Tag Archives: animal rescue

Will the Jerry Maguires of Animal Welfare please stand up?

With unforgettable quotes like “You complete me” and shots of a frazzled Tom Cruise exclaiming “Help me, help you” to a naked Cuba Gooding Jr., it’s easy to forget the opening scene that started it all in the 1996 romantic comedy, … Continue reading

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Friday’s Forbidden Love: A black cat and a peach pit bull

Normally I roll my eyes and become unapologetically judgmental when I hear people say that they got their pet “for their kids.”  Seriously, it’s your dog, not your 5-year old’s.  Get your kid an iPad and save the dog for … Continue reading

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Obsession with breed: As troublesome as discrimination against it

In light of the current political context surrounding both the teaching profession and pit bull welfare right now, I thought this could use a repost.  This piece was originally posted in March of 2012. Most of my professional experience has … Continue reading

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A Peach in Motion: Dealing with issues surrounding photo and video releases in therapy dog work

This morning, Peaches and I went for our last of four Friday morning visits with the humane society’s weekly summer kids camp, Camp PAWS.  After four weeks in a row of fabulous visits with several incredible groups of kids–all of … Continue reading

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“Hey, have you heard the one about climate change and dog training?”

So a man walks into a bar and sees a dog sitting at the counter.  He turns to the dog and asks, “So what do you think about all the controversy surrounding the best methods and tools for training dogs?” … Continue reading

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