Friday, April 27, 2018

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

Black Labrador Retriever
Photo Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. Creative: Allen Pearson

My friend "Lab Lady" has been quite the busy crazy woman these days! More than normal, that is. She is not only helping many dogs find their "Forever Homes" and humans to love but organing the 2018 Lab Rescue Walk too! WOOF!!!
Black Labrador Retriever
Photo Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Creative: Allen Pearson

This week, "Lab Lady" brought by Bear to meet you! Bear is a handsome 9-year-old Black Labrador Retriever who is looking for a "Forever Home" in a single-family house located in a suburban or rural area.

Bear is a sweet, mellow and happy guy! He loves to play with balls and fetching them! After he's played, he relaxes and quiets down in his kennel run. He is looking for a human to help him lose weight and provide gentle exercise.  WOOF!! He would make a pawsome walking partner!

Barkingly, Bear does get little nervous around toddlers and small animals so he's approved from mini-humans ages 10 and older and no cats in the home.
Black Labrador Retriever
Photo Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Creative: Allen Pearson

Bear would like to find an active family that will give him tons of lovin's and pawlenty of exercise so he can get back to his handsome manly physique for the summer! WOOF!
Bear is current on his vaccinations and preventatives but will need Distemper, Lepto, and Bordetella boosters between May 7-12. He will need another Heartworm test in six months, October 2018.

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

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

Photo Credit: Operation Paws for Homes Creative: Allen Pearson

Photo Credit: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson
WOOF! This week, I had a special human visitor from Operation Paws for Homes! BARKS! She, along with other volunteers, have done quite a few pawsome things to assist dogs in finding their "Forever Homes" and humans to love. My friend "Miss Jen" brought by a sweetheart named Crystal Light to meet you!

Crystal Light is a pawsomely beautiful 3-year-old Labrador Retriever mix who loves to play fetch! See her playing, Crytal Light's Fetch Video.

Crystal Light is a well-behaved gal. She rarely barks and knows her house and crate manners! 

Crystal Light can be shy meeting new humans. She is best with a slow introduction. After that, it's time to snuggle and play! 

Crystal Light loves giving kisses, riding in the car, going for walks and being outdoors! She plays well with other dogs and mini-humans. She doesn't like cats! WOOF! 

Photo Credit: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson
Barks! Just to let you know, Crystal Light tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to rescue and was successfully treated while in foster care. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read more about Heartworm Disease.

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption, pawlease visit Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Guide.

Interested in meeting or applying to adopt Crystal Light? Pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Application.

Photo Credit: Operation Paws for Homes Creative: Allen Pearson

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Friday's Friday! Dog Adoption, PetConnect Rescue!

Labrador Retriever
Photo Credit: PetConnect Rescue Creative: Allen Pearson

HAPPY SPRING! We've finally had a few pawsome days to enjoy being outside! WOOF! My friends from PetConnect Rescue brought by a pawsome lady for you to meet who will make the Spring, and every other season, ones to enjoy and remember!  Meet Baby Rita!

Labrador Retriever
Photo Credit: PetConnect Rescue Creative: Allen Pearson
Rita is an adorably cute 13-week-old Labrador Retriever mix! She is looking for a human with previous dog experience who will be patient, kind, and loving with her as she can be a little reserved at first! Barks! Then, it's time to play!

Rita loves putting things in her mouth as she is teething and has a lot of Labrador in her!

Rita loves to run around a big yard! Sometimes she gets the puppy zoomies making it fun for everyone! WOOF! She is a got fetcher, enjoying chasing leaves, chewing sticks and just having puppy fun.

Rita is doing great learning crate and house training. Barkingly, she is doing well-learning stair climbing.

Rita is food motivated so training will go very well.  Cookies are a favorite!
Labrador Retriever
Photo Credit: PetConnect Rescue Creative: Allen Pearson

Since Rita is a puppy, she requires a human who is home a good part of the day to continue her training, no exceptions! She is up-to-date on age appropriate vaccines and preventatives.  She will need to be spayed at the age of 6 months.

WOOF! A note from my friends at PetConnect Rescue: Rita's immune system will not be fully functioning until about 16 weeks of age and therefore, she is not suited for apartment/condo, townhouse or office/work setting without a private fenced yard. She will not be able to go to public places where she could possibly be exposed to the germs of unvaccinated dogs, such as PetSmart/PetCo and dog parks until s/he is 16 weeks old.

The adoption fee for Rita is $350, which helps with the cost of routine vet care. The fee DOES NOT INCLUDE spay/neuter if the pup 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. 

Labrador Retriever
Photo Credit: PetConnect Rescue Creative: Allen Pearson
Puppy adoption fees help generate revenue that goes towards older, special needs animals needing our help. Surgeries, heartworm treatment, boarding costs are things that often result in adoptable dogs and cats being left behind to be euthanized. So adopting a puppy saves not just one life, but many!
The first step in PetConnect Rescue approving adoption applicants is to complete a Veterinarian check. Vetting of current and past pets is very important so they will be speaking with the Veterinarian(s) listed on your application to ensure that your current and previous pet(s) are kept up to date on vaccines (including rabies), spayed or neutered, maintained on appropriate monthly preventatives and examined annually by your Veterinarian.

BARK! If you would like to learn about dog adoption, pawlease visit PetConnect Rescue's Dog Adoption Guide.

If you would like to meet Baby Rita, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Dog Adoption Application. Once it's complete, and submitted, please email WOOF! 

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

National Park Week, Now through April 29!

Manassas National Battlefield Park
"Noah at a Cannon, Manassas National Battlefield Park"
(C) Allen Pearson

WOOF! Gather your human and take a trip. Where? To the National Parks in your area. National Park Week goes through April 29. Barkingly, we have two in Prince William County, VA, where we can have a pawing good time with our humans, the Manassas National Battlefield Park and the Prince WIlliam Forest Park. WOOF!

"Cannon in the Field"
(C) Allen Pearson
Why visit the Manassas National Battlefield Park? BARK! Why not?! For the dog, there are pawlenty of places to take long pawsome walks with your humans. Remember to take along a leash as its required for humans to be leashed with their dogs… can’t let those humans get out of control, you know! WOOF!  For the human? The beauty and serenity of Virginia’s countryside help the stress go away.  You’ll see the landscape as the soldiers did over 150 years ago.

The Manassas National Battlefield Park is conveniently located just west of the City of Manassas and off two major roads, I-66 and VA Rte. 234. The Visitor Center is located off Rte. 234 near the main entrance. A pawsome start to your visit is to stop in here.  Barkingly, dogs are not permitted in the Visitors Center unless they are Service Dogs.

"Cannons at Chinn Ridge"
(C) Allen Pearson
Another pawsome reason to visit the Manassas National Battlefield this week is to learn what happened in 1861 and 1862. Why did the first major battle of the Civil War happen at Manassas?  What caused the war?  A pawcellent resource to start your trip is National Park Service - Manassas National Battlefield Park.

WOOF! While dogs are not permitted in the historic buildings, except Service Dogs, humans and dogs can walk up to the buildings and read the signs which have pawsome detail. Pawlease remember to take poop bags with you as you walk through the park as it is the law for humans to pick their dogs “gifts.”

Humans are invited to join the Manassas Battlefield Trust to meet like-minded humans committed to the belief, “History Matters.”

"Scenic Drive, Prince William Forest Park"
(C) Allen Pearson
A pawsome way to spend the day- to bark the least!

About two months ago, my human and I took off to the Prince William Forest Park. My human grew up in the Manassas-Prince William County area before going off to college and returning to work. Through all these years, he never visited the Prince William Forest Park. Paws, one day, we took off and went for a visit! WOOF!

The Prince William Forest Park is a pawsome quiet, and calm, a natural oasis from today's craziness of I-95 and an ever-growing suburban area. The park opened in 1936 as a children’s relief camp during the Great Depression and was named in 1948. The barkingly pawsome beautiful woods and streams welcome campers, hikers, bicyclists and nature lovers! WOOF!
"Trail at Carter's Pond"
(C) Allen Pearson

WOOF! Our first stop was at the Visitor’s Center where we learned a bit about the park. Yes, there are snakes there. Barkingly, they were probably sleepin’ when we were there! At least, I hoped and my human hoped as well, I digress. We learned about the importance of the park, it’s trees and plants. The Park Ranger wasn’t impressed with my comments about the importance of trees. BARKS!

(C) Allen Pearson
We decided to tour the park out with plans to return this Spring! After the visit to the Visitor’s Center, we took the Scenic Drive throughout the park. Since the day was still a bit chilly, we didn’t walk the trails as far as we will this Spring. WOOFS! The trails are where my Service Dog training will come  pawsomely handy as my human holds a leash to assist on the trails.

Prince William Forest Park is pawsomely amazing! During the warmer seasons, they have barks of activities. I think I need to go visit a tree….

Visit a National Park this weekend and celebrate our pawsome heritage! Barkingly, it pawsome to get outside with your human and spend the day! Remember, take a leash, humans must be leashed, and poop bags. WOOF!

"Carter's Pond!"
(C) Allen Pearson

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Off the Leash Cartoons

(C) 2018, Ruppert Fawcett, Off The Leash Used by Permission, Off the Leash Cartoons

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

Monday, April 23, 2018

Dog Adoption: Great Danes and Great Dane Mixes

I love Great Danes! They are pawsomely elegant, huge dogs which make great companions for some humans. When I first met one, on a photo shoot with my human, I thought, "WOOF! There are dogs bigger than me!" It was a great experience.

There are quite a few considerations when adopting a Great Dane. My pawsome friends at the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League can answer all the questions that you have.

Read through the infographic to learn more about Great Danes and Great Dane Mixes!

Looking for a Great Dane Dog or Puppy?
Why Not Adopt!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Cat Adoption

Dog Adoption
(C) Allen Pearson

WOOF! My friends needing "Forever  Homes" will return next week to meet you! BARKs, and MEOWS too!

My human's Aunt PrissyFace and Uncle Talls are in town to visit so I have to get all the extra pets I can get while I can get them! WOOF! I got all groomed up and spiffy too, so I gotta show my handsome-self off to them!

Barks! Have a pawsome weekend!

Friday, April 13, 2018

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

Photo Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc., Creative: Allen Pearson

OH MY BARKS! My friend, "Lab Lady" brought by an adorably cute 3-month-old Black Labrador Retriever puppy for you to meet- he reminds me of my cute-self at that age!  Meet Gambler!

Gambler is looking for a "Forever Home" in a rural or suburban single-family home with a fenced in yard. 

Photo Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc., Creative: Allen Pearson
A pawsomely sweet young fella, he loves getting kisses and ear rubs. He seems to know a few basic commands already but will be wanting to learn more from you! He is a very smart guy and will learn things fast!

As you can imagine, Gambler has typical puppy energy so he will need an adopter who will exercise him daily and provide training too. He loves playing, going for hikes, running, and chewing on a toy or a Kong. He walks well on a leash with an Easy Walk harness.

Gambler would enjoy going to a dog park, doggie daycare or having playdates with other dogs. Socialization is important at this early stage in a dog's life. He can be your one-and-only, dog that is, if you provide him some socialization to enhance his skills. Barks, he will make a great companion for another playful, energetic dog.

At the end of the day, he goes into his crate, whines a few minutes and then crashes. He sleeps through the night!

Watch him play here: Gambler Playing! Watch him hiking here: Gambler Hiking!

Barks, Gambler is your typical puppy with tons of energy. He will need attention and exercising.

Gambler is good with dogs and cats. He is recommended for mini-humans ages 8 and older.

WOOF! A few reminders from my friends at Lab Rescue: Raising a puppy can be very rewarding but a very demanding pursuit. Puppy adopters need to ensure that the puppy:
Photo Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc., Creative: Allen Pearson
  • Has a potty/social interaction break every three or four hours until 6 months old to ensure house-training success. 
  • Gets plenty of daily play time and walks. 
  • Has regular interaction with kids, adults, and other dogs to ensure positive socialization. 
  • Two pups from the same litter together will not be placed together.
  • Puppy adoption fee is $350. 
  • A contract with a training addendum and spay/neuter addendum will be completed before a puppy heads home. 
    • Gets the vaccinations in accordance with the Lab Rescue Puppy Protocol and other care as recommended by their vet. 
    • Goes to a formal training program when the puppy is six months old in addition to in-home training efforts. 
If you would like to meet Gambler, apply to adopt him, and learn more about dog adoption, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application
Photo Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc., Creative: Allen Pearson

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

Photo Credit: Homeless Animals Rescue Team Creative: Allen Pearson

My pawsome friends from Homeless Animals Rescue Team brought by a beautiful 2-year-old Domestic Shorthair Cat for you to meet!  This is Miss Serene!

Miss Serene is not declawed. is friendly with dogs and other cats. She is mini-human friendly too! MEOWS!

Miss Serene is hoping to find a pawsomely special human who understands shy kitties who like there space.  She will blossom in a quiet home with a patient and understanding human.

If you have questions about this beautiful girl, please email Bettina!

Interested in applying to adopt or to meet Miss Serene? Pawlease complete the Homeless Animals Rescue Team Cat Adoption Application!

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

Photo Credit: Operation Paws for Homes Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! WOOF! HAPPY FRIDAY! I love Friday's because my human and I always spend the afternoon going exploring. He tries to finish his work early in the day and we go wherever we can go and do whatever - That's the blessing of adopting a dog- having a buddy!

My friends at Operation Paws for Homes brought by a pawsome lady for you to meet! January!

January is around 1-year-old and a Labrador Retriever mix. She is one smart girl who is house trained and knows some basic commands. She is looking forward to learning more from you!

January loves going hiking, playing in the water, running and playing.... sounds like the pawsome girl for those Friday's off or wonderful weekends of hiking...

January gets along with the other dogs she has met. She's met a cat but it didn't keep her interest.

January has become a YouTube star too- visit Hiking and Playing!

January loves humans and is looking forward to having her own humans to love!

To learn more about dog adoption, pawlease visit Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Guide.

If you would to meet January or apply to adopt her, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Application.

Photo Credit: Operation Paws for Homes Creative: Allen Pearson

Friday, April 6, 2018

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

Photo Credit: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League Creative: Allen Pearson

Oh, my woofs! What an adorably beautiful girl!  Meet my friend Tessa from the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League. This girls pawsome beauty has been known to STOP traffic- and I can sese why! WOOF!

Tessa is a 3-year-old Merle Great Dane with natural ears.  She is pawsomely affectionate, loves to be pet and is one cuddle bug!

Tessa has pawsome house manners! She likes to bark at dinner time but shows no food aggression. She knows a few basic commands, "sit" and "lay down" and is learning a few others. She is pawsome on a leash and enjoys walks.

Tessa does alright with other dogs but will need to be in a home with a very calm submissive large breed dog or be your-one-and-only-dog-that-is! She has not had much socialization and gets carried away easily. She will require a strong alpha owner who can show her proper behavior teaching her to trust so she does not react out of fear.

Tessa will chase squirrels/cats so she will need a home without cats. Though she is gentle, she would do well in a home with older mini-humans, ages 12 and older, or adults only. She enjoys a calm environment with a few play sessions thrown in to let her energy out!

Tessa will make a pawsome addition to a household and make a wonderful companion. She wants nothing more than to pawlease her humans.

If you would like to learn more about Tessa and adopting her, pawlease visit Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Adoption Procedures.

Unable to adopt? WOOF, how about supporting Tessa financially? Donations will assist with Tessa's care. Any extra funds will be used to assist Great Danes other at Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League. Interested, please donate HERE!
Photo Credit: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League Creative: Allen Pearson