Friday, September 26, 2014

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

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! Before I introduce you to a friend from Operation Paws for Homes, I want remind you of their Bark, Wag and Wine event in Middleburg, VA this weekend.  WOOF!!!! Barkingly grand is that it's a fundraiser for dogs in their care!!!  You can learn more about it here.

I've got a sweet young lady to introduce you to this week!! Am having a great time meeting young pups this week, meet Esme!  

Credit: Operation Paws for Homes
Isn't she pawsomely beautiful?  She is an 8 month old Boxer mix puppy.  A loveable girl who needs exercise and attention.  The young lady is quite the goof ball -as she is still a pup! She loves running and jumping in the back yard after balls or playing with other dogs. She loves chewing on a Nylon bone too. 

At first, Esme, will be a bit shy but she warms up quickly. She gets along great with other dogs and is mostly house and crate trained. She would flourish in a home with another dog to play with or a family who is able to keep her active.

Esme is up to date on her vaccines, spayed and micro chipped. She is being fostered in Hanover, PA.

If you would like to meet Esme and learn about dog adoption, contact Operation Paws for Homes.

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, Washington Humane Society

My friend from the Washington Humane Society brought a young cat by for you to meet this week.  His name is Bran!

Credit: Washington Humane Society
According to Staff Veterinarian, Caitlin Neal, DVM, "Bran loves everyone! He is very affectionate with people and gets along with other cats and dogs! He came to the Washington Humane Society after he was found abandoned in an apartment complex, but that never got him down! With some TLC he received from a foster home, Bran was able to get over his past and overcome some medical issues. Now he is happy as a clam! Since he makes best friends with everyone, including other cats and dogs, he’d be happy to go to any kind of home as long as they love him as much he loves them!"

You can meet Bran at the Washington Humane Society's Georgia Avenue Adoption Center at 7319 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington D.C., (202) 723-5730. Or to learn more about cat adoption, visit, Washington Humane Society- Tell them Noah sent you!  WOOF!!!!

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

HEY CAT LADY!!! Happy Friday! Barkingly pawsome is this meowsing cat named Anabel that Cat Lady would like you to meet!

Credit: PetConnect Rescue
Anabel is one cool cat! According to Cat Lady she is pure sweetness and has extremely soft fur to match her soft and gentle personality.

She loves to cuddle with her foster humans.  She loves to play but, Anabel will sit on a lap for hours!

A unique pawteristic of Anabel is, instead of the usual kitty sounds, Anabel daintily "squeeks" which is really cool! Anabel's unique coloring has lovely tan "highlights" with a little white to off-set her tabby stripes. A gorgeous, peaceful, and she is ready to be adopted cat!

Come meet Anabel!  

If you would like to meet her and learn about cat adoption, please complete the PetConnect Rescue Online Application and an Adoption Coordinator will contact you!

The cat adoption procedures, fees, and applications may be viewed by clicking here.

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

WOOF!! WOOF!!  WOOF!!!! It's my buddy "Big Bruno" from PetConnect Rescue bringing me one of his friends to introduce to you!  He says "I love this beautiful dog!"  Please meet Mr. Oakie!

"Mr. Oakie"
Credit:  Big Bruno, PetConnect Rescue
Mr. Oakie is one cool, 11 month old, 50 lbs. male Pit Bull mix!  He loves riding in the car and is a great running buddy since he does great on a leash!

Right now, Mr. Oakie is staying at the PetConnect Rescue's Muddy Paws Farm
patiently waiting for his new human and his "Forever Home!" 

He loves riding in the car and is a great running buddy since I do so well on a leash!

Mr. Oakie is a very smart guy who has mastered all basic obedience, (and a few cool tricks too).

Would you like to meet Mr. Oakie and learn more about dog adoption?  Please contact at PetConnect Rescue, call 877-838-9171 or email  

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

Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! WOOF!!!! And my Friday was made much better when I found out my human will be around all day and most of the weekend which means we've got more time together!!! PAWCELLENT!!!  He and I enjoy long quiet walks and some games of fetch and lots of playing with my toys!!!  Dog adoption is what has made our lives more fun, adventurous and exploring- 

Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
"The Lab Lady" would like you to meet a young lady this week named "Ember."  She is an 18 month old, 50lbs. female Black Labrador Retriever who has a sweet, loving and outgoing personality.  She loves humans!  

A fun girl who loves to play outside with other dogs in her foster home.  She gets along well with other dogs. Ember loves to go for a ride and is good on a leash. 

She's not real happy with a crate but she's working on it.  Ember has wonderful manners and really doesn't need to use one.  She is calm in the house and content to be a couch potato loving attention from her human.

Ember has no history of cat experience or being with children. She would be recommended for children ages 10 and up!

Want to meet Ember and learn more about dog adoption?  Please contact the Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Autumnal Equinox

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Yesterday, was a busy day, then I had computer trouble! And, my human doesn't like me to use the F- word around the house.  I don't know why he gets so upset about the F- word but he does- crazy I would say!  WOOF!!

So, since I found a great graphic, I want wish you a happy Autumnal Equinox. Have to avoid the F- word, don't know what it is- WOOF!!!  I think it has something to do with BTS and the word Spring and Summer, as in his favorites. Definitely can't tell you what BTS is or I might be in trouble.  WOOF!!!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

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

Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
I always enjoy my woofing visits with the Lab Lady. She is nearly as crazy and loves dogs as much as my human does. When my human goes on a Rescue[d] dog photo shoot, I wonder if he'll bring a dog home with him- he says its hard not to do so! The "Lab Lady" always has barks of fun when she brings me a dog for you to meet- TICO!!!

A 2 year old male Black Labrador Retriever who weighs around 54 lbs., Tico loves nothing more than playing and being around his humans. A very happy dog whose tail wags nonstop!! Tico is looking for a family who will exercise him and has a fenced backyard where he can play!

Games of run/chase around the back yard at full speed, chasing tennis balls and pulling on rubbing toys and wrestling with humans are a few of Tico's favorite things to do to satisfy his play drive. Yes, wrestling with humans- but if you're not up to is, he likes a good ear rub just as much!

Tico is housetrained and will go to the door or will move frantically about when he has to go out. He is crate trained and will stay in it overnight or for a few hours- he's cool either way!
Walking on a leash is coming along well along with some basic commands but will do great with more proper training. He is eager to please his humans!

There is no cat or kids history so he's recommended for ages 10 and up. 

Tico is up to date on his vaccinations and shots.  If you would like to meet Tico and learn dog adoption, please contact Lab Rescue

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

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

My friend Miss Cathy from PetConnect Rescue brought one of her buddies by to meet you this week- This is Waffles!

(C) Allen Pearson
My human got to meet him a few weeks ago at an adoption event in Reston, Virginia.  One cool pup!

Waffles, is a 1 1/2 year old Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix who is a super friendly boy who does well with other dogs and humans!  He enjoys romping and playing but is the perfect size for cuddling too!!

Waffles is neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on vaccines and preventatives and eager to find a family to love!

If you would like to meet Waffles and learn about dog adoption, please visit PetConnect Rescue!

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

Credit: Operation Paws for Homes
WOOF!! Barking pawsome to introduce you to Sebastian!  He is from Operation Paws for Homes!  This guy is a lot like me- so he's perfect for an active family!

Are you a family that enjoys adventure and exploring?
How would you like to have a dog that is still a playful puppy yet housebroken?  Motivated to please?  One that loves humans, the water, jogging, other dogs?
Sebastian is the dog for you!  WOOF!!!

Pawsome, Sebastian isn't like many of the laid back large breed dogs. He is a CoonHound breed which are very intelligent and high energy! 

He is always curious and likes to have things to occupy himself. He loves and needs to be part of someone’s life that would enjoy his daily outside antics.
His expressive face and body language add to the enjoyment you'll have with him in your home!

Sebastian loves to be talked to and isn't very demanding. Even with the high energy, once completely trained, Sebastian can go anywhere with you and charm the socks off anyone. 

Sebastian is nearly one year old and is altered and current on all of his vaccines.

If you would like to meet Sebastian and learn more about dog adoption, and begin a fun adventure, please visit Operation Paws for Homes.

Credit: Operation Paws for Homes

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, Washington Humane Society

Credit: Washington Humane Society 

Happy FRIDAY!!! WOOF!!!  

I'd like you to meet my friend Tiger!  He was introduced to me by the Washington Humane Society. 

A really cool guy, Tiger is a sweet and affectionate nine-year-old, 15 lb., American shorthair!  And, he is still independent though this distinguished gentleman is in the prime of his life!

He is content to supervise the daily goings-on of Kitty City from his favorite perch near the window so he can see his new humans coming to go to his new "Forever Home."

Tiger brings a sphinx-like air of grace and poise. He gets along well with other cats, but he prefers to be a bit laid back rather than spend his time playing. He enjoys laps, windows, and gentle chin scratches. Tiger would do well in most homes without small children.

If you would like to meet Tiger or learn about cat adoption, you can visit him at the Washington Humane Society's New York Avenue Adoption Center, 1201 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C, (202) 576-6664, or visit Washington Humane Society

Thursday, September 18, 2014

From A Foster Parent: Dog Adoption

WOOF! Barkingly pawsome are the Foster Parents and Families which take in dogs and cats in to their homes-

Today, I am pawed to share this story from Dennis Norkus, a foster parent whose family is contacted by A Forever Home to care for dogs.

"We have fostered several dogs since becoming involved with A Forever Home Rescue Foundation. All have been worthwhile and satisfying experiences. It has helped in the fact that we have three dogs of our own, two cavaliers (mom and daughter), and our daughter's 3 year old black lab.

Every dog we have fostered has appeared to fit into our three dog's schedule. Most of them attach themselves to Brady, the black lab since he likes to run and
play with them more than the cavailers. With every new foster, we introduce him/her to the others by bringing them into the fenced in back yard first and let everyone get acquainted. It seems to lessen the territory/ownership factor once inside the house. I have yet to meet a dog who doesn't like a treat. After all the dogs have gone out in the backyard to do their business, they would come in and line up near the treat jar and patiently wait their turn. 

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Another thing they all seemed to enjoy was to take a walk around the neighborhood. Our development has quite a few dog owners and we always stop for the dogs to get to know each other.

We did make a mistake with Baylie though. She was a little skittish when we first got her. When we brought her around to the backyard and mistakenly 
took off her leash, she ran away from us and wouldn't come no matter what. We chased her around the yard for about a half hour. My wife then had the idea to bring the other dogs in the house and then place a few treats leading up to the door and into the house. It worked to coax her into the house, and eventually she settled down.

Lovey was an interesting corgi that we had for a while. Being low to the ground and a little overweight when we first got her, she had trouble getting up the steps.  She would stand at the bottom and bark for a while, turn a few circles to get some momentum, then charge up the steps. At times, she would stop half way up, which would put her in a dilemma. She would have to turn around, go back down and start all over again. After going for walks and slimming down a little, the steps became a little easier for her.

Brodie, a lug (lab and pug mix) was the latest foster that we had. Being a puppy, he did like digging small holes in the backyard. He didn't chew things much, but at times you would find someone's shoe in the hallway that he had carried from the closet. He had a playful gait to him, prancing around the yard with not a worry at all. He had so much energy and it was funny at how he chased Brady around the back yard.
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I have to admit, you do get attached and the hardest part is seeing them go once you get used to having them around. One thing we did last year was to invite all of our past fosters with their owners over to our house for Brady's birthday party. It was good to see them all again and to know that they are being taken care of in a loving home.

About the Author: Dennis Norkus has lived in Northern Virginia for some 40 years, after moving here from Kansas City Mo.   He retired from the federal government in 2007 and is now a government contractor for a military agency.  His twin daughters graduated from Battlefield High School where they played varsity soccer.   He followed the program since then, taking videos of the games and posting the highlights for the coach and teammates to view. Battlefield won the VA state championship this past spring.  Also, he likes to garden, but feels his success rate is only about 60% of things planted. Growing up, he was a competitive roller skater and placed in the top ten in the nation in several years.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bark, Wag and Wine Fundraiser for Operation Paws for Homes

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Operation Paws for Homes
WOOF!!!!!! Barkingly pawsome! Operation Paws for Homes will host their 2nd Bark, Wag & Wine Fundraiser and Event on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 11am to 3pm!

The fundraiser and event will benefit their mission of rescuing dogs and finding them "Forever Homes!" Operation Paws for Homes is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and 100% donor funded. They depend on the dedication of our amazing volunteers, adopters, and supporters to continue rescuing great dogs who are in need!

Join Operation Paws for Homes at the beautiful Chrysalis Vineyards in Middleburg, Virginia for this event. Enjoy amazing live music, award winning wines, shop with dog-loving vendors, meet Operation Paws for Homes families and dogs, and start your holiday shopping with an incredible silent auction that has something for everyone!

The vineyard is nestled in the hills of Loudoun County and has stunning scenic views out over the vines, a lake, and clear blue skies. There are several tasting stations spread through the vineyard and hundreds of places to sit and enjoy your wine.

The Event is Dog Friendly! The vineyard is dog friendly and we would love to see your dog! You can enjoy lots of outdoor spaces with them, and there are plenty of picnic tables and gathering places to hang out with your two- and four-legged family members! Just remember, alcohol isn't good for your dog.

Tickets Available! Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children. The adult ticket includes an amazing catered BBQ lunch, a fantastic goodie bag with treats, an OPH wine glass, and much more! Your tax dedictible contribution will support our mission to end the senseless euthaniasia for homeless dogs in shelters.

Support OPH Rescue with a Donation!

For more information, contact Operation Paws for Homes.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

"(Penelope) Garcia"
Credit: Allen Pearson's Photos
Meet (Penelope) Garcia, a sweet and beautiful young mom.  She was introduced to my human a few weeks ago at a photography shoot and to me this week by my friend "Cat Lady!"  

(Penelope) Garcia was rescued with her kittens which make up one gorgeous family (hey- don't tell the guys I barked that- OK?)! She took great care of her kittens, but it's time for her to find a "Forever Home."  

She loves to snuggle with her human, purr a lot, being petted, brushed and especially loves to be on a lap.  (Penelope) Garcia's long hair is soft and silky, with a tail that is soft and poofy. Since her whiskers are really long, the foster parents think she will fill out to match them. 

If you would like to learn about cat adoption and meet (Penelope) Garcia, please complete an PetConnect Rescue Online Application.  One of their Adoption Coordinator will contact you.

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

This is your LUCKY day!  Not only is it Friday and you get to read my "Friday's Friend" post about dog adoption, you get to meet LUCKY! The Lab Lady brought him by this week and said Lucky is a lucky dog- lucky to be with Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. and a foster who loves him!
Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
At first, he wasn't so lucky as his family turned him in to the shelter where he was rescued and is now on his way to find a "Forever Home" and "Forever Humans" to love him- and he will give it back!  WOOF!!!

Lucky is one cool dog. a 3 year old, 82lbs., male Yellow Retriever.  He's knows when to go out and go potty, to sit on command and a few other important things we dogs are great at!  WOOF!!  

Lucky enjoys riding in the car, exploring the world while walking on his leash- sometimes he gets a bit too excited and pulls on his leash but that can be corrected using an EZ walk. He loves to play with his toys and a good game of fetch!

He shows a bit too much interests in cats, so Lab Rescue doesn't give approval for now. He has no history with children so he'd be best with ages 10 and up.

Want to meet Lucky, dog adoption and what its like to hang out with Lucky? He will be an adoption event this weekend:

Saturday, September 13
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Webers Pet Supermarket
11021 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030

For more information on dog adoption or Lucky, please visit Lab Rescue.

"Wanna Take Me Home??"
Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

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

BARKINGLY welcome to FRIDAY!! HAPPY FRIDAY!!! WOOF!!! WOOF!!!! Can you tell I love Friday's???? Not only do I get to spend more time with my human, I get to introduce you to my friends who are looking for humans to love and their "Forever Home!"

Credit: Operation Paws
for Homes
My friends for Operation Paws for Homes have brought a sweet little Spaniel Pekingese mix for you to meet-  This is Charlett!
Charlett is just 7 months old, weighs 15 lbs., and is a low shed pup!   She kind of likes cats, and will hold her own with the 50 pound foster dogs she is living with!

Charlett loves to curl up in a human's lap and running laps around the back yard with kids or grandkids.  She is update to date on her shots and spayed/neutered! 

If you wouold like to meet her and learn more about dog adoption, please visit Operation Paws for Homes

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Happy Friday!!!! And welcome to my weekly post of "Friday's Friend" where I introduce humans to my dog and cat friends who are looking for a "Forever Home." Most of the dogs and cats are available through local rescues and shelters.

My friend, "Miss Cathy" from PetConnect Rcscue has brought a young 12-13 week old Terrier mix, named Dixie, for you to meet!  

She is good with other dogs, loves everyone and is young enough to learn about cats!  She's a playful and curious girl which adds to the fun!!  WOOF!!

Since she is a baby, Dixie will need an adopter who is home a good part of the day to continue her training - no exceptions! 

Dixie is current on age appropriate vaccines and preventives and will need to be altered at the age of 6 months.

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption or meet Dixie, please visit PetConnect Rescue.

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Washington Humane Society

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! I know I bark that every week, but if you are anything like my human, he practically dances when Fridays arrive.  And, I love it too because it usually means more time with my human.

My friends at the Washington Humane Society have brought me a great young lady for you to meet!   Her name is Aisha.  

Credit: Washington Humane Society
Credit: Washington Humane Society
Isn't she a pretty and sweet young lady? Aisha is a one-year-old, 45 lb., English Staffordshire Terrier mix. She was found with duct tape wrapped around her head covering open wounds which she gladly let a Washington Humane Society Field Services Officer remove the tape as she knew it was the start of a new life!! WOOF!!!  

Aisha loves car rides and belly rubs, and is a stellar ball catcher. She would do great in a home where she can go for walks, short jogs, play ball, but then enjoy tons of cuddles and pets from her humans.  

Would you like to meet Aisha and learn about dog adoption?  You can visit her at The Washington Humane Society' Georgia Avenue Adoption Center, 7319 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., (202) 723-5730 or visit Washington Humane Society for more details.