Friday, July 29, 2016

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

WOOF! BARK!  I have to admit, I love visiting with my uncle Ed who cares for me when my humans travel.  I have a blast, I love all the running and playing and long walks and new toys and news treats and all the games we play- he can even do a triple double decker somersault all across the backyard with me- the neighbors get a laugh and so do we when the games are over and my humans return.

I have missed writing my weekly column "Friday's Friend" for you to meet dogs and cats looking for their "Forever Home!"

My friends from Operation Paws for Homes brought by a most beautiful young lady for you to meet- Vesta!
(C) Operation Paws for Homes
A pawsomely barksters of a beautiful blonde bombshell, Vesta is a 1-year-old, female, Retriever mix.  She is one happy puppy, to say the least, she always has a smile on her face and her tail never stops wagging!

She loves attention and humans of all ages especially the mini-humans.  She is great with other dogs.

Vesta is house and crate trained.

Vesta loves to play with toys and fetch, more like keep away, and can occupy herself with a bone or toys for quite awhile.

If you would like to meet Vesta, please complete the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Application.

Interested in learning more about dog adoption?  Please review the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Guide.

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

My friends at Operation Paws for Homes have brought by a really cool dog with and awesome name- Hurdy Gurdy,  My human loves the name as it reminds him of a piece of music written by Mozart- he's like that you know!  WOOF!!!

Meet Hurdy Gurdy, a pawsomely beautiful 5 year old, female Shepherd Mix.

(C) Operation Paws for Homes

Hurdy Gurdy has a pawsome smile which is impossible to resist- and a personality to match.  She loves having her belly rubbed and hanging out with the other dogs in her fosters home.

She is very playful, loves to play with squeaky toys and being outside especially wherever her humans are!

Hurdy is crate and crate trained.

She loves other dogs and humans. Cats would not be good to have around as she loves to chase them- WOOF!! Barks!

A sweet, gentle lady who had a rough start in life is looking for a best human to enjoy life with.

Interested in meeting Hurdy Gurdy?  Please complete the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Application.  

Interested in learning more about dog adoption?  Visit the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Guide.
(C) Operation Paws for Homes

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

WOOF!  I love when these huge dogs called "Great Danes" come to visit.  Paws, they are great and handsome dogs- incredible to watch and play with in the backyard. I love it when my friends at the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League League bring by a dog for you to meet!

(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane
Rescue League
Meet Deuce, a 6 year old medium size male black Great Great Dane.

Deuce loves entertaining his foster mom and sister with his playful goofiness and taking them on a brisk walk every day to his favorite spot, a local cemetery with little distractions and beautiful views! These walks keep his muscles tone and his joints loose.

After his walk, Deuce loves to curl up on a comfortable seat with his blanket, pillow, and teddy bear though he doesn't seem to care for other chew toys!  WOOF!  No matter his mood, the bear toy serves as form of comfort!

Paws, I think this is cool, Deuce knows to do his business on command and knows his basic commands too. He respects the boundaries established with a baby gate. Barks, he stays on his side of the bed at night!  WOOFs!  WOOF!

Deuce likes taking a bath, but doesn't like his nails clipped.

Car rides?  He does well in the car for short periods.

While he enjoys doggie daycare once in awhile, he prefers to be your one and only dog in a very quiet home.  He doesn't like the appliance noises around the home but is getting used to them.

Deuce isn't much on meeting new humans coming into the home, it takes him awhile to warm up.  Though with pawsitive training and direction or redirection, he will be less aggressive with strangers.

Deuce gets along well with other animals but is uneasy around cats.

A strict routine, positive attention will make this buddy a pawsome loving companion.

Interested in meeting Deuce and learning about dog adoption?  Please visit the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue Adoption.

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, The Humane Society of Loudoun County

I met some new friends over the past few weeks at the Humane Society of Loudoun County.  They are a pawsome group of staff and volunteers loving and caring for many animals.  This week, they have three cats for you to meet.

Pawsingly, these three cats were rescued from a hoarding situation where they were kept in dog crates in a living room for years.  Through the barkingly pawsome care of foster families, they have learned to be cats again and are loving life. WOOFs!  PAWS TO YOU FOSTER FAMILIES!!!  These guys are cool cats and just wanted to be loved!

First, I'd like you to meet Orange Ice- BARK, er, oops, MEOW!

"Orange Ice"
(C) The Humane Society of Loudoun County
Orange Ice is one cool, smart, and laid back cat who has learned the advantage, like I have, to a sunroom- its a great place to relax and soak up the warm sun rays!

Orange Ice loves the company of other cats and dogs!

Meet Sunny and Phantom!
"Sonny and Phantom"
(C) The Humane Society of Loudoun County
These guys are 8 years old, sweet and handsome dudes!  As they have been together in the dog crate for a long time, they are bonded buddies and should be adopted together.

Sonny and Phantom, thanks to their foster parents, have learned how to be cats again too and are enjoying life!

Interested in meeting Orange Ice, Sonny and Phantom or even all three?  Please visit The Loudoun Humane Society Adoption - to learn more about cat adoption!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Off The Leash Cartoon - Grooming

(C) Ruppert Fawcett, Off The Leash Used by Permission

WOOF!! I had to share this cartoon with you!  My human is always trying to prevent me from doing this after a grooming. 


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Saturday's Success: Joey Got Adopted

"Joey and His Human"
(C) Destiny for Dogs

A few weeks ago, I shared with you a story about Joey, a special needs dog who lost his "Forever Home" due to his health and dietetic needs.  Here is the story if you would like to read it, Dog Adoption for Special Needs Dog.

Recently, I received a barkingly pawsome email from Ms. Joanne with Destiny for Dogs, who was helping him to find a human to love. She shared that Joey found a pawtastic human and a "Forever Home!" WOOFs! Barks! There are so many cool humans in the world.

"Joey the 3 year old corgi mix boy with autism has found his special someone a new loving home, this time for real forever??

His new mom, Sonji is just what we all hoped and prayed for. No other animals or small children, a very quiet home, total commitment and dedication to Joey's special needs. Sonji attended training with veterinarian behavioralist, Dr. Radosta and her tech Kayla. Joey and Sonji were amazing. For Sonji, it was love at first sight. She realized that Joey needed her and she needed him. It was truly heartwarming with tears of joy!

Thanks to all for caring about Joey and your dedication with networking this special guy.

Love Barks and Licks from Joey??"

"A Happy Human and a Happy Joey"
(C) Destiny for Dogs

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Prayer Pups

It’s often hard to remember to be grateful for things that are good for us, but aren’t very fun, like going to the veterinarian. But try to keep in mind that it’s a blessing in disguise

Used by Permission, Prayer Pups by Jeffrey Smith

Friday, July 15, 2016

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

As you pawbrobly already know, West Virginia has had historic floods in month of June. Concerned about relatives and friends, my human did some checking and learned everyone is fine- which includes my fine friend Georgia who is dog to my humans college friend.

Lab Rescue has been inpawdibly busy rescuing dogs who have been at the small shelters for a while. These dogs needed to move to a rescue so to make room for dogs loosing their homes because of the floods.

My friend "Lab Lady" brought by a few paws for you to meet- Butters and Sissy!

"Butters and Sissy"
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P. , Inc.
These two girls are something else- 6 years old, sweet, special, and a bonded pair -type paws,  Sissy is a Black Labrador Retriever and Butters is a Yellow Labrador Retriever. 

After the flooding in West Virginia, these two had to move out of a shelter and find another place to live to make room for other dogs coming in!  WOOF!!

The only thing these two like better than themselves, and meeting me- Noah!- are humans!

Butters and Sissy get along with other dogs and are approved for children ages 10 and older!

If you would like to meet Butters and Sissy and learn about dog adoption, please visit Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc..


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

WOOF! BARK!  Happy Friday! Paws you had a pawsome week!  My friends from Operation Paws for Homes brought by a pawsome dog for you to meet this week- Captain!

"Captain Desi Dog!"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes
Captain made his way to the United States from New Delhi, India to find his "Forever Home!"

Captain was a stay with horrible wounds on his face.  His rescuers weren't even sure there was an eye underneath the wound. He made a full recovery under  attentive hands in India.

Captain is cool dog who loves to cuddle even when he goes outside to play!  WOOF!!  Barkingly pawsome, he spends half the time cuddling with his foster mom!

Captain is crate trained and house trained.  Since he's a young 'un, he'll need to be crated while humans are away.  He's working on his house manners and learning not to jump on everyone.  He is a quick learner too!

Captain gets along with other dogs after being around them a few days.  He gets along well with children.

Since Captain lived as a stray, he needs to go to a home without small animals as he has a prey drive.  WOOF!!

Interested in meeting this pawsome guy?  Please complete the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Application.

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

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Product Review: Tru Dog "Treat Me" Surf and Turf Diced Delight

arf. did i ever goof. arf. i am in so much trouble.  woof. barks. arf? uh, oh, no..... here's what happened-

my humans went out for an evening.... i was left alone... well, a bag of treats...tasty delicious pawfect treats -the Tru Dog "Treat Me" Surf and Turf Diced Delight was left on the bar stool counter.... not the kitchen counter..... this one is a bit higher up......

i saw my opportunity and went for it.... i'd had my eyes on them for days- woofs- bark... i noticed the chair.... set by the counter with care.....well.... you might can guess what I did- i am so ashamed.... but they were so d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!

one of my humans friends wanted to see a photo of me eating the treats..... well, dad can't do it now and it's all my fault...

i pawsitively love these treats- humans need to buy these for their dogs-

(C) TruDog
Photography by Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved

WOOF!!! BARKS!  You've got to try these-   TruDog Keeping It Real - TREAT ME- Surf and Turf Diced Delight!  Freeze-Dried Raw Super Treats for Dogs.  BARK!!!!

Disclaimer:  All barks and woofs are my own.  I was given a box of goodies to paw which I decided to share with you.  My human nor I were compensated for this post.

Friday, July 8, 2016

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

WOOF!! WOOF!! BARKS! My friend "Lab Lady" and her team of volunteers have been incredibly busy these days helping Labradors find loving humans and "Forever Homes!"  They are great "WOOFs!" and a great "BARKs! doing all they do!!

This week, in the midst of her craziness, "Lab Lady" brought by a great dog named Bubba for you to meet!

(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Bubba is a 36 lbs., 4 year-old Black Labrador Retriever who comes from the country with very little exposure to big cities.  He is looking for a "Forever Home" is single-family home in a suburban neighborhood or rural area.

Bubba is a pawsomely friendly guy-  he was rescued from a neglectful situation and from an area in West Virginia which was affected by the historic floods.

Bubba's journey included a raft trip because the small bridge used by the shelter wasn't usable-- arf.

Bubba will need some obedience training.

Good with other dogs, no cat history, Bubba is recommended for children ages 10 and older.

Interested in meeting Bubba?  Please visit Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

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

(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

I opened my door to my friend at Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League to find this sweetheart of a girl staring back at me- WOOF!  Her name is Nila!

Nila is a 2 year-old beautifully pawsome brindle Dane/ Mastiff mix!  She is a corky easy-going girl who is happiest when taken to the dog park where she can run around chasing or being chased by her new little friends.   She has a blast when her pug friend goes after her- the foster mom remembers and laughs!  That would be fun to see-  Nila wonders what it's like to be chased by a dog bigger than her- but that would be hard to come by!  Woofs.

Nila loves playing freeze tag with her foster humans -to her these is nothing more thrilling than a good chase!  Sometimes, she will chase her tail- one day she'll get it- more ways than one!  WOOF!

She is a delight to have around.  She just loves being a snuggle bug and will smother you with love.

Nila loves to have conversations with new humans, which sometimes can be mistaken as growling but once she gets to know you, she comes right over for a good pet.

Nila, an awesome sweetheart, is hoping you will find her awesome and want to be her human.  

Interested in meeting Nila, please visit Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League.

(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

A visit from my friend, "Miss Cathy" from PetConnect Rescue proved to be a catty adventure full of meows and purrs- not sure if it was all her or Sebastian!
(C) PetConnect Rescue
I'm guessin' a mix of both!  arfs.

Sebastian was born in mid-April.  He is a very snuggly and affectionate guy!

While Sebastian is pawsomely content in curling up for a long nap and pawlenty of belly rubs, he does have his playful side- WOOF!!!  He just paws playing with a human who likes jingle balls, wand toys and catnip stuffed mice too!  woofs! er, meows.

Sebastian has pawcellent litter box manners.

He is an all around balanced kitty who loves to snack on freeze dried chicken!

Due to his Sebastian prefers to be adopted by a human who is home for a good part of the day or with a similar age kitten.

A paw from my friends at PetConnect Rescue: The adoption fee for this kitten is $135, which helps with the cost of routine vet care. DOES NOT INCLUDE spay/neuter if the kitten is not already spayed/neutered. If the animal you are adopting is not already spayed/neutered, you will be required to sign a contract legally obligating you to have the animal altered. PetConnect Rescue collects a $100 spay/neuter deposit to help ensure that the procedure gets done in a timely manner.   Meowingly, please note that cats adopted through PetConnect Rescue must be indoor only, and may not be declawed (unless already declawed at the time of rescue).

Interested in meeting Sebastion?  Please complete the PetConnect Rescue Adoption Application.  Once submitted, one of their Adoption Coordinators will contact you!

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

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

WOOF!! WOOF!!! WOOF!!! BARKS! arf. MEOW!  So cool to catch up with my friend, "Cat Lady" -she so is meowsomely purrsly grand that words just don't bark!!

"Cat Lady" is purringly busy at PetConnect Rescue caring for many cats in her charge- this week, she brought by Cloud for you to meet!

(C) PetConnect Rescue
Cloud is a pawsomely sweet, one-year-old kitty.  She was pregnant and hungry when a kind human earned her trust through food and lovin's.  The kind human brought her to PetConnect Rescue where she got a foster home!

And, purrs, in the meow of time, as within a few days, she gave birth to five kittens!

Meowsingly, the kittens are weaned and Cloud is looking for her "Forever Home" and to share with sweetness with some pawsome humans!

Cloud can be a little shy with strangers.

A quiet home is where Cloud would be happiest.  She's looking for a wonderful companion who would love a kitty sitting next to them quietly purring while they read a book or watch TV.

A note from my PetConnect Rescue Friends:  Cats adopted through PetConnect Rescue must be indoor only, and may not be declawed (unless already declawed at the time of rescue).

If you would like to meet Cloud, please complete the PetConnect Rescue Adoption Application.   Once submitted, one of the Adoption Coordinators will contact you!

If you would like to know more about cat adoption, please visit, PetConnect Rescue Adoption Guide.

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, Fancy Cats Rescue Team

I paw visits from cats and the humans who work tirelessly to find them "Forever Homes," it is so much fun.  I had a cat brother for awhile- he was pretty cool.  And so is "Miss Fancy Cat" who works with Fancy Cats Rescue Team to find very many cats homes.

This week, she brought by Snowball- had to look outside to see if it was snowing because the cat looks like, well, a snowball- meows, er, purr?

(C) Fancy Cats Rescue Team
A pawsomely cool trait of Snowball is she has one yellow eye and one blue eye.  Barks, er, MEOW!

Snowball came to Fancy Cats Rescue Team looking for pawsome humans and a "Forever Home" as her previous human had to give her up when she went into a nursing home.

Snowball is a sweet girl who paws to spend her time laying in sunny places and on pawnderful humanly warm laps.  She's affectionate and will rub her face on everything- especially her humans!

Snowball is a chatty kitty who will answer back when you talk to her!

At her foster home, she enjoyed a crate break and had a pawsome time with her foster humans mini-human (+7 years) and was meowingly affectionate giving lots of headbutts to show her appreciation and asking for more.

Snowball loves to play one-sided fetch!  She will mostly happily chase a toy mouse but never quite brings it back!

And, Snowball's proven she wants to be your one and only - cat that is! BARKS!! MEOWS!!! She gets along with dogs.

Interested in meeting Snowball? Please complete the Fancy Cat Rescue Team Adoption Application.  Once submitted, one of their Adoption Coordinators will contact you!

(C) Fancy Cats Rescue Team

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

I hope you've had a pawsome week!  My friend, "Miss Ashley" from Operation Paws for Homes came by this week and brought me a friend for you to meet!  Meet Smiley!

(C) Michael Garth Photography
Smiley is a 30 lbs., 1 year-old male Desi dog who came to the United States from India to find his "Forever Home." barks- that was a long swim-

Smiley has tons of energy and loves to play with other dogs. His favorite pastime is to engage in a round of play with other dogs.  A favorite at doggie daycare!

Smiley is still learning the concept of fetch and loves to explore but will stay close to his human.  Inside, he's very laid back and independent!  He will wait patiently for cuddle time and a pawsomely good belly rub with you.

Paws, Mr. Smiley was fostered with other dogs and a small child whhen living in India and has been spending time at a doggie daycare and a local dog park to remain social with other dogs.

Smiley is crate and house trained.  WOOFs!

While barking in India, Smiley had to fend for himself when searching for food on the streets of India.  Barkingly, he should be fed separately if you have another pet- he does well with sharing water but is still learning that food for dogs here is plentiful!  BARKS!

Interested in meeting Smiley?  Please complete the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Application.  Pawlease let them know, "Noah" sent you!  Barks!

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

(C) Michael Garth Photography