Marley is a yellow Labrador Retriever and American Pit Bull Terrier mix, – a very friendly, gentle and loving girl that would make the perfect addition to your home. She is approximately 3 years old, 50 lbs. and mostly tan in color with a bit of white. Marley is also good with kids, other dogs, and cats! She was found as a pregnant stray and taken to a shelter in Virginia before moving into her foster home. There she and her pups were cared for until her brood was eventually adopted. Now, with the pups all placed in forever homes Marley is now searching for her forever home.
Marley has a very sweet and loving disposition! She is wonderful in the house and loves to go for walks in the neighborhood, or on nature trails. In her foster home she quickly learned house manners and obedience commands and is growing into a great family pet. She walks great on leash, knows sit and down and come commands. Marley sits calmly as adults or children pet her or rub her belly. Her favorite thing to do is cuddle, but she is also an active girl. At her foster home she is buddies with dogs of different sizes, both male and female.
If you are interested in meeting or adopting Marley please fill out an application online or contact Bully Paws.
You may also contact Marley’s Foster family directly if you have questions. Write to Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org .
My husband and I got Elliott through Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and were told that his mother was a Beagle and his daddy was possibly a Yorkie. We however, think he is a Beagle/Dachshund (long haired) mix.
He has brought so much joy to our lives! His middle name is Jacare, which is Portuguese for Caiman, because he certainly resembles his namesake when he nibbles. He is now six months old, but at only 4 months, he mastered “sit, down, touch, roll over and chase your tail”.
He loves his 2 cats (it is unrequited) and everyone in our building knows him - he is famous for his feet licking talents! When he is a year old, we hope to make our Elliott an animal-assisted, therapy dog. ~ Rachel Wills
by Eryka Kahunanui
When you’ve got the threat of a biting dog, you aren’t at the beginning of a problem; you are smack dab in the middle of it. Fellow dog trainers can confirm: there is no uttered phrase more likely to send shivers down our collective spine than “my dog bit out of nowhere.”
Dog bites do not happen “out of nowhere”.
3pm – 4pm
Stopping Nuisance Behaviors — Barking, Jumping Chewing, Digging
Held by K-9 LifeSavers at Allay Yoga
10419 Armory Ave
Kensington, MD 20895
11:00am to 2:00pm
OBG Cocker Spaniel Rescue Adoption Show
5154 Nicholson Lane
Some things to consider….
Cats can be very finicky when it comes to their food, and what tastes good to one cat may not be so appealing to another. One overriding factor however is deciding on the food that is best for your cat’s age and activity level, and additionally, whether or not you should feed your cat wet or dry food. Here are some considerations to help you decide what’s best and most appropriate for your cat’s needs…
Don’t Forget Me!
When your dog’s dependency becomes an anxiety
by Eryka Kahunanui
Does this sound familiar: you come home to find your dog just destroyed all your clothes that were lying around and eliminated in several rooms of the house? The neighbors report that he’s been barking since the moment you left. When you walk in the door, your dog is overjoyed to see you and spends the next ten minutes showing just how happy your return has made him. While the first two examples are more likely symptoms of boredom and the need for proper housebreaking, the second examples of barking and an overjoyed and lengthy greeting can indicate separation anxiety in your pup.
The annual BlogPaws Conference was held this past weekend at the Sheraton in Vienna, Virginia and it proved to be an event filled with a lot of pet-related fun and inspiration. The conference was attended by pet-lovers from all over the country who also have a passion for blogging on various pet topics. More than 350 attended the 3-day event. (See photos in the Event section on the Home page). A number of workshops were given on aspects of pet blogging, and keynote speaker presentations included one given by the heroes of “Rescue Ink”.
With today’s magnitude 5.9 earthquake centered in Mineral, Virginia less than a two-hour drive from metro DC there was a great deal of shaking of structures and nerves alike. And, many people are rightfully concerned. Some dogs and cats seem to experience fright and nervousness as we humans, but do they, “know more than we do”?
K9 Lifesavers is holding a Dog Wash fundraiser to help raise money for their critical care fund. Splish splash give your dogs a bath for a great cause! It will be held on Saturday, September 10th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at 105 Moncure Drive, Alexandria, VA 22314. Volunteers will wash and dry your dog while you wait, shop, or enjoy some delicious snacks.
Oreo Louis is also known as Oreo the Cookie, sweet as a cookie, though three vets might not say so all the time because he growled like a tiger when gently prodded to participate in simple tasks like sitting on a table for an exam! To be fair, a steel table isn’t very comfy, especially for claws (or fingernails)! Still, at 10 years old, this “mutt” began to “talk” in high-pitched sounds like his adopted part-Siamese cat sister, mostly to say “hi” to me after a shower. ~ Debra from Virginia
Ozzie is a military dependent and has adapted to our many moves, travels, and transitional periods without complaint. Ozzie just flew back to the USA after living in Germany for 2 years. I am very lucky to have such a wonderful and amazing dog as my best friend! ~ Nancy from Maryland
Caring, devoted, tireless and friendly. These are just a few of the impressions of the employees that I took away from the recent Adopt-A-Thon held by The Washington Animal Rescue League, WARL. I had the priviledge of attending part of this event on Saturday August 6 – and what a fabulous event!
…on Sunday September 25, by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
We like to think that Alexandria is one of America’s most dog-friendly cities. And what would Alexandria be without the Olde Towne Dogge Walke? Now in its fifth year, the Olde Towne Dogge Walke helps us to raise awareness of League programs and the challenge of animal homelessness in our community. With incredible……
Roxie is Amanda and Rob’s daughter. She is a very energetic dog that always loves to get into trouble. She loves to chew human things into a million little pieces and hide them underneath the sofa in her secret hide-away spot. Despite her antics, it’s difficult to stay mad at Roxie for long, because she always comes back and licks our faces and wants to play.
Greyhound Pets of America, a national, non-profit is devoted to the adoption of those greyhounds who no longer participate at racetracks throughout the country. Greyhounds are gentle and loving – and make excellent pets in qualified homes.
The Northern Virginia Chapter of this organization regularly holds “Meet and Greet” sessions at the following locations throughout northern Virginia. These sessions afford you the opportunity to learn about greyhounds, and how to adopt one.
It seems that in the past few years food recalls of one sort or another on a number of foods have been issued. The same holds true for pet foods.
Salmonella contamination is one of the main culprits. It is well known that this bacteria can cause problems not only for humans, but pets as well. Pets who have been infected may exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated your pet may experience lethargy, diarrhea and vomiting. Humans may also exhibit some of the same symptoms, as well as more serious ailments if they come in contact with food infected with Salmonella.