Summer Rescue Rush!

The weeks leading up to and immediately following the 4th of July represent the deadliest time of the year for animals in shelters. Because humans insist on celebrating independence by exploding fireworks across the entire county, terrified dogs and cats find creative and unexpected new ways to escape their homes and thus end up inContinue reading “Summer Rescue Rush!”

My Week with Scotlund: Acrylics & Advocacy

Last week, we had the absolute privilege of hosting our friend Scotlund Haisley, president & founder of Animal Rescue Corps, in our home. In addition to rescuing animals (ARC specializes in busting puppy mills, dog fighting rings, and hoarding situations), Scotlund is also an incredibly talented artist. The subjects of his paintings are primarily animalsContinue reading “My Week with Scotlund: Acrylics & Advocacy”

Saving Nero

Hendrick Boards is among my favorite companies in existence. Run by two brothers, this skateboard & apparel company donates a massive amount of their profits (typically around 40%, depending on the item) to independent, deserving animal rescue organizations (they have more than 300 rescue partners!). When you shop with them, the donation sparked by yourContinue reading “Saving Nero”

Mayday Pit Bull Rescue Fundraiser

  Photo by Andrea Carreo Photography This weekend, my boyfriend and I flew to Phoenix to support our good friend Scotlund Haisley, president and founder of Animal Rescue Corps (ARC), whose artwork was showing at a fundraiser for Mayday Pit Bull Rescue and Advocacy. Mayday and ARC have a beautiful relationship, as Mayday has takenContinue reading “Mayday Pit Bull Rescue Fundraiser”

Boycotting Businesses That Sell Fur: Yes or No?

(originally posted 7/10/2013) I took this photo last month in my local Nordstrom location. This “vegan skirt” sign caught my eye (thanks to its prominent display) within 15 seconds of entering the store. My first reaction was to be thrilled; five years ago, Nordstrom would never have boasted “vegan” skirts, but rather would have hidden them away due toContinue reading “Boycotting Businesses That Sell Fur: Yes or No?”