Archive for the ‘Rescue’ Category

Wings of Rescue

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

My friend, Frank Singer, is a serious pilot.  For years, he’s flown doctors into villages in Mexico where medical assistance was needed.  The other day, he told me about his new project — flying rescue dogs to no-kill shelters; in this case, in Phoenix.  Last week, Frank had sixty canine passengers on his flight.

For information about the program, click here:  Wings of Rescue

Here are some photos from Frank’s flight:


























































A Rescue Dog Gets A Great Job — “On Toby’s Terms” with Charmaine Hammond

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Charmaine Hammond’s rescue dog, Toby, got off to a pretty bad start — by turning Charmaine’s house totally upside down.  But, with help from an animal communicator, Charmaine solved Toby’s behavior problems and turned him into a rescue dog with a mission in life.

Rescue Dog with a Super Job

Here’s Charmaine’s description of how Toby, the rescue dog, would enter a hospital and announce his presence — with a couple of loud barks.  And how Toby has some special instincts about how he can help each patient he interacts with.

Here’s Charmaine talking about “On Toby’s Terms.”  It’s really a great story about a rescue dog, an animal behaviorist, and a creative and very effective solution to a dog behavior problem.

Tails, Inc.: An Approach to Dog Rescue and Dog Shelters: Podcast with Janice Brown

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Hear some refreshing new ideas about dog rescue and dog shelters from Janice Brown, founder of Tails, Inc. — on the “My Doggie Says…” radio talk show.  Click here to learn more about Tails, Inc.

The “My Doggie Says…” show will help you gain a deeper appreciation for “Man’s Best Friend.” The show is broadcast live from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights, on KFNX 1100, Phoenix. It is streamed live on  Fred interviews dog whisperers, dog trainers, dog psychologists, authors of dog books, and experts on all aspects of dogs and dog behavior and dog nature. The show is also available as a podcast on iTunes. Go to the iTunes store, click on “Podcast,” and search for “My Doggie Says…”

To call the program and join the discussion, call (602) 277-KFNX, or outside of Phoenix, call 1 (866) 536-1100.  If you participate in the program, you will receive a free copy of the “Dog Appreciation Lessons” CD.

Animal Rescue and Paranormal Awareness on the “My Doggie Says…” Talk Show: Podcast

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

In this age of animal awareness and rescue, paranormal awareness and abilities, and the logical combining of the two, JoJo: A Dog’s Tale–An Autobiography, lets you follow JoJo through his journey from hell into heaven as he chronicles his way from his own beginning through the most treacherous of times and chaotic existence until he finally finds his “Forever Home” and the “Forever Mom” he so longs for.

Listen to author, Sande Donahue, on the “My Doggie Says…” Radio Talk Show:

Everything You Need to Know About “Rescuing” a Dog: A Podcast

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Barbara Davis, of the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue, and Heather Murphy, of the Arizona Golden Retriever Connection, talk about “dog rescue” — how it works, the benefits, how to go about it, and how to support organizations that facilitate fostering and rescues.

An Exercise in Learning "Dog Talk"

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

At 2:00 in the morning, Callie Golden Retriever walked to the side of my bed and sat facing me. She “snorted.” I don’t know how else to describe the sound she makes. It’s not a bark, or a “wuuf,” or a growl. It’s just a “snort.” Usually, she uses a “snort” to get my attention.

Sometimes, Callie walks right to the edge of the bed and sits down in a place where I can reach her neck to give it a vigorous “puppy scratch.” And sometimes she sits down a few feet away facing the door. This means, “I gotta go pee!” But this was different. She was facing me, but too far away for a “puppy scratch.”

So, what’s she trying to say? Running out of options, I guessed maybe she wanted to go out. So I dragged myself out of bed and walked to the kitchen door that leads out to Callie’s side yard — her place to pee and, maybe, chase a racoon or possum. Got it. Right?

Wrong! She didn’t walk to the door. Instead, she sat down in the middle of the kitchen. Not close enough to the puppy treat bowl to be asking for a puppy treat. Just in the middle of the kitchen. Then I noticed that her food bowl was on the sink and that it still contained a few bites of dinner.

That stinker! She remembered, at 2:00 in the morning, that there was still a little dinner in her bowl, and she was asking me, very politely, to serve it to her.

I’m sorry, Mr. Research Scientist, but when was the last time a 2 1/2 year old kid did something like that? I swear; dogs are smarter than we think!

Sometimes, to understand what your dog is saying, you have to go through all the possibilities and be real creative about trying to understand what they are thinking. On the other hand, “food” is probably the answer more often than not.

Tara Paterson, Founder of the “Mom’s Choice Awards” Interviews Author Fred Haney at Book Expo America (Watch the Video)

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010


Callie, soccer dog, shows off her “nosers” (Video)

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010


Everything You Need to Know About Rescuing a Dog

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Tune in tonight to the “My Doggie Says…” Radio Talk Show to hear Barbara Davis, of the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue,” and Heather Murphy, of the “Arizona Golden Retriever Connection, answer your questions about rescuing a dog. Listen Live at or on-air at KFNX-1100, Phoenix. To join the conversation, call (602) 277-KFNX or, toll free, 1-866-536-1100.

Bob Wurley and Max the Motorcyle Riding Golden Retriever (2:22)

Saturday, July 31st, 2010