ADOPT ME: Snoopy + PSBRescue

I try to keep this blog’s content simple and honest.  My writing is mostly based on a simple concept:

What I Did and What I Wore.

This has made Petite Plus, Meow! an online journal of a short, curvy city gal’s experience-based perspective of going out-and-about, trying new things and reporting back to you – my readers – to hopefully provide you inspiration and encouragement to try those things YOURSELVES! 🙂

And in doing that, I end up writing about a lot of different things … fashion, dancing, food, shopping, dating, dogs. ❤

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If you’re following me on Facebook, then you know WHAT I DID!!! 😉  I recently applied to become a foster-fur mom to a dog rescue called Pomeranian and Small Breed Rescue.

It’s been a few summers since I’ve lost The Berto (R.I.P.) … and I’ve been toying with the idea of getting another pup.

I’m not sure if my heart is ready just yet.  But in the meantime, why not help out where I can with improving the welfare of rescued and surrendered pups! ❤

Pomeranian and Small Breed Rescue (PSBR) is a volunteer rescue group in Ontario, Canada. We provide care for dogs that that have been surrendered by their owners, rescued from puppy mills, or are in danger of losing their lives in local animal control facilities. We are a registered Canadian charity, operated by a group of dedicated individuals committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming Pomeranian and other small breed dogs. All dogs are fostered in loving home environments.

My first placement has been this adorable Pomeranian Maltese mix lil’ pup named Snoopy.

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He arrived mid-week, dropped off by his surrenders…shaggy, tear-stained faced, crazy long nails…and didn’t want anything to do with me. 😦

Snoopy hung out at my front door waiting for his ‘people’, not knowing they’ve left him for good.

Meet Snoopy

But then…after 3.5hours….this lil’ filthy, barky furball starting exploring his new digs…and then made his way to my lap on my sofa…!!!

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There were a few pee-accidents that first week, but with the help of tethering this quickly stopped.  His appetite soon returned, eating his full bowl at breakfast and dinner right when they were served.

By the end of that week, Snoopy started to hangout more with me more on the living room carpet and even let me play with him…tug-o-war and fetch seem to be his favourite. 🙂

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Having only been a dog owner once in my life – to the Berto – the most silent, affectionate pup in the land, who had full reign of my living space – I was in new territory with Snoopy and his crate.

I never felt comfortable locking him in there anytime I needed to leave the house. :/  But I did it, to make sure his boundary training was kept intact while in his new pad – my house.

Being crate-trained, he would often would just hangout in there for naps or for chewing on his toy keys.  Since I work from home, Snoopy would very rarely be without my company.

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Look at that little face… Snoopy’s, not Darth. 😉

At night, he’d sleep in his crate.  One night, I left his crate unlocked to see what would happen…would my apartment be unrecognizable by morning…only to find him asleep with me on MY BED!!!! ❤

By the next week, this pup and I were fast friends…and even napped together.  He climbed me!

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He climbed me!  The Snoopy likes me…finally! Yippee!

Over the weekend I left him alone a few times for longer and longer periods of time to see what his behaviour is like.  He’s a barker.  My neighbours are understanding, but their kindness died down quickly – as condo living and barking-fits just don’t mix.

It happens sometimes that people don’t tell us “the whole truth” about the dog..and we get lovable little handfuls.  But with some training tips from the rescue’s behaviourist, I was able to begin curbing some of Snoopy’s bad habits in the house and on walks.  He needs consistency with these techniques so that they can become permanent behaviours.

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For the last few weeks, Snoopy has been living in Niagara Falls so that he can work with the behaviourist 1:1 to make him more adoptable 🙂

Once Snoopy is adopted PSBR’s commitment doesn’t stop there.  Dog trainer Renee Mauro is ready and willing to help with the training after the adoption takes place for no charge.

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The Snoop… freshly bathed and groomed by the good people of Barkingham Palace – Toronto

ADOPTION FEE: $400

If YOU’D like to adopt Snoopy … click here to read his Petfinder Ad and apply today! 🙂

If you’d like to adopt, donate or become a foster yourself with Pomeranian Small Breed Rescue, visit www.psbrescue.com and apply!!!

https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/35120538
Here he is..12 lbs of fun!!! Snoopy is big personality in a little package, guaranteed to bring laughter and joy to his lucky forever home! https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/35120538

Hope you like this new feature of the blog: ADOPT ME … where I will be summarizing my experience with each new pup that ends up in my foster-care until their forever home is found.

Again, if you’re interested in Snoopy, the rescue, donating or getting involved in helping in some way – use the baked in links above or feel free to leave a comment below. 🙂13041041_10153620514434072_7234577684950184689_o

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Based in southern Ontario, PSBR is a volunteer-run registered charity providing care for dogs that have been surrendered or rescued. Established in 2001

Cutwork & Geometric

Bah!  Toronto weather can’t seem to make up its mind.

Luckily this past long weekend was glorious sunny, warm weather with cool, comfortable evening temps too!

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Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

I’m a simple girl, with simple needs.  So finding outfits that are wash-n-wear and don’t require too much planning to look polished are for me. 😉

This is why this thin tank strapped dress I picked up from Old Navy has become my go-to frock this past month.

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When I found this scarf, I really liked the geometric pattern in simple black and white.

But…. It was way more than just a scarf.  It was a bolero type cover up!!!

How perfect for keeping on hand in a purse for those chilly spring & summer nights to come.

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Looking at this dress online didn’t really do it justice.  A simple scoop neck with decorative four-button buttons, and thin tank straps (that are adjustable).

But if you look closer….. the simple-ness is a big contrast to the cutwork detail at the flouncy hem of this lightly lined dress.

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Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

How I Got The Look:

Cutwork Cami Dress, Old Navy; Coral Glossy Sling-back Wedges; Payless; Geometric Scarf/Bolero; Necessities; Cat-eyed Sunnies, Ardene

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Tell me how would you wear this dress?

Use the comments section below.

Until next time lovelies. xo

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Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

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Operation Smile: Hope to Smile Fashion Show

Operation Smiles provides free surgical procedures for kids born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities across the world.

The aim for this weekend’s Fashion Shows in collaboration with 2016 Miss Universe Canada is to create awareness and raise money for these children and young adults who are unable to smile the way they want.

THIS WEEKEND …

Saturday May 14th
A number of designers are hosting a Fashion Show to raise awareness and funds…

HOPE TO SMILE IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION SMILE

Where: The Studio, 805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto.

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HOPE TO SMILE IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION SMILE — Fashion Show to raise awareness & funds

You can save a child from a lifetime of shame with one 45-minute surgery.

Each surgery cost approximately $260 CAD.  This weekend’s fashion show aims is to raise as much as we can to help these children/young adult get the surgical procedure they need … and putting a smile on their faces, literally! 🙂

Fashion Showcases by a number of designers and Entertainment Performances all weekend long!!!

Saturday 6pm onwards will have a fashion focus on Scents of Spring.

For a full listing of who’s going to be on the runway and when click here for the schedule.

Please come out and support this cause with me.  Get your tickets here!

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Montreal, ci bon!

What did you do last weekend?

I did a 6-hr road trip with some dance friends to Montreal for the weekend! First trip of the year! 🙂

Next to Toronto, Montreal is the 2nd largest Canadian city and said to have a ton of tourist attractions, museums, cultural centres and historic landmarks.

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From the lookout onto of Mount Royal, Montreal

Montreal is known for its mountain – Mount Royal.  Lots of people often pack a lunch and head up to the catch the views for the top of it.  You can get to the lookout by bus, car or simply by walking up Peel St.

That’s one of my favourite things about visiting here – it is a total pedestrian city!!!

This was the 2nd time I’ve visited this city as an adult.  The 1st was this past Halloween for a fun Lindyhop Exchange.

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Le Salon 1861 – The Church of Lindyhop – Halloween 2015, in Montreal

Since I was only there for a weekend – this time a blues dancing event – there really wasn’t  time to explore any of the ‘typical tourist attractions’.

Although, I did manage to check out a few cool things this city had to offer.  Here’s a recap of what I did …when I remembered to take pictures:)

A Walk up Saint-Denis St. & Saint-Laurent Blvd.

I explored the city on foot easily, specifically the area in and around Saint-Denis St. & Saint-Laurent Blvd (not too far from Parc Jean Mance).

If you’re looking to see Montreal at its hippest and most happening, these are the streets for you!

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Saint-Laurent is easily found, as it has a strings of lights zig-zagged along it.

Plus, there were tons of  restaurants, boutiques, and vintage shops to tryout and poke around.

Maybe came home with a few treats for moi… 😉

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New-to-me finds from the various vintage shops of Montreal’s Saint-Laurent Blvd.

It was a fabulous weather day ☀️ to have been exploring Montreal on foot. After the shopping and a brief stop for Ripples Ice Cream🍦… a friend and I found ourselves on a sunny patio and prepared to play a Fun Drinking Game I’ve invented called: Man Buns & Beards 🍻😎 #ppmeowTravels.

It seemed that this city is populated by hundreds of well dressed beautiful people, which meant the rules to my drinking game needed some modifications 😉 …

Drinking Game: Man Buns & Beards
UPDATE: drinking game adjusted to Newsie Boy Hat + Scaf + Beard combo. 👏🏾#Montreal #men

The Underground City

Did you know that there are more than 30+ km of underground shopping in Montreal!? 😮

Yep! It’s essential for blustery, frost-biting cold, wintery days this city gets.  Which means shoppers can walk around the city during Winter without ever going outside.Ville-interieure-Montreal-Dessous-300x200

There’s really no “entrance” to this underground shopping world. You kind of just happen upon it.  You can pretty much find an entrance to the Underground City anywhere in downtown. Just about every building in downtown has a door that leads you to this place. There are information kiosks scattered throughout, so you can easily pick up a map and start navigating.

I believe I entered from the corner of St. Catherine and McGill (McGill stop on the metro)…after exploring the campus grounds a bit.

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Beautiful, sunny Spring afternoon on McGill University Campus, Montreal

There are LOTS of different shops and food courts. And few nice department stores, like SIMONS (one Toronto doesn’t have).  Eaton Centre Montreal is very similar to Eaton Centre Toronto.. same stores.. same sales…

What I notice was that aside from AdditionElle and Pennington’s, the plus-sized boutiques and offerings were scarce.  With extremely  limited options within the many corridors of the Underground City. :/

IMG_1543IMG_1542Because of this fact, I was very well-behaved… only spending a little $$ on some sale items to help with Project: Apartment Refresh… stay tuned to the blog for that 😉  A set of fleece doggie pillowcases marked down to $4.99, from Simons.

And this terrific watermelon shower curtain marked down to $9.99 (also from Simons).  Found some watermelon-esk green hand towels too (Winners $3.99).  Now just need some sort of watermelon floor mat for my bathroom theme to be complete! 😉

Last, but certainly not least, my Montreal trip concluded with….

The Barbie Expo

Whilst exploring the Underground City… we stumped upon the most wonderful exhibition which featured more than 1,000 Barbies in designer clothes!! ❤ ❤ ❤IMG_1536The largest permanent, haute couture Barbie exposition in the world has taken roots in Les Cours Mont-Royal in Montreal!

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I Love Lucy Collection

There was even a special I Love Lucy feature for the show’s 65th anniversary, with Barbies dressed up in Lucy’s costumes from the most memorable episodes ❤

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Much photo love to the Barbies of the Motherland:  India 🙂

This Barbie Expo had high-fashion Barbies, designer Barbies, and even celebrity Barbies!!!

Some dolls were wearing designs from Armani, Dior, Versace, Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta and many more notable names from the fashion industry. ❤

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Needless to say I kinda lost my mind, and iPhone camera space 🙂  Are you following me on INSTAGRAM?

If so, you’ve likely seen a few more pics and video clips as I took them during my trip.

Search for the hashtag: PPMeowTravels to see more of my adventures there.  Thanks for following and reading:)

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