Furry Friend Friday With Nate!


We know it’s been a while but we’re back with another Furry Friend Friday interview!  Meet Nate, this 1 and a half year old guy is looking for his forever time just in time for the holidays!  He’s a tuxedo cat so he’s always dressed to impress and loves being around people! Nate is up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society and would love for you to stop by and pay him a visit!

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

Well I’m still young so I love to play, I even get along with dogs and other cats!  I also love being around people and one of my other favorite things to do is to curl up next to someone and be petted.

Do you have any favorite toys to play with?

Well I love those balls with the feathers on them, they’re really fun to chase around!  I also enjoy the catnip toys we have here in the shelter.

What about a favorite treat?

I absolutely LOVE those Greenie treats, they aren’t just for dogs, they make them for cats too!  Not only do they taste great, they’re good for my teeth!

Is there anything you’re afraid of?

Not really, I’m a pretty independent guy, I go right up to people, dogs, and cats.  I’m not shy or anything and nothing makes me too nervous.  The only thing that makes me a bit nervous is being inside a cat carrier, I just don’t like being inside a cage and not knowing where I’m going, it can be a little scary!

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

I get along with almost everyone so I feel like I would really fit in anywhere! I love people, kids, and even other animals as long as they’re friendly!  Whether I end up with a family, young couple, or a retiree, I would be happy to have any home for the holidays!  Us black cats tend to get overlooked sometimes, something about being bad luck, can you believe that?  It would make me so happy to find my forever family this holiday season!

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

Well, pets are members of the family, and it only makes sense to protect our health and you wallet as you would do with any other family member.  Plus, it would be the perfect present to your furry friend this holiday season!

Give us a call for a free, no obligation pet insurance quote, you may be surprised at how affordable it is to insure your furry friend!

Furry Friend Friday With Mohawk!


We’re back with a very special Furry Friend Friday interview!  Today I got to chat with Mohawk, a 3 year old greyhound mix up for adoption at Greyhound Friends, Inc in Hopkinton!  This cute boy came all the way from Indiana, and has been in the shelter since August so he’s ready for his forever home!

So Mohawk, you’re a very cute guy and have an interesting name, how did you get it?

Well it’s funny you ask, I actually have a bit of a mohawk on the back of my neck so that’s where I got my name!  You can’t really see it too well in the picture, but if you come visit me you’ll see it and how adorable I am!

What’s your favorite way to spend the day?

Well here at the shelter there’s a huge fenced in field that I get to run around in and play with other dogs, that’s really fun for me.  I’m not quite a  puppy anymore but I still have a good amount of energy and love to go for walks and be outside.

Do you have a favorite toy?

Not at the moment, I love toys but don’t really have too many of my own here at the shelter, I would love to have a favorite once I find my forever family though!

What about a favorite treat?

I’m a pretty easy going guy and love the classic milk bones, you can’t go wrong with those!

Is there anything that scares you?

Well I’d say loud noises make me nervous, thunder is a good example.  I’m not a scaredy cat but loud noises do put me on edge a bit.

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

I can fit in with almost anyone, I would like to be with a family that could bring me for walks or has a big fenced in yard where I can play.  I’m a great companion, but I don’t mind being alone sometimes so if you have to go for work that’s ok.  I get along with other dogs as well, but not sure about cats yet, I haven’t been around too many of them so I’m not sure how we would get along.

So Mohawk, why do you think pet insurance is an important thing for all pet parents to consider?

Well it sounds like it would be easier to pay a little bit of money over the long run than having to come up with a lot of money all at once if something ever happens to pets.  Accidents aren’t something you usually plan for, but pet insurance will make it easy to be prepared for the unexpected when it comes to your pet.

When it comes to our pets, you can never be too prepared, that’s why pet insurance is a great thing for all pet parents to consider investing in.  Give us a call at MassDrive and get a free quote from one of our agents!







Furry Friend Friday With Bruschi!


Happy Furry Friend Friday everyone!  Today I got to sit down with this handsome boy named Bruschi, up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society.  Bruschi is an 8 year-old husky/shepherd mix and has had a rough few months, he’s currently recovering from a leg injury after being hit by a bus!  This cutie is a trooper though and took some time to chat with me this afternoon.

So Bruschi, I’m glad to see you’re recovering!  What is your favorite way to spend the day?

Thank you, I’m feeling a lot better and have more pep in my step every day!  My favorite thing to do is be around people though.  I love my friends here at the shelter and they even let me hang out in the office with them sometimes!  I would have to say that is my favorite way to spend the day, I don’t like to be alone for too long.  I’m also talented too!  I’m a very good singer and if you start to howl, I’ll howl right along with you!

I know you’re an older guy and are very mature, but do you ever take some time to play with toys?

I love playing with toys no matter how old I am!  My absolute favorite toy is a squeaky plush ball that I bring everywhere with me!  When I do have to be alone, having my toys makes me feel a little better.

Do you like to go for walks?

I actually just started going for walks and I’m doing great!  I can’t go too far yet, but I’m building up my strength as we speak.  I have more pep in my step every day and am feeling better than ever.

What about fears?  Is there anything that scares you?

Not that I can think of, I’m not trying to brag but I’m a pretty tough guy, I am part shepherd and husky after all!

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

Well, I would love to be with someone that would be home a lot to give me attention and pet me.  Maybe a retired couple looking for a companion or a family with a lot of kids to play with me!  I’m a friendly boy and would get along with almost everyone, except for other animals.  I would have to be the only pet in my new home because I don’t like to share the spotlight and want all of your attention for myself!

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

Well, as I’ve seen in my own life, accidents happen and you never know when they will be so it’s hard to budget for something unexpected like that.  I was very lucky here at the shelter because after I was injured I had a lot of nice people taking care of me!

Bruschi’s story is a perfect example of why pet insurance is a great investment.  He was unexpectedly hit by a bus and if that were to happen to any pet, the vet bills would be pretty high.  If you have pet insurance, the majority of the costs for treatment would be covered!  As all pet parents know, our furry friends can always find a way to get into trouble, whether it’s something as harmless as going through the trash, or getting loose and winding up in the wrong place at the wrong time like Bruschi.  Call us for a free pet insurance quote today and protect your furry friend and your wallet from the unexpected.



Furry Friend Friday With Lucy!


Here were are again, another Friday, and another Furry Friend interview!  Today I got to sit down and chat with Lucy, a five and a half year-old Wire Fox Terrier up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society.  Wire Fox Terriers are known for their spunk and energetic personalities, and Lucy is no exception!

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

Well I love being around people, getting petted and laying in the closest lap is one of my favorite things to do.  I also love going outside and playing with my toys, we get to go out three times a day here and I love rolling around in the grass, the yard is even fenced in so I can run around without a leash!

Do you have a favorite toy to play with?

Not really, I love all of them but I don’t like to share.  I don’t get along with many other dogs so would like to go to a home where I am the only pet!  Here at the shelter I have a lot of toys to choose from though and there are enough to go around for everyone.

What about a favorite treat?

Believe it or not I am not very motivated by food and am rather picky sometimes.  I don’t really have a favorite treat, maybe one day I will but I haven’t discovered it yet.

Do you know any fun tricks?

Well in addition to the basic commands like sit, stay, and down I know how to give my paw and shake hands!  I’m a clever girl and could probably learn a few more tricks with some training.

Is there anything that scares you or makes you nervous?

Thunder!  It is so loud and makes me very nervous!  We have had a few thunder storms lately and it would be nice if I found my forever home by the time the next one comes!  I would feel so much better if I had someone to cuddle with during these storms!

Lucy why do you think pet insurance is good for all pet parents to consider?

Well, having pet insurance means you are prepared for the unexpected with your pet!  It’s always nice to know we are protected just like the other members of your family!

Like the saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry!  Accidents can happen when you least expect it and paying for vet bills upfront can be very expensive.  Pet insurance protects your furry friend and your wallet whether it’s at a yearly check up or for something more serious.  Give us a call at MassDrive for a pet insurance quote and make sure you’re prepared for the unexpected when it comes to your pet!



Furry Friend Friday With Berni!


Happy Friday everyone, we hope you all had a fun and safe Fourth of July!  Yesterday was all about sun, food, fireworks, and fun but today is all about our furry friend!  Meet Berni, this cute girl is only one a half years old and is up for adoption at the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem!  Rescued from Georgia, she is a sweet girl who has never known a home of her own but is definitely ready to find her family!

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

Well I love observing everything going on around me.  I’m very curious and love getting out and about to explore.  I’ve been here at the shelter for about 3 months now and get special privileges because I’m such a good girl!   I get to sit in the different offices in the building and even go on field trips!  I am a very active and social girl.  Whether I am going for a walk, run, or playing with other dogs I am having a blast!  Of course I love to snuggle too once I get tuckered out.

Do you have a favorite place to go for a walk?

Like I said I get to go on field trips sometimes and have been to the Lynn woods a few times.  As a hound mix I love getting to use my sniffer and explore the woods, I am originally from Georgia so I guess that makes me a country girl!  Every time I go out I always make sure to wear my “adopt me” vest so that everyone knows I’m still looking for my family!

What about a favorite treat?

I will do anything for a treat!  I love almost all food and had some pepperoni this morning, don’t mind my breath.  Treats have really helped me with my training too, I know how to sit, stay, give paw, and pick up on things very quickly!  If I know I’ll get a treat for being good, I’ll do anything you ask!

Is there anything that scares you?

Not really, I’m a pretty confident girl and have been through a lot so I think of myself as being pretty tough.  I wasn’t even afraid of all the fireworks last night!

So Berni, why do you think pet insurance is so important for pet parents?

Well like I said, I love treats and will do anything for a good snack, even go through the trash.  I haven’t eaten anything bad yet but you never know what can happen or what I may accidentally get into, I am still a puppy after all!  That’s just me specifically, I’m sure all pets have their unique quirks that might get them into trouble, so it’s better to be safe than sorry!

Berni is right, all pets have their unique quirks and personality traits that make them lovable but can also get them into trouble.  Make sure your furry friend is protected and call us for a pet insurance quote today!



Furry Friend Friday With Big Mac!

Big Mac

Happy Furry Friend Friday everyone, meet Big Mac!  He’s a 4 year-old lab/shepherd/retriever mix and weighs in at 87 pounds so his name definitely suits him!   Isn’t he cute enough to take a bite out of?  Well you can’t do that, but if you’re interested in adopting or even fostering him until he finds his forever home, contact the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield!

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

Well, as long as I’m with people I’m happy!  I loved to be petted and get to spend a lot of time with one of our volunteers named Sarah.  She’s so nice and takes me out of the kennel and lets me sit in her office sometimes.  I’m very uncomfortable in these surroundings after being in a home for so long!  For a while I even stopped eating because I was so upset, luckily I’ve gotten my appetite back and am doing better but I would love to find my forever home and be able to go for walks and cuddle all day!  Even car rides are fun for me, I’m a very good rider and love sticking my head out the window and getting some fresh air!

Do you have a favorite toy or treat?

When it comes to treats I’m not that interested, I’m sure that’s surprising considering my name but I’m just not food motivated right now.  Like I said, my appetite has been a little funny so maybe once I’m in my forever home I would enjoy a few snacks.  When it comes to toys, I love chasing tennis balls!  I could play fetch all day if you can throw!

What about fears, is there anything that scares you?

I am very scared of cats!  You would think I would be tough because I’m so big, but I’m really just a gentle giant and those cats can be mean sometimes!  Not to mention their claws, which are extremely sharp and scary!

What would be your perfect forever home?

Well as long as there are no cats I would be happy anywhere!  I love all people, I would probably be better in a home with older kids though just because of my size, I wouldn’t want to get too excited and knock over a little toddler, I would feel so bad!  I also love other dogs so if you already have one I would be a great addition!  Other than that being somewhere where my people love me, walk me, and pet me is all I need to be happy!

Big Mac, why do you think pet insurance is so important for all pet parents?

Well if you ask me, pets are members of the family too, so why not protect us like every other member?  What if I accidentally ate a Big Mac one day and got sick?  The vet bills could get expensive and if you have pet insurance it can save you a lot!

Big Mac is right, pets are like members of the family but they are also unpredictable and can get their noses into trouble every so often.  Pet insurance is a great safety net for all of the pet parents out there!  More likely than not, you will have to bring your pet to the vet for an unexpected issue that can rack up some major unexpected expenses, call us for a pet insurance quote today and make sure your furry friend is protected!




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