Monthly Archives: June 2012

Dog Adoption Event June 30

UPADATE: DUE TO THE EXCESSIVE HEAT PREDICTED FOR SATURDAY, WE’RE MOVING INDOORS. Our adoption event for June 30 will be held at:
Petco
275 Route 10 East
Succassun, NJ

Come out this Saturday, June 30, 2012 and meet your new best friend!

We’ll be holding an adoption event at:       

Well Bred
25 Main Street
Chester, NJ
Click here for directions

If you’ve never been to historic Chester, it’s a quaint little town with tons of antique shops, boutique shopping and a nice coffee shop. Learn more about what Chester has to offer.

Can’t make it out this weekend? We can always schedule a meet and greet. Contact us 1-888-405-7221 or info@cominghomerescue.org

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When It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

Ah, rainy days.

They are good for plants and the grass but can put a damper on summer fun with your doggy. But don’t fret when the weather isn’t ideal outside there is still plenty you and your furry one can do inside.

♥ Have a spa day. Trim your dogs nails. Brush their hair. Give them a bath.

♥ You’ve been meaning to teach them Sit. Stay. Give paw. No time like the present.

♥ Make a patch of cookies for you and a dog-friendly batch of biscuits for them.

♥ Tie a knot in an old sock or t-shirt and play tug-a-war.

♥ Rainy days are good laundry days. Remember to wash your dog’s pillows, too.

♥ Speaking of pillows, throw a few down on the floor and watch “Turner and Hooch” with your pooch.

♥ When in doubt, take a nap.

What rainy day activities do you like to do with your dog(s)?

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Events with Coming Home Rescue For the Weekend of June 22

It’s Wednesday and the weekend is in sight.  We have two exciting events happening this weekend, we’ll hope you’ll come out to join us.

FUNDRAISING EVENT

This Friday, June 22, 2012 we’ll be holding the annual Pub Crawl fundraising event. Over 125 crawlers have joined us in the past. You can secure your registration by emailing us at info@cominghomerescue.org or calling 1-888-405-7221.

We’ll be at Tavern on the Rocks located at 9 Wall Street in Rockaway, NJ at 7pm. From there, it’s on to Shenanigans, Mill Tavern, Exchange and Adam’s Beer Garden. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. There will be 50/50 Raffle, Drink Specials, Fun Giveaways. Proceeds from this event will go to Coming Home Rescue.

 

ADOPTION EVENT

This Saturday, June 23 from 11am-3pm, we’ll be holding an adoption event at:  
     Mike’s Feed Farm
     90 Hamburg Turnpike
     Riverdale, NJ

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Summertime and Your Dog

The next two days in New Jersey are going to be hot! hot! hot! While we may be looking forward to working on our tans, we’re also going to be uncomfortable in high 90 degree temperatures and so will our dogs.   

So in preparation for the warmer months to come, here are a few things to keep in mind to keep your dog happy, healthy and comfortable.

♦ It’s best to go for walks early in the morning or later in the evening when temperatures are cooler. Remember if you are walking your dog at night to carry a flash light and put a reflector vest on them and you.

♦ Should your furry friend be joining you at an outdoor BBQ, bring along a bowl and fill it often with cool water. There are plenty of travel bowls out there that fold up to fit in your pocket. Check your local pet store for options.

♦ If you and your dog have to be out in the heat of the day, be sure to find a nice shade tree to cool off.

♦ Short-haired dogs can get sunburn so apply sunblock at least a half-an-hour before going outdoors.

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your furry family friends. Remember to prepare for those days when the temperatures are high, use common sense and always contact your vet should you be concerned about their health.

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Lexie is Looking for a Forever Home

Um, hello there. My name is Lexie. I’m a Treeing Walker Coonhound and I am looking for a forever home.  

I’m a super sweet girl but I’m a little bit shy. I need a little coaxing to come out of my shell.

What’s that you say?

You have dogs?

And toys?

Well, why didn’t tell me sooner? I’m not shy around other dogs. In fact, I have a foster-brother and we’re BFF’s. And he’s been teaching me all kinds of things like playing tug-of war with a rope and I adore Kongs (and, come on, what fun-loving dog doesn’t)? And I am completely happy with just an ole tennis ball.

I bet you wondering what the heck a Treeing Walker Coonhound is. Well, I come from the English and American Foxhounds. The story goes that my breed originated in the United States when someone stole  a dog with an unknown origin and became known as the “Tennessee Lead” and it was crossed into the Walker Hound. My breed is typically known as sporting or hunting, but I can be a little timid around new sights and sounds. I am however working on lease walking and if you have the patience to train me, I’ll let you in on a little secret…I’m completely motivated by food.

I have a beautiful coat of black, white and brown and all you really have to do is give me a bath and a brushing from time to time. I’m what you call low maintence in that area.

I’m a little over a year old and about 52 pounds. I probably won’t grow more in my height, but I should end up being about 60 pounds.  

I am house-broken, crate trained, great with kids and did I mention that I don’t at all mind sharing my toys? In fact, if you already have a dog and you’re looking for another, I would love to join your family.  

If you’d like to see me in person, you can schedule a meet and greet with one of the volunteers for Coming Home Rescue. They can be reached at 1-888-405-7221 or send them an email info@cominghomerescue.org.

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