Those of you on my mailing list know that yesterday I released The Good, the Bad, and the Pugly the seventh book in my series of Alpine Grove Romantic Comedies. (The ebook version is on sale for .99 for a couple of more days, so get it while it’s cheap!) The Good, the Bad, and […]
Every time I visit a web site full of adoptable pets, I see the thousands of animals needing homes and I want to do more to help. But like many people, I have a lot going on in my life, and a few years ago I had to cut back on the “hands-on” volunteer work I […]
When you adopt a dog from an animal shelter or rescue group, you save a life. Obviously adoption is good for the dog, but it’s also good for you. Countless studies have shown that contact with pets makes you feel good, both physically and mentally. Owning a dog can contribute to your health and well-being. […]
(Or Why the Yappy Hour Should Come Before the Fur Ball) When you run a non-profit animal rescue group, you can’t do it all alone. But time and time again people try. A few months ago, I was talking to a woman who runs a small dog rescue group in California. With only two or […]
As the author of two books on rescued pets (Happy Hound and Happy Tabby) and a person who spent years volunteering at animal shelters, I think the whole Ellen DeGeneres “poochgate” fiasco is depressing. Her weepy actions on TV may have set back the efforts of other rescuers around the country by portraying them in […]
Why companion animals must be spayed or neutered.
Give a description of your pet to the shelter when you leave town.
Why getting your pet fixed early can minimize problems later.
Tiresome sayings every shelter volunteer hates to hear.
What to do if your dog outlives you.