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Promoting rescue, adoption and second chances for dogs, cats, bunnies, and their peeps

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Animal Lover's Guide to Changing the World Review and Giveaway

Regular readers know that helping animals is important to me and pretty much the mission of this blog. I have always loved animals and have been rescuing dogs, cats, mice, snakes, birds, etc., ever since I can remember. Growing up I spent several summers on farms and befriended pigs, goats, chickens and cows - including a cow I named Miss Lillian who remains one of my favorite animal friends of all time. 

So, when Stephanie Feldstein asked if I would like to review her new book The Animal Lover’s Guide To Changing The World, Practical Advice and Everyday Actions for a More Sustainable, Humane, and Compassionate Planet, it was kind of a no brainer for me – and I immediately said yes!

Practical ways and action steps to helping animals
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Not So Happy Update On LaCroix

Sometimes things don’t work out. And no matter how hard we work or hope, there’s heartbreak. Real life is not a fairytale; it’s complicated, confusing, and often painful. There are happy moments, but happy endings are rare and ever elusive.

A few weeks ago I shared the story of LaCroix, a three-month-old Cattle dog puppy born with spina bifida. LaCroix was rescued with several other dogs from a hoarding situation. When I met him he was an adorable bundle of joy with a zest for life and lots of puppy sparkle in his gorgeous blue eyes. He didn’t stay still for long; he loved to play, learn new things, and make people smile.

But sadly, things change and sometimes quickly. 

LaCroix, a puppy born with spina bifida lived life to the fullest; his life was brief but filled with love, adventure, and affection
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Friday, April 6, 2018

11 Ways To Help Dogs, Cats, and Shelters This Spring


Spring is all about new life and fresh starts. The warmer temps and longer days are a great reminder to get outside, be more active, and do some good. Back in December I shared ways to celebrate the holidays by helping animals. This is the spring version with even more fun ideas to help rescue dogs, cats, and animal shelters in your community.

Here's how to celebrate spring by helping dogs, cats, and animal shelters this spring
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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