Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, Washington Humane Society

WOOF!!!  Barkingly pawsome is my friend from the Washington Humane Society, SLURPEE!!

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The cold weather is pretty much gone and the summer is fast approaching- definitely Slurpee season- dog adoption, that is!!  WOOF!!!!

My buddy Slurpee is not a small guy, and isn't one of those dogs that you can carry or put in your purse, but he is full of love and very smart.

He knows many of the basic commands, like sit, down, paw, and roll over, and would love to learn some more.

Slurpee loves to snuggle and will try his best to fit into your lap (spoiler alert: he won’t ever fit).

Though Slurpee is big and strong, he's great on a leash and loves to walk right next to his human.

Slurpee is a two-year-old, 102 lbs., bulldog, who would love to share life with you!
Interested in meeting Slurpee and learning about dog adoption?  You can meet Slurpee at the Washington Humane Society's Georgia Avenue Adoption Center, 7319 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, D.C., 202-723-5730 or visit Washington Humane Society!

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

WOOF!!! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!  This week has been unusual, several of the dogs I've met, have been quiet and shy until they get to know you a bit, then its pawsome-  Kobe is no exception!

She was brought by to meet you by my friends at Operation Paws for Homes!
Meet Kobe!

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At 55 lbs., Kobe is a 1.5 year old, female, Shepherd Mix. Once she gets to know you, her true pawsome self, shine through, loyal, loving, snugly, feisty, frisky, and loves a good rump-scratch.

Kobe has pawsome house manners.  She isn't much for needless barking and will takes treats from your hand like a complete lady.

Although she love to eat, she is barkingly pawlite around human food and isn't a trash-digger, counter-surfer or beggar.  She may be curious about human food, but generally respects the boundaries you calmly set.

Kobe is a great dog for a relaxed-yet-engaging household. She would like someone with a reliable routine who would have time to throw a few balls, maybe teach her some agility, some physical and mental activities.

Along with all that, she loves to chill out on the couch with you for a movie night while you give her the occasional tummy rub.

She would love to have a "Forever Home" with another confident dog, as she gains self-confidence around them and will a great playmate for just about any dog!

Change and new people makes Kobe nervously retreat to safety, so the right human will be patient, has time to slowly introduce her, and can show her you have her back when she is around people she doesn't know.

During Kobe's first year of puppyhood, she lived a home with toddlers who frequently and lovingly hovered over her but didn't understand her shepherd-like desire for space. As she has a need for space, Clara probably isn't going to want to go to friends' cookouts or beach parties with you. And she's best in a home free of children under the age of 16.

Kobe is up to date on all shots and spayed.

Interested in meeting Kobe please visit Operation Paws for Homes - Adopters.

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption, please visit Operation Paws for Homes - Adoption Guide.

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

WOOF!!! Happy FRIDAY!!!! WOOF!!!!!! Am pawing that you had a barkingly grand week! I have had a pawsome one!

My friend "Lab Lady" came by to visit this week with her friend "Bubbles!" A fun-loving 2 year old, 50 lbs., female Black Labrador Retriever, she is looking for her "Forever Home!"

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Bubbles is super sweet girl who has tons of doggie love to share with a human. She would like a family that is patient and understanding of her need to go slow with new people and places. She will likely bond with the women of the
household first.  She prefers human attention and petting over treats or anything else.  She is in need of TLC so she's a bit shy at first, but warms up and bonds quickly.  A gentle touch, some love, and a tennis ball, you'll win her heart and you'll have a wonderful companion. 

Bubbles will need to go to a home with a solid fenced-in yard as she loves to play in the yard, chasing every tennis ball thrown, sometimes hoarding them in a pile.  WOOF!!
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

Bubbles is great around other dogs, even doing a little "dance" to get them to play!  She has no history of experience with cats.  She's recommended for children ages 10 or older. 

Though she is crated trained, and will go in it, she doesn't enjoy it and will whine to be let out.  With that, she's looking for humans who will be home more than not.  She'll sleep in her human's bed, if allowed, but will go to her own pillow if you ask her!! 

While Bubbles loves to romp and play in the fenced yard, she isn't crazy energetic for her age.  She enjoys a bit of fetch or maybe a walk, and then she'll be ready for a nap.

If you would like to meet Bubbles and learn more about dog adoption, please contact the Lab Rescue!  Tell them Noah sent you!  WOOF!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring 2 Action: Supporting Operation Paws for Homes

A barkingly pawsome event is happening today!

 "SPRING 2 ACTION" Alexandria, Virginia's Giving Day and Operation Paws for Homes is participating!!! A 24 hour online giving event which provides a simple way for donors to locate nonprofits to support!

My human and I love supporting dog and cat rescue!  Without them, there would be way too many animals without homes or humans to love them.  WOOF!! Barkingly, there would be less humans without a dog or cat to love them and make their lives so much better.

My friends at Operation Paws for Homes rescue dogs of all ages and breeds, including mixed guys like me, from shelters in the North and South Carolina areas, reducing the number of dogs being euthanized. WOOF!!!

These volunteers are great - as they do all the work!  From transporting the dogs from high kill shelters to fostering to assisting adopters- all because they LOVE dogs! Though the volunteers work for free, there are some expenses involved in caring for the dogs rescued, Food.  Medication.  Surgeries.  Food. Toys. Treats.  Medical Supplies. Crates. Food.  Transportation Expense. Supplies for Puppies. Food. Blankets. and, er, well, FOOD!

Operation Paws for Homes doesn't have a physical location or a shelter so it relies on fosters to care for dogs as they wait for adoption.

I am a rescued dog.  My human adopted me in 2009. My humans are all so very grateful that a volunteer dog rescuer took a look at me, determined I would make a great pet for someone and set the paws rolling to get me a "Forever Home,"

Operation Paws for Homes has many happy stories about dogs adopting humans or humans adopting dogs where the bond has made an incredible difference in lives.

Your financial donation is needed to keep Operation Paws for Homes helping dogs!  Visit Spring 2 Action,Operation Paws for Homes to support the great work they do for dogs and humans too!  WOOF!!!!

Spring 2 Action: Operation Paws for Homes

The volunteers at Operation Paws for Homes help dogs find their "Forever Homes," like this one- 

"Jersey Girl!"
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"A little over two years ago our search began in an effort to expand our family.  Our oldest was graduating from high school and our youngest entering middle school.
It was on the Operation Paws for Homes website that a little ball of dark fur captured our attention.
We knew at the first visit it was love at first sight.  Her cute little tail, fluffy fur, and firecracker spirit had us hooked.  She would soon be our “Jersey Girl” and steal our hearts forever.
True to her Chow breed, Jersey loves the outdoors, runs the yard, stands watch, and eagerly greets us upon returning home.
She still, 2 years later, is a ball of fluff.  She loves her human brothers and welcomes attention and petting from the neighbors.  She especially enjoys her playtime with her canine friends.
If it weren't for Operation Paws for Homes Rescue, the wonderful and caring foster families, and the selfless volunteers, we wouldn't have our “Jersey Girl.” 

Thank you Operation Paws for Homes for the opportunity of becoming a doggy family and for bringing such joy into our lives."
Paul, Bobbi, Jacob, Aaron, and Jersey Lahah

Help make more happy homes like this happen by supporting the mission of Operation Paws for Homes, Spring 2 Action 24 Hour Giving Event!

"Jersey Girl!"
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

WOOF!! Barkingly pawsome to see my friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue this week.  She brought me a cool cat for you to meet-


(C) PetConnect Rescue
This sweet cat was brought to a shelter as a "stray" along with her 7 kittens, but she obviously owned a human.

A beautiful cat, Nija loves attention and purrs her appreciation when you pet her!
Her green eyes give her an exotic and gorgeous appearance.

Nija is looking for a loving home where she can readily use her maternal nature to soothe you after a rough day at work or one of those heavy traffic days!

She would be an excellent therapy cat and Nija is the perfect cat for the saying, "Keep Calm and Adopt a Cat."

Interested in meeting Nija, please complete the PetConnect Rescue online application and one of their Adoption Coordinator will contact you.

Would you like to learn more about cat adoption procedures, and fees, please visit here.

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

This is my week for meeting Pit Bull Terrier mixes who are looking for their human and "Forever Homes!"  Each one has been a really cool dog to meet.

Meet Violette! She's 32 lbs., 2 (or so) years old, petite little girl looking for her human and a "Forever Home!" 

(C) PetConnect Rescue
She is a petite little girl, weighing only about 32 pounds! 

Violette came to her foster home very scared of everything. Though she is still pretty timid, she has come a long way and will even wag her tail now!

Violette loves the other dogs in her foster home and enjoys watching the other dogs at daycare. 

While Violette's made barkingly pawsome strides, her human and "forever family" will need some dog experience and patience to help her see that the world can be a great place full of fun and adventure!

A calm, confident companion dog will definitely be a MUST in her forever home to help her feel comfortable.

Violette is up to date on all vaccinations, microchipped, and altered.  

Interested in meeting Violette, please complete Operation Paws for Homes application, Submit Your Application Here!

If you would like to learn about dog adoption, please visit, "Learn More About Adopting!" WOOF!!!

(C) PetConnect Rescue

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Oh my darlin', Oh my darlin', Oh my darlin' Clementine.... meeting this cute pups with the pawsome name "Clementine" reminded me of the old western ballad- living with a musician does weird things to you- WOOF!!!!

(C) PetConnect Rescue
Meet Clementine, an adorable, 8-9 week old (as of 4/13/15) Schipperke/Chi mix pup, with maybe some lab thrown in!!

PetConnect Rescue suspects that Jana (also on their website and available for adoption) may be her mommy, although no one is talking....!!  WOOF!! WOOF!!!!

(C) PetConnect Rescue
Clementine has your typical, sweet, happy-go-lucky puppy personality!   She is good with other dogs, great with all people and young enough to learn about cats!

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

Clementine is working hard on house training, is up-to-date on age appropriate vaccines and preventatives.

If you would like to meet Clementine and learn about dog adoption, please visit​ PetConnect Rescue and complete their application,  One of their adoption coordinators will contact you!

To learn more about dog adoption, please visit, Adoption!

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, Washington Humane Society

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Hope you've had a pawsome week!  I've had a great one, meeting several dogs and cats who need "Forever Homes" and great humans to share their lives with!

Barkingly pawsome is this cool dude from the Washington Humane Society named Chico!

(C) Washington Humane Society
Doesn't he look like a fun guy to hang out with?   He loves to spend time being active to keep his lean and muscular physique in shape.  He loves to run and play.

Chico enjoys the company of humans and will delight you and your guests at your backyard barbecue with his cool tricks and amazing stories from his travels around Washington D.C.!

Chico is a one-year-old, 38 lbs., American Staffordshire Terrier Mix and would make an excellent addition to an active family!

Interested in meeting Chico and learning about dog 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.

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

WOOF!!  HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!  A busy week  for me, meeting dogs who are looking for their 'Forever Homes!"  Wouldn't it be great to start the Spring with a buddy to do things with enjoy the outdoors?  Dog Adoption. A win-win for human and dog!  WOOF!!

My friend "Lab Lady" from Lab Rescue of the L.R.C.P., Inc. has brought me two cool guys for to meet-   Bear and Deuce!

"Bear and Deuce"
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These two characters are awesome- great personalities and hearts full of love!

Bear and Deuce love going for walks, meeting humans and dogs and making new friends.  WOOF!!  They love playtime too!  Bear loves to fetch but Deuce, not so much so- but he will love running around and playing!

Now, I have to bark, according to Lab Lady, Bear and Deuce kiss you like it is their job! A great way to wake up to in the morning! These boys are always smiling and are two of the most loving, affectionate dogs! Happy dogs who love attention and like to play tug of war with each other.

These guys would be great for any household environment from the country to the city, apartment or mansion, with kids or more mature adults. They would make a great addition to your family and you'd be blessed to have these boys to love and care for!

"Bear and Deuce"
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Bear and his best bud in the world, his brother, Deuce, are bonded and must be adopted together. The two are easy to care for together!

These two guys are fine with meeting other dogs, they greet and interact appropriately. They have no cat history. No kid history so they are approved for kids 10 and older!

Interested in meeting these two great guys, Bear and Deuce and learn about dog adoption? Please visit Lab Rescue to learn more!

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Dog Party- Dog Adoption

"Party Flowers from Chase's Human"
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Who says money can't buy happiness and fun?  It can with dog adoption and dog parties as I had a few weeks ago!  WOOF!!!!

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My friend Chase, who lives next door, is new to the neighborhood. Barkingly, I decided to have a "Dog Party" inviting a few friends over to celebrate and welcome him!

WOOF!! My guest list was great!  I invited my hot, beautiful, gorgeous, lovely lady friend Lulu- she is a Diabetic Alert dog so she welcomes time away from work!  Then there was Coal who is my Labradoodle rough and tumble buddy.  And, of course Chase- new to the group!

"Lulu and Me- Hot isn't She?!"
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We had 100% organic treats and 100% water for our snacks!  We ran.  We played. We laughed.  We made fun of the humans- particularly the skinny guy with the camera (my human- shhhhhhh!).  We played fetch.  We played with toys. We talked about the skinny guy some more!

Then we rested. Yes, rested.  Needed to just sit around and be the great dogs we are for a few minutes.  WOOF!! Then, it was off again-

Two of us are rescued dogs, one of us is from a breeder and one of us probably from a breeder since she's a working dog.  Many of those dogs are a specific breed as they like to work and those with the jobs know which breeds tend to work best!!

The other one from a breeder was necessary because the humans have serious allergies and they knew they could live with the dog they chose.  Not always the case with every breed or with all rescues.

Ever been to a dog party?   If so, tell me about it-

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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

WOOF!!! - It's great to catch up with my friend "Lab Lady" again this week.  She has brought me an interesting character for you to meet.  He's an 86 lb. Chocolate Labrador Retriever, 7 years old, and is looking for a "Forever Home" after his owner gave him to Lab Rescue due to lack of time and declining health.  Too bad, as Jackson is a really cool guy and deserving of a cool human to enjoy life with.

Paws Meet Jackson-

"Aren't I Cute?" - Jackson
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. 
 Since Jackson has been used for breeding all his life, ao he isn't suitable for apartment/townhouse or city living. No exceptions.

Jackson wants a "Forever Home" in a quiet area where he can run, chase and retrieve toys and tennis balls, see him playing on youtube here: Jackson Retrieving a Tennis Ball.  Barkingly, he enjoys walking and does well on a leash.

He has met a cat or two and does alright with them. And, he's good with Alpacas too. arf? Alpacs?  WOOF-  See Jackson with his alpaca friend on youtube here: Jackson and Alpaca!

Jackson has no history of living with children so approved for kids 10 and up.

He's crate trained, but really doesn't need it and can be left alone in the house for a few hours! WOOF!!
- Jackson

(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

Jackson is a cool, loving character. He follows his foster mom wherever she goes and patiently waits for her return when she goes out.

He has never had obedience classes but responds well to knows basic commands like "sit" and comes when you call his name. He would love a family that would have patience to work with him and treat him to the luxurious life he deserves!  WOOF!!!!!

He is neutered and is current on vaccines.

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

Happy Saturday!! WOOF!!!

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Happy Saturday!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

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

Happy Friday!!  WOOF!!!!  My friends at Operation Paws for Homes have brought a special dog for you to meet, Potcake Lizzi!

"Potcake Lizzi"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes
What's a Pancake?  Er, uh, Potcake? According to detail I received from Operation Paws for Homes, a Potcake is a mixed-breed dog type from the Turks and Caicos Islands! Yes - an island pup! Many of these dogs face a hard life of scrambling to find food and wondering the streets. When visiting the island - you would see these dogs were everywhere. Adorable mixes of Shepherd, Hound, Dingo, Lab and various other breeds from the UK. Fortunate for some of the dogs on the islands, there is a wonderful organization at the TCSPCA who works with rescue organizations to change the fate of these dogs and send them to the states to find homes.

Now, meet Lizzie, 5 months old, perfect 35lbs, island girl is from the beautiful tropical Turks and Caicos. She is a dear little pup who is just looking for a family to love her forever!

Lizzie is great with kids, dogs and cats - can it possibly be better? She adjusts well to new situations and warms up quickly to new people, is a great playmate for dogs of all sizes - dog tested and approved, is cat tested- curious and snuggles with the ones in her foster home.  She is super affectionate, human focused and has a great relationship with her foster.  She is eager to please and loves training.

A medium energy dog, Lizzie loves running and playing, does well walking on a leash and is great in her crate!

Lizzie is up to date on all vaccinations, microchipped, and altered.

Interested in meeting Lizzie please Submit Your Application Here to Operation Paws for Homes.  

To learn more about dog adoption, please visit, Learn More About Adopting!

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

(C) PetConnect Rescue
WHAT A COOL CAT!!! And, look at that face!! WOOF!!!!!  or, "Meow!"  Meet Kiki, a beautiful, 4 year old, Tortoiseshell girl, brought by to meet you by "Cat Lady" at PetConnect Rescue!

An extremely affectionate girl, Kiki is in looking of her new "Forever Home" since her owner passed away. An indoor cat, she likes to lounge in the sunniest spot she can find. 

 Kiki is a social kitty who enjoys the company of cat-friendly dogs, as she grew up with a Poodle. She's good with other cats and children too. Kiki loves attention and enjoys being held and petted! 

She is a wonderful girl who deserves a loving home....could it be with you? 

Kiki is healthy, spayed, up-to-date with vetting, leukemia/FIV negative, and always uses her litter box.

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

If you would like to learn about cat adoption procedures, fees, and applications please visit PetConnect Rescue Adoptions.

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, Washington Humane Society

Happy Friday!  My friends from the Washington Humane Society have brought two cool dogs for you to meet!

Missy and Midnight!  They are two ten-year-old Shih Tzu/Brussels Griffon mixes. Missy is 18 lbs., and Midnight is 15 lbs! These two were surrendered to the Washington Humane Society after their owner could no longer care for them. And you've got to meet them- they are looking for their "Forever Home."

"Missy and Midnight"
(C) Washington Humane Society

These two girls are like two peas in a pod- having been together for all ten years of their lives and find comfort in being with each other!

Like all besties, they share everything and are very similar – sometimes it is hard to tell them apart! And don't let their age fool you- though older dogs- they still have tons of pep in their step!

Missy and Midnight are so bonded, you can adopt both of them home for a single adoption fee!

Interested in meeting these two characters, Missy and Midnight, and learning about dog adoption?  They are waiting for your visit at the Washington Humane Society's Georgia Avenue Adoption Center, 7319 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 202-723-5730, or you can visit, Washington Humane Society!