Pets available for adoption this week from the Montgomery County Humane Society
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Happy is an adorable, playful and entertaining little pup who will make a great sidekick.
Monday, January 14, 2013
The animals have been living in temporary shelter in New York City.
The Washington Animal Rescue League is doing its part to help pets displaced in October's Hurricane Sandy, according to an NBC Washington report. The WARL will be taking in eight dogs and five cats. The animals previously had been living in a temporary shelter in New York City and arrived in Washington on Monday, according to the report. The animals were all strays, abandoned by their owners or surrendered.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Meet Bart and Eddie, two sweet, young poodle-mix pups ready to face the world together.
Meet Bart and Eddie, two adorable, sweet poodle-mix pups who are a little more than 1 year old and weigh about 15 pounds. Bart and Eddie are brothers and best buds who complement each other and have been a source of security in each other’s lives. Bart is more energetic and inquisitive, and always wants to be by your side. Eddie is more reserved and calm, but has a sense of independence about him. Both are very sweet, gentle souls in search of love and security. Bart and Eddie were rescued as part of a cruelty and neglect case, and were taken in by Animal Control when their owner was incarcerated. They were living in a small, run-down hotel room and were being used for breeding by their owner, who would sell their puppies. They were kept …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Looking to add some puppy love and energy into your life? Meet Butters, a sweet and playful 1-year-old terrier pup in search of his family.
Hi Guys! My name is Butters. I'm a sweet and energetic 1-year-old terrier mix weighing about 45 pounds. I was rescued from a shelter in Rockingham County, VA, after my owner surrendered me. He said he no longer had time to take care of me, and that I had grown larger than he expected. The shelter was concerned about me, and called Mutts Matter to help because I was going a little crazy being cooped up in there with very little outside time or exercise. I was just not cut out for the chaotic environment of a shelter, and I'm so glad someone came to my rescue. As a young pup, I’ve already had to face the world on my own and have learned that it can be a scary place. You see, I'm a very social and affectionate dog, and I really need the …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Ricco is a playful, affectionate Miniature Pinscher mix who will make someone a great companion.
Hi, guys! My name is Ricco and I’m a spunky Min-Pin mix in search of my person. I’m two years old and only weigh about 15 pounds, so I’m a little guy, but I’ve got a lot of spirit. I was rescued out of a shelter in northern Virginia after my owner surrendered me with my pug sibling because he was working long hours and could no longer take care of us. This whole experience has been really tough on me. I didn't do well being abandoned in the shelter and was terrified of all the noise and commotion. My pug brother has already been adopted, so I sit here and wait for my new family. Luckily, my new foster mom, Lisa, really gets me. She lives in a quiet condo and there’s not a lot commotion or activity in her home. I do best in a calm, laid-…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Sweet Monty was saved by a local teen from life on the streets and is looking for his new family.
Monty is a true love bug. He’s a sweet, affectionate and playful pit-mix who just wants to be loved and be part of a family. He’s a handsome boy who’s only a year old and weighs in at about 60 pounds. His body is still playing catch-up with his big, blocky head, and he has a big, warm bully smile that lights up when he sees you. Monty’s story is one that demonstrates the best and worst in people. He was found running free in an abandoned parking lot near a major highway by Lauren Bradford, a Good Samaritan and local senior at Fairfax High School. Lauren’s parents were away for the weekend, and she took it upon herself to take this sweet pup in, canvass the local neighborhoods and post filers and ads on Craigslist in hopes of finding Monty…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Boone & Sons event includes the raffle of a $1,250 diamond necklace, with all proceeds going to Mutts Matter.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes donate to charity, often giving to large, name-brand organizations with big marketing budgets. Everyone can rally around the fight to cure cancer, help kids in need or support victims of natural disasters, and all of these things are very worthy and important causes. What’s not as common, however, is to see prominent businesses get behind local dog rescue. Rescue groups like Mutts Matter get most of their corporate sponsorships from companies in the pet industry that understand the importance of rescue and know the hard, sad facts—that five to seven million animals enter the shelter system each year, and over four million don’t make it out. As an all-volunteer, nonprofit rescue, Mutts Matter is …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Fonzie is a fun, lovable and goofy bulldog who will make a great addition to any family.
I had the pleasure of hanging out with Fonzie last week. He greeted me at the door with a huge bully smile and happy tail wag, then escorted me to his couch where he sat down and shared some love in exchange for a rub. Fonzie is a very friendly, social dog who warms up quickly to new people and rolls with the punches. He’s amusing just to watch, and reminds you of a football team’s mascot or a dog who’d be in commercials. He is full of personality and definitely star material. Fonzie is a handsome English bulldog who is about five years old and weighs 70 pounds. He has unique coloring with striking brindle patches on his coat, and a smile that lights up and opens as wide as his head when he sees you. He was more energetic and playful than …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Sweet Carolina is an affectionate, playful and good-natured Basset Hound mix in search of a loving home.
Meet sweet Carolina, an adorable Basset Hound/Border Collie mix with a friendly disposition and an engaging spirit. Carolina is not your typical laid-back Basset Hound; she still has a nice mix of youthful energy and playfulness to share with her new family. She’s only about a year and a half old and weighs 28 pounds, has a sweet smile, big brown eyes, cute floppy ears and a gorgeous, shiny black-and-white coat. She is a friendly, affectionate pup who would be great with kids and other dogs, and is always up for a new adventure. Carolina was rescued out of a shelter in rural South Carolina after being seized by animal control and removed from her home. She was diagnosed and treated for heartworm, which is transmitted by mosquitos and could…