Companion Animal Welfare
Our companion animals are particularly dependent on us, not just for their physical health, but also for their mental and emotional well being. I believe that it is our responsibility to care for them with compassion and empathy. It frustrates me that so many pets are neglected and abused. I am on a quest to find a way to effectively reach owners who don’t see their animals as companions requiring compassion and educate them to become better caretakers, without alienating them in the process.
The posts below are mostly my observations of situations I would like to improve for pets, but they also contain ideas and conversations about how to help.
The Pet Tracker by Tagg – with GPS, an accelerometer, online maps, text and email notifications, and activity tracking – isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty awesome, especially if you have a fence jumper like my Shiba Inu, Zuki. [click to continue reading...]
Our mission statement includes a list of minimum requirements that I believe our companion animals deserve. Recently I’ve come to know a few dogs who aren’t getting the following and it makes me sad. to not live an isolated life a clean and comfortable living environment proper socialization with people and other dogs appropriate levels of exercise and mental stimulation I chose Shiba Inus partially because they’re an independent, non-clingy breed. No matter how independent they are though, it’s important to me to spend time with them. They’re part of [click to continue reading...]
I haven’t been writing as much as I’d like to recently. I’ve started and stopped – and restarted – this particular post a few times over the past several weeks. Most of you already know that my passion in life is the welfare of companion animals – dogs in particular. Second only to my family, my rescue and public education goals are what drive me. Most of my personal goals are wrapped up in my desire to better the lives of as many dogs as possible, in the present and [click to continue reading...]
hello everyone, snickers here, in case you are wondering, i am writing this the way i do most things… making mom do it with Shiba mind control. she wants me to share my point of view on things. i told her ok as long as she does the work of typing it. typing on the laptop is impossible when you have paws. i told her to type the way i tell her though without editing to make it perfect. besides, jaqi said that mom agreed not to edit her posts, [click to continue reading...]
This was Keiko. She was meant to be NYC Shiba Rescue‘s ninth foster dog. One week ago, I received an email… a real estate appraiser upstate had been to appraise a home and while she was there she saw a dog hiding under the house. Keiko was a four year old, female, red "wooly" Shiba. The owner of the home was being put into an assisted living facility by her daughter. The daughter was buying the home and Keiko was slated to be put to sleep. When the appraiser drove [click to continue reading...]