Pippa’s Journey

Part One: Pippa Comes to Whatcom Humane Society Pippa was raised from a puppy by a family who no doubt meant well, but due to a lack of education, and misinformation, used punitive training methods. Pippa wore a choke chain, and when she didn't respond at a rate that satisfied her people, they switched to … Continue reading Pippa’s Journey

Rudy the Rottweiler’s Story, pt. 2

  Rudy lived at the shelter from July 5th until October 2nd, three months altogether. The staff there did a remarkable job of working with him, comforting him, and getting him used to being touched. The people at the shelter didn’t just let him languish in his run – when time and circumstances allowed, they … Continue reading Rudy the Rottweiler’s Story, pt. 2

Rudy the Rottweiler’s Story, part 1.

Without a plan or a particular goal, I stopped by the shelter one afternoon and asked to meet the big Rottweiler I knew they had there. He had been there for months, and I was curious, not really interested – it was too soon after my dog Iggy had died, and Rottweilers, while certainly wonderful, … Continue reading Rudy the Rottweiler’s Story, part 1.