UPDATE: 4:30 PM ET: Pixy has been adopted. We have let North Shore Animal League America that we can feature another of their amazing adoptable pets to help get them adopted too. We’re so glad that our teaming up with the largest no-kill shelter in the world has been as successful as it’s been!
Every week we will be featuring an adoptable pet that is looking for a loving home. Through our teaming up with North Shore Animal League America, we are able to feature deserving pets that are looking to be adopted. So far three of the pets we’ve featured have been adopted, and we’re hoping to keep helping these wonderful animals find great homes.
This week we are showcasing Pixy, an adorable adult Yorkie mix who is ready to find a new family!
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 Pixy…
Pixy is one of 90 dogs that North Shore rescued from a mid-western puppy mill on Sunday, October 25th. She is a 6-year old, adorable Yorkie mix who is looking to give her endless amounts of love to a new family and find the care she was unable to receive while growing up in an inhumane breeding facility.
In general, Yorkie’s (otherwise known as Yorkshire Terriers) are small, toy-sized dogs. They have cute compact heads with little black noses. They often have short to medium-length, glossy coats that fall straight down on either side. Due to the nature of their hair, it is recommended that owners keep their Yorkie groomed to ensure the animal has maximum visibility.
It is noted that often Yorkies seem oblivious to their small stature. They are adventurous dogs that are known for their energy, bravery and loyalty. Due to its true terrier heritage, these dogs usually are looking for an owner that they can create a strong bond with and who understands how to be their leader.
While a Yorkie can be a fierce and courageous companion, they also have a notable soft side. They love being the center of attention and spending quality time with their family. Since Yorkies are a relatively small breed of dog, they are suitable options for those living in smaller homes or apartments. However, they should get some exercise everyday – even if it’s just a nice walk around the block or a play session in the backyard.
Back to Pixy…Right away when meeting her, you will notice her sweet and friendly disposition. If you go up to greet her, she will walk right up to you with a bright smile on her face and her tail wagging. North Shore Animal Shelter America notes that Pixy will thrive in a home with children of all ages, and she gets along with other dogs as well.
Christina Travalja, Shelter Director at North Shore explains, “Pixy is the cutest little girl you’ll ever meet. She’s very shy because her surroundings are new to her but once she warms up, she’ll likely be a cuddly bug.”
Pixy along with the other 90 dogs rescued from the puppy mill will be available for adoption at North Shore’s Port Washington, New York campus beginning Friday, October 30th.
To inquire about adopting Pixy
Adoption #: PM5254, 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:
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.