An estimated 3.3 million dogs are abandoned each year in the United States; nearly 700,000 of those dogs are euthanized. That number is slightly lower as of just a few years ago, thanks to the unsung efforts of a growing rescue community. However, as training & behavior specialists with over 40 years of experience, these statistics indicate a systemic neglect & misunderstanding of dogs that are too often labeled as “aggressive”, “dangerous”, or “unfit for human interaction”.
#IDidNotServeBut I did not serve in Vietnam, but … As Veteran’s Day Weekend 2017 comes to a close, memories and connections to this day resurface. This year with the establishment of Finding You Sanctuary, a non-profit that pairs veterans bearing invisible wounds with dogs rescued from euthanasia, I feel compelled to share these memories. I have a story to tell, and it is my hope that you will do the same. No matter which war, or whether or not you served, we all have a story