Why Help Those Who Can’t Help Themselves

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If compassion is not your thing, maybe logic is. People who think that they need not speak up or step up for things that “don’t concern them” should learn from the words of a poet of the last century. When I am asked why I do what I do at great financial cost and time to me, my answer is …

a Message Fur the Chinese

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WATCH THIS— http://animalsaviors.org/petition.html People love to save a buck or two and are often not aware as to what or how they are saving. Several years ago we learned that the inexpensive clothing that we buy is produced by child labor, or as it should be called: child slavery. For a long time the controversy has been going around about …

The Winner of the Sharpei Lotto is….

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There are times when you have a warm feeling inside after a rescue.  I got that feeling when I placed Zeus, because he did go to a wonderful home and a really great family.  Well, I was able to get that feeling again this last week when I placed Wrinkles (now SusieQ) to Kathy at Merlins Hope.  I’ve sent other …

When Someone Cares

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When you work in rescue you are constantly bombarded with hundreds of dogs that need saving.  What makes one stick out?  I still ponder the answer to that question, but I can tell you, when it does, you know. A few weeks back a good friend of mine, Blake from Resqpet, contacted me about Toby, the German Shepherd at the …

Zeus – the happy ending

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Zeus was more than a rescue or a dog I trained.  Zeus and I connected on such a deep spiritual level that its hard to describe in words.  I knew he would be a part of my life the first time I ever walked by his cage in August 2008.  I made several pleas, but no one stepped up.  Since …

On the Topic of Breeders

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It seems that rescuers and breeders are on two different sides when it comes to the right choice of how and where to get a dog.  There are breeders who boast the myth that only a good dog can be purchased from a breeder, while rescue workers attest that there is such a great animal overpopulation that breeders should be …

He Only Had 9 Days

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Look at the face in this picture, look really close.  A sweet, young dog full of love and life who ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Truman entered the shelter and never left.  He is the face of millions of dogs that are killed each and every year.  Truman lived in the shelter for 9 days. …

Breed Specific RESCUES – The Good The Bad & The Ugly

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I’d like to start out by saying that everyone in rescue is trying their hardest to do what they can do to save as many lives as possible.  The shelters are filling up more quickly than rescues can get dogs out, into foster and into forever homes.   The funds are low, the demands are high and stress is the …

“How Could You?”…. You Gotta Read This!

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A man in Grand Rapids, Michigan incredibly took out a $7000 full page ad in the paper to present the following essay to the people of his community. By Jim Willis, 2001 When I was a puppy, I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child, an despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple …

Beverly Hills Chihuahua – The Dilemna

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In the next few weeks Walt Disney will be releasing their movie BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA.  Undoubtedly this will be a huge movie despite the concerns of those people in rescue.  With the popularity of such a film the lives of hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of dogs will be effected.  Children and adults will be caught up in the hype …