Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Cat Lady from PetConnect Rescue introduced me to a kitty that is just full of himself!  

Meet Doodle Bug!
"Doodle Bug"
Credit: PetConnect Rescue
There is absolutely no shortage of self-confidence with this little guy!  He will come into your home, like he owns the place and snuggle with you where you want it or not!!

"Doodle Bug"
Credit: PetConnect Rescue
A beautiful blue kitten, who gets along with everyone, loves to chase toys and play with wands! And, he just loves to explore!

But!  WOOF!! Once he's finished his activities, if you forget he is around and settle to watch TV or read, Doodle Bug will jump into your lap and love on you! What a precocious funny boy! 

He is healthy, up-to-date with his vetting, and neutered. To meet Doodle Bug, or learn about cat adoption, please fill out the Online Application and an Adoption Coordinator will contact you.

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

My human has had a crazy week- but it's Friday and he's got a bit more time to do stuff with me!  And, I know he looks forward to it!  

My friend Ms. Cathy at PetConnect Rescue introduced me to a puppy who is looking for his "Forever Home."  This is Poppy- a 4 month old Schipperke/Shepherd mix!

Credit: PetConnect Rescue
A sweet young girl who loves to run and play and take a puppy nap!  No information on parentage for Poppy, so breed posting is a best guess effort. There is a mix of cuteness in there for sure though!! 

Poppy has  the typical puppy curiosity, energy and zest for life! 

She is in foster care who has a young child and other dogs and is doing great! Poppy will need an adopter who is home a good part of the day to continue house training and social skills (no exceptions). 

Poppy's up-to-date on age appropriate vaccines and preventatives.  She will need to be spayed/neutered when old enough. 

Want to learn more about dog adoption or about adopting Poppy? Please visit PetConnect Rescue. Please complete the online application.  Questions, you can email Kim at KLarimer.

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

Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
WOOF!!! Bet you're glad it's the weekend- sit back, enjoy a snack- my friends at Lab Rescue are at it again- introducing me to a cool young man who would be a great companion and is looking for his Forever Home! 

Meet Duncan, a 2 1/2 year old black neutered male and one of those BBB Labs (Big Black Blockhead)!!!!
Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Duncan loves to retrieve unless he determines you’d rather be petting him, which is better, so he’ll crawl up into your lap as he thinks he’s a LapLab!

Duncan’s demeanor gives barkingly good reason to believe he was someone’s buddy and wants to be that again! He knows the basic commands and is good with other dogs. No cat or children history so kids 10 and up.

He is crate trained keeping his room clean so may be house trained.

A good size male at 75 lbs., Duncan is up to date on vaccines, Heartworm & Lyme positive on Doxycycline to cure his Lyme disease.  He was neutered (ARF!!) on February 21, 2014 so will have to take it easy for the next 10-14 days. Need Leptospirosis booster between March 13-20.

Check out his video on YouTube at: Duncan.

If you would like more information about dog adoption and Duncan, please visit, Lab Rescue!

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, Washington Humane Society

WOOF!!! RUFF!!!!!!  HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! Hope you've had a great week- mines been a bit busy again but went barkingly well.  

My friends from the Washington Humane Society dropped by to introduce me to a lovely lady for you to meet-  Meet Lucy!

Credit: Washington Humane Society
 A super sweet girl, a 3-year old, 41 lb., Terrier/American Staffordshire mix, she very quickly became a staff favorite!! Lucy loves to hang out with humans and is a brave young lady —vacuums and lawn mowers do not scare her at all. As a matter of fact, she wonders what these funny things are. 

Though curious little Lucy has heartworm, she doesn't let that get her down because she knows treating heartworm is easy!

Lucy would do best in a calm home with a family that can bring her to the Washingon Humane Society for her treatments. Once she is over her heartworm, she will be ready for fun adventures! Think you can take her home and give her the extra love she needs?

If you would like more information about Lucy and dog adoption, please visit
New York Avenue Adoption Center, 1201 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C., 202-576-6664 or visit Washington Humane Society.

Friday, February 21, 2014

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

Happy Friday- I am always happy when it's Friday as it means my human and I will have a bit more time together over the weekend!  Hope you are going to have a great weekend- if you are looking for a special companion to have some fun with, meet Maddi from Operation Paws for Homes:

Credit: Operation Paws for Homes

Maddi, is a 2 year old, 37 lbs lab mix with a beautiful longing look and a gorgeous black brown shimmering fur.

She is house trained and very well behaved! Maddi's friendly with adults, kids and other dogs and adapts to every situation she has been in very well. 

She enjoys playing and curling up while you read a book or catch the latest show. Stay tuned for more details on Maddi!

If you would like more information about dog adoption or Maddi, please contact Operation Paws for Homes.

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

A PUPPY!!!!! I want to bring him home!!! WOOF!!!! She is almost as barkingly cute as I was at that age!  My friend at the Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. introduced me to her this week!

Please meet Michelle!

Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

Well, uh, Mom is a yellow lab and dad isn’t talking!  She was found as a stray to the Rescuer! 

She has met other dogs and a few cats and does well with both- 

She is about 7 lbs. and will need to be spayed.  She will want to go home with an experienced dog human so she can grow to be a great dog, much like me!

If you would like more information about dog adoption or Michelle, please contact Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.  

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, Washington Humane Society

Happy Friday- Been by the Washington Humane Society this week to visit my friends!  WOOF!! They've got quite a few there who need "Forever Homes!"  This week, I would like you to meet a beautiful young lady named "Hippo."

Credit: Washington Humane Society
Meet Hippo! A 3 year old, 57 lbs., Chinese Shar-Pei/Bulldog mix!

With lot of good energy to spare, this sweet and playful girl likes to explore the world around her! A smart good too!

Hippo is great at learning tricks and already knows the “sit” command.

Hippo can’t wait to find her forever family so she can show off just how quickly she learns new things and how fun dog adoption can be. 

If you’re looking for a playful and confident young lady, Hippo is your girl!

You can meet Hippo at Meet Hippo at our Georgia Avenue Adoption Center, 
7319 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., (202) 723-5730 or for more information visit Washington Humane Society.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Product Review - Yummy Travel Bowls

Last weekend, I had one of the best travel times with my humans.  We've been awfully busy lately with work and chores around the house but when we get that rare chance to escape, we go for it!

"A Strawberry Yummy Travel Bowl
In One Piece"

(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
My humans gathered a few necessities and off we went.  Am not sure where we were headed, though I did hear them say something about a new home or looking to move to a place where I'll have more room to run and play and maybe even a few more buddies to run around with- doesn't matter I am going to sit back and enjoy myself!

As usual on every trip, my humans put me in my harness and we took off. We went to the Shenandoah Valley, over the river and through the woods- literally, but grandma doesn't live over there!

"The Yummy Travel Bowl"
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We stopped for lunch at one of those fast food hamburger places. Much to my surprise, my humans brought me lunch!!!!  I'm not permitted human food, so Dad has to plan for these things and the Sleepypod's Strawberry Yummy Bowl
made his work so much easier.

In the red container, he can put my water and in the white container he puts my food. The bowl looking container will be what I have my meal in! WOOF!!!!!  So cool!!
If you happen to feed your dog wet food and dry food- you could use the two bowls to do just that!

My humans and I like it because it's not breakable but made to be carried and used and if dropped or whatever, not a problem!!  Be careful when you first use it, as it's easy to spill the water or food if you're not used to it's flexibility.

My human said the Yummy Bowls will make traveling on vacation easier too since he will use them instead carrying several dishes. 

Now for the disclaimer:  Opinions expressed here are mine!  I was given the Sleepypod Click-It 3 Point Safety Harness to test and asked my opinion- which is always honest!

"Me Using the Water Dish of Yummy Bowl"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Book Review: The Lost Dog by Tricia O'Malley

My human is writing this review since I am enthralled in my reading of the Book of Revelation, ESV Translation.  And, he needs to practice his reading anyway!
Credit: Lost Dog, Tricia O'Malley
Used by Permission
Few authors keep my attention as intense or as curious to "what happens next" as Tricia O'Malley did while reading her book.  When I sit down to read, I want a book that keeps my attention, doesn't let my mind wander or allow me to decide to do something else or read another book after only a few chapters of the current one.  The Lost Dog did for me. I had the hardest time putting it down and was nearly late for at least one appointment! 

At first, the title and the cover, threw me.  I didn't want to read it, but once I read the description on the back of the book, I was immediately interested. I quickly found myself feeling like I was there with the family as they began a nightmare of a journey that all of us dog owners hope and pray doesn't never happens to us or anyone else for that matter. 

The book is based on a true story of a Boston Terrier named Briggs whose is stolen.  The setting is Milwaukee, Wisconsin where Tricia and Josh live.  The story takes you on a frightful, anxious, scary, and yet exciting journey as you join emotions with the dog parents and their friends during their search for The Stolen Dog.

You might want to have your dog handy while you read this book as I found myself wanting to check on mine!

I just heard from the author as this post was about to be published- We would to congratulate her as the book has achieved #23 on the New York Times E-Book Best Sellers list for the February 23rd list! 

An excellent note is a portion of all proceeds will benefit animal rescues. 

Two Disclaimers!
First, I’d give the book a PG-13. I share this rating due to profanity in the story, some of it strong.

Second, Noah and I were sent a copy of the book and asked to give our opinion.  As always, we give an honest, upfront review.

Friday, February 14, 2014

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

Happy Valentines Day!!  One of my friends from Operation Paws for Homes stopped by to introduce me to a special friend for you to meet!

Are you looking for a special wiggly, playful, and snuggly dog?  A beautiful female Coonhound, Lwaxana came to Operation Paws for Homes, pregnant and alone. After she gave birth and caring for her puppies, finding them "Forever Homes" she's ready to find her!   Meet Lwaxana!

Credit: Operation Paws for Homes
Lwaxana is beautiful 1-year old Coon hound mix!  She is sweet, loving and gentle. 

She loves playing with her foster siblings human and dogs- would be a wonderful second or third dog in your home. 

Lwaxana is a house and crate trained.  She walks beautifully on a leash and ready at a moment’s notice to give out kisses! 

Lwaxana is spayed, up to date on all her shots and micro chipped. She is being fostered in Middle River, MD.

If you would more information on dog adoption, please contact Operations Paws for Homes

Credit: Operation Paws for Homes

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

WOOF!!!  Happy Valentines Day! Been a busy few days in my household- had to supervise my human while he shoveled 18" of snow out of the way!  Tiring- I tell you!

Am happy to have had Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc., stop by this week to introduce me to a friend for you to meet!  

Meet Blue!!

Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
 Blue is a very friendly, 18 Month old, neutered male, Black Labrador Retriever and is up to date on vaccines. He currently weighs 84 lbs but is on a green bean and exercise diet to get him to the ideal of 65 lbs.

He would love to be your companion, buddy, friend, as he loves attention and to be petted. WOOF!!! He'll reward you with Lablaps- if you sit on the ground, he will come and crawl into your lap!

He is learning to play with toys and is fascinated by a Kong puzzle toy!! He will need some training when going for walks as he tends to pull, but working with a lead or an Easy Walk will help with that! He knows basic commands, 

Blue is house trained but was Inside-outside dog. (Outside when it’s good weather, inside in bad weather and at night).. 

Blue is good with children ages 5 and up, with other dogs and cats.  

RUFF!!!! Check out Blue's on YouTube: Blue's Video! Does that look like a fun dog or what?  WOOF!!!!!  

Blue will need Leptospirosis booster between February 25 and March 5, 2014. He is Heartworm negative. 

If you would more information about Blue and/or dog adoption, please visit, Lab Rescue

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Happy Valentines Day!!  My friend Cat Lady from PetConnect Rescue braved the elements this week to allow me to meet Elsa! 

Elsa was born in late February 2013 and was rescued with her brother (Sherlock) from a Carolina shelter. 

She loves to play with her favorite toy which are little mice- she will retrieve and bring them back to you to throw again wanting you to chase her!!

Credit: PetConnect Rescue
Elsa enjoys enthusiastically wrestling with her big brother and then she will groom his face afterwards, before settling in for a nap (preferably on a warm lap). 

Elsa has a striking coat of brown tabby markings with gorgeous orange highlights. 

She is sure to keep you laughing with her antics.

Elsa is healthy cat who is spayed, has completed her vaccinations, and has excellent litter box manners!!

Now, all Elsa needs is a loving "Forever Home" to call her own. If that home might be yours, please complete our PetConnect Rescue's Online Application and an Adoption Coordinator will contact you.

Credit: PetConnect Rescue

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, Washington Humane Society

Happy Valentines Day!!  I have you got my greetings yesterday!!!  WOOF!!! and, er cough! MEOW!!  I sent them out a day early as I didn't want to miss writing about my friends today!

My friends from the Washington Humane Society have introduced me to a great cat for you to meet-  His name is Roberto!

Credit: Washington Humane Society
Roberto, a 13 year old, 11 lbs., Domestic Shorthair cat was surrendered by his owner on because the landlord would not allow pets in the home.  Now, Roberto is looking for a new "Forever Home!"

"MEOW! HISS!! HISS!!!!! Who you callin' an old geezer?!," Roberto says with a certain look, "I may be no spring chicken, but I've got more pep in ny step than most of the youngsters here! Wanna bet?!"

Older cats often make great cats as in many cases they've already been trained and used to humans!  

Come to the shelter and ask for Roberto! He’s got lots of stories to tell and wishes to share them with a human! (After he has had plenty of play time with string and catnip, of course).
He enjoys having his "me-time" while you are at work or running errands!  He would do best in a quiet and calm home where he'd your one and only feline friend. Are you the pal this sweet old guy’s been waiting for?

Meet Roberto at our Georgia Avenue Adoption Center, 7319 Georgia Avenue, NW, (202) 723-5730, Washington, D.C. or visit the Washington Humane Society.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fenced In By Love 2014

A PetConnect Rescue Dog"
(C) Allen Pearson
All Rights Reserved
 WOOF!!! I’m Noah and I want to share my story to nominate PetConnect Rescue, of Potomac, Maryland, for the Fenced In By Love 2014 Organization of the Year Award!

Why? You see, years ago I became lost and began wondering the hills of North Carolina. Through no fault of my own, I could not find my humans again. I began living off the land, getting my food from various means and finding water in streams and puddles. I would sleep under bushes, bridges, in clefs, anywhere I thought I could be safe long enough to get some rest. Though I spent quite awhile trekking looking for my way back home we got separated- permanently.

Then, one day, while I was getting some food, a man caught me. He put a leash around me and took me to a shelter. I was terrified. There were dogs and cats and other critters everywhere. They were barking and meowing and howling- I didn’t know what to do.

"A PetConnect Rescue Puppy"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
I learned that I was now living in a high-kill shelter. Am not sure what that means but it can’t be good as I know I kill to eat and survive but what does one of these places do? One good thing is that I get food, water and shelter without having to hunt it for myself. I try to put it out of my mind.

I've heard some of the other animals here have been found by their humans so I am hoping so much that will happen to me.

I notice around me that some of my friends are disappearing and not coming back. I thought maybe they went out to read the latest Pee Mail or use the facilities but that seemed to be taking quite a long time for the them to do- it was then, that I learned they would never be coming back- high-kill shelter means you don’t stay around here for very long before someone, well, does something mean to you! Really mean and for no reason at all- except that I got LOST!

Then, I notice. This lady is looking at me. I heard someone say she was from “PetConnect Rescue, Potomac, Maryland,” not sure what a rescue is, much less a Potomac Maryland, I ask around and my buddies tell me it’s a good thing. The lady looks me over, seems to be checking my temperament, I hear discussion about whether I’d make a good pet, I grin really big hoping she’d get the hint. I hear her ask the attendant if I was friendly so I wag my tail as hard as I can.

She takes me with her…… and she’s pretty……..
"Rex - PetConnect Rescue"
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PetConnect Rescue, in conjunction with Pilots N Paws, takes me to Potomac, Maryland where they gave me a physical and a really good going over before putting me up for adoption. I’m looking so good I want to adopt myself!!

Several people come by and visit me but I’m not impressed, they aren’t for me. Then, one day, this skinny goofy looking guy comes by with his wife to visit me. I like her, she’s great but I’ll have to work on him. They decide to adopt me! I’m going home at last!

At my new home, I’m given food, water, treats and a crate to call my own room! I’m loving this! And, I have two humans who can use a dogs love!

Why do I nominate PetConnect Rescue? They rescue dogs and cats, keeping
"A Cat - PetConnect Rescue"
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them from being put to sleep. Their work came at a time when a family needed a companion for some rough times ahead in their lives. I’ve seen PetConnect Rescue extend the arm of love to cats who were displaced by uncaring humans or had gotten lost. And, they've helped countless dogs find their way to the perfect humans for them, much like they did me.

While the goofy skinny guy and I photograph and blog for several animal rescue groups and we love every one of them, I selected PetConnect Rescue to write about because they rescued me –Noah- and I have been able to help a human with his health issues surprise his doctors with successes previously labeled unlikely to happen!!

This is a true story with only a few additives!

Disclaimer: I am pawing this post as invited by Fenced in By Love 2014- opinions, paws, barks, are my own.