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Volunteering at the Austin Humane Shelter: Part 4

Yesterday, in Volunteering at the Austin Humane Shelter: Part 3, I talked about my general experiences at the shelter during the summer and falling in love with a dog named Babe who then got sick and adopted.   I’m going to continue in that vein and keep telling you about how the shelter really impacted on me and why I think volunteering, either at a dog shelter or elsewhere, can be a good thing to do. … Read More

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Volunteering at the Austin Humane Shelter: Part 3

In Volunteering at the Austin Humane Shelter: Part 1 and Volunteering at the Austin Humane Shelter: Part 2 I described the shelter itself, what they do there, and how the volunteer program in fairly abstract terms.  I also tortured you with dog pictures.  I know I said I didn’t want to be a general advocate for what they do but I really do feel that their program is brilliantly set up and run well and I’d thump on about it for that reason alone.… Read More

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Volunteering at the Austin Humane Shelter: Part 2

In Volunteering at the Austin Humane Shelter: Part 1, I talked about the shelter itself, what it does, how adoptions work and introduced some of the volunteer programs including the BRATT (Behavior Re-homing Assessment Training Team) program I’m involved with.  I also finished by introducing the idea of different color levels for the dogs and that’s where I’ll pick up today since nothing I said yesterday can possibly have made any sense.… Read More

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Volunteering at the Austin Humane Shelter: Part 1

Having talked about training in various and sundry forms for a lot of weeks now (people still think of me as a nutrition guy), I actually sort of wanted to either do a research review or talk about fat loss or something (you know, gotta move that product) today.  But it’s the end of the season and I’m weird about cycles and I want to wrap up this weird year (I run on a sports calendar) with a series of posts that you probably never would have expected to see coming from me. … Read More