These guys were all featured on different days during my 12 Adoptable Pets of the Holiday Season, but have yet to be adopted. Would a Red-eared Slider or a Cooter make your family complete? Read on to find out about each of these adorable turtle gentlemen...
Clark is a male Cooter turtle available at Little RES Q for adoption. He is considered large and moderately active, and can be kept indoors and outdoors (in summer months). Let's hear it in "Clark's own words"...
I'm a healthy adult male cooter and I'm available for you to adopt me today! I require a minimum 75 gallon aquarium. If you have a setup already, my adoption fee is only $40. If you need a setup, contact the Little RES Q for options and they will be happy to help you out!
Felix is a male, green Red-eared Slider considered moderately active and large. He can be kept indoors and outdoors (in summer months). He is also good with kids. Let's hear it in "Felix's own words"...
I'm a healthy male Slider and I'm available for you to adopt me today! I require a minimum 40 gallon aquarium. If you have a setup already, my adoption fee is only $40. If you need a setup, contact the Little RES Q for options and they will be happy to help you out!
Peanut is a male, green Red-eared Slider turtle who can be housed inside and outside (in the summer months). He's good with kids and is considered moderately active...now, let's hear it in "Peanut's words"...
I'm a healthy 15 year old male slider and I'm available for you to adopt me today! I require a minimum 40 gallon aquarium. If you have a setup already, my adoption fee is only $40. If you need a setup, contact the Little RES Q for options and they will be happy to help you out!
Check out the video I did for all three of these guys (shot during the Holiday Season 2019)...
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Adorable, handsome Sweetie, kitty of the bow ties, is still available for adoption from the Annex Cat Rescue. He was featured on one of my 12 Adoptable Pets of the Holiday Season blog posts this past Christmas, but is still in search of his human match.
Sweetie is true to his name, a real sweet guy with the most soft, thick fur.
Blessed with a gentle, high meow he will be happy to let you know when it's time to eat. While still a bit shy, he is very comfortable in his foster home. Having discovered the joys of scratching posts and cat nip, Sweetie spends most of his time lounging on his post, but will bust out the kitten-ish highjinks when a cat nip toy is tossed his way.
He will hiss occasionally but it's just to let you know he's here. Sweetie has tested positive for Feline Leukaemia but his health is currently excellent, having had much needed dental work very recently.
Sweetie is a charming fellow who will make someone very happy!
To learn more about Sweetie and how to adopt, please leave your number and the best time to reach you at 416-410-3835 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the video from the 4th Day of my 12 Adoptable Pets of the Holiday Season series below for more about Sweetie:
"Uninvited" (1988), the great Cat horror B-movie, screening at the Royal Cinema February 23rd with proceeds going to the Annex Cat Rescue!
"A sinister corporation loses control of a house cat infected with a genetically engineered virus. The death toll rises during the mutant feline's rampage and eventually it finds its way on board the yacht of a criminal kingpin."
In addition to selling a great selection of goodies for your feline friends, a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to Annex Cat Rescue.
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 8 PM – 9:30 PM
The Royal Cinema - Toronto
608 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B4
Daniel of Eyesore Cinema and I chat on my author blog about a number of B-movies and horror comedies that he recommends, including Uninvited, during our interview for the 1st Horrifically Silly Day of Halloween back in October. Check it out HERE.
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Ernesto is now a finalist in the Petcurean Uplift the Underdog contest - you can vote once a day until the end of day on Feb. 24th!
Remember Ernesto? Well, he was the 12th Adoptable Pet of the Holiday Season (my blog series)...but this handsome boy is still available for adoption?
Think you and Ernesto might make a great team? Read on below to find out more about this wonderful lad, and contact The Annex Cat Rescue to arrange a meeting!
Take a moment to check out the video below, where you can meet Ernesto, and his foster mom helps you get to know him better!
Ernesto is a retired tomcat and a big softy at heart. He was found on the street in winter 2019 with infections in his eyes, ears and gums. After being treated, neutered and having all of his teeth removed, he began a new chapter in his foster home
For weeks, Ernesto only felt safe when hidden under the bed. He allowed his foster mom to gently scratch his head under the bed, but he only came out to eat and use the litterbox when nobody was around.
Over the course of many weeks, he slowly began to trust his foster mom. He now loves being petted and brushed, especially on the head and behind his puffy cheeks, and he purrs softly. His tail is something to behold: when he's happy, it spins around in huge circles and knocks down everything in its path!
At long last, I am coming to the end of official dog breeds (I finished up cats a number of months back)...I will start from the beginning again, alternating between cat and dog breeds on my social media accounts, so if you missed one, no worries!
And with the Australian Cattle Dog, we have reached the Herding Group. These pups were bred for cattle herding. Their coat is smooth, hard and fairly short. They come in blue or blue mottled with or without other markings; red speckled — puppies are born white and get their colours within a few weeks.
ACDs are intelligent and hardy, independent and sometimes stubborn, often tenacious and never tire. Therefore they need a lot of physical activity, as well as mental stimulation, or they become difficult (and may nip at the heels of children they wish to herd). They need a good long jog/work out every day and the coat needs brushing weekly.
Health concerns include hip dysplasia, PRA, deafness, and elbow dysplasia.
Australian Shepherds actually originate in the US and were bred for sheep herding. Their coats are medium length and straight to wavy. They come in blue merle, black, red merle, or red, all with or without white markings and/or tan points.
These are bold, alert dogs that are confident and responsive. Without adequate mental and physical enrichment, they become unruly. They may try to herd children and small animals. Aussies need a strenuous workout every day (with both physical and mental challenges). Their coat needs brushing or combing twice weekly.
Potential health concerns include cataracts, Collie eye anomaly, hip dysplasia, Pelger-Huet syndrome (oddly shaped white blood cells, the mutation of which can sometimes lead to skeletal issues), ivermectin sensitivity (toxins passing directly into the brain), and nasal solar dermatitis.
Bearded Collies originate in Scotland as sheep herding dogs. Their coat is flat, harsh and long and comes in any shade of gray or chocolate (white may appear as a blaze or on tail tip, feet and chest — tan points may also occur).
Beardies are exuberant and playful. They are biddable, but also think independently and tend to have a clownish sense of humour. This leads to herding children at playtime! They need a good jog or very long walk every day and their coat needs brushing or combing every other day.
Health concerns include hip dysplasia, epilepsy, colonic disease and pemphigus (a blistering autoimmune disease).
Valentine, currently staying with the fine folks of Tails from Istanbul, has yet to find her perfect match.
You may remember Valentine was one of the available pups featured on my 12 Adoptable Pets of the Holiday Season series - she was Day 5.
Is this beautiful lady your perfect match? Let's find this sweet, strong girl a home in Canada!
Valentine is the mum to 5 pups that were rescued from an abandoned, crumbling building last February. Almost all of her babies have been homed - 2 in Istanbul, 1 went to Toronto (another is set to go to Toronto but is too sick to travel at the moment), and 1 to Sweden.
Valentine is still waiting for her forever family at a pension in Istanbul.
She is approximately 4 years old.
Healthy, spayed and received all vaccines.
Val gets along very well with other dogs!
Check out these videos below to see more of the lovely Valentine:
For more info on Valentine, please contact Sara Graham via her Facebook group @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/vanimalrescuesociety/
Regan is a certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), has certification in First Aid and CPR for Pets, and some beginner training in Herbal Remedies and Aromatherapy for personal use.