Category Archives: Animal Advocacy

A Predicament & Pack Update


Today I make my debut as a children’s book illustrator. It’s kind of a big deal for me, since it’s what I went to school for some thirty-seven years ago. Although I’ve written five books about rescuing companion animals and … Continue reading

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In the Company of Wolfie


She was given a court-appointed guardian, and Wolfie was taken away from her and put into the care of an appointee. Continue reading

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How Much Crating is Too Much? After the New OAS Book, Some Thoughts on What Constitutes Over-Crating of Dogs


When the truth surfaced about the Olympic Animal Shelter in 2014, I was sickened at the thought of all of those dogs living in crates all day, every day, for years on end – and the admission by the Shelter’s … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Love a Dog?


This is Jeb. He is a senior hound who belongs to a friend’s adult granddaughter. I’ve been told that she loves him. These are Jeb’s feet. Jeb’s been struggling for awhile now. The family has considered putting him down because … Continue reading

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Learning Lessons from Loss


But in addition to our grief were a series of repercussions that left me shaken and more than a little freaked out. Continue reading

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Animal Advocacy: the End of Innocence


Last week, I saw a video on Facebook that a lot of people were outraged over — it was of a woman beating her dog with a frying pan — and I wasn’t horrified. I watched the video three or … Continue reading

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CALL TO ACTION: Change the World


If you have a phone and a couple of free minutes, I’m going to give you the opportunity to be a hero and change the world. I know you’ve heard the saying “Saving one dog won’t change the world but … Continue reading

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