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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Treasure Thursday

Happy Thursday Everyone!!! :-D

Finally, the weather is starting to feel like Fall, we're expected to get a load of rain in the next couple of days, so I'm trying to convince everyone to get outside as much as possible!! ;-) Sadly, all of my East Coast friends are in the middle of a snow storm right now, so stay as warm and as dry as possible guys!!

Freckles the Dog Iams Home for the Holiday

Before I begin Treasure Thursday, I wanted to pass along a wonderful BlogHop that will be happening next week in conjunction with Blog Paws and Iams! As we all know, we are in the middle of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, so in support of this awesome week Iams, Blog Paws, and P&G are asking everyone to do something great for your local shelter!

All you need to do is check out your local, participating Home 4 The Holidays shelter, do something awesome for them, then write a blog post on what you did! Sounds easy, right? You can choose to check out their wishlist and while you're grocery shopping next week, pick them up a couple of items...if possible, you can give them a donation...or you can even write about one of their pets in need! Simple! :-)

If we can get 100 or more bloggers involved, look at all these wonderful things that will happen!
  1. Blog Paws will donate $1000 to Rescue Ink, a rescue devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
  2. Blog Paws will also donate $1000 to one of the shelters featured in the Blog Hop.
  3. The Blog Paws team and Dr. V over at Pawcurious (we love her) will pick one post to be featured on the Iams Facebook wall between now and December. 
The only thing you have to remember is that in order to be eligible for this prize, the post must feature a shelter participating in the Home 4 the Holidays campaign

So please consider dedicating a post next week to this amazing cause! :-D

Well, it's been a couple of I need to get back into the swing of things and do one of my Treasure Thursday posts!!


Freckles the Dog Mutts Comic
© 2012 Patrick McDonnell

Since it is National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week, I decided to find all of my awesome featured pups and rescue groups through their search engine!

My first featured pup's name is Ferguson, who is being fostered with NorCal GSP Rescue in Menlo Park, CA! NorCal GSP Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to placing unwanted and abandoned German Shorthaired Pointers in northern California into new homes.

Freckles the Dog NorCal GSP

If you are interested in learning or seeing more photos of the gorgeous Ferguson, please check out his PetFinder profile! If you would like to check out the other available dogs that NorCal GSP Rescue, please feel free to visit their other available dogs!

Freckles the Dog GSP Rescue

My second featured pup's name is Lona, who is a fun loving dog from Furry FriendZy in Dallas, Texas! Furry FriendZy acts as a shepherd for animals in need of help: to care for and find loving homes for unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused animals.

Freckles the Dog Furry Friendzy

If you are interested in learning more about Lona, or seeing more of her beautiful photos, please take a look at her PetFinder profile! If you would like to take a look at all the other amazing dogs and cats (and they do have quite a few - 56!!) please check out their available animals page!

Freckles the Dog Furry FriendZy

My final featured dog's name is Token, who is a goofy and fun pup from All Shepherd's Rescue in Baltimore, Maryland! All Shepherd Rescue finds adoptable, lovable and in need Shepherds for your family. All of ASR’s dogs are in foster homes learning manners and what the good life means! ASR believes in connecting the right dog to the right family. We will do our best to find your next best friend.

Freckles the Dog All Shepherd's Rescue

If you are interested in learning more about the awesome Token, please feel free to take a look at his PetFinder profile or his personal page! If you would like to see all of the available dogs that All Shepherd's Rescue has, please take a look at their available's page!

Freckles the Dog All Shepherds Rescue

Thanks always for stopping by Treasure Thursday and remember about next week's Blog Hop!!!

Have a great day everyone!!


  1. Thank you Goose. I swear if MOM lived closer Ferguson would be coming home with us.

    1. Isn't he awesome?! I think you two would be fast buds!! :-D

  2. Oh we hope they all find forever homes.Poor Token, he's so cute xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  3. It is so sad that not all pups have the same life as the rest of us. But hopefully they will all find their way into someones heart and have a forever home!

    Your pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. Exactly!! :-) It's just about finding the right home for the right pup!

  4. Oh, who could resist those faces??? You are the MAN Goose for bloggin' about em'! Keep up the good work.
    I checked out the 'Home for the Holiday's' shelter page, and can you believe it..NONE in Santa Clara County!! NONE!
    Shocking. I'll see what the local rescues need, and just do somethin' on my own. Thanks for nippin' Ma in the hinnie to do somethin'! She keeps talkin' about it, but....


    1. Pft, wtd? Well, if you put in Menlo Park's zip code (one city up after all) you'll get a couple! Since I'm house bound right now, I'll be posting about some of the shelters!

  5. I think I might have to join this blog hop! Thanks for sharing Goose!

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