Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pet of the Week - Larry!

Name: Larry
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
Age: 9

Larry is a total spaz and a rescue dog who moved in the summer of 2003. Since he seemed to fit his name and it was funny, we kept it. At first, he took offense to anything with wheels and didn't play well with others. After training, he's much better but still hates wearing dog clothes. His fave things are: chasing squirrels (he even knows that word), playing with squeaky toys, and sneaking food. I had pet rats for years but since JRT's are bred to chase vermin, no more of that. He's spoiled rotten and is considered our fur-child.

Thanks for sharing your awesome dog with us Laura (and yay for rescuing!). Be sure to check out Laura's Etsy shop for all things strange and magical: madsciencecreations

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Selena!

Name: Selena
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Age: 3 years

Selena is a lovely young dog with an exceptional temperament. She is a very sweet girl, friendly to everyone and to all dogs too! She knows her sit command and is an EXTRA, EXTRA gentle, and she's such a good natured, happy dog. A little active in her kennel because she's been there a while and needs to find her new home soon.

Once outside, you will see that she needs to have a good run & playtime. But you will also see so much potential and so much goodness. Once she calms down and even before you'll see such a sweet girl who doesn't know how to be the least bit mouthy. Selena will make a perfect family companion, she is as loving as can be.

For any information regarding this animal please contact the Hayward Animal Shelter via phone 510-293-7200 or email Terry at: You can also check their website:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pet of the Week - Travis!

Name: Travis
Breed: Eastern Painted Turtle

This is Travis. Travis is an eastern painted turtle, who, despite his name, is actually female! ( He was named long before I learned how to differentiate between male and female turtles - no "just looking" with these guys, haha! I still habitually call him "he", so I guess you could say he's gender confused) He was named for my two favorite drummers at the time: Travis Barker, and the drummer of my then boyfriend's band who's name also happened to be Travis.

Travis has been with me for about 10 years or so, though I am not certain of his true age.

Some funny facts:
* Travis has been known to "mount" the figurines I've kept in his tank in the past. Somewhere I have photos of him violating Spongebob.

* He LOVES ham! Every year at Easter, I take a hunk of ham home to him - this photo shows him swimming with his Easter ham clamped in his jaws.

* He "hunts" his ham and lettuce. Seriously. I will place it onto his sunning rock, then he'll slowly swim up to it, wait, then suddenly grab it and pull it under the water where he devours it, haha!

So, that's my boy (girl?!). He's been with me a long time, and being that he's a turtle, we probably have many more years to go! I <3 him!

Thank you so much Jenny for sharing Travis with us - s/he is AWESOME! Be sure to check out Jenny's amazing Etsy shop Hoot-n-Andy for amazing hand painted piggy banks and wall hangings!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Boone!

Age: 8 years
Breed: Basset Hound

Boondoggle, a.k.a. Boone, is Las Vegas Basset Rescue's newest hunky red and white boy. At 8 yrs. young, Boone has taken his recent homelessness in stride so far. He seems to be a happy boy (check out his smiling portrait!) and greets new people and other dogs with equal friendliness. He also rides great in the car, for those who like a little company when they run their errands. If you have room in your heart and your home for this well-behaved boy, please put in an online application.

If you're interested in adopting Boone, please contact Las Vegas Basset Rescue or fill out the online application here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pet of the Week - Daisy Mae!

Name: Daisy Mae
Breed: Poddle/Bischon mix

Daisy is a white Poddle/Bischon mix that is "T-R-O-U-B-L-E"! If there is some trouble to get into, she will find it. She is supposed to be white, but maintains a lovely shade of dirty white most of the time. If a mud puddle is within 10 miles she will find it. But we love her. She has her own Facebook account since she needed a place to vent about her owners.

Thanks for sharing Daisy Mae with us Michele, she is super cute!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Blitzen! *URGENT*

Blitzen is a 3 month old Terrier/Chihuahua Mix puppy who was rescued from an overcrowded shelter with his mom Snowflake and his brother Rudolf. When nobody could rescue them, Furry Friends took them in to save them from euthanasia.

Blitzen suffers from dry eye and since his eyes were not cared for properly prior to being abandoned at the shelter, his right eye is blind. Now it is becoming more irritated, and the eye specialist has said that it needs to be removed otherwise it will get infected.

The cost of eye surgery is $3000. Furry Friends could really use your help and support! Having one eye will not slow down Blitzen. He will enjoy his life as a happy furry kid just like other dogs that have the same condition.

Please consider donating to his surgery costs. Every little bit helps and this sweet guy is worth it!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kitties Love The Willow Goose Catnip Toys!!

Here's a sweet little video of Pixie going crazy for her Catnip Rain Cloud from The Willow Goose! Our catnip toys are made from eco-fi felt and 100% organic catnip - no poly filling!

And here are more happy kitty customers enjoying their catnip high!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pet of the Week - Chopper!!

Name: Chopper
Breed: White German Shepherd
Age: 5 years

Chopper is 175 lbs of pure love! I can personally attest to this as he's my doggy cousin, belonging to my wonderful Aunt Rita!

The first time I met Chopper I had Henry, my 15 lb min pin mix, with me and I was a little worried he would get trampled. Chopper was amazingly sweet and gentle with Henry and even let him win a few rounds of tug-o-war!!

Thanks Aunt Rita for sharing Chopper with us!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Copper!

Age: 3 years
Breed: Beagle

Copper is a very sweet, quiet, and courageous Beagle. Copper had been hit by a car and picked up by Animal Control. When he arrived at the shelter LVBR was called to take him into our rescue. Otherwise, he'd be euthanized, as no owner reclaimed him. His injuries were not life-threatening, but he was in pain and needed medical attention. Our vet determined that Copper had 6 broken ribs and his lungs were badly bruised due to those broken ribs. He also sustained a dislocated hip. This needed to be repaired with surgery. However, the vet tells us Copper will have no lingering affects from this, other than maybe a slight limp. His foster parents can't say enough good things about this sweet little guy. He gets along wonderfully with all the other dogs in the home, he uses the doggie door to get outside, and he's very well-behaved.

After surgery Copper is doing great! Although the hip socket was removed, the muscles in his strong little legs have taken over the support. Copper is walking 20-30 minutes at a time, getting back into shape. He's a real trooper! He will soon be ready for adoption and is waiting for applications to come rolling in. Copper may always have a slight limp, but overall his outcome is excellent. Thank you to everyone who gave donations to help pay for his surgery.

If you're interested in adopting Copper, please contact Las Vegas Basset Rescue or fill out the online application here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pet of the Week - Aloysius!

Name: Aloysius
Age: 1 year 10 months
Breed: Lionhead rabbit

Aloysius was purchased on 5/31/09. He is not my first rabbit, but the first one I have owned in a very long time. When we found him my husband (then fiancĂ©) and I were at an Exotic Animal Exotic Animal Exhibition surrounded by frogs, lizards, snakes, alligators and birds. There was a lone stall with three cages. One was full of ferrets, the second full of white rabbits and then there he was all alone. He was the most fluffy, gray, adorable thing I have ever seen next to a “NOT SNAKE FOOD” sign. My husband noticed that I was eying him. "Isn't he cute? Don't you love bunnies? Don't you want to hold it?!" Next thing I know he was out of the cage, in my hands, and trying to leap over my shoulder!

Since then Aloysius has leapt into our hearts. In April 2010 he gave us a bit of a scare. After eating a hole in the rug he had a bout of Gastrointestinal Stasis. This basically means his intestines stopped moving for a while. We rushed him to the vet as soon as we figured out what was going on with our little guy. Then, we quickly decided vet bills are nothing compared to the life of a fluffy family member. Our furry gray child has now become accustomed to regular head pats and kisses. He enjoys daily naps with the cat. Aloysius will run around your ankles in circles until the end of time for a slice of banana. He is unafraid of the fateful vacuum that scares the 70 pound dog and has mastered the art of the Bunny IQ toy! Really, no one could ask for a better bun!

You can see footage of Aloysius and his Bunny IQ toy here

Thank you so much Deanna, Aloysius is about the cutest thing I have ever seen!
Be sure to stop by Deanna's Etsy shop, EdenGallery, for gorgeous steampunk inspired accessories and art.