Pippin was adopted this weekend bringing up the number of adoptable pets that we’ve featured on our site under the Rescue Me section to 12 out of 16 finding homes. That’s way more than we ever imagined when we teamed up with North Shore Animal League American back in September. We were hoping that if just one animal was adopted, we’d be happy, but having this many really has us excited and ready to continue on in 2016!
Once again we are pleased to feature a new adoptable pet this week along with some great news. Two of our other featured pets have been adopted: Whispie and Daisy. We’re so glad to be part of raising awareness so these pets can find good homes and enjoy life.
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.
This week our furry feature is Pippin!
Pippin is a young adult boxer mix. She was rescued from Virginia with six of her own young pups that she was nursing and caring for upon intake. Pippin is a shy dog but has a very sweet personality that is friendly, affectionate and loyal. She has plenty of loveable qualities that make her the perfect addition to a warm and welcoming home. She is a curious and adventurous dog, who has plenty of energy and loves to play.
Boxers are known for their intelligence and playful energy. They often form strong bonds with their owners, and therefore, prefer to play with their immediate family, rather than with strangers. It is noted that as long as they are given plenty of opportunities to let out their energy, boxers can thrive in a range of housing situations, from large estates to small city apartments.
Female boxers usually grow to about 21-25 inches and weigh from 50 to 65 pounds. They have distinctive square heads and folded ears. Their fur coat is short and sheds light to moderately. Therefore, they are fairly easy to keep groomed, as they only need to be brushed and bathed when dirty or when there is a notable build-up of their natural oils in their fur. They are known for their alert expression, which can make it seem like they are watching for something even when they are at rest.
Christina Travalja, North Shore Animal League America’s Shelter Director notes, “Once Pippin becomes comfortable with you, she forms a bond and is stuck to you like glue. The adorable girl will lick your hands, paw at you or stare at you with her cute and adorable eyes until she gets belly rubs and kisses on her head.”
As a young adult dog, Pippin has already had some training. She is housebroken, meaning she knows to “do her business” outside. In addition, she knows commands such as “sit,” “down” and “paw.
Pippin loves her treats and can often be seen playing with tennis balls. She will happily join you on the couch for a movie night, or jog alongside you during an outing at the park.
Furthermore, Pippin is a loving dog, with an adorable, innocent face that will make you want to squeeze her cheeks whenever you see her. She has plenty of affection to give and will thrive in a home with children 10 and over, that has a relaxing environment that will complement her calm, yet enthusiastic spirit.
To inquire about adopting Pippin
Adoption #: V29591, 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.