With the weather cooling down, what better way to bring some much needed warmth into your home than to adopt a furry little friend? Once again we have a cute little pup that is anxiously waiting to find his forever home. As many of you know, we here at Movie TV Tech Geeks have been teaming up with the reputable North Shore Animal League America to raise awareness for pet adoption. By featuring an adoptable cat or dog every week, we have been able to help find homes for countless animals and shine a light on the many animals that are in need.
Even if you don’t live in the area, you can still contact North Shore Animal League, and they can guide you to the closest no-kill rescue shelter in your area for a similar dog or even arrange travel arrangements. If you have a friend you think would be interested, pass these articles on as we are working even harder this year to get even more pets adopted than last year.
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.
Now time to introduce…Mahoney!
At just 8 months old, Mahoney is a Shar-Pei/Cattle dog mix. He was fortunate enough to be rescued by North Shore Animal League America from a municipal shelter in Arkansas. Although he is still very young, he has already shown to be a bright pup. In fact, he already responds to basic commands and performs even better when treats are involved.
The Shar-Pei breed is known for being loyal to their handlers. They love to spend their time running, walking, playing, or even just hanging out on the sofa for the day with the ones they love. However, while they may be notably loyal when it comes to their family, Shar-Peis still [generally] maintain a friendly demeanor when meeting new people/animals.
In terms of caring for a Shar-Pei, they are noted as one of the easier dog breeds to physically maintain. They have short fur that needs very minimal brushing and washing. Mahoney’s other breed, Cattle dog, is also known for being low maintenance when it comes to grooming and physical upkeep.
As demonstrated by Mahoney’s ability to perform basic commands at such a young age, Shar-Peis are highly trainable. Most owners of the breed say that it takes very little time to get them housebroken.
Since Mahoney is still considered to be a puppy, he definitely expends a youthful energy. Around the North Shore shelter he is always wandering about with his tail wagging and a big smile on his face.
Rosie Tombolo, the Kennel Manager at North Shore Animal League America notes, “Mahoney’s tail never stops wagging. He has such a happy disposition and loves getting belly rubs, treats and hugs from his two-legged friends.”
North Shore is looking for a family who has the time to work with Mahoney, teaching him how to behave as he matures into a full-grown dog. Since he is rather rambunctious, the family would need to have some patience and be able to provide the leadership that Mahoney needs. The staff at North Shore believes that Mahoney would do best in a home with children (if any) who are over the age of 12. In addition, they also believe that he would be okay with having another four-legged playmate in his family. It is suggested that any interested adopters who currently have dog(s) bring them in, as it is best to ensure that Mahoney meshes well with his potential future four-legged roommates.
Moreover, Mahoney has an infectious joy that will bring plenty of happiness and light into any [suitable] family that opens their doors and hearts to him.
If you are interested in adopting Mahoney, please e-mail Rachael Rudman at RachaelR@animalleague.org.
MAHONEY – Adoption #: R161639
North Shore Animal League America
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
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Nearly every rescue pet that we’ve featured on our Rescue Me program has found a great home, but there are 5 amazing ones still waiting. If you or someone you know is looking or knows someone looking for a great healthy pet, check these cuties below:
Once again, meet…
Our latest feature, Leeza, is an adorable 1-year-old domestic shorthaired Tabby cat. She was rescued by North Shore from the New York Tri-State Area alongside a whole litter of kittens, however she is the last of the bunch to still be looking for a home. While Leeza is a fairly shy kitty at first, she warms up to people quickly once she gets to know them and she becomes comfortable with her surroundings.
If you are interested in adopting Leeza, please contact Dorit at DoritS@animalleague.org.
LEEZA – Adoption #: MA2922
Back in July we featured 5-year-old Calypso, a striking grey-toned shorthaired domestic Tabby cat. While staying at the shelter, Calypso has made herself known for her attentiveness and infectious energy. She can often be heard announcing her arrival into a room and seen chasing her favorite play toys.
If you are interested in adopting Calypso, please e-mail DoritS@animalleague.org.
CALYPSO – Adoption #: MS2529
Pom-Pom, who like Calypso was also featured in July, is a young shorthaired black domestic cat. Just over a year old, Pom-Pom has made his love for ear scratches and cat treats well known around the shelter. He is the perfect companion, as he loves to be playful and have fun, but he also appreciates a quiet afternoon spent purring away on someone’s lap.
If you have had cats previously and are interested in adopting Pom-Pom, please send an inquiry e-mail toDoritS@animalleague.org.
POM POM – Adoption #: D48272
Way back in February we introduced our readers to Louie, a 9-year-old Havanese-Papillion mix. Louie came from a tough upbringing, as North Shore saved him from a puppy mill. However despite his past, Louie is an incredibly adaptable pup. He has a sweet personality and is ready to be placed in a warm, loving home.
f you are the one to give Louie a much better life than she previously knew, please contact Kristie Delekta at Kristied@animalleague.org for more information.
LOUIE – Adoption #PM5669
At the end of 2015 we featured an adorable pup named Cuervo. He is a 10-year-old Lab mix, who has a goofy and loving personality. The staff at North Shore has previously commented on how loyal Cuervo is, as once he gets to know someone he is always by their side. His warm demeanor and ear-to-ear grin will surely be the perfect addition to any suitable household.
Contact Christinat@animalleague.org at North Shore Animal League America’s Adoption Center
CUERVO – Adoption #R159024
Moreover, while we have come across great success with our “Adopt Me” page so far, we are hopeful that we can continue to positively impact the lives of even more deserving animals. The cats and dogs we feature – like most pets in shelters – have so much love and light within them. Through their various adversities, these pets have developed an unwavering appreciation for being provided with the warmth, care and attention they should have always received. Welcoming a rescue animal into your home will not only change the life of the animal [for the better], but it will likely end up changing yours [for the better] as well.