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16 Stars of Puppy Bowl XI

Are you ready for the year's greatest sporting event? Puppy Bowl XI kickoff happens at 3 PM this Sunday, February 1 on Animal Planet, and we could not be more excited. FAV has been practicing our "Oooohs" and "Awwwws," and so to help get you prepared as well, we'd like to introduce 16 stars of Puppy Bowl XI! Eight from the Team Ruff lineup and eight from the Team Fluff lineup. 1.) Enzo Team: Ruff Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Sex: Male Age: 21 weeks Shelter: Gateway 4 Paws 2.) Kojak Team: Fluff Breed: Beagle mix Sex: Male Age: 12 weeks Shelter: AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport 3.) Zane Team: Ruff Breed: Corgi Mix Sex: Male Age: 15 weeks Shelter: Humane Society for Greater Nashua 4.) Donnie Team: F

Recipe of the Week :: Bath Bribes

Good enough to get your pup Splishin' and a Splashin'! Scrub-a-dub-dub, feed your dog in the tub. Keep in mind, these weekly recipes are not only all natural, but they are perfect bites for you and the dog in your life to share (just use separate bowls!). Ingredients checklist: 1 egg 1 1/4 skim milk 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup bran flakes 1/4 cup pecans This recipe makes 10 water-free, after-bath rewards. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine egg, milk, and oil. Stir in baking powder, baking soda, flour, and bran flakes. Mix well, then fold in pecans. Spoon into a greased muffin tin so that

Support Little Rock Animals with BarkBox!

Well, howl about that?! Friends of the Animal Village has just been accepted as BarkBox's newest Rescue Partner! You can lend a helping hand to the animals at LRAV by simply treating a special pup (or even special pups, plural!) to a monthly, delivered-right-to-the-door surprise. Support Friends of the Animal Village / the Little Rock Animal Village AND get 10% off your BarkBox purchase when you use our special code: FAV. Help us raise some serious bones—we get a $15 donation with every order! Click here to get started.

Meet Little Cat! FAV's Cat of the Week

She may be small, but Little Cat (Pet ID# 33509) has tons of love to give! Little Cat (Pet ID# 33509) is our Cat of the Week! This friendly kitty is looking for a forever home to call her own. Little Cat is a playful young thing who loves everyone she meets, and everyone who meets her loves her right back! Don't forget, all animals adopted from the Little Rock Animal Village come spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, and with a clean bill of health from the Village vet. You can learn more about LRAV's adoption procedures on our website. If you're interested, come by LRAV [4500 Kramer Street, Little Rock] between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Tuesday - Saturday. Download our Adoption Form and bring with

Meet Buford! FAV's Dog of the Week

He's big, he's beautiful, he's Buford (Pet ID# 33534)! Buford (Pet ID# 33534) is a beautiful Cane Corso Mastiff. This breed is known for being even-tempered, calm, and quiet. Buford himself is just a big, goofy guy who's down on his luck. He's looking for a forever home and a new best friend. Please contact the Village if you're interested in Buford (Pet ID# 33534) : (501) 376-3067. You can also download our Adoption Form and bring with you to LRAV, or e-mail the completed form to: HLunders@LittleRock.org. And of course, you can always go by the Village, open 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Tuesday - Saturday to meet Buford face-to-face or to meet our other awesome dogs and cats in need of homes.

EPISODE 4 - Rescue Waggin': Tales from the Road

Another load of puppies just left the Little Rock Animal Village on the Rescue Waggin', and are headed to forever homes up north! In Episode 4 of Rescue Waggin': Tales from the Road, comedian Rita Rudner tells us how she made her rescue dog the star of her show. The PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin' dogs arrive at their destination, and you'll see how the Animal Humane Society volunteers get them ready for the adoption floor. Last Spring, PetSmart Charities teamed up with actor/producer Josh Duhamel and his production company, Dakotakid Media, to launch Rescue Waggin'®: Tales from the Road. The 8-episode web series includes cameos from celebrity pet adoption advocates including Kristen Bell,

Brave Bella Needs Your Help

This is a story that needs to be shared. Bella was brought as a stray to the Little Rock Animal Village on January 10th, and she was feeling very down. You could tell that this beautiful girl had given up—although physically she was with us, her mind and vivacity were far, far away. Staved, dehydrated, and clearly without even minumum care, she was ready to just lay down and go to sleep. After only one week of dedicated love, as well as special diet from the Village, you could at last see the proud spark in her eyes. How amazing is that? Just one week has changed this dog forever! Bella is now running and asking for treats. Her tail (well... her cute Rottweiler nub) wags constantly. The next

Recipe of the Week :: Savory Scraps

Cheesy, yummy goodness! If your dog insists on table scraps, he won't believe his luck when this hits his bowl! Keep in mind, these weekly recipes are not only all natural, but they are perfect bites for you and the dog in your life to share (just use separate bowls!). Ingredients checklist: 1 pound ground turkey 1 clove garlic, minced 1 1/4 cups cold water 1 cup cornmeal 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1/3 cup shreded Parmesan cheese The ingredients certainly aren't scrappy, huh? Wait till they all come together for the beg-worthy finished product! The recipe makes 9 scrumptious squares. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a skillet, brown the ground turkey and garlic together, then drain well. Mi

Walk for a Dog

Does your New Year's resolution involve being more active in 2015? You can help the Little Rock Animal Village in the process. Walk for a Dog is an app that donates money to the animal shelter of your choice based on how much you walk, or run! Simply download the app and set up a quick profile, making sure to select the Little Rock Animal Village as your shelter of choice, and start walking! It's that easy. Get fit in 2015 and help the animals at the Little Rock Animal Village at the same time...win-win! For more info and links to download the app (iPhone or Android), click here: http://www.wooftrax.com. Check out our progress below, and we hope you'll sign up and help support the LRAV and t

Meet Chance! FAV's Cat of the Week

The odds are very much in your favor with Chance (Pet ID# 33636). This handsome kitty is very friendly and is so deserving of a forever home to call his own. Chance is a very pretty tabby who wants you to take a chance on him (get it?!). If you're interested, come by LRAV [4500 Kramer Street, Little Rock] between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Tuesday - Saturday. Download our Adoption Form and bring with you to LRAV, or e-mail the completed form to: HLunders@LittleRock.org. You can also contact the Village for more information: (501) 376-3067. Meet some of Chance's LRAV buddies here (also up for adoption)!

Meet Harley! FAV's Dog of the Week

Harley is meant to be a Little Rock socialite—just watch out for the Paw-parazzi (Pet ID# 33524)! This cutie came with us to The Big Red Ball Homebrew Contest this weekend and everyone just loved her. Harley (Pet ID# 33524) is a miniature pinscher/beagle mix who is carefree and easygoing. Harley loves tennis balls and is quickly learning "sit" with ease. She's housebroken, doesn't shed much, and gets along great with everyone, so she'd make a great family pet. Please contact the Village if you're interested in Harley (Pet ID# 33524) : (501) 376-3067. You can also download our Adoption Form and bring with you to LRAV, or e-mail the completed form to: HLunders@LittleRock.org. And of course, yo

EPISODE 3 - Rescue Waggin': Tales from the Road

Did you know that the Little Rock Animal Village was picked as the winner of the Rescue Waggin' Drivers' Favorite Shelter award in 2014? Drivers for the Rescue Waggin' pick their favorite shelter to work with each year, and at an average of 45 seconds per dog, the Little Rock Animal Village has the process down when the Rescue Waggin' van arrives. The Rescue Waggin' drivers say that the Village is always the most prepared and organized stop on their route. That's something to be proud of! In Episode 3 of Rescue Waggin': Tales from the Road, Bret Michaels explains why he thinks pet adoption rocks. You'll visit Minnesota to take a tour of PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin' destination shelter,

Recipe of the Week :: Chow Italiano

Mama Mia! With these on the menu your pup won't want to rome. Keep in mind, these weekly recipes are not only all natural, but they are perfect bites for you and the dog in your life to share (just use separate bowls!). Ingredients checklist: 8 ounces thin spaghetti or similar pasta 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup skim milk 8 ounces tomato sauce 1/2 cup water 4 ounces low-fat mozarella cheese, shredded You'll be mind blown that this few ingredients can create the finished Chow Italiano! The recipe makes 12 servings. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook spaghetti, drain and rinse in hot water. Toss with beaten egg and milk, then stir in tomato sauce and water. Pour into a 9 x 13-inch greased pan and spri

It's Dress Up Your Pet Day!

Few holidays are as smile-evoking as Dress Up Your Pet Day. Therefore, we challenge you to celebrate in style—get your fur baby all dolled up, take a photo, and then send that photo to a friend, a family member, or even just a random number. It's a sure-fire way to brighten someone's mood. And hey, we would love to see some of your dressed-up pet shots, too! Feel free to send them to FriendsoftheAnimalVillage@gmail.com. We may just share some of our favorites on Facebook and Instagram... Need some inspiration? We've put together a small gallery of DUYPD moments past to help you along. From all of us here at Friends of the Animal Village, have a very happy Dress Up Your Pet Day!

Meet Tootsie! FAV's Cat of the Week

Say Hello to Tootsie (Pet ID# 33540)—She'd make a purrrfect (and gorgeous!) fur baby. Meet FAV's Cat of the Week, Tootsie (Pet ID# 33540)! This lovely lady is an adult Torbie. Torbies are more than just an adorable name—a cross between a tortoiseshell and a tabby, they have some of the most beautiful markings and colorings you'll ever see. Tootsie has a naturally sweet personality, and would love a forever lap to lay in. If you're interested, come by LRAV [4500 Kramer Street, Little Rock] between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Tuesday - Saturday. Download our Adoption Form and bring with you to LRAV, or e-mail the completed form to: HLunders@LittleRock.org. You can also contact the Village for more in

Meet Peanut! FAV's Dog of the Week

All hail the bonny prince Peanut (Pet ID# 33325)! Peanut (Pet ID# 33325) is FAV's Dog of the Week! This beautiful yellow lab would love to be the king of your castle. Peanut has been at the Village for a while now, and we simply don't understand why. It's no understatement when we say that he is a great dog... a handsome, well-behaved, fun-loving, loyal, and super-smart lab. Please contact the Village if you're interested in Peanut (Pet ID# 33325) : (501) 376-3067. You can also download our Adoption Form and bring with you to LRAV, or e-mail the completed form to: HLunders@LittleRock.org. And of course, you can always go by the Village, open 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Tuesday - Saturday to meet Pean

EPISODE 2 - Rescue Waggin': Tales from the Road

A truckload of puppies just left the Little Rock Animal Village on the Rescue Waggin! Petsmart Charities Rescue Waggin has been such a wonderful program for the Little Rock Animal Village. Every year, hundreds of dogs from the Village take a trip on the Rescue Waggin to destination shelters up north, where they're typically adopted into wonderful forever homes within 48 hours of their arrival. In Episode 2 of Rescue Waggin': Tales from the Road, we are introduced to sweet Jake, a dog that director / producer Adam Shankman rescued from a box in a parking lot. You'll meet some of the homeless dogs, like Jake, that are saved every day through PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin' program. Then Resc

10 Reasons to Foster an Animal

Foster volunteers are made up of animal lovers who are aware of the devastating and growing problem of animal over population and the inhumane treatment of animals. Foster homes are always urgently needed. Lives can't be saved without them. All you need to provide is a place for the animal to go, and love. The rescue will supply the rest. And what you get back is immeasurable, unconditional love and joy from saving a life. An estimated 8 million dogs and cats enter animal shelters in the U.S. each year, and approximately 4 million (or 11,000) each day are euthanized. 1. You increase that animal chance of being adopted. By fostering you are a link between the animal and potential homes. Yo

Recipe of the Week :: Lazy Day Loaf

A Perfectly easy-to-make (easier to eat!) dinner when you don't feel like lifting a paw. It's the simple answer for those days when you get home, you're dog-tired, you realize you forgot to pick up dog food, and every stomach in the house is grumbling. Keep in mind, these weekly recipes are not only all natural, but they are perfect bites for you and the dog in your life to share (just use separate bowls!). Ingredients checklist: 1 pound ground turkey 2 eggs 1/8 cup skim milk 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs 10 ounces frozen copped spinach, thawed and drained 4 ounces low-fat Cheddar cheese, cubed Turkey and cheese and spinach, oh my! This is bound to be a family favorite—for those sitting at the tab

Meet Freddy! FAV's Dog of the Week

The gorgeous young pup you see here is Freddy (Pet ID# 33357)! Freddy (Pet ID# 33357) is FAV's Dog of the Week! This stunning lab/shepherd mix is shy at first but very friendly once he warms up to you. Freddy is a young dog who would make a great family pet. Please contact the Village if you're interested in Freddy (Pet ID# 33357) : (501) 376-3067. You can also download our Adoption Form and bring with you to LRAV, or e-mail the completed form to: HLunders@LittleRock.org. And of course, you can always go by the Village, open 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Tuesday - Saturday to meet Freddy face-to-face or to meet our other awesome dogs and cats in need of homes.

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