10/23/2015: Daily has been updopted! We’re so excited that we’ve been able to help in three great pets to be adopted at North Shore Animal League America. There are still three more great pets available for adoption and one we’ll be adding today so make a great day even greater for a wonderful loving animal. Just click here for more adoptable pets.
It’s that time of the week again!
Through our teaming up with North Shore Animal League America, Movie TV Tech Geeks features an adoptable pet every week that is looking for a new home.
North Shore Animal League America, which is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. Since 1944, the organization has strived towards achieving its ultimate vision: “To put an end to animal cruelty and euthanasia and to create a world in which all companion animals find compassionate, permanent homes.” To date, North Shore has helped find homes for over 1,000,000 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.
With their main headquarters in Port Washington, New York, North Shore provides crucial resources such as a pet adoption center, a pet health center that offers affordable veterinary care and much more.
North Shore’s admirable mission has garnered the support of countless celebrities including Beth Stern, Martha Stewart and Tyra Banks.
Today we are pleased to introduce Daisy, the adoptable pet of the week. Daisy is a stunning, Alkita/Husky mix. Daisy was actually adopted from North Shore’s shelter when she was a baby. Unfortunately 11 years later, her family is moving to a home with a no dog policy and therefore Daisy is in need of a new home.
Akita/Husky mixed dogs, also known as Huskitas, are a hybrid of Siberian Huskies and Akitas. They are medium to large dogs that weigh between 70-90lbs. They have very striking features and a soft coat of black, gray, tan and brown fur.
Stemming from their Akita side, these particular dogs are often fairly protective and like to stay close to their owners. They are sometimes even used as alert dogs, as they commonly have some guarding tendencies. With the traits from their Husky side, these dogs are generally very loving, playful and social.
Huskitas normally require very minimal grooming and their fur is easily maintained. Experts suggest that their ears should be cleaned occasionally and they should be bathed on an as-needed basis. It is also recommended that their fur be brushed a couple of times a week, to prevent any matting.
Huskitas are generally easy to train, both in terms of commands and indoor behavior. They are highly intelligent and are incredibly responsive to their owners. In addition, they can usually be trained to be very well mannered, social dogs, which makes them perfect companions for walks around town.
She has already received some training and is completely housebroken. Although she is an older pup, she still has lots of energy and needs an owner who allows her to release some of this energy regularly. It quickly becomes evident that Daisy thrives when she is outdoors and is notably most relaxed and happy when playing in the park or out on a long walk.
Christina Travalja, the Shelter Director at North Shore Animal League America notes, “Anyone who is looking for a companion dog that enjoys going on walks and playing outdoors. Daisy would be the perfect match.”
Daisy is a gentle dog, which prefers a calmer household and would get along best with household pets that are also relatively docile. Due to her size, North Shore suggests that Daisy lives in a household with children who are over 8 years old.
Nonetheless, Daisy can sometimes be shy at first, but once she trusts someone she is quick to shower them with kisses and love. She needs a home where she can feel comfortable to be her playful and affectionate self, while forming a bond with her new family that will last forever.
To inquire about adopting Dasiy
Adoption #: R159024, contact North Shore Animal League America’s Adoption Center, which features about 350 adoptable cats, dogs, puppies and kittens every day.
North Shore Animal League America
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
Adoption Center Hours:
Bandit is a lovable 6-year-old Labrador mix which was rescued from a shelter in Virginia. Unfortunately, after five years her previous owners were unable to provide her with the proper attention and love she needed and therefore Bandit is need of a welcoming new home.
When Bandit first arrived at Animal League America, situated in Port Washington, New York, she was very shy and timid in her new surroundings. Fortunately, after the NSALA’s grooming staff gave her some attention and reassurance, Bandit became more comfortable and her warm personality began to shine.
The Senior Director of Operations at North Shore, Sylvia Ottaka notes, “It takes a little bit for Bandit to warm up to you but once she gets to know you, she builds a strong bond. The type of bond that once she sees you, she will run over and give you endless amounts of love and kisses.”
Bandit is notably a well-trained dog and very intelligent when it comes to learning and adapting to new situations and environments. She knows commands such as sit, shake a paw and lay down. In addition to this, she is housebroken, meaning that she is trained to do “her business” outside.
She can speak on command and with a refresher on walking on a leash Bandit will undoubtedly become your new favorite walking buddy.
Labradors are known for their kind, friendly demeanor, as well as their impressive ability to learn and be trained, both of which, Bandit completely embodies. Historically, Labradors were used for their keen sense of smell. They have been used in the navy, military and by police officers, as they can easily pick up scents.
Additionally, Labradors have also been employed as guide dogs and for therapy work. One amazing example of their abilities was back in 2001, a Labrador named Endal placed an unconscious human being in recovery position, retrieved their mobile phone and got a blanket to cover the victim while barking to draw attention to the scene.
Labradors are expected to live about 10-12 years and generally maintain good health throughout their life. Furthermore, although the breed is enthusiastic, they do mature when they are around 3-years-old and begin developing less puppy-like habits.
A fun fact about Labradors is that they are often considered to be the most popular dog in the world. They have been reported as the most popular dog by ownership in numerous countries including Australia, Canada, the UK and the United states. In addition, in the UK and the US, there are well over twice as many Labs registered as the next most popular breed.
Bandit is the perfect representation of this popular and well-loved breed. She is playful, friendly and is looking for a new family to call her own.
When it comes to other pets, Bandit can sometimes be picky and therefore, she will thrive in a home with no other pets and children who are 12 and older. However, she is very easy going and will fit into any lifestyle. She will happily join you on your daily walk or run, or just as happily be your companion while watching your favorite show on TV.
Bandit has a lot of love to give and therefore deserves a forever home where she can become a part of the family. Check out this video below to see Bandit in action.
North Shore Animal League America recently launched their #GetYourRescueOn campaign, and they’ve got celebrities such asBuffalo Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan, Taryn Manning (“Orange Is the News Black”),Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”, “Sopranos”) andBeth Stern taking part in helping to save animals lives.
By donating $25 to North Shore Animal League America, supporters will receive a rescue cuff. Supporters are then encouraged to share a picture showcasing the bracelet and their own animals on various social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, while including the hashtag #GetYourRescueOn.
By getting their rescue on, supporters of the shelter can promote the important cause and further the impact they have on the animals’ lives. Through #GetYourRescueOn, people can share the message that homeless pets deserve the chance to become loving pets.
Of course, all of the proceeds from the $25 cuffs will go directly to Animal League America’s mission: Rescue. Nurture. Adopt and Educate.
The Rescue cuff bracelet is available at www.GetYourRescueOn.org
By donating and receiving a cuff, you are helping spread the critical message that adopting shelter pets is the best choice when it comes to adding a new pet to your family.
Step 1: Log on and donate $25 to get your own rescue cuff at GetYourRescueOn.org (where all proceeds go to North Shore Animal League America)
Step 2: Say cheese! Take a picture with your adopted animal or animal, while showing off your new rescue cuff. Just like in all the pictures you see here in this article! It’s really easy.
Step 3: Share! Post your photo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, tagged with #GetYourRescueOn