Tuesday, January 22, 2013

After the inauguration earlier this week, coats are the talk of the town! From the beautiful Obama ladies to Jill Biden, a stylish winter coat is the new must have item. It’s nice to see that Washington finally caught on to this craze. I’ve been rockin’ the snazzy coat thing for years. I have this beautiful, one-of -a-kind, almond fur coat. Wait, don’t call PETA! It’s OK, I’m a cat, I’m allowed to have a fur coat.

I’m Almond, named for the beautiful color of my coat. Like many of the cats here, I have a rags to (almost) riches story. That story will be complete when I go home with you. I was found pregnant along with my two sisters. They were a great help in raising my litter. I’m proud to say all of my beautiful babies found homes, but sadly I am still here.

Please stop by Small Miracles today and take me home! You will love me and my soft, warm almond coat!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

C'Mon Get Happy: Dog of the Week

'Tis the season to be jolly! With holiday cheer in the air, who isn’t happy? I know I am! 
Literally, my name is Happy! 

Just take a look at my picture. Can’t you see happiness written all over my face?  I am one perfect sized ball of fluff, poodle-terrier fluff that is.

I love this time of year. Whether it’s running through freshly raked piles of leaves or curling up by the fire, this time of year is special. Thanksgiving and Christmas make it even more special. Can you imagine the table scraps and all the bowls I get to lick? It’s like paradise for dogs.

What would make this time of year even more special would be a fur-ever home! Please stop by Small Miracles today and visit me. I promise I will help you clean up all the plates from Christmas dinner!

P.S.  Make sure you check out the flier for our Loving Cats for Senior Laps.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Judgment Free: Cat of the Week

Hello, I’m Ricky and I’m “That Guy.”  You know the one.  That guy you can always count on to be there for you when you need a friend?   I’m the guy that is always there with a listening ear and never judges you.  I’m always happy to see you and certainly always have time for friends. I’m a big guy so that means I give great big bear hugs to comfort you when you need it most!

So why have I been at Small Miracles for over a year and a half?  Boy, I wish I knew! 
Maybe people find my all white fur boring?  Maybe people want someone younger? All I know is that I will make a great addition to any family. 
If you have ever thought, boy I’d like to get a true rescue some day, then I’m your cat! My adoption fee has even been reduced to help me find a home quicker. 
Not into cats?  Come and see Luna who has been here longer than any other dog.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Prim, Proper and Full of Affection: Cat of the Week

Why, hello ladies. My name is London and I am one fine young chap. Now let me ask you some questions. Are you tired of your husband not being affectionate enough? Does he expect you to do too much around the house after a long day of work? Does your significant other have a tendency to dress like a bum around the house? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it sounds like you need a little London in your life. My mum taught me well. First of all, men should always be presentable. I always wear my tuxedo. No matter what. No, really, I do. The pattern of my luxurious black and white fur is called a tuxedo coat so you will be guaranteed I’ll always be looking fine. Not getting enough affection? You need a loving cat in your life. I will never say no to a good head or back scratch and would love to curl up happily in your lap. I’ll never turn down your offer for attention. I promise I won’t have unrealistic expectations either. I know you work hard. Just keep my litter box clean and my bowls filled and I won’t complain. I may even follow you around as you clean. Chasing mops are fun, but don’t expect me to stay around for the vacuum cleaner. Please stop by Small Miracles today and visit me!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Two of a Kind: Dog(s) of the Week

Hello!  I’m Lady and I’m a shepherd/retriever mix.  In my opinion, there are two main rules.Number one: Dogs are way cooler than cats.  Number two: Girls rule and boys drool. Seriously, have you ever met a male dog that didn’t drool?

Obviously the human writing these articles didn’t get that memo.  She is making me share the featured spot with a BOY.  How rude! His name is Shep and he is also a shepherd mix. 

She said she wanted to feature a bigger dog that would make a great family pet and could not decide between the two of us. Blah Blah Blah. Sense a little bit of resentment? Well, Shep and I do have a history  . ..   No, not that kind! 

We were both rescued from a high-kill shelter in North Carolina by Small Miracles.
I’m certainly more beautiful than him. I am also a very loving and affectionate dog. I do have to admit, however, that Shep also has a great temperament and is just as friendly.

If you are looking for the perfect companion to complete your family, we may just be the dog for you! We will greet you at the door with our wagging tails and silly dog grins. We will love playing with your kids outside and when they get tired, we make the perfect over-sized fluffy pillows to relax with. Please stop by Small Miracles today to me us! (But make sure to see me first!)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Why Not Be Happy? Cat of the Week

Hello my friend!  My name is Felicity! I love my name because it means happiness and I am one happy girl. I’m patient, quiet, and kind. It’s rare to find be in a bad mood because I am just happy to be here and happy to be healthy again.

The streets are a rough life for anyone and cats are no different.
I don’t quite remember how it happened, but by the time I came to Small Miracles, I had open wounds on my back foot. The wound was so severe that a few of my back toes had to be amputated. I could be sad or bitter about my rough past and losing a few toes, but what’s the point in that?
Being bitter does not get you anywhere; and certainly not a home.

So, I made the decision to always be happy! Even when they took my stitches out, I sat calmly in the volunteers arms without making a fuss. Now that I’m all better, it’s time to find a new loving, fur-ever home! Won’t you please come visit me?
You know I’ll be happy to see you!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Little Off: Dog of the Week

Good day!  My name is Sebastian; after all, a little rat terrier like me needs a big name.  Like our last dog of the week, Omar, I’m another true rescue.  While I’m not as old as my pal Omar, I do have a disability so that makes me extra special.

When I was a younger lad, I developed quite a back problem and as a result, I had my back fused.  I’m no longer in any pain, but I do walk a bit sideways, not quite like our Maryland blue crab though.  Even though I walk funny, I still love going on walks!  Once on a leash I’ll wiggle and walk all around which does make it just about impossible to get a good picture of me.
I would love a quieter home where I would make a great companion and lap dog.  A nice quiet home would be a dream come true!  Do I mind cats you might wonder?  Well, it is a bit embarrassing being about half the size of a cat but I could learn to share.
Please stop by Small Miracles today to meet me!  While you are here, also visit Omar who is “half price” due to his age.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Her Name was Lulu ... Dog of the Week

Hello!  You know the song, so sing it with me!

“Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
She would merengue and do the cha-cha . .
 . “
OK, OK, so my name isn’t Lola.  It’s Lulu and that’s close enough as far as I’m concerned.  I’m a showgirl at heart.  I’m a diva that loves all the attention she can get without the attitude.  Take me on a walk and I’ll to the cha-cha around your feet.  Why?  Because I am so happy to be with you and be on a walk!

I am a very sweet little Chihuahua.  The only thing that would make be prettier would be to put yellow flowers in my collar.  I love people and love dance around your feet – wouldn’t you always feel like celebrating if you were rescued from a kill shelter? Please stop by Small Miracles today.  Once you meet me, you won’t be able to leave without this ray sunshine in your life!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Belated Mother's Day: Dog of the Week

Hello!  My name is Matilda and I’m a mom.  Last week, Patch.com featured all of our mother cats, so this week they picked a mother dog!  Mother's Day may have passed, but it’s never too late to celebrate mom.
When I came to Small Miracles, I was heavily pregnant.  Soon after being brought to my foster home, I gave birth to eight of the cutest puppies you could ever see. Their cuteness got them homes instantly, but I am still here.
I’m a lab mix and full of love. I’m not quite sure where my I got my fluffy coat from, but it does make me extra soft and snuggly! I am a very sweet, calm dog. I enjoy going on long walks and do very well on a leash.  I can’t wait to find my fur-ever home! Please stop by Small Miracles today and take me home!
Still want to support Small Miracles but cannot adopt a pet?  Come out to the yard sale on Saturday, May 19.  All proceeds go to Small Miracles.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Coyote to Call Your Own: Dog of the Week

Hello, I’m Luna! When most people talk about getting a dog, the typical breeds come up: labs, retrievers, terriers, and poodles.  But deep down, I’m sure the thought, “wouldn’t it be so cool to have a wolf or coyote as a pet” has crossed your mind.  Well, here is your chance to own your very own coyote!  

Ok, so I may have exaggerated a bit, but I do look an awfully lot like a blonde coyote with my big ears and bushy tail.  I am part Sheppard, part collie, and part whatever else you want me to be.
I am a very sweet girl; much quieter than my noisy neighbors.  I came to Small Miracles when I was pregnant.  My adorable puppies all found their loving homes a few weeks ago, but I am still here waiting for the perfect person to take me home.  I like peace and quiet and am looking forward to becoming your new loyal companion.  (And if you want to tell your friends I’m a wild coyote you befriended out west, I promise I won’t say anything)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Let's go for a Walk: Dog of the Week

Hiya, hello, howdy! Oh, I’m just so excited I can’t contain myself!

My name is Alicia and I’m a boxer mix -- a boxer mixed with pure excitement that is! I am an enthusiastic young lady that is so full of love. I love people. I love going on walks. I love to play and I love attention.

I’m so glad Small Miracles rescued me from a county pound. As soon as they met me, they knew I deserved a second chance. I make sure I let all the volunteers know how grateful I am by giving them the best greeting when they take me on walks.

I’ll admit it though; I’m only happy 99 percent of the time. You should see the sad puppy dog face I give when my walk is done. What can I say? I love people and am happiest when I’m with them and saddest when I see them go.

Please come visit me today; I know you will love me as much as I love you!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tall, Dark, Handsome and Modest: Cat of the Week

Hello Good Lookin'!

My name is Pop and I am one fiiiiine cat. I’m talk, dark, and handsome, what more could you want?

Ah, romance of course. Well have no fear my darling, I’m a smooth meower and have a purr that could melt your heart. And PDA? I have no problem with public displays of affection. I will nuzzle you and cuddle with you anytime anywhere.

What’s that, you want a good listener too? I will gaze lovingly into your eyes and listen as long as you want me too.

Good men like me go fast, so stop by Small Miracles and take me home before you miss your chance.

And ladies, have no fear. If I’m gone my good friend Big Boy looks just like me only bigger. He had a rough life on the streets of Baltimore and only has one eye – but that hasn’t stopped him from being a lover!