Furry Friend Friday With Chico!

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Happy Furry Friend Friday!  Who’s ready for their weekly does of cuteness?  We know we are!  Meet Chico, a feisty 3 year-old chihuahua up for adoption at Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem.  Chico’s been in the shelter for a few months now and is patiently waiting for the perfect family for him!

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

I’m a man of many interests, but I’d have to say my favorite thing to do is just be around my favorite people, and there aren’t many of those.  I’m very selective with who I give my affection to, but if you’re one of the lucky ones you’ll never find a more loyal friend.  If I could, I’d stay with my favorite people all the time, I love sitting on their laps and going for rides with them in the car, and the best part is that I’m travel size!

Do you have a favorite toy to play with?

I like to play ball sometimes but other than that, I’m not very interested in toys.  I’d much rather get a nice head scratch while I lounge on the couch!

Is there anything that scares you?

Well I’d say I get nervous when I’m around new people, if they come at me too fast and I don’t know them it makes me jump and I don’t like it.  I also get overwhelmed in crowds, like if my people were having a party at their house I’d rather be upstairs in the bedroom and have some space to myself.  I also don’t like being in a crate or anything, I get very anxious and would rather be free to roam around the house.

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

I would prefer to be in a home that’s pretty quiet, and with someone who can be home a lot so we can keep each other company.  If I found someone who was retired that would be perfect! We could have breakfast together and then watch some TV, I’m a fan of “The Price Is Right”, and then run some errands together!  Other than that my only requirement is to be in a home with no kids, sometimes they can make me nervous because I like my boundaries and personal space before I get to know someone, and kids aren’t always good at that.

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

Well, dogs of all ages can get sick or have an accident unexpectedly.  For example, I’m a young guy but when I first arrived at the shelter I had a skin condition on my ears, and luckily the staff here were able to get it cleaned up but if I had owners that had to pay for it, it would have been pretty costly.  Pet insurance seems like a good thing because you only have to pay a small amount each month, to make sure your pet can get the health care they need if they get sick or hurt.

Chico’s a very smart pup, and is right when he says vet treatments can be costly.  Pet insurance is an affordable investment that will help you get your furry friend the care they need without draining your savings.  Call one of our agents today for a free quote!

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 Chi Chi!


Happy Furry Friend Friday everyone!  We’re so excited for the upcoming long weekend, and we’re here to kick it off right with another interview.  Today I got to chat with Chichi, this cute little girl is up for adoption at the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem.  She’s a 7 year-old chihuahua mix who is ready for her forever home!

So Chichi, I hear you originally come from Florida, how are you liking it up here in Massachusetts?

So far I’m loving it!  I love the fall weather, I never really got to experience the seasons in Florida so this is a nice change!

What’s your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I love cuddling, I’m a great lap dog and even like to climb up on your neck sometimes!  I also like to go for walks, even though I’m 7 years-old, I’m still an active little girl!  I also like to play with toys!

Do you have a favorite toy?

Well here at the shelter I love playing fetch and chasing balls around the yard, I’d have to say those are my favorite.

What about treats?

I’m a total food hound, I love anything and everything I can get my paws on!  At the shelter I get those Pup Peroni treats a lot and those are awesome!

Is there anything that scares you?

Not anything I can think of, I’m not a very skittish dog, but I’m a great watch dog and will always bark and let you know when someone is at the door.  Sometimes I bark at other dogs too but it’s not because I’m scared of them, I actually think I’m pretty ferocious!

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

Well like I said, I’m still active so I would like to be with a couple or a family with older children that could bring me on walks.  I’m a great companion, cuddle buddy, lap dog, best friend, watch dog, you name it!

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

When I finally find my forever home, I would consider the people there my family, and I would like to think that they consider me family too!  Pets should be protected like all members of your family when it comes to our health.  Plus, the vet can be pretty expensive if you have to pay a huge bill unexpectedly.

Chichi is wise beyond her years, and she still has a lot of great ones left!  Pet insurance is an easy way to protect your furry friend and you’ll be ready for any unexpected expenses when it comes to their healthcare.  Give us a call today and get a free quote, it’s surprisingly affordable and will leave you resting easy knowing your best friend is protected, just like the rest of your family.


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