Friday, July 28, 2017

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

"Sylvia!"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
Meet my friend Sylvia from the Prince William Humane Society.  She is an 11-year-old Beagle who is looking for her "Forever Home: as her previous owner could no longer keep her.

Sylvia is a sweet and friendly gal who walks well on a leash- will stay right there beside her human!

She is an older gal looking for a place to spend her twilight years!  She needs some socialization  and exposure to new places as she's a bit shy.

Sylvia is recommended to an adopter with no mini-humans due to her shyness.

If you would like to meet and inquire about adopting Sylvia, please visit the Prince William County Animal Shelter, 14807 Bristow Rd., Manassas, VA 20112, 703-792-6465, Prince William County Animal Shelter.

Should you have questions, please contact the Prince William Humane Society.

"Sylvia!"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

I am barkingly pawleased to catch up with my friend "Cat Lady" with PetConnect Rescue this week. She has been a pawsome friend to many cats and kittens along life's way. She and the other volunteers do such a pawsome job helping these sweet cats to find "Forever Homes!"

This week, "Cat Lady" brought by three cats nicknamed "Woodpile Kittens" for you to meet!

Meet Hickory!

Cat Adoption
"Hickory"
(C) PetConnect Rescue
Hickory, along with his littermates, were found in a woodpile in Loudoun County, VA!

Hickory is an outgoing and friendly character with his foster parents.  He likes to sit in their lap and be petted!  MEOWs!!

Hickory may be a bit shy meeting humans at first but he warms up with a little attention- then he likes nothing more than to sit in your lap while you stroke his pawsomely handsome fur coat! 

Hickory loves to romp with his siblings.  Meowingly, he loves to play with his feather toy too!  

Hickory would do best being adopted with a littermate or with another young kitten. 

Meet Maple! 

Cat Adoption
"Maple!"
(C) PetConnect Rescue

Maple is a little shy at first too. Once he warms up through, he is friendly and enjoys playing with cat toys!   

Maple likes to romp with his siblings!  

Meowsingly, Maple would do best being adopted with a littermate or with another young kitten.

Meet Walnut!

Cat Adoption
"Walnut!"
(C) PetConnect Rescue
Walnut has a strong personality! He loves being petted and playing with cat toys too! 

Walnut is initially shy with new humans but warms up and will meow for more attention!  

Walnut will do best being adopted with his littermates or another young kitten! 

Hickory, Maple, and Walnut are up-to-date on age appropriate vetting and have gentlemanly litterbox manners.

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

The adoption fee for these kittens is $135 each, which helps with the cost of routine vet care. The fee DOES NOT INCLUDE spay/neuter if the kitten is not already completed. If the kitten(s) 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.

Meows, the first step in approving adoption applicants is to complete a vet check. Vetting of current and past pets in important so PetConnect Rescue will be speaking with the Veterinarians(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 applying to adopt Hickory or Maple or Walnut, or maybe all three? Please complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application. Once submitted, a PetConnect Rescue Adoption Coordinator will contact you. 









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

"Elska!"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes
WOOF! What a happy face to meet on a Friday!  She is one friendly gal who LOVES meeting new humans!  Elska is a pawsomely beautiful 2-year-old Labrador mix! A pawfect age to teach some new skills too! WOOF!  She is smart and is learning leash training and basic commands.

If you are looking for a pawsome dog to go on adventures with, Elska is your gal! She loves going on car rides, hops right in and makes herself to be outdoors! She would be an excellent addition to an active family!
Elska is crate trained, she goes in a night and some throughout the day.

A loving, super-friendly gal, Elska is very dedicated to her human.  Barkingly, she is good with the entire family as she has lived with 3 mini-humans as young as 7-years-old. She loves to be loved- always enjoying a hug or pet- making your "every day" special!

Elska is dog-friendly, she is fostered with 2 other dogs.

A BARK from my friends at Operation Paws for Homes! Elska tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving at the rescue. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito producing a positive test in six months. Operation Paws for Homes will treat the dog and provide two weeks’ recovery time prior to adoption. Potential adopters will receive detailed information on the disease and their role in completing the recovery process from Operation Paws for Homes Heartworm Coordinator. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read about heartworm disease here: Heartworm Society, Pet Owner Resources - Heartworm Basics!

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

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




Thursday, July 27, 2017

Dog Breeds: Beagles and Beagle Mixes

BARKS! Many factors go into finding a dog to adopt! Each month, I am sharing a graphic which will provide some basic information for you to consider when looking for a dog to adopt.  

This month, I am sharing information about Beagle and Beagle mixes! 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Dog Adoption, Cat Adoption

(C) Allen Pearson, Used by Permission

Meet my friends who are looking for humans to love and "Forever Homes" every Friday.

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) Anniversary

"Noah at Manassas National Battlefield"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
Living where we do, my human and I get to learn a quite a bit about the history which formed our country. For now, we tend to stay in Virginia to learn what we can.  Maybe when tourist seasons settles down in the fall, we'll visit Washington D.C.

While scouting out an area for my human to host a dog photography session in the upcoming weeks, we stopped at this location not far from Groveton. I thought this cannon was incredibly interesting. Dad kept telling me not to leave any pee-mail for fellow friends who may stop by later since this is a historic thing.   WOOF!!! I'm surprised he let me use the weeds- they looked pretty "historic" to me - woof!

Dad says as I stood by the cannon that 198 acres around us were host to the First and Second Battles of Bull Run (Manassas).  It was interesting to me to look as far as the eye could see and realize that in 1861and 1862 the Civil War was fought on 198 acres for freedom.

"Cannons at Chinn Ridge, Manassas National Battlefield"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
Barkingly, last Friday, July 21, 156 years ago, the Union and Confederate forces fought the first major land battle of the Civil War! Paws, the Civil War began in Fort Sumter, SC, barkingly, the first fighting didn't begin until the Battle of Bull Run (also known as the Battle of Manassas). Many humans thought this would be the only battle which would decide the outcome of the war.  Barkingly, that expectation ended with a Second Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) the following year.

While it would be pawsome if all differences and misunderstandings could be settled without going to war.  Sadly, that isn't always the way it happens. Knowing this, I paw thanks to everyone, humans, dogs, and horses, who serves or has served in the US Armed Forces to protect our freedoms.

Cannon at Manassas National Battlefield"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved

Sunday, July 23, 2017

New Pet Seat Belt Crash Tested at U.S. and Canadian Safety Standards for Child Restraint Systems


(C) Sleepypod, Used by Permission
Sleepypod Crash Tests New Clickit Terrain Car Safety Harness

My pawsome friends at Sleepypod® are at it again! Barkingly, they love doing crash tests with products which enhance a dogs safety when traveling with its humans.

Sleepypod®, a Pasadena-based company known for redefining pet products, announces it has crash tested its new Clickit Terrain car safety harness for dogs at U.S. and Canadian safety standards for child restraint systems. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213 and Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) No. 213 are analogous safety standards with speed, test bench, and crash pulse among the similarities. There are several small differences to include belt and bench positioning. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration issues Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in the United States. Find more information at NHTSA - Laws and Regulations. Transport Canada is responsible for transportation policies and programs in Canada. Find more information Transport Canada - Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations.

“Sleepypod is the first pet product manufacturer to test its pet seat belts at U.S. and Canadian safety standards for child restraint systems with successful results,” says Michael Leung, Sleepypod co-founder and lead product designer. “In each test, the Clickit Terrain safety harness kept the crash test dog from accelerating forward and leaving the test bench while controlling rotation.” Watch the crash tests at Clickit Terrain Dog Safety Harness FMVSS-213 and CMVSS-213 Research.

Sleepypod tested the Clickit Terrain safety harness using DUKE 2.0, Sleepypod’s proprietary crash test dog weighing 75 pounds. Find more information about DUKE 2.0 at DUKE 2.0 - a crash test dog that records accurate, verifiable data.

About Clickit Terrain
Clickit Terrain is light and easy to use without sacrificing safety. Shock absorbing sleeves work with a broad padded vest and patented Infinity Loop design for more safety in the car. The same patent pending shock absorbing sleeves make Clickit Terrain comfortable for use as an everyday walking harness and also provide better control for the handler. Reflective patches on the harness shoulders can be interchanged with service patches for working dogs. Clickit Terrain can be used with an optional Terrain Pack. Working dogs and active dogs will benefit from the Clickit Terrain design. It combines award-winning travel safety technology with enhanced safety, comfort, and control features for sustained daily use. Find more information about Clickit Terrain athttp://sleepypod.com/releases/031717-Sleepypod-Announces-Clickit-Terrain.pdf.


About Sleepypod
Look behind the beautiful designs and you’ll find multiple functions, durable materials, and safety beyond compare. Sleepypod pet products have earned numerous awards and accolades for safety and design innovation. Every Sleepypod carrier and car safety harness has been certified with a top safety rating from the Center for Pet Safety. Pets travel safer with Sleepypod. Sleepypod.com

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

Friday, July 14, 2017

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


"Tek"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
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"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
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"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved




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