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  25978 & 25979 - Anna and Elsa
Anna and Elsa are so stinkin cute! They are a bonded pair of Guinea Pigs who enjoy each other’s company. Anna (Tri colored) is gentle and laid back. She enjoys attention and closes her eyes when you rub her ears gently.  Elsa (white) is cute and purrs when you pet her. She is curious and playful and likes to run around and explore. These two are adorable and waiting to be adopted into t...read more about 25978 & 25979 - Anna and Elsa
  26142 - Ember
 This sweetie pie is Ember, a medium size pup who loves to play and loves to snuggle. She looks to be a mix of Black Lab, Dachshund and Beagle. Ember is a medium size dog and she weighs 26lbs. She has lived with children and gotten along well. She likes to be around other dogs as long as she has an introduction time to get used to them.  Once she is used to the dog, she plays and wrestle...read more about 26142 - Ember
Izzie is a beautiful 8 year old, medium-sized lab mix who is calm and well-behaved most of the time. She has anxiety when left alone so she needs someone who can commit to creating the right environment for her with our assistance.  It is manageable but will require a person who is willing to work with our professional resources.  She has been okay in her (very experienced) foster home w...read more about Izzie

Santa 2017 


A recent Adopter reports the sudden and violent death of one of her dogs from suspected mushroom poisoning.  Enjoying the warm weather, and playing only moments earlier, he collapsed in their backyard.  He was vomiting profusely, frothing from the mouth and nose, had fluid gushing from his eyes, and had projectile diarrhea.  He was rushed to the local ER where mushroom poisoning was immediately suspected.  He was unable to be saved as he was already in organ failure and it was irreversible.  

This quick-thinking mom collected and stored the vomit, then contacted the Mycological Association of Washington DC.  A representative made a visit to her home to collect the sample and is filing a report with the North American Mycological Association.  They believe it is a non-indigenous type of mushroom that is travelling to our area through the air in spore form and is particularly deadly.  We will follow up when the species of mushroom has been identified, but for now, please assume all mushrooms are poisonous and routinely remove them from your yard. 
RIP Stryder, pictured here with his buddy Lady. 
Lady and Mushooms 


Once again, Delegate Flanagan is introducing legislation (called "HoCo 16-18") that would allow deer hunting on Sundays in Howard County for the first time in 300 years.  The 99.9854% of Howard County residents who do not hunt deserve a safe day outdoors for recreation!    This proposed bill also includes provisions to decrease the safety zone to only 100 yards from a structure, including residential neighborhoods!    

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