Category: Animal Rescue

Our Personal Doggie Day Care

In the corporate world, as a consultant, I learned the importance of the little things that will keep a good employee or send them running out the door. My first mentor told me to keep a jar filled with candy (mostly chocolate)...

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The Best Is Yet To Come!

We recently celebrated our second anniversary. So it is time to reflect back and look forward. Two years ago, we opened the shelter. Our expectations included lots of people coming through the door to adopt a dog or cat. Our...

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Puppies, Puppies and More Puppies

Let me set the stage. Our momma dog/puppy fosters are: Tom/Vicki and Candy/Sarah. They are an awesome team and, because of their dedication, momma dogs have a quiet place to give birth, nurse, teach, train and love on their...

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Our Grand Opening in 2015

No, the year isn’t wrong. It was April 18, 2015 when the Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter opened its doors to the public. Petey was the symbol of what went wrong and why changes needed to be made. When he lost his life it was...

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Hooch – 2016 American Hero Dog

Rhonda (veterinary technician at PAAS) and I had the privilege of meeting Zach Skow – Hooch’s Dad – – okay his owner. Hooch is a testament to a dog’s ability to forgive. He was rescued from a shelter in California....

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Facebook Makes Things Easier

This past week, PAAS played a key role in saving Miss Genny and her puppies in no small part because Mark Zuckerberg and friends developed the online social network used by thousands of us in rescue, every single day. Who would...

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Supply and Demand in Animal Rescue

There is a direct correlation between supply and demand. A long time ago, there were Cabbage Patch dolls. My daughter was the target age at that time and, yes, her world included one of the dolls. Were they overpriced –...

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Sarge Changed My Life

While I was at Second Chance Animal Sanctuary in Norman, they were (and continue to be) part of the Friends for Folks dog training program at the prison in Lexington. I’d worked out an agreement with Lee, who ran the program,...

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