Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

My friend "Cat Lady" came by this week with a most pawsomely adorable kitten for you to meet!  A beautiful girl is Madelyn!

"Madelyn"
(C) PetConnect Rescue 
Madelyn is a meowly beautiful 12-week-old tortie kitten! She is a sweet girl with a pawsome purr motor!  She is a bit reserved with meeting new humans, meowingly, she is learning to gain trust!  

Madelyn loves playing with kitty toys, climbing cat towers and playing with her wand toy! 

Madelyn loves other kitties and prefers to go to a home with a resident young cat or to be paired up with one of PetConnect Rescue's other singleton kittens! 

Madelyn will do best in a quiet home with humans who have cat experience and enjoy the qualities that a tortie can possess. Once she is comfortable with her home, she will share her purr motor! She will not be good in a home with mini-humans. 
"Madelyn"
(C) PetConnect Rescue 

Madelyn would pawsitively LOVE to be adopted by a human with a kind heart and the patience to keep bringing her out of her shell.  

Madelyn is up to date on appropriate vaccines and dewormings! 

A note from PetConnect Rescue: The adoption fee for this kitten is $135, which helps with the cost of routine vet care. The fee 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. A $100 spay/neuter deposit is collected to help ensure that the procedure gets done in a timely manner.

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).

Meowingly, the first step in PetConnect Rescue's approving adoption applicants is to complete a vet check. Vetting of current and past pets is very important so they we will be speaking with the vet(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 the PetConnect Rescue Adoption Guide.

Interested in applying to adopt Madelyn?  Please complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application. Once submitted, a PetConnect Rescue Adoption Coordinator will contact you! 


"Madelyn"
(C) PetConnect Rescue 




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

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

My friend "Lab Lady" from Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. came by with several beautiful and handsome Black Labrador's for you to meet.  A few of them I featured in my Fairfax County Times newspaper article, Black Dog Syndrome. Often, what happens, is I run out of space in my article so I am featuring Bella in this week's "Friday's Friend." Meet pawsome Bella!

Bella is looking for a "Forever Home" in a single-family house located in a rural or suburban area.  She has no fence requirement.

Bella thinks being with her human and getting attention is the most pawsome experience! She is an easy-going gal! She is quiet- doesn't bark. Will go outside to play a little but will come back in where it's cool and be with her human. She loves humans? huh?!  WOOF!

Bella is house trained and easy to take care of!  Bella is learning to sit and navigate a doggie door- she is working on walking on a leash.

She would love a home with a family that will give her the love and care she needs!

Watch her video at: Bella!

Bella is good with mini-humans ages 10 and older.  She gets along with other dogs and cats.

WOOF!  A note from Lab Rescue: Bella is being treated for Heartworm. Lab Rescue will provide Bella’s Heartworm treatment, at no cost to the adopter, at one of our designated vets. The requirement to treat the dog at Lab Rescue’s vet is included in the contracts “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 apply to be the human to this awesome lady named Bella, please complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application.

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

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

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

WOOF! I hope you have had a pawsome week! I apawlogize for writing a little later this week about my friend's who need adoption but my human several things to come up the past few days and again this morning.  When he isn't home, I am not allowed to use the internet. WOOF!?  He is the way he is but I still love him!  BARKS!

My friend "Miss Lisa" at Operation Paws for Homes stopped by this week with a pawsome fella for you to meet- This is Tycen!

"Tycen"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes

WOOF!  Tycen is a comical, sweet, loving Beagle Mix fella.  He loves cuddling and getting hugs! Barkingly, he loves going for walks.  He's pretty good on a leash only pulling when something catches his eye!  
"Tycen"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes

Tycen is working on his manners and some basic commands which will help on his leash walking too! He is learning to sit and to sit or lay down!

Tycen hasn't had any accidents in the house and is crated trained.   He goes into his crate with no barks!

Tycen has been good with cats, mini-humans and other dogs in his foster home.  

Tycen is one pawsome fella and will make a pawsome addition to a human family! 

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

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






Monday, July 17, 2017

Off The Leash Cartoons

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I paw and bark my thanks to Off The Leash Dog Cartoons for sharing their pawsome artistic talents with us.

Friday, July 14, 2017

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


"Tek"
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I had the pawsome pawleasure to go on a photo shoot with my most pawfect human. We visited the Prince William Animal Shelter with the Prince William Humane Society to find a dog for you to meet this week!

"Tek"
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A barkingly pawsome handsome fella is "Tek" who is a brindle and white Pit Bull.  At 3-years-old, he is a healthy and friendly guy.  He seemed to enjoy being outside while my human photographed him.  I noticed he didn't bark or growl while humans were walking by.

Tek is friendly, sweet and very gentle. He knows some of his basic commands like "sit" and "shake." He pulls strongly on a leash.

He seems to do well with other dogs, but it's highly recommended he be introduced to existing dogs in his pawssible new "Forever Home" prior to adoption.

Interested in meeting Tek? Contact the the Prince William County Animal Shelter, 14807 Bristow Rd.. Manassas, VA 20112, (703) 792-6465.

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

WOOF!! BARK!!! My friend "Miss Lisa" from Operation Paws for Hones has been busy this week assisting dogs with all they could pawssibly ever want! WOOF!!  She brought by a pawsome girl by for you to meet!  Glynda!

"Glynda"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes

Glynda is a 3-year-old Labrador mix with the most pawsomely beautiful white markings on her chest! 
"Glynda"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes

WOOF!!! She is a pawsome sweetheart of a lovebug who enjoys cuddling too! She is house-trained and does great on car trips!

She has gotten along with the majority of the dogs she has met. 

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

Interested in applying to adopt Glynda? Please complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Application!

"Glynda"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes


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

"Lola!"
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
WOOF! Isn't she a beautiful young lady?  My friend "Lab Lady" brought this pretty girl by this week for you to meet - Lola!

A 4-year-old Black Labrador Retriever who is looking for a "Forever Home" in a single-family house located in a rural or suburban setting with no fence requirement.  She isn't used to the traffic, noise, or groups of people often found in the city!

Lola is enjoying life in her foster's home.  She enjoys having her butt scratched and a daily brushing! She pawsitively enjoys hanging out and wandering around the backyard!  Barkingly, she enjoys barking at cats too!

Every once in awhile, she allows her inner "goofball-self" show a little!  She is a happy girl who knows a few basic commands like "come" and "sit."

Lola enjoys going for rides! She has often pulled a human walking her towards a car for a ride!  Lola pawsitively has one of those pawsome loveable Lab personality!

WOOF! Lola is good with other dogs and is way too interested in cats- so NO CATS in her "Forever Home!"  No history can be confirmed about her experience with mini-humans so she's recommended for ages 10 and older!

Lola is current on vaccines.

Interested in learning more about dog adoption or applying to adopt this most pawsome young lady? Pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application!

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

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption! PetConnect Rescue

"Carolina"
(C) PetConnect Rescue
WOOF! er, MEOW! What a hot weather week this has been! My human has taken to walking me earlier in the day to avoid the excessive heat which, for most dogs and cats, began as early as 8 a.m. yesterday and will do the same today.  Remember, your dog and cat have fur coats on when they go out- don't let them out for long.  Be sure they have plenty of water to drink and some shady areas to hang out.

If you are looking for a furry companion to love on, but don't want all the work associated with adopting a dog, consider adopting a cat, or in the case of "Cat Lady's" visit with me this week, two sweet kitties- Carolina and Isabella-

Carolina is a pawsome sweet and most playful girl!  She and her two sisters came to the USA from Puerto Rico to find humans to love and a "Forever Home!"

Carolina enjoys playing with her sisters, cuddling and stretching out for a nice nap in the sun!

Do you enjoy soccer?  Carolina is a pawsome soccer player who likes to hide and jump out surprising her sisters!

Caroline would do best in a home with a playmate or with one of her sisters!

Carolina's sister Isabella is looking for humans to love and a "Forever Home" too.
"Isabella"
(C) PetConnect Rescue

Isabella is a sweet and playful kitty too who enjoys cuddling, sitting on her foster mom's foot while dinner is being prepared and playing soccer with her sister Carolina! She enjoys playing with a wand toy all over the place!

Isabella would do best in a home with a playmate or with one of her sisters!

Carolina and Isabella are healthy kittens and current on vaccinations.

A paw from PetConnect Rescue! The adoption fee for a kitten is $135, which helps with the cost of routine vet care. The fee 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. A $100 spay/neuter deposit to help ensure that the procedure gets done in a timely manner!

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

Please note the first step in approving adoption applicants is to complete a Veterinarian check! Vetting of current and past pets is very important to PetConnect Rescue so they will be speaking with the vet(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 the PetConnect Rescue Adoption Guide.

If you would like to apply to adopt Carolina and Isabella, or both, please complete the PetConnect Rescue Adoption Application. Once submitted, an Adoption Coordinator will contact you.

"Carolina"
(C) PetConnect Rescue
"Isabella"
(C) PetConnect Rescue



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Burn Notice: Petplan Reveals the Three Biggest Fire Safety Mistakes Pet Parents Make

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With Pet Fire Safety Day on July 15, pet insurance provider says failures in prevention
and planning put pets’ health in peril

Having a pet can be a real learning curve, but there’s one aspect of pet parenthood that leaves no room for error: fire safety for four-legged friends. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that more than 500,000 pets are affected by home fires each year, and Petplan pet insurance says average costs for burns and smoke inhalation can range from $440 to nearly $3,000.*

With Pet Fire Safety Day approaching on July 15, Petplan is raising awareness about prevention and planning for emergencies, and revealed the most common fire-safety mistakes people make:

Mistake 1: Forgetting the first line of defense.
Petplan says prevention is the most important part of fire safety with four-legged friends, and many pet parents overlook these rules of thumb:
  • Replace traditional candles with flameless ones, remove or cover oven knobs (the NFPA says a cook top is the number one agent involved in pets starting fires), secure wires and cables out of paws’ reach to prevent chewing, and always use a fireplace screen. 
  • Keep fresh batteries in smoke detectors and test them often to ensure they work properly.
  • Have at least one home fire extinguisher, check it regularly, and be sure every member of the household knows how to use it.
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Mistake 2: Not having an exit plan.
Petplan says every home should have an evacuation plan for their pets, but this is one safety measure many pet parents skip:

  • Keep leashes or carriers in an accessible place close to the exits and be sure your pet is wearing an ID tag (keep a spare on the leash/in the carrier if your pet doesn’t usually wear a collar).

  • Pick several escape locations, in case you’re unable to take your preferred route, and designate duties for each household member. It should be one person’s job to grab the pets and another’s to gather supplies.
  • Consider packing a “go” bag with items like a harness, a muzzle (frightened dogs can and do bite), tranquilizers or natural calming remedies, basic first-aid supplies and a familiar t-shirt or blanket to provide some of the comfort of home.
Mistake 3: Not planning for when pets are home alone.
The scary truth is that pet parents aren’t always home when a fire starts, leaving pets especially vulnerable to injury. Petplan encourages pet parents to:
  • Secure pets near an exit if they are crated while home alone, or keep them confined to the first floor so responders can reach them faster. 
  • Put a pet rescue alert in the front window to let first responders know there are pets in the house that need to be found (and where they may be hiding). 
  • Consider using monitored smoke detectors to provide an added layer of protection beyond battery-operated smoke alarms. In a situation where pets are home alone, these systems trigger emergency personnel to be dispatched as soon as a smoke alarm goes off in the home. 
“No one wants to imagine a fire threatening their home—let alone the life of their pets,” says Natasha Ashton, co-founder and co-CEO of Petplan. “But preparedness is power, and every pet parent should do their due diligence to ensure pets are as safe and protected as possible. If you’re not making any of the mistakes above, then paw it forward by donating or fundraising on behalf of your local fire department to purchase pet oxygen masks. In most states, emergency responders lack the equipment to resuscitate pets. The next best thing to saving your own pet’s life could be saving your neighbor’s.”
For more pet health tips and safety info, and to fetch a free, customizable pet rescue alert, visit GoPetPlan - Fire Safety.

* According to Petplan claims data 2012-2016.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

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


My friend "Lab Lady" and all of Lab Rescue's volunteers have been pawsomely busy this week caring for Labrador Retrievers coming into their care over the past few weeks.

"Lab Lady" brought by two friends for you to meet who are a bonded pair of buddies and will need to be adopted together! As "Lab Lady" says, "if one is good, two is definitely better!" Meet Mandy and Shiloh!

These two are looking for a "Forever Home" in a rural or Suburban single-family home with no fence requirement if adequate exercise is provided!

"Shiloh and Mandy"
(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Mandy is a Yellow Labrador Retriever and Shiloh is a Black Labrador Retriever, At 4-years-old, they are looking for a new home after their human suddenly passed away! woof. The pair was originally adopted from Lab Rescue and have been loved over the years.

The two are pawsomely adorable! They love each other, enjoy snuggling and playing together and can be seen grooming each other! WOOF!!! They don't exclude other dogs from their lives as they are good with playmates large and small!

Shiloh and Mandy adore their toys but not nearly as much as they do humans! The dogs are wonderful and love giving the opportunity to be pet and loved.

The siblings are strong on a leash but were walked together by their former human. They would benefit from some leash training to make it easier for themselves and humans.

Mandy and Shiloh enjoy car rides and adventures. They are happy looking out a window watching life go by.

Shiloh and Mandy like to sleep with their human but have been known to curl up in their own dog bed nearby.

The duo takes treats very gently and love munching on ice cubes!

Shiloh and Mandy have not lived with cats.  They are approved for mini-humans age 10 and older.

"They truly reflect the life of love and love of life they have known,""Lab Lady," says.

If you would like to apply to adopt these two cool dogs, please complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application.

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

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




Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

WOOF! er, MEOW!  My friend "Cat Lady" has been busy with the pawsome cats in her care this week.  She brought by two handsome adorable kitties for you to meet!

Meet Alex and Andy!

"Alex"
(C) PetConnect Rescue


Pawsomely cool Alex was rescued with his brother Andy from a rural shelter. Now, they are loving life in their foster's home! The two were born in April.

These two characters have never met a cat toy they didn't like- Andy is pawticularly fond of wand toys -while they both love rolling balls, toy mice and anything they could pawssibly chase, including each other!

Since these fellas are quite young, they need an adopter who will be home much of the day! The boys want to be adopted together!

The fellas have gentlemanly litterbox manners. Meowingly, they have started their vaccinations.

A note from PetConnect Rescue: The adoption fee for this kitten is $135, which helps with the cost of routine vet care. This fee 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. A $100 spay/neuter deposit is collected to help ensure that the procedure gets done in a timely manner.

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).

Meowingly, the first step in approving adoption applicants is to complete a vet check. Vetting of current and past pets is very important! Therefore, they will be speaking with the vet(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 the PetConnect Rescue Adoption Guide.

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


"Andy"
(C) PetConnect Rescue









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

WOOF!! Happy Friday! I'm glad Friday is here as it means an adventure with my human and church over the weekend! I'm thinking a nice long walk to tire out my human will be most worthy of the weekend!  WOOF!!!!

My friends at Operation Paws for Homes brought by a pawsome gal for you to meet this week.  Meet Sugar Drop!

"Sugar Drop!"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes

Sugar Drop is a sweet and friendly litte Jack Russell Terrier mix.  She weighs around 10 lbs.  She is energetic but does well at settling down and being calm too. 

Sugar Drop loves snuggling with her humans and she is the pawfect size to curl up in your lap and fall asleep- one of her mostest favorite thing to do!  She likes placing her head on her humans shoulder to go to sleep- a really cool little lady!
"Sugar Drop!"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes

Sugar Drop gets along well with other dogs -especially ones fairly close to her size. She pawsitively loves nylabones and toys and is a little toy hoarder. BARKS!! 

Barkingly, when you come home from being gone somewhere, she is a one dog welcoming committee- something every human needs to have in their home.  

Sugar Drop is spayed, housetrained, microchipped and up-to-date on all of her vaccinations.  She is pawsitively ready to go to her "Forever Home" and begin loving on her humans! 

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

Interested in applying to adopt Sugar Drop?  Pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Application!