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The Recycler.com is home to many sweet, furry faces eager to meet their people they can love for the rest of their days. When you are looking for a pet, it is important to have an idea of the qualities you are looking for in a pet you will be sharing your home with for years to come. Are you an athlete looking for an adventure buddy? Are you older and would prefer an easy-going companion? Or perhaps you have a family and need a calm, patient animal that does well with other animals and children. Whatever the case, finding that perfect new addition to the family takes time and exploration to find the right fit.

Looking at ads for rescued pets online can be a wonderful tool in finding your next pet. A great benefit to looking for animals on the Recycler.com is that you can narrow down your search by finding plenty of adoptables in your area that have personality and behavior information on their pages. Save plenty of time finding your perfect match, and feel good about getting a complete search in your area, without having to commute to multiple rescues.

Rex, Roxie rexand Bastit are 3 adoptable dogs (of thousands) whose profiles are visible from our website.

This handsome boy to the left is Rex from Ojai, California. This boy arrived at the shelter at the beginning of December. He was very thin and unsure of his new surroundings, but quickly improved with the love and care from staff and volunteers. Rex is now looking and feeling great and ready for his forever home! The shelter he is at is still getting to know this charming guy and will keep everyone updated when they learn more.

To view Rex’s ad, click here.roxie

 

 

Roxie is a very sweet girl from West Covina, CA. She is a chihuahua mix who is smaller in stature for those with limited space or prefer smaller dogs. What makes Roxie unique is that she is a young dog with a very sweet dispostion. She loves other dogs and does really well with children! She would make a great addition to a family with kids, other pets, or for someone who sees themselves taking their social pup out to the park frequently.

To see Roxie’s page, click here.

 

 

Lastly we have Bastit, the stunning black and white beauty. A boxer – American Staffordshire Terrier mix, you can tell just from her photo that this girl is 100% athlete. Named after the ancient Egyptian cat, this sleek beauty will turn heads. Still young (approx. 2 years old) and is small for her breed but she is mighty in stature. She is full of energy and will bastitrequire someone who is familiar with the power breeds. Despite her high energy, Bastit is still very puppy-like and loves to play with toys. But her favorite thing in the entire world is cuddle in everyone’s lap. Bastit is a VERY VERY affectionate dog…as long as you don’t have a tail to wag or bark at her. She is very dog aggressive and cannot be adopted into a home with any existing dogs.

If you are an experienced owner who can provide Bastit with the environment she needs, you can see her ad here.

 

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Have you ever wanted a Chinchilla?

by Kathryne on January 9, 2017

Chinchillas are quick, perky little animals. If you have never met the acquaintance of one, they have a personality similar to a park squirrel.

Obviously adorable, Chinchillas have many characteristics that make them great pets. However, they are not suited for everyone, especially not for children because they are small and fragile and if they are squeezed too tight – they will bite. Many find them preferable to all other rodents because of their lack of unpleasant smell and unusually long life spans.

What Are Their Good Qualities?

Their good qualities include a beautiful soft lush fur, an inquisitive, boisterous nature and no objectionable noises. They are very low-maintenance pets.

What Are Their Not-So-Good Qualities?

On the down side, chinchillas are somewhat high-strung, and they have relatively short attention spans. They also do not tolerate hot weather or high humidity well.

Where Do These Animals Come From?

Chinchillas originated in the Andes Mountains of South America where they inhabit crevices in the rocks. Chinchillas come in a variety of colors. The most common color is silvery gray; but the also come in white, beige, ebony and sapphire (super-violet) color.

What Are Some Characteristics Of Chinchillas?

Adult female chinchillas weight about a pound-and-a-half and are a bit bigger than males. Chinchillas can live 12 to 20 years – an exceptionally long life span for a rodent. They also have an exceptionally long pregnancy, 111 days. So babies pop out ready-to-go like their distant cousins, the guinea pigs. Chinchillas will not thrive above 78 degrees Fahrenheit (25.8C) or in humidity over 40%.

Buying A Chinchilla

Unfortunately, pet stores are in business to make a profit – not to provide you with a friendly, healthy pet. Pet shops are the worst place to obtain a chinchilla. If you have not yet obtained your pet, go to a reputable breeder such as those that are members of The Chinchilla Club and ask the breeder for the phone number of satisfied clients in your area.

Chinchilla personalities are determined during their first month of age. They need to be handled and petted frequently after they are born or they will grow up skittish and aggressive. An ideal age to purchase your chinchilla is 10 weeks of age.

If possible, check both the parents and the youngster for problems before you become attached to a Chinchilla. Be cautious of watery or pasty eyes, drooling (tooth alignment problems), wool pulling or missing areas of fur. Buying directly from a breeder who willingly supplies satisfied contacts who have purchased her animals is a good idea. Most of the problem animals are purchased through pet stores. Common problems in pet store purchased chinchillas are wool pulling due to boredom and stress and malocclusion due to improper diet and genetics. Aggression is a problem in animals not socialized to people at a young enough age.chinchilla-2

The Rechinchillacycler.com has many animals available to browse, including these baby chinchillas! (so cute!)

Click HERE for the link to their page!

Also, if you still aren’t sure these are the right pet for you, watch this video for some extra information about chinchilla ownership:

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No, your eyes do not deceive you! This 1968 Ford Bronco Classic on the Recycler.com is a great opportunity to own an original Bronco. These can be a bit tough to find in this kind of condition, so if you are into the $19,500 asking price, you might want to put in any inquiries sooner rather than later.bronco

Broncos were produced from 1966 through 1996 and so this (obviously) was one of the earliest years ever made, adding to the rarity of finding one restored to this level.

This particular vehicle is 90% restored, and in very good condition. Runs like a champ, starts right up and is ready and able to be a daily driver.
Some new editions in the past 2 years include:
Power steering, front disc brakes, rebuilt carburetor, electronic ignition, springs, shocks, tires, transfer case, auto, transmission, stainless steel brake lines, master cylinder & more

If interested, check out the Recycler.com ad here!

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Starting a new year can mean a great many things to a lot of people. While infamous for being the month of initiating new diets and exercise regimens to setting personal, career and financial goals, it can also be a great time to find new sources of simple joys. And if you’re goals for the year entail just that, you may have cuddly, furry little critters on your mind.

Recycler.com is a great place to find thousands of puppies, kittens, reptiles, rabbits, and more for sale from reputable breeders. But possibkona1ly even better, you can make 2017 a great year for both you and an adoptable animal looking for a forever home. Simply search for adoptable pets in your area to find a variety of pets in either shelters or in foster homes nearby so you can find your perfect pet-match!

Take Kona — one of many adoptable sweethearts that can be viewed on the Recycler.com — for instance! This tabby girl is one of many kitties living in a foster home awaiting the day to make someone a very lucky human.  A beautiful red Tabby, Kona is an outgoing, very active and playful young adult. She and her brother Perry (the black cat in the background) were both rescued from a shelter and now live in a multi-cat foster home.kona3

She is a very sweet and gentle girl who runs around her foster home. She spends her days playing with the other cats and two medium size dogs, so she would do kona2well in a home with other existing pets. She is not, however, good with young kids — kids must be teenagers or older.

If you are interested, you can find Kona’s page here on the Recycler.com.

 

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2015 Fiat 500 C Convertible

by Kathryne on December 2, 2016

There are many treasures to be found on the Recycler.com, and this Fiat 500 C Convertible is certainly one of them! The ad can be found here, but here is the seller description. As you will see, there are a lot of things going in favor of this cute little convertible.cabrio08

 

Summary: VIN – 3C3CFFDR3FT508566, Make – Fiat, Model – 500C, Trim – Pop Convertible, Mileage – 33760, Drivetrain – FWD, Price – $11,650

Seller Description: 2015 FIAT 500 C CONVERTIBLE, 4-YEAR WARRANTY, 1 OWNER CAR
ALLOY WHEELS, BRAND NEW TIRES, PEARL WHITE & RED TOP, AUTOMATIC
For Sale by Owner.
We are selling this super-cute Fiat Convertible because our daughter has moved to the East Coast where she doesn’t need a car. We bought it brand new and our daughter used it to commute between Ventura and Los Angeles. Extras include alloy wheels, ivory leather steering wheel, sophisticated ivory leather-trimmed red seats, Pearl White exterior paint, red soft top – power folding roof, BlueTooth wireless, Auxiliary, etc. This Fiat Cabrio is very clean, in great condition and runs like new. In addition, it has brand new tires and a new registration. It comes with a 4 year- 50,000 mile warranty. Because of light indentations/scratches on the left rear panel (near tire, please view the close-up photo!) this Fiat is priced at $11,650 or best offer.
We are a private party. Do not contact me if you are a company, low baller, i.e. car dealership, etc.; prospective BUYERS ONLY.
Please obtain your own financing; cash payment is due in full at pick-up. Cash only.
Please feel free to call or text Sina (805) 616-3031 with any additional questions you might have. We are located in Oxnard, CA.
Specs:
2015 FIAT Convertible
33760 miles
Model: 500c
Trim: Pop
Body: 2D Convertible fiat-500-cabrio-10
Alloy wheels
Exterior: Bianco Perla (Pearl White Tri-Coat)
Interior: Red/Ivory
4 Year 50K Warranty

Extras:
Pearl white exterior
Alloy wheels
Power Folding Roof
Ivory Leather steering wheel/height adjustable
AM/FM radio/CD player/6 speakers
BlueTooth Wireless/USB/Auxillary
Doors: 2
VIN #: 3C3CFFDR3FT508566
Mileage: 33,760
Engine: 1.4L I-4 Cyl 6-Speed Automatic
Fuel: Gasoline
Drive: FWD
MPG*: 31 City / 40 Hwy

Details:
4-wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Brake assist
Front wheel independent suspension
Electronic stability control
Front bucket seats
Anti-whiplash front head restraints
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Knee airbag
Occupant sensing airbag
Convertible roof lining
Bumpers: Body color
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Air conditioning
Front reading lights
Low tire pressure warning
Glass rear window
Heated door mirrors
Outside temperature display

Price: $11,650 obo, cash only.
Please obtain your own financing; cash payment is due in full at pick-up.
Call or text Sina with any questions: (805) 616-3031

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Louie’s Holiday Wish: A Loving Home

by Kathryne on November 30, 2016

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Meet Louie!

 

Born February 27, 2016, King Louis, AKA “Louie,” is one of the sweetest
kitties you’ll ever meet. He’s also one of the most adorable! This young kitty is solid black with big, green eyes that pierce in stark condownloadtrast with his sleek coat. He’s also small in stature and will more than likely be smaller into adulthood as well. But personality is the icing on the cake with any pet, and rest assured Louie has plenty of it to go around.

If  you are th239662555e kind of person who loves a little helper following you around and keeping you company, Louie is your boy! He likes to crawl under covers and is very
helpful when sheets are being changed on a bed, likes to help you read the newspaper, likes to accompany you to the bathroom and then help wash your hands, and is pretty much game to be there to help you tackle all of your daily chores. As you can tell, he is handy to have around!
He is extremely active and needs some space to tear around in. Also, having a truly loving nature he loves hanging with his human as well as with a kitty companion, so he would do very well in a home that can provide a good stomping ground and companionship. While he is a little shy at first with strangers, he warms up quickly with soft-spoken people. And don’t forget the brushing! This is a cat who understands the value of a good spa treatment and absolutely loves to be brushed. If you or  your family enjoy having a cat on your lap every night, then you are exactly the kind of home this sweet boy would thrive in.

Just for a little snippet into a typical, Luoie-style pay session, check out this video of him playing with some of his friends!

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Arguably one of the best known names in 2-wheeled cruising, Harley-Davidson has a long history of having a large following, and for good reason. Harley-Davidson is the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer. Founded out of a small shed in 1903 by William S. Harley and brothers Arthur and Walter Davidson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Motor Company produces traditional cruiser motorcycles utilizing air-cooled V-Twin engines.

When Harley and Davidson produced and sold their first motorcycle in 1903, they were one of many small motorcycle marques springing up across the country. Flash forward more than a century and the Harley-Davidson brand is so rooted in American culture that the history of the company intertwines with the history of America itself.

Harley-Davidson incorporated in 1907, with William Davidson officially joining forces with his two brothers and Harley. Setting down roots in Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson began hiring employees and by the end of the decade were producing bikes using its signature 45-degree air-cooled V-Twin.

During the next decade H-D continued to expand. Many sales were generated by Uncle Sam, with the American military sourcing Harley motorcycles during the First World War. The rest is history, which can be read more in depth from MotoUSA.com here

And now in honor of the classic American name, we have compiled a list of some of the Harley-Davidsons available here on the Recycler.com!873323

First up, this 1992 HARLEY HERITAGE CLASSIC from Santa Barbara, CA. Excellent condition, garaged, two tone paint, white wall tires, saddlebags, rear seat, must sell, $8000. Definitely worth checking this one out.

 

Second is a 2010 HARLEY ROAD GLIDE Custom 103″ 107HP 103 Torque, Dave Mackey engine, Trans has a Baker reverse, Primo racing clutch, race tech front end, spalding sidecar, american legend cargo trailer, 600 amp 2 marine speakers in hack, serious inquires only $40,000. Plus that license plate…2194041

A 2009 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHX FLHX. We’ll let the ad speak for itself on this one: “THIS BIKE IS IN SHOWROOM CONDITION AND IS ON OUR SHOWROOM FLOOR!!! MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE!!! EXTREMELY LOW MILES!!! HURRY THIS ONE WON’T LAST ESPECIALLY AT THIS PRICE!!! COME BY TODAY TO SEE THIS ONE IN PERSON.1584.0L, 2 CYLINDER, FUEL INJECTED, NOT SPECIFIED , DARK RED, , 3,381 miles, Stock #: P2650, VIN: 1HD1KB4119Y663135”1hd1kb4119y663135-1c

You gotta admit, it really does look good. And that aforementioned price is $12,591. Not bad at all.

 

 

See these bikes and many more on the Recycler.com!

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November is Adopt-A-Senior Month!

by Kathryne on November 6, 2016


“My face may be gray, but my heart is pure gold. There is no shame in growing old.”

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Perhaps the single thing we can fault our beloved pets for is having lifespans so much shorter than our own. Yet today, to the joy of all owners of well-loved furry friends, pets lifespans have actually been increasing due to factors such as better preventative health measures and advances in veterinary medicine. Nationally, the average lifespan for dogs is about 11 years while cats live for about 12.1 years. close-up-of-senior-cat-thinkstockphotos-483426531, the average lifespan for dogs is up about 4 percent (or about half a year) since 2002. For cats, the average lifespan has increased an entire year, or about 10 percent, since 2002, according to the 2013 Banfield State of Pet Health Report.

But unfortunately, for many animals this extra time isn’t all that golden. Millions of animals are admitted into animal shelters annually, and most people on the hunt for the newest family member have eyes only for the young and the spirited. According to Petfinder.com, one of the largest databases for adoptable pets in the nation, the average pet will spend about 12 weeks on location before finding a loving home. For senior pets, adoption can take up to 4 times as long!

And amazingly, families who have opted to adopt mature pets will tell you that the pros outweigh the cons. Most older pets are housetrained, aren’t out to chew up every brand new pair of shoes you bring senior-pet-carehome or tear the curtains up with their claws. Instead, they offer mild temperaments, lower-energy levels than their youthful counterparts and hearts full of love.

Owning pets has been scientifically proven to promote physical and psychological well-being, and one group of people who can benefit most from this is older persons. In one study of elderly dog owners who lived alone, 75 percent of males and 67 percent of females said their dog was their only friend. Studies of elderly people have also documented that dog owners spent an average of 1.4 hours per day outside with the dog. Since regular exercise plays such a central role in physical wellbeing — including helping to avoid hip fracture and increasing cardiovascular function — the benefits of pet ownership for senior citizens are obvious.how-long-do-cats-live-glasses

So when you next find yourself wandering into the local animal shelter, take a good look at all the animals. There are fewer things more rewarding than making an animals last few years of life their best ones.

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All About Dog Agility

by Kathryne on October 20, 2016

Do you have a high-energy dog on your hands that you think would benefit fdog_agilityrom having a positive outlet for all that excess energy?

Dog agility might be the answer you’ve been looking
for. Combining speed, accuracy and obedience, this canine sport utilizes your dog’s physical and mental prowess while also building an even stronger relationship between you.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Consequently, the handler’s controls are limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and coordination of the handler.

In its simplest form, an agility course consists of a set of standard obstacles laid out by a judge in a design of his or her own choosing in an area of a specified size. Obstacles include jumps, tunnels, see-saws, weave poles and A-frames. Dog and handler must complete the course as quickly as possible, and any errors are faulted as added agility-course-500time.

Not only will regular practice and dedication to training in agility improve your dog’s physical and mental well-being, but you will also notice overtime a closer relationship between you and your pup. This sport builds a strong foundation in obedience, but also teaches your dog to attune to your every move and que, which translates to both on and off the course.

Getting started is pretty simple. There are plenty of DIY obstacle courses and training techniques you can find on the internet, but if you’d rather have the extra help and resources, look for a local class in your area. Classes can range from private to large groups and are led by experienced handlers who can introduce you and your dog to the world of agility.

Keep in mind, two or three classes usually aren’t enough to start running through an obstacle course perfectly. Agility takes lots of time and practice, not to mention patience! But the rewards are big and, who knows? Maybe sometime down the road this could be you and your faithful friend:

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The Rewards of Fostering

by Kathryne on August 26, 2016

Adoption of an animal is an incredible rewarding experience. Not only are you saving the animal from a shelter or perhaps bleak prospects, but you’re also contributing to enabling the shelters to take in more animals that have the same potential to find loving homes. Yet for some people, fostering someone’s future pet can be even more rewarding.

What is fostering?

Fostering is taking an animal into your home while they are still adoptable animals in a shelter or organization. There are madog-crashny reasons that a dog or cat may need a foster home. It could be that the organization lacks a physical location and relies entirely on foste
r homes, or that the shelter is full and needs to find ways to take in more animals. In some cases a puppy or kitten may be too young to be cared for in a shelter, or an animal is recovering from a surgery or illness and needs a quiet place to recover.

Why choose to foster an animal?

There are many reasons why fostering has its advantages over adoption. Here are some key ones:

  1. The ability to help a greater number of animals. When you take a foster animal into your home, you’re only sheltering him or her until they find their permanent home. The length of time it takes for a dog or cat to be adopted depends on a wide variety of factors, but is more often than not less than a year. Some people find fostering even more rewarding than adoption becaustk203401rke-20-questions-before-you-foster-dogs-632x475se they can take in an provide a home for more than just one pet in a normal lifespan of an animal.
  2. To increase an animal’s chances of becoming adopted. More often than not, those who choose to foster animals are often experienced in owning a pet. Many people who come to shelters are first-time pet owners and are not as prepared or knowledgeable in adapting an animal into a suitable pet. If a foster home takes in a more challenging animal, socializes it, teaches it good behaviors and provides basic training, this increases an animal’s adaptability and can be a huge help in finding a forever home.
  3. Convenience. This may seem like a strange point to make about fostering, but it’s true that we as human beings experience varied times of availability and lack of extra time in the ups and downs of life. Fostering a dog or cat is a good solution for those with fluctuating periods of being busy as they can coordinate choosing to take in an animal with when they have more time available to devote to a pet. Also, fostering is not completely binding, so if life circumstances change, the organization you are offering your services to can make alternate arrangements for the animal. Additionally, many organizations cover all of the costs of owning a pet, such as food, toys and accessories.

How does one become a foster family?153449250-tips-for-giving-up-foster-dogs-632x475

Contact your local shelters. Chances are, the organizations in your area will have a foster program even if you haven’t heard of it before.

It’s also important to remember fostering isn’t for everyone.

It can be hard to s
ay goodbye, especially if you are someone who tends to fall in love with animals easily. It can end up being a slippery slope to be a person who continually takes on more and more animals because it is difficult to let them go, as there comes a point where all the divided attention between the animals makes it no longer the best home for an animal.

Also, remember tha1cd153106ef2f5b3d8e154e4da96782at the purpose of fostering is for an animal to become adopted. Sometimes this agenda can interfere with your schedule, as the dog or cat may be required to attend adoption events.

 

Fostering and adoption are both big decisions and require some prior consideration and planning. Both have their advantages, and are incredibly rewarding. The purpose of this article was to introduce fostering which is not as commonly talked about and to present an alternative to making an impact in the lives of shelter animals. Ultimately, whatever decision you make that is right for you is also right for the animals you want to help.

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