Carroll, Shelter Coordinator - Georgia Avenue Adoption Center
live in an apartment in the city, your bunny will more than likely live indoors,
and if you live in a house or a more rural area, there are a specific set of
concerns for housing your rabbit outside.
With spring comes one of my
favorite holidays, Easter - egg decorating, peeps, jelly beans, and chocolate
bunnies. Sometimes, Easter enthusiasts want to make those chocolate bunnies
real, but many don’t realize the investment they’re making when they adopt fuzzy
little Peter Cottontail. My hope, as someone who’s seen dozens of rabbits come
through the Washington Humane Society’s (WHS) adoption centers, is that this will
help you find the right rabbit companion for you.
“One of my three cats passed away very unexpectedly on the
first of this year, and we, as a family, were devastated. By February, it
became clear to me that we all had room in our hearts for a new little buddy. I
was browsing the website and came across one of the cutest, silliest faces I
had ever seen, and I quickly set up an appointment to meet him at his foster
As soon as I was in the same room with Cole, now ‘Iggy,’ I
knew he was the one. At seven months old, he was so sweet and sooooo playful.
His foster mom Pam was absolutely wonderful, and the whole adoption process was
a very positive experience.
is a cat who needs to be relocated to a new outdoor home. More often than we'd
like, we have cats who, for whatever reason, can't return to their outdoor
home. We may pick up a free-roaming cat from an area that is not well suited
for them or may be even downright dangerous. Sometimes, a community cat may come
into the Washington Humane Society (WHS) in a circuitous way and have no "return
Make a difference
in an animal’s life and get healthy this spring. The People and Animal Cardio
Klub (PACK) is a group of volunteers who meet at local parks to run with
adoptable Washington Humane Society (WHS) dogs. PACK provides additional
outdoor recreation for adoptable dogs while they wait for their forever homes.
Written by Lauren Green, Communications and Digital Media Specialist
Bruno Mars came to the Washington Humane Society (WHS) healthy, smart, and while slightly sheepish at first, the WHS staff saw a goofy and happy dog emerge over time. A one-year-old terrier, boxer mix, Bruno Mars was brought to WHS in July, 2012, because
his owner did not have enough time to properly care for him.
Bruno Mars excelled in his training sessions. Check out this “Inside the Trainer’s Studio”
video where Bruno Mars showed off his “default down,” a pose used as an
alternative to “sit” that often helps dogs with a tendency to be on the jumpy
side. Despite his obvious awesomeness, Bruno Mars was frequently overlooked by
potential adopters. In addition to the dedicated work of the adoption staff and
volunteers, WHS brought together resources from several programs to help Bruno Mars.
Myth or fact? Letting your dog sleep on the bed will make him
think that he owns the bed and act aggressively…
Dogs live by predictions. They go through life with learned
associations about their environment that allow them to “predict” what will
likely happen next. They have no real control over what happens. Dogs are fed,
walked, played with, left alone, and paid attention to on a schedule that the
owner chooses. Dogs will learn to associate environmental cues with each activity
and will expect certain outcomes from those cues. Predicting outcomes gives
dogs a sense of stability and safety.
By Alexandra Feldt,
Assistant to the President and CEO
Beagle-extraordinaire Fred is afraid
of dogs more than anything else in the world (with the exception of his
rescue beagle buddy Loosey, pictured here). My dear boy works
hard to keep cool around other pooches and it has been a long, ongoing
process. Some days my husband Devin and I are simply amazed by how well Fred
has done on a walk; others aren’t so great when he barks and lunges in a
desperate attempt to keep nearby dogs at a distance. Frequently, we face
triggering circumstances outside of our control and there is little we can do
for sweet Fred. The good news is, YOU can help!
Humane Society Cats Respond By Investigator Meow, WHS Feline Reporter
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI has come as a shock
to many, but not to Contessina.
A confidential source close to the Vatican gave an exclusive interview to the
Washington Humane Society (WHS), shedding new insight to the story.