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Furry Friend Friday With Bran!

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Still don’t have a Valentine for Valentine’s Day?  Look no further!  This face is about as cute as they come and Bran is looking for his new best friend!  This cute little puppy is about 6 months old and is up for adoption at the Sterling Animal Shelter.

So Bran, I hear you are not originally from Massachusetts, is that true?

You’re right, I came all the way here from Virginia!  I was a stray there and then got rescued and brought to good old Massachusetts and love it so far!  I’m sure I will love it even more once I find my forever home and can go on adventures with my new family!

What’s your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I have a lot of energy so I like to do a lot of different things.  I am very playful and love toys!  We are very lucky here at the shelter because we get new toys every day, so I always have tons of options to choose from!  I also love being around people and getting my belly rubbed.  The staff here are very accommodating and love to give me belly rubs, although I don’t give them much of a choice, whenever they come into the room I always roll over on my back so they can scratch my belly, they think it’s so funny!

Is there anything that scares you?

Not that I can think of, I’m pretty lucky and haven’t been around too many scary things in my time, so I think of myself as Mr. Tough Guy.

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

Well I would really get along with anyone!  Dogs, kids, you name it and I’ll get along with it!  I would just need to be with a family that understands my needs as a puppy and who know how much work I can be!  I will need to go to some training classes to perfect my manners but I’m a smart puppy and can pick things up quickly.  I would also love to go with a family that likes to do fun things like play ball and go on hikes or to fun, new places!

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

Well I’m not too old so I don’t have much experience with things like this but it sounds like something that could be pretty important.  Family is family whether they have two legs or four, and all family members should have the same protection if they get sick and need to go to the doctor’s office or the vet.

Bran is a smart cookie, and he’s right when he says that family is family whether they have two legs or four.  Get your furry friend the gift of pet insurance this Valentine’s Day and show them how much you love them!  Call our agents for a free quote and take the first step on the path to protecting your furry friend.  You can’t prevent accidents, but you can be prepared for them with pet insurance.

If you think Bran is cute, take a look at his friend Alan!  You can read his Furry Friend Friday interview here.

 

Furry Friend Friday With Transy

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Who’s ready to kick off their weekend with a Furry Friend Friday interview? Transy is!  This handsome older gentleman is a beagle mix and is ready to find a best friend to share his golden years with.  He’s about 7 or 8 years old and is up for adoption at Greyhound Friends, Inc in Hopkinton.  How can you resist that face?  Stop by and pay Transy a visit if you think you two could be a match made in heaven.

So Transy, what’s your favorite thing to do?

Well I love to sleep!  Does that surprise you?  I’m an older gentleman so I need more sleep than pups do.  Did you know that some dogs need up to 13 hours of sleep a day?  I think I may fall into that category.

Do you like to go for walks?

Yes I love getting out and about!  Despite my age I still have a good amount of energy, when I’m awake, that is.  I can’t go too far, I prefer my walks to be short and sweet but I still love smelling the fresh air.

Do you have a favorite treat?

I enjoy your good old classic milk bones.  They can’t be beat if you ask me, that’s probably why they’ve been around for so long, I remember snacking on those when I was just a puppy!

Is there anything that scares you?

Nope, I’ve seen a good deal in my time and it takes a lot to rattle me.  I like to think of myself as a relaxed guy that goes with the flow.

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

Well I think I’m a pretty lovable dog, so I think I could really fit in anywhere!  Like I said, I go with the flow.  I probably would be best with an older couple that moves at my pace and is looking for a couch buddy.  I also get along with other dogs and am good with dog-savvy children.  I would probably even enjoy the company of a cat!

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

Well like I said, I’ve seen a lot in my time, including friends of mine who suffered some serious injuries, even while they were in their prime.  You never know what can happen with a pet whether they are young or old, so it’s probably a good idea to be prepared for anything.

We couldn’t agree with Transy more.  He is clearly a very smart boy and understands the value of being prepared to get your pet the best possible care should they need it.  We here at MassDrive want you to be prepared too, call one of our agents for a free pet insurance quote and begin the journey to protecting your furry friend and your wallet!

 

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!

Furry Friend Friday With Cane!

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We’re here with another Furry Friend Friday interview to kick off your weekend!  Today we got to chat with Cane, a 4 year-old greyhound up for adoption at Greyhound Friends, Inc in Hopkinton.  Cane is a mellow guy waiting to meet his forever family, and would love it if you would pay him a visit!

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

Well I love taking long walks, I’m not very high energy though, I don’t go too fast, I just mosey around and take my time.  I’m also very good on a leash, all of the staff here love taking me out!  After a walk, I love to curl up and take a nap or hang out with my people. I’m a simple guy and enjoy the little things.

Do you have a favorite treat?

I’m a classic milk bone kind of guy, nothing too fancy, the classic is perfect!

What about a favorite toy?

I like to play with toys when I’m outside, but I prefer to play with my friends.  I would love to go to a home that had another greyhound that I could be friends with!

Is there anything that scares you?

Well small children tend to make me nervous, they can play rough and sometimes climb on me and pull my ears, which can really hurt!  I would probably prefer to go to a home that doesn’t have any small children.

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

Well besides no small children, I would love to go to a home where the people can be home with me a lot, I’m fine on my own but I prefer to have company around.  I would do well with a retired couple maybe or even a family with older children that can take me on walks.  I’m a loveable, easy going guy and could really fit in almost anywhere.

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

Well, humans have to go to the doctors just like pet have to go to the vet, and they have insurance so why shouldn’t pets?  We are like members of the family after all, and pet insurance seems like a good way to make sure you won’t break the bank on vet bills should anything unexpected happen.

Cane’s right, pets are like members of the family and they should be protected like it.  Having pet insurance ensures that you won’t have to drain your savings account to get your pet the health care that they need.  Call us today for a free quote, and take the first step in protecting your furry friends health.

 

 

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Kelso!

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For today’s Furry Friend Friday interview we got to chat with Kelso, a 5 year old lab up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society.  This handsome boy was picked up as a stray and is ready to find a forever home where he can enjoy a nice warm dog bed, toys, and the occasional dog treat!  If you’re looking for your new best friend, look no further and visit Kelso today!

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

Well I love to play, even though I’m 5 years old, I have a lot of energy!  I’m pretty rambunctious and my friends here at the shelter describe me as a bit of a bull in a china shop, so I love going for long walks and playing with toys to help burn off my energy.  After a day of fun and running around, I love to curl up and spend some time with my people.

What are some of your favorite toys?

My favorite toys are the squeaky ones!  The only problem is they aren’t that sturdy, so I go through them pretty quickly.  The staff here are really nice though and they know I can be a little rough with my toys so they try to give my ones that are a bit tougher and will last longer.

What about a favorite treat?

I love love love food and will eat anything in sight!  That might be why the staff here are trying to help me watch my figure and limit my treat intake, I think I look great but maybe I have gained a pound or two.

Is there anything that scares you?

Nope, I’m a pretty confident boy and can’t think of anything off the top of my head.

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

Well since I’m an active boy I would love to be with a family that can bring me for long walks, or maybe even to see new places like the beach and the mountains!  I love other dogs so would be good in a home with another furry friend if you  already have one, and I love kids but would do better with older ones that aren’t afraid of a rambunctious boy.  Since I am a bit rowdy, I would benefit from some training courses, but I’m a fast learner and am sure I would make my new family proud!

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

Well I’ve already learned that life can take some unexpected twists and turns,  so pet insurance seems like a smart way to make sure your pet can get the health care they need should anything unexpected happen.

Kelso is a smart young boy, and knows that life can hold all kinds or surprises, including when it comes to your pet ‘s health.  Pet insurance is an easy way to protect their future and ensure that if the time comes, your only concern will be their health, rather than worrying about the cost.  Call us today and get a free quote from one of our agents!

 

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Boots!

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Happy Furry Friend Friday everyone!  It’s not too often that we interview one of our feline friends, so today’s interview was extra exciting!  Meet Boots, this handsome boy is up for adoption at the Sterling Animal Shelter in Sterling, MA.  He’s 8 years old and has been waiting for his forever home for a while now!  Because of Boots’ age, he qualifies for the shelter’s “Seniors for Seniors” program, meaning adopters over 55 years of age won’t have to pay an adoption fee (although donations are accepted).  How can you resist that face?  Stop in and visit Boots right meow!

So Boots what is your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I really like to be around people, believe it or not.  I’m not a typical stand-offish cat, I love being petted!  I guess you could say I’m almost like a dog in that way.  I’m a great cuddler, and would be the perfect lap cat because I enjoy just lounging around with my people and getting all of their attention!  Oh and I also love my cat bed, can’t forget about that!

Do you have any favorite toys that you like to play with?

I’m a little too old for toys if you ask me, I’ve had my fun with climbing towers, squeaky toys, laser pointers, yarn, and any other toys I could get my paws on, but now that I’m more mature I enjoy spending my time in other ways.

What about treats?

I think treats are popular with cats of any age, and I’m no exception to that rule!  I love treats, don’t really have a favorite in particular, I’ll take whatever I can get!

Is there anything that scares you?

I’m no scaredy cat!  I’m very outgoing and there isn’t much that gets to me or makes me nervous.

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

Well as an older guy, I think I would get along with an older person perfectly!  I’m not very high energy and just like to sit on the closest lap  and cuddle.  Don’t get me wrong I still have a lot of great years left, but I’m not as rambunctious as a kitten and think I would do well in a home with older folks.

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

Well not that I’m a fan of the vet or anything, but I think it’s inevitable that all pets will have to make an unexpected trip or two to the vet’s office.  Pet insurance seems like a smart way to ensure that your pet, and your wallet won’t be hurting after your visit!

Boots is right!  It does seem as though all pets eventually need to make an unexpected trip to the vet, whether it’s for a accident, sickness, or anything else that might come along, pet insurance will prepare you for the costs associated with vet visits and reimburse you up to 90% on covered claims!  Give us a call today for a free quote and take the first step to protecting your furry friend’s future.

 

 

 

 

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