Pet Harbor Rescue, P.O. Box 73, Bowling Green, VA 22427

(703) 583-HSKY info@petharbor.org

Author: Sarah

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers. It’s for expressing love to everyone: family, friends, neighbors, strangers, pets. It’s about having love in your heart. So there’s no need for loneliness on Feb. 14. Here sisters Mya & Delilah (formerly Pet Harbor’s Elli & Nelli) show love & wish you a happy Valentine’s Day & lifetime of love!

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Our next adoption event in Fairfax, VA is scheduled for the following:

 

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location:
East Fairfax PetSmart
9528 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031

Only approved adopters will be allowed to take home a pet at the event. Apply today!

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I went to my forever home on October 26, 2020!

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Age (approx):
9 years old
Birthday (approx):
May 4, 2009
What am I?
Spayed female Domestic Shorthair
Colors:
Brown mackerel tabby
Weight:
9.4 pounds (as of 9/3/2020)
Experience with Children:
In my foster home, I have interacted with children of all ages. I have had only positive interactions with them.
Experience with Cats:
Since I have been in foster care, I have had only positive interactions with all cats I have met.
Experience with Dogs:
I have met dogs in the 50-75 pound range at my foster home. I can take them or leave them. If I get to pick my team, I’ll pick humans and kitties as my teammates.
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Sonia Ortiz.
History:
I was running at large and landed in a rural shelter.
Movies:
  1. Roll Call
  2. Here I am in Love Kitten
  3. Exploring in What is That?
  4. Playtime in Touch
  5. Starring with Trost in Tunnel Vision
  6. with a host of my feline friends in The Gang’s All Here
  7. Lost in the crowd in All the Gang’s Here
  8. Christmastime 2010 in Happy Roll
  9. I have a tiny appearance in O’Grady is a nut!
  10. 2011 Christmas dinner
  11. July 2014, Playtime with the Dog
  12. August 2020, Still Homeless

More About Me: Pillows, please. Human pillows, that is. Pretty, please? I really don’t ask for much, just a human or two (or more!) to let me curl up on them. Like all good Southern belles, I’ll be very sweet and polite about it. That is, of course, when I am not playing or just in deep meditative thought that may or may not resemble sleep. I’ve been nicknamed the Peace and Love Guru. Children of all shapes and noise volumes are welcome! Dogs, too, but other cats and kids are my preference if you ask me.

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I went to my forever home on July 22, 2018!

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Age (approx):
9 years old
Birthday (approx):
March 27, 2009
What am I?
Neutered male Domestic Shorthair
Colors:
Red tabby & white
Weight:
14 pounds (as of 3/22/17)
Experience with Children:
In my foster home, I have interacted with children of all ages. They remind me of me. They like to play as much as I like to play.
Experience with Cats:
Since I have been in foster care, I have had only positive reactions to all cats. Rosenthal, also available for adoption, is my best friend in my foster home.
Experience with Dogs:
I have met dogs in the 50-75 pound range at my foster home. Once I hiss a time or two to let them know who rules my kingdom and they accept that, I let them share my home. For an example, see my video with Yudh below.
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for James Andrew O'Grady.
History:
I was turned into a rural shelter by a citizen.
Movies:
  1. March 2017. Although I am quite entertaining, I also am a true Romeo cat!
  2. March 2010. See me play in O’Grady and the Feather
  3. March 2010. See me lovin’ in O’Grady and Magnus
  4. March 2010. Brothers in O’Grady plays with Whitfield
  5. Here I am at Christmastime 2010 in What Wondrous Eyes!
  6. December 2011. With Yudh, the Slug, I co-star in Refinement
  7. 2011 Christmas dinner

More About Me: To describe me in one word is easy: comedian. If you’re looking for a curious fella full of playfulness and animated personality, then you have met the right guy. Be forewarned. I won’t always try to entertain you because I do want cuddles too. I do well in my foster home with humans of all ages, even when they’re boisterous. After all, what comedian doesn’t want an audience? I cuddle up with the other kitties in my foster home as well, even those who aren’t carrot tops!

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Age (approx):
10 years old
Birthday (approx):
March 22, 2007
What am I?
Spayed female Domestic Shorthair
Colors:
Mackerel orange tabby & white
Weight:
5 pounds (as of 3/22/17)
Experience with Children:
In my foster home, I have interacted with children of all ages. I am often found curled up on their laps. When they get super noisy and rowdy, same as with all good kitties, it’s time for my catnap in another room, but other times, you will find me right there with them.
Experience with Cats:
Since I have been in foster care, I have had only positive reactions to all cats.
Experience with Dogs:
I have met dogs in the 50-75 pound range at my foster home. Like all cats, I prefer the ones who aren’t bonkers, but the others are just fine.
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Monica Goldstein.
History:
I came from an animal shelter, after being confiscated from an animal hoarder.

Dream Home Minimum Requirements: Looks? Sweet disposition? Not afraid to spend the day in someone’s lap? Well, that describes me! This beautiful little lap warmer, me, is looking for YOU! As you’ll see in my video, loving on children is my specialty, but adults do get the same love and attention if they want it. Even if you don’t have a child in the home or other cats, I would still be the perfect match if you’re looking for a dainty little lady with a heart of Gold(ie)!

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Age (approx):
8 years old
Birthday (approx):
November 29, 2008
What am I?
Neutered male Domestic Shorthair
Colors:
Orange tabby & white
Weight:
9 pounds (as of 3/22/17)
Experience with Children:
The toddler in my foster home has claimed me as his because I love him. I don’t seem to mind his energy level as long as he has time for me! I love to curl up with him to sleep.
Experience with Cats:
I tolerate other cats, but, truth be told, I can’t get enough lovin’ from people. So why should other kitties horn in?
Experience with Dogs:
I have met dogs in the 50-75 pound range at my foster home. Like all cats, I prefer the ones who aren’t bonkers, but the others are just fine.
Named for 9/11 Victim:
History:
I was abandoned by my owners in the cold when they moved. I kept scratching on the door to get back in the house. The neighbors helped me get to safety.
Movies:
  1. March 2017. For me, the greatest joy in life is children, children, and more children
  2. Christmas 2011 I star in Up Close & Personal
  3. Christmas 2011 Snuggle Blanket
  4. Lots of Lovin’ in Christmas 2010.
  5. With Donald, I co-star during Christmas 2010 in Cuddle Cat.
  6. December 2011. I really am a Snuggle Couch Bunny, which you’ll see in all my movies, this one starring with Marlyn, who found a home already

Dream Home Minimum Requirements: WANTED: Humans who enjoy a cat who will love them to pieces. CAUTION: MUST LOVE SNUGGLES! Whether I am being carried around like a baby by a child or curled up in your lap on the couch, I will be thrilled. Other cats and dogs can share the couch as long as I am the one on your lap! Humans are like air and water to me. I want to share my space with them constantly. Though I will stake claim to your lap, never you fear. I reward you with lots and lots and lots of lovin’! I am a definite home body who just can’t get enough lovin’. No matter where you are in the home, if there’s a lap to sit in, there am I.

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What better cat to represent St. Patrick’s Day’s month but our own redheaded O’Grady. O’Grady has been patiently awaiting a forever home for years. He’s animated. His best friend is Rosenthal. He loves other kitties. And St. Patrick’s Day would be the perfect day to take O’Grady home. It would be the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for you and for O’Grady!

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I went to my forever home on March 18, 2017!

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Age (approx):
1 year old
Birthday (approx):
February 26, 2016
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian Husky
Colors:
Red & white, brown eyes
Weight:
32 pounds (as of 3/1/17)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my prior history with children. I am new to Pet Harbor. Since coming to foster care, I have met children ages 0 and 3. I love them, but I am very much an in-your-face pup. Also, I am all puppy. While I’m gentle and kind, I do use my mouth on arms in play and I am rambunctious. So if your children understand that, we’re great!
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my prior history with cats. My initial cat test at Pet Harbor showed I was a little intimidated by the cats, but I had just gotten to foster care. This test was repeated on 3/12/17. So cats swished in/around/under me. I completely ignored them. No negative reactions at all.
Experience with Dogs:
Before coming to Pet Harbor, I lived with Alex, also available for adoption; and a small dog. Alex and I get along great. At Pet Harbor, I have met dogs similar in size to me and larger. I get along famously with them all. As I am all puppy, I frequently entice them in play.
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed experience is a plus!
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Brian Anthony Moss.
History:
Alex, also available for adoption, and I were dumped in a shelter with the excuse that our humans no longer had time for us. Alex and I are not littermates, but we supposedly came from the same “breeder,” although other untruths were uncovered in our former people’s story. So who knows where the truth lies?
Movies:
  1. Play with me! Play with me! Pretty please?

Dream Home Minimum Requirements: Must. Have. Oranges. My favorite toy is a good old Clementine rolling across the floor. I pounce, play bow, wag, pick it up in my mouth, and run with it. Truth be told, really, all things are my toys. I am especially fond of people and dogs, all people, all dogs. Yes, I mouth, meaning I will put your fingers, your arm, my leash, anything, everything, in my mouth. Just like any baby. My mind is focused on play 24/7/365. So are you ready for animation? If so, then you are ready for me! Oh, and if you have oranges!

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I went to my forever home on March 18, 2017!

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Age (approx):
1-1/2 years old
Birthday (approx):
April 27, 2015
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian Husky
Colors:
Black & white, brown eyes
Weight:
33 pounds (as of 3/1/17)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my prior history with children. I am new to Pet Harbor. So far since coming to rescue, I have met children ages 0 and 3. I am fine with them, but unless they purposely seek me out, I mostly ignore them.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my prior history with cats. My initial cat test at Pet Harbor showed I was a little intimidated by the cats, but I had just gotten to foster care. This test was repeated on 3/12/17. I did not react negatively. I did show a little interest but nothing at all negative.
Experience with Dogs:
Before coming to Pet Harbor, I lived with Moss, also available for adoption, as well as a small dog. We get along great. At Pet Harbor, I have met dogs similar in size to me and larger. I get along famously with them all. I frequently entice them in play.
Energy Level:
Medium-High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed experience is a plus!
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Alexander Ortiz.
History:
Moss, also available for adoption, and I were dumped in a shelter with the excuse that our humans no longer had time for us. Moss and I are not littermates, but we supposedly came from the same “breeder,” although other untruths were uncovered in our former people’s story. So who knows where the truth lies?
Movies:
  1. I’m a Snuggler.

Dream Home Minimum Requirements: I’m a money saver. I’m the perfect dog for the winter. I snuggle up to you, as close as I can get. So forget heating costs, blankets, firewood. All you need is me! I’m a complete love bug, sticking as close to my chosen human as I can get. Though my build is on the tiny side, I do need groceries! So hopefully my family will continue helping me get to an appropriate weight. Around 45 pounds is where I should be. I’m really the sweetest dog you’ll ever have a chance to meet.

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I went to my forever home on April 22, 2017!

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Age (approx):
6 years old
Birthday (approx):
September 4, 2010
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian Husky
Colors:
Black & white, blue eyes
Weight:
111 pounds 🙁 (as of 3/26/17)
Experience with Children:
I have lived with children, including one with special needs, since 2012 with all positive interactions.
Experience with Cats:
I was cat-tested by Pet Harbor in 2012 and failed miserably.
Experience with Dogs:
From 2012 to 2017, I lived with a male Pomeranian. My interactions with other dogs Pet Harbor has witnessed have all been positive, including dogs of various sizes at dog parks.
Energy Level:
Low but will be medium when I return to a healthy weight.
Owner Aptitude Level:
Novice, but you MUST help me continue on my weight loss path so we can have a long, healthy, and happy life together.
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Ronald Tartaro.
History:
I lost my first home when I was 1-1/2 years old because my human decided he no longer had time for me. I then was adopted in March 2012. In 2017, I lost my second home because my human decided he no longer had time for me. ENOUGH! It is time I have my forever home. No more homelessness and no more abuse. For my human to allow my weight to be DOUBLE what it should be is abusive. NO MORE! I want to live!
Movies:
  1. March 2017. To celebrate International Puppy Day, why, I play with a puppy, of course!
  2. March 2017. Let’s congregate!
  3. In 2012, I starred in Playtime at the Apollo

Dream Home Minimum Requirements: MY 2017 BIO: Do you know what an IFD is? Why, it’s an issue-free dog, of course. Some think perfect dogs are boring. I think perfect dogs are just that: perfect! Why do I think that? Because I wrote the definition of IFD! That’s why! So issue-free, I’ll bet I could get a security clearance! Sadly, someone has sabotaged my existence by allowing me to weigh double what I should. Extra weight on someone my size can be devastating to the joints. My foster dad, though, is helping me get back to a healthy weight. So that is my only issue, and it is certainly a temporary one. Do you want to go to dog parks? No problem at all! I socialize with all the dogs: young, old, small, large, male, female. A perfect Casanova, huh? Speaking of Casanova, I hope you enjoy kisses because I’ve got plenty of them for you. And, of course, if you love to give belly scratches, no problem! I”m all yours! Do you need exercise like I do? No problem. Let’s go! I love to walk, and I am building up my stamina. Soon, I’ll be happily taking long, long walks or even running! I look forward to the day I can really run and play with my Siberian brethren. Happy, healthy (My weight has not affected my health yet, and it won’t because I’m on the downhill side of it.), loving, friendly. Really, I go back to the beginning. I’m an issue-free dog.

MY 2012 BIO: Best home for me is totally ready for a PUPPY because I am ALL PUPPY! Complete goofball. Loving, funny, high-energy, dramatic, loud, a big sissy. I can live with other dogs or without other dogs, but I’m not a dog you can ignore. I don’t stop for a minute. I’m like a 2-yr-old child – always on the go, go, go. When I sit, I push into you. When I stand, I jump, bounce, kiss, play. No down time. I’m not a quiet dog and, therefore, would not be a good apartment dog. I would, however, be a great dog for someone who wants built-in entertainment. My main job is that of a clown! My second job is like Charmin because I’m so adorable you just wanna squeeze!

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