Friday, January 30, 2015

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

I love visiting with my friends who work so hard to rescue dogs and cats and find them "Forever Homes."  It's quite the challenge, I'm sure!  PAWS TO ALL OF THEM!!! WOOF!! WOOF!!!!

My friend "Lab Lady" brought the girl she is fostering by for you to meet- Luna!  She is an absolutely gorgeous woman, er, dog, as in Luna, not "Lab Lady"- though "Lab Lady" is a nice lady, arf! guess I better stop and let you meet Luna-

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See, isn't she beautiful!  WOOF!!!  A 5-year old Black Labrador Retriever who weighs around 68 lbs..  Experience with cats is unknown as well as with children so she is approved for ages 10 and up.

Luna is a quiet dog. Loud noises or fast movements tend to frighten her so she must go to a quiet household in a quiet neighborhood and a fenced yard. Further, she must live with a dog. 

Luna enjoys hanging out in her foster mom's bed or on her dog bed. She loves snuggling with the resident dog at bed time! She is crate trained, but when allowed to run loose, she chose snuggling with her human and does not tend to get into stuff. 

She has perfect house manners and never barks. Luna prefers to meet one person at a time as groups tend to overwhelm her.  Barkingly pawsome, she will be practicing her social skills in the coming weeks. 

Luna was excited to see the snow, jumped around for a minute, ate a couple mouthfuls! Though hesitant in meeting new humans, she has done well during the workday with a midday visit from her new friend, the dog walker. Luna is wagging more each day and eating with enthusiasm, she is learning quite a bit about living with humans!!  

Luna previously lived chained with little shelter or care. She was one of five dogs all of whom were seized by the local authorities and rescued. She slipped out a gate during her rescue and was on the loose for two days. Through the dedicated efforts of a small group of volunteers and the Frederick County police, she was re-captured. During her two days on the loose she was seen swimming in the river and traveled a distance. With this history, tremendous care must be taken to ensure she is leashed and/or in a secure fenced area at all times without fail. 

Interested in meeting Luna and learning about dog adoption?  Please visit Lab Rescue

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

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Happy Friday  and "Hello" or "Meow" to my dear friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue!  Along with her, she brought this sweet cat named "Kale"- look at that face and those beautiful eyes!  WOOF!! er, "meow?"

Kale, born November 2014, is an pawcredible, pawdorable little gal with 2 different color eyes! How pawsome is that!?!  WOOF!!!!!

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A bit shy at first, but once she learns she can trust you, she's a total sweetheart. Kale bonds immediately with other kitties so needs to be in a home with another kitten or friendly cat.  The kitties have the added bonus of bringing her out of her shell more quickly because she watches and learns that humans are actually really fun!

Kale is current on age appropriate vetting and always uses her litter pan. She will make a wonderful addition to your family!

If you would like to meet Kale, please complete the PetConnect Rescue Adoption Application and an Adoption Coordinator will contact you.

Interested in learning about cat adoption, procedures, fees, and applications please visit PetConnect Rescue Adoption Information.

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, Washington Humane Society

From the Washington Humane Society this week, I would like you to meet Thelma!!!  WOOF!!!!!  She is a one-year-old, 35 lbs., American Staffordshire Terrier mix.  She lost her home when her human's landlord said dogs were not allowed in the residence!  How rude!  WOOF!!! So, she's looking for a special human and "Forever Home" to enjoy life.
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Now, from what I hear, if Thelma was born in the seventies she would have been a jazzercise queen! 

An active girl, she loves to play so an exercise that provides fun AND helps her burn off some energy is her favorite thing. 

Thelma is well behaved and knows how to keep herself entertained when she is alone, but she loves time with friends! Dog friends, human friends (even kids!) – anyone who is down to play and snuggle will be bestowed the title of “bestie” by Thelma.

If you would like to meet Thelma, please visit 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!

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

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 WELCOME FRIDAY!!!!! WOOF!!  And, a special welcome to a beautiful, sweet young lady from Operation Paws for Homes named Hennie.

A female Sheltland mix who found herself in a shelter in South Carolina, and no owner came for her.  Hard to believe as she is such a pretty girl who loves fetch and snuggling with her human fosters. 

She's enjoys walking on a leash and is doing well with crate-training.  She is housebroken too. 
Hennie is altered, up to date on all vaccinations and microchipped. The adoption fee for this dog is $325.

If you are interested in meeting this gorgeous girl, please complete the online application at Operation Paws for Homes- Adopters Application.

More information on dog adoption can be found at Operation Paws for Homes - Dog Adoption.
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Noah's Houndisms: Dog's Paws and Snow

An important reminder about dogs paws and snow and ice!  WOOF!!!

I love to play in the snow with my human.  I can be out there as long as he will!!  WOOF!!!

And, I love going for a walk in the snow- it is so much fun- but my human has to remember to check my paws for ice or pellets that are used to de-ice sidewalks and paths.

The ice can hurt my paws and toes and the webbing between my toes.  Though I have to admit, it's pawingly annoying when my human does it but it's for the best.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Grandma's A Stinker!

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Woof! Maybe I should change the title of this post, but I am not a bit happy with my grandmother.

When grandma moved in with us under the excellent care of my mom human and Capital Caring, I began my duties of watching over her too.

I had assumed my duties quite well from the start.  Watch grandma. Let her pet me.  Watch grandma. Let her pet me. Watch grandma. Let her pet me.  Watch grandma. Let her pet me.  You get the idea.

(C) Ben Garney
Used by permission,
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It was a dark and stormy night- oops, that's Snoopy's line, it was a dark night and grandma had just moved in.  She was sleeping the family room by my couch.

I took to my favorite chair for my night's rest- I love to curl up in it- perfect size and everything.  And, it's at the head of grandma's bed where I have a bull's eye view of her.  And mom was sleeping in the couch next to her.

This particular night, Grandma decided to get up out of bed to go to the bathroom.  Now, mind you, I'm here, and mom is here.  Mom is lying right next to her! But, grandma doesn't ask for help.  I watch her move around in the bed and sit up.

What is she doing?  And, what is she thinking? She gets up.  I raise my head and look.  And stare.  She is trying to get up without mom's help who is sleeping on the couch next to her!!!

I jump into action- got stop her!  Gently and quietly, I gather her hands in my mouth- as a hound would do with his prey.  I set her back down on the bed.  She is safe and I am happy.  I bark loud twice and mom falls off the couch- oops- that was funny-  Mom lectures grandma about getting up by herself.

They take care of the things that need taking care of and my mom gives me a hug and some loving.  Dad hears the news the next day and is so proud of me he tells everyone about it.   WOOF!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 16, 2015

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

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WOOF!!! Happy Friday!  My friend "Lab Lady" came for a visit this week and among the hundreds of dogs surrounding this young lady-dog lover, was a great and cool dog named Empire!!

Empire is a tall, long, lean, 8 year old black neutered male. The cool strong name fits this guy.  He knows basic commands, "sit", "down," and "come."   He pulls hard on a leash but does good with an Easy Walk harness.

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Empire enjoys sleeping in his foster mom's bedroom and likes to snooze in the sun during the day. He prefers soft place to rest, loves to snuggle and giving a "Lablean" so you'll scratch back! He isn't big on retrieving, will go see what you tossed but doesn't always bring it back.

He has nice house manners, is very friendly to any new person he meets and has a strong curiosity in new places.

Empire will be a wonderful companion for someone who is home more than not and would appreciate a couch potato who thoroughly enjoys scratching his chin and ear and giving belly rubs.

A home with few stairs would be ideal too!

Empire is up to date on vaccines. Empire has Hyperthyroidism which is easily controlled with relatively low cost medicine.

If you would like to meet this cool dog, Empire, and learn about dog adoption, please visit Lab Rescue!

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

WOOF!!!!!! or uh, MEOW!!!!!!  Happy Friday- I had a great visit with "Cat Lady" this week- she brought along a young lady named Spirit that she would like you to meet-

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Born in late September, Spirit has a great personality, fearless, feisty, and well, is spirited!

And, she loves to cuddles and is full of purrs- she'll want to take a nap in your lap and sleep under the covers when you go to bed!   WOOF!! er meow?!

Since she refuses to be ignored, Spirit is not a big hit with older cats who don't want to play. Though she'll be a great friend for an energetic younger kitty!

If you have no other pets, Spirit will need to be exercised with toys often.

Spirit's different color eyes and unique markings, make her a funny, unique and quirky little girl!  

If you would like to meet Spirit, please completer the PetConnect Rescue online application, and an Adoption Coordinator will contact you.

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

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, Washington Humane Society

WOOF!!!!!!!  Cool cat week on Friday's Friend!!!  Meet Brandon!

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This cat is a 100% purebred love bug- he loves all of his animal friends – cats, dogs, rodents, you name it, and it’s his best friend! Brandon is a four-year-old, nine lbs., domestic shorthair cat

Brandon has FeLV so he can go to a home with other FeLV cats, or any other animal.

He is laid back and low-maintenance which make him the perfect cat for anyone, but especially a first-time cat owner!

Brandon is looking for a human with skills in Expert Snuggling" and has a cozy lap!

If you want to meet this cool cat, learn about cat adoption, and live with pretty much the best cat ever, you can meet Brandon at the Washington Humane Society's Georgia Avenue Adoption Center, 7319 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., (202) 723-5730, or visit Washington Humane Society.


Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue


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Say hello to Huey!

Huey loves to curl up in his human's lap, a true lap-lover- and shares his happiness through abundant purring.

An adventure seeker and cuddler- what more could you ask for?

Since he is so young, Huey needs an adopter who can be home much of the day or to be adopted with another kitten.

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

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

It's Friday!  It's FRIDAY!! WOOF!!!!!  Hope you have some great plans made for this three day weekend!!

My friends from Operation Paws for Homes brought by a special friend for you to meet this week- a a beautiful, friendly 3 year old, 49 lbs. Redbone Coonhound mix!

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A sweet, quiet, and loving girl, she is very in tune with the humans around her- she would make an pawsome companion dog!

A little timid at first, but she quickly warms up to the new humans in her life.

Mistee is friendly, affectionate, and loves being petted. She is especially fond of children - was immediately drawn to the kids in her foster home and quickly made friends. Her gentle demeanor makes her a great family dog, even if you have small children!  WOOF!!!

Mistee will need some training with basic dog manners as she's probably never been part of loving home.

Mistee loves to romp and play with the other dogs in her foster home for awhile but then will settle down when play time is over.

She does great with the cat in her foster home, in fact she's even been caught cuddling up with him a time or two. ARF???? or MEOW????

A perfect family dog who'll be a pawsome addition to any household.

Mistee is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped and ready to go to her "Forever Home!"

If you would like to meet Mistee, please visit Operation Paws for Homes- Adoption Application.

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption, please visit,
More information on adoption can be found at Operation Paws for Homes- Dog Adoption Information.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

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

(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. 
WOOF!!!!!  This is such a great photo of the dog, "Dakota" introduced to me by "Lab Lady" from Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc., that I wanted you to see it first!!

I hope you have had a great Christmas and a happy New Year.

What better way to start a new year than to consider adopting, or better yet, to adopt a dog to be your pawpanion!   My human LOVES having me around all the time to do stuff with and make sure he does stuff right!  BARK!!

Meet Dakota! A 7 year old chocolate neutered male lab who weighs 80 pounds. Now, he is used to country living, and has very limited exposure to city noises, traffic, and groups of people. Until Lab Rescue learns more about his needs, placements are limited to single family suburban or rural homes. If he can go to a city home, it will be updated on their website.

Dakota has very affectionately become known as bear to his foster family!!! WOOF!!!!  With a great thick coat, solid head, and large paws he is reminiscent of a grizzly!!  Barkingly pawsome, this buddy is all teddy bear!  Find the right spot on his neck and he will lean in for a good rub and gaze into your eyes with the most grateful look, sometimes with his tongue lolling out.

Dakota enjoys retrieving and exploring the yard. He likes to fetch and does well on a walk.  Pawingly, he would do well on an easy-walk harness and some training.

His foster sister isn't much of a playmate but they get along just fine! He gets along with the cat, who has given him a couple swats just to make sure Dakota remembers who's boss.
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Dakota is looking for a new family that will give him the love and attention he deserves! He previously lived indoors for several years but has been an outdoor dog for the last several years and deserves a fresh start! He hasn't had any formal obedience training and will go with a training addendum.

He is good with children but has had little interaction with them, so he's approved for kids 10 and up.

Dakota is current on vaccines and ready for his "Forever Home!"  

If you would like to meet Dakota and learn about dog adoption, please visit, Lab Rescue

Friday;s Friend: Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

WOOF!!! or maybe MEOW!!! Glad to have a visit from "Cat Lady" at the beginning of another wonderful New Year!!  She has brought me a friend for you to introduce to you- please meet Nicholas!!

Nicholas was born at the end of August, this sweet boy was found on the side of a road.  He was taken to an animal hospital where X-rays showed he had a fractured pelvis.  Nicholas spent a month recovering and he is doing much better now. He should be on "crate rest" until February.

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Nicholas is a "red" hue of orange tabby and wow, is he ever super soft and has such a pawsome personality!

All he wants to do is cuddle and be with you.  Nicholas is a gentle loving kitty who is a miracle because of a good Samaritan.

He is up-to-date with his vetting and tests negative for leukemia and FIV.  Nicholas has been neutered.

If you would like to meet Nicholas, please complete PetConnect Rescue's online application, and an Adoption Coordinator will contact you.

If you would like to learn about cat adoption, adoption procedures, fees, and applications may be viewed by clicking here.

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

WOOF!!!! Happy Friday- Am hoping you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!!  Mine was quieter than normal which is barkingly grand.  I don't like the fireworks some humans use to celebrate- very annoying- my humans and I had a fun day together- a pawsome way to start the new year.

My friend Miss Cathy from PetConnect Rescue stopped by this week to visit with one of her friends.  I am very grateful, so is my human, for PetConnect Rescue as they rescued me!!  The friend Miss Cathy brought by is Artemus!

(C) PetConnect Rescue
Artemus is a stunningly handsome 2-3 year old, 54 pound black Chow/Shepherd mix!! BARK! And, is the definition of a gentleman!

He loves to go for walks, does well with other dogs, doesn't jump, and is quite content to sit quietly by you cuddling and getting petted!! He adores humans of all ages!

Though he settles down nicely to hang out with his people, Artemus can be playful.

Artemus has been waiting patiently in a shelter but now PetConnect has come to his rescue and has brought him to the Washington D.C. area to find his "Forever Home!"  He is so happy to finally have been rescued!!  ARF! I know the feeling!

Artemus would be a great companion to curl up at your feet to hang out on a cool winter evening.

Artemus is neutered, heartworm negative, up-to-date on vaccines and preventatives and eager to find a family to love!

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

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, Washington Humane Society

WOOF!!!!!! I hope you had a barkingly pawsome Christmas and New Years!  Mine was a little quieter this year than normal but it was still a pawcellent!!

The Washington Humane Society brought a cool cat by for me to introduce to you- meet Falcor!

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Falcor, a four-year-old, seven lbs., domestic shorthair cat, is as an pawcellent character!!  When you rub his very soft belly, you will begin an exciting journey full of cuddles and cat towers. 

When Falcor isn't head-butting you to solicit some chin scratches, he can be found stretched out in sun beams, napping the day away. 

Falcor is great with kids and loves being the center of attention. He isn't too needy though, but he does love to kneaded. 

Falcor would prefer to be the one and only king of the castle and ruler of the kitty tower. Think you are ready to rub his belly?

If you would like to meet Falcor and cat adoption, please visit 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.