This past 2 weeks has been incredibly busy for GDRP. We have taken in more than 40 dogs, most of which needed to be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro chipped, groomed, photographed, and evaluated. We participated in two ‘off-site’ adoption events, had a film maker present several days for filming of a documentary, laid plans for a comedy show in August (Raise the WOOF! Watch for details), provided countless tours, conducted our Volunteer Orientation, had approximately 35 ‘meet and greet trials’ for potential adoptions, all while maintaining our regular adoption hours at the facility. In truth, this just scratches the surface of all that was accomplished in this short period.Read More
I have recently heard words coming from my own mouth that I have not truly lived up to. Specifically, “There are SO many things I have and will do for the dogs that I would NEVER consider doing for myself.” So today, I will overcome the imaginary barrier I have created that has prevented me from taking the step of creating and maintaining a “Blog” for the dogs. I suspect there will be times of humor, sorrow, joy, and frustration shared in said blog, and it is my hope that all of it will be read with the understanding that this is little more than a genuine insight of what animal rescue work is REALLY all about.
And so it begins…Read More
We returned to our home base in Takatsuki and will commute the next three days to Happy House, an animal rescue in Noseguchi. Over 130 dogs, many of whom have been there for years. Again, adoption of rescue animals is not prevalent in Japan. So not only are we teaching new philosophies of dog interactions and socialization but we have the cultural differences as well. So glad we are here to inspire change, educate and save lives.Read More
Here's a look at our first full day of training in Himeji, Japan. A fantastic group of students dedicated to improving the lives of dogs here in Japan, and an insightful day as to the differences, and similarities, between our cultures.Read More