American Shelter Dogs: It’s What’s On the Inside

American Shelter Dogs: It’s What’s On the Inside

​Growing up, you may have had a dog that was just “the best.” We all have had that dog. That dog that would jump into the lake with you when you went swimming, or would fetch with a bottomless reserve of energy, or would just curl up next to you and take naps. Maybe...
Maggie and Jerry

Maggie and Jerry

Together we make a difference.  I volunteer for a dog rescue where one of the things I do is answer the rescue line.  I’ve always taken this job very seriously, especially when the call is from a shelter out of space or from an owner who has to give up a pet and...
Pyometra- Another Reason To Spay

Pyometra- Another Reason To Spay

The name is certainly unique enough, but what does this term have to do with your pet? If you have an un-spayed female dog or cat, knowing this term is very significant. “Pyo” is the accumulation of pus, and “Metra” refers to the uterus. Yes, a pyometra is an...
Giving: Good For Your Health & Almost As Good As Chocolate

Giving: Good For Your Health & Almost As Good As Chocolate

Did you know that when you make a donation to charity, your brain acts in a similar way to when you are eating chocolate?  Thanks to technology, researchers are able to study brain activity when certain acts are taken.  In a study on charitable giving, when people...
Wildlife Trafficking Bill

Wildlife Trafficking Bill

I had the privilege this past November to travel for 3 weeks in Kenya and Rwanda. The experience of witnessing all of the magnificent wildlife in their own environment made me more determined to lend my voice to the Wildlife Trafficking Bill that will be introduced...

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