Sunday, March 31, 2019

Prayer Pups! By Jeff Smith

Cartoon
© 2019, Prayer Pups, by Jeff Smith, Used by Written Permission


"God will prepare
everything for our 
perfect happiness
in Heaven, and if it
takes my dog being there,
I believe he'll be there."

- Billy Graham

I paw and bark my thanks to Jeff Smith, creator of Prayer Pups for sharing his pawsome artistic talents with us.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Operation Paws for Homes Rescue Road Trip to Help Dogs!

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"Adopt ME PLEASE!"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes

WOOF! Ever wonder where your adopted dogs come from? How can humans help other dogs in need? Barkingly, a few human volunteers from Operation Paws for Homes have been pondering those exact questions and have decided to take a Rescue Road Trip!

A team of eight volunteers from Operation Paws for Homes will be taking the Rescue Road Trip  March 31- April 6! They will be heading to visit six shelter partners in North and South Carolina! The team will spend their days volunteering tackling projects where they would like help including assisting with social media, taking photographs, grooming, walking dogs, cleaning, painting, repairing facilities, and sharing what they have learned to help dogs find "Forever Homes!"
"PLEASE Adopt ME!"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes

WOOF! Beyond helping the shelters and their dogs, the team will learn more about what it takes to rescue out on the front lines! Barkingly, they hope to raise awareness about the situation of shelters in the rural south, how the dogs are living and dying there.

Barks, the team is raising funds to purchase supplies for the shelters who are often left out of government budgets! Paws, the funds will be used to purchase necessary items like flea an tick treatments, dewormers, harnesses, canned dog food, milk replacer for kittens, treats, and toys. If you would like to donate funds to help, pawlease visit Operation Paws for Homes/Donate, pawlease designate OPH Rescue Road Trip in the comments.

Paws, a Facebook page, www.facebook.com/OPHRescueRoadTrip, has been created for you to follow the stories, photos, and live video of their trip. The team will be answering the question, "Why are you getting in the Van?" from each of the participants. Though the reasons may vary, ultimately, it will be a desire to make a difference in a dog's life!

Barks, the trip was inspired by Cara Achterberg's book tour, Another Good Dog; One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs. She was shocked by what she saw! She had no idea conditions were so dire and realized it's not that human's don't care about what's happening in the shelters, they just don't know. The trip is intended to tell them! WOOF!

Barks, if you would like to donate funds to help, pawlease visit Operation Paws for Homes/Donate, pawlease designate OPH Rescue Road Trip in the comments.

"We're Heading to Find Our "Forever Homes!"
(C) Operation Paws for Homes

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Cat Adoption

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"MEOWS! I have missed sharing details of my cat friends looking for "Forever Homes!"  with you! I hope you will join on Friday's April 5!"

"WOOF! Don't forget about the dogs too Samson!"

"Yeah, well, them too!"

"Purr! Purr!"

Monday, March 25, 2019

Off The Leash Cartoons by Ruppert Fawcett


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

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

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Cat Adoption, Returns Friday, April 5

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WOOF! Pawlease visit "Friday's Friend" on Friday, April 5, to learn about my furry friends looking for humans to love and their "Forever Home!"

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Happy Spring!

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(C) Allen Pearson Photography


"WOOF! ("MEOWS!") Happy Spring!! Let all the fun begin!"

"What fun Noah?"

"WOOF! In the spring, I usually do not have to wear my winter coat on walks, our walks are a bit longer and more often in a day, and the weather get's warmer. If it should snow, and we still could have a huge snow, it will melt pretty quickly and be done with it. Dad usually starts going to the garden center to buy mulch, bags and bags and bags of it, and pawlenty of flowers and planting mix- and I get to go for rides in the car!"

"Really cool Noah! I am enjoying watching more birds and those pesky-looking squirrels. I would love to get out in the yard and catch one! Paws, I'm not allowed outside.... so I will watch you guys from my perch in the cat tree!"

What you're favorite Spring activity?

Friday, March 15, 2019

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

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

WOOF! WOOF! Pawlease meet my new friend Waylon! He is from Lab Rescue and was introduced to me by my pawsome friend "Lab Lady!"

Waylon is a 9-year-old Black Labrador Retriever who is looking for a "Forever Home" in a rural or suburban single-family house or townhouse. He has no fence requirement!
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Photo: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! Like I have always said, "Black Labrador Retrievers are the bestestest dog ever! Nope, no partially on my part- I just watch out for my own! WOOF! BARKS!"

Waylon is learning to enjoy car rides. He is slowly taking to the idea that they can be fun! WOOF! 

Waylon is a snuggler, a kisser, and has the pawsome "Lab Lean" thing going on! WOOF! He enjoys snuggling with his foster's 11-year-old mini-human! He loves sunning on the back deck.

Waylon appears to not be too interested in a crate. He has been left uncrated in his foster's home for 5-6 hours and has done great! He wants an adopter who not be gone more than 5-6 hours a day! 

Waylon loves to go for walks and meeting new humans and dogs along the way. 

Waylon is gentle when taking treats from his humans! He is a pawsomely sweet fella! 

Barkingly, Waylon is approved for mini-humans ages 10 and older. He has no history with cats. He is good with other dogs! WOOF!

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

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



Pawssibly adopting a dog isn't pawssible right now! WOOF! Pawlease consider supporting Waylon financially. Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other Labrador Retrievers at Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. Interested? Please donate HERE!

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

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Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

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Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson

MEOW! MEOW! MEOW! Purr...p-u-u-u-u-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-s-s-s-s-s-s.... I am so happy to catch up with pawsome friend "Cat Lady!" from PetConnect Rescue! She brought by a handsome fella for you to meet!

Meet Spud! He is a handsome fella with a pawsomely gentle disposition. He would like to find a "Forever Home" with another like-minded feline companion!
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Spud loves napping in the cat tree with his brother. He loves spending time laying in the warmth of a sunbeam coming through a window!

Meows, my buddy Spud is best suited for a home with older mini-humans. He may need a little patience and support settling in his new environment.

To learn more about cat adoption, pawlease visit PetConnect Rescue's Adoption Guide!

MEOWS! If you would like to meet or apply to adopt Spud, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue's Cat Adoption Application.

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

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Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson

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

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Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson

BARKS! BARKS! Meet my pawsome friend Footloose from Operation Paws for Homes!  He is around 1-year-old and a Labrador Retriever mix.

Footloose is a fun-loving guy who LOVES playing and having fun. He loves his toys and will entertain himself, barkingly, he loves fetching and playing with other dogs!

He is great in a crate! He goes in with a treat and stays quiet all night! He is house-trained and knows a few basic commands! Paws, he comes when his name is called and is eager to pawlease! He is still learning not to jump up when excited.
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Footloose has not met a human or dog he does not like. He is being fostered with two cats and hasn't been interested in hurting them. He has been very eager in learning where the cats are! If he goes to a home with a cat, it would take time and training to stop this behavior.

Footloose is still a youngster and excitable! He will do best in a home with mini-humans ages 7 and older.

Footloose is a sweet, silly, and lovable fella who will bring years of companionship, joy, and laughter to his family!

Footloose is up-to-date with vaccinations and preventatives. He is neutered and micro-chipped.

Watch Footloose in action here: video 1, video 2, video 3, and video 4!

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

Barkingly, if you are interested in meeting or applying to adopt Footloose, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Application.

Bark! Do you love dogs, but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Footloose financially. Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other dogs at Operation Paws for Homes. Interested, please donate HERE!
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Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson


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

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

WOOF! Happy Friday! I'd like you to meet my friend Harmony Belle from the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League!

Harmony Belle is a beautiful 7-year-old purebred Fawn Great Dane. She is pawfectly housebroken and is well-mannered! WOOF! Barkingly, she is not above begging for human food though. 
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Harmony Belle loves to go for walks or do zoomies in the backyard and going for hikes. She has obedience training. She is incredibly athletic and healthy.

Harmony Belle loves to play outside for short periods. She even enjoyed playing in the snow. Barkingly, her favorite pastime is snuggling indoors with her humans. She is a typical Velcro Dane! She bonds well with her favorite humans.

Harmony Belle can be started by mini-humans and protective of her home. She will do best in a home without mini-humans visiting often.

Harmony Belle is not recommended for a home with cats.

If you would like to learn more about adopting a Great Dane, pawlease visit Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Adoption Guide.

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

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

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

When the Humans Are Away....

The Booth Brothers
"The Booth Brothers"
(C) The Booth Brothers

"WOOF! Paws, I can't believe they have done it to us again!"

"MEOWS! MEOW! What Noah? What's wrong? What happened?"

"WOOF! Our humans took off on another trip without taking me... with them....... I have to stay home..... guess I'm getting too old to travel with them...... woof."

"I doubt that you are too old Noah...sometimes it just doesn't work.... purrs.... just think of the possibilities.... they are endless...we can take off our fur and run around the house..... we can play the music we want instead of the long hair stuff that Dad likes so much and play like ALL THE TIME..... who listens to some guy named Beethoven or Mozart these days.... LET THE PARTY BEGIN!"

"Barks, you've got a great idea Samson....I know how to operate Dad's music system..."

"Meow, I've got the cable thing down too good buddy! We're ready to pawty! Where did they go....?"

"WOOF! Bark, they went to hear some Southern Gospel music group, the Booth Brothers! Mom loves their music! Dad says she will travel all over the world to hear them.... I think that's the group we went to hear in Shipshewana, Indiana last year!"

"Is the group with that tall skinny funny guy?"

"WOOF! Yeah! Michael Booth- I hear Mom say he's really funny!"

"Meow! I hear their music is pawsome too!!"

"Woof, I hope they have a pawsome time and are gone a long time so we can have a pawsome time pawtying!"

"Meow! Noah who do you want to order pizza from? ........ can you reach those snacks that they put on top of the refrigerator to keep us from getting them..... ????" 

"Paws, YUP, good buddy! Let the pawty begin!"

"...... we need to look at the Booth Brothers tour schedule to learn when we can send our humans away again!"

"Woof - let me know if you here them..... I wanna put my fur back on before Mom comes in!"

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Daylight Savings Time Begins

Clock
(C) Allen Pearson Photography

"WOOF! WOOF! Tomorrow starts 'Daylight Saving Time!' WOOF! WOOF! BARKS! BARKS! This is so pawsome!"

"What's the big deal Noah? You get the same amount of daylight hours- just pushed to the end of the day rather than some in the morning and a few hours in the evening- I love come what may!"

"Well Samson, actually, the daylight does start getting longer. After the Winter Solstice in December, the daylight starts getting longer by a few seconds which turn into minutes. Paws, I love the time change either way because it makes walking my human in the evenings much easier!"

"Meow?"

"Bark, we'll go a walk in the morning, as usual, maybe a noon walk, followed by an evening walk because we'll have more light to see the critters and wildlife along the way. Dad likes to see the critters before I do so I don't take off chasing one and dragging him down the street with me! WOOF!"

"MEOW! If you do, grab Dad's cell phone and video the adventure- it'd look great on our social media!"

"WOOF!"
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Friday, March 8, 2019

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

Dog Adoption
Photo: Homeless Animals Rescue Team
Credit: Allen Pearson

WOOF! WOOF! Meet my pawsome sweet friend Angel from Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART)! She is a Dutch Shepherd mix, around 5-years-old, is friendly with other dogs, has an unknown history with cats and is friendly with older mini-humans (only).

Angel is a calm girl found as a stray in South Carolina. The shelter staff there had nothing but nice things to say about her. Before coming to HART, she was staying in a foster home with 5 other dogs and did well with them.
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Angel is well-behaved, house- and crate- trained. Currently, she isn't crated in her foster home. She was Hearthworm positive but has completed treatment. She does well with other dogs leaving the older ones alone and playing with the younger ones.

Barks, due to Angel's initial shyness, she seems to be low-energy. Paws, once she comfortable in the home, she will keep up with the best of them!

If you have questions about Angel, pawlease contact Mike!

WOOF! If you would like to learn more about dog adoption, pawlease visit the Homeless Animals Rescue Team Adoption Guide.

Barks, if you are interested in meeting or applying to adopt Angel, pawlease complete the Homeless Animals Rescue Team Dog Adoption Application.

WOOF! Do you love dogs but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Angel 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!

Dog Adoption
Photo: Homeless Animals Rescue Team
Credit: Allen Pearson

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

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

WOOF! My pawsome friend "Lab Lady" from Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. brought by a grand fella for you to meet! His name is Buddy!

Buddy is a  6-year-old Yellow Labrador Retriever who is looking for his "Forever Home" is a rural or suburban single-family house with a physical fence! He must go to a home with another dog!
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Photo: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Creative: Allen Pearson

Buddy has pawcellent house manners! He takes treats gently. He will sit and wait politely for mealtime and for you to put his leash on! WOOF! His pawsome behavior has encouraged the other dogs at his fosters to be good too! He doesn't need to be crated but prefers his humans home with him more than not!

Watch Buddy encourage his friends to be polite at mealtime: Buddy is a Good Influence!

Buddy knows several basic commands, such as "sit," "down," "no." "come," and "stay." He loves going for car rides, running and playing in a fenced yard and has good leash skills! Barks, at night, he sleeps on a dog bed or on the couch and greets his humans happily in the morning.

WOOF! Barks, Buddy enjoys the company of other dogs so he doesn't feel alone during the workday. He loves humans and other dogs and enjoys snuggling with both! He makes friends and charms everyone he meets!

Buddy is not good with small dogs, cats or other small animals! He is approved for mini-humans ages 10 and older!

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

Barks, if you would like to meet or apply to adopt Buddy, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application.

WOOF! Do you love Labrador Retrievers but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Buddy financially. Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other Labrador Retrievers at Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. Interested, please donate HERE!
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Photo: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Creative: Allen Pearson



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Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption! PetConnect Rescue

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Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson

MEOW! HAPPY FRIDAY HUMANS! CATS! DOGS! MINI-HUMANS! It's FRIDAY! The end of another work week for my human friends! This means they have time to spend with their dog or cat. In case you do not have a dog or cat, my pawsome meowster friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue brought by a beautiful cat for you to meet! Fallan!

LogoFallan is one of the most irresistible dilute Tortoiseshells EVER! She is a gorgeous girl who loves every human she meets, purrs constantly, can entertain herself, has the softest fur and loves to be cuddled. MEOWS, but she doesn't like dogs.

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

If you would like to meet or apply to adopt Fallan, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application. Once completed, one of PetConnect Rescue's Adoption Coordinators will contact you!

Unable to adopt? Pawlease consider supporting Fallan financially. Donations will assist with her care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other cats at PetConnect Rescue. Interested, please donate HERE!
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Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Lab Rescue Adoption Event!

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(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. 

WOOF! My friend "Lab Lady" shared with me this week about their upcoming adoption event in Gainesville, VA. Here are the details:

Sunday, March 10, 2019
PetSmart
13241 Gateway Center Dr., 
Gainesville, VA
10:30am to 12:30pm

Since I am pawing this early in the week, I do not know which of the pawsome Labrador Retrievers in Lab Rescue's care will be attending! Barkingly, I'm pawsitive they will have quite a few pawsome dogs looking for human's to love and their "Forever Home!" 

Barks! If you have questions about the event, pawlease contact Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc., www.lab-rescue.org, call the Lab Line: (301) 299-6756 or email info@lab-rescue.org.


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Our Sympathies to the Fairfax County Police Department

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"Doby"
(C) Fairfax County Police Department

WOOF! MEOWS! Today, Samson and I mourn the loss of a pawsome, loyal and beloved K9 Officer with the Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax, VA. According to Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler, Jr. on Friday, February 22, 2019.  Barkingly, he was only 2-years-old.

Paws, Roessler states, "Doby was part of a patrol canine team which responded to assist on a call for an armed robbery in the Arlington Drive area of Alexandria in the Mount Vernon District. During the incident, Doby collapsed and stopped breathing."

His handler administered canine CPR and rushed Doby to the Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, but Doby did not survive.

Police say there will be a necropsy to determine Doby’s cause of death.

Doby was born in Hungary and had been a member of the Fairfax County Police Department since March 2018 and actively working cases since August 2018.

Fairfax County Police Department holds a special place in my heart. I got out of my yard one day -you know how it is when sniffing a scent and their kind officer took me home!

Our paws, licks, and hugs to the Officers of the Fairfax County Police Department in their time of loss and mourning.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets


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Photo: Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Animals
Creative:  Allen Pearson

WOOF! Meet my new friend Muffin! She was just recently rescued by Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets!

WOOF! Muffin is the sweetest most adoable little senior I have met in awhile! Barks! She is around 7-years-old and loves to be around humans! She enjoys her canine buddies in the household too!

Muffin is loveable, kissable, huggable and will return the affection! She is a pawsome joy to be around. She will be happiest spending the whole day being cuddled and with her family!

Muffin is on her way to groomer to get even more beautiful for her human family! WOOF!

If you would like to learn about dog adoption, donate to support, meet or apply to adopt Muffin, pawlease visit Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P), (571) 408-0381, a3p.petlovers@gmail.com.

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Photo: Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Animals
Creative:  Allen Pearson

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

Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! Am pawleased to introduce you to my new friend from Operation Paws for Homes! She is a medium-size 2-year-old Shepherd mix. WOOF! And a pawsomely beautiful black dog! WOOF!

Paradise's idea of Paradise is getting lots of belly rubs from her humans and giving kisses! She goes by the name of "Luna" too.
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Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson

Paradise knows pawlenty of commands too, "Come," "Sit," "Down," "Leave It," "Touch," and "Crate." She is house- and crate-trained. 

Paradise loves spending time outside going for car rides or for walks! She enjoys meeting new humans too. She will probably do best in a home without young mini-humans. 

She is very prey driven so she cannot be around cats or other small pets.  

Paradise is very quiet and doesn't bark often. 

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

WOOF! If you would like to meet or adopt Paradise, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Application.

WOOF! Bark, unable to adopt? WOOF, how about supporting Paradise financially? Donations will assist with her care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other dogs at Operation Paws for Homes. Interested, please donate HERE!

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Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson


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