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Shelter Sunday: HALO / Phoenix, AZ

Meet Amos, a black-and-tan hound living under the guardianship of Helping Animals Live On in Phoenix. According to the HALO website:

Ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog….and although I don’t cry ALL the time I will let you hear my deep and beautiful howl. My name is Amos and I am a 2 year old Black and Tan Hound. I sure act a lot younger the way I jump, run and flail my long legs around. Needless to say I will need some training and a LOT of exercise to learn my manners but I promise you won’t get bored with me! I keep all the staff and volunteers at HALO on their toes with my silly antics and deep howl. I get along well with other dogs that want to have a good time like I do! My favorite thing to do is wrestle but I also play with toys. If your current dogs aren’t too active I probably would be a bit overwhelming for them and it would not be a good match. I am great with people and although I would knock down younger kids I would love to have older children to play with. I do very well keeping my crate clean all night, so housetraining shouldn’t be a problem. Also keep in mind I am a hound and I have a great sense of smell and boy do I use my nose a lot! It is a necessity to have a very good fence around your yard for me, because once I get the whiff of summer bar-b-q’s I will be off like a rocket! My adoption fee covers my neuter, vaccinations, de-wormers, microchip and collar with tags. If you are looking for a goofy and loving boy and have the time and energy to work with me then I am definitely the boy for you!

If you’re near the Phoenix area, why not stop by HALO and check out Amos.  And if you’re not in Phoenix, check out shelters near you in PetFinder’s  Shelter Center.

Shelter Sunday: Polar Pug Rescue / Anchorage, AK

Meet Sherman!

Sherman is currently a ward of Polar Pug Rescue in Anchorage, Alaska. According to the Polar Pugs web site:

Sherman is a 6 year old black ‘special needs’ pug.
A lifelong bout with chronic dry eye has left him with eyesight that is not the best. He sees just fine but has a harder time in the dark. Because of his dry eye he requires special ointment twice daily at an approximate cost of $40.00 per month.
This sweetie is getting around so much better since his knee surgery.
Sherman is still getting therapy for his knee. He now is on Rimadyl possibly for the rest of his life. This cost about $60.00 per month.

About Polar Pugs (love the name, BTW):

Polar Pug Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers within Alaska. We are here to help rescue pugs find their ‘forever homes’.  Pugs surrendered to Polar Pug Rescue are placed in foster homes with dedicated volunteers for evaluation, social needs and vet visits.

For each and every pug, the care we provide includes:

  • Getting them up-to-date on vaccinations.
  • Spaying/neutering them (if needed).
  • Microchipping.
  • Solving their social and health issues on a one-to-one basis.

We try to match the perfect home to every pug. No pug will be turned away. We will take any and all pugs regardless of age, health or temperament.

The next Pug Party happens Saturday, July 10th, 2010.

Join our Yahoo Group for more pug party details.

If you have any questions, contact Maryjo at [email protected]

Here are pictures from the May 8th, 2010 pug party.

I’m not real sure what a pug party is, but it sounds like fun!

If you’re going to be near Anchorage soon, why not write to Maryjo and make an appointment to see Sherman or any of the other wonderful rescue dogs they have.  If you’re not near Anchorage, check out rescues and shelters in your area on Petfinder’s Shelters Center.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

Spay / Neuter Education

Maybe this is common, but I’ve never seen it before. I ran across a great slogan for spay / neuter education on the PetFinder site for an organization called Second Chance for Animals here in Canton, OH.

You ready for it?  It says:

DON’T LITTER!  Spay or neuter your pets.

Have you ever seen that before?  What a great way to get the concept across. 

Just had to pass that along – I love creativity!

BTW, the picture above is of Roxanne, a Beagle / Dobie mix who is in foster care with Second Chance, waiting for a forever home.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog.

Shelter Sunday: Deaf Dane Rescue / Oakridge, Oregon

Em is a recent arrival at Deaf Dane Rescue in Oakridge, Oregon. She is 9 months old and very sweet, but she is rather timid. She is a wiggly girl, always wagging her tail so hard her whole body is wiggling. She has some potty training issues which we will be working on. She has peed in the house a few times. She has a hard time holding it all night sometimes. She is a sweet baby and wants so much to please. All she needs is some time, and a loving home.

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