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Lenore – ADOPTED

Lenore is as black as Poe’s Raven….The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore.

Facts About Me

Breed-Bull Terrier

Color -Black – with White

Age 2 years old, Young

Size(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs

Weight(current) 40 lbs

Sex – Female

My Info

Spayed, Shots Up to Date, House & Crate trained, Purebred, Good with Cats, Good with Dogs, Great with Kids

My Story

Lenore is as black as Poe’s Raven….The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. 

She is a true lover and always wants to please. She is a fast learner and very intelligent. 

Lenore has found herself needing a new home, by no fault of her own. This little girl is remarkable.

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10 Ways To Help Animals In Need

For many of us, our dogs, cats and other pets are a very important part of our life. They are true companions and friends who seem to always know when we are down or just need company. Our pets give us so much, and we can pay their goodwill forward by helping other animals in need by volunteering.

Below are 10 great ways to help out pets in need.

1. Volunteer at your local animal shelter.
Almost every community has at least one animal shelter or rescue that needs help because it is often underfunded and understaffed. Volunteering doesn’t necessarily mean hard work; it can be a fun time spent with the animals. The more people these animals come in contact with on a regular basis, the more adoptable they become. Consider stopping by your local rescue and seeing if they need help walking dogs or playing with the cats.

2. Foster a pet.
Fostering a pet in your home is a great way to give back. Many animal shelters and rescues have cats or dogs who are not a good fit for living in a shelter environment. These animals may be older and need a quiet place to stay, or they may need a home to recover in after a recent surgery. Fostering also allows a pet to get used to living in a home and gives him time to learn pet etiquette. This makes him more adoptable and less likely to be returned once he is adopted.

Learn more about fostering by reading, “The Joys Of Fostering A Dog Or Cat.”

3. Transporting.
Sometimes it can be a challenge for animal rescues to get a pet to a veterinary appointment, to another rescue group that has room for him or even to a new adopting family who lives out of the area. Many animal rescue groups rely on volunteers to help with these important jobs.

“We know not everyone is in a position to foster, so transport is a great way to volunteer,” says Carol Whitmer, the co-founder of Westie Rescue of Tennessee, Inc. “Our board members all work during the week, so all of our placements, home visits and transports need to take place on the weekends, which spreads our volunteer force very thin. Having transporters frees up our rescue officers to perform our other duties to get our little Westies placed in their forever homes.”

4. Fundraising.
Money is tight for many animal rescues and any donations are appreciated. Additional funds can help them buy needed supplies or assist with marketing costs to help get their animals adopted. You could also host a charity event to raise funds (for example, a charity walk) or ask your company to consider becoming a corporate sponsor.

5. Become a fan on social media.
If you follow a rescue on social media, you can help it reach more potential volunteers or adoptive families. By sharing its social media posts, you can help spread the word about needed supplies, volunteer opportunities and animals needing homes. Who knows, maybe someone will see your share and adopt an animal or volunteer to help. Also, if you are a social media expert, consider volunteering to help the rescue with its social media platforms. The staff at many animal rescues are so busy taking care of their day-to-day operations, it is difficult for them to spend the necessary time to manage their social media accounts effectively.

6. Photograph their animals.
A good photo is so important for animals in rescues and shelters. A photo is often the first impression of these animals to potential adopters. If you’re a shutterbug, consider donating your photography skills and talents.

7. Collect supplies to donate.
Items such as food, cat litter, cleaning supplies, paper towels and even old blankets are almost always needed for the day-to-day operation of an animal shelter. Consider organizing an item drive with your family and friends. During the holidays, instead of doing a holiday gift exchange at parties you might ask your friends to bring an item to the event for your local animal shelter.

8. Write for your local rescue.
Most animal shelters cannot afford to hire employees to produce a regular newsletter, keep its website updated, or even write press releases for upcoming rescue events. If writing is your talent, consider donating a few hours a month.

9. Host a pet craft night.
Are you crafty? If so, use those talents to make needed items for your local animal rescue. Last year, I coordinated with a local Girl Scout troop to make fleece blankets. The blankets were donated to an animal rescue group that gave them out to dogs and their new owners when they were adopted.

10. Help your local low-cost spay/neuter clinic.
Spaying/neutering is so important to prevent future unwanted dogs and cats from ending up in shelters. At many clinics, you don’t have to have a medical background to help. If nothing else, you can help by getting the word out about the services the clinic offers. You could post fliers around town and educate your family and friends about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. If you do have a medical background, I am sure they would appreciate the extra expertise and experience.

There are so many ways we can help animals in need in our community. Volunteer to make a difference depending on your time, interests and talents. Your pet gives you so much; you can pay it forward by helping your local animal shelter or rescue.

Petey – ADOPTED

Facts About Me

Breed – Mastiff Mix
Color – White – with Brown or Chocolate
Age – 2 years old, Young
Size – (when grown) X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
Weigh – (current) 110 lbs
Sex -Male

My Info

Neutered
Shots Up to Date
House-trained
Needs Experienced Adopter
Not Good with Cats
Not Good with Dogs
Not Good with Kids

My Story

Petey is housebroken, crate trained, neutered and up to date on his shots. Due to unforseen circumstances, Petey finds himself looking for a new home.

Look at those eyes. How can you resist??

Lucy – ADOPTED

Facts About Me

Breed – Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Mix
Color –  Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Age – 8 years old, Senior
Size – (when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Weight – (current) 15 lbs
Sex – Female

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My Info

Spayed
Shots Up to Date
House-trained
Not Good with Cats
Not Good with Dogs
Not Good with Kids

 

My Story

Lucy is an adorable senior looking for a permanent home for her remaining years. She would do best as an only child. She is spayed, up to date on her shots. She is housebroken and crate trained.

Food Recalls – 2018

DATE BRAND NAME PRODUCT
Nov. 2, 2018 Natural Life Chicken Meal & Potato Formula dry dog food
Nov. 2, 2018 Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Recipe dry dog food
Oct. 25, 2018 G & C Raw, LLC Multiple products
Sept. 13, 2018 Bravo Packing, Inc. Performance Dog
Sept. 7, 2018 Steve’s Real Food Turducken
Aug. 3, 2018 G & C Raw, LLC Ground Lamb Dog Food
June 12, 2018 Dave’s Pet Food 95% Premium Beef
May 23, 2018 Merrick, Castor & Pollux Backcountry, Good Buddy beef treats
April 20, 2018 OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce + Freeze Dried Sardines
April 16, 2018 Vital Essentials Beef Toppers, Beef Entrée
April 13, 2018 TruDog Boost Me
April 13, 2018 K9 Natural Chicken Feast
March 26, 2018 Darwin’s ZooLogics, Natural Selections
March 26, 2018 Blue Ridge Beef BRB Complete
March 22, 2018 Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers and Grilled Burger Bites
March 6, 2018 Raw Basics, LLC Tucker’s Pork-Bison Formula
March 2, 2018 Steve’s Real Food Turkey Canine Recipe
Feb. 24, 2018 Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets
Feb. 24, 2018 Northwest Naturals Chicken & Salmon Recipe
Feb. 24, 2018 TruDog Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delights
Feb. 14, 2018 Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, Skippy Various canned dog foods
Feb. 11, 2018 Darwin’s ZooLogics
Feb. 9, 2018 Redbarn Naturals Various dog treats
Feb. 8, 2018 Smokehouse Pet Products Beef Munchies dog treats
Feb. 8, 2018 Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Pet Food
Jan. 15, 2018 JustFoodForDogs Meals with green beans

Rosie – ADOPTED

My name is Rosie!

Facts About Me

Breed – American Staffordshire Terrier/Bull Terrier Mix
Color – Tan/Yellow/Fawn
Age – 4 years old, Adult
Size – (when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight – (current) 65 lbs
Sex – Female

My Info

Spayed
Shots Up to Date
House-trained
Needs Experienced Adopter
Not Good with Dogs
Good with Kids

My Story

This is Rosie. By no fault of her own, she needs to find a new permanent home. She is 60 to 65 lbs American Staffie/Bull Terrier. Rosie is 4 Years old, up to date on shots, on preventive heart worm, chipped, spayed.

Rosie has been around children age of 10 and older. She would do best if she is the only dog in the home.

She loves to cuddle, play and lick. She is very sweet and loves her people.