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Collared today: Lady

Collared today: Lady

NAME: Lady OWNER: Don, Denise, Jeff and Kevin HOW THEY MET: Most outgoing puppy in the litter (hence her nickname Spunks) AGE: 14 HOME: Hampstead BREED: English Springer Spaniel BEST TRICK: Balancing a treat on her nose, tossing and catching it FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Belly rubs FAVORITE FOOD: Bacon FUNNIEST MOMENT: We had a yard sale and a customer was so impressed with Lady’s repertoire of tricks that he wanted to buy her. MASTER OF HER DOMAIN: Lady believes that she rules all that she sees and barks when neighbors are in “her” yard. IF LADY HAD A MOTTO FOR LIFE, IT WOULD BE: If I’m not asleep, I will be soon. Want your pet to be featured in Unleashed? Send us the above information, in the above format, but for your furry one. Feel free to add your own additional creative categories, too. Be sure to attach a jpeg photo. Send it all to jill.rosen@baltsun.com.  Read more

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Collared today: Louie

Collared today: Louie

Name: Louie Owners: Desi Jena and Toni Catterton How they met: While shopping at White Marsh Mall, Desi and her son Daniel went into the Pet Center and saw him lying in a cage. Home: White Marsh Breed: Labrador Retriever Age: 2 Best trick: Unrolling toilet paper from the holder and carrying it upstairs. Favorite Food: Everything including iceberg lettuce Funniest moment: Jumping from the patio onto the grass out back and missing the five steps in between. If Louie had a motto for life it would be: “I'm ready to play, are you?” And, maybe, “And I am going to lay with my face on your face cause I love you.”  Read more

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Collared today: Angus Earl

Collared today: Angus Earl

NAME: Angus Earl of Havre de Grace  Read more

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Collared today: Moose

Collared today: Moose

NAME: Moose BREED: English Mastiff AGE: Nine HOME: Reisterstown OWNER: Martha Frick Symington Sanger “Martie” HOW WE MET: When choosing a pup from a litter of English Mastiffs I knew Moose was meant for me. As if saying “the world is too much with me,” a common feeling for writers such as myself, he was snuggled away between a kitchen wall and the refrigerator, as far as he could get from his rambunctious mates. WEIGHT: 211 pounds BEST TRICK: “Show me.” When Moose wants something he barks, barks, barks, usually right in my face. I say “show me” whereupon he leads me to whatever he is coveting, usually a biscuit from his cookie jar. FAVORITE FOOD: Anything will do. FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Smelling and smelling some more for foxes on his daily walk. FUNNIEST MOMENT: Seeing him nose to nose with a raccoon, through a board fence. DIVINE INTERVENTION: With Moose my life is complete. IF MOOSE HAD A MOTTO FOR LIFE: What's the rush? I need my sleep. Want your pet to be featured in Unleashed? Send us the above information, in the above format, but for your furry one. Feel free to add your own additional creative categories, too. Be sure to attach a jpeg photo. Send it all to jill.rosen@baltsun.com.  Read more

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Collared today: Boomer and Riley

Collared today: Boomer and Riley

NAMES: Boomer and Riley  Read more

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Collared today: Copper

Collared today: Copper

NAME: COPPER (Was renamed from Pongo after adoption) OWNERS: A & B Becker HOW THEY MET: Met at a GRREAT adoption day in a pet store 10 years ago when he was five years old. Copper was diagnosed with non-operable cancer right around his 15 birthday last Valentines Day. We kept him comfortable until his passing over the Rainbow Bridge three weeks later. He is tremendously missed by his family, neighbors, and the hundreds of patients he entertained and befriended at the Copper Ridge Alzheimer’s care facility. AGE: 15 Years HOME: Eldersburg BREED: Golden Retriever (pure gold) BEST TRICK: Showing off by catching a treat balanced on his nose while sitting in the begging position. FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Retrieving Frisbees in the snow (because balls get lost in the snow) and swimming in the lake. FAVORITE FOOD: Peanut butter dog treats and turkey scrapings FUNNIEST MOMENT: Diving off a dock and doing belly whoppers with all four legs out. FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Copper has been doing weekly visits to entertain residents at a local dementia/Alzheimer’s facility called Copper Ridge for the last 6 years. IF COPPER HAD A MOTTO FOR LIFE, IT WOULD BE: Wag your tail, not your tongue, and we can all be friends. Want your pet to be featured in Unleashed? Send us the above information, in the above format, but for your furry one. Feel free to add your own additional creative categories, too. Be sure to attach a jpeg photo. Send it all to jill.rosen@baltsun.com.  Read more

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Collared today: Lacey, Marley and Hershey

Collared today: Lacey, Marley and Hershey

NAMES: Lacey, Marley and Hershey OWNER: The Forthman Family HOW THEY MET: Lacey was our first family dog seven years ago, Marley followed a year later and Hershey joined us last summer. All came from the same breeder in Cecil County. With family members allergic to dogs, poodles were the breed for us (no shedding or dander). AGE: 7, 6, and 1 1/2 HOME: Forest Hill BREED: Standard Poodle BEST TRICK: Lacey can turn our kitchen light switch on and off, Marley can catch any tennis ball you throw and Hershey can reach any Christmas ornament off our tree and attempt to eat it FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Going for walks, taking the kids to school, visiting schools and nursing homes, playing fetch and tug FAVORITE FOOD: Peanut butter and bananas FUNNIEST MOMENT: When Marley silently opened the cabinet under our sink and retrieved the bag of dog treats. We caught him in the act. DO-GOOD DOGS: Lacey, Marley and Hershey visit a local nursing home twice per month. The dogs love it as much as the residents. They have also been known to visit our local elementary school to read the kids “Marley and Me.” They look forward to visiting their special friends. They also get along great with our litterbox trained indoor bunny, Daphne. IF LACEY, MARLEY AND HERSHEY HAD A MOTTO FOR LIFE, IT WOULD BE: Poodles rule!  Read more

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Collared today: Abbigail and Bridgett

Collared today: Abbigail and Bridgett

Names: Abbigail and Bridgett  Read more

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Collared today: Patrick

Collared today: Patrick

NAME: Patrick OWNER: Dennis and Carole Gaines HOW THEY MET: My owners came to visit my brothers, sisters, and I because they wanted a greyhound. When they said, “Puppies puppies puppies!” I jumped right into their arms! AGE: 11 HOME: Elkridge BREED: Greyhound BEST TRICK: If you tell Patrick to “shake,” he’ll offer you his paw. He also knows exactly where he is and he’s not allowed to pee in the neighborhood during walks. FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Sleeping, walking, and watching the family eat — banking on getting the last bite from Dad. FAVORITE FOOD: Pumpkin. He also likes yogurt and carrots FUNNIEST MOMENT: If he wants his “sister” to go for a walk with him, he’ll walk behind her and surround her with his leash so she has no choice but to come along. IF PATRICK HAD A MOTTO FOR LIFE, IT WOULD BE: ‘Grey’t things come in skinny packages! CREDIT FOR PHOTOGRAPH: Jordan Gaines (sister)  Read more

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Collared today: Kennedy

Collared today: Kennedy

Name: Kennedy Jude Patti  Read more

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Collared today: Gidget and Gabby

Collared today: Gidget and Gabby

NAMES: Gidget and Gabby  Read more

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Collared today: Toby

Collared today: Toby

NAME: Toby (named after Toby Keith)  Read more

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Collared today: Nala

Collared today: Nala

NAME: Nala OWNER: Pam and David Lehmann HOW THEY MET: Nala was rescued from a high kill shelter in North Carolina and brought to Baltimore where we adopted her. AGE: Approximately 3 HOME: Baltimore BREED: Chow mix BEST TRICK: Can jump four feet straight up in the air when she sees something of interest FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Squirrel watching FAVORITE FOOD: Chicken FUNNIEST MOMENT: Once on vacation, she locked us out of our car at the gas station. It took three hours to re-open the car while she lounged contentedly inside DON’T HICCUP AROUND HER: Nala is afraid of hiccups. If a family member gets the hiccups we either run and hide or she does. IF NALA HAD A MOTTO FOR LIFE, IT WOULD BE: “Time for a snuggle?”  Read more

Collared today: Boh

Collared today: Boh

NAME: Boh (after Natty Boh, he is a true Baltimorian)  Read more

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Collared today: Lucas

Collared today: Lucas

Name: Lucas. As in George Lucas. His previous owners were "Star Wars" fans.  They had to find a new home for him when they discovered their daughter’s allergies. I still send them photos to keep them updated.  Read more

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Collared today: Oliver and Maggie

Collared today: Oliver and Maggie

Names: Oliver and Maggie  Read more

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ABOUT THE BLOGGER


Kim Fernandez is a lifelong dog lover who's currently owned by Molly, who started out as a Lab Rescue orphan and is now among the most spoiled canines on the eastern seaboard. When Kim's not throwing tennis balls at the dog park or pressuring her friends to rescue pets, she writes for a variety of magazines and websites.

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