Pets of the Month
Would you like your pet to stand out from the pack? Submit a photo of your pet to email@example.com for our “Pets of the Month” contest. Young or old, neatly groomed or disheveled, calm or high-strung – your pet stands out in some special way! Please include a description of how your pet excels at just being his/her self. Photos may be of him/her self, or with you, and/or family members. And, you may enter one of your pets per month.
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
Pomeroy was a puppy mill dog who had spent his whole life (7 years) in a cage until he was lucky enough to be rescued by the Humane Education Society of TN in 2006. When found, his teeth were so full tartar that he couldn’t close his mouth and he was urine soaked to the bone.
The HES sent Pomeroy to a Forever Home in Chantilly who listed his picture through the Northern VA SPCA on petfinders, where I spotted him. I was lucky enough to be able to adopt him within two weeks. Although he was very nervous his first day, within 24 hours he had bonded with me and had begun guarding ‘his’ home, barking whenever someone strange approached.
Now, he is so spoiled he doesn’t get out of bed in the morning without at least 5 minutes of belly rubs. He struts around Old Town with such panache that it’s hard to tell who is showing off more – me showing off Pomeroy or Pommie showing off his Mom. He has been featured in local and national newspapers for his hard campaign work on behalf of Virginia candidates and even has a wine blog with his “girlfriend” Munchkin, a ravishing Yorkie. ~ Shari from Virginia
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
We adopted Bugsy a year ago from a local shelter in Maryland, where we had been told that he was abandoned and roaming free. He was in somewhat poor health at that time, but now is a happy and healthy (thanks to an abundance of doggy treats) addition to our family. We are so grateful to have him. – Karen, Sam and Meghan