Monday, July 4, 2022

Happy Independence Day!

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(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

WOOFS! MEOWS! Barks! We wish and hope you have a barkingly and meowingly safe and blessed Independence Day- 4th of July. 

(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

Friday, July 1, 2022

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Lab Rescue

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


Woofs! Happy Friday! This has been one fast week! I know those working in offices, including those at home, are happy they have a 3-day weekend ahead. For us, Dad retired 7 years ago to explore fun stuff in life and hasn't looked back. The only difference is instead of shopping on Saturdays, he goes during the week when it's less crowded! WOOFS! This weekend is the 4th of July celebrations. Pawlease be careful! If you have a dog, please learn about "Missing Dogs and Fireworks" from yesterday's post! 

Yellow Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!
My pawsome friend "Lab Lady" from Lab Rescue brought by a beautiful female 2-year-old Yellow Labrador Retriever named Savannah for you to consider adopting. She is looking for her "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love her too. She is looking for a rural or suburban single-family home with a physical fence. She must be your one-and-only-dog-that-is! She will have a Training Addendum attached to her adoption. 

Savannah is full of lovin's, lab leans, and is a velcro-girl to her humans! She is very human-friendly and enjoys being petted, brushed, lounging on the deck in the sunshine, and going for car rides. 

Barkingly, she is very good in the home and loves her squeaky toys which she'll throw in the air and catch. Paws, she wants a yard to run around and pawlay. She will thrive with love, playing, running around, or going for walks. She is house-broken. 

Arfs. Savannah has recovered week from her spay and lump removal from her head. WOOFS! WOOFS! Nothing to worry about. 

Yellow Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!
She is very smart and attentive to her surroundings, sights, and noises. 

Savannah will need consistent training as it's pawssible she's never been trained. She will do well with a human experienced with smart dogs. 

Savannah made a few videos to help herself get adopted: 



Savannah is good with other dogs with pawper introduction but not sure about cats. She is approved for mini-humans ages 10 and older. 

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

If you would like to meet Savannah or pawssibly adopt her, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application

Do you love Labrador Retrievers but are not able to adopt? How about considering sponsoring Savannah? Sponsoring Savannah provides financial resources for her food, care, and Veterinary needs. Interested? Pawlease visit Sponsor Me! Donations are tax-deductible as permitted by the Internal Revenue Service.

Pawlease note: "Friday's Friends!" dogs and cats profiles are based on experience by volunteers at the rescue.
Yellow Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Fireworks and Missing Dogs!

Photo by Jingda Chen on Unsplash
"Fireworks!"
Photo by Jingda Chen on Unsplash

Barkingly, every year around this time many of my friends go missing. At first, I thought it was one of those weird alien things where they went off into space somewhere or something strange like that as some of them never returned to their humans! WOOF!! WOOF!! BARK. Well, this may be a bit of an exaggeration as I don’t know all the dogs who go missing every year.

Did you know that the time period around the 4th of July and its celebrations is when more dogs go missing than any other time of the year? BARKS! Fireworks and flashing lights are not your dog's best friend- not even a close distant cousin!

Remember to your dog, the noises and light flashes of fireworks are unlike other loud noises like thunderstorms because they are closer to the ground, louder, brighter, and have burning smells. Barkingly, thunderstorms come on gradually with related signs, fireworks do not. Since dogs experience the world through the nose, eyes, and ears, fireworks can be a pawsitively overwhelming time for them! WOOF!! These frighten dogs causing them to run and hide.

A bark or two of preparation will help keep your dog safe, sound, and happy! Barks, my humans plan to be home with me on the 4th making sure I have pawlenty of treats, snacks, and water. We’ll watch music concerts or TV shows which will not have any loud booming noises from 4th celebrations. Sometimes, I curl up in my crate not far from my humans. If they can’t be home, and they cannot take me with them, they arrange for my uncle Ed or his pawsomely beautiful wife to sit with me! Barkingly, a Doggie Day Care could be an option for your dog too. If you have to make arrangements unfamiliar to your dog, take him there a few days ahead.

My human will let me out in the backyard and take me for walks earlier than normal on the 4th. Sometimes, the loud noises of firecrackers and fireworks will make dogs jump fences or take off running so to be prepared, he watches over me. So pawsome to have a human who loves me!

Barkingly, putting a comfortable, tight-fitting T-Shirt on your dog is a pawsome way to help them feel secure. Paws, you can buy a Thundershirt which has proven to be a pawcellent method for helping dogs relax.

If your dog seems to have a barkingly rough time with the fireworks, paw with his Veterinarian for solutions. A Veterinarian can offer sedation methods and ideas which would help the dog relax. These methods should be checked out ahead of time so you’ll both be prepared and there will be no surprises.

Barkingly, if you expose your dog to these noises in a positive manner at an early age, like 3 weeks to 3 months, you may be able to de-sensitize them. I recommend asking a dog trainer for ideas to assist with this.

BARK! The most impawtant thing you can do for your dog is to stay relaxed! Don’t fuss with your dog during fireworks as it just reassures them it’s a time to be afraid or apprehensive. Accept the situation and do your best to make your dog happy and comfortable.

Woofs, I hope you have a pawsome July 4th celebration. Barkingly, and that your pets stay safe.   

(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

Friday, June 24, 2022

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! Happy Friday, my fine feline friends and humans too! My pawsome friends from the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) brought by Amma for you to considering adopting. 

Purrs, they tell me she's the sweetest cat ever. I disagree, paws, as I am the sweetest cat ever, she may pawssibly be the sweetest female cat ever though! Meows! 

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Paws, Amma came to the rescue with severely infected eyes! Meows, through extensive care and lovin's, she is in much better shape! Purringly, she will pawssibly require medication for life. 

Meow, Amma is a pawsome cat who will be a blessing to her human family! 

If you have questions about Amma, pawlease contact Kim.

To learn about adopting a cat from Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) pawlease visit their Adoption Guide.

To meet and to pawssibly adopt Amma, pawlease complete the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) Cat Adoption Application.

Meowly, do you love cats but are not able to adopt? How about considering sponsoring Amma? Sponsoring Amma provides financial resources for her food, care, and Veterinary needs. Interested? Pawlease visit Sponsor Me! 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!

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

Dog Adoption
Photo: Homeless Animals Rescue Team
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!


WOOFS! WOOFS! Happy Friday friends! My pawsome friends at Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) who did such a pawsome job rescuing me so I could have a pawsome human family brought by this handsome fella for you to consider adopting! Meet Benny Boy!

Benny is around 9-months-old, a Terrier mix, is friendly with other dogs but not with cats! Arf,  he prefers mini-humans 12-years-old and older, pawlease! 

Benny is one spunky dude! He wants an active family that will take him on adventures allowing him to explore as he is very curious!

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Barkingly, he is crate- and house-trained! When he wants to chill, or need to work, he'll hang out in his crate with his pawsome blankie.

Woofs, while he isn't shy, he is still a bit uncertain of new things in life so he will need a confident human to help him realize life is amazing! Paws, maybe another dog would help too. It's pawssible he didn't get out much before coming to the rescue! 

He is quite an excited jumper so he is not recommended to a home with small mini-humans as he could knock them down. Woofs, his foster mom is 5'5" and can jump in her face very easily. 

Barkingly, he does well with and is good at learning new things from the dog pack he is living with! 

Benny is ready to find a "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love him too! 

Woofs, do you have questions about Benny? Pawlease contact Meg.

Paws, to learn about adopting a dog for Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART), please visit their Adoption Guide.

Barkingly, if you would like to meet or pawssibly adopt Benny, pawlease complete the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) Dog Adoption Application.

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

Pawlease note:
"Friday's Friends!" dogs and cats profiles are based on experience by volunteers at the rescue.


Dog Adoption
Photo: Homeless Animals Rescue Team
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!


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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Hello Summer!

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(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

Woofs! BARKS! Happy First Day of Summer! Dad's mostest favorite day of the year! Much more time outside until the first snowflake falls in the winter! WOOFS! Abby and I will have so much fun trying to tire Dad out all season!

Today is the LONGEST day of the year! Be sure to get outside to enjoy every minute of it!

How do you spend your summer? What are your favorite summer activities? However you spend your days, may you have a blessed summer season!

(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day!

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(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

 Meows! Woofs! Barks! We wish all the fathers, humans and animals, a blessed day! 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Off the Leash Dog Cartoons by Rupert Fawcett

© 2022, Rupert Fawcett, Off The Leash Used by Permission
© 2022, Rupert Fawcett, Off The Leash Used by Permission

Barkingly, I woof and paw thanks to Off The Leash Dog Cartoons for sharing their pawsome artistic talents with us.
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Friday, June 17, 2022

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

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

 WOOFS! Happy Friday! Today, Noah and I are celebrating Samson's "Gotcha Day!" Pawlease visit his post, from yesterday, "Happy Gotcha Day!" and celebrate with us! Leave him a special note in the comments. 

My pawsome friends at Operation Paws for Homes brought by an adorable-looking fella named Electric Eel who is looking for his "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love him too! Woofs. 

Barkingly, Electric Eel is guessed to be around 4-years-old and a French Bulldog mix. He is a sweet, happy, and friendly fella who weighs around 23 lbs.! He is pawsomely adorable and loves hugs and kisses. He will happily jump into your lap for snuggling! 

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

Electric Eel has lots of energy and loves to play. He likes toys, fetch with a ball, and tug-of-war!

Electric Eel is named after the electric eel, a knifefish that gets its name from the enormous electrical charge it can generate to stun prey and dissuade predators. Their bodies contain electric organs with about 6,000 specialized cells called electrolytes that store power like tiny batteries.

He is up-to-date with vaccinations and preventatives. He has been neutered. 

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

Woofs, if you are interested in meeting Electric Eel or pawssibly adopting him, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Application

Barks, do you love dogs, but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Pawlease consider supporting Electric Eel financially. Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other dogs at Operation Paws for Homes. Interested, pawlease donate HERE! Donations are tax-deductible as permitted by the Internal Revenue Service.

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


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


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

MEOWS! Happy Friday! Today is a pawsomely special day for me! It was four years ago when my humans adopted me and gave me my "Forever Home!" and, yes, it has humans to love who love me too! I have been so blessed these years with the bestest humans ever! 

Cat Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!
My friends from Operation Paws for Homes brought by a beautiful cat who is looking for her "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love her too, and hoping she'll get adopted soon! Meows, pawlease meet Reveille. 

Reveille is a pawsomely sweet one-year-old girl who is named in honor of Texas A&M University’s mascot, Reveille X.

Meowingly, Reveille was a pawfectly excellent mama to her four kittens. Now, it's time for her to find her a pawlace. She loves snuggling and playing with toys! Her favorite toy is her bird on a string. 

Purrs, she has interacted with dogs, mini-humans, and cats! 

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

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

Meowingly, do you love cats but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Pawlease consider  supporting Reveille 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 IRS.

Pawlease note: "Friday's Friends!" dogs and cats profiles are based on experience by volunteers at the rescue.

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

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Happy Gotcha Day Samson!

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(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

Dear Sweet Samson,

Today, we celebrate your "Gotcha Day!" Yes, we are doing it one day early because tomorrow is our weekly post, "Friday's Friend!" and I thought you'd appreciate not bumping that post but doing it one day early!

Four years ago, on Father's Day, I became the father of a 3-year-old male Maine Coon cat. After visiting you in Maryland and making an application to the rescue, you came into our lives on that beautiful summer Sunday afternoon. 

You were so scared when you arrived, I was too, but I understood your situation and let you be. I was scared because cats in my past many years ago caused me to be afraid of all cats. Yes, we have had two cats before you and they helped me to get past my fears too. However, you have gotten your way into my heart further than most cats. 

I was surprised it took you 17 months to realize I'm a good guy and you can hang out with me. Though, I can't blame you as the only man in your previous life who wasn't very nice to you. I will never forget the day you were on my office table, stood up, and walked my way. You wanted to headbutt me and later you stretched out so I would pick you up. I was so surprised but loved every single second of it. 

Over time, you have become one of my bestest buds! I look forward to our cuddling at the end of a long day and each morning. Your cat therapy of purring, twilling, and meowing has been a huge blessing in helping with my health issues.

Happy Gotcha Day Samson! I am so thankful Mom and I are the ones who "GOTCHA!"

(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Celebration of Flag Day

Photo by Robert Linder on Unsplash
"American Flag on a Wooden Building in Fair Grove, Missouri"

"Woofs! Today is Flag Day!" 

"Meows! What is Flag Day? I see it on my calendar but have never pawsued to pay attention to what it's all about."

"Woof, I didn't even know it was today or any other day for that matter!" 

"Woofs! Samson and Abby, today is Flag Day which is in honor or celebration of the date, June 14, when the United States first national flag was adopted in 1777. 

The flag went through several designs over the years to be the one you see flying or waving in the wind throughout the United States of America."

"Meows! I'll celebrate the day by helping Dad hang a flag outside!"

(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

Monday, June 13, 2022

Happy Birthday Abby!

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(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!
 

ABBY! Happy Birthday to our youngest family member! You joined our family at 5-months-old and now you are two! Where did the time go?! 

It seemed like we would be chasing you around the house for the rest of our lives retrieving stuff from your mouth like socks, shoes, shirts, and various other items that we have no idea where you found those things. You have fulfilled our expectations for a Labrador puppy!

We are so happy to have found you at the Homeless Animals Rescue Team and were able to adopt you. You have brought a lot of vibrant energy, laughs, and joy into our home!

Do you know what I am most excited about? Our adventures together are just beginning. We have an enormous universe to explore together. 

(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Prayer Pups! by Jeffrey Smith

© 2022, Prayer Pups, by Jeff Smith
© 2022, Prayer Pups, by Jeff Smith, Used by Written Permission

WOOF! Thank you to Prayer Pups for sharing their pawsome artistic talents with us. 

All content and characters © 2022, 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!

(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

Friday, June 10, 2022

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Lab Rescue

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

WOOF! Woof! Happy Friday! My friend "Lab Lady" brought by a sweet girl, Lucy, who is looking for a "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love her too, for you to consider adopting!

Lucy is a 10-year-old Yellow Labrador Retriever looking for her "Forever Home!" in a rural or suburban single-family home with a physical or underground fence. Barkingly, she wants to be your one-and-only-dog-this-is! 

Yellow Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!
Barksters, Lucy is a pawsomely great dog and will make a wonderful companion to a family of any age. Paws, she is quiet and calm. She loves to supawvise, nap wherever you are working. 

Woofs, she is not bothered by any noises, cars, thunder, lawnmowers, etc. 

Lucy sleeps quietly in her crate around 10 p.m. and wakes up at 6:15 a.m. with one bark to let you know she needs to go out! 

Barkingly, she eats her food happily but is disappointed to find it is only dog food. It seems she may be very familiar with human food preferring pizza in her dish! 

Lucy gets along with other dogs but is fine with being your one-and-only-dog-that-is! She is slowly becoming more independent in the house but still prefers to be by her foster mom's side 24/7! She wants to be with you and to be loved on! 

Yellow Labrador Retriever Dog Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!
Paws, she has a slower pace of life with lots of napping but she is just so sweet! Lucy likes to live in the moment by still running Zoomies, playing fetch, going for walks, and doing her pawrt in household chores supawvising. She is pawfect for a family who wants a companion but not the chaos of training a younger dog! 

Lucy doesn't like sharing her inside space with another dog. She doesn't like being left out of her humans activities nor does she like being crated during the day. She always wants to be by your side. 

Sweet Lucy has made a few YouTube videos to help her get adopted:

Morning Zoomies

Her Fitness Video  

Being Her Best Self:  

Playing with her tennis ball  

Lucy knows "sit" and "come" commands. She pulls a little on leash walking when she first starts out. 

Lucy is recommended for mini-humans ages 10 and older. She has no cat history and is good with other dogs. 

Woofs, to learn about adopting a dog with Lab Rescue, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide.

Barkingly, if you would like to meet Lucy, or pawssibly adopt her, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application

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

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

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(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

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

Meows! Happy Friday! I am happy to be back writing about my friends who need "Forever Homes!" with humans to love who will love them too. Although, I have to paw that I wish all my cat, and dog, buddies had homes and I didn't have to do this. HISS! There are millions of pets without homes so I enjoy doing my pawrt to help them. Meows. 

My pawsome friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue brought by a handsome fella named Percy whose looking to be adopted! He is around 1-years-old, good with other cats and with dogs. He prefers an adult-only home and another cat there too. 

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Percy has got to have a certificate in humor! He is a pawsitively amazing guy with world-class comedian skills! 

Meowsly, he has a beautiful orange coat who is the bestest friend to everyone who needs some lovin's, a laugh, or a hug. He is full of pawsonality which ranges from sassy, humor, kindness, tranquility, and pawlayfulness. 

Purrs, Percy can be timid when if comes to new guests. The unpredictable actions of mini-humans may alarm him so he prefers an adult-only home but a home with mini-humans ages 12 and older is good too. 

Percy is a chill fella who finds it hilariously comfortable to lay down with both his back legs fully extended. 

Percy is pawsitively ready to find his "Forever Home!" 

Meows, to learn about adopting a cat from PetConnect Rescue, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide.

If you would like to meet Percy, or pawssibly adopt him, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application

Meows, are you unable to adopt? Pawlease consider supporting Percy 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 as permitted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Pawlease note: "Friday's Friends!" dogs and cats profiles are based on experience by volunteers at the rescue.
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