Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Adoptable Pets from Tyler, Texas

If you have been following me and my mom on Twitter or read any of my mom's blogs, then you know why I haven't been on the computer much. First we had 3 new additions to the family - Reid in April, Brianna in May, and Mylie in July! They are all cute as can be and mom and dad and I went to see each of them as soon as they were born. That's the good news. The bad news is that right after we came home, dad got real sick. Mom said it was his heart and that we needed to slow down and take care of him. I don't mind - dad takes real good care of me when I'm sick. So I have been spending my days sitting in dad's lap while he rests and gets better. And he is getting better. We even went out in the boat today. Mom and Reid's daddy had to get the boat ready so dad could ride with us. But it was still good to get out in the sun on the water with him and we had a great time together. I know mom driving his boat made him a little nervous - but it's a big lake! What could she possibly hit? And she didn't lose anybody over the side so I guess she did okay.

Now that dad is getting better, mom said we can start working and writing again. So it's time to get back to my blog. If you remember, I had a mission this year of helping 1000 homeless pets find homes. We were off to a great start too, and while my absence may have set us back a little, I am not giving up. So, to get the momentum going again - and in honor of my good friends Betty Lynch and Copper, I am going to highlight some of the wonderful companions available in Betty's town of Tyler, Texas.

Since I am a huge supporter of the Humane Society of the United States, I chose the Humane Society of East Texas to be my partner shelter for our adopt a pet drive. The Humane Society of East Texas is an animal advocate agency. Their goal is to find forever homes for the animals at the shelter and to promote responsible pet ownership. It was established in 1963 by concerned citizens after they visited the City of Tyler’s inadequate animal impoundment facility. At that time, animals were housed in one small building regardless of the health of the animals. The Society requested that the Tyler impoundment facilities be turned over to the newly founded Humane Society of East Texas. Construction of the animal shelter was completed in 1968 and the Humane Society of East Texas's animal shelter was opened.

Animals may be adopted at the Humane Society’s animal shelter. Dogs and cats are available for adoption by responsible pet owners and have been spayed or neutered if old enough. If the pet is too young, at the time of adoption, a Certificate of Sterilization will be included in the adoption packet. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip, all vaccinations (including rabies) and 30 days of free pet health insurance. Adoption Fees: Dogs $130 Cats $115

There are many adoptable pets available at the Human Society of East Texas. Since I can only highlight a few, I chose those that are most in need of a home. Won't you open your heart and home to one of them? If you do, please let me know. Because for every pet adopted from one of my partner shelters this month, I will send their new mom and/or dad a free Traveling Bob pet bowl!

I have been blessed to be adopted by a wonderful mom and dad. Please be a blessing to one of my friends in Tyler:

Buster - Buster is a 4 year old Chihuahua who has had a hard life. He lost one of his eyes, was malnourished, but friendly when he first arrived at the shelter. After having surgery to remove his damaged eye, he became very protective. His disposition changed for a while until he realized that no one was going to hurt him again. He still mistrusts people, until he gets to know them. He is very playful with other small dogs, is neutered and weighs about 7 lbs. Buster will need an extremely patient owner, who will understand his moods. He will have to be watched, when company comes, because he will bite their heels. Buster has been at the shelter for 590 plus days.

Betty - Betty is a Retriever, Labrador/Australian Cattle Dog and is almost 2 years old. She likes other dogs and plays well with children and she likes to ride in a car. She was previously kept outdoors.

Tebow - Tebow is a Yorkshire Terrier, just like Austin, the rat that mom brought home one day for me to play with. I have to admit, he is not as much of a nuisance as I thought he would be so I can say that Yorkies are good dogs. Tebow walks on a leash (unlike Austin who hasn't quite mastered that yet!), and likes to ride in the car. He is used to being indoors, which is where Austin lives too. Yorkies are small and need to be indoor pets. He is shy and nervous but friendly and I'm sure will give lots of Yorkie love to the right family.

Mr. Wiggles - Mr. Wiggles is a 3 year old Chihuahua. He sure was named right because he is a very frisky boy that loves to run and play and likes other dogs. He does dig and is afraid of loud noises but some TLC can teach him not to do those things.

Kitter Kat - Yes, I want you to adopt a cat! I have cats of my own. Every dog should have a cat or two of their very own. Kitter Kat will need a real special home, one without other pets. Kitter Kat has Feline Leukemia, which is contagious to other cats. Other wise he is very healthy. He is the most lovable, social cat that has ever been at the shelter. He is litterbox trained, very playful, and just wants to love and be loved back.

Nanna - Nanna is a grey tiger kitty, just like my kitties, Iris and Little Bitty Kitty. Nanna is litterbox trained, knows commands, likes other cats but does not like dogs (nobody's perfect!). She plays well with small children and is friendly and playful. She was previously kept indoors and is front declawed. Nanna was surrendered because other cats in the family did not like her.

To adopt one of these great furry bundles of love, contact the Humane Society of East Texas. And tell them Traveling Bob sent you!
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