Thursday, January 17, 2013
Meet Odie, a lovable, special needs pug looking for his special someone.
Hi! My name is Odie, and I’m one of those glass-half-full types of dog. I find joy in the simple pleasures of life, like snuggling with my person and eating treats of any kind. Love and food... what more do you need? I’m a six or seven-year-old pug, weigh a little over 20 pounds, and am almost totally blind, but that doesn’t stop me or dampen my spirits. I’m a healthy and resilient dog who is both confident and social, and I love to share affection. Mutts Matter rescued me on Thanksgiving eve, when a kind soul reached out to them for help. I’m a casualty of divorce, and then my dad no longer wanted me, so he wouldn’t let me in the house. I was living outside, tied up to porch and exposed to all the elements. This was a pretty scary …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Meet Duncan, a handsome young mastiff mix who has been patiently waiting for his new family and a place to belong.
Hey guys, Happy New Year! I’m checking back in to let you know I’m still here, patiently waiting and longing for my new family. I know they’re out there, so please read and share my story so they can find me. Please allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is Duncan, and I’m a loving, playful and sometimes mischievous young mastiff mix. Folks tell me I’m handsome, and I have to agree with them... I’m a strapping 75 pounds, and have a unique, sable-colored coat and striking grey-green eyes. Mutts Matter thinks I may have some Labrador in me, too. I’m still a young pup at only 18 months old, and like most adolescents I will try to test my boundaries, but isn’t that what youth is all about? I just need an assertive leader to help show me the …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The top cat and dog names are exactly the same—Bella and Max.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Beth Lawton
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Pop-culture references and names that remind us that pets are really part of the family are among the top trends in names of puppies and kittens, according to an analysis of names of dogs and names of cats born in 2012 by VetStreet.com. Top Dog Names in 2012 The top female dog name is Bella. That has been the top female dog name since 2006—just after the Twilight book series debuted. The top male dog name: Max, for the seventh straight year. Rounding out the top five female dog names: Daisy came in second, followed by Lucy, Molly and Lola. The top male dog names (after Max) are: Buddy, Charlie, Rocky and Cooper. Top Cat Names in 2012 Like dog names, pop culture and common human names are popular for felines. Also on the top five list for …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Patch readers made a real difference in helping to save nearly 350 dogs this year.
As 2012 draws to a close, Mutts Matter Rescue would like to thank the Patch community and our network of dedicated volunteers for your tremendous support. With your help, we saved nearly 350 dogs this year, expanded our team, added new foster families, and hopefully made folks more aware of the importance and need for dog rescue. Rescue is a community of volunteers, so we couldn’t do it without you. Whether you’ve helped by sharing our pups’ stories with your friends and family on Facebook, donating to help cover veterinary costs, fostering or doing home visits, it all makes a difference in saving these dogs’ lives. We live very busy, demanding lives here in the DC area, but taking some time out to help our little furry friends is not …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
With millions of animals crowding the shelters, rescuing your next pet is the right thing to do.
Have you noticed people like to tell you when their dog is a rescue? That’s because they know they played an important part in saving the life of a deserving animal and have received an amazing companion. They have every right to be proud; rescuing an animal is the right thing to do. We want folks to spread the word so that others will consider the incredible good and personal satisfaction that comes from choosing to rescue. Rescue has been around a long time, but it’s only recently become a part of our mainstream culture. Adopting a rescued pet is the final step in a process that involves a dedicated network of volunteers who devote their time, resources and homes to save these once-forgotten animals from bad situations, and help them …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Meet Murray, a young and playful collie mix who is ready to be part of your pack.
Hi! I'm Murray! As you can see from my pictures, I’m a handsome young boy. Mutts Matter thinks I'm a smooth-coated collie mix because I have the sweet, social temperament and long, delicate snout of a collie, but my coat is short and easy to maintain. While I’m still just a puppy at only ten months old, I’m almost fully-grown and weigh 60 pounds now. I have some puppy energy in me and need my daily exercise and play time. Mostly, I’m just a loving and affectionate boy who’s good with kids and other dogs, and really love to be around my people. My foster mom, Leslie, says I’m a 60-pound lap dog. I guess I don’t realize how big I am and her lap really seems like a great place to sit. This makes her laugh, but I just want to be near her. I …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Monty is a sweet, social bully pup who has been waiting patiently to find his family, and hopes to be home for Christmas.
Hey, guys! My name is Monty, and I’m checking in to see if my family-to-be is out there looking for me. I’ve been waiting patiently for them, and my Christmas wish is to find my new home and settle in with a family who loves me and wants my company. I’m a sweet, curious, and playful pit-lab mix, a little over a year old now, and I weigh about 60 pounds. Obviously I’m a handsome guy, but my thin physique is still playing catch up with my big, blocky head. I have a luxurious black coat and a big, warm bully smile that lights up for every new friend I meet. I haven’t had a lot of consistency in my life so far, but I’m the kind of pup who rolls with the punches. I’ve already seen some of the best and the worst that people have to offer a dog …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Do you love dogs and want to make a difference? Consider becoming a foster family for a rescue dog during the holidays.
I’ve written a few articles over the past two years about fostering dogs, and multiple readers from the Patch community have stepped up to become foster families. It’s great to see more and more people becoming aware of dog rescue, getting involved, and understanding the importance and vital need of fostering. Fostering is the backbone of rescue, and we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. It was only a few years ago that I learned about fostering and how it works. Fostering involves opening your heart and home to a pup in need, giving them a safe place to land and some TLC until they’ve found their new home. Some foster pups are easier than others, but all bring great joy and …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Looking to add some fun and puppy love into your life? Meet Benji, an adorable, playful and affectionate 11-month-old Havanese-mix in search of his new family.
Hey Guys! What’s up? My name is Benji and I’m a super cute, playful and affectionate Havanese-Poodle mix. I’m only about 11-months-old and weigh in at a solid 17 pounds. I’m a sturdy dog with lots of energy, and I need my daily exercise and playtime. I’m a social pup, and love all kinds of people, kids and other dogs too. I really like to play, and I can mix it up with dogs big and small. I’m not afraid of anything yet, and can hang with the best of them. I’ve got lots of puppy enthusiasm, and a lot of love to share with my new family. My original owners gave me up to a local shelter because they were just not ready to handle a puppy. Thankfully, I wasn’t in there long before Mutts Matter came calling. I ended up in this awesome home …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Gus is a sweet basset hound/corgi mix who is learning to trust again, and looking for a special family who will nurture him and give him the life he deserves.
In the spirit of election season, we are asking you to rally your support around Gus, a sweet basset hound/corgi mix who has experienced some trauma in his short life, and is learning to trust people again. Gus has a heart of gold, the most soulful brown eyes, and a gentle spirit that deserves to be loved and nurtured. He is still a young pup at only a year old, and while shy around new people, he is a very loving and affectionate boy once he gets to know you. We don’t know a lot about his background, but it’s apparent that Gus was not treated well in his last home. His owner surrendered him to the shelter with another dog, saying the family no longer had the means to care for them. He was thin, had scars on his back from possible burns, …