So you think you can adopt?

I have to cop to a reality-show obsession: I love So You Think You Can Dance and have watched it religiously since its first season. Mind you, I know nothing about dance, and I have two left feet myself. I […]


The Donner dogs are all ‘Super’ dogs

With the advent of Spring and the arrival of Passover and Easter, it’s natural for minds to turn to thoughts of life, death, renewal and the whole circle-of-life thing — whatever one’s religious or spiritual bent. This is probably especially […]


From Baja with love

When Becca Whitaker wrote a very persuasive school essay in spring of 2011 entitled, “Why My Family Needs a Dog,” her parents, Christine and Jim, realized that their then eight-year old daughter was very serious about her desire for a […]


Jeffrey: his needs made him special

When it comes to adoptability, I imagine that dogs and kids have a lot in common. Being young, cute and problem free has its advantages, although there are still no guarantees. With dogs, the puppies of the most desirable breeds, […]

Kai and Drew Bauman Image / Bauman photos courtesy of the Bauman Family

Producing, pit bulls and preconceptions

Since a lot of my rescue efforts tend to focus on Pit Bulls, I often get calls from strangers, who need help finding a home for a Pit Bull.  Sadly, all I can often do is offer advice since I […]


Bandit: A Love Story

Like most people involved in the rescue world, I am frequently overwhelmed by the enormity of the obstacles we face.  For every dog we save and place in a loving home (no easy task, I might add), thousands of unwanted […]