ALEXIS, N.C. – Tri-County Animal Rescue has this 6-year-old Maltese mix named Sophie as our Pet of the Week. This little girl weighs about 20-pounds and really needs to be on a diet. She needs to lose at least 5-pounds. Sophie is house trained and gets along with other pets (cats and dogs). She has beautiful hair that has to be groomed regularly. Sophie’s human passed away recently … she is still grieving so please be patient with her. If you need a walking buddy, please come see Sophie. The exercise would be great to help get those unwanted pounds off. Sophie is spayed, current on vaccines and micro-chipped. Please come meet little Sophie this Saturday.
The Maltese dog breed is gentle and fearless. They greet everyone as a friend. They are known for their glamorous white coat which gives them a look of haughty nobility, but looks can be deceiving. This is a sprightly, vigorous dog who excels not only as a companion but also as a therapy dog and competitor in such dog sports as agility, obedience, rally, and tracking. But most of all, they love to be with their people.
BIG DOG Pet of the Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue BIG DOG Pet of the Week is this black Labrador Retriever named Lump. Lump is 11-months-old and is still growing. He is housetrained and plays well with other dogs. Lump is current on vaccines, neutered and micro-chipped. Please come see this BIG BABY!!
The Labrador Retriever is one terrific family dog -- given enough vigorous exercise (preferably including swimming and fetching games) and not just a walk around the block once a day. Too much confinement and not enough exercise can lead to rambunctiousness and destructive chewing.
One of the best dogs for children of all ages, Labrador Retrievers are kindly, good-natured, and take most things in stride. Most Labrador Retrievers are very friendly with everyone, though compared to Golden Retrievers, many Labs are just a bit more conservative with their affections. Also more independent -- though quite biddable and responsive to obedience training, some Labrador Retrievers can have a noticeable stubborn streak. Some have necks like bulls and barely notice tugs on the leash.
You must control this breed's tendency to chew on objects and to mouth your hands -- provide a box filled with toys that he can carry around in his mouth. The Labrador Retriever matures slowly, remaining a spirited teenager for several years, which sounds fun . . . but does require patience and training to manage.
If you want a dog who…
- Is large and bouncy, with an enthusiastic attitude toward life
- Has a short easy-care coat
- Has a cheerful, tail-wagging nature
- Thrives on exercise and athletic activities
- Is steady-tempered and dependable with everyone
- Is peaceful with other animals
- Is eager to please and responsive to training
Then a Labrador Retriever may be right for you.
Please come out to our adoption event this weekend. If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come out and meet our pets this weekend. We have many available pets at the Gastonia PetSmart located at 3698 East Franklin Boulevard this Saturday noon to 6 p.m.
About Tri-County Animal Rescue --- Tri-County Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization serving Lincoln, Gaston and other surrounding counties. We are committed to ending pet homelessness in this area and we need your continued support. If you cannot adopt a pet, then support Tri-County in other ways. We need volunteers and donations to continue our mission of finding homes for these unwanted animals. Please help Tri-County Animal Rescue continue to save pets by adopting your next pet this weekend? Our “needs” list includes: towels, Clorox, laundry detergent, paper towels, dry dog food and dry cat food. For more information, call 704.263.2444, send an email to TriCountyAnimalRescue@yahoo.com, visit us on the web at www.tcar.us or on FaceBook at Tri-County Animal Rescue. Donations can be sent to Tri-County Animal Rescue, PO Box 483, Alexis, NC 28006.
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