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Meet Micah, Kay and Grace

Meet Micah, Kay and Grace

Meet Micah Kay and Grace

Meet Micah, Kay and Grace: Just a handful of our favorite Shelter pups waiting for their own big day: the day they’ll find their forever homes! Like all satos, each of them have their own special back story and quirks. And (like all satos) they are each lovable and have the same goal: to make us happy!

August 18 is Clear the Shelters Day: All sato adoptions now through August 18th are only $50.  

We know you’ll love one of our adorable pups!

Let’s meet them already…

Kay: A crazy girl looking for love <3

Kay is hand-down the most attention-grabbing dog at the Shelter! She’s also generated much social media interest and is really a “twitter” all through the Shelter. She loves following whomever happens to be near her, and is just an energetic bundle of love in need of a home all her own.

Here is Kay’s own special Adopt-me video made by one of our volunteers and one of Kay’s favorite peoples!

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Back to Kay…

A Twitter follower recently generated this lovely poster (and others!) to help get Kay adopted. We love them and thought we’d share.

 

To see more of Kay and our other adoptable pups, follow us on Twitter!

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Grace: Full of grace, she’s a little lady: independent and sweet

Meet Micah, Kay and Grace

Grace is our quiet little love who we’ve had since mid-April. She’s come out of her shell since then and seems to definitely be a “people” dog: in fact it looks like she might prefer people to her own species. We’ve received a couple adoption interests in Grace, but she’s still waiting for that lucky someone.

Will it be you?

Micah: rescued with an open wound, he is in desperate need of a Happy Beginning!

Our Shelter Director Adri was on her way back from grocery shopping for the shelter when she saw Micah on Route 187. He was sitting on a mount, perfectly content watching the cars pass by. When Adri approached, he wagged his tail and went up to her. She could see he had a horrible burn on the left underside of his belly, which had left his flesh open to possible infections. She immediately knew we had to take him.

 

 

 

 

 

Micah was brought to the vet who medicated the wound and it is now almost healed over! Here is a picture of Micah two months after his rescue getting looked over by a veterinary assistant student from Edic College.

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Meet Micah, Kay and Grace

We hope you enjoyed meeting Kay, Grace and Micah! If you think you’re the forever mom and dad that will change the world for one of these rescued dogs, email adri@amigosdelosanimalespr.org and we’ll take it from there! We are also looking for volunteers to give us a hand with getting our pets adopted on Clear the Shelters Day. Let us know if you are available!

If your house is already full of fur babies, but you know someone who would make a great pet parent, share this post with them. Here at ADLA, we love our new adopters!

STRAY DOG BECOMES “KISSER THERAPIST”

STRAY DOG BECOMES “KISSER THERAPIST”

Carmen: Stray Dog Becomes “Kisser Therapist”

By Debra Malinics, adopter of ADLA alum Carmen, the “kisser therapist

I have owned neurotic dogs, psychotic dogs, crazy dogs, but never one as wonderful, sweet, smart, and loving as Carmen, a sato adopted from Amigos de los Animales through Wag on Inn in Oakhurst, NJ.

Carmen the kisser therapist

When my husband and I walked into the pet store to meet her, this little ball of fur ran right into our laps, licked us and next thing I knew, she was coming home with us. We had found our dog! and she was perfect from the start.  We named her Carmen in honor of her Spanish heritage.

At that time, I was on the board of a non profit planning a fashion show fund raiser. I suggested we add a dog or two to the venue, and three weeks later, Carmen stole the show wearing a Burberry coat accessorized with a brown and green braided leash, and behaving absolutely flawlessly.

Carmen on the catwalk with her Burberry coat

Carmen on the catwalk with her Burberry coat

On the way across the stage, I dropped her leash, put her is a sit stay command, and kept moving onto the runway. Carmen sat perfectly still, looking out over the audience, her eyes wide with wonder. She was perfectly poised and calm. While I whirled and twirled, Carmen remain seated, looking chic in her outfit. I picked up Carmen’s leash on leaving the stage and we walked off together to the audience’s delight and applause. Many attendees came to ask me how she was so well behaved and what was my secret…I said simply, Los Amigos de los Animales.

Friends kept telling Carmen should be a therapy dog because she emits such love but I didn’t have the time to take her to classes. “She doesn’t need classes,” friends insisted… she’s perfect already! She’ll pass without trying, repeated a friend and bet me $20 that she would. I couldn’t resist.

Carmen giving Debra's late husband Bernard some kissing therapy

Carmen giving some kissing therapy

I took Carmen to the next available Therapy dog certification class without any usual classes or preliminary training.  Do you have your good citizen papers the woman asked when I registered her.  Clueless, I said, “No, no, I’m a citizen.”. Looking at me oddly, she said, “I mean for your dog.” “Oh, she’s a citizen too,” I replied, “she was born in Puerto Rico.”  The woman just shook her head and asked me to fill out a form to begin. Carmen was perfect. I lost the bet, but Carmen won the class. Out of 14 well trained dogs, three passed the test and Carmen was one of them. I was so proud!

As a therapy dog, Carmen brings joy and love to children, students and adults. Everywhere I go, people fall in love with her and on her therapy visits, they call her the “Serial Kisser” because she spends her time kissing everyone in the room. Some colleges arrange their schedules around Carmen’s schedule. She has magic and when I look into her eyes, it seems they see into the universe.

When people say how lucky Carmen is to have us, I say, “WE are the lucky ones.” There are so many wonderful ways to share your life and your love and sharing it with an animal is one of the best. Animals make the world a better place for all.

When my husband was ill, Carmen was at his side 24/7, and after his death, she gave her love and support to me when I grieved. Carmen is an ambassador for all good things and I wish the world had more Carmens to set an example for us, the people who need it. Thank you Amigos de los Animales for bringing her into our lives. Now if I can figure out how to clone Carmen…If they did it with Dolly, surely they can do it with Carmen, my kisser therapist.

Carmen posing as a jungle princess

 

Puppy Storms!

Puppy Storms!
Hello Everyone! Happy April Showers; almost May Flowers

Lately, we’ve been caught in the middle of Puppy Storms!!! Just last week, we rescued Manchita, who was heavily pregnant. We finally had to bring her to a vet who performed a caesarean on Friday. We are now bottle-feeding her 10 puppies every two to three hours! Been doing this since the birth, so we are exhausted, but more on Manchita and her pups in the next post. Elder puppies come first:

12 Puppies got their Wings!!

This weekend, we just sent a rowdy bunch of 12!!! to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey. These little guys loved to play around when they were let out of their run! They also loved to get bathed by volunteers. Click on their bathing for a YouTube video!

 

Pam: a Paw Recovery Story!

We just received Pinky and Pam April 13th (lucky day for us!); and are busy healing Pam’s bad paw. They are the cutest pair of furry black babes!

 

 

 

Blanca’s Babies

And we’ve got Blanca’s Puppies, who around 21-days old and the absolute cutest things! We can’t get enough photos of them! LOOOVVE!

 

And finally!!!! Being surrounded by puppies reminded us of the sand storm we experienced last month on the Shelter. On March 5th, strong currents, high wind and 30-feet high waves affected our little beach town. Homes flooded; businesses were partially destroyed, and cars were ruined. The next day, the police had to close the road leading into the Shelter in order to remove all the sand that had accumulated. The waves had decreased but the ocean remained unsafe with the waves reaching 15 to 20 feet.

Check out a video taken the day after the event!

In fact, we named one of Blanca’s puppies Sandy, after the storm! Help Sandy and her sisters and brothers stay healthy! Every penny we receive goes towards ADLA’s mission: to help end animal abuse and abandonment in Puerto Rico!

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Thanks for reading and all your support!
Happy Yapping/Sqealing!!
~ Adri and Amanda 🙂
   Team Amigos de los Animales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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