Mailing Books to Rescues and the Release of The Good, the Bad, and the Pugly

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 […]

5 Ways You Can Help Homeless Animals Now

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 […]

Adopting a Dog is Good for You Too

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. […]

A Fundraising Fundamental: Start Small

(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 […]

Ellen is Bad News for Rescued Pets Everywhere

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 […]

Spring is in the Air

Why companion animals must be spayed or neutered.

Smart Owners

Give a description of your pet to the shelter when you leave town.

Early-Age Spay/Neuter

Why getting your pet fixed early can minimize problems later.

I Want to Take Them All Home

Tiresome sayings every shelter volunteer hates to hear.

Patsy’s Story

What to do if your dog outlives you.