Blacky is a 4.5 year old lovely black male lab. He is great with dogs, and kids but not sure with cats. He is fine in a car and likes to put his head outside to catch the wind. He also loves to go for walks and is great on a leash. He is great in a home in terms of being calm and housebroken including not destructive but will play if you give him the chance. His owners describe him as a big lovable dog that loves any and everyone and will just stay by your side too. He knows his commands and loves to give the paw. He does not have a pool at his home but was busted one time in a local pond so we can only assume he would like water. He also likes to come over to you and gently put his head on you for attention. This wonderful sweet loving boy needs to find a home right away because his parents due to circumstances beyond their control need to move to a new place that does not accept dogs. He is a very good boy and would make a great pet for any family.
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Roscoe, a 1 1/2 year old sweet, playful, black Lab mix with lots of love to give. He is in a foster home with another male dog and also gets along well with children. He will melt your heart and love you forever. Please call for him today, you will never regret it. It is up to date on all his shots, weighs 35 pounds, is neutered and has a microchip. And he loves to sing along whenever you play any musical instrument and pull you on the skateboard. email email@example.com or call 305 401 4693.
WHITEY IS A 2-Year-old AMERICAN BULLDOG WHO WAS WANDERING THE STREETS OF HOMESTEAD IN ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE CONDITION WITH HORRIFIC MANGE. HE WAS RESCUED OFF OF THE STREETS AND IS BEING TREATED WITH THE USUAL PROTOCOL FOR MANGE. BUT IN ORDER TO RECOVER, HE REALLY NEEDS TO BE IN A FOSTER HOME AND OUT OF THE HEAT AND DIRT. I AM TRYING TO HELP WHITEY FIND A RESCUE THAT CAN KEEP HIM INSIDE AND GET HIM BETTER. HE IS SO MISERABLE OUTSIDE IN THIS ALMOST 90 DEGREE HEAT. I WILL COMMIT TO HIS CONTINUING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR THE MANGE AND OFFER A DONATION TO ANY RESCUE THAT WOULD LIKE TO HELP WHITEY.
OF COURSE, HE DOESN'T MAKE IT EASY AS HE NEEDS TO BE THE ONLY ANIMAL IN THE HOUSE. BUT HE IS A LOVE BUG WITH PEOPLE. IT BREAKS MY HEART TO THINK OF THE PHYSICAL MISERY HE IS ENDURING WITH HIS CONDITION OUTSIDE IN THE MIAMI WEATHER THAT IS HERE TO STAY.KLCREMER@AOL.COM
Maddie is approximately 2 years old and a Rat/Feist Terrier mix. She has a very sweet disposition, is always happy and full of energy - lots and lots of energy! Maddie was dumped in my neighborhood several months ago but unfortunately her hunting instincts and her need to be the alpha dog is causing problems in my house. I have other dogs and cats and keeping her away from the cats is becoming more and more difficult. She loves water, she enjoys going into our pool by laying on the top step and splashing herself with the water to cool off. She loves to be chased by the other dogs in the backyard. She weighs just over 16lbs,has been spayed, microchiped and is up-to-date on all her shots.
These two cuties are in a vet's office after being from being pulled at Miami-Dade
(animal services) weeks ago. Lexington (black and brown) is going on a month now and Gingersnap (brown and white) almost 3 weeks. Lexington is a little over 1year old and has lots of energy. He is great with all dogs including small ones. He just wants to play and be loved. He is a big boy at 85 lbs. He is healthy and all vetted, micro chipped and ready for a home. He is house trained too!
Gingersnap is just the sweetest, gentlest little girl. She weighs about 50 lbs and is somewhere between 5-6 years old. She is great with dogs and probably cats too. She just want to curl up and be loved.
Why Pets Chew Their Nails
According to Christina Shusterich, Canine Behavior Counselor and president of NY Clever K9, Inc. cats bite their nails as part of a grooming routine. They do this "in order to clean them, as well as to get rid of the older, outer sheath of the nail." This often occurs when a cat's nails are overgrown and could use a trim.
Nail chewing in dogs, however, is not normal. They may bite their nails "from itchiness due to allergies or an infection. They could also be biting out of boredom or anxiety." Excessive nail biting by either cats or dogs can be harmful, as it can "cause bleeding, irritation, and infections," says Shusterich.
Dealing With The Problem
There are several steps you may want to try to take care of excessive nail chewing.
Diagnosing the Cause: It's always good to check with the vet when your animal exhibits obsessive behavior to see if there could be an underlying medical cause. But if you think your dog or cat is bored, anxious or has simply irritated his skin so much that he can't stop working it, then there are a few things you might want to try.
Deterring the Behavior: An anti-itch spray paired with a head cone can help ease skin irritation and keep the pet from further abrading it, giving the skin time to heal. "A good over-the-counter anti-itch spray with a taste deterrent is called Lido-Med," says Shusterich.
Distracting the Pet: Bored nail biters can benefit from interactive puzzles and toys to keep their minds off their chewing. According to Shusterich, "Providing catnip for cats and hiding it in several toys can help entice them to search and play." Similarly, hiding a peanut-butter-filled Kong toy keeps dogs busy and "reduces anxiety by boosting your dog's confidence in providing a regular activity in line with his nature, and a job he is performing successfully on a daily basis."
Diminishing the Anxiety: Aerobic exercise is an essential component to reducing stress and this may also help reduce nail biting. Shusterich recommends "15 minutes of playing with your cat and 15 minutes of aerobic activity in addition to your dog's walks" to keep your pet calm throughout the day, thereby reducing their anxious impulse to gnaw on their nails.
And If Your Pet Is Still Biting?
If you haven't consulted your veterinarian yet, go ahead and call. There may be easily treatable allergies or even serious medical issues that the vet can help resolve.
Destination: Scotty’s Landing, 3381 Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove
Registration: $20 per motorcycle, includes an event t-shirt while supplies last. Additional t-shirts are available for $10.
This motorcycle ride will give residents the opportunity to support shelter pets, have a wonderful cruising experience, enjoy a live performance by the Fire Brigade at the restaurant, and see the new Harley-Davidson motorcycles courtesy of Peterson’s, participate in raffles, silent auctions, mobile adoptions, and more. A day filled with entertainment and prizes for a good cause.
Adoption Requirements: Interested adopters must be at least 18 years and have current pets registered and vaccinated. Adoption fees apply. Donations of dog and/or cat rubber toys that can be disinfected are appreciated and will be accepted at the door. For a complete wish list, please visit http://http://www.miamidade.gov/animals/.
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The US Postal Service, whose carriers have been risking the wrath of protective canines for centuries, apparently doesn't hold grudges, and is helping promote shelter adoptions with new stamps. Way to go!
THE ANIMAL RESCUE: ADOPT A SHELTER PET STAMP WAS UNVEILED AT THE PET
CARE FAIR AT BAYFRONT PARK
David Boardman, the Postmaster of Miami - and his dog, Sammy - presented an oversized stamp sheet to Emily-Marquez-Dulin, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Greater Miami Adopt-a-Pet.
MIAMI, FL—May 11, 2010--The new Adopt a Shelter Pet stamp, which went
on sale for the first time on Friday April 30, was unveiled at the Pet
Care Fair at Bayfront Park in Miami. The stamp which was first
unveiled on March 17, 2010 on the Ellen Degeneres show is part of a
50-year tradition of the Postal Service to raise awareness of serious
social issues with commemorative stamps. The 44- cent stamps feature
photos of five cats and five dogs who were all adopted from shelters.
The Pet Care Fair, supported by Walmart, benefitted the ASPCA, the
Humane Society of Greater Miami Adopt-a-Pet, he Cat Network, and Animal Services.
The day-long event, with activities for the entire family and dogs,
celebrated the culmination of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month.
HIT REALITY-BASED CAT TV SERIES, HOUSECAT HOUSECALL, RETURNS TO ANIMAL PLANET WITH A NEW CAST OF CELEBRITY CAT OWNERS AND MEMORABLE HOUSECATSDancing with the Stars Judge Carrie Ann Inaba Appears In Third Season of Show Presented by Purina Cat Chow