What Pets Teach Us

Last Friday (February 24th), I said goodbye to my Sammy Jammy. He was at 14 years old and had been declining from kidney failure for the past few years. Sammy came into my life on March 2, 2000 from an animal control shelter in Michigan. We truly chose each other. I gave him a loving […]

Tragedy in Ohio

Many of us read this week about the tragic deaths of 49 exotic animals in Zanesville, Ohio. While 6 of the animals survived and are now being cared for at the Columbus Zoo, it raises the long-standing issue of people possessing exotic animals. And while the debate continues in Ohio and nationally about strengthening laws […]

A shelter where you feel better after visiting?

For those of you who have volunteered at, adopted from, or visited an animal shelter, did you feel happy after you left the shelter? Or did you feel sad, depressed, anxious, and worried about the pets left behind? If it is the latter, then I want to tell you that there is a shelter in […]

Lending a healing hand

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Kathleen Prasad for my next book. She co-founded Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) which is working to train others on how to incorporate Reiki healing for shelter and other animals. As a Reiki Master myself, I recognize that healing is something that everyone can do to help animals […]

A Dollar for a Dog!

Tammy Silvey from Mid-Michigan Cocker Rescue sent in this inspiring story that I just had to share! “I adopted “Joey” a black and tan Cocker from a local shelter 8 yrs ago. I have since become a fan of the breed. I started working with a Cocker Spaniel rescue group in April. One of the […]