Holiday Financial Opportunities for Rescues Offered by Petco Foundation
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The ever-generous Petco Foundation is offering terrific opportunities for rescues to earn needed funds for their work. Check out this link and plan a happy holiday season for the pets … Read More

Colorado Independent Publishers EVVY Awards Cite Beyond Flight or Fight a Winner!
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My book, Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs won FIRST PLACE in the “How To” category in the international CIPA EVVY Awards of 2016! We … Read More

Make Love, Not War: Dogs’ Appeasing Behaviors Toward People They Are Bonded To
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This old bumper sticker was popular during my college years as the Viet Nam war was raging. The Birth Control Pill was new and available enough to protect casual sex … Read More

Snake Proofing Your Dog
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I pulled into the prairie training field and drove around people and dogs. Some were sitting under shade trees, some dogs were playing in kiddy swimming pools or being hosed … Read More

Adoption Counseling: How to Make or Break a Family
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“Hello, I adopted a puppy mill rescue dog five weeks ago and cannot get a leash on her. She is ruining my apartment because I can’t get her outside. Can … Read More

Springtime Cat Wanderlust
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  Pet cats are especially attuned to spring. They respond to warmer temperatures and longer days in instinctual yearnings to wander, seek prey, mate, and sleep less than the usual … Read More

My Western Book Tour Vacation
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Westward HO the Dogs and Cats! Prior to the launch of my book, Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs, I took a much-needed two-week … Read More

Puppy Mills 103 – Selling Dogs: The LOW Down of Mills, Brokers, Pet Stores & Auctions
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Taken From Mom: Now What? There are four usual ways puppy mill proprietors divest themselves of puppies they have bred. They are: selling directly to pet stores, advertising on the … Read More

Puppy Mills 102-The History Of Puppy Mills
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The end of WWII brought American agriculture the dual dichotomy of over-production of food goods, which lowered prices farmers could make on their products. Farming became easier with the advent … Read More

Puppy Mills 101-The Nitty Gritty of a Grissly Business
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What is a puppy mill? The HSUS’s definition is: “A puppy mill is an inhumane, commercial dog-breeding facility in which the health of the dogs is disregarded in order to … Read More

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