Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Gillian is about 5 months old. She is working on her house training, which is coming along well and up to date with all shots. She is not a very vocal puppy unless she cannot get something she wants. She is a wonderful little puppy and would love the chance to go home with you!
Looking for a dog to add to your life? For adoption on Gillian and other information, Please go to Operation Paws For Homes.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
If you need some extra protection since you're having a party or an event where you don’t want your buddy to shed all over the place and be a problem for guests or want a “clean” house, the hairnet product should do the trick.
More information as well as purchasing details can be found at DoggyHairNets.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The weekly adoption promotions include, Fill Your Empty Nest (8/22 – 8/28), Meet the Class of 2012 (8/29 – 9/4), and “Bark” to School Week (9/5 – 9/11). Discounts on adoption fees will be available to adopters each week, including an Underclassmen Discount on all small animals. During the final week of the event, the League will host “Bark” to School Night at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, where adopters can enjoy light refreshments while meeting adoptable animals and their daily caretakers. Dog adopters may continue the education process after the event with four free classes in the League’s Charm School.
“The adoption event is a fun way to engage potential adopters as they prepare for the start of another school year,” says Kathy Vellenga, Director of Adoption Programs. While the event and adoption discounts are not limited to parents, heading back to school is an experience that everyone can relate to. Vellenga adds, “August is typically a slow period for animal adoptions around the country and we want to help our animals, many of whom have been here the entire summer, find the homes they deserve.”
The Back-to-School Adoption Event ends on September 11. All standard application processes and screening procedures remain in place for adopters. The Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, located at 4101 Eisenhower Avenue is Alexandria, is open for adoptions and animal viewing from 1:00 Pm to 8:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. The shelter is closed to the public on Wednesday.
If you would like more information on the AWLA’s Back-to-School Adoption Event can be found at Alexandria Animals.
About the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria: The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is an independent, local, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and recognized by Charity Navigator as a Four Star Charity. Operating the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, an open-admission facility and Alexandria’s only animal shelter, the League provides care for more than 3,500 animals every year, including strays, lost pets, local wildlife, rescue animals, and pets surrendered by their owners. Serving the community since 1946, the League has contracted with the City of Alexandria to provide animal care, control, and sheltering services since 1989. The AWLA is committed to ending animal homelessness, promoting animal welfare, and serving as an educational resource for the community. www.alexandriaanimals.org.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
However, if your dog gets along well with others and has picked up a few crucial obedience skills, there's no reason you can't take him with you on an upcoming trip to check out the attractions in the bustling city of Chicago. To tailor your experience around fun for both you and your pup, consider the following top three best pet-friendly sights in the city.
1. Clarence Buckingham Fountain
One of the more refreshing Chicago attractions for a summer visit to the city, Clarence Buckingham Fountain features gigantic sculptures of sea horses shooting streams of water into a lagoon surrounding one of the city's most popular works of art. The fountain dates back to 1927 and features an identical design to one of the fountains at France's famous Versailles Palace. At night, the fountain is often illuminated so you and Fido can stroll through the area and enjoy the captivating brilliance of this awe-inspiring landmark during your daily walk.
2. Grant Park
Your best friend can enjoy some exciting social time with other four-legged furballs at Chicago's Grant Park, which is designated especially for families and their pets. This spacious 18,000 square-foot area offers a fitting destination for Frisbee, fetch and other pet-friendly activities in the great outdoors. Although the region offers plenty of freedom for playtime, it also features fences around the outer edge to ensure maximum safety for your pet. This allows dog owners to feel more comfortable taking advantage of the no-leash privileges in this area of the Windy City.
3. Navy Pier
A must-see sight of the Windy City, Navy Pier boasts more than 50 acres of attractions and shopping centers that are all pet-friendly. Although you won't be able to bring your pooch inside the shops, you can both walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the sights together. You can even take your furry friend on an architectural boat tour at Ogden Slip or one of the pier's famous Seadog cruises. After touring the city's breathtaking architecture and rich cultural history, you and Fido can chow down at the pier's pet-friendly food court with a wide selection of everything from pizza to sandwiches to Chinese food.
4. Riverwalk Gateway
Take your canine pal on a stroll through the Riverwalk Gateway, which crosses under Lakeshore Drive and the south bank of the Chicago River. A beautiful mural by Ellen Lanyon celebrates the history of the river’s important role in the city beginning in 1673 right up through the beginning of this millennium. You and your dog can enjoy an energizing walk while learning a bit about Chicago’s engineering and industrial innovations.
5. Horsedrawn Carriage Rides
If you’re looking for a real highlight for your trip to Chicago with your dog, consider a ride with man’s (or woman’s) best friend on a horse-drawn carriage. There are a few companies that offer these tours throughout various areas around the city, including the Loop and Lincoln Park. This could be the perfect excursion for you and your pooch on a sunny day at any time of year.
Although many public vacation venues may discourage bringing your four-legged friend along for the ride, Chicago is an excellent destination for fun that the whole family (your pet included) can enjoy together. Keeping the above pet-friendly attractions in mind can help you accommodate your furry friend throughout your experience in the city, without missing out on any of the most worthwhile sights Chicago has to offer.
Cameron Tyler is a pet enthusiast that loves pampering his pets, sometimes maybe too much. If you'd like to learn more about him check out his Twitter at @camerontyler87
Friday, August 17, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
|"Denali and Yukon"|
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Lately, he has done a lot of photography work for a few local rescue groups and a charity. He loves meeting the dogs and helping them to find there "Forever Home." He tells me he does it because several people helped him find me. Isnt' that cool??
Here are a few images he did recently for a few rescue groups located in our area.
|"Who Are You?"|
|"Happy to Meet You!"|
|"Pleased, I'm Sure!"|
|"Excuse Me! I Have My Mouth Full"|
|"Hey!! Look Who's Here!!!"|
|"So Pleased To Meet You!"|
Friday, August 3, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I got to talk to my buddy, Kurt Schmitt, this week at Cat Lovers Only. He doesn't know what's he's missing by only loving cats- but I'll still be his friend so maybe my "dogness" will rub off on him- and he'll realize the err of his ways.
Anyway, he's a great guy and sent me this tip to share with you: