Category Archives: Pets Alive Westchester

Hidden Gems: Holly at Pets Alive Westchester

I meet some amazing dogs whom I’m really fortunate to get to know. One of them at Pets Alive Westchester is Holly. Everyone loves Holly. Holly loves everyone. She is such a people dog – devoted, loyal, friendly, happy, goofy. … Continue reading

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One of Those Dogs: Charlie Angel

Returns are a fact of life for rescues, as difficult as they can be. A responsible rescue commits to the animals they take in for life and acts as the backup for them should they ever be in need or … Continue reading

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A Huge Success From Maddie’s Fund and the Mayor’s Alliance

I posted something similar on my Facebook page but I wanted this to be here as well, public and searchable. It’s not exactly a secret that I’ve had differences with Maddie’s Fund and the Mayor’s Alliance – but rarely, if … Continue reading

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PETA, Adjust Your Cattitude

(Warning for people with sensitive stomachs: this blog contains an icky picture, and links may contain photos of PETA’s victims. It’s not gratuitous, I promise.) Short one tonight, folks. I need some sleep. But this is pissing me off. PETA … Continue reading

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Richie

I pulled Richie by mistake. You see, I had authorization to pull several dogs for Pets Alive Westchester from New York City’s Animal Care and Control and I was working from a list of possibilities – and working quickly. It … Continue reading

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New Hospice Dog: Face

In mid-December I took in a dog for hospice from Pets Alive Westchester: Face, a fun and friendly nine year old pit bull who had been in residence since 2007. I’m pretty sure he was named for Dirk Benedict’s character … Continue reading

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NYCACC’s Sandy Shutdown

Since Hurricane Sandy animals have been pouring into New York City Animal Care & Control (NYCACC). They have locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island but the Staten Island location was evacuated prior to the storm’s arrival and animals transferred … Continue reading

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Victim of His Own Myth: Leo

In my time with the Pets Alive organization, now with Pets Alive Westchester, it has been my privilege to work with some seriously behaviorally challenged dogs as a volunteer. I know of no other organization that allows prepared, qualified volunteers … Continue reading

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Buddha – And a Request for Help

I am very sorry to say that Buddha passed away earlier this week. I took Buddha home for hospice care from Pets Alive Westchester in Elmsford, NY after she developed leukemia. When I took her home she was in such … Continue reading

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The Accidental Dog

Just before the time that Macho passed away, a dog at the shelter I volunteer for had a terrible accident, and she needed to have a leg amputated. Chula (which means “pretty” in Spanish) is around 12 years old and … Continue reading

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