“A hug from a child or a lick from a pet makes everything better including the holidays!”
(Consider adopting or fostering just one more pet for the holidays… the shelters are overflowing and 2 out of 3 animals who get into the shelter system never leave there alive!)
The War on Christmas (and religion) verses the Spirit of Christmas Series at AskMarion – 20
Santa Photos With Fido or other Furry and Feathered Friends
Many places these days offer photos for pets with Santa. Some do better jobs than others!! Even within a chain like PetsMart or Petco, the quality of the photos vary with the group contracted to do the photos in individual stores. (They are often amateur volunteers sponsored/run by local rescues inside the store) And remember, most are Polaroid, so if they come out well have them copied or scan them in.
At our local Petsmart, you basically get a Polaroid of your dog sitting on Santa’s lap. Others may have a higher quality set up and better photographers, but don’t count on it. Most allow and even encourage you to be part of the photo. And some will let you snap a few shots with your own camera as well (as long as you purchase one of theirs as well).
Some local malls have special ‘pets day(s)’ with the mall Santa and even some smaller pet store chains do Santa photos. The special “pictures with Santa” days during which dogs, cats and pets in general are allowed inside the mall is usually in the evening or off hours. They are also usually sponsored by a rescue, so the proceeds go to a good cause. The pictures are usually okay, but not great. Nothing to write home about, but when you have x amount of dogs waiting in line and lots of stuff going on, even the best photographer may not manage making your dog look like Lassie, RinTinTin or the Beverly Hills Chihuahua… after all half the kiddie photos aren’t much better. But it is fun to have a photo with Santa no matter what!
Some of the photos of ourselves, our kids and our furkids with Santa aren’t the greatest, but as the years go by the old ones seem to get better and better! And, over the years we have managed to get a few cute ones too!
Some places will allow you to bring your own camera and take a shot as long as you buy their package. And definitely always, like with the human kids, be ready prepared to end up in the photo along with your pet(s).
Santa pet photos are usually with dogs, but I’ve seen people come in with cats, bunnies, ferrets, pot belly pigs, birds, and even a fish bowl but I would suggest coming in at a slow time to do that, or the cats and birds will be spooked and even try to run or fly away. We had a greycheek, Poly, that was tame and friendly as can be that flew out the front door because she was afraid of Santa. I did see a Santa come for the day to an exotic bird shop where people came with their large parrots and cockatoos.
Some of the best Christmas and holiday photos are done at home or better yet by a professional; in a private session.
Councilman Ed Reisinger plays Santa at Locust Point Dog Park
Every Pet Santa Deserves a Tip!!
PetsMart and Santa Paws are just a few programs that take Pet Photos with Santa. Often the proceeds go to help homeless pets in shelters and rescues or to supply needy families with food and needed supplies.
Merry Christmas… the Season has begun!
Critter for Christmas Gift… Not Best Idea! unless you know the person wants a pet and which one or kind they want; taking them to the shelter, a rescue or pet store and allowing them to choose the pet is always the best idea!!
Often Photos taken at home (without Santa) are the the cutest and the least stressful!!
Photo #5 –Where’s Apachi? and Photo #6 – Can You Find all 6???
by Ask Marion/the UCLA Shutterbug
There is always room for Just One More Pet!!
Mahatma Gandhi… “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”
There are some great books out for Christmas this year: ‘Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas’ (Kindle), The Romney Family Table: Sharing Home-Cooked Recipes & Favorite Traditions (Kindle) and Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather’s Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most (Kindle) Plus: Losing Our Religion(Kindle) by atheist S. E. Cupp
MERRY CHRISTMAS! God bless us all, each and every one!
December 20, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Fostering and Rescue, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, pet fun, Pets | American Traditions, American values, animals, charity, Christmas, Christmas for pet people, Gandhi, Hanukkah, holidays, JOMP, Just One More Pets, pet photos with Santa, Pets, photos with Santa, Santa Photos, spirit of Christmas, The War on… The War on Christmas, War on Christianity, War on Christmas, War on Religion, WoC | Leave a Comment
Daniel the shelter dog who refused to die gets his own float at California parade after warming nation’s heart by emerging from pound’s gas chamber wagging his tail
- Daniel was put in box filled with carbon monoxide with 17 other dogs
- Survival prompted workers to name him after biblical character, Daniel, who survived lion’s den
- Will star at the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California
NEWARK, N.J. – Things are coming up roses for a scrappy beagle from New Jersey who survived a dog pound gas chamber.
Daniel will be among eight shelter dogs riding on a float in the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif.
Daniel was 6 months old when he was slated to be euthanized in 2011 at an animal control facility in Florence, Ala.
He surprised workers by emerging unscathed from a container that had been filled with carbon monoxide.
Daniel has been living happily ever since with his adopted family in Nutley, N.J.
He’ll perform tricks with other animal shelter survivors on a parade float sponsored by the Lucy Pet Foundation, which runs a mobile spay and neuter clinic.
The miracle dog that wagged its tail after surviving a gas chamber, warming the nation’s heart, has been given his own float at a New Year’s Day parade.
Daniel, a beagle mix named after the biblical figure who survived the lion’s den, was six months old when he was placed with 17 other dogs into a stainless steel box in Alabama filled with carbon monoxide.
Now, at the age of two, the animal – described as ‘one of the most joyous, happy dogs’ – is to star in the Rose Parade, held in Pasadena, California, which is one of the United States’ biggest celebrations.
After Daniel survived his gas chamber in Florence, Alabama, he was adopted by Joe Dwyer from New Jersey
Daniel, the dog that survived a gas chamber, has been given his own float on a New Year’s Day parade
The box which Daniel was put in to, roughly the size of a pickup truck bed, was filled with carbon monoxide – however Daniel emerged frightened but unscathed, still wagging his tail after the scary experience.
Following the media storm that ensued Daniel the ‘miracle’ dog was immediately adopted by Joe Dwyer, a motivational speaker from Nutley, New Jersey.
Mr. Dwyer described Daniel as ‘one of the most joyous, happy dogs I’ve ever met in my life’
The Rose Parade attracts thousands of people to Pasadena, California, every New Year’s Day
‘He’s in extremely good shape, especially in light of what he went through,’ his new owner Joe Dwyer, 50, said when he got his dog.
‘His attitude is just incredible.’
His owner said Daniel’s story of survival and thriving has prompted laws in 31 states that protect shelter animals against inhumane forms of euthanasia.
Daniel, who will be on the float along with seven other dogs, will perform his ‘high five to keep pets alive’ trick and perform with his companions.
The float is sponsored by the Lucy Pet Foundation, which runs mobile spay, neuter and adoption clinics across the United States.
Mr. Dwyer said Daniel has been chosen as a ‘spokesdog’ for the organization.
‘He’s definitely one of the most joyous, happy dogs I’ve ever met in my life,’ his owner said.
‘I think his positive attitude is why he’s survived.’
The popular Rose Parade is known and watched across the United States.
It has been running for nearly 125 years and hundreds of thousands of people visit Pasadena for the show each year.
Mahatma Gandhi… “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Join the NO KILL MOVEMENT!
December 20, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Fostering and Rescue, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, NO KILL NATION, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, Stop Euthenization, Success Stories, We Are All God's Creatures | events, Gandhi, holidays, holidays with pets, JOMP, Just One More Pet, Miracles, New Year's, Pet Adoption | Leave a Comment
iLoveDogs: You won’t see a picture of Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha smiling beside a tree on the official 2013 White House Christmas card.
The pop-up card, designed by Michigan artist Chris Hankinson of PopUpCards.com, features the two Portuguese Water Dogs walking in front of a 3D White House.
“As we gather around this season, may the warmth and joy of the holidays fill your home,” the card says. All six Obamas have signed the card – Bo and Sunny’s signatures include their (faux) paw prints.
Speaking of “gather around,” that happens to be the holiday theme this year at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
“It celebrates the stories and traditions that bring us together this special time of year,” says the White House website. “As members of one American family, we are united in a story built over the course of two centuries.”
During a holiday decorating party at the White House earlier this month, Sunny made headlines when she bumped noses with 2-year-old Ashtyn Gardner, causing the little girl to fall to the ground.
Although the news media painted Sunny as a bit of a monster (“Sunny Obama: Terror of Toddlers” was the U.S. News and World Report headline), a video showed that the incident was simply an accident… and no big deal.
“If Ashtyn remembers anything from the event, it’s getting that big hug from the first lady and playing with the dogs,” her dad told CBS News.
Replicas of a more subdued Sunny alongside Bo are also featured on the 2013 gingerbread White House. You can watch it being created in this official video:
December 18, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Animal or Pet Related Stories, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Pets | Bo, Christmas, dogs, First Dogs, First Pets, holidays, holidays and pets, JOMP, Just One More Pet, Obamaland, pets and politics, Portuguese Water Dogs, Sunny | Leave a Comment
Video: Cute Christmas Animals
December 16, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Animal and Pet Photos, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, pet fun, Pets | Christmas, cute, JOMP, Just One More Pet, pets and holidays | Leave a Comment
Sent to me by a dear friend… Freckles:
Barracuda Brigade - By Elizabeth Hawkes – Originally Posted 11/19/13
THE VILLAGES, FL – My husband, Gregory and I attended former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s book signing, where she showcased her newest book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas (Kindle),” on Monday, November 18th at Barnes & Noble Booksellers on Old Camp Road.
Gov. Palin is no stranger to The Villages. On September 21, 2008 at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square, Gov. Palin held her first public rally as John McCain’s newly appointed running mate and attracted thousands from around the state and nation.
On this special day, the book store had opened hours earlier from their normal hours of operation correctly anticipating a large crowd to meet Sarah Palin.
Gov. Palin is not only the former governor of Alaska but the first woman Republican vice-presidential candidate in American history.
She has written best sellers Going Rogue: An American Life (Kindle) and America by Heart : Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag (Kindle). She is in Time Magazine’s 2010 “100 Most Influential People,” the star of Sarah Palin’s Alaska television series, and a Fox News contributor.
As soon as we arrived at 7:30 a.m., after a harried parking job and mad anticipatory dash to the entrance of the book store, we each purchased a copy of Gov. Palin’s new book and obtained color-coded wristbands.
Barnes & Noble began distributing wristbands, thirty minutes before our arrival. and by early afternoon, 750 were given out. Both the wristbands and a Barnes & Noble receipt were a requirement to get in line for the book signing.
To my heartbroken dismay, our puppy, Freckles, was not welcomed in the store. She had accompanied us on the long three-hour drive to the book signing from our home in Port Saint Lucie, FL.
We were informed, by a very nice store manager, that it would be necessary for us to take turns standing in line and watching over her.
Freckles was understandably disappointed that she would not be able to meet Sarah Palin as she had done at a former book signing with Gov. Palin’s father and brother.
So, we decided that I would stand in line first while Gregory sat outside at a table with Freckles. The weather was lovely and the book signing patrons friendly offering Freckles a hand shake and a gentle fur stroking. My husband informed me by cell phone, that despite all the favorable attention and kisses, Freckles continued to whimper and cry for her mommy.
Gregory P. Hawkes with Freckles
A year earlier, at the same Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Freckles proudly strolled into the store and met Chuck Heath, Sr. and Jr. during a book signing for their wonderfully gripping newly released book, Our Sarah: Made in Alaska (Kindle).
If you haven’t purchased this book yet, please do so immediately. It is filled with photos and anecdotes of adventures from the Alaskan wilderness to the center stage of a 2008 presidential election.
We had a lovely long visit with the handsome and engaging Heath men, discussing the Mainstream Media’s misrepresentation of Sarah, the beauty of Alaska, and the exciting sport of hunting.
I fondly remember Chuck Sr. asking, while holding and petting Freckles, “what is this breed good for?”. My husband replied, “you’re looking at it,” and we broke out in raucous laughter.
Our book signing adventure with Gov. Palin was just as exciting as with the Heaths and will always be one of the most memorable highlights of our lives.
As I was standing in line anticipating a long 90-minute wait before Gov. Palin was scheduled to arrive, we were informed, by the Barnes & Noble staff, that Sarah Palin would be arriving a half hour early. Since it was still only 8:30 a.m. when we were given the news that Gov. Palin would be arriving at 9:30 a.m. instead of 10:00 a.m., the crowd became noticeably more excited and jubilant.
Barnes and Noble further accommodated us with trays of coffee and cookies. Life was good. I was texting, surfing the ‘Net with free WiFi, making new conservative friends and Gov. Palin was only an hour away!
The time flew by quickly chatting with newly made friends.
Then Gov. Palin arrived and the line starting moving forward faster then anticipated.
We reached a point where it was necessary, for security reasons, to store our bags, cameras and phones with the bookstore staff.
The line moved forward again. I saw a tall security guard standing before me as the line curved sharply to the left.
Now, 10 people stood between me and Gov. Palin who was seated at a long table with her beautiful daughter, Piper, and attending staff.
My breathing quickened and my eyes filled with tears of joy as I watched Gov. Palin interact with fans and supporters.
Only four individuals now left between me and the Governor and it would soon be my turn.
“If I’m for Christmas, it’s only because I’m for Christ…”, Gov. Palin wrote in her book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas (Kindle)”, which can be purchased by going on-line here.
As a side note, The Villages Tea Party had set-up shop prior to Gov. Palin’s arrival in the parking lot in front of Barnes & Noble Booksellers. How very fitting.
This story of the connection people feel to Sarah Palin is an example of why Palin is here to stay. She connects with middle America, average Americans, real people with real problems and concerns… because she is one of them; a hard working mother of five… including one with special needs and one who served honorably in the military, married to a blue color worker and union member that takes part in and has won the Iditarod competition, who got tired of the bad politics in Alaska and decided to get involved and make a difference… which she did and still does make a difference every day. If you don’t know her story, you really should checkout: DVD: Sarah Palin: The Undefeated and Sarah Palin – The Undefeated with Going Rogue: An American Life mp3 Audiobook
December 16, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Dogs, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, Unusual Stories | Americana, Book, cute, dogs, events, Florida, furkids, Iditarod, JOMP, Just One More Pet, Palin, Pet Parents, politics, politics and pets | Leave a Comment
The holidays are a popular time to get your children the pet they’ve always wanted. Who can resist an adorable puppy or kitten with a bow under the Christmas tree? If you are thinking about getting a pet this year, I encourage you to consider ‘adopting’ a pet instead of buying one. There are a lot of benefits to adopting a pet over buying one from a pet store. For some of the reasons why, please see THIS ARTICLE. Truly, good pets can come from anywhere, but I also recommend not picking a pet that is coming from a non-reputable breeder or puppy mill. For more information about what puppy mills are, please check out THIS ARTICLE.
A great way to give a pet, especially to someone who does not live in your home, unless you know the person really well, is take the future pet parent for to the shelter, rescue or store and let them chose the pet they want. Sometimes that is not possible… Sometimes if it is for your child your input is the final choice. Or sometimes you know grandma or grandpa would love a pet or needs one and taking them just won’t work out, so each situation is different. But if you can take them for a pre-visit or actually to choose their new friend it’s ideal. If not, choose a pet they would want, rather than one you want. And then adopt just one more for yourself as well, if you possibly can. There are far too many pets who need forever homes.
If you are a pet lover, please donate funds and supplies or volunteer your time to local rescues and shelters or consider fostering or taking a pet home for the holidays… and then helping find them a permanent forever home.
Adopt (or rescue) just one more pet and you are not only saving a life but enhancing yours… or that of a friend, family member or just a lonely soul. Those of us who have pets know that loving an animal and having them love you awakens a part of your soul that changes your life forever!
With today’s economy, plus the return of pets to the shelter of people who think animals are toys, there are more pets who need homes than ever before, so please consider giving some of these pets a home for the holidays and forever.
Critter for Christmas Gift… Not Always the Best Idea… Unless It is Done the Right Way!
h/t to Cindy Wolff
If you are really thinking of surprising someone with an animal for Christmas, make sure it’s made of fake fur and stuffed. If you really want to get someone a pet for Christmas, give them a gift certificate or and IOU and then take them to find a pet, if they want one, of their choosing… or take them pre-shopping or along with you to pick one out.
Nothing says “I’m clueless” like giving an animal at Christmas to someone who was neither wanting nor expecting that gift.
After the oohing and ahhing at the precious animal, the reality of what you’ve done sets in.
You have just given someone a 10 to 15-year commitment (the oldest dog alive is 27) that can cost anywhere from a couple of hundred to thousands of dollars for care.
If you give a puppy, then you have further obligated them to be home every two or three hours to take the pup outside to use the bathroom.
They will spend the next year teaching their pup to be a good dog and not tear things up, don’t jump up, stop barking, house training and all the work that goes with helping the pet become a decent part of the family.
Cats are easier because you don’t have to go stand outside with them in 30-degree temperature on a freezing rainy day and beg them to use the bathroom.
But you are still obligating your beloved to the care of a pet. Also, why would you assume to know what personality of a pet suits what person? That’s a personal thing.
Pets are a very personal choice and the right fit is best for both the pet and their new parent. I’ve always adopted my pets based on their personality fit into my home. These are not plug-and-play toys. Some people prefer affectionate cats, while others don’t mind the aloof ones. Some like long-hair, some like short-hair.
Some people might actually feel like you’re given them a gift of obligation that never stops costing or needing, or insist you take it back.
So, if you want to adopt an animal for your family and you want your children to have a pet, that is one thing, but even then, you might consider buying a stuffed animal with a note attached that you will go as a family and adopt a pet after Christmas or even this spring.
People have more time off. They don’t mind being outside so much in the better weather. And your family can decide what pet fits.
Spend this time researching various breeds, figuring out which ones, like Dalmatians, are athletic and require a lot of exercise and attention and which ones, like Rottweilers, are couch potatoes.
You’ll learn that Jack Russell Terriers aren’t as sedate as the character Eddie on the television show “Frasier” and all puppies aren’t as bad as Marley.
But the biggest lesson you will learn is that pet ownership is not something you decide like choosing a lamp. It’s a long-term commitment of money, time and love. The reward is immeasurable, but it’s not usually something you decide for someone else. They often need to find it for themselves.
*And if you are getting a pet for a senior… make sure they are able to care for them and that there is supervision for the pets as well as for the seniors if they suffer from conditions like Alzheimer’s or dementia.
- Pet Therapy: Pets help Alzheimer’s patients by bringing them back to the present. Specially trained pups can also help alert others that an Alzheimer’s patient has wandered into harm’s way. "Pets can provide a measure of safety to people with the disease," says Thomas Kirk, a vice president of a chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
- Pets are way better than Therapy!
The good news is that there are so many places to adopt a pet these days! Fees vary and many are often waived this time of year. Below are just a few resources:
Petfinder and Adoptapet are two terrific resources to search all adoptables at local rescue groups – the cool part is that on Adoptapet you can save your search and plug in your email and they will email you when pets that match your search come up.
Adopt and Shop – An amazing new “pet store” with shelter animals in Lakewood. They get all pets from the SEEACA animal shelter in Downey. Here’s the best part: adoption counselors are available to help match you with the perfect pet for your family. Your new pet will come complete with leash/collar or food, litter etc. All vaccinated, microchipped and spayed or neutered and can go home that day! I am not sure about the prices so you will need to call them but will average around $100 compared to the thousands for a pet store puppy with no vaccines, microchip, supplies, counselors, after adoptions support and spay/neuter. Some pets available at Adopt and Shop:
Petco and PetSmart will have adoptions at all of their stores this season.
FoundAnimals Whisker Wonderland — A Holiday Adopt-a-Thon all over Los Angeles
"A Canine Christmas Extravaganza Adoption Event"
Increase the merry in your holidays by adopting your new best friend!
Ho ho ho! Attend a Jolly Adoption Event in Your Area Like the One at Paws-Abilities Total Dog Center!
Find your own Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, or Vixen!
Photos are usually taken by the charities themselves or by photographers like PawPrints Pet Photography and they will make beautiful Christmas gifts!
10% to 100% of the proceeds from the purchased photos are generally donated to Animal Rescue Groups and Shelters…
Opt to Adopt and give the gift of a furever home to a loving dog for Christmas this year!
Shelter and Rescue Groups bringing their dogs:
- American Cocker Spaniel Rescue
- Barks R Us
- Collar of Hope
- Greyhound Pets of America, Greater Northwest
- Humane Society of Central Washington
- Left Behind K9
- Motley Zoo Animal Rescue
- Open Paws Resort
- Regional Animal Services of King County
- Res Q Angels
- Sunny Sky’s Animal Rescue
- Valhalla Canine Rescue
- Yakima Valley Pet Rescue
*Pawsitive Alliance’s mission is to end the killing of adoptable dogs and cats in Washington by increasing adoptions, supporting spay and neuter programs, and improving pet retention.
If you know of any local pet adoption events going on, please let me know and I will add them on here!
Related Fun Pet Christmas Posts:
‘Until One Has Loved an Animal, Part of Their Soul Remains Unawakened’ – Join the NO KILL MOVEMENT
Two great new books for the holidays: ‘Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas’ (Kindle) and The Romney Family Table: Sharing Home-Cooked Recipes & Favorite Traditions (Kindle) Plus: Losing Our Religion(Kindle) by atheist S. E. Cupp
December 12, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Dogs, Dogs, Fostering and Rescue, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets | Christmas, JOMP. Just One More Pet, Love, Pet Adoption, War on Christmas, WoC | Leave a Comment
LifeWithDogs: If you ask Roo, the two-legged, 1-year-old black and white poodle/shih tzu mix from Cheyenne, Wyoming, all he wants for Christmas is a home.
Roo doesn’t have front legs due to a birth defect, but his disability does not stop him from enjoying life.
“This little guy is a shining example of determination and adaptability. He is simply amazing!” states BDRA’s website. “His tail is always wagging and he always has a smile on his face. [Roo] gets around by hopping everywhere he goes. He follows his foster mom’s every move and when they get to where they’re going he either sits on his haunches or lies down until it’s time to get moving again.”
Roo ended up at the Laramie Peak Humane Society a month ago after his previous owners realized his special needs were something they could not take on.
Fortunately for Roo, he was placed into foster care immediately. His foster parents, Emilee Intlekofer and her husband Casey have fostered other dogs before and say that Roo a delightful pet.
“I’ve had harder cases, like separation anxiety and things like that,” Intlekofer told Wyoming News. “Roo’s not difficult, he’s just different. He’s real cuddly and sweet, his tail’s always wagging, and he doesn’t feel sorry for himself.”
Despite having just two legs, Roo is able to do what most four-legged dogs do.
“To eat and drink, Roo bends at a 90 degree angle and holds himself that way with his ‘abs of steel,’” said DBRA. “When he uses the restroom, he does all his business standing straight up and he never soils himself.”
The only thing Roo needs help with is when it comes to climbing up or down stairs.
“I have to carry him up and down stairs,” said Intlekofer.
The ideal family for Roo will be one that is willing to dedicate a lot of time to work with this lovable dog. Roo is still not 100% potty trained but he is working on that. He also suffers from separation anxiety, but this is very common in dogs that have been moved around from home to home at a young age.
“We want to make sure whoever takes him home understands there’s the possibility other things could come up later in his lifetime as a result of this,” Britney Wallesch, BDRA founder, told Wyoming News.
If you are looking to grant a homeless dog a Christmas wish this year, consider adopting Roo or any one BDRA pet. Visit their website at www.bdar.org and fill out an application. Please know that BDRA’s adoption program is 100 percent volunteer-run, therefore follow-up time can take longer than with a standard shelter adoption.
December 12, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Adopt Just One More Pet, animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Fostering and Rescue, Holidays With Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Man's Best Friend, Pet Friendship and Love, Pet Health, Pets, Unusual Stories, We Are All God's Creatures | Christmas, Christmas-Spirit, dogs, JOMP, Just One More Pet, Love, Wyoming | Leave a Comment
Mashable: The only tears you’ll shed over this real-life fox and hound friendship are from the joy of knowing that the Disney classic responsible for wrecking your childhood could have a happy ending after all.
Tinni the dog and Sniffer the fox found one another in Norwegian woods and frolicked together ever since. Photographer Torgeir Berge captured the adorable duo to share with the world. The photos will be used in an upcoming book by Berit Helberg to "spread their message about fur and friendship."
Berge wrote on his website that the book will include a number of short stories suited for children of all ages, including the grown-up kind. An English version of the book will be released sometime next year.
In the meantime, take a look at some of the adorable shots of these two furry friends.
Image: Facebook Torgeir Berge
Image: Facebook Torgeir Berge
Image: Facebook Torgeir Berge
Image: Facebook Torgeir Berge
Image: Facebook Torgeir Berge
Image: Facebook Torgeir Berge
December 11, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, Animals Adopting Animals, Dogs, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, Unusual Stories, Wild Animals | Fox, Fox and Hound. Disney, friendship, Furry-Firends, German Shepherd, Hound, JOMP, Just One More Pet, Love | Leave a Comment
Animal Planet – h/t to Holy Cuteness: Little Hernán from Buenos Aires, who has Down Syndrome, doesn’t like to be touched. But Himalaya the Labrador is very patient but persistent and eventually manages to befriend the little boy…
December 9, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Pets, Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, We Are All God's Creatures, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal and Pet Photos, Adopt Just One More Pet, Dogs, Dogs, Man's Best Friend | dogs, Labrador Retriever, for the love of a pet, Labrador, Down-Syndrome | Leave a Comment
Save a Life…Adopt Just One More…Pet!
Everyday we read or hear another story about pets and other animals being abandoned in record numbers while at the same time we regularly hear about crazy new rules and laws being passed limiting the amount of pets that people may have, even down to one or two… or worse yet, none.
Nobody is promoting hoarding pets or animals, but at a time when there are more pets and animals of all types being abandoned or being taken to shelters already bursting at the seams, there is nothing crazier than legislating away the ability of willing adoptive families to take in just one more pet!!
Our goal is to raise awareness and help find homes for all pets and animals that need one by helping to match them with loving families and positive situations. Our goal is also to help fight the trend of unfavorable legislation and rules in an attempt to stop unnecessary Euthenization!!
“All over the world, major universities are researching the therapeutic value of pets in our society and the number of hospitals, nursing homes, prisons and mental institutions which are employing full-time pet therapists and animals is increasing daily.” ~ Betty White, American Actress, Animal Activist, and Author of Pet Love
So if you have the room in your home and the love in your heart… Adopt Just One More Pet or consider becoming a Foster parent for pets… Also check out: Little Critter: Just One More Pet
Photos By: Marion Algier – The UCLA Shutterbug
There is always room for Just One More Pet. So if you have room in your home and room in your heart… Adopt Just One More! If you live in an area that promotes unreasonable limitations on pets… fight the good fight and help change the rules and legislation…
Save the Life of Just One More…Animal!
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If you can adopt or foster just one more pet, you could be saving a life, while adding joy to your own! Our shelters are over-flowing… Please join the fight to make them all ‘NO-Kill’ facilities.
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- Christmas for Pet People – Woc 2013 December 20, 2013“A hug from a child or a lick from a pet makes everything better including the holidays!” (Consider adopting or fostering just one more pet for the holidays… the shelters are overflowing and 2 out of 3 animals who get into the shelter system never leave there alive!) Video: Animals of the Tube sing “Deck […]justonemorepet
- ‘Miracle’ dog that survived gassing headed to Rose Parade December 20, 2013Daniel the shelter dog who refused to die gets his own float at California parade after warming nation’s heart by emerging from pound’s gas chamber wagging his tail Daniel was put in box filled with carbon monoxide with 17 other dogs Survival prompted workers to name him after biblical character, Daniel, who survived lion’s den […]justonemorepet
- 2013 Official Christmas Card Only Features the Four-Legged Obamas December 18, 2013iLoveDogs: You won’t see a picture of Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha smiling beside a tree on the official 2013 White House Christmas card. No… just as last year and in 2011, the only Obama family members on this year’s card are those with four legs – and this time, it’s Bo and his new […]justonemorepet
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- Sarah Palin Book Signing – "Touched By An Angel" December 16, 2013Sent to me by a dear friend… Freckles: Barracuda Brigade - By Elizabeth Hawkes – Originally Posted 11/19/13 THE VILLAGES, FL – My husband, Gregory and I attended former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s book signing, where she showcased her newest book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas (Kindle),” on Monday, November […] […]justonemorepet
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- Adopt a Pet This Christmas… Or Give Someone a New Forever Friend – WoC 2013 December 12, 2013By Marion Algier - Adapted from WoC Series 2011 and 2012 - Cross-Posted at Ask Marion – The War on Christmas verses the Spirit of Christmas Series at AskMarion – 12 The holidays are a popular time to get your children the pet they’ve always wanted. Who can resist an adorable puppy or kitten with […]justonemorepet
- A Christmas Wish For a Two Legged Dog December 12, 2013LifeWithDogs: If you ask Roo, the two-legged, 1-year-old black and white poodle/shih tzu mix from Cheyenne, Wyoming, all he wants for Christmas is a home. This energetic and lovable dog came to Black Dog Animal Rescue (BDAR) after spending some time at the Laramie Peak Humane Society in Douglas, Wyoming. Roo doesn’t have front legs […]justonemorepet
- Real-Life Fox and Hound Will Mend Your Childhood Broken Heart December 11, 2013Mashable: The only tears you’ll shed over this real-life fox and hound friendship are from the joy of knowing that the Disney classic responsible for wrecking your childhood could have a happy ending after all. Tinni the dog and Sniffer the fox found one another in Norwegian woods and frolicked together ever since. Photographer Torgeir […]justonemorepet
- Dog Befriends Boy with Down Syndrome December 8, 2013Animal Planet – h/t to Holy Cuteness: Little Hernán from Buenos Aires, who has Down Syndrome, doesn’t like to be touched. But Himalaya the Labrador is very patient but persistent and eventually manages to befriend the little boy… Video: Dog Befriends Boy with Down Syndromejustonemorepet
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If You Were Stranded On An Island…A recent national survey revealed just how much Americans love their companion animals. When respondents were asked whether they’d like to spend life stranded on a deserted island with either their spouse or their pet, over 60% said they would prefer their dog or cat for companionship!
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