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Dodger was a sweet guy. He made himself at home on my co-pilots lap and went to sleep. He was very affectionate.

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“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.”  – – Ralph Marston

It’s hard to believe that in May of 2018 Doobert will have been around for 5 years.  It’s quite a milestone and one I could not have achieved without injections of inspiration along the way.

I know I do not have to tell you how hard animal rescue can be.  So much drama, negativity and seeing the worst side of human beings that many people drop out of the movement for their own mental health and well-being.  Not enough thank yous, appreciation and recognition for those that put in long hours in a variety of capacities to help our animal companions along their journey hopefully to their furever home.  

When was the last time you reflected on those that have inspired you over the course of your animal rescue career?  Those people who inspired you in some way to do more, keep going or even to maintain the status quo.  Did you thank them and let them know how they affected you?  Did you share with them the deepest corners of your heart where you store these gems of inspiration to keep you motivated during your darkest hours?

I have many people that I want to thank for being my inspiration over the years.  There are inspirational people that taught me new things; inspiring people that challenged me to achieve even more, and those that bring a smile to my face just thinking about them.  Just the act of writing this post has inspired me to take my own advice and to let each of them know how much I appreciate them and how much they have inspired me.  I sent each one of them a note this morning.  Nothing fancy or inspirational.  Nothing wordy or worthy of publishing.  Just a simple thank you to let them know that they inspired me.

Who has inspired you?  Send them a note right now letting them know!

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I really enjoyed this transport! Judd was a very, very sweet little Beagle. I brought my 14 year old grandson along with me, and I’m so glad that I did. We had the first three legs and Judd really needed someone to hold him!! Weather and potty breaks put us a little behind, but we made to Indiana safely. Can’t wait to do another transport! Judd, safe travels to your forever home seret baby boy!!

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The trip stared totally normal. I had completed a transport earlier that day and was rested up for the next adventure. I arrived in Davis and awaited my passengers. Once they were safe and in the truck we headed up the Hwy. We didn’t make it very far when I noticed my truck slowing down and the rpm was climbing. Smh I dropped the transmission into 3rd gear. We kept slowing. I put it in second and she started moving again. I had lost 3rd and 4th gear. Ugh. I’m not new to this situation, unfortunately. I exited the interstate and found a back road path to my house where my backup truck was. I got everyone transferred over and made it to their over night stay in Edmond. Definitely a memorable experience. 

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I had the honor of delivering sweet Patch to his final destination. This was my first transport ever. 

Patch slept the entire way until I was about to arrive at my meet up location with Lori who will be fostering Patch until he can be adopted., I quietly said, “Patch youre about to meet your new mommy” he jumped up and leaned in towards me from the back seat and gave me so many doggy kisses!

A very sweet and handsome man

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Matilda was my first ever passenger. She was a bit nervous. As soon as she got in my truck she went to sniffing and inspecting it. We were riding along I40 when my phone scared her. She quickly got out of the passenger seat and made her way to my lap. It was a great experience. I enjoyed it a lot. 

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Even though both babies were strong, they were gentle. They both jumped up and put their paws on my chest and I didn’t feel a thing. I gave them both a kiss on the head. They just wanted a hug and reassurance that things are gonna be okay.

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“How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett

I’ve written in the past about the scientists who study the human and animal bond which is an interesting area of academia; all about loving animals.  Like you, I’ve heard many people (myself included) say that “I like animals more than people.”  Well believe or not some scientists decided to study and prove out this theory and you’re right!

Check out this post by Melanie Curtin which summarizes the research just released:  Do You Like Dogs More Than People? Science Backs You Up

The truth is that if you read any of the articles from the last few years you will see how humans are focusing more time, care, and money on their animal companions.  Maybe it is because we have evolved and recognize the importance of care for animals or maybe it’s because in North America, our other basic needs are already fulfilled therefore allowing us to spend our resources on our animal companion friends.  Regardless of the cause, people have a higher expectation of how animals should be treated and our laws and pocketbooks are proof of that.

Now think about the role you play as an animal rescuer.  You are on the front lines and are the ones that are helping to bring the voice to the animals.  You are in the unique and sometimes unenviable position of having to advocate on behalf of the animals.  And if your friends are like mine, you are the first one they call when there is an animal in need or when they hear a story about an animal rescue.

This is an important responsibility as you are the face of animal rescue.  How you act and treat the humans that are interested in finding their forever animal companion can have a dramatic effect on the animal rescue movement both here in North America and around the world.  Are you a crazy, judgemental, rude, condescending advocate who believe nobody else is good enough to bond with the animals in your care, or are you a kind, compassionate, understanding, yet protective caretaker who recognizes the importance of the role that you play in helping humans fulfill their need for animals and vice versa?

Yes you may like dogs more than humans, but you need humans to help save dogs and other animals. Don’t burn a bridge that you can use to help us all.

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“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable,

but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – – George Bernard Shaw

When I was young, my siblings and I were taught to take responsibility for our actions.  Usually this meant I wronged someone else, or did not do what I was told, but my mother made it clear that I was to own up to whatever it was that I did and to take responsibility for things even.

I’m sure that many other people had similar lessons as a child and we carry these lessons with us into our adult lives.  But have you ever considered that you have a choice as to whether you put an ‘I’ in front of something?  Do you consider that you have a choice to beat yourself up for a mistake instead of realizing that mistakes are what make us human?

When you put an “I” in front of something, you’re making it your responsibility.  “I messed up.”  “I made a mistake.”  “I did not do what I should have.”  Yes, you are taking responsibility, but the real question is whether it is your responsibility to take or not.  Remember that life is about experiences and the only way to experience new things is to try new things.

Whether you make a mistake in your job, your life, with your kids or in your animal rescue activities, certainly it is admirable and important to recognize and accept that something did not go as planned.  It is equally important to not dwell on the negative feelings and emotions of that mistake.  Recognize it, learn from it, and chalk it up to your experiences.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. – – James Joyce

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Contact: Chris Roy

(262) 617-7860                                                                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

chris@doobert.com 

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Pewaukee Organization and Airline Employees Working To Save Animals

Pewaukee, WI – Doobert.com, the software platform for animal rescue, has once again revolutionized animal rescue transport to now include airline employees. Airline employees can fly for free and now they can use their benefits to save animals in need.  

Airline employees can create a free profile at www.Doobert.com, and indicate their home base. The software then automatically notifies them when there are new transport requests from or to their city so they can sign-up to help with that transport.

Doobert is proud to support our 17,000+ volunteers across the country saving animals and we are excited to bring this new functionality to help incorporate airline employees into animal rescue. Animal rescue volunteers of all types use the custom-built software on Doobert.com to save animals by transporting, fostering, and even photographing animals. The software helps solve the most difficult aspect of animal rescue; safe, reliable transportation. With Doobert.com, animal lovers around the country come together to bring animals to their forever homes.

Airline employees, volunteers and organizations can sign up for free to rescue more animals at http://www.Doobert.com.

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