Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Why Does my Dog Pee on my Bed?

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You can’t help but be frustrated when you wake up in the morning with stinky urine all over your sheets. You might even think that your dog does it for revenge. After several accidents, you can’t trust your dog anymore.

Once you find out the causes of the mischief, you will understand. Here are several reasons:

Marking of territory
If dogs want to own the place, they mark it. It is just like saying, “This place is my territory.” Even if it is your bed.

Smells just like pretty you
Dogs like to cover their scents by blending it with other odors. It helps them safe from predators. If she peed on your bed, she probably would hide her scent to blend on yours.

Dogs who are excited or anxious tend to pee. Your bed is a safe place for her. It has your scent. When she is scared, she hides on your bed. When she hears the thunder, she freaks out and pee!

Medical Reasons
Old dogs can’t hold their pee anymore and so does sick dogs. There is a sickness that makes a dog pee uncontrollably. One is Hormone Responsive Urinary Incontinence Syndrome that only affects females. It makes dog pee while sleeping not knowing about it at all.

There are certain medications also that affects dog bladders. Hence, dogs can’t avoid accidents.

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Is there a way to stop it?
  • Make sure your dog feels safe while on your bed. If your dog sleeps with you, ensure that she is safe during thunderstorms or on times that she is scared. A little hug won’t harm.
  • Seek Medications. If you notice frequent uncontrollable urination from your dog, seek advice from your vet. He is authorized to give your dog medicine for relief.
  • Keep Your place clean.Clean your place all over. Make sure your bed is clean and fresh. Don’t let any urine odor be left. Clean sheets mean no more urine smell. As much as possible, no scent from you as well. Dogs usually pee again to the same place if they can still smell their scent.
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  • Establish Restrictions. Don’t let your dog enter your room. Lock it all the time or install a gate. If she is used on sleeping with you, try giving her own bed. The best option is to make a dog house for her outside your room.
  • Back to Crates. At times that you can’t watch out for your dog, it’s advisable to put him inside a cage. Reprimand her when she does her business anywhere. Let her know that peeing or pooping anywhere she likes is a big “NO.”
  • Keep Your Dog Busy.Establish a schedule for your dog. Walk with her every morning. Hire a trainer to teach her certain tricks. Provide her with plenty of toys and engage her in some activities that will keep her busy.
  • Let her socialize with other dogs. Do not give an opportunity for your dog to get bored.
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All may have been working. Yet, do not expect that there won’t be accidents anymore. Be patient. Dogs sometimes have accidents, depending on any given situation.

Potty train her again. Learning is not an overnight sensation. Give your dog time to perfect her training. Do not forget to give her special treats every time she does good.

A good bonding with your dog will let you know her better. You will learn her favorite spots, toy and even fears. If you are close to your dogs, any sickness will be noticed and treated promptly. All unusual behaviors will be acted upon and will be resolved right away.

So try to create a close relationship with your dog!

About the Author: 
My name is Ana. I have three lovely pups I love all my heart. I want to share experiences and tips for keeping your best puppy friends happy, healthy and well-behaved. Ana's website is Pup Tipper.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Prayer Pups

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"Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take."

– Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)

I paw and bark my thanks to PrayerPups for sharing their pawsome artistic talents with us.

All content and characters © 2017 Jeffrey Smith. All rights reserved. Used by Permission, Prayer Pups by Jeffrey Smith

Friday, August 25, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Dog Breeds: Boston Terrier and Boston Terrier Mixes

The Boston Terrier and Boston Terrier mixes seem to be quite the pawsome popular dog among some humans I know locally. They seem to like the small size dog because as it makes traveling easier and the expenses of dog ownership can be less.

Here is an infographic from our friends at Adopt-A-Pet  sharing details about the pawsome Boston Terrier.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Getting Political for Animals - Turning Compassion into Action

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My pawsome friends at PetConnect Rescue shared this information to me so I want to pass it on to you!

Getting Political for Animals
 - Turning Compassion into Action!

Where: Muddy Paws Farms
26330 Mullinix Mill Rd.
Mt. Airy, MD 21771

To RSVP or Questions:

Free to Attend!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Are You Making These 6 Mistakes At The Vet’s?

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Both new and longtime pet owners adore their four-legged companions and take the necessary steps to ensure the well-being of their fur babies, including training, playing, feeding and taking them to the vet.

Talking about vet visits, most pet parents inadvertently end up making some basic mistakes, which they can easily avoid. Let us look at some of the most common blunders that pet owners make at the vet’s:

Mistake 1: Ignoring Preventive Care
Preventive care measures are necessary for fewer emergency vet visits. It includes ensuring that the vaccine/ other medical records of the pets are up-to-date, feeding them on time, keeping them hydrated, grooming them, training them, helping them get ample exercise and going for routine checkups.

Ignore these steps and there are chances that you will need to visit the vet more often than anticipated!

The Solution: If you are too busy to manage the schedule of your doggie, then leave all your worries behind with the dog app Barkily. This all-inclusive app is a “doggy day planner” with numerous features that will keep your beloved pet healthy and happy!

Mistake 2: Not Arriving on Time

The most common mistake pet parents make at the vet’s is arriving late. It gets worse when they don’t bother to inform the clinic. This not only creates a bad impression but also messes up the vet’s schedule, especially when they have back-to-back appointments.

The Solution: Stick to the time of your appointment and arrive at least 10-15 minutes before time. If you are unable to make it on the given time due to some unforeseen circumstances, immediately call and leave a message at the reception. This will help your vet manage the appointments and see whether they can accommodate your pet or postpone the appointment. Simple!

Mistake 3: Forgetting the Leash
Not keeping your pet on a leash at the vet’s is a rookie mistake that pet parents need to avoid. This holds true even when you have the most well behaved and well-trained pooch who doesn’t budge an inch without your command!

This is because you may know your pet’s temperament but not the staff at the clinic or fellow pet owners. The absence of a leash on your pet may make them feel uncomfortable and create issues. The situation gets out of hand when your pet is stressed and experiences high anxiety levels in the waiting room.

The Solution: Use a basic tether leash so that you can have better control of your pet (skip using the retractable ones). This will help you keep your fur baby close to you and keep them miles away from any untoward incidence!

Mistake 4: Hiding Your Pet’s Basic Traits

Every pet has a different disposition. They can be friendly, timid or just prefer staying aloof most of the time. While you may be familiar with your pet’s behavior, it is highly recommended that your vet knows it too. Say, for instance, if your pet is easily frightened at new places, then they can risk other pets by getting involved in a fight or get injured themselves while in the waiting room/ reception. No vet would want this to occur on their premises!

The Solution: Inform the vet about your pet’s basic nature beforehand, especially if you’re visiting them for the first time. This will help them chalk out a plan. A pet who’s a nervous wreck in new environments can be given the earliest slot for examination so that he/ she doesn’t have to wait for a long time in the unfamiliar waiting room. Similarly, a pet who is easily stressed on the examination table can be given a mock examination followed by a treat before going for the actual round of examination.

Mistake 5: Not Owning Up Your Mistake
If you’ve been feeding table scraps to your pet occasionally and all that human food has made him/ her sick, your vet needs to know that. They also need to learn about all the missed vaccine schedules, self-administered medications (especially if the medicines were meant for humans) and information about recent visits to dog park/ dog-boarding facility that has led to your doggy getting a disease.

The Solution: Not owning up to your gaffes can prove to be costly for you and your beloved pet. Give your vet full disclosure so that they can better diagnose your pet’s problems and provide an effective treatment. They will also help you out by counseling, so that you don’t repeat the inappropriate actions and risk the life of your pooch.

Mistake 6: Not Asking the Right Questions

How many times has it happened that your vet has given you a prescription with instructions but you’ve probably understood only half of it?

Don’t follow anything your vet has instructed blindly. You need to ask them all the relevant questions until and unless you’ve understood all their instructions thoroughly.

The Solution: Ask all your doubts and queries till you’re on the same page as your vet. For instance, if there is a medical term that you didn’t get the first time, don’t hesitate to ask them to clarify or explain in simpler terms. This will help you take better care of your furry friend!

Do these basic mistakes sound familiar to you? Have you been there and done that? Or have some more pointers that can be added to the list? Let us know in the comments!

About the Author:
Claire Ross is a PR Executive at Barkily, a ‘Doggy Day Planner’ mobile and web app. She is an ardent dog lover at heart, and mother to a Pug Almond, Golden Retriever Cooper and Yorkshire Terrier Belle. Rescued from severe adverse conditions, her house is now home to them. Ergo, she deeply connects with dogs and is out there to do all she can to the best of her ability. When not at Barkily, Claire loves to spend time baking waffles and swimming."

WOOF! This post was sponsored by Barkily! We were provided an app to review. 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Beach Bum(mer): Petplan Ranks the Top 5 Health Hazards at the Shore

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Pet Insurance Provider Says Sun, Sand and Salt Water Can All Cause Pet Health Wipeouts

WOOF!!! BARK!!! It’s no secret that pets love the beach—but the beach doesn’t always love them back. According to Petplan pet insurance, claims soar from summer days at the shore, with everything from dehydration to blocked bowels dogging our pets.

To help pet parents put safety first while seaside, Petplan ranked the top five most dangerous pet health threats:

5. Sunburn
Believe it or not, dogs can get sunburned—and white or light-colored pets are most at risk. To keep pups safe, apply sunscreen to the bridge of the nose, ear tips, abdomen and inner legs, and always provide plenty of shade. Use pet-formulated sunscreens only: many human sunblocks contain zinc oxide, which is toxic to pets if ingested.

4. Snacking on sand
Lots of dogs like to dig in the sand, but some wind up eating the fruit of their labor. A little sand will do no harm, but large quantities can collect in the intestines or bowels and cause a blockage. Signs of trouble include straining to defecate with no result, lack of appetite, repeated vomiting or abdominal discomfort (look for heavy panting, pacing, whining or a distended belly). Keep a close eye during play to prevent accidental snacking.

3. Sipping salt water
Petplan’s vets warn never to let a dog drink seawater. The most common side effect is diarrhea, but if they sip enough of it, salt toxicity becomes an issue. Too much salt causes a major electrolyte imbalance in dogs, which can lead to dehydration, brain damage, kidney failure and even death. Always pack fresh drinking water and a portable pet bowl.

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2. Dry drowning
Dogs who enjoy swimming should never do so unattended. A dog can be pulled under by strong tides and currents—or even just exhaustion—and may aspirate water while struggling. This inhaled water can cause pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs that can lead to respiratory distress or cardiac arrest). Dry drowning can happen hours or even days after a near-drowning accident, and it can be deadly. Protect your pup with a pet lifejacket to help keep his head above water.

1. Heat sickness
Heat stroke takes the top spot for being one of the most common—and most dangerous—threats to beach-going pets. Not only is the condition expensive to treat (the average cost is $2,606*), but more than just your wallet can get burned: heat stroke is often fatal, and can affect a pet in as little as 15 minutes. Avoid bringing dogs to the beach during the hottest part of the day, and be sure they’ve got access to both water and shade.

“Bringing a pet on vacation is a great way to make new memories, but it’s absolutely crucial to take safety precautions before hitting the beach,” says Petplan Staff Veterinarian Rebecca Jackson. “Know the dangers of sun, sand and salt water and how to minimize your pet’s risk of getting hurt or sick. Summer sun should be fun for everyone—especially the four-legged among us!”

For more seasonal tips and pet health tricks, point your paws to Petplan.com.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

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

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WOOF!!  My pawsome friend "Lab Lady" came by this week with a fantastic friend for you to meet! He's is almost as cute and handsomely adorable as I am! Meet Bama!
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Bama is a 12-year-old Black Labrador Retriever who is looking for his "Forever Home" in a single-family house or townhouse located in a rural or suburban area. He has no fence requirement!

Bama is one sweet guy who makes a pawsome snuggle buddy who will hang out with his humans all the time! He loves being their companion - is a pawsome "Velcro-Lab!" He is house and crate trained.

Bama enjoys chasing balls or simply exploring and enjoying the backyard. He is a dream on walks- he loves them and does well on a leash.

Bama has made a few friends with dogs in the neighborhood and gets along well with the foster's resident dog! He is a pawsome pup to be around.

Bama is a sweet and pawsome guy who is looking for his "Forever Home" to spend his golden years. He has enjoyed visiting a nursing home where everyone could pet him!

Bama is recommended for mini-humans ages 10 and older. He has no cat history. He is good with other dogs.

If you would like to meet or apply to adopt Bama, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application.

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Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

My pawsome friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue came by this week to bring by a friend for you to meet!  This friend looks like he came all the way from France to meet you!  Meet Pierre!

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See the distinguished goatee? WOOF! Love it! Pierre says, “Bonjour!”

A sleek, handsome, sweet, and exotic-looking boy, Pierre is a gentle and quiet kitty! He likes cuddling with his humans too! He loves snuggling in their bed too!

Pierre does great with other cats and dogs in his foster home!
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Pierre is super fun and loves playing and chasing his wand toy.

Pierre has excellent litter box manners and is one very healthy guy!

A Paw from PetConnect Rescue: The adoption fee for this Pierre 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.

Purringly, 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 learn more about cat adoption, please visit PetConnect Rescue's Cat Adoption Guide.

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

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

"Charlie the Fluffinator"
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WOOF!! What a beautiful girl my friends from Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) brought by for you to meet this week! WOOF, er, Meow! Meet Charlie the Fluffinator!

Charlie the Fluffinator is not declawed, is dog-friendly and is friendly with some cats! She is recommended for older mini-humans.

Charlie the Fluffinator is a very sweet, cuddly cat who enjoys playing and treats!

Charlie the Fluffinator's self will do best in a home as your one and only- cat that is and with no small children. She would purringly love being your forever friend!

If you have questions about Charlie the Fluffinator, please contact Kim.

Interested in applying to adopt Charlie the Fluffinator, please complete the Homeless Animals Rescue Team Cat Adoption Application.

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

Great Dane Adoption
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My friend the "Great Dane Dame" of Virginia and probably other places too, has had her hands full taking care of a few of those pawsomely large Great Dane guys! When I first met one, my first thought was... "Oh. What. A. Big. Dog. There are other dogs bigger than me. arf." I thought I'd met all the dog breeds, but that a great first experience meeting him.

This week the "Great Dane Dame" brought by a huge handsome fella named "Titan" who is looking for humans to love and his "Forever Home!"

Titan is a young man full of energy to burn and lovin's to share!  Though he may take a few minutes to warm up to you, if he doesn't know you, barkingly, when he does, it's "game on" and you'll get tons of "doggie kisses!"  The bestest kind of slobber!  WOOF! He has fallen in love with humans he sees often including a mini-human! Barkingly, she gives him a lot of treats- which he takes quickly!  Paws, no signs of Titan being too rough, anxious or guarded with mini-humans.

Barks, he does have manners, but he is still a puppy at heart!  He knows a few basic commands, "sit," "shake a paw," and "down." Barkingly, he is very food motivated! He may guard his food when eating!

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Titan passed the dog test with flying colors! He is a fast and fun, maybe a little rough, player. Barkingly, he was pawfect when playing with a Labrador, a Golden, and even larger dogs. Bark- there are dogs larger than a Great Dane? arf? 

Titan's previous owners say he is an escape artist who knows what door handles are for! While his foster hasn't seen this, he will require a sturdy 6 foot fence!

As Titan is still a puppy a training requirement will be part of his adoption to ensure he continues to learn good manners.

Titan would do best going home with another dog his size who is able to play fairly rough like he
does will a good choice for him.  With his energy levels, he needs a good-sized yard to run some of it off.  A townhouse, condo or apartment are not an option for him.

Titan likes to chase cats, so he is not recommended with cats.  He's good with mini-humans ages 12 and older.

Interested in applying to adopt Titan? Please contact Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League.

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

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WOOF! HAPPY FRIDAY! Hope you had a pawsitively pawsome week! My friend at Operation Paws for Homes brought by a friend for you to meet- Yoyoma!

Yoyoma is about 2-years-old and an American Bulldog mix! He is looking for humans to provide her some bellyrubs! She is a low to medium energy gal!

Not only does Yoyoma enjoy belly rubs, she LOVES bacon, enjoys going for car rides, playing with chew toys, humans and being a surrogate mom.  Yups, you read right. When she was dropped off at the shelter, she was full of milk but no pups! Wouldn't you know it, a litter of pups were brought in with no mom and she was pawsomely happy to raise them.

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Yoyoma has met her foster mom's grand mini-humans! They are great and respectful.

Yoyoma enjoys getting some exercise and walks well on a leash with a martingale collar!  She is pawsome in a crate!

Barkingly, she does have a prey drive! Paws, no small animals like birds or cats in her new "Forever Home!"  WOOF!!

Yoyoma has been friendly with all the dogs she's met, except for the snarky, growly ones. The best thing to do for her is re-direct her attention!  BARK! She prefers slow introductions to dogs.

Here is a video of Yoyoma Entertaining Herself!

Yoyoma does pawsome when her human makes the rules and sets boundaries for her! Arf!

Barkingly, if you are looking for a dog has had some basic training, want someone to hang out with you, a pawsome love bug, then Yoyoma may be the dog for you!

YoYoMa is current on vaccinations, spayed, microchipped, and looking for lovin's.

A paw from Operation Paws for Homes! COMPLETED TREATMENT!! Yoyoma tested positive for heartworm disease. 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

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

Interested in applying to adopt Yoyoma?

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thinking About Dog Adoption?

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I paw and bark my thanks to Mighty Dog Graphics for sharing their pawsome artistic talents with us.

Monday, August 14, 2017

How to Use Motivators to Train and Support Your Rescued Dog

"Dog Reward"
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Rescuing an animal from a shelter or foster situation is a good way to make a new friend for life. Having rescued all of the dogs that I have had the pleasure of welcoming into my pack, I can say that I have no regrets about any of the pups that have found their way into my heart and home.

When a dog enters an unfamiliar environment, they tend to be very open to trying to learn the rules and routines of their new family. You can help them along during this transitional period by using positive training methods to give them both guidance and confidence that they have arrived at a safe place.

Hopefully you have considered some classes or are researching positive training methods so you can best serve the needs of your new pet. Motivation is an idea that is central to positive training methods. This article will be exploring that concept in more detail.

What is a “motivator”?
A motivator is any object or action that your dog enjoys. If you really want to make the most of positive training methods, observe your pal and make a mental note of the things that they really like.

Most people are aware that high-value treats are motivators, and they are popular to use in training sessions because you can dispense them quickly without disturbing the flow of training. But food is not the only motivator for your dog.

Observe your dog to see if there are non-food motivators that you might use to train them:
  • A toss of a tennis ball.
  • An affectionate pet on the ears.
  • A tug with a rope bone.
  • Going outside.
  • Hopping on the couch next to you.
Basically, anything that your dog really enjoys can be used as a motivator!

"Dog Tug"
(C) Wiley Pup

How to use a motivator effectively:
In a formal training session, it is probably pretty obvious how a motivator works. Your dog gives you a behavior you are looking for, you mark it with a clicker or a sound, and then you dispense a small food “reward.” The food is the motivator in that case.

However, just because you are not in a formal training session does not mean that other motivators are not working to shape your dog’s behavior. In fact, motivators are ALWAYS shaping your dog’s behavior, even if you are not conscious of it.

Here is an example: You go to the door and your dog is right there with tail wagging and his nose ready to push through the open door.

What is the motivator here? Your dog wants to go outside. Did you open the door when they were carrying on in this way? If so, then you just rewarded that behavior, expect more of it in the future.

However, if you harness the power of your dog’s motivation to go outside, you have a lot of leverage to help them learn a better behavior without using any punishment.

Ask your dog to “sit” a few paces away from the door and move to the doorknob. As soon as your dog breaks the sit, step away from the door, start over. For most dogs, one or two sessions of this motivator game will have your dog sitting with the door open waiting to be released with an “Okay!”

Congratulations! You just used the power of understanding motivators to train your dog!

  "Dog Training"
(C) Wiley Pup

Motivators are everywhere:
Once you start looking for motivators, you will notice them everywhere. Every motivator is an opportunity for you to reinforce desired behaviors. This means that guiding your dog to the kinds of behavior that you like is not just for formal training sessions, it can be an ongoing part of the way you interact with your dog.

The other nice thing about using motivators in this way is that you don’t have to use punishment, and this is so important, especially for a dog that is coming into a brand-new environment! Help them feel confident, safe and loved by using motivators effectively to encourage the kinds of behavior that you like.

About the Author:

Sharon Elber writes for Wileypup.com. She has been a lifelong lover of dogs, and has worked as a professional dog trainer for over a decade. Got an eldery dog? Check out orthopedic dog beds.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Dog Adoption, Cat Adoption- Every Friday!

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Meet my friends in the Northern Virginia - Maryland area who are looking for humans to love and their "Forever Homes!"  See you Fridays!

Friday, August 4, 2017

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

My pawsome friend "Lab Lady" from Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc., stopped by this week with several of her senior friends who are looking for a "Forever Home!"

Senior dogs make pawsome adoptable dogs for many reasons. One of them is many of them have already been trained, so you have to do very little, and they do not require nearly as much exercise as a young puppy.  These dogs make pawsome friends for senior humans who need companionship and lovin's that Labradors are so great at giving!

Meet Abby and Banks!

"Banks and Abby"
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Abby and Banks were turned over to a rural shelter when their human passed away when they conveyed with the house and the relatives couldn't take them!

These two pawsome Labradors are looking for a "Forever Home" located in a single-family home in a rural or suburban area.  They do not have a fencing requirement.

Chocolate Labrador Retriever
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Banks is a 6-year-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever who loves to give doggie kisses all day long. Abby is a 9-year-old Black Labrador Retriever who seems to always be looking for a quiet spot to hang out and get some lovin's!

The two are food-motivated, will ignore shoes, laundry, paper, mail, boxes, and the trash.

Barkingly, though they haven't quite figured out what a dog bed is about, they don't tear them up either!

Abby and Banks enjoy going for walks. They rarely pull on a leash.  When they do, it's never hard.  The foster mom walks them together.  Paws, they aren't fast walkers either.

Black Labrador Retriever Adoption
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The two have met other dogs at a local park and have been friendly with other dogs and humans they met. Barkingly, they enjoy going for rides too!

Abby and Banks do not seem to know any commands but they are eager to please their humans.  The two are laid back country dogs looking for a little love!  Neither of them knows what stairs are for, so a house with first-floor living would be best.

Abby and Banks do have any cat history but they basically ignored the vet cats! They are recommended for mini-humans ages 5 and older!

If you would like to learn about other seniors dog at Lab Rescue, please visit Lab Rescue's Senior Labs!

If you would like to apply to meet or adopt Banks and Abby, please complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application!

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

 (C) Homeless Animal Rescue Team
My friends at the Homeless Animals Rescue Team brought by the coolest cat for you to meet.  This is Willow!

Willow is 10-months-old is not declawed, has no history with dogs, is friendly with some cats. She is friendly with mini-humans. She comes when called and will be a pawsome companion for someone who is happy to let her be herself.

Willow is sweet, friendly and a loving kitten! She is a total lap kitty.

Willow was rescued from a woodpile but is making strides in adjusting to living in a home with mini-humans.  She is looking for a home with mini-humans ages 9 and older.

Do you have questions about Willow? Pawlease contact Kelly!

Interested in applying to adopt Willow?  Please complete the Homeless Animals Rescue Team Cat Adoption Application.

Learn my thoughts about cat adoption by reading my recent articles with the Fairfax County Times, Cat Adoption, First Paw and Cat Adoption, Second Paw.

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

WOOF!! BARK! It is so pawsome to catch up with myf riend "Great Dane Dame" from Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League. She brought by a most cool dude for you to meet! Rocco!
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A 9-month-old puppy, who has tons of doggie kisses to share with every human he meets, Rocco just loves everyone! 

Rocco came to Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League from a family who's living situation changed and they could no longer keep him.

Rocco is very skittish! He doesn't like the vacuum cleaner, the door, sudden moves and the like. Barkingly, he is a pawsome sweet pups! 

Rocco is good with large dogs, like 50 lbs. and over, but is scared of the small one-  can't say I blame him- WOOF! - but he may alright with the proper introduction.  He hasn't had any reactions to cats but may play with them a little rough!  He hasn't had a prey drive in the yard or while on walks. 

Rocco has a bit of nervous behavior which will reduce in time with humans taking it slow and allowing him to adjust and integrate at his own pace!

Rocco will be a BIG guy!  He is very tall and weighs around 105 lbs. He will fill in a bit as he gets older!  

A playful, energetic and pawsomely active fella, he will do best in an active home!  He is pawcellent with mini-humans ages 6 and older! He has never been around mini-humans younger than that. 

Since Rocco is such a young fella, he will have a training requirement as part of his adoption contact.

If you would like to apply to adopt Rocco, please read guidelines and complete the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League Dog Adoption Application

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