Busam Subaru’s Donation to SPCA Cincinnati Goes to the Dogs (and cats)

Today I had the pleasure of meeting with Jim Retzlaff and Kelly Burke from SPCA Cincinnati to donate $500 from the Love a Pet adoption month at Busam Subaru.

Here is a great picture of Jim, Kelly and Bentley ~

Smile!

I want to thank Jim and Kelly for taking the time out their busy day to meet with me ~ and I was even able to get a quick video clip of Jim.

Check out the clip by visiting Busam Subaru’s Youtube Channel!

If you’re not busy this weekend be sure and check out the Mt. Adams Reindog Parade ~ Everyone at SPCA Cincinnati is excited!

Until next remember, I’m Andrew Shipp ^AS of Busam Subaru ~ Remember to Love a Pet!

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2 “Love a Pet” Rescues Donation Delivered ~ 2 More to Go!

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Today was a great day! I was given the opportunity to meet with 2 animal rescues (The League for Animal Welfare and Ohio Pug Rescue) who participated in Love a Pet at Busam Subaru.

Please click on the link below to visit Busam Subaru’s Youtube Channel and check out the great videos from Rebecca of The League for Animal Welfare and Teresa of The Ohio Pug Rescue. It was so fun much fun to work with these great organizations who do SO MUCH to help local animals!

Busam Subaru’s YouTube Channel

Make sure you check back soon for videos from SPCA Cincinnati and Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue

Teresa of OPR accepting Busam Subaru's Donation

Rebecca of LFAW Accepts Busam Subaru's Donation!

Until next time, I’m Andrew Shipp, of Busam Subaru

Dogs, Kitties, and Sunshine ~ Love a Pet at Busam Subaru

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Sunday was a great day! Love a Pet at Busam Subaru was a lot of fun! The sun was shining, dogs were barking, and kitties were looking cute. Our 4 participating rescues (SPCA Cincinnati, The League for Animal Welfare, Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue, and Ohio Pug Rescue) were out in force with loads of great adoptable animals.

Check out some of these good looking pups!

OC from The League for Animal Welfare Says Hello!

Majestic the Playful Bullmastiff from SPCA Cincinnati

The best story from the day was Larry. A couple came in to check out the adoptable pups and fell in love! It was pretty incredible to see an animal find a new home. Larry might be one of the cutest dogs I have ever seen, what do you think?!

AWWWW!

Remember that this is Love a Pet month at Busam Subaru ~ We are donating $100 to the participating rescue organizations for each new Subaru sold in November! So tell everyone to come in, get an awesome new vehicle and help find some animals new homes!

Don’t forget to check in on Foursquare and Tweet when you get to the dealership. Use the hashtag #loveapet to help spread the word!

A big thank you to Linda Stout of Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue, Rebecca Porter of The League for Animal Welfare, Jennifer Schneider of SPCA Cincinnati, and Teresa Livesay of Ohio Pug Rescue. These four people are heroes for doing everything they can to help animals find happy homes! They are all an integral part of helping us Love a Pet at Busam Subaru.

Until next time, I’m Andrew Shipp ^AS, of Busam Subaru

Lexi the Happy Boston

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I had the privilege of meeting Lexi the Boston Terrier with her owner and rescuer Wendy. Lexi is a 10 year old, who was rescued by Wendy almost 4 years ago.

Lexi the Boston

Wendy connected with Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue through a friend who knew about the rescue. Lexi was found as a stray, and then “shelter pulled”. Midwest works with animal control agencies to place Boston’s in the Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue community.

Midwest is different from rescue’s like The League for Animal Welfare and SPCA Cincinnati because all dogs are kept in foster homes until they are adopted. The foster homes are the personal homes of volunteers for the rescue. It’s a great way to help Boston’s get healthy and adoptable.

Lexi is tons of fun, with endless energy. “I can’t express to you what a great dog Lexi is. When I first got Lexi you could tell something wrong, but she was a happy dog. She had problems socializing at first, but that only took about 4 weeks”, Wendy said. “Now Lexi is everyone’s favorite. When my nieces come and stay over, Lexi always sleeps with them.”

Fun Lovin' Lexi

Not only did Wendy adopt through Midwest, she has become a volunteer. She helps with processing adoption applications, and has helped place Boston’s with friends.

Lexi is the ultimate success story. After being found as a stray, she is passing on her new found happiness to others. Lexi is a Paw Pal with VITAS Hospice’s Paw Pal Program. Wendy (who works for VITAS Hospice) takes Lexi into hospice centers to play with hospice patients. “All of the patients love Lexi because she’s so well behaved and loves to be petted,” Wendy said. For more information on becoming a Paw Pal please contact Jill Grissom 513. 742.6310

Paw Pal Lexi

Lexi's Paw Pal Collar and Name Tag

To meet more Boston’s like Lexi please visit Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue online, or come and meet your new best friend at Busam Subaru’s Love a Pet Event on Sunday November 7th.

Click here to view the Facebook Photos for my day with Lexi and Wendy

View Busam Subaru’s Love a Pet page for additional information

Until next time, I’m Andrew Shipp ^AS, of Busam Subaru

Busam Subaru Visits The League for Animal Welfare

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I had the privilege of visiting The League for Animal Welfare today, and what an impressive facility they have. 7 cat rooms, 2 areas of “dog runs”, 4 large fenced in play areas, and 20 acres make this an ideal place for a rescued animal.

Room to Roam at The League for Animal Welfare

The League for Animal Welfare is located just off State Route 32 East, in Batavia. The current location recently celebrated its ten year anniversary, but The League itself has been helping animals for over sixty years.

The current staff consists of 12 people, and a volunteer network of (are you ready for this number) over 1,500 People! Isn’t that amazing ~ I was floored when I heard that. It is so awesome that there are so many people willing to help care for so many animals in need of some TLC. If you are interested in volunteering please click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities!

The League takes care of over 40 dogs at a time, and about the same number of cats. Each dog is given its own “run”, which an area for them for move around and get some exercise. Each cat room is large and has a sliding door that allows the cats to come in and out as they please.

To learn more about some of The League for Animal Welfare’s cats and dogs you can visit their website, or stop by Love a Pet at Busam Subaru. A team of staffers and volunteers will be on hand to help you find your next best friend.

Please take a minute and enjoy a few additional pictures of their gorgeous facility!

Until next time, I’m Andrew Shipp ^AS, of Busam Subaru

A Room at The League for People to Meet with Their New Best Friend

The Medical Facilities at The League

The Volunteer Information Station at The League

"Loves" The Kitty Cat Taking a Cat Nap

Busam Subaru Visits SPCA Cincinnati

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Today was so much fun. I was fortunate enough to get a tour  SPCA Cincinnati facility with Development Coordinator Jennifer Schneider..  They are 1 of 4 participating organizations in our month long pet adoption drive at Busam Subaru.

Jennifer met me in the lobby of the gorgeous and welcoming facility.

The Main Lobby of SPCA Cincinnati Sharonville Location

The SPCA Cincinnati specializes in cat and dog adoptions, but does accept animals of all shapes and sizes. When you walk in the main lobby, you are greeted by lots of kitties in the “Kitty Condos”.

The Kitty Condos

The cats are able to stretch their legs in 1 of 2 rooms, with about 8 cats in each.

Laying Down for a Cat Nap

The facilities for the dogs are slightly different. There are 3 kennels for the large amount of dogs. Currently, all the adoptable dogs are at the Sharonville location while the other location is undergoing some construction.

Take a look at some of these lovable pups who need a good home. Unfortunately I don’t have names and info on these good lookin’ dogs. I guess that just means you’ll have to come out to our Love a Pet Event (#LoveaPet) on Sunday November 7th!

After meeting some cats and dogs I was able to learn about the adoption process the SPCA uses. Once someone comes in to meet their next best friend, there are “meet and greet” indoor rooms, as well as an enclosed outside “meet and greet” area.

Indoor Meet and Greet Area

Outdoor Meet and Greet Area

The staff helps potential adopters make a decision based on their living situation. They ask about yard size, if you have ever had an animal, and multiple other questions.  They go through these questions to ensure the animal will stay adopted. Jennifer said “there’s nothing worse than having a previously adopted pet brought back”.

I had so much fun getting to know some great cats and dogs, as well as touring the awesome facility full of great people.

Make sure to come to Busam Subaru on Sunday November 7th for our Love a Pet Event, or drop by the SPCA facility to find your next best friend!

Until next time, I’m Andrew Shipp ^AS of Busam Subaru