Hi, and thanks for taking the time to get to know me! My name is Bree. I am a four year old red ticked English Coonhound. I came to Animal Friends because I’ve heard that it is a wonderful place to find your forever home.
There are a couple of things that I want to tell you about myself. Like most of my hound cousins, I have a lot of energy and love to run and play. If you’re someone who likes to get a lot of exercise, then I am the girl for you! It would be perfect if I could live somewhere with a fenced in yard so I can play safely with my toys.
The folks here at Animal Friends say that I am really a sweetheart, and who am I to argue? I know how to sit and will lick your hand if you let me. All the same, because I do like to run and jump, I don’t think a house with small children would be good for me.

Editors Note, I have personally walked and spent time with Bree and Yes, she is a Sweet pup!!!

Inner Peace

If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment ,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
…..Then You Are  Probably The Family Dog!

How do you prefer to order your parts?

Hey guys can you help up out? We want to hear it from you. How to do you prefer to order your car or motorcycle parts? Dealership, online, or smaller aftermarket shop?  Please leave a comment below and fill us in on why,  share an experience that helped you with how you prefer to order your parts. Thanks!

Quick-N-Easy Summer Recipe

This time of year who wants to be spending all their time in the kitchen? Here is a quick recipe thats very yummy so you can have more time outdoors enjoying the weather!
Nonstick cooking spray
4  7- to 8-inch whole wheat flour tortillas
1  cup coarsely shredded purchased roasted chicken
1/2  cup feta cheese
1/4  cup thinly sliced red onion
1/4  cup chopped cucumber
1/4  cup grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1/4  cup kalamata olives, halved
2  tablespoons whole flat leaf (Italian) parsley leaves
1  tablespoon whole fresh oregano leaves
1/4  cup bottled Greek vinaigrette salad dressing
1. Coat one side of each tortilla with cooking spray. Place tortillas, sprayed sides down, on a cutting board or waxed paper. Sprinkle with chicken, feta cheese, red onion, cucumber, grape tomatoes, olives, parsley, and oregano. Drizzle with dressing. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently.
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat for 1 minute. Cook quesadillas, two at a time, over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until light brown, turning once. Remove quesadillas from skillet; place on a baking sheet. Keep warm in a 300 degree F oven. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. To serve Cut each quesadilla into three wedges. Makes 4 servings.

Cool Garage Door Coverings!

Check out these crazy Garage Door Murals
the new photo-murals from can give monochrome up-and-over garage doors a whole new look. The printed-on 3D motifs are deceptively realistic and will cause neighbours, friends and passers-by to stop and stare! They offer more than 250 motifs, anything from spectacular racing cars, wild horses, animals, landscapes to sexy go-go girls  They have even managed to bring cult brands like Harley-Davidson and MINI on board for a cooperation called sponsored motifs: brands that will look fantastic in and on your garage. Or they can turn your own digital image into a customised photo-mural for your garage door!


My sister and I were in a home together, but due to allergies, we found ourselves at Animal Friends. In addition to getting along with my sister, I am really a “people cat.” I’m used to being picked up, and I enjoy being petted while sitting on someone’s lap. Don’t sweat the spelling of my name. You can drop one of the “m”s once we get home; or, you can pick any other name that strikes you.
Look at my black and white face. Did you ever see such great markings in all your life? Not only that, but check out those sharp black smudges on my paws. I don’t know about talent, but if they ever come out with a show called “America’s Got Looks,” I would take first place paws down!
If you’re looking for two cats, my sister and I would make a great pair! If you already have cats, the Adoption Counselor at Animal Friends can help determine whether we’d be a good match. Most importantly, she’ll help you with the form that is the first step toward us getting together in the Get Acquainted room.

What exactly is Hydrogenated Oils, and why should we avoid them?

We have all heard that hydrogenated oil is not good for our diets, but if your like us you “Have” to know WHY? We did some digging around and came up with these facts about hydrogenated oils, pretty interesting stuff, check it out….
Oils have been hydrogenated for many decades, to prolong their shelf life and make the oils more stable. Hydrogenated oil is oil in which the essential fatty acids have been converted to a different form chemically, which has several effects. Hydrogenated oil is far more shelf stable, and will not go rancid as quickly as untreated oil. It also has a higher melting point, and is often used in frying and pastries for this reason. When hydrogenated, the chemical structure of the oil is changed, which scientists in the 1990s began to realize could result in negative health effects. Hydrogenated oil is made by forcing hydrogen gas into oil at high pressure. Both animal and vegetable fats can be and are hydrogenated. In general, the more solid the oil is, the more hydrogenated it is. Two common examples of hydrogenated oil are Crisco and margarine. In the 1990s, it was realized that these products might have deleterious health effects, a tragic irony since they were originally produced and promoted as being healthier than conventional oils. The unstable fatty acids in oils are unsaturated fats, which have been determined to be healthier for consumers, acting to reduce cholesterol in some cases. When hydrogenated oil is made, these healthy fats are converted into a new type of fatty acid, known as a trans fat. Trans fats are not at all good for one’s health. In some highly hydrogenated oils like margarine, trans fats can make up almost half of the total fat content.  Trans fatty acids work to increase LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, and they also decrease HDL cholesterol, which is “good” cholesterol. This means that the fats in hydrogenated oil are far more damaging than even saturated fats, which medical professionals have already determined to be harmful. There is also evidence to suggest that trans fatty acids may bioaccumulate in the body, because the digestive system has difficulty figuring out what to do with them. As a result, a diet high in trans fats will result in weight gain.
Consumption of hydrogenated oil has been linked with diabetes, coronary disease, and obesity in a wide number of scientific studies. In the 1990s, many activists began to lobby for clear food labeling, indicating when products contained trans fats. Other activists went further, attempting to ban trans fats because of their detriment to human health. All medical professionals agree that people should limit their consumption of hydrogenated oil to avoid exposure to trans fats, and should eat foods with healthy fats such as nuts, avocados, and olive oil.

2010 Ultimate Biker Makeover Winners!

Garage-Girls and Carlisle Events are pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Ultimate Biker Makeover…..  Runner up is Judy Reed and the grand prize winner is David Bardwell.
The two contestants were chosen along with Kathy Redman from a group of over 20 submissions of who was most deserving of an Ultimate Biker Makeover. The final 3 were then placed up on for public voting.   The final 3 all had compelling stories of why they were in need of the makeover, but after the publics vote the 2 winners have been chosen.  Runner up Judy Reed is a 52-year-old rider that desperately needs help fitting her bike to herself
Grand Prize Winner David Bardwell has been down on his luck after losing his job at a Chevrolet dealership and has been forced to sell his house and possessions to care for his family. Both winners will be getting hooked up with…new riding Jacket and Gloves from Z1R, a Vega helmet, HD Footwear boots, a cleaning kit from Wizards Products, a years subscription to IronWorks Magazine, a case of Synthetic oil from Spectro Oils, a pair of riding glasses from 7 Eye, T-shirt from VaVaVroom, and a technology case from Otterbox. David, the grand prize winner, will also be scoring parts for his motorcycle such as, accessories from Kuryakyn, A set of AVON Tires, a Mustang Motorcycle seat, and lots of other goodies.


Hello there, I’m Babysnickers! I have a very scrumptious name as you can tell! It’s a cool name to have and it compliments me well. A cute name for an overly adorably bunny! I get along well with other rabbits and love to be petted by people that I trust. I tend to get used to people fairly quickly, so don’t worry if I am a little shy at first. I’ll warm up to you, and fast!
If you would like to know more about me, please contact an Animal Friends Adoption Counselor or stop by anytime we’re having a Bun Run!