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Adopt-a-Pet June 10

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Lady Lady is a 13-year-old with gorgeous amber eyes. A good conversationalist, she enjoys sitting in laps and soaking up time with her favorite people. Lady would like an older home where he can spend her days relaxing in a sunny windowsill. She can be adopted for a fee ...

 
 

Adopt-a-Pet June 3

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Mercedes Mercedes is a 1-year-old with personality to spare. She loves to play with her canine friends in our doggy playgroups and enjoys joining those friends in a good sprint around the yard. Mercedes loves other dogs and would love to go home with almost any family. She ...

 

Travel Made Easy: Be persistent, part 2

Have you noticed that hotel beds are getting higher? At least two of the last hotels where I’ve stayed had beds so high, I couldn’t climb into the bed without help. One of the rooms was a handicapped accessible room with two big problems: the bed was too high and the safe was at the top of the closet. Traveling with a mobility challenge, how do you get the hotel room ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 27

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Chica Chica is a 12-year-old senior who would love an older home, where this shy lovebug can feel relaxed. If you're looking for a low key cat who will snuggle in during your favorite movie, Chica is your girl. Once she warms up, she loves pressing up beside you, seeking ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 20

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Dash Dash is a 7-month-old with soulful eyes. This speckled gentleman loves to spend his day curled up with his sister, Dott, or wagging his tail for every passing visitor. Dash has lived with other dogs and can't wait to meet his forever family. He is available for a fee ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 13

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Opal Opal is a 4-year-old who is ready and waiting to charm you. This lovely kitty is just as beautiful as her namesake jewel. A complete lap lover, Opal is nothing short of excellent companion material and will warm your heart if you’ll let her. Opal would prefer to be ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 9

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Tink Tink is a 9-month-old who is looking for someone to love her and help build her confidence. After she warms up, she gets along great with other respectful dogs. A shelter favorite, this baby doll would love an older home where she can learn that she deserves all the ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet April 29

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Petunia Petunia is a 2-year-old looking to put down roots. Though she starts out shy, with a little love and understanding she loves to be pet and be near you. Petunia would love an adopter who can help her feel safe, loved, and confident. She is available for adoption for ...

 

Ivy Creek retirement opens in Concord

The Ivy Creek retirement community officially opened on Sunday. The official name, Ivy Creek Gracious Retirement Living boasts 142 rental rooms with 45 already leased and 70 more secured by a deposit. Ivy Creek’s parent company is Hawthorn Senior Living, from Vancouver, Wash. Director of Operations Bob McConnell said the company chose Concord Township because it’s a ...

 

Travel Made Easy: Be persistent, part 1

Be persistent, be patient and sometimes be a little pushy. Getting what you need when you travel is not just something you do for fun. Getting what you need is necessary for your safety and well-being. So those three “attitudes” become necessary for the mobility challenged. For now, I am talking about requesting and using a wheelchair at the airport. In Part 2, I ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet April 22

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Bufo Bufo is a 3-year-old who greets everyone with his trademark toothy grin. He loves playing in our doggy playgroups almost as much as he loves giving affection. Bufo would be a fabulous addition to any active family. He is available for adoption for a fee you name ...