An Open Letter to the Pet Connections Team at Ontario ARC

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Dear Pet Connections team: I wanted to thank you for yesterday: for the way that you brought me into the heart of your team and showed me how important it is to love fiercely and courageously; to be unafraid to speak your minds. Of course, I'm including each and every one of you. So, for all of you who missed the marketing meeting that five of us had yesterday, after Brutus went back to Happy Tails, make sure that you find out what you missed. We're finding out that it's not going to be … [Read more...]

Wanted: Forever Home For Awesome Happy Tails’ Dog

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This is a medium sized, black dog - one of the lake dogs that I get to play with every August when my family goes on vacation. She's sweet tempered,  likes to fish, and her name is Lulu. Once upon a time, before she became a lake dog, she was a stray that got picked up and taken to an animal shelter. She got lucky because the family who adopted her saw her sweetness ... and thought she was beautiful too. She could have been a victim of something called Black Dog Syndrome. BDS is a false … [Read more...]

Pet Connections: Teachers And Students Together.

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Life is kinda cool when you're a dog in the Pet Connection program out at the Ontario Arc. You get your own bones to chew, lots of attention and people to brush out your fur. Which is what happened last Friday when I went out to visit Brutus volunteer. Friday was one of those weather-perfect spring days when there was no better place to be than outside, especially if you're a dog with a double coat that needed to be brushed. And brushed.  Before Brutus' dog trainers-in-training had … [Read more...]

Not a Post About The Ontario ARC Pet Connections Program.

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I'll bet you're thinking that this blog post is going to be about the Ontario ARC Pet Connections program - the program that I've already blogged about. And, part of it will be about that. Especially since I've been welcomed on board as an official volunteer for this program! Which I am really excited about. I was out at the ARC today, to drop off my completed application and some other paperwork. I spent about two and a half hours with Gail and 11 very enthusiastic participants in the Pet … [Read more...]