He was an animal assisted therapy dog at a local hospital
We adopted him when he was five years old from a local rescue organization
Well if you want to see some powerful stories of rescue dogs leaving pawprints on hearts, making profound differences in the world, and healing people as well as saving lives, check out http://www.shelterme.com/shelter-me-synopsis/.
Shelter Me, which is hosted by actress Katherine Heigl, is a wonderful family-friendly PBS show that celebrates the human-animal bond and the importance of animal rescue. This film offers positive, uplifting stories about different shelter pets, their new homes and the ways in which these pets are enriching the lives of their human friends.
I have watched it!
I loved it!
I have talked to the producer Steven Latham on the phone….
And, he is coming on my radio show (PAWsitiveRadio) August 11, 2012
Here's the link so you can follow, and listen in
Please listen in. Share this news and invite others to join us. This project is making a big difference! Let's celebrate all the amazing staff and volunteers who support shelters and the wonderful pets that make our world a brighter place!
The Shelter Me’s website states that “ Every year, 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in America’s shelters. Shelter Me focuses on the success stories to bring more people into the shelters to give these incredible animals a second chance.”
Steven is an award-winning filmmaker and the President of Steven Latham Productions. He recently produced and directed SHELTER ME, a family-friendly PBS show that celebrates the human-animal bond with positive, uplifting stories about shelter pets and their new homes. SHELTER ME focuses on the success stories to bring more people into the shelters to give these incredible animals a second chance.Website: http://stevenlathamproductions/
Our dog Toby was a rescue dog. His second chance at life became ours in a way. This dog became a teacher for us providing lessons in patience, persistence, purpose and unconditional love. In his life he gave me much to write about. One of the joys I shared with Toby was Wednesdays…. Wednesdays were Toby’s day, he volunteered as an animal assisted therapy dog at a hospital. Four years later he loved his work as much as he did the first day … what a great way to be. His story has been chronicalled in Chicken Soup for the Soul- what I learned from the dog, On Toby's Terms (being made into a motion picture), Toby The Pet Therapy Dog & His Hospital Friends and two more books on the way. I was interviewed about animal assisted therapy and our experience with Toby, you can listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/consciousdiscussions/2012/04/08/dog-rescue-therapy-dogs
|Here's to all the wonderful pets around the world leaving pawprints on hearts!|