Category Archives: Animal Rescue

15 Reasons that Search Dogs Rock!

This past week I was invited to attend a special demonstration by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. I have to say, these dogs are incredible. There are so many things I didn’t know about how these dogs are acquired, … Continue reading

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Spay and Neuter – What to Expect

Recently, a coworker mentioned that they were considering spaying their 6 month old puppy but were complaining that they didn’t have the 3 months to keep her calm during recovery. Three months – really?!? I’m certain my jaw hit the … Continue reading

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In the Shadows

Sometimes the most humane thing you can do in the face of cancer is nothing. About a month ago, I awoke to feel my 16 year old cat, Shadow, trembling and twitching on the bed beside me. She saw me … Continue reading

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His name is Dewey

The Animal Control Officer led me down several hallways to a quiet area behind the main kennel banks. The echo of barking and whining faded behind us and all we could hear was the echo of our own footsteps. We … Continue reading

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Of Bunnies, Carrots and Chewed Up Headphone Cords

A couple of weeks ago, I had my headphones on and was happily chair dancing to a little Eddie Rabbit when all of a sudden the music just stopped.  I looked at my iPod and it was still on. I … Continue reading

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Get your “Face” out there!

2010 was a year that many rescues and shelters dabbled in social media with varying amounts of success. For those who haven’t created a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, YouTube, or any of the other myriad social media portals, … Continue reading

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Where Did your Purebred Come From?

Purebred dogs come from a variety of sources. At one end, there are breeders that are working to better a specific breed and eliminate or curtail genetic traits and health issues that the breed might have. Each breed has genetic … Continue reading

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