With the weather warming up and the idea of adventuring into the great outdoors sounding more and more appealing, it is the perfect time to think about adding a furry friend to your family. This week we have an adorable pup that is waiting to find a loving home where he can create lifelong memories for years to come. Alongside our friends at North Shore Animal League America, we here at Movie TV Tech Geeks have been working hard to raise awareness for pet adoption. By featuring a pet every week – cats and dogs – we have been able to help find loving homes for countless animals. This week, with the help of an adorable pup, we are excited to continue to shine a spotlight on pet adoption and the admirable work being done at North Shore Animal League America!
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 the pet feature of the week…Coby!
At just 8 months old, Coby is a handsome Cattle Dog/Hound mix. He was fortunate enough to be rescued by the staff at North Shore from his previous unsuitable living conditions down in Tennessee. Coby has short white and orange/brown fur with striking brown eyes. Being that he is still a very young dog, Coby has plenty of infectious energy. At the North Shore Campus, he can often be found running around Animal League America’s dog parks and playing with his favorite toys. His lively personality makes him an ideal pet for an active household that would regularly engage him in activities like going on walks, runs and playing fetch.
Cattle dogs are known for being relatively compact dogs with great agility, strength and endurance. They tend to have a very muscular physical build and are determined when it comes to completing the task at hand. Their high energy and task-driven personalities make them great companions for runs, hikes, bike rides, etc. In addition, many dogs of this breed are big fans of playing games like Frisbee, as they enjoy being given a job to complete.
With proper care and attention, Cattle dogs are often easily trained. They respond well to consistent leadership and in many cases, they can even be taught to be vigilant watchdogs for their owners.
Erica Knors, a Canine Enrichment Manager at North Shore Animal League America notes, “Coby is a sweet, teenage puppy. His ideal family should be patient and willing to teach Coby manners such as basic commands and leash etiquette. Coby loves the company of other dogs but would need to meet any canine companion before joining the pack!”
In getting to know Coby, The staff at North Shore believes he would do best in a home with children (if any) over the age of 16.
Moreover, Coby is a spunky pup with lots of love and joy to share. He is the perfect addition to any family who leads an active lifestyle and is looking for another upbeat member to join their clan.
If you are interested in adopting Coby please e-mail RachaelR@animalleague.org.
COBY – Adoption #: T96188
North Shore Animal League America
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
Adoption Center Hours:
Sunday-Thursday 12 pm – 8 pm
Friday-Saturday 12 pm – 8 pm
Mark your calendars! On Saturday, May 6th, North Shore Animal League America will be kicking off its 2017 Pet Adoptathon festivities. Sponsored by their partners at Purina, North Shore will open its doors to pet lovers and adopters, who will have the chance to meet over 700 adoptable puppies, kittens, dogs and cats. In celebration of the big event, North Shore is also making the first 100 adoptions on Saturday completely free.
To help the shelter get their 2017 Pet Adoptathon underway, actress and Animal League America supporter Camren Bicondova will be participating in Saturday’s early morning opening ceremonies, which begin at 8:30 AM. You may recognize Camren from the FOX hit series Gotham, in which she plays the role of young Selina Kyle/Catwoman. Admirably, Camren will be bringing her star power to the event to help further raise awareness for pet adoption and rescue.
The 2017 Pet Adoptathon will take place over 36 hours, which will be filled with entertainment and life-changing animal adoptions. During the event, Purina’s Incredible Dog Team will be performing, and there will also be plenty of other activities for attendees to participate in, such as face painting, arts and crafts and balloon sculptures.
In support of the 2017 Pet Adoptathon, over 2,000 animal shelters and rescue groups around the world will join Animal League America for this premiere global pet adoption event. Together, with the help of pet lovers (of course), these shelters hope to save the lives of as many deserving, adoptable animals as possible. Last year, the Pet Adoptathon resulted in over 30,000 deserving shelter pets finding suitable, permanent homes. This year, North Shore and all of the participating groups around the world hope to find loving homes for even more animal!
You can join in on the Pet Adoptathon fun, which kicks off at 8:30 AM on Saturday, at the North Shore Animal League America Adoption headquarters, located on 25 Davis Avenue in Port Washington, New York.
For directions, you can visit North Shore’s website at www.animalleague.org, or you can reach Animal League’s Customer Service Hotline at 516-883-7575.