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Furry Friend Friday With Louie!

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It’s the first Furry Friend Friday interview of spring!  Are you as excited as we are the spring is finally here?  Louie is very excited!  He’s a 1 year-old Beabull up for adoption at the Sterling Animal Shelter in Sterling.  What’s a Beabull you ask?  It’s a beagle and bulldog mix, which is pretty rare if you ask us.  If you think Louie could be your new best friend stop by and pay him a visit!

So Louie, what’s your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I’m still a puppy so I LOVE to play!  I’m a big boy though, I weigh 70 pounds but I’m a gentle giant.  I love people, but since I’m so big I would need to be with people that know how to handle a big, energetic pup like me.  One of my favorite things to do is to go outside and run, I can go pretty fast but I get tuckered out pretty easily.  Once I start running I don’t last too long after and then I’m ready for a nap.

Do you have a favorite toy?

I love all toys!  I’m very gentle with my toys though, I don’t rip them apart or anything.  I also have a blankie that I love to sleep with.

Is there anything that scares you?

No, I’m really just a goofball at heart and am always happy.  I don’t scare too easy at all so I think I would make a great watch dog!

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What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

Well like I said I’m a big boy and sometimes I forget my own strength, so I would need to go to an experienced dog owner.  Another thing is that I would probably need some leash training, so a family that would be patient and maybe bring me to a training class would be ideal.  I’m also very good with other dogs as long as they’re the same size as me and love to play.  I probably wouldn’t be good with small children either, not because I don’t like them, I just wouldn’t want to accidentally knock them down.

Louie, why do you think pet insurance is a good thing for all pet parents to consider?

Well I’m still young, but I’ve already been to the vet a few times in my short life, for check-ups, shots, and things like that.  I’m guessing that as the years go on I’ll have to keep going to the vet and at some point may even get sick or have an accident of some kind where I would need vet care, as will all pets.

Louie is right, most pets will need to go to the vet at some point for either an injury or sickness, and having pet insurance is a good way to be prepared for any unexpected health costs for your furry friend.  Call one of our agents today for a free quote and take the first step to protecting your furry friend!

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Wolf!

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We’re back with another Furry Friend Friday interview, and today we got to chat with Wolf!  No he’s not a real wolf, he’s actually a 4 year-old greyhound up for adoption at Greyhound Friends, Inc. in Hopkinton.  This handsome boy has been in the shelter for a few weeks and would love for you to stop by and visit him!

So Wolf, I hear you’re not originally from Massachusetts, is that correct?

Yes, you’re very right!  I’m originally from Florida, it’s much warmer down there but I’m happy to be in Massachusetts and am ready to start my new life!

What’s your favorite way to spend the day?

I’m a very laid back guy, I enjoy the simple things.  All I really need to have fun is a warm bed, one of my people petting me, and a treat or two of course!  My perfect day would consist of a long nap, a walk, and then cuddles for the rest of the day, I love being around people!

Do you have a favorite treat?

I’ll take anything I can get!  I’m a real foodie and love trying new things, so anything you have for me I’ll be more than happy to sample.

Is there anything that scares you?

I’m not really a fan of loud noises, like thunder or fireworks.  They make me a bit jumpy, but as long as I have someone to pet me and make me feel better I’ll be fine.

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

Well since I love to be around people, I would enjoy going to a home where someone is around a lot.  If you work from home that would be perfect, I’ve been told I’m a very good computer helper!  I can get along with anyone, I’m a very nice guy and they say that greyhounds are the best of both worlds, meaning we can either be active or just lay around all day.  I’m definitely on the calmer side, but I still have a spring in my step and like a nice walk.  If you think I could be your new best friend stop by and say hi!

Wolf, why do you think pet insurance is a good think for all pet parents to consider?

Well, pets don’t plan on getting hurt or sick (Then again, who does?), but it still happens.  It seems like pet insurance is a good way to make sure you can get your pet the vet care they need if they unexpectedly get sick or have an accident.

We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves.  No one plans on getting sick or hurt, and pets should be covered for these situations just like the rest of your family is.  Pet insurance is an affordable investment that will ensure your pet gets proper vet care should they need it.  Call one of our agents today for a free pet insurance quote and take the first step in protecting your furry friend for life!

 

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Jinxy!

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Friday’s are always fun when we get to interview a new furry friend!  Today I got to chat with Jinxy, an 11 year-old girl up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society.  This girl loves to cuddle and has been at the shelter since November, so she is definitely ready to find a forever family to call her own!

So Jinxy, what is your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I’m an older gal so I like to relax a lot, my favorite way to do that is by laying near the window with my belly up in the air and soaking up some sun.  I love being around people and I absolutely love being petted, but not picked up.  As much as I like to relax, I still enjoy playing with my toys every day!

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Do you have a favorite toy?

I love my scratching post!  I mean I really love all toys, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would be my scratching post for sure.  I also love catnip, so if you have that and a scratching post too, you might be my new best friend!

Is there anything that scares you?

There isn’t really anything that scares me, but there are things that annoy me, such as other animals, I would prefer to be the only pet in my new home.

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

Well for starters, one where I would be the only pet.  Other than that my only request is for a nice, sunny spot by the window where I can relax and nap, okay and maybe a few toys to play with too.  I love all people, big and small, old and young.  I’m a smart girl and am fully trained, and I’m very affectionate, I would love to find a home sooner than later!

Jinxy why do you think pet insurance is a good thing for all pet parents to consider?

Well I’m an old and wise lady, and I know that pet insurance is a good option because it means you’re prepared for the unexpected, and it’s always better to be prepared than unprepared.  Whether pets are young or old, we can always get sick or have an accident when we least expect it.  Pet insurance would ensure that we could get all the vet care we need without breaking the bank.

When our pets have an unexpected accident or illness, of course we want to provide them with the best possible care, but that can be hard to do without breaking the bank.  With pet insurance, you can make sure that your furry friend can get the care they need without putting you in debt.  Call one of our agents today for a free quote and take the first step to protecting your furry friend!

 

 

 

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Spoone!

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Happy Furry Friend Friday!  Are you ready for all of the snow we’re supposed to get on Monday?  Spoone is ready for it but not exactly excited, this 5 year old boy is originally from Georgia so is used to much warmer weather!  He’s a cute German Shepherd mix up for adoption at Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem and is excited to be here and find his forever family!

So Spoone, what is your favorite way to spend the day?

Even though I’m the oldest dog here in the shelter, I can still keep up with the young pups and I love being outside playing.  I get along great with the other dogs here and love hanging with them, but if they’re busy I love to run and chase my tennis ball.  My friends here at the shelter say that I really get excited when they play keep away with me, it’s one of my favorite games!  

Do you have a favorite toy to play with?

My tennis ball is by far my favorite!  See it in my picture with me? I never want to let it go once I have it!  I could chase that thing for hours, I’m pretty easily entertained and just an overall happy guy, but when I have my tennis ball I’m the happiest dog in the world!

Is there anything that scares you?

Nothing that I can think of and nothing that the staff here have observed, like I said, I’m an overall happy guy and don’t let too many things get to me.  I’m even happy to be here in the shelter!  Of course I’d rather be in my own home with my own family, but I’m able to make the most out of any situation.

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

Who wouldn’t love me?  Don’t I look like I should be lounging on your couch right about now?  I would love to go to a fun-loving family that would love to play fetch with me and my beloved tennis ball.  I love any and all people, big or small but because I am a bigger boy I would probably be best around children ages 10 and up.  Have another dog?  I’m sure we would get along great and would love for you to pay me a visit if you think I could be part of your family!

Why do you think pet insurance is a good thing for all pet parents to consider?

Well in my short life, I’ve lived in a few different places and seen A LOT.  I’ve seen a lot of great things and some things that weren’t so great.  I think that you should be prepared for anything, life is so unpredictable but if you have pet insurance you can at least be prepared to get your furry friend proper vet care without breaking the bank if the time comes.

Spoone is a very worldly gentleman, and is right about life being unpredictable.  We never know what may happen or what direction life may bring us in, but with pet insurance you can be sure that your furry friend will be able to get the vet care they need should the unexpectedly get sick or have an accident.  Call one of our agents for a free pet insurance quote today and make sure your furry friend is protected!

Furry Friend Friday With Rory!

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Friday wouldn’t be complete without a Furry Friend Friday interview!  Am I right?  Rory certainly thinks so!  This girl is about 2 years old and is a pit bull/hound mix up for adoption at the Scituate Animal Shelter.  She’s been there for about a month and is looking for a family that likes to have fun that she can call her own.

So Rory, what’s your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I have A LOT of energy, I’m still a young girl after all and I love being outside playing.  We have a fenced in yard here at the shelter and even get to go for walks on the nearby trails!  That’s always fun.  I also love other dogs, they’re so much fun to play with!  I have been told that I play a little rough though, it’s not on purpose I’m just a bigger, athletic girl and I forget my own strength sometimes.  After a day of playing I love to snuggle with my people and relax.

Do you have a favorite toy or treat?

I love all toys and treats, I don’t discriminate!  You should see the toy basket I have here at the shelter, I think I have more toys than anyone else!

Is there anything that scares you?

Do I look like I’m scared of anything?  Only kidding, even big, tough dogs like me can be afraid!  Nothing really comes to mind, the only thing that makes me nervous is the thought that I will never find my forever family, I really hope they show up soon!

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

A family that loves to play!  I would love to go with a family that is active like me, and a fenced in yard would probably be best.  I’m good with other dogs and teenagers, don’t get me wrong, I love little kids but as I said, sometimes I forget my own strength when I’m playing and I wouldn’t want to accidentally knock over a little one!  I am very well mannered and know a lot of commands, I would be a great family pet when someone gives me the chance!

Rory, why do you think pet insurance is a good thing for all pet parents to consider?

Well, people get hurt or sick unexpectedly, and pets can too.  If humans didn’t have insurance, the doctor’s office would be very expensive, and it’s the same with pets and the vet.  We may not be able to pay for it ourselves, but if you cover us we’ll pay you back by being your best friend!

Pets are our best friends, and are part of the family, so they should be protected like every family member.  Pet insurance will make sure that your pets can get the health care they need when the time comes, without breaking the bank.  Call one of our agents for a free pet insurance quote and take the first step on the road to protecting your furry friend!

 

 

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Kittery!

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Happy Furry Friend Friday everyone!  Meet Kittery, easy enough name to remember right?  Her being a kitty and all.  This girl is up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society in Lowell and is ready to be your new best friend!

So Kittery, what’s your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I love being around people, and here at the shelter they call me the “office cat” and let me hang out in the office with the staff instead of in my cage, how awesome is that!  I’m a very simple girl, I like to kick back an relax and be around my people.  I don’t really ask for much more than that, maybe just a sunny spot near the window so I can watch the world go by.  Oh and maybe my donut pillow that I have here, I love curling up in a ball and getting nice and cozy on it. Even though I’m a young girl, I’m not very playful, I can be sometimes, but I have to be in the mood.

Do you have a favorite treat?

I’m not picky when it comes to treats, I’ll take almost anything as long as it comes with being petted too!

Is there anything you’re afraid of?

Not really, nothing really terrifies me that I can think of, but I can be shy around new people sometimes.  The staff here all said that I warmed up to them rather quickly though, so that must be a good thing!  The only other thing that can make me a bit nervous is big dogs that aren’t friendly, but can you blame me?  I’m usually indifferent towards most dogs if they leave me alone, it’s the ones that don’t leave me alone that make me nervous.

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

Well since I’m so laid back, I think I would do best with a family that’s laid back too.  I’m really looking to be someone’s companion and best friend, so would do well with an older couple or family with older kids I think.  Oh and I wouldn’t want to go to a home with a dog that would be around me all the time, those are my only conditions and if you think your home would be a good fit I would love to meet you!

Why do you think pet insurance is a good thing for all pet parents to consider getting?

Well I think all parents want the best for their kids, even the furry ones!  Pet insurance seems like a good way to be as prepared for the unexpected as you can possibly be.

Kittery is right, as pet owners ourselves, we know how important furry friends are, they’re party of the family, so they should be protected like it.  That’s why we offer pet insurance as one of our products so that you can keep all of your valuables safe, even the ones with four legs!  Call one of our agents for a free pet insurance quote today!

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Alan!

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Who’s ready for a Furry Friend Friday interview? Alan is! This cute little guy is a dachshund mix and is up for adoption at the Sterling Animal Shelter in Sterling and is ready to find a family!  He’s still a puppy and is only about 5 months old, so could use some puppy training to make sure he’s on his best behavior.  If that’s something you can do and if this looks like the face of your new best friend, pay him a visit!

So Alan, what’s your favorite way to spend the day?

I’m a pretty simple guy, I like belly rubs, running around outside, getting attention, playing fetch, just the usual puppy stuff.  I’m a very friendly guy but can be shy sometimes, but if you give me a belly rub I’ll love you forever!

Do you have a favorite toy?

Well I love to chase things, frisbees, balls, things like that.  Even though I’m on the small side I still love to run around and am pretty fast!

Now I hear you are not originally from Massachusetts, is that correct?

Yes you’re right I’m not a native to this state, I’m originally from Puerto Rico!  It was much warmer there, but so far I’m loving Massachusetts!  All of the people here at the shelter are so nice and told me I’d find the right home in no time!

Is there anything that scares you?

Sometimes other dogs do, I don’t usually get along with them, I’m a pretty feisty guy and am what I guess you would call the alpha male so I don’t like anyone sharing my toys or attention!

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

Well, for starters I would like to be the only dog, I want all of your attention for myself!  I would also need to go to a family that was willing to be patient with me and bring me to training, I’m still young and have some skills I need to master.  I could really go with anyone, I would be great with kids and am a true love bug.

And why do you think pet insurance is a good thing for all pet parents to consider?

Well you never know when an accident can happen, when it comes to puppies like me or even older and wiser dogs, accidents are accidents and its best to be prepared for them if you ask me.

Alan is already such a smarty at such a young age!  We’re sure he’ll pass any puppy training course with flying colors!  When it comes to being prepared for accidents, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves!  Call one of our agents for a free pet insurance quote today and get your furry friend the protection they deserve!

Furry Friend Friday With Wonder!

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Happy Furry Friend Friday everyone!  Are you as excited for the long weekend as we are?  We know someone else who’s excited!  Meet Wonder, this cute girl is up for adoption at Greyhound Friends, Inc in Hopkinton.  We can’t help but wonder why Wonder doesn’t have a home yet, she’s been at the shelter for about three months and is ready for her forever family!

So Wonder, what is your favorite way to spend the day?

Well, as an older gal I like to relax a lot.  I can spend a good amount of time snoozing around but once I get outside, I feel like a puppy again!  For an 8 year old, I’m still pretty fast, I was a racing dog after all.  I also love being cuddled by people, I’m very sweet (so I’ve been told) and love to be petted.

What was it like being a racing dog?

Well I was actually all the way in Kansas during that part of my life, and I didn’t love it.  I was mainly used for breeding and was a great mom to all of my puppies.  The staff at the shelter say I still have that motherly nature about me.  As sweet and gentle as I am, I don’t do well with small animals.  It’s not that I don’t like them, I just can’t resist chasing them, can you blame me?

Do you like to go for walks?

Oh I love being out and about!  As I said, I can sleep a lot but when I am out I am pretty active for my age, I like to stay fit and work on my girlish figure.

What about toys?

Toys are fun, my favorites are those squeaky ones, I can’t get enough!

Is there anything you’re afraid of?

Nothing comes to mind, I’ve seen a lot in my days and so it takes a lot to rattle me.

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

I’m a very sweet girl and could fit in anywhere, as long as there are no small animals!  The staff here also aren’t too sure how I would be around small kids, and I have to say I’m not either since I’ve never met too many of them!  I know I would be good with older kids in their teens and adults of course.  My age means I’m not too active but I still like to get out and about, so I guess you can say I’m moderately active, so a family that fits in line with that would be perfect!

Why do you think pet insurance is a good thing for all pet parents to consider for their furry friends?

Well as an older gal, you never know what might come up, and it’s always good to be prepared!  I know that when I finally find my forever home, I’ll love my owners like family, and I hope they would feel the same about me and protect me like any other member of their family!

Wonder hasn’t lost a step!  She’s a smart lady and looks pretty good for her age if you ask us!  She’s right when it comes to pet insurance, it will help you prepare for the unexpected and avoid a hefty vet bill should your furry friend get into an accident or get sick.  Call us for a free quote and take the first step in protecting your furry friend!

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Baxter!

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Happy Furry Friend Friday!  What better way to kick off your weekend than with a does of some serious cuteness?  Meet Baxter, this cute little chihuahua is up for adoption at the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem and is about 5 months old.  He’s been there since November, so he’s ready to kick off the New Year with a new home!

So Baxter, what is your favorite thing to do?

Well I don’t know if I can pick just one, there are so many things I love to do!  I especially love playing, whether it’s with my other K-9 friends or with one of my toys, I love to be entertained, I’m still a puppy after all!  Even though I’m pretty active, I still love being around people and cuddling.  I’m very lucky here at the shelter, the staff all carry me around like a baby, I love that so much that sometimes I fall asleep while they’re carrying me!

Do you have a favorite toy to play with?

I have a green ball that I absolutely love to play with!  You can see me playing with it in my video at the bottom of the page.

Is there anything that scares you?

Well being a smaller guy, I don’t love a lot of commotion.  When people are running around and things are hectic, I get a little stressed but I wouldn’t say scared, just nervous.

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

Well I can get along with anyone, really, but I’m what you would call a “special needs pet”.  You see I was rescued from a hoarding situation in Alabama, and when I got to the shelter here, the staff discovered that I have what’s called Megaesophagus.  Basically that’s just a big long word meaning that when I eat the food has a tough time being pushed down into my stomach, it can be very dangerous if not treated correctly.  It’s not hard at all to manage, I just need to be in a home with someone that can be home with me a lot.  You see I eat about three meals a day and I have to eat sitting upright and then remain upright for a half hour after I eat.  It’s pretty easy, the staff here just put me in a small front dog carrier, I’m very light to carry and love sitting like this, I sometimes even fall asleep like this!

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So Baxter, why do you think pet insurance is a good thing for all pet parents to consider?

Well, as I’ve already learned in my short life, sometimes things you don’t expect can change your life in a big way.  I’m doing very well with my condition and it’s extremely manageable, but some other pets aren’t always as lucky as me, so pet insurance seems like a good way to make sure they can get health care should they need it.

Baxter is wise beyond his years, or months rather.  Pet insurance is a great option to consider and it ensures that your pet and wallet will be protected should they have any unexpected accidents, or come down with a sudden illness.  Call one of our agents for a free quote and take the first step to protecting your furry friend!

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Snowflake!

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After yesterdays storm, Snowflake seemed like the perfect candidate for today’s Furry Friend Friday interview, the markings on her face even make it look like she stuck her nose in a pile of snow!  This pretty girl has been up for adoption at the Sterling Animal Shelter since November 18th and is ready to find a forever home just in time for the New Year!

Snowflake, what’s you favorite way to spend the day?

Well I’m a very playful kitty, even though I’m 4 years old I can be just as playful as a kitten sometimes!  I also love being around humans in general, the staff here at the shelter always comment on how friendly and outgoing I am!  Can you believe I haven’t found a home yet?

Do you have a favorite toy to play with?

I love all toys but I’d have to say my favorites are the crinkly balls, I’m not exactly sure what they’re called but they have some crinkly foil around them and they keep me mesmerized!

What are some of your other favorite things?

I can’t get enough treats!  I love to snack and will meow and meow until I get you to give me a treat, it doesn’t usually take too long considering how cute I am!

Is there anything you’re afraid of?

I can’t think of anything that comes to mind, I’m not very skittish at all, I like to think of myself as a pretty tough girl.

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

I could fit in anywhere I think.  I’m a very friendly girl and I can’t imagine anyone not liking me, can you?  Kids would love me because I’m so friendly and playful, I still like to run around like a kitten but have the smarts and maturity of an adult.

Snowflake, why do you think pet insurance would be a good investment for all pet parents to consider?

Well sometimes us shelter pets can have a rough start in life, I was pretty lucky but some of my friends here weren’t.  We’d like to think that once we find our forever homes we will never have another worry again, and pet insurance seems like it could help with that!

Snowflake is right, unfortunately not all pets get the best start in life, but once they find their forever families, they get a chance to start fresh and find a home that welcomes and loves them as the furry friends they are.  As part of their new start in life, it’s a good idea for pet parents to consider purchasing pet insurance.  It’s surprisingly affordable and can really save the day (and your wallet) should any unexpected accidents occur.  Give us a call today and talk to one of our agents for a free quote!

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