In a not so nice world full of hate, jealousy and bullies. Love, kindness, and hope will always prevail. That's what "rescue" is all about. A community that comes together inspite of differences to make an impact in so many different ways. Sometimes, I think I'm not cut out for it. In fact, it keeps me up most nights. Believe me, there are victories and there are losses that will knock you to your knees and break your heart. I still cry for the ones that we could not help and
As I sit here and gather my thoughts of the Pawtastic Friends Howl O Ween cruise, I smile and am most grateful. Events can be exhausting, as they involve so much time, energy, labor, and thought, but it's so worth every bit of hard work leading up to the big event.
Michael, I and the whole Pawtastic Friends team are so thankful to everyone that supported this event in so many different ways.... the sponsors, those who attended, those who donated awesome auction prizes, those
A survivor is someone that escapes a horrible fate, and beats the odds. Survivors come in all shapes and forms. Through our lives, we've met many that have beat diseases, that have left abusive relationships, that have survived accidents.... the list goes on. In the many years of volunteering we've met some 4 legged survivors. One that has touched the hearts of many is Naomi. We met Naomi a long time ago and her story was not only one of heartache but one of survival. She was
Age is just a number. The mind, spirit, and body are as young as we feel. In the rescue world, we come across many senior pups. They find themselves alone in shelters and rescues for many reasons. They are abandoned because they are older and suffering the effects of age. They have been loved all their lives, but their owners have passed. They have been dumped for younger dogs. Although it isn't right, it's a reality of rescue. We are fortunate to have many rescue partners wh
What does the face of a rescue dog look like? Over the past 6 years, we've met many, all different but yet the same. There were all breeds, all ages, male, female, small, medium, and large. Each face became embedded in our hearts. Their eyes told a story.... some of survival, some of loss, some of hope, some of confusion. We met Keats back in January. He was an energetic guy with a smile that would melt your heart. How could this guy not have a family? He started in the enric