Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Light a Candle for the Canidrome Dogs

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Today, September 30, greyhound advocates all around the world will light a candle to decry the cruelty of dog racing at Macau’s Canidrome dog track.

Every dog exported from Australia to the Canidrome is killed. There is no adoption program at all. According to the tracks own records, 30-40 greyhounds are brought in and the same number destroyed each month.

If you would like to learn more, please visit, US Anti-Greyhound Racing Activists Not Welcome at NZ Track.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Give a Shelter Dog a Home - Bonding Made Easy

It isn’t always true that a shelter dog was abused and in reality, most dogs that end up in shelters were surrendered by owners who couldn’t keep them for one reason or another. Even so, some dogs have been neglected or abused and these are the ones that will need a special kind of care when bringing them home. Bear in mind that shelters do not let dogs get adopted out unless they pass a stringent set of behavioral criteria. If the dog even remotely looks as though it could turn violent, that dog will most likely be put down. Only dogs that can be safely released to new forever homes are offered for adoption. That should ease your mind a great deal!

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Helping Your New Dog through this Confusing Time
Many dogs surrendered to shelters have been in loving families. Often the family moves or the landlord doesn’t allow pets. Sometimes they just end up with too many dogs and need to let some go. When you adopt a dog from a shelter and bring him or her home, it’s just like bringing a child into a new family. There will be a time of transition and adjustment during which the dog will try to understand where it is and why it is there. It is vital to keep excitement to a minimum and provide plenty of structure. Just as a child functions better with structure, so too does a pet. Times for feeding, walking, playing and sleeping should be set and adhered to, especially in the very beginning.

Give Your New Dog His Very Own Space
Even before bringing your new dog home, it is important to determine where your dog will be spending the majority of its time. Are you going to house the dog in the kitchen? If so, consider whether you will be crate training your dog to make sure there is ample room for the crate. You can find various sized crates at local pet shops but if you don’t have one nearby, you can order crates from anonline dog shop
Here again, it is important that your new adopted dog feels comfortable with its new home so establishing its living area and boundaries gives the dog the security it is looking for in a new home. That will be its safe spot, a place it can go when it is lost or confused in those first vulnerable days.

The most important thing you should be aware of is that dogs are highly intuitive. They can sense whether you like them or fear them and they will respond accordingly. You brought him home because you fell in love at first sight so let that shine through your eyes and the way in which you speak. It will only be a matter of time before you have the most loyal companion a person could want and it all stems from how you handle those first few weeks. With a little patience and a lot of love, you will build a relationship that will last for years. Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

About the Author:

Boris Dzhingarov is passionate about blogging. He writes for several sites online.

Friday, September 25, 2015

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

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WOOF!!  BARK!! WOOF! Happy Friday - This weekend would be the pawfect weekend to consider adopting the pawfect dog for you and your family to add that extra bit of fun to your life- that all humans need in my opinion!

Pawingly, I think Black Labrador Retrievers are the most pawsome, pawfect, excellent dog you can adopt- obvious, there are others in the great dog world, but for some reason, I love these guys- it feels like family, you know!

"Lab Lady" visited this week with a grandest pups that would benefit living with an active human or a human with a family!   Meet Rookie!

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Rookie is a friendly, Black Labrador Retriever, 7 months old, who is full of energy, youngness, and loves to run!  He has a blast playing in the backyard at his foster's home with the other foster dogs, a tennis ball and a frisbee!

Rookie really isn't too pawsitive about the toys his foster mom throws, they're not actually running, but the other dogs- they are running and much more fun to chase- and burn off that pent up energy from being stuck in a shelter.  He will need a home that can provide a way to burn off his energy as well as training.

He seems to be house trained and sleeps quietly in his crate.  

For now, he tends to pull on the leash- a bit hard- but an easy walk harness and some training will assist with that!  WOOF!!!!!
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Rookie is good with other dogs.  While in the shelter, he was cat tested, and he approached the curiously but retreated after being bopped!! arf!

Rookie has no experience with children, so he's approved for ages 10 and up.

Up-to-date on vaccines, and ready to meet his human and his "Forever Home!".

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption and meet Rookie, please contact our pals at the Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

WOOF!!  BARK!  Welcome to "Friday's Friend" -my weekly paw about dog adoption and cat adoption from rescues and shelters in the Northern Virginia-Maryland area!

My friend "Cat Lady" brought a young cat of just a few months for you to meet!  This is Lester!
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Were you the class clown in school growing up?  Lester is the clown of his litter!  He is certain to keep you laughing with his adventures and antics!

Anything he can play with, he'll be there- if there's a game of wrestling or chase the mouse toy, he is certain to be in the middle of it!  MEOW!!! WOOF!!  He will amaze you with his jumping ability providing demonstrations of his skill jumping high to catch a toy at the end of a wand or leaping into a lap at full speed.

Lester was born in early April.  He was rescued from a local shelter with his siblings -Lance, Laurie and Leonard!

Meowly, see I'm slowly learning cat- just don't tell the guys! arf!  What could be better than one playful kitten?  Well two or three or maybe even four- Lester would be delighted to be adopted with one or more of his siblings to have a play buddy!  PUURRR!!

Lester is current on vaccinations, tested negative for FIV/FeLV and always uses his litter box.

Interested in meeting this cool cat?   To do so, please complete the PetConnect Rescue Online Application and one their adoption coordinators will contact you.

To learn about the cat adoption procedures, fees, and applications, please visit PetConnect Rescue Adoption Guide.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy Autumn!

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WOW!  Did summer go barkingly fast or what?  WOOF!!  My human loves the spring and summer, but I love the fall.  As a black dog, it's HOT and dangerousfor me to be outside in the summer's heat for very long-  now, that the weather getting cooler, my human and I can get out and go more often!

Happy Autumn!!

Friday, September 18, 2015

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

"LAB LADY!!!!!!!!"  WOOF!!!!  WOOF!!!!!!!!!  WOOF!!!!! and she's brought two friends with her this week- one human, who is a foster parent, and one sweet, gorgeous, beautiful, hot-looking, er, I know, Ok, focus, uh, ah, oh- Black Labrador Retriever named "Mariner!"

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Mariner is a 65 lbs., 8 year old female who most pawsitively NOT suitable for an apartment or townhouse setting.  This shy girl needs a quiet neighborhood, a calm living environment and the humans property must be fenced!!!  Lab Rescue has said, "NO EXCEPTIONS!"

A quiet character, Mariner may take awhile to get used to her new family and home.  She has learned through her foster mom, to get past shyness and fear of new things or surroundings or pawtever!  Pawingly, she is adapting and quite well- and has surprised her foster mom with her success.  She has a brave spirit which says, "love over fear," which is a fabulous trait!

One special request, is she would love to have a home with mostly carpet.  Though she's mastered the stairs, some floorings are not quite her style yet.
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Mariner isn't much on going for walks- yet.  Though she does alright with a Harness, she is hesitant to go.   The world is a scary place so she's been a bit hesitant to go anywhere on a leash.  She does love a backyard to putter around in- yes, putter.  She knows how to retrieve RETRIEVERS though- which is a pawsome talent- when a ball or toy is thrown for the resident Retrievers, she will go with them, and bring back the Retrievers!  WOOF!!!! BARK!!

Mariner's house manners are pawfect. No accidents in the house. She doesn't bark.  She doesn't countersurf.  She's quiet.  She doesn't get on the furniture.  SHE'S PAWFECT!!! WOOF!! WOOF!!!!

Barkingly, this character is pawnderful!  If you don't want an easy to care for Lab, easy going and loving Lab, a Lab who just wags because you wave at her or because you're in the room, a Lab whose happy, easy going, loving though slightly timid, then she's not for you and there are others you can adopt, but if this sold like the lifestyle of a dog you'd want, maybe Mariner is your girl!

She has no experience with children so is approved for ages 10 and older. Nor does she have any experience with cats!

Mariner is current on her vaccines and ready to go home with a loving human to her new "Forever Home."

Interested in meeting this sweetheart?  Please contact Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. for details- tell them Noah barked about her!  BARK!!!

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

WOOF!! Happy Friday- hope you have some great weekend plans! My human and I will have fun doing some yard work- I will dig holes, hopefully where he wants, WOOF!, and he'll plant!  hee hee!  

My friend "Miss J" from Operation Paws for Homes came by this week with a sweet lady who has traveled from the other side of the universe- I wonder how she didn't fall off if she was on the other side- to meet you.  This is Moma Bear Nowzad!  Isn't she just BEAUTIFUL!  WOOF!

"Moma Bear Nowzad"
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An extremely affectionate 2-5 year old dog from Iraq who came to Operation Paws for Homes to find a "Forever Home!"

Moma Bear is a low maintenance, laid back, low key, sweet, friendly to humans and most dogs, did I mention BEAUTIFUL, she is just an pawingly pawfect love!

Iraq?  You may be thinking- or, at least I was and am still wondering how she held on- grabbed a tree maybe- yes, she arrived to Operation Paws for Homes from the Nowzad Dog Program where they rescued her in Iraq.  arf?
"Moma Bear Nowzad"
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Let me share this from "Miss J" with you-  "The information from the Nowzad team about Moma Bear really helps to explain her name. The team was working to help dogs and cats at a local university where the administration was trying to eradicate dogs. Moma and Sultan (then pregnant) entered the campus and immediately became at risk. Nowzad worked with the university and pleaded for an opportunity to try and find homes for the dogs. When the Nowzad team was working to help protect an injured female from a pack of male dogs, Moma Bear stepped up to help protect her friend as well as the Nowzad volunteers. She would put herself between a pack of street dogs in order to protect the Nowzad volunteers. She was immediately loyal to the humans who had befriended her. That loyalty is one of her most incredibly traits! She loves everyone she meets and is content with some pets on the head or hanging out with her humans.

We absolutely agree with the assessment of the Nowzad team who described her as loyal, friendly, intelligent and a loving dog. After her long trip to the US - she is ready to start the next chapter of her life in a forever home where she will make a wonderful addition!"  Pawmazing!  WOOF!

As she is an international dog, Operation Paws for Homes is submitting a best guess for her breed. Many of the breed options from overseas are not available for us here in the US data systems. Moma Bear's gorgeous self appears to have some Hound, Sulaki, Shepherd, Collie or similar breeds mixed in. WOOF!!

Moma Bear is up to date with shots, spayed, and fostered in Alexandria, VA. She is looking for her forever home and will make a wonderful addition to someone's home!

Interested in meeting this international flair girl?  Please visit the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Application.

Interested in learning about dog adoption?  Please visit Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Guide.


Friday's Friend: Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

WOOF!!  er, MEOW!  Am so happy to catch up with my friend, "Cat Lady!" from PetConnect Rescue.  Haven't been able to chat with her for way too long!!

"Cat Lady" has brought two meowingly purrrrrrrfect cats for you to meet!  Julie and Carli!

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First, meet Julie! A gorgeous fluffy kitten who was born this past May- so, just a sweet young spry thing!   Julie is looking for her "Forever Home" and paws that her sister Carli can go with her!

She was rescued with her sister Carli by PetConnect Rescue.

An adorable cat, Julie loves to snooze on the couch and enjoys a good chin scratch or belly rub MEOW!  or maybe both? arf?

Julie is a tiny girl who loves to eat wet food like there is no tomorrow which is barkingly, drat meowingly, adorable and impressive for a cat her size.
She loves cardboard scratching posts and sitting on windowsills daydreaming about the world.

Julie is purringly pawcited to find her "Forever Home" and would love to be adopted with her sister Carli!

Julie is up-to-date on vaccinations, tested negative for FIV/FeLV and has lady-like litter box manners.

Now, I bark to you to meet Carli!

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Carli is the fluffy kitten sister to Julie! She has a quiet, yet steady purr, to go along with this adorable face!  please don't bark to the guys I said this- woof!

Though she may be a bit shy at first, Carli is quite the love kitty when she gets going and will happily climb on your lap for extra pets!

When she is not cuddling, Carli is playful and active chasing balls, toys, wands and especially her sister Julie!  MEOW!!!

Carli and Julie would love to find a "Forever Home" together – could that be yours? WOOF!!? arf?

Carli is up-to-date on vaccinations, tested negative for FIV/FeLV and has excellent litter box manners.

Interested in meeting there two wonderful kitty sisters?  Please complete the PetConnect Rescue Online Application and one of their Adoption Coordinators will contact you!

Interested in learning more about cat adoption?  Please visit PetConnect Rescue Adoption Guide!

"Together: Julie and Carli"
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Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

BARK!!!! HAPPY FRIDAY!!! WOOF!!!!  I am barkingly happy to catch up with my buddy "Big Bruno" again.  He fosters dogs with PetConnect Rescue and I wrote a story about him a few years ago!

Big likes to talk to his dogs.  Just like my human does.  Which gets interesting. Pawly, Big brought his friend "Jack" with him to meet you!  And, I paw this chat with you-

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"I had a talk with Jack today to see what kind of forever home would make him happy. You see, Jack is the kind of dog who you can have conversations with and actually feel like he understands what you're talking about. I asked Jack what type of breed mix he was and he said “the best kind”, so I am just going to make a guess here. Jack is a 3 year old, 30lb, Beagle/Lab mix. More importantly, Jack wanted me to look for a forever home where he will get lots of love and attention.
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Although he is ok to be home alone, he would like to be with his family most of the time. Jack is a people person, greeting all with a wagging tail and a big smile. Jack has a very long scar across his shoulder and he doesn’t really like to talk about it so we are not sure what caused it. Jack says that it doesn’t really matter because he doesn’t think about it, so why should we? Jack is just that kind of guy, deep but easy going. Speaking of easy going, he is potty trained, crate trained and house trained. Before I forget, he asked me to mention that he gets quite a bit of joy exploring back yards, of the fenced in variety. He also likes other dogs in small doses. Jack thinks kids are just fine, but sometimes kids keep families busy outside the household too much. A home-body kind of family is what Jack is looking for but he’s up for a walk in the park any day. I’ll let Jack tell you the rest in person.  Jack is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines and preventatives, microchipped and eager to find a family to love!

Interested in meeting Jack?  Please complete the PetConnect Rescue Adoption Application followed by an email to Tammy at

Interested in learning about dog adoption, please visit PetConnect Rescue Adoption.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

3rd Annual Bark, Wag & Wine Fundraiser - September 26, 2015

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My friends at Operation Paws for Homes are hosting a WOOFING pawsome, 3rd Bark, Wag & Wine Fundraiser and Event on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 11am to 3pm!

WOOF!!!  I am pawing about this event as the proceeds will benefit Operation Paws for Homes mission of rescuing dogs and finding them forever homes! A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and 100% donor-funded, Operation Paws for Homes depends on the dedication of volunteers, adopters, and supporters to continue rescuing great dogs who are in need!
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The event will be at the Chrysalis Vineyards in pawsomely beautiful Middleburg, Virginia.  Barkingly grand will be the 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!

Enjoy wine tasting stations throughout the vineyard, nestled in the hills of Loudoun County, with hundreds of places to sit and enjoy the beautiful views of lake, vines and clear blue skies. 

Please remember wine is not necessarily a good thing for dogs.  Keep an eye on your pup so those sweet smells don't get the best of him- and, there will be water available for them!

Humans- remember to limit your tasting!  You don't want to drink and drive and end up in trouble and possibly hurting other humans or your best paw bud!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Meet Our New Friends - Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

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I LOVE my work, my job,  pawthor of this pawtastic blog!  I paw every Friday in my column, "Friday's Friend" about dogs and cats needing "Forever Homes."  Every once in awhile, I get to help my human with his dog photography too- he does a great job!  WOOF!!!

A few weeks ago, I had the absolute pawleasure to meet some new friends at the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League - a breed specific rescue.

(C) MADGRL, Inc. 
As I will be featuring their dogs, like Hershey, and their events to help Great Danes, I want to share a bit about them-

 The Mission:

"The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc. (MAGDRL) was organized in 1979 to serve the seven states of the Mid-Atlantic region. The organization is a DC corporation and has a charitable tax-exemption under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

MAGDRL is staffed completely by volunteers. Like all humane groups, MAGDRL is in the unique position of helping both humans and pets. In our case, the pets are Great Danes and mixed Dane dogs, and the people are those who have or want the companionship of the breed or, often, just dogs in general.

MAGDRL helps humans to:

  • Determine the right breed of dog for their lifestyle
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  • Find healthy and companionable Danes that fit their circumstances
  • Find loving replacement homes for Danes they can no longer keep
  • Become knowledgeable about the care and training of their Great Danes
  • Resolve their Danes physical/behavioral problem
  • Overcome the grief at the loss of their loved pet
  • Stretch their tax dollar by assuming the Dane burden from public shelters

MAGDRL helps Danes:

  • By providing for the rescue and care of those who have been abandoned, neglected, and/or abused by their previous owners.
  • We spay/neuter and provide medical treatment as necessary to return the Dane back to good health
  • We supply training/socialization to ensure their adaptability to new, good homes
  • We work to place rescue Danes to people who provide secure, loving, and healthy homes."
As with many rescues, the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue appreciates donations from your time to financial gifts.  Love Great Danes? Please visit  MAGDRL-Ways To Donate.


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Tribute to Brad Anderson, Creator of "Marmaduke"

Today, I want to honor, send a 4 Paws Salute to Brad Anderson creator of "Marmaduke," the comic strip with the huge Great Dane. He passed away at the age of 91, at a hospital in The Woodlands, Texas, on August 30, 2015.

Born in 1924, Mr. Anderson's interest in cartooning goes back to his early childhood, when he drew popular cartoon characters to amuse himself!” according to his biography on the Universal Uclick website.

He served in the Navy during World War II before graduating from Syracuse University and did freelance work for magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post, before creating “Marmaduke” in 1954.

Since 2003, Mr. Anderson's son Paul became a full time "Marmaduke" creator.  Pawsingly, he grew up in the studio, read the comic, and often contributed content to his father. WOOF!!  Brad Anderson remained actively involved with "Marmaduke" and it's production.

The cartoon was one of my human's favorites! My human has always loved big dogs, so the funny. crazy antics of the mischievous, loving Great Dane always got my human's attention when it was published in a newspaper or one of the comic books. Always good clean fun adventures of a dog living with his human and he would take great care of them! WOOOF!

For some reason, not sure why, but my human doesn't want me to read "Marmaduke!" He's hidden his comic books and anything else he finds- he keeps away! WOOF!! Maybe he doesn't want me to get ideas? arf?!

Our sympathies, love and prayers to the family of Brad Anderson-

Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

WOOF!! What a pawtastic surprise this week!  My buddy Hershey from the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League stopped by to see me.  He is looking for his "Forever Home" and wanted to introduce himself to you!  WOOF!!

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"Woof Woof! 

 My foster humans call me Hershey! I know I shouldn’t brag but I am one absolutely beautiful and young 4 year old Harlequin Great Dane mix. WOOF!

I’ve been with my foster humans for almost 10 months. I don’t really like to bark about where I came from- let’s just say it wasn’t good. I was scared of everything! 

Pawsingly, my foster mom and a great veterinarian nursed and doctored back to health for a normal somewhat pawsome Great Dane! Barkingly, I have food allergies to chicken and beef- but my foster mom found some food that works great for me.

These days I feel so happy all the time! WOOF!!!

My foster parents have helped me learn to really love life. Foster Mom and Dad take me to the park. I love the park where I get to run around with all the other dogs!  WOOF!! At the park I like it when the other dogs let me chase them! 
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At home, I’ve learned that playing fetch and chowing down on treats are pretty much the best things ever! I have the best couch at home, woof, I sure love hanging out on the couch too. Even though I had it tough before, I was smart enough to teach my humans to give me biscuits when I sit, shake their paw, and lay down. Who knew humans were so easy to train?!?

When I’m not playing in the park with other dogs, I love snuggling with my foster humans. They tell me I’m too big to be a lap dog but that doesn’t stop me from laying right on top of them! 

I love life with them but they say that someday there will be another family for me!  WOOF!! If I got pick my new family I’d definitely want a fur sibling to play with and a big backyard so I can roll in the grass whenever I wanted! If my future family is as great as my foster parents tell me, I can’t wait until I meet them!

Recently I stayed in a temporary foster home with 2 dogs (one big, one medium) and 2 children (1 teen, 1 young child) and I absolutely flourished! I loved playing with the other dogs and was very sweet with the kids. Since transitioning back to my regular foster home, I go to the park everyday and play with all types of dogs. I am happiest when I am with other canine buddies so we are saying that I need to be placed with a family that has another dog. I can't wait to find her forever home!

- Pawed by Hershey!"

Interested in meeting Hershey and learning about dog adoption?  Hershey is available for adoption through Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue. Please see their website (Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League ) to learn more about Hershey and how she can make her way into your heart and lap forever!

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

(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
WOOF!!!! WOOF!!!! arf?! It's like looking in a mirror- almost.  I was probably a bit cuter (hee hee) but this guy from Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. which my friend "Lab Lady" brought by, remind me of my sooooo cute self when I was just a young pup.  A pure delight, I tell you.  This guy, Jerry, is probably alot like me-we Black Labrador Retrievers are just the best, you know!  WOOF!  

Meet Jerry!  WHAT A FACE!!!! How can anyone resist such a face! I know my humans couldn't resist me and we're living happily ever after!

An 18 week old, 23 lbs, sweet, cute, adorable, typical puppy!  He loves to chew, as you can see by the photo and probably know about us Labs, he does well when redirected. 

Jerry is doing pawtastically well with house breaking though it is a slow, yet steady progress! WOOF!!!!!   He LOVES his crate!  A special place for him, like mine is for me! 

He enjoys playing with the fosters resident dog. 

Jerry needs a home where he can continue to be loved, has room to run, play, romp, explore and another dog to play with- these would be ideal!!! WOOF!!!

An ideal addition to a family, Jerry is approved for children ages 6 and up.  He is young enough that he would be good with cats and is very friendly with dogs.

He's current on his vaccines. Jerry is being treated for Demodex mange which is not contagious to other dogs or humans. 

I know we Black Labrador Retrievers are so cute and adorable and pawfect and wonderful and well, you know, we are just it!!!  WOOF!!!!   Adopting a puppy can be a pawtastic challenging experience so pawlease be sure you are willing to make the commitment- I am including a few reminders about puppy life from Lab Rescue- 
"Raising a puppy can be very rewarding but also very demanding pursuit. Puppy adopters need to ensure that the puppy: 
  • Has a potty/social interaction break every three or four hours until 6 months old to ensure house training success.
  • Gets plenty of daily play time and walks. 
  • Has regular interaction with children, adults and other dogs to ensure positive socialization. 
  • Puppy adoption fee is $325 and there is a spay/neuter deposit of $50 which is refundable when pup is spayed/neutered. 
  • Gets the vaccinations in accordance with the Lab Rescue Puppy Protocol and other care as recommended by their vet. 
  • Goes to a formal training program when the puppy is six months old in addition to in-home training efforts. 
  • Is neutered as required by six months of age (End of September 2015).
Interested in meeting Jerry and learning about dog adoption?  Please visit Lab Rescue!
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