The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : June 2014 The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : June 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Five Years Ago Today, Julie Conway Brought Her Tremendous Fund Raising Skills, Her Smarts and Dedication, and Most of All Her Big Heart to Washington Humane Society!

From: Lisa LaFontaine, CEO & President at Washington Humane Society:

On June 29th, 2009, the landscape for animals in the District - and beyond - was transformed. What happened? Julie Conway brought her tremendous fund raising skills, her smarts and dedication, and most of all her big heart to Washington Humane Society.

There have been a lot of good times and tough rides during those years, but in the process, thousands of animals were saved and found new homes, the communities within and outside our walls became better places, and a bunch of boats, some obvious and some in hidden corners, were lifted.

Thanks from all of us for five great years - can't wait to see the greatness just around the bend!

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

The 2-Year-Old Blue Pit Bull That I Saved, Now Needs to Be Picked Up By A Rescue - If You Are a Rescue, Would You Be Willing to Take Fancy?

I want to first thank you for being loyal followers of The Pet Tree House. As you know my blog covers all areas from pet care to pet adoptions.

As my readers, I am asking for your help. On June, 13th, my husband and I saved the life of a 2-year-old Blue Pit Bull, and now she is ready to be picked up by a rescue so they she can go into fostering, or possibly get adopted.

Pit Bulls are illegal in Prince George's County. This is why she has to go to a rescue first, then put up for adoption. They can not adopt her out directly from the shelter.

I have been in constant contact with the Animal Shelter, and Fancy is progressing very well.

While they are looking for a rescue, I am trying to do my part in helping to get a rescue to pick her up. I have contact several rescues, but most are full and can not take her.

Staff at the animal shelter says, that she is a "tail-wagging sweetheart!"

If you are a rescue, or know of one that may be interested in taking Fancy, please share her story.

The shelter constantly sends me updated pictures her. You can see her pictures below.

Name: Fancy
ID #A407542
Sex: Female
Breed: Blue Pit Bull
Age: 2-years-old
Spayed: Yes

Prince George's County Animal Management
3750 Brown Station Rd
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
(301) 780-7201

                                                                      Take a look at Fancy Now!

Please share Fancy. Thank you, from The Pet Tree House.


Friday, June 27, 2014

Coolridge Animal Hospital - Your Pet's Health is Our Top Priority!

At Coolridge Animal Hospital it is our commitment to provide the highest quality medicine,and exceed your client service expectations. If at anytime we don't exceed your expectations please contact our Practice Manager Stephanie to discuss your concerns.

Our Bi-annual Wellness exams are designed as an important preventative measure to ensure your pets live a healthy happy life for many years to come.

Your Pet's Health is Our Top Priority

When you bring your pet in for the twice-yearly comprehensive checkup, he or she will receive a nose-to-tail exam. This entails an examination of all your pet's major body systems to help ensure that they are working normally. Because your pet can't tell you what's wrong, your veterinarian relies on regular examinations, as well as your observations, to determine his or her overall pet health.

Skin & Coat

Your veterinarian will begin the physical part of the pet checkup by examining your pet's skin and coat. This is important because the skin and coat are indicators of your pet's overall health.

Nose & Mouth

Your veterinarian will examine your pet's nose for any abnormal appearance or discharge, before examining the inside of your pet's mouth to look at dental health and check for abnormal masses or swelling. This helps to detect any signs of periodontal disease, since dental health is an important contributor to pet health.

Heart & Lungs

Your veterinarian will use a stethoscope to listen to your pet's heart and lungs to check for heart murmurs and abnormal lung sounds. If your pet is due for any routine vaccinations or laboratory work, your veterinarian will take care of these needs during the pet checkup. Older pets may also have blood tests to check their kidneys, liver and other internal organs.

Eyes & Ears

When examining your pet's eyes, your veterinarian will check for discharge, redness, irregular or abnormal response to light and examine the optic nerve in the back of the eye. He or she will examine the ear flap, deep ear canals and ear drums for any abnormal smells, redness, the presence of infection, parasites such as ear mites, growths or tumors.

Legs & Joints

Your veterinarian will manipulate and feel your pet's legs, joints, abdomen and anal sacs to check for any unusual reactions, such as the appearance of pain or abnormal lumps. If a stool sample is available, your veterinarian will also perform tests to check for parasites. This process is an important part of dog and cat health.

Coolridge Animal Hospital
6801 Old Branch Avenue
Camp Springs, Maryland  20784
(301) 449-1610

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Washington, DC - Washington Humane Society - Thank You to Delucchi Plus for Designing and Donating Our Bold and Colorful New Signs!

A TREMENDOUS thank you to Delucchi Plus for designing and donating fantastic new signs for our New York Avenue Adoption Center! These bold and colorful signs, which were installed today, will certainly help adopters find their new furry friend.

Come by and check them out and meet your new family member at WHS! See everyone looking for their forever home online at

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I Saved a 2-Year-Old Blue Pit Bull - Can You Help Me Find Her a Forever Home?

I want to first thank you for being loyal followers of The Pet Tree House. As you know my blog covers all areas from pet care to pet adoptions.

As my readers, I am asking for your help. My husband and I saved the life of a 2-year-old Blue Pit Bull, and now she needs a forever home.

Here is our story:

On Friday, June 13, 2014, I was sitting in my home watching a movie. I don't know why but for some reason I got up and looked out of the front door. It was close to 4:00 p.m., and the sun is always hot on the front of my home that time of day. I never go out my front door unless I am going somewhere. I am usually in the backyard playing with my little rescue, Jonas, a Yorkie/Shih-Tzu mix.

As I stepped out onto my front porch, I saw something moving slowly on the grassy area of the apartment complex adjacent to my home. I didn't know it was a dog a first because she was couched so low to the ground. When I realized it was a dog, I ran in the house and called the Prince George's County Animal Shelter, and got my husband.

When we got outside, she had crawled into the street. We kept our distance but were close enough to see that she looked to have rash on her skin, and her belly was very red. We knew not to approach and injured animal.

My husband immediately started directing traffic entering the complex around her. She stared directly in my face, she had the saddest eyes. I comforted her, telling her that someone was coming. Then she laid her head down on the ground…my heart fell, I felt so helpless. I said a prayer asking God to please let this baby hang on until help got here, I just kept talking to her.

It was a very hot day, and we had a hard rain the day before. I told my husband that she probably was out in the rain, the day before.

Within a half an hour, I saw a white van approaching that I recognized as being the Prince George's County Animal Rescue Van. I began waving, as she pulled up. I retreated to my front porch to allow her to do her job, which she did very well. As she opened the door to the van, I heard her say, "oh, you're going to stand for me, good dog?" She had no problem getting her into the van. I thanked her for coming. As she drove away, I looked up and said thank you God.

The next day, I called the animal shelter to check on her and found out that she was doing okay, but hadn't seen the vet yet. I asked what would happen to her now, and was told that she would need to be placed with a rescue before adoption.

Hi, my name is Fancy, and I am looking for a forever home. If you have room in your in heart and in your home for me, please contact the Prince George's County Animal Shelter.

We can not adopt her because we live in Prince George's County Maryland, and it is illegal to own pit bulls here. I suspect someone was hiding her.

I called back today to check on her and found out that the staff has named her "Fancy", she possibly has mange, and is responding very well to treatment. She will be evaluated in 7 days, and then will need to be picked up by a rescue before she can be adopted.

I was able go to the shelter's website to get this picture of her. I could not believe how good she looked. She was looking really bad when I saw her lying in the street.

I have a special connection to Fancy, and I am asking you to please share her to help get her a loving forever home.

If you are interested in adopting her, you will need to check with the shelter to get the information for the rescue.

Prince George's County Animal Management
3750 Brown Station Rd
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
(301) 780-7201 (The adoption center does not open until 12:00 p.m.)

Name: Fancy
ID #A407542
Age: 2
Breed: Female Pit Bull Mix
Color: Blue

I will keep you updated on Fancy, and of course, let you know when she is adopted!

Thank you for sharing!

Please Share Fancy!