her exercise, she will flop down by your feet for a good ol' fashioned belly rub and scratch behind the ears!

Interested in meeting Josey and learning about dog adoption?  You can meet her at the Washington Humane Society's New York Avenue Adoption Center at 1201 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 576-6664 or visit Washington Humane Society



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dog Breeds: Boston Terrier and Boston Terrier Mixes

I don't think I have any Boston Terrier friends- seems like most of the dogs I meet while walking or playing our the larger breeds- several Black Labrador Retrievers, a few Goldens-  I've got to learn about this breed-  

Friday, July 18, 2014

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

"Champ"
Credit: Lab Rescue 

My friend "Lab Lady" from Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. introduced me to a new friend this week.  WOOF!

Are you looking for an older dog?  Maybe a senior dog that has lots of love to give but isn't as active as a younger dog?

Meet Champ! A 9 year old neutered, 80 lbs. male Yellow Labrador Retriever. Champ is looking for a companion and a "Forever Home" where he can enjoy a slower, quieter life!   He likes to take things slow and steady and is a calm, cool and relaxed. He appears to have some arthritis in his legs/hips but he is moving around more and doing well after receiving some treatment for it.

Champ is good with other dogs but don't know about cats! He is approved for children aged 10 and up.

"Champ"
Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Champ is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.

If you would like to know more about dog adoption and meet Champ, please visit Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.