Busam Subaru Visits the Ohio Pug Rescue

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I recently had the opportunity to visit with Teresa Livesay of the Ohio Pug Rescue (OPR). In addition to being the Foster Care Coordinator for the Cincinnati and Dayton area, she hosts adoptable pugs as well.

Livesay started with OPR three years ago, and has seen 113 pugs pass through her home on their way to  adoption. Livesay said, “Pugs are great dogs to adopt because they are always happy and friendly. I think that’s why so many get adopted.”

There are currently two pugs up for adoption at Livesay’s home: Cajun and Trevor. I can tell you from personal experience, they are fun Pugs! Check out these cute pictures:

Cajun is a 2 year old who was pulled from a shelter. He has lots of life and is super friendly.

Cajun

Trevor is a 5 year old who was an owner surrender. Cajun likes A LOT of attention. He would do best as an only pet.

Trevor

OPR has been helping pugs find homes for 15 years with a 100% volunteer staff. There is an extensive network of host homes that take care of the pups until they are ready for adoption. Each OPR pug is spay or neutered, given all necessary shots, and microchipped before they are eligible for adoption.

Cajun, Trevor, and other Pugs will be up for adoption at our upcoming Love a Pet at Busam Subaru event. We are hoping for a big turnout to help get a lot of dogs adopted. Please let your friends know about this great event!

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

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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

What a Doggy Day!

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On Sunday May 16th we hosted our second pet adoption day. The Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue, Ohio Pug Rescue, The League for Animal Welfare were on hand. Carolyn Evans, The PhoDOGrapher, was also on site to take pictures of all the pups.

The first to arrive was The League for Animal Welfare. Rebecca Porter, the event coordinator,  told me about The League’s bus, but I didn’t fully understand how cool this thing is!

This amazing bus was provided 100% paid for by an independent donor.

Shortly thereafter, The Ohio Pug Rescue and Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue arrived to get their booths set up and ready to go!

Let the Games Begin!

Throughout the day, the rescues performed dog washes as well. There’s nothing like seeing a pup getting a bath, and feeling that water for the first time! Check it out!

BRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! This is COLD!!!!

During the event each rescue and The Phodographer recorded messages about their time at Doggy Days.  Check them out at our YouTube Channel

We had a lot of fun! A big thank you goes out to Linda Stout of Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue, Rebecca Porter and John Doughty of The League for Animal Welfare and to Teresa Livesay and Jeff Devitt of Ohio Pug Rescue.

Do you know of a rescue who would like to participate in our next event? The more the merrier! Please contact me so we can get as many pups as possible placed in homes!

Hope you’re having a great week, and until next time I’m Andrew Shipp ^AS of Busam Automotive

A Waggin’ Good Time!

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Puppy Dogs + Hot Dogs = Lots of fun! Yesterday was our pet adoption day: Doggy Days at Busam Subaru. We had such a great time and a great turnout.

Bark Bark --- Woof Woof (Translation = Doggy Days is Fun!)

Our Subaru showroom was packed with puppies and people. Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue, Ohio Pug Rescue and Sheltered Paws Rescue were out in force with some awesome looking dogs… and one duck!

A duck you say?! Yeah, this is a really great story. A baby duck was lost from her mama and family and had wondered up to our lot. In a moment straight out of the movies, one of the volunteers from Sheltered Paws Rescue took the baby duckling down to the pond and was able to reunite it with his family! It was so cool!

The day was also highlighted by a recently rescued St. Bernard named Barney! This dog was awesome. He was a gentle giant, especially with all the Pugs and Boston Terriers running around! We even got to give him a bath!

Barney is lookin' good!

The doggy wash was a lot of fun. We were able to get all the puppies nice and clean! At one point we had at least 30 dogs on the facility sniffing each other and making new friends.

Thanks so much to all the participating rescues for bringing all the animals out!

We had so much fun!

Until next time – I’m Andrew Shipp of Busam Auto – “The dealer closest to your heart”

^AS