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Major Orlando Bean Blossom Maxwell 199?-2014

  The only dog I never went looking for found me on his own. My other dogs were planned, searched for, budgeted for, but one day I got a random call from the Austin Humane Society asking me if I wanted to come meet a poodle. I had wanted a Standard, not a miniature, but for […]

Lil’ Poodle’s Blue Steel

Lil Poodle Sweet baby.  

The Pet Prom

Austin Pets Alive is having their annual Pet Prom on June 6.  You should definitely attend. Also, you should definitely watch this video, specifically at :40 and 1:35: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_v66BCRnkg&feature=player_embedded

Book Club: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

I’m about halfway through this novel, which is a re-telling of Hamlet but set in Wisconsin and with dogs instead of royalty. (I don’t mean that the characters are replaced by dogs – but that there are ALSO dogs in addition to humans.)  I’ve been enjoying it so far but have reached a part of the […]

Foster Dog Update: Annie Jo

A few days ago my friend Pam sent me this photo of her standard poodle Annie and a precious little kid who seemed to be really enjoying Annie’s Easter ‘do. Now your first thought may be “that dog looks funny.”  But considering that THIS is how she looked when I got her: I think she’s beautiful, Easter […]

New Fosters

Picked up two (!) foster dogs on Friday.  Both had run out of time and both are sweet as can be.  Will be available through Austin Pets Alive.  www.austinpetsalive.org Stay tuned for details. Celie – 7 lbs, female, approx 9 years old.  Buttercup – female, 9.75 lbs, 3-4 years old.

When a Non-profit Thinks Entrepreneurially.

There are many excellent rescue organizations in Central Texas and the one making the most dramatic impact in the past 20 months is Austin Pets Alive!  I have fostered eight dogs for them.  Their President was my primary vet for years.  I have a ton of respect for them because they are savvy, intelligent, hard working […]

Why I Foster Dogs

This rescuer appears to be based in L.A. His videos are powerful and stunning and perhaps the best explanation of why I foster dogs.  Check it out: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LqSHfkLvHk I’ve been a part of stories like this since I started taking in foster dogs in 2001. Since then I’ve been a temporary home for more than […]