United States Animals Are In Serious Danger

February 6th, 2017|Demi's News, Thoughts|

Regardless of who you voted for or whether or not you support our new president, United States animals are currently in GREAT danger. Since we elected Donald Trump I have kept an open mind and have made a real effort to educate myself instead of becoming the person who ignores the facts for the sake [...]

How To Deal With The Uninformed

February 3rd, 2017|About Us, Animal Story, Demi's News, Thoughts|

We have all seen it… The animal rescue community engaging in a 40 plus comment feed of someone who posted that they accidently let their unfixed pet have a cute litter… It’s pretty much the type of post that brings out an inner Satan of anger in every good animal person, and fuels a wildfire [...]

Day 4: I Sincerely Apologize

January 31st, 2017|Austrailia, Demi's Around the World, Demi's News, Thoughts|

I was simply unprepared for this challenge and for that I sincerely apologize. After spending 4 nights in Emmundi, we headed to Mount Tambourine, which is a rainforest on a mountain. Due to it being a rainforest, well… it was always raining. We paid for a power outlet, which couldn’t charge my computer because I [...]

Day 3: Brisbane’s Animal Rescue Units

January 31st, 2017|Animal Story, Austrailia, Demi's Around the World, Demi's News, Thoughts|

I have just completed my training to assist with RSPCA Queensland’s Animal Rescue Units. The program is intense and very dedicated to helping injured, sick and trapped animals all the way from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast. The process involves a variety of people and different departments within the shelter, and although it [...]

Day 2: Ireland’s Microchipping Law

January 25th, 2017|Demi's Around the World, Demi's News, Ireland, Thoughts|

In April of 2016 four out of our five board members took a trip to Ireland, along with other shelter professionals from the US and a few other countries. The goal of the trip was to tour Irish shelters and learn from their organizations. The trip was filled with networking, learning and a rebirth in [...]

My 10 Day Challenge

January 24th, 2017|Demi's News, Thoughts|

Doug and I have reached a point in our journey where we are in between houses and have decided to fill the gap with car camping… That’s right, sleeping in our car. This way we can save money, go where ever we please and challenge ourselves. As if two people sleeping in a tiny Kia [...]

Every Body Tells A Story

January 23rd, 2017|Thoughts|

Most people keep their stories and memories in a vast collection of photos, journal entries, memory boxes and on social media time-lines, but most fail to read the details in a scar or wrinkle. I saw on Facebook a women post a question she asked her costumer. She wondered why the elderly women chose clear [...]

The Importance of Data

December 26th, 2016|Thoughts|

Data... It doesn’t seem like the most appealing thing in the world, especially when you’re in the middle of saving lives. I can assure you, it is truly one of the most important things that every organization should play their part in. If you are located in a state that requires you to report your [...]

How to Create a Pet Anxiety Kit

December 8th, 2016|Thoughts|

To make living possible in a new country where we have not yet found jobs, we decided to pet sit, in trade, for free accommodation. Our first roommate is Karma, a dog that shows alarmingly similar characteristics that I find in myself. We’re both a little needy, love to cuddle, get excited about outings and [...]

Don’t Kill Time… It’s Far Too Precious

January 29th, 2016|About Us, Animal Story, Demi's News, Thoughts, Uncategorized|

The saying, “I’m just killing time” has been bothering me lately… I am guilty of saying it, thinking it, or actually committing the crime just as much as anybody else. It is a horrible thing though, really. It is my birthday today. It forces me to look back on how far I have come as [...]