Less than 24 hours after we posted about Mississippi on Movie TV Tech Geeks, she’s been adopted! We’re so excited to help in any small way in bringing more awareness to North Shore Animal League America’s adoptable pets. So let’s keep up these success numbers!
Come back on Friday for our upcoming featured adoptable pet Bandit! When you all see him, you’ll be calling up North Shore for him quickly!
Meet Mississippi, the first adoptable pet we are showcasing through our teaming up with North Shore Animal League America to promote pet adoptions.
North Shore Animal League America is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. For over 70 years, North Shore has been rescuing animals and advocating their proper care. Since opening in 1944, the organization has saved the lives of over 1,000,000 cats, dogs, kittens and puppies.
The shelter is located in Port Washington, New York, where it facilitates animal rescue and adoptions, as well as plays a lead role in the no-kill movement. North Shore Animal League America continues to innovate better and more sustainable ways to care for pets, in order to create a brighter future for animals everywhere.
With their vision, “To put an end to animal cruelty and euthanasia and to create a world in which all companion animals find compassionate, permanent homes.” North Shore Animal League America continues to make a positive difference in the lives of countless animals.
Now back to the star of the show…
Mississippi is an adorable six-year-old dark-haired Pomeranian, who was rescued from a Midwestern puppy mill. Puppy mills are facilities in which puppies are bred against their will and are forced to endure inhumane conditions, in order to make a profit. Luckily, Animal League America was able to save Mississippi from the horrific environment at the mill. However, she is now in need of a warm and loving environment in which she can call home.
Although she can be nervous at first, she quickly warms up to people and is an incredibly friendly and loving dog.
Pomeranians, sometimes known as Poms for short, are named after Pomerania, which is a region in Central Europe. They are classified as a “toy dog breed,” as they are relatively small, weighing from 4.2-7.7lbs and standing at about 5.0-11 inches. They are compact animals with textured, fluffy coats. Dog specialists recommend that owners of Pomeranians trim their dog’s fur every 1-2 months, as it is quite thick.
Pomeranians are known for being very friendly and playful dogs. In addition, they can also be fairly protective over their owners, as they develop a strong bond with them.
The small breed generally responds well to training, and shows high competency when it comes to learning tricks and etiquette (i.e. sit, stay, etc.)
This particular breed of dog can live up to 16 years when kept on a good diet and regularly exercised. Specialists encourage owners to provide dry food for their Poms, as this can help prevent early tooth loss.
An interesting fact about Mississippi’s breed is that Queen Victoria actually had a Pomeranian named “Windor’s Marco” in 1981. Since her dog was a relatively small Pom, it was reported that the size of the particular breed decreased by 50%, as people sought a similar looking dog to the Queen. More recently in 2012 and 2013, the Pomeranian was ranked as #19 on the list of most popular breeds in the United States.
Mississippi loves cuddling and snuggling up on your lap; Thus, making her a perfect companion on movie night or when relaxing with a book.
She gets along really well with other dogs and would be perfect for a home with children aged 12 and up.
If given a loving home, Mississippi will no doubt be able to provide unconditional love, joy and a bond with her new family that will last a lifetime.
To inquire about adopting Mississippi, 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:
North Shore Animal League America recently launched their #GetYourRescueOn campaign, and they’ve got celebrities such as Buffalo Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan, Taryn Manning (“Orange Is the News Black”), Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”, “Sopranos”) and Beth Stern taking part in helping to save animals lives.
Here’s how the campaign works.
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.
You can get your own rescue on in just three easy steps!
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