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Holding Paws

 

We can,

do it together!

 

by Carol Ely, Photos compliments of Abirdy Photos, Inc. www.abirdyphotos.com

Suggested resources for both the professional dog trainer and dog owner

 

Recommended Books

The Culture Clash

by Jean Donaldson

If Dogs Prayers Were Answered Bones Would Rain from the Sky

by Suzanne Clothier

Control Unleashed (Creating a Focused and Confident dog)

by Leslie McDevitt, MLA,CDBC,CPDT

Don't Shoot the Dog

by Karen Pryor

On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals

by Turid Rugaas

The Power of Positive Dog Training

by Pat Miller, Jean Donaldson

Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats

by Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM, PhD, and Susan Hubble Pitcairn

How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves

by Sophia Yin, D.V.M.

Dogs are from Neptune

by Jean Donaldson

Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog (Karen Pryor Clicker Book)

by Emma Parsons

Shaping Success (Agility) By Susan Garrett
Clicker Training for Obedience By Morgan Spector
The Whole Dog Journal – Handbook of dog & Puppy Care and Training Edited by Nancy Kerns

Purely Positive Training – Companion to Competition

By Sheila Booth

Getting in TTouch with Your Dog by Linda Tellington-Jones
Feisty Fido - help for the Leash-Reactive Dog by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D & Karen B. London, Ph.D

I'll Be Home Soon! -

How to prevent &Treat Separation Anxiety

by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D

 

 

Recommended Magazines & Journals

http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/ *Best Choice *- The Whole Dog Journal - Excellent articles especially on suggested products to buy for your dog and health issues. Also a plus, not supported by commercial advertising.
http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/ Dogs Naturally Magazine
http://www.cleanrun.com/ Agility Magazine - Clean Run - also sells books, DVDs, and toys
http://frontandfinish.com/ Front and Finish - The Dog Trainer's News - Most articles are on Obedience

Recommended Web Sites

Lost Pet Links

http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ Lost Dogs Illinois
http://www.petharbor.com/ Pet Harbor
http://www.helpinglostpets.com/ Helping Lost Pets
   

 Links Dog Related - Health Related
Info on Dog Breeds
http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/ American Kennel Club - Breed Information
http://www.petmd.com/dog/breeds Pet Med Dog Breed Info listing
   

Vaccines

http://healthydogworkshop.com/the-trouble-with-titers/ Trouble with Titers March 15, 2017
www.akcchf.org/research/ AKC Canine Health Research
http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/revaccination-and-dogs/ 2014 Info from Dogs Naturally Magazine on Revaccination
http://drjeandoddspethealthresource.tumblr.com/post/66693331640/dodds-dog-vaccination-protocol-2013-2014 Dr. Jean Dodds 2013-2014 Report on Vaccination Protocol
Click Link

PUPPY VACCINATION SCHEDULE AND SOCIALIZATION: CAN THEY GO TOGETHER?

By Dr. Dodds

https://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/lab/schultz/titer-testing-details/ Lab that does the Titer Testing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3P7FnSTcC8&feature=related The Truth About Vaccines

www.rabieschallengefund.org/index.html

Rabies Challenge Fund

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/leptospirosis-vaccine-protection-and-dogs-what-you-need-to-know/

Leptospirosis Vaccine Protection And Dogs: What You Need To Know

http://youtu.be/Sp-rK2kQREY

Leptospirosis Described by Dr. Karen Becker

http://youtu.be/rA-l0y6if1g

Kennel Cough Symptoms and Treatment by Dr. Karen Becker

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/lifelong-immunity-vets/

Dogs Naturally Magazine article about vaccinations
http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/three-critical-problems-kennel-cough-vaccine/

 Kennel cough Vaccine Problems

   

Early Neuter/Spay Hazards

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/new-study-neuter-risk-hip-dysplasia-dogs/

Early Neuter/Spay Can Create Medical Problems for Dogs

http://www.dogs4dogs.com/blog/2015/02/03/spaying-and-neutering-new-warnings-about-health-problems/ New Warnings about Spay/Neutering

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/three-reasons-to-reconsider-spayneuter/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=Dogs%20Naturally%20Magazine&utm_content=Three%20Reasons%20To%20Reconsider%20Spay/Neuter

Three Reasons To Reconsider Spay/Neuter

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0102241

Long-Term Health Effects of Neutering Dogs: Comparison of Labrador Retrievers with Golden Retrievers July/2014

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/vms3.34/full

Neutering of German Shepherd Dogs: associated joint disorders, cancers and urinary incontinence

http://vetcancerspecialists.com/blog/2013/2/28/does-early-castration-increase-the-risk-of-cancer-in-dogs/

Does Early Castration Increase the Risk of Cancer in Dogs?

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/02/17/dangers-of-early-pet-spaying-or-neutering.aspx

Early Spay/Neutering hazards by Dr. Becker

http://youtu.be/0vByprTTj1c

Cushing's Disease | Dog Spaying and Neutering (part 1 of 3) by Dr. Becker

http://youtu.be/v9uysqi5eao

Cushing's Disease | Dog Spaying and Neutering (part 2 of 3)  by Dr. Becker

http://youtu.be/WsrJY5VKVBo

Cushing's Disease | Dog Spaying and Neutering (part 3 of 3)  by Dr. Becker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=enPCZA1WFKY#t=475 2013 New* Dr. Karen Becker  The Truth About Spaying and Neutering
http://www.thedogplace.org/Spay-Neuter/considerations-canine-athelete_zink.asp Early Pay-Neuter Considerations for the Canine Athlete - by Chris Zink DVM, PhD, DACVP
   

General Health Related

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=119586064779975 Pet CPR Part 1
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=119601108111804&set=vb.153116801403042&type=2&theaterPet Pet CPR Part 2

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2015/01/14/pets-heimlich-maneuver-cpr.aspx

Heimlich Maneuver Could Save Your Pet's Life in an Emergency

http://www.miniaussierescue.org/BusterAlert/bustersPage.html

This link is an important health notice to all dog owners of

Collie, Australian Shepherds and most herding type breeds.

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/04/20/real-story-anubis.aspx?np=true#_edn6

Cancer is linked to estrogen levels by Dr. Becker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAy_KKRzJjo&feature=relmfu Pets Urine PH and Bladder Health

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA9SeHAEyQ4&feature=relmfu

Pet's Anal Glands
http://pets1st.com/articles/00043BloatInDogs.asp Bloat in Dogs by Pets 1st. com

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/01/25/gastric-dilatation-volvulus-or-twisted-stomach-in-pet-dogs.aspx

Gastric-dilatation-volvulus (Bloat & twisted stomach)
http://youtu.be/U1WrT2719yo Very Good informative Video on Signs of Bloat

http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/8_1/features/Dog-Bloat-Causes-Signs-and-Symptoms_15682-1.html?ET=wholedogjournal:e248927:891704a:&st=email&s=p_Grabbag120416&omhide=true

Whole Dog Journal- Dog Bloat Causes- signs and Symptoms

http://www.bmdinfo.org/Health/Reference_Guide_Bloat_GDV.pdf

Quick Reference Chart to print for GDV BLOAT
https://www.littlethings.com/dog-poop-colors-health/ 9 Colors And Types Of Dog Poop You Should Never, Ever Ignore

http://youtu.be/v55lQ_HUrS8

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Pets

http://youtu.be/lCG6GhwpdJo

Addison's Disease in Dogs by Dr. Karen Becker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl_X1I1GJ1Q Yeast Infections in Dogs
http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/09/16/cyanobacteria-blue-green-algae.aspx

Cyanobacteria: This Stealth Poison Could Kill Your Pet (or Child) Within Hours by Dr. Karen Becker

http://youtu.be/S7DHWxAFYX0

How to check your dog for tumors by Dr. Ken

http://youtu.be/RbTTJjn1zE0

Lumps & Bumps on your pet by Dr. Karen Becker Part 1 of 1

http://youtu.be/imTjfGBTYF4

Lumps & Bumps on your pet by Dr. Karen Becker Part 2 of 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWUhCgXN2Rs

Lumps & Bumps on your pet by Dr. Karen Becker Part 3 of 3

Click Link

ABERRANT BEHAVIOR AND THYROID DYSFUNCTION by Dr. Jean Dodds

http://www.highrises.com/pet-care-in-condos-and-apartments.php

Pet Care in Condos and Apartments

http://www.thedogplace.org/health/medication-conversion-pets_penn-126.asp

** Pet Medication Chart **  Converts dosages for dogs.

 

 

Service Dog Training Near Illinois

http://www.sitservicedogs.com/

Sit Service Dogs in Ava, IL

http://www.wilderwood.org/ Service Dog Training in Willisville, IL and in TN

http://www.thisableveteran.org

This Able Veteran, Carbondale, IL

   
   

Other Areas of Interest

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/07/12/far-better-than-tomato-juice-as-a-skunk-rinse.aspx Dog Rinse for being Skunked by Dr. Karen Becker
http://www.avma.org/animal_health/npdhm/default.asp Canine Dental Cleaning - video from American Vet. Medical Assoc.
www.towncaredental.com/a-pet-owners-guide-to-dental-care/ A Pet Owner's Guide to Dental Care

http://www.clickertraining.com/node/4011

How to Teach Voluntary Blood Draws

http://youtu.be/ronOj53K_GQ

How to Bathe a Dog - by Dr. Karen Becker

http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/ask-a-vet-how-can-i-recognize-and-deal-with-collapsing-trachea

Dog Honking, coughing, collapse trachea article by Dogster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBMu0kq19U4&feature=relmfu

Why Dogs eat grass

http://www.ehow.com/print/way_5689435_home-remedy-itchy-paws.html What to do for Itchy Paws
www.youngliving.com Young Living - Essential Oils
www.greenhopeessences.com Green Hope Farm - Flower Essences
Canine Health Information Canine Health Organization
http://www.hemopet.com/ Dr. Jean Dodds

http://www.iaath.com/

The International Alliance for Animal Therapy and Healing (IAATH) is dedicated to the advancement and awareness of healing and health options for animals.

http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/fire-prevention-preparedness-and-recovery/#pets Fire Prevention and what to do after a fire.

http://usinsuranceagents.com/homeowners-insurance-for-dog-owners/

The Ultimate Guide to Homeowners Insurance for Dog Owners

Dog Food Related Links

http://www.reviews.com/dog-food/ Reviews.Com (a very good dog food review recently done)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND8doiVSLDw&feature=related Coconut oil Benefits
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3wLTlqnMMg&feature=relmfu Raw Meat Diet for Dogs & Cats
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/ Dog Food Advisor - reviews dog foods and rates them. Very helpful.

www.drfoxvet.com/info/PetFood-Rating-System

Manufactured Pet Food Rating Scores by Dr. Fox Vet

http://www.itsfortheanimals.com Health and Natural Diets - It's for the animals
Dog Food Reviews
   

Puppy Training

http://www.simplybehaviour.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/puppy-habituation-schedule-with-new-logo.pdf

Puppy Habituation Schedule by Simply Behavior
https://www.redfin.com/blog/2016/03/7-ways-to-puppy-proof-your-home-before-your-new-friend-arrives.html 7 Ways to Puppy Proof Your Home for Your New Furry Friend
http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/pet-proofing-home-yard/ Home Advisor - Pet Proofing your home

Housebreaking your Dog

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2010/11/11/constipation-in-pet-dogs.aspx

Pet's Elimination Habits by Dr. Karen Becker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmreWbneuRg Part 1 Canine Housebreaking Challenges by Dr. Karen Becker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo_3_O2DMVU Part 2 Canine Housebreaking Challenges by Dr. Karen Becker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15pHBppudCA

Happy Tails - Dog House Training Pt 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqKJXxJcQas Happy Tails - Dog House Training Pt 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdsJL_yKzUM

Happy Tails - Dog House Training Pt 3

Nail Trimming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM4HQDb1Ef0

How Important is Cutting Your Dog's Nails Really? by Dr. Leslie Woodcock

http://youtu.be/u7mlFsHho3c

How to Clip Dogs Nails - by Dr. Karen Becker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JTKrJ2sVGo

Is Your Dog Scared of Having His Toes Nails Cut? Clipped? Dremelled? By Donna Hill

http://dogagilityvideos.com/how-to-find-your-dogs-nail-quick/

How to Find your dog's nail Quick

Dog Behaviors

https://positively.com/dog-behavior/aggression/resource-guarding

Resource Guarding by Victoria Stilwell
https://positively.com/dog-behavior/new-dogs/choosing-the-right-dog/

CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOG by victoria Stilwell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDeAKj2etMs&feature=player_embedded Resource Guarding, Positive Video on changing behavior
http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/11_10/features/Dogs-With-OCD_16069-1.html Help for OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder) in Dogs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKnrj1mPr-U&feature=youtu.be

Information about traveling with your pet

http://www.thebark.com/content/talking-training-victoria-stilwell

Victoria Stillwell - Controlling Barking

http://www.goodnewsforpets.com/articles.asp?ID=147 Vets on Behavior Proclaim, Never Use Shock Collar
http://www.gadzoo.com/latimes/Article.aspx?id=99932 Victoria Stillwell rejects intimidation - Los Angeles Times
http://positively.com/ Victoria Stillwell Web site -
http://youtu.be/rGP5ZawSrN8

YouTube Video - Helping a Dog Overcome Fear of People

http://youtu.be/wSDsXODIDMI YouTube Video - Dog shy of family member or husband
http://youtu.be/WJ8ugSSTNmM

Calming the Fearful Dog by Suzanne Clothier

http://youtu.be/VLriCeTYxLM

Thresholds, Thresholds, and Doing Nothing by Suzanne Clothier

http://youtu.be/KwnSdvHI8mg

Counter Conditioning and Safety by Suzanne Clothier

http://www.labadoption.org/info/file?file=17128.pdf

The Collar’s Role: Avoiding Spine, Neck, and Other Injuries

http://ppgworldservices.com/2014/08/18/why-prong-is-wrong-physically-and-psychologically/

Why Prong Is Wrong – Physically and Psychologically

http://leerburg.com/webboard/thread.php?topic_id=23311&page=1

Germany Study on Prong and Choke Collars

https://www.sfspca.org/prong What is wrong with prong collars

http://blog.smartanimaltraining.com/2013/07/31/new-findings-on-shock-collars-why-the-uk-wants-to-ban-them/

Shock collars and why UK wants to ban them
http://agilitymach.hubpages.com/hub/How-Does-a-Dogs-Color-Vision-Affect-Canine-Sport-How-do-Dogs-See Color Vision in Dogs Explained
Adoption and Fostering of Dogs
http://fosterdogsnyc.com/advice-for-a-new-foster-parent/ Advice for fostering a Dog

https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/2015/01/5-common-mistakes-adopters-make-when-bringing-home-new-dog/

5 Common Mistakes adopters make when bringing home a new dog

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2015/01/19/8-tips-adding-new-pet.aspx?x_cid=20150119_lead_8-tips-adding-new-pet_facebookpets

8 Mistakes Owners Make When They Bring Home a Younger Pet
https://www.moneygeek.com/living/resources/pet-expenses Can you afford a Pet? Budgeting for pets
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steffen-baldwin/chill-out-decompression-t_b_8331986.html

Chill Out! Decompression Tips For New Foster Dogs

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2015/03/30/abused-animals.aspx

How to Tell If Your Adopted Pet Was Abused - And How to Help Them Cope

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2014/11/30/understanding-rescue-dogs.aspx

Building an Unbreakable Forever-Bond with Your Adopted Dog

http://www.luckystarcavalierrescue.org/info/display?PageID=14823

Some Advice for Fostering or Adopting a Puppy Mill Rescue​

 

 

Health & Animal Communication
Veterinary_Medicine.htm Vet Medicine & Diseases
http://www.holisticvetlist.com/ Holistic Vet Listing
http://vetmedicine.about.com/index.htm About Vet Medicine
https://www.cprcertified.com/pet-first-aid-cpr-resource-guide Pet Certified CPR
http://www.ttouch.com/ Linda Tellington-Jones  T Touch
www.holistipet.net Jen Ortman - Animal Communicator, Reiki Master Healing Teacher
http://www.kimogden.com/ Dr. Kim-Ogden Avrutik - Animal Communicator
http://www.carolschultz.com/ Carol Schultz - Animal Communicator and  Healing
http://www.theangelrev.com/ Rev. Barb Rocha - Counselor and Healing
www.animaltalknaturally.com/category/dog-talk-naturally/ Animal Talk Videos and articles- many different issues, Podcast
   

 

The Below Section are links to help expectant parents to introduce their Dog to a New Baby in the house

http://www.pregnantpaws.com/

https://positively.com/dog-behavior/behavior-problems/fears-and-phobias/noise-phobias/baby-crying-phobia/

http://www.babycenter.com/preparing-pets-for-babies

Important to read the comments from other expectant parents at the bottom of the article.

http://dogs.about.com/od/childrenanddogs/a/Preparing-Dog-for-New-Baby.htm

Preparing your dog for the new baby

Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby

http://freedogtraininginfo.com/152/preparing-your-dog-for-a-new-baby/

Introducing Your Dog to a New Baby  PDF file to print

http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/files/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20Introducing%20Your%20Dog%20to%20a%20New%20Baby.pdf

How to Introduce a Baby to a Dog  Video

 http://www.ehow.com/video_2382829_introduce-baby-dog.html#ixzz28vbYIlW8

http://www.ehow.com/video_2382829_introduce-baby-dog.html

 

Misc. Links

http://www.apdt.com/

Association of Pet Dog Trainers- APDT This is also a membership for individuals wishing to compete in Rally-O (Rally Obedience).

http://www.petfinder.com/

Locate a lost pet, find a pet to adopt and find a shelter near you.

https://www.facebook.com/LostDogsIllinois

Illinois Lost Dogs

http://www.fidofinder.com/ Fido Finder

http://www.petsit.com/sitters.asp

Professional Pet Sitters, locate a pet sitter near you.

http://www.iaaor.org/home.html

Illinois Animal Owners Rights

http://www.petpartners.org

Pet Partners formally Delta Society - Certification of Therapy Dogs

http://www.dogchannel.com/

The Dog Channel - Info and links

http://www.dogpoweredscooter.com/ Dog Powered Scooter

http://www.searchdogfoundation.org

Search Dog Foundation produces the most highly trained canine disaster search teams in the nation. They recruit rescued dogs from shelters and breed rescue groups, which are then trained by professionals. Please help support them by sponsoring a search dog.

http://www.homeadviceguide.com/disaster-preparedness-for-pets/

Disaster Prepardedness for Pets

http://www.vettech.org/

Listings of Vet Tech Colleges

http://www.veterinarianedu.org/ Info on how to become a veterinarian

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/treat-release-dog-toys.aspx?ref=nf

Safe, Interactive Dog Toys and what not to give your dog. by Dr. Becker

http://youtu.be/3kbO2krzr0g

Massaging Your Dog | Teacher's Pet With Victoria Stilwell

 

 

Web Sites for Dog Shows and Associations

http://www.akc.org/index.cfm AKC - American Kennel Club http://www.royjonesdogshows.com/ Roy Jones Dog Shows
http://www.ukcdogs.com/index.html UKC- United Kennel Club http://www.onofrio.com/ Jack Onofrio Dog Shows
http://www.k9tdaa.com/ TDAA- Teacup Dogs Agility Association http://www.ltdtc.org/ Lyons Township Dog Training Club
http://www.nadac.com/ NADAC- North American Dog Agility Council, Inc. http://www.craborchardkennelclub.org/ Crab Orchard Kennel Club
http://www.usdaa.com/ USDAA- United States Dog Agility Assoc. http://www.agilityevents.net/ Agility Events Listing
http://www.k9cpe.com/ CPE- Canine Performance Events, Inc. http://www.stlouisagility.org/ Greater St. Louis Agility Club
http://www.ukagilityinternational.com/ UK Agility International http://www.paducahkennelclub.com/ Paducah Kennel Club
https://www.nacsw.net/ NACSW National Association of Canine Scent Work http://www.labtestedonline.com/ Lab Tested Online Services - Great way to enter Dog Events
 

 

 

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi

 

Help someone -

Reflect upon the relationship you have with your pet companion. Is it close, do you confide in him or her. Do you spend more time petting and talking to your pet, than to family or friends? This is important to know and recognize, for this reflects on you. It does not make you a bad person, but a person that should start to reach out to others. The dog is a good place to start and a good example of true unconditional devotion. Follow their example and reach out to others. See what you can do today. Volunteer at an animal shelter. Train and have your dog certified to be a therapy dog and visit people in need of the devotion your dog can give. Perhaps start by helping a neighbor in need, with their pets. Join a dog club and volunteer your time. Join a rescue relocation group to help place dogs in need of a ride, to their forever homes. There are many different ways to help others and many that include animals, just ask around.

But please, contribute in some way.

 

Suggested links that could use your help -

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Dog_Rescue_RailRoad/

This group helps move dogs and other animals to no kill shelters and forever homes. To help out, you can volunteer to drive an animal from one location to another. Everyone pitches in and some dogs have been moved from one end of the US to the other (even Canada), with the help of many volunteer drivers.

Lots of nice cooperation in this group.

 

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/agbeh/

Aggressive Behaviors in Dogs group has over 560 experienced dog trainers helping with aggressive dog behaviors. Only positive-reinforcement "dog-friendly" recommendations are allowed. This group is fully moderated and very professional.

 

 

http://www.trucknpaws.com/

Help transport pets across the country

 

http://www.puppymillrescue.org/

Puppy Mill Rescue

 

 

My Rescue Page link :     My Rescued Dogs

 

This link is to a video on people giving up dogs to shelters.

The video is on youtube everyone should watch - www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3Daz6_pWLo

 

1-22-2010

I just did a training seminar yesterday at a shelter in southern IL to teach volunteer shelter workers on how to help train the dogs they work with to make them more “adoptable”.  Before starting the seminar I did a walk through and it was hard to see so many dogs waiting for homes. My husband was with and he couldn’t understand why so many very friendly dogs were given up. They even had a lot of small dogs besides the usual black dog group. A lot of the dogs had little sweaters on and looked like they should be home sleeping on someone’s couch or curled up in their lap and probably did do that at some time. It is very hard and I wish people could become more aware before they purchase that cute little puppy. I hope that the obedience classes that I am doing will help to keep more dogs in their homes. Please if you have skills to help others, help train. Sometimes just teaching them how to walk nicely on a leash or to sit could help to keep them home!

 

Note: Thank you all volunteers for giving of your time, energy and love. I know it is hard to see them behind bars and not at a warm loving home. You do so much, please hang in there and remember at least you are doing something to help, it is better then ignoring the situation, and I am sure that the furry faces that greet you everyday as you volunteer appreciate your time.

A Big Thank You!  Carol Ely

 

Remember,

 we are a

a Team

 

 

by Carol Ely

 

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