Monthly Archives: August 2010

Dogs: The Great Friend-makers

I was standing on my dad’s front lawn the other day, tossing some balls for my foster dog and chatting with a neighbor, when a guy walked up with a dog we recognized. This guy, however, wasn’t the dog’s parent. … Continue reading

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Partners with Paws – Canine Service Dogs

Linda Port is the program and training director at Canine Partners of the Rockies. We met because of Happy Tails Books’ upcoming book, Partners With Paws, which highlights the importance of assistance dogs in the lives of those with disabilities and the joy people derive from volunteering with assistance dog training and placement organizations. My interview with Linda below really opened my eyes to how the development process works, and as I read through the stories I’ve received to be considered for our upcoming book, I’ve been blown away by how talented these dogs truly are. Continue reading

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Creative Volunteerism: Saving Craigslist’s Pets

I’m not sure who suggested this, but I want to share an idea with you for how you can very easily help animals in need. On Craigslist you’ll find many “free to a good home” postings from people who have … Continue reading

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Welcome, Happy Tails Books Visitors!

If you came here from the Happy Tails Books newsletter today, thanks for playing my game! (If you didn’t, the game was that if people come here and email me the topic of this blog, I’ll enter them in a … Continue reading

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