Monday, March 1, 2021

Half-Full Comics by Maria Scrivan

© 2021, Maria Scrivan, Half-Full Comics
 © 2021, Maria Scrivan, Half-Full Comics

 

WOOFS! MEOWS! Paws, we paw our thanks to Maria Scrivan for sharing her pawsome artistic talents with us! Pawlease visit her work at GoComics.com!

Maria’s graphic newest book in her novel series, NAT ENOUGH, published by Scholastic/Graphix is now available for ordering at "Nat Enough!"


(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!


Friday, February 26, 2021

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P)

Cat Adoption
Photo: Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P)
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

Meows! Purrs! Happy Friday! My gracious and mostest kind friend, "Miss Sherry" from Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P) brought by two purringly cute cats who are looking for their "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love them too! These two sweethearts must be adopted together and are special needs. Meet Liberty and Bell! MEOWS! Meow!
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HISS! HISS! Sometimes life just gives a curveball! These two seem to take it in stride better than humans! Purrs! Liberty and Bell found themselves surrendered to a local animal shelter. 

Liberty and Bell are around 1-year-old, blind, and deaf. Pawingly, they are cross-eyed and Bell has a boo-boo on her bottom lip. 

Paws, these two sweet furballs need a quiet, steady home where can learn their new routines and humans. They are looking forward to receiving pawlenty of lovin's! They receive petting quite well and adapt fairly quickly to their new surroundings. 

Pawingly, these two sweethearts want to be ready for you to take them home as soon as you can so they are headed to the Veterinarian and them to get spayed. Meows!

To learn about adopting these two sweethearts, meet them, and apply to pawssibly adopt, or pawssibly sponsor their care, pawlease visit, Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P) or (571) 408-0381, a3p.petlovers@gmail.com.

Cat Adoption
Photo: Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P)
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Size Matters! Medium Dog Adoption!

Photo by Mike on Unsplash
"A Handsome Bloodhound!"
Photo by Mike on Unsplash

WOOF! Barks! I began pawing a series of posts about considerations for adopting a dog a few months ago. Barkingly, it's been a pawnderfully busy few months with Thanksgiving, Christmas, a pawsome visit from a friend, New Years and all so I have neglected to continue my series of articles. I apawlogize for that. I will continue my writings more frequently! If you would like, you can read the first post here, "Size Matters! Small Dog Adoption!

Last September, I introduced you to the thought of adopting a small dog. Small dogs are great and have many advantages, but they are not for everyone, just like the other sizes are not for everyone. It’s not a one-size-fits-all thing! Barkingly, which is a good thing as I am a medium breed dog!

The popular medium dog breeds include Afghan-Hound, Airedale Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepherd, Bassett Hound, Beagle, Border Collie, Boxer, Brittany, Bulldog, Chow-Chow, Cocker Spaniel, Collie, English Pointer, German Pinscher, Keeshond, Labradoodle, Norwegian Elkhound, Norwegian Elkhound, American Pit-Bull Terrier, Plott Hound (that’s me!), Shetland Sheepdog, Siberian Husky, English Springer Spaniel, Staffordshire Bull-Terrier, Welsh Springer Spaniel, and Whippet.

Barkingly, these dogs cover the gamut of groups from Sporting to Herding to Hound to Working to Non-sporting. It’s impawtant that you research these groups so you’ll have an understanding of what they mean. Further, when you decide on a dog, make certain to determine which group it belongs. Paws, this is important because you need to have an understanding as to why the dog was bred. Barkingly, and to understand its behavior. You probably don’t want to have a herding dog if you have a family with several children- the dog would be constantly herding the kids- well, uh, maybe that’s not a bad thing! WOOFS!! This is impawtant for all dogs, but as you get to the medium and larger ones, I think it’s especially important to understand the dog's group so you will be prepared to handle him or her properly.

My human learned while photographing for a rescue group that I am part Plott Hound. He went and researched "Plott Hound" and learned all about me. He studied how we could get along better, though we were already doing great. He knows that I am in the Hound Group and one of my strongest traits is to hunt, sniff out my prey, to go after it. Also, he learned that I was bred to hunt large game such as black bear, there went our camping trip (drat!), and wild boar.

Medium dogs are less portable than small ones. Here’s where a leash, and maybe a harness, comes in handy and you can’t carry them in your bag, backpack, or hoodie to go places. This doesn’t mean they can’t go places, just not as easily. In most cases, stores and shops will not allow dogs in, though some local garden centers where my human buys his annuals welcomes dogs.

These dogs usually enjoy playing with toys, like ropes or plastic squeaky things you can get at a local pet store. They like to run and jump and get into stuff. Some are so full of energy that if you don’t fulfill their exercise requirements, they can become “destructo dog” without intent or even trying-. Just ask my human about Plott Hounds and how easily they get into stuff when a “walk” is missed.

And, the bigger the dog, the bigger, well, the "gifts" can be. WOOFS! What "gifts?"  Well, let’s just say, “think about it.” Usually, you will need two or three good-size bags to take care of getting rid of the product! WOOFS! 

Barkingly, the medium dog will require more food, water, treats than the smaller dog. You’ll need to consider that when it comes to your budget.

The medium dog can add security to your home and property as they can get to a size that could be threatening to someone wanting to break into your home or property. They can become possessive and protecting toward one or more of the family members. Keep an eye on this trait to find what you need in this area.

Paws, of course, if you get a mixed breed and can find out which is what and what is which, you’ll be able to figure out the traits and the groups!

Barks, woofingly, an outstanding quality of the medium size dog is that it’s great for people who do not want on the smaller breeds but don’t have room for or can’t handle a large dog. Or, maybe someone who is disabled who really does not want a small dog, they can’t handle the large breed so a medium dog is perfect!!

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Prayer Pups! By Jeffrey Smith

© 2021, Prayer Pups, by Jeff Smith, Used by Written Permission
© 2021, Prayer Pups, by Jeff Smith, Used by Written Permission


WOOFs! Barks! I paw and bark my thanks to Jeffrey Smtih creator of Prayer Pups for sharing his pawsome artistic talents with us.

All content and characters © 2021, Jeffrey Smith. All rights reserved. Used by Permission, Prayer Pups by Jeffrey Smith


WOOF! To learn more about God's Plan for Man, the Good News, pawlease visit Peace With God!


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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Noah's Houndisms - A Good Leash Helps!

(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!
WOOF! WOOF! Barks, it seems that many pups and dogs are darting out the front doors of the homes and into the dangers of the wild universe of the front yard. Unwitting and unprepared humans are often the cause.

The front door opens to a humongous plethora of scents, sniffs, and curiosities for the average pupster and a few catsters too! Not to mention what it does to a dog with a strong prey drive like me. Squirrels, the neighbor's cat- no not you Samson my-most-bestest-cat- brother, a neighbors dogs, humans walking their dog, and mini-humans playing and screaming. Often, the screaming from mini-humans these days is enough to cause a dog to dart out the front door in an attempt to rescue someone in danger. Barks. Off they go out the front door- with their humans running behind. 

Barks! Keep a leash by the front door to attach to your dog whenever someone comes to your door. Hang it on the front doorknob or the banister pillar, or lay it on the floor; just somewhere easy to reach. 

If you are going out the front door, a leash will allow you to quickly harness your dog to take him with you- even if it is just to the mailbox! 

(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!


Friday, February 19, 2021

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Cat Adoption, Returns February 26, 2021

 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Off the Leash Dog Cartoons by Rupert Fawcett

© 2021, Rupert Fawcett, Off The Leash Used by Permission

© 2021, Ruppert Fawcett, Off The Leash Used by Permission


WOOF! Barks! Paw, I barkingly paw my thanks to Off The Leash Dog Cartoons for sharing their pawsome artistic talents with us. 


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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day!

 

(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!
(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!

"WOOF!"

"MEOW!"

"Happy Valentines Day dear readers! Samson and I hope you have a pawsomely grand day full of love and blessings from family and friends!"

"We LOVE YOU!"

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Introducing Noah's Houndism's!

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WOOF! Barks! Noah's Houndism's! What a great name for short posts about a dog and, pawssibly cat, care tips. It seems odd that some humans aren't aware of many great tips that could help your dog or cat to live healthier and happier lives, prevent harm, and make life with pets easier! 

Barkingly, if you know my human Dad, he loves to laugh, loves quotes, and short funny stories. Paws, so woofingly, I will pawbably include some of that too. 

Barks, I hope you will join me by subscribing to my email barks! To do so, enter your email in the widget on the left- no paws or growls, I do not share email addresses! 

Friday, February 12, 2021

Friday's Friend, Dog Adoption, Lab Rescue

 

Black Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!


Barks, it is good to catch up with my friend "Lab Lady"  from Lab Rescue this week! She and her pawsome team of volunteers have been working to help Labrador Retrievers in need! This week, "Lab Lady" brought by a really cool dude named "Ollie" who is looking for his "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love him too! 

WOOFS! WOOF! Ollie is around 7-years-old and a Black Labrador Retriever. He is looking for his "Forever Home!" in a single-family house with a fence located in a rural or suburban area. Barks. 
Black Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

Barks, Ollie is a sweetheart big-time cuddler who is super gentle with his pawsome humans! He's a good compact size too. He does want to be his humans one-and-only-dog-that-is! He doesn't want to share you, since there is only one you! Barks. He pawsitively loves attention and always available for snuggle-time!

Woofs! Who doesn't enjoy giving a dog a "nose boop?" Barks, Ollie has a white spot on his nose specifically for that! Barks. He loves playing with toys and snacking on treats!

Ollie has been through training and was a top student! He knows his commands though he sometimes gets a little excited when "sitting" watch his video, "Ollie Sit!". He likes car rides and will jump right in when you say "load up!"

Ollie is house- and crate-trained. Paws, he isn't fond of loud noises so he will go into his crate to retreat and chill. 

Barks, Ollie is recommended for mini-humans ages 17 and older since he is not fond of loud noises. 

Woof, to learn more about adopting a Labrador Retriever from Lab Rescue, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide

Barks, if you would like to meet Ollie, or pawssibly adopt him, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application.  

Do you love Labrador Retrievers but are not able to adopt? How about considering sponsoring Ollie? Sponsoring Ollie provides financial resources for his food, care, and Veterinary needs. Interested? Pawlease visit Sponsor!

Black Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

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(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!








Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!


MEOWS! Happy Friday humans and felines, and, well, ok, canines too! The recent weather forecast is predicting an ice storm, maybe a slight bit of snow, for this weekend. You know, if you had a cat, these times of being stranded inside because of the ice and snow and even COVID, would be so much purringly better! My humans have LOVED having me around to cuddle with and even talk to since I am such a pawsome chatterbox!  

Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!
My friend "Cat Lady" and her team of pawsome meowster volunteers at PetConnect Rescue have been busy caring for cats needing "Forever Homes!" She has brought by a beautiful cat named Rosie who is anxiously waiting to find her "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love her too!

Rosie is a meowingly sweet 8-year-old kitty who came to PetConnect Rescue with her litter of kittens last fall! She was a purrster of a mom but is now ready to find her new home. 

Rosie is very playful and loves getting her belly rubbed and head scratched. She pawsitively meowingly loves being close to her humans and makes a purringly grand snuggle bug! 

Meows, sweet Rosie is being fostered in a foster home with a dog. Purr, while it did take her a few weeks to adjust to the dog, she is doing great! PetConnect Rescue expects she could settle in with other respectful pets in her new "Forever Home!" too! 

Pawingly, Rosie is on a prescription food, Science Diet C/D, which her adopters will need to continue to provide her! 

Rosie is a healthy and gentle girl who is spayed, FIV/FeLV negative, up-to-date on vaccines and preventatives, and litter box trained. 

To learn about adopting a cat from PetConnect Rescue, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide!

Purrs, if you would like to meet sweet Rosie or pawssibly adopt her, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application

Meows, are you unable to adopt? Pawlease consider supporting Rosie financially. Donations will assist with her care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other cats at PetConnect Rescue. Interested, pawlease donate HERE! Donations are tax-deductible!

Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!



Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!



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(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!

Thursday, February 11, 2021

You Got a Puppy Over the Holidays? Now What?

Photo by Hannah Grace on Unsplash
"New Puppy!"

Did you get a new puppy over the holidays? If the answer is yes, congratulations! Puppies can bring a great deal of joy and happiness to you and your family, but they also require a lot of training and responsibility. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what you need to do now that the puppy is home, worry not. We’re here to break down some of the things you need in your home and some of the things you should do in order to keep your new furry friend happy and healthy. 

What Items Do You Need?
With any new puppy, there are several items and products you’re going to want to get as soon as possible. These products will help keep your puppy healthy, safe, and aid in training them to behave properly in your home.

  • A properly sized crate (not too small but a crate that is too large can also cause issues)

  • Pet food appropriate for a puppy’s nutritional needs (talk to your veterinarian to get an expert opinion)

  • Food and water bowls (stainless steel is preferable)

  • Collar and leash

  • Grooming supplies appropriate for your puppies specific breed (brushes, shampoo, toothbrush, nail clippers, etc.)

  • Treats
  • Chew toys

  • ID Tags

Health and Well-Being
One of the most important things you need to do with a new puppy is assess their health through a routine physical exam. There are also several standard procedures you should have done to ensure the puppies health and happiness.

  • Spay/Neuter - Assuming you want to avoid being responsible for a litter of puppies, spaying and neutering is a crucial procedure you should have done after your puppy is 4 months of age. Spaying and neutering has also been proven to drastically decrease breast cancer, prostate cancer, and uterine infections.

  • Immunizations - Immunizations should ideally be administered beginning at 6 to 8 weeks of age. These routine vaccinations protect dogs from many potentially fatal diseases.
  • Deworming - Intestinal parasites spring up pretty often in puppies and they can be infected with them before they are even born. There are many great deworming products that are safe and effective against some of the most common types of worms.

If you adopted from a shelter, sometimes these health considerations have already been taken care of. If so, lucky you! If not, it is crucial that you make these health and wellness considerations a priority.

Training & Socialization
We mentioned that one of the items you are going to need for your puppy is an appropriately sized crate and that is because crate training is one of the most effective techniques when house training a dog. To humans, a crate can have a negative connotation, but it is much different for dogs. An appropriately sized crate provides a space of comfort & security where they can relax, but it is important you don’t use the crate as punishment or negative reinforcement for behavior you don’t like. Dogs will also avoid going to the bathroom where they eat and sleep so crate training is helpful for potty training a puppy as well.

Dogs that are only a few months old can begin learning commands such as sit and stay, but when they are that young they have short attention spans so training sessions should be brief. Also dogs respond better and learn more when you reinforce positive behavior as opposed to using negative reinforcement. Treats are one of the best ways to reinforce positive behavior. If you want to be sure your dog is being trained right, consider reaching out to an experienced dog trainer in your area.

The early development period for a puppy is a critical period when it comes to socialization and ensuring a healthy relationship with people and other animals. The first few months are very important and you should introduce them to as many people and situations as possible in that time frame. Also, going on walks and getting them acquainted with a leash and collar should be done at an early age.

Enjoy Your Puppy!

Owning a dog can be a big responsibility, but there is a reason so many people choose to bring a four legged friend into their homes. Dogs are extremely loving animals and forming a close bond with them can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. Make the effort and you and your dog will enjoy many wonderful years together!

Author Bio: Michael’s Pack The professional dog trainers at Michael’s Pack, including owner and head trainer Michael Schaier, provide private in-home dog training in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Our training is based on positive reinforcement, behavior modification, and holistic methods. We strongly believe that “Communication is Key” and that the training process should strengthen the relationship between you and your pet by building mutual respect and trust.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Half-Full Comics by Maria Scrivan

© 2021, Maria Scrivan, Half-Full Comics
 

© 2021, Maria Scrivan, Half-Full Comics


BARKS! WOOFs! I am barkingly thankful to Maria Scrivan for sharing her pawsome artistic talents with us! Pawlease visit her work at GoComics.com.

Oh my paws! Maria’s graphic novel series, NAT ENOUGH, published by Scholastic/Graphix is available for ordering at "Nat Enough!"

(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!


Friday, February 5, 2021

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

Great Dane Dog Adoption
Photo: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!
 

Great Dane Dog Adoption
Photo: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!
WOOF! Barks! Happy Friday! My friend the "Great Dane Dame" from the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League brought by my handsome buddy DEAC! He is looking for a "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love him too.

Deac is a pawsomely loving fella! He wants nothing more than love from his humans. He is around 6-years-old but doesn't let age stop him from enjoying life. He can move around without any problem. He is a very easy going fella! Barks, he can even observe a room and adjust his energy levels to match yours. Though when he goes to a new place, his energy levels go up but will settle once he gets accustomed to his surroundings!

Barkingly, like most Danes, and other dogs-even me, WOOF!, he will get the zoomies and take off running around to have fun being his playful self! Woofs, at the same time, he is very content with getting on his dog bed and laying down with his blankie!

BARK! When it comes to other pets, you will need to be very careful when socializing with other pets. He is a very curious guy and has to have strict one-on-one interactions. If there are other animals running around while you are trying to introduce him, he gets very distracted and gets aggressive to other pets. No cats! Barkingly, you will need to remember that on walks too. Though he does very well on a leashed walk, he gets very excited whenever other dogs come around. Paws, he is learning to behave himself better on walks! 
Great Dane Dog Adoption
Photo: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

Barkingly grand, Deac is very food-motivated. He does try to counter-surf especially if there is cake on the counter- he leaves it and will try to get it and eat it! BARKS!!

Deac has a skin-sensitivity to some foods which will cause his skin to turn red. He will need skin and stomach sensitivity-friendly food. 

Deac is great around humans and of all ages. He is recommended for mini-humans ages 12 and older. 

WOOF! Deac will be adopted with a training contract to help his new human adopter to learn how to manage him! 

Barkingly, Deac is the pawfect dog for those looking for a youthful-dog at heart that wants all the lovin's and affection he can get. Paws, if you shower him with love, he will do the same to you... or pawssibly shower you in slobber. 

To learn more about adopting a Great Dane from the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, pawlease visit their Adoption Procedures

Woofinglys, do you pawsitively love Great Danes but are unable to adopt? Paws, how about supporting Deac financially? Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other dogs at the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League. Interested, pawlease donate HERE! Donations are tax-deductible.

(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!

(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!

Friday, January 29, 2021

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Dog Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!
 

WOOFS! Happy Friday my friends! I have had the pawsome pawleasure of meeting a beautiful girl this week from PetConnect Rescue, named Gertie! She is around 7-years-old and a mini-Chocolate Labrador Retriever mix! She is looking for a "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love her too! 

Barkingly, she loves greeting new humans with a wagging tail and kisses! She enjoys curling up on the couch with her human for belly rubs!

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Gertie, woofs, is working on her leash skills and manners! She pulls a bit and is a little settled in her ways but she is working with her foster human!

Barkingly, she has had no accidents in the house yet too! 

Gertie loves playing tug-of-war with her fosters 2-year-old dog and gets along with the 1-year-old cat! 

Paws, at age 7, Gertie is quite mellow but she does enjoy playing and taking walks. She is very curious on her walks. She wags her tail when passing another dog but hasn't barked at one yet. 

If you would like to learn more about adopting a dog from PetConnect Rescue, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide

If you  would like to meet Gertie, or pawssibly adopt her, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Dog Adoption Application.

Do you love dogs but are not able to adopt? How about considering sponsoring Gertie? Sponsoring Gertie provides financial resources for her food, care, and Veterinary needs. Interested? Pawlease visit Sponsor!

Dog Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!


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Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!



MEOWS! Happy Friday my friends! My dear friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue brought by a most handsome fella, no not me I'm not adoptable, but Dillion, a 13-years-young fella! He is in search of a quiet "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love him too!

Dillon loves finding a sunny spot to nap or sitting on a warm lap to receive gentle stroking! Paws, don't be fooled! He has a playful side too! He loves to engage in a game of chase with a wand toy! Purrs, Dillon would love a cat-savvy human to call his own to help him settle into his new home! You will find he's quite a purrster! Meows.
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To learn about adopting a cat from PetConnect Rescue, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide.

Meows, are you interested in meeting or pawssibly adopting him? Pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application

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




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Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!


(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!

Monday, January 25, 2021

On The Prowl Cat Cartoons by Rupert Fawcett

(C) 2021, Rupert Fawcett, On The Prowl Used by Permission
 (C) 2021, Rupert Fawcett, On The Prowl Used by Permission
 

MEOWS! Meows! Since Noah has a few dog cartoons he likes and shares with you, I had to find cat cartoons to do the same! On The Prowl is one of my favorites! 

I meow and paw my thanks to Rupert Fawcett who creates On The Prowl Cartoons for sharing their pawsome artistic talents with us.



(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Prayer Pups by Jeffrey Smith

 

© 2020, Prayer Pups, by Jeff Smith, Used by Written Permission
© 2020, Prayer Pups, by Jeff Smith, Used by Written Permission


Woofs! I paw and bark my thanks to Prayer Pups for sharing their pawsome artistic talents with us.

All content and characters © 2020, Jeffrey Smith. All rights reserved. Used by Permission, Prayer Pups by Jeffrey Smith


WOOF! To learn more about God's Plan for Man, the Good News, pawlease visit Peace With God!

Friday, January 22, 2021

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

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!


Woofs! Barkingly, my friends from Operation Paws for Homes brought by two dogs for you to meet! They are looking for their "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love them. Meet Mama Mia! 

Mama Mia, or Mia, is a VERY ACTIVE girl with a pawsomely grand personality overflowing with devotion. She will make a great running or hiking buddy! Paws, she's like the Energizer Bunny that never runs out of energy!

Paws, Mama Mia is around 2-years-old and pawssibly a Terrier and Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is not suitable in an apartment, condo, or other urban setting. With her energy-level, she will do best in a home without small mini-humans.

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Barks, Mia is very smart, trainable, and treat-motivated! She has mastered basic obedience commands and knows to ring the bells on the foster's doors when she wants to go out! She knows how to use a doggy door and is pawsomely respectful of the fence and baby gates. She is doing pawsome with leash manners. Woofs! She would love the challenge of agility or more training. 

Ruff! Ruff! Mia loves chew toys, rope toys, playing fetch or tug, or with anything that squeaks! She is happy to snuggle with you on the couch too!

She is house- and crate-trained. 

Mia does get barkingly excited when meeting new humans. She loves to share doggy-kisses! 

Barkingly, Mia will need pawlenty of exercises! She cannot go to a home with cats as she enjoys chasing small animals. 

Mama Mia is up-to-date on her vaccinations and has been spayed. 

To learn more about adopting a dog from Operation Paws for Home, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide!

If you would like to meet Mama Mia, or pawssibly adopt, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Application.

Meet my friend Alcor!

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

Alcor, or Al, is a Southern guy from the pawsome state of Tennessee! He is pawssibly around 3-years-old and a Pointer Mix! He is looking for his "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love him too! 

Barks, he loves Nylabones and balls of all sorts! He's a chewer so stuffed animals and soft toys do not last very long! I enjoy it when my foster human throws the ball for me though I don't always bring it back! He enjoys snuggling, and going on adventures like hiking! He needs a fenced yard where he can play ball and sunbathe! 

Woofs, Alcor is hesitant in meeting new humans so a slow introduction, time, and patience are a must! Once I warm up, he will allow you to rub his belly or will lay his head in your lap. 

Alcor is good with other dogs but can be picky with his doggie friends! He has a prey drive with small animals so he cannot have a cat in his new home! 

Woofs! Alcor is house- and crate-trained. 

Barkingly, he will do best in a home with mini-humans ages 12 and older! 

Alcor is up-to-date on his vaccinations and is neutered. 

WOOFS! to learn more about adopting a dog from Operation Paws for Home, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide!

If you would like to meet Alcor, or pawssibly adopt, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Application

Woofinglys, do you pawsitively love dogs but are unable to adopt? Paws, how about supporting Mama Mia or Alcor, or both, financially? Donations assist with their care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other dogs at Operation Paws for Homes. Interested, pawlease donate HERE! Donations are tax-deductible! 


(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!

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

 

Cat Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

Meows! Happy Friend my fine pawsome friends!! I hope you have a grand weekend planned with your family and friends. Pawingly, you need to add a cat to your family to make the days even better! MEOWS! I can give you references on that! 

My friends at Operation Paws for Homes brought by two cats this week looking for their "Forever Homes! Meet Caramel!

Caramel is a small-size, short-coat length, very young male cat. He is up-to-date on his vaccinations and preventatives.

To learn more about adopting a cat with Operation Paws for Homes, pawlease read their Adoption Guide.

To meet or apply to pawssibly adopt Caramel, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Cat Adoption Application

Meet my friend, Rick James!

Cat Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

PURRS!! My new buddy, Rick James might be an eye, but that isn't something to stop him from missing out on anything in life! He lives life just like any other kitty! 

Rick James loves to play with other kittens and in the water too! MEOWS! 

He is good with dogs! 

Meows, Rick James is up-to-date on his vaccinations and preventatives. He has been neutered. 

To learn more about adopting a cat with Operation Paws for Homes, pawlease read their Adoption Guide.

Meows, to meet or apply to pawssibly adopt Rick James, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Cat Adoption Application

Do you love cats but are not able to adopt? How about considering sponsoring Caramel or Rick James or even both? Sponsoring Caramel or Rick James provides financial resources for food, care, and Veterinary needs. Interested? Pawlease visit Sponsor!

(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!

(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!