Posts filed under: Dog Tales

We live in a day and age where people have more access to information than ever. With the click of a button, you can find virtually anything you need. And with the click of a button, you can make someone’s...
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When I worked at Women’s Humane Society, providing treats in buckets on the dogs kennels was my favorite initiative. Having treats available when visitors walked through the kennels allowed dogs to show off their skills (like sitting quietly), but more...
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There’s this dog I know. Her name is Penny. She’s a brindle, tall, muscle-y, grey muzzled pit bull. She was found in a park and brought to the shelter in September 2016. She walked right up to the front door,...
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I’ve wanted to make snuffle mats for a while, but work-related projects have kept me busy and I didn’t want to fork out money for fleece, out of fear I would abandon my new personal project. So, thinking about the...
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So far, we’ve been focusing our Little Bits of Good series on the shelter and rescue community, as those are fertile grounds for harvesting benevolence. There are also some remarkable professionals out there wearing white coats and stethoscopes, and we...
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  Recently, on an unseasonably warm winter evening, Paul and I were sitting outside on the patio of our favorite local restaurant, Triumph Brewing Company. Like moths to a flame, we were drawn to the dog who was sitting out...
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Yesterday was my last day at Women’s Humane Society. I left my position as Canine Behavior Education Coordinator after a year and a half for reasons both personal and professional. In that year and a half, I worked really hard...
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You may not know this, because I don’t often talk about it, but Hazel is a DINOS. A DINOS is a Dog in Need of Space. Of the many issues we’ve worked on, and the behaviors we’ve trained, her tendency...
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Some people just stand out. They shine, they are examples, they are the standard we hold ourselves to, they are people we aspire to be more like. The qualities we like in these people are sometimes ones we wish we...
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Animal sheltering is a tough business. If you think about it, many people find the thought of even walking into an animal shelter too much to bear. And if you think even more about it, given the way shelter animals...
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