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Meet Scorpy

by Mary Ann Sawyers


Meet Scorpy. This is a very sweet 6 1/2 years old male. Scorpy was brought to Adopt-A-Pet by an elderly man whose wife passed away. He said Scorpy was his wife's dog and it was just too painful to keep him. Scorpy is now looking for a new family to love him. Visit Adopt-A-Pet at 8215 Houston Highway to check on Scorpy.
 

Adopt-A-Pet Shelter Mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and find loving homes for homeless animals. Most of the animals are rescued from the Victoria City/County Animal Control Facility.


Their Spay/Neuter Clinic is provided as part of their ongoing efforts to reduce the number of unwanted puppies and kittens born. Through this service, their veterinarians spay or neuter more than 1,300 dogs and cats each year from Victoria and surrounding communities.


The Well Pet Clinic is offered to encourage responsible pet ownership, including caring for the health and welfare of dogs and cats. The low-cost vaccinations, heartworm preventative, deworming, and flea control products available to the general public allow all pet owners to obtain these necessary veterinarian service. 

You'll find Scorpy and many other adorable pets for adoption when you visit Adopt-A-Pet.

Meet Tinkerbell at Adopt-A-Pet

by Victoria, Texas


Mary Ann Sawyers - Adopt-A-Pet - Victoria TX - Tinkerbell - Coldwell Banker"What, what you say you'll adopt me? Yay! My name is Tinkerbell and I am 9 months old." 

Tinkerbell was rescued from the city's animal shelter in March. She has been patiently waiting for a fur-ever home. Adopt-A-Pet is a no kill facility and is able to give homes to loving animals just like Tinkerbell with your help. They are in need of several items to help the animals until the adoptive "parents" come to claim them. Here are some items on Adopt-A-Pet's list.
 

                           Adopt-A-Pet's Wish List:

• Non Scoopable Tidy Cat Litter
• Bounty Paper Towels
• Bleach
• HE Laundry Detergent
• Pedigree Canned Dog Food
• Gently Used Towels & Blankets
• Dog Toys
• Cat Toys

Bring your donations to Chick-fil-A Monday June 12th. Chick-fil-A is having a fundraiser- Spirit Night- for these cute critters from 5-8 PM. You'll receive a Chick-fil-A coupon to use on your next visit!                  

 

 

 

A Home with Somebody to Love

by Mary Ann Sawyers

Frequently I enjoy featuring an animal from the local Adopt-A-Pet with the hopes of helping in the adoption process.  I suppose it is fitting that all three of my children are all heavily involved in dog rescue in their own cities. Even more amazing is that my company, Coldwell Banker partners with Adopt-A-Pet.com to help find homes for adoptable dogs!

Prepare for teary eyes from Coldwell Banker’s latest TV Commercial.

 

 

 Ralph Waldo Emerson most notably penned the phrase “A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”

While a roof over our head provides shelter, it is the love inside the home that makes it a refuge. While the walls of a house protect us from the elements, it is the love inside the home that protects us from everything else. While the foundation of a house keeps our feet out of the mud, it is the love inside the home that carries us over all of the other obstacles in life.

At Coldwell Banker, our calling is to help people find a place to call home, and if love is what makes a house a home, we wanted our campaign to highlight how even the smallest of things can fill it with love. This year our campaign was created to remind everyone that home is the place where love resides, and those looking to add more love into their lives need only look at adding a small addition to it – a four-legged one.  For the past two years, we have worked with AdoptAPet.com to help find homes for more than 20,000 adoptable dogs. A dog’s unconditional love, eternal forgiveness and innate ability to help you melt the day’s stress away is what can turn any day, regardless of its troubles, into a joyful occasion upon entering that front door.

The physical and emotional shelter that home provides is one of the single greatest investments anyone can make, and adopting a dog into it. makes it even more valuable. Find out how you can help find homes for adoptable dogs through the Coldwell Banker Homes for Dogs Project at coldwellbanker.com/homesfordogs

Whether love is represented by family, friends, passion or even a furry friend, we hope your home is filled with “Somebody to Love.”

Meet Sue At Adopt-A-Pet

by Mary Ann Sawyers


Meet 6 month old Sue – Yes, she had a haircut at Adopt-A-Pet, but she would like for you to take her home and improve upon it! Sue is our featured pet of the month – one of the many animals saved by Adopt-A-Pet.  Sue was brought to the facility by a elderly gentleman who found he could no longer provide for her.

Adopt-A-Pet, a no-kill facility has been saving pets for over 20 years and always welcomes your donations. 

Here are some non-monetary items they are in need of:
 
• Cat & Dog Toys, Beds, Treats 

• Used Sheets, Towels, Pillows, Pillowcases, Blankets

• Bleach, Liquid Dishwasher Detergent, Air fresheners 



If you wish to help in any way, take the items to Adopt-A-Pet at 8215 Houston Hwy,
Victoria, Texas 77904.

Meet Tater At Adopt-A-pet

by Mary Ann Sawyers

Mary Ann Sawyers Victoria Texas Real Estate - Tater st Adopt-A-Pet"Tater" is all decked out for Halloween in his Frankenstein costume. This Halloween give the treat of a furr-ever home to this adorable, sweet, Pomeranian / Chihuahua mix. This little fella weighs only 7 pounds and is anxious to meet his new family.  Someone found this little guy running the streets and brought him to Adopt-A-Pet.

Visit Adopt-A-Pet and Tater at 8215 Houston Highway. He’d love to see your smiling face.  But be forewarned, he’s determined to steal your heart!


Dine with your Dog - Adopt-A-Pet (a no-kill facility) participates in fun activities to help pay for the many services they provide to the animals.  Join Adopt-A-Pet and your neighborhood dog lovers at the Pumphouse - Riverside Restaurant & Bar, 1201 W. Stayton  Monday, October 24 from 6-8 pm. They will be serving a 3-course meal for you and a 3-course meal for your dog. Hurry! You must purchase in advance.  For more information call Carol at 361-676-7441.

Meet Tipper At Adopt-A-Pet

by Mary Ann Sawyers

Tipper from Adoopt-A-pet - Coldwell Banker The Ron Brown Co - Mary Ann Sawyers Meet Tipper - a white haired Yorkie mix.  This is just the cutest young man approximately 2 years old!  Tipper was found wandering around Tipton's gas station on the Houston Highway.  A good Samaritan brought him to Adopt-A-Pet.

Adopt-A-Pet is a no kill facility which has been saving fur friends for over 20 years.  Their purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate and find loving homes for homeless animals.  Because they do not euthanize animals to make room for others, an active adoption program is vital for the organization.  Pay a visit to Tipper.  I promise he will steal your heart!

Adopt-A-Pet participates in fun activities to help pay for services they provide to the animals. Enjoy the Scott Taylor Band August 18th for a street dance downtown at the Deleon Plaza.

Meet Emmet at Adopt-A-Pet

by Mary Ann Sawyers

Emmet from Adopt-A-Pet

Meet Emmet.  This sweet fella is a 3 year old cairn terrier being fostered at Adopt-A-Pet and waiting for his his “furr-ever” family to find him.  Emmet was rescued by Adopt-A-Pet from the city’s animal shelter.  Emmet is a pretty happy man these days as Adopt-a-Pet saved his life! 

Adopt-A-Pet is a no kill facility that has been saving pets for over 20 years. You can help Emmet and help save other pets.  Donations are always welcome.  Find out more about Adopt-A-Pet February 20th at the Golden Corral from 11:00 AM- 6:00 PM. Employees and Volunteers will be there to distribute information about the facility and answer any questions you might have.

Prepare to have fun at their Cooking Class Fundraiser February 24th.  Chef James Canter- Guerilla Gourmet- will teach and cook 3 courses. Please call Carol 361-676-7441 for more information.

You may want to visit Adopt-A-Pet to check on other animals waiting to be adopted. They are located at 8215 Houston Highway.

Just be warned, be prepared to have your heart stolen when you visit the facility!

Adopt-A-Pet: An Animal Rescure Facility in Victoria, Tx

by Mary Ann Sawyers

Shandy - 14 month dog - adopt - Victoria Texas

 Meet Shandy- approximately 14 months old and the most lovable dog you will ever meet! When the employees at Adopt-A-Pet arrived at work one morning, they found the puppy tied to the front door. Shandy may have some pit bull genes in her and the shelter normally doesn’t take pit bulls or pit bull mixes, but everyone there fell in love with this new arrival.  She has an amazing personality - exceptionally friendly nature, very social, playful, and just super sweet. Shandy has been spayed, has all her shots and is microchiped.  She’s just waiting for her “family” to find and adopt her.

 

 Adopt-A-Pet is a no-kill facility that has been saving pets for over 20 years in the Victoria County area. Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find loving "fur"ever homes for homeless animals.    The animals are primarily rescued from the Victoria City/County Animal Control Facility. The Shelter provides low-cost spay & neuter services as part of an ongoing effort to reduce the number of unwanted puppies & kittens born. There is no income or residency requirement for their low-cost services.  The clinic is open 10 - 2 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for appointments.

 

They always welcome visitors.  You will find the shelter at 8215 Houston Highway – not very far from the airport on the opposite side of the highway. Their telephone number is 361-575-7387.  If Shandy is not the puppy for you- take a visit to the shelter and I guarantee you will find another dog there that will steal your heart.

Where to find Live Music in Victoria, Texas

by Mary Ann Sawyers

If your taste in an evening out includes live music, Victoria Texas has much to offer, whether you prefer an evening at the symphony or a two-step around the dance floor.

When it comes to music of the high-class variety, Victoria is home to two fine institutions: The Victoria Bach Festival and the Victoria Symphony.

The Victoria Bach Festival schedules concerts at locations around the city for an intense week - long festival each summer.  Many of the events are free to the public.  Show locations include local churches, the Leo J. Welder Center, and the Victoria Fine Arts Center. Musicians from around the country flock to Victoria each summer for the festival. The Bach Festival celebrated its 40th year this past summer with Grammy award-winner Craig Hella Johnson completing his 23rd year as Artistic Director for the festival. The festival has been instrumental for putting Victoria, Texas on the national radar!

The Victoria Symphony Society offers concerts throughout the year, such as the Symphonic Spooktacular in October; and Downtown Rhythms, celebrating pop, jazz and movie favorites, in the spring.  Throughout the year, the organization brings in great performers from around the world.  The organization also regularly presents educational programs.  The 2015-2016 season will be the 42nd for the organization. The Victoria Symphony has been under the musical direction of Darryl One for the past 10 years. Mr. One is contributed for raising the artistic level of the orchestra, making it one of the best in South Texas!

If you prefer an evening with more boots than bow ties, just up the road is Schroeder Hall, the second oldest dance hall in Texas. The hall offers live music and a huge dance floor every Saturday night. Many Friday evenings you can catch a free performance on the patio- live music under the Texas stars! The atmosphere at Schroeder Hall is family friendly.

If you don’t feel like dancing, several area restaurants offer music and dinning. The PumpHouse located near the park features live musicians every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night on their outdoor patio. Sunday brunches call for live music as well.  In beautiful downtown Victoria, the Sendera Restaurant features piano night every Friday and Saturday night.  You might want to check out Greeks 205 Bar and the new Moonshine Drinkery. Moonshine Drinkery offers special events through out the year and loves to spotlight Texas Craft Beer. You can find live music there most Wednesday and Thursday nights .  Some Thursday nights are open mic nights where rising young starts hone their performing skills.

I can’t end this blog without mentioning a couple of other festivals.  The Jazz Festival in the spring and Bootfest in the fall are 2 day festivals that offer music and lots of fun downtown.

Victoria is a town that loves live music.  Jam sessions, impromptu concerts and one-night-only events spring up from time-to-time.  Just ask around, and you can easily get plugged into the local scene.

 

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