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Ask me anything about rescue and adoption. I've been involved in rescue for over twenty years. I have experience in rehabbing abused dogs, adoptions and rescue efforts.

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I've run my own rescue for over twenty years. I have experience with timid and/or aggressive dogs. I have a 99% successful adoption rate. I am a hands on and out of my home rescuer.


I've written numerous (published) open letters to the local papers.


It's been a hands on experience. Though I have read and continue to read everything I can on the topic.

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KENNETH03/07/17101010Ruthie gave me excellent information and direction .....
Christine02/17/16101010Thank you so much for your speedy .....
Manas Dixit08/27/151010 

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Hi Kenneth,  When looking for a specific breed its often best to contact that breeds rescue in your area. You can also check and they allow you to search location and breed

2016-11-07 Rescuing a timid cat:

Hi Jenny,  First thanks for your work with animals and your desire to help this one.  The best way to catch this cat would be to borrow a humane trap from the humane society, aspca,etc. It's a large cage

2016-02-16 Foster Dog resisting previous commercial food:

Hi Christine,   So nice of you to care for you sisters dog. Any change in his diet can cause stomach upset and diarrhea. He may just be upset the he isn't at home. Sometimes pets will stop eating when

2015-10-12 Feral cat:

Thank you for helping the cats. So many are abused, neglected and forgotten about. You have a good heart!  If you can borrow a humane trap from a local animal shelter it will allow you to catch him. If

2015-08-27 Indian palm squirrel in risk:

Thank you for getting this squirrel to safety. Please call your local wildlife rehab person. This page will help you find one in your area. These are people trained and licensed to take care of sick or


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