Friday, August 14, 2009

BARK

BARK (WOOF?)

Hey Hounders,
Sophie here with today's post. Well it was a week ago today that dad took Radar and me to the PetSmart at Costner's Corner in Fredericksburg. There were two rescue groups set up outside the store with adoptable dogs looking for furever homes.
Last Sunday we told you about Pet Harbor Rescue & Referral and today we want to tell you about Bandit's Adoption & Rescue of K-9s (BARK). BARK doesn't specialize in a particular breed. Pet Harbor does primarily cats and Siberian Huskies. Almost Heaven specializes in Golden Retrievers, but BARK does the whole spectrum. I love BARK's motto: THEY MAY BE SECONDS, BUT THEY'RE NOT IRREGULARS. ADOPT A RESCUED DOG. The BARK website points out some interesting oddities that we weren't aware of. Another different thing about BARK is their Correctional Companions prison program; it is a very interesting win-win program for adoptable dogs and rehabilitating inmates. We recommend that you check out their website. I want to show you BARK's publication comments on their approach to adoption candidates that are considered to need special consideration. Thanks for stopping by.
- Sophie and The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties
Adopt — Special Dogs
BARK dogs come in all ages, shapes and sizes. Some find homes quickly, especially the very young or very small—or the breed du jour. Others wait patiently for someone to see how special and loveable they are. Please take a look at our special dogs—they are all diamonds in the rough waiting to be loved.

Black Dogs:
Black dogs are often overlooked in shelters. Perhaps it’s because black dogs in folklore are dangerous and mean, spooky and ghostly. Perhaps because black dogs are so “ordinary,” it’s hard for a black dog to stand out from the others. Or, maybe because black is often associated with depression or depressing things, adopters subconsciously steer away from black dogs...black funk, black cloud...Whatever the case, there is NO reason to shy away from BARK’s black dogs. Black dogs like Charlie, Tico, Solo, Choco, Guy and Tucker are fabulous pets just waiting to be discovered.

Seniors:
Everyone hates to see an older dog without a home. Older dogs are so wise, so mellow, and most of all, so appreciative for whatever they get. They all deserve to live out their senior years in the comfort of a home, surrounded by people who love them. Right? Well, take a look at seniors Lucky, Betty, Misha and Tipsy. They are all beautiful dogs who still have a lot to give.
Hounds:
Hounds come in so many breeds—beagles, coonhounds, Walker hounds, bloodhounds, to name a few. The common denominator to all these breeds is a sweet disposition and an easygoing nature. Hounds make wonderful pets. Most get along well with kids and other dogs. If you are looking for a loyal, fun loving family pet or a faithful companion, take a look at our hounds. Belladonna, DaisyDoo, Reeta, Abigail, Fred, Rosemary, Petunia and Dora would love to go home with you.

Big Dogs:
If you are hesitant to adopt a big dog, here are a few things to think about: Big dogs are often more mellow than smaller dogs. Big dogs offer protection based on looks alone. Big dogs are easier for older people to reach down to pet. Big dogs have deeper voices. Big dogs often need less exercise than small breeds, making them better pets in small spaces. Big dogs are less likely to be threatened by the pint sized people occupying your house. Big dogs can take the “rough love” doled out by children. Last but not least: Big dogs are guy (and girl) magnets! If this list has peeked your interest, take a look at some of our wonderful super-sized dogs, Belle, Denny and Wolfie to name a few.

Couples:
Some dogs bond so strongly with others they really need to be adopted together. Evidence of their ability to love...Other dogs such as Batman & Bowser and Bella & Lola don’t necessarily need each other, but are great friends who would love to be adopted together if you’re looking for a pair. If you have room in your home and your heart for a special duo, please take a look. You’ll be glad you did.






















5 comments:

JackDaddy said...

I like going to PetSmart. They always give me a cookie when the tall guys gives them some papers!

rozydesouza said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry khlever!

Woo shared some furry handsome/beaWOOtiful pups!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

BARK sounds like a great rescue! Their logo is really cute too.

Kat

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Black dogs Rock!
Morgan and Maisie

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If you can, please consider opening your home to a homeless animal, preferably a dog or cat or other domesticated animal; livestock does better on farms and wild animals do better in zoos and parks. Your local Humane Society or SPCA or Animal Shelter has a wide selection of could be, should be, pets looking for new homes. If you can't adopt, perhaps you can at least become a sponsor. We'll show you how to help out Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary (AHGRRS) on our blog page, but you can help out any organization of your choice, but please help; contribute or volunteer.
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So many Senior and Special Needs Goldens do not find "forever homes". Many of these dogs have above average medical needs and costs, are maintained on "special" diets, or have other extraordinary needs. Your donations can be targeted towards a particular Senior or Special needs Golden Retriever. As a sponsor, you will receive updates about your "special" Golden, and will be mentioned in our quarterly newsletter as the dog's sponsor. We also accept Paypal donations. Please keep in mind that we are a non-profit organization and that your donation is fully tax-deductible. Please just write the Golden's name in the memo line of your check or Paypal submission when sponsoring a Golden Retriever.

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