Vote For Pips!

An update on Pips, the dog that Joellyn and I took to the University of Washington last March to join the Conservation Canines program. United Animal Friends, the animal rescue that my wife volunteers for, entered Pips’ story into a contest being run by PetFoodDirect where the winning rescue gets a $5000 grant for food and related supplies. Pips’ story made the top ten which is the finals for this contest. If you have a Facebook account please go to the page for PetFoodDirect, “like” the page and then please vote for Pips–the page to vote will load onto the screen. That Pips’ story made the top ten is probably a big deal because PetFoodDirect has over 50,000 followers on Facebook. The picture is from Clear Lake with a view of Mount Rainier as we drove Pip to the Conservation Canines facility which is actually in Eatonville. Thank you for your consideration on this. If you would like to read something market related please visit my page on the 2012 Bespoke Investment Group...

Vote For Pips!

An update on Pips, the dog that Joellyn and I took to the University of Washington last March to join the Conservation Canines program. United Animal Friends, the animal rescue that my wife volunteers for, entered Pips’ story into a contest being run by PetFoodDirect where the winning rescue gets a $5000 grant for food and related supplies. Pips’ story made the top ten which is the finals for this contest. If you have a Facebook account please go to the page for PetFoodDirect, “like” the page and then please vote for Pips–the page to vote will load onto the screen. That Pips’ story made the top ten is probably a big deal because PetFoodDirect has over 50,000 followers on Facebook. The picture is from Clear Lake with a view of Mount Rainier as we drove Pip to the Conservation Canines facility which is actually in Eatonville. Thank you for your consideration on this. If you would like to read something market related please visit my page on the 2012 Bespoke Investment Group...

One Working Dog’s Dream: Pep’s Story

Pep’s story as published at the Best Friend’s website. Pep is the dog we took up to Seattle last week…. Pep faced hardship after hardship in finding his forever home. But through the determined perseverance of a dedicated rescue volunteer, this working dog found his dream job in the most unique of places. Pep’s Story Begins Pep’s journey with United Animal Friends began in November 2010, after the energetic, intelligent Cattle Dog–Heeler mix was picked up as a stray by Animal Control of Prescott, Arizona. A striking dog, Pep lived in the shelter for two full months and was adopted out of the shelter three times – only to be returned for a slew of different reasons: dog aggression, hyperactivity, and a sudden inability of the new owner to care for him. Understandably, Pep became quite a bit frustrated by all this change. Being locked up in small, confined space just didn’t suit his nature, and his frustration soon morphed into aggression towards other dogs. That’s just how Pep ended up on the euthanasia list. As a coordinator for United Animal Friends, I regularly visited the shelter and had met Pep a few times. Make no mistake; Pep was ball-obsessed and very active, but beneath all that energy was a sincere love for people. I saw him in his kennel and knew he could be a good dog; it would just take the right owner – someone who had the energy to keep up with him. So, I got Pep out of the shelter and into the UAF system. Pep went into boarding as no foster homes without existing...

One Working Dog’s Dream: Pep’s Story

Pep’s story as published at the Best Friend’s website. Pep is the dog we took up to Seattle last week…. Pep faced hardship after hardship in finding his forever home. But through the determined perseverance of a dedicated rescue volunteer, this working dog found his dream job in the most unique of places. Pep’s Story Begins Pep’s journey with United Animal Friends began in November 2010, after the energetic, intelligent Cattle Dog–Heeler mix was picked up as a stray by Animal Control of Prescott, Arizona. A striking dog, Pep lived in the shelter for two full months and was adopted out of the shelter three times – only to be returned for a slew of different reasons: dog aggression, hyperactivity, and a sudden inability of the new owner to care for him. Understandably, Pep became quite a bit frustrated by all this change. Being locked up in small, confined space just didn’t suit his nature, and his frustration soon morphed into aggression towards other dogs. That’s just how Pep ended up on the euthanasia list. As a coordinator for United Animal Friends, I regularly visited the shelter and had met Pep a few times. Make no mistake; Pep was ball-obsessed and very active, but beneath all that energy was a sincere love for people. I saw him in his kennel and knew he could be a good dog; it would just take the right owner – someone who had the energy to keep up with him. So, I got Pep out of the shelter and into the UAF system. Pep went into boarding as no foster homes without existing...

Pep

As I mentioned a few days ago, we are headed up to Seattle today with Pep pictured to the left. Pep is a very hyper dog who has been returned four times for being too hyper. He is not suited to be someone’s pet but his hyperactivity and ball focused behavior makes it very possible he can be trained as a working dog of one kind or another like search and rescue. As some of you may know, my wife works full time in dog rescue for United Animal Friends, mostly things related to regular adoptions and she also does email communication, social media and is on the board. With a lot of phone calls and emails she got Pep accepted into a training program at the University of Washington–I don’t know if accepted is most precise term but you get the idea. Kind of a neat thing, all the stuff in the “travel bag” that Joellyn bought for Pep was covered by a Petsmart gift card from a Random Roger reader so a big thank you for that. This was why I asked for input about coffee houses in Seattle. After we drop Pep off we are going to hang out for a couple of days. I’d still welcome any coffee house...

Pep

As I mentioned a few days ago, we are headed up to Seattle today with Pep pictured to the left. Pep is a very hyper dog who has been returned four times for being too hyper. He is not suited to be someone’s pet but his hyperactivity and ball focused behavior makes it very possible he can be trained as a working dog of one kind or another like search and rescue. As some of you may know, my wife works full time in dog rescue for United Animal Friends, mostly things related to regular adoptions and she also does email communication, social media and is on the board. With a lot of phone calls and emails she got Pep accepted into a training program at the University of Washington–I don’t know if accepted is most precise term but you get the idea. Kind of a neat thing, all the stuff in the “travel bag” that Joellyn bought for Pep was covered by a Petsmart gift card from a Random Roger reader so a big thank you for that. This was why I asked for input about coffee houses in Seattle. After we drop Pep off we are going to hang out for a couple of days. I’d still welcome any coffee house...