Thursday, October 18, 2018

Veterinary Technician Week, Oct. 15-19, 2018

"Veterinary Technicians at Ohana Veterinary Care, Bristow, VA"
(C) Welch Photography
Thank You Veterinary Technicians!

WOOF! BARKS! Maybe even a few growls here and there - though my human doesn't like it when I do that and fusses at me to stop - paws, I have to let you know my opinion about going to the Veterinarian! WOOF! 

I am blessed to have to mostest bestest Veterinarian Technicians ever! When I go over there for a physical examination or even another issue, they treat me like their friend. Barks, then, they ask me why I am there. A question I wonder myself but my human quickly answers! We talk a few minutes so they can confirm what medications I am taking, what food I eat, what exercises I am doing, and all about me that they'd ever want to know and then some! BARKS! 

I think these pawsome humans work much like a human's nurse would when they go to the doctor or the hospital. Barkingly, I have to admit, I think the Veterinary Technicians job is more rewarding! WOOF!

October 15 - 19 is Veterinary Technicians Week. I salute all the Veterinary Technicians who works so hard to help maintain the health of the animal's in their care! Barks and paws! 




Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Dog Adoption!


Dog
(C) Allen Pearson

Woof! Visit my "Friday's Friend" column most Friday's to meet pawsome dogs looking for "Forever Homes" from local animal rescues.

Friday, October 12, 2018

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

Dog
Photo Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Creative: Allen Pearson
WOOF! WOOF! It's been a few weeks since I heard from my pawsome friend "Lab Lady" from Lab Rescue. I got worried and concerned about her so I sent an email only to learn she hadn't been getting my emails! Am barkingly happy that she is alright, for "Lab Lady" - this is! WOOF!

WOOF! Harvey and Floyd are looking for a "Forever Home" in a single-family home with a fence! Bark! The pair will need to be adopted together because they are bonded paw pals!
Dog
Photo Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Creative: Allen Pearson

The boys make pawsome company to their foster parents as they alert them to humans coming to the front door.

Harvey and Floyd love snoozing on the couch with regular visits to the backyard wandering and smelling all the scents they can pawssibly sniff! With the cooler weather coming in, the boys like to enjoy more time outside- as much as pawssible.

Harvey loves lying in the warm grass and has a playful side. He loves to play tug-of-war and running in the yard with his foster brother.  Floyd is pawsitively satisfied to watch the antics from his comfy spot on the couch! WOOF! Barks.  Barkingly, occasionally, the pair like to do zoomies in the backyard.

Harvey is the extrovert dog who comes up to you wanting to be petted and have his belly scratched! Barks, Floyd tends to take it all in before allowing new humans to give him scratches and pets. The boys love the comforts of air conditioning to fresh air. Harvey loves chasing tennis balls and playing in the house while Floyd is happy to watch! BARKS!
Dog
Photo Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Creative: Allen Pearson

The boys are older dogs whose demands are few! WOOF!

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption, pawlease visit Lab Rescue's Adoption Guide!

Barks, if you would like to meet or apply to adopt Harvey and Floyd, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Adoption Application.

WOOF! Do you love dogs, but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting  Harvey and Floyd financially. Donations will assist with their care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other Labrador Retrievers at Lab Rescue. Interested, please donate HERE!


#dogadoption #dogadoptions #dogadoptionoption #dogadoptionsvirginia #dogadoptionva #dogadoptionmaryland #dogadoptionmd #dogadoptionwashingtondc #dogadoptionwdc #dogadoptiondc #dogadoptionpennsylvania #dogadoptionpa #adoptdontshop #dogadoptionfairfaxcounty #dogadoptionnorthernvirginia #dogadoptionarlington #dogadoptionarlingtonva #dogadoptionalexandriava #dogadoptionalexandria
#blacklab #labrador #blacklabadoption #labradorretriever #labradorretrieveradoption
#yellowlabradorretriever #yellowlabadoption #yellowlab

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

Dog
Photo Credit: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Creative: Allen Pearson
WOOF! WOOF! WOOF! My pawsome friend "Great Dane Dame" from the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League came by this week with a most pawsome lady for you to meet, Maya!

Maya is 10-1/2-years-old but has the energy of a Dane half her age! She loves going for walks, meeting new humans, and is friendly with some dogs- it depends on the dog! WOOF! Barkingly, she isn't good with cats! She is quiet and calm too. She doesn't bark when humans come to the door so they can have the oppawtunity to pet her!
Dog
Photo Credit: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Creative: Allen Pearson

Maya doesn't like toys or most treats. All she wants is attention, attention, and attention. She will sit on everyone's lap so they can stay seated and pet me! She loves humans and being with them.

Maya does get nervous sometimes and will patrol the house and property to make sure everything and everyone is where they should be! WOOF! Thunderstorms and loud noises scare her.

Maya is recommended for mini-humans ages 12 and older since she has some arthritis in her feet and doesn't like being touched there.

Maya doesn't have food aggression but will protect high-value treats like the pawsome meat bone she stole from the trashcan. WOOF! BARKS! She will check countertops for something delicious being left there but will politely wait for a human to offer it to here!

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption, adoption requirements and policies, pawlease visit the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League Adoption Procedures.

WOOF! Do you love Great Danes, but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Maya financially. Donations will assist with her care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other Great Dane at the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League. Interested, please donate HERE!
Dog
Photo Credit: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Creative: Allen Pearson




#dogadoption #dogadoptions #dogadoptionoption #dogadoptionsvirginia #dogadoptionva #dogadoptionmaryland #dogadoptionmd #dogadoptionwashingtondc #dogadoptionwdc #dogadoptiondc #dogadoptionpennsylvania #dogadoptionpa #adoptdontshop #dogadoptionfairfaxcounty #dogadoptionnorthernvirginia #dogadoptionarlington #dogadoptionarlingtonva #dogadoptionalexandriava #dogadoptionalexandria #dogadoptionprincewilliamcounty

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Cat
Photo Credit: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson
MEOW! Purrs- Happy Friday! It's me Samson! I am so pawfully happy to meet up with my friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue this week! She brought a pawsome cat for you to meet! Tangerine!

This is the first time I have ever seen an orange cat but she is pawsomely beautiful! Tangerine is a pawfully sweet girl who loves being cuddled. She is playful, purrs all the time and would make the pawfect cat for the first-time owner!

Meowingly, while Tangerine would be a pawfect family addition for most, she has a strong dislike for all dogs! Purr, she will need a "Forever Home" where a canine companion will never be an option. Hiss!

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

If you are interested in meeting or applying to adopt Tangerine, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application. Meows, once submitted, an Adoption Coordinator will contact you.

Purrs! Do you love cats, but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Tangerine financially. Donations will assist with her care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other cats at PetConnect Rescue. Interested, please donate HERE!
Cat
Photo Credit: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson


#catadoption #catadoptions #catadoptionoption #catadoptionsvirginia #catadoptionva #catadoptionmaryland #catadoptionmd #catadoptionwashingtondc #catadoptionwdc #catadoptiondc #catadoptionpennsylvania #catadoptionpa #adoptdontshop #catadoptionfairfaxcounty #catadoptionnorthernvirginia #catadoptionarlingtoncounty #catadoptionarlingtonva #catadoptionalexandria #catadoptionloudouncounty #catadoptionprincewilliamcounty #catadoptionstaffordcounty #catadoptionfauquiercounty

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

Cats
Photo Credit: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson
MEOW! It's me Samson and I met some pawsome friends from Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) named MiniMe and Muffin who are looking for humans to love and a "Forever Home!"

MiniMe and Muffin are two pawsomely beautiful and incredibly sweet sisters! They are about 4-months-old are friendly with dogs, other cats, and mini-humans.

If you are interested in meeting or adopting these two sweeties, pawlease review HART's Kitten Adoption Policy.

If you have questions about MiniMe and Muffin, pawlease contact Kim!

Meow, if you would like to apply to meet or adopt these two darling kittens, pawlease complete the Homeless Animals Rescue Team Adoption Application.

MEOW! PURR! Do you love cats, but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting MiniMe and Muffin financially. Donations will assist with their care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other cats at Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART). Interested, please donate HERE!


#catadoption #catadoptions #catadoptionoption #catadoptionsvirginia #catadoptionva #catadoptionmaryland #catadoptionmd #catadoptionwashingtondc #catadoptionwdc #catadoptiondc #catadoptionpennsylvania #catadoptionpa #adoptdontshop #catadoptionfairfaxcounty #catadoptionnorthernvirginia #catadoptionarlingtoncounty #catadoptionarlingtonva #catadoptionalexandria #catadoptionloudouncounty #catadoptionprincewilliamcounty #catadoptionstaffordcounty #catadoptionfauquiercounty

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Homeless Animals Rescue Team - Woofs & Whiskers Fall Fest!

(C) Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART)

WOOF! BARK! My friends at the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) are hosting a Woof's & Whiskers Fall Fest to benefit their work in saving the lives of dogs and cats! WOOF! Meows!

Paws, here's what you need to know to go!

HART's Woofs & Whiskers Fall Fest!
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Vanish Brewery
42245 Black Hops Lane 
Leesburg, VA 20176 
(Lucketts, VA)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Homeless Animals Rescue Team for their Woofs & Whiskers Fall Fest at the pawsomely beautiful Vanish Brewery in Lucketts, VA!

WOOF! The event is family-friendly, dog-friendly!There will be paws and paws of fun including live music, raffle prizes, silent auction, local vendors, pawsomely great food and drink!

Barks, Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) cannot continue their work without your support. Pawlease share this event with others and attend too. Everyone is welcome!

What better way to spend an afternoon than having fun and helping pawsome furry friends find humans to love and their "Forever Homes!"

If you would like more details, pawlease visit HART Woofs and Whiskers Fall Fest.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Help Rescued Dogs and Cats at an Online Pawction!

(C) Allen Pearson

WOOF! BARK! MEOWS! Do you love dogs and cats and want to help them find humans to love and their "Forever Homes?" My friends at PetConnect Rescue are hosting an online Pawction to raise funds to help dogs and cats.

PetConnect Rescue rescued 82 cats and dogs from shelters located in North and South Carolina before Hurricane Florence struck the coast. They are among the nearly 800 cats and dogs who have made their way to our area this year - thanks to PetConnect Rescue! WOOF! BARK!

To help PetConnect Rescue continue saving more lives and providing the vetting, transportation, supplies, and training these animals need, pawlease participate in the PAWction!

WOOF! I am a PetConnect Rescue alumnus. Thanks to the work they did in 2009, I got out of the backwoods of North Carolina to safety, then, to the loving arms of pawsome humans. Barkingly, I have made my humans so pawsitively happy, they wouldn't know what to do without me! Hey, I have made them healthier too by taking them for walks, playing fetch in the yard, letting them pet me, rub my belly and scratch my ears. WOOF! So, it's a win-win situation. BARKS!

By participating in the PAWction, you are choosing to be part of all our rescues' happy endings. Thank you. Now go and let your heart do the bidding! PetConnect Rescue relies on your donations to continue their work.

To participate and learn more, PeetConnect Rescue PAWction. The online PAWction is happening now through October 14!

Cat
(C) PetConnect Rescue


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Samson's First Cat Post!

Cat
"Samson"
(C) Allen Pearson
Hello! My name is Samson. Meow! Yes, I am Noah’s little brother except I’m not that little. Meow! I’m a big cat. A Maine Coon who knows how to stand proud! Meow!

I am new to Noah’s home as you may already know. Meow! I moved in on Sunday afternoon, June 17, 2018. Meow! At 3-years-old, I am well-educated in the art of being a pawsome cat! I am well-versed in the skills of living with a dog. My skills have come in handy with Noah though he's really a good guy.

Meow! Yes, I’ve been hiding for the past few weeks. Meow! I’m a bit shy and wouldn’t you if you moved into a home with a big black dog like Noah? Hiss. Meow? He’s a great guy but I didn’t really know that when I moved in. At first, he looked like a big black dog ready to eat me! I had no idea he’d been raised with cats and his humans just didn’t have one for a while due to caring for ill parents. 
Cat
"Samson"
(C) Allen Pearson

Speaking of Noah, so far, MEOW, he is really great! He smiles at me often and usually goes his way to catch up with Dad. He loves to hang out with Dad which makes me wonder….

The lady who adopted me is just meowingly pawsome. She should be inducted into the “Bestest Cat Mommies in the Universe Society!” I love her to no end! MEOW! She lets me crawl up onto her lap and cuddle and paw her and head-butt her and kiss her and, meow, well, you name it. She is the greatest! I have found cat heaven! P-u-u-u-r-r-r!

I’m still not too sure about the tall skinny guy. I understand many humans aren’t too sure about him either! MEOW! MEOW! Purrs. But, the dog stands by him and says he the greatest. He gives the dog the bestest, a new word I learned, of whatever he wants! Meow! Paws, why is it he rarely wears shirts except on Sunday mornings? He seems nice enough. Purrs, it will a bit longer before I love on him like I do Mom but I am Moms cat. meows.

Mom and Dad have given me a nice place to live. I’ve gotten lost twice trying to find my food but that’s because I was new here and a bit afraid. If I heard something, a noise of any kind, I would scurry to a place to hide. One morning, Dad was up early and he was coming up the steps about the time I finished eating and was going down the steps. He scared me so I took off like a flash of lightning. I heard him tell Mom later that I nearly gave him a heart attack! Meow… hee hee... Oops...sorry Dad. I’m still a bit afraid of him but not as much as before!

I have been having lots of fun watching the hummingbirds fly up to the feeder on the sunroom window. These birds fly so fast and they use these long stick-looking things to get stuff out of this red plastic thing. Dad says they get their food from those things. Not sure how that works but they are the most beautiful birds.

Dad has a bunch of containers and pots on the deck he likes to fill with flowers. The other day he sat out there for a few hours cutting off the dead flowers and cleaning up the deck. I like watching him through the storm door window but I have to admit, I'm not sure why he does what he does. Maybe that's why I can't figure him out-  meow. 

You'll see me around as Noah has agreed to let me write a few blog posts every now and again. 

Cat
"Samson"
(C) Allen Pearson

Friday, October 5, 2018

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

Cat
Photo Credit: Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART)
Creative: Allen Pearson

MEOW! HAPPY FRIDAY! Yup! It's me Samson! I'm meeting Noah's friends and sharing about their cats so they can find humans to love and "Forever Homes." This week, I met Noah's friend "Miss Kim" from Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART)! She brought by Darla for you to meet!

Oh my, Darla is a really pretty cat who is around 1-year-old. She is not declawed, is friendly with some dogs and some cats. She is good with mini-humans.

Darla is sweet and adorable with a pawsomely pawsome personality. She is fluffy, much like me, and has a gentle personality, much like me, and very cute, much like me! hee hee. She will do best in a quiet household.

Darla was born with a ventricular septal defect. She does have some sight in it and there is no treatment which will improve it. Meows, the Veterinarian has not recommended medications or treatments but recommends that Darla set her own activity limits. She is in no discomfort and loves to play hard!

Do you have questions about darling Darla? Pawlease contact Kim.

If you would like to learn more about cat adoption, pawlease visit the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) Adoption Guide!

Meows, if you would like to apply to meet or adopt Darla, pawlease complete the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) Adoption Application!

Meows!! Do you love cats but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Darla financially. Donations will assist with her care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other cats at Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART). Interested, please donate HERE!
Cat
Photo Credit: Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART)
Creative: Allen Pearson

#catadoption #catadoptions #catadoptionoption #catadoptionsvirginia #catadoptionva #catadoptionmaryland #catadoptionmd #catadoptionwashingtondc #catadoptionwdc #catadoptiondc #catadoptionpennsylvania #catadoptionpa #adoptdontshop #catadoptionfairfaxcounty #catadoptionnorthernvirginia #catadoptionarlingtoncounty #catadoptionarlingtonva #catadoptionalexandria #catadoptionloudouncounty #catadoptionprincewilliamcounty #catadoptionstaffordcounty #catadoptionfauquiercounty

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Cat
Photo Credit: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson

Meow! Meow! Hey, it's me! Samson, Noah's brother! He's letting me introduce two pawsome kitties who need "Forever Homes" this week. My human's friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue brought by the Twain Kittens - Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer for you to meet!
Cat
Photo Credit: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson

These two fellas, almost as cute as me, and well, almost as adorable as me since my mom says I'm the most adorablest and bestest cat in the universe are remarkably pawsome. Since I'm not available for adoption anymore, maybe you could check out these guys!

Meet Finn, short for Huck Finn, he is a sweetheart 8-month-old kitten! He loves to spend his days playing, pouncing, lounging in the cat tree and curled up in a human's lap taking a nap. He's the pawfect mix of active kitten and relaxed cat. He purrs pawfully loud when picked up to snuggle!

Finn is a laid-back fella who should acclimate well with other cats or another young cat. Meow, he would love to be adopted with his brother Tom Sawyer! Meows, he would do well as the only cat in the home too. He gets along with his foster's dogs too.

Finn is a pawsomely pawfect gentleman with his litter box, tidy and fastidious. When he moved to a new location, he was diligent with its usage.

Meow, as you might expect, Tom Sawyer is an adventurous fella with a rascally disposition who just loves to show off his silly kitten antics!

Tom is constantly on the move, purrs when picked up, and will snuggle when ready for quiet time- though it doesn't last long before he's off on his next adventure!

Tom would like to be adopted with his brother Huck Finn. He would do well in a home with another compatible feline companion too. He does well with other adult cats and would be pawfect for an active household.

Interested in learning more about cat adoption? Pawlease visit PetConnect Rescue's Cat Adoption Guide.

If you would like to meet the Twain Kittens, Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application. Once submitted, a PetConnect Rescue Adoption Coordinator will contact you. Tell them Samson sent you!

MEOW! Do you love cats but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer financially. Donations will assist with their care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other cats at PetConnect Rescue. Interested, please donate HERE!

Purr, now you know a cat that can write! Meow!
Cat
Photo Credit: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson

Cat
Photo Credit: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson


#catadoption #catadoptions #catadoptionoption #catadoptionsvirginia #catadoptionva #catadoptionmaryland #catadoptionmd #catadoptionwashingtondc #catadoptionwdc #catadoptiondc #catadoptionpennsylvania #catadoptionpa #adoptdontshop #catadoptionfairfaxcounty #catadoptionnorthernvirginia #catadoptionarlingtoncounty #catadoptionarlingtonva
#catadoptionalexandria #catadoptionloudouncounty #catadoptionprincewilliamcounty #catadoptionstaffordcounty #catadoptionfauquiercounty #meow #purr

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Dog
Photo Credit:  PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson
My friend Robyn from PetConnect Rescue of Potomac, Maryland brought by a very happy fella to meet you! Patton!

Why is Patton so happy? Barks, he was evacuated from a shelter located in the path of Hurricane Florence. He had been waiting a while for humans to come get him but they didn't. When PetConnect Rescue volunteers came to rescue dogs and cats who had been waiting a while at various shelters and take them to find humans to love and "Forever Homes," he got to go! So he put on a fiesta hat to celebrate! WOOF!

Barks, Patton is a most handsome 2-year-old Lab/Shepherd mix! He is full of playful energy so he would love an active family which will take him on hikes and long walks! If you are looking for a dog to take on adventures, he might be the one.
Dog
Photo Credit:  PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson

Patton is good with other dogs and respects the senior dog in his foster's home!

Patton is good in his crate and is working on pawfecting his house-training skills!

Barks, pawlease note, the animals arriving at PetConnect Rescue as a result of the hurricane were at the shelter prior to the storm! PetConnect Rescue, along with other rescues, were attempting to clear the shelters to make room for animals who are abandoned or displaced by the storm. 

Barks, if you would like to learn more about dog adoption, pawlease visit PetConnect Rescue Dog Adoption Guide.

WOOF! If you are interested in meeting Patton or pawssibly applying to adopt him, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Dog Adoption Application. Once it's submitted, pawlease email France at FBognon@petconnectrescue.org. WOOF!

BARKS! Do you love dogs but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Patton financially. Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other dogs at PetConnect Rescue. Interested, please donate HERE!


#dogadoption #dogadoptions #dogadoptionoption #dogadoptionsvirginia #dogadoptionva #dogadoptionmaryland #dogadoptionmd #dogadoptionwashingtondc #dogadoptionwdc #dogadoptiondc #dogadoptionpennsylvania #dogadoptionpa #adoptdontshop #dogadoptionfairfaxcounty #dogadoptionnorthernvirginia #dogadoptionarlington #dogadoptionarlingtonva #dogadoptionalexandriava #dogadoptionalexandria

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

dog
Photo Credit: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson
My friend Robyn from PetConnect Rescue stopped by this week with a young guy for you to meet!

Meet Champ! At around 3-years-old, a Chihuahua mix, he's a sweet, playful fella who is great with other dogs but wants a feline-free home! He is good with mini-humans ages 8 and older.

Paws, though he loves to romp and play, Champ is a snuggler too. He is eager to pawlease and is progressing with his house training!

Champ was rescued from the path of Hurricane Florence.

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption, pawlease visit the PetConnect Rescue Dog Adoption Guide.

Interested in meeting Champ or pawssibly applying to adopt him? Pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Dog Adoption Application.  Once it's submitted, pawlease email Crystal at CWood@petconnectrescue.org.

BARKS! Do you love dogs but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Champ financially. Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other dogs at PetConnect Rescue. Interested, please donate HERE!


#dogadoption #dogadoptions #dogadoptionoption #dogadoptionsvirginia #dogadoptionva #dogadoptionmaryland #dogadoptionmd #dogadoptionwashingtondc #dogadoptionwdc #dogadoptiondc #dogadoptionpennsylvania #dogadoptionpa #adoptdontshop #dogadoptionfairfaxcounty #dogadoptionnorthernvirginia #dogadoptionarlington #dogadoptionarlingtonva #dogadoptionalexandriava #dogadoptionalexandria

Monday, October 1, 2018

National Black Dog Day!

"My Handsome-Self Noah!"
(C) Allen Pearson
WOOF! Today is National Black Dog Day! It's a day to bring attention to the plight of the handsome, debonair, sweet, cute, adorable, and pawsome black dogs like me who often end up without humans to love or "Forever Homes" simply because they are black dogs. It's called "Black Dog Syndrome."

"Black Dog Syndrome" is when black dogs get overlooked at shelters and rescues simply because they have black fur. Some humans think they look mean, angry, or dangerous when they actually may not be at all. Like me, I'm only mean when I really have to be! WOOF! WOOF! Some black dogs do not have good photos with their adoption profiles which cause humans to overlook them. These dogs are overlooked for adoption in favor of the lighter-colored dogs. Paws, black dogs are more likely to be killed in shelters regardless of their breed. WOOF! 

Are you looking to adopt a dog? Take a second look, maybe even a third or fourth, at the black dogs in the shelters and rescues. Help to break the stereotype of black dogs and adopt a handsome fella like me. WOOF!
#nationalblackdogday