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Well – it looks like a Fox Hound

Well – it looks like a Fox Hound

Everyone in rescue looks at a dog, spends a few minutes thinking and then decides its breed. There may be a few times when we get it correct, but I’m sure the odds are higher that we may not even be close. This was brought home to me recently when one of the dogs...

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My Holiday Wish

My Holiday Wish

Halloween has come and gone. The clocks have been set back to “regular” time. Fall is in the air. Christmas decorations are already in the stores. For all of us in rescue, my Christmas wish is we find loving homes for all the abandoned, homeless, owner surrender pets...

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Connections And Suggestions

Connections And Suggestions

I was at the Arnall Family Foundation open house and it hit me, shortly after I left, that while I’d not seen many of the other attendees in 5 – 10 years, so many of them had played a key role in who I met NEXT. When I added that to who I had met at the recent...

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4 days vs 11 days vs 3 months vs 1 year

4 days vs 11 days vs 3 months vs 1 year

First, and foremost, this blog is what works for PAAS and our partners. I, in no way, am saying one size fits all - - - one way is the only way - - I’m saying for us this works. Recently, we had a “transport” training day for municipal shelters and non-profit animal...

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Pets For Life – Really

Pets For Life – Really

Trust me – this blog is only for those who have a pet, wish they had a pet or had one at one time and miss having four paws climb in their lap. There are so many wonderful stories about pets and their ability to forgive, to love and to bring joy into your life. And...

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Another Way To Look At It

Another Way To Look At It

I recently responded to a Facebook question, on a closed site, regarding the salary for 3 positions at PAAS. The response validated what analysts have said for a long time. Employee turnover is expensive - - ranges from 30% (entry level) – 75% (skilled hourly). We’ve...

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The Dogs – And Stories – You Remember

The Dogs – And Stories – You Remember

Over the past 3 years, we’ve rescued more than 3,700 homeless pets. And, once in a while you get one that tugs at your heartstrings. Ellie – the little, deformed gal in the picture is one of them. She was dumped at a shelter and the employees were told to euthanize...

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Face and Name and Rescue

Face and Name and Rescue

The picture below shows our “transfer” board. Somehow, when people actually see the board, they are amazed. Then I realized a face with a name is equally important. So, here’s how quickly a dog can be homeless in Oklahoma on Friday, come to PAAS on Monday or Tuesday,...

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My Animal Rescue Wish List

My Animal Rescue Wish List

When it comes to homeless/unwanted dogs and cats - I have a wish list. It’s doable - it really is. Wish #1: All pet owners have access to affordable spay/neuter for their pets. The keyword is All. The second keyword is Affordable. We’ve seen the positive results with...

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Politics and Animal Rescue

Politics and Animal Rescue

We lost an American who suffered 5 years of torture in a prison camp and when he entered the world of politics, he understood how working across the aisle was the only way to get things done. If you listened to any of the services, that message came through loud and...

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