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Meet Penelope Our Mutt Monday Pet Of The Week

Penelope was our unofficial Turkeython Ambassador.

She’s super sweet and loves other dogs. She said hello to everyone at Turkeython and was excited to pick out a family. Interested in meeting her or other adoptables? Head to BVSPCA.ORG

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Remember: This holiday season if you’re considering adding a furbaby to your family, it is a long term commitment of 15 + years. Animals live a fraction of our lives and they deserve happiness and security while they’re here. Consider discussing your ideas with a BVSPCA employee if you’re unsure whether or not you will be able to make this commitment.

Mutt Monday with Deanna and Justin In The Morning

Each week, WJBR features the BVSPCA on Deanna and Justin in the Morning. A representative comes in with a “pet of the week” for the Mutt Monday feature.

The success rate of this partnership is close to 100%. On Mutt Monday, the background story of the featured pet is told with information on their age and behavior. The hope is that all the pets will be adopted that week. Most times that is the case. But, sometimes it is not.

With the help of loyal listeners and pet lovers in Delaware, WJBR is able to help spread the word. Share the post or foster if you can.

Brandywine Valley SPCA

BVSPCA was founded in 1929 as Pennsylvania’s first No Kill and open admission shelter. The BVSPCA exists to end animal suffering and to involve the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals.

Their mission is to put the “human” back in humane animal treatment and advocate on their behalf. Their vision is to be the recognized leader in animal welfare that empowers communities to treat life with respect and dignity.

According to BVSPCA website, the Animal Rescue Center (ARC) opened in January 2019 to help animals needing extra support. At the rescue center is where they help the animals to reach adoption. This state-of-the-art 11,500 square foot facility sits on 13 acres in Georgetown. The facility can house as many as 250 animals at a time and projects to save more than 2,000 animals a year.

Each year, the BVSPCA cares for nearly 19,000 animals. They are finding homes or other placement for at least 95% of the homeless pets that enter their shelter. Through their dedication to maintaining an open door policy for all animals, they are working tirelessly to cultivate a no-kill community.

Mutt Monday With Brandywine Valley SPCA And WJBR

Every week with Deanna and Justin, you can tune into Mutt Monday with Brandywine Valley SPCA and WJBR.

Brandywine Valley SPCA

BVSPCA was founded in 1929 as Pennsylvania’s first No Kill and open admission shelter. The BVSPCA exists to end animal suffering and to involve the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals.

Their mission is to put the “human” back in humane animal treatment and advocate on their behalf. Their vision is to be the recognized leader in animal welfare that empowers communities to treat life with respect and dignity.

According to BVSPCA website, the Animal Rescue Center (ARC) opened in January 2019 to help animals needing extra support. At the rescue center is where they help the animals to reach adoption. This state-of-the-art 11,500 square foot facility sits on 13 acres in Georgetown. The facility can house as many as 250 animals at a time and projects to save more than 2,000 animals a year.

Each year, the BVSPCA cares for nearly 19,000 animals. They are finding homes or other placement for at least 95% of the homeless pets that enter their shelter. Through their dedication to maintaining an open door policy for all animals, they are working tirelessly to cultivate a no-kill community.

Mutt Monday with Deanna and Justin In The Morning

Each week, WJBR features the BVSPCA on Deanna and Justin in the Morning. A representative comes in with a “pet of the week” for the Mutt Monday feature.

The success rate of this partnership is close to 100%. On Mutt Monday, the background story of the featured pet is told with information on their age and behavior. The hope is that all the pets will be adopted that week. Most times that is the case. But, sometimes it is not.

With the help of loyal listeners and pet lovers in Delaware, WJBR is able to help spread the word. Share the post or foster if you can.

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You can find more information on how you can help here.  

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    Most Popular Large Dog Breeds

    Adding a dog to a home can be a major decision. Among other things, aspiring owners have to consider what size breed they have space for; how much time they can devote to their new addition; and more particular concerns like exercise needs, shedding, health issues, and climate. It’s certainly not a decision to be taken lightly—and yet, many people do. Approximately 3.3 million dogs end up in shelters each year, according to data from the ASPCA. Of those dogs, it’s estimated that only 620,000 are strays that are returned to their owners, meaning that many of these pups are abandoned after their owners find they can’t care for them properly.

    Stacker is here to help hopeful dog owners with their important pre-pup research. Using data from the American Kennel Club dog profiles, we’ve compiled a list of the 30 most popular large dog breeds.

    To be considered for this list, each dog’s max height must be at least 25 inches, and its max weight must be at least 70 pounds. The dogs are ranked by their 2019 AKC popularity rank, which was released in 2020. While this is in no way the authoritative source for picking a new canine companion, it’s intended to be a resource to help guide that search.

    From American favorites like collies and Chesapeake Bay retrievers to foreign breeds gaining in popularity like borzois and Akitas, there’s sure to be a breed that catches your eye and pulls at your heartstrings.

    • #20. German wirehaired pointer

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      – Height of dog: 24-26 inches (male), minimum 22 inches (female)
      – Weight of dog: 50-70 pounds
      – 2019 popularity rank: #63 (of 193)
      – Temperament: affectionate, eager, enthusiastic
      – Life expectancy: 14-16 years

      Plenty of outdoor space is a requirement for German wirehaired pointers, who are active and high energy. Bred to be a hunting dog, these athletic and intelligent pups crave human connections and need consistent attention in order to remain on their best behavior.

    • #19. Bullmastiff

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      – Height of dog: 25-27 inches (male), 24-26 inches (female)
      – Weight of dog: 110-130 pounds (male), 100-120 pounds (female)
      – 2019 popularity rank: #52 (of 193)
      – Temperament: affectionate, loyal, brave
      – Life expectancy: 7-9 years

      “The gamekeeper’s night dog,” bullmastiffs were bred to hunt down poachers in 19th-century England. A guard dog by nature, the breed requires training, socialization, and positive reinforcement to ensure they can thrive in the family unit.

    • #18. Bloodhound

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      – Height of dog: 25-27 inches (male), 23-25 inches (female)
      – Weight of dog: 90-110 pounds (male), 80-100 pounds (female)
      – 2019 popularity rank: #51 (of 193)
      – Temperament: friendly, independent, inquisitive
      – Life expectancy: 10-12 years

      Nicknamed “sleuth hounds,” bloodhounds are unmatched when it comes to following a scent—even modern technology has yet to develop a device that is as accurate as this pooch. Bloodhounds are inquisitive, intelligent pack animals who crave the companionship of other dogs and people. They are also good with kids and easygoing.

    • #17. St. Bernard

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      – Height of dog: 28-30 inches (males), 26-28 inches (female)
      – Weight of dog: 140-180 pounds (male), 120-140 pounds (female)
      – 2019 popularity rank: #48 (of 193)
      – Temperament: playful, charming, inquisitive
      – Life expectancy: 8-10 years

      In 1050 a monk named Bernard established a hospice high in the Swiss mountains to aid pilgrims who were making the journey to Rome. Over the years, the monks developed a strong, powerful breed of dog, later dubbed Saint Bernards, who could locate and help luckless travelers who were stranded or injured while trying to cross the pass. Intelligent, playful, and friendly, the breed remains a favorite with dog lovers worldwide.

    • #16. Akita

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      – Weight of dog: 100-130 pounds (male), 70-100 pounds (female)
      – 2019 popularity rank: #47 (of 193)
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      – Life expectancy: 10-13 years

      Akitas have long occupied a special place in Japanese culture, where they’re venerated as family protectors and symbols of good health, happiness, and long life. But it’s Helen Keller who’s credited as being the first person to bring one to the United States after receiving it as a gift upon a trip to Japan. The breed is wary of strangers and other dogs but is playful, silly, and fiercely loyal when it comes to their family.

    • #15. Chesapeake Bay retriever

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      – Height of dog: 23-26 inches (male), 21-24 inches (female)
      – Weight of dog: 65-80 pounds (male), 55-70 pounds (female)
      – 2019 popularity rank: #46 (of 193)
      – Temperament: affectionate, bright, sensitive
      – Life expectancy: 10-13 years

      An American original, Chesapeake Bay retrievers are hunting dogs. Athletic and protective, they need plenty of regular exercise and socialization lest they become grumpy and ill-mannered. The dogs also make excellent therapy dogs and have been employed by the police force as bomb sniffers and search-and-rescue dogs.

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      – Life expectancy: 10 years

      Unique to Southern Africa, Rhodesian ridgebacks were originally bred to track and bay lions. Today, these faithful friends would rather run around and play with their families. What remains the same, however, is their domineering and strong-willed nature, so these dogs need to undergo obedience training from puppyhood.

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      – 2019 popularity rank: #32 (of 193)
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      – Life expectancy: 6-10 years

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      – 2019 popularity rank: #30 (of 193)
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      – Life expectancy: 9-12 years

      Cane corsos (which translates from Latin to “bodyguard dog”) date back to ancient Roman times, where they acted as guard dogs and working animals. Dominant and protective, these pooches are all muscle and can look particularly intimidating. However, with the right training, plenty of exercise, and a healthy dose of love, they can be loyal and attentive to their families.

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      – Weight of dog: 80-115 pounds (male), 70-95 pounds (female)
      – 2019 popularity rank: #23 (of 193)
      – Temperament: good-natured, calm, strong
      – Life expectancy: 7-10 years

      Built for a life of hard work, Bernese Mountain dogs are sweet, lovable, and playful. They love being outdoors and are not at all suited for city or apartment life. Once they develop a connection with their owners, it’s often a connection for life, as they are unendingly loyal.

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      – Weight of dog: 75-100 pounds (male), 60-90 pounds (female)
      – 2019 popularity rank: #19 (of 193)
      – Temperament: loyal, fearless, alert
      – Life expectancy: 10-12 years

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      – 2019 popularity rank: #17 (of 193)
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      – Life expectancy: 7-10 years

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      – 2019 popularity rank: #14 (of 193)
      – Temperament: bright, fun-loving, active
      – Life expectancy: 10-12 years

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      – 2019 popularity rank: #9 (of 193)
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      – Life expectancy: 10-12 years

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      – 2019 popularity rank: #8 (of 193)
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      – Life expectancy: 9-10 years

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      – Life expectancy: 7-10 years

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