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

Swarovski PAW & My Beaded Designs

This table is covered in lovely jewellery by My Beaded Designs.  These unique and custom handmade creations are the brainchild of Maryanne Walczak, a Toronto-based artist.SEXYPLUSPREVIEWF14-37I had the pleasure of meeting this crafty gal last month at SexyPlus Clothing’s exclusive blogger soiree.

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Me with Maryanne, Owner/Designer of My Beaded Designs

Turns out she’s been a long time follower of PPMeow!  She was touched by the blogpost I did as a Tribute to the passing of my pup, The Berto a few months ago, and wanted to gift me a set of memorial Swarovski PAW jewellery to help lift my spirits and keep his memory with me always, by way of these symbolic pieces 🙂  (Isn’t she the sweetest?)

The special collection gifted to me in the picture below included:

  • small Swarovski PAW Print necklace (Black Clay, Clear Swarovski Chatons – hung on a 24 inch silver plated ball chain with an 8mm Swarovski Jet Black Crystal)
  • Swarovski Dog PAW Print keychain (White Clay, Hematite Swarovski Chatons, Cute Charms and Chinese Crystals
  • Swarovski PAW Print Earrings (Black Clay, Clear Swarovski Chatons on silver plated lever back earrings – 12mm)
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The beautiful gift set of  Swarovski PAW jewellery

Each piece is made with love by Maryanne, using an Apoxie Clay and then she hand sets each of the Swarovski Chatons (ie. the crystals).

My Beaded Designs original Swarovski PAW Print Necklace was designed and created almost 3 years ago.  The very first PAW Print necklace was donated to Urban Cat Relief (UCR) in memory of a kitten that volunteers tried to save, but couldn’t. Maryanne spent quite some time trying to figure out how to create something beautiful as a memory of such a sad event. Many tears were shed while Maryanne was making this first piece. And ever since that dreadful day when that kitten passed, she was determined to help UCR raise money so that they can do what they do best. Since that time she’s been able to create and donate to Cuddly Cats Rescue and Sanctuary and several other animal rescues and causes – donating $5 from the sale of every Swarovski PAW Print Necklace.  And she is now proudly known among these communities as “The PAW lady” :).

In 2014, Maryanne got involved in Toronto’s WorldPride event and introduced a few new pieces into the PAW collection:
– Rainbow PAW Print Necklaces/Keychains
– Love PAW Print Necklace/Keychains

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Rainbow PAW Print Necklaces/Keychains
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Love PAW Print Necklaces/Keychains

From now until the end of the year, Maryanne and My Beaded Designs will be donating $5 to the Pomeranian and Small Breed Rescue (PSBR) in honour of Bert’s memory from every Swarovski PAW sold!! 🙂

Most of these Swarovski PAW Print Necklaces are priced at $15 (+shipping).

Orders can be made via the My Beaded Designs Facebook Page or via the Artfire Store (however, please note the store is not up-to-date).

Please use the code “PPMeow” when requesting your orders friends, so that the donations for PSBR can be tracked and collected easily from now until December 31, 2014.

For a Album of PAW Necklaces and options, click here.

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I am personally very pleased and proud to be wearing such a lovely, stylish symbol of puppy love in memory of  The Berto.  AND am trilled to be able to help support Pomeranian and Small Breed Rescue in his memory at the same time  — Thanks so much Maryanne & My Beaded Designs. xo\

So, which ones are your favourites? And which ones are you gonna order?  Tell me – take pictures and post them to the FB page.  I wanna see you in your PAWs!

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