Your Afternoon Animal Fix

If you have any fun or interesting animal/pet photos please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and what neighborhood you’re from or upload to the PoPville flickr pool with your pets name and neighborhood. I can’t guarantee I’ll get them all posted but I’ll do my best.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Nivad

“Casper is a sleepy cat.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

“Oliver yawning on the couch.”

“Bella enjoying her neighborhood watch morning shift on Saturday in Petworth”

Some of the dog people in Mt Pleasant are “fostering” a dog and could use help finding him a great home. The story is that his “mom” found him in the streets of New Orleans where she is in college. She managed to keep him for a while, until the school found out and threatened to kick her out if he didn’t get rid of him (not sure of the details). Her mom lives here, but cant have a dog, so she reached out to a friend in Mt P, and now he is staying with a local couple and others of us are helping take care of him/find him a home. The fantastic couple that is keeping him wasnt in the market for a second dog, and they are stretched pretty thin. Here are his stats:

Ollie is a 1 yr old Pit mix, appx 55 lbs, and will probably fill out to about 65. He is super sweet, LOVES other dogs, good with kids and cats, and bonds very quickly to people that are sweet to him. His only fault is that he drools a bit at the water bowl… He is super snuggly and licky too. He has had basic training, but needs a person/people to work with him on expanding this. He is up to date on all shots, neutered and microchipped. Ollie would make a fantastic dog for someone who has the time and desire to give him the love that he needs! [email protected]

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  • “Bonds very quickly to people who are sweet to him” is perhaps not the best advertisement – or attribute – for a pit bull.

    • Sigh. Maybe I misspoke. Ollie spent a weekend with us, and has been walked by multiple friends and neighbors, and I was merely alluding to his ability to happily accept the people around him as good buddies.

      • You’re fine littleb. Some people just read in to things a bit too much!

      • I wish you the best and appreciate the efforts of all involved with this dog. I’m just trying to point out the realities. On right now, there are 6943 dogs for adoption within 100 miles of DC. Even if you narrow it down to say 20 miles, you’re still competing with a thousand dogs.

        Pit bulls are difficult to place. Big black dogs are difficult to place. If you want to place this dog – get a professional assessment of temperament and put that front and center.

        Or at least edit your post – you don’t have to “read into things” here to think – “bonds with people who are sweet = bites those who are not sweet.”

        Truth as it is, or as you understand it to be, is irrelevant in advertising – Which is what you are doing – pitching this dog.

    • anonymouse_dianne

      Pits bond with humans and crave affection. However, from his pix and description (“drooling in water”) I would say he is more lab than pit. Both make good dogs.

      Why did she bring her from NOLA? They have some of the best animal and pit rescue folks there – ARNO, Sula, and now pit bulls and parolees Villalobos just relocated to NOLA.

      • To be honest, I’m not entirely sure why. I have a feeling she is young and was trying to do what was best without the knowledge of available networks. Our next step is reaching out to Pit networks around DC. Thanks!

      • I agree with anonymouse that he appears to be more lab than pitt. I think it would be wise to advertise him as a lab mix. If you are looking for other avenues to meet potential adopters, I would talk to the owners at Wagtime. They are very involved in helping with placing dogs in new homes.

        • Sorry – if I saw “Lab mix” in a posting then looked at this picture which looks clearly like a pit bull – I would be completely pissed off at what I would perceive as deception – and so not trust anything else you might say. Harsh yes – truth, yes.

          • Haha, this happened to my parents with my family dog. They picked her up from a shelter and were told she was a “lab mix.” My parents are no dog experts and took them by their word. Bitsy comes home, family falls in love with her but my brother (who was a veterinarian student at the time) broke the news that she was a pitbull, possibly with a little lab in her. My parents were pretty annoyed and still get upset when people avoid our dog on the street/at dog parks. It ended up working out for our family but I don’t know if being deceived would fly with many.

  • Ollie is a real sweetheart and deserves a great home. Hopefully someone from PoPville can take him in.

  • Emmaleigh504

    I love pictures of cats yawning, they look so fierce!

  • Contact some of the local rescues and ask if they will take him on if you and your friends continue to foster (but bring him to adoption events). Local rescues are super full, but will often take on dogs in situations like this if the dog comes with a foster (fosters are super hard to find). That way they get the adoption fee, but don’t have to give up a foster, and you get an adoption event to bring the dog to, plus online publicity (the rescue website and Petfinder). Plus, the rescue can do the adoption process (since they know how that goes). It’s a win-win situation. Also, if he’s dog-park friendly then let it be known there that the pup is up for adoption, someone may be looking for a second or third dog. Good luck, he’s a beautiful pup!!!

  • For all of you cat lovers out there. Look up the “cats screaming” video on YouTube. IDK if I find it totally hilarious because I was watching it with my sister over Christmas, so let me know what you think!

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