When Maria Dunbar of Toledo, Ohio was sentenced to two years in prison, she knew she’d hit rock bottom. What she didn’t know was that helping homeless dogs would help turn her life around in more ways than one.
While incarcerated at the Ohio Reformatory for Women (ORW), Maria joined the Second Chance Greyhound Program, where she earned her Dog Training Certification. “It was there that my rehabilitation had begun,” Maria said.
In the program, Maria trained retired racing dogs to become adoptable pets. The work changed her outlook. “I learned to be patient, compassionate, and trustworthy,” Maria said. “I began to trust again, as well. I let my guard down for the first time in a long time.”
But once she left prison, she had a hard time. “I struggled to find the peace I felt when I was with the dogs,” she recalled. Soon after, her mother died, sending Maria into a downward spiral of sadness, anger and regret.
One day she found herself at an adoption event for Toledo’s PET bull Project. “I had no idea it would change my entire life,” Maria recalled.
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I just challenged Pacelle, once again, to explain, in the face of what Vick himself admitted to doing, with vivid description to remind him, his promotion of the POS. I also reminded Mr. Pacelle that he disgusts me and makes me ponder how he sleeps at night. He won't answer, because he cannot. I can't seem to locate an e-mail to HSUS staff, but his blog contact address is: http://blog.humanesociety.org/contact?credit=blog_post_091415_idhome-page
Why not blast him today? Flood his in-box with Hate Vick mail. Make him feel the wrath. HSUS needs to be put out of business, and Mr. Pacelle needs to hit the unemployment line.
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Monday morning puppy fix!
I swear I don’t obsessively look for lumps on Lacey. I do check out her feet and legs more than most I’m sure, but I don’t give her full body rubdowns looking for more lumps. Regardless I think I’ve found another one tucked in at the base of her ear. It’s just little and I’m hoping it will turn out to be a little bug bite or something and go away on it’s own but I don’t really believe that. She’s been licking the floor a lot lately and we’ve noticed her bugging at her anal glands a bit lately too. The latter is definitely not a good sign and while I’m not sure if the floor licking is related, we swear it increases when she has a tumour although she always does it a little bit.
Anyway, I’ve got an appointment for Monday. Keep your fingers and paws crossed it turns out to be nothing more than a paranoid dog mom.
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Yall are WONDERFUL!! My Boxer Saydee broke out tonight covered in hives and her eyes swollen! My poor baby, I have 4 boxers Mom, Dad, and their 2 daughters…..looking back she also broke out about 2 weeks ago, but it was just a few hives, and she was fine without treatment….As soon as I saw this site, and yall said give Benadryl I was like "why didn't i think about that!! Lol…i think i just panicked!! Also, the med that you recommended Felicia G …..it is good to have both on hand!! So, thank you soooo much ladies!! Yall saved me alot of money!! Big difference between 200 dollars and 6 dollars!! Also Walmart has Generic Benadryl for 88 cents for 24 tablets of the 25mg, and it worked great!! Have a great day yall, and thanks again!!��
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This is so important! Just because an apartment complex is dog-friendly does not mean the aforementioned dogs are dog-friendly. And it doesn't mean YOUR dog will be dog-friendly. If you have a dog that doesn't get along well with other dogs, it's probably a bad idea to put them in a complex full of dogs. http://www.libertyapthomes.com/pet-friendly-apartment
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As much as I would like to feed my dogs the BARF (bones & raw food) diet, I don’t have the time to be making dog food every day, and the one time I did try it, I found it to be pretty expensive. Since I was a kid, I’ve always fed my dogs plain […]
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