Category Archives: Adopt Me!

“Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.” David McCullough

  In my 12 year career as a Animal Rescue Advocate and Pet Lifestyle Expert –  I have always mentioned rescue or bring animals up for adoption on each and every segment !  Here are TWO ADORABLE DOGS UP FOR ADOPTION who accompanied me on Good Day New York’s Summer Pet tips segment! Note the two other two legged bitches (sorry if i offend anyone) in the photo have been adopted by two nice men! Dylan, male, dachshund mix, 2 Hope, female, terrier mix, 3…

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Holiday Tips on How to Adopt a Purebred Dog Or Cat!

    Are you thinking of  giving a  pet this Holiday? It’s just as easy to adopt a purebred as it is to buy one! Tips on How to Adopt a Purebred Dog Or Cat!   1. A lot of people think they need to go to a breeder and spend lots of money if they want a certain breed, but that’s not at all true! There are many wonderful rescue groups that cater to specific breeds, where you can adopt the purebred your heart…

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I am Eloise, I am 12, and I love to play ball.

Animal Fair Cares: The Remarkable Story of Eloise the Dachshund

  At age 12, Eloise the Dachshund was as youthful as Kay Thompson’s famed storybook character, Eloise. But rather than roaming the halls of the Plaza Hotel, Eloise much preferred passing the time playing ball – a sport in which she was obsessed with. One tragic day in August, Eloise was lost in a game of fetch when she skidded on the hardwood floor and a disc in her lower back suddenly ruptured, leaving her complete backside paralyzed. Like any children’s tale, however, Eloise’s has…

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George Clooney's Longest Love:)

George Clooney is single again! Time for another Pot-Bellied Pig?

We’re Not in Kansas Anymore   The world’s most famous bachelor, George Clooney, is reportedly back on the market after splitting with Stacy Keibler !  Is it time he adopts a pig? Though they may have a stinky rap, pot-bellied pigs are some of the cleanest and most affectionate pets to have taken households and Hollywood by storm. They’re easy to train, full of character, and, according to Marcie Christensen, the president of the non-profit California Pot-Bellied Pigs Association (CPPA),“you can’t get a smarter domestic pet.”…

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A Belize jaguar relaxing in the wild.

Leap To Protect The Belize Jaguar

  One of Belize’s main attractions and quite possibly one of the seven (or eighth) wonders of the world is The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. This spectacular sanctuary consists of forests, fauna and watersheds, approximately 150 square miles of tropical forest located at the eastern slopes of the Maya mountains, and is the world’s only Jaguar Preserve. This unique lush jungle ringed by the spectacular Cockscomb Mountains, was declared a Forest Preserve in 1984 and finally a Jaguar Preserve in 1986. Besides being the home…

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Animal Haven store front

Give a Furry Friend a Loving ‘Haven’ !

    Imagine for a moment you wake to discover thick iron bars surrounding your bedroom. A small plastic cup holds barely enough water to quench your thirst and a dirty dish holds two-day old pizza for your breakfast. You try to call for help, but can’t contact the outside world. No one can help you; you’re trapped. Pretty scary, huh? Well, this is the horrible image that Animal Haven had in mind when it opened its animal shelter back in 1968. Animal Haven began…

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After weeks in the shelter, Misha's stress gently increased. This condition, labeled "kennel crazy" is grounds for euthanasia.

Through The Eyes Of Shelter Animals

In the last ten minutes I threw away two paper cups, raced to grab a coffee from a local deli, and caught a taxi to travel cross-town. Once I got out of the cab, I threw the plastic cup away in the trash, never to be seen again. Sounds pretty simple, but I must say…we sure live in a convenient society. Yesterday, while sitting at my favorite New York City breakfast diner, I caught a few sideward glances from other morning visitors peering over their…

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In Honor of 9/11 – Dog Bless You: Our Nation’s Heroes

  There is nothing better for the soul than a big, honking dose of puppy love. Dogs know how to connect with our hearts and spirits in a way that comes so easily that it almost seems supernatural. Charlie Annenberg founded the Dog Bless You branch of his philanthropic network in 2006. Dog Bless You aims to match our country’s veterans, of whom many are dealing with post traumatic stress disorder with elderly with loving animals as a therapeutic way in which they may…

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Rachael Ray and the ASPCA are giving away $100,000 Dollars!

  The hard-working animal-lovers at the ASPCA are dedicating their time every day to workings towards a no-kill nation in which every animal has a safe, happy forever-home, but sometimes even the strongest initiatives need some extra help. That’s why, starting August 1 and continuing through October, fifty animal shelters across the country have accepted the challenge to  save the lives of even more pets by engaging in a friendly competition to win grants and resources for their organizations. In order to take home the…

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Planning for Veterinary Exams

How Proper Planning, Veterinary Exams, and Fecal Testing Facilitate Successful Canine Adoption

  Upon hearing a family or individual discuss a plan to give the gift of canine life as a  present, I experience an unusual psychic shift: I am transported out of my body into a dreamscape reminiscent of a scene from Inception; I get stuck running in place while trying to get to a veterinary school final exam; Patti Page’s (How Much Is That) Doggy in the Window echoes repeatedly in the background. I’m then jostled back into reality when I hear the claim that…

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