Welcome to Healing Rescue Dogs.

If you're a brand new visitor to my blog, I'm happy you're here.  Healing Rescue Dogs is dedicated to dog lovers everywhere and features story-driven content about the lessons our dogs teach us ... if we open our hearts and listen. I write all of my own content and focus on companion and therapy dogs as they influence (and inspire) me. Here's how it all started back in June of 2011. I live with my husband and our son less than a 20 minute drive from the beautiful Finger Lakes region … [Read more...]

Kids Write About Their Pets – Writing Contest Winner

Seppla and Togo

Kids and their pets have always had a special relationship. Kids writing about their pets is the next logical step.  Because stories entertain and teach at the same time. The world needs more kids writing. And not just about their pets.  But, certainly, this is a good place to start which became the reason HRD asked the Fairport Public Library to co-sponsor a writing contest for kids. We've had a lot of fun reading stories, going out and meeting families and their pets to take photographs … [Read more...]

Dog And Cat Birthdays. Living With Seniors.

I pay more attention to the birthdays of my dogs and cats than I do to my own birthdays.  Most of the time.  Especially when they get up into their senior years. I don't have birthday parties for any of them.  Not like "people birthday parties."  And,  I think that's okay with them.  Birthdays aren't that important a frame of reference in their lives. Almost all of my cats live well into their late teens.  We are talking 18, 19 and in a few cases, 20 years.  At the moment,  the senior cat … [Read more...]