Last night I got to be an Adoption Jockey again for #Lub2Roc k Adoption Option sponsored by the Mattie Dog Foundation. The Shibbering Cheetos were on hand and there was overflowing bacon beer and bacon and quizzes with prizes.
I had all my rescue pets selected and the tweets all ready before the pawty so I could just paste them in Twitter and Facebook so I got through all 15 of them. It was so hard to choose the animals to feature and even harder not to run down and adopt them!
Won't you help get the word out about these very adoptable pets in Virginia? I am going to spend a little time talking about the rescue outfits they come from too.
BROOD. Isn't that a cool name for a Rescue? It stands for Basset Rescue of the Old Dominion (that's Furginia for those pals not in the know). Mom found out about this group because she met one of their supporters through her job and nothing having to do with doggies. Nice coincidence!
BROOD is a nonprofit animal welfare organization run solely by volunteers for the welfare of abandoned basset hounds. BROOD’s mission is to locate abandoned basset hounds, provide appropriate interim foster and veterinarian care (including spaying/neutering) for them, and place them in qualified permanent homes. Adoptable bassets cared for by BROOD are from shelters and pounds, or are strays. They have a Facebook page. In November they are waiving adoption fees for all dogs 8 and over!
Georgette is a 5 year old Basset mix and will steal your heart.
Dapper Jax and Lady Jax are a senior Basset pair.
Emerson is a senior Basset with lots of love to give.
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of the German Shepherd Dog. They provide a safe haven for German Shepherds (and, sometimes, other breeds/mixes) who are left in shelters to await uncertain fate; are owner surrenders (moving, illness, divorce, death, etc.); or are victims of abuse or neglect. They adopt dogs to loving, responsible and secure homes, typically, in Virginia and the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. In the eight plus years that we have been in existence, we have found homes for over 2,600 deserving dogs, 247 in 2009 alone.
Java is an 8 year old female, fun loving GSD.
Alias is a GSD former street dog Gotta read his bio!
Bobby is a GSD who loves to play ball. This fellow had a tough life.
I couldn't forget the kitties. The first group of kitties came from a terrific organization in Hampton, Virginia that has been rescuing kitties for 29 years called the Cat Corner. They are an independent non-profit no-kill shelter which provides lifetime care for its resident cats and offers them for adoption to suitable homes. They love to see their kitties adopted, but their first concern is the cats' welfare. Their goal is to find each of their cats a home that provides love, care, and permanence.
Lucille aka Lucy is a super playful female orange tabby.
Jonesy is a short haired/orange mix kitty who will purr his way into your heart.
Ninja is a black long-haired mix female lap cat.
Misty is a lovely special needs short haired mix. She has a heart condition and needs to take meds but if you watch her video, you will fall in love with her.
SEEVA GRREAT. Southeastern Virginia Golden Retriever Rescue, Education and Training is based out of the town we live in, Yorktown, Virginia that has been rescuing Goldens for 20 years with more than 1,000 rescues. They are a volunteer-staffed, non-profit organization that rescues abandoned and unwanted Golden Retrievers and places them in approved adoptive homes. They have a Facebook page too.
Pebbles and Bam Bam are an inseperable senior Golden couple.
Heritage Humane Society. Located in Williamsburg, Virginia, Heritage Humane Society serves as a compassionate haven for stray or unwanted companion animals, educates the public about humane care and treatment, advocates animal welfare, and promotes adoption to measurably reduce overpopulation and pet homelessness.They have a Facebook group and a Twitter account.
Fred is a shy tri-color Walker Hound.
Hershey is a charcoal short-hair mix male kitty. There are a zillion kitties needing adoption at Heritage Humane Society.
Katiebug is a 1 year old friendly hound - how can you resist that face? I always fall in love with one of my AJ finds and Katiebug is the one! And I happen to know Williamsburg is just one town over.
Felicity is an 8 month old visually impaired black lab mix sweetie.
@MattieDog and @Mariodacat were also AJs. @Brutusthedane's mom got stuck on the way home from a business trip and @LadyCat3 filled in to tweet their adoptable pets.