Friday, October 20, 2017

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

Barkingly, you the day is Friday and a pawsome weekend is ahead when "Lab Lady" brings a pair of barkingly grand Labrador Retrievers to meet you!  Meet Nila and Redi!

The old saying "two are better than one" most definitely applies to adopting two dogs- bonded pairs. The pawsomeness of the two- double the fun, double the love!

Black Labrador Retriever Adoption
"Nila"
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Nila is a 6o-pound female Black Labrador Retriever and Redi is a 66-pound Fox Red Labrador Retriever who are looking for humans to love and a "Forever Home" together. The girls are 20-month-old bonded siblings!

Fox Red Labrador Retriever Adoption
"Redi"
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Nila and Redi are friendly and like to be with humans and being petted. They are looking for a home with a fenced yard where they can play, exercise and run!

Nila is the laid back one and the leader of the two! BARKS! The pair are pawsome to watch as they live in the moment and have the typical Lab happiness!  They are like two peas in a pod sharing the same food dish even though they have separate ones. Where one goes, the other isn't too far behind. They are dependent on each other and looking for affirmation from the other.

Nila and Redi know some basic commands. They are learning to walk on a leash. The two are crate and house trained.

The pawsome pair have no cat history. They are good with other dogs and are recommended for mini-humans ages 10 and older.

Nila and Redi will have a training addendum so they can be all the bestest dog they can be! They are up-to-date on vaccinations and preventatives. Barkingly, they are heartworm positive. Lab Rescue will provide their Heartworm treatment, at no cost to the adopter, at one of their designated vets.

Interested in meeting Nila and Redi or applying to adopt them? Please complete the Lab Rescue Adoption Application.

The adoption fee for bonded pairs has been reduced for a limited time to help keep them together. Please consider adopting a pair of Labs and enjoy Double the Love.




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


"Lattie!"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes

Meet my pawsome friend from Operation Paws for Homes!  She is looking forward to meeting a pawsome human to love and finding a "Forever Home!" Lattie knows the world is a big place and there are people who will adopt her and provide a home.

Lattie is a Collie mix.  around 18-months-old. I am house and crate trained. Leash walking is a bit of challenge since it's new to her!

Lattie is working on her basic manners and has learned it sit- "most of the time" she says!

Lattie is a sweet loving pups who will make a wonderful addition to any family!  She will go quick so don't hesitate to complete an application today.

Lattie is up-to-date on vaccinations and preventatives.

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

If you would like to apply to adopt Lattie, please complete the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Application.



Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

"Carolina"
(C) PetConnect Rescue

WOOF! BARKS! er, Meow! Hiss? or purr?!? I have had an pawsome time catching up with my friend "Cat Lady" and meeting two friends she brought by to meet you!

Meet my friend Carolina! She is a pawsomely sweet, loving and playful young lady who, along with her sister Isabella, came from Puerto Rico to find humans to love and their "Forever Home!"

Carolina enjoys playing with her sister Isabella! She is an excellent soccer player and enjoys surprising her sister by jumping out from behind something!

Carolina will do best in a home with a playmate or her sister Isabella.

Isabella is a playful, curious and very loving girl.  She loves cuddling and will sit on her foster mom's foot while dinner is being prepared.
"Isabella"
(C) PetConnect Rescue

Isabella loves dragging her wand toy all over her room and playing soccer with Carolina.

Isabella will do best in a home with a playmate or her sister Carolina.

Carolina and Isabella are healthy and up-to-date on age appropriate vaccinations, dewormings, and are spayed.

A note from our friends at PetConnect Rescue: The adoption fee for these kittens is $135 each which helps with the cost of routine Veterinarian care.  Cats adopted through PetConnect Rescue must be indoor only, and may not be declawed (unless already declawed at the time of rescue).

The first step in PetConnect Rescue approving adoption applicants is to complete a Veterinarian check. Vetting of current and past pets is very important so they will be speaking with the Veterinarian(s) listed on your application to ensure that your current and previous pet(s) are kept up to date on vaccines (including rabies), spayed or neutered and examined annually by a Veterinarian.

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

If you would like to meet Caroline and Isabella or apply to adopt them, please complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application.



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

America’s Most and Least Adoptable Dogs

With the 11th year on the record, it’s not secret for pet lovers that Labrador Retriever is America’s most adoptable dog. In 2017, AKC once again ranked this breed as the most popular canine in the US, with German Shepherd and Golden Retriever trailing close behind, while the rankings for many other breeds have changed and continue to switch places every year.

However, no matter their popularity, some of these breeds are so prevalent that they still rank as the least adoptable dogs according to rescue organizations. For example, Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas are known to be very common in animal shelters due to the public’s perception of these breeds, but the rankings do not reflect the reality of adoption of these breeds.

One common type of the bully breed – Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier – was ranked as 80th most popular this year, while Chihuahuas are high up at the 30th position. Both breeds are often found in shelters and the staff says that they will be the last to get adopted. Top Dog Tips has put together an infographic of the most popular breeds in America in 2017, and how they all fair against each other. Take a look at it below and maybe consider some of the breeds from the bottom as your next rescue pet.
 
188 America's Most Popular Dogs [Infographic]
Infographic provided by TopDogTips.com!

About the Author:
Hello, dog lovers! My name's Samantha Randall, and I'm a professional writer and animal lover based in Bradford, ME. I'm an Editor-in-Chief here at Top Dog Tips with a mission to bring you the best possible advice on how to care for dogs and their health, publish tips and guides on canine nutrition and dog supplies from many different canine experts through our interviews, editorials and collaborations.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Cat Adoption

(C) Allen Pearson

WOOF!! I am having an awesome week hosting my human's college buddy different places throughout Northern Virginia this week! I will return to my regular column of "Friday's Friend" featuring friends needing "Forever Homes" and humans to love next Friday, Oct. 21!

In the meantime, if you are looking for a dog or cat, please visit:











Friday, October 6, 2017

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

Black Labrador Retriever Adoption
"Julietta"
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
WOOF! If I was a younger dog or Julietta was an older beauty, I'd have to ask her out on a date as she is just a most beautifully gorgeous Black Labrador Retriever!  WOOF!! She is around 1 1/2-years old and looking for a "Forever Home!"  My friend "Lab Lady" from Lab REscue of L.R.C.P., Inc. brought her by this week for you to meet!

Black Labrador Retriever Adoption
"Julietta"
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Julietta is from ta rural area and is not used to the traffic, noise, or groups of humans found in the city. She is looking for a "Forever Home" in a rural or suburban single-family home with a fence in the backyard.

Julietta is a young pupster who loves humans! She has lots of energy! She enjoys running around the yard chasing mini-humans and playing with them.  She loves being petted and thinks a belly rub is a treat!- woof! It is! It is! 

Julietta has played with some of the other dogs at Lab Rescue without problems. 

Julietta is looking for a an active family who will train her and has a fenced backyard for her to run and play!  WOOF!!!!

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption or apply to adopt this beautiful young lady, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application.
Black Labrador Retriever Adoption
"Julietta"
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.




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


"Haddie!"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes

 My friends from Operation Paws for Homes brought by a pawsome sweetheart of a dog who enjoys rcuddling, playing with her Husky foster sister running and running and running some more! WOOF!!
"Haddie!"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes
Haddie is looking for an active family who enjoys running and playing!

She's told by her foster mom, "she is about 1-year-old, 35lbs., and resembles a Shepherd pawsibly mixed with Chow-Chow or even Husky- no matter really, she is adorable and pawsome gal.

Haddie might be a bit shy at first but isn't everyone when they meet new humans?

Take a look at my recent video, Haddie!

Haddie is spayed and up-to-date on vaccinations and monthly preventatives.

Interested in learning more about dog adoption, visit the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Guide.

Interested in meeting Haddie or applying to adopt her? Please complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Application

Haddie!"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ales for Tails, Fundraiser for Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART)

Used by Permission of Homeless Animals Rescue Team 

WOOF! Here's an event this week which could be quite a bit of fun. Barkingly, one of the raffle prizes is a photography session with my human Allen Pearson!

For more information, pawlease visit Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART).

#dogadoption,

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Railroads, Trains, Railfanning, and Dogs! US Rail Safety Week, Sept. 24-30

"Intermodal Through Manassas"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
BARK! I love going railfanning with my humans. Sometimes it's just Dad and I, like last week. We hopped in his Subaru Forester and took off to the Manassas area to watch trains.  We were met by some awesome guys one of them creates great railroad videos, Railfan Rowan.

Railroads and Trains are not places to walk your dog or go for a game of fetch. There are way too many dangerous possibilities like the dog getting frightened and running into a train or item thrown in a game of fetch getting stuck on the tracks. All of these would end up with very sad and upsetting results for way too many humans.... not to mention the dog.

When I go railfanning with my humans, I am always on a tight leash, not a Flexi-Leash, and close to my human. In some cases, I will stay in the car with my seat belt on so when a train comes, Dad can go photograph without being concerned about me following him and getting hurt. Sometimes, he will leash me to a sturdy stationary object where I cannot get loose and he is right there with me. Just depends are where we are, what's available and what's the safest method.

Since Dad is a photographer, a reminder- when you photograph, keep off the tracks. Keep your clients off the tracks and remember- other photographers may follow your actions!




#USRailSafetyWeek, #Dog, #Railfan,

Friday, September 29, 2017

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

Over the past month, you have undoubtedly heard about the horrible Hurricane Harvey which caused so much devastation and flooding in Texas.  My friend "Lab Lady" is among the bazillion pawsome volunteers who are helping the dogs in need of assistance after the storm. Within the next week, I will be sharing a post with more details how you can help too!

My friend "Lab Lady" has brought by a pawsome fella for you to meet! Meet JJ!

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

JJ is from a rural area and not been exposed to the noises of the city like traffic or groups of people.  He is looking for a "Forever Home" in a rural or suburban area in a single-family house.  He has no fence requirement.

JJ was in a Houston, Texas-area shelter prior to Hurricane Harvey. He was available for adoption and was transferred to a Houston Pets Alive facility to make space for shelters to hold dogs displaced by flooding in hope of reuniting dogs with their humans.

JJ is a 5-year-old Black Labrador Retriever. He is current on vaccinations and preventatives. He has been diagnosed with Heartworm Disease. Lab Rescue will provide JJ's Heartworm treatment, at no cost to the adopter, at one of their designated Veterinarians. The requirement to treat the dog at Lab Rescue's vet is included in the contract's "Heartworm Treatment Addendum". Adopters are encouraged to speak with the Lab Rescue Heartworm Coordinator prior to adoption to learn more about the treatment process.

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption, meet JJ or apply to adopt JJ, please complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application.



#LabradorRetrieverAdoption, #Lab-Rescue, #DogAdoption

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, Homeless Animals Rescue Team

"Annabelles"
(C) Homeless Animals Rescue Team

Meet my friend Annabelles from Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART). She is around 1-year-old, is not declawed, is dog and cat friendly. She is mini-human friendly too. 

Paws, Annabelles previous human moved and left her with her 5 kittens and another cat behind in their rural trailer park. A kind human took them in and gave them to HART. 

Now that all the kittens have found humans to love and their "Forever Homes," Annabelles is looking for her human to love and a "Forever Home!"

Annabelle is pawsomely sweet petite likes spending her days lounging in the sun. She's and affectionate girl who loves being petted, cuddling and playing! Her favorite toys are the Jingle balls and play mice!

If you have questions about Annabelles, contact Bettina!

If you would like to meet Annabelles or apply to adopt her, please complete the Homeless Animals Rescue Team Cat Adoption Application

Annabelles will be attending an Adoption Event this weekend:

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Pets Supplies Plus
20020 Ashbrook Commons Plz Suite 150 
Ashburn, VA 20147-5055



Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

My friend "Cat Lady" and many volunteers at PetConnect Rescue have been really busy with caring for cats who were brought in due to the horrible hurricanes happening in Texas and Florida recently.  She brought by a brother and sister for you to meet this week.

Meet Loveable Peter!

"Loveable Peter!"
(C) PetConnect Rescue

Loveable Peter and his pawsome sister, Lovable Peter and his sister, Lovable Wendy, escaped a South Carolina shelter in advance of Hurricane Irma! MEOWs! You'd be hard-pressed to find two sweeter kittens! These two love to snuggle and have pawcellent purr motors. 

Peter loves to perch on your shoulder and whisper in your ear- oh my meows and purrs - and probably play with your hair!  

Wendy will crawl into your lap for tickles behind her ear so you can get an up-close look at her pawsomely beautiful marble tabby coat! 

Peter and Wendy will keep you laughing and enjoying their antics while they chase toy mice or dash to catch a toy at the end of a wand. 
"Loveable Wendy!"
(C) PetConnect Rescue

Peter and Wendy must be adopted together.  You will be so blessed to share your home with them both! 

Peter is healthy, up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered and has excellent gentlemanly litter box manners. Wendy is healthy, up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed and has ladylike litter box manners.

A note from my friends at PetConnect Rescue: 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).

The adoption fees for these kittens is $135 each, which helps with the cost of routine Veterinary care.

The first step in PetConnect Rescue's Adoption process and approving adoption applicants is to complete a vet check. Vetting of current and past pets is very important!  PetConnect Rescue will be speaking with the Veterinarian(s) listed on your application to ensure that your current and previous pet(s) are kept up-to-date on vaccines (including rabies), spayed or neutered and examined annually by your vet.

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

Interested in meeting Peter and Wendy or applying to adopt these two? Please complete the PetConnect Rescue Adoption Application. Once submitted an Adoption Coordinator will contact you.




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

"Athena"
(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

My friend "Great Dane Dame" has become quite the busy dogster human lately with a few pawsome Great Danes to care for and help them find their "Forever Homes" and humans to love. This week, she brought by a 15-month-old girl named Athena to meet you! 

Athena is a sweetheart, smart, pretty and lovable who pawsitively loves to get treats, nuzzle humans, run and chase squirrels! 
"Athena"
(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

Athena is house-trained. She chews only on her toys and is very pawticular about the chair she chooses to curl up in during the day. 

In the short time she has been at Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League she Athena has gone from quiet and withdrawn to a sweet and affectionate young lady.  She needs love and patience to learn to trust again. Barkingly, with treats, she's accepting and affectionate towards family members within 24 hours. 

Athena previously lived with a Beagle and a French Bulldog but did not get along with the Beagle. So she will not be placed in a home with small dogs. In her foster home, she's living with a male Great Dane and has had no problems. She has attended doggie daycare and was a pawsitive model client.  She seems to enjoy the socializing with larger dogs. She has lived with cats but it isn't known how she did with them. 

Athena is anxious to find her "Forever Home" and humans to love- she is truly deserving of a family of her own!  She has lived with mini-humans with no problems but given her trust issues, she will not go to a home with mini-humans- for safety's sake! WOOF!! Barkingly, she is certain to become one of the most loveable and bonded Great Danes! 

Since this sweetheart is still a youngster, she will have a training requirement as part of her adoption contract! 

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption and pawsibly meet Athena, please visit www.magdrl.org/adopt.

"Athena"
(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League


Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

"Miracle"
(C) PetConnect Rescue
WOOF! WOOF! WOOF!! I am so happy to catch up with my buddy, longtime friend and dog foster dad, Big Bruno! He was one of the first foster parents I met when I first started writing these posts!

Big Bruno has brought by a pawsome gal name Miracle! Big Bruno says, "she's the dog everyone should have but may be overlooked!" The scars aren't her fault so she hopes they will not be held against her. She is a 60 lbs. American Bulldog mix.

Miracle is never crated, she's quiet, polite, and wants to pawlease everyone. 
"Miracle"
(C) PetConnect Rescue

Everyone she meets is instantly her best friend, even the mail carrier, and UPS guy! WOOF! Bark!

Miracle has been through quite a bit in her short life.  She found herself in the path of Hurricane Irma prior to arriving at the shelter after suffered years of abuse constantly being bred. Barkingly, while signs of abuse can be seen in her teeth and left eye, she has a heart of pure gold and her tail wags non-stop! BARK!

Paws, she is great with other dogs and pawsitively absolutely adores her humans!

If you are looking for a dog who will shower you with unconditional love, Miracle may be the pawfect match for you!

Visit her recent video, Miracle and Mercedes Playing!

Miracle is spayed, up-to-date on vaccines and preventatives! She is eager to find her "Forever Home!"

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption, please visit the PetConnect Rescue Dog Adoption Guide.

Interested in meeting Miracle or applying for adoption? Please complete the PetConnect Rescue Dog Adoption Application.  Once you submit the application, please email France at FBognon@petconnectrescue.org.

"Miracle"
(C) PetConnect Rescue



Thursday, September 28, 2017

#Remember Me Thursday! Dog Adoption, Cat Adoption

"Noah and Allen, "From The Dog's Paw!"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved

I remember the day you came to visit. I wondered about you being so skinny, a bit nervous, and a bit funny-looking. WOOF! Your wife was gorgeous, a beauty beyond any I’d ever seen and impeccable manners. She is the smart one in the family which will soon be confirmed. I was a skinny young kid with big paws in a strange house in Potomac, Maryland. I had spent the last few years of my life as someone’s dog and then a stray until someone took me to a shelter in North Carolina. My number was nearly up when… I was taken by helicopter- really odd to fly over all these places and really fast- to a new place to start life over I was told.

You had recently lost your dog to an aggressive form of cancer. It tore you apart and I could see the sadness in both of your eyes. You couldn’t or wouldn’t make up your mind to adopt me as you had other plans for your life. “Too much work caring for another dog. Walks. Exercise. Feed. Water. Veterinarian Appointments. You were planning to become the world’s greatest nature photographer. You loved the idea.” Your wife and a dear friend said you needed a dog and emphasized it repeatedly. You disagreed.

You visited awhile. I think you were torn from the recent loss of your dog more than anything so I showed my sweet, cute, adorable, handsome, fun, pawsome, pawfect, pawtastic, wonderful, goofy, very attentive, very friendly, sweet-tempered, calm, self to you two and being an artist photographer which is probably fun but not as good as me.

Your lovely wife loved me and saw your perplexity! She knew what was best- as so many brilliant women do and said “If you liked me, we need to take him now as she was not driving back to Potomac in a few days.” Smart woman. I don’t like the noise and chaos that I hear all the day long either.” You two were approved already to take me home as PetConnect Rescue had already done a background check and chatted with your previous dog’s Veterinarian.

You agree but state, “I guess if it doesn’t work out, we can bring him back.” The gracious lady from PetConnect Rescue confirms that you are to do just that!

We get into the car. You sit in the backseat with me. Not sure why but you did. We drove down this road and onto a huge road with sounds and noises that I’d never heard before. You helped me relax by petting me on the head.

"Tyson's Galleria"
Credit: Patrick Lennon, Flickr Creative Commons
All of a sudden the night gets as bright as the day! I don’t understand so I keep my head low. You look to see and say, “WOW! Look at all the lights and shops and all…I could be a part of that with all my art...  “ You were making a choice here to care for me and not participate in art shows, art festivals, nor become the world’s greatest nature photographer anytime soon- it’s not all it’s cracked up to be!

I looked up at you as if to say, “I think we can make this work!”

You look back as if to say, “I think so too!”

Used by permission, Helen Woodward Animal Center
We began a pawsome 8-year journey that night which has been a blessing for both of us. I came along at the right time for you and you came along at the right time for me.

There are more dogs and cats in rescues, shelters and humane societies looking for “Forever Homes” and humans, like you, to love. There are countless stories of pawfect adoptions. Each week, we feature many dogs and cats in need in our column, "Friday's Friend." Be sure to visit and maybe find that pawfect friend!

Today, my human and I are writing about pet adoption to celebrate those who found “Forever Homes” and to light a candle in remembrance of those who were dropped off at shelters and didn’t find another place to go. Bark.

Learn more about Remember Me Thursday at www.remembermethursday.org.

WOOF!!





#remembermethursday,, #remembertherescue