Jade has traveled a long way to have to opportunity to get adopted out of our shelter. She was originally dropped off at a shelter in North Carolina and, unfortunately, we do not know much about her history before that. When she first came into our shelter she was very timid and shy. She would back into the corner and crouch low to the ground when someone tried to pet or go near her. Her confidence has been building slowly here at the shelter and she is beginning to blossom into the dog she will become. Jade recently went to a healing touch class, which is a very calm environment run by patient people who sit and pet the shy dogs. She loved every minute of this and relaxed right away. Jade is looking for someone who can show her that the world is not always a terrifying place.
SPCA of Anne Arundel County
Be sure to check with the shelter to verify that this pet is still available.
(Courtesy of SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Handout photo /July 30, 2014)
Ready to break out of your cabin fever? Humans and dogs are all a little antsy after this cold and snowy winter, but a great cure is coming: Mark your calendar for Maryland DogFest, March 8 and 9 at the Charles County Fairgrounds in LaPlata.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the whole family can enjoy an agility course, canine demonstrations, weight pulling, and training exhibits. Watch the K-9 athletes of the Jersey Devil Dogs soar through the air for Frisbees and visit with vendors selling things such as collars, health products, petsitting services, and other dog supplies.
New this year, catch “Mutts Gone Nuts,” a husband-and-wife comedy act with roots in the circus. You’ll laugh your tail off.
You’ll also love the dog look-alike contests, talent contest, fashion show, Dog Olympics, training seminars, and costume contests (to compete, register in advance at marylanddogfest.com).
Two dozen rescue, shelter, and adoption groups will fill the Adoption Zone to help you find the perfect pet for you. Last year’s event found homes for more than 150 dogs and organizers hope even more will fall in love this year. For more information, visit marylanddogfest.com.
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