Friday, April 28, 2017

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

WOOOFFF!!!! BARKS!!!!!  So happy to see my friend "Lab Lady!" We've been working together trying to help dogs find "Forever Homes" for several years now!  WOOF!  She will be participating in the Lab Rescue 2017 Run/Walk coming up in May- I would love to be there and chase her to the finish line!

"Lab Lady" brought by a friend for you to meet- a beautiful Black Labrador Retriever named Kaylee!

Black Labrador Retriever
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Dog Adoption
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Kaylee is looking for her "Forever Home" in a single-family home with a physical fence in a suburban or rural setting.  The noises of the city are not to Kaylee's liking!  WOOF!!!

BARKS!! An energetic 3-year-old, Kaylee is looking for humans who love to play and will take him for walks! She loves retrieves and toys are pawsome to her!   She is one happy, friendly and easy-going dog who is always looking to pets and a human to share her "Lab Lean" with!

Enjoy watching TV, reading or movies? Kaylee would love to be there beside you!

Kaylee is good with other dogs but has no cat history. She is recommended for mini-humans ages 10 and older.

Watch her pawsome video - Kaylee

If you have questions about dog adoption, are interested in applying to adopt Kaylee, please complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application.

Black Labrador Dog Adoption
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Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Homeless Animals Rescue Team

Hound Mix
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WOOF!!! BARK! Meet my friend Vienna from Homeless Animals Rescue Team.  She's a sweetheart and a half of a Southern Belle whose humans fell on hard times and she had to find a new "Forever Home!"

At around 5 years old, Vienna is dog, cat, and even mini-human friendly! She got her name as a human who helped her find Homeless Animals Rescue Team was feeding her, and her pups, Vienna Sausages!  BARKS!

Vienna is one smart girl! She can understand what you tell her and is responsive to your emtions and tone of voice!

Barkingly, she thinks treats are pawsome and is food motivated. She loves humans and enjoys being petted and having chats. She wants to please her humans! Paws, sometimes, you will even catch her smiling.

If you have questions about Vienna, please contact Kim.

If you would like to apply to adopt Vienna, please complete the Homeless Animals Rescue Team Dog Adoption Application.

Hound Dog
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Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Prince William Humane Society

"Priscilla and Bertha"
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Meet my pawsome friends from the Prince William Humane Society, Priscilla and Bertha!

These two are sisters who were picked up as strays and have been at the Prince William Animal Shelter for quite a while waiting for special humans to take them home. WOOF!!! They want to be adopted together.

Barkingly, Priscilla and Bertha are healthy but a bit shy so it would be best for them to be adopted by humans with no mini-humans and live in a quiet home with experienced owners. A home with plenty of space in the yard for them to play would be pawcellent.

The girls are looking for someone who will be willing to exercise and take them on nice long walks to enjoy life together. WOOF!!

Paws, Priscilla is very protective of her sister Bertha so any movement in the kennel, or towards her sister, will have her moving quickly to make sure all is well. Barkingly, she doesn't bite. 

If you would like to visit Priscilla and Bertha, please contact the Prince William County Animal Shelter at 14807 Bristow Rd, Manassas, VA,703-792-6465. Barks!  Questions contact the Prince William Humane Society.
"Big Bertha!"
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day - Dog Park Day

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Earth Day- a day to thank God for His glorious creation and to remember to conserve the beauty of nature in the area where you live! BARKS! Humans need to remember to pick up their dog's poop and dispose of it properly -don't just leave it out in the environment.  WOOF!

My friends from Operation Paws for Homes have brought by several dogs who are looking for their "Forever Homes." These guys would love to become your best buddy and celebrate the next Earth Day with you by going to a local dog park!

WOOF!  Pawlease leave about your favorite dog park!  

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Darlin' is one DARLING what pawlenty of lovin's to give.  She is patient and eager to pawlease.  Darlin' is looking for humans with as much love to give her as she has for them.  Apply to adopt her at Operation Paws for Homes- Adopt!

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Chardonnay is one happy girl who loves when humans pet her!  She is working hard on her puppy skills and is looking forward to meeting humans who will help her succeed!  Apply to adopt her at Operation Paws for Homes - Adopt!

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Pawsibly the happiest puppy ever, Braylin is a sweetheart looking for a patient family to love her!  She can be shy in new situations but is curious and ready to learn. Apply to adopt her at Operation Paws for Homes - Adopt!

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Journie will just melt your heart away with her smile and the tons of love she has to give!  She's a friendly pup who is working on her leash skills!  Journie's is barkngly looking for an active family who loves being outside like she does!  Apply to adopt her at Operation Paws for Homes - Adopt!

"Funny Bunny"
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Meet Mr. Funny Bunny- 11 pounds of confidence, curious puppy, with a tad bit of shyness- though he does come out of his shell quickly!  WOOF!!!!  He is excited to meet humans who will take him on adventures!  Apply to adopt him at Operation Paws for Homes - Adopt!

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Rustie is a playful guy who likes being outside!  Barkingly, He pretty well-versed in lazying around the house too!  He's a bit shy, so he's looking for a patient family with lots of love to give! Apply to adopt him at Operation Paws for Homes - Adopt!

"Isla's Quartz"
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WHAT?? PETTING??? BARK! WOOF!!! YES, it's my favorite thing for humans to do- PET ME!   Quartz is a happy fella who loves to give and receive lovin's from humans and pups alike.  A smart fella but he still has a lot to learn! He's looking for a family who is willing to help him be the best dog he could possibly be! Apply to adopt him at Operation Paws for Homes - Adopt!

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My friends at Operation Paws for Homes are still learning about this sweetheart.  She just recently made her freedom journey.  She cannot wait to meet humans to love and spoil her and her "Forever Home!" Apply to adopt her at Operation Paws for Homes - Adopt!

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Jericho is a one happy and social fella who can play like the best of them.  He is looking for a "forever family" who will give him lots of lovin's and outdoor playtime! Apply to adopt him at Operation Paws for Homes - Adopt!

Please visit Operation Paws for Homes for other adoptable dogs!

Barkingly, be sure to leave a comment about your favorite dog park!

Friday, April 21, 2017

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

Great Dane
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He came home- smiling. And, in a great mood after photographing this dog.  If my human comes home after driving in Northern Virginia traffic with a smile on his face, he must have had a pawsome time with the dog- and, that he did.  Chloe was not only entertaining but very playful too!

Chloe is a beautiful Black Great Dane, approximately 4-years-old.  She is pawsomely loving and affectionate!  

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Potty trained, and crate trained though Chloe doesn't really need it as she has not destroyed or chewed up anything while having free run of the house with another Great Dane! At night, she sleeps in the crate but could do without! 

Chloe loves food, humans, car rides but doesn't like baths! She will go for walks but doesn't care for the "Gentle Leader" -though she really needs one! 

Chloe knows a few commands and is very quick to learn new ones!  She has never had any formal training so she will have a mandatory training requirement as part of her adoption contract. 

Chloe would be best as an only dog or with a subservient other dog in the house. She Chloe is a relaxed and mellow Dane, just in need of love! 

Chloe has no cat history.  

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption and apply to adopt Chloe, please visit Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue Adoption!

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

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My friend "Lab Lady" from Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. stopped by this week to introduce you to this pawsome fella, BJ, a 1-year-old Yellow Labrador Retriever!

BJ is looking for a "Forever Home" in a single-family house located in a rural or suburban area.  WOOF!  He has no fence requirements.

BJ is a sweet and gentle love bug.  He enjoys snuggling and getting lovin's! He's not a crazy-jumping-out-of-control guy!

When in the yard playing, BJ likes to carry a ball in his mouth and looks so pawsome!

A strong prey drive for squirrels and cats means no cats in his "Forever Home!"

BJ needs to be reminded that he can't run out of control with other dogs so a "Forever Home" with calm dogs would be best!

During his wellness exam with Lab Rescue, it was discovered BJ has a significant heart murmur, grade 5 out of 6. He visited the cardiologist and the news wasn't good. BJ's condition cannot be treated with medications or surgery. Somehow, all the dysfunctional components of his little heart have managed to find a way to work together. Lab Rescue doesn't know how long he will be them. It could be months, or it could be years. It's out of our hands.

Barkingly, Of course, BJ doesn't know what's going on and he's living in the moment acting like a typical puppy! Lab Rescue is looking for a very special family who is ready to fall in love with BJ and allow him to have the best time of his life!

BJ is approved for mini-humans ages 10 and older.  He is great with dogs, no cats!

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

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Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

My friend "Cat Lady" stopped by this week to visit and share a sweet, beautiful young cat who she'd like you to meet!  Ana!

Cat Adoption
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Ana is looking for a human with a quiet lap that she can snuggle on! She takes a little time to warm up to new humans and will do best in a home with adult humans only or with older mini-humans! Once she is comfortable with you, she will literally jump in your lap for petting and lovin's- which she can't get enough!  MEOW!

She loves watching her kittens playing and eating their meals.  She will let them eat first and then take her turn!

A note from PetConnect Rescue: Ana's adoption fee is $135, which helps with the cost of routine vet care. Cats adopted through PetConnect Rescue must be indoor only, and may not be declawed (unless already declawed at the time of rescue).

Meowingly, please note that PetConnect Rescue's first step in approving adoption applicants is to complete a vet 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 your Veterinarian.

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

If you would like to apply to adopt Ana, please complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application.

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

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WOOF! WOOF!! er, MEOW! MEOW!  I have had a pawsome visit with one of the volunteers from the Homeless Animals Rescue Team who brought by a handsome young male cat for you to meet!

Rowdy has no known history with dogs, is cat-friendly and mini-human friendly.  He is not declawed.

Don't let Rowdy's name fool you- he is actually one mellow fellow and purringly loving!  MEOW!

If you have questions about Rowdy, please contact Kelly!

To apply to adopt Rowdy, please complete the Homeless Animals Rescue Team Cat Adoption Application.

#catadoption #cats #petadoption #homelessanimalsrescueteam #pets

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Prince William Humane Society

Dog Adoption
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Meet my friend Pepper! She is from the Prince William Humane Society and was surrendered by her owner due to their moving.  

Pepper is a 10-year-old Rat Terrier/Australian Cattle Dog mix.  She is friendly, housebroken and leash trained. She might be a bit slow on walks.  

Pepper looks like she may have the starting of a cataract in her left eye but don't let that stop you from meeting this pawsome little sweetheart of a darling! 

Pepper would love to meet a pawsome human who would be a loving companion in her senior years. 

If you have questions about Pepper, please visit Prince William Humane Society, or call 703-634-0880.

If you would like to meet Pepper. you can meet her at the Prince William County Animal Shelter, located at 14807 Bristow Road, Manassas. VA.

#NoTailsLeftBehind #PWHS #dogadoption #dog #rescuedog #princewilliamcountyva #manassasva

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April is Volunteer Month

"Norfolk Southern Through Old Town Manassas"
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Today is the one day of the week I don't enjoy very much but then, maybe again, I need to take another look at it.

My human volunteers a few hours every other Friday afternoon at the Train Station in Manassas, VA with Historic Manassas, Inc.  Basically, he answers phones, helps visitors and wherever needed and it gets him some human exposure or the social aspect with humans that humans his age apparently need to have.  He needs a lot of things but, well, I am dog so I digress on this one so I can have my treats. WOOF!! Not sure if he agrees since he's an introverted old geezer set in his ways, but he does it to appease the powers that be and should be obeyed -lest he should do otherwise.  BARK!!!

"Manassas Train Station"
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You know, after a week of writing, editing, rewrites, photographing, editing, finding photos for the post, thinking of another idea for a post, walking my human, feeding my human, exercising my human, it might just be a great thing that he has to go to town for a few hours so I can sneak up to his bed and nap the afternoon away!

It is a good time for my nap or at least some quiet time away from the humans for a little while.  Dad will be fine at the Train Station and will be back before I know it-

And, Mom?  Well, she is doing her things somewhere in the area of where she is right now-  WOOF

Got some free time?  Consider volunteering in your community- help make it a better place to live and work.  Volunteering in an area of your interest helps make it even more fun.  BARKS!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dog Breeds! Pit Bulls

An interesting breed which always seems to get a bad rap regardless of how many really sweet Pit Bulls my human and I have met over the years.  Use this pawsome infographic along with other research to learn more about the Pit Bulls

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When you are ready to adopt, please visit

Monday, April 17, 2017

Why Your Dogs Lick You – The Best Explanation

A common habit of the dogs is that, they love to lick your face, hands, and feet. Why do they do so? Should you stop your dogs from licking or not?

When you own a dog, you can better realize that dogs like plentiful licking and they do so for various reasons. Here, I am going to give the best explanation that why do they lick you?
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What Does the Licking Show?
When your dog licks you, it is a sign of various things. It may be a way of showing affection. The same way, as you name your dog to get effective responses, the dog licks you to get your affection.


Sometimes, when your dog is facing anxiety or stress, he may start licking you as well. And sometimes, the dog licks you to get your attention in fact.

Why Do the Dogs Lick?
Thus, there are various reasons because of which your dog licks you. But, the dogs do not lick the same area of your body always.

Sometimes, they like plentiful licking of your face. On the other hand, sometimes, they like to lick your hands or your feet. Here are some of the reasons that explain the causes of dogs licking.

Licking is an Innate Part of a Dog!

The first and the foremost thing is that licking is an innate part of all dogs. When a dog is born, his mother usually licks him for various reasons such as to let him breathe easily or to keep him clean.

Later on, as a puppy grows up, he also develops this habit of licking even when he is living among human beings.

Why Do They Lick Your Face?
Sometimes, you may have experienced plentiful face licking by your dog; why do they do so? When you find your dog licking your face excessively, it is an indication that he needs to eat food or he is feeling hungry.

Little puppies also do the same, as they start licking the faces of their mothers when they need food.

Why Do They Lick Your Feet?
Usually, the dogs are seen licking the feet of their owner. Your feet are a little bit dirty and also the dog may find an unusual smell releasing from your feet. Also, there are sweat glands in your feet. So, the dogs love to lick feet to taste the dirt and the salt released from sweat glands or to enjoy the unusual smell of your feet.

Why Do They Lick Your Hands?
Sometimes, the dogs lick your hands excessively. What does it show? Firstly, a dog licks your hands for showing love or affection for you, as an owner uses his hands mostly in order to pat his dog.

Another reason is maybe that, dogs lick hand to enjoy the taste as they may also find some traces of different foods on your hands.

Should I Allow My Dog to Lick Me? – Concluding Notes
Licking is an innate habit of dogs and they will surely love to lick you. However, if your dog licks you excessively, it may prove to be unhealthy.

The disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans, is called as “zoonotic”.

Pasteurella is a bacterium that is found in the mouth (saliva) of the dogs. It can cause infections in humans.

Salmonella, Campylobacter , E. coli,
and Clostridia are the intestinal bacteria of the dogs, that can be present in their mouth as well (as some dogs lick their anus), so they may cause infections in humans.

There are some parasites (worms or parasite eggs) that might be present in the mouth of the dogs, which can cause skin problems, brain malfunctioning, blindness or intestinal disorders in humans.

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Thus, if your dog licks you, it may result in the transfer of bacteria and germs in your body which may make you ill.

About the Author:
Robert is professional dog trainer having an experience of almost 8 years now. And I love to contribute to the pets blog to enjoy my passion. I write free of cost for the pets blog, are you pet blogger? Just ping me.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Prayer Pups

A favorite cartoon of mine in "Prayer Pups!" We thank the creator Jeffrey Smith for allowing me to share it with you occasionally.  Here's one of my favorites for Easter which I've shared in the past but have to do so again!  WOOF!!!!

© Prayer Pups, by Jeff Smith, Used by Written Permission