Friday, September 17, 2021

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Cat Adoption, Returns Friday September 24!

 

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

WOOF! WOOF! What a crazy busy week! All good, but very busy.

Meows, you know the saying "the best of plans of mice and men often go awry?" HISS! That would be this week's plan for writing about our friends who need "Forever Homes!" with humans to love who will love them too! Purrs! 

Barks, me, Samson, and Noah plan to write next Friday about our friends in "Friday's Friend!" Stay tuned! Woof! 

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Red and Howling Cartoons by Amy Luwis

© 2021, Red and Howling Cartoons by Amy Luwis
(C) RedandHowling, All Rights Reserved, Used by Permission

WOOF! Barks, we are so happy to welcome back to our website, Red and Howling Cartoons by Amy Luwis!

Barks, I paw a pawful of thanks to Amy Luwis for sharing her pawsome cartoons with us! WOOF!
(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!





Saturday, September 11, 2021

Honoring and Remembering Our Families and First Responders for September 11!

 

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


WOOF! MEOW! BARK! Today, Samson, Abby, and me want to pawse in our usual writings to honor and remember those affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. We were not alive back in those days, but our humans were and have sad yet grateful to God for the events of the day. 

Meows, Dad says the day began normal enough. A typical September day, a bit of chill in the air and abundant sunshine. Paws, the day took a dark and frightening turn when terrorists struck the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. Woofs, fortunately, the passengers on one plane foiled the plans of the terrorists causing their plane to crash in a field in Pennsylvania. A staggering 2,750 humans were killed in New York City, 184 at the Pentagon, 40 in Pennsylvania, and more than 400 police officers and firefighters who had rushed to the scene to help the victims. 

Paws, today is the 20th Anniversary of that tragic day. Woofs and meows, while we cannot pawssibly visit every single human who lost a family member on that day, we can give our wishes of dog and cat love, paws full of lovin's and pawlenty of dog and cat kisses to help soothe you through this day. 

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

Friday, September 10, 2021

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Cat Adoption Returns Friday, September 17!

 

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WOOF!

BARK!

MEOWS!

Barkingly, an impawtant part of dog and cat ownership is having a human besides your own to take care of you when the need arises! We have a buddy who comes to take care of us when Mom and Dad travel and we can't go with them. In return, Dad does the same for our friend and his wife when they travel. 

Barkingly, we aren't allowed to use the internet to post our stories without the adult supervision of Dad or Mom. Paws, we decided to take the day off.

Samson, Abby and me will return to writing about our friends from local rescues needing "Forever Homes!" with humans to love who will love them too, next week. 

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue


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

MEOWS! MEOWS! Purrs! Happy Friday my fine feline friends and humans! These days seem to be passing by faster and faster every day! It seems like only yesterday when hints of Spring where in the air, now today the cooler temperatures of fall are wisping in the air- Dad loves the hot weather, Abby just loves to be outside with Dad and Noah, he likes to go in and out in the hot weather but the cooler weather is definitely more enjoyable for him. Meows.
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This week, my friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue brought by a beautiful young domestic shorthair around 1-1/2-years-old cat named Marcia who is looking for her "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love her too!

If you are looking for a cat to cuddle with, Marcia makes a great lap cat.

Marcia is a sweetheart and gets along with everyone in her foster home including cats, dogs, and mini-humans! Purrs.

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

If you are interested in meeting beautiful Marcia or pawssibly adopting her, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application.

Meows, do you pawsitively love cats but are unable to adopt? Pawlease consider supporting Marcia 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 as permitted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Considering Adopting a Dog? Chihuahuas and Chihuahua Mixes!

Barks! If you are considering adopting a dog, while there pawlenty of things to think about and research, one in pawticular is the size of the dog. Some humans prefer large dogs, like mine, while others prefer smaller ones. There are quite a few great things about the smaller breeds which Adopt A Pet shares a bit about with the Chihuahuas.  
Looking for a Chihuahua Dog or Puppy? Why Not Adopt!

Friday, August 27, 2021

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Lab Rescue

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


WOOFS! Happy Friday! What a pawnderful week we have had! Dad spent several hours outside doing yard work, Samson, Abby, and I got to sit inside with the pawsome air conditioning going while supervising his work. Paws, when he finished and came inside, we got him pawlenty of cold water and allowed him to pet us for a while. Whatever you have planned this weekend, pawlease consider adding a dog to your family and I have just the one to consider!
Black Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

My friend "Lab Lady" from Lab Rescue was brought by a handsome fella named Jaja, a Black Labrador Retriever around 8-years-old. He is looking for his "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love him too! He's looking for a single-family house with a fence (required) in a suburban or rural setting.

Jaja enjoys hanging out with his humans, he has no clue what the pawhrase "personal space" means! He is always right there with you making your day or that moment in life much better for you! Paws, he doesn't know what giving just a little lovin's mean, he goes all out to share his with you.

He is crate- and house-trained. Paws, he doesn't wait for you to put him to bed either. When he's ready, he will put himself to bed! Barks, just like I do!

Woofs, Jaja is blind in his left eye from an old injury but doesn't allow it to slow him down. Barks, he is a bit cautious of dogs approaching him on that side. Barkingly, after he knows they are a friend, all is good!

Jaja doesn't bark very much. When he does, he puts his whole body into it and lets it rip from his innards to a single woof!

Jaja is full of energy, but he isn't able to run due to his mild hip dysplasia. BARKS! He enjoys long walks and swimming instead.
Jaja is very affectionate and loveable! He can't wait to find his "Forever Home!" so he can share it with them.

Jaja is good with other dogs but unknown with cats. He is recommended for mini-humans ages 10 and older.
Jaja made and starred in a few videos to help himself get adopted. Pawlease view these- JaJa Loves to Play, and Jaja Playing Fetch!

To learn about adopting a Labrador Retriever through Lab Rescue, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide.

To meet or pawssibly adopt Jaja, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application!

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

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

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

National Dog Appreciation Day!

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

WOOFS! BARKS! Happy National Dog Appreciation Day! Abby and I welcome any and all gifts you would like to send us! WOOFS! Though it is not one of those major holidays which get all of the attention it should be celebrated as such by all humans who have a dog! 

Barks? How do you celebrate? Humans should take the day off and do something special with their bestestest-ever buddy ever to have the greatest fun you can. 

Ruff, you know your dog best. Maybe you have a favorite place to visit or going hiking or maybe even a restaurant. Today is a great day to do it. Pawingly, if you are looking for a few ideas, here are some fun things to do:
  • Begin the process of adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue organization. Paws, looking for a pure breed? There are pure breed dog rescues.
  • Volunteer to walk and pawlay with a dog or clean cages or any other chores at your local shelter or dog rescue. 
  • Donate financially to a dog rescue. Many rescues operate solely through donor contributions. These donations cover transportation, medical including any necessary surgeries or procedures, food, toys, and any impawtant expenses related to rescuing dogs.
  • Donate supplies such as blankets, rags, towels, hand towels, food, toys, and treats to your local animal shelter or dog rescue. 
  • Contact the local shelter or dog rescue to learn what supplies they need most. 
  • Schedule a photography season to capture some great images of you and your dog. 
  • Write letters or emails to your political leaders asking for their support in banning puppy mills and gas chambers in your state and the sales of puppies in local pet stores.
  • If you do not have your own dog, buy treats or new toys for a friend's or neighbor's dog! Ask pawmission first!
  • Buy your dog a new toy, or several new toys, a few of those "more expensive" treats.
  • Give your dog a special day out at doggie daycare or at a dog park.
  • Take your dog on a long walk or pawssibly a long hike.
  •  Curl up with a bowl of your dog's favorite treats, their favorite pillow, and blankie, and watch a favorite movie.
  • Brush your dog or taking them to a groomer.
  • Buy your dog a fashionable new collar and leash. 
  • Have a safety check of your home making sure it is safe for your dog. Make sure family members know the emergency route to evacuating the home deciding who will be responsible for taking the dog out. 
  • Help an elderly or disabled neighbor with their dog walking and dog care. If you know a neighbor who is on a tight fixed income, offer to help with their dog's expenses. 
  • Do you have a play area in your yard? Invite some of your dog's friends over for a pawlaytime! Visit a small locally owned pet shop for some special bakery treats to celebrate. 
Pawingly, take your phone with you to take photos of your adventures with your dog celebrating National Dog Appreciation Day! Share your photos on social media using #NationalDogAppreciationDay.

If you can't celebrate today, plan to do it another day and soon. 
(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!

Monday, August 23, 2021

Off the Leash Dog Cartoons by Rupert Fawcett

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


WOOFS! Abby, Samson, and I paw, meow, and bark our thanks to Rupert Fawcett for sharing his pawsome dog cartoon, Off the Leash, and his artistic talents with us! 

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

Friday, August 20, 2021

Friday's Friend! Great Dane 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! 


Woofs! Happy Friday! I had the mostest pawsomest pawlease to catch up with my friend the "Great Dane Dame" of the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League! She and a group of volunteers work diligently to rescue the beautiful Great Dane breed dogs and help them find "Forever Homes!" with humans to love who will love them too. The "Great Dane Dame" has brought by Zilla for you to meet and consider adopting!

Zilla will do best in a house without a lot of noise and chaos so a home without small mini-humans would be best. Barkingly, she is getting older and prefers s house without a lot of stairs. Ruffs, she is crate-trained which is her safe space too.
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Woofingly, Zilla gets along with other dogs when properly introduced. She can be a bit shy when first meeting humans but will warm up once she gets to know you. She is really unsure about cats and does have a strong prey drive which is mostly curiosity but she prefers a home without them. Barks. 

Pawingly, Zilla is a bit of a talker but not a barker. She only barks when she feels it's needed to alert her humans! Even then, she uses her indoor voice!

Paws, barks, Zilla prefer a few short walks during the day, not super long ones, and doesn't pull on her leash. Woofs, she is getting better at the "heel" command and staying right by her human!

She enjoys pawlaying with her stuffies and having humans throw them in the air for her to catch. Paws, every once in a while, she gets the zoomies for about 10 seconds! 

Zilla likes to counter-surf! Barkingly, she has yet to snag any food- she's more of a sniffer than a snagger! Barks. 

Zilla is recommended for mini-humans ages 12 and older. 

If you would like to meet Zilla, learn about adopting a Great Dane from the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, and are interested in pawssibly adopting her, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide!

BARKS! Do you pawsitively absolutely love Great Danes but are unable to adopt? Woofingly, how about supporting Zilla financially? Donations will assist with her care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other Great Danes at the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League. Interested, pawlease donate HERE! Donations are tax-deductible as permitted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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

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

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Red and Howling Cartoons by Amy Luwis

© 2021, Red and Howling Cartoons by Amy Luwis
© 2021, Red and Howling Cartoons by Amy Luwis
 
WOOF! BARKS!! I paw and bark my thanks to Amy Luwis creator of Red and Howling Cartoons for sharing their pawsome artistic talents with us. WOOF!

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

National Black Cat Appreciation Day

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

Meows! Today is National Black Cat Appreciation Day! Purrs, I am celebrating by writing a few points to remember about these beautiful cats! 

A black cat is no different than any other cat! They have their own pawsonalities and dispositions just like any other cat. If you want a sweet and pawlayful cat, you might find a black cat that is sweet and pawlayful. Paws, if you are a grouchy human, you might find a black cat that is grouchy or maybe one that will make you less grouchy since that would be good for you! MEOWS!!!!!

Paws, these are some humans who were terribly afraid of black cats! One human my Dad knew years ago, was afraid to allow a black cat to walk in front of her. Another thought was that black cats were witches, warlocks, and pawful harbingers of evil. Paws, nope, not true. Just because the cat is black, doesn't mean any of that. Yes, you can find a mean black cat. Paws, you can find a mean gray, tabby, or white cat too. Meows.

Meows, one thing for sure about black cats! If you adopt one, you could keep the mouse population around your home down! Purrs! 

HISS! HISS! Many black cats get ignored at rescues and shelters for many reasons including those stated. HISS! Several get put down because they didn't find a "Forever Home!" in time! HISS! If you are considering adopting a cat, pawlease give the black cats a consideration- they can be just as pawsome as any other cat! 

Pawlease meet a few of my black cat friends looking for their "Forever Homes!" with humans to love who will love them too!

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

Purrs! Beautiful Bella is from Operation Paws for Homes! She is looking for her "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love her too! 

She loves climbing on anything and everything including her foster mom! Meowingly, once she's reached her shoulder, she can be found draped around her neck like a luxurious scarf! 

Bella is a beauty queen for sure, but don't let her formal tuxedo appearance fool you! She loves playing as much as any other kitty! Purrs!

Bella's hobbies include eating wet or dry food, chasing toys, climbing, and just being a pawsomely grand cat! Pawingly, her mostest favorite hobby is snoozing on this shelf! Meows! 

To learn about adopting this sweet beautiful black cat, pawlease visit Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Guide

If you would like to meet Bella, or pawssibly adopt her, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Cat Adoption Application.

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

Meows! Mr. Cheese is from Operation Paws for Homes too! He is a real ham, like a little energizer bunny who could play for hours on end! Meows.

Purrs, he is a tough guy too. He likes hanging out with the big guys too! He is good with other cats and is being fostered with dogs.

Mr. Cheese is a busy fella and would love to be in a "Forever Home!" with other cats who like to pawlay! Meows. If he isn't kept busy, he will happily find something to keep him busy... like toilet paper rolls! MEOWS! 

Purringly, Mr. Cheese has tested positive for FIV but the Operation Paws for Homes is hoping his next test will show negative.

Meows, if you are looking for a fun, rough and tumble little boy Mr. Cheese is your guy!!!

To learn about adopting this handsome black cat, pawlease visit Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Guide

If you would like to meet Mr. Cheese, or pawssibly adopt him, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Cat Adoption Application.

If you are interested in finding other black cats to pawssibly adopt, we have pawed two articles for the Fairfax County Times with cats listed. Pawlease visit from The Dog's Paw! Articles. One article will be published this week, we will update the page when it is. 


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

Saturday, August 14, 2021

On the Prowl Cat Cartoons by Rupert Fawcett

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


MEOWS! Purrs! I love this cartoon! I think I will do this to mom tomorrow morning! Purrs! 

Meowingly, a paw full of thanks to On The Prowl Cartoons for sharing their pawsome artistic talents with us.

Pawlease check out their pawsome gift products at Off the Leash Doggy Cartoon Shop.

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Friday's Friend! Black Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Black Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!
 
Meows, it's Friday! It's Friday! It's FRIDAY! As my human used to say with a peppy little dance before he headed off to work and when he got home! For him, it means fun with Abby and me going for walks, playing in the backyard, or enjoying the bestest cat ever by petting and playing with wand toys. It's pawsome to have pets around the house as they make every single day better, even those bad ones that come along once in a paw or two. 

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Purrs, in celebration of National Black Cat Appreciation Day, I am pawing about my black cat friends needing "Forever Homes!" with humans to love who will love them too! Meows! My meowingly grand friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue brought by a sweet girl named Leto for you to meet and consider adopting! 

Leto is around 2-years-old and is looking for a special human to adopt her as she has had to endure some trauma which she needs to recover from! In January 2021, she was rescued from a house with 40 other cats living without running water or power! Meows, she had just given birth when she and her babies were removed from the home. PetConnect Rescue took them into their care! MEOWS!! Purrs, now that her kittens have found homes, it's her turn. 

Meows, Leto will do best in a quiet home. She does fines with dogs and cats in her foster home but will do well as your one-and-only-cat-that-is! She doesn't require much space as she pawsitively prefers to nap and look out the window. 

Purrs, Leto is still a kitty herself so once in a while, she likes playing a bit too! 

In her short life, she has endured quite a bit but she has blossomed into a cool kitty! PetConnect Rescue is excited to see how she continues to grow and settle into her new life. She is so pawsitively happy to be clean and safe!

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

Meows, to meet or pawssibly adopt Leto, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application

Purrs, do you love cats but are unable to adopt? Pawlease consider supporting Leto 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 as permitted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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


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

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

MEOWS! Happy Friday! Friday the 13th that is! I pawnder what pawsome thing will happen today! It's usually a day when something good happens, not something bad like the old superstition. Paws, in celebration of Friday the 13th and National Black Cat Appreciation Day, August 17, I am pawing about another black cat friend looking for her "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love her too! 

My pawsome friends from Operation Paws for Homes brought by a beautiful 3-year-old cat named Opal for you to consider adopting! She is a Southern girl who was brought to the rescue with her sister. She
lives in Pennsylvania where it's COLDER than where she used to be. She's adjusted and wants to share a bit about herself!

Opal is super social. She wants about kitty in the house to keep her happy!
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She is litter-box trained, a professional napper, a professional window guard always keeping an eye on the neighborhood for you!

Opal is a mostest beautiful kitty with amazing eyes and a gorgeous black coat! 

To learn about adopting a cat from Operation Paws for Homes, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide!

Meowly, if you want to meet Opal, she is near Hershey, PA, and will happily give you meowly grand directions to her vacation home! To meet her or pawssibly adopt, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Cat Adoption Application!

Purrings, do you love cats but are unable to adopt? Meows, how about supporting Opal financially? Donations will assist with her care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other cats at Operation Paws for Homes. Interested? Pawlease donate HERE! Donations are tax-deductible as permitted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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



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


Cat Adoption
Photo: Humane Society of Northern Virginia/
Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P)
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

MEOWS! Happy Friday! In celebration of National Black Cat Appreciation Day, which is Tuesday, August 17, I am pawing about a few black cat friends who are looking for their "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love them too! Purrs.

My friend "Miss Sherry" from Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P) brought by a pawsomely beautiful young black kitten for you to meet and consider adopting, Willow! 

Willow is a striking cat with captivating eyes. She has a mellow demeanor and is good with other kitties! Paws, she could be your one-and-only-cat-that-is too! Pawfectly fine with her. The rescue is not sure how she will do with dogs. 

Willow is doing pawsome in her foster care but she's is looking forward to having her own "Forever Home!" 

To learn about adopting a cat from the Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P), to meet Willow or apply to pawssibly adopt, sponsor Willow's care, pawlease visit Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P) , call (571) 408-0381, email a3p.petlovers@gmail.com.

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

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

Cat Adoption
Photo: Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART)
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

Meows! Purrs, in celebration of National Black Cat Appreciation Day which is Tuesday, August 17, I am sharing my black cat friends from local rescues who are looking for their "Forever Homes!" with humans to love who will love them too! 

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Meows, my friends at the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART), have brought by a beautiful 1-year-old kitten named Rose! She is not declawed, is not cat-friendly. Her experience with dogs and mini-humans is unknown. 


Purrs, Rose is a beautiful petite, sleek cat who loves rubbing against her human's legs asking for pets. she pawsitively adores being petted and brushed! 

Pawingly, she warms up to her caregiver who will soon be cuddling on the couch and sleeping next to them on the couch! She loves relaxing and resting on high places once she makes she her favorite toys have been properly chased! 

Meows, Rose would love to be adopted by humans who have time to play with her every day! 

If you have questions about Rose, pawlease contact Kim!

To learn about adopting a cat from the Homeless Animals Rescue Team, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide!

Meows, if you would like to meet or pawssibly adopt Rose, pawlease complete the Homeless Animals Rescue Team Cat Adoption Application!

Meowinglys, do you pawsitively love cats but are unable to adopt? Paws, how about supporting Rose financially? Donations will assist with her care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other cats at the Homeless Animals Rescue Team. Interested, pawlease donate HERE! Donations are tax-deductible as permitted by the Internal Revenue Service.

Cat Adoption
Photo: Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART)
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

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

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Back to School! Watch for Those School Buses!

Photo by Steve Harvey on Unsplash
"School Bus #10"
Photo by Steve Harvey on Unsplash

WOOFS! Barks! Abby and I have noticed throughout the area especially when going for those pawsome car rides that school is starting back in some school districts this week! 

Barks, as you drive to and from work today and weekdays going forward, pawlease watch for those big yellow school buses as they drive through the neighborhoods picking up students to take to school and taking them home in the afternoon. Remember:
  • Flashing yellow lights mean the school bus is preparing to make a stop!
  • Flashing red lights with (or in some older school buses without) a stop arm with red flashing lights means to stop!
  • Wait for the red flashing lights to turn off before moving your vehicle.
    • If a school bus is stopped and appears to be unloading students, it is still your responsibility to stop your vehicle until the driver gives you the "all clear!"
  • Running the red lights on a stopped school bus is punishable by a fine.  
WOOFS! Barkingly, watch for the mini-humans who may be running to the bus stop or running home! Some mini-humans get so excited when they see the school bus, they run towards it or start playing around. If a mini-human is running late, they will be making a fast dart toward the school bus to make it. WOOFS! In the afternoon, some mini-humans will be so excited to be going home from school that they may take off running from the school bus to their homes! 

Let's celebrate a new school year for all the pawsome mini-humans by driving carefully and paying full attention especially around school buses and schools!

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