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APB March 2012 Newsletter
SUBSCRIBE AVAILABLE DOGS PETFINDER APB WEBSITE CONTACT
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  In this issue  
 
 
Natural Balance Fundraiser
Adopt A Senior Dog
Newsletter Volunteers
Success Story
Featured Furry Kids
Dog Of The Month
Who We Are
Like Us on Facebook
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  Dog Of The Month  
Nayla
 
  NAYLA Nayla has beautiful brindle markings. She has long legs and can run like the wind. She's intelligent, well- mannered, housebroken, crate-trained, good with other dogs and has been fine with cats. Nayla will only be placed in the home of an experienced dog owner who understands herding behaviors.

Agility classes would be a wonderful outlet for her and would help create a bonding experience between her and her new owner. Nayla does not go to our pet adoption events. If you are interested in meeting Nayla to see if she is the right companion for you a meeting outside of the pet adoption events can be arranged. She is an amazing, beautiful and intelligent dog who deserves all the love and attention an owner could give her. Click here to ask about me!
 
 
  Who We Are  
APB
 
 

The Animal Placement Bureau is a volunteer foster care network with no paid staff and no sheltering facility. All of the dogs in our care live with our volunteers and become as much a part of their family as their own dogs.

P. O. Box 80146
Lansing, MI 48908
517.346.4505

 
 
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Natural Balance Dog Food Fundraiser
Natural Balance fundraiser   Did you know you can help donate to the Animal Placement Bureau by purchasing Natural Balance dog food? When you buy the Natural Balance bags of food or the 4 lb. rolls of sausage, send the original receipt and UPC to APB to redeemed. Natural Balance will donate between $.50 - $2.00 to support our program!

P. O. Box 80146
Lansing, MI 48908
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Top 10 Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog
Senior Dog Program   The APB has a special senior dog program. All the dogs featured in this program do not have a set adoption fee; just a donation of your choice. Applicants will be screened and required to fill out a senior dog application form. Take a look at these furry kids today and consider the advantages of adopting senior dogs.

1. What You See Is What You Get. Older dogs are open books—from the start, you’ll know important things like their full-grown size, personality and grooming requirements. All this information makes it easier to pick the right dog and forge that instant love connection that will last a lifetime. If you’re not so into surprises, an older dog is for you!

2. Easy to Train. Think you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Hogwash! Older dogs are great at focusing on you—and on the task at hand—because they’re calmer than youngsters. Plus, all those years of experience reading humans can help them quickly figure out how to do what you’re asking.

3. Seniors are Super-Loving. One of the cool parts of our job is reading stories from people just like you who have opted to adopt. The emails we get from pet parents with senior dogs seem to all contain beautiful, heartfelt descriptions of the love these dogs give you—and those of you who adopted dogs already in their golden years told us how devoted and grateful they are. It's an instant bond that cannot be topped!

4. They’re Not a 24-7 Job. Grownup dogs don’t require the constant monitoring puppies do, leaving you with more freedom to do your own thing. If you have young children, or just value your “me time,” this is definitely a bonus.

5. They Settle in Quickly. Older dogs have been around the block and already learned what it takes to get along with others and become part of a pack. They’ll be part of the family in no time!

6. Fewer Messes. Your floors, shoes and furniture will thank you for adopting a senior pooch! Older dogs are likely to already be housetrained—and even if they’re not, they have the physical and mental abilities to pick it up really fast (unlike puppies). With their teething years far behind them, seniors also are much less likely to be destructive chewers.

7. You Won’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew. There are those who yearn for a doggie friend of their own, but hold back because they worry what might happen in their lives in the years to come. And they are wise to do so—a puppy or young dog can be anywhere from an 8- to 20-year responsibility, which is not appropriate for the very elderly or those with certain long-term future plans. Providing a loving home for a dog in her golden years is not a less serious commitment, but it can be a shorter one.

8. They Enjoy Easy Livin’. Couch potato, know thyself! Please consider a canine retiree rather than a high-energy young dog who will run you ragged. Not that older dogs don’t require any exercise—they do—but they’re not going to need, or want, to run a marathon every day.

9. Save a Life, Be a Hero. At shelters, older dogs are often the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized. Saving an animal’s life offers an unparalleled emotional return on your investment, and you’ll feel the rewards every day you spend together.

10. They’re CUTE! Need we say more?

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Newsletter Contributions
Newsletter stories   Hey, all you dog lovers, foster parents and those of you who just have something to say! This newsletter team of one is looking for stories, recommendations and feedback on what you want to read about. Have some unique training tips? A food/toy/vet recommendation? We all want to here about it! Please submit stories or ideas to APB.Newsletter@gmail.com!
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Success Story Of The Month
Success Story: Marlee   Name: Marlee
Adopted: May 2006
Family: Len + Carrol Zoscsak

Marlee (formerly Duchess) came into our lives May 2006. She was rescued from a puppy mill where she had spent her life producing puppies. She had some trust issues and had lost her hearing. She learned sign language quickly and now loves everyone. Because of Marlee's ability to overcome the odds and become such a wonderful dog, we began rescuing Miniature Pinschers. We call her our goodwill ambassador. She welcomes all the "newbies" and is sweet and gentle with them. Thank you APB for trusting us with this amazing girl. She is a huge part of our family and is much loved. Christmas is one of her favorite times of the year. She knows she has presents under the tree and is mostly patient until we let her open them. Marlee is now fourteen years old but is healthy and happy. She is truly the best.

We'd love to hear your success story! Please send us your story and pictures for a chance to be featured in next month's newsletter.
  Featured Furry Kids  
 
 
Scout
 
Scout
Male Boxer/Rottweiler
 
Buster
 
Buster
Male Boxer mix
 
Carmel
 
Carmel
Female Beagle
 
 
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