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Poochies 2020 Q1 Newsletter -- Sunday April 5th, 2020

Students can volunteer for Poochies -- Tuesday March 31st, 2020

Neighborhood students walk our dogs in Jacksonville, FL. We provide volunteer hours. Volunteer hours can be submitted for scholarships, NJHS etc.  Many passionate students volunteered in our Bollywood Women's day fundraiser. They helped us at front desk selling tickets, promoting to buy T-Shirts, serving food and backstage. If you or your child wants to volunteer, contact us at

Jasmine is looking for forever home -- Saturday July 15th, 2017

Our sweet girl Jasmine is searching for her forever home. She is a very calm and loving girl with a personality to match! She is great with other animals including dogs, cats, and chickens, as well as children of all ages. She is working on potty training and needs an adopter that will continue to work with her on it. She walks great on a leash and is a quick learner.
Jasmine is a 2-3-year-old beagle and weighs 14 lbs. She will be available for adoption through Poochie's Pet Rescue Inc and she will be fully vetted including Utd on shots, rabies, spayed, microchipped and heartworm negative. 
If you are interested in adopting this adorable little girl then please email us at for an adoption application. We hope to hear from you!



A dog that is wagging his tail is happy? -- Saturday July 15th, 2017

This myth is only partly true. A wagging tail MAY mean the dog is happy. Canine body language is deciphered when we observe the whole body and other variables such as what is going on around the dog. Dogs will use their tail to communicate happiness, stress, excitement, nervousness, and much more. In general, the higher and faster a dog’s tail is wagging, the more excited they may be. (Excited does not always mean happy!) The more relaxed, neutral and loose the tail wag is, the more content the dog is. For more information on canine body language, here is a great reference from ASPCA:

If you find a puppy, kitten, duckling, what should you do? -- Saturday July 15th, 2017

The first thing that you should do is look for the mother. If you find strays, take a step back and check if the mother is around. Pups, kittens ducklings or any babies have a better chance of survival if they stay with the mother! Chances are she is hiding, so stay back and watch babies from a distance. If the mother appears, try to prepare a safe place for the mother and babies. If she is friendly, see if she will allow you to move her and the babies inside. Then you can contact us for resources to care for the animals, including spay/neuter. If the mother is nowhere to be found, please contact a local no kill shelter or rescue organization so they can discuss options.

Do Dogs and cats that have been at the shelter for a long time have something wrong with them? -- Saturday July 15th, 2017

No. Many shelter behaviors disappear when an animal leaves the shelter. Homes are not kennel environments with large numbers of new people, animals, sounds and smells around them all the time. No matter how comfortable and happy we make their stay at a shelter, it cannot replace a family and a home. Please reconsider the older cat that is shy in his cage, or the young dog that is jumping all over their kennel. More often than not, with the right information and a little patience you will be so glad that you did!

Are small dogs are easy to care for compared to larger dogs? -- Saturday July 15th, 2017

There is no denying that small dogs are more portable and eat less food. However, dogs of any size have the same basic needs - consistent training, vet care and grooming appointments or daily grooming depending on the coat. Small dogs may also need to go outside more often because their bladders are smaller. When choosing a dog, it is best to pick a dog that agrees with your lifestyle and personality. Big or small, a common denominator is that they need you in their lives!

If you are pregnant, should you find a new home for your cat? -- Saturday July 15th, 2017

Myth busted... they don't put you at risk to contract toxoplasmosis. Families with four or two legs can safely stay together! Luckily most people know that this scare tactic is not as worrisome as losing their family pet.

Daily dose of cuteness from Ginger and Ale!! -- Saturday July 8th, 2017

Daily dose of cuteness from Ginger and Ale!!

They are available for adoption through Poochie's Pet Rescue Inc. If you are interested in adopting one of these adorable babies then please email us at for an adoption application. 

Thank you to Brittany Gordon Rauch for being the wonderful foster mom and capturing these precious moments of them!


Bahubali is being returned to our rescue by no fault of his own. -- Tuesday July 4th, 2017

Bahubali is being returned to our rescue by no fault of his own. His adopter decided they didn't have enough time to give him the attention that he needs.
Bahubali is 3 years old and weighs 15 lbs. He is fully vetted including utd on vaccinations and rabies, neutered, microchipped and heartworm negative. He has been in a home with other dogs, cats and children of all ages. 
If you are interested in adopting this adorable little guy then please email us at for an adoption application. We hope to hear from you!