SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Maxine (bulldog mix) and 7 tabby kittens
Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge teams up with NEPA Scene every week for Shelter Sunday, a post that features one dog, one cat, and occasionally some surprises up for adoption in the hopes of finding them a loving home.
Blue Chip Farm (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas) is a no-kill shelter, a place where no animal is too old or too unwanted to find a warm bed, good food, and most of all, love. Their mission is to provide a sanctuary where older, stray, abandoned, sick, or abused animals can wait to be adopted or simply live out their lives in safety and peace.
Visiting hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Other hours are available by appointment. Call 570-333-5265 or visit bcfanimalrefuge.org for more information.
Maxine came from a puppy mill. She is a very sweet bulldog mix, about 5 years old, spayed, and up to date on shots. She is a gentle giant that fits in great with any family.
Maxine is loyal, reliable, brave and determined – not a hostile dog. Alert and self-confident, she genuinely loves children. She has strong protective instincts and needs a firm, confident, consistent pack leader. She needs to be around people that know their place in their pack to be truly happy. Without enough daily mental and physical exercise, she will become high-strung and may be hard to handle, so couch potatoes need not apply!
Seven rescued kittens
Looks like we made it! You may remember these kittens from a news story aired on WNEP back in April. Seven little stowaways were found in a car that state police impounded as evidence.
For these little guys, the mommy cat would of course be best, but the volunteers at Blue Chip did their best to make sure these kittens had a fighting chance. Odds were not in their favor, but all seven of these little troopers survived and are ready for adoption!