Category Archives: Animal Shelters

Seniors are Supreme: Celebrating National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

Tully was 12-years-old when she entered a shelter. She’s now in a loving home. I love November because it is the month for one of my favorite pet events …. National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month! I love senior pets for so many reasons, including having 3 senior cats in my home and heart right now. But I […]

Dogs Dogs Dogs: Celebrating Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month!

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. This month, like Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month in June, is so important to recognize and celebrate because of the over 4 million companion animals that lose their lives in shelters each year. That’s about 11,000 precious souls daily that are unable to find homes. So whether you have a dog (or five) at […]

When People Fail their Pets: The Broken Human-Animal Bond

For over 12 years, I have been volunteering with shelter pets to help them adjust to being in a shelter setting and find a new loving (and hopefully permanent) home. The one aspect that has not changed over the years are the various reasons why people surrender their pet to a shelter: Moving, new baby, […]

The Rock and the Hard Place: When those who love animals harm them

For those of us who work in animal protection, every day is filled with news stories, social media posts and pleas to help homeless, soon-to-be-homeless and shelter animals find a place where they can be safe and have a home. Knowing that over 4 million shelter pets and countless abandoned pets lose their lives each year in the […]

Animals love social media

When I started officially working in animal rescue and protection in 2000, there was no such thing as social media. Facebook, Twitter, and other sites had not become a reality. At that time, homeless companion animals were just starting to make their way onto websites (such as Petfinder). Now imagine back to the 1980’s or […]

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