Jamaica joins the Country List

Flag of JamaicaDivinity & I want to welcome a visitor from Jamaica.

Jamaica has become the 107th country that has had one of its a citizens visit Divinity’s blog.

Click the following link to see the Divinity’s blog readership – Country List

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Senior Sunday – Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue  in Las Vegas, NV.

Connor and Mille

Note: Connor and Millie’s does not accept out of state adoption applications.


 

From Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue website

Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue is named after two very special dogs that I was blessed to have in my life. That the universe found me to be worthy of such a gift is forever humbling. This rescue is their legacy. It is based on Connor and Millie’s sheer tenacity and determination to survive; their desire to love, be loved, and the ability to forgive. Please join us in this mission to seek out and provide hope to the Connors and the Millies struggling out there and gift them a destiny.

No rescue can survive without dedicated volunteers. With CMDR, you will be given all of the tools you need to be the best temporary fur parent you can be. We provide support with tutorials on in home care, emergency support, dietary advice and all medical is paid for by CMDR. We will also be here for you if you need time off to take care of personal issues. As we grow we will be providing hand outs and online ways to increase your knowledge and confidence. ​

We are looking for experienced fosters who have the knowledge to care for senior dogs or dogs with medical issues. Our dogs have been traumatized and will need special care and attention. Please only adults with their own homes and transportation apply. If you rent, we require a letter from your landlord approving dogs to be fostered. We welcome Vet Techs and medical personnel.


Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)


 

Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue.

Pearl

Pearl

Miss Pearl was rescued by CMDR from the kill shelter where she was on the list because she had bad teeth and arthritis. Pearl had to have all of her teeth pulled, but has recovered from that and is doing very well. Pearl weighs about 7-pounds and has to eat soft food only since she has no teeth. Pearl likes other small female dogs but does not like large dogs. Pearl has learned how to trust people again but takes her time getting to know new people.

Pearl is spayed, up to date on shots, house broken, and loving. Pearl is 9-years young, is arthritic , but gets around well and still has a lot of spunk. If you would like to give Pearl her forever home, contact CMDR on their website to fill out an interest form.

To learn more about Pearl, click the link to her Connor and Millie’s Dog RescueAdoption page

 

Ripley2 aka Petey

Ripley2 aka Petey

Sweety Petey is about 9-years old and weighs about 5-pounds. He is a little lover who was found as a stray on Christmas Eve. The name the shelter gave him just did not fit (Ripley), and when we found out how sweet he is, we just had to give him a new name. CMDR saved him when he was starving, terrified, and with lung and mouth infections at the shelter. Petey is now healthy and has many more years of love to give. Petey is still afraid of men, so a home with women only would be best for everyone. He is a lap dog! We give special rates for senior citizens who adopt a senior dog!

To learn more about Ripley2 aka Petey, click the link to his Connor and Millie’s Dog RescueAdoption page

 

Poppy

Poppy

Poppy is a very special dog who is sweet, loving, and blind from cataracts. Poppy gets around just fine once he learns his way in a new environment. Poppy is 10-12 years old and weighs about 12-pounds. He is quiet and very gentle. Poppy is potty trained as long as he is guided outside. He finds his way right back in and can also follow your voice.

Poppy is a darling senior dog who has many years left to give lots of love. We have special prices for senior and disabled citizens who adopt our senior special needs dogs. We also include lifetime medical for our senior special needs dogs.

To learn more about Poppy, click the link to his Connor and Millie’s Dog RescueAdoption page

Mickey

Mickey

Meet Mr. Happy, our new addition named Mickey. Mickey was dumped on the streets and saved by CMDR. Mickey is sweet, friendly, active, and eager to please. Mickey has a constant smile on his face and wants to be everybody’s best friend. Mickey is about 10-years old, neutered, up to date on shots, and weighs about 35-pounds.

To learn more about Mickey, click the link to his Connor and Millie’s Dog RescueAdoption page

 

Miss T/ Taco 3

Miss T- Taco 3

Miss T or Taco 3 is a quiet little senior girl who likes to spend her time quietly snuggled on warm blankets or on your lap. She is a low maintenance dog, about 6 pounds, spayed, chipped, and up to date on shots. Rescued off the streets and now in a loving foster home, she needs a home to call her own now!

To learn more about Miss T/ Taco 3, click the link to her Connor and Millie’s Dog RescueAdoption page

 

Loch

Loch

My name is Loch like in Lochness, but I prefer Lokie. I am a Husky mix. Lokie weighs 30-pounds and the Vet says I am between 7 and 8 years old. I am sooooo sweet and love, love love to give my humans lots of kisses. I really like my new fur buddies too, but I don’t play with them because I would rather be with my human.

Exploring is fun, but I don’t like to be outside in the heat very long. I am neutered, potty trained, and know how to use the doggie door. I am up to date on shots and microchipped.

To learn more about Loch, click the link to his Connor and Millie’s Dog RescueAdoption page

 

Lady Bug

Lady Bug

Lady Bug is a special little senior girl who was dumped at the shelter because she was old. She had not been taken care of by her previous owner and CMDR has now had all of her dental work done, her breast tumors removed, and she is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on shots.

Lady Bug needs a quiet home where she can feel safe and loved. She is affectionate and quiet, about 10-years old, and still has a lot of life and love left in her.

To learn more about Lady Bug, click the link to her Connor and Millie’s Dog RescueAdoption page

 

Bogey

Bogey

Bogey is a very sweet and gentle senior dog. Bogey will celebrate his 16th birthday in October! Bogey loves to cuddle and still likes to go on walks.

Bogey was rescued from his family who wanted to put him down because they were moving and did not want to take him with them. He would make a perfect pet for anyone who wants love and companionship for a few special years.

To learn more about Bogey, click the link to his Connor and Millie’s Dog RescueAdoption page

 


 

Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue has available for adoption, click the following links:

Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue Website

Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue Facebook

Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue Twitter

Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue All Available Dogs (Youngsters to Seniors)

 


 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

Note: This map is presented with kind permission from Senior Pups

Click the “Brackets” on the right-side in the Map Header below to view the full-size map

Senior Sunday – Second Chance Pals

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Second Chance Pals in Vonore, TN.

Second Chance Pals

 


Note: In memory of my beloved Maine Coon cat, Little Minx, this week’s Senior Sunday post will include cats!


 

From the Second Chance Pals website

Second Chance Pals was created by Monroe County Friends of Animals (MCFA) to call attention to the plight of older shelter pets, who through no fault of their own, often found their lives in jeopardy in our tiny shelter.

Our Mission:
  • Provide a second chance to at-risk adult dogs and cats in Monroe County, TN to find foster or other temporary care until a forever home can be found;
  • Provide educational material for the community about the benefits of adopting an adult pet;
  • Provide assistance to existing pet owners to help find solutions to keeping their family pet in their home.

With space at a premium, sadly the larger and older animals are still the first to be euthanized to make room for the influx of new animals turned in to the shelter. Many of these animals just need that all-important second chance. These are often the ones that have those highly sought-after qualities of maturity, manners and gratitude to fit in on Day One . . . making the best companions.

Second Chance Pals


Seniors have a lot to offer, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)


Here are some, but not all of the senior pets currently available for adoption from Second Chance Pals.
Gracie

Gracie

Gracie is a 12-year old very sweet Russian Blue mix cat who was owned and loved for a long time by a dedicated MCFA volunteer. When her Mom died unexpectedly 2-years ago, her Dad tried his best to take care of her but she really missed Mom and her spirit declined. Dad is now in ill health and can no longer provide for Gracie.

Gracie has gained a lot of weight over the last few years and is now in need of a caring home where her diet can be supervised. She is a very loving cat and her purr motor activates when she just feels your hand on her and it goes into high gear when you pet and rub her neck. She really loves attention and comes from a home with another cat, but doesn’t like dogs so much.

Gracie will need a fairly quiet home as she stresses easily during this unsettled time in her life. It will be important for her diet to be closely monitored to get that weight off so that Gracie can be the cat she once was before she lost her Mom.

To learn more about Gracie, click the link to the Second Chance PalsAdoption page

 

Snowball

Snowball

This little guy’s heart was shattered when he was taken to the shelter by his owners because they moved. As his foster mom, I was able to get him to eat, play, and start trusting again, but he has a ways to go. When adopted, he will need much patience until he can adjust. He is definitely a one-on-one boy and would greatly benefit from a stay at home parent with a large area to run and feel free. He cannot be crated or confined. He is totally house-broken, has great manners, and is perfect on a leash. He is fine with other dogs and cats, but does not interact as he is quite submissive. He has learned to play with toys by himself and has a good time.

To learn more about Snowball, click the link to the Second Chance PalsAdoption page

 

Raul

Raul

Raul is an 8-year old Chihuahua, found as a stray, he has already been accepted to a rescue, Fur Friends in Need, but needs to get his dental done first.

To learn more about Raul, click the link to the Second Chance PalsAdoption page

 

Tellico

Tellico

Tellico will use the doggie door to go outside on his own. Tellico would do great indoors as long as he had a doggie door to use.

Unfortunately, Tellico heartworm positive and undergoing treatment so his physical activities are restricted. He is overweight, but I can’t encourage play, walking, or running until it’s safe.

To learn more about Tellico, click the link to the Second Chance PalsAdoption page

 

Molly

Molly

From Molly’s foster Mom: Molly has been quite a challenge and while I am happy to report that she can be walked on a loose lead and has learned to “wait” before charging out of the door – though she has moments when she forgets. Molly needs a home that has no other dogs (maybe someone who has just lost a dog?) where she can just hang out with that person(s). Molly loves nothing more than to just be by someone’s side, needing her own person.

This girl has a lot of potential, has a decent temperament, and is very trainable in experienced hands. If you find someone who could foster her, we would be happy to loan out one of our airline crates. It has made a huge difference.

To learn more about Molly, click the link to the Second Chance PalsAdoption page

 


 

Here are a few of last year’s success stories!

 

Boyd

Boyd

 

Nana

Nana

 

Higgins

Higgins

 

Regina

Regina

 

Here is Buddy working the “switch” at Beginner Agility Class. Buddy is one of the 2016 success stories.

 

 


 

Second Chance Pals contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Second Chance Pals has available for adoption, click the following links:

Second Chance Pals Website

Second Chance Pals Facebook

Second Chance Pals All Available Pets


 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

Note: This map is presented with kind permission from Senior Pups

Click the “Brackets” on the right-side in the Map Header below to view the full-size map

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the American Humane Association (AHA) have deemed the month of October National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Adopt a Dog Month, respectively. The names are slightly different, but the goal is the same — National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Adopt a Dog Month are both about getting as many great dogs as possible into the loving homes they deserve.

It might sound obvious to anyone who has added a shelter dog to their family before, but adopting a pet is quite fulfilling. According to the ASPCA, the results of an Edge Research poll suggest people who adopt a dog from a shelter are far more likely to feel good about their experience than those who purchase a pet from a pet store — something to keep in mind while searching for your next canine companion.

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Shelters and rescues in cities across the country are stepping up to promote their pooches and pups during the month of October.

Find your next family member and make your family complete! Waiting to meet you are fabulous dogs in all sizes, colors, shapes and breeds – both mixed and purebred. We all know puppies are adorable, but they require a lot of work. When you adopt an adult dog there are no surprises as to how big the dog will get, and often times they are already well-trained. You can also see the fantastic personality that’s already been developed, and adult dogs who’ve been “rescued” seem to sense it and bond quickly with their new owners.

Unconditional love is as close as your nearest shelter!

When you adopt a shelter pet