Lowell Humane Society


Furry Friend Friday With Elvira!

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We’re back with your Friday pick-me-up!  Our special guest for today’s Furry Friend Friday interview is named Elvira!  This pretty lady is a 3 year-old cat who’s up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society, she’s been there since June so she’s definitely overdue to find a family of her own!

So Elvira, how does a pretty girl like you wind up in a shelter?

Well, I actually used to have a family, but they moved and unfortunately couldn’t bring me with them, so I ended up here.  I came in with my brother, Merlin.  We’ve been together since we were kittens, so we’re very close and would love to go to a home together, although it’s not a requirement.

What’s your favorite way to spend the day?

I’m still young so I’m very playful!  When I get really excited I do “happy paws” and roll on my back with my paws in the air while I play with my toys, it’s pretty funny if you saw it in person.  After I’ve gotten my energy out, I enjoy sitting on window sills and just watching the world go by.  I also LOVE getting brushed.  Have you ever had someone just sit there and brush your hair?  Well let me tell you, it is amazing, especially for me with my long, luxurious fur!

It sounds  like you are a very fun lady!  Do you have a favorite toy to play with?

I really like chasing after laser beams, it never gets old for me!  I could chase after those all day, it’s a great way to keep my girlish figure in shape!

Is there anything that scares you?

I hate to admit it, but I am very scared of dogs.  They’re usually not that friendly towards me, sometimes they growl, or even try to chase me!  If you ask me, that’s just plain rude.  Who can blame me though?  Wouldn’t you be nervous if a giant, barking dog was chasing after you?  I thought so.

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

I could really fit in with any loving family, as long as they could handle me being so active.  Like I said, even though it’s not required, I would really really love to go to a home with my brother Merlin.  I can also be shy at first when meeting new people, but I warm up very quickly.  When it comes to kids, the shelter thinks I would be good with them, as long as they were school age and cat-savvy.

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

I’m no doctor, but if I had to guess I’d say that pet illnesses and accidents are pretty common.  I’ve seen a lot of pets coming and going from the vet’s office, and while I’m sure they’re excited when they leave, their owners seem to be pretty upset when they see the bill.  Pet insurance seems like a good way to make sure your pets can get fixed up by the vet without their owners having to break the bank.

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!  Pets get sick just like people do, and their vet bills can be just as expensive as human medical bills.  Call us today for a free pet insurance quote and take the first step to protecting your furry friend’s future!

Furry Friend Friday With Fat Louie!

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Happy Furry Friend Friday!  Today’s special guest is named Fat Louie!  This cute little feline is 3 years old and is up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society.  He’s been at the shelter for a couple of months now and can’t understand why someone hasn’t taken him home yet!  If you’re looking for a big cuddle bug to watch TV with, Fat Louie is your guy so stop in and pay him a visit!

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

Well I like to get up early and watch the sun rise to start my day, I’m a big morning person, er cat I should say.  After that I like to play with some of my toys, cuddle with my favorite people, and then sit by the window and bird watch.

Do you have a favorite toy to play with?

Where do I begin?  I love scratching posts of course, but then again what cat doesn’t?  I also love chasing those little toy mice around, especially when they’re sprayed with catnip!  Chasing those around helps keep me in shape, my name may be Fat Louie but that doesn’t mean I have to live up to it!

Is there anything that scares you?

Well sometimes I can get nervous when I meet new people, I tend to be a little shy but once I’ve been around them for a while and get to know them, I go right back to being my usual playful and friendly self.

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

Well my first request would be to go to a family with a nice window where I can bird watch and sunbathe.  The next most important thing would be to go with a family that would be able to commit to my special diet, you see when I came to the shelter I had a UTI and my family couldn’t afford the care, so they had to turn me over to the shelter.  I’m fine now but I will need to be on a special diet for the rest of my life to prevent further issues, but from what I hear it’s a common thing among cats.  I’d be great with older kids that are cat-savvy, maybe other cats as long as we could meet first, and dogs as well.  You see, I used to live with a dog and we would play and chase each other around all the time!  It was a lot of fun so if I found all of those things in one family, I’d be the happiest cat ever!

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

Well look at me for example, I had a simple UTI which can easily be treated, but it was still too expensive for my family to pay for, so they had to surrender me.  Maybe if they had pet insurance they would have been able to afford my care and been able to keep me.

This is a perfect example of why pet insurance is such a good investment for pet parents, not being able to afford your furry friend’s care can have awful consequences, so call one of our agents today for a free pet insurance quote and take the first step to protect your furry friend!

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Keeno!

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It’s our favorite time of the week, and not just because it’s Friday, but because it’s Furry Friend Friday!  Today we got to chat with Keeno, a handsome guy who’s up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society.  He’s a mastiff mix and is about 7 years-old, he’s been at the shelter since March, so he is definitely overdue to find his forever family!

So Keeno, how did you end up at the shelter?

It’s kind of a long story, but basically I was in New York and was found tied up outside as a stray, and then I was brought here, and was found as a stray again!  It’s been a rough road and I’ve been bounced around a lot, but I’m really hopefully that my new family will be my forever family!

What’s your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I really love to cuddle and be around my favorite people, I follow them around and sit at their feet whenever I can!  If you sat on the floor, I’d probably try and sit on your lap as well, I know I’m a big boy but I’m still a baby at heart.  I also like to go for short walks, I used to be more active but I’ve been on a restricted activity level due to a recent knee surgery.

Knee surgery? That doesn’t sound fun at all, what was wrong with it?

I had a chipped bone in my patella, I’m on the road to recovery, but I still need people to be patient with me while I recover.  I need to walk slow and have plenty of rest, I also need more mental stimulation like games and maybe even some kong toys filled with peanut butter!

Do you have a favorite toy that you like to play with?

I really love all types of chew toys, and now that I can’t move around as much I spend a lot of time playing with them!

Is there anything that scares you?

Nothing comes to mind really, I’m a pretty tough boy, can’t you tell?  I’ve seen a lot in my days and nothing really made me nervous.

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

Well I’d definitely need to be the only pet, I want all of the attention for myself!  Other than that, I’d need to go with a family that will be patient with me during my recovery, which should only last another month or so.  I’d also like to go with a family that would take me on long walks and even hikes once I’ve recovered fully.

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

Well look at me for example, my surgery would have been very expensive to pay for!  Luckily the shelter and some very generous people were able to cover it, but if I had an owner who didn’t have pet insurance, my surgery would have taken a major chunk out of their savings account!

Keeno is a perfect example of why all pet owners should consider investing in pet insurance.  Call one of our agents for a free pet insurance quote today and take the first step in protecting your furry friend!

 

 

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Pangea!

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Did you know that June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month?  To celebrate we’re featuring this pretty kitty named Pangea, she’s 10 years-old and is currently up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society and is a celebrity in her own right down at the shelter!

So Pangea, I hear that you’re a very popular girl at the shelter, and that you’re even the face of an upcoming event, is that correct?

Yes!  I’m actually very excited for this event! It’s called the Greater Lowell Community Foundations River Ride on Saturday, September 27th.  It’s a giant bike ride and our team is called the Phat Cat Riders, we’re aiming to raise awareness for pet obesity.  I’m the face of the campaign because I’ve had my share of weight issues, I came into the shelter weighing 26 pounds and now I’m down to 22 pounds!  I still have a ways to go, but this event is motivating me to get healthy and be looking my best!  The good news about this event is that our team is being sponsored by Anytime Fitness! so if you sign up to ride with us and commit to raise $100 for  the shelter, your registration fee will be waived and you’ll get a t-shirt with my face on it!

So besides working on your fitness, what else do you like to do in your free time?

Well, I love to be around people, so I get to spend a lot of time in the office at the shelter.  I love being petted, and I’m very vocal when I want some attention, so you’ll hear me meow a lot.  I love to sit by people’s feet too, but now that I’m losing some weight I’m a little more active and enjoy playing with toys.  I also love cardboard boxes, there’s just something about them that I can’t get enough of!

Do you have a favorite toy?

Now that I’ve lost a little weight, I’m more playful, and some of my favorite toys so far are those little balls with bells inside them!  I like to chase them around, even though I can’t go that fast yet, but I’ll get there!  I’ve also discovered a fascination with laser pointers, so if you have one of those I’m sure we’ll get along.

Is there anything that scares you?

I get very nervous during thunder storms!  They’re so loud so I always run under the bed to hide when one of them is on its way.

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

I could really fit in anywhere, I love all types of people, and I even get along with most dogs!  I love birds too, they’re so fun to watch so if you have some of those that would be great!  My only request is to go to a home that can help me continue on my weight loss mission.  I need someone who can spend time playing with me and getting me to move around so I can get in shape for bathing suit season!

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

Well, pets can easily get sick, in fact I may have had a rough path ahead of me if I hadn’t started losing weight.  Pet insurance seems like a good way to make sure your pets can get the care they need should any unexpected illnesses or accidents occur.

Pangea is right!  Pets wind up in the vet’s office all the time, and unfortunately you can’t always plan it around your pay schedule.  Pet insurance is an affordable way to make sure you can get your pet the vet care they need.  Call one of our agents today for a free pet insurance quote!

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Isabelle!

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It’s that time of the week again!  Today we got to chat with Isabelle, isn’t she just adorable?  This pretty gal is a 7 year-old Akita mix up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society.  We were almost as excited as she was for this Furry Friend Friday interview, and she’s more than ready to find her forever family!

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

Well I’m a pretty relaxed girl, I love being around my people most of all.  I really like to snuggle and get nice and comfy.  I’m not sure if you know but I came here as a stray, and that wasn’t exactly an easy way to live, so now I’m ready to just sit back and enjoy the good life.

Do you like to play?

I have my moments, I’ve slowed down a bit as I’ve gotten older but I still enjoy being playful sometimes.  I also enjoy Kong toys, you know the ones that you can fill with yummy stuff like peanut butter?  Those are great and keep me entertained for a while.

Is there anything that scares you?

Nope, being out on the streets made me pretty tough, plus Akita’s aren’t known for being timid.  There isn’t much that scares me, I think I’d make a great watch dog and best friend all in one!

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

Well I love people and I get along with all of them, but because of my size it’s recommended that I go to a home with older children.  I also love other dogs, especially big ones like me!  So if you already have a furry friend I’m sure we’d get along, as long as it’s not a cat or other small animal, I’m not too fond of them.  As I said I can be playful at times and enjoy going on walks, but I’m really looking for a place where I can mainly relax and snuggle all day, a retirement home if you will.  I really hope to find a family soon, and I love the people here but am ready to find a permanent home!

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

I saw a lot of things in my time, I’ve had a home, lived as a stray, and now I’m here at the shelter, and in that time I’ve met a lot of other pets.  Some of these pets have injured themselves in accidents, or gotten sick unexpectedly, much like you humans.  Just like your doctor’s bills, our vet bills can really add up, but unfortunately we can’t pay for them, that’s where you come in.  Pet insurance seems like a great way to make sure you don’t get stuck with a huge bill that will break the bank.

Isabelle has brains to back up her cute looks!  We wish we could adopt her ourselves, but we know once she finds the right family she’ll be happier than ever.  We’re sure that you’ll be happier than ever too if you make sure your furry friend is protected.  Call one of our agents today for a free pet insurance quote and find out how affordable it is to protect your furry friend!

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Lilly!

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As if Friday’s weren’t exciting enough, today we’re here with Lilly to brighten up your day even more!  This adorable, 7 year-old girl is up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society, and even though she loves her friends at the shelter she’s ready to find a family of her own!

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

Hmm where should I start? I love playing outside, that’s probably my favorite thing to do.  What?  Did you think that because I’m 7 years old I’d be a couch potato?  I’m still very active and love playing fetch and going for walks!  Now that the weather is warming up, I love laying in the grass and soaking up some sun too.  If I had to choose my all-time favorite thing to do though, it would be to be around my people, I’m a true love bug and really warm up to people once I get to know them!

Since you love to play, do you have a favorite toy?

It’s so hard to choose!  I love all toys but I’d have to say I’m most partial to things I can play fetch with, like balls and frisbees.  Kong toys are also fun, and who doesn’t love those plush squeaky ones?  The only thing is that I tend to chew on my toys, so they have to be sturdy if they’re going to last long around me!

Is there anything that scares you?

I do tend to get nervous around loud noises.  I know I look tough, but I’m a real softie on the inside.  I can also be a little shy around new people, I just like to take my time to get to know new faces but as soon as I warm up to them, I’ll be begging them for belly rubs!

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

Well I really want to find the perfect forever home, and I’ve been here at the shelter for over 2 months now so it’s taking a little longer than I would have hoped.  I do have some specific requirements, such as being the only pet.  I get a little nervous around other dogs and don’t really like small animals like cats.  I would also do best in an adult-only home just because of my size.  Other than that I would really appreciate a quiet home without loud noises that scare me and a home where I can get plenty of exercise.  I know that’s a lot to ask for, but I promise I’m worth it!  Plus I’m fully trained and housebroken, so my family wouldn’t have to deal with puppy antics, I’m way too mature for that.

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

Well I know I’m no expert, but I think that as a pet part of my job is to protect my family, and I hope that they would protect me if I needed it!  Pet insurance seems like a good way to make sure your pets are protected if they ever needed vet care that would otherwise be extremely expensive.

Lilly is a very smart girl, and we couldn’t have said it better ourselves!  Pets are family, and they do their best to protect us so as owners it’s our job to return the favor!  Call one of our agents today for a free pet insurance quote and take the first step in protecting your furry friend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Klondike!

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Forget Klondike bars, what would you do for a Klondike cat?  It doesn’t take much, this 7 year-old girl just wants a loving home and a warm lap to sit on.  She’s up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society and is a shy but friendly girl who’s ready to find her new best friend!

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

Well I love being with people, and once I warm up to someone I love cuddling on their lap.  I can be shy at first, but with a little bit of time and patience I’ll never leave your side!  I also LOVE to sit in my cat house, it’s my favorite hide-out and makes me feel safe.  Sometimes I like to curl up in a blanket and just stay in there for the afternoon, but I still poke my head out whenever someone gets close, just so I can see what’s going on.

Do you have a favorite treat?

Would you believe it if I told you that I love Klondike bars? No? Well you’re right, even though my name is Klondike I’m not a fan of the ice cream bars, they’re too cold if you ask me.  I would much rather have some tuna!

Is there anything that scares you?

Well I do get nervous when there are loud noises, like loud bangs, screams, thunder, things like that.  I much rather prefer peace and quiet.  The shelter life has also been tough on me, I’ve been here since January and I’m definitely ready to be in a warm home where I get all of the attention to myself.  The shelter noises can be a little scary sometimes, but the staff here are so nice and let me hang out in the office with them, which is a big help!

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

Since I’m afraid of loud noises, I would definitely want to go somewhere quiet, so that probably means no children as they would make me nervous.  I would be a great companion, so for anyone that’s looking for a new best friend, I’m your girl!  Other than quiet and adults only, I could go anywhere.  I love to curl up next to my favorite humans and relax, it’s the simple things in life that make me happy.

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

I’m a pretty healthy girl, but even the healthiest of us need to go to the doctors.  Whether we get sick or have an accident of some kind, you can never predict these things but you can be prepared for them with pet insurance.

Klondike makes a good point, and it’s always better to be prepared for the unexpected than to be left with a vet bill that will clean out your savings account.  Pet insurance is a great way to make sure you can get your furry friend the vet care they need without breaking the bank.  Call one of our agents for a free pet insurance quote today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 Nate!

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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!

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