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|Sunday, May 10th, 2009|
hamsters on the south shore
my boyfriend and i are looking to get some hamsters!!!
we'd like to upgrade to cat or dog some day, but we're celebrating our one year anniversary soon and thought we'd start small. and y'know work our way up to marriage and children. lol!!!
so we're from the braintree/quincy area and in my youth i've had more hamsters and little critters than i could probably count! i always went to fin fur in feather on 3A but ever since they've moved to their new location down the street i have NOT been satisfied. about a week ago we went in there to check out some hamsters or other assorted small animals. and they had NONE. not a single hamster. two adorable little gerbils and a few guinea pigs and rabbits. thats it. as we were continuously ignored the entire time as we verbalized our disbelief at the lack of hamsters while the overly pierced teenaged store keep socialized with his moronic also overly pierced buddies we decided to just leave. i was so disappointed.
also its was nearly $20 bucks a pop for a hamster at the puppy mill at the braintree mall.
is there any where around that sells healthy, happy quality hamsters that we can love? i'm willing to travel because we'd really like some! i love those tiny little dwarf ones but theres nothing wrong with a cuddly teddy bear one. i just want some variety. and reasonable prices! too much to ask for?
|Thursday, July 17th, 2008|
Toy and Small Dog Clothes by Mike Mathews
Toy and Small Dog Clothes
by: Mike Mathews
People wear clothes for many reasons. We wear them for modesty - it's illegal in most places to go around without any clothing. We wear clothes to protect us from the weather. Raincoats and hats make us much more comfortable in the rain while fleece lined coats and boots are greatly appreciated in cold weather, and when there is snow on the ground. We also wear clothes to make ourselves feel and look good, to impress other people with our excellent taste, and to show that we have the money for expensive designer clothes.
Dogs wear clothes for one reason only - their owners want them to wear the clothes. Dog owners put clothes on their dogs for most of the same reasons they put clothes on themselves and their children. In fact many dog owners regard their dogs as their children and they buy them clothes and dress them up to show how much they care for them. The exception to this, of course, is modesty. Dogs don't require clothing for that purpose and, in fact for obvious reasons, dog clothes rarely cover that particular area.
Protective clothing for small and toy dogs such as Boston Terriers, Chihuahuas, Yorkies, Maltese, Pugs and any of the miniature or teacup dog breeds is a good idea. These dogs generally feel the cold much more than larger dogs - that's why they do not enjoy going outside for walks with their owners in rainy, snowy or cold weather. They even resist going outside to the bathroom in inclement weather which makes it very difficult to house train toy dog breeds in cold or wet weather.
Raincoats and hats made of vinyl or waterproof nylon are available for wet weather, as are rain boots. These boots are usually fastened with Velcro and/or zippers. Fleece lined, shearling and wool coats are available to keep your dog warm in cold weather. Boots are useful to protect your dog's paws from the effects of ice and salt. For hot summer days, sensitive paws should wear sandals to protect them from hot asphalt or sand. You can also buy sunglasses for your dog but perhaps you could discuss this with your veterinarian to see if they provide any benefit to your dog's eyes. Protective clothing is also beneficial to short-haired and older dogs of all sizes as well as the small dog breeds. Even some of the larger short-haired dog breeds like the Bulldog, Boxer and Greyhound appreciate protection in the cold weather. See the Directory of Breed of Dogs to see which dog breeds are particularly sensitive to cold weather. Owners of most large dog breeds are probably not as interested in dog clothes but might consider obtaining reflective vests for their dogs. These vests make the dogs easier to see when walking at night and also make the dog easier to find if you are camping and hunting - especially good for black or dark-colored dogs.
Reflective vests have a practical purpose. So do some much more frivolous-looking clothes. Toy dogs and even some small dogs should wear harnesses rather than collars for reasons of health - they can easily injure their trachea with a collar. Some very sensible people have designed coats and other outfits with a 'D' ring on them which make extremely attractive harnesses for small dogs. Practical, attractive, and sometimes quite lavish clothes are available for toy and small dogs. Pajamas, bathrobes, dresses, sweaters, formal outfits for weddings, and costumes (you can dress your dog as a lamb, a lion, a vampire or even buy him an Elvis jumpsuit) can be found in stores and at discount prices on the Internet. Creative entrepreneurs advertise on-line that they will custom design and make outfits for your dog. Of course, if you like to sew, you can buy sewing patterns to make a blanket, cushion, dog coat, dog coat, leg warmers and boots for your dog and a matching scarf and hat for you to wear.
Dog clothes come in an amazing range of styles and prices. We hope you have fun choosing the right clothes for your dog.
|Sunday, July 13th, 2008|
Hello, my name is Krissy, I'm from the South Shore, and I am currently the owner of an adorable black rabbit (not sure of the breed, so I'm guessing he's a mutt?) named Midnight. He used to live in my basement where I *thought* my mother was taking good care of him (I'm not down there much because my mother is a babysitter and I tend to avoid children at all possible costs), but uhh... let's just say his situation wasn't very up-to-par so I built up some trust with him over the past few weeks by letting him out to play, changing his cage out weekly, giving him treats, etc.
Once he became trusting enough that he wasn't running back into his cage every time I moved, I stole him and now he has a bigger, better two-level cage in the corner of my rabbit-proofed bedroom with unlimited hay, as well as more vegetables than he could have ever dreamed of. I feel terrible for ever trusting my mother to take good care of him :(. He's about eight years old now and he's gone from being terrified of everything, to being incredibly curious about the world just in the little time I've been able to work with him! It's to the point where he got curious as to what was on top of his cage this morning, jumped up, and had to figure out his way down (I was too busy giggling/taking pictures)!
So. For those of you who have rabbits and cats, how do you keep your cats from being frightened of the tiny furballs? My poor baby girl is frightened to the point where she swatted at him this morning and had to be put outside the room, but I don't want her to associate the bunny with being shut out of my bedroom (her favorite place because she's my baby).
Also, how much bedding is appropriate, and how do you keep the flies out? I use hay for his bedding, it's by Oxford, and I'm going through half of a bag per week but I don't want to be giving him too little.
How often should I be clipping his nails, too?
|Saturday, July 12th, 2008|
Your Dog Goes Missing by Kadence Buchanan - ArticleCity.com
Your Dog Goes Missing
by: Kadence Buchanan
This article, serves as a guide to all dog-owners that wish not to experience the agony and distress of having to deal with the fact that their dog is gone missing. Just read carefully the tips that follow, keeping in mind that your best friend needs an owner who is capable of being proactive as well as encouraging it to catch, fetch, pull, tag and chew. The most important thing to remember is that if your dog gets lost, chances are that someone, somewhere, has seen it. Do not get discouraged and do not panic. Be aware and it is likely that you will be reunited with your beloved companion again, if you follow the instructions listed below and keep yourself organized and prepared at all times.
- Keep an action checklist in a visible location, along with the current phone numbers of emergency contacts, like individuals and organizations you will need to call in case of an emergency. Also keep a copy in your vehicle for when you are traveling.
- Of extreme importance is to keep with this list of contacts a current local street map. It can greatly assist your search in case you need to coordinate a search unit.
- Check frequently your dog to see that he wears his collar. Have a tag attached to the collar with the dog's name and your current home and/or cell phone number. Additionally, always have a current rabies tag and pet license tag attached to your dog's collar. You can find it again sooner by using the engraved tag numbers.
- However, dogs can loose their collars on the streets. For real security, consider putting a microchip implant to your dog and register the chip's number with one of the available registries of your area. If your dog gets stolen or lost and gets dumped or found it can be identified through its microchip ID number. Permanent identification, either that is in the form of a microchip or tattoo, is also useful in case you ever have to prove to law that this dog is indeed yours and you are the one they should return it to.
- Prior to having to deal with any unfortunate event, register your dog to the available services of your area. In most cases registration can be completed online and you will save precious time if something actually happens.
- Ensure you have recent and reliable color photos of your dog that show clearly all your dogs' characteristics, so that you can make a big publicity fuss and make it extremely difficult for thieves to try to keep your dog. Taking pictures annually (maybe something to do on the dog's birthday), is a must. You need to photograph your dog's head and body from different angles (top, front, head shot, side-on, standing, etc.). Focus especially on any special markings your dog might carry.
- Write a simple and clear description of your dog and have it stored in computer's memory-along with the most recent set of photographs-in order to create posters/flyers and publish its disappearance.
- Search in advance and save the webpages of your local animal control authorities for immediate retrieval. This can assist you to immediately publicize its disappearance online through the multiple online services.
- Maintain your garden fence to keep it dog-proof and check frequently the locks on your doors and windows in order to be sure that your dog is safely confined when you leave it alone in the house.
- Guard your dog in your garden and runs. Never allow your dog to roam free in an unfamiliar neighborhood. Leash it at all times. If a dog gets loose in an unfamiliar area its chances of ever finding its way home are particularly small.
- Do not leave your dog tied up outside shops, gyms, classrooms, offices, etc., and do not leave your dog unattended inside your vehicle.
- Be wary of strangers expressing an interest in your dog. Watch out for suspicious characters. You do not have to become overprotective, but at least you have to be aware of the risks. Remember that your dog is your responsibility. Do not leave it to be taken care from friendly strangers.
- If you think you are being followed, do not go straight back home. Try visiting a friend's or neighbor's house, who does not own a dog. Stay at your friend's or neighbor's house for at least half an hour so as to give to the stalker the impression that the house you entered is where the dog actually lives.
|Wednesday, July 9th, 2008|
Super Cheap Deal on Rattie supplies!! Cambridge Somerville Area
We recently had our 2 rats pass away, so we are giving all of our rattie things away for $50 or Best Offer. All you need to do is email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and it will go first come first serve.
What you'll be getting:
-1 large 30x30x15 powdercoated cage, 3 levels, wheel, just washed. (could use washing again before introducing a new pet into it.)
-1 travel cage
-1 large green Roller ball (like gerbil or hamster ball, for letting pet run around the house)
-1 super goodie bag filled with
-Clean Cage spray
-plastic canvas grids for covering floors of cage (protect against bumblefoot)
-2 bags of rat food
-1 granite slab (keep it in the freezer until a very hot day, then put it in the cage for ratties to lay on and cool off)
- extra shelving for inside cage
- Small pet harness, if you can convince your rat to go for a leashed walk.
-1 big bag of lavender scented litter (works great and keeps cage smelling fresh longer)
|Tuesday, June 17th, 2008|
Health Problems In Cats
Health Problems In Cats
by: Ron King
It may come as a surprise, if you're a new cat owner, that many health problems may befall your feline friend. Some problems are easily preventable, while others are hereditary.
Hairballs are among the most common of cat health problems. Cats groom themselves almost constantly, and swallow the loose hair that comes off their tongues. Occasionally, the hair gathers into a ball and lodges in the cat's digestive tract instead of passing on through the body. If your cat starts coughing and hacking, he probably has a hairball. While the end product is unpleasant for the owner, most cats don't have a problem dislodging hairballs.
However, hairballs can occasionally pass into a cat's intestines and cause a blockage. This can be a life-threatening problem. There are a few signs to look for to see if your cat's hairball is dangerous. If your cat is constipated, off his feed, or is lethargic with a dull coat, then he could have a serious blockage. A vet exam is definitely in order.
To prevent hairballs, groom your cat frequently to remove loose hair. In addition, feed your cat food that helps control hairballs.
For many cats, worms are a recurring problem. Roundworms, tapeworms, and hookworms most commonly infect cats. Cats can occasionally develop heartworms, as well. If your cat seems unable to gain wait, is infested with fleas, or has white specks that look like grains of rice in his stools, take him to the veterinarian for worm testing.
Worms are easily cured with a few doses of medication, but if left untreated, they can be fatal.
Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections are another common health problem in cats. This infection is particularly common in unneutered male cats, although female cats can also develop this problem. If your cat suddenly stops using the litter box, a urinary tract infection is suspect. If your cat's urine smells strong, again a urinary tract infection may be the cause. These infections need to be treated by a veterinarian. Ask about cat foods that reduce the likelihood of another infection.
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
FIP is caused by a mutation of the corona virus. According to some experts, cats living in multi-cat environments tend to test positive for enteric corona virus. Cats can live with that virus remaining quietly in the intestines with no sign of disease for their entire lifetime. In other cases, probably a genetic pre-disposition, the virus mutates into FIP.
Once a cat has contracted FIP, it will display symptoms of a mild upper respiratory infection: sneezing, watery eyes, and nasal discharge. It may also have diarrhea, weight loss and lethargy. Most cats fully recover from this primary infection, although some may become virus carriers. A small percentage of exposed cats develop lethal FIP weeks or even years after the primary infection.
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
FIV, or cat AIDS, is not always fatal. FIV decreases the ability of the cat's immune system to fight infections. Cats with FIV may remain free of symptoms for years. It is when the cat contracts other illnesses in the chronic stage of FIV infection that FIV is first suspected. This long list of illnesses includes oral-cavity infections, upper-respiratory infections, weight loss, ear infections, kidney disease, and many others. Although there is, as yet, no vaccine, all cats should be tested for the virus. The virus is transmitted through saliva, usually when a cat is bitten in a cat fight.
Feline Leukemia Virus
FLV was, until recently, the most common fatal disease of cats. But with a vaccine now available, the number of cases is dwindling. Although the name leukemia means cancer of the white blood cells, this is only 1 of the many diseases associated with this virus, such as other types of cancer, anemia, arthritis and respiratory infections. FLV is preventable if the cat is immunized before being exposed to the virus. Although the disease is not always immediately fatal, cats with FLV rarely have a long life expectancy. NEVER bring other cats into your household when you have a cat with FLV.
If your cat spends time outdoors, you should check him regularly for ticks. If you find a tick on your cat's body and he has been lethargic and acts as if he is in pain, ask your vet to test for Lyme Disease. This disease is transmitted to people and animals by deer ticks.
Some cats may show subtle symptoms while others may show none -- symptoms are hard to recognize and often may be confused with other illnesses or old age. Be observant of your pet's behavior. It is the only way to know if your pet has contracted Lyme disease if no tick was found. Some symptoms of Feline Lyme Disease include:
(b) reluctance to jump or climb stairs,
(c) limping, or reluctance to put weight on a paw,
(d) loss of appetite.
The key to dealing with Feline Lyme Disease is prevention and early diagnosis and treatment. You should reduce the tick population around your home with simple landscape changes and spraying.
Good Health Care
Taking your cat for a regular check-up with the vet, and keeping all vaccinations on schedule will help assure your cat a long and healthy life. Prevention is the first line of defense for most feline illnesses.
Many owners keep their cats indoors to protect them from cars, from cat fights which may expose them to deadly viruses, from ticks, and other hazards.
Outdoor cats will enjoy greater freedom, but require a watchful eye, loving attention to their health status, and regular visits to the veterinarian.
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|Thursday, September 14th, 2006|
Doggie Ice Cream!
Some yummy news for your pups, as posted in the Boston Globe:
In 2006, Jeff Walker decided to give dogs exactly what they want – an ice cream of their very own. Frostbite, a new line of power ice cream for dogs, offers a holistic way to treat a wide variety of ailments from anxiety to dry skin. For our more privileged clientele, the Frostbite Headquarters in Boston will custom-blend homeopathic toppings for individual pets. These unique blends of all-natural herbs, when mixed in with Frostbite Ice Cream, offer a supplement to daily nutrition and an aid to traditional veterinary medicine.
Walker, a historian of Chinese herbal sciences, has created a team consisting of a pharmacologist, a culinary historian, and a veterinarian to help formulate the world’s first healthy homeopathic ice cream for dogs.“We are seeing tremendous increases in chronic ill health in our pets that was rare back in the early 1960's. Most of these illnesses revolve around breakdown in our pets' immune systems, and include chronic skin/ear allergies, digestive upset, thyroid/adrenal/pancreatic disorders, seizures, gum/ teeth problems, degenerative arthritis, kidney/liver failure, and cancer across all ages and breeds. Homeopathy offers a viable alternative in truly curing pets and making their bodies healthier,” said Michael Dym, D.V.M.
Four of the available healing mix-ins include: a senior blend designed to relieve arthritis, aid digestion, and support cognitive function in older dogs; an Echinacea and goldenseal blend to strengthen the developing immune system of puppies and promote healing and help fight off infection in adult dogs; a tranquility blend to calm dogs with general and situational anxiety and reduce physical tension without the side effects seen in other medications; and a tinkle tonic to soothe the urinary tract and reduce inflammation without irritating the kidneys. Other mixes, such as a detoxifying blend and a digestion aid, are in the works and will be launched later this summer.
Frostbite ice cream is available for dog-friendly events everywhere, from party packages to the Frostbite Doggie Ice Cream truck. We’ll help you plan and throw a block party featuring Frostbite Doggie Ice Cream for your friends and neighbors. We offer a Sundae Bar service so each doggie guest at your party can have a frosty dessert made just for them with all their favorite flavors. Join the Frostbite Birthday Club and get coupons for a special treat for your pup on his or her special day. No matter what type of event you’re planning, Frostbite has something to help make it a party to remember.
The ice cream is all natural, non-dairy, and dark chocolate free. With a long list of exotic flavors and dog-friendly sundae toppings, Frostbite takes the heat out of your dog’s summer. Every one of Frostbite’s products is made with the finest, freshest ingredients and is specially formulated to keep your dog healthy and happy.
|Monday, May 15th, 2006|
Hi, I was wondering if anyone in the Boston area are selling (or adopting out) geckos, or chinchillas? Also, my boyfriend wants me to mention if there are any pugs out there for adoption, we'll take them in an instant. :) Just wondering- we're out in the Worcester area. Thanks!!! Current Mood: hopeful
|Saturday, May 13th, 2006|
looking for a place?
Hi there! I'm posting on behalf of our landlord as he's given us the option of helping find new tenants. Amour has taken him away (to live with his g/f) and so he's renting his half of the house (we rent the first floor so the second floor, previously his apartment, will be for rent). He's been a great person with whom to share a home, so we're hoping when he moves out, equally-cool, non-smoking people will move in. There's no realtor's fee as you'd be renting directl from him. So, without further ado ...
-- In the Wollaston neighborhood of Quincy (close to North Quincy and East Milton border), 2/3 mile from the Wollaston stop on the red line and less than a mile from 93, easy access to Route 3 and 128 via 93
-- 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
-- $1100/month (first, last, security required)
-- lease starts June 15th (slightly flexible) and is month-to-month
-- free washer/dryer in basement
-- loads of basement storage
-- huge "shop" work bench (14' long) that can be used for woodworking/art projects/crafts/etc. if you help us clear it off (Currently, we've just got some of our own plastic storage bins on the worksurface).
-- huge backyard (it's about twice as big as the house and the house is pretty large)
-- totally pet-friendly -- have whatever pets you like as long as you take good care of them
-- off-street, non-tandem parking spot (with room for a guest to park behind you)
-- loads of non-regulated on-street parking for visitors
-- loads of cool "old house charm."
-- all our mail comes in one slot so you don't need to have an apt. # in your address
-- 24-hour grocery and 24-hour drugstore less than a mile from the house
-- close to lots of ethnic grocery shops (super 88, Indian grocery, Thai and Vietnamese grocery)
-- quincy has TONS of awesome restaurants
-- we have wi-fi internet and you could share with us
-- if you also have pets, maybe we can swap petsitting services
-- no realtor's/finder's fee
-- we're the only other tenants, so, cool housemates (2 20-something lesbians plus our five small pets and one cat)
-- we want queer-friendly neighbors
-- we want non-smoking neighbors
-- we want respectful-with-regard-to-noise-'cept-fo
-- our landlord plans to be around regularly, so there'll be someone to talk to regularly about repairs, state of the house, etc. he's totally queer-friendly, progressive politically, etc. and also laid-back
Who we are:
We're a partnered lesbian couple in our 20's. One of us is a Media Producer in educational publishing and the other is a full-time student and part-time barista. We live with three lizards, two guinea pigs and a cat named Schneebly. We're on the left side of Democrat. We enjoy dinner parties, getting tipsy on occasion, brunches, playing board games, going to museums, cooking, activism, movie nights, sleepovers, dancing, music and musicals. One of us dances in an all-sizes hip-hop troupe (and also a jazz/cabaret troupe) and the other is more into trying to write the Great American Novel. One of us is Jewish by birth and the other is Jewish by association; we're both kind of shopping for a new faith with some luck with Unitarianism but also some reservation about the hokey-ness of it. We're fun, stable, low-drama and ideally, would love to share our home with some like-minded folks.
Who you are:
One or two mature folks who are laid-back, cool. Maybe you're creative and interesting to boot. You definitely don't smoke. If you own a dog or dogs, we love dogs and will love to occasionally dog-sit for you. Of course, your dogs are totally well-behaved and don't bark at all hours or have owners who let poop fester in the front yard. You're past your partying prime but you still know how to kick back and have a fun night in. Maybe you'll have BBQ's with us in the backyard, I mean, we already got a grill and everything!
|Thursday, May 4th, 2006|
so i have had my eskie foxy for a little over 2 years now. she is almost 3 years old. we live with my boyfriend Rob in a relatively small two bedroom apartment in boston. everything was going really well with the three of us and then Rob decided he wanted a puppy. so on saturday we adopted a 9 week old lab beagle mix. since then everything has been chaos. foxy hates the new puppy. let have not intervened when foxy growls or snaps at (doesn't bite) the puppy so she will know that we still consider her number one. we also always greet her first when we come home, and we feed her fist, and we give her treats first. but she still hates the puppy. everytime the puppy has a toy or bone foxy takes it from her. the puppy will find a new toy and foxy will take that one too, and so on until the puppy gives up and just sits crying or doing nothing.
the puppy is still so young she needs a lot of attention. she always wants to be in our laps or to be held and foxy gets so jealous. we pet and hold her too but it doesn't appease her.
what can we do to get them to get along, and possibly even LIKE eachother eventually??
x-posted a lot
|Thursday, November 3rd, 2005|
|Sunday, October 23rd, 2005|
i feel so bad, it has been almost 2 months since Roman has come home and I haven't updated with ANY pics!!
I promise that I will do a big picture update of my new little pup tomorrow, but in the meantime..
I want to dress him up for halloween. he has this adorable black t-shirt with a dog skeleton on it that says "rattle them bones" but i wanted to put him in a costume.
i also dont want to spend 20 bucks on something he's just going to outgrow in a month.
can anyone recommend any homemade costumes?? or cheap ideas i could pick up at walmart or something???
kate & roman
|Friday, September 23rd, 2005|
In search of Boston Terrier
Hey there Boston Pet Lovers!
This post is going to sound completely out of nowhere and it probably is, but only somewhat.
My name is Shelley and I'm currently producing a short film based on a Chuck Palahnuik short story. We are in need of a Boston Terrier in the Boston area (imagine that!) for a few days of light shooting. It would only involved the dog sitting in a car and then perhaps walking around a bit. If you have a dog you'd be so generous to offer to our ambitious film crew or know of someone who has one that might be interested, please please please email us at email@example.com.
Thanks for your time!
|Friday, August 26th, 2005|
Smirk and Onyx need a new home this weekend!!!
If you know ANYONE who can help these kitties, please forward this message along!
I'm trying to help my elderly Aunt place her kitties in good homes. (She has too many and can no longer care for them properly.) If I can't find homes for them this weekend, these cats will be removed from my Aunts home (by someone else) and placed in a shelter on Monday (and quite possibly destroyed). I've found a home for one kitty and my Aunt has found a home for 2 others - now its down to these last two.
The kitties are 2 long haired siblings, both boys, 8 years old and spayed. They were born in my aunt's home and have never been outdoor cats.
Smirk is gray and white and described as extremely gently.
Onyx is black and white and also gentle.
Its very important to my aunt that Smirk and Onyx be placed together as they are very bonded to each other.
Smirk and Onyx are currently in Dorchester, MA and if necessary, I can help provide local transportation.
If you know anyone who may be able to provide a home for these kitties, please let me know.
|Monday, August 22nd, 2005|
Cute Ferret In Need of a Home
Hey everyone. I'm not sure how much interest there would be in a ferret but I have a four month old silver one that could really use a loving home. A friend moved out of state and couldn't take him, and I thought maybe he'd be a good pet for me. My cat, however, disagrees rather strongly. He's very cute and actually wants to play with the cat so he seems pretty easy going interacting with other pets. He comes with a cage and a few other ferret necessities. I'd like to find him a home rather than giving him to the local shelter since I'm a softie when it comes to animals. Please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested. I would just charge a small fee for the cage since I bought it. Thanks.
|Saturday, July 30th, 2005|
Chihuahua Adoption. RI/MA
Mr. Tiny Pants is a two year old pure bred chihuahua. He is fixed. He is very fun, but clingy. He spent the first year of his life locked in a kennel, the humane society took him away and I adopted him! I have had him since February, and just last month we moved from Arizona (where he is from) to Rhode Island. Our new apartment isn't going to let me keep him so he is up for adoption. There is an adoption fee, but only because its safer.
He has an ad on petfinder.com if you want to look at it.
His behavior problems are that of any small dog, he barks a lot at nothing, but other than that he is well behaved. He is NOT good around cats and as far as we know IS good around other dogs.
He isn't the most playful but he loves tennis balls!
He is VERY affectionate and pretty possesive, he makes a good family dog but would be better suited as an "only child".
His favorite thing to do is dress up in his dog clothes. He has a pretty big wardrobe, but I am only sending him with his favorites as I would like to keep the rest for sentimental reasons.
I will send him with:
His favorite shirt, sweater, and little pants.
His food bowl.
A new collar (I am a sap and want to keep his old one)
His kennel (just a standard dog crate, we use it mainly when we go out for too long, he has slight seperation anxiety and has a tendancy to chew)
I think thats about it, for more information you can check out his "dogster page". Mr. Tiny Pants Home page!
As for adoption fee we are looking at $150, he is a purebred and being sent with lots of stuff. We asked the vet and checked the newspaper and thats the amount we came up with.
And lastly, we are in Rhode Island, and if you are close (conneticutt, Mass, etc) we can meet you half way. Otherwise you will have to come get him.
If you really want him but aren't in the area, we might be able to "ship" him (I need to look into the safety of that etc) BUT you would be responsible for picking him up at the airpot and for paying for his ticket AND the adoption fee....
Any questions and/or comments you can post on here. Or you can contact me through aim: email@example.com, or Yahoo Messanger p_2_the_s( picsCollapse ) Current Mood: blah
|Saturday, July 16th, 2005|
pet rat sitters?
Hi! I'm about to move to boston with my 4 very sweet but very senior pet rats. I am looking for a responsible pet-sitter to take care of them while I go out of town for one week at the end of August. Does anyone do this or know someone/a service that does good job of this? I am very hesitant to leave them with someone who is not comfortable with rats. I would prefer a professional. Any info you can provide would be very helpful. Also, I am looking for a good vet.
|Sunday, July 10th, 2005|
Hi there! My husband and I are interested in buying a hand-fed Quaker Parrot. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a reputable New England breeder? I have e-mailed Moulton Hill Aviary, but I have a feeling that they are no longer in business because their website hasn't been updated since 2003. Thank you in advance!
|Wednesday, June 29th, 2005|
anyone want to meet fellow pet lovers in Boston?
I just started a community where people in Boston can meet other people from Boston. Surprisingly, there isn't one already dedicated to simply meeting people in our beautiful city. So, I have 0 people signed up, besides myself. Please join. It would make me super happy. And you might end up making a really cool friend, or more.
Thank you and sorry for the advertisement:)
|Friday, April 29th, 2005|
Hi everyone. My aunt recently passed away and has left behind 2 beautiful cats. I would love more than anything to take them, but unfortunately I cannot have cats where I live. Both are indoor cats, completely housebroken and very loveable. If you know anyone who is looking for a good cat, please let me know. I have asked everyone I know and no one is willing to take either of them. I really want them to go to good homes and don't want to take them to a shelter.
First there is Spud. Spud is a male, grey, short-haired tiger cat and is about 10yrs old. He weights about 15 or 16 pounds and is like a big teddy bear. He is very easy-going and gets along with everyone. He is very cuddly and loves attention.
The other cat is Suzy. She is almost 2 and has long, white fur, and bright blue eyes. She is slightly calico on her head and tail. She is also very loveable and quirky. She gets along with dogs and other cats very very well. She loves to play and she likes to drink straight from the faucet.
Neither cat is declawed but as long as they have a scratching post they leave the furniture alone.
If you are interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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