Saturday, December 29, 2007

Best Friends Animal Society - Dogtown

Best Friends Animal Society - Dogtown: "It's not just a sanctuary - it's Dogtown!

Dogtown is the most welcoming place on earth. They may have been homeless, but none of the dogs here are sad and forlorn.

Everywhere you go, you're greeted with wagging tails, whelps of excitement and big, friendly eyes.

This is truly a neighborly, all-American town."

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Logan, the Sky Angel Cowboy!

A remarkable phone call from a 12-yr old boy to Houston radio station KSBJ FM 89.3

Saturday, November 24, 2007

November 2007 Spay/Neuter Clinic in Harrison

November Spay Neuter Clinic, originally uploaded by KatieTark.
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This is the Rescuing Rover/Arkansans For Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic. The Volunteers were wonderful taking special care of all the animals that received surgery over the 2 day clinic.

The Volunteers at our November Clinic were awesome. Even the young and special needs children contributed their part to the event.

Our thanks to Bonita Valentine, Tara Valentine, Marissa Barrett, Leslie Barrett, Barbara Hughes, Brenda Bowers, Toby Snyder, Wilder Rich, Mary Ellen Holley, Marilyn Estenson, Genie Bond and Kathy Tarochione.

Brenda--thanks so much for the cages and the additional effort you gave.

A very special "Thank You" to Bill Lovell for the use of his facility and the continued contributions and assistance he provided for us during the entire event.
We have a great team that sincerely are dedicated to caring for the animals.

Here's our wish list for the January Clinic:

  • Towels
  • Blankets
  • Newspaper
  • Housetraining Pads
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE JANUARY CLINIC. Please contact Kathy at 870-743-3980 or email at for details.

Arkansans For Animals

Arkansans For Animals, originally uploaded by KatieTark.

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Arkansans For Animals conducted a Spay/Neuter Clinic in Harrison on November 19 & 20, 2007. Rescuing Rover sponsored the event.

This is their Mobile Unit were they travel 52 weeks of the year through Arkansas offering these low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinics.

Rescuing Rover is sponsoring another Clinic on January 8, 9 & 10, 2008. (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

Make your Reservations now! Contact Kathy at 870-743-3980 or Genie at 870-365-8510. You can also email Kathy at

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

On the news with our Spay/Neuter Clinic

Rescuing Rover/Arkansans For Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic was held Monday and Tuesday (November 19-20,2007) at the old Main Street Trader in Harrison.

Here's Kathy Tarochione to tell us more.

More than 100 dogs and cats were spayed and neutered over the two days. The clinic will be returning to Harrison January 8th, 9th and 10th. To schedule an appointment call Kathy at (870) 743-3980.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A lion hugs and kisses a woman


Even though this is not Rescuing Rover related. This is a wonderful example of taming the lion. He loves and adores this woman who saved his life. Look at his face. You see the joy. The way he reached through the bars and gave her the biggest lion hug he could. How endearing. . .

Friday, October 26, 2007

Adams Dog Training and Dog Behavior

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Another--Just A Dog

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog."

Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise." "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.

Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a human."

So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog." just smile, because they "just don't understand."

Authored by Richard A. Biby

Just a dog. . .

The vet has not given up. He will be coming home tonight rehydrated, the poppy’s blessed gift in his veins, in a bottle of pills for later.

No betrayed look as he was led into the vet’s back room. We’d sat on the floor together, the doctor talking about humps and getting past them, and yet the final subject came up, was spoken at last. She can refer us to someone who will come to the house, when it is time.

All the walks delayed, all the impatient shoves when he blocked the hall, all the times I averted my eyes from his as I slipped out the front door, sometimes for days. He would not sleep for the first two days I was gone. He would wait for me by the front window. Opportunities lost.

continue reading. . .Creek Running North » Just a dog

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Maui’s Pack Wisdom Newsletter

Rescuing Rover has been subscribing to James Jacobson's "Do You Remember Love"
video as well as his books, inspirational notes and weekly updates about his wonderful dog Maui. To us, he's been an inspiration. We would love for you to sign up for his newsletter from his "senior dog" Maui. She is an inspiration and a totally uplifting experience.
This is a recent photo of James. He just got married to Molly and she took this picture of "our Maui". You can also view some great videos on this website. Didn't want to list them all. Thank you so much James for lightening up so many of our lives. We sincerely appreciate your work it bringing Maui into our lives.

Check our Maui’s Pack Wisdom Newsletter

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Doing More for Pets Rescue Stories Contest

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View the stories submitted
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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Rescuing Rover Volunteer Recruitment

To view LARGER pictures of our Volunteer Recruitment Campaign, please click on picture above and then select "All sizes" and select the size you want.

The Campaign was a great success. Here are some of the pictures taken at the event. One of our Pet Partners is Cody & Company. Many thanks for helping us during the event.

We had loads of people that requested information to volunteer. We are very proud. We also adopted Ernest to a great home.

Our Perfect Petzzz Adoption Center was a great success--It was such a great attraction. Lots of kids wanted to touch the pets and convince their moms to take them home! ( Perfect Petzzz are stuffed dogs & cats that actually breathe--very lifelike--they come with rabies tag, collar, adoption certificate, bed, brush and carrier) We adopted out 4 of our "alternative pets" to some great homes.

Donations were very much appreciated. Thank you to all. To see other Perfect Petzzz available, click on picture.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

He Carried His Dog To The SPCA

He carried his dog to the S.P.C.A.
for the old man will be put in a home.
But they told him he can't have an animal there...
so tomorrow he'll move in alone.

With tears in his eyes, he handed his dog to the woman who worked there that day.
But sorrow had filled the poor ol' man's heart when he handed ol' Laddie away.

for more. . .click here From the Heart PostCards - The Old Man and His Dog

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Games To Play With Your Dog

Part I: How To Keep Your Dog Mentally Stimulated

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine and I thought I would quickly send this out to you, before I leave for the weekend.

We were discussing how to keep your dog's mind stimulated.

Remember: Bored dogs cause problems. If you don't keep your dog's mind stimulated, chances are that he'll find activities to stimulate his mind, himself. And you won't like those activities. :)

A dog that is mentally stimulated on a daily basis is a happy dog. And happy dogs don't cause dog problems.

Here's a quick list of how to keep your dog mentally stimulated: To continue, click here:
Games To Play With Your Dog

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Am I Famous Now?

I was born today. One of 10. My Daddy is very famous. I have lots of half brothers and sisters. My Mother is very famous. Since she got famous, she has only had puppies. No more loving hands, no more fun trips... just puppies. She is always sad when they leave her. . . .for more click here:The Pet Press ~ For People That Love Animals

The Old Man and His Dog

"Watch out! You nearly broad-sided that car!" My father yelled at me. "Can't you do anything right?"

Those words hurt worse than blows. I turned my head toward the elderly man in the seat beside me, daring me to challenge him. A lump rose in my throat as I averted my eyes. I wasn't prepared for another battle.

"I saw the car, Dad. Please don't yell at me when I'm driving." My voice was measured and steady, sounding far calmer than I really felt. Dad glared at me, then turned away and settled back. . .

Click Here for more "The Old Man and His Dog"

Friday, August 31, 2007

Sunday, August 19, 2007


RESCUING ROVER ADOPT-A-THON, originally uploaded by KatieTark.

CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE FULL VIEW. You can also download the picture.

Wow, what a great event. It was way too hot to have the animals outside, so it was great to have a complete booklet of all the pets available from our Foster Homes.

Thank you so much for your Donations.

Scott & Glenda, Rick & Ann and Jessica. . .thank you for becoming volunteers/foster homes.

We're looking forward to placing some of our special angels with you very soon.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

In Hope, An Animal Shelter Story

As a nation, we claim to love cats and dogs. Millions of households have pets, and billions of dollars are spent yearly on pet supplies and food. But as a nation, we should take a hard, sobering look at a different annual statistic: the millions of dogs and cats given up to shelters or left to die on the streets. And the numbers tell only half the story.

Every cat or dog who dies as a result of pet overpopulation—whether humanely in a shelter or by injury, disease, or neglect—is an animal who, more often than not, would have made a wonderful companion, if given the chance. Tremendous as the problem of pet overpopulation is, it can be solved if each of us takes just one small step, starting with not allowing our animals to breed. Here's information about this crisis and why spaying and neutering is the first step to a solution. -HSUS

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Friday, August 10, 2007

If a Pet Could Choose His Owner, Would He Choose You?

There are many things to consider when considering adopting a pet -- far beyond "How cute!" So why do you want a Pet?
If a Pet Could Choose His Owner, Would He Choose You?

Monday, August 6, 2007

Arkansas Puppies Rescued From Alleged Puppy Mill Operation

Mixed-breed puppies removed from an Arkansas SUV will stay in California. The 47 puppies were taken by authorities from what is believed to be a puppy mill operator who allegedly transported them from Arkansas to California with the intention of selling them here, according to authorities.Sheriff's deputies Wednesday arrested Eldon McAfee, of Everton, Arkansas, on charges of cruelty to animals. He was arrested in Spring Valley and faces a possible 46 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. Each misdemeanor count carries up to a six-month jail sentence and a $500 fine.
continue reading. . . (be sure to watch the video too!)

Sunday, August 5, 2007

The Witness Trailer

The Witness

What's the film about? Howard Rosenberg, in the Los Angeles Times, says "The Witness is one man's truth that cries out for mass exposure...may be the most important and persuasive film about animals ever made. It tells a deeply soulful story of redemption that is quite remarkable, one whose unlikely center is a 44-year-old former tough guy whose personal odyssey, from disdain of animals to being their champion, merits a TV movie or feature film. He's Eddie Lama."

Get to know Eddie. He will change your life, soften your heart, and move you to tears.

By ordering your copy today, you will directly help a chained dog.

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What To Do When You Find a Stray Dog or Cat | The Humane Society of the United States

"You're in your car, heading somewhere or other, a long list of things to accomplish and already running late. Suddenly, you see him—a dog, there, by the side of the road. With a sinking feeling, you realize he's alone. Your car is coming alongside him now. You have only seconds in which to act. But what should you do?"

What To Do When You Find a Stray Dog or Cat | The Humane Society of the United States

Becoming a Foster Parent: Are You Ready?

Because I have been fostering shelter dogs for more than 20 years, I am often asked the same questions: “Why do you foster?” “How do you find the time?” “How do you choose the right animal?” “How do you know if they’ll get along with your pets?” “How do you keep from getting attached?”

Click for more details: Becoming a Foster Parent: Are You Ready?

Separation Anxiety | The Humane Society of the United States

Does your dog panic and become destructive every time you leave the house? If so, he may suffer from separation anxiety. Try these techniques for helping your dog to overcome the problem.

Click here for details: Separation Anxiety | The Humane Society of the United States

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Finnegan, the baby Squirrel Dog....

This is really true. You can check it out at:

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Order Rescuing Rover Merchandise

Rescuing Rover Logo, originally uploaded by KatieTark.

As you know, we're always looking for ways to help the animals. Here is a way. Order an item from our Rescuing Rover--CafePress Shop. If you order apparel, wear it proudly. If you order other items, be sure to share them with your friends.

Thank you,

Rescuing Rover Volunteers


Toilet Training For Cats

How To Meditate With Your Dog

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Harrison Spay-Neuter Clinic

Harrison Spay-Neuter Clinic, originally uploaded by KatieTark.

This was a clinic that volunteers supported in Harrison, Arkansas. We were delighted with the turnout.

Click on the picture to see a larger view and print copies or order gifts.