Loving families adopted many of the dogs within a matter of days. After many months on the road filming and interviewing, we are finally ready to show the world what great work the Rescue Waggin' program is doing, all over the country.
In February of 2011, Austin Texas became the largest US city to reach "No-Kill" status (90 percent or higher save rate at the city's animal shelter). It was a goal the staff and volunteers of Austin Pets Alive! had been helping the city work toward for many years.
The easiest blog post for me to write is the one I do each year around Valentine's Day. Yes, of course, we deal with a great deal of sadness and real drama in the world of animal shelters, but love is quite literally here in the air.
Most aren't aware and even I wasn't before joining Little Shelter, most ice melt is toxic to animals. I've seen my dogs and others on walks this winte...
In animal rescue, we're always praying for miracles. But I'm beginning to think that even when we don't get the miracles we hope for, we sometimes still receive reasons to rejoice... although we may not realize it at the time.
While driving three friends, four counting Chip, I listened and recognized a beautifully shared teaching for me and an invitation to humanity. Chip i...
When you bring a dog home from a shelter or adopt one from a rescue, you're doing a noble thing. You're taking a dog whose days might be numbered, a...
The time Pepé spent with us gave us the unexpected gift of wonder. Watching this little dog who was abandoned at the end of his life adapt to new surroundings was wondrous in itself. But every day with him was a gift.
Twenty years ago I knew no one with any answers; today it hardly matters, as the feral hundreds have grown into hundreds of thousands.
The end of summer brought the public declaration that I was going to open myself up to dog ownership and curious minds asked a ton of unsolicited questions.
http://www.littleshelter.com On, October 29, 2013, Long Island was bracing itself for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. For us, it all started with e...
She didn't email or have a computer, but she had something better than that for communicating: a generous heart.
A man walked into the animal shelter, placed a small cardboard box on the counter and said, "I'm turning this dog in because he's old and can't walk anymore." The poor dog was a mess. It was apparent that his owner had let the dog's health deteriorate for months -- probably years -- and done nothing to get medical attention for his canine.
Pet ownership provides ample opportunities for physical and psychological development. As you continue to guide and train your dog or cat, you might just pick up some worthwhile life knowledge in your own regard.
An angel named Marie had scooped up the emaciated ball of greasy hair and bones and taken her home. Planning to bring her to a canine rescue facility in a few days, she happened to ask my husband if he knew anyone who was interested in a dog.
For years, puppies and kittens have been given as presents. But some shelters, breeders, and more than a few writers frown on the tradition under the unsubstantiated suspicion that someone surprised with such a gift is ill-suited to care for it. The fear is that the animal will be returned like an ugly sweater, or worse, face neglect or abuse.