Today we Celebrate Mufasa’s PAWS, her cute “squirrel” tail, and her fierce green eyes. Mufasa, also known as “Mu” and “Kitty” is two-years-old and lives in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. She was found as a kitten inside a barn and was rescued by her forever family. She may be tiny, but she's ferocious when attempting to tackle the laser pointer. During the day, you will almost always find her by the windowsill trying to catch the bugs outside. Her nighttime routine is always the same as she impatiently waits for her treats with her dog-brother, Duke, and then snuggles into bed with her adopted mom.
Today we Celebrate Mufasa’s PAWS and all the wonderful PAW-rents
who bring animals into their homes.⠀
Today we Celebrate Nala’s PAWS (or little white socks). Just look at those beautiful eyes and her little smirk! She was found as a kitten at a summer camp in Pennsylvania and she needed a home. Nala’s mom says she is SO LOVABLE, beautiful, and soft. She’s always lying against you, on you, or touching you. She’s like a person, and she comes whenever you call her. Her tail reminds you of a Dr. Seuss character – always straight up in the air with that white tip. Even people who don’t like cats, like Nala!
Today we Celebrate Nala’s PAWS and all the great PAW-rents out there who
welcome abandoned animals into their homes and hearts.
Today we Celebrate Duke’s PAWS, his dashing good looks, and his big, brown puppy-dog eyes. Duke lives in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and is currently five-years-old. As seen by his after-bath towel picture, Duke is happiest when he is snuggled up. He loves nothing more than snuggling on his human brother’s lap and being the biggest lap dog that anyone has ever seen. When he is not snuggling, he is typically sleeping in his recliner or pestering his adopted mom for her attention. Duke truly loves his home and his family as he works hard to chase away all the evil delivery men and women that dare step foot on his property.
At the end of the day, however, he is the most lovable goof that there is.
Today we Celebrate Duke’s PAWS and all of the families that
treat animals the way they deserve to be treated.
Today we Celebrate Chessie’s PAWS, his bright blue eyes, and not to mention, how adorable he looks in his PAWS bandana! Chessie lives in Minersville, Pennsylvania, and by October he’ll be 14-years-old. His favorite spot is sitting out on the porch (like in his picture!) sunbathing and watching the people and cars on the street. However, at precisely 4 p.m. you’ll find him in the kitchen eagerly waiting for his favorite treats. We also celebrate his parents, Nancy and Joe, who found and rescued Chessie at 3-weeks-old by the Chesapeake Bay, which is why they named him Chessie, short for Chesapeake.
Today we Celebrate Chessie’s PAWS and all the great PAW-rents out there who welcome abandoned animals into their homes and hearts.
Today we Celebrate Roscoe's PAWS, his floppy ears, and how could we forget his firefighter pajamas (how cute is that onesie?)!
Roscoe, also known as "Little Man," lives in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. His favorite pastime is being his mom's shadow, in turn making her trip constantly. You can tell how much Roscoe is loved and adored (by mom and Grammy!) because he has the cutest clothes and is always up-to-date on the latest fashions. His mom mentioned that dressing up isn't his favorite; however, he's willing to play along, at least for the pictures.
Join us in celebrating Roscoe and all the PAWrents out there who love their fur babies!
Today we Celebrate Leonardo DiCatprio’s PAWS (and his cool name!) Leo, from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, is clearly photogenic, as he seems comfortable with a red carpet pose, just like his namesake. He’s super cuddly, always down to play (especially when it’s with his favorite dragon fly toy), and he never fails to miss a meal!
We also celebrate his mom because she rescued Leo from a shelter and just loves him so much. She instantly lights up with a smile at the mere mention of his name.
Today we Celebrate Leo and all of the great fur parents out there
who give Shelter PAWS a loving home!
Today we Celebrate Miss Bella's PAWS (and her tongue!)!
Bella is from Palm Harbor, Florida, and she's a true beach girl
who loves to frolic in the ocean.
Bella was rescued from a shelter by her parents, and had a rough life before they came along. Since then, she has been showered with nothing but love and fun adventures traveling coast to coast as the co-pilot with her dad.
Bella soaks up every happy minute of her life, and shows her mom and dad how much
she loves them every day with her most joyful tail wags and smiling eyes.
Today we Celebrate Bella and all of the wonderful people who
give Shelter PAWS a second chance!
Today we Celebrate Flossy's PAWS!
Flossy is from Philadelphia, PA, and is loved beyond words by her family pack.
She has the face of an old soul, and she no doubt holds the key to her mom's heart.
And just look at those ears! She must be a great listener.
Today, we Celebrate Flossy and all those special PAWS out there who were the "first children" in the house before the human ones came along!
Today we Celebrate Cooper's PAWS. Just look at that face!
Cooper, better known as Coops!, lives in Birdsboro, PA. While he looks calm and stately,
he will greet you with his tail waggin and butt wigglin at record speed.
Coops is a true family man who loves his home and his pack.
We Celebrate Coops and all the Golden PAWS out there!
Today we Celebrate Snoopy, from Mt. Penn, Pennsylvania!
She was so loving and sweet, and she gave the best hugs ever,
with both paws wrapped around your neck.
Snoopy was adopted from a shelter and was pure sunshine.
If only more people knew just how much love and joy awaits them in a shelter pet.
Today we Celebrate Snoopy and all Shelter PAWS!
We love Jack, from Austin, TX!
Look at those eyes! (We're told he does have a nose and a mouth in there somewhere.)
In Asia and Europe, black cats are thought to bring wealth,
bless marriages, and keep homes safe. We believe they do, too.
Today, we celebrate Jack and all of the beautiful black cats out there.
Thanks, Adam, for sharing Jack with us!
Today we Celebrate Pickles!
Pickles is from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, and she’s sporting her
very fashionable winter wear while braving the Nor’easter in PA.
We should all look this good during a snow storm!
We're celebrating those beautiful big brown eyes! 😍
Thank you for sending your pup pic to us!
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Meet Miley from Shillington, Pennsylvania!
She was the best grand-dog ever!
Today, we celebrate Miley’s paws!
Introducing Miss Beedles!
Miss Beedles was rescued from her mom's street a year and a half ago. She was sick and thin, but her mom took her to the vet and nursed her back to health. Now, she's spoiled rotten!
She loves to go for walks with her mom in their enclosed yard, and loves to play fetch.
She loves to cuddle and watch TV.
Her story is a happy ending!
We celebrate her PAWS today!
Meet Harley from NW, Indiana!
Some of her favorite things to do is to eat, sleep, and play fetch!
She looks very sleepy in this picture!
We are glad to celebrate her paws today!
Please meet Rusty and Mumba from Jennings, Louisiana!
These two are the best of friends and are part of their family's outside cat gang!
They both love chasing (but not catching) the multitude of squirrels in their yard!
They also love taking their naps together too!
We are happy to celebrate Rusty's and Mumba's paws!
Meet Jose from East Moline, IL.
Here are some fun facts about Jose!
He loves to eat, so watching his weight is something his mom and dad have to watch.
He has a girlfriend, Nuggett, and loves to play with his toys!
When it's time to go to bed, he likes to sleep long wise in the his parent's bed,
and he even has his own pillow!
We're glad to celebrate Jose's paws!
Carmel from Old Bridge, New Jersey, is enjoying his Celebrate PAWS flag (it looks
like he's laying on a mouse with a very long tail!)
Thank you Arielle for joining the Celebration of PAWS movement to raise awareness
about the importance of animal welfare and the essential work being done
by animal shelters and rescues!
Today we are celebrating Adobe's very zen paws.
He was from Mt. Penn, Pennsylvania, and loved to relax in his cozy corner of the recliner.
A Celebrate Shelter PAWS flag is flying in his honor.
Teaching a cat to use the litter box is very different from house training a dog. “Cats are naturally inclined to eliminate waste by pawing through a sand-like substance in a private location.” Most problems people experience when litter training a cat are caused by human-error.
Here are some reasons why your cat might be avoiding its litter box:
Wherever you choose to put the litter box (or multiple boxes), be sure it can be reached easily and quickly. You may want the box out of sight (and smell); however, your cat needs to be able to access it. The best place for a litter box is a “clean, quiet, and low-traffic area where the cat feels it has privacy.”
“In order to fit into and be accepted by society, dogs are expected to behave in a certain way.” Training your dog might not be easy, but it’s certainly necessary. In order to successfully train your dog, it’s important for you to figure out how a dog thinks and acts. Get to know their “normal.” Dogs are people-pleasers, so be clear with commands so they know what you are asking so they can react accordingly. It’s imperative to have the right mix of rewards, commands, and body language.
Whether you just brought home a new puppy or saved a dog from a local rescue, training should start immediately. If you let them get away with bad behavior initially, they may begin to think it’s acceptable, making it harder to train them later on. For example, if you allow a new puppy to sleep in your room for the first few nights because he is crying, containing him to a room later on in life will only cause a night full of barking. Create ground rules and stick to them!
The training process will take patience and a quiet room for concentration to ensure a strong and healthy bond.
Grooming isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. If you neglect to groom your pet on a regular basis, serious side effects can occur, leading to expensive vet bills and possible behavioral problems. Make sure to address the following issues to keep your pet happy and healthy.
Be sure to stay on top of your pet’s grooming schedule. Aside from them looking and smelling nice, your pet’s physical and mental well-being will thank you.