Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy Birthday !!!! (You Know Who You Are)

WOOF!!!! Paws to my adopted Uncle who is another year older this week. Since he wanted to celebrate his birthday EVERY lunch and dinner this week, and I can't take him out- I decided I'd delay my birthday wishes to him a few days!! Barkingly pawsome!!

I met my adopted Uncle at Centreville Baptist Church Green Team a few years ago. He would always take a few minutes to pet me and chat a few minutes which I always love!!

A great guy, a great uncle and a great man- HAPPY BIRTHDAY- You Know who you are!  WOOF!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

An "Oldies But Goodies" Fundraiser

WOOF!!! Barkingly pawsome is the son of one of my human's colleagues!! I had to paw this post about him as I am pawd of his project.
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Instead of me barking what he has to say, I'm going to let him do it all!  

"Hi, my name is Dylan, and I am about to have my Bar Mitzvah! Along with my Bar Mitzvah comes my Mitzvah Project, where I do a good deed to help around the world or in my very backyard." 

"For my project I have chosen to help the non-profit organization that helped me find my dog Max, Oldies But Goodies. Max is the best dog anyone could ask for. Even though he is not the youngest, coming in at 6 years old, he is the spunkiest dog I have ever known! I love him so much and hate to see other dogs suffer like he did!"

"WiggleButt Max"
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"My goal is to create a $500 raffle basket to auction off and raise $2,000 for the non-profit organization, Oldies But Goodies. I am very excited, but I can't do this without your help."

WOOF!!! Great job Dylan-  If you would to support his efforts in fundraising by buying a T-shirt, go to: Oldies But Goodies Project.

If you would like to donate money to support Dylan's project  Oldies But Goodies Fundraiser.

If you would like to find out more about Oldies but Goodies go to: Cocker Spaniel Rescue.

To support Dylan in his project, you need to do so by Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

Thank you so much! All donations will help and none are too small.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

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

Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
This young lady's name is Apple- and is she ever sweet and beautiful!!  My friend "Lab Lady" from the Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. brought her by for you to meet!

Are you looking for a Black Labrador Retriever with the puppy energy? Apple is your girl.  She is all puppy in a long legged super model body! She loves loves loves to play and run.

Apple loves her human and craves their attention so she should be easy to train. She does great with other dogs and is starting to learn commands. 

She is learning the appropriate way to meet humans, without jumping up.  

Apple likes to roughhouse with the other pups but happy to just play fetch with her foster human me and ignore them. She knows how to swim, though is a bit unsure about jumping in. 

She doesn't like to sleep in her crate, but when offered the opportunity to sleep in the guest room at her foster's home, she whined a bit and then settled. 

Apple is a very active and needs a lot of daily exercise, and someone who will commit to training her. She's a sweet girl who just needs direction - she's simply never had anyone tell her what she can and cannot do.   She would do with with a job or some chore to do-
She has no experience with cats and is good for children ages 10 and up. 

If you would like to meet Apple, and learn about dog adoption, please contact the Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. 

Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. 

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

My friend Cat Lady from PetConnect Rescue has been busy caring for all of her cats!  This week, she brought me a sweet, gentle you man name Iggy for you to meet!

Credit: PetConnect Rescue

Iggy was the last cat remaining at a closing shelter, and was he ever happy to be rescued by PetConnect!!

Iggy loves playing with wand toys and just wants to be loved. A friendly and curious boy, he loves to explore with kitten-like energy! 

And he is really great with older children as well as adults but young children tend to scare him a little! 

Iggy's is healthy and always uses his litterbox!

Give this awesome boy a chance - and he will love you forever- so worth it! WOOF!!  er. meow!

If you would like to learn more about cat adoption or meet Iggy, please complete the PetConnect Rescue Online Application.  One of their Adoption Coordinators will contact you.

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

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

Hope you have had a great week!  What better way to spend the weekend but by checking out dog adoption through one of the local rescues like Operation Paws for Homes.  Adoption adds a friend to your family that you will enjoy for time to come!  

My friends at Operation Paws for Homes have many great dogs available for you to visit, today they would like me to introduce you to Ivy- a very smart, 3 year old, 65 pound Rottweiler!

"Ivy and her Toy"
Credit: Operation Paws for Homes
This young lady is probably mixed with some combination of German Shepherd and/or Chow who is house and crate trained. 

Ivy does great on a leash but left to her own choices, she is laid back and would probably be a couch potato- she'll need parents who will walk her or play in the yard and not allow her to just nap in the sun. 

The definition of a Rottweiler by the American Kennel Club is "a calm, confident, and courageous dog with a self-assured aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships".  Ivy may take awhile to warm up to you, but once you've shown your care for her, she'll be your friend for life.  Her new humans will need to understand that and allow her to have the space she needs and not push affection too fast. 

Due to her temperament, Ivy would do best in a home where she is the only child.  Though she does well with other dogs, she always needs to be supervised as the others tend to want to play more than she does and it becomes a bit much.
Credit: Operation Paws for Homes
Although she's done well with children of all ages, Operation Paws for Homes recommends a home with no children.  The stress of constant little ones can wear on her patience. WOOF!!!

Ivy knows several commands and tricks, but a favorite is "Nose!" Ivy touches her nose to yours. It will melt your heart!

If you're looking for a happy-go-lucky dog to cuddle with, Ivy is not the girl for you. If you're looking for a loyal, calm, highly intelligent companion Ivy is your girl! In the right home, Operation Paws for Homes has no doubts she'll blossom into a wonderful addition to the family.

Interested in dog adoption and meeting Ivy, please visit Operation Paws for Homes.

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, Washington Humane Society

Happy FRIDAY!!  Do you like black cats?  Those beautiful, sleek, black cats that are the most beautiful cats with those shiny black coats- no this has nothing to do with me having a black coat and being very handsome- really!

My friends from the Washington Humane Society brought by one cool cat for you to meet, Nicole Kitmom!  WOOF!!

"Nicole Kitmom"
Credit: Washington Humane Society
My friend, the Lead Animal Caregiver of the Washington Humane Society, shares this about Nicole:

"You may have heard of Nicole Kitmom, she is quite the celebrity in the cat world. She just wrapped up filming her latest silver-screen flick and is ready to relax and stretch out her paws in a cozy home! She is a sweet girl with a nice and shiny coat who loves to let out her inner diva and wants to be your one and only. She promises to entertain you with her acting chops and give you tons of cuddles. Do you think you can make Nicole Kitmom the queen of your castle?"

Sounds like a great cat- beautiful cat- for some great human looking for catpanionship!  

An 8 lbs., domestic short hair, Nicole was rescued by the Washington Humane Society in March 2014.  She found a home but her human had to return her due to a work schedule that didn't allow enough time for her care.

"Nicole Kitmom"
Credit: Washington Humane Society
If you would like to meet Nicole Kitmom or learn about cat adoption, you can at the Georgia Avenue Adoption Center, located at 7319 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20012, 202-723-5730 or visit,
Washington Humane Society.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dog Breeds: Doberman and Doberman Mixes

I am having quite a bit of fun pawing with you each month information about dog breeds- I hope as you consider dog adoption, these infographics are valuable to you.  This month, I'm pawing with you about the Doberman- one breed I have always admired-

Looking for a Doberman Dog or Puppy?
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