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Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 15

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Sherbert Sherbert is hoping to find a loving home to settle into as she approaches her senior years. This gorgeous girl is a sweet, laid-back, lap cat who prefers to spend most of her day snuggled up somewhere cozy. Sherbert wouldn't mind a home with children, but she does ...

 
 

Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 8

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Dionysus This wiggly, fun-loving pup is Dionysus. He's a spirited 4-year old who is hoping to find someone who will include him on adventures. And he's a pro at playing fetch. Dionysus is open to meeting other dogs, and he'd be a great addition to a family with an active ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 1

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Jirachi With no luck finding a home for nine months, Jirachi hopes he won’t have to spend another chilly season without a lap to snuggle on. This 4-year-old is FIV+, and while it sounds scary, he’s expected to live a normal life with routine veterinary care. And Jirachi is ...

 

Travel Made Easy: Can you do that?

Usually, I write about how mobility challenged people can continue to travel. But I had a phone call this week from someone wanting to travel to Europe with a few friends. Not unusual. The person goes on to tell me “My friends have all had knee replacements, hip replacements and other physical issues that could make travel difficult.” He wanted to know what type of ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Sept, 24

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Simba His name may remind you of a courageous movie character, but this Simba is a couch potato by nature. Simba enjoys a game of fetch from time to time, but he much prefers napping in the coziest spot he can find. He’s a friendly pup who enjoys the company of adults, ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 17

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Zeke Ever wish for a kitten that could stay small forever? Zeke is your girl. This petite cutie is entertaining, adventurous, and curious. She’s a big fan of laser pointers and could chase that little red dot around for hours. Zeke is open to living with other cats, and ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 10

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Omree Omree is 90 pounds of love. This 4-year-old is a sweet, gentle soul who loves just about everyone he meets. He’s especially a fan of hugs, and oddly enough he loves being pampered with a bath. Omree is friendly with other dogs and children, and he would prefer a ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 3

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Chappie Tiny ears, big heart — that’s Chappie. This 2-year-old is all about having fun, whether it’s chasing down a tennis ball or nose-diving into the kiddy pool. Chappie is also a social butterfly who loves attention from people big and small. He’s a bit unsure about ...

 

Travel Made Easy: European river cruises

European river cruises are fast becoming the best way to see Europe and mature travelers love river cruising. I’ll distinguish between river cruises because there are ships that cruise rivers in Europe, United States, China and Vietnam. All very different experiences so, for now I’ll focus on my experiences with European river cruises. Most of us who watch PBS are ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 27

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester.   Delylah   After losing the only home she knew, Delylah was pretty shaken up when she first arrived at the shelter. She is slowly coming out of her shell hoping to find a family that sees how loving and sweet she is. Delylah is open to living with other cats, ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 20

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Kobe Kobe is an all-star to everyone who has met him. This 6-year-old heartthrob is so loving and well-mannered. Kobe is housebroken, well versed with commands, and he’d be a great running or hiking partner. He’s friendly with people of all ages and other dogs, but he ...