Dog of the Day: Stan

Stan is approximately 6 years old and resides in Nova Scotia, Canada. He is charming, eager to please and loves to hang out with other dogs. He is also good with children and would suit a family home.  He spent most of his first six years in an outdoor pen so he is not house trained, but with patience and consistency he will be fully trained in no time (he is currently being potty trained while in foster). Although he is crate trained, he is quite the social butterfly and prefers to be next to his human.

Stan has been neutered and has had all his shots.

For more information on Stan, or other available dogs, please contact  Atlantic Small Dog Rescue at info@asdrescue.com or visit their website here.

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Dog Of The Day: Keisha

This beauty is a senior gal currently residing in St. John’s, NL. Keisha’s quiet, laid back disposition makes her perfect with children and other dogs.  Because of her age and arthritis, she isn’t too energetic but she still loves her daily walks and loves nothing more than a good belly rub.  She does not like to be left alone and because of this, it would be ideal if she was adopted into a family where someone was home most of the time.

For more information on Keisha, please contact Heavenly Creatures at 709.739.0077 or visit them on the web at www.heavenlycreatures.ca

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Why You Should Adopt A Senior Dog

old dog

While it’s easy to be swayed by a puppy (seriously, who can resist puppy kisses) a hyper, untrained puppy may not be a good fit for many families. They require a lot of training, patience and exercise.  If you are looking to adopt and would like a dog who would fit into your home and lifestyle with little to no work, consider an older pet.  Sure, they don’t have those cute baby faces and their lifespan may be shorter but there are many reasons why a senior pet just may be the perfect pet for you.

Below are a few reasons, out of many, why adopting a senior pet is the way to go:

1.  Older dogs come housetrained. They have an adult bladder which means no more getting up three times a night to let the puppy out and no more accidents to clean up when you get home.

2.  Older dogs are past the teething stage so you don’t have to worry about sharp little teeth chewing up your furniture, shoes or baseboards. If you give an adult dog a few chew toys to keep him busy, you’ll never have to worry about your furniture again.

3.  When you adopt an older dog, what you see is what you get.  They will not grow anymore and you’ll never end up with what you thought was a beagle only to find out that there must’ve been a lab somewhere in his background.  This is especially handy if you live in a apartment/condo or move around a lot.  Many places have weight restrictions in their pet policies.  By adopting an older dog, you won’t be in for a surprise in six months.

4.  The personality of an older dog has been developed.  No matter what type of lifestyle you have, there is a dog out there for you. By adopting an older dog, you are guarnteed to have an animal that matches your lifestyle and you can be sure they won’t do a 360 in the future. Contrary to popular belief, not all shelter/rescue animals were rescued from the street or under horrible conditions.  While many are, there are still many who come from good loving homes that had to be given up for one reason or another.  All animals coming from rescue have been vetted and their personality has been determined. You can be sure that the animal you are adopting is exactly what the rescue says they are.

5.  It’s easier to find an older, purebred dog than you think.  Many shelters and rescues are full of pure-bred dogs that were taken in from good, loving homes. Again, its what you see is what you get.  You want a Maltese, you get a Maltese.  If you adopt an older Maltese you won’t be surprised to see that the Maltese you adopted looks more like a poodle in a year.

6. Older dogs are instant companions.  They are ready right from the minute they move it to go on whatever adventure you want to take them on.  They are always up for a long, leisurely walk, to play ball at the park or to just hang out and chill in the sunshine. They are already trained so you won’t have to worry about leash pulling or bad social skills while out and about.

7. Older dogs settle in much easier than younger dogs.  Many of them have already been part of a pack so they know what is expected of them.

8. Finally, if the reason you are adopting is to save a life than consider this:  In shelters, puppies are usually the first to be adopted.  The older the dog, the longer it usually takes for them to be adopted and they are usually the first to be euthanized.  By adopting a senior pet, you will truly be saving a life.

If you are looking to add a dog to your family, I urge you to check with your local shelters and rescues about adopting a senior.  You will truly be saving a life and you will know love and devotion like no other.

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Cat Of The Day: Rascal

This handsome devil is named Rascal and he is a social, sweet natured cat who never quarrels, bites or scratches.  He enjoys being petted but does like his own space and prefers to be left alone. Because of this he is not a lap cat and will need time to adjust to his new surroundings. He is approximately 5 years old and gets on fabulously with other cats.

Rascal currently resides at North Toronto Cat Rescue and  has been neutered and vaccinated.

For more information on Rascal or to inquire about other cats in need of good homes, please contact the North Toronto Cat Rescue at 1-905-940-2287 or view their website here.

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Dog Of The Day: Midnight

Midnight is a Lab Mix and is being sheltered by the Winnipeg Animal Services Agency. Midnight has been neutered and microchipped and is ready for his forever home! There isn’t much information listed about Midnight so all questions should be directed to the Winnipeg Animal Services directly at 1-877-311-4WPG.

Midnight’s Pet Finder profile can be found here.

Fundraiser: Pub Night For Pups

Please join the Last Chance Animal Rescue Society for Pup Night for Pups and help raise much needed funds.  Tickets are $20.00 each and includes burger (vegie/beef/chicken), fries, a beer, wine or well drink. Tickets may be purchased at Bosley’s Burquitlam or by email money transfer.  All tickets purchased by email money transfer may be picked up at the door.

*Door tickets not guaranteed unless pre-purchased via email money transfer to info@lastchanceanimalrescue.ca. Please indicated PUB NIGHT in the transfer.

Please email holly@lastchanceaimalrescue.ca for more information.

Website:  http://www.lastchanceanimalrescue.ca/


Cat Of The Day: Elvis

This handsome black tuxedo teenager is about a year and a half old, He is bold and brash and wonderfully out-going! He is also super high energy and adores playing by the hour, which makes him a great playmate for another kitten or teenage cat of a similar age.

Elvis was picked up at a Dartmouth feeding station and has been neutered, tested (negative for feline disease) and treated for fleas.

If you are interested in adopting Elvis please fill out the adoption application here.