a melodic vocalist, pianist and composer



Links I Love

Here are some links to rescue groups and other worthwhile organizations. Please take a moment to visit their sites.

Seattle Animal Shelter’s large network of volunteers has helped save many lives through their foster program and other volunteer programs. I am a volunteer for their Pet Loss Support group, which provides a valuable service to those who have lost a pet of their own and need to talk to others who understand. The group meets Thursday evenings at 6pm at the shelter’s main office on Elliott Avenue.

www.acsrwa.org (American Cocker Spaniel Rescue where I got Lola)
Terrolynn Guiles is an example of one person who has made a huge difference for so many dogs. It is through Terri that I got my beloved Lola, who was discarded when her owners didn’t want to deal with two failed cherry eye surgeries. They wanted to put her down, but the vet suggested a shelter. From the shelter she went to rescue, where she had a successful surgery. Lola is a beautiful, vibrant dog who loves life, people, and other animals. If it weren’t for Terri she probably wouldn’t be here today!


Marilyn is a wonderful landscape and animal artist from Pennsylvania-an amazingly talented woman with a heart for animals. She created and donated original art for the cover of the "Love Has Many Faces" CD project. Her works speak for themselves so please visit her site.

Christine Davis's paintings and books can only be described as magical. From "For Every Dog An Angel", "For Every Cat an Angel", "Forever PAWS" to many other beautifully illustrated works, Christine's love for animals shines through. Her books have been sold all over the world and make the perfect gift for the pet lovers on your list.

Ginger Luke started out single handed taking on dogs on “death row”..those with no hope, that no one wanted. She has been a powerhouse when it comes to taking in and placing dogs rescued from shelters, puppy mills, and other difficult situations.

Joan Morrett and her band of friends and volunteers have singlehandedly made a difference in the lives of dozens of dogs. I’ve followed many of their stories through our e mail group, and met some of the members as well. Membership includes people in Florida, New York, Michigan, California and Seattle.

This organization helps place blind dogs in forever homes. Having had dogs who have lost their sight, I know from experience that they can still lead very happy lives. Sheila Van Tyne, who is part of the cocker rescue online group I belong to, got involved with this organization because she has multiple blind cockers who are all loving, happy, members of their family.

www.happytailsbooks.com  | upforpups.org  | "Don't Kill Bill" blog
Kyla Duffy has been compiling heartwarming stories about rescued animals and creating books that also raise funds for animal groups. Learn more here. Kyla is also an aerial performance artist and is working on yet another project to help animals. More details to come.

Our local Humane Society is a great example of a large local organization making a huge difference for the animals. I attended their very first auction at the Sheraton in downtown Seattle in the late 1980’s, and attended many since then as well.


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