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By Dr. Andrew Jones

Win a Free Course

You may know that I recently released my
Pet Healing Home Study Course in a Digital

You can See all of it here:

75% OFF Pet Healing Home Study Course

Here’s what it includes:

1. Veterinary Secrets Revealed (Digital Book)

This is my Best Selling Book, now in it’s SECOND
EDITION: Veterinary Secrets Revealed. The
UPDATED book is now more than TWICE the size of
the original – it’s not just an ‘e-book’, it is
a Digital Manual, at 477 pages long.

Easily Care For Your Pet And Treat Illnesses
And Ailments Confidently, Competently At Home
Using Simple Techniques And Inexpensive Natural

…And Save Thousands Of Dollars Compared To
Relying Exclusively On Professional Veterinary

2. Pet First Aid Secrets: Dogs and Cats

275 Pages of detailed content covering

This digital book will allow you to treat
injuries, ease pain, and even Save Your Pet’s

…even if you have never treated anything,
and don’t have the foggiest idea about animal

3. Acupressure Secrets Video

The most underused, yet incredibly powerful
healing skill that you can be implementing with
your own dog or cat.

There are close to 400 points, but you just need
to know 15 of them to benefit your cat and dog.

This is a 30 Minute Video of me demonstrating
Acupressure techniques.

Download this Instructional Video and WATCH me
demonstrate the essential Acupressure point’s
you need to know:

4. Healing Massage for Dogs and Cats Video

This is a BRAND NEW video..

Learn how to correctly perform Healing Massage
for your dog or cat.

In this 90 Minute Video, I demonstrate the major
Massage techniques that you can use to heal your
pet for a variety of illnesses, and increase the
bond you have with your pet.

Download this Instructional Video and watch me
demonstrate the techniques.

5. Herbal Pet Healing Video

Learn the benefits of Herbal Healing for your
dog or cat. In the 30 Minute Video, I show you
how to prepare and administer Herbal Remedies.
This also comes with an extensive e-book Report.

Included in the Instructional Video and Report downloads:

* See how to prepare an Arthritis Poultice
* See how to make Herbal Eye Drops and a First Aid Salve
* Learn how to make a general Herbal Health Tonic
* Read about the Top 16 Herbs in Herbal Pet Healing

6. Homeopathic At Home Remedies Video

Learn how to diagnose your pet’s illness, choose
the appropriate Homeopathic Remedy, and correctly
administer it to your pet.

Included with this 60 minute Instructional Video is a detailed report.

The Video and Report downloads cover:

* Detailed explanation and background on Homeopathy
* Case Analysis and Choosing a Remedy
* Homeopathic Remedies for 20 common Illnesses
* Vaccine Alternatives with Homeopathy

7. Veterinary Secrets Revealed 2.1 Walkthrough Video Presentation CD-ROM

The 2 Hour complete Walkthrough of Veterinary
Secrets Revealed 2.1, narrated by me, Dr. Andrew Jones.

I take you through the entire Manual going into
even more detail on the most important Healing
Modalities (Herbs, Homeopathy, Acupressure and Massage).

I cover the Most common dog and cat health
problems, and I show you the precise Remedies to

8. At Home Pet Health Exam video

In this video presentation seminar (audio and slides),
I go over an entire (and thorough!) exam of your
dog or cat…

How you should do it at home… What to look for…

How you can perform a detailed at home exam on
your dog or cat and find exactly what is wrong.

44 minute video presentation covers:

* Taking your pet’s Vital Statistics
* Examining the Eyes
* Ear, Nose, Mouth
* Examination of the Neck, Larynx and Thyroid gland
* The Skin
* Evaluation of the Genital and Urinary system
* Musculoskeletal
* Gastrointestinal
* The Heart
* Lungs and Airways
* Evaluating blood pressure
* At-home Pet Exam Worksheet

9. NEW CPR Video

This comprehensive, 1 hour and 15 minute video presentation covers:

* Treating Your Pet for Shock and the exact Actions to take now
* What to Do if Your Pet Stops Breathing
* The Quick Actions to take if your pet is choking
* What to do if your pet’s heart stops
* The MOST COMMON poisons… Here is What you need to do FIRST
* Bleeding in Dogs and Cats… Knowing these Vital Pressure
Points can literally SAVE your dog or cat’s life

Your copy is here:

75% OFF Pet Healing Home Study Course

Try My System For 75% OFF And Get FIVE Fr**ee

Bonus 1: Allergies in Dogs and Cats

* The causes of allergies
* surprising kitchen ingredient for Hot Spots
* The most effective remedy for stopping itching FAST

Bonus 2: Arthritis solutions for pets

* how to tell IF your dog or cat has arthritis
* dealing with the pain of arthritis
* the KEY Acupressure points to use
* Supplements which Work- the ingredients and concentrations

Bonus 3: Cancer in Dogs and Cats

* common causes of cancer in pets- and WHAT to avoid
* a Herbal ingredient with studies backing its effectiveness
* The Cancer Diet delaying progression
* the most important supplements for cancer

Bonus 4: Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats

* the KEY mineral you need to block
* what diets are MOST effective
* This Antacid works GREAT for Kidney Failure
* Pet Not eating?…Try this

Bonus 5: Dog and Cat At Home Recipes E-Book

Over 50 Dog and Cat Food Recipes that you can make at home NOW.

* Recipes that you can TRUST – Veterinary approved
* Side Effects Of Vaccines
* What supplements need to be added, and what does not
* Balanced, simple make-at-home diets for common pet
health problems, such as Allergies AND Cancer

Tell me What you have done to help animals
in need, and you could win a free course

A few of you have said that you reaaaaaaaaaaaally
want the Special, but can’t quite afford it.

So here’s your chance:

Tell me your BEST and MOST inspiring Heartwarming story about ANY pet from a
shelter or animal rescue and you could win.

Write your story now!!!

Best Wishes

Dr Andrew J


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  1. Avatar Lauralee Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I would love to have this course. The things I have done to help animals is I am a reiki master who devotes sending healing energy to animals near and far. I have worked with Lab rescue in NS doing reiki sessions and animal communication as well as healing session for animal owners and in return for the energy I asked owners to donate money to the Lab rescue.I am currently taking canine nutrtion and would love to open a nutrition/healing center for dogs and cats, hopefully in the near future. I work in the pet indusrty and feel so strongly about natural health and healing and loves to share it with animals and their owners. I will soon began to pass the energy of Reiki on to students so that they can work closely with the animal world and help our furry family.Animals are my world I center everything I do around them so any type of knowledge that could help me help them I would love to have.


  2. Avatar mary jo Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 8:45 am

    We adopted our male chow mix from St
    Francis animal shelter in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was about five when we adopted him. He had come into the shelter with a broken pelvis as a puppy and they belive he had been hit by a care.

    When I inquired via email I was told that he could not be with cats. A few days later I got an email from his handler there at the shelter and she asked me to call her. She said she had never seen him show aggression or even pay attention to the cats at the shelter and encouraged us to come and see him.

    We went to visit Midnight and immediately fell in love with him and he with us. We took him into the area where they held the cats and he never bothered them.

    We took him home and he and our femal chow mix Hannah are good compantions for each other. We got Hannah from the local animal shelter several years prior to getting Midnight.

    They are both very loving dogs and are so happy to have a home. We will never ever get another dog that isn’t a rescue or from a shelter.

    We also have an English Mastiff that we acquird after we got Midnght. We are his third owner and we got him when he was 18 months old. He has severe allergies. He licked the paint off my closet doors and the finish off my dresser drawers. He is a sweetheart. We take him for weekly baths and have him on numerous supplements to help control his digestive issues and his allergies.

  3. Avatar Sarah Smith Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I’m not sure if this story counts but I thought I’d write to share it anyway. We we’re living in an R.V Campground and a stray has a litter of pups. When we discovered that her den was right in our backyard we began to cared for them, provided a sheltered area so they could be out of the rain. When the pups were old enough we also treated them naturally for worm, began home breaking them and teaching them some basic. When they were old enough to leave their mother we found homes for them so they wouldn’t need to go to the shelter.

  4. Avatar Juanita M. Greene Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    My neighbor has beaten cancer, heart surgery, has a plate in his back, and walks with a walker. He recently moved here with his 2 large rescue dogs. One has severe allergies and terrible skin. They were stuck in his one-bedroom trailer all winter.
    I met him and started walking his dogs around the trailer park. They pulled on me, so I tied their ropes to each other and I had a main rope. He can’t walk his dogs, or he’d go paralyzed.
    Well, I hurt my hip bad from them pulling on me, so I helped him put together a cable with pulleys, for him to be able to hook them up at his back door and let them run in his yard, until he can get someone to put up his fence.
    I prodded him to get the dogs’ allergy shampoo prescription from his ex, and to give it vitamins.
    Now his dogs miss me and bark when they hear my voice. I wish he could afford your supplements.

  5. Avatar Orly Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Hi There if I win give it to someone else I already purchased it.

    Here’s what I did. I contacted all the political parties and told them how disgusted I was that none included changing animal abuse laws and punishment. Plus I tweeted not to vote because of it.

  6. Avatar Holly Andries Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I live in an area where they throw out pets. I have taken in 3 puppies who had bronchitis. I took them to the vet and got them treated and when they were healthy I got their shots. I was able to place all three in a loving home. One of the boys I placed twice, the first home was not a good match. I have taken in several sick and healthy kittens and paced most of them in homes. I have 11 dogs now who I have taken in most of them as rescues one of which had 9 puppies yesterday with 8 surviving. I have 5 cats all of which are rescues and all but one fixed. I don’t make that much so having a reference to help treat a lot of the aliments without having to go to the vet would be helpful.

    Holly Andries

  7. Avatar Barbara Hughes Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I am a single mother of two, one being autistic and one with learning disabilities. I have for most of my life including my childhood rescued whatever animal or critter that I came across from finding turtles in the gutters to a stray cat that i befriended. My favorite story is the stray cat that hid under my deck in my backyard. At the time I had two very large dogs so it was interesting to try and help the cat with dogs around. I started out slowly by leaving out meow mix kibble and a bowl of water. The poor cat was scared, and was in rough shape with mats in its hair, a gash on its head from fighting i assume, and was very skinny. It was afraid to come near me at first but after a week or two I would sit on the back steps and wait for it to come. I worked slowly building a trust that eventually allowed me to pet it. I realized that the gash on its head was infected and needed veterinary care, so I called a local cat rescue society that gave me cage trap so I could take it to a participating vet clinic for care. The success was that it was treated and went on to be adopted by a nice family. I am a “wannabe veterinarian”, but my poor marks in chemistry prevented me from doing what I love, so after that experience I volunteered at a local after hours pet emergency clinic because I still wanted to work with animals some how.

  8. Avatar Susan Chan dler Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    B ack in Octob er of 2007 I lost my beautriful Dalmatian Molli. I went on for several weeks not being able to eat. I saw an add in the paper for a goldxen doodle. I saw this dog and she wasn’t for me. Next to her was a 4 month old Siberian Husky. I had no intent on getting a Huszky. However she had the same blue and brown eyesz of my Dal. I brougfht Dancer home only later to find out where I got her from wasz a puppy mill. I feel goodx that I have gotten one dog away from deplorable conditions.

  9. Avatar Lucine Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:19 am

    In my local animal shelter, there are so-called “farm animals” as well. Goats, pigs, chickens, and so on.

    … whoever needs help !

    What I do for animals is love them and care for them, no matter what shape, form or species they come in.

    Cats, rats, pigs, dogs – they all need our protection and I love shelters who take care of everyone equally.

    Animals are not things or property, but personalities.

    We owe them our respect, as they embellish our lives so immensely !

    Peace and health to all creatures.

  10. Avatar Betty Lou Kishler Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    We had a dachsund named Eric who lived to be 14 years old. We adopted Schnitzel, another dachsund from the shelter and he lived to be 14 years old. After careful thought, I made the decision to adopt a greyhound. Both former pets were males but a male greyhound seemed gigantic after the other lowslung dogs. I brought her home and my husband said, “Either that dog goes or I go, make your choice.” I said, “Goodbye, Dear.” He stayed
    and grew to love Brindi as much as I did.

    We bought one of those big igloo type houses in which she slept while we were out while she adjusted to the house. She was two years old and we had to have her spayed. Since she was not allowed to be a puppy at the races, she began to act puppylike and chewed on the wooden surbase around the wall. And, she took a chunk out of my large coffee table. Eventually she stopped chewing her way throughout the house and settled down.
    We live at the bottom of a very high hill which is wooded and each day I would let her loose and she would run up that hill, run around up there, come back home, and sleep most of the day.
    She never barked and never interfered with anything we were doing. We all loved Brindi.
    She was diagnosed with low thyroid so we gave her meds for that, she needed non-steroidal pain medication for developing arthritis, she had to take beta blockers for high blood pressure. She needed an echo cardiogram a couple times when she
    appeared to have a stroke. One day she fell back against the television and just lay there. I told her I couldn’t carry her to the car and asked her if she could get up and walk to the garage. She did get up and walked to the car. I don’t want it to sound as if she were sick because she never let on that there was a problem. She stayed by my side most of the time and slept on the floor next to the bed. Her arthritis continued to worsen and I took her for acupuncture treatments which helped for a time. One day she lay down and whimpered when she got up and lay down again and whimpered.
    I knew then that it was time for her to leave me.I called the vet and she agreed it was her time to go. Her heart was so strong that she needed two injections to make it still forever. I held her head in my arms and can still see and feel her fur . She was 14 years old.

  11. Avatar Gale Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I have used the information in the Vet Secrets to help 2 local Cavaliers, one of them mine, to control seizure activity. I have used the accupressure on a dog rescued from a very horrible puppy mill situation, to calm him, and I am a Reiki master, and have done free treatments on dogs at a distance and when they bring them to me.

    I took in a Cavalier who had been a stud in a puppy mill, confined to a cage for 4 years, lying in his own excrement. His jaw is deformed because he tried to eat his way out of confinement, and he had precancerous grows in his genital and anal areas. When I brought him home, he barely knew how to walk, could not do stairs, and was completely shut down. With time, he learned to trust, and I used Skinner principles and clicker training to help him get over his problems. He heels off leash, has a fantastic recall, and even does a drop dead gorgeous drop on recall… what a star! It helps that I am a dog trainer.

    The local pounds have my number, and when there is a Cavalier, I get a call, and as soon as I find a facility, I am going to be giving a few free lessons or a discounted cost to people who adopt dogs from the local shelter.

  12. Avatar talula cartwright Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I have my own little animal rescue program going. People drop their cats off here all the time. (GRRR) I currently have three strays that have wandered in, and I have given many others away. There have been several that have come to me for hospice care. There are three currently buried in my “potter’s field,” in the backyard, after I gave them end-of-life care, one feral cat (“Stranger”) with painful liver cancer. One, Princess Oscar, I found in the trash can across the street. Somone had just driven by and thrown her in. Poor little teeny kitten. She didn’t make it, but at least she was loved at the end. There have been three with serious illnesses that I have found homes for (one with leukemia, one with FIV, and one with toxoplasmosis and blindness, (Yoda)which I kept). There is right now a beautiful white cat someone dropped off here because she was due to deliver. She did deliver and my neighbors and I are advertising to place the kittens in good homes, and then I will get Flossie fixed and make a pet out of her. My son and daughter have also followed my example of rescuing strays. They both have strays they have taken in. Our newspaper lets us advertise found pets for free, so I always do that.

    I give shots and have all my rescues spayed or neutered. It is expensive because I don’t have a sponsor, but I have always had a good enough job up to now. Many people do what I do, and I know it. I also sign petitions and make calls and send letters to government officials both here and abroad for the sake of animals. I give your cat and dog supplements to my animals and see very good results.

    I think I may have already bought the thing you’re giving away. You can check your records. If I have, I’ll give this copy to my daughter if I win.

    Thank you.

  13. Avatar Diahann Potrebenko Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Early June of 2010 I was up in my office working away when one of the guys who parks his boats at our shop asked me if I was busy? Well I am always busy and said “MAYBE..” He then showed me 3 little baby red squirrels about 3-4 weeks old all bundled up in a Tim Horton box. The poor little babes did not even have their eyes open yet. The mother put them in the Air intake in the truck in Edson . When he pulled up to the shop in Acheson, (just outside of Edmonton)one of the little babies fell out and he just happened to notice. The plan was to return the babies to Edson and hope the mother would take them back.
    They were obviously dehydrated and covered in fleas, so I cleaned the little guys up (actually 2 little boys and a little girl) and ran to my nearest UFA and got a couple 3cc syringes and then some puppy formula. I contacted a few vets to get some information but sad to say did not get much help or information. Sooo on to Google I went. I found a lot of information about Rehabilitation of baby red squirrels. THANK GOODNESS FOR THE INTERNET!!
    As I stated they were suppose to go back to Edson, but that never happened and 5 hrs turned into 3 days of being a Squirrel mama. The little babies have to eat every 3 hrs and then stimulated to help them do “their business” I was exhausted and my Boxer Izzy wanted to mother or maybe taste them (did not want to find out) but all in all it was a very wonderful experience. I was happy to hand them over to the Edmonton Wildlife Rehab. Society and I am very proud to say the intake worker was very pleased on their condition. Yes I actually had a few tears when I left them there (but that could have also been lack of sleep!!) They were released into the treed area behind the facility which I was more that grateful they asked me to attend the release. I have been volunteering for the society now for about 6 months, it is the best feeling in the world to give back to nature and helping all the furry/feathered critters.

  14. Avatar Ivon Lopez Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I am a firm believer in adopting animals from shelters or rescues and not puppy mills or breeders; therefore, all my pets have come from shelters or neglected and abused cases.

    When looking for pets, many people usually go for the cuties or the best looking dominant breed in the mix but I go by how they have been rejected, their sad and broken expression, and their defeated and abused body language. You can tell a lot by looking into animal, especially one who has been abused or rejected and just needs love.

    So having said that, my pets have not been the best lookers sitting in the vet’s office, surrounded by handsome labs and cute poodles. Sometimes people have passed by my pets to compliment another pet sitting next him/her and totally ignoring mine. Yet I see my babies as beauties and they know it. They are pampered and treated as royalty just like that prissy little shih Tzu at the vet’s office.

    My last adoption was from a local shelter three years ago. I had to put to sleep my old girl of sixteen years leaving my twelve-year old mix all alone. Therefore, I came home with a companion for my surviving pet from a shelter. His name is “Gordo.” Gordo is a mix. I believe Pekingese and Poodle or something. He has an overbite and has the goofiest frazzled look. No one looked at Gordo in his cage at the shelter; even I passed him a couple of times. He just lay there, scared to death, not making a sound.

    I came back and noticed him. I asked to see him and they tell me Gordo was six years old and had been dumped at the pound and brought back two other times because people “did not want to work with him.”

    Up for a challenge and a willingness to make him part of my family, I adopted him. They asked me to find him a home before even considering bringing him back to the pound. He had been at the pound a total of three months. I said, “I will not bring him back. He has a permanent home.” I brought him home and three years later, he is still with me. It was a little challenge at first, nipping at family members heels, chewing on things, dragging dirty laundry out into the backyard, etc. but he is so well behaved now, I’m even surprised myself.

    Now I am looking for another companion for Gordo. My other sweet boy finally said goodbye after battling cancer and other health issues; he was fifteen years old leaving us broken hearted and lonely. I recently spotted an eight-year old candidate at the local shelter that’s been passed by and ignored, and most likely I will be the one bringing him home… very soon. But wouldn’t you know it? He’s a Shih Tzu! A very raggedy and sad looking one at that, but MY type of dog.

  15. Avatar Elaine Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I would love to win this course. Here is my story. My son, his girlfriend and their 2 children live with my husband and I. Currently we have 2 dogs, 5 cats, 2 rats and 2 snakes. I have always had dogs and cats. We started out with the 2 dogs. Crystal asked me if they could get a kitten off Kijiji and I said okay. He was a cute thing, they named him Smokey (yes, he’s gray in colour). A couple of months later they asked if they could get another kitten, some company for Smokey. I said sure and along came Trouper (orange striped long hair). We acquired the snakes and rats in the same time frame. I said NO MORE PETS. We have enough now. However, we have a colony of strays around the house. We fed them through the winters and summers and provided some shelter outside. One of the pregnant females had her litter and she tossed one of the newborns out of the shelter and we tried to rescue this one, he was just too small and by the next day when we had a rescue person come take him, he passed away. A couple of weeks later, another of the females who lived one or two doors down, delivered to our doorstep 2 kittens. It was late April and the kittens were estimated at 4 weeks old. I woke up to go to work and opened the front door at 6:45 am. At the bottom of the stairs were 2 kittens. Mostly white, their eyes weren’t even open, but I could tell there were issues. I scooped them both up and put them in the kennel and put it on the kitchen table. I went downstairs to tell Crystal we had a couple of visitors and could she please call the rescue person and see if they could help us. Well Colleen came and picked up the kitties for us and the one I call Gizmo almost died. Gizmo has an eye problem that will require the eye to be removed. However, both Gizmo and Gremlin have respiratory issues as well. The vet still does not know what it is. I have started your supplement and have been using it for a week and a half and am noticing improvements already. The sneezing and watering eyes have been reduced dramatically. I will now be able to get them the surgeries they both need without worry (I hope). Anyhow, long story short, when I picked up these little girls from our front step, it was love at first sight and problems and all, I decided to keep them. The rescue person actually offered me a replacement kitty for Gizmo, but I couldn’t do it. Now, shortly after I officially adopted G&G, Crystal heard mewing outside in the middle of a storm and called me at work. I told her to go get that kitten and we rescued her as well. All our animals are happy and as healthy as they can be, and I wouldn’t change a minute of it. If I didn’t have to work for a living, I would probably open my own cat shelter. Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed my story. I still can’t believe mommy kitty knew that we could and would look after her sick babies. They will be a year old next week.

  16. Avatar Margaret Illman Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:57 am

    My story begins with the death of my beloved Siamese cat, Mork, October 2010. After having Mork and his sister Mindy for almost 20 years, I was mourning not only Mork’s death but Mindy’s almost 3 years earlier. Because I’m a widow, the loss of my pet family was devastating and I became depressed very quickly. Within five days, I found a place where rescued animals were placed for adoption and took my son with me to choose an animal pet. We chose Bingo, a feral cat who’d been rescued by live-trapping from the wild area about 3 hours north east of my house. He’d been cared for, given medical treatments and his shots, and kept for 4 months at a no-kill shelter for animals of all types and sizes – adoptable or not. When he was ready for adoption, at the age of about 1 year, My son and I found him.
    He has never known human parents until now, but he is slowly learning to trust me, and beginning to show his affection in little ways which touch my heart. He’s extremely agressive and playful, and I give him as much time in play as he needs, and am very tolerant of his aggressive nature. He needs to explore every single spot in my house, and that of my son’s apartment. He’s allowed that privilege and has learned to restrain himself from breaking items with his quick movements.
    I feed him only meat based, high quality wet foods, and the best quality I can find…with holistic kibble as a backup and for variety. He is very muscular and athletic, and requires a large can of food + a small offering of kibble every 24 hours.
    Both my son and I are very gentle with this very lively and agressive kitty, and it’s proving to be a good training tool since Bingo is beginning to learn to be gentle too, especially with us.
    To know that I have rescued an animal from probably certain death if he’d been left alone in the wild, makes me feel good. I love all animals and would have more if I could afford to keep them well fed and happy. As it is, I must keep Bingo as a single pet, but I do send donations to the shelter who rescued him, as they depend on private donations to function. I use holistic methods in my own diet and lifestyle, so I would use the information in your publication to learn more about animal care and preventive measures for animal illnesses. Bingo was born with abnormal joints in both front and back legs/knees/hips, so he will require pain meds/ & or holistic herbal blends at some point in the future when or if arthritis begins.
    Keep up your fine work, Dr. Jones. We support you in every way possible. Blessings, Margaret

  17. Avatar Jill Holbert Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 10:03 am

    In 1995, when my daughter was 13, she wanted to adopt a dog and go through 4H course with her. We went to the shelter and she immediately fell in love with what looked like a pit bull/whippet cross. We coaxed her out of the cage but she would only “army crawl” everywhere. She and her sister had been picked up after being on the streets for awhile. So we put a leash on her(soon to be named Hershey as she was the color of a candy bar) and proceeded to take her for a walk in the lot at the shelter. More of a crawl.
    It was love for the dog and the dog reciprocated. We adopted Hershey, who, with the help of Sam, our male Aussie/border collie mix, and daughter Jen, came out of her shell. Jen took her to 4H in our local Corvallis, OR fairground program. Things were looking good for her and Hershey going in to the final round of the dog show at the county level. Jen and Hershey walked toward the ring and the white board took a dive, spooking Hershey who hightailed it back to her kennel and wouldn’t come out. Luckily the judges took pity and let Jen go at the end. She and Hershey won. So on to state where they didn’t place but Hershey had a loving master and home from when we got her when she was 2 until she was 12. She was my daughters best friend. Thank you.

  18. Avatar Kathy Dicus Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Hi Dr Jones,

    I have 14 indoor cats and 11 of them were left abandoned in the mobile home park where I live. I’ve had all of them spayed and neutered. My last rescue was neutered a week ago. He is 6 months old, and the neighbor brought him to me 3 months ago. He saw a woman stop on a busy street and drop the kitten out of the window. He is fine though. Another rescue, Sassie was thrown out when she was in heat. She started coming around and seemed very scared outside.I thought she was a boy, until one day I looked at her and realized she was very pregrant. I brought her in, put her on vitamins, goat milk and better food. Three weeks later, she had 5 healthy kittens. I was able to get a good home for 2 of them, and I kept the other 3 plus Sassie. I rescued a tortie siamese 2 years ago. She was dumped, very abused and terrible scared. She was laying in the grass at the end of my yard.She was weak,had swollen eyes, her fur was very thin and she was skinny as a rat. She was drinched and shaking from the rain and cold weather. When I tried to pet her, she flinked as though she was scared I was going to hit her. I worked with her, and fed her treats out of my hand, brushed her, and put her on California Natural dry and can food. She vomited at first, so I gave her nux vomika and she got better as time went on. I kept working with her and she gained weight, and her fur started getting thicker. It took me a year to get her on the bed. Now, she sleeps in the “Top Spot” as I call it, and she is loveable. One of the neighbors told me she was kicked around, and smacked in the face. I guess that’s why she had swollen eyes. I’m a cat lover and if I see any cat that needs a home, or is being mistreated, I will save their live. I live in a 14×70 mobile home, with 3 bedrooms, but all the cats are on a routine and it works out really well.

  19. Avatar barb derick Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I had willy for 17 years, we were so bonded, and tight. Willy was so great, very jealous and protective male cat. I adopted pumpkin female calico in 2000. Suddendly willy took to the closest under sink, no eating, throwing up and well awful. I was sick with worry. I called around and well willy was old and dying. I took him to vet to be put down. I was so upset he was my baby for so many years. I left the vets in shock, crying so upset. Thankfully pumpkin was at home and she cuddled me, I had to care for her. I was so upset losing willy. So many memories, fun, and silliness. But having pumpkin at home really got me through rough time. Animals are awesome healers. I have great awe and lvoe of animals wish I could surround myself with them. I have a apt can not right now. I took reiki which I give to my cat and would like to use more healing methods on animals. would love to get this book……hey will the shelties in japan survive radition

  20. Avatar Dianna Williamson Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    My story is not so much how I help rescued pets but how one tiny little Chihuahua puppy rescued me. On May 21, 2009 I lost my 6 beloved Chihuahuas, my babies. Two gang members who were after my grandson followed him to my house after school to see where he was going. Two hours later they came back & threw a Molitov cocktail on my front porch. I got my grandson out of the house & noticed that my babies were not with me like always. I turned to go after them, or die with them, & these men started pulling me out. I fought them with all I had. It finally took 6 of them to get me out. Needless to say I was heartbroken when the firemen carried the lifeless bodies of my babies out. They all died of smoke inhalation. For the next few weeks I was in a daze. Then I finally had a plan. I was going to watch my daughter’s dog for 10 days & on the day they were to come get him I was going to take enough pills to kill myself so I could be with my babies again. On the day before the kids left a very good friend of mine called & told me I had to go meet this lady when she called, no questions asked. Well I did as she wanted because she had been so kind to me. When I met this lady she walked over to me carrying the tiniest ball of beautiful fur & handed him to me. She was from a rescue & my friend had arranged & paid for the adoption of an 8 week old male Chihuahua. When she placed him in my hands a little piece of my heart warmed up again. And of course after that I couldn’t kill myself because I had to look after & care for Eric. No one knew what I had planned on doing of course. I call my friend my Guardian Angel because she & Eric saved my life. Now 2 years later & 7 more rescued Chihuahuas I am okay. I still miss my babies like crazy & always will. Not one of the 8 I now have has taken their place, none ever could. That’s my story of being rescued by my rescued puppy.

  21. Avatar Karen O Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 10:39 am

    We thought she was a cream colored terrier mix, running up and down the main roads in our neighborhood; this little stray fluff. I first saw her in the cold of a December rain, running with tail between her legs, off into the dark, despite my calling for her. From then on she would appear and disappear just as quickly, running off into the heavy underbrush. She could scoot under the bushes, and people could not.
    I felt a strong connection to this little dog, and finally had my chance. Months later, she was following a woman who was walking her pampered poodle. She loved to follow other dogs at a distance. So, I crept forward, ever so slowly, and she let me pick her up! Off to the house for a warm bath and food, and she was safe! Two or three baths later, she was a West Highland White Terrier.
    Now, she is my sweet “heart girl”. Several people have asked me if I “have the Westie”, because no one could ever catch her. She has bonded with my other two small dogs. Never discount a pup who’s been a stray. Someone drove off and left my girl behind. I cannot imagine looking at her face with the beautiful almond-shaped eyes, ever being able to leave her. She is mine.

  22. Avatar Yvette Eastman Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Sasha, who was Corky’s mate and best friend, died when protecting the house from a bear. She was a bear-hound, a rescue dog. They went everywhere together.That is when I found out that Corky, also a rescue dog, had gone deaf. I never knew because he was always following Sasha. I went to PADS – Pacific Assistance Dogs – to request a retired assistance dog for Corky. None were available. A client of mine said she had a very large, 10 year-old Malamute who needed a home.
    “I can’t walk such a big dog,” I said, “I am handicapped and using a scooter.” “Nikki has been chained up in a yard her whole life,” said the woman, “She has never been walked. Her owner is a drug addict. I kicked him out of my house, but I couldn’t kick the dog out.” She brought Nikki to my home, and Corky loved her immediately. He followed her everywhere that day and lost the bewildered look he had had. I told Nikki I would never put her on a leash, nor would I fence her in. “If you want to run away,” I said, “You are free to do so.” I lived in the country on a half acre bordered by a provincial park. Nikki stayed, that first night and for the next 8 1/2 years. I had to house-train her; she had never been inside a house. I switched her to a raw food diet. We went on long walks with Corky. At first I walked using a cane, then in my scooter, on trails and dirt roads. We went to different parks, lakes and ocean beaches. She was never on a leash again except when in town to go to the vet, and that was rare. She got a titer count every year, so never had shots again. She learned how to play a little bit – it was new to her. She had an escort wherever she went. Corky followed her everywhere and never suffered from his deafness. He died when he was 18. Nikki was delighted! She was now #1 dog. We still went everywhere together. Her life was peaceful. She died at 18 1/2 – a remarkable age for a gigantic Malamute. She (and all my dogs) received reflexology and Specialized Kinesiology, which is what I teach and practice. She also received her daily dose of Dr. Jones Ultimate Canine supplements. She had a wonderful life.
    If I win your prize, I am donating it to the senior residence where I now live. They allow both dogs and cats here! I no longer have a companion. I feel it wouldn’t be fair to them, but I love them all and teach a program called Pawspoint.

    Love and special kisses to all of you and your animal friends, Yvette

  23. Avatar Cindi Pitcher Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Dear Dr. Jones,
    My Husband and I have wanted your course since we found you. We have been rescuing Labs for many years after breeding them and discovering the need for rescue. My husband has been out of work for 3 years, and I lost my job in Jan. But we have never stopped doing for the dogs. People think we should just get rid of the dogs!! When our children were at home and we had rough times we wouldn’t have gotten rid of them!!!! We have rescued a yellow lab from a crack house (Her issues are unspeakable) A chocolate found on the interstate left to run. A Black that the puppy mill tried to kill when she was a new born but she kept surviving (numerous mental issues) but love abound. Another chocolate that was going to be destroyed by the breeder because he had a umbilical hernia (every one wants perfection) White that had been dumped on a 90+ year old couple by their 19 year old grand daughter that was feed and watered but tied to a pine tree (because she was too big for a 90 year old) and covered in sap. Many other stories but I wont go on you know the horrific stories out there.We aren’t special we do what a lot of others do, but we do it with slim financial means. We strongly believe in what you teach and would love the whole package.
    Sincerely, Cindi and Jeff Pitcher, Co USA

  24. Avatar Don Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    In May of 1999 a devastating tornado ravaged the south part of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Many dogs and cats were displaced and ended up at the City animal shelter. Both of my daughters were in college then and wanted to rescue a dog from the shelter. So Kelly and i went to the shelter one day to see the dogs. I’ll never forget the chaos that was happening there. So many dogs had been rescued that the shelter was overwhelmed. We had a hard time picking one but finaly i told my daughter to pick one that wasn’t barking!! So we both zeroed in on a big black dog that was just staring at us. We picked it and took off. My other daughter came home from school one weekend and was sleeping with an electric blanket on the bed. The blanket apparently had a short and was smoldering on the mattress. She was sound asleep, but Lucky smelled it and kept nudging her to get up. finally she got my daughters attention and when she got out of bed the mattress caught fire! We were able to get it out of the house, but had the dog not come to her aid, who knows what could have happened. We still have that Lucky gal and she certainly has earned her keep in my eyes!

  25. Avatar Carin Hellman Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I would love to win this course as I have been unemployed for 1 ½ yrs and have two beautiful dogs that I have rescued. Here is one of my girls thoughts…….

    Hi, my name is Zoey and here is my story. A year ago I was rescued by the Fox Valley Humane Society in Appleton, WI from a puppy mill that was raided. I was in horrible condition and hated the world, especially men. One day a nice lady came through the shelter as she had many a times before just to spend time with us less fortunate animals. I wagged my tail so hard and jumped up and down as to catch her attention and sure enough it worked. Soon a worker came to my cage and put a leash on me and for a moment I thought they were taking me away from the lady but to my surprise I was being led into a room and low and behold, there she was. She gave me treats, pet me, and rubbed my belly. It felt so good I didn’t want it to stop. But it did and the worker led me back to my cage and the nice lady was gone. My heart sank and my only hope of a forever home was now gone too. A few days later I saw the nice lady again and the next thing I know I am taking a ride and we stop at this big “dog house” and I walk inside and see all the warm blankets, toys that I never even knew how to play with, and best of all, FOOD! Oh boy, lots of food…I found my forever home with the nice lady I thought I had lost and who is now and will forever be, my Soul Mate!!

    This is Zoey’s side of the story, but mine is clearly a tear jerker. When I originally adopted Zoey, she did have a huge hate and fear of men. She also instantly became my protector. I live with my boyfriend of 15 years and his 16 year (at that time) son. Zoey took an instant hate to both of them and for the 2 weeks after her adoption it was
    a living nightmare at our house. Zoey would bite the back of the calf portion of my boyfriends legs if he came near me and one day when his son came home to let both dogs out to potty, she bit the back of his leg and drew blood. This was the last straw for my boyfriend and I was ordered (rightfully so) to take Zoey back to the Humane Society. As I held her in the car while I am driving back to the shelter, she looks up at me with her sad eyes as if to say it’s okay mom, I will be fine, and gives me a gentle kiss on the chin. My tears became a flood of emotion and my heart was in pain. When I walked thru the door of the Humane Society the lady knew immediately that something was terribly wrong and then I told her what I had to do. We went into a room and I told her the story and made her promise that they would not euthanize her because of her aggression. The lady promised and assured me that they do not do that.

    Two weeks had gone by and I kept checking Petfinder.com to see if Zoey had been adopted out yet. But for those two weeks I kept seeing her face and my tears would not stop. I was clearly in a depressed state of mind. My boyfriend was so concerned about how sad I was that he asked me why I keep crying. I told him that I felt terrible because I gave this puppy mill dog a taste of the good life and then I threw her under the bus!! I could not live with myself…..At the end of the work day he came home and said to me: If this means that much to you, we can work on her male aggression issues and he even
    promised to help try to make her feel comfortable in our house and spend time with her if only just to talk to her. He did not have to say another word and I was back at the Humane Society and begged them to give me another chance and that I would do whatever it takes to keep her and give her the life she deserves. They were thrilled to return her to me and since then (which has been 1 ½ yrs ago) she not only loves me to death and greats me with open “paws) and obeys to the hilt, but she is great with the guys, doesn’t love them to death and still protects me if needed, but she does tolerate them in “her” house now. I don’t know what I would do without either one of my dogs, I love them so much, I wish all animals had someone to love them too.

  26. Avatar Ann Wattier Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I am among the many who would love to have your course but am unable to afford it at this time.

    My first rescue was a dog who looked like Benji in the movie. I found him at the side of the road looking tired, thirsty and very dirty. I took him home gave him water and food and let him rest, and then the next day I bathed him, and was quite surprised at how handsome he was. Then I took him back to the area where I found him, when the children were getting off the school bus, in hopes that one of them would recognize him. None of them did, and no one in the village did either, so I took him back home and he stayed with us until we sadly said goodbye when he was 16 years old.

    Next came another dog at the side of the road. This one was too frightened to come to me and it was obvious he had been injured, perhaps hit by a car. So I spent the next few days bringing him food and water and just sitting quietly with him, until the evening when a thunder storm was on the way, and as I sat down in the ditch with him he ran to me and clung. Home he came, and after two days of letting him settle a bit, I took him to my Vet, who determined he had a broken leg and needed surgery. So we struck a bargain, my Vet did the surgery without charge to me, and I paid for meds needed and nursed him back to health. He was on “bed rest” for several weeks and then slowly we started massage and exercise, and eventually he went to his forever home where he remained until he crossed the bridge at 15 years of age.

    Next came a Sheltie who had been sold as a puppy but not socialized and she had several issues including lead aggression. I knew this one would have to have a job and so I started Agility with her and as she is so clever it didn’t take long for her to get her Agility Trial Champion of Canada title. Happily she is still with us at the age of 12 and still going strong.

    We also bring food, blankets and other items to our local SPCA on a regular basis.

    Compared to some of the other stories mine may not be much but I can hope. I must say I don’t envy you having to make the decision. Take care,

  27. Avatar Mary Jo Pleskac Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 11:20 am

    If I were to win this course,I would use it to further my education of natural medicine for the benefit of all my rescues & misfits,besides all my ranch livestock. I worked in allopathic veterinary clinics for almost 20 years.Animal rescue & welfare was always a major part of our work.Only reason I am no longer there was I had a head injury at the ranch & could no longer tolerate “chemicals”.This was a very rude awakening & had to re-learn just about everything associated with my health & the health of all the creatures I was responsible for. I had rescued many animals that were destined to be EU and had no other place to go. Totally amazing that we live in such a disposible society & so many people treat animals as disposible items.I have never purchased a purebred pet from a breeder as so many animals out there in need of homes. After several years of my health deterioration after becoming sensitive to “chemicals”,I discovered natural medicine & got my health & life back fast.My ND also was an animal advocate & taught me lots about treating cases that would not respond to allopathic medicine.I had success with many cases that I previously could not treat with allopathic medicine with my hard luck creatures. I could write a story about a rescue animal, but I have rescued so many that it was too difficult to single out just one-cats too many to count plus everything from a toy poodle to pair of Gt Pyreneese. All the animals have been special in their own way. Natural medicine is the tool needed to empower the pet owner to gave their animals the best possible care and add to their longivity.I need to learn more about caring for animals the natural way from an expert. Plese DR Jones,keep up your fight as a natural medicine advocate. Times are changing and hope your viewpoint soon becomes the only view ! I really appreciate your valuable newsletter.Thank you !

  28. Avatar Cindy Caspersen Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Hi Dr Andrew,
    First I want to thank you for all the newsletters and writings about your personal experiences. They have both educated me along side of affirming that I am headed in the right directions.

    A few years ago my first real experience with homeopathics and my dogs occurred. I attended monthly meetup groups with other Boston Terrier owners and their dogs for socialization and interest. Because of this I vaccinated for bortedella(kennel cough). It was running through the group so when my 1st dog started to cough I knew it was a strain that wasn’t part of the vaccine regime. Because of this I have chosen not to vaccinate for it any longer as out of the 10+ strains out there they only vaccinate here for about 5 of them.
    I started a regime of Natures sunshine HRP+C (chinese mixture for viral disease) along with liquid silver as it worked through my pack all the while keeping close tabs on fever or anemia (gum checking) as many of my friends dogs were on antibiotics. I can say my pack didn’t get too sick ever and I continued on with the regime until all were through it. I passed this info on to several others who were committed to not using antibiotics and it worked for them too.

    I have a pack of five Boston Terriers and 2 of my girls are unaltered and have a litter each year or 2(they get lots of breaks). They are my pets first and I breed only to create & share healthy companion animals and am not particularly interested in showing.

    I start my girls with red rasberry during their pregnancy to strengthen the uterine lining and aid them during the birthing process (stronger uterus = easier birth…most of the time). They already get mineral supplements and antioxidants daily in their food. I feed Orijen dry and several of the top quality canned foods like trippet (beef or lamb tripe) and lean cuts lamb or beef. I do occassionally cook them meals but they tend to have rather sensitive tummies so sticking to the dry/canned is what works best for us. I do however bake their cookies and include both charcoal (for digestion) and valerian (for some) to aid my most exuberate female in staying calm and balanced.

    I use powdered activated charcoal to aid them to release toxins from their wee bodies if they are ever ill (rarely) and it has the side effect of constipation which if they have “the squirts” is beneficial as well…LOL

    Each of my puppies goes home with a small bag of activated charcoal with instruction on its use. So much better than kaopectate (what I was taught in the past) as it pulls the toxins while helping with the dehydration aspects of diahrea by stopping it quickly.

    I use the super puppy program to help make my puppies all they can be as adults and use the whisper method of early potty training from 3 weeks of age forward. I do believe that one needs to be proactive in all areas and to know all they can to both reduce the veterinary costs involved with raising and breeding Boston Terriers as they are not easy to breed (c-section etc). However, my knowledge (albeit limited) has stopped me running to the vet for every little ill. I use echineacea with golden seal whenever anyone looks like they are under the weather and give twice weekly acidophillus for their digestion.

    In my 20’s I was a veterinary assistant and worked in a high volume (high cost) 24 hour clinic and saw just how much money changed hands because pet owners either felt guilty about their pets illness or just didn’t have a clue. I have also worked for 3 years at the SPCA and saw the other end of things where so many were euthanized because of behavioral or health issues that could have been avoided.

    I have always used common sense first along side of homeopathics and then if that hasn’t cured all that ills I head to the vets office. There are things that I know only the vet can do for me but those visits are rare to be sure and are true emergencies. And I whole heartedly promote the 3 year vaccination program and only do my puppies at 8 weeks with Parvo and distemper despite all the encouragment to vaccinate fully at 6 weeks.

    My vet knows I am an informed pet owner and while at times I’m sure he wishes I didn’t know things I do, or perhaps that I ask too many questions we do seem to have come to a place where he respects that aspect of our relationship as dr and owner. He shows me what needs doing and lets me take my pet home to administer to myself rather than having them stay at the clinic overnight.

    I know all vets are not created equal as all human doctors are not but with your help I have been able to be not only of use to my own pets but to all the puppies that have left here for their new homes across BC throughout their lives.

    I am in my early 50’s now and many of my age group are quite simply not informed about ingredients and alternative medicines. I am on disability due to back issues from my work so owing to my fixed income have to be very careful where I spend the little I have. You definatley are what I choose to spend my dollars on but cannot at this time afford this course. I will share the knowledge I gain through the reading and referencing of the course should you choose to share a copy with me as I get emails and phone calls from my extended fur-family all the time.

    For this and all of my five dogs I ask that you choose me to give a copy to. Thanks again for all you do Andrew. If you were still practicing I would definaltey have you as my vet (if I could move to Nelson…LOL) and I think it is a true loss to all of the animal world that your license was revolked but this world is so full of fear driven people that they just weren’t ready for such an enlightened veterinarian yet. Perhaps it was because you have work further work to do in the natural healing forum, I hope you never stop. I have printed many of the newsletters so I can have the information on hand here and this Healing Home Study Course is just the beginning for me.

    Knowledge is power …thank you for all you have shared thus far.

  29. Avatar Maria Parker Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 11:45 am

    He did not come from an Animal shelter, maybe if he had he would have been in far better condition than he was. He showed up one very cold December morning. Every bone on his body was visible through his flesh, his coat was thin, dry and stark. Six year old Brooke found him, they fell in love at first sight, he placed his paws on her shoulders. Can we give him something to eat she asked her parents – they offered him a cooked hamburger left over from the previous day. He ate it ravenously. He was so thin they weren’t sure just what breed of dog he was. They took him into their care, and as he gained weight his breed started to show through; he turned into a beautiful White Boxer. He lived with my granddaughter and family for two years, then the family fell apart and they could no longer keep Junior. Tearfully, Brooke asked would I have Junior. Reluctantly, I brought him home. He had never lived in a house before, so he had to be house broken. After a few weeks we had him neutered. He has turned out to be one of the most obedient, gentle dogs I have known. He has his own way of talking to us. Three years ago while out walking with Junior, we were followed by a little black dog. After some time I decided to put her in the car and drove round a nearby neighborhood to see if she belonged there. I brought her home, and put an add in the local paper lost and found column. After not receiving any calls on her, we decided to keep her. She looks part Dachshund/Labrador?? Daisy and Junior love each other very much, and when our Grandchildren come they think that they have come to see them …… Brooke is now 14, she will always have that special place in Juniors heart and he in hers.

  30. Avatar Glen Nordstrom Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Dr. Jones. Here’s the story of my rescue of “Jim”. I live in Mexico where most dogs and cats live their life without being “fixed”. Also their are multitude of street dogs and cats.

    One day after spending some time in the states, I came home and saw this Shepherd mix on my patio eating some cat food out of a bag he had torn open to get at. His ribs were showing, his was covered with mange and fleas. His eyes were almost glued shut with mucus and he was hobbling around on three legs. About half his fur was gone. Even with all this misery, he wagged his tail as I approached him. He was so bad off that a friend of mine told me he didn’t think that he would live.

    I fed him some nutritious food then took him to my vet here in Mexico. I named him Jim. Carlos, the vet, cleaned out his eyes and treated his mange and fleas. Jim showed improvement by the end of that first day. The first night he elected to sleep on the patio. Starting from the second night on, he slept in the house on his own bed.

    He rapidly filled out. His mange disappeared his fleas became manageable and his eyes became bright and clear. His fur came back and his coat was shiny and beautiful. With time, he even started putting weight on his bad rear leg.

    My friends couldn’t believe he was the same dog.

    Carlos estimated his age at about 11 years old.

    He had a small bout with cancer but Carlos also successfully rid him of that.

    He turned out to be a wonderful companion.

    Unfortunately, after about 2 years together, his liver shut down and I had to have him euthanized. The liver problem was propaply due to spending almost his entire life on the streets and having to eat whatever he could find.

    God Bless my wonderful life with Jim.

  31. Avatar Sarah Smith Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I tried to stop my story from being sent but it failed. I forgot so many other detail that I thought important to add so I’ll add them now. The stray was a pit bull perhaps a mix pit but not sure. We were scared of her at first and then tried to befriend her. Her litter consisted of seven pups – five boys and two girls and the den was in the wooded area of our lot. The Mother was known to have a litter and then abandoned them, so we made a point of checking on them whenever we saw her leave. One day we heard a lot of noise from the puppy pen and went to inspect. We noticed that some of the pups were missing, they had wondered a short distance from the den and were getting stuck in the thicket. The momma came tearing through the woods when she saw us there trying to help get them unstuck. She calmed down and seemed really happy we were there when she saw we were no threat.
    The prepared a make-shift fenced area to put the pups in and made it easily accessable for the mother to come and go as she pleased but afforded protection for the pups to not wonder off. We also gave them an old blanket to keep warm and a make-shift shelter to protect them from the rain.
    A few week later we heard that the weather was expected to go below freezing, it was late December now and so we moved the pups and the momma to the old abandoned trailer ajacent to our lot. The only problem was she could come and go as she pleased. So I elected to keep an ear for her wanting in and wanting out.
    The momma seemed really taken to us, she followed us whenever we left the Motor Home. We helped in the office and sometimes she’d lay out in the front of the office and waited for us so she could return home with us(she would do this after the pups were gone.)
    After the pups got a little older we started giving them baths and began house training, they were really improving; we also treated them for worm. We then found homes for each of them. We kept one and named him Piper bacause he was the noisey one of the lot and he was a handful. I think perhaps we kept the “cream of the crop” as they put it (The Alpha Male-not so good for someone inexperienced).
    As time passed, another stray had a litter in the park. I tried to find her den but never did. However, one of her pups found us. One night 4:00 am I heard whimpering outside our motor home. I’m a light sleeper and it was hot so the A.C was on and it was noisey. My sister is still amazed that I heard him crying outside with all that racket, but I did and went to investigate. I wasn’t sure what was crying at first but followed the noise and coaxed him to come outfrom under the R.V. He was scared, shivering. He was a White Lab and he was a mess. Patches of hair were missing along his neck and ears and he was bleeding. I first thought he must have been in a fight with something and escaped for his life. But he was so adorable. I had seem his mother roaming often but she was no where in sight. I thought he might have tried to follow his mother when she left the den and couldn’t keep up with her.
    My mom woke up and saw me outside with a puppy in my arms and said my dad wouldn’t let me keep him. I knew that and was okay but asked if I could bring him in for the night and we’ll take care of the other detail in the morning.Which she consented too.
    So, I prepared a deep container for a bed and put in an old baby blanket we used when Piper stayed indoors as a puppy. As I settled into bed I remembered that the puppy was bleeding. I thought ‘I’ll just go and wash the wounds clean.’ But boy I found a surprise when I turned the lights on. He was infested with fleas. So just washing the wounds was out of the question, He was going to get a bath, at 4:00 in the morning. I spent 3-4 hours picking fleas out of his fur because we didn’t have a flea comb. I thought of naming him Snowball because He was so fluffy and white when I finished and the name stuck. He was approximately 5 week old when he showed up at our home, He’s almost three now.I guess you know what happened? He ending up keeping him.
    Soon after Snowball’s arrival his brother showed up. And then a man in the R.V Park found a chocolate Brown Lab by the Interstate and brought him to us. In the R.V park we became known as the Puppy orphanage or Stray Puppy Rescue/Shelter. We laughingly talked about calling it “Piper’s Playground”. We were not well off at the time, if you know what I mean, so we did our best and surprisingly people in the R.V park saw what we were trying to do – Giving these strays a better start in life and someone occassionaly provided Dog Food for us to help care for them.
    I wasn’t too informed at the time about caring for dogs but because Piper showed up in our life I started doing a lot of research for all kind of infomation to help treat different problems naturally and training tips. I wanted to take an active part in making sure he was healthy. So my research paid off. I’m still doing a lot of research.
    We found homes for the chocolate Lab and Snowballs brother. Piper, on the other hand knew every trick in the book and more but was too much for us. We couldn’t get that Alpha problem under control, so because we were having trouble with him we had to find another home for him too. We ending up picking up a female Mini Lab/chow mix at the time of all these puppies showing up in our life, we named her Lady.(We had secretly hoped Snowball was a girl but evidenced proved he was not a girl. So because he wasn’t we went and found one.) That was three years ago and Snowball and Lady are still with us today.

  32. Avatar Paula Powers Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    All the animals that I have had since 1995 were rescues. I found one of my present cats in a happy meal box in a dumpster when he was 2 days old. There were 3 kittens in the litter and I bottle fed them. One died of pneumonia at age 3 weeks, but the other 2 lived with me up until 2 years ago when the sister died of cancer. I still have the brother and he will be 16 years this May. My late husband found a dog in the bottom of a box with her 7 dead sisters and brothers and mother who had all of their blood sucked out by fleas and ticks. She was the only animal alive in the box and she was nearly dead. I named her Misty because I couldn’t tell what color she was being so infested with fleas and ticks. She was only about 4 weeks old. I removed over 1000 ticks from her tiny body,then washed her to rid her of the fleas. She was my closest companion until this past Christmas when she passed away. I got my calico cat Gypsy as a stray in the neighborhood who had been horribly abused by someone. She was already spayed so I didn’t have to worry about kittens from her. I had my other cats and dog neutered as well-they were strays and didn’t need to breed. Gypsy came to me in 2000 and to this day doesn’t want to be touched by anyone. She lives in my home-she became an inside cat as soon as I found her and got her well. Max was born in my back yard by a mother cat who was very pregnant when dumped off in the neighborhood. I took her in, she birthed 5 kittens all of which got good homes except for Max. Max is a long haired cat that looks like a Maine Coon Cat. I have had him since his birth and he is now 3 years old. My latest addition is Kelly who lived the first two years of her life in a shelter which was closed by the health department and then taken to a rescue where she lived for 3 years. She was on Petfinder for 2 1/2 years and no one wanted her-she is a mostly black dog-a mix of Australian Cattle Dog and Shepherd I was told. After Misty died I looked around for another dog because I have never been without a dog in my life. I went through 4 other dogs that just didn’t take to us and I saw her woebegone picture on Petfinder and couldn’t resist her one ear up, one down little face. The writeup on her said she was good with cats and I called the number and was told that I was the first one who had ever called about this dog. She was driven to my home and we took to her immediately. She was shy, scared of everything since she had lived her life in a cage and then a crate. She was overweight, not socialized at all and very clingy to me. I began her education by taking her to the dog park where it took several weeks before she would even venture from my side and explore other dogs, now she runs out to greet her friends when we arrive at the park. I also took her to the St. Patricks Day Parade to socialize her with people really fast. She was a big hit with everyone who saw her and she finally got the idea that she didn’t have to shy away from a friendly hand held out towards her. She is very smart, gets along with Smokey, Gypsy and Max and knows her commands pretty well. My son and I have had her for about 10 weeks now and she has settled in like she has always been with me. I love her and she adores us. She now has everything a dog could ever want and she is really happy. Even though she is 5 years old, she is now in her forever home and she knows it. It is a good thing to adopt an older dog, they really appreciate everything you do for them. She plays at the dog park with other cattle dogs and ignores the rest except for the labradoodles which look to her like sheep and she tries to herd them.

  33. Avatar Jennifer Szendrey Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Dr Jones,

    First of all let me tell you how much I admire you and standing up for something you truly believe in!
    My husband and I have two rescue dogs(one is dying of Osteocarcoma) she is 8.5. 🙁
    I have been an animal lover and bringing home animals to nurse them back to health since I was a very little girl.
    I found a young American Bulldog about 3 months ago running down a busy street in St Paul. She was in heat, had puncture wounds in her neck and on her head was very skinny and completely covered in urine. She was with us for about 6 weeks and I found her a great home on a lake with two kids that adore her.
    My husband and I have a Pug mix that was found on an Indian reservation that had been hit by a car and starving.
    Our Rottweiler was from our local Humane Society and has had health issues her whole life and has cost us alot of money. I feel our pets are our children and we will do whatever it takes to keep them happy and healthy.
    We do the “Walk for Animals” for our local Humane Society and this our 5th. year of raising close to 1,000.00.
    Our Rottweiler that came from the same Humane Society has Osteosarcoma in her shoulder and won’t be able to walk by then (it is April 30th)
    so my husband and I are going to buy a cart and pull her as she LOVES people and this will make her very happy!
    Thank you for doing all that you do for the welfare of our beloved animals and the valuable information that I learn form you.

  34. Avatar Jill Busl Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Our two special kitties, Beauty and Bella, were both rescued from shelters. Bella, a precocious tortie, was found by my husband on-line, who believed our next cat was supposed to be named Bella. We had lost our Spooky only days before he discovered Bella at a local no-kill shelter. Good thing he did! Bella was (is) a scaredy-cat. Her “family” had dropped her off because the woman developed “post-natal cat allergies”. Just before we adopted her, she had gotten out of the “cat pen” and was hiding in the shelter for 3 weeks! No one could find her, but they knew she was in the shelter because the volunteers would put food out for her at night, and in the morning, the food would be gone! During the day, she hid herself so well that no one could find her. One night, one of the volunteers decided to spend the night at the shelter. When Bella came out to eat, the volunteer grabbed her! Needless to say, the staff decided the best thing for her was to be adopted ASAP. A few days later, we came along and she went home with us.
    Our other kitty, Beauty, was found in another no-kill shelter. She had been in an area reserved for non-adoptable kitties until one of the volunteers decided to work with her (a cat who COULD NOT be picked up without inflicting serious damage to the pick-up-ee). Beauty had been rescued from another shelter in which the cats had been abandoned – at the shelter! When these cats were found by a former employee who stopped by to pick up his paycheck, most were starving, were dehydrated, and several were dead! Beauty survived, but experienced severe trauma. She was transferred to the no-kill shelter in which we found her. We took her home and worked with her. We can now pick her up, and she is a MAJOR lap cat!
    I would love to win the course! My husband is disabled and I’ve been unemployed for over 2 years. I just started a new job, but finances are so tight as we’ve been trying to live on his SSDI (Social Security Disability Income). I am a true believer in natural health, and am licensed as a Doctor of Natural Health (the area in which I would prefer to work!) Thank you for considering my story.

  35. Avatar Leah McCloskey Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    We found our Zoe’s pictures on finally home holistic rescue and recovery adoption website and instantly fell in love. The rescue specialized in holistic health for pets and I support that. When Zoe came in she was suffering from what they thought was pneumonia and they took her off the adoption list until she was better. I kept in close contact with her Foster mom and we later found out that the pneumonia was actually bleach burns all the way down to her lungs. I work at a health store and was able to purchase a few supplements to aid in her recovery, colloidal silver and lung Support from nature’s sunshine. She healed well and after she was spayed we were able to take our newest addition home to her family. I also made sure to pick up five flowers and star of Bethlehem flower essences to aid in her adaptation to her new home and siblings. Zoe has been a wonderfully healthy and happy addition to our family, and our health food store has made a wonderful contact with a holistic rescue. I’m glad to have found them and her.

  36. Avatar Lorraine Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    My story is about a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that was found wandering a busy interstate during a January ice storm in Connecticut. My daughter and son in law were coming home from their son’s hockey game and spotted this poor ratty looking dog wandering the highway and too late to stop went to the next turn around several miles down the road. When they got back to the area, the dog was about to go to the pound with another driver. My family said they would take him and look for an owner. Well, after a bath and some food and a good night’s rest, I was asked to take him because they couldn’t keep him, so we all called veterinary hospitals in the area and knocked on doors to no avail. Chance as we now call him, has been with us for almost 2 1/2 years now but had to learn some very important manners. He still shows signs of being abused and but wears his scars with little complaints. We love him and are glad we could give him the love he so desires. He is really a great little dog.

  37. Avatar Betty Lou Kishler Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    By the way, I now have two chihuahuas, one is 10 lbs and the other is 16 lbs. We think the 16 lb. one has some other breed from way back. But we love them both. If only the little one would stop barking. I have taken them to Click-to-Zen training and still he barks. They are both afraid of other dogs. The heavier one bites dogs if he gets close to them. I really need help after having three obedient dogs in my life. We do love them, maybe they are spoiled.

  38. Avatar Suzanne Animism Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Hi I assist with dogs and animals in Perth Western Australia that are classed as mean and I usually get the calls when the animals are either going to be put down or rehomed – one case I had was a beautiful black bull mastiff x staffordshire terrior of huge proportion – she had been beaten since a puppy by the owners boyfriend and they had paid a lot of money for a trainer who gave them more aggressive methods to sort the problem which made everything worse – after only two sessions she is able to socialise with other dogs and let people in the house without biting them. I get such joy from helping the animals. I use my 5 dogs to assist with therapy.

  39. Avatar virginia fisher Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I also would love to have your course but can’t afford it right now. I have always loved animals & my pets mean the world to me. I began aquiring my brood by adopting a cat a lady was feeding outside, but her cats wouldn’t allow it in the house. I took her home & soon found out she was pregnant. She had 2 kittens. We moved & a young male cat on the property adopted us. Within 2 weeks he brought a “friend”. She was also pregnant. They were both outside cats-she especially didn’t want to come inside-so we built a shelter for her. She had 4 kittens. She was killed by (I believe) a fox so I ended up taking the kittens in & hand feeding them. When the young male was beaten badly by neighborhood cats I brought him in too. Then Hurricane Charley hit. We ended up adopting four stray dogs(plus several other cats)that were scrounging for food-couldn’t find their owners. Then I lost my house to foreclosure. All my animals were taken to the local pound. I was heartbroken. I had only a short time to find a solution or they would be put down.(There isn’t a no-kill shelter in my county.) At the very last minute I found a woman who ran a no-kill shelter in another county who was willing to come & get my animals. (I found a place to stay with a friend-but she only had room for 3 cats, so I took 3 with me.) I later found out all my cats died but the 3 I had. They had all picked up a horrible disease at the pound. The 3 I had almost died but we gave them shots of penicillin, I force fed them, & prayed over them nite & day for 3 weeks. They almost lost their eyesight-one was sooo bad(he scratched his eyeball so it was hanging out). So I prayed for them to have new eyes-and to look at them you would think they(especially the one who scratched his eyeball) were blind-but they can see perfectly. One of my dogs-he’s part lab & part chow-always had a tendency to agression & they treated him horribly at the pound-so much so that he wouldn’t let anyone at the shelter deal with him. The shelter lady got an animal communicator who said he only wanted to be with me. They were going to put him down. I couldn’t let that happen so I found a place for him with friends of my roomate. They had a kennel in the country so I went out every day to take care of him in exchange for also taking care of their dogs. My roomate was awesome during all this-she let me use her car as I had no vehicle.Eventually he had to be moved as they complained he barked at nite. So some other friends agreed to let him stay in the pen they had had for their miniature horse. (they had moved him to a pasture.) I went over every day to visit & take care of him. It was always difficult because of the aggression problems-and I was dealing with health issues also. Then my friends lost their home to foreclosure-so I had to move him again. An aquaintance agreed to let him stay on their property.I told him not to mess with the dog-that I would take care of him. But he didn’t listen & stuck his hand out to Harry & Harry bit him. So back Harry went to the pound. I had an inheritence coming so I found a wonderful woman who owned a dog hotel who agreed that Harry could stay there & she would work with me on the money till my inheritence came in. I still didn’t have a vehicle so a friend took me (along with her 14 year old granddaughter) to see him. Someone let him out of the pen(it’s unclear who) and he ended up biting the girl. This was his 3rd strike (he had bitten me shortly after I got him)so they put him back in the pound on death row. I fought thru the courts to keep him alive till I could get my inheritance & my own place. I recieved the money the day before they were to put him down! I know this is not about helping shelter animals-but in my area if they go to a shelter they get put down. And I know that some people would wonder about saving a dog like Harry. But I know that most of his problems were from being unhappy-as well as not having the proper training. And I couldn’t give him that under the circumstances. But he is now happy and is already a changed dog, tho there is still work to be done. There is more to this story and I know it is very long so I’ve tried to keep it as short as possible. It just breaks my heart to see so many of God’s creatures lost, abandonded, abused, hungry etc. When I get out of this financial mess (my inheritance was small & is gone) I intend to do all I can to help as many as I can.

  40. Avatar Mary Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    My story is about a street dog who was run over 3 times before being rescued! The 1st time she was run over her back leg was badly broken and the bottom part had to be amputated. The 2nd time the rest of the leg had to go. The 3rd time I got a phone call to say that she had been run over again and this time her other back leg was broken. When I collected her I found out she was also pregnant. She had 6 puppies but they all died shortly after being born. She was unable to move for some weeks but after alot of care she is now walking again and a very happy girl living with me and my other 21 rescue dogs and cats.

  41. Avatar Evelyn Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Since I was 6 years old I have been around animals. Now a grandma, I consider myself blessed to have made a difference (and vise versa) in each and every creature that came into my life. I have own mostly dogs but have worked around domestic and farm animas. I have groomed them, babysat them, rescued them, fosterred them, loved them and mostly they loved me back unconditionally.
    One story that was not long ago; my daughter and I did some volunteering at a local shelter, she ended up bonding and connecting deeply with a black dog that had been so abused he didn’t trust anyone. She spent some time with him in his kennel and took him for walks when she could. It was really hard for us to see this poor soul and not beeing able to bring him home forever. The staff did not think he would be adoptable because of his past abuse and the fact that he was not progressing in any way….. after a few months we started fosterring for another local shelter from a different town close by. We received a call one day asking if we would be willing to take in a dog that had been in the system for so so long that we were his last hope at trying to gain his trust and teach him to love again..otherwise he would have to be put down. So, we asked a few questions and this sounded so familiar… when we found out his name, we got shivers… because it was that poor broken soul that my daughter had connected with at the other shelter a few months earlier!!!
    So without hesitation we tood him in.
    He would hardly eat or drink, had no social skills, was very fearful, did not know how to interact or even play… he had his soul broken by beatings which left scars all over his head and body.
    We loved him unconditionally, we gave him all the patience and bonding he so desperatly needed, my daughter allowed him to sleep with her in her bed, he interacted with our other dogs and cats little by little, he found his soul back in the arms of my daughter and with the healing energies of all our family (creatures and humans)…
    After a few weeks, he was out of his shell, he played, he interacted with all of us (two legged and four legged members of our family), he started to eat better and gained some weight, he even took a liking to some of our friends that visited. His eyes were bright and that spark for life was back…
    So, after being in the system for months,deemed unadoptable and having one last chance (I’m grateful we were his last chance) this beautiful, gentle, forgiving dog was adopted and made someone a wonderful pet.
    We fosterred before and after him, but he was by far one that will always tug at our heart strings…I still get teary eyes when I talk about him. It shows that with all the unconditional love you can allow yourself to give, you can make miracles happen…
    My daughter is now all growned up and she herself is fosterring for a no kill organization in our area. She has a special gift with animals of all sorts and has been and will always have a special soul connection with them…
    We don’t need to say words to connect with our animal friends… they know and we know… that is the magic of it all. I wish more people would understand that…
    We own 5 dogs, 2 cats and my daughter has 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 snake, 1 lizzard and a fish… We are one BIG Happy Family!!! and always have more love to give to the ones that need it the most…

  42. Avatar Gabriele Schmerbeck Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I would love to have your course.I take in injured and baby wildlife. One of the baby butcherbirds we had and released lived with us for 2 years. Than she found a mate next door. When she had her first babies, she brought them over for us to see. Sometimes we didn’t see her for 2 months, but when she came she wanted to be touched. Then one day she came and she had problems breathing, she came to say good bye to us. She is still in our hearts. Over the years we had many birds and opossums and lots of stories. As pets we have a doberman and an eclectus parrot, which we love dearly and want the best for them.

  43. Avatar Alma Slocumb Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Dear Dr. Jones, I am registered with you for a while now, and I have always wanted your course, but could not afford it. I am 70 years old and live on social security. I have 9 cats in the house and my Husband (Who is 66) built a house in my back yard that houses any stray cat that comes here. Some of them are pregnant and looking for a place to have their babies. I got together with the vet here in Casper, she loves animals and told me where I could get help spaying the females. You can imagine what the vet bills would be for all of them. It is a miracle I can feed them all. I try to get the best food that I can, like purina. I also have three dogs. Two have been fixed and I have one more to go. All the ones inside have been fixed with the help of my daughter. I know I probably have too many. but it breaks my heart to see a little stray animal that needs help. My vet told me that they have a cult here in Casper who sacrifice animals and I worry that if someone don’t take them in, they could be killed. All my pets were strays, I have 3 of my cats that I sleep with, and you are right, it is rewarding. They are special little beings that God has given us to care for. Thank you Dr.Jones for being a caring person.

  44. Avatar Aida Virginia Frangos Says:
    April 15th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Hi Dr. Jones, I grew up with a lot of dogs around me, and always trying to help others animals in need. In december 1999 in Vargas, Venezuela happened a tragedy, more than 15 days of rain originated a big mudslide along the coastline, thousands died, all was destroyed. Following this some people started to rescue the pets, being nearby to the Capital Caracas, all the cats and dogs started to come to churches, gyms, lots, houses, some of them founded their owners, others weren´t so lucky.
    Then I came in touch with some vets and started colleting food, shampoo, collars, medicines,and distributing to all this places, I went to the refugee near my home to help bath the dogs, you can´t imagine the sad faces af all this dogs, I always thought that the smell of the tragedy was with them, almost all of them change after the bath and I not mean in appearance but in behavior. It was like you took out of them a rock,
    that don´t let them move. They weawed tails in grattitude, We thought they would be afraid from water, because water brought this to them, no,no they were happy to get rid of the tragedy odor. In the Shelter where I was All of Them found a home. Thanks a lot Dr. Jones for all your help when I most need you.

  45. Avatar Dianne Yonan Says:
    April 16th, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Last september I acquired a black lab from the animal shelter. When I got her home I noticed that she was having a runny nose and occasionally choking on flem. I took her to the vet and they put her on antibiotics. When she finished her medication the symptoms came back, so they took a radiograph of her head and they said it looked clear. We tried several different antibiotics with the same results. Now they say that we will have to take her in for a sinus flush so they can get some tissue samples to send out for testing. This is going to cost me about $600. I am not sure when I will be able to afford this but will do so as soon as possible. She is such a good girl and is very gentle with my 6 cats of which 1 is from a shelter and 4 are rescued strays from the yard. The last one had to be trapped. After he was caught, he became one of the sweetest docile kitties you can imagine. I love all animals very much and am always ready to help any that are in need.

  46. Avatar JUDY Says:
    April 16th, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Although I didn’t adopt these cats from a shelter we rescued them from a home that just didn’t care! When the first one came home, he was so much fun,although my older cats didn’t think so. He acclimated himself very quickly and took over the house. When I learned that his sister was taken from that house and then brought back I decided to “rescue”her from those that neglected her and thought it would bring her brother a playmate. But things turned for the worse and for the next 3 long years she was urinating on my floors! She was treated twice for U.T.I but still continued the habit so I continued to buy NUMEROUS “cleaning” products,different litters,special foods, her own bedroom, read books and kept hoping they would work. I was told many times by many people that I should put her down or just drop her off at a farm, or take her to shelter and so on. My cats are all indoor cats so for me to do any of these just didn’t seem possible and I would have to live with it. So for the next 3 long years I spent most of my time ‘RE-TRAINING” her with TONS of LOVE and PATIENCE and it HAS PAID OFF!!!!! To this day she is now ‘CURED’ and no longer has to be isolated and I no longer have the stress and my wallet is a bit more “heavier” from the savings!! She’s not the friendliest cat but I have gained her trust and she’s treated like royalty just like my other cats!

  47. Avatar Debra Latchum Says:
    April 16th, 2011 at 7:50 am

    My life with my dogs started out with me purchasing a Chow-Chow and a few years after that I ended up with a “BoxHound”, boxer mixed with some kind of hound dog, because the owner was going to put her down as a 9 week old because she was bought as a full blooded boxer and was definitely NOT. I could stand the thought of a 9 week old being put down when there was nothing wrong with her health wise.
    After having the Chow for 1 1/2 yrs then the Boxhound arrives about a year later, a scared emaciated approximately 4 month old herding dog kept coming around but wouldn’t let me catch me him. I tied both dogs in the lot to a tree and set food out in the far corner of the lot and sat and waited till he would come out of the woods in between 12am-3am and finally trapped him. Finally got my hands on him and carried him to the vet and was told that he had been severely beaten. So now I had 3 dogs to care for. This lasted for about 4 years then my best friend was diagnosed with brain cancer and he couldn’t work so I took him in my home to take care of and it was a package deal.. He owned a dalmatian. I took care of my friend till he passed and then I was left with his dalmatian to take care of because his immediate family didn’t care for dogs and was gonna put him down. He was a great dog and grieved for quite a while after his owner passed but I couldn’t see putting him down. After several years of 4 big dogs they started getting old and one by one I started loosing them. The Chow-Chow was the first to go then the “boxhound” and then the dalmatian. I was then left with the once scared emaciated herding dog that is now 13 years old.
    Our town has a walking trail by the river that I take my herding dog to on a regular basis and on that trail is our local Humane society. We often stop by and just give treats or just talk to the dogs that are waiting to be put down. I had seen this little pitbull pup that was about 4 months old and had been watching her for about 2 weeks and finally went by one day while the business was open just to get her out and play with her. I was told that she had been dropped off in the night drop off box and they had no history but she was going to be put down in 2 days because she had been there longer than they allowed. They stated that most all pits that they receive are put down because they can not adopt them out. I signed up immediately. They put her on hold till I and my home was checked out and now it has been 2 years since then and now my 13 year old herding dog finally has a new play mate, a now 2 year old female pit.

  48. Avatar carla Says:
    April 16th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I would love to receive your course. Our household is full of rescues. We have a dog named Fiona who has alot of issues due to not being socialized by a humane society no less. She was 14 weeks old when we adopted her. She is very smart and a great dog just with issues we deal with all of them and just roll with the flow she is 7yrs. In Dec 2009 I started feeding the ferals in my neighborhood, and I am working with a rescue to get them fixed and rescued. Well to make a long story short I now have 4 rescued cats in my house. A feral mama which I befriended and worked for 6 mths on to tame safely gave birth in my garage with help from rescue group. They were to be adopted out but the rescue was full and no one adopted so we kept them. lol So here now we have a house full of rescues. On the entertainment center is an urn with my first rescue Hot Dog who passed in 2007 at the age of 14 he was rescued at age 3 I adopted him 2 days before he was to be euthanized. I continue to be the neighborhood feral feeder and have rescued 7 to date from my neighborhood. I am trying to do help out the animals.

  49. Avatar Linda Says:
    April 16th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I would love to win your course. Before I became disabled because of health promblems I worked full time and then part time at the local Animal Shelter and because of my love for animals I have two dogs which no one wanted to adopt because of their health promblems and two stray cats that the local shelter had no room for and was going to put to sleep. I could not let that happen to the dogs or cats either if I could take care of them myself. When I was able to work the vet bills where high but they got paid. Now living on a limited fixed income there is no money left to take my dogs and cats to a vet when they get sick and winning your course would tell me how to treat my dogs and cats at home the right way and safely for them and not lose sleep at night worrying about having done something trying to help one of my dogs or cats that might kill them because I did not have the right information and know the right thing to do for one of my sick dogs or cats.

  50. Avatar Shaldena Says:
    April 16th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    My rescue story is as follows: I live in the outskirts of the city up the mountain. One day my neighbor approached me and asked me if I could help a friend’s pet dog. I will ask him (the dog) first I said. I went to the injured dog’s home, and here was the most beautiful huge cross breed dog named Diesel. He was in tremendous pain, the vet put him on heavy duty antibiotics that were not working. In two weeks he will have to be put down, he had said. I approached Diesel and aasked him if he would like for me to work with him. Yes he said, and I arranged to come the next day. What had happened was, Diel’s mistress was travelling on the highway going 180 k’s with Diesel in the back of the truck, and on the highway he flew off and bounced on the pavementand was totally bruised and battered. Because of this he became incontinent and would not eat. There is nothing I can do the vet had stated but give him antibiotics and if they do not work, he will have to be put down. I went to see Diesel 3 times for approximately 1 hour each, and did healing on him. I got a telephone call from the owner shouting with joy, he is eating and walking and his incontinence has stopped. That is over 4 years ago and Diesel is doing just fine. By the way, when I was working with him, he mentioned he was depressed because he didn’t have a girlfriend. His friend whom he had played with relocated with her owners which left Diesel heartbroken. Diesel’s mistress told me she would find a another girlfriend for Diesel in which she did at a much later date. thank you for hearing my story. Shaldena

  51. Avatar Donna Says:
    April 16th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    My story is about my American Bulldog Oreo, he came to us thru an exchange for an auto part. My son had an auto part that some kid needed so he traded his dog (Oreo)for the part, but I truly believe he came to us for a reason, we got him when he as about 6 mos. old he was a fabulous dog like none I’ve ever had the privledge to own, you see he had began having seizures (epilepsy) at age 2 after many trips to the emergency vets and many thousands of dollars there came a time when we questioned his quality of life so I consulted my friend who is an animal communicator and he told me that he had been abused by the previous owner and that his connection with my son (they were like soulmates) was special and continue with what you were doing for him he would have a 360 degree turn around. Well he was right, we had been treating him with western meds and also eastern modalities, acupunture, chinese herbs, I was doing crystal healing, Reiki, Naet,and changing the food he ate. He was very chemically sensitive, so no chemicals were used at our house at all, he got to 9 mos. with no seizures. I was always looking and researching different studies and information on epilepsy and animals I even started to take a class on holistic animal nutrition, my plan is to help people understand how to feed their pets good and nutrious food. Well unfortunatly 2 weeks ago we had to put our beloved Oreo to sleep, he had his final set of seizures and was just to tired to fight anymore so we chose to let our wonderful boy go so he would not have anymore suffering and could once again be seizure free. Although we have lost him I know he came to us for many reasons one of which is for me to help other animals, I am still committed to continue my quest for knowledge on helping to heal other animals and maybe find a cure for epilepsy.

  52. Avatar susan Says:
    April 16th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I have for many years been taking care of my own pets which the majority came from the shelters and then I have a few that were strays that I feeding until they decided that I was their human mother, and moved right on in. All of my cats have given me love and I have returned it. Yes, I would love to have your course. When I read it online I try to remember what was written. I also have had a few dogs, one I even gave a heart massage because it looked like she was having trouble breathing. I do not know if it was worms or not but she did seem to be all right afterwards. I try to volunteer or donate to shelters. I have also visited nursing homes with my cats so the residents there could remember their pets while growing up or the fact that they had to give them up because they were going into the nursing home.

  53. Avatar Jendy Says:
    April 17th, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Hi, a month ago, a rescued a German Shepherd from a long stay in an dark, humid, horse box. The previuos owner wanted a dog to ride along with him while horseback riding, the dog wasn’t comfortable with horses so the owner wanted to put a bullet through his head. When I learned that, I called him and asked to adopt the pet even tho’ I had 2 elder dogs. The city limit is 2. So now I have a 2 year old, got him cured from skin problems and I’m still working with him on his darkness phobia caused by the long stay in the lonely dark and humid horse box.
    Love to all… Jendy

  54. Avatar Jendy Says:
    April 17th, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Hi again,

    2 weeks ago, a dog breeder wrote me asking if I knew someone to save a puppy from death. The dog had a corneal dermoid and they couldn’t sell him, so they wanted to put him to sleep. Of course, no one I knew wanted him and I had saved a German Shepherd 2 weeks ago (I’m already illegal with the city dogs limit) So, I drove far into the country side and got him. My Vet told me that maybe one day he could have eyesurgery with a specialist(too expensive for me) or take out his eye wich a dog could live and adapt without too much difficulty.
    I have to get him neutred also, breeders condition. I’m a single mom and my working hours have been cut also, so we are hardly getting by. I’m reading a lot of Dr.Jones advices and thank him for it each time.

    That’s why I need all the advice I can to help my four legged family. All my love to you!

  55. Avatar Bonnie Stinnett Says:
    April 17th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I have 3 little mix dog and they are all 3 dogs that never made it to a shelter. 2 of them was given to me and the other 1 along with 2 other dog a female that was about to give birh and another male dog.I had the 2 male dogs fixed and when the female had her puppies 6 in all I had her spaded I keep the puppies until they were 8 weeks old and got homes for them and the 2 grown dogs at that time I had 3 other dogs witch was also giving to me and one of them was one that I have now.I keep the one little male dog and one of my dogs got cancer and I had to put him to sleep then my poople/ pug got suger diebetes and I finally had to put him to sleep too.All of these dogs were not real young dogs my lab was 13 years old and my poople/pug was 12years old.then I aquried my 3 dog and had her fixed right away also.These 3 dogs are all almost the same age and now they are around 7 yrs. old. I would love to have your course I just lost my husband last month and I don’t want to lose any of my dogs.I am going to loose the house I live in now and have to live with my daughter luckly she owes her on home so I can keep my dogs. If I had the money and my own place I would have more dogs because I try to rescue dogs off the street that people drop off in front of my house and drop along the road some time I can and sometimes I can’t but I could use your course to help my dogs, my daughers dog witch came with her house and he was in a fire and she is trying to heal him and also other people that I know who have dogs & cats and can’t afford to take them to the vet. But I know you will give the course to who ever you think deserves it the most. God Bless you, your family,and your vet. Clinc

  56. Avatar CGKelly Says:
    April 17th, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Dear Dr Jones,

    I have enjoyed receiving your e-mails and your e-books I’ve bought as a member of your Inner Circle. They’ve been very helpful in helping me look after my cat, Theo, now about 14 years old. In fact, adopting Theo was quite a special experience for both of us. Having recently lost a cat, Thaddeus, to congestive heart failure (I had taken him to the vet for dental cleaning), I thought I’d at least visit my local shelter (where I’d adopted him) and see what cats were available. Since this shelter euthanized, I was sure I’d be saving a life.

    A handsome gentleman with large gold eyes caught my eye, so I took him out of his kennel; he immediately began purring — a nice, rumbling purr — and rubbing all over me, from head to toe, marking me for life! Had he been a singer, he would no doubt have sung “Take a Chance on Me.” So I did — and I’ve been glad for it ever since. Theo and Thistle (my spitfire Russian blue, who was with me for most of her 16 1/2 years) kept me thoroughly amused in their interactions with each other; they could at times be hilarious!

    As was her wont, Thistle greeted Theo with a loud hiss, which, to her displeasure, he ignored; for the next week, every time he passed by her she would hiss. By his third day with us, she would hide behind a piece of furniture as he passed by, only to dart out, inspiring him to chase her. When he caught up with her, she would stop and hiss!

    Later, I found their little brother, Littlepage, wandering on a median strip (he and his mother were hunting for their dinner), so I snatched him up and took him home. Since I’m only allowed one cat where I now live, Littlepage lives with my mother and her cat, Miss Martha. They’re all very happy.

  57. Avatar CGKelly Says:
    April 17th, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I have enjoyed receiving your e-mails and your e-books I’ve bought as a member of your Inner Circle. They’ve been very helpful in helping me look after my cat, Theo, now about 14 years old. In fact, adopting Theo was quite a special experience for both of us. Having recently lost a cat, Thaddeus, to congestive heart failure (I had taken him to the vet for dental cleaning), I thought I’d at least visit my local shelter (where I’d adopted him) and see what cats were available. Since this shelter euthanized, I was sure I’d be saving a life.

    A handsome gentleman with large gold eyes caught my eye, so I took him out of his kennel; he immediately began purring — a nice, rumbling purr — and rubbing all over me, from head to toe, marking me for life! Had he been a singer, he would no doubt have sung “Take a Chance on Me.” So I did — and I’ve been glad for it ever since. Theo and Thistle (my spitfire Russian blue, who was with me for most of her 16 1/2 years) kept me thoroughly amused in their interactions with each other; they could at times be hilarious!

    As was her wont, Thistle greeted Theo with a loud hiss, which, to her displeasure, he ignored; for the next week, every time he passed by her she would hiss. By his third day with us, she would hide behind a piece of furniture as he passed by, only to dart out, inspiring him to chase her. When he caught up with her, she would stop and hiss!

    Later, I found their little brother, Littlepage, wandering on a median strip (he and his mother were hunting for their dinner), so I snatched him up and took him home. Since I’m only allowed one cat where I now live, Littlepage lives with my mother and her cat, Miss Martha. They’re all very happy.

  58. Avatar Robby Says:
    April 17th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I have always loved, owned, and trained many species of animals. Along with others, I have rescued and shown Household Pet cats as well as purebreds. I have trained obedience in our community, shown in obedience and shown Brussels Griffons in conformation. I am also a member of the Boone County Community Emergency Response Team. (CERT) We are a volounteer organization that helps local First Responders during and after disasters, so far mostly storms. We have a newly formed Disaster Animal Response Team (DART)that works along with us. These volounteers are called in to help with the emergency rescue, and evacuation of any domestic animal species in an emergency or disaster. This mostly involves dogs and cats but also includes birds, livestock, and non dangerous exotics if needed. Our team was called out to aid in the rescue of several animals, mostly dogs from a hoarder. They were in deplorable conditions. Many of them needed to be humanely euthinized, but the rest found loving fur-ever homes. Winning his course would provide our DART team with invaluable training and advice to help animals in times of disaster, especially doing assessment exams, taking vitals and first aid. Thank you so much for your website and advice.
    Robby =^,,^=

  59. Avatar Denise Richards Says:
    April 18th, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Our Story of Sorrow & Joy

    After losing our beautiful little Bichon “Nube” to an incompetent Veterinarian, we were both devastated and heartbroken. Nube came into our lives as a rescue dog and had been badly abused by his previous owner. Both his back legs had been disjointed because the owner continuously swung the dog by his legs even though the poor puppy screamed in pain. For some reason they thought it was funny and that the dog was screaming with excitement. The owner always lifted the dog up by the legs and succeeded in breaking one of them. We adopted Nube and it was the best thing we have ever done. Nube was a beautiful little dog with the sweetest personality. He became our best friend and companion for a wonderful 7 years. Until his right back leg gave out while he was playing in our yard. The years of abuse had weakened his leg and made it susceptible for him to blow his knees. That was fixed but while recovering from the surgery he got excited and started to run….well he blew out the other knee and back into surgery he went. The second operation unfortunately was done by another Veterinarian only 3 weeks after the first and something seriously went wrong. We lost Nube on the operating table before the operation had even begun. Our loss was the most difficult thing for us to accept and after a month of mourning and finding it unbearable we decided to adopt another dog from an Animal Shelter.

    We now have 2 wonderful little dogs that we adopted from an animal shelter. Both these dogs were sadly abused and mistreated as well. How people can do this to innocent trusting animals who give unconditional love I will never understand.

    The first dog we adopted was “Teddy” a little male Bichon/Poodle cross…he had been in 5 foster homes before the age of 1 year. He was the cutest little thing BUT very afraid of people especially young boys. We found out that he had been hurt badly and that abuse and abandonment had made him aggressive and tentative. He had serious injuries to his back his back legs had been damaged ( to this day we have to be careful with his hindquarters). With patience and a whole lot of love he showed us what a truly wonderful little guy he is. He is now 5 years old, very lovable and wants to be in our lap or touching us at all times. He has a wonderful personality and keeps us in stitches with his antics. We have never met any other dog with such a combination of love and comedic ability. He was born to keep us laughing. If either of us is not feeling well, Teddy is beside us giving us his undivided attention and wonderful bedside care to ensure that we get better…hopefully before his next walk. He never lets us out of his sight and goes everywhere with us. He is very active and has lots of “attitude”.

    The second dog we adopted was “Brandi” a little female Shih Tzu. We adopted her about 2 months after we had brought “Teddy” home. It was during the summer and we had a successful Bed & Breakfast business and with “Teddy” being so needy for affection and companionship, we thought we would adopt a little companion to keep him company while we were busy with guests at the B&B. Little Brandi was 8 months old and had been abused as well. Her previous owners used to keep her in a cage in the basement or tied up in the yard on a chain. She was left outside in the rain, snow, and hot Okanagan sun all day while the owners worked from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 or 8:00 at night. When they returned home she was taken from the yard and put in a cage in the basement for the night. The poor little thing had no social contact with people and certainly no love or care given her. She was scared of her own shadow and cowered if you came near her. We took her home and cleaned her up…she sure needed it! At first she was very reticent to come near us and shook and trembled if you went near her. It took a couple of weeks of loving patience and a whole lot of affection before we could get her to be comfortable with people. She is now 4 years old and the most lovable little dog you could wish for. She and Teddy are inseparable and frolic and play together a lot of the day. Brandi also loves to be on our laps or close beside us…in fact she can not stop licking you. Everybody that sees her just falls in love with her.

    This is the story of 3 wonderful animals that through love and caring turned into the most precious additions to our family. Our present dogs do everything with us and of course sleep on our bed. They became a part of our family and are in essence our children. We are both retired and our own children are grownup and on their own. These dogs are so loved and cherished by us and have made our lives complete. Our memories of Nube still hurt and we often think about him but the 2 wonderful little dogs we have now are helping ease the pain.

    If people are looking to bring a dog into their home we highly recommend looking at adopting a dog from a shelter! We have had nothing but good luck in finding wonderful loving animals who want nothing more than to share their love with a caring family. In fact these dogs seem to bond and give their heart completely when they find a family to love them because they have come from dispare, unhappiness and pain. Give Your Love and Save A Friend…Bring him/her Home!

  60. Avatar Todd Says:
    April 18th, 2011 at 5:38 am

    I would like to have this course, Cause I volenteer on weekends with the humane socity and sometimes the older animals just don’t wanna get up and around. I start to do a small massage on them and it’s like there feeling better.I would like to know the right areas;this also goes for my 12 year old newfoundland.I have used parts of your K9Mind to rehab 25 pitbulls in a dog fighting sting otherwise they were gonna be put down;those dogs are doing good:I get reports on them and I have one of them; complete 98% turn around the other 2% the owners got to have pacience and work with them.

  61. Avatar mary jo Says:
    April 18th, 2011 at 5:58 am

    We have a 20+ year old female cat that we got from the locat animals shelter. We got her as company for our male siamese. She had a slight cough when we got her which she shared with the male siamese and he developed a severe resiratory infection that nearly killed him. He wouldn’t eat and was so dehydrated we had to take him for IV hydration therapy daily. He recovered and they went on to live their separate lives. Turns out, she didn’t like his company. LOL

    He has since passed away and she became very outgoing and curious. Then we discovered she was heading into renal failure. I started doing all kinds of research and we switched her to a raw diet. That has been at least 5 years and her kidney function has remained unchanged. We also give her numerous supplements.

    Since she is 20+ years old she was having trouble getting around so we began taking her for chiropractic and accupuncture treatments. She hates for anyone to touch her back end so of course she screaches until the vet begins doing the chiropractic on her neck. She loves that. And believe it or not she loves the acupuncture. She gets so relaxed that if a person didn’t realize that she had the acupuncture needles in they would think she was dead. You can see her picture here on the vet’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?fbid=145790612099842&set=a.210120045666898.54982.139217776090459&type=1&theater

  62. Avatar Ilene Sierchio Says:
    April 18th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I adopted my dog rommi from a home shelter last year. ifeed the animals site daily do all i can for strays. love being a member. i take care of any stray i see and feed them and try to find them home. did for 7 cats last year found homes they were tiny new borns left to die. sure made my day. all should have this chance.

  63. Avatar Karin Vilanova Says:
    April 18th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    About 2 yrs ago now, on a dark and stormy night (no joke!) I was driving home with my niece in the car. We came to a 4-way stop sign and saw something run past a car and almost got hit. My niece said, “Oh my gosh, it’s a puppy. Stop the car! He’s too stupid, he’s a puppy, he’s gonna get hit!” So I stopped the car, she got out, he came right to her, she scooped him up and home we went. Well, he had a collar and leash on him, so we thought, well, we’ll just find his owners in the morning. Well, once we got him home, we saw that his collar was so tight, we had to cut it off, and he was so skinny and so scared of everything, we thought, “No way, is he going back to where he came from!” So since he was a pit bull and I had bought into the hype that pit bulls are mean dogs, I tried to find a no kill shelter that would take him, because I didn’t feel that my husband and I were prepared to raise a pitbull. Well, nobody had room, and since because of his breed and his skittish behavior, he would have most likely been put down sooner rather than later, we decided to give it a shot (’cause I couldn’t bear the thought of him being put down, pitbull or not) He is such a gorgeous dog it would have been a real shame to not try. Well, needless to say, Zeke has rocked our world and completely changed our minds about pit bulls and the misrepresentation that they get. Both of us, and my niece are huge pit bull advocates now and we’ve adopted another one since. Dogs are my passion and I’m hoping to be able to rescue more and even foster at some point. All the knowledge that is in this Home Study Course would be incredible to have. How many more could we help with this knowledge? I’m guessing a LOT! 🙂 God bless!

  64. Avatar Mike Freedline Says:
    April 18th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I take care of a cat colony.I give them shelters with heat in them.They are all feral cats.One very cold night after they finished eating,one did not leave.I saw he was very sick,his nose was running he was coughing,he would not have made it as it was going down to 10 degrees that night.I kept him in my house for a few days I gave him chicken broth mixed with vitamins.In a few days he seemed to be getting better.I then found out that he was not a feral cat. People on the block behind mine moved away and left him in the middle of the winter.He is mine now and I named him Bruno

  65. Avatar Alida Hichens Says:
    April 19th, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Dear Dr. Jones,I really appreciate all the great information which you have been passing on to us all. It is always good to learn new/alternative ways of treatment or care for our pets. It is not easy to talk about myself in order to convince you to let me have the free course which you are offering. Here goes. I have loved all sorts of animals all my life and I contribute to various animal protection services as well as having rescued all but two of my eight dogs and 6 cats. I have rescued six of my eight dogs because I couldn’t bear to take them to the local animal shelter for the fear that they would probably be put down if not homed. So, I end up keeping them and caring for them for the remainder of their lives. I do charity work for animals when and where I can. One of the most heart wrenching stories about my rescued pets would have to be the tale about Bonzo. Bonzo was a Dalmatian of about four years old when I first met him. One day I was visiting the local vet to pick up supplies and food for my pets. The lady at the vet knows that I am passionate about dogs, especially Dalmatians. She asked me whether I wanted to adopt a dog which was in there hospital at the time. Since I already had more than enough dogs I gave the lady the contact details of the Dalmatian Rescue people and I hoped that they would take him and find him a forever home. A week went by and I stopped by the vet’s again to see whether the Dalmatian Rescue had taken the dog. The lady at the vet told me that the Dalmatian Rescue wasn’t interested since he didn’t have papers and wasn’t registered! She also told me that Bonzo’s real owner died about 18 months ago and that he really was an orphan. The owner’s children also couldn’t take him in because their dogs would surely kill him. Pitt Bulls. I found out that he was left on a small holding (farm) where he was wandering around in search for food since he had no proper care. The owner’s children would take food for him whenever they went to the farm which was not often. I asked the lady at the vet what the reason was for the dog being in hospital. Somebody nearly sliced off his entire left paw, just above the wrist, with a masheti/panga. The witness said that Bonzo was dwelling around a shack, probably looking for food, when the occupant jumped at him and attacked him with the weapon. The owner’s children was informed and they took him to hospital to have him stitched together and they asked the vet to look for a home for him and if they couldn’t find one then they would have to have him put down. Only then did I ask to see the boy. I was shocked because he was painfully thin and only weighed 12 Kg. Severely underweight as well as painfully injured not to mention his mental condition. I could immediately see that he was depressed and that he gave up on getting better. When he looked at me with those brown eyes I had no resolve. It just felt right for me to take him on the spot. He was due to be released two days later and I went to fetch him then. When I went to fetch him he didn’t seem very happy to leave the hospital which made me think that something was wrong. I have never seen any of my pets not happy to go home after having spent time in a cage. I went with my gut and I took him to my own vet. He is the best vet that I ever met in my entire life. Dr. Wolff examinded Bonzo and found that he had advanced septiceamia in his injured leg. when I collected him at the hospital they told me that he only needed to have the stitches removed in week’s time and now my doctor finds that he is in danger of losing his leg if not his life. Dr. Wolff had to remove so much dead skin and tissue that Bonzo ended up with a huge area without skin. It took us months of treatment and growing his skin back to cover his open flesh. It was a long road to recovery but Bonzo made it! His foot and leg was saved and he is a happy boy today. He is loved and cared for. He doesn’t look anything like the dog I picked up that day. Well, that’s the Story of Bonzo. He is a good boy and a pleasure to have in my life. Thanks for reading and Happy Easter to you and your family, including the furry ones. Regards, Alida.

  66. Avatar Annalise Says:
    April 20th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I volunteered at an animal shelter and saw that there were tons of animals in need. I adopted one cat named Allen and wrote a report about how you should adopt instead of buying a pet. My report ended up in the newspaper on the front page. I decided I wanted to do more so I started making and selling a ton off stuff and ALL of the proceeds went to the ASPCA. I am hoping to expand the business all around america by 2014. Allen is now 2 years old and he is helping me with my business I am putting him on logos and the kids that come to my shop to my things love him. This course would really help me because i would also like to start treating animals that come from puppy mills and sending them to no kill shelters around America. Animals everywhere will thank you if you give me the free course. And since my business is none profit and full time i do not have the money to but the course. I have 1 dog and 3 cats. I also have 3 kids and the only income i get is the child support from their dad and I get some money from my mom and dad when I need it.

  67. Avatar Lisa Gilchrist Says:
    April 23rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Isabella is a Shepherd mix. She is currently up for adoption through HOPE, Homeless & Orphaned Pets Endeavor in Houston, TX.
    Isabella’s story begins in New Orleans, LA at the time of Hurricane Katrina, Aug. 2005. She was just a two year old youngster when her owners evacuated with her and came to Houston to stay with relatives. After the hurricane, Isabella’s owners went back to New Orleans to put their life back togeher and they temporairly left Isabella in Houston with relatives. The relatives only kept Isabella at their house for a short time before depositing her at a boarding kennel. Over the next year, Isabella’s owner called to check on her at the boarding kennel a couple of times, all the while maintaining that he was going to come back and get her. After a full year, he called to say he wasn’t coming back for her – he abandoned her – and he asked if the kennel could find her a home. At that point, Isabella entered HOPE’s adoption program.
    Isabella was a large (65 – 70 lbs), active, athletic girl and she could be somewhat bossy at times with other dogs (her previous owner had gotten her as a six-week old puppy and she had never lived with another dog). After living at the kennel for just over two years, in Nov. 2007 Isabella was adopted to a home with a 10-year old male Lab and three cats. It didn’t work out. The Lab didn’t want a friend and wouldn’t play with Isabella. The adopters didn’t walk her or give her enough exercise so she started chasing the cats. Isabella was returned to the kennel in Jan. 2008, weighing over 80 lbs.
    Isabella started deteriorating at the kennel both mentally and physically. I started spending more time with her, not just taking her to mobile adoptions every weekend but also taking her out of the kennel for excursions. We took her on vacation with us in the summer of 2008 to the Texas Hill Country for 9 days of R & R (you can see her Flickr photos of her vacation here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/72942520@N00/sets/72157623883672989/) and she was like a completely different dog – relaxed, happy and very well behaved.
    In Sept. 2008, Isabella was adopted a second time. This time she was adopted along with another HOPE dog, a young male, to a lovely family. However, the two dogs played roughly together and Isabella found all the exotic animal hides and taxidermy throughout the house to be too tempting – she started nibling on them. She was returned back to the kennel in July, 2009.
    Isabella resumed going to weekend mobile adoptions and in Dec. 2010, we got an adoption application on her that looked really good. The adopter had a pool (she loves the water), a very tall fence (she can easily climb a 6 foot fence), he had no other pets (his previous Shepherd mix had died of cancer a few years earlier) and he was fine with Isabella being over seven years old. Literally on the eve of her adoption, Isabella got sick. Very sick. She came down with an auto immune disease (hymolytic anemia) and a melanoma on the inside of her eyelid. After several weeks of living part time at the vet’s office and many, many procedures (CT scan, bone marrow biopsy, blood transfusions, spleen aspiration, etc.) not to mention a boat load of medicines, Isabella has now recovered to the point where she can now have her eyelid surgery. The melanoma isn’t malignant so the eye specialist will hopefully be able to save her eyelid.
    Due to some health problems of his own and Isabella’s ongoing medical issues, her adopter / adoption has fallen through. Isabella is once again looking for a permanent home. Although I am not Isabella’s foster mom (the owner of the kennel is), I love Isabella and want more than anything for her to find the right home where she can be happy and appreciated for the remainder of her life.

  68. Avatar Kathy Domeny Says:
    April 25th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I remember living in Wyoming, our neighbor had horses and a donkey he left there year round although he only came from another state to ride 3 weeks a year. The poor old donkey was almost crippled with long curled hooves about 8 inches longer than they should be. I could see her wince in pain with each step. So I paid a horse shoe’er to come and trim her hooves. The horse in another pasture was so old she had no teeth….she was starving to death with a long sad face….so I took her afalfa leaves that were soft enough she could eat. Most recentlly I adopted a cat from the shelter who looked really sad. When I got home and picked her up my fingers went inside her tummy. I gasped and frantically looked at what was an attempt to fix her. She had pulled her stitches out and you could see deep inside….she was so sick. I rushed her to the animal hospital and spent 6 wks and hundreds of dollars nursing her back to health with a terrible infection and upper resp tract infection. I held menthol for her at night to sleep and got her a vaporizor. But best of all was the little kitten with eyes matted shut with green mucous and bugs crawling all over him. What a brave little 6 wk old….he was standing at the door of a feed store and looked right up to my eyes. It was love at first site. I picked him up and he scampered up my arms and hid under my hair. We completed our shopping and I walked up to check out and asked about him. The clerk stated they were dumped a few days ago, but we didn’t feed them because we wanted them to go away. Can you imagine, a feed store refuses to share with our animal friends. I was appaulled. We went straight to get a can of food and find a vet. Mind you this was during a move from Texas to Idaho. We were in New Mexico. My husband kept saying….we don’t want to listen to a kitten screaming all the way to Idaho. The kitten I named Winchester, ate contentedly and crawled up on my shoulders and slept stretched out and upside down all the way. He never left my chest and shoulders. Literally, he became my angel and saviour, I did not know in 6 weeks I would be paralyzed and unable to move for 3 years. Winchester was my 1 and only friend. My husband had to work 2 jobs to support us and I was home alone. But Winchester was my very best friend. I never felt alone. I do miss him so…I have rescued over 50 animals since Winchester died and I still have a lonely place in my heart for my buddy. But I know I will meet another kindred spirit….so here I go to feed my present gang of 17 cats/3 dogs and a hamster.

  69. Avatar W A Says:
    May 4th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    We were just told 70 % of dogs will now get cancer.
    At our last vet visit.

    Having taken in unwanted/ slated for Euth senior dogs. Gone with them, thru seizures, heart failure. Bone cancer. Now dealing with thyroid cancer.
    Also having taken in chained dogs. Unsocialized dogs. Backyard breeding dogs.

    I believe what I would like to say here – is why?

    Why is it acceptable that at our last vet visit – the vet disabused our notions that cancer is now 1 out of 2 dogs. 50%.
    Try more like 70%. That is more acceptable?

    10 years ago dealing with grand mal, cluster seizures. We started to wonder what is happening to our canine companions health.
    What responsibility do we ‘ the caregivers hold’ for the declining health of our animal companions?

    That is when we started looking & questioning.

    It is a sad fact – that Vaccines – even tho studied now for years ,on side effect risk and length of protection – the protocol – took this long to change. The movement south of us in the states, where they are trying to stop mandatory rabies vacc’s – to change the protocols. And winning!
    It is a sad fact that the products the public uses on their animals may in fact be causing disease. A new topical one is being discontinued.
    It is a sad fact that rather than changing our ideas about animal health practices & nutrition the status’quo remains so very resistant. Something all of us should take a hard look at and question – why?

    It is also a fact – that we as animal care providers are DEMANDING change.
    We are responsible for the quality of life for our pets. That responsibility does include doing our own research.

    It is not acceptable that the our animals may reach senior years in such terrible health and with such devastating diseases. Not just the seniors anymore in poor health, too many young dogs are experiencing terrible diseases also.
    While we ‘med’ them with prescription drugs. Some med’s with such terrible side effects – it is almost impossible to make the decisions to figure out the route of care to take.

    Illnesses – Possibly, or now often, linked to current care standards.
    Foods. Vacc’s. Early S/N. Medications.
    Yet rather than taking unbiased looks at the study results coming back..society as whole .. has been so resistant to change.

    Being involved in Rescue, unwanted dogs with health or behavioral issues- Often what has made them homeless, as ultimately some owners choose to abandon them.

    If abandonment is due to behavioral or health, like that ‘two year old dog’, all of a sudden that is too hard to handle – perhaps linked to hyperactivity, behavioral issues, perhaps ultimately linked to diet and treatments, not just lack of exercise, socialization and training? Or that senior with hip dysplasia and raging allergies.

    It is so interwoven that I think we can only see the tip of the iceberg.

    Wanted dog. Abandoned dog. To think that possibly 70% now will get the Big ‘C” is heartbreaking. Not just for the animals but the people who take them into their hearts and their homes.

    As a private person, financing, sometimes moving dogs into adoptive homes. Often keeping them due to health or behavior. Looking at current standards -The entire animal care community whether private, a society, or an owner, needs to think about ways to achieve their goals – with least harm to the animals.

    We would use your course to see our next girl as comfortably as possible thru her struggle with cancer, and hope to find ways to help our ‘off the chain’ two year old in behavior, health, and fear issues.

    And as always, share what we learn with anyone willing to listen.

    Little by little ..change is coming.
    Care givers are asking the ‘Tough’ questions now.
    Thank you for sharing some of the answers.

  70. Dr Andrew Dr Andrew Says:
    May 5th, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Greetings from Nelson,

    Thank You for your thoughtful response.

    Dr Andrew

  71. Avatar Lynn Says:
    June 19th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I too cannot afford to purchase this course at this time, and there are so many of us in the same boat.
    I don’t know if this counts as a rescue story but I think it does. The ad in the paper said, “Hi, my name is Chiquita, I am six years old and I live in a house with two other cats who aren’t very nice to me. I would love to come and live with you in a nice quiet home where I can be comfy and loved.”
    I was there within the hour and she came home with me. Poor kitty, she found her way to the top of the kitchen cupboards, the fridge, under the couches and the bed and finally settled on the third day into the linen closet on the bottom shelf where I had placed her “blankie.” She knew where her food and litter pan were but was always very careful about never letting me see her go there. She was just so frightened and the people that gave her to me said that she indeed was beaten up on by the other 2 kitties as she was the newcomer due to a family crisis.
    On the fourth night, I was heading to bed and I peaked into the linen closet and said, “Well, I’m going to bed now, would you like to come?” Then I walked on into my room. I heard a soft thunk on the carpet and a little “prrrrrtt” and she waited by the bedroom door until I had gotten into bed and then she jumped up and made herself comfy on my chest, purring and kneading the edge of my comforter with her paws. I think she thought that she was purring me to sleep every night, she would sit like that for about half an hour and then delicately make her way up to the extra pillow above my head where she spend the rest of the night. She was 16 when she let me know that it was time for me to see her to the Rainbow Bridge. Her poor little kidneys had had enough, the dialysis was horrifying for her as was the sub-q fluid injections. My vet and I decided that it would be best to keep her warm, safe, comfy and well loved rather that prolong her life with procedures that frightened her that way. “She will let you know” my vet told me…and she did. I held her in my arms until the very end. My partner didn’t want me to stay with her, he told me that I would be haunted for the rest of my life. But what would have haunted me would have been the knowledge that she would feel that I had abandoned her when she needed me the most, and so I saw her to the Rainbow Bridge, holding her and talking to her and letting her know that we would all be together again some day.

  72. Avatar mary Says:
    July 8th, 2011 at 11:37 am

    hi iv always had animals all my life i use to pick them up and bring them home when i seen them i was reais with a lot of animals i belive they are a import roll in our lifes i have more pic of my animal i think then my children now i had a rot she live to be 15 and pass about 7 years a go she was a spical dog to me will my daughter work at a animal shelter she told me to came and see this dog they had their she was a rot and she was 8mths old so we had to put a red tag on her cages that show i want her and we had to wait to make sure her owner did not come any way their where three outher people that want her to i was the frist to see her and the outher people was trying to get her im glad i fougth her her thy did not know any thing about her she had been hit on and she had sugery on her feet and was hit by brooms and was scare of every thing the vet said i need to do a lot of training to help her get throught all she been through will now she is some what better then befor but still very scarc i would do any thing for her to make her better for her self and me i took her walking but she was scare so i stop her name is roxy and then we got a nother dog he was a mth old and weight one bl my daughter brought home to me and said do you want to help this dog because they want to put him to sleep and she said noand ask me and i said yes and what is rong with him he had a lot of things rong medcail problems and they did not have time to spend with him like 24 hr a day some lady found him in her front yard in a bag and took him to the shelter that how i got him he still has a lot of problems with his stumck he cant eat dog food all the time and take medicans when his stumck bother him and he has argles also i would not tray them for any thing in this world see i see them as my children and i talk to them and if they could talk they would put they show me through their face and their ears go up when i ask them if they want something

  73. Avatar mary Says:
    July 8th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    he is very scared of bread wrapers he runs and hids i try to show him it ok and dont be a fraid he is a rod dishen rigeback

  74. Avatar mary Says:
    July 8th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    i read youir emails every day and thank you for them and one day i would be able to get all of your cours if i could aford it but when you have a fixs income it hard i put my dogs frist for their needs it just me and my huabson it true what they say about animals they help people when they are sick thank you for give all of use the chance to win this

  75. Avatar lupita Says:
    August 11th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    quiero saber todo sobre las enfermedades mas comunes de los perros pekines y sobre todo sus problemas respiratorio y saber si es normal que jadie mucho como si estubieran muy agitados

  76. Avatar lupita Says:
    August 11th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I know all about the most common diseases of dogs pekingese and especially their respiratory problems and whether it is normal to be constantly panting even without physical activity, and if after birth it is advisable to give calcium tablets

  77. Avatar Shirley Evans Says:
    September 24th, 2011 at 7:54 am

    The report was very informative. You were our dogs’ vet for a number of years and I know what it is to have a level of trust with your dogs’ vet. We always felt our dogs were get the best possible care you could give them and always felt you involved us in there care and yes listened to our concerns and questions with an open mind. As we are drawn to a more natural treatment it was refreshing to find a vet that agreed. The comments on the new vets is exactly what we are witnessing. Rushed through appointments and I feel at times I am being lectured instead of my input or concerns being listened too. Not mention the cost is always more than the estimate.

    We recently adopted two golden retreiver puppies and so wished I had read you information on vaccines as I was struggling with what to immunize them with and what not. Your article has given me much to think about and research.

    The part of the report that was most interesting was the one diet and natural treatments. I have first hand experienced of both sides of the issue. I had a female irish setter diagnosed with stomach cancer and put on chemo. In the end she became so ill she had to be put to down. I don’t need to tell how heart breaking that was but what was more heart breaking is for some reason we asked for an autospy as I couldn’t believe that a dog even with cancer could get that sick so fast after starting the chemo. It turned out that she didn’t have cancer at all, conclusion chemo killed her. I trusted this vet and although I can appreciate that a vet is only human and we human’s make mistakes my little girl paid the price of that mistake and further more we got no apology either. On the other side we recently lost one of our older irish setters. He died of old age AT HOME surrounded by love. He had had arthritis in his hind legs for awhile and we treated him with natural remedies and energy work. He loved the energy healing and especially the massage and always seemed to walk like a puppy afterwards.
    You are so right the truth is we have to take more responsbility for care for our beloved pets if for no other reason they trust in us and our love for them. We need to be more pro-active and ask questions of our vets for if we do not our pets, like my Meghan will pay the price. Yes we do need our vets but in this day and age the issue is trying to find a vet that you trust with your precious family member and one that you can build a warm, trusting working relationship with.


Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM