February 23rd, 2014
(article from petfinder)
February is adopt a Rabbit month! 
February is Adopt-A-Rescued Rabbit Month, and, in honor of it, these are my top 10 reasons rescued rabbits make great pets:

Rabbits are the perfect pets for those who may not have time for daily walks, but still seek the social quality of a dog-like companion. And, like cats, rabbits can be litter box trained very easily. Best of both worlds!
Many people who are allergic to dogs and cats are not allergic to rabbits.
Rabbits are uniquely talented comedians. Binkies(little hop-spins and kicks they do when they’re happy),bunny flops (flopping over and playing dead) and bunny 500s (think the Indy 500, but with bunnies) are just some of the quirky and amusing habits of the house bunny.
Rabbit schedules match up with people schedules. Our furry friends are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk, which corresponds well with the times most of us are starting our day or getting home from work and ready for some couch snuggling or binky watching.
Rabbits help you get healthy. As herbivores, rabbits mesh well with vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. Generally speaking, though, having a pet who encourages you to stock your fridge with fruits and vegetables is good for everybody — vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Rabbits make great pets for city dwellers. They happily stay in large cages or puppy pens during the day when you’re gone and love to come out to romp around in rabbit-proofed rooms when you’re home.
Rabbits have long lifespans compared to other small animals. They can live 10-12 years if provided with a proper diet and care.
Rabbits are heroic. In the wild, rabbits communicate with each other about perceived dangers by thumping their back legs; astute house bunnies will provide you with a similar security system. Who needs a German Shepherd when you can have a fierce guard bunny? (Clearly I’m joking on this one, but there are many stories of rabbits alerting their people to danger. In 2008, an Australian pet rabbit alerted his people to a house fire in the middle of the night and undoubtedly saved their lives. The lesson — never underestimate a bunny!) (Read our blog post: Hero bunny saves his family.)
Rabbits are great listeners (just look at those ears!). They also make excellent snugglers with their extra-soft fur and loving nature. What more could you ask for from a friend?
Rabbits need homes too. Perhaps one of the best reasons to adopt a bunny is that there are so many waiting for forever homes. In fact, after dogs and cats, rabbits are the third most abundant adoptable pet, with more than 5,500 listed for adoption on Petfinder. Search Petfinder to find some bunnies at a shelter or rescue group near you!

(article from petfinder)


February is adopt a Rabbit month! 

February is Adopt-A-Rescued Rabbit Month, and, in honor of it, these are my top 10 reasons rescued rabbits make great pets:

  1. Rabbits are the perfect pets for those who may not have time for daily walks, but still seek the social quality of a dog-like companion. And, like cats, rabbits can be litter box trained very easily. Best of both worlds!
  2. Many people who are allergic to dogs and cats are not allergic to rabbits.
  3. Rabbits are uniquely talented comedians. Binkies(little hop-spins and kicks they do when they’re happy),bunny flops (flopping over and playing dead) and bunny 500s (think the Indy 500, but with bunnies) are just some of the quirky and amusing habits of the house bunny.
  4. Rabbit schedules match up with people schedules. Our furry friends are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk, which corresponds well with the times most of us are starting our day or getting home from work and ready for some couch snuggling or binky watching.
  5. Rabbits help you get healthy. As herbivores, rabbits mesh well with vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. Generally speaking, though, having a pet who encourages you to stock your fridge with fruits and vegetables is good for everybody — vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
  6. Rabbits make great pets for city dwellers. They happily stay in large cages or puppy pens during the day when you’re gone and love to come out to romp around in rabbit-proofed rooms when you’re home.
  7. Rabbits have long lifespans compared to other small animals. They can live 10-12 years if provided with a proper diet and care.
  8. Rabbits are heroic. In the wild, rabbits communicate with each other about perceived dangers by thumping their back legs; astute house bunnies will provide you with a similar security system. Who needs a German Shepherd when you can have a fierce guard bunny? (Clearly I’m joking on this one, but there are many stories of rabbits alerting their people to danger. In 2008, an Australian pet rabbit alerted his people to a house fire in the middle of the night and undoubtedly saved their lives. The lesson — never underestimate a bunny!) (Read our blog post: Hero bunny saves his family.)
  9. Rabbits are great listeners (just look at those ears!). They also make excellent snugglers with their extra-soft fur and loving nature. What more could you ask for from a friend?
  10. Rabbits need homes too. Perhaps one of the best reasons to adopt a bunny is that there are so many waiting for forever homes. In fact, after dogs and cats, rabbits are the third most abundant adoptable pet, with more than 5,500 listed for adoption on Petfinder. Search Petfinder to find some bunnies at a shelter or rescue group near you!

(above is Jenny, a sweet senior looking for a family to snuggle with)
shelter of the day:
Tabby’s Place is a cage-free sanctuary located in Ringoes, NJ that provides refuge to cats in hopeless situations: a majority of their felines come from public shelters where they had been scheduled for euthanasia.
Tabby’s Place does not turn away cats due to age, medical need, or “lack of adoptability!” Not only are they an adoption shelter, they also are a cat hospital and hospice providing comfort and care for cats.
To check out all their available cats at Tabby’s Place, click here !

(above is Jenny, a sweet senior looking for a family to snuggle with)

shelter of the day:

Tabby’s Place is a cage-free sanctuary located in Ringoes, NJ that provides refuge to cats in hopeless situations: a majority of their felines come from public shelters where they had been scheduled for euthanasia.

Tabby’s Place does not turn away cats due to age, medical need, or “lack of adoptability!” Not only are they an adoption shelter, they also are a cat hospital and hospice providing comfort and care for cats.

To check out all their available cats at Tabby’s Place, click here !

(above is my kitty, Rory)
an apology:These past few years have flown by and life has gotten crazy! I am a senior in college and would you know it, I forgot all about this blog! I apologize for it’s inactivity and will do my very best to keep active!! (no promises!) but please feel free to follow and see what is to come! If you have any questions or comments use the form to the left- thanks!

(above is my kitty, Rory)


an apology:
These past few years have flown by and life has gotten crazy! I am a senior in college and would you know it, I forgot all about this blog! I apologize for it’s inactivity and will do my very best to keep active!! (no promises!) but please feel free to follow and see what is to come! If you have any questions or comments use the form to the left- thanks!

dog of the day: 
The Bernese Mountain Dog survived for centuries as a draft dog and farm dog, but little effort was put into preserving the breed, which existed only in the lower Alps. This changed in the 1890’s when Professor Albert Heim and other breeders, recognizing the Bernese Mountain Dog’s fine qualities! The Bernese Mountain Dog has a shoulder height of 58-71 cm (23-28 in) and weighs 36-50 kg (80-110 lbs). It is a large, agile dog; males are larger than females, but both are very strong.
The Bernese Mountain Dog is friendly, vigilant, and very loyal to its family. It is intelligent, attentive, and calm. Bernese Mountain Dogs require frequent human companionship. They are great with children and will protect their loved ones. They get along well with cats and other household pets, provided proper socialization has taken place. The Bernese Mountain Dog will announce unfamiliar visitors with a hearty barking and watch them carefully. Bernese Mountain Dogs are dominant towards one another.
The Bernese Mountain Dog requires regular grooming with a brush and comb, particularly in areas that are prone to tangles (behind the ears, neck, legs, and hindquarters). Daily combing is required when the undercoat is shedding. The Bernese Mountain Dog must be handled with a loving, consistent approach and on an even keel. The Bernese Mountain Dog is an eager learner and is very responsive to its trainer’s voice. The Bernese Mountain Dog must be taken outside regularly because it is very fond of exercise and the outdoors. Bernese Mountain Dogs enjoy cold weather and love to run and play off the leash whenever possible. Avoid strenuously exercising the Bernese Mountain Dog when young as it needs all of its energy to put on weight and build strong bones and joints.
To look at some available Bernese pups today click here !

dog of the day: 

The Bernese Mountain Dog survived for centuries as a draft dog and farm dog, but little effort was put into preserving the breed, which existed only in the lower Alps. This changed in the 1890’s when Professor Albert Heim and other breeders, recognizing the Bernese Mountain Dog’s fine qualities! The Bernese Mountain Dog has a shoulder height of 58-71 cm (23-28 in) and weighs 36-50 kg (80-110 lbs). It is a large, agile dog; males are larger than females, but both are very strong.

The Bernese Mountain Dog is friendly, vigilant, and very loyal to its family. It is intelligent, attentive, and calm. Bernese Mountain Dogs require frequent human companionship. They are great with children and will protect their loved ones. They get along well with cats and other household pets, provided proper socialization has taken place. The Bernese Mountain Dog will announce unfamiliar visitors with a hearty barking and watch them carefully. Bernese Mountain Dogs are dominant towards one another.

The Bernese Mountain Dog requires regular grooming with a brush and comb, particularly in areas that are prone to tangles (behind the ears, neck, legs, and hindquarters). Daily combing is required when the undercoat is shedding. The Bernese Mountain Dog must be handled with a loving, consistent approach and on an even keel. The Bernese Mountain Dog is an eager learner and is very responsive to its trainer’s voice. The Bernese Mountain Dog must be taken outside regularly because it is very fond of exercise and the outdoors. Bernese Mountain Dogs enjoy cold weather and love to run and play off the leash whenever possible. Avoid strenuously exercising the Bernese Mountain Dog when young as it needs all of its energy to put on weight and build strong bones and joints.

To look at some available Bernese pups today click here !

June 15th, 2011
dog of the day:
The Airedale Terrier. The undisputed “King of Terriers,” the Airedale Terrier is the largest and hardiest of the terriers, and an all around useful dog. The Airedale has a sweet disposition, but when challenged, is not afraid to stand up for himself. Obedience training is important for these quick learners, but make sure to keep it interesting – they can get bored easily! They also thrive with daily exercise. 
The Airedale Terrier is patient with children and tolerant of other household animals. It may try to dominate other dogs if not trained properly. Airedale Terriers are fearless and alert at all times, but not aggressive. They are responsive, outgoing, and confident. Swimming and playing catch are among the Airedale Terrier’s favorite activities, but they are very boisterous indoors as well. Airedale Terriers are not suited to apartment life.
The breed’s coat is hard, dense and wiry, with a softer undercoat, and comes in both tan and black and tan and grizzle. Although relatively easy to maintain, the Airedale coat needs regular brushing and stripping.  Dogs should measure approximately 23 inches in height at the shoulder; bitches, slightly less. Both sexes should be sturdy, well muscled and boned. This breed was one of the first used for police duty in Germany and Great Britain and has also been popular with Presidents, including Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge.
To look at some Airedale pups today, click here

dog of the day:

The Airedale Terrier. The undisputed “King of Terriers,” the Airedale Terrier is the largest and hardiest of the terriers, and an all around useful dog. The Airedale has a sweet disposition, but when challenged, is not afraid to stand up for himself. Obedience training is important for these quick learners, but make sure to keep it interesting – they can get bored easily! They also thrive with daily exercise. 

The Airedale Terrier is patient with children and tolerant of other household animals. It may try to dominate other dogs if not trained properly. Airedale Terriers are fearless and alert at all times, but not aggressive. They are responsive, outgoing, and confident. Swimming and playing catch are among the Airedale Terrier’s favorite activities, but they are very boisterous indoors as well. Airedale Terriers are not suited to apartment life.

The breed’s coat is hard, dense and wiry, with a softer undercoat, and comes in both tan and black and tan and grizzle. Although relatively easy to maintain, the Airedale coat needs regular brushing and stripping.  Dogs should measure approximately 23 inches in height at the shoulder; bitches, slightly less. Both sexes should be sturdy, well muscled and boned. This breed was one of the first used for police duty in Germany and Great Britain and has also been popular with Presidents, including Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge.

To look at some Airedale pups today, click here

Meet “Zeus”, a beautiful Pony/Palomino mix from Colorado Springs, CO.
  This pretty boy is just 2 years old, neutered and healthy. He is halter trained and ready for more learning, and looking for that forever home today!

Meet “Zeus”, a beautiful Pony/Palomino mix from Colorado Springs, CO.

  This pretty boy is just 2 years old, neutered and healthy. He is halter trained and ready for more learning, and looking for that forever home today!


Meet “Candy Striper & Choco-Latte" from Columbia, MD.
Here’s what the shelter has to say about the two; “Candy Striper, a silly little 3 yr old cinnamon wanna be blaze gal and is one of our favorites. Candy is happy, healthy and down right adorable. She is best buds with Choco -latte who is also 3ish. Choc-latte is on prednisone for insulinoma. Both girls have melatonin implants as they are at that age .Together, these girls even with the usual ferret maladies are a rowdy twosome. Experienced ferret owners preferred”
Check them out today, there is a video of them at play at the website as well :]

Meet “Candy Striper & Choco-Latte" from Columbia, MD.

Here’s what the shelter has to say about the two; “Candy Striper, a silly little 3 yr old cinnamon wanna be blaze gal and is one of our favorites. Candy is happy, healthy and down right adorable. She is best buds with Choco -latte who is also 3ish. Choc-latte is on prednisone for insulinoma. Both girls have melatonin implants as they are at that age .Together, these girls even with the usual ferret maladies are a rowdy twosome. Experienced ferret owners preferred

Check them out today, there is a video of them at play at the website as well :]

shelter of the day: 
Only Hope Cat Rescue is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue of lost, abandoned, sick, abused, feral and stray cats and kittens in New York’s five boroughs and New Jersey. Their driving force is mutual love for animals.
They work strictly through our foster homes. When they take cats in, they live in foster care until they find them permanent homes. Caring for these cats includes not just food and litter, but also medications, supplements, vet bills for spay/neuters, vaccinations, parasite infestations, and any other health conditions that may exist when they find the cats. Only Hope Cat Rescue, Inc. has taken in cats that needed mouth surgery, biopsies; cats that were paralyzed, that have cancer, diabetes, cystitis, and cats that need to take a pill every day for the rest of their lives. They work to socialize feral or abused cats so that they learn to trust humans.
To take a look at all the cats available through OHCR, click here!

shelter of the day: 

Only Hope Cat Rescue is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue of lost, abandoned, sick, abused, feral and stray cats and kittens in New York’s five boroughs and New Jersey. Their driving force is mutual love for animals.

They work strictly through our foster homes. When they take cats in, they live in foster care until they find them permanent homes. Caring for these cats includes not just food and litter, but also medications, supplements, vet bills for spay/neuters, vaccinations, parasite infestations, and any other health conditions that may exist when they find the cats. Only Hope Cat Rescue, Inc. has taken in cats that needed mouth surgery, biopsies; cats that were paralyzed, that have cancer, diabetes, cystitis, and cats that need to take a pill every day for the rest of their lives. They work to socialize feral or abused cats so that they learn to trust humans.

To take a look at all the cats available through OHCR, click here!

June 14th, 2011
this is me! and my dog Socks, and Aussie I got from puppyfind.com , he’s a lovely doggie and i couldn’t image life without him! (our christmas photo)
mandajoelle - my personal blog, follow if you wish :]

this is me! and my dog Socks, and Aussie I got from puppyfind.com , he’s a lovely doggie and i couldn’t image life without him! (our christmas photo)

mandajoelle - my personal blog, follow if you wish :]

Meet this adorable German Shepherd puppy from Piedmont, MO.  (will ship worldwide)
She is a tan sable , 11 week old girl. She comes from champion bloodlines and is already AKC registered. She is sweet and loves to be loved up! She is looking for her forever home today,h ow bout you? 
(owners asking for $450)

Meet this adorable German Shepherd puppy from Piedmont, MO.  (will ship worldwide)

She is a tan sable , 11 week old girl. She comes from champion bloodlines and is already AKC registered. She is sweet and loves to be loved up! She is looking for her forever home today,h ow bout you? 

(owners asking for $450)